Welcome to Poems On World Heritage Day written by me to celebrate the World Heritage Day on 18th April. There are three poems related to World Heritage Day highlighting the importance of values, tradition, culture, art, sculpture etc. I hope, Poems On World Heritage will surely add value and make us more conscious to take care of our heritage.

We as individual get and learn many things from our parents, relatives, from society and also from other different sources like past history and many monuments and sculpture. We also come across different tradition and culture, learn and experience many things. Many things we carry forward or preserve to give it to the new or the next generation.

Before we read the poems, let us understand the term Heritage and other things as given below. We will take the help of knowledge available in the internet with thanks.

Let us learn about the following things….

  • Dictionary Meaning Of Heritage
  • Definition Of Heritage
  • What Is Heritage According To UNESCO
  • Cultural Heritage ( Wikipedia )
  • Importance Of Heritage

Let us try to understand one by one from the materials from internet…..

  • Dictionary Meaning Of Heritage:-


  1. property that is or inherited; an inheritance

“they have stolen his grand father’s heritage”

Similar words- inheritance, birthright, patrimony, legacy, bequest, endowment

  1. Archaic

a special or individual possession; an allotted portion

“God’s love remains your heritage”

  • Definition of heritage:-

Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects and culture. Most important, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them. Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of all things.

  • What Is Heritage According To UNESCO:-

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.

Cultural heritage is the heritage of tangible and intangible heritage assets of a group or society that is inherited from past generations. Not all heritage of the past generations are “heritage”, rather, heritage is a product of selection by society. ( Wikipedia )

  • Importance Of Heritage:-

Our heritage provides clues to our past and how our society has evolved. It helps us examine our history and traditions and enables us develop an awareness about ourselves. It helps us understand and explain why we are the way we are.

  • What Heritage Means To Us:-

Heritage is a person’s unique inherited sense of family identity: the values, traditions, culture and artifacts handed down by previous generations. We absorb a sense of ou heritage throughout our lives as we observe and experience the things that make our family unique.

Now let us read the poems with the following titles….

  • Let Us Be Very Clear And Be Aware
  • We All Can Handover A Better Earth
  • Heritage Is A Cultural Process

( POEM – 1 )


Let us be very clear and be aware

Let us give our kind attention please

Let us celebrate World Heritage Day on 18th April every year.

Along with United Nations Oh, my dear!

Let us raise awareness of preserving human heritage

Let us praise the people and organizations contributing to preserve our heritage and world heritage.

Let us be very clear and be aware

Let us give our kind attention please

The historical structures and monuments are valuable resource

To understand many things by us and also for friends throughout the world

Let us preserve our culture, tradition and let us preserve our heritage

Encourage others to preserve their culture, tradition and heritage

Together we all can preserve tradition, culture and heritage of the world.

Let us be very clear and be aware

Let us give our kind attention please

To do everything possible to honor our history, heritage and culture

It should not be only for a day on 18th April as a formality

We should honor everyday

The entire world should co-operate

Certainly we should support in developing and conserving heritage globally.

Let us be very clear and be aware

Let us give our kind attention please

World Heritage Day should bring people of the world together

Help and encourage to learn other’s culture, tradition, history and customs.

Let us co-exist with better communication and understanding with each other.

( POEM – 2 )


My heritage – Your heritage – Everybody’s heritage

All taken together will make our heritage, the heritage of the world.

Yes – Why not we add better values to our life and society?

And always create and recreate better heritage!

Oh – my dear friends!

We the conscious citizen of this world

Let us take care of our culture, tradition, art and sculpture

Also take care of the wild nature

Let the natural beauty prevail and be available for all.

Oh – my dear friends!

If we can add something new and better

Our culture and heritage will be sweeter and stronger

You, me and we all are certainly responsible

To build a better culture and tradition for tomorrow.

Oh – my dear friends!

It is a team effort

Effort of the society and nation

To create a better heritage should be our mission.

Yes – we should be conscious

We should be serious

About our rich tradition and culture

To improve and enhance

And we all can hand over a better heritage

To our new and next generation

We all can hand over a better earth

To our new and next generation.

( POEM – 3 )


Heritage is a cultural process

Process of passing of culture, traditions and values.

Let us pass on all the things from previous generation in good condition.

Yes – it means

What we get – What we inherit

What we add – Our contemporary activities and behavior

We all hand over to the next generation.

We should try to hand over – very secured

And very much improved

In the form of culture, tradition

All monuments, sculpture in good condition

And we should help and add to create a better civilization.


For better understanding of this vital topic , let us read some Heritage Quotes….


  1. A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and the souls of the people. …. MAHATMA GANDHI
  2. Let us, before we die, gather up our heritage, and offer it to our children. …. WILL DURANT
  3. The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future. …. WENDELL PHILIPS
  4. How can we know where we are going if we don’t know where we came from? …. BECKY WILLIAMSON MARTIN
  5. It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind. …. BRANCH RICKEY
  6. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. …. MARCUS GARVEY
  7. People who alter or destroy works of art and cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians. …. GEORGE LUCAS
  8. Identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life. …. PATRICIA BRIGGS
  9. We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. …. APJ ABDUL KALAM
  10. Politics ought to be part time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. …. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
  11. I think the growing disregard for the environment, culture, and heritage is a natural consequence of capitalism. …. VARG VIKERNES
  12. A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother. …. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE
  13. Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. …. WALT DISNEY
  14. A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance. …. ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY
  15. Sports is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for. …. PIERRE DE COUBERTIN


We all should remember that this day is dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of the culture and the historical monuments in our daily as well as in the life of our society.

The main aim of observing this day is to encourage the local authorities and to the public to respect and realize the importance of the cultural heritage. Also to take steps to protect and conserve it.

On this World Heritage Day or International Day of Monuments and Sites, local or regional authorities plan various activities like exhibitions, poster making competitions, photography competitions, press release etc.

Volunteers try to raise money to restore weathering monuments or dilapidated sites. All these activities are the efforts to give due importance to this which highlights about our past and gives hopes about our future.

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