15 January 2015 Tirumala: On thursday morning Sri J.S.V. Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary Revenue Endowments, took oath as the new Chairman of Specified Authority of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam at Tirumala hill temple.
Dr.D.Sambasiva Rao the TTD Executive Officer administered him oath of office at Garudalwar Sannidhi inside sanctum Santorum of Srivari temple.
After Lord’s darshan , Sri Prasad and his family was rendered vedasirvachanam at Ranganayakula Mandapam. Later the Executive Officer, Joint Executive Officer Mr. K.S.Sreenivasa Raju and Mr. P.Bhaskar offered Swamivari teertha, prasadams and presented laminated photo of Lord to Mr. Prasad, IAS.
After coming out of the temple, talking to media persons, Mr.Prasad said, the Lord has given me an opportunity to serve the devotees for the third time. “Earlier I took oath twice as Endowments Commissioner and this time as Principal Secretary Endowments. From the five to six decades, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam activities have immensely increased along with the increases pilgrim rush. Though we are taking dharmic programmes in a big way, there is much more to do. Since I have already worked with Dr. Sambasiva Rao and Sri Raju, I am confident our team will take forward pro-pilgrim activities in a big way”, he added.
Later the Specified Authority Chief of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam extended “Makara Sankranthi Greetings” to all the pilgrims and Srivari devotees present across the world along with Executive Officer and other officials.
photo from ttd