TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy met the union education minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal at the national capital on Wednesday. In a representation handed over to the union education minister, YV Subba Reddy underlined that Sri Venkateswara Vedic university was established by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in the year 2006 with the noble aim to promote research and higher learning in Vedic studies.
“The Veda Vignana Peetham was established at Dharmagiri in Tirumala about 135 years ago in 1884. TTD took upon the noble responsibility of preserving and promoting the tenets of the Hindu Sanathana Dharma by establishing a number of Veda patashalas to promote vedic studies across the country. Financial support is also being extended by the TTD to 80 odd Veda patashalas operated by other institutions in the country”, TTD Chairman drew the attention of the union education minister.
Pointing out that Sri Venkateswara Vedic university was recognized by the university grants commission as a state university under 2F category, YV Subba Reddy appealed to Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal to accord recognition to the premier Vedic institute under 12 B category as a Central university, on par with the status accorded to other three Sanskrit universities in the country.
Meanwhile, in another representation handed over to the union education minister, TTD Chairman appealed to increase TTD’s quota in the management seats in Telugu, Tamil and Sanskrit courses at the TTD managed Sri Venkateswara college at New Delhi.