The Divya Darshanam Programme organized by AP Endowments Dept. and Tourism Dept. and APSRTC has been coordinated to allow the common man with limited means to go for religious pilgrimage. They can now go for visiting the religious shrines and the program launched last year has brought lot of success.The scheme is expected to widen it’s reach now and many more people are visiting the famous shrines free of cost. Targeting the Sravan masam, the offcial are pushing more into the scheme and accommodating more people for these visits.
The scheme – people can apply for the scheme using Divya Darshanam application forms that are available at Mandal headquarters. Luck plays a major role here because after the forms have been deposited the Department conducts a draw of lots and then selected people can be beneficiaries of the scheme. Along with these people, four or five other people from the family can go forward for the religious pilgrimage free of cost.
The Endowment Minister feels very optimistic about the scheme and the success has given encouragement for planning to organize more such trips and widening the beneficiaries of the scheme. Under the scheme the poor can now visitAnnavaram, Dwaraka Tirumala, Singarayakonda, Srikalahasti, Tiruchanur, Tirupati, Nellore, Vijaywada, Rajahmundry and Simhachalam.