Tirumala: TTD committed to protect, propagate Vedas
Tirumala: TTD Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy said on Tuesday that TTD is making all-out efforts for the protection and propagation of V...
Tirumala: TTD Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy said on Tuesday that TTD is making all-out efforts for the protection and propagation of Vedas as part of its commitment for the promotion of Sanatana Hindu dharma.
Addressing as chief guest of the 28thAkhila Bharat Veda Shastra Agama Vidwat Sadassu at the SV Veda Vignana Peetham, Dharmagiri, near Tirumala, the Additional EO said the TTD was able to get the Dharmagiri institute and several other Veda pathasalas in Telugu states besides the Veda University in Tirupati. Similarly, TTD is providing financial assistance to Veda parayanadars and also aged Veda pundits.
He said the TTD has made all arrangements for the 727 students and 104 Vedic exponents cum invigilators for the Vedic exams which are being conducted as part of the Sadassu from February 25-March 1.
The six-day all India Sadassu is being conducted at a cost of Rs 2 crore and the TTD will present 10 gms of gold and 10 gms silver dollars to first and second rankers besides certificates, cash and shawls to pundits in the Veda exams.
Veda pathana was a favourite of Lord Venkateswara and study of Vedas in the land of Adi Varaha was a blessing for Vedic students of Dharmagiri, said Sri Sri Sri Vidya Shankar Saraswati Swamy, Pontiff of Vidya Narasimha ashram, Nerur, near Srirangam in Tamil Nadu.
Presenting his keynote address at the Sadassu the pontiff lauded efforts of TTD in the promotion of Veda study and said Vedic studies lasted forever in comparison to general studies. Acharya Rajagopalan, Secretary of TTDs HDPP highlighted the various programmes launched by TTD for Veda study promotion.
The principal and secretary of the Sadassu Kuppa Shiva Subramanyam Aradhani presented the annual report. TTD is conducting the Sadassus since 1969 and 1,213 students had passed out. TTD VSO Manohar, Health Officer Dr RR Reddy, Catering officer GLN Shastri, Veda Pathasala lecturer GAV Dikshitulu, P Seethramacharyulu, SV Mohanarangacharyulu, VN Bhattacharya and others participated.