The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, on Saturday made its entry into the World Heritage Sites list of UNESCO – New Delhi report confirms the new UNESCO World Heritage Site of India, the Pink City (Jaipur).
It was the 43rd session of the WHC (World Heritage Council), UNESCO in Baku – a historic city of Azerbaijan from 30th of June to 10th of July in which the Walled city was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Jaipur has become the 38th site from India to be recognized as one. Before it 30 cultural sites and 6 natural sites along with one mixed site have been given the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #India. Bravo,” A tweet stating UNESCO’s declaration.
The nomination of Jaipur was proposed by Indian Government as an outstanding example of the modern urbanization, for its aboriginal city plans and their construction among the southern countries’ of Asia to the World Heritage Council. The Ministry of Culture further added,” Besides an exemplary planning, its iconic monuments such as the Govind Dev temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal excel in artistic and architectural craftsmanship of the period.”
The Indian Prime Minister also expressed proud with the declaration of inclusion of Jaipur into the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
“Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO”.
Eric Falt, the director of UNESCO India, said the tag “celebrates yet another of India’s outstanding heritage sites, only one year after the successful nomination of the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai in 2018”.
He also congratulated India as well as Jaipur, Rajasthan on the successful nomination in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UNESCO India also stated that this declaration of Jaipur as a World Heritage Site is an acceptance of city’s remarkable value as a cultural asset. It has been confirmed that UNESCO has inspected the site in 2018 prior to its nomination, this year.
The city of Jaipur was found in the year 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II and unlike other famous cities of India it was not located on a hilly terrain rather it was settled on a plain terrain and constitutes plan designs from Vedic architecture.
UNESCO aims to identify, protect and preserve the cultural and natural Heritage sites which are of great value to history all around the world.
All these declarations were made under the convention concerning the protection of the World Culture and Natural Heritage treaty, employed by UNESCO in 1972.