The Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023, the second edition of the event, is scheduled to take place from December 17 to December 30, 2023. This initiative is an integral part of the government’s Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Yuva Sangam programme.
The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of key dignitaries, highlighting the government’s commitment to fostering cultural exchanges and strengthening the unity of the nation through initiatives like Kashi Tamil Sangamam. The event is poised to contribute to the ongoing celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, emphasising the cultural richness and diversity of India.
The KTS is a celebration of the shared history and culture of North and South India. The event aims to strengthen the bonds between the two regions by sharing knowledge, culture, and best practises.
The Kashi Tamil Sangamam will witness the participation of 1,400 dignitaries from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
In addition to the cultural exchange, an exhibition showcasing the rich tapestry of art, music, handlooms, handicrafts, cuisine, and other distinctive products from both Tamil Nadu and Kashi was also on the agenda.
The second edition of this Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme is proposed to be held from December 17, the first day of the holy Tamil Margali month, to December 30. Like its first edition, this programme proposes to take forward the objective of reviving the living bonds between Varanasi and Tamil Nadu–two important centres of learning and culture in ancient India–by facilitating people-to-people connections across different walks of life.
The first edition of Kashi Tamil Sangamam was held from November 16 to December 16, 2022, with a whole-government approach. Over 2500 people from Tamil Nadu, representing 12 different walks of life, had travelled to Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya on 8 tours, during which they had an immersive experience of different aspects of life in and around Varanasi.