Venkaiah Naidu Offers Prayers At Tirumala Shrine:- The newly-elect Vice President, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
On Sunday night, Naidu arrived with his family members and stayed at a heavily guarded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) guest house on the hills. He was accorded a warm welcome, on his arrival at the shrine, and taken to the sanctum sanctorum by TTD executive officer AK Singhal and other top officials.
The temple sources told a leading news channel that Naidu was in the shrine for about 20 minutes. After worshiping at the Sri Ranganayaka Mandapam, the management of the shrine honored the Vice President-elect with the sacred silk cloth and holy prasadam.
Later, addressing the reporters, Naidu said, “I have become the vice president because of the love of the people of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and importantly the blessings of Lord Venkateswara, my family God to whom I have been offering worship since I was 13.”
“After getting elected to the august post, I must be totally independent to maintain the dignity and decorum of the institution and do my responsibilities as per the constitution,” he said.
“I am going to begin a new chapter in my life as the vice president of India, which is totally apolitical,” he added.
Naidu said it is the might of democracy that being the son of a farmer, he has risen to the top post of the country. He later took part in a function at the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences.