The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Jaipur as a World Heritage site on Saturday, July 6. The city which is the capital of Rajasthan, India has been counted in the recent list of World Heritage sites put out by the organization. In a recent Tweet, UNESCO confirmed the same.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi who seemed to be delighted by the news, re-tweeted UNESCO's post and talked about how Jaipur, a city associated with culture, is known for its hospitality and draws people from all over the world.
"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," he wrote in the post.
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The decision was taken by the World Heritage Committee during UNESCO's 43rd session held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, (from June 30 to July 10) under the chair of Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan.
The committee reportedly examined 35 nominations for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Besides Jaipur, places like Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars, Lao People's Democratic Republic; Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan; Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia; Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, China; Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Australia and Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain are also included in the list.
Here's the list of places in India that are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site: