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World Heritage Day Observed On 18th April 2018 Theme, Details, History, Purpose



World Heritage Day Observed On 18th April 2018- Theme, Details, History, Purpose

The World Heritage Day or International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed every year on 18th April around the world.

The World Heritage Day is marked with an aim to spread awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage, monuments, sites, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards its verge of extinction.

The World Heritage Day is a collective effort of the communities in the world to maintain the cultural legacy and make people think about its susceptibility.

The World Heritage Day-2018, this year theme is ‘Heritage for Generations’. The theme emphasizes on the inter-generational transfer of knowledge.

The World Heritage Day was first declared by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in the year 1982. This was approved by General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with an aim of enhancing awareness about the importance of cultural heritage, monuments and to conserve them.

In India, the World heritage day was celebrated at National Rail Museum, New Delhi.

In India, there are total 36 (1 mixed, 7 Natural and 28 Cultural).world heritage sites in India, as designated by UNESCO.


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