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Naples’ art of pizza twirling is a candidate to join UNESCO’s list of “intangible heritage” next week along with a wealth of other cultural treasures such as Saudi Arabian wall painting and Bangladeshi cane weaving.
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
UNESCO is responsible for promoting peace, social justice, human rights and international security through International cooperation on educational, science and cultural programs.
It has 195 member states and is based in Paris, France.
It is a global development agency with missions that include promoting sex education, literacy, clean water and equality for women.
It is known for its World Heritage Mission which encourages world countries to protect Natural and Cultural Heritage sites.
It also leads the initiative of Man and Biosphere Programme for protecting Biosphere reserves across the world.
THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE
The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly to select the heritage of Excellency that needs conservation
INTANGIBLE HERITAGE FROM INDIA IN UNESCO’S LIST FROM INDIA
Koodiyattam: Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala.
Mudiyett: theatre ritual of Kerala.
Kalbelia: folk songs and dances of Rajasthan.
Ramlila: Traditional Performance of the Ramayana.
Sankirtana: singing, drumming and dancing ritual of Manipur.
Ramman: religious festival and ritual theatre of Garhwal Himalayas.
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil of Thatheras: Punjab.
Chhau dance: classical Indian dance originated in eastern states of India.
SOURCE – THE HINDU.