HYDERABAD:The Bathini family will administer the ‘fish prasadam’ here from the start of the Mrigasira Karthi day on June 8 at 11.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on June 9 at the Exhibition Grounds, Nampally.
For more than 170 years, the Bathini family has been administering the fish prasadam every year for asthma patients.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Bathini Harinath Goud, secretary of the Bathini-Mrigasira Karthi Fish Prasadam, thanked chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy and finance minister Etela Rajender for their help, because of whom necessary arrangements are being made for administering fish prasadam.
‘’We have been providing this free service for the last four generations and would continue the tradition in future too’’ he added.
‘’We have approached GHMC, Hyderabad collector, police department, Roads & Buildings department, Water Board, TSSCPDC, Telangana Road Transport Corporation requesting them to provide necessary arrangements for administering the fish prasadam.
‘’Nearly 3.5 quintals of fish medicine will be prepared this year. Last year, we prepared three quintals and about 3 lakh people from across the country took the fish prasadam. This year we will prepare more if needed,’’ Bathini Goud said.
Several social service organisations were coming forward to extend their support for smooth conduct of administering ‘fish prasadam’.
After administering fish prasadam on June 8 and 9, the remaining doses would be given to the patients as supplements. Six equal doses should be taken.
The doses should be taken on 15th day (June 23), 30th day (July 7), 45th day (July 21).