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Bridging Cultures: Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023 Inaugurated by PM Modi Tomorrow

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In a testament to the vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023 at Namo Ghat on December 17th. This cultural extravaganza aims to bridge the rich traditions of Tamil Nadu with the spiritual heritage of Varanasi, fostering connections and mutual understanding.

Key Highlights of the Event:

  1. Train Flagging Off: Prime Minister Modi will also flag off the Kanyakumari – Varanasi Tamil Sangamam train, symbolizing the cultural journey that participants will undertake.
  2. Diverse Delegation: Approximately 1400 participants, organized into seven groups representing various walks of life, will embark on a journey from different parts of Tamil Nadu to Kashi. These groups, named after sacred rivers, will bring together students, teachers, professionals, spiritual leaders, farmers, artisans, writers, traders, and businessmen.
  3. Itinerary: The second phase of Kashi Tamil Sangamam will span from December 17th to December 30th, 2023, featuring a diverse itinerary. Participants will visit Prayagraj and Ayodhya, immersing themselves in the cultural tapestry of these sacred cities.
  4. Collaborative Efforts: The Ministry of Education, Government of India, will serve as the nodal agency, collaborating with various ministries and institutions such as Culture, Tourism, Railways, Textiles, Food Processing, MSME, Information and broadcasting, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, IRCTC, IIT Madras, and Banaras Hindu University.

Cultural Exchange and Collaborative Initiatives:

The event’s agenda extends beyond travel, incorporating seminars, discussions, lectures, and exhibitions. Stalls showcasing the art, culture, handlooms, handicrafts, and cuisine of Tamil Nadu and Kashi will be set up, providing a platform for cultural exchange. Cultural programs blending the traditions of both regions will take place at Namo Ghat in Kashi.

Building Practical Knowledge:

Experts and scholars from Tamil Nadu and Kashi will engage in seminars, discussions, and practical exchanges covering literature, ancient texts, philosophy, spirituality, music, dance, drama, yoga, ayurveda, handloom, handicrafts, as well as modern innovations and technologies. The goal is to foster a body of practical knowledge and innovation through shared learning.

Previous Success and Continued Collaboration:

Building on the success of the first phase in 2022, this edition of Kashi Tamil Sangamam underscores the continued collaboration between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi. The first phase witnessed over 2500 participants exploring the cultural and spiritual facets of Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Ayodhya during an 8-day immersive tour.

Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023 stands as a beacon of cultural exchange, symbolizing unity in diversity. Prime Minister Modi’s inauguration marks a significant step toward Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, fostering connections that transcend geographical boundaries. As participants embark on this cultural journey, the event promises to strengthen the bonds between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi, creating a harmonious blend of traditions and fostering mutual understanding.**

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