Each year World Heritage Day is commemorated on April 18 to spread awareness about preserving the history, diversity, and vulnerability of world heritage sites and monuments.
This special day marks an understanding of our rich culture and traditions that are worth conserving.
The day is celebrated to convey an important message to the younger generations to carry forward our legacy and safeguard our culture.
It also intends to recognize the efforts of all people like architects, engineers, geographers, civil engineers, artists and archaeologists, who contribute towards conserving the heritage.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has designated total of 1155 monuments in 167 countries as UNESCO world heritage sites.
So, let us have a more detailed view about the day.
This year, the day will be dedicated under the theme “Heritage and Climate" through open, constructive and intergenerational dialogues.
In 1982, ICOMOS proposed that April 18 should be observed as theWorld Heritage Day. Later, the date was approved by UNSECO at the 22nd General Conference in 1983.
We all know that ancient buildings and monuments are assets to the human race and the world. Our ancestors have given us a vibrant cultural past that shouldn’t go in vain.
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