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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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World Kiswahili Language Day

The World Kiswahili Language Day is observed across the world on July 7, annually. Background The day is observed following a declaration led by UNESCO member states. This year marks the 1st observance of this day. Resolution 71/328 deals with the adoption of “World Kiswahili Language Day”. It was adopted during 41st session of UNESCO ..

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UNESCO Reserve List: Khuvsgul Lake National Park

The Khuvsgul Lake National Park of Mongolia has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO. Key Points This decision was taken during 34th session of International Co-ordinating council of Man and Biosphere Programme. This programme is taking place in Paris, France. The Man and Biosphere Programme is an intergovernmental scientific program. ..

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‘‘Vadnagar International Conference’

Three-day Vadnagar International Conference was inaugurated by Gujarat CM at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on May 18th. It was attended by the Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs and representatives from UNESCO. What is the objective of the conference? To discuss the topics like the cultural significance of Vadnagar, development of Vadnagar ..

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World Heritage Day – Update (April, 2022)

On the 18th of April every year, World Heritage Day is celebrated across the world. This day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. Overview: This day is observed to generate awareness about the importance of Heritage. This day also promotes ways to preserve and protect heritage across the world. The ..

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