UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra

UNESCO today recognised Mangal Shobhajatra, Bangla New Year procession, as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Mangal Shobhajatra has been inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 11th session of the Inter-governmental Committee on Safeguarding pahela-baishakh-webIntangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The committee in its decision noted that Mangal Shobhajatra, organised by teachers and students of Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts to celebrate the first day of Bengali New Year, symbolizes the pride of the people of Bangladesh in their living heritage as well as their strength and courage to fight sinister forces, and their vindication of truth and justice.

Courtesy: Star Online