World Heritage Day: Twitter's Tribute To Incredible India

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World Heritage Day: Twitter's Tribute To Incredible India

April 18 is celebrated as World Heritage Day every year

New Delhi:  April 18 is observed as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day the world over to celebrate cultural heritage and encourage people to conserve our rich past. There are over 1000 World Heritage Sites recognised by UNESCO, some man-made and some natural. According to UNESCO, these sites need to be protected as they hold cultural and physical importance.

India is home to 35 World Heritage Sites and state governments are organising heritage walks, lectures and other activities to engage with local communities as a part of their conservation effort.


#WorldHeritageDay has been the top trend on Twitter and Indians shared stunning images of some of our monuments and sites.

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See some spectacular images here
 
The proposal to first celebrate the day as International Day for Monuments and Sites came in 1982. UNESCO approved it in 1983. The theme of World Heritage Day this year is 'Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism' which is in relation to United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

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