UNESCO inscribes Bhojpuri folk songs, Geet Gawai, as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
On December 1st 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Bhojpuri songs from Mauritius known as "Geet Gawai", to the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
While we live in a modern society, some times the cultural heritage of our ancestors are lost as practices are abandoned. When that happens, it's only a pity.
I was glad to read the inscription of "Geet Gawai" by UNESCO. I quote from the UNESCO page:
I married Shelly Hermia Bhujun on 27 November 2016 following traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies. Geet Gawai was part of the three-days long ceremonies & rituals, which the young and old alike enjoyed. Below are some snaps from my Geet Gawai. ?