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Ministry of Culture to honour artisans, artists and those associated with Durga Puja celebrations at Kolkata on 24th September

Durga Puja is considered to be one of the biggest festivals around the world. This year makes it more special as the UNESCO has inscribed Durga Puja in the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and it is the first Indian festival to do so.

As part of promoting India’s intangible cultural heritage, Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi in a press conference highlighted the importance of inscription of Durga Puja in the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and urged everybody to come together and celebrate the recognition of the festival at the international level.

Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs, Smt Meenakashi Lekhi, emphasised on the concerted efforts of the government in promoting the incredible culture and heritage of India. She also said , “India has been selected to the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the 2022-26 cycle. Along with achieving this feat, India has sent ‘Garba’ as the next consideration in the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. 

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