Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the MV Ganga Vilas, the world’s longest river voyage, in Varanasi tomorrow, January 13. The globe will learn about India’s potential for cruise tourism over the next 50 days thanks to this luxurious trip, which will also highlight the country’s natural splendour, cultural richness, and spiritual splendour.
The world’s longest river cruise will set sail from Varanasi today, and the Ministry of Culture will host a major curtain-raiser cultural event called “Sur Sarita – Symphony of Ganga” on the eve of the event. In a 51-day journey, the Ganga Vilas Cruise will travel through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bangladesh, and Assam. In light of this, songs from several states have been picked, and Shankar Mahadevan will be joined by folk musicians from Assam, Bihar, and Bengal to honour the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Brahmaputra.
A rendition of “Kartavya Ganga” by Shankar Mahadevan, which makes a commitment to the river goddess that every Indian will always look after her, will conclude the about hour-long performance.