Kumbh Mela on Unseco list of intangible cultural heritage Dec 08, 2017 0 76 12345 IANSNew DelhiKumbh Mela, the mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, has been inscribed on the Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under Unesco inscribed Kumbh Mela at its 12th session at Jeju in South Korea, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. This inscription is the third in two years for India following the inscriptions of yoga and Nouroz. The Unesco Convention for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted in 2003, defines intangible cultural heritage as the practices, representations, expressions as well as knowledge and skills that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage. According to the ministry, the Intergovernmental Committee observed that Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth. The festival, held in Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik, represents a syncretic set of rituals related to worship and ritual cleansing in holy rivers in India, Unesco said."As a religious festival, the tolerance and inclusiveness that Kumbh Mela demonstrates are especially valuable for the contemporary world." Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rajnath asks border states to be vigilant against Rohingya influx Dec 08, 2017 0 676 Gujarat student youngest for Antarctica expedition Dec 08, 2017 0 68 Rahul questions prime minister over farm loans, price of produce Dec 08, 2017 0 71 Gujarat polls a key test of Modi's popularity after economic reforms AFP Surendranagar India's Narendra Modi will face a key test of his popularity after a series of controversial economic reforms when the state where he forged his political career goes to the polls on Saturday. Modi .. SC to hear plea on linking of Aadhaar card with schemes New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear a batch of application seeking interim relief on the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various schemes including bank accounts and mobile telephone numbers. .. Pandher, Koli held guilty in another rape-murder case Ghaziabad A CBI court here on Thursday held businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his aide Surendra Koli guilty in the rape and murder of housemaid Anjali in 2006. Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge PK Tiwari .. China lodges protest as Indian drone 'invades' its airspace IANS Beijing China on Thursday said an Indian drone"invaded"its airspace and crashed in the Sikkim section of the border where the two countries were locked in a 73-day military stand-off. New Delhi said the drone .. Lawyers' conduct in Babri case shameful, says Chief Justice IANS New Delhi Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday lamented the conduct of certain senior lawyers during the hearing in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and dubbed it"shameful". Senior .. BJP candidate wins M'rashtra council bypoll IANS Mumbai Amidst speculation of cross-voting by some opposition legislators, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party nominee Prasad Lad won the by-election to Maharashtra Legislative Council here on Thursday. Securing 209 .. Mysterious posters project Patel as Gujarat CM IANS Ahmedabad With only two days left before Gujarat votes in the first of two-phase elections, mysterious posters have appeared in the state asking the Muslim community to vote for the Congress, projecting Ahmed Patel ..