AV Dharma Reddy took charge as Tirumala special officer on Friday. TTD JEO P Basanth Kumar handed over the charges to Dharma Reddy at Ranganayakula mandapam inside temple premises.
After darshan of Lord Venkateswara, Sri Dharma Reddy was offered Vedasirvachanam at Ranganayakula Mandapam. Later TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal offered Theertha Prasadams and laminated photo frame of Lord to Sri Dharma Reddy and congratulated him.
Speaking to media outside temple he said, he is thankful to almighty for giving him an opportunity for the third time to serve in His abode. “I will definitely strive 24X7 on how to provide easy darshan to pilgrims by minimizing waiting hours”, he added.
CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others were present.