Tag: UNESCO

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  • Culture of Peace

    Culture of Peace

    If the goal of education is freedom from ignorance, freedom from dependence and freedom from prejudice, then it is time to ask ourselves whether our education has enabled us to acquire the necessary competence to understand the world in which we live, to develop the skills to live independently and also to live collectively. Harmonious coexistence of multiple identities is the core of human civilization. Sharing is the basis for civilised collective living in a civil society.

    February 6, 2019
  • J-K Govt to ask UNESCO to include Mughal Gardens as World Heritage Site

    J-K Govt to ask UNESCO to include Mughal Gardens as World Heritage Site

    The Governor’s administration on Friday decided to forcefully take up with UNESCO the issue of designation of Srinagar's Mughal Gardens and Neolithic Site at Burza Hama as World Heritage sites.

    November 30, 2018
  • Dodgy over Konarak

    Dodgy over Konarak

    It is deeply unfortunate in terms of cultural history that Odisha’s Konarak Sun Temple, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, should now be at the centre of an unseemly controversy. Central to the discord between the state government on the one hand and the Centre’s Department of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of …

    November 17, 2018
  • Opinion divided over Ahmedabad renaming

    Opinion divided over Ahmedabad renaming

    The right-wingers argue that the name needs to be changed as Ahmed Shah was not seen as a ‘tolerant’ and ‘secular’ ruler.

    November 15, 2018
  • Ahmedabad risks UNESCO status tag

    Ahmedabad risks UNESCO status tag

    Official says renaming city to Karnavati would be illogical

    November 8, 2018
  • Kalka-Shimla railway section to start hop-on hop-off service from 25 Oct

    Kalka-Shimla railway section to start hop-on hop-off service from 25 Oct

    The Kalka-Shimla railway line listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2008.

    October 23, 2018
  • As home gets eroded

    As home gets eroded

    Families on Majuli island, on the Brahmaputra, are facing an uphill battle for survival.

    October 22, 2018
  • Unesco holds event to revive cultural heritage in Mosul

    Unesco holds event to revive cultural heritage in Mosul

    The first 'Revive the Spirit of Mosul' initiative is being held at Unesco's headquarters in Paris and is being jointly organised with Iraq's government, Unesco said.

    September 7, 2018
  • Teachers’ Day 2018 | All you need to know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the educator

    Teachers’ Day 2018 | All you need to know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the educator

    When he became the President, his students and friends wanted him to let them allow the celebration of his birthday. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers' Day.”

    September 4, 2018
  • Remembering victims of the slave trade

    Remembering victims of the slave trade

    Since 1998 UNESCO has been observing 23 August as the International Day for the remembrance of slave trade and its abolition. Today the Day turns twenty one. The decision to observe the day was taken by UNESCO at its 29th session held in Paris in November 1997 “to honour the memory of millions of men, …

    August 23, 2018
  • UNESCO plan awaited for DHR station repairs

    UNESCO plan awaited for DHR station repairs

    The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is waiting for the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) from UNESCO to carry out restoration work at the Gayabari and Sonada railway stations under the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). Both the stations were burnt down and damaged, along with the DHR headquarters– Elysia Building in Kurseong–during the violent movement …

    August 14, 2018
  • Nandita Das in jury for Unesco award

    Nandita Das in jury for Unesco award

    Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Nandita Das was among the jury members of the 2018 edition of the Unesco-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. Nandita, who is in the midst of a gruelling schedule, working towards the India release of her much-awaited film Manto and its participation in international film festivals, found it rejuvenating …

    July 31, 2018
  • Rwandan delegation visits UNESCO recognised Haveli

    Rwandan delegation visits UNESCO recognised Haveli

    A delegation of Senators from Rwanda recently visited the famous UNESCO-recognised “Haveli” in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. The delegation of three Senators, led by the President of the Senate of Rwanda, Bernard Makuza, admired the renovation work carried out at the 250-year-old Haveli. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel hosted a …

    July 23, 2018
  • Croatia calling

    Croatia calling

    A country rich in history and whose cultural heritage sways all those who visit its pristine coastlines and cobblestoned alleys.

    July 22, 2018
  • Eclipse of languages

    Eclipse of languages

    I am always sorry when any language is lost because languages are the pedigree of nations. ~ Dr Samuel Johnson Things have deteriorated considerably since his time and linguists estimate that by the end of the 21st century , over half of the world’s languages will have been lost. Many of them will be lost …

    July 9, 2018
  • Junking heritage

    Junking heritage

    There can be no questioning the credentials of the Chairman of the Railway Board as a conservator of the unique heritage of the Indian Railways. Alas, his passion has not trickled down enough, and UNESCO experts have warned that the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ~ the “toy train” as it is popularly known ~ was …

    July 8, 2018
  • 10 sites in India that got UNESCO World Heritage tag before Mumbai Art Deco buildings

    10 sites in India that got UNESCO World Heritage tag before Mumbai Art Deco buildings

    Here are the last 10 UNESCO world heritage sites of India.

    July 2, 2018