KCR writes letter to Union minister to nominate Hyderabad for UNESCO world heritage site
news Monday, December 29, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 29, 2014 | 8:55 am IST Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday wrote a letter to Union minister of state for culture Mahesh Sharma to push forward, Hyderabad as India's nomination for a World Heritage Site which will be announced by UNESCO in 2015. According to a report in The New Indian Express, KCR drafted this letter to fulfill his promise of turning Hyderabad into a global city. Every year, UNESCO allows one submission from each country as a nomination to include it in the list of World Heritage Sites that are to be preserved. There are 32 World Heritage sites in India and none are from Telangana, KCR is understood to have pointed out in the letter. "Since there are certain reports that the nomination dossier for Delhi as 'imperial city' may be withdrawn by India on account of objections raised by the Ministry of Urban Development, instead of India's chance at a World Heritage Site being missed altogether at the upcoming 2015 session of the World Heritage Committee, India could name Hyderabad as its official entry," Rao said in the letter. Tweet
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