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About Us

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is a non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement founded in 1977 by Dr Kiran Seth, at IIT-Delhi who was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution to the arts in 2009.

SPICMACAY’s intention is to enrich the quality of formal education by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it. The most accomplished artistes of the country render programmes of Indian classical music and dance, folk, poetry, theatre, traditional paintings, crafts & yog primarily in schools and colleges.

In 2011, SPIC MACAY was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award in recognition of its contribution to youth development. In 2012-13, 7500+ programmes were organised in more than 1500 institutions in 800 towns in India and 50 towns abroad impacting more than 3 million students. SPIC MACAY celebrates Nishkaam Seva - the spirit of volunteerism – of giving selflessly without expectation, a value that is intrinsic to our culture and important to nurture in today's world...

SPIC MACAY is an affirmation of:-
  • a priceless cultural heritage. SPIC MACAY seeks to conserve and promote an awareness of the rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry amongst the youth of our country through focus on classical arts, with their attendant legends and philosophy and to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler values.
  • the pulsating and dynamic vitality of young people. The movement incorporates this vitality to cajole them into being custodian of what is actually their birthright, namely their heritage, roots and identity. It seeks to provoke thought and a genuine spirit of enquiry in the young.
  • a solid value-based education, which involves the absorption of aesthetics and spirituality in an increasingly technical, mundane and competitive world. Thus its work is educational in spirit and character and locates itself largely in educational institutions.
  • the effectiveness of voluntary work in inculcating a spirit of service. This is, in fact, the hidden agenda of this movement. Volunteers come from all walks of life with varied aspirations and skills. They give some of their time to a cause for the larger good and outside of their immediate self interest. The emphasis is on participation without hierarchy or formalism.
  • the need for a more inspired and holistic perspective in a world bombarded by too much information. A unique feature of the heritage of India is its in-built characteristic of introspection and a philosophy that transcends mere intellectualism.

Objectives

SPIC MACAY introduced of the lec-dem (lecture-demonstration) format to present Indian classical art forms in a comprehensive manner. Here we endeavour to organise performances in an ambience conducive for touching the highest heights, both by the artists and the rasikas.

SPICMACAY is a non-profit, voluntary, non-political and participatory student movement registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and gets the benefit of Section 80(G) tax exemption under the IT Act 1961. The movement has a central executive body in New Delhi and organises its programmes through a world. Apart from many well-wishers (corporates, individuals, charitable trusts, etc), SPIC MACAY is supported nationally by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the HRD Ministry. Internationally, SPIC MACAY is recognised and supported by Rikskonsertene (Norway) and Goethe Institute (Germany) which enable conducting of 300+ concerts by Indian artistes in Scandinavia and Germany, and 200+ concerts by international classical artistes across India...

Rural School Intensive (RSI)

Rural School Intensive (RSI) is a new initiative of SPIC MACAY to include the hitherto neglected rural children. SPIC MACAY is making a concerted effort to consciously include students from rural areas, corporation and government schools by organizing an increasing number of programmes.

In this direction, in Oct 2011, SPICMACAY organised its first ever Rural School Intensive in Narendrapur village, Siwan district in Bihar where more than 300 students participated in a 6 day programme. A similar programme was organised for rural students in Anantpur, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh in Jan 2012. By organizing with the support of SSA and the local govt. SPICMACAY hopes to reach out to every rural child in every State.

Each RSI is for 6 days where students experience yog, learn artforms through workshops with Gurus, attend concerts by great maestros, watch classic cinema in English, Hindi and Kannada and listen to talks by eminent speakers. For each RSI, the SPD-SSA’s office ensures selection of students from different schools in the region/ district. And provide basic hospitality for food and accommodation of all participants, artists and guests; make infrastructural arrangements for hosting concerts and workshops, screening classic cinema, etc.

This activity is in tune with the recent RTE Act, which mentions that art education is a fundamental right of each and every child and reiterates in Schedule on p12. Section 1, Chapter V lays emphasis on values and overall development of the child. Also refer Sec 11, Chapter V, 29 (2) a,b,c,d,e. Chapter IV, 4.3.4.1 (p65) lays emphasis on nurturing aesthetic sensibility and values by integrating the arts and India’s heritage of crafts in every aspect of the curriculum. Collaborating with SPIC MACAY which has served the nation for 36 years will be beneficial for the Education dept and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan by adopting this best practice as an initiative in holistic education.

Events

THDC IHET conducted its first ever SPIC MACEY event on Engineers day i.e., 15th September 2018 with the charismatic performance of the very talented Indian classical dancer- Sujata Mohapatra.

Sujata Mohapatra is an Indian classical dancer and teacher of Odissi dancing style. She was born in Balasore on born 27 June 1968. She started learning Odissi at an early age from Guru Sudhakar Sahu. She came to Bhubaneswar for her further training under Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at Odissi Research Center and later married his son Ratikant Mohapatra. Her daughter Preetisha Mohapatra is also an Odissi dancer.

Sujata Mohapatra started dancing Odissi classical and folk dance with Sahu's dance troupe in programs across Odisha. Under the tutelage of Kelucharan Mohapatra, her dance style evolved, and she was groomed to become one of the foremost Odissi dancers of her generation. Sujata Mohapatra performs in India, and other countries, as a soloist and a leading member of the Srjan Dance Troupe, founded by her father-in-law.

She is actively involved in teaching Odissi. She is the Principal of 'Srjan' (Odissi Nrityabasa), a prime Odissi Dance Institution founded by MGuru Kelucharan Mohapatra She holds a master's degree in Oriya Literature from Utkal University, and has done research work at the Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar. She opened an Odissi Institute - Guru Keerti Srjan, in her hometown, Balasore in July 2011.

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Our another event was photography workshop conducted by Mr. Bhumesh Bharti on 23 oct 2018.It was divided in two sessions ,first session started at morning 6:30 am with a morning walk where students took several photographs later workshop was conducted from 9:30 by our honorable guest Mr Bhumesh Bharti in this he told students about the basic principles of photography and how we can enhance the beauty of a photograph though photo editing. He told students about the importance of vision for a photographer. Another session started at 3:00pm, he shared some of his great works which he has done though out his career as a photographer .He also thanked spicmacay for giving him golden chance to increase his knowlegde in several fields of life .

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Contact Us

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Divyansh Pandey(CE 4th year)
  • Club Representative
  • dp.66ce08@thdcihet.ac.in
  • 917310675098