The second phase of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam programme will be held from the 17th to the 30th of next month. In this regard, the registration portal was launched by IIT Madras yesterday.

The portal was launched to call for applications from people of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry who wish to participate in the programme. The Ministry of Education in a statement said that the selection of delegates will be done by a selection committee constituted for the purpose.

The Ministry said that the programme aims to take forward the objective of reviving the living bonds between Varanasi and Tamil Nadu by facilitating people to people connect across different walks of life.

It added

that these two regions were important centres of learning and culture in ancient India. The Ministry further said that around 1400 people from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will travel by train to Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya. 

It added that they will be divided into 7 groups of around 200 each, comprising students, teachers, farmers and artisans and so on. Each group will be named after a sacred river Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Sindhu, Narmada, Godavari and Kaveri.
It said that the delegates will see places of historical, tourist and religious interest and they will get the opportunity to interact with people of Uttar Pradesh. 

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