P. Basanth Kumar assumed charge as the new Joint Executive Officer of Tirupati and also additional charge as the Tirumala JEO at Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple in Tirumala on Thursday.
Basanth Kumar had the darshan of Lord Bhu Varaha Swamy and later, entered the Tirumala temple through Supadham. Initially, he took charge as Tirupati JEO at the designated Muhurat and had darshan of Lord Balaji.
Speaking on this occasion, he said getting an opportunity to serve the Lord and pilgrims was a rare thing and said he would put in the best of his abilities to live up to the expectations of the devotees.
The JEO then visited Pedda Jeeyangar Math in Tirumala. Tirumala Pedda Jeeyar Swamy offered him Asirvacha-nam. The JEO also offered prayers at the temple of Bedi Anjaneya Swamy.