Expressing delight at the announcement, Rupani said, “Thrilled to learn that Ahmedabad has been recognised as UNESCO World heritage city, first of its kind in India”. (Image: Akshardham Temple)
UNESCO has declared Ahmedabad as world heritage city and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit Shah have hailed the move. UNESCO made this announcement via tweet. Thrilled to learn that Ahmedabad has been recognised as UNESCO World heritage city, Rupani said. Ahmedabad was in the race for the prestigious title along with Delhi and Mumbai.
“Just inscribed as UNESCO world heritage site: Historic city of Ahmedabad #India”, UNESCO tweeted. (Image: Adalaj Step Well)
“Delighted to know that UNESCO has declared Ahmedabad as World Heritage City. Proud moment for every Indian,” the BJP national president said in a tweet. (Image: Auto World Vintage Museum)
In 1984, the first study for conserving heritage structures was carried out in the city. A heritage cell was also set up by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). (Image: Hutheesing Jain Temple)
The city had featured in UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage cities on March 31, 2011. (Image: Nal sarovar Bird Sanctuary)