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Minister to work for development of Vemulawada temple
Vemulawada: Minister for Endowment C Ramachandraiah visited Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam at Vemulawada in Karimnagar district on Saturday and...
Vemulawada: Minister for Endowment C Ramachandraiah visited Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam at Vemulawada in Karimnagar district on Saturday and had a darshan of the presiding deity. Minister D Sridhar Babu, Government Whip Arepalli Mohan and other officials accompanied Ramachandraiah. At Vemulawada temple, the Endowment Minister was accorded a grand welcome by the priests. He offered special pujas along with Sridhar Babu and Arepalli Mohan. Later, he inaugurated 128 rooms constructed at Nandeeshwara complex on the premises of the temple. He also inaugurated a queue line and laid the foundation stones for the construction of BT roads from the Bheemeswara temple to parking place in Vemulawada. Speaking on the occasion, the Endowment Minister promised that he would work for the development of the temple and also said that he would talk with Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi to develop the Vemulawada temple as a tourist destination in the days to come. He visited the Goshala located on the premises of the temple and expressed his disappointment over its poor maintenance. Ramachandraiah said the temple was ready to handover the Goshala if any persons came forwarded to maintenance the Goshala. The Minister further informed that the State Government had taken a decision to increase the service period of priests working in the Endowment temples across the State from 58 years to 65. MLC Santosh Kumar and officials of different departments were present. Later, Minister C Ramachandraiah laid the foundation stones for some development programmes worth Rs 8 crore at Kondagattu temple. On the occasion, he promised to construct a 50- room capacity building with the funds of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) here for the convenience of the devotees. The Endowment Minister expressed his disappointment over the poor facilities prevailing on the premises of Kondagattu temple and said that the temple was far from being developed. He got angry with the officials for failing to take up development activities on a par with other major temples in the State and said that he would take a personal care to develop the Kondagattu temple. Minister D Sridhar Babu, MP Ponnam Prabhakar, MLA Suddala Devaiah and other officials were present. Meanwhile, Ponnam Prabhakar said that he would spend Rs 10 lakh from his personal account for the development of the minister.