SPIC MACAY, also known as Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth is a non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement that organizes programs’ of classical music and dance, folk arts, crafts, yoga, classic cinema screenings, heritage walks, Lecture demonstrations, workshops, Talks, Conventions etc. inside school and college campuses throughout the world to make students more aware about Indian and world heritage. This initiative makes education more holistic and meaningful as it highlights all that is abstract, subtle, inspiring and mystical in the world, teaching one to look within oneself. The movement has a central executive body in New Delhi and organizes its programs through a worldwide network of schools, colleges and educational institutions.
On the 19 August 2015, SPIC MACAY, Lady Shri Ram College invited Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for a flute recital. Accompanied by Ms. Debopriya Ranadive on the flute and Mr. Subhankar Banerjee on the tabla, Panditji began with a soulful rendition of the Raag Sarang, a noontime raag, then played Raga Bhimpalasi and Mia ke Malhar, and concluded with a fusion of the Pahadi Dhun, all of which were equally well received. After the conclusion of the recital, the floor was opened for questions and interaction.
On 10 October 2015 a heritage walk was organised to Qutub Minar at Mehrauli, New Delhi ;to learn the historical significance and myths associated with this monument and understand India’s rich culture and history. Students were accompanied by the well known historian, Ms. Sapna Liddle, who explained the minute details about the Qutub Minar, the mosque close to Qutub minar and the Iron Pillar.
As part of the inauguration ceremony of the Annual College fest TARANG on the 4 of February 2016, SPIC MACAY in association with Punjab National Bank organized a Lecture Demonstration by renowned Odissi dancer Ms. Kavita Dwibedi. Accompanied by a team of highly skilled musicians and vocalists with Prafulla Kumar Mangaraj on the Mardal, Suresh Kumar Sethi provided the vocals, Yar Mohamad on the Sitar, supported by Kalyani Behera with the manjeera.
LSR Chapter Coordinators
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