SPIC MACAY Delhi NCR Chapter is a group of vibrant, dynamic and enthusiastic volunteers. It exists since the inception and has been one of the most active chapters in the country.
In early 1978, a concert of Dagar Bandhu, was held at IIT Delhi under the banner of MEFORG (Mechanical Engineering Final Year Operations Research Group). It was a failure in terms of number of people who attended. However in 1979, a two day programme again at IIT Delhi of Ustad Bismillah Khan, Dagar Bandhu, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Shahid Parvez turned out to be a marginal success. MEFYS( Mechanical Engineering Final Year Students) organized the programme.. It was at this programme that the SPIC MACAY was first launched and the aim expressed was not to fight Westernization but the process the process of deculturization. The first lecture demonstration series LEC-DEM’79 was also conducted in the same year when six Delhi based artists, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt. Sonal Mansingh, Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Dagar Bandhu and Ustad Munnawar Ali Khan gave three presentation at the Jawahar lal Neharu University (Godawari Hostel), Lady Irwin College and Miranda House respectively.The name FEST for our annual festival was first used in 1980 and FEST 80 was conducted in a number of educational institutions all over Delhi.In 1982, the first lecture demonstration series in schools was conducted when Ustad Zia Muhiuddin Dagar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Smt. Sonal Mansingh gave three lec-dems each at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and Ramjas School no.3 in Delhi. In 1993, the first school convention was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.
Delhi Chapter, being in the capital of the country, also facilitates in taking up the responsibilities for the country - like coordinating with Govt. of India for garnering support, financial assistance, policy matters, etc.
About 500 programs are organised by the Chapter throughout a year. All these activities coordinated through the dynamic team of enthusiastic volunteers of the Chapter. Several institutional Sub-Chapters and Heritage Clubs are connected to the Delhi NCR Chapter.
A dedicated Support Centre also facilitates the volunteers in organising the activities, increasing the out-reach and other back-office works.
The Chapter encourages more and more people to get involved into this Movement to sensitise our youth and have them experience the inspiration and mysticism embodied in the rich and composite intangible heritage. Weekly meetings are conducted on Saturdays at Central Resource Center, Flat No. 4, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. There are two meetings on Saturdays - School Meetings from 11 am to 1 pm; and General Meetings from 3 pm to 5 pm (in winters) and 4 pm to 6 pm (in summers).
We appeal you to get involved with us and support us in touching lives of the children and youth in this country.