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5 TN places in UNESCO World Heritage status tentative list

October 14, 2012 20:05 IST

Five sites in Tamil Nadu, including famous Lord Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture ministry for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation 's world heritage status, Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said on Sunday.

The 17th century Fort St George in Chennai, Chettinad, Kazhugumalai rock sculptures and Pulikat Lake were the other sites in the list, she told reporters.

Replying to question Selja, on a tour of heritage sites in south Tamil Nadu, said the Centre would examine inclusion of sites for heritage status if the local government and administration sent proposals.

The minister, who visited the Saraswathy Mahal library, said it had many invaluable materials and pledged the Centre's support to maintain them with global standards.

She also said she visited nearby Thirubuvanam, known for its silk sarees, and wanted the traditional industry to be kept up. Similarly, she noted achievements of the bronze idol  ndustry re and said orders were being received from world over.

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