UNESCO lists polo as Iran's intangible cultural heritage

President Higgins said the recognition of uilleann piping in Irish culture is an honour

It said the inscription was the third in two years following "Yoga" and "Nouroz".

The inscription of the Kumbh Mela was recommended by the expert body which examines the nominations submitted by member states. The element is compatible with existing worldwide human rights instruments since people from all walks of life, without any discrimination participate in the festival with equal fervor.

He observed: "This inclusion represents an honour for a most valuable part of Irish culture, and for Uilleann Piping throughout the world, and is a valuable recognition of the skills, imagination, creativity and importance of those who make, restore and play na píobaí uilleann". This would ensure the continuity and viability of this festival in perpetuity. In the ensuing battle between Devas and Asuras, a few drops of this nectar fell in Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik and since then KumbhMela has been held in these places.

The President congratulated those who made this global recognition possible and said the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage not only celebrates human diversity and ingenuity, but raises "awareness of the importance of protecting our shared cultural heritage".

The inscription of elements on the list helps countries which are a part of UNESCO's convention for safeguarding cultural heritage to mobilise worldwide cooperation and assistance for ensuring that communities continue to practise and transmit such aspects of their heritage.

The practice helps strengthen interpersonal bonds and is key to the regional identity of the communities concerned, UNESCO said.

The UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is made up of traditions that are considered to enrich all of humanity.

Related News:

  • Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO) EVP Sells 500 Shares of Stock

    In related news, President Amelia Varela sold 25,000 shares of Steven Madden stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. Putnam Investments Llc decreased Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) stake by 7,869 shares to 4,201 valued at $348,000 in 2017Q2.

    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (HMNY) Director Sells $2210000.00 in Stock

    The average true range of the stock is observed at 1.71 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 32.98. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, "The Little Book that Beats the Market".
    Sam Smith Weighs In on Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift's Complicated Relationship

    Sam Smith Weighs In on Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift's Complicated Relationship

    Kardashian interviews her grandmother, known as MJ, in a video for her subscription-based app and website . It's no surprise she's fine with it since MJ isn't a stranger to the concept herself.
  • Are Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli really getting married or not?

    Are Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli really getting married or not?

    Anushka was also seen at the family court in Bandra along with her advocate to pick up the necessary forms for the court marriage. Interestingly, the same pandit was seen boarding the flight today with the Sharma family.
    Most Americans say senior Trump officials probably had 'improper' contact with Russian Federation

    Most Americans say senior Trump officials probably had 'improper' contact with Russian Federation

    About a quarter of conservatives said that the officials likely had improper contacts, while more than 80 percent of liberals did. The poll was conducted between November 29 and December 4, and has a margin of sampling error of 2.9 percentage points.
    China Exports Rise at Strongest Pace in Eight Months: Customs

    China Exports Rise at Strongest Pace in Eight Months: Customs

    China's iron ore imports rose in November, though steel mills are cutting output as part of a government drive against pollution. The number beat analysts' forecast of a 5.0 percent increase and compared with 6.9 percent growth in October.
  • Accenture plc (ACN)'s Stock Is Buy After Making 52-Week High

    Baird reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $155.00 price objective on shares of Accenture in a report on Thursday. Evercore ISI restated an "outperform" rating on shares of Accenture Plc in a research note on Saturday, March 25th.

    Express Scripts (ESRX) Upgraded to "Market Perform" at Sanford C. Bernstein

    Currently, 571.8 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 564.57 million shares have been available to trade. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W.

    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Holdings Lowered by 361 Capital LLC

    Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Vetr upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $26.28 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 5.
  • Solo running for president of US Soccer Federation

    Solo running for president of US Soccer Federation

    Soccer Federation's conduct during a labor dispute with the women's national team as "historical, immoral and unconscionable". She ended the essay by saying, "Soccer is the world's game, and I want to share it with all of America".

    Short Interest in Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) Declines By 21.2%

    Currently, 1.17 billion total shares are owned by the public and among those 1.16 billion shares have been available to trade. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $229.53 price target, but the stock is already up 58.51% from its recent lows.

    Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Stock Formed Bullish Double Top. What To Expect?

    Stoneridge Inv Prtn Ltd Liability holds 0.89% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 153,986 shares. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Tuesday, January 24 with "Outperform" rating.


Most liked

Time Warner INC (TWX) Holder Alpine Associates Management INC Has Lifted Position
Twenty-three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. HLS's profit will be $63.90M for 18.88 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. 13,365 were reported by Victory Inc.

Is Credit Suisse Positive On Shares of NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE)?
This ratio also gives some idea of whether you're paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately. Argus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $173.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy in a report on Tuesday.

Has $481000 Holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
The stock has a market capitalization of $432,732.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.12, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 2.52. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA ) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by JP Morgan.

China urges calm as N.Korea rattles sabres
People in a Chinese province bordering North Korea have been offered a nuclear survival guide by the local state-run newspaper. Li Jie , a Chinese military expert based in Beijing, said the announcement was targeting the United States and South Korea.

Britain and European Union reach Brexit divorce deal: European Union commission
The DUP said the proposals, which aimed to avoid a "hard border" by aligning regulations on both sides, were not acceptable. This followed Eurosceptic MPs urging her to lay down new red lines before agreeing to hand over any money.

Featured Stock: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)
It has outperformed by 41.42% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $1.60 billion company. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS ).

Kileleyi? PDP Plateau Chairman kidnapped enroute Saturday convention
A family member, Mr Jonathan Mapis, who spoke on the issue, said that the victims were abducted "around 5.30 p.m". PDP Plateau state Chairman, Hon. "The abductors have contacted the family".

Novartis aims to broaden use of breast cancer drug
The researchers used the patients' reported "worst pain" as the primary endpoint measure. That's what we would like to see, but, again, you can't really predict that.

Johnson to raise jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case in Iran trip
Mr Johnson's Tehran trip will see him raising the cases of other dual nationals being held in Iran. She is due to face fresh charges of "spreading propaganda" during a court appearance on Sunday.

Ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for shooting
The conviction of a former SC cop has finally disrupted the devastating pattern of the unrebuked killings of Black men by police. A white former SC police officer was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist.

New Album On The Way Featuring Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks From 1968
This is too (expletive) incredible. "Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, 'Oh my God, that's an fantastic performance'".

Vacation Simulator Announced for PSVR
The brief trailer sets the lighthearted tone that the studio is known for, as you lounge around in the water, cook hot dogs, and play beach ball.

Breaking Down the Chart for OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS)
In taking a look at some other notable technicals, OSI Systems, Inc . ( OSIS ) stake by 11.41% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Over the last 12 months, OSIS's free cash flow per share is a positive 0, while that of VHI is positive 5.84.

EPS for CarMax Inc. (KMX) Expected At $0.81
The funds in our partner's database now possess: 7.87 million shares, up from 7.73 million shares in 2017Q1. Prescott Grp Inc Capital Management Limited Liability owns 20,000 shares or 0.26% of their USA portfolio.

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Wray rejects Trump criticism
Wray also faced questions about potential legal trouble for Trump personally arising from Mueller's investigation. He said Wray could easily disprove his allegation by releasing the FISA application to Congress.