At the 18th meeting of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is currently taking place in Botswana, rickshaws and art on rickshaws were recognized as intangible cultural heritage.
UNESCO has named Dhaka’s rickshaw paintings as the fifth cultural heritage. The other four are the Jamdani and Shital Pati weaving industries, Baul songs, and the Mongol Shobhajatra.
Faisal Hasan, who is the senior information officer for the Ministry of Culture, confirmed the story.
Source: The Daily Star