UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handed over the certificate declaring Ahmedabad formally the status of India’s first World Heritage City .
Speaking after receiving the certificate, Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani said it was a moment of pride for Gujaratis. Rupani appealed the citizens of Ahmedabad to maintain the pride and glory of the newly crowned ‘World Heritage City’.In July, the UN agency had inscribed Ahmedabad as India’s first World Heritage City at a meeting held in Poland.