18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day 2018 to create awareness about Heritage among communities.
Theme for 2018: Heritage for Generations.
What is a World Heritage site?
World Heritage site is a natural or man-made area or a structure that has international importance, and requires special protection. These are recognised by the UNESCO. UNESCO believes that these sites are important for humanity, and they hold physical and cultural significance.
In 1982, ICOMOS announced, 18 April as the “World Heritage Day”, approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with aim of creating awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind, and redouble efforts to protect and conserve the human heritage.
Now, ie 2018, India has 36 world heritage sites, the sixth most of any country. Italy leads with 53 sites followed by China with 52 sites