Varanasi has been nominated because the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital throughout the interval 2022-2023 on the twenty second Assembly of Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) Council of Heads of State Summit right here which noticed participation by PM Narendra Modi.

The nomination of Varanasi as the primary ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital will promote tourism, cultural and humanitarian exchanges between India and the SCO member International locations. It additionally underlines India’s historical civilizational hyperlinks with Member States of SCO, particularly the Central Asian Republics.

Beneath the framework of this main cultural outreach program, quite a few occasions can be hosted in Varanasi throughout 2022-23, for which company can be invited to take part from SCO Member States. These occasions are anticipated to draw Indologists, students, authors, musicians and artists, photograph journalists, journey bloggers and different invited company.

The laws for nomination of the SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital had been adopted on the Dushanbe SCO Summit in 2021 with an goal of selling cooperation between the SCO Member States within the discipline of tradition and tourism.