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Yoga makes it to Unesco's intangible cultural heritage list

Declaration of yoga as a 'human treasure' enjoyed the unanimous support of the 24-member Committee

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In what is being seen as a diplomatic triumph for India, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed yoga in Unesco's Representative List, a senior official said on Thursday. "This declaration of yoga as a 'human treasure' enjoyed the unanimous support of the 24-member Committee which overturned the decision of an evaluation body of technical experts, seeking to defer the case to the next session of the committee in 2017," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media ...

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 08:54 IST
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