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Gwalior, Kozhikode be half of UNESCO’s listing of ingenious cities

Two Indian cities, Gwalior and Kozhikode, were added to the prestigious listing of UNESCO Ingenious Cities Community (UCCN). The cities featured among other 55 new cities from spherical the field and had been added to the listing on Tuesday.

The 55 cities joined the UNESCO Ingenious Cities Community on World Cities Day, which used to be seen on Oct 31.

Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior made the minimize within the ‘Tune’ category, whereas Kerala’s Kozhikode has earned its purpose within the listing within the ‘Literature’ category.

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These cities had been acknowledged for “their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as piece of their style suggestions, and displaying revolutionary practices in human-centred metropolis planning”, the field physique mentioned in an announcement.

The opposite cities in UNESCO’s listing incorporated- Bukhara for Crafts and Folks Art, Casablanca for Media Arts, Kathmandu for Movie, Rio de Janeiro for Literature, and Ulaanbaatar for Crafts and Folks Art among other 55 cities.

With essentially the most as a lot as the moment addition of new 55 cities, the UCCN depend has now reached 350.

“The cities in our Ingenious Cities Community are leading the methodology by methodology of bettering catch entry to to culture and provoking the energy of creativity for metropolis resilience and grace,” Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-Frequent, used to be quoted as announcing within the inform.

Celebrations in cities over UNESCO’s recognition

UNESCO’s announcement used to be welcomed by Top Minister Narendra Modi and Union Culture Minister G Kishen Reddy on Tuesday.

Celebrations broke out in Kozhikode, where the metropolis mayor Beena Philip mentioned the recognition used to be a results of the relentless effort of the metropolis’s of us, writers, journalists and native libraries. She mentioned Kozhikode carried the honor of being home to over 500 public libraries.

Gwalior on the opposite hand is home to the Gwalior Gharana, which has one of essentially the most attention-grabbing song maestros cherish Baiju Bawra and Tansen. The metropolis has turn out to be a favored vacation quandary for studying Indian classical song from musicians within the Guru-Shishya Parampara.

The recognition by UNESCO will abet in boosting tourism within the 2 Indian cities.

(With inputs from agencies)

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