Shantiniketan included in UNESCO World Heritage list

#PM Narendra Modi Extends Congratulations

JNS: Shantiniketan, the revered cultural and educational hub in West Bengal, has achieved a momentous milestone by being included in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list. This historic announcement was made via UNESCO’s official communication channel, ‘X,’ in a post released yesterday.

The decision to grant Shantiniketan this esteemed recognition was arrived at during the ongoing 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, convened in Saudi Arabia. Shantiniketan, established in 1901 by the eminent Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, who was the father of the renowned Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is nestled in the picturesque Birbhum district of West Bengal.

In light of this significant achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his heartfelt congratulations to the nation. Through a social media post, Modi shared his pride in this accomplishment, acknowledging that it’s a moment of immense pride for all Indians. Expressing his profound joy at this milestone,

PM underlined Shantiniketan as a living embodiment of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s visionary ideals and a testament to India’s profound and diverse cultural heritage.

This inclusion of Shantiniketan in the UNESCO World Heritage list is a moment of great cultural and historical significance, as it acknowledges the enduring legacy of this institution and its profound influence on India’s cultural landscape. It is a testament to the invaluable contributions of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and the enduring importance of Shantiniketan in promoting education, art, and culture on the global stage.e.

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