A four-day programme will be organised at the State Museum at Khelgaon in Hotwar, by the department of art, culture, sports and youth affairs to celebrate Museum Week, starting Thursday.
Navrang will witness participation from both school and college students from December 12 to 15. An array of events singing, choreography, collage, debate, essay, craft and painting has been lined up as part of Navrang.
The competitions will be held in two categories. While the junior group will comprise of students from class I to VIII, the senior section will see participation by students from Class IX to university level.
State HRD and art and culture minister Geetashree Oraon and department secretary Vandana Dadel will inaugurate the programme.
The four-day programme has been planned to connect with children and provide them with learning opportunities with the help of exhibits.
There are 10 galleries in the state museum one tribal gallery, four stone sculpture gallery, two art exhibition galleries and three galleries exhibiting excavated artefacts from Khukhragarh, about 50km from Ranchi, and Guhiapal in East Singhbhum district that will be open to the children. These will spread awareness about the rich tradition and culture of Jharkhand among the participants.
Assistant director of art and culture department Vijay Paswan said, In an attempt to enhance the skills of budding talent we will provide them an opportunity to showcase their creativity. Such competitions not only nurture their talent, they also help the children develop a bonding with each other and become more responsible.