This news came as great news to celebrate for Indians, especially Bengalis. UNESCO has officially recognized Kolkata’s Durga Puja, which is an incredible cultural fest. Yes, this has made it to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List.
The UNESCO Office in New Delhi tweeted, Durga Puja in #Kolkata has just been inscribed on the #IntangibleHeritage list! Inscriptions to Representative List are one of the several ways by which #UNESCO advocates the promotion and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.”
This is the first festival in Asia to achieve the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status.
“Proud moment for Bengal! To every #Bengali across the world, Durga Puja is much more than a festival. It is an emotion that unites everyone. And now, #DurgaPuja has been added to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We are all beaming with joy!” tweeted CM Mamata Banerjee, speaking about this.