Delhi set to grab UNESCO's 'World Heritage City' title

Delhi is a step closer to earning the prestigious tag of a World Heritage City, as the Ministry of Culture has sent a full-fledged dossier to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January on the matter. UNESCO officials will visit the national capital around September to examine the city’s heritage sites, and the Ministry of Culture will have to explain why each site is of unique outstanding value. Mrs. Arvind Manjul, a World Heritage official from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) told ANI, “The entire process takes approximately two years and the final nomination has already been filed by Delhi Tourism with a heritage conservation NGO Indian Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) titled, “The Imperial Capital Cities of Delhi”. The final call will be taken by the World Heritage Committee when its officials visit Delhi in September or October.”… READ MORE

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