District Kathua wins divisional level round of Kala Ustav for 2nd consecutive year

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KATHUA : In the recently concluded divisional level round of Kala Utsav 2022-23, District Kathua students secured the maximum first position among all districts of Jammu division. The three-day long event was conducted from 21st November to 23rd November at Teachers’ Bhawan, Jammu.

The students from district Kathua participated in all 20 competitions held under 10 different categories of different art forms of dance, music, instrumental, indigenous toy making, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual arts in which the district level winners from all districts from Jammu division competed with each other. The winners of the divisional level competition also had also won contests held at school and zonal levels.

In the overall results, district Kathua was declared champion and in 20 competitions, 8 were won by Kathua district. The winners of this round would be competing with the winners from Kashmir division at UT level in the next phase of the Kala Ustav competition.

Chief Education Officer Kathua, P.L. Thapa has congratulated the winners, teachers, DICCs, ZICCs, SICCs, ZEOs of respective zones and all the HOIs and teaching community of district Kathua for a brilliant performance. He said that it gives him immense pleasure to be part of the winning district for the second consecutive year. The officer said that he wishes that district Kathua shall lead on all fronts and all the competitions. He further said that he had seen himself, the participants and all other stakeholders working very hard and wished that they win at UT level and national level as well. He said that he recognizes the work done by all the stakeholders and specially appreciates Monika Khosla, District Incharge Cultural Cell Kathua in conducting the whole event smoothly.