Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism is the theme for 2017 International Day of Monuments and Sites

Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism is the theme for 2017 International Day of Monuments and Sites

India Blooms News Service | 15 Apr 2017

Kolkata, Apr 15 (IBNS): On Tuesday, India, along with other countries will observe the International Day for Monuments and Sites, with 'Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism' as the theme for 2017.

According to International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the theme for 2017 has been chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

To mark the occasion, Le Prince Haveli, one of the most beautiful painted homesteads of Shekhawati, Rajasthan, which is undergoing extensive restoration, will open its door for a day on Tuesday for public viewing, according to an events list published by ICOMOS.

Another special event will be held in Kohima Nagaland, where an International Photography Exhibition titled "A Walk into a Fading Heritage" will be held.

Donin Yeng, a Travel Photographer from Imphal, Manipur (North East India) and based in Dimapur, Nagaland, aims to bring people from around the world closer to north-east India through his hotographs.

On Monday, a photographic exhibition titled "A Tale of Two Cities: Hamp and New Town" will be inaugurated at the Indian Museum, Kolkata, West Bengal.

According to the ICOMOS website, "The exponential growth in tourism and particularly cultural tourism has been a major influence in encouraging an ever increasing range and scope of cultural encounters both formal and informal. Cultural exchange is the currency of cultural tourism. Cultural exchange fosters peaceful coexistence and has never been more important in a world beset with insecurities."


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Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism is the theme for 2017 International Day of Monuments and Sites

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