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SED ‎providing platform to children for showcasing their talent in ‎different fields: Alok Kumar

Two-day UT Level Kala Utsav concludes at Jammu

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 30: Amid blistering performances, the two day UT level Kala ‎Utsav 2023 concluded today at Teacher Bhawan, ‎Gandhi Nagar here.

Principal Secretary, Education department, Alok Kumar was the Chief Guest on the valedictory session of the two day event.

Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. Tassaduq Hussain; ‎Project Director Samagra Shiksha, Deep Raj; Director School ‎Education Jammu Ashok Kumar Sharma and other officers besides large number of teachers and students were also present on the occasion.

During the two day event, students from various schools showcased extraordinary cultural performances.

Addressing the huge gathering, ‎Alok Kumar highlighted the need of promoting art in education at ‎all levels. He said that efforts have been made to improve the potential ‎of the students participating in cultural events. ‎He reiterated that there is need to recognise importance of ‎aesthetics and artistic experiences for our students which play major ‎role in creating awareness of rich cultural heritage and vibrant ‎diversity of our UT and the country.

Emphasising on the need of ‎organising such programmes on regular basis at school level, the Principal Secretary ‎shared that the aim of Education is not only to preserve and transmit our ‎diverse cultural integrities to coming generation but its transformation is ‎far more significant. He maintained that school education department (SED) is ‎providing better platforms to children for showcasing their talent in ‎different fields.‎

He expressed his gratitude to all the participating ‎students for displaying their scintillating performances. He also ‎informed that under the prestigious scheme PM SHRI Schools, Art ‎Studios shall be established to give boost to the Cultural activities. ‎”Such programmes provide platform for our budding youth to judge their ‎aptitude in comparison with the students of other parts of country”, he ‎added.

While highlighting the significance of art in the present era, ‎Kumar also praised the efforts of Teachers for their tireless work and ‎Samagra Shiksha team, for making Kala Utsav-2023 a grand success.‎

‎Addressing the gathering, Project Director Samagra Shiksha ‎ said that efforts are being made to encourage students to ‎participate in different co-curricular activities in addition to their regular ‎class work so that they may popularize the names of their parents, areas ‎and regions and may become a source of inspiration for others. While ‎talking about the programme, the project director intimated around 4100 ‎students from more than 1900 schools participated in Kala-‎Utsav competitions across the UT and out of which 40 Students were ‎selected at UT level. He added that out of them, 20 have been selected for ‎National level, today by a team of judges.

Speaking on the occasion, Director ‎School Education Kashmir stressed on the need to up-bring ‎the potential of students in the field of art and culture at institutional ‎level. He stressed on the need of bringing awareness among masses ‎especially the parents, so that no child remains un-educated and ‎unattended. ‎

In his address, Director School Education Jammu, ‎extended his gratitude to all the students who participated in this year’s ‎Kala-Utsav at different levels. He also thanked the teachers, CEOs, ‎cultural wings at District and Divisional level for their relentless efforts in ‎making this year’s event a grand success.

‎At the end of the programme, awards were distributed among ‎runners and winning students under various categories. ‎Aaradhya Sharma, DPS Udhampur, Sahil Mehra, BHSS Udhampur, Amaan ‎Ullah, G. D. Goenka, Daneesha Devi, GHSS BASANTGARH, Abeer DPS ‎Athwajan, Rubby, GGHS, Kathua, Ali Shabir,‎ DPS Athwajan, Anshika ‎Sharma, APS Janglot, Pragati Mishra APS kathua, Janveer Aryan, HSS ‎Boys Kishtwar, SOHIL JAVID GBHS Poonch, Anshika Sardalia, Brahmrishi ‎Bawra, Udhampur, Hyya Mallinson School, MOHD IMRAN GBHS ‎Poonch Poonch, Simran Verma GHSS Akhnoor, NUTAN SYAL, Himalayan ‎Education Mission, HSS RAJOURI, GMHSS Billawar, Narinder, GHS Khairi, ‎Syed Qabbad, BHSS Zadibal, Falak Naaz GHSS Magam got First ‎positions in 20 categories.