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Risa in the Culture of Tripura

The Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb recently wore “Risa” on Kokborok Day. The Chief Minister of late has made Risa, his style statement. The Government of Tripura is to promote Risa at national and international level. What is Risa? Risa is the traditional dress of Tripura. Risa is worn by both men and women ..

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UNESCO ties up with Rajasthan to promote its Intangible Cultural Heritage

The UNESCO has tied up with the Rajasthan government  to promote community-based responsible tourism based on the rich Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the state. The project will be implemented in the districts of Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner and seeks to spur the socio-economic growth of selected artist communities. It will focus on intangible ..

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Van Dhan Vikas Kendra

India is a large and ethically as well as a culturally diverse nation. The Indian Government plans to leverage this diversity and provide an outlet for the tribal population in the nation to not only earn a source of income and improve their skills but also bring their traditional knowledge for the world to see. ..

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UNESCO adds Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals in coveted list of intangible heritage

UN cultural agency UNESCO has added six new elements viz. Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese ritual into its coveted list of “intangible heritage”.  They were added at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting held in Mauritius Six new elements added in list are Chidaoba: It is Georgia’s traditional ..

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Endangered ‘bird language’ enters UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Turkey’s endangered ‘bird language’ has entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is an unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey. UNESCO has accepted the “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent ..

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