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Varanasi declared first-ever Tourism and Cultural Capital at the 2022 SCO Summit

The nomination of Varanasi will enhance India’s ancient civilizational links with Member States of SCO, especially the Central Asian Republics.

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India’s oldest city, Varanasi was named the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital at the 22nd  Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept. 16, 2022.

During the one year period till 2023 , a numbers of cultural outreach events attracting the presence of Indologists (people who study about India), scholars, authors, musicians and artists, photo journalists, travel bloggers and other invited guests, will be held in city.

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