Srivari Sevakulu to undergo training in Pranayam
Complimenting the Srivari Sevakulu for their impeccable services to multitude of visiting pilgrims to Tirumala and Tirupati, TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal directed the officials concerned to provide training to the volunteers in ‘Pranayama’ along with Satsang and Bhajans to enhance their quality of services.
Tirumala: Complimenting the Srivari Sevakulu for their impeccable services to multitude of visiting pilgrims to Tirumala and Tirupati, TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal directed the officials concerned to provide training to the volunteers in ‘Pranayama’ along with Satsang and Bhajans to enhance their quality of services.
- Training will improve quality in voluntary services, says TTD EO
- Pats volunteers for providing services to lakhs of pilgrims visiting Tirumala and Tirupati
The EO took part in Srivari Seva orientation meeting held at Asthana Mandapam in Tirumala on Friday along with Tirumala JEO KS Srinivasa Raju. Addressing the volunteers, who came from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the EO said that the TTD had launched Srivari Seva, a voluntary service, in November 2000 to provide better services to the multitude of visiting pilgrims, who come from far-flung parts of the country.
The EO further said that this unique programme started with just 195 volunteers. So far, 8.12 lakh volunteers belonging to 39,449 teams have rendered Srivari Seva in Tirumala since its inception. Among them, 5.37 lakh are female and 2.74 lakh are male volunteers. “You are all doing commendable services to pilgrims in Tirumala and also in Tirupati,” he added. The TTD EO stated,
“As taught by Bhagavat Gita, service is one of the best forms which enhance our level of patience giving up egos. Our services should not be limited to Tirumala or Tirupati alone. You should also render selfless service in your home at least once in a week”.
Citing the example of Gurudwara, the EO said that the staff is not specifically deployed for cleaning purpose in this pilgrim place. “Every pilgrim takes the responsibility of keeping the Gurudwara premises clean and tidy. We should also reach to that level and keep our temple premises clean,” he asserted. TTD PRO Dr T Ravi, AEO Gopal Rao and other office staff were also present.