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Lens view: Durga Puja added in UNESCO list

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File photos: Decorated pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata. Photographs by Rajeev Bhatt

The Durga Puja celebrated in Kolkata is placed on the Rep. List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO this week.

Devotees celebrating Durga Puja in New Delhi on Oct. 2021
Devotees celebrating Durga Puja in New Delhi on Oct. 2021
People thronging to a decorated pandal in Kolkata.

The decision to add Durga Puja to the list was made at the sixteenth session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage's annual convention, which was conducted online from Dec. 13 to Dec. 18.

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