GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - Four teams from Assam, which participated in the national-level Kala Utsav, which was held at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from January 3 to 6, brought laurels to the State. The team from Jorhat secured the first position in music, while the team from Sivasagar secured the second position in the dance competition and the team from Kamrup Metro won the second prize in the theatre competition.
Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students at the secondary stage in the country.
In the Kala Utsav, competitions amongst secondary level school students are held in four categories � music, dance, theatre and visual arts. The best teams from the districts are selected to participate in the state level competition. The best teams of the state level Kala Utsav go on to participate in the national level Kala Utsav.