40 best performers under different categories participating in 02 days Kala Utsav event.
Art exhibition, traditional craft display and interactive performances also declared open by the dignitaries.
Kanta Devi, Special Secretary, Manisha Sareen, Secretary JK BOSE, Anu behl Special Secretary, Parshotam Kumar, Joint Director Planning, Subha Mehta, Joint Director SED, besides officers from School education Department Bilal Rashid Deputy Director Planning, Jagdeep Padha, CEO Jammu, Mamta Sharma, DDP, Monika Bhandari, CAO and others graced the occasion.
The programme was started with the National Anthem, traditional lamp lighting, followed by ethnic Dogra turbans (Pagris) tying ceremony. Sarswati vandhana by students of HSS Shastri Nagar followed by the cultural performances were also presented on stage to reflect the cultural flavours of different socio-geographical regions of the J&K. Project Director Samagra Shiksha Deep Raj, in his address said that Students belonging to different districts, who performed at their best at Divisional Level Kala Utsav Competitions, are participating in the 2 Days event to showcase their mesmerizing performances. A total of 40 performances are to be showcased during the event.
He said that, the best among them under various categories of art forms, one male and one female (in each category), shall be shortlisted for National level event which is scheduled in the month of December, 2023 at New Delhi.
Project Director, Samagra Shiksha Deep Raj further reiterated that Samagra Shiksha focuses more on holistic approach towards providing quality education integrated with Art & Culture, Sports and other domains in alignment with New Education Policy-2020. He said that, Kala Utsav encompasses a complete process of identifying, exploring, practicing, evolving and understanding our tangible and intangible cultural expressions, which enables the participants to live the complete cultural experience besides enhancing variegated skills of the participants and preparing them as ambassadors of our culture.