Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra to inaugurate the SPIC MACAY National Convention at IIT Roorkee

At a time when a bulk of the country's students are be enjoying their winter vacations, around one thousand young delegates attending the 1st Winter National Convention of SPIC MACAY at IIT Roorkee, may experience a life changing event. These students will spend a week witnessing performances and attending workshops by maestros of Indian classical music and dance, leading folk artists, talks by eminent people from different fields, screening of classic films, craft workshops, yoga, a heritage walk and other events at this year's convention. The Convention will be held from June 13h to 19st at IIT Roorkee.

Many eminent artistes have already confirmed their participation in the convention. These include Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ust. Shahid Parvez Khan, Us. Wasifuddin Dagar, Smt. Bharati Shivaji, Sh. Margi Madhu, Sh. Kaivalya Kumar Gurav to name a few. Besides these classical performances, talk by Smt. Aruna Roy and screening of classic film directed by Girish Kasaravalli. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn from leading exponents in various art forms by participating in intensives (workshops). The Gurus for this year's intensives include Guru S. Thanil Singh (Pung Cholam), Prof. P. L. Dhar (Mindfulness Mediatation), Janab Sheen Kaaf Nizaam (Shayari), Guru Smt. Geetanjali Lal (Kathak) , Irshad Hussain Farooqi (Wood Carving). One of the main attraction of this convention is the classical overnight on 18th December. The convention will concluded by Heritage Walk to Rishikesh and Deoband.

“Today we are so linked up with the outward world through internet, television and the mobile phone. This weeklong ‘Retreat’ will provide an opportunity to the young person to connect inwardly.” asserts its founder Dr. Kiran Seth, Professor Emeritus at IIT Delhi.

“We are thrilled and feel privileged to be given this opportunity by SPIC MACAY to host the convention. We hope that students in large numbers will turn up from all parts of the country.” says Prof. Pradipta Banerjee, Director IIT Roorkee.

The convention will be a platform for witnessing the performances by maestros and getting an insight into our cultural heritage, its values and ethos. Participants will experience a rare opportunity to spend these days with eminent Gurus imbibing from them, values and thought processes which have made them great. The convention is a humble effort to celebrate our composite heritage. Students of schools and colleges are invited to participate.

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