Among the 49 cities across the world to make it to the creative cities, Srinagar in Jammu
and Kashmir has also been designated as a creative city.
Srinagar is the sixth Indian city to be included in the prestigious list of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Apart from this, cities like Chennai, Varanasi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Hyderabad have also been included in the UNESCO list in various categories in the past.
As per a statement posted on the website of the United Nations Educatioinal, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – the summer capital of the Union Territory has been designated as the “Creative City of Craft and Folk Arts”.
In this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the people of UT in Srinagar for reaching the UNESCO list.
Launched in 2004, UNESCO’s UCCN project aims to promote cities that have made significant contributions to sustainable urban development.