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Yoga Makes it to Intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO.

TNPSC Current Affairs December 2 2016

Yoga has got the global recognition as it was inscribed in the UNESCO’s representative list as the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Decision was taken during the 11th session of the intergovernmental committee for the safeguarding of the Intangible cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The committee has also recognised Belgium’s Beer Culture and Cuba’s Rumba Dance as the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Yoga is the 13th Intangible cultural Heritage to be listed from India by UNESCO.

About Intangible Cultural Heritage:

It is established by UNESCO with the aim of better protection of important intangible cultural heritages across world and the awareness of their significance. Intangible Cultural Heritage not only includes monuments and objects but also includes the traditions or living expression inherited from ancestors and passed to our descendants.


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