Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Kapil Sibal pitches for Majoli to be made World Heritage Site

INVC,, Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development has advocated the case for the Majoli Island in the Brahmaputra river to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, while meeting with D.G., UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova, here today. He underlined the unique character of this Island and said that it needs to be preserved. Shri Sibal offered support to UNESCO in the area of science and technology. He suggested to DG, UNESCO that India could support UNESCO towards preparing an ICT module for dissemination in the developing world. He gave the example of the ICT scheme developed for the nation’s schools and approved by the Cabinet recently. The Minister thanked the DG, for UNESCO’s approval in the setting up of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development in Delhi. He said that he wants the institute to be the showcase and centre of training for peace and sustainable development. He said that the resources had already been allocated for the institute and the process has been initiated for the allocation of land for the institute. DG, UNESCO complemented India in its efforts in education policy, especially in the passing of the Right to Education Act in Parliament. She welcomed India’s proposals to help UNESCO in human resource support in the field of science and technology and for developing a module for ICT in schools. Ms Bokova is on a 5-day visit to India. Besides Delhi she will also be visiting Jaipur, Chennai, Bangalore and Puducherry.

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