Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

| | New Delhi
  • 0

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis, in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organisation said on Tuesday.

"Dholavira: A Harappan City, in India, just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List. Congratulations!" UNESCO tweeted.

The ongoing 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO has already given India a new world heritage site in the form of the Rudreswara/ Ramappa Temple in Telangana, which dates back to the 13th century.

Gujarat so far has three world heritage sites — Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.

This session of the World Heritage Committee is being chaired from Fuzhou in China and is being held online. It started on July 16  and will end on July 31.

The 44th session ombines current work, and issues left outstanding since last year, when the annual meeting was postponed due to COVID-19.

"It gives immense pride to share with my fellow Indians that #Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given @UNESCO's World Heritage Inscription.  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.

Today is a proud day for India, especially for the people of Gujarat, he said.

"Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage sites - one fourth of our total sites. This shows PM  @arendramodi's steadfast commitment in promoting Indian culture, heritage and the Indian way of life," Reddy tweeted.

Sunday Edition

Pandemic: A Triple-Whammy for Parents

26 September 2021 | RamG Vallath | Agenda

Attached to none

26 September 2021 | Hingori | Agenda

Turn to art for progress

26 September 2021 | Aarrti Zaveri | Agenda

God is easily pleased

26 September 2021 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf : Living in demanding mode

26 September 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Meet India’s young writers

26 September 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer