UNESCO Clubs hails UNESCO for recognising rickshaw

Abu Sufian

The National Association of UNESCO Clubs in Bangladesh has thanked the United Nations Educational, Scientific

and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Director-General Audrey Azoulay for recognising rickshaws and rickshaw painting in Dhaka as an intangible cultural heritage.

This is the fifth element of the intangible cultural heritage of Bangladesh recognised by UNESCO. For this recognition,

the people of Bangladesh are happy and feel pride, read a press release. Referring to such achievement as a rare honour for Bangladesh,

the association’s Secretary General Mahbub Uddin Chowdhury urged UNESCO to preserve such history and heritage. Earlier,

the UNESCO recognised Jamdani, Shital Pati, Baul songs, and Mangal Shobhajatra as elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Bangladesh.

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