HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated Kala Utsav 2018 on December 12 which is a 4-day long National level competition for school students. Competition will be held in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Dancing, and Painting where students across the country will participate.. The inauguration event was held at Bal Bhavan, Delhi where the Union Minister also inaugurated a Sports Centre.
The events will be held at Bal Bhavan from December 12 to December 14. However, the prize distribution ceremony will be held at Siri Fort Auditorium.
Kala Utsav was started in 2015 and since then it has been regularly organised every year as a celebration of art forms in the school system. The competitions are held at District, State and National level and are open to class 9, 10, 11, and 12 students from any government, government-aided and private school.
The winners (first, second and third) will be awarded with cash prize, a trophy and medals in each art form. The first prize winner in each art form will be given a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, second prize winner will be given a cash prize of Rs. 20,000, and the third prize winner will be given a cash prize of Rs. 15,000.
All participants will be given a certificate of participation.