Puducherry, Aug 4 : Pondicherry University has successfully conducted its first-ever SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth) chapter, the University said on Sunday.
According to the university statement, the event started on 27th July with Carnatic Singer Sikkil Gurucharan’s vocals, followed by Ustad Shahid Parvez’s Sitar. It continued on the 28th with Shashank Subramaniam’s flute and Pandit Venkatesh Kumar’s Hindustani Vocal.
The Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University Prof Gurmeet Singh shared his memories with SPICMACAY as being a volunteer during its early days in 1977 when it was first started by Prof Kiran Seth, Emeritus Professor of IIT Delhi, at Delhi.
On the 27th and 28th of July 2019, inspiring musical concerts were organised by Pondicherry University in collaboration with SPICMACAY (The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture) India, to promote the Indian culture and heritage among youths of Pondicherry University. The idea to start off a SPICMACAY initiative in Pondicherry University was put forward by Assistant Professor Dr.V.Santhi Siri of the Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication, Pondicherry University. She herself is an accomplished Painter & Artist with numerous Art Exhibitions to her credit. Her idea was given a green flag by the Vice Chancellor and thus the SPICMACAY had its debut in Pondicherry University on the 27th and 28th of July 2019.
This was a two-day event where many people across the city participated to witness the extraordinary performances of legendary singers and musicians. The event was hosted by Beevu Luitel and Prayasha Panda. The Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University Prof Gurmeet Singh and the convenor of SPICMACAY (Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry) Jayashree graced the occasion. Dr Santhi Siri was the Co-ordinator (PU-SPICMACAY) and had the assistance of numerous students of Pondicherry University. It was a platform to interact and discover the cultural plethora of the diverse community of India and its multifarious branches of musical legacies. (UNI)