Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra on Friday arrived at the sacred hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara on a two-day pilgrimage.
Talking to the media persons soon after his arrival at the posh Padmavathi guest house, Governor Vohra said that he had come not just to offer his prayers but also gain acquaintance with the facilities being extended to the visiting pilgrims.
Mr. Vohra, who is also the honorary chairperson of the renowned Vaishno Devi shrine, said that he is being accompanied by a team of high-level officers who will study the existing facilities at Tirumala and explore the possibilities of adopting the same at their home State which is also a host of two famed hill shrines- Vaishno Devi and Amarnath- and are frequented by over one crore pilgrims on an average every year.
On the request of the Governor, TTD’s Joint Executive Officer K.S. Srinivasa Raju explained him and the accompanying team through power point presentation about the systems involved in the management of darshan lines, modalities being followed in the issuance of darshan tickets, accommodation as well as free meals facility.
Later, a team compromising senior IAS officers Naveen K. Chowdary (Chief Executive Officer of the Vaishno Devi shrine) and Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari (Addl.CEO) along with other officials went to several vantage places at Tirumala for field inspection.
Mr. Vohra and his entourage, who will spend their night atop the sacred shrine, will participate in the Suprabhata Seva on the early hours of Saturday.