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Kala Utsav 2020

  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, Kala Utsav 2020 - an annual function to promote arts in education, was organised by the Ministry of Education.

Key Points

  • About Kala Utsav:
    • Ministry Involved: Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to promote arts in education.
    • Aim: Kala Utsav aims at nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students at the secondary stage in the country.
      • District/State/National Level Utsav is structured as an art festival which includes performances and display of exhibits.
    • In Accordance with NCF 2005:
      • In the context of education of Arts (Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts and Crafts), the initiative is guided by the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF-2005).
    • Importance:
      • Introduction of Indigenous Toys and Games segment in Kala Utsav 2020 supported the ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative.
      • It is in sync with the recommendations of National Education Policy 2020 which emphasises the promotion of arts and culture through education.
      • It complements the Samagra Shiksha Scheme by enhancing aesthetics and artistic experiences for secondary-level students, which play a major role in creating awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity in line with ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'.
      • It enhances the students' reasoning, comprehensibility, problem solving, cognitive and decisive abilities, which are helpful in the all-round development of the student.
  • Other Initiatives Taken for Promoting Arts:


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