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World Heritage Sites Day

World Heritage Sites Day

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April 18, 2012 World Heritage Day

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The International Day for Monuments and Sites

World Heritage Day
 World Heritage is the shared wealth of

humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

World Heritage Day
 The idea of creating an international movement for

protecting heritage emerged after World War I.
The 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the

World Cultural and Natural Heritage developed from the merging of two separate movements: the first focusing on the preservation of cultural sites, and the other dealing with the conservation of nature.


World Heritage Day
 This year’s theme has been chosen to mark

the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, which was adopted in 1972. The focus will be on, “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”.

World Heritage Day  The event that aroused particular international concern was the decision to build the Aswan High Dam in Egypt. In 1959. a treasure of ancient Egyptian civilization. after an appeal from the governments of Egypt and Sudan. Archaeological research in the areas to be flooded was accelerated. moved to dry ground and reassembled. 5/14/12 . which would have flooded the valley containing the Abu Simbel temples . Above all. UNESCO launched an international safeguarding campaign. the Abu Simbel and Philae temples were dismantled.

5/14/12 .World Heritage Day World Heritage Day (International Day for Monuments & Sites) was created in 1982 by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments & Sites) and was later approved at the UNESCO General Conference in 1983. This has been traditionally called the World Heritage Day. the holding of the "International Day for Monuments and Sites" to be celebrated simultaneously throughout the world was suggested. On 18 April 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organised by ICOMOS in Tunisia.

the World Heritage concept is so well understood that sites on the List are a magnet for international cooperation and may thus receive financial assistance for heritage conservation projects from a variety of sources. 5/14/12 . Sites inscribed on the World Heritage List also benefit from the elaboration and implementation of a comprehensive management plan that sets out adequate preservation measures and monitoring mechanisms. experts offer technical training to the local site management team.World Heritage Day Today. In support of these.

we take on a tour on the World Heritage Sites in our Motherland India. would help us appreciate the historical wealth bequeathed upon this our great nation of ours. This perhaps.World Heritage Day  Now. 5/14/12 .

5/14/12 World Heritage Sites in India .

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…Which has left its impression on the sands of time 5/14/12 .

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Karnataka 14th and 16th centuries 5/14/12 .Group of Monuments at Hampi Bellary District.

1981 5/14/12 .Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur.Rajasthan .

5th. 6th and 19th century AD 5/14/12 .3rd century BC.Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar .

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National ParKs Chamoli District.1939 and 1982 5/14/12 .Uttaranchal .

West Bengal Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005).Himachal Pradesh (2008) 5/14/12 . Ooty.Darjeeling. Tamilnadu Kalka-Shimla Railway.Mountain Railways of India  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999).

Red Fort Complex Delhi .1546 5/14/12 .

Qutb Minar and its Monuments Delhi .Late 12th century 5/14/12 .

Humayun’s Tomb. Delhi Delhi .1570 5/14/12 .

Prehistoric & 8th to 14th centuries Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 5/14/12 .Gujarat .

1727 and 1734 5/14/12 . Jaipur Jaipur.Jantar Mantar.Rajasthan.

8th century 5/14/12 .Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka .

950 AD to 1050 AD Khajuraho Group of Monuments 5/14/12 .Madhya Pradesh.

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh.2nd and 1st centuries BC to the 12th century CE 5/14/12 .

Rock Shelters of himbetka Madhya Pradesh.2nd and 1st centuries BC 5/14/12 .

Mahabalipuram.Tamil Nadu.7th and 8th Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram centuries 5/14/12 .

2nd century BC to 6th century 5/14/12 .Ajanta Caves Maharashtra.

1887–1888 5/14/12 .Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Maharashtra.

Elephanta Caves Maharashtra .5th and 8th centuries 5/14/12 .

Ellora Caves Maharashtra.600 to 1000 AD 5/14/12 .

Orissa e K O N A R K .S u n 5/14/12 T e m p l Puri District.

11th and 12th century 5/14/12 .Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu .

Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh .16th century 5/14/12 .

Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh .16th century 5/14/12 .

17th century 5/14/12 .Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh .

Churches and Convents of Goa Velha Goa (Old Goa).  .16th and 18th century 5/14/12 . Goa.

Churches and Convents of Goa 5/14/12 .

Sundarbans National Park West Bengal .1939 and 1982 5/14/12 .

20th Century 5/14/12 .Manas Wild Life Sanctuary Assam .

located in the Northeastern state of Assam covers an area of 50.000 hectares (120. 5/14/12 .Manas Wild Life Sanctuary Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.000 acres) in the plains of the Manas River’s in the foot hills of the Himalayas on the border with Bhutan (contiguous with the Manas Wild Life Sanctuary in Bhutan It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment.

Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary Assam.20th century 5/14/12 .

5/14/12 . It was first established as a reserved forest in 1908 to protect the dwindling species of Rhinoceros.Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary. was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment. located in the Northeastern state of Assam in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River’s south bank.

as Socially committed persons We Pledge to… Publicize the Heritage sites in local newspapers or radio locality Hang World Heritage Day banners in our Organize a public talk or lecture on our local heritage heritage Put together an exhibition celebrating our local Award a prize to someone who has made an 5/14/12 outstanding contribution to our local heritage .

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