Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Kala Utsav returns on Sunday

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The Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud Dharmic Sanskritik Kendra will be transformed on Sunday, November 27th at 10:00am when the more than two-decade old festival of art, Kala Utsav returns bringing with it electrifying performances from young people from across the country.

Kala Utsav has been the launchpad for many well-known Guyanese artistes who have gone on to train further and establish themselves in various cultural niches. The brainchild of Mrs. Indranie Persaud, Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Kala Utsav will resume after a two-year gap caused by Covid -19 and continue to serve as the platform for hundreds of youth to compete in Music, Folk and Classical dance, Singing, Ramayan Chanting and Drama. Each participant will receive certificates, trophies and cash prizes. The participants will be drawn from the Sabha’s countrywide Praants or branches and emerged as the best from Preliminary Praant Utsavs.

President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Dr. Vindhya Vasini Persaud said, “The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha continues to invest in young people, seeing in them the potential for the sustenance and promotion of cultural art forms, and traditions. Kala Utsav has always provided a healthy and friendly atmosphere for young people to perform among their peers and receive assessment from the expert panel of judges along with incentives.

The intention is to identify their potential and offer them tangible opportunities to develop this talent to greater heights and to serve as ambassadors of their chosen field. Scholarships have been provided in the past and the intention is to increase these training opportunities to develop a competent cadre of teachers who will inspire and train successive generations of artistes.

The panel of judges will feature well -known Guyanese artistes who have performed both locally and internationally.

The public is invited to the festival as admission is free and Kala Utsav provides the perfect opportunity to play a role in encouraging and motivating young people as they perform and take the first step on a long journey of continuing ancient traditions. Attendees are usually treated to sumptuous seven curry at the all -day festival. (Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha press release)

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