Programmes of the Scheme
Tirumala Trirupati Devesthanams is providing full meals freely to all dovotees in Tirumala and Tiruchanur under the Nitya Annadanam scheme. Everyday nearly 60,000 devotees are availing the free meals scheme in Annadanam canteens and free distribution of tiffin,milk,coffee, Tea and food packets on a continuous basis to the pilgrims awaiting darshan in Vaikuntam Q complex, Tirumala. In Sri padmavathi Ammavari Temple daily free food facility is available for nearly 2000 pilgrims. TTD is exitending grants though this scheme for serving free food to the patients in SVIMS, Ruia and Maternity Hospitals at Tirupati.
How the scheme operates
This scheme is being run with the donations from devotees and donors. With a view to continue the scheme forever the devasthanams deposited all the donations in nationalized banks and the interest accrued on it being utilized for the scheme. So, Annadanam will not be performed either on behalf of a particular donor or on a all 365 days in a year and on behalf of all the donors.
How to donate
Donations can be made by way of cheque or demand draft on any scheduled bank drawn in favour of the Executive Officer, Sri Venkatreswara Annadanam Trust, TTD, Tirupati and can be sent to the Deputy Exective Officer, Sri venkatreswara Annadanam Trust, TTD Ad Building, Tirupathi-517501.
Benefits for the Donors
The Minimum contribution for the scheme is Rs.1000/-. The donors will be given receipts and eligible for income tax exemption under section 80(G). The donations received below Rs.1000/- will be sent to the account of SriVari Hundi without any intimation to the donor.
Following special amenities are provided for the donors who donate Rs.1 Lakh, 5 lakhs, 10 lakhs and more. Special donor passbook will be issued to the donor. The donor can get lifetime facility with this passbook. Companies or Joint Donors are allowed to get facilities for 20 years. The donors are permitted darshan along with four persons. To utilize the facility they should send 2 passport size photos, date of birth, names of other members and their age, relationship with the donor and in the case of a company specimen signatures of the concerned officer along with the Nationalised bank officer’s attestation, to the Deputy Executive Officer, Sri Venkateswara Annadanam Trust, TTD, Tirupati.
The Donor who donate Rs.1 lakh to 5 lakhs.
The donor along with 4 members will be provided free accommodation for 1 day through ARP counter once in a year, Darshan facility for 5 members through Seegra darshan is provided to the donor once in a year. Apart for this, 6 small laddus, 1 dupatta and 1 blouse piece will be presented to the donor. Income tax exemption certificate under section 80(G) of Income Tax will be issued.
The Donor who donate Rs.5 lakh to 10 lakhs.
Free accommodation for 3 days in a year through ARP Counter, Seegra darshan facility for 5 members thrice in a year is provided for donor. Apart from it 10 small laddus, 1 dupatta and 1 blouse piece, 5 Maha prasadam packets are provided once in a year, one gold plated silver medal with the image of Srivaru and Goddess Padmavathi Devi will be given at the time of donor’s first visit only. Income Tax exemption certificate under section 80(G) of Income Tax Act will be issued.
The Donors name will be displayed prominently in the dinning hall at the Annadanam complex.
The Donor who donate Rs. 10Lakh and above
The donor and the other members will be provided with free accommodation of 3 days in a year in VIP suite, VIP beginning/Break darshan facility for 5 members thrice in a year is provided, 20 small laddus, one dupatta and blouse piece will be presented to the donor. One gold dollar of 5 grams in additions to one gold plated silver medallion with the image of Srivarua and Goddess Padmavathi Devi will be given at the time of first visit. Income Tax exemption certificate under section 80(G) of Income Tax Act will be issued.
The Donors name will be displayed prominently in the dining hall at the Annadanam Complex.
And also check – TTD privileges for the Donors