Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed happiness over Jaipur being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on 6 July, 2019. “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and velour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO,” Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Earlier in the day, UNESCO had announced that “Pink City” Jaipur has made it to the list of World Heritage site.
“The fortified city of Jaipur, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Unlike other cities in the region located in hilly terrain, Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture. The streets feature continuous colonnaded businesses that intersect in the centre, creating large public squares called chaupars,” a statement on the UNESCO website read. Noteworthy, the Modi government in the last five years tried its best to promote the culture and heritage of the country. UNESCO’s recognation is the testimony of it.