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Kashi Tamil Sangamam started:Unity in diversity will bring minds and hearts together

Varanasi:26/11/22:  Kashi Tamil Sangamam, a month-long festival starting from November 17th to 16th December, which happens to be Tamil KartigaMaasam, is being organised by Ministry of Education under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister of Education Dr. DharmendraPradhan. IIT Madras through its website www.kashitamil.iitm.ac.in selects and sends altogether 2500 delegates to Varanasi in 12 groups, about 210 in each group, namely Students, Artisans, Literature, Spiritual, Business, Teacher, Heritage, Entrepreneurs, Professional, Temple, Rural and Culture. Banaras Hindu University is hosting the Sangamam festival in its campus. 12 seminars will be organised pertaining to the subject domain of each group for interaction between scholars, experts and practitioners to exchange their expertise and best practices and to learn from each other. Cultural programs will be held everyday evening throughout the month showcasing all forms of arts of Tamil Nadu including both classical and folk. Exhibitions and sales stalls of all types of handicrafts, handlooms and unique products of Tamil Nadu and Stalls of Classical Tamil Texts with translation in Hindi and other languages will be another attraction of the festival. However, food courts of Tamil Nadu Cuisine will be the star attraction. Workshops, Lecdems, Book release, etc. will also be held at the festival venue. Seminars and workshops will be held in Vishwanath Corridor and Trade Facilitation Centre also.

Each group of the delegates will visit Vishwanath Mandir and the Corridor, Ganga Arathi, Ghats through Cruse, SubramaniaBharati house, Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition in TFC and other important places in Varanasi and Saranath for two days. Subsequently they will visit Prayag Raj and Ayodhya. Other than the delegates, many experts and opinion leaders from Tamil Nadu are invited.

PadmashreeChamu Krishna Shastri, Chairman, BharatiyaBhashaSamiti of Ministry of Education said Bharat is the land of many languages. Bharatiya languages are the cradles of our civilisation. Tamil is one of the oldest languages of the world. Its knowledge and cultural heritage are one of the richest in the world. Tamil’s contribution to the development, sustenance, unity and harmony of India is unparalleled.

Kashi Tamil Sangamam is a historic event. It is going to be epoch making. Kashi Tamil Sangamam with focus on diversity in unity will bring minds and hearts together and will strengthen the ageless bonds of boundaryless people.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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