Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Trust and Endowments Department is ready to build 500 temples in SC-ST and fisherman colonies, said D Sambasiva Rao, the state Executive Officer while addressing students at the inaugural event of a TTD program to train dalit youths for priesthood at SVET.
“We are ready to construct around 500 temples in SC, ST and fishermen colonies along with Endowments department. But without priests, the temples are of no use. So TTD is committed to train you all,” Rao said in his address.
He added that the seven-day training program on ‘Hindu system of worship’ is exclusively meant for SC, ST and fishermen community.
Urging the students to undergo training in a proper way Rao said: “A separate module of instruction is getting ready to train you in an easy and comfortable manner and it will get ready in next couple of months and the faculty to train you will also be trained exclusively for the purpose.”
About 68 trainees including 34 from fishermen community, 19 from SC and 15 from ST colonies took part in this training program.