TTD to procure quality blades
The newly sworn-in trust board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) headed by Chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy which assumed office at Tirumala, gave its nod and passed some important resolutions during the very first Trust Board meeting convened at the Annamaiah Bhavan on Saturday.
Tirupati: The newly sworn-in trust board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) headed by Chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy which assumed office at Tirumala, gave its nod and passed some important resolutions during the very first Trust Board meeting convened at the Annamaiah Bhavan on Saturday.
- New TTD board meets under the chairmanship of Chadalawada
- Passes important resolutions
Immediately after the new TTD Trust Board was sworn in, the maiden board meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr Ch Krishnamurthy at Annamaiah Bhavan. After the heads of various TTD departments were introduced to the new TTD Trust Board chief and other members, the board discussed certain key issues and passed some important resolutions.
Addressing the media after the meeting, the new TTD Chairman stated that as the Godavari Pushkaralu are scheduled to take place from July 14 to 25 this year, the TTD Trust board has given its nod towards the setting up a replica of the Lord’s temple at the Pushkar Ghat. The Chairman also said the board had given nod for purchase of 70 lakh SS full-edged blades to be used for the tonsure of the visiting devotees at the Kalyanakattas at Tirumala.
It may be recalled that there was a serious uproar among the devotees as well as in the media over the poor quality of blades procured by the TTD recently at the behest of a top TTD official which led to a rise in 'cuts' during tonsure at the Kalyanakatta. EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao who reviewed the issue after he took over the reins of the TTD in December last year decided to procure better quality blades for the convenience as well as the safety of the devotees.
And in line with the decision, the TTD board resolved to purchase 70 lakh high quality blades. And with the sale of human hair offered by the devotees reaping rich dividends for the TTD, fetching it close to Rs 200 crore annually, the TTD board resolved to build a world class storage godown to store the human hair piled up in Tirupati. Another important decision affected by the new board was to purchase 450 silk robes (Pattu Saris) for the Tirumala temple and Sri Govinda Raja Swamy temple in Tirupati. the TTD Chairman said the newly appointed board would not hinder the progress made by any means.