Day: World Heritage Day to be celebrated today

Islamabad: Like other parts of the globe the World Heritage Day will be celebrated in Pakistan today Thursday. World Heritage is defined as the shared wealth of humankind. World heritage is a wonderful reminder of our rich past. The objective of the day is to create awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving of heritage.

The seeds of World Heritage Day were sown on April 18‚ 1982. The International Council for Monuments and Sites ICOMOS had organized a symposium in African country Tunisia.

The calls were made for celebration of an “International Day for Monuments and Sites” all over the world. The idea picked up the pace and the committee approved the suggestion. The proposal then moved to UNESCO General Conference where a resolution was passed in November 1983.

Since that day World has annually celebrated the “International Monuments and Sites Day” also known as “Word Heritage Day” on April 18. Our monuments and sites can only be protected with the collective efforts of the international community.

On World Heritage Day‚ awareness campaigns would be organized to educate public about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it. Heritage sites are vulnerable to several factors and we must do everything in our rights to protect these valuable assets.