Spic Macay - Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) is a voluntary youth movement which promotes intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage by promoting Indian classical music, classical dance, folk music, yoga, meditation, crafts and other aspects of Indian culture. SPIC MACAY was established by Dr. Kiran Seth in 1977 at IIT Delhi. It seeks to foster the traditional Indian values and to generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India. In order to achieve its goals, SPICMACAY organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, informal discussions, and talks by eminent scholars and thinkers. These programs are hosted in schools and colleges with support of the local chapters of the organization.
The Hindu College Chapter of SPIC MACAY had organised four events in the 2015-16 session with phenomenal success. The society begun its year by organising a talk cum orientation programme by Padmashri Dr. Seth , an Indian Academician, Professor, who also informed the audience about the society and the projects it undertakes with world renowned artists along with briefing about the upcoming events of the society. The talk was followed by the Classic Cinema Screening of the movie CHARULATA directed by Satyajit Ray. The society on 16th January, 2016, warmed up the gathering with a lively discussion organized with 18 Pakistani Delegates who had come to India for attending the meditation session at Igatpuri, Maharashtra. The issues discussed included terrorism, art and culture between the two countires. The discussion was then followed by a Cinema Screening of the classic JALSAGHAR directed by Satyajit Ray.