Dholavira is now a World Heritage Site

 Dholavira is now a World Heritage Site

Team L&M

Proud moment for all Indians.

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in Gujarat, is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. “Dholavira: A Harappan City, in India, just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List. Congratulations!” UNESCO tweeted. The World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO is at present having its 44th session meeting. This session combines current work, and the backlog of last year, as the annual meeting was postponed due to Covid19.

This session of the World Heritage Committee is being chaired from Fuzhou in China and is being held online. It started on July 16 and will end on July 31.

Earier, the 13th century Rudreswara/Ramappa Temple in Telangana was given the status of world heritage site. Meanwhile, Gujarat so far has three world heritage sites — Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.

India has a total of 40 world heritage sites.

Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy took to twitter to announce the news. He said:

“It gives immense pride to share with my fellow Indians that #Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given @UNESCO’s World Heritage Inscription. Another feather in India’s cap as we now enter the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions.”


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