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Governor visits Tirumala

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Promises help to establish National Vedic University



TRADITIONAL RECEPTION: Governor Rameshwar Thakur being received by priests at the Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala on Wednesday. Executive Officer A.P.V.N. Sarma, is also seen.

TIRUMALA: Governor Rameswar Thakur accompanied by his wife Narmada Thakur on Wednesday offered prayers at the Venkateswara temple. The couple reached Tirupati by Narayanadri Express and motored to Tirumala.

On his arrival at Padmavathi Guesthouse he was accorded a warm reception by TTD Executive Officer A.P.V. Narayana Sarma, his two deputies

N. Muktheswar Rao and A.V. Dharma Reddy, District Collector S.S. Rawat, district Superintendent of Police V.V. Gopalakrishna, and TTDs Chief Security and Vigilance Officer Balakrishna.

At the main temple complex they were received with traditional temple honours and led into the sanctum sanctorum. Later he paid a visit to the TTD-run S.V. Vedapatasala in Dharmagiri.

After interacting with the patasala students the Governor who was impressed with the vedic standards of the patasala said he would lend all help for the establishment of a National Vedic University at Tirumala.

Turning nostalgic Mr. Thakur said that when he visited the Vedapatasala in 1991 in the capacity of Cabinet Minister during former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's tenure construction work on the patasala was under progress.

He also said that the fact that the strength of the students has increased in course of time was very encouraging.

Speaking on the occassion Mr. Sarma said that the management would put in all efforts to increase the strength of the students of the Vedapatasala.Special Correspondent from Tirupati adds the Governor was impressed with the work being done by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha, Tirupati in the field of preservation of Vedic science, Veda recording, translation of epics into indian and foreign languages and so on. Thakur who visited the Vedic Science Exhibition put up at the Vidya Peetha interacted with its top brass and familiarised himself with the various research projects and Veda digitisation work currently underway in the institution.

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