Assam's iconic Charaideo Maidams meets UNESCO's technical requirements to be added to World Heritage Site List
-, Mar 06, 2023, India Blooms News Service
Assams iconic Charaideo Maidams/Moidams has met all the technical requirements needed to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
A letter from Lazare Eloundou Assomo, director of UNESCO World Heritage Center to Vishal V Sharma, the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO as quoted by NE Now read , The nomination of Moidams the Mound-Burial System of the Ahom Dynasty met all of the technical requirements outlined in the Operational Guidelines concerning completeness check of nominations to the World Heritage List.
The letter added, It is important to recall that the technical completeness of a nomination does not imply that the site concerned is of Outstanding Universal Value and would necessarily be inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The letter added, A copy of the nomination file has been sent to ICOMOS for evaluation. They will be contacting you separately to arrange for an evaluation mission to the nominated property.
Reacting to the development, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: With great pride, happy to share a landmark achievement in our endeavour to get World Heritage Site status for Charaideo Maidams. The maidams have met all technical requirements of the UNESCO Secretariat. My gratitude once again to Hon PM Shri @narendramodiji for the nomination.
A maidam is a tumulus of the royalty and aristocracy of the medieval Ahom Kingdom (12281826) in Assam.
The royal maidams are found exclusively at Charaideo; whereas other maidams are found scattered in the region between Jorhat and Dibrugarh towns.