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UNESCO declares Garba Of Gujarat as Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO declares Garba Of Gujarat as Intangible Cultural Heritage

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UNESCO declares Garba Of Gujarat as Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO declares Garba Of Gujarat as Intangible Cultural Heritage: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the famous traditional dance of Gujarat, Garba, as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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'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.

What is Garba?

Garba, a ritualistic and devotional dance performed throughout the state of Gujarat and across India, is celebrated for nine days during the festival of Navratri. This name is derived from the Sanskrit word Garbha.

This festival is dedicated to the worship of feminine energy or Shakti and honoring various mother goddesses.

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The Listing mechanism under the UNESCO 2003 Convention aims to enhance the visibility of intangible cultural heritage, fostering awareness of its significance and promoting dialogue that respects cultural diversity.

Key Highlights

India was elected to be part of the 24 Member Inter-governmental Committee (IGC) of the ICH 2003 Convention in 2022 for a tenure of 4 years.

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Alongside India, this year’s Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) comprised of Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Czechia, Ethiopia, Germany, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Static Current Affairs related to UNESCO for upcoming exams

  • Formation: 16 November 1945
  • Full form: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Headquarters: Paris, France 
  • Director-General: Audrey Azoulay 

Static Current Affairs related to Gujarat for upcoming exams

  • Statehood Day of Gujarat: 1 May 1960
  • Capital City of Gujarat: Gandhinagar
  • Largest City of Gujarat: Ahmedabad
  • Total Districts in Gujarat: 33
  • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat
  • Chief Minister of Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel (BJP)
  • Total assembly constituencies of Gujarat: Unicameral (182 seats)
  • Parliamentary constituency of Gujarat: Rajya Sabha (11 seats) and Lok Sabha (26 seats)
  • High Court: Gujarat High Court
  • Total Population of Gujarat (2011): 60,439,692
  • Official Languages of Gujarat: Gujarati
  • Additional Official Languages of Gujarat: Hindi
  • Literacy Rate of Gujarat (2011): 78.03%
  • Sex Ratio in Gujarat (2011): 919 ♀/1000 ♂

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