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UNESCO declares rickshaws, rickshaw painting in Dhaka as intangible cultural heritage

Desk report, Dec 06: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation declared rickshaws and rickshaw painting in Bangladesh capital Dhaka as an intangible cultural heritage on Wednesday.

A press release issued by cultural affairs ministry said that the decision was made at the on-going 18th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kasane, Botswana.

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

Rickshaws and rickshaw paintings in Dhaka is the fifth element of the intangible cultural heritage of Bangladesh recognised by UNESCO.

State minister for cultural affairs, KM Khalid, and its secretary Khalil Ahmed said that it was a great achievement for the country.

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