Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani received the certificate of inscription as world Heritage city for Ahmedabad, on September 6. UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handed over the certificate to the CM, in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel in Ahmedabad.
Rupani said the moment is of pride to receive India’s first world Heritage City certificate, he also added that it is a misfortune that Ahmedabad did not become a place in the World Heritage earlier because of the previous governments’ indifference towards these issues, it is a proud moment for all people of Gujarat, he added.
Rupani gave credit to Mr Modi, saying that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a lot of hard work to get the heritage city tag for Ahmedabad, from the UNESCO. He gave information that, “ In 1411 the Ahmedabad city was built by Ahmed shah and world prestige of those architectures, artistic buildings, poles, Hindu, Jain-Islamic places are now accepted with heritage city”.
Vijay Rupani made an appeal to the residents of Ahmedabad that it is their responsibility to maintain the achieved pride and glory of the newly crowned World Heritage City. He also expressed his joy and gratitude to Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi who fulfilled his dream to make Ahmedabad the World Heritage City when he was the Chief Minister of the state way back in 2010.