Guwahati/2nd September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Ahmedabad awarded as the India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO on Friday. The certificate handed over to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. Rupani said the award is received on behalf of 6.5 crore people of Gujarat which was called to be proud moment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a hard work to achieve such tag for Ahmedabad , Rupani added. Ahmedabad is selected among the 250 cities in the race for the coveted status. Ahmedabad is a city that boasts life, culture and joy which depicts the symbol of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence. The city lies with the physical beauty and architectural heritage. It is a city where father of nation Mahatma Gandhi began India’s freedom struggle. India now has a total of 36 World Heritage Inscriptions were 28 in cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed site. India is listed seventh in world and second after China in terms of world heritage properties in Asia region.