STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Online Divisional level Kala Utsav Competition organized by Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) concluded on Thursday.
The winners of district level competition participated in the divisional level contest in nine different art forms – Vocal Music (Classical Hindustani / Karnataka),Vocal Music (any traditional folk),Instrumental Music (Classical Hindustani / Karnataka), Instrumental music (any traditional folk), Dance (any classical),Dance (traditional dance of any state), Visual art (drawing, painting),Visual art (sculpture),Traditional Toys and Games.
The winners of the Divisional Level Competition are Lovepreet of Mt. Litera School Kathua and Kismat Kumari of HS Jakh Samba in Vocal Music category; Suhani Thappa of GHSS Reasi and Sayed Umar of GHSS Surankote in vocal Music traditional; Arapana Rao of GHSS Shastri Nagar and Aryan Verma of GHSS Sarwal Jammu in Instrumental Music Classical category; Sumit Verma of GHSS Tikri in Instrumental Music Traditional category; Dhanjay Singh of GBHSS Reasi and Simran Verma of GGHSS Kathua in Dance classical category; Rudransh Sudan of Christ Public School Poonch and Dallu Devi of GGHSS Kathua in Dance traditional Category; Chanchal of HSS Budhi (Kathua) and Sunny Kumar of HSS Behri (Samba) in indigenous toy making and games category; Shibha of Learning Temples Kathua and Husnain Kazmi of HSS Surankote Poonch in 2D painting; Pari Mugdha Nischal of GGHSS Mubarak Mandi and Mohd Rizwan of HSS Kulwanta Udhampur in 3D Sculpture. The 17 winners would now compete at UT level Kala Utsav Competition.
It is worthwhile to mention here that last year students like Khushi in the female category from High School Kawa Udhampur brought laurels for the UT at National level Kala Utsav Competition that was held at Bhopal. The competition was attended and evaluated by renowned artists of Jammu including Yogeshwer Singh, J R Sharma, (choreographers), Om Prakash Sharma, Suman Chib (Visual Artists), Sahil jasrota and Bishan Dass (Music Directors).
Speaking at the valedictory function,, Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta said that the Kala Utsav is regular feature of the academic calendar with an eye to promote finer arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students and to recognize the importance of aesthetics and artistic experiences which play a major role in creating awareness about the rich cultural heritage of India and its vibrant diversity.
She said that the talent of children needs to be exhibited and appreciated and Kala Utsav was one such platform.
The keynote address at the event was presented by Surjit Singh I/C Cultural and Education Cell, DSEJ while the proceedings were conducted by Alka Sharma Team Member CEC. The Programme was coordinated by Sadaket Ali Malik, and Aushtosh Sharma, team members of the Cultural and Education Cell.