World Heritage Day on 18th April: saving our shared heritage

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The Great Barrier reef - breathtaking though endangered; UNESCO World Heritage Site

What is ‘Heritage’? Give this a little thought. We’ll wait before sharing the definition with you. Quickly, think of something! Did the Taj Mahal pass before your eyes, your grandmother’s saris or your mother’s jewellery collection? Honestly, all of these are forms of heritage, some of these are extremely personal and intimate, while others are public heritage shared by all of us. According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, ‘Heritage’ is defined as ‘something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor’ or ‘something possessed as a result of one’s natural situation or birth‘.

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