The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) today collaborated with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to serve as a knowledge partner for the ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’, an initiative of the Government of India. The initiative aims to bring to light the academic, economic, social and cultural relationship between Varanasi and Tamil Nadu. Interested candidates can register at the official website — kashitamil.iitm.ac.in.
The ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ event will begin on November 16 and conclude on December 20. The month-long program will feature around 3,000 special guests from 12 different groups. These clusters include art, literature, spirituality and education.
To register for this program, interested candidates must first visit the official website, click on the “Register” button and then choose their category. After that they have to fill an application form with required basic details and click on ‘submit’.
As part of this programme, participants will have the opportunity to attend academic sessions, visit places in and around Varanasi and Ayodhya, including Ganga Cruise. Attendees will travel in groups to Kashi in special coaches attached to trains leaving from Chennai, Coimbatore and Rameswaram on 12 different dates. Each group will spend eight days in total from start to return. All guests will be entitled to free travel and accommodation to Kashi and Ayodhya.