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Varanasi- 21-23 Jan. 2019
His Holiness has blessed Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation, USA (KKSF USA) and NRI Parents’ Association, India’s participation in this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 at Varanasi. His Holiness has also Blessed NRI families from other countries to participate in the event. The event coincides with the holy Ardha Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. Participants also can take the opportunity to have darshan at Kashi temples and Adi SankaraVimana Mandapam at Prayagraj.
Exhibition stall at the event:
A first of its kind initiative, an exhibition stall portraying the theme - “Hamaari Sanskriti Hamaari Pehchaan” (To carry forward Rich Legacy of India) will display Kanchi Math’s ongoing efforts to preserve the cultural & spiritual identity of our Nation in India & abroad to a global audience.
Facilities by PBD Secretariat:
The website of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) enlists a series of facilities for attendees of the event. PBD Secretariat will arrange special transportation for attendees to be picked up from Varanasi city to the event site on all the three days including food. PBD Secretariat will also make special arrangements to take the attendees to visit Prayagraj for Kumbha Mela on 24th Jan and to witness Republic Day Parade on 26th Jan. 2019.
Facilities offered at Kanchi Math branch at Varanasi:
Kanchi Math branch at Varanasi will be able to provide accommodation on a first cum first served basis on twin occupancy in Hanuman Ghat Sri Matam Yatra Nivas to devotees participating in the event. The branch at Kashi also caters to devotees in performance of rituals to ancestors. The branch also plans to conduct special Music Concerts during this three-day event at Kashi.
It is also planned to organize Group Rate Booking to avail the discount on registration. The final date for registration is 15th December 2018 and interested devotees can register as soon as possible.
Those who are interested in attending, please visit https://pbdindia.gov.in/en/registration-form?group=1 and select the Group Name as "Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam" and complete the registration by filling all required details. Individual Group members do not have to make any payment. Payment will be made by the Group leader at the end of all member registrations and discount will be applicable based on total count of members in the group.
The official website of PBD Secretariat has listed three different categories for Registration - Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin. For Group Code registration, depending upon the number of registrants in each category, the final fees will be determined,after taking into account the volume discount.
Please feel free to contact the following for additional information:
Sri V.S. Subramanian –Sri Matam Manager, Varanasi email@example.com +91 95546 66612
Sri Raj Kumar – General Coordinator, Varanasi – firstname.lastname@example.org +91 98389 50346