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A BJP MLA in Meghalaya has sought the UNESCO heritage tag for Khongthong, referred to as the nation’s solely ‘whistling village’ the place residents usually talk with one another by whistling.

Lawmaker Sanbor Shullai has just lately met Professor J S Rajput, India’s consultant to the UNESCO Executive Board and put ahead his demand to accord intangible cultural heritage tag to the distant village in East Khasi Hills district.

Apart from their formal names, residents of the village even have ‘whistling names’ that are used for speaking with one another.”

Professor Rajput has assured me of taking on the matter by means of the Union Ministry of Cultural Affairs,” the legislator advised PTI on Tuesday.

Shullai additionally met Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha, who had adopted the village and ensured the implementation of presidency schemes together with highway and well being providers to the folks.

The MP assured all doable assist for the village and promised that there might be sustainable livelihood improvement for sustainable self-employment with out affecting Khongthong’s cultural heritage, the BJP legislator added.

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