ISLAMABAD: The Suri Jagek routine with regards to Pakistan’s indigenous Kalasha individuals has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for consideration in the current year’s rundown of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), it rose on Wednesday.
The designation was acknowledged by the Unesco’s Inter-legislative Committee for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage amid its thirteenth session being held in Port Louis, Mauritius. The 2018 rundown additionally incorporates social legacy in Kenya, Algeria, Cambodia, Syria, Egypt and Azerbaijan.
The 24-part advisory group’s session, which started not long ago and will finish up on Saturday, talked about a few issues that are critical for the defending of living legacy around the globe and affirmed the 2018 rundown of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
The Unesco board of trustees acknowledged Pakistan’s selection that “as a decision custom, indispensable to the development of the customary luni-sun powered timetable directing occasions for celebrations, blowouts and get-togethers, and in addition creature cultivation and horticulture of the Kalasha and Muslim people group dwelling in the three valleys, consider Suri Jagek to be a basic piece of their Intangible Cultural Heritage”.
A first selective engraving for 2003 Convention for Pakistan — the other two being Nauroz and Falconry imparted to neighbor nations in the district — Suri Jagek (actually, watching the sun) is a Kalasha meteorological and cosmic practice completed in December on the winter solstice and depends on the perception of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the nearby geography.
The training and sanctioning of Suri Jagek lies overwhelmingly in the Hindu Kush extend with the nearby geology giving visual prompts to watch the rising and setting of the sun behind attributed land areas from observatories called Suri Jagaekein situated in towns of the three Kalasha valleys — Mumuret (Bumburet), Biriu (Birir) and Rukmu (Rumbur).
Be that as it may, the old observatories like Suri Jagaekein are under danger with expanded development inside the Kalasha valleys. Suri Jagaekein of specific towns, for example, Balanguru in Rumbur and Guru in Birir give blocked perspectives of the rising sun because of constructed structures and visual impedance from trees, individually.
Such factors brought about an absence of mindfulness among the more youthful populace in regards to the social noteworthiness and utilitarian advantages related with Suri Jagek. There is a grumbling among network individuals that the educational programs instructed alongside the instructional method utilized in schools has unendingly estranged them from their very own way of life.
Engravings on the rundown of ‘Elusive Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding’ require a protecting arrangement arranged by the state party with the cooperation and inclusion of the networks.