[News] Jaipur named Unesco World Heritage Site, second Indian city in list



IANS | Published:  July 07, 2019 09:01</span

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Jaipur: ‘Pink City’ Jaipur on Saturday made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and leaders across the political spectrum welcomed the signal honour to the historical city.

The UNESCO shared the announcement on Twitter. “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #India. Bravo,” the UN body posted on Saturday.

The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10.

In 2018, then Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma formally announced that Jaipur’s name being proposed for World Heritage City. The Archaeological Survey of India had in 2015 submitted a proposal to Unesco for the status.

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