Explained: Why UNESCO has designated Srinagar as a creative city
Srinagar is the sixth Indian city that achieved creative city distinction.
In 2015 Jaipur for crafts and folk art, in 2017 Chennai for music, and this year 2021 Srinagar joined for its crafts and folk art.
The capital city of Jammu and Kashmir has entered into the list of 295 creative cities network of the world.
In 2018 Srinagar’s application was rejected and this year total of four Indian cities – Indore, Kolkata, Srinagar, and Gwalior had applied to the Ministry of Culture but Srinagar was designated as a creative city by UNESCO.
Chennai and Varanasi – UNESCO cities of music, Jaipur – UNESCO city of crafts, Hyderabad – UNESCO city of gastronomy, and folk arts, and Mumbai – UNESCO city of the film has made it to the list in the past.
PM Narendra Modi congratulates the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the grand recognition of the UTs.
History of UCCN project-
It was launched in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities. A mission to improve sustainable urban development.
Currently, a total of 295 cities from 90 countries are becoming a part of this network
This network mainly covers seven fields- media arts, film, design, gastronomy, literature, music, crafts, and folk arts.