Bhubaneswar, 14/07/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Art is an essential element of education and the art teachers play a significant role in nurturing the creative abilities of students, said Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera.
Inaugurating the 5th state-level convention of Odisha Kala Sikhyaka Sangha at Jaydev Bhawan here on Friday, the minister praised the efforts of art teachers in promoting art education in the State and assured the art teachers that the issues raised by them will be look into.
Speaking on the occasion, Odisha Kala Sikhyaka Sangha general secretary Pradeep Kumar Das said, “Art teachers have been working at different upper primary schools since last four years, but unfortunately there is no service condition for them. So, the state government should consider their problems at the earliest.”
The meeting was attended by School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, former Minister Debi Prasad Mishra and Utkal University of Culture registrar Suman Das.