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Kolkata Durga Puja gets UNESCO recognition

Inscribed on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list

PM Narendra Modi tweets, ‘Durga Puja highlights the best of our traditions and ethos’

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 (The CONNECT) - The Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention on Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during its 16th session being held at Paris, France from 13th to 18th December 2021.

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.

UNESCO New delhi tweeted: #DurgaPuja is now inscribed on the #UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity!

14 ICH elements from #India have been inscribed on this list by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over the UNESCO recognition.

In response to a tweet by UNESCO, the Prime Minister said,"A matter of great pride and joy for every Indian!” 

“Durga Puja highlights the best of our traditions and ethos. And, Kolkata’s Durga Puja is an experience everyone must have."

The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DONER, tweeted: “this is a recognition of the confluence of our rich heritage, culture, rituals and practices and a celebration of the feminine divinity and the spirit of womanhood.

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