INAUGURATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOOT ON 'HEART OF THE WORLD' ON WORLD WATER DAY AND 'HEARTATHON' ON 'WORLD HERITAGE DAY'

Date

People's Plaza
Hyderabad
India

UNWTO EVENTS ON 'HEART OF THE WORLD'

ABOUT 'HEART OF THE WORLD'
Lake Hussainsagar Telangana-India is the World’s largest heart shaped lake that was declared as the ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’ by United Nations World Tourism Organization on 27th September 2012 on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2012, for its heart shape and unique history which portrays the lake as the world’s largest heart mark, the world’s wonderful heart mark & the world’s heritage heart mark. 'HEART OF THE WORLD' spreads out a peace message with motto 'ONE WORLD - ONE LOVE - ONE HEART', for it served many nationals with different cultures with drinking water for about four centuries from the year 1563. It is located in Hyderabad city of Telangana State of India, which has a cultural history of about 5000 years, the region emerged as the foremost centre of culture in Indian subcontinent during the Hindu Kings of Kakatiya dynasty and the Muslim rulers of Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi Dynasty—(also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad) , the rulers patronage and interest for arts and culture had transformed Telangana into a unique multi cultural region where two different cultures coexist parallel to each other, thus making Telangana the representative of the Deccan Plateau and its heritage with Warangal and Hyderabad being its epicenter. The regions major cultural events celebrated are "Kakatiya Festival" and Deccan Festival along with religious festivals of Bonalu, Bathukamma, Sankranthi, Milad un Nabi and Ramadan. Telangana State has long been a meeting place for diverse languages and cultures. It is known as "South of North and North of South". It is also known for its Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb and the capital Hyderabad as a miniature India

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1. INAUGURATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOOTING ON 'HEART OF THE WORLD' ON 'WORLD WATER DAY'
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Lake Hussainsagar Hyderabad Telangana-India.

ABOUT 'WORLD WATER DAY' - It is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. "Wastewater" is the theme for the World Water Day 2017.

Snapshots of the event
• Inauguration of documentary film shooting on Lake Hussainsagar Telangana India as the HEART OF THE WORLD.
• Participation of 15 foreign delegates from USA, UK, China, France, Tanzania & Australia.
• Distribution of DVDs of HEART OF THE WORLD discovery and declaration.
• Distribution of brochures of HEART OF THE WORLD discovery and declaration.
• Distribution of Mementos for the foreign delegates.
• Press-meet by UNWTO & ITS 6TH WOW.

Local authorities

Mr. Chandulal Azmeera, Minister for Tourism, Government of Telangana State.

Mr. Venkatesham Burra, Secretary for Tourism, Government of Telangana State.

Mr. Ravindrajith, Delegate, UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.

2. INAUGURATION OF HEARTATHON ON 'WORLD HERITAGE DAY'
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
Hyderabad-India
(Venue & time will be displayed shortly)

ABOUT 'WORLD HERITAGE DAY' - Every year World Heritage Day is being observed across the world on April 18 to create consciousness to preserve and protect the precious assets and cultural heritage across the world. It is also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites. The first world Heritage Day observed on April 18, 1982 by the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia. It was approved in 1983 by UNESCO.

Snapshots of the event
• 'HEARTATHON'- a run to promote the news of declaration of Lake Hussainsagar Hyderabad of Telangana-India as the 'Heart of the World'.
• Inauguration of UNWTO Telugu brochure on Lake Hussainsagar Telangana India as the HEART OF THE WORLD.
• Press-meet by UNWTO & ITS 6TH WOW.

Local authorities

Mr. Chandulal Azmeera, Minister for Tourism, Government of Telangana State.

Mr. Venkatesham Burra, Secretary for Tourism, Government of Telangana State.

Mr. Ravindrajith, Delegate, UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.

3. 29TH JOINT MEETING OF THE UNWTO COMMISSION FOR EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AND THE UNWTO COMMISSION FOR SOUTH ASIA & UNWTO CONFERENCE ON CRISIS COMMUNICATION
Tuesday, 15th May 2017
Bangladesh

(This event is postponed from 19th January 2017, which was to be held in INVESTOUR 2017, Madrid-Spain)

Snapshots of the event
• Inauguration of documentary film on Lake Hussainsagar Telangana India as the HEART OF THE WORLD.
• Inauguration of calendar 2017 on Lake Hussainsagar Telangana India as the HEART OF THE WORLD.
• Distribution of documentary film DVDs to the 500 UNWTO delegates attending the event.
• Distribution of Calendars 2017 to the 500 UNWTO delegates attending the event.
• Participation of UNWTO delegates from all parts of the world.

Local authorities

Secretary-General, UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.

Mr. Ravindrajith, Delegate, UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.

ORGANIZER

UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.
This event is organized, monitored and recorded by United Nations World Tourism Organization, Madrid-Spain.

ASSOCIATE ORGANIZERS

ITS 6TH WOW
This event is organized by UNWTO in connection with ITS-6TH-WOW, an NGO from Telangana-India for the Global Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Protection. UNWTO authorizes ITS-6TH-WOW to execute the UNWTO events in regard of the HEART OF THE WORLD, and to exploit the UNWTO official logos on the promotional material in all media.

Incredible India
Incredible India is the name of an international marketing campaign by the Government of India to promote tourism in India.

Telangana Tourism
Telangana Tourism is a state government department which promotes tourism in Telangana, a state in the Southern region of India. Tourist attractions in Telangana include historical places, monuments, forts, water falls, forests and temples.

PAST EVENTS:

1. INAUGURATION OF UNWTO ENGLISH BROCHURE ON LAKE HUSSAINSAGAR OF TELANGANA-INDIA AS ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’ IN UNWTO OFFICIAL CELEBRATIONS OF WORLD TOURISM DAY 2016
Tuesday,27th September of 2016,
Siam Kempinski Hotel,
Bangkok-Thailand.
World Tourism Day 2016

UNWTO celebrated World Tourism Day 2016 with the theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ on the Tuesday, 27th September 2016 along with the inauguration of UNWTO Brochure on Lake Hussainsagar Telangana India as ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’ by H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister for Tourism and Sports, Thailand, in the official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2016, which was held at Bangkok-Thailand. Brochures & DVDs on 'HEART OF THE WORLD' were distributed to the delegates who attended the official celebrations from all parts of the world. Team of ITS 6TH WOW from Telangana State represented India in this official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2016.

Snapshots of the event
• Inauguration of Brochure on ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’
• Inauguration of DVD Video on ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’
(DVD video portrays the unique history of the Lake Hussainsagar and the discovery of HEART OF THE WORLD)
• Distribution of Brochures of ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’ to the delegates
• Distribution of DVDs of ‘HEART OF THE WORLD’ to the delegates

Local authorities

H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand

Mr. Xu Jing, Executive Secretary & Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO

Mr. Ravindrajith, Delegate, UNWTO, Madrid-Spain.

Please click the URL links below to view the videos on HEART OF THE WORLD:

Exploration of HEART OF THE WORLD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-E3WZAOApU

H. E. Mr. Taleb Rifai, SecretaryGeneral,UNWTO, MadridSpain, pledging to 'SAVE THE HEART OF THE WORLD'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYX9QPT4amc

Mr. Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Incredible India, pledging to 'SAVE THE HEART OF THE WORLD'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UvbGWymIk

UNWTO delegates pledging to 'SAVE THE HEART OF THE WORLD'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUIRWWVaHU