World Heritage Week 2023: World Heritage Week is celebrated all over the world every year from the 19th of November to the 25th of November. Mostly it is celebrated by the students of schools and colleges in order to get people aware of the importance of cultural heritage and its preservation.
Various programs related to the historical structures of India, tour places, and cultural and traditional heritage of India are initiated by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in order to celebrate World Heritage Week in the city.
SYMBOL OF CELEBRATING THE WORLD HERITAGE WEEK IN INDIA
There are many Indian historical heritages and tour places that are the symbol of denoting the real culture and tradition of the ancient people in India. Some of the significant monuments and heritage artifacts of India are Delhi Darwaza, Astodia Gate, Delhi Red Fort, Manek Burj, Sardar Patel Bhawan heritage building, Teen Darwaza, Bhadra Gate, Siddi Sayyed, Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and etc.
These heritages and monuments of India are the ancient property that we must have to preserve and save to inherit the culture and tradition to the next generation. People in India celebrate World Heritage Week by symbolizing these heritages and monuments as part of the celebration.
HOW IT IS CELEBRATED
Students from schools and colleges enthusiastically take part in the celebration of World Heritage Week. Around 500 students from municipal schools take part in the guided tour to the Sanskar Kendra and City Museum. At least 80 students take part in the tour weekly. They read different slogans related to the encouragement of the preservation of historical heritage and monuments of the country.
Quiz competitions and cultural heritage programs are also conducted for the school children over the historical heritage of Ahmedabad city for the whole week. Some of the events such as seminars, photo exhibitions, and other related competitive programs are also organized by the department of culture and archaeology as well as the Archaeological Survey of India.
PURPOSE OF CELEBRATING THE WORLD HERITAGE WEEK
The chief purpose of celebrating World Heritage Week is to increase awareness and encourage people about the preservation and safety of the cultural heritage, and monuments of the country. To live the ancient Indian culture and tradition it is very necessary to protect and preserve the variety of priceless cultural heritage and historical monuments.
A great effort has been made by the National Research Laboratory for Conservation, Lucknow to save the original look of the stone structure of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple (one of the 12 Jyotirlingas) in the Varanasi which was built by the Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in the year 1777. There is a plan by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission to protect around 2,000 temples of the city.
|November Social Events||Date of Celebration|
|All Saints Day||1st November|
|World Tsunami Awareness Day||5th November|
|International Week of Science and Peace||9th to 14th November|
|Legal Services Day||9th November|
|Children’s Day||14th November|
|National Cooperative Week||14th to 20th November|
|International Day for Tolerance and Peace||16th November|
|National Epilepsy Day||17th November|
|National Integration Day||19th November|
|Quami Ekta Week||19th to 25th of November|
|World Heritage Week||19th to 25th of November|
|Child Rights Day||20th November|
|International Film Festival of India||20th to 30th November|
|Constitution Day||26th November|