‘Garba of Gujarat’ Declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 7th Dec. 
‘Garba of Gujarat’ has been inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity by UNESCO, under the provisions of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage during the 18th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from 5th -9th  December, 2023 in Kasane, Botswana.
Garba of Gujarat is the 15th ICH element from India to join this list.

This inscription underscores Garba’s pivotal role as a unifying force that fosters social and gender inclusivity.

Garba as a dance form is entrenched deeply in ritualistic and devotional roots, involving people from all walks of life and it continues to thrive as a vibrant living tradition bringing communities together.

The inscription further highlights the commitment and efforts of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India towards the safeguarding, promotion and preservation of our intangible cultural heritage.

Union Minister of Culture, Tourism & Development of North Eastern Region G. Kishan Reddy in a X post said that this listing is testimony to the tireless efforts of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase our rich culture, traditions & heritage to the world.

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