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.
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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