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World Heritage Day observed across the globe
UNESCO coordinated World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other old historical or cultural sites got celebrated on April 8 across the globe.

In Jaipur, local newspapers published the photos taken by the readers of the heritage sites of the city and tourists were given a ceremonial welcome at site seeing places.

In Bathinda, school students visited the local fort which was built in 12th century, reported TD Garg who is an old colleague and Facebook friend. He shared the pictures of the visit also.

It was in the 1980s that International Council on Monuments and Sites had declared 18th April as World Heritage Day and UNESCO approved the observance in 1983; ever since, the day is observed to highlight the importance of such sites and the problems involved in protecting and preserving them.

Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to identify, protect and preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the world.

At many places, conferences held with participation of tourists, common people, students, guides, scientists, architects, archaeologists, geographers, material scientists and engineers.

According to UNESCO, World Heritage sites get designated by the World Heritage Convention as outstanding sites of international importance deserving special protection.

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