India wins four UNESCO heritage awards: 16.10.2019

UNESCO सांस्कृतिक विरासत संरक्षण के लिए भारत ने जीते 4 पुरस्कार

Points to Remember:

  • Mumbai’s iconic 155-year-old Flora Fountain and two other heritage landmarks in the country’s financial capital are among the four sites that have been chosen from India for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • The fountain, a veritable symbol of Mumbai was opened to the public early this year after painstaking restoration.
  • The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation awards were announced at a ceremony held in Penang, Malaysia, marking 20 years since its institution.

List of winners:

Award of Distinction
Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, (Ahmedabad) India
• Keyuan Garden (Suzhou) China
• Nelson School of Music, (Nelson) New Zealand

Award of Merit
Our Lady of Glory Church (Mumbai) India
• Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (Mumbai) India
• Tseto Goenpa (Paro) Bhutan
• Guyue Bridge (Zhejiang) China
• Lyttelton Timeball Station (Christchurch) New Zealand

Honourable Mention
Flora Fountain (Mumbai) India
• Westpac Long Gallery (Sydney) Australia
• The 5s Classroom (Kew) Australia
• Liddell Bros. Packing Plant (Wuhan) China

About UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization):

  • Founded-: 16 November 1945
  • Headquarters: Paris, France
  • Head: Audrey Azoulay
  • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. India’s Flora Fountain, which has been recently chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage, is located in which city? Mumbai
  2. This year, how many sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation? Four 

 

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