SPIC MACAY WEST ZONE CONVENTION
It was an honour for Delhi Public School, Pune to usher in the New Year by hosting the Maharashtra state convention and West Zonal meet of SPIC MACAY. There were 193 participants (71 Male and 122 Female) and volunteers from across Western India. Students were given a noteworthy opportunity to observe and learn from maestros and renowned artistic personalities. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Dr Kiran Seth, the inceptor of SPIC MACAY, Mr Arun Sahay, chairperson of SPIC MACAY, the school Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty and young student participants from SOS Bal gram village.
The student participants of DPS, Pune gave a stellar performance of the “Ram Strotam”. School Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty extended a warm welcome to Dr Kiran Seth, Mr Arun Sahay, all the participants and the volunteers of the convention. She added that the Takshila Education society is an ardent believer of the philosophy of SPIC MACAY.
The workshop on Hindustani Vocals was conducted by Pt.Pushkar Lele who is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist. The Warli painting workshop was conducted by Mr Balu Mhase.
The third workshop on Bharatanatyam was conducted by Ms Swati Daithankar from the Nalanda Bani. In the evening there was a classical performance by Pushparaj Koshti (Surbahar). The second segment consisted of a vocal performance by the young Hindustani classical vocalist, Smt. Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil. The artists and their teams were honored and felicitated with mementos by the school Principal Madam Mrs Neelam Chakrabarty. A cordial note of appreciation was extended towards all the performers.
At dawn the participants woke up for an enriching Yoga later the participants contributed in Shram dhaan. Dr Kiran Seth conducted an appealing module for the all where he highlighted the importance of learning classical music at an early age. Later music aficionados were left dazzled by a Flute recital by Pt Rajendra Kulkarni Jee who is an ‘A-Grade’ artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. The musical session culminated leaving all mesmerised and in awe of this living legend. The school Principal expressed her words of gratitude and felicitated the artist with tokens of love and respect. All the participants both young and old were gratified and departed with a spirit of ecstasy.