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CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
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Indian Heritage Passport Programme

In support to Indian Government's efforts to link tourism with local empowerment, UNESCO launched the concept of the Indian Heritage Passport Programme, with the endorsement of the Union Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
The Indian Heritage Passport Programme is a means to market quality tourism destinations; facilities and initiatives which encourage the holistic protection and promotion of local cultural and natural heritage, the education of travelers and concern the local environment and local employment generation. Chettinad complete the above criteria and is promoted under this program.  For more information on this program, you can upload the leaflet published by UNESCO.
In the framework of this programme, UNESCO and ArcHe-S have co-published a concept paper in 2010 Indian Heritage Passport Programme On Chettinad Trail in Tamil Nadu which can be upload. The document gives meticulous listing of various aspects that constitute the overall cultural landscape of the Chettinad region in a hope to guide the work of the Government of Tamil Nadu in their future heritage-based tourism development.
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Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation

ArcHe-S is member of the Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Urban Development and UNESCO New Delhi to preserve and enhance historical city centers through a network of experts from India and abroad. The NGO has participated in 2008 to the biennale conference with a presentation on the concept of a Chettinad Heritage House.
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2008 Watch List of the World monuments Fund
ArcHe-S, together with the District Collector of Sivagangai and the Chettinad Heritage Committee, has proposed Chettinad for the 2008 Watch List with the endorsement of UNESCO New Delhi. Chettinad was included into the 2008 Watch List in June 2007.
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Decentralized Cooperation Programme

Since 2008 the French Regional Council, Région Centre, and the French Ministry of External Affairs, MAEE, came along to extend their financial and technical expertise to the project in the framework of a decentralized cooperation programme with the State of Tamil Nadu as well as the District of Sivagangai.

In the framework of the Indo-French Festival “Bonjour India”, the NGO ArcHe-s has participated to the "1st Assises de la Coopération" in New Delhi as well as to the 1st Indo French Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Goa.
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