New Delhi – UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has announced the 2022 list of valuable heritage sites around the world. In this list, only 40 heritage sites have been identified in India. Out of which, 32 cultural, 7 natural and 1 a mix of both have been listed. The maximum number of heritage sites were from Italy, which has a total of 58 heritage sites. The rest of the list included countries like China which has 56, Germany has 51 and France and Spain have 49 sites each. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has just concluded its 44th meeting in China.
Today is #WorldHeritageDay. The Sun Temple Konark is the only ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ in Odisha, which was added to the list in 1984.
P.S. India has 40 Unesco world heritage sites as on date. And, 49 sites are on tentative list which includes Chilika Lake and Ekamra Khetra. pic.twitter.com/TFwRE05tHu
— Manas Muduli🇮🇳 (@manas_muduli) April 18, 2022
Hindu Dharma has a rich history dating back millions of years. Hence, there are over thousands of sites in India which stand as testimony to this rich history, unfortunately, the history of India is purposely ignored on the international platform and European nations whose history dates back to a mere 1500-2000 years, their historical sites are getting included in the list by UNESCO.
India, which has a rich heritage of thousands of years, only 40 heritage sites are on UNESCO’s world heritage list. Does UNESCO even understand how to identify monuments ?