Tirumala, May 21 (NSS): A record number of 8.79 lakh devotees had darshan of Lord Venkateswara in last ten days from May 11 to 20 said Incharge Joint executive officer of Tirumala, B Lakshmikantham.
Speaking to reporters at his camp office on Tuesday the JEO said Tirumala witnessed unprecedented footfalls after the SSLC results were announced. May 12 recorded 1,01,086 devotees and again on May 19 another 1,00,912 pilgrims had darshan.
He said coordinated efforts of TTD officials and staff had successfully ensured hassle free darshan ,Laddu Prasadam, Anna Prasadam and accommodation to the devotees.
The JEO said over 3000 Srivari Sevakulu worked on 24×7 to provide Anna Prasadam ,snacks,drinking water, buttermilk and milk to children in the compartments, outside queue lines of Narayanagiri Gardens, Sarva Darshan, Divya darshan Complexes along with engineering, vigilance and medical and health staffs. The Pilgrim Welfare Facilitators (volunteers) have done commendable services during the rush period, he added.
He said in view of anticipation of devotees splurge during summer vacation, the TTD had made elaborate arrangements in Kalyana Katta, Medical, Sanitation etc., while the Radio and Broadcasting, Transport and IT wings also served their part. (NSS)