Dholavira inscribed on World Heritage List
Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis, in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organisation said on 27 July 2021. The ongoing 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO has already given India a new world heritage site in the form of the Rudreswara/ Ramappa Temple in Telangana, which dates back to the 13th century.
- Gujarat so far has three world heritage sites — Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.
- This session of the World Heritage Committee is being chaired from Fuzhou in China and is being held online. It started on July 16 and will end on July 31.
- The 44th session combines current work, and issues left outstanding since last year, when the annual meeting was postponed due to Covid-19.
- Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given UNESCO's World Heritage Inscription.
- Another feather in India's cap as we now enter the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions, Culture Minister said.
- Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage sites - one fourth of our total sites.