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UNESCO adds Durga Puja to its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

 

  • The Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention on Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during its 16th session being held at Paris. 
  • The Committee commended Durga Puja for its initiatives to involve marginalized groups, and individuals as well as women in their participation in safeguarding the element.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a matter of great pride and joy for every Indian.