New Delhi: The Harappan-era metropolis Dholavira in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said on Tuesday.
“Dholavira: A Harappan city in India, just featured in the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage list. Congratulations!” UNESCO tweeted.
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The ongoing 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has already approved India’s Rudreshwar/ Ramappa Temple in TelanganaWhich dates back to the 13th century.
Gujarat has so far three World Heritage Sites – Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.
It is a matter of great pride that @ UNESCO Dholavira, a Harappan town in Kutch has been accorded the World Heritage tag. This shows the firm commitment of our Honorable Prime Minister @Narendra Modi Towards the promotion of Indian culture and heritage. https://t.co/kDxflSQG4j pic.twitter.com/DJnuBYFyNU
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This session of the World Heritage Committee is being chaired from Fuzhou, China and is being held online.
It started on July 16 and will end on July 31.
The 44th session covered the current work and the outstanding issues from the previous year, when the annual meeting was postponed due to COVID-19.
“So proud to share with our fellow Indians that #Dholavira is now the 40th treasure of India to be given a World Heritage Inscription of @UNESCO.
Another feather in India’s cap as we now enter the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions,” Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy said in a tweet.
He said that today is a day of pride for India, especially for the people of Gujarat.
Reddy tweeted, “Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage Sites – a quarter of our total sites. This reflects PM @arendramodi’s steadfast commitment in promoting Indian culture, heritage & Indian way of life “