Thursday, 2 February, 2023
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UNESCO, Sisimpur to promote Bangladesh’s 3 heritage sites

UNESCO and Sesame Workshop Bangladesh are collaborating to promote UNESCO’s three world heritage sites in Bangladesh – the Sundarbans, Mosque City of Bagerhat and Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.

 Under this collaboration, Sisimpur will popularise these three world heritage sites through Sisimpur’s entertaining and informative programme. In addition to the production of edutainment content composed of Sisimpur’s popular characters, the initiative will also involve interactive activities.

 UNESCO and Sesame Workshop Bangladesh signed an agreement at UNESCO’s Dhaka office recently. UNESCO Bangladesh’s Officer-In-Charge, Susan Vize and Managing Director of Sesame Workshop Bangladesh, Mohammad Shah Alam were present at the event.

 Susan Vize said, “It is our great pleasure to establish a new partnership with Sisimpur on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. I hope that it will be the beginning of a colorful and fruitful journey with Halum, Tuktuki, Ikri and Shiku.”

 Shah Alam said, “Through this wonderful collaboration we aspire to popularise and promote UNESCO’s three world heritage sites to children and the young parents in our communities.

 To note: In the year 1985 Mosque City of Bagerhat and Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur and in 1997 the Sundarbans were enlisted as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.