Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu along with his spouse Usha offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara here on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters after the darshan, the Vice President said that he wished to see India as a developed nation and attain its rightful place in the comity of nations.
Mr Naidu said he prayed before the Lord to fulfill his wish.
The Vice President said that he prayed for the Lord’s blessings for universal peace and a world free of conflicts, inequalities, corruption, hunger and poverty.
Mr Naidu said that he had been visiting various countries and participated in several international fora aimed at promoting world peace.
He said he prayed to the Lord to give strength to the society for eliminating all forms of discrimination and inequalities.
The Vice President said the country was moving in the right direction towards economic prosperity and wanted the fruits of development to reach to every section.
He also prayed for the prosperity and happiness of all people.
The Vice President also invoked the Lord’s blessings for a good rainfall and farmers’ well-being.
Mr Naidu said that everyone was equal before the Lord and should get opportunity to have the darshan.
He suggested that all VVIPs should volunteer to visit Tirumala only once a year so that no inconvenience was caused to the devotees.
This was only an advice, he added.
Mr Naidu said that if any VVIP wanted to visit a second time, he or she should not avail of the VVIP facility and visit as an ordinary devotee.
The Vice President said that he has been visiting Tirumala once in a year.