HRD Minister Smriti Irani launched Kala Utsav, a four-day event, organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to promote Indian culture among school students started at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.
Participants – 1,400 students from across India
Theme – “living traditions of tribal, folk and traditional arts of different regions”
- It aims at enhancing the life-skills of the participants and to increase awareness about various Indian art forms and the “country’s rich heritage” among school children.
Students from across the country will showcase art forms from their respective states through paintings, dance, theatre and musical performances, which will be judged by eminent personalities from the field of arts and culture.
About Kala Utsav
It is a multi-level event promoting arts in education and nurturing hidden artistic talent among school children at the secondary level.
- The festival will include performances and display of exhibits along with their online art projects (e-project), according to the guidelines prepared by NCERT.
- Teams of students from Classes 9 to 12 of any government and government-aided school can participate in the festival
- Awards at National Level Kala Utsav – First Prize Rs 1,25,000/- each , Second Prize Rs 75,000/- each, Third Prize Rs 50,000/- each
The government has received about 144 entries for the competition from across the country. All entries were made online on the Kala Utsav website, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Teachers’ Day this year.