UNESCO: India bags another achievement as on December 15, the UNESCO accorded Kolkata’s Durga Puja festival a heritage tag. CM Mamata Banerjee highly praised the move where at the same time PM Modi hailed UNESCO’s decision as a “matter of great pride and joy for every Indian.”
Tweet by UNESCO:
UNESCO while sharing the Tweet attached a picture of Goddess Durga with the hashtag ‘living heritage’. It said, “Durga puja in Kolkata has just been inscribed on the intangible heritage list. Congratulations India.”
PM Modi on this glorious achievement said, “Durga Puja highlights the best of our traditions and ethos. And, Kolkata’s Durga Puja is an experience everyone must have.”
CM Banarjee tweeted, “Proud moment for Bengal! To every #Bengali across the world, Durga Puja is much more than a festival, it is an emotion that unites everyone. And now, #DurgaPuja has been added to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We are all beaming with joy!”
The Ministry of Culture extended its heartwarming wishes to the city and its people where the Minister wrote, “Overjoyed that ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ joins the @UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Many congratulations! It is a confluence of the rich heritage and culture of the county’s art, crafts, rituals and practises. Jai Maa Durga!”
Besides, the Ministry of state information and cultural affairs issued an assertion in order to congratulate the people in the city.