Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed joy over Kumbh Mela being inscribed on Unesco’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

In a tweet, Modi said: “A matter of immense joy and pride for India.”

On Thursday, the External Affairs Ministry said that the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under Unesco inscribed Kumbh Mela at its 12th session at Jeju in South Korea.

This inscription is the third in two years for India following the inclusion of yoga and Navroz, the Parsi New Year.