Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam at the amphitheatre ground of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi on Saturday.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and others were present at the grand event

The Sangamam is being organized by the Government of India as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and to uphold the Spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’.

The PM during the event also released books on Tirukkural and Kashi-Tamil culture and interacted with Tamil students.

The PM will also pay respect to Adinams (Abbots) of Matha temples in Tamil Nadu and seek their blessings.

Organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with IIT Chennai and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the event will witness more than 51 cultural events.

A grand exhibition highlighting the culture and tradition of Tamil Nadu will remain the main attraction for the day as part of the inauguration

showcasing the struggle of freedom fighters and Tamil cultures like Meenakshi Chittaranjan’s Bharatanatyam, folk music of Tamil Nadu, Irula and other tribal dances will also be the other highlight.

“The event will also feature mythological historical drama, puppet shows based on the Shiva Purana, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata,” officials said.

More than 2,500 delegates from all walks of life came all the way from Tamil Nadu to be a part of the Kashi Tamil Samagam.