Four Heritage Sites of South Asia bag UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013 Four heritage sites of South Asia have won awards of Distinction and Awards of Merit in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013. These include two sites in India, one site each in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
About the Awards
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in th...Read more
Two New Sites of South Asia now on World Heritage List The recently concluded 38th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Doha, Qatar, from 15 to 25 June 2014 has approved two sites from India to be inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. With the addition of Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat, a Cultural Site and Great Himalayan National Park, a Natural Site India the total number of World Heritage Sites rises to 32.
The World Heritage Committee comprises representatives from 21 States Partie...Read more
Bamiyan declared as the SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015 As a result of one of the initiatives of the SAARC Cultural Centre, the historic city of Bamiyan in Afghanistan has been declared as the First SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015. This declaration was made at the conclusion of a visit by a delegation of the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, to Kabul and Bamiyan on the third week of June. A series of year-long cultural events with a national but with an overall South Asian dimension will be organized at Bamiyan to celebrate its status as the First SAAR...Read more