Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Friday was formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
Speaking on the occasion here, Rupani said it was a proud moment for over 6.5 crore people of Gujarat.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a lot of hard work to get the heritage city tag for Ahmedabad from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
He accused the earlier government for not trying enough in this matter.
The Chief Minister said Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status.
He also thanked the UNESCO and the Culture Ministry.