The UNESCO approved 18th April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites during its 22nd General Conference in 1983. On 18th April the world comes together to celebrate and promote cultural heritage. The day affords everyone an opportunity to raise and spread awareness about the needs and benefits of conservation of Monuments and Sites.
Every year, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) proposes a theme for the celebrations and activities to be organised by the ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees and by other organisations that wish to participate.
For 2019, the theme is Rural Landscapes.
18th April is a day for disseminating ideas for the protection of cultural heritage and communicating ideas about it.
India has 36 World Heritage Sites. Chandigarh is proud that it is home to one of them. The Capitol Complex in sector 1, Chandigarh is the architectural work of French architect Le’ Corbusier. It is notified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Let us value what we have and do our bit to conserve it and keep it clean and in good shape!
Let’s Team up, for Together Everyone Achieves More!