Harappan city Dholavira, located in Gujarat, has been inscribed in UNESCO's world heritage sites. Taking to its official Twitter handle, UNESCO tweeted, "BREAKING! Dholavira: A Harappan City, in #IndiaFlag of India, just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List. Congratulations!"
During the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Fuzhou, China, it was decided to inscribe Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana and Dholavira: A Harrapan City, Gujarat on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With the addition of two new sites, India’s number of World Heritage sites has increased to 40.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness saying, "Absolutely delighted by this news. Dholavira was an important urban centre and is one of our most important linkages with our past. It is a must-visit, especially for those interested in history, culture and archaeology."
"As CM of Gujarat, I had the opportunity to work on aspects relating to heritage conservation and restoration in Dholavira. Our team also worked to create tourist-friendly infrastructure there," he added.
Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said, "Another feather in India’s cap as we now enter Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscription. Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage sites."
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