A public lecture, a photography exhibition and multiple cultural events such as a play and a film would mark the World Heritage Day on Monday.
The International Day for Monuments and Sites, informally known as the World Heritage Day, was created by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) on April 18, 1982, and later approved by the UNESCO in 1983.
Based on the theme for 2011, 'the Cultural Heritage of Water', the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has organised a photo exhibition on water bodies of Delhi and also a quiz competition on heritage. Both the events would take place at the Red Fort, a spokesperson said.
Celebrating Delhi's iconic poet Mirza Ghalib, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) — involved in conservation of heritage monuments including the World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb & Ghalib's Mazar — would organise an exhibition on poets of Nizamuddin basti, a film and a play on Ghalib's life and ghazal recital by renowned Begum Muneer Khatoon, all at the India International Centre.