President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday said more priority should be accorded to art and its appreciation in our education system and youth should be given more opportunities and facilities to learn performing arts.
She was speaking at the presentation ceremony of Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2008 at the Vigyan Bhawan here.
“In our present education system much priority is not accorded to art and its appreciation. A change in this approach is necessary,” said Ms. Patil, delivering her speech in Hindi. “It would require efforts on behalf of arts practitioners to make teaching interesting and education system to accord priority to performing arts.”
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