Being organized by the Government of India as a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” and to uphold the Spirit of “Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat”, the Kashi Tamil Sangamam, will be a month-long program in which people from Tamil Nadu belonging to 12 different clusters such as Art, Literature, Spirituality, and Education, will be taken on an educational tour to Varanasi as special guests.
Interested people are encouraged to register through the portal https://kashitamil.iitm.ac.in/
IIT Madras and Banaras Hindu University are the knowledge partners for the ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam,’ which endeavours to bring to light the deep academic, economic, social and cultural relationships between Kashi, also known as Varanasi, and Tamil Nadu. The other knowledge partners include the Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT), Chennai, SRM University, Chennai, Pondicherry University and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru.
It is proposed that around 210 people from different parts of Tamil Nadu will be taken in each group for 8 days tour program. The 12 such groups, comprising around 2,500 people will visit over a month. Groups would leave from 3 cities – Rameshwaram, Chennai and Coimbatore.
As a part of this tour, they will attend academic sessions, visit places in and around Varanasi and Ayodhya including Ganga cruise.
All guests are entitled to free travel and free accommodation at Kashi and Ayodhya. The first train will leave on 16th November 2022 from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and the last return train will depart from Kashi on 18th December 2022.