The new Executive Officer of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Dr K S Jawahar Reddy today said that he was blessed to get an opportunity to render services in the coveted post in the divine abode of Lord Venkateswara.
Speaking to the media outside the temple after taking charge, Dr Reddy said that he had completed his studies in veterinary sciences at Tirupati, and that it was his long-cherished dream to serve in the abode of Sri Venkateswara as His ardent devotee.
He said that he would further strengthen the system for the benefit of the common devotees.
Earlier, Dr Reddy went to Tirumala trekking the Alipiri footpath in the morning. Following the temple tradition, he first had a darshan of Sri Varahaswamy, and later entered the Srivari temple through the Vaikuntam queue complex.
Additional EO A V Dharma Reddy who had held full additional charge as EO handed over charge to Dr Reddy at the Ranganayakula Mandapam.
Later Dr Reddy also took oath as Member Secretary of the TTD Trust Board.
Thereafter the new EO along with his family members had the Srivari darshan. Vedic pandits rendered the Vedasirvachanam for him, and he was presented Theertha Prasadam and a portrait of Lord Venkateswara by Dharma Reddy.
Dr Reddy also had a darshan of goddess Padmavathi Devi in the Tiruchanoor temple in the evening.