TTD to give monthly aid to tribal schools - The New Indian Express

TTD to give monthly aid to tribal schools

Published: 17th November 2012 11:02 AM

Last Updated: 17th November 2012 11:49 AM

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Trust Board has resolved to provide a monthly assistance of Rs 99,000 to the 198 singleteacher schools in tribal areas across the state.

Speaking to the media after the Trust Board meeting here on Friday, TTD chairman Kanumuri Bapiraju said that they had earmarked a grant of Rs 23.76 lakh for two years for the tribal schools which would be utilised to propagate Hinduism.

The chairman also said that they had decided to appoint Annamacharya Sankeerthana maestro Dr G Balakrishna Prasad as the “Asthan Vidwan’ of the TTD.

In the Board meeting, it was also decided to purchase 145 acre of land near Renigunta, belonging to the Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA), at a cost of Rs 70 crore.

The TTD will take up the Gold Malam works to Kalpavriksha Vahanam, Chinnasesha Vahanam, Makaratoranam of the Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple at Tirupati.

The proposal of giving a facelift to the centuries-old Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Pullur village in Siddipet Mandal of Medak district also got a nod from the Board. It also approved the proposal of appointing 18 Vedic pundits for Dharmagiri Veda Pathashala.

The pundits will get a monthly remuneration of Rs 16,000 each. Earlier, the TTD chairman released the New Year Diary for 2013.

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