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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Will Majuli be ever listed as World Heritage site?

Will Majuli be ever listed as World Heritage site?

South Asia’s largest river island Majuli hoping this time that UNESCO accord in Site of Heritage of World Guwahati, Assam for Vaishnavism which is important and is located in the state. In Quebec a committee for Heritage of World meeting in July, Canada, would consider and positively grant the status to Majuli which it deserves. The information was submitted by them and all documents to the committee which are sought by them are pushing among the case. It is keen itself to preserve Majuli which is prone to flood and culture of Satriya of island is satras or the monastery of Vaishnavite was set up by a philosopher. A dossier by the body of world has sanctioned for the island, society, culture and its people. Location of Majuli is in east of city of Assam’s in Guwahati and extensively suffers erosion and flooding.

Sarma the President of Island Majuli is also the activists for Development and Protection Council, said that the government of Assam also should send an Indian delegation to meet place for perspective of case of Majuli. For Majuli’s case government of India should depute a representative for presenting at Quebec for the World Heritage Committee.

The inscription requests for new sites will consider by the committee on the list of World Heritage in UNESCO’s and examination of state for sites conservation inscribed on list. For Assamese civilization the cultural capital is Majuli has remained since with social reformer visit cultural capital and on the islet establish satras. Islanders of Majuli despite of from virtual from their mainland, have preserved its uniqueness and hence its distinct identity. Last year the government India to UNESCO proposed that the Majuli can be accorded for the recognition. In its recommendations Majuli deserve to be in list of Heritage of World Site for its “site of outstanding universal properties and a great cultural landscape”.

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