World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day

UNESCO established   18 april as the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 1983. It aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites . Each year has a different theme, and the theme for 2017, was “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”, chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This day is also commonly known as World Heritage Day. However, whilst UNESCO is the organisation that lists world heritage sites , this day is not just about the listed sites, but concerns all cultural heritage places and landscapes of international, national.

The History Of World Heritage Day
The most confusing  part of World Heritage Day is that that actually isn’t it’s formal name. What is popularly known as World Heritage Day is actually called The   International Day  for Monument and Sites,, and was established in 1982 by the International Council for Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS. This organization was established on the principles set forth in the Venice, On 18 April 1982 on the occasion of a symposium in Tunisia, the holding of the “International Day for Monuments and Sites” to be celebrated simultaneously throughout the world was suggested. This project was approved by the Executive Committee who provided practical suggestions to the National Committees on how to organise this day.The idea was also approved by the UNESCO General Conference who passed a resolution at its 22nd session in November 1983 recommending that Member States examine the possibility of declaring 18 April each year “International Monuments and Sites Day”. This has been traditionally called the World Heritage Day

 Importance of the day

The organization was founded after a need was identified to protect these valued locations, and it saw the coming together of experts from hundreds of related fields. These include architects, engineers, geographers, civil engineers, and artists and archaeologists. Each year they work to help ensure that some of the world’s most beautiful sites and important cultural monuments remain preserved for future generations. Since it’s inception it has grown to include almost 10,000 members in over 150 countries all over the world. Of these 10,000 members over 400 are members from institutions, national committees, and international scientific committees, all working together to save important sites and identify new ones that need to be added to the watch list.  in 2016 saw the addition of Gorham’s Cave Complex in the UK, the Khangchendzonga National Park in India, and the Persian Qanat in the Iran. It’s through the tireless efforts of its members and leadership that these places will be preserved for future generations.

The aim of the day

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

Celebaration of world heritage day

people all over the world celebrate their cultual heritage, simply by living their. lives in a way that embodies who they are and where they came from. But one day a year is set aside to celebrate the joint history and heritage of the human race. World Heritage Day encourages us to celebrate all the worlds cultures, and to bring awareness to important cultural monuments and sites, and to espouse the importance of preserving the world’s cultures. Why not celebrate the day by getting  students to nominate a local site to visit that they feel is important to their cultural heritage.

Celebrate by IDMS

Organizations devoted to preserving monuments and heritage sites hold workshops and conferences highlighting the importance of conservation. Talks about the role of monuments and heritage sites in society and education are also held. Governments hold open houses at key monuments and heritage sites for public visits. Students in schools and colleges make field trips to monuments and are encouraged to take conservation as a profession.

How to Celebrate World Heritage Day

he most important way to celebrate World Heritage Day is to search out those locations near you that count as World Heritage Sites, Before doing so research the site and find out what steps are needed to protect it, and respect them during your visit. If you’re feeling more proactive, then perhaps consider submitting a site that you feel is worthy of being protected for it’s cultural importance to ICOMOS. Don’t let an important site disappear from the world, do your part on World Heritage Day to raise awareness and preserve it for future generations.

 

Top ten indian heritage sites

There are noumbers of heritage sites in india,,but i mentioned top ten sites, which is  below.

Tag mahal. qutab minar, sun tample, monuments khajuraho, mohabodhi temple, kuziranga national park, chola temple, ajanta caves, mountain railways of india, fateh pur sikri,

Top pakistan heritage sites

Site to be inducted in the list were moenjodaro,  buddhist ruins of takht e bahi and neighbouring city remains at  sahr e bahlol and taxila  all three of which were inscribed as places of cultural significance in 1980. In 1981 two other sites, Fort and shalamar gardens and  in Lahore , were inscribed. The last site to be designated as a World Heritage Site was   Rohatas for in 1997. All the six inscribed and eighteen tentative sites are listed under the cultural category

European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days provide access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events to over 20 million people every year.During the European Heritage Days, doors are opened to thousands of monuments and sites, allowing people to enjoy free visits, learn about their shared cultural heritage and become actively involved in the safeguarding of Europe’s heritage for present and future generations.The European Heritage Days is the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event in Europe. The Council of Europe launched the initiative in 1985, which became a joint action co-organised with the European Union in 1999

 

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