Government Policy

World Heritage Day to be observed tomorrow

DHAKA, April 17, 2017 (BSS) - World Heritage Day-2017 will be observed tomorrow in the country as elsewhere in the world to create awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving archeological sites as well as cultural heritages.

On World Heritage Day, awareness campaigns are organized to educate public about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it.

To celebrate the day, Department of Archaeology and Friendship Centre have jointly taken elaborate programmes including discussion at Lalbagh Fort tomorrow to create mass awareness for protecting and preserving heritages.

UNESCO recognized the Bengali's traditional Mangol Shovajatra on Pahela Boishakh (Bengali new year) as a world heritage on November 30, 2016.

World Heritage Day is an annual event celebrated on April 18 of each year. It aims to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of all relevant organizations in the field.

In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

announced, April 18 as the "World Heritage Day", approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with the aim of enhancing awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind, and redouble efforts to protect and conserve the human heritage.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)