THE BAHAI HOUSE OF WORSHIP (LOTUS TEMPLE), NOMINATION TO UNESCO’S LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of India has engaged the services of INTACH, Delhi Chapter to nominate the Bahai House of Worship, Delhi as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. INTACH, Delhi Chapter was chosen for this task because of our extensive experience in the preparation of such documentation and our expertise in some of the more technical aspects of the matter, such as conservation and urban planning arrangements in the Delhi area. Some of the tasks involved are
Identify the area for nomination and the Buffer Zone based on criteria as prescribed by UNESCO after due deliberations with the Advisory Committee on World Heritage Matters.
Prepare and/or supply all maps and drawings needed to depict the site location, the buffer zone and the relevant urban planning and conservation arrangements, or otherwise required for the completion of the Nomination Dossier.
Advise and assist the Indian National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais with the preparation of the Site Management Plan
Hold consultative sessions with all stakeholders involved in the site and the identified Buffer Zone.
Liaise with monitoring agencies like the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO on behalf of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of India INTACH Delhi Chapter will prepare the dossier over a period of 18 months and submit the same to UNESCO in January 2017.