Jaipur enters the list of UNESCO World Heritage site

Published on : Monday, July 8, 2019

On July 6, UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced the inclusion of Jaipur into the UNSECO World Heritage Site list.  The Walled City was examined for nomination by the committee and the declaration came after its 43rd session which is currently underway at Baku ( Azerbaijan) from June 30 to July 10.

Jaipur  is known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture.UNESCO tweeted on the same day “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #India. Bravo.”

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India expressed happiness for the city being recognised as a World Heritage Site and he tweeted “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO.

 After the city’s nomination in 2018 a senior official stated that ICOMOS (The International Council on Monuments and Sites) had inspected it.The nomination was examined by the WHC in Baku and then inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

 In 1727 AD under the patronage of Sawai Jai Singh II Jaipur was founded which is the capital city of the culturally-rich state of Rajasthan.

UNESCO Office in New Delhi had earlier said that The city was proposed to be nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period.

In town planning, Jaipur shows an interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas that resulted in the form of the city.

Jaipur is a fine example of the late medieval trade town in South Asia and has new concepts for a thriving trade and commercial hub.

 The World Heritage Committee is assigned with the role of implementation the convention, there are 21 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention.  So far 1,092 sites in 167 countries have been inscribed on the World Heritage List.

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