India gets its 39th World Heritage site
India's nomination at Palampet, Mulugu, near Warangal in Telangana of Rudreswara Temple, also known as the Ramappa Temple, was a landmark achievement. It has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Today's 44th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee took the decision. As the government's only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage tag for 2019, Ramappa Temple is a 13th-century engineering wonder named after Ramappa.
"Just inscribed as World Heritage Site, KakatiyaRudeshwara Ramappa Temple in Telangana, India. Bravo! " UNESCO today announced via tweet.
Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, expressed joy at the UNESCO's designation of KakatiyaRamappa Temple as a World Heritage site. He also encouraged people to visit the magnificent Temple complex to experience its splendor first-hand.
Reacting by a tweet UNESCO The Prime Minister declared: "Excellent! All of you, Telangana! The legendary Ramappa Temple demonstrates the extraordinary craftsmanship of the great Kakatiya family. I encourage you to go see the magnificent Temple complex, and feel its splendor firsthand.
The Union Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Development for the North Eastern Region (DoNER).Shri G Kishan ReddyPrime Minister Narendra Modi thanked him for his support and guidance when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded the World Heritage inscription at Rudreswara Temple, also known by the Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Mulugu District, near Warangal, the state of Telangana.
"It is a great pleasure to announce that Ramappa Temple atPalampet in Warangal (Telangana) has been given the World Heritage inscription by @UNESCO. G Kishan Reddy tweeted, "On behalf of the nation and especially Telangana, we express our gratitude to Hon'ble PM@narendramodifor his guidance & support."
The Minister also took the time to congratulate the whole team of the Archaeological Survey of India, (ASI), as well as thanked Ministry of External Affairs.
"I would like to thank the whole team at @ASIGoI and their tireless efforts in making Ramappa Temple World Heritage Site. I also want to thank the Ministry of External Affairs and their efforts under the direction of Hon'ble PM@narendramodi.
G Kishan Reddy Minister noted that the meeting of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO was not possible in 2020. Therefore, the nominations for 2020 along with those for 2021 were reviewed in a series o online meetings. Sunday 25 July 2021 was the Ramappa Temple discussion.
Mr. Reddy stated that there are 21 members to the World Heritage Committee with China as the Chair. He attributed the success to the goodwill built by PM Narendra Modi with UNESCO member nations during his tenure.