SPIC MACAY EAST ZONE CONVENTION
Spic Macay East Zone Convention was conducted on the 2nd and 3rd of February in the school campus of Delhi Public School, Patna. So amidst the retreating winter breezes Takshila Educational Society, enlivened the spirits of Patnaities by hosting yet another two day long congregation of SPIC MACAY, East Zone Convention for which the enthusiastic participating students from various schools reached the school campus of Delhi Public School, Patna in the morning of 2nd February 2019, where the programme was organized. Dr. Kiran Seth, founder of the SPIC MACAY initiated the session at 10:30 a.m. with an enriching speech, where he urged the youth to immerse themselves in the holy spirits of the classical culture during the sessions in order to experience its beauty. Further at 11:00 a.m. they were sent to the seven different intensives organized within the campus, which continued for three hours till 12 noon. The renowned connoisseurs augmented the knowledge of the students through vital one to one interactions followed with hands on activities. The following were the artists who were involved in the same:-Hindustani classical vocal – Pt. Vidhyadhar Vyas, Khatak – Vidhushi Rani Khanam, Madhubani – Ms. Vibha Lal, Patua Art –Rahim Chitrabrar, Tikili Art – Mr. Ashok Kumar Biswas, Manjusha – Mr. Manoj Pandit, Sikhi Art – Munni Devi. The campus dazzled with the display of such mesmerizing intricacies of art, survived by such legendary artists. After the enriching intensive sessions, the budding talents viewed a classic comedy movie of Charlie Chaplin in the Multipurpose Hall, while the senior volunteers attended an interactive session with Dr. Kiran Seth in the Audio Visual room. The lighting of the lamp pronounced the commenced an aura of scintillating performances at 6:00 p.m. initiated by Pandit Rupak Kulkarni, a flute maestro from the Maihar Gharana. To further elevate the enthusiasm of the spectators was a breathtaking Kathak performance by Rani Khanam from the Lucknow Gharana.
Further on stage was Pandit Vidhyadhar Vyas who is a contemporary exponent of the Paluskar style of North Indian classical singing from the Gwalior Gharana. The dawn of 3rd February 2019 welcomed the commencement of another eventful day. The active participants of the SPIC MACAY intensives woke up zealously at 4:00 a.m. in the morning to take up the most from the noteworthy sessions planned for the day. They rejuvenated their energies with Naad Yoga and Hatth Yoga, which were taken up effectively by Dr. Kiran Seth. Further at 12 p.m. was the much awaited “Aarambh Module, for play group kids”, in which the petite Nurserians of Delhi Public School, Patna were the added attraction. Following the sumptuous lunch was a spectacular presentation of folk songs by Padma Bhushan Smt. Sharda Sinha. She was felicitated reverently by the Principal of Delhi Public School, Patna Mr. B. Vinod. Her harmonious voice and remarkable expertise inflicted a festive fervor amongst us all. The avid folklores of Bihar invigorated the spirits of all. Further ahead, the schedule paved its way towards the completion of the striking SPIC MACAY EAST CONVENTION, PATNA. The concluding session was presided over by Dr. Kiran Seth, wherein he shared his insightful words of wisdoms with the youth and guided them to carry forward the rich legacy of Indian Culture further ahead. Principal, Mr. B. Vinod appreciated the progressive steps of the participating schools and colleges in the Convention and suggested them to spread the light of our classic culture with their family and friends too.