Chennai which is called as cultural capital of South India, joined the elite club of world cities on 7 November 2017. It got included in Creative Cities Network(CCN) of UNESCO for its contributions towards music.
Chennai joins two other cities in India – Jaipur and Varanasi to have figured in the prestigious list for their contribution to music and folk arts. The report to nominate Chennai for the CCN was submitted a few months back to the UNESCO by the Union culture Ministry.
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Congratulations Chennai for getting included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network for your contribution to music and becoming third Indian city after Jaipur and Varanasi,”.
Once a city is included on the list, it holds cultural events for four years to highlight its USP and this is monitored by the UNESCO. CCN currently has 116-member cities from 54 countries, covering various fields.
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