Vagisha Kaushik|Feb 2, 2023
Kashi Tamil Sangamam: BHU holds panel discussion on Mahakavi Subramania Bharati
BHU held a panel discussion on nationalist, freedom fighter, poet and social reformer Mahakavi Subramania Bharati and his Kashi connect.
NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University held an academic panel discussion with the theme 'Inspirations from Mahakavi Subramania Bharati and His Kashi Connect' today. The session saw an exchange of ideas by personalities on the nationalist, freedom fighter, poet and social reformer Bharthi.
The discussions had topics including the role Subramania Bharati played in uniting people against the Britishers and striving to achieve freedom, the need to promote literary works of Bharathiar to create awareness among the new generations of the contributions of the leaders, thinkers and philosophers of India.
Governor of Telangana and lieutenant governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundarajan was the chief guest of the event and spoke about the role of Kashi in shaping the life and thoughts of Subramania Bharati, during the early years of his life he spent in the city. The governor emphasised that Kashi had a significant role in Bhairtiar's views and personality.
She also added that he learned Sanskrit and Hindi in Kashi and was an advocate of women empowerment and even edited a journal called Chakravarthini for the cause. She expressed her appreciation for the transformation Kashi has undergone under the leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi.
Governor Soundarajan praised BHU for the role it plays in the overall development of students and imparting value based education. Lauding the government of India for organising Kashi Tamil Sangamam she added that this programme has the potential of unifying people of different parts of the country in a common thread with a sense of unity and integration and spoke about links of BHU with Hyderabad.
Other presentations and speeches on the event included a presentation on DNA ancestry of Kashi and Tamil Nadu by department of zoology, Gyaneshwar Choubey stating that two random Indians share a minimum 30 to 100 percent genomic ancestry and that Kashi and Tamil ancestry is founded over the same genetic components.
BHU, department of history, A Gangadharan, delivered a welcome speech and spoke on the long links between BHU and Tamil Nadu. In addition to this, a poetry recitation programme was also organised after the academic discussion in which various poets presented their writings on themes like significance of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, Impact of Kashi on Tamil Nadu and Culture, Spiritual connection between the two cultures and Educational links between Kashi and Tamil Nadu.
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