Saturday, April 23, 2016

DHAROHAR'16

Dharohar '16 - The Annual National Cultural and Literary Festival of G.B.P.U.A.T., Pantnagar was organized with grandeur by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter from 14th to 17th March, 2016. With unwonted competitions in the fields of dramatics, dance, music, debating and other creative events, Dharohar'16 left an indelible imprint on the masses.
The fest commenced with the entrancing event ‘Ahwaal’- The Dramatics Competition, providing a platform to young lambent artists. The performers kept the audiences riveted with their remarkable acts on the theme –‘The Empty Chair’. This was followed by one of the most awaited events of Dharohar, ‘Jharokha- the movie fest’. The event rejuvenated everyone, showing the recent intriguing movie ‘Jai Gangaajal’ at Gandhi Auditorium.

The second day began with ‘Antarbodh’- the Debate Competition, where the most magnanimous voices of the university battled with words, sharing their ideas and opinions on a myriad of topics prevailing in the society. Meanwhile, the participants walking down the ramp electrified the air with their dazzling dresses commixing a touch of ethnicity at ‘Parivesh’-The Ethnic Ramp Show. They pulled off the theme ‘Melange’ unerringly. After that, ‘Parichay’- The Quiz Competition proved to be an excellent source of exposure for the young minds. With exciting rounds, ‘Parichay’ tested the participants on their knowledge, spontaneity and proficiency, seeking the brightest mind in the campus. 
Gandhi Auditorium echoed with melodies on the second evening of the fest with ‘Raaga’-The Singing Competition leaving the audience in a magnetic trance. This was followed by ‘Jhanak’- The Dance Competition where the participants graced the stage with their amazing dance, tapping their feet to the musical rhythm. The theme ‘Never Ending Rain’ was well justified by the participants by a mesmerizing blend of music and dance which titillated everyone.
The third day kicked off with ‘Roobaroo’- The Personality Hunt Competition, which gave a podium to the participants to showcase their exquisite personalities through the different enthralling rounds of the event. . Full of zeal and enthusiasm, the participants astounded everyone with their talent and skills. 

‘Mehfil’ - the mesmerizing and enthralling artist evening experienced the beauty of Indian Folk Music by the world renowned ‘Shree Kheta Khan’ and Troupe .The troupe featured the seven jewels of the Manganiyars and the Kalbelias. Attracting a huge crowd, the event earned walloping accolades. The chief guest of the evening, Dr. S.P.Singh, the Dean of Student Welfare of the university, congratulated the artists and extolled them.
The fourth day ushered in with ‘Vigyapti’-The Social Paper Presentation, providing an ideal platform to the participants to express their opinions in an effective manner. Participants put forward their perceptive of the existing social issues enervating the society. Meanwhile, ‘Vaividhya’- the open air event was an ideal way for the participants to gain valuable exposure for their art work and to exhibit their talent to a wider audience. It included Rangoli making, Mehendi, Kite flying, Puppet making and Best out of waste competitions. The day concluded with ‘Junoon- The Band Show’ which brought enthralling choruses with classical touch and a spirit that lifted the whole crowd to an atmosphere which was full of eagerness and fervor.
With this Dharohar'16 concluded with great beatitude and rejuvenated everyone!


-Tanisha Mahajan, Pooja Goswami, Ayushi Kalra, Shruti Bhatt, Saima Tabassum

Friday, October 16, 2015

PARAMPARAA'15


SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter organized PARAMPARAA’15 in the clover at the 98th National Kisan Mela from 1st to 4th Oct’15 at the comely grounds of Gandhi Park at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. Paramparaa’15, which marked nine years of successfully organizing a heritage fair for the masses succeeded in its bourne of promoting our rich Indian heritage and culture by showcasing a myriad of ethnic and traditional Indian handicrafts and goods.

The stalls were decorated beautifully by the diligent efforts of the body members. Supernally decorated birds with daedal work, inspired from the Madhubani art, hung at the entrance welcomed the people warmly. The main attractions of the stalls were beautifully decorated pots portraying the art forms of our country, namely the ancient art, the medieval art and the modern art. Camels and ‘Kandeels’ were used as hangings and added cherry to the cake.

The stalls showcased a variety of ethnic Indian goods and craftworks showing the different colours of our motherland. Bhelpuri and Banarasi Pan Stalls welcomed the guests at the entrance. Refreshing Lassi stall rejuvenated the people in the sultry days. The other stalls were rice work stall, bead stall, ethnic wear stall and herbal stall. Rajasthani handicrafts and jute bag stalls were the main attractions. CDs of regional folk music, devotional songs and Gazals also enhanced the ethnicity of the aura. The stall was visited by several dignitaries, faculty members, local residents, university students, farmers and other people from various regions of the nation.


The gracious presence of the Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, and The Chief Minister Of the State, Mr. Harish Rawat, on the first and the last day of the fair respectively catalyzed the enthusiasm among us. A special prize was also awarded to the stall for such a beautiful display of the multifarious Indian culture and tradition under one roof.


The four days of Paramparaa’15 can never be forgotten by any one of us. It was the first event organized by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter for the session 2015-16 and helped us learn about the functioning of the society. Not only did its success elucidate the grandeur of  SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter but also revitalized the spirits of each of us, especially those who were in Paramparaa’s organizing team for the first time creating a trail of memories and in the same time looking forward to perfection.

-Rakshita Joshi, Richa Pant, Surabhi Pant, Sushmita Shah, Shruti Thareja, Punjika Saxena

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PANTNAGAR, UTTARAKHAND, India
The Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY was established on 15th Feb.,1984, and through these years, we have evolved in knowledge, exposure and experience. With the ceaseless efforts of the Chapter members, the Staff Counsellor, and the University Administration, and amalgamated with the patronage of the dozens of Indian classical dance and music forms, the Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY has had the opportunities to witness some of the greatest living exponents of the traditional Indian art forms. It is our endeavor to help disseminate the best of the Indian classical heritage with its attendant legends, rituals, mythologies and philosophies to young students and professionals.