At Kashi Tamil meet, PM calls for breaking language barriers | India News

VARANASI: Calling upon the 130 crore people of India to break the language barriers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it was the responsibility of all countrymen to preserve and enrich Tamil, which is the oldest language of the world.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam, the PM said that Kashi and Tamil Nadu were the two cultures closely associated with Lord Shiva and the confluence of two places was as sacred as the Sangam of Ganga and Yamuna.
“We should have preserved and strengthened our cultural heritage of thousands of years, but unfortunately there were no efforts made towards this after Independence,” the PM said.
The PM said that ‘despite having one of the world’s oldest living languages, Tamil, we haven’t honoured it fully’. “This is the responsibility of 130 crore Indians to preserve the legacy of Tamil and enrich…

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