The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums is celebrating World Heritage week commencing from November 19 to November 25, 2022. World Heritage Week is observed to promote the conservation of culture and heritage. The week – long celebration aims to create awareness about traditions and culture. World Heritage Week is celebrated by UNESCO and several other international organisations. In India. The World Heritage Week is celebrated by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The World Heritage Day 2022 theme is ‘Heritage and Climate’ to promote conservation research and employ sustainable strategies to protect heritage sites.
Being a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, India undertakes various initiatives on World Heritage Day ( April 18) and World Heritage Week ( November 19-25) each year, to celebrate the spirit of the World Heritage Convention. Some of these initiatives include providing free admission at ticketed monuments, publishing books on World Heritage, involving youth and children through painting competitions and heritage walks, among others.
Entry for tourists will be free at all Archaeological Survey of India-protected monuments here on November 19 to mark the commencement of World Heritage Week. World Heritage Week is celebrated every year from November 19 to 25.
“Tourists — Indian and foreign nationals will get free entry at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and other ASI-protected monuments on November 19,” ASI’s Superintending Archaeologist (Agra circle) Raj Kumar Patel said.