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World Heritage Day
Apr 21, 2014

UNESCO established 18 April as World Heritage Day in 1983. It aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

The theme for World Heritage Day 2014 is ‘Heritage to Comemoration’.

Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage places such as living landscapes, are tangible carriers of the memory of a part of the human experience. Thus, through their authenticity and integrity, they contribute, in their way, to the commemoration and transmission of values which include history.  

The heritage of commemoration takes a variety of forms: engraved inscriptions, mausoleums of exceptional architecture or works of monumental sculpture, more modest elements reflecting vernacular traditions or dedicated landscapes such as cemeteries or memorial gardens. This heritage also includes elements that were given a commemorative value; for example, ruins or industrial vestiges accompanied by dedication plaques, or public squares whose topology commemorates a historical event or individual. 

UNESCO’s Gift to India: On the occasion of World Heritage Day 2014, India got a special gift from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) which put 15 additional sites located across the country in its tentative list of world heritage sites. India had submitted a list of 33 sites to UNESCO. UNESCO put on its website 15 more sites in its tentative list. Delhi's Lotus Temple or more traditionally known as Bahai House of Worship is now on UNESCO's tentative world heritage list alongwith 14 other sites across India. 

Tentative World Heritage List :

  1. Apatani Cultural Landscape (15.04.2014) 

  2. Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal (15.04.2014) 

  3. Bahai House of Worship (Lotus Temple), New Delhi (15.04.2014) 

  4. Bhitarkanika Conservation Area (26.05.2009) 

  5. Buddhist Monastery Complex, Alchi, Leh, known as Alchi Chos-kor (03.07.1998) 

  6. Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands (15.04.2014) 

  7. Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants (15.04.2014) 

  8. Chilika Lake (15.04.2014) 

  9. Churchgate-Extension to Mumbai CST (28.01.2009) 

  10. Delh -A Heritage City (22.05.2012) 

  11. Desert National Park (26.05.2009) 

  12. Dholavira: A Harappan City (15.04.2014) 

  13. Ekamra Kshetra–The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (15.04.2014) 

  14. Excavated Remains at Nalanda (09.01.2009) 

  15. Great Himalayan National Park (26.05.2009) 

  16. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (03.07.1998) 

  17. Hemis Gompa (01.07.1998) 

  18. Historic city of Ahmadabad (31.03.2011) 

  19. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (15.04.2014) 

  20. Kangchenjunga National Park (15.03.2006) 

  21. Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala (03.07.1998) 

  22. Moidams–the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty (15.04.2014) 

  23. Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (15.04.2014) 

  24. Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town (15.04.2014) 

  25. Mountain Railways of India (Extension) (15.04.2014) 

  26. Mughal Gardens in Kashmir (13.12.2010) 

  27. Namdapha National Park (15.03.2006) 

  28. Narcondam Island (15.04.2014) 

  29. Neora Valley National Park (26.05.2009) 

  30. Padmanabhapuram Palace (15.04.2014) 

  31. Rani-ki-Vav at Patan, Gujarat (03.07.1998) 

  32. River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam (02.03.2004) 

  33. Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala (15.04.2014) 

  34. Santiniketan (20.01.2010) 

  35. Silk Road Sites in India (20.01.2010) 

  36. Sites along the Badshahi Marg-The Grand Trunk Road (15.04.2014) 

  37. Sites of Satyagraha, India’s Non-violent Freedom Movement (15.04.2014) 

  38. Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab (05.01.2004) 

  39. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam (15.04.2014) 

  40. Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal (03.07.1998) 

  41. The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways (15.04.2014) 

  42. The Kangra Valley Railway-Extension to the Mountain Railways of India (28.01.2009) 

  43. The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom (15.04.2014) 

  44. The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar (10.09.2010) 

  45. The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (22.05.2012) 

  46. Thembang Fortified Village (15.04.2014) 

  47. Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh (23.10.2006) 

  48. Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (15.03.2006) 

The new additions to UNESCO's tentative list for world heritage status was added on the UNESCO website. This means, 48 sites now stand a chance of becoming world heritage sites.



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