Varanasi: To revitalize centuries-old links between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi, a month-long program named ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday.
IIT Madras and the Banaras Hindu University have joined hands for this programme.
This unique program aims at enhancing national unity. It is also an occasion to celebrate, reaffirm and rediscover the links between these major cultural heritages of the country.
More than 2,500 delegates from Tamil Nadu will visit Varanasi to take part in this program. They will take part in seminars and interact with Varanasi’s inhabitants of similar trade, profession and personal interests.
Scholars, traders, and artisans as well as commoners from these two ancient regions will share their knowledge, culture and best practices. They will learn from each other.
The highlight of this program will be a month-long exhibition of handlooms, handicrafts, books, documentaries, cuisine, art forms, history, and tourist places of the two regions.