Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (now renamed as Ministry of Education), Government of India, launched in 2015, to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students in the country.
Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (now renamed as Ministry of Education) 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.
The National level competition is being held from 11th to 22nd January 2021. The Kala Utsav schedule and the important guidelines can be accessed from the following links:
Source: Kala Utsav Portal