A woman from Assam has appealed to the international community to expedite the process of recognition of Charaideo Maidam as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is pertinent to mention that Charaideo Maidam, home to over 90 royal burial mounds, is also referred to as the Pyramids of Assam and the Indian government has taken steps to nominate this historic site for the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“We request the UN to expedite the process to declare the Maidam as a World Heritage Site,” said Manaika Borgohain Baruah, who represented the World Baruah organization in an interactive dialogue Agenda in UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) session held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 14.
In her brief speech, Baruah said, “Culture has been defined as that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capacities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.”
“Culture is also that aspect of our existence which makes us similar to some people, yet different from the majority of the people in the world. Diversity and the rich cultural heritage are the main components of the state of Assam and its indigenous people. We appeal to the international community through this forum to strengthen the bridge between the world community and the indigenous Assamese people,” she added.
The 52nd session of UNHRC which began on February 27, will end on April 4.
During the session, the Council will hold 27 interactive dialogues with Special Procedure mandate holders and investigative mechanisms, nine interactive dialogues with the High Commissioner, three enhanced interactive dialogues and one high-level dialogue.