A British artist who partnered up with UNICEF and UNESCO looks to raise up to $30 million from selling what he says will be the world's largest-ever painting on a canvas, and donating proceedings to children's charities.
The overall footfall of tourists has fallen down at the famous historical monument of India. Taj Mahal has been witnessing few attendances of both national and international tourists. The historical monument was closed for a long time period in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to ANI, the Superintending Archaeologist of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Agra Circle, Dr Vasant Kumar Swarnkar said, "As compared to 2019, tourists' footfall has fallen by 76% at Taj Mahal in 2020." Taj Mahal is one of the popular World Heritage Site of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in India.
Amar Singh College of Srinagar is one of the oldest colleges in the city. Its building was constructed nearly 80 years ago and now it has come under one of the seven conservation projects to be recognized with the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The award was announced by nine international conservation experts. The deliberations were held online due to COVID-19 pandemic by INTACH's Kashmir Chapter. The INTACH chapter in the Union Territory had carried out the conservation work at the Amar Singh College and it has brought back one of the most prominent institutional buildings to its glory. Teachers, staff members and students of the college feel proud after this award was announced. The project serves as a noteworthy model for safeguarding a unique 20th century architectural asset.
At the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas spoke about her work with UNICEF, the United Nations body focused on protecting child rights and improving the lives of children and adolescents across the world. Commenting on the cause she champions - education of girls - Priyanka said that women across the world are not given enough rights and are denied an equal share in positions of power. She also spoke on how celebrities can make a difference by using their stature. Watch the full video for more.
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