In 2023, December 17–30 is the planned dates for the second edition of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam (KTS). Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Yuva Sangam, a government initiative, is the reason for the event. On November 27, 2023, the Kashi Tamil Sangamam Phase II registration portal will go live through IIT Madras. The shared history and culture of North and South India are celebrated during the KTS. Through knowledge, culture, and best practices exchanged, the event seeks to deepen the ties that bind the two regions. December 17 is the first day of the holy Tamil month of Margali, and December 30 is the suggested dates for the second edition of this Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program.
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.
As per the Ministry of Education, “In Phase 2 of KTS, it is proposed that around 1400 people from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will travel by train to Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya for an 8-day immersive tour, including the travel time.