17 July, New Delhi
UNESCO on Sunday listed Chandigarh and Sikkim’s national park, Khangchendzonga among its World Heritage Sites.
UNESCO approves all three nominations linked to India this session.
It is a moment of pride for India as two of its sites have been today put on the world Heritage map.
India’s nomination in the ‘Mixed Category’ – Sikkim’s ‘khangchendzonga National Park’ and the beautiful Chandigarh’s Capital Complex in the Transnational category recognising the work of Le Corbusier ‘s new architectural language received world’s attention.
The khangchendzonga National park, located at the heart of the Himalayan range includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests.
This decision was taken at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s 40th session, currently ongoing at Istanbul, Turkey.
Earlier, all 21 Member countries of UNESCO agreed and voted in favour of Nalanda University unanimously to be included on the World Heritage Map.