UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network has designated Varanasi and Jaipur as their members [ Current Affairs ]

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As UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) India’s two cities have been designated as members for first time. Two cities are Varanasi City: It is located at Uttar Pradesh has been added in the City of Music category of network.

  • Varanasi was advocated as a perfect example of India’s intangible cultural heritage as a combination of a temple city with its rich tradition in music.
  • The Varanasi School of Music or the Benaras Gharana is named after the holy city of Varansi.
  • Semi classical genres city’s rich musical heritage are Hori, Chaiti, Tappa, Daadra trace.

Jaipur City:

  • It is located at Rajasthan has been added in the City of Crafts and Folk Art category of network.
  • The city recognizes 36 varieties of crafts including the ones related to Sculpture, Pottery Textiles and Jewelry making.
  • King Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 18th Century to his successors, the city has been nurtured as a center of artistic excellence.
  • Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO has announced this.
  • UCCN spread in 47 cities from 33 countries and that have been designated as new members of UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

About UNESCO Creative Cities Network

  • UCCN was introduced in 2004.
  • In regards with the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects its aims to support cooperation with and among cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor of sustainable development.
  • The Network include following fields for observe cities are: Crafts and Folk Arts, Film, Media Arts, Gastronomy, Design, Literature and Music.

- Published on: December 14, 2015