India’s Kumbh Mela Festival is recognised by UNESCO

India’s Kumbh Mela, Cultural great festival has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, said media news report.

Reportedly in a tweet, the international organisation UNESCO said, Kumbh Mela was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at its 12th session in South Korea.

It is reported that the inscription of elements on the list helps countries which are a part of UNESCO’s convention for safeguarding  cultural heritage to mobilise international cooperation and assistance for ensuring that communities continue to practice and transmit such aspects of their heritage.

Responding to this, India’s Cultural Minister Mahesh Sharma reportedly termed it a very proud moment. In a tweet, the minister reportedly said, Kumbh Mela is considered to be the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth, attended by millions irrespective of caste, creed or gender, media news report said.