Heritage Club

ABOUT SPIC-MACAY

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is a voluntary movement founded in 1977 by Dr Kiran Seth, a Professor at IIT-Delhi who was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution to the arts in 2009.

SPICMACAY’s intention is to enrich the quality of formal education by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it. It seeks to inspire youth through experiencing the mysticism embodied in the rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry of Indian and World Heritage, with a hope that the beauty, grace, values and wisdom embodied in these arts will influence their way of life and thinking and inspire one to become a better human being. For this, the most accomplished artistes of the country render programmes of Indian classical music and dance, folk, poetry, theatre, traditional paintings, crafts & yog primarily in schools and colleges. In 2011, SPIC MACAY was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award in recognition of its contribution to youth development.

In 2011-12, 4600+ programmes were organised in more than 1500 institutions in 300 towns in India and 50 towns abroad impacting more than 2 million students. All these programmes were organised by thousands of volunteers – largely students, teachers, housewives, retired people, professionals, young and old. SPIC MACAY celebrates Nishkaam Seva – the spirit of volunteerism – of giving selflessly without expectation, a value that is intrinsic to our culture and important to nurture in today‘s world.

SPIC-MACAY AT DA-IICT

Our mission is to “Have every child, experience the inspiration and mysticism embodied in Indian and world heritage”.

We organize different events, categorized into two parts: local events and other events. Local events include workshops, training, demonstrations and other techniques to get the student an idea on the cultural part of art forms. We believe every child has the capability of some or the other art form.

We not only include events on singing and dancing, but also take into consideration the other art forms such as painting, pottery, poetry etc.