12th August’17, Hyderabad: Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad hosted SPIC MACAY 2017 on cmpus. The event witnessed presence of many acclaimed stars of Classical Indian Music. Sanjeev Shankar, Ashwini Shankar, Yogesh Shankar, Shub Maharaj and Swaraj Sinha were among the eminent guest at the event. The event was aimed to promote Classical Indian Music among the youth. The event was powered by SPIC and VJIM, Hyderabad.
About “SPIC MACAY”:
It’s a non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement founded in 1977 by Dr. Kiran Seth. SPIC is a non-profit organisation. The movement is, for and by the students. SPIC not only promotes classical music but also promotes many accompanying art forms like dance, folk music, poetry, theatre, traditional paintings, crafts and yoga, primarily at schools and colleges. In 2011, SPIC MACAY was awarded prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for their contribution to youth development. It seeks to inspire youth by making them experience 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 living and thinking and inspire one to become a better human being.
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC “OUR HERITAGE”:
Through “SPIC MACAY” we were presented with a mesmerising performance by the artists. This program was a great escape from everybody’s mechanical and monotonous life to the pleasant world of music. The program started with the instrumental act of “SHEHNAI” and “TABALA”. The audience enjoyed the performance and accompanied the artists while clapping the “Taal” with the rhythm of the music.
Conclusion by Mr. Sanjeev Shankar:
Mr. Sanjeev Shankar introduced the students with the instruments and their history. Interesting to know that Shehnai is a 3000-year-old instrument. Many instruments’ name was changed with time such as instrument “sitar” was called “Tantra Veena” in The Mughal era. “Shehnai” is called the “King of Flute. Shehanai is also called Nadaswaram in the south. Mr. Sanjeev Shankar put forward their aim “reminisce the music when relieve stress and depression.”