A Singapore based firm today made a donation of Rs one crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala here with a request to use it for a temple run trust which gives free meals daily to thousands of devotees visiting the shrine.”Representatives of Helix Limited handed over a bank Demand Draft for Rs one crore to Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD),” temple’s Public Relations Officer Dr Talari Ravi told PTI.
The TTD governs the world famous hill temple. The PRO said the representatives requested TTD to use the amount for ‘Sri Venkateswara Anna Prasadam Trust, meant for providing free meal to thousands of visiting devotees daily on the hills.
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Earlier this month a devotee from New Delhi had also donated Rs one crore to the shrine with a request to use it for Sri Venkateswara Praanadaana Trust, meant for free medical facilities to poor patients suffering from life threatening ailments at TTD run hospitals here, he added.