19 Nov 2022

UP: Kasi-Tamil Sangamam Will Keep Our Cultural Unity Strong, Says PM Narendra Modi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Varanasi on Saturday. He inaugurated the month-long Kasi Tamil Sangamam at the amphitheatre ground of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. Addressing the programme, he said that Tamil Nadu has contributed a lot in the construction and development of Kashi. Scholars like Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Rajeshwar Shastri, Pattabhiram Shastri have given their scholarly contributions at BHU and other institutions.
Modi said if you visit Kashi, you will see that there is Kashi Kamkoteshwar Panchayatan Tamil Temple at Harishchandra Ghat. There is Kumaraswamy Mutt on Kedar Ghat. A large number of people from Tamil Nadu live here around Hanuman Ghat and Kedar Ghat.

Glorious confluence of rivers as well as ideas

In our country, we see the glorious confluence of rivers as well as confluence of ideas. We have celebrated every confluence age since time immemorial. Kasi-Tamil Sangamam is unique in itself.
The Prime Minister said that there is a tradition in our country of remembering the 12 Jyotirlingas from Saurashtra Somnath after getting up in the morning. We should have strengthened the legacy of this country after independence. But, unfortunately efforts were not made for this.

Sangamam will help us in preserve our heritage

Kasi-Tamil Sangamam will play an important role in helping us preserve our heritage and keep our cultural unity strong.
The Sangamam is being organized by the Government of India as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and to uphold the Spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’.
The PM during the event also released books on Tirukkural and Kashi-Tamil culture and interacted with Tamil students.

Over 51 cultural events will be held

The PM will also pay respect to Adinams (Abbots) of Matha temples in Tamil Nadu and seek their blessings.
Organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with IIT Chennai and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the event will witness over 51 cultural events.
A grand exhibition highlighting the culture and tradition of Tamil Nadu was the main attraction for the day. More than 2,500 delegates from all walks of life came all the way from Tamil Nadu to be a part of the Kashi Tamil Samagam.

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