UNESCO, included in the top organizations of the United Nations, has also called the traditional Garba dance of Gujarat as a cultural heritage. UNESCO has recently added Garba dance to the list of proud achievements across the world. In this regard, the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) NY-NJ-CT-NE with the support of several community organizations and the Consulate General of India in New York has decided to organize a memorial Garba celebration at the 'Crossroads of the World' .
Garba is popular here: Reports say that 'Garba' is a very popular group folk dance in major states of India including Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Garba festival is often celebrated during Navratri. Its popularity is not only in the country but also abroad. It has found great popularity among the Indian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States of America, Britain, Australia, Canada and many other countries. It is noteworthy that Garba dance was nominated for inclusion in the UNESCO list. After UNESCO's decision on Wednesday, Gujarat CM had said that the age-old tradition of devotion to Mother Goddess in the form of Garba is not only alive but is also being carried forward.
Did it on December 6: Let us tell you that on Tuesday, the 18th meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee formed for the protection of intangible cultural heritage was started in the South African country Botswana. Meanwhile, under the 2003 Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), it was also announced to include Garba dance in the UNESCO list. After this decision the festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm. Free travel, refreshments and participation certificates were provided to those attending the event. The event was a unique example of the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat, as the attendees also wore traditional Garba attire.
On the intangible heritage list: UNESCO congratulated India in a social media post on Wednesday. New inscription on the intangible heritage list: Garba of Gujarat. The FIA sent an open invitation to the entire Indian American community to attend this event. The Consulate General of India in New York also extended its support to organize the event. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised UNESCO declaring 'Garba' as an intangible heritage.