TIRUPATI: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams’ (TTD) Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel trust received a hefty donation of Rs 4.2 crore from a devotee. Ravi Ika, president and founder of RxAdvance, handed over the donation (cheque) to additional EO and SVBC MD AV Dharma Reddy on Monday.
The money will be utilised for purchasing high-end video cameras and state-ofthe-art broadcast equipment required for the 24-hour devotional channel managed by the TTD. Ravi Ika also promised to extend another Rs Rs.2.4 crore to SVBC trust, soon. This is highest of donations the TTD has received from a single donor during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Union ministry of information and broadcasting on Monday accorded uplinking and downlinking permission for two new TTD channels coming up in Kannada and Hindi languages.