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Published on : Sunday, July 17, 2016
UNESCO listed Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex and Sikkim’s national park home to the world’s third highest peak Mount Khangchendzonga among its World Heritage Sites on Sunday, approving all three nominations linked to India this session.
The meeting had resumed for a day today, after being suspended a day earlier due to a failed coup bid in Turkey which claimed over 260 lives.
This is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting, a Culture Ministry official said. The approval comes two days after the ruins of Nalanda University in Bihar made to the elite tag at the 40th session of The World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul.
“Much awaited dream come true. CapitolComplex of Chandigarh now a World Heritage site. Thanks @UNESCO @RuchiraKamboj,” India&’ Culture Ministry tweeted. Ruchira ..
“Much awaited dream come true. CapitolComplex of Chandigarh now a WorldHeritage site. Thanks @UNESCO @RuchiraKamboj” India’s Culture Ministry tweeted. Ruchira Kamboj is India’s Ambassador to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
“Khangchendzonga National Park of India is now a WorldHeritage site. Thank you @UNESCO @IrinaBokova,” it said in another tweet, tagging UNESCO Director- General Irina Bokova.