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SPIC MACAY 5-Day Collaborative Circuit concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 10: SPIC MACAY, a Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi’s 5-Day Collaborative Circuit successfully concluded here today.
Dr. Sapna Kamal Sangra, the SPIC MACAY Coordinator for J&K State expressed that our children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play.
She said that we must understand that without stories and poems and pictures and music, children will starve and we cannot let that happen.
She shared that nearly 7000 students benefitted from the present circuit which is truly remarkable.
Mahua Shankar enticed the students with the technical aspects of Kathak like the Rhythm, Chakras, etc and mesmerized them with best of Kathak – Makhan Chori, Jugal Bandi, Mayur and so on.
Children participated whole heartedly and interacted during the lecture demonstration.
On Padhant was Nupur Shankar, on Tabla was Mitilesh Jha and the strings of sitar flew from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan.
Earlier, Dr. Seema Rohmetra, SPIC MACAY coordinator Jammu region informed that the concerts were held at GD Goenka Public School, K C Public School, K C International School, Jodhamal Public School, Heritage School, Model Academy of MIER Group of Institutions, Alexander Memorial School and finally concluded with the performances at Tiny Tots Higher Secondary School and The JP World School.
Bharati Vaid, Additional DG Press Information Bureau, Additional Registrar for RI, Chairman for INPCC and Chairperson J&K Police Wives’ Welfare Association (PWWA) was the chief guest at Alexander Memorial School.
All programmes were attended by members of civil society.
Dr. Rohmetra expre-ssed her satisfaction with the institutionalization of SPIC MACAY in Model Academy, Alexander Memorial and Tiny Tots Higher Secondary School.
Coordinators expressed deep sense of gratitude to the Principals of the schools including Mr. Rathore, Mr. Misra, Maya Mishra, Trilok Bist, Mr. Dhami, Mr. Srivastav, Esther Williams, Vikram Handa and Mr. Hundal as well as the members of the management including Sanya Bansal (Goenka), Nandan Kuthiala (JMPS), Sunita Gupta (Heritage), Rupa Adit Gupta (Model Academy) and Gurpreet Handa (Tiny Tots) for their keen interest and urged upon them to involve more and more students and members of civil society within the fold of SPIC MACAY to achieve ‘Vision 2020’ of reaching to every young mind in the county.

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