Chandigarh capital complex get the status of World Heritage Site on Sunday. United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) committee took this decision on the basis of Architectural Work of Le Corbusier an outstanding contribution to the modern movement. The Capital Complex contemplate as the one of the best renowned design of Le Corbusier.
The Capitol Complex buildings include the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab and Haryana Secretariat and Punjab and Haryana Assembly along with monuments Open hand, Martyrs Memorial, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadow. It hosted the International Yoga Day event on June 21, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It is a moment of pride for our city as Capitol Complex gets the Heritage Status. The Administration ensures all the residents that we will conserve and preserve this Heritage Site and make the city a major international tourism destination. The site got inscribed as part of the UN body’s recognition of Le Corbusier’s architectural works in different parts of the world.