Kozhikode in Kerala and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh have been recognized by UNESCO and included in the prestigious Creative Cities list. UNESCO announced this recognition on October 31, which is celebrated as World Cities Day.
- Kozhikode is acknowledged for its contributions in the field of literature, while Gwalior is recognized for its contributions to music.
- Kozhikode is known for hosting the annual Kerala Literature Festival and various other book festivals.
- Gwalior boasts a rich musical heritage encompassing classical Hindustani music, folk music, and devotional music. It is also home to prestigious music institutes and popular music festivals.
- The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now includes 350 cities across the globe, representing seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts, and Music.
Q.: Which city in India is added to UNESCO creative cities list for its contributions in the field of literature?
Ans : C) Kozhikode
Q.: For what reason is Gwalior recognized by UNESCO and included in the prestigious Creative Cities list?
Ans : C) Music