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Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups ..

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Nomination of Garba Dance to UNESCO Heritage List

After Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage last year, India has now named Garba for the year 2022. If approved, it will become the first intangible cultural heritage of Gujarat to be listed by UNESCO. What is Garba? Garba is a form of dance, as well as a religious and social event. ..

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India in UNESCO panel on Intangible Cultural Heritage

On July 7, 2022, India got elected to “Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)” for the third time. India will be a member for a period of 2022-2026. Key Facts In past, India has been a member of ICH Committee for two times viz., during 2006-2010 and 2014-2018. ..

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Tourism and Culture Ministry inaugurates online exhibition on Ramayana

The Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel recently inaugurated the first online exhibition of Ramayana. About the exhibition The exhibition will show case 49 miniature paintings. These paintings have been collected from the National Museum in New Delhi. The paintings were dated between 17th century and  19th century. Ramayana Ramayana in ..

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North African Couscous in UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

The Couscous, the Berber dish was recently added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Despite their differences, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania joined together to highlight their love for the dish. The Couscous has joined Singapore’s Hawker culture, Baudima dance of Zambia and wine horse of Spain into the UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage. What ..

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Singapore’s Hawker culture gets UNESCO recognition

The UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recently recognized “Hawker” culture of Singapore and has included it under the list of intangible cultural heritage. The list also includes Chinese Calligraphy, Yoga and Flamenco. Hawker Centre A Hawker Centre in Singapore stalls variety of local and other Asian Cuisines. They were set up ..

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National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India launched

On April 18, 2020, the Union Minister of culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The list is to include 13 elements that are already included in UNESCO Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Highlights The initiative is a part of Vision 2024 of Ministry of Culture. ..

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