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Pink City-Jaipur receives World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO

On February 5, 2020, the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, received World Heritage Certificate from the UNESCO. The UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay visited India to present the certificate.

Highlights

The World Heritage Certificate was presented to Jaipur for the efforts of the people of the pink city towards preserving its cultural heritage. Jaipur’s Parkota has been listed in the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.

Intelligence Heritage Promotion Project

The Project is being implemented by UNESCO in 10 cities of Rajasthan, It includes Barmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, etc.

Why Jaipur?

Jaipur is known for its palaces, architecture, forts. The architecture in the city reflected inclusion of Mughal, Persian and Hindu designs. In order to preserve this cultural mixture of the city, UNESCO and the Rajasthan Tourism Department have signed an agreement.

Selection Criteria

The World Heritage Sites are selected on the basis of four natural criteria and six cultural criteria. They are as follows

  • The site should represent human creativity
  • It should reflect interchange of human values.
  • It should bear unique testimony to cultural tradition
  • An example for a particular type of architecture
  • An example for human settlement, their sea-use and land-use
  • It should represent biological or ecological evolution
  • An example to represent major stages of earth’s history.
  • To exhibit natural beauty
  • It should b e directly related to the traditions of living people

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Udyanotsav inaugurated by the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan

On February 4, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Udyanotsav at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Mughal Gardens will be opened to the public between February 5, 2020 and March 8, 2020.

Highlights

The main highlights of the Udyanotsav of 2020 are Exotic flowers, tulips and bulbous flowers. Online booking to visit the gardens has been availed for the citizens in the website of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mughal Gardens

The Mughal Gardens have been built in the Persian Style. It was influenced by the Charbagh structure. Charbagh is a quadrilateral layout of gardens that is mentioned in Quran. The most famous examples of this type of garden are the Chahrbagh-e-Abbasi in Iran and the Taj Mahal in India.

Rashtrapti Bhavan

Rashtrapti Bhavan is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world. The Construction was ordered by the Governor-General of Fort William. It was constructed between 1799 and 1803.

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