Locals of Varanasi expressed their joy ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi as PM will inaugurate Kashil Tamil Sangamam on Saturday.
“PM brings something new to Kashi. He’s bringing entire India together,” Arvind Mishra said.
Talking about Kashi’s tourism prospering another participant Pratima Singh said, “Festive when PM Modi comes to Kashi. Its culture has a global impact. Kashi’s tourism prospering.”
Thanking PM Modi another local said that development work has increased in his leadership.
“Under the leadership of PM Modi there have been several developmental works, people are happy, even the farmers are happy,” Abul Faiz Khan a local said.
Besides inaugurating the month-long Kashil Tamil Sangamam, PM Modi will also release Tirukkural and Kashi-Tamil culture books on Saturday.
According to the Uttar Pradesh government officials, Tamil literature, education, culture, and cuisine will be showcased in the month-long Sangamam.
Meanwhile, till 16 December in the Kashil Tamil Sangamam 75 stalls will be set up which will show the culture, literature, food, handloom, handicraft, agriculture, and folk art of South India.
Moreover, nine prominent religious leaders of Tamil Nadu will be honored by PM Modi in which Shrimad Manikkavachak Tambiran, Swami Shivkar Desikar, Srilashree Satya Gyan Mahadev Deshik Paramcharya Swamigal, Shiv Prakash Desik Satya Gyan Pandar Sannadi, Sri Sivaganan Balaya Swamigal, Gyanprakash Desikar, Shivalingeshwar Swami Kandaswamy, Mayakrishnan Swamy and Muthu Sivaramaswami.
During the function, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be present.
The opportunity will be given to scholars, philosophers, artists, researchers, students, traders, and artisans of both states.
However, this Sangamam is reflecting ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ which celebrates, reaffirms, and rediscovers the age-old links between Kashi and Tamil Nadu.
Furthermore, to participate in the seminars, and site visits 2500 delegates will be arriving in Varanasi from Tamil Nadu. The two regions’ handlooms, handicrafts, ODOP (One district, one product) products, books, documentaries, cuisine, art forms, history, and tourist places will be put in Kashi.