Spic Macay

SPIC MACAY

SPIC MACAY [The Society of The Promotion of Indian Classical Music & Culture Amongst Youth] is a voluntary youth movement which seeks to foster the traditional Indian values and generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India. It is a movement with chapters in over 300 towns in India and abroad. In order to achieve its goals, SPIC MACAY organises concerts, Lec cum Demo, workshops, conventions, intensives, heritage walk and talks by eminent scholars and thinkers in schools/colleges with support of the local chapters.

Dewan is the pioneer school to have spearheaded the Meerut Chapter in 2000, with inaugural concert by Ustad Shahid Parvez on Sitar. Later, it hosted the State Convention of UP and Uttarakhand with the inaugural concert by legendary Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Girija Devi (Thumri).

Since then the school has been actively involved in coordinating SPIC MACAY events in campus and schools around the city. In 2010 the school played host to a three day School intensive with inaugural concert by Padma Vibhushan Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia on Flute.

Over the years, the school has had the proud privilege to witness performances of many legendary artists like

Shri Partho Sarthy (Sarod)
Bharti Bandhu (Sufi Music)
Smt Sulochana Brihaspati (Classical Music)
Pt. Bholanath Mishra Ji (Vocal)
Pt. Pushpraj Koshti (Surbahar)
Habib Tanveer (Naya Theatre)
Warsi Brithers (Qawwali)
Pt Kushal Das  
Padma Shri Geeta Mahalik (Oddisi Dance)
Dr. Neena Prasad (Mohiniyattam)
Ustad Kadar Niazi Qawwal (Qawwali)
Ms Malli Sharma (Kathak)
Pt. Rajendra Gangani (Kathak)
Arati Kalikar (Hindustami Vocal)
Gaurav Mazumdar (Sitar)
Guru Yaima Singh (Pung Cholam) Manipuri dance form
Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena)
Guru Vijay Kumar Sahu (Gotipua) Oddisi classical dance from
Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar)
Padma Shri Rajkumar Singjit Singh and Amt Chary Sija  
Pt Ronu Majumdar (Flute)
Padma Vibhusan (2016) Smt Girija Devi (Thumri)
Pt Ramu Shastri (Violin)
Pt Krisna Mohan (Kathak)
Padmaa Shri Smt Shovna Narayan (Kathak)
Ms. Madhumita Raut (Odissi dance)
S. Kanka (Bharat Natyam)
Padma Bhushan Teejan Bhai (Panda Neeru Katha Chhatisgarh)
Ustad Mumtaj Hussain Khan (Shehnai)
Pt Rajendra Prasanna (Flute)

 

Besides these, the school has also been organising as well as actively taking part in all SPIC MACAY conventions. To name a few:

* State Convention for the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal organised by the school and graced by the legendary singer Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi as the Guest of Honour.

* 25thAnnual National Convention at Indian Military Academy at Dehradun.

* Uttrakhand State Convention at Welhams’ School for Girls.

* National Convention in Kerala.

* UP State Convention at Tata Chem DAV Public school Barala, Badaun.

* National School Intensive in Pune

* 27th National Convention at National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnatka.

* UP State Convention at Teerthanker University, Moradabad.

* 1st International Convention at IIM, Kolkata.

* 3rd International Convention at IIT, Mumbai.

* 1st Winter National Convention at IIT, Roorkee.

* 4th International Convention at IIT, Guwahati.

Age Eligibility Born Between 1 September 2010 TO 31 October 2011.This Already Includes One Month's Relaxation Both On The Upper And Lower Age Limit For registration to class 1.
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