May 30, 2024
  • Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra and Sahṛdayaloka-Locana have been included in ‘UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register’.
  • It signifies a step forward in global cultural preservation efforts highlighting the importance of recognizing and safeguarding the diverse narratives and artistic expressions that shape our shared humanity.
  • Sahṛdayaloka-Locana’, ‘Panchatantra’, and ‘Ramcharitmanas’ were authored by Acharya Anandvardhan, Pt. Vishnu Sharma, and Goswami Tulsidas respectively and have deeply influenced Indian literature and culture, shaping the nation’s moral fabric and artistic expressions.
  • The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) played a vital role in securing a historic moment during the 10th meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP).


  • The Memory of the World Programme is an international programme aimed at safeguarding, preserving and facilitating access to and the use of documentary heritage.
  • UNESCO launched the Program in 1992.
  • It includes the inscription of significant documentary heritage on national, regional and international registers.
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