UNESCO’s Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Award:
The heritage Byculla Railway station which has been restored to its original glory, received the UNESCO award.
- The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation is supported by a partnership between UNESCO and Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation since 2021.
- UNESCO introduced the new category, ‘Special Recognition for Sustainable Development’, in 2020, together with an updated set of Awards Criteria.
- It is to acknowledge the role and contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable development within the broader framework of the UN 2030 Agenda.
- Since 2000, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation have been recognizing the achievement of the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully conserving or restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region.
Byculla Railway station:
- It was originally built in 1853.
- The first train of the country passed through Byculla station almost one-and-a-half centuries ago.