The Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar has said that the teachers have the onerous responsibility of identifying and nurturing the talents in the students and encouraging them.
He was at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, to inaugurate “Kala Utsav (Festival of Arts)”. Addressing the audience at inaugural, Javadekar said, “Present day students are bogged down so much in studies that they have no time to spare for manifesting and nurturing their talents.”
“In order to provide enough time to students to develop their talents, the syllabus is proposed to be reduced by half the present syllabus,” He added.
On the occasion also present was National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Director Hrushikesh Senapaty who said that this is the fourth edition of Kala Utsav. He further added that the Kala Utsav National Competition is a unique initiative to showcase the artistic talents of school students at the national level.
Over 370 children from all States and Union Territories except Karnataka are participating in the four-day national level competitions being held in vocal music, instrumental music, dance and painting Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti teams from are also participating in the summit.
Kala Utsav National Competition was launched in 2015 with a view to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talents of school students, children with special needs too will have the opportunity to display their talents.