Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Mellifluous Classical Vocal Performance

SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter once again enchanted the audience with a melodic Artist Evening organized on November 29th, 2016. The evening witnessed a captivating classical vocal performance by Smt. Rupan Sarkar accompanied by Shri Abhishek Mishra on tabla and Shri Sumit Mishra on harmonium. Highly appreciated by her audience and critics, she regaled the audience with the whole range of musical forms from khayal to tapppa, thumri, chaiti, kaijri, jhula, dadra, hari, bhajan and other wings of Banaras Gharana.
Disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Girja Devi, Smt. Rupan Sarkar carries the age old tradition of renowned Banaras Gharana. Her remarkable and finer features and flavors of this gharana are markedly felt in her presentation. Appreciation and accolades have come her way from distinguished artists like Pt.Ravi Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Birju Maharaj, et al. Having performed at the Royal festival (London), Paris, Switzerland, etc she has made her mark on the international platform too. The evening, filled with her melodious voice, transported the listeners to a hypnotic world of musical rhapsody.
The program was graced by the benign presence of Dr. R.C.Gupta, Circuit Coordinator, SPIC MACAY, Kumaon Region, Dr. A.K.Upadhyay, Staff Counsellor, SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter and many other dignitaries. The audience enjoyed the resplendent evening to the fullest. The evening was concluded by felicitation of the astounding artists and some kind words by Dr. R.C.Gupta and Dr. A.K.Upadhyay. It will always be SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter efforts to organize programs that help connect the youth to the roots of our rich culture and promote our classical heritage.


-Ashima Kakkar, Ayushi Agarwal, Sakshi Pandey, Twinkle Sukhija.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beginning of a new phase

With high hopes and numerous expectations for beginning the journey called “college life”, we stepped onto the lanes of Pantnagar, a lush green campus residing in the footsteps of the mighty hills. Our initial days were spent in the exploration of this beautiful place. The days were passing amidst the dragging lectures, planning unsuccessful mass bunks and umpteen jovial events. Just like a roller-coaster ride, the journey of first year included many highs and lows and as we were about to comprehend this adventurous entry in our yearly diary, came the notification regarding the induction of the eminent society of SPIC MACAY Pantnagar Chapter. Enthralled and nervous, we gave our best in an hour-long heated interview, to be a part of a renowned society of such high stature. The sun rose up and came the day when the results of the inductions were announced, and we were overwhelmed to see our names in the list of inductive executive body members of the society. We were elated to witness what this new chapter of our voyage will unfold for us all.

The first thing we came across, being a part of SPIC MACAY family was the genteel meeting. It was the time when we realised why we stood out of the crowd. Everything was so well organised and professionally done. Our euphoria reached its zenith. It is a plethora of learning where we ecstatically got involved in the new odyssey of SPIC MACAY Chapter. The best part of  the meeting was the time when we were supposed to introduce ourselves. We got enrapt at the thought that our names are now attached to SPIC MACAY.

Farewell is the time to bid adieu to those seniors under whom we were well guided throughout. The bond amongst the members of SPIC MACAY was equal to the bond between the members of a family. Although saying goodbye to our loving seniors was a heartbreaking moment, we wished them a happy life and a bright and successful future ahead. We promised ourselves that we would always keep the flame of SPIC MACAY glowing in us forever.

To embrace our knowledge about the events our seniors conducted a workshop in which we were made aware of the protocols and conduct of the society required for the eutaxy in the society. They told us about the art and craft work and greatly enlightened our software skills. They added a lot to our knowledge and paved our path for future work.

The first responsibility as SPIC MACAY members was Teacher’s Day celebration which proved to be a real success. It was at this time that we realised that the transformation of a piece of stone to a diamond takes that one very person whom we always tend to forget. The one who works to watch his student’s future full of success and ebullience. We gifted handmade cards to our teachers which they were delighted to receive. Like a potter, a teacher shapes the future of his student and we are grateful to them for their guidance.

After palmy completion of our first task, we pledged to take SPIC MACAY to great heights oppugning any challenges that might come forth. The majestic grandeur and simplicity of the society to promote Indian culture is attracting today’s youth who are deviated from its original grounds and are easily falling a prey to western culture. It makes us exultant to be a part of the society which doesn’t aim to bring a change, but a revolution.

-Harshita Arya, Asmita Aswal, Aarti Adhikari, Aarzoo Kohra, Swati Udyog, Ananya Mittal

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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.