National Level Kala Utsav to Promote Arts in Schools Launched (Download PDF)

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Union Minister of HRD, will inaugurate “Kala Utsav” (Festival of Arts) at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi on 12th December, 2018. • Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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  • To promote arts in education, by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students, in the country.

  • The Ministry recognised the importance of aesthetics and artistic experiences for secondary-level students, which plays a major role in creating awareness about India’s rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity in the context of education of Arts (Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts and Crafts).

About Kala Utsav 2018

  • About 370 children from all States (except Karnataka) and Union Territories will participate in the four-day national level competition that will be held in

    • Vocal Music

    • Instrumental Music

    • Dance

    • Painting.

  • One girl and one boy from each State/Union Territory will compete in each of the competitions.

  • Students representing Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Samiti will also be competing.

  • Kala Utsav National Competition was launched in 2015 with a view to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talents of school students, children with special needs too will have the opportunity to display their talents.

Importance of Kala Utsav

  • Arts integration in education helps to encourage creativity, develop problem solving ability and improve the ability to handle mental imagery for better expression.

  • Kala Utsav has been structured as an art festival to include performances and display of exhibits.

  • The design of Kala Utsav helps students explore, understand and showcase their artistic talent by practicing different art forms. This event gives students the opportunity to understand and celebrate cultural diversity at the school, district, state and national levels.

  • It creates awareness about India’s cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity among students and other stakeholders.

  • Kala Utsav helps in enhancing the various skills of the participants and prepares them as ambassadors of our culture.

  • Kala Utsav is also an effort to mainstream students with special needs (differently-abled and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds) and celebrating their abilities.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 15, 2019

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