The TTD administration today announced that the health insurance scheme of Ayushmanbhava would be extended to all Veda Parayanadars (those who recite Vedas) across the country.
Speaking as the chief guest at the Akhanda Bharat Veda Parayanadars’ summit at the Asthanana Mantapam in Tirumala, Executive Officer of the TTD Mr IYR Krishna Rao said all those who aimed to get benefit from the unique health insurance scheme would be provided assistance from the specially constituted fund under the Higher Vedic Department. The summit was attended by nearly 1000 Veda Parayanadars from four corners of the country.
The EO also announced that the spouses of the Veda Parayanadars would also be given a honorarium or pension. These pension benefits will be passed down to their widows after the death of the Veda Parayanadars for a life time, he said.
He asked the teachers to take the initiative to ensure that the Vedic students would also take up the study of contemporary subjects like English or computers at the Veda Patasalas at Chilukuru, Manthani and Vijayanagaram. He directed the teachers to visit the Sri Venkateswara Vedic University to upgrade their skills.
Krishna Rao also promised to conduct the summits of Veda Parayanadars once in three months henceforth.