The Minister was speaking at The Closing Function – Cum – Prize Distribution Function of State Level Kala Utsav 2017 organised by the State Implementation Society of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Manipur under the national theme ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat (One India, Great India)’ at MFDC Hall, Palace Compound.
The Utsav witnessed huge participation by students from districts of Manipur. Students who had been qualified in the district level competed at the State Level today in different categories of music, dance, theatre and visual arts to qualify for the National Level Kala Utsav 2017 to be held at Bhopal.
The Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under RMSA started in the year 2015, to promote arts in education to let the students recognises the importance of aesthetics and artistic experiences, which play a major role in creating awareness of India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. The initiative is guided by the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF2005).
The Function was also attended by Principal Secretary Education (S), Shri Vineet Joshi, Director Education (S) Shri Thokchom Kirankumar Singh, E/O Addl. State Project Director RMSA, Manipur Shri L. Nandakumar Singh officials of the Education Department, teacher and students.