South Mumbai Can Be India's Best Heritage District: Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao While Receiving UNESCO's Asia Pacific Award

Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao received the award on behalf of Mumbai University.


Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao accepted the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCOs) Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation on behalf of the University of Mumbai. 

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He said that South Mumbai has the potential of becoming the best Heritage District of India as it has some noteworthy World Heritage Sites like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT),  the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Building, David Sassoon Library, museums, Asiatic Society and many other such sites. He further said that along with the supporters of the authorities and citizens alike, we need to come together to identify, restore and develop a heritage tourism circuit. 

The Mumbai University's project of restoring  Rajabai Clock Tower and Library Building had received the Honorable Mention award from UNESCO India. Vidyasagar Rao addressed the audience and suggested that Mumbai University should further conduct more activities like heritage walks, certificate programs, heritage movements etc. to give impetus to our culture and heritage. 

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