Yogi Adityanath thanks Modi for UNESCO recognition to Kumbh Mela, says India touching new heights under PM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after UNESCO recognised India's Kumbh Mela as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity".

File image of Yogi Adityanath with Narendra Modi. Courtesy: Twitter/@CMOfficeUP

File image of Yogi Adityanath with Narendra Modi. Courtesy: Twitter/@CMOfficeUP

This was an achievement of the Narendra Modi-led government, the chief minister was quoted in an official statement.

"The country is touching new heights under the prime minister and earning new identity at the global level. The world is now looking toward India," the chief minister said.

The Kumbh Mela was recognised by the UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" on Thursday.

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the 'Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' during its 12th session being held in Jeju, South Korea.

Kumbh Mela, considered the world's largest congregation of religious pilgrims, is held in Allahabad, Ujjain, Nashik and Haridwar.

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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2017 15:58:43 IST

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