07 December 2017
UNESCO Inscribes ‘Kumbh Mela’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
UNESCO has inscribed ‘Kumbh Mela’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was taken during the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage at Jeju in South Korea.
This inscription is the third in two years following the inscriptions of ‘Yoga’ and ‘Nouroz’ on 1st December 2016. The ‘Kumbh Mela’ is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.
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UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.France’s Audrey Azoulay- 11th DG of UNESCO, Headquarters- Paris, France.