VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu stressed the need for everyone in the society must render a helping hand for the welfare and developmental works. Flagging of the truck transporting eight tonnes of vegetables to Tirumala as donation to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, he said service motto is the best virtue that needs to be inculcated in everyone.
He praised Mandava Kutumba Rao and Kasi Annapurna, who donated the vegetables to TTD for using it in the Annadanam programme at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara. The couple had donated 1,500 tonnes of vegetables since 2007 and also donated Rs 1 lakh for the capital city of Amaravati.
It is not just Mandava couple, but entire family including daughter, son-in-law and relative who are actively engaged in service programmes. The couple said they had donated the vegetables to Lord Balaji praying there are no obstacles in the path of the construction of Amaravati, the new capital city.
The air conditioned truck transporting the vegetables to Tirumala was donated by Abdul Ghani from Tamil Nadu. Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, MLA Bode Prasad and others were present.