TAAK welcomes Srinagar’s UNESCO recognition

TAAK welcomes Srinagar’s UNESCO recognition
Describing it as a historic moment, President TAAK Farooq A Kuthoo said UNESCO listing will give Kashmir global recognition.Wikimedia Commons/ Unesco

Srinagar: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) hailed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for choosing Srinagar among 49 cities as part of the creative city network under the Crafts and Folk Arts category.

Describing it as a historic moment, President TAAK Farooq A Kuthoo said UNESCO listing will give Kashmir global recognition.

“It is a proud moment for all of us and this nomination is the global recognition of the rich craft legacy of Srinagar. The historical crafts and arts of the Srinagar city are already famous and UNESCO’s nomination would further give it a much-needed boost to not only crafts but also to the tourism sector.”

TAAK President urged both the departments of Tourism and Handicrafts to work together and market Srinagar’s rich art and craft at the global level.

“This opens the avenues for Srinagar for development of arts and crafts and exhibitions of arts and crafts at the international level,” said Kuthoo.

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