World Heritage Week
World Heritage Week is celebrated all over the world every year from 19th of November to 25th of November. To get people aware about the the importance of the cultural heritages and its preservation. Various programs related to the historical structures of India, tour places and cultural and traditional heritages of India are initiated by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in order to celebrate the the World Heritage Week in the city.
How it is Celebrated:
Students from the various schools and colleges enthusiastically take part in the celebration of World Heritage Week. They read different slogans related to the encouragement of the preservation of historical heritages and monuments of the country. A quiz competition and cultural heritage program are also conducted for the school children over the historical heritage of Ahmedabad city for the whole week. Some of the events such as seminar, photo exhibition and other related competitive programs are also organized by the department of culture and archeology as well as Archaeological Survey of India.
Purpose of Celebrating the World Heritage Week:
The purpose of celebrating the World Heritage Week is increasing the awareness and encourage the people about the preservation and safety of the cultural heritages, monuments of the country. To live the ancient Indian culture and tradition it is very necessary to protect and preserve the variety of priceless cultural heritage and historical monuments.
A great effort has been made by the National Research Laboratory for Conservation, Lucknow to save the original look of stone structure of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple(one of the 12 Jyotirlingas) in the Varanasi which was built by the Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in the year 1777. There is a plan by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission to protect around 2,000 temples of the city.