State-level Kahani Utsav in Bhopal on October 8

Primary and Middle Government School children to compete

A Kahani Utsav is being organized in the government schools of the state in two categories to make routine studies more interesting.

The state-level programme of Kahani Utsav will be organized at the Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Bhopal on October 8 on Kahani Samrat (Emperor among novelists) Munshi Premchand’s death anniversary.


The Kahani Utsav will be held between students of Classes V to VIII and working teachers. Students and teachers who stand first in the district level competition will take part in the state-level competition.

Participants of the two categories in the state-level competition will be given a time of 5 minutes each. The participant can make use of puppets, photographs, posters or other material to make their story effective.

Further details can be obtained from contact no. 0755-2765228. Rajya Shiksha Kendra has issued necessary instructions in connection with the event to the District Project Coordinator posted in the districts.

Kahani Utsav in schools

The Kahani Utsav was started under the Centre’s ambitious scheme “Padhe Bharat-Badhe Bharat” with the intention of creating interest and enthusiasm in children of government schools towards studies.

Today teachers do not narrate stories to children in schools due to pressure of completing the syllabus and do not talk openly about it. Under such circumstances, a friendly relationship between teachers and students cannot be established.

Children are not able to share with their teachers and this obstructs the learning process of children. Kahani Utsav has been initiated to develop the art of story-telling in teachers.

The School Education Department is making efforts to encourage children to participate in the Utsav to develop their thirst for knowledge and art of expressing oneself.

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