It was launched in 2015 to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students in the country.
The initiative is being organised under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students at the secondary stage in the country.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) recognises the importance of 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 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).
Though India has a long tradition of art and artistic practices, a uniform process of identifying artistic talents in school education is yet to be developed. We also have a tradition of using arts in the process of learning: the narrative tradition is one such example. These traditions also show us the creative expansion from the individual to the community, which contributes towards the overall development of society.
For the year 2021, the National level competition was held from 11th to 22nd January 2021.
For more details on the Kala Utsav 2021, click here.
Source: Kala Utsav Portal