Mysuru: The world famous Mysuru Dasara is all set to gain entry in to the world heritage list by State Department of Heritage, Archaeology and Museums.
The move has come close on heels of UNESCO listed famous Durga pooja of West Bengal has been enlisted in in heritage list.
Speaking to NewsKarnataka on Monday January 10, Department of Heritage, Archaeology and Museums Commissioner B. R. Poornima said that after discussions with the Tourism Secretariat, they will take steps to get the required budget allocation for the purpose. They are also planning to get in touch with the authorities of the Archaeology Department in Kolkata to discuss the parameters adopted to get Durga Puja included in the list.
The Mysuru Dasara has a history of 411 years and has been a major tourism attraction and lakhs of people visit cultural City to witness Dasara every year. The Hampi and Pattadakallu has already found a place in UNESCO heritage list.
According to the procedure, the archaeological department should get permission from State Government to enlist itself in UNESCO site. The department would create photo and video documents about history, celebration of festival, background and prominence to the State Government. Then the State Government would send a proposal to Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Then the ASI officials would verify it and would submit a proposal to UNESCO. The UNESCO officials would examine 8 points to include the proposal into the list. If the proposal has two points sufficiently, the UNESCO would enlist the event.
Now the State Museum and Archaeology Department officials have begun the process of preparing documents about Dasara to submit proposal.