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Current Affairs Short Notes: Durga Puja of Kolkata gets UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage tag

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Intangible Cultural Heritage refers to practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills of a community or group

Durga Puja is traditionally celebrated in the  West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha

It is an important festival in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism

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It is celebrated because of Durga’s victory over Mahishasur

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Currently, UNESCO has 492 elements from which India now has 14 intangible cultural heritage

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Durga Puja is the first festival in Asia to achieve recognition as UNESCO ICH of Humanity.

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Durga Puja is the first festival in Asia to achieve recognition as UNESCO ICH of Humanity.

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Earlier, UNESCO announced the Harappan city of Dholavira as India’s 40th world heritage site.

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UNESCO Headquarter: Paris, France – Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay

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