On Sunday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave officials the go-ahead to create a plan to set up a special culinary strip where people may sample dishes from all across the nation in every city in Uttar Pradesh. The chief minister requested that the departments of housing and culture work with other authorities on development to build the plan.
The chief minister said a dedicated food street would introduce people to the cuisines of different states, and they would know what to look for when they traveled to states like Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh. He was speaking at a programme hosted by the culture department here.
India’s specialty, according to Adityanath, is its diversity in terms of cuisine, attire, language, and culture. “Sangam has been a part of our culture for a very long time. The diversity of the nation’s cultures is one of its strengths. “Therefore, we should also establish dedicated food alleys where people can buy cuisines not just from different areas of the country but also from different regions within states like Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand and Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Bundelkhandi, and Braj in UP,” the proposal continues.
The chief minister made reference to the recent Kashi-Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi, saying that the event intended to reconcile and bring together individuals from two disparate cultures by bringing them together. Twelve Tamil Nadu-based groups spent a month in Kashi. Students, educators, religious leaders, artists, farmers, and laborers were among the groups.
Both Prayagraj and Ayodhya were visited. This cultural interchange dispelled the Tamils’ prejudices about Uttar Pradesh and north India, which they had developed as a result of unfavorable propaganda spread by some powerful individuals.
They have been revealed as propagandists. The warmth of the people of UP left every Tamil who visited the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam speechless, he claimed. Adityanath mentioned UNESCO’s endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intention to declare 2023 the millet year.