State Level competition Kala Utsav 2018

Gangtok, 15 Nov (IPR):

The State Level competition Kala Utsav 2018 was held at the mini Auditorium of Manan Kendra, with much exuberance and enthusiasm, today.

Organised by the Human Resource Development Department, under the aegis of Samagra Shiksha, the state level competition was screened by eminent artists such as Bimla Pradhan, Suman Karki, Lhakpa Lepcha and Raju Sharma as the notable jury members.

Attended by G.K.Niroula (Chhetry) Vice Chancellor Sikkim State University as the chief guest, the event also had thepresenceof Directors, District Joint Directors and other officials and staff of the Samagra Shiksha, HRDD.

The chief guest during his addressappreciated the efforts of the participating students and accompanying teachers in bringing together art forms and cultural programmes. Emphasizing the importance of art and culture in a student’s life, he urged the students to overcome all challenges and shine with their performances at the national level.

Kabita Moktan, Dy. Director (SS) highlighted a brief overview and objective on Kala Utsav. While addressing the function she focused on the rules and regulations of Kala Utsav competition for the participating students. Student’s participation is a great contribution for the State, she added. She also highlighted the selection process in the National Level Competition.

Suraj Subba of Kalzang Gyatso Sen Sec School, Kabi North and Rinchen Palkit Bhutia of Namthang Sen Sec School bagged the first position in painting competition.

Aditya Subba of Singtam Sen Sec School and Nisha Rai of Telling Sen Sec School bagged the 1st position in Solo Dance Competition.

Bir Man Tamang of Namchi Sen Sec School, South and Barsha Thapa of Namchi Govt. Sen Sec School, South bagged the 1st position in Instrumental Music Competition.

Baichung Bhutia of Hee Gyathang Sen Sec School, North and Babita Thapa of Singtam Sen Sec School, East bagged the 1st position in Vocal Music Category.

These eight best solo performances in each domain of arts selected out of State Level Competition will represent the State for National Level Competition slated to be held at New Delhi in December 2018.

The winners and participants were handed over the certificates.

Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry Of Human Resource Department (MHRD) Government of India to highlight and promote arts in educational practices by fostering and showcasing the artistic talents of school students in the Country. Kala Utsav was started in 2015 and is now being regularly organized every year as a celebration of art forms in the school system.

The event gives students the opportunity to understand and celebrate cultural diversity at School, Districts, State and National levels. The Ministry has from this year initiated the conceptof pairing of states to promote national integration and create awareness about the culture and traditions.

Vote of Thanks was delivered by K.Inbaraj, SE/SS, HRDD.