SUBJECT :Heritage Status for Chandigarh 

 The decision on including Chandigarh in the list of world heritage will be taken in the month of July.

Olivier Poisson from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, France, briefed about the chain of events including the status of dossier after transmission of the updated elements to ICOMOS, the World Heritage body in a meeting held today.

The meeting comprising delegates of 6 countries who have joined hands in a Transnational Serial Nomination Dossier for UNESCO Heritage status for works of Le Corbusier was held today at Hotel Mountview.

The first conference was held in France in 2015. The conference was chaired by Vijay Dev, adviser to the Administrator, and attended by Anurag Agarwal, secretary, Tourism, Kapil Setia, chief architect, Jitender Yadav, director, Tourism, UT, Sumit Kaur, ex-chief architect, Pradeep Bhagat, principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture and other senior officers from Chandigarh Administration as well as faculty from Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Michel Richard said that the meeting of the World Heritage body would be held from July 10 to 20, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, during which the heritage status will be decided.

Other delegates from the participating countries also shared their views and experiences in making of dossier and agreed in principle to meet in France.