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The Beginning of India’s Cultural Renaissance

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Kashi Tamil Sangamam was a celebration of Tamil culture. It ushered in a new age in which old Indian customs coexisted. It commemorates several facets of India’s historical and civilisational relationship between the North and South. Bring the two knowledges and cultural traditions (North and South) closer together. Increase awareness of our common heritage and strengthen the people-to-people connections between the regions.

The Ministry of Education is organising it in partnership with other ministries such as Culture, Textiles, Railways, Tourism, Food Processing, Information and Broadcasting, and the Government of Uttar Pradesh. It is consistent with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which emphasises the importance of integrating the riches of Indian Knowledge Systems with modern knowledge systems. The initiative is being implemented by IIT Madras and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

Programme Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: To actively promote greater mutual understanding among states by actively enhancing contact between people of varied cultures residing in different Indian states and UTs. Every year, each state/UT in India will be partnered with another state/UT in India for people-to-people engagement.

It is hoped that via exchange, knowledge of other states’ languages, cultures, customs, and practises would lead to greater understanding and connection, so enhancing India’s unity and integrity.

The significance of Kashi Tamil Sangamam- People got to know the city’s customs and attractions, such as the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Kashi Vishwanath corridor initiative, which connects the Jyotirling with the Ganga. It enhances traditions with a modern twist for the benefit of locals and tourists.

Sangamam established a one-of-a-kind platform for rediscovering and integrating our past and historical wisdom with current ideas, philosophy, technology, and craftsmanship. This generates new information and stimulates innovation, which will benefit our craftsmen, weavers, entrepreneurs, and traders.

Weavers and entrepreneurs from both regions can benefit from their interactions and exposure. Contemporary branding, quality control, marketing, product uniformity, utilisation of modern machinery, and value addition activities.

The textiles industry in India is predicted to develop at a 12-13% CAGR to almost $2 trillion by 2047. The textiles sector has significant job-creation potential and is an important component of the government’s goal of becoming a developed country by 2047. The sector’s exports are predicted to expand by double digits. The government’s goal is to increase textile exports to $100 billion by 2030 while also creating new opportunities in the sector.

The Sangamam is consistent with the government’s goals, which prioritise accelerated development with a focus on the welfare of the poorest of the poor, love for Indian culture, and promotion of local companies and handicrafts.

The One District, One Product initiative would bring Indian products to the global market. The textile conclave also touched on wooden toys: traditional wooden toys from Varanasi are receiving increasing export inquiries and are being displayed at international business exhibits.

Other government efforts, such as the Open Network for Digital Commerce and the Government e-Marketplace, will also help traditional products. The Sangamam has sparked a new wave of cultural enthusiasm in India, whetting the country’s hunger for more. According to the Home Minister, the Sangamam marks the start of India’s cultural rebirth, which is not confined to the union of Tamil Nadu and Kashi. It will encompass all of this magnificent country’s cultures

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