Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam

Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam


News: Nearly 3,000 people are expected to attend Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam.
 

Background:
 The festival aims to bring forward the traditional age-old ties and cultural links between two coastal States of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
 

What is Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam?
 Centuries ago, invasions between 600 and 1000 years ago forced numerous individuals to migrate from Saurashtra in Gujarat and establish new settlements in Tamil Nadu's districts around Madurai, now known as Tamil Saurashtrian.
 People of Gujarati origin have settled in various places in TamilNadu, such as Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, and Salem, creating cultural connections between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
 

About the Festival:
 The festival aims to highlight the cultural diversity and strength of India and to reconnect people with pilgrimage destinations and cultural heritage.


 The event will be taken place at places like Somnath, Dwarka and the Statue of Unity at Kevadia.
 

Importance of Logo:
 It is a representation of the merging of the silk fabric expertise of the Tamil Saurashtrian people and the textile industry of Gujarat.
 The confluence of the two cultures is depicted through the Somnath temple, the place of origin of the Saurashtrians, and the Meenakshi temple near Madurai, where they settled.
 A young woman, posing in a dancing posture with dandiya (Gujarat)and bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), embodies the coming together of two art forms.
 The upper tricolour signifies the message of 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,' while the blue colour on the lower side symbolises the merging of the two states with the sea.
 

Importance of Sangamam:
 It promotes cultural Security which is as important as other forms of security, such as border security, economic security, food security, social security.
 Cultural revival will also protect identity of the nation.
 Sangamam serves as a platform for the community to come together, socialise, and build a sense of community. 

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