The walled city of Jaipur has entered into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list on July 6. Jaipur is well known for its iconic architectural legacy. It has become the second city of the country to enter into the UNESCO World Heritage Site after Ahmedabad.
The nomination of Jaipur was supported by a majority of the countries. Jaipur has been nominated by India as it has an exceptional urban example in indigenous city planning and construction in South Asia.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN). It is headquartered in Paris, France.
The Director-General of UNESCO is Audrey Azoulay. UNESCO works for peace and security by promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture. This will increase universal respect for justice.
Countries that supported India’s nomination:
The countries that supported India’s nomination are: Brazil, Bahrain, Cuba, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, China, Guatemala, Uganda, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angola, St Kitts and Nevis. Australia and Norway initially proposed a referral, but, after the debate, they agreed for the inclusion of Jaipur.
The fortified city of Jaipur is located in Rajasthan. Sawai Jai Singh II founded Jaipur in 1727. The city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions.
Apart from an outstanding planning the city is known for its iconic monuments such as the Govind Dev temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal excel in artistic and architectural craftsmanship of the period.
Myanmar’s Bagan, Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars in Laos and the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in China are among the other sites that were included in the World Heritage List on 6 July.