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Plea to introduce ‘Universal Sudarshan System'

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Justice N. Ramamohana Rao inaugurates TTD seminar

Set in motion: Justice N. Ramamohana Rao lighting the lamp at the seminar in Tirupati on Saturday. Also seen is TTD Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao. — Photo: K. V. Poornachandra Kumar
Set in motion: Justice N. Ramamohana Rao lighting the lamp at the seminar in Tirupati on Saturday. Also seen is TTD Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao. — Photo: K. V. Poornachandra Kumar

The two-day seminar organised by the Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams to study the ‘perspectives of darshan' in the Tirumala temple got off to a spirited start here on Saturday with experts articulating on both the long term and short term measures to be taken by the TTD management to address the problem in a comprehensive manner. Justice N. Ramamohana Rao of the A.P. High Court, after inaugurating the seminar, suggested to the TTD to explore the possibility of regulating the pilgrim flow into Tirumala to avoid overcrowding. In another significant suggestion Justice Rao asked the TTD to examine if it could introduce ‘Universal Sudarshan System' to enable devotees to book in advance the date and time for their darshan and accommodation.

TTD's Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, highlighting the objectives of the seminar, denied reports in a section of the media that the meet was only a farce as the TTD had already finalised its ‘future agenda'. Mr. Rao later presented memento and felicitated Justice Ramamohana Rao and other invitees.

Chintha Mohan, Tirupati MP, wanted a time slot provided daily or one day a week for the locals of Tirupati and Tirumala to have darshan.

Earlier, V. Nagi Reddy, TTD's Specified Authority, welcomed.

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