Back in 2015, Delhi officials had abruptly pulled out of the nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage city tag, just a month before the final review and decision!
This in return, split dreams and efforts curated by a long-drawn process of planning and executions by other stakeholders. But now again in 2019, Delhi is undertaking a fresh push for this much coveted tag and here’s what happening!
On the morning of our 73rd independence day, representatives of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) held a meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, and finalised this plan.
It was reported that an INTACH delegation had discussed the nomination of Delhi to the UNESCO’s list of world heritage cities with the CM, at the Delhi secretariat. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia who is also the head of the department of art and culture.
INTACH is associated with the conservation and protection of historic buildings and they had prepared the reports on Delhi, which was a segment of the formal application to UNESCO, sent in January 2014. Two cities under the title of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’- Shahjahanabad established by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan and British colonial government’s capital, New Delhi, were proposed for the heritage badge.