Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday, 18 September, presented silk robes to Lord Venkateswara on behalf of the state government at Tirumala on the occasion of the commencement of Brahmotsavalu.
The chief minister was accompanied by TTD trust board chairman B Karunakar Reddy, Deputy Chief Ministers K Narayana Swamy and Kottu Satyanarayana, and ministers P Ramachandra Reddy and Adilmulapu Suresh.
Before presenting the silk robes, the chief minister offered prayers to Bedi Anjaneya Swami at his temple. Later in the night, Jagan took part in Pedda Sesha Vahana Seva to Lord Venkateswara Rao
తిరుపతి తాతయ్యగుంట గంగమ్మ దేవత ఆలయంలో అమ్మవారిని దర్శించిన అనంతరం ముఖ్యమంత్రి శ్రీ వైఎస్ జగన్ కు పండితులు వేద ఆశీర్వచనం. pic.twitter.com/cLlEqUMBAN
— CMO Andhra Pradesh (@AndhraPradeshCM) September 18, 2023
Inaugurations and handing over site pattas
Earlier on Monday, Jagan inaugurated the Aakasa Veedhi-Srinivasa Sethu flyover, the new hostel complex of the TTD-Sri Venkateswara Arts College, and other facilities worth ₹1,300 crore, besides distributing house site pattas to the TTD employees in Tirupati.
Akasa Sethu, which is expected to be very helpful to devotees vising the Tirumala Shrine, runs for a distance of 7 km and was constructed at a cost of ₹650 crore.
The chief minister said that it was completed during the last four years after the TDP government laid the foundation stone and later abandoned it. He added that it would be helpful to the devotees.
Inaugurating the ₹37.80-crore hostel college complex, Jagan said it would provide more accommodation to the students.
He also inaugurated the Vakula Matha Nilayam and Rachana complex, built with ₹7 crore and ₹11.50 crore, respectively, through donations.
The chief minister formally handed over house site pattas worth ₹313 crore to 3,518 TTD employees and said pattas would be given to the remaining employees in the next 45 days.
He said lands of 8,050 persons in Tirupati and 2,500 persons in Chandragiri were removed from Section 22A and the owners were given full ownership rights. “I am very happy that I could distribute house site pattas to the TTD employees.
TTDP chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said that Jagan had made the dream of the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy — of providing house sites to the TTD employees — come true.
“The chief minister understands and goes to the rescue of the poor,” he said, describing the decision to distribute house site pattas to the employees as a historic event.