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December 6, 2023

UNESCO declares 'Garba of Gujarat' as an Intangible Cultural Heritage


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New Delhi, December 06, 2023 — UNESCO today declared the “Garba of Gujarat” an intangible cultural heritage. This designation recognizes the role of Garba as a unifying force that fosters social and gender inclusivity. Garba is a dance form deeply rooted in ritualistic and devotional traditions and involves people from all walks of life.

The Evaluation Body of the 2003 Convention recognized India’s outstanding supporting material for the dossier. It acknowledged the importance of an element that champions unity in diversity and cultivates social equality among varied communities. This acknowledgment of UNESCO inscribing an intangible cultural heritage element from Gujarat, Garba, will significantly elevate its global visibility and authentic essence.

The Government of Gujarat is organizing several curated ‘Garba’ events across districts in Gujarat to celebrate this achievement. This listing mechanism aims to enhance the visibility of intangible cultural heritage, fostering awareness of its significance and promoting dialogue that respects cultural diversity.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, expressed happiness on the inscription of the Garba of Gujarat on the Intangible Heritage List of UNESCO. He said, “Garba is a celebration of life, unity, and our deep-rooted traditions. Its inscription on the Intangible Heritage List showcases to the world the beauty of Indian culture. This honor inspires us to preserve and promote our heritage for future generations. Congrats on this global acknowledgment.

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

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India

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