Jaipur city was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO today during the 43rd meeting of World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan’s Baku. The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 AD. “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
‘Pink City’ Jaipur on Saturday made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and leaders across the political spectrum welcomed the signal honour to the historical city.
The UNESCO shared the announcement on Twitter. “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur in Rajasthan, #India. Bravo,” the UN body posted on Saturday.
The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10.
In addition to Jaipur, the Committee examined 36 nominations for inscription on Unesco’s World Heritage List during the session.
Welcoming the Unesco announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “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.”
“The World Heritage Committee is composed of representatives of 21 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention who meet annually. The Committee is in charge of implementing the Convention. To date, 1,092 sites in 167 countries have been inscribed on the World Heritage List.”