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Pink City Jaipur made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage

Pink City Jaipur made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage
Pink City Jaipur made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage
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According to sources the UNESCO shared the announcement on Twitter. “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #india. Bravo,” the UN body posted on Saturday. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10.

Pink City Jaipur made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage

In 2018, then Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma formally announced that Jaipur’s name being proposed for World Heritage City. The Archaeological Survey of india had in 2015 submitted a proposal to Unesco for the status. Since then, the city has been in the tentative list while Ahmedabad proved luckier as it bagged the tag of becoming the first World Heritage City from india.



In addition to Jaipur, the Committee examined 36 nominations for inscription on Unesco’s World Heritage List during the session. Welcoming the Unesco announcement, Prime Minister Narendra modi tweeted: “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed his happiness at the development, terming it a proud moment for the state and a development which will boost tourism. 


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