SC-ST priests ready to take charge at Tirupati temples soon

By Nehru.T Feb. 01, 2020, 10:55 am IST
SC-ST priests ready to take charge at Tirupati temples soon

As per an innovative decision taken by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) some priests belong to Scheduled tribes and scheduled casts have completed their course and ready to join their duties in coming few days. This would be a innovative step taken by the TTD and no other temple in the country has think like this and induct the downtrodden people as priests of temples. Around 200 youth belong to Dalit and backward communities have completed training for three months as part of a pilot project by the TTD management.

"The management is going to appoint SC, ST priests in temples governed by it very soon," TTD announced. This is the first time when members from downtrodden sections of the society are being given a chance in the recruitment process for world's richest temple. "The demand for reservation for Dalits for the priesthood has been persisting for several decades. Previous attempts to meet the demand have faced stiff resistance from certain quarters. But now we have made it a reality," executive officer of TTD Singhal said during a press confference at Delhi.

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