Prelims level : Indian Heritage and Culture Mains level : GS-I Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from Ancient to Modern Times.
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  • The Chief Minister of Rajasthan has recently decided to dedicate the UNESCO world heritage site certificate for Jaipur to the people.
    • The walled city of Jaipur, famous for its grid plan-based architecture and buildings constructed with the pink facade, was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2019.
    • Jaipur has become the second city of the country after Ahmedabad to get the recognition of the World Heritage Site.
    • The government has also decided to release a brochure on “Intangible Heritage Promotion Project”.

Intangible Heritage Promotion Project:

  • It is signed between the Tourism Department of Rajasthan and UNESCO with the objective of developing 10 new cultural tourism destinations in the State.
  • It would be implemented during the next three years.
  • It will directly benefit about 1,500 artists in the districts such as Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, known for folk music and Traditional Handicrafts.

About Jaipur:

  • It was founded in 1727 AD by the then Kachwaha Rajput ruler of Amber,Sawai Jai Singh II. The city was established on the plains and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture.
  • The city’s urban planning shows an exchange of ideas from ancient Hindu and modern Mughal as well as Western cultures.
  • Designed to be a commercial capital, the city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions to this day.
  • The iconic monuments in the city include the Govind Dev temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal etc.
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