Ellora Caves

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Ellora Caves To Have India's 1st Hydraulic Lift

Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, would be the first monument in the nation to have a hydraulic lift, according to a top Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official on July 31. Ellora is one of the world's biggest rock-cut temple complexes, holding Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sculptures. "These projects are either being sanctioned… read-more

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 - 08:35 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: UNESCO, heritage site, Ellora Caves, India, Hydraulic Lift

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Panaji Carnival

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Panaji To Host Its First-Ever Beach Carnival Soon: Goa

Panaji is going to host its first-ever beach carnival, scheduled for later in February, with an eye on UNESCO Creative Cities Network list. Beach carnival will help local 'foodpreneurs' to grow their business." said Angelo Fernandes, Panaji Corporation Commissioner. Furthermore, to make beach carnival successful Panaji has partnered with FIERCE Kitchens. "These ventures are largely driven by passion," said Fernandes. Notably, UCCN was… read-more

Mon, 21 Feb 2022 - 11:12 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Goa, Panaji, Carnival, Culinary Scene, UNESCO

Courtesy: The Times of India

Artist Paris Mohan Kumar

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UNESCO Honours Indian Artist Paris Mohan Kumar

UNESCO honored artist Paris Mohan Kumar whose artistic work depicts and highlights women, tribal communities, and nature. On February 2, he inaugurated an exhibition of his work which showed vivid colors and paintings inspired by real-life, at David Hall in Kochi. He works for humankind, farmers who are exploited by landowners in Kerala. "But no one prays for nature, for the forests, for the deer or the tiger," says Kumar.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 07:28 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Paris Mohan Kumar, Women, artwork, Art and Culture, UNESCO

Courtesy: The Indian Express

The Hoysala Temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somnathapura

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Hoysala Temples In Karnataka Nominated For World Heritage List 2022-2023

The Culture Ministry said that the Hoysala Temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been finalized as India’s nomination for World Heritage List 2022-2023. The 'Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala' have been on the UNESCO tentative list since April 2014. "Once the submission is made, UNESCO will communicate back by early March," read the note. The nomination was successfully submitted to UNESCO Director of World Heritage,… read-more

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 - 03:55 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: India, Hoysala Temple, Karnataka, World Heritage, UNESCO

Courtesy: ANI

UNESCO and Durga Puja

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UNESCO Accords World Heritage Status To Kolkata's Durga Puja Festival

As a good news to India, the United National Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) gave the world heritage status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festival on December 15. According to the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ''Kolkata's Durga Puja is an experience everyone must have". ''Proud moment for Bengal! To every Bengali across the world,'' tweeted CM Mamata Banerjee. Reportedly, UNESCO's 16th Committee took the… read-more

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 09:44 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: UNESCO, Kokata, Durga Puja, World Heritage, Paris

Courtesy: The Economic Times

International Literacy Day Poster


55 Years Ago! September 8 Was Declared As International Literacy Day 

In 1966, September 8 was declared as the International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO's General Conference. However, the pandemic has only brought 'polarity' in the field of education more prevalent across the world. The theme for ILD 2021 is "Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the Digital Divide." "As we celebrate International Literacy Day... the right to dream and be free," Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-… read-more

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: International Literacy Day, UNESCO, Digital Literacy, September 8

Courtesy: UNESCO

Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden in Kashmir

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400 Yr Old Garden In Kashmir To Be Tagged As World Heritage Site

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities with a non-public agency for the conservation of the Six gardens. The move is to enroll the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir for the UNESCO's World Heritage site. Horticulturists, architects, historians, and conservationists are coming together from all around to conserve the gardens. The government said that being a World Heritage site will boost tourism in the state.

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Mughal Garden, Kashmir Valley, UNESCO, World Heritage

Netflix and UNESCO

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Netflix Collabs With UNESCO To Promote India's Culture & Heritage

To elevate India’s culture and heritage, Netflix and UNESCO have collaborated to feature the famous animated series “Mighty Little Bheem.” They both have also decided to launch short videos concerning “One Country, Incredible Diversity” focussing on the cultural journey of India, popular monuments, famous festivals like Holi, Dusshera, and others. Besides, the first video of the animated series was released by UNESCO on August 13, before… read-more

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Netflix, UNESCO, India, Culture, Independence Day

Courtesy: Business Standard

Gujarat's Dholavira Harrapan City

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Gujarat's Harrapan city 'Dholavira' Is Now World Heritage Site

Following Telangana's Ramappa Temple, UNESCO now adds Gujarat's Harrapan city ''Dholavira'' to its World Heritage Site list on July 27. Reportedly, the ancient city was "discovered in 1968" and has "unique characteristics such as its water management system, multi-layered defensive mechanism, and extensive use of stone in construction". Notably, Dholavira dates back to over 4500 years ago and is termed as one of the two largest Indian… read-more

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 11:12 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Harrapan City, Dholavira, Gujarat, UNESCO

Courtesy: Zee News

Glimpse of Telangana's Ramappa temple

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UNESCO Declares Telangana's Ramappa Temple As 'World Heritage Site'

Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, G Kishan Reddy announced on July 25 that the Telangana's Ramappa Temple has been declared as a ''World Heritage Site'' by UNESCO. Reportedly, 17 countries supported the move of UNESCO's decision, excluding Norway. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, ''I would urge you all to visit this majestic Temple complex and get a first-hand experience of its grandness.''

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 11:34 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Ramappa Temple, Telangana, World Heitage Site, UNESCO

Courtesy: India Today