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India’s cultural vibrancy shines brighter on global stage: PM Modi on inclusion of Gwalior & Kozhikode in UCCN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FILE/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the inclusion of Gwalior and Kozhikode within the UNESCO Inventive Cities Community (UCCN) and mentioned India’s cultural vibrancy “shines brighter on the global stage”.

In a publish on X, he additionally asserted that as India celebrates this worldwide recognition, the nation “reaffirms its commitment” to preserving and selling its various cultural traditions.

Gwalior and Kozhikode are among the many 55 new cities which have joined the UNESCO Inventive Cities Community, UNESCO made the announcement on its official web site on Tuesday.

Whereas Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has made it to the coveted checklist within the ‘Music’ class, Kozhikode in Kerala has earned the place within the ‘Literature’ class.

“India’s cultural vibrancy shines brighter on the worldwide stage with Kozhikode’s wealthy literary legacy and Gwalior’s melodious heritage now becoming a member of the esteemed UNESCO Inventive Cities Community. Congratulations to the folks of Kozhikode and Gwalior on this exceptional achievement!

“As we celebrate this international recognition, our nation reaffirms its commitment to preserving and promoting our diverse cultural traditions. These accolades also reflect the collective efforts of every individual dedicated to nurturing and sharing our unique cultural narratives,” PM Modi posted on X.

He shared his ideas on India’s achievements in a publish in response to a publish by Union Tradition Minister G Kishan Reddy who additionally hailed the inclusion of the 2 previous cities of India into the coveted community.

“A proud moment for India Kozhikode in Kerala has been designated as the UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ and Gwalior as the ‘City of Music’ in the latest @UNESCO List of Creative Cities Network. These cities get acknowledged & recognition for their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity. Congratulations to all stakeholders!,” Reddy posted on X.

The 55 inventive cities additionally embrace Bukhara (Crafts and Folks Artwork), Casablanca (Media Arts), Chongqing (Design), Kathmandu (Movie), Rio de Janeiro (Literature), and Ulaanbaatar (Crafts and Folks Artwork).

World Cities Day designated by the United Nations falls on October 31.

With the newest additions, the UCCN now counts 350 cities in additional than 100 nations, representing seven inventive fields: Crafts and Folks Artwork, Design, Movie, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music, UNESCO mentioned in its assertion.

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