World Day For Monuments And Sites To Be Observed Tomorrow
International Day for Monuments and Sites would be observed on Thursday across the globe including Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :International Day for Monuments and Sites would be observed on Thursday across the globe including Pakistan.
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas will be the chief guest at the symposium.
The symposium to be held in connection with World Heritage Day 2019 will brings together scholars, heritage conservators and students to reflect on the situation of Pakistan's valuable rural heritage and its role in national development. Our rural areas are a treasure trove of the cultural and natural heritage. The session will bring to light various aspects of our rural heritage including landscapes, rural buildings, agriculture, traditional food, crafts and community life.
Every year on 18 April, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) celebrates the "International Day for Monuments and Sites", whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
Events include scientific conferences and symposia, exhibitions, photography competitions, excursions, press conferences, the awarding of prizes, releasing press releases, publishing magazine articles and projecting films, among others.