Durgapujo in Kolkata gets UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage tag
One of the largest carnivals and street-art festivals of the country, Durgapujo in Kolkata received the international recognition of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
“Durgapujo in #kolkata has just been inscribed on the #intangibleHeritage list! Inscriptions to the Representative List are one of the #UNESCO advocates the promotion and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage,” the UNESCO office in New Delhi tweeted on Wednesday.
Durgapujo in Kolkata has always been a celebration of festival and culture. Bengalis, no matter which part of the world they live in, connect emotionally to this occasion. The streets are decorated with lights, pandals turn into galleries of exhibition art and artistic mastery. The occasion also brings family , friends and relatives together and for four days people enjoy and cherish the mood of cheerfulness, love and ofcourse, delicious foods and new clothes.
Commenting on Durgapujo in Kolkata being enlisted in the UNESCO intangible heritage of Humanity, Prime Minister Narender Modi tweeted “A matter of great pride and joy for every Indian.”