Hyderabad adjudged as ‘Creative City’ in the gastronomy category by UNESCO on Thursday. Hyderabad is one of the two cities from India, among the 66 creative cities selected by UNESCO across the globe. The other city from India, Mumbai got selected as a ‘Creative City’ for its contribution to the world of films.
Indian cities Mumbai and Hyderabad are among the 66 urban settlements designated as creative cities by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday. The designation came on World Cities’ Day, celebrated on October 31, making the two cities part of the 246-member Organisation’s Network of Creative Cities.
“All over the world, these cities, each in its way, make culture the pillar, not an accessory, of their strategy,” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. “This favours political and social innovation and is particularly important for the young generations,” he added.