Varanasi, 21 Dec (HS): The vibrant cultural exchange between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi continued as the third group of Tamil devotees, known as “Godavari,” arrived in Kashi on Thursday for the Kashi Tamil Sangamam-2. Greeted with warm ‘Vanakkam Kashi,’ the professional delegates were welcomed with traditional rituals, resonating the spirit of ‘Devo Bhava.’ This visit aims to enrich the delegates with insights into religion, civilization, and history. The upcoming academic session, scheduled for Friday, December 22, will focus on discussing challenges and opportunities for Indian professionals, with renowned architect Anil Kinjadvekar as the chief guest.
Special arrangements have been made to showcase the rich art and culture of both Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh to the Tamil guests. The itinerary includes visits to Kashi Vishwanath Dham, Kaal Bhairav Temple, Sarnath, Hanuman Ghat, Ganga Aarti, and more. As part of this 14-day cultural exchange, the delegates will also explore Prayagraj and Ayodhya.
More than 1500 delegates, organized into groups of 205 each, will immerse themselves in the cultural exchange. Kashi Tamil Sangamam-2, coinciding with the Tamil month of Margali (Margashirsha), promises an unforgettable experience, fostering a deep connection between the people of Tamil Nadu and the heart of Kashi.
Impact on MSMEs and Businesses: The cultural exchange program serves as an opportunity for local businesses, especially in the hospitality and tourism sectors, to cater to the needs of the visiting delegates. MSMEs involved in showcasing local art, crafts, and traditional attire may experience increased demand during this event, contributing to economic activities in the region. Furthermore, the exposure of Varanasi to Tamil professionals may open avenues for collaboration and business partnerships, fostering growth in both regions.