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Garba Added To UNESCO List Of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The dance form of Garba was recently added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According to UNESCO, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is made up of those intangible heritage elements that help show the diversity of this heritage and raise awareness about its importance. The dance form is widely popular in Gujarat and different parts of the country during the Navratri festival. “The age-old tradition of devotion to Goddess Mother in the form of Garba is alive and growing.

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Garba which has become the identity of Gujarat has been approved by UNESCO under its intangible cultural heritage list”, said Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

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Gwalior and Kozhikode Added To UNESCO Creative Cities List

Gwalior and Kozhikode, have been added to the prestigious list of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (“UCCN”). These two Indian cities are among the 55 new cities to join the UCCN. UNESCO praised these new cities for “their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as part of their development strate-gies, as well as displaying innovative practices in human-centered urban planning. 

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While Gwalior, (in Madhya Pradesh) made the list in the ‘Music’ category, Kozhikode, (in Kerala) made the list in the ‘Literature’ category. Few other cities included in the list are Casablanca for Media Arts, Kathmandu for Film, and Rio de Janeiro for Literature. With these new additions, UCCN now lists 350 cities in more than a hundred countries, representing seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Lit-erature, Media Arts and Music.

Can you think of any other Indian city that can be a part of UCCN and for which creative field?

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