Monday, 17 March 2014

SPIC MACAY's 2nd International Convention @ IIT Madras - 8th June to 14th June 2014 - REGISTRATION STARTS

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth), as you are aware, is continuing its commitment towards creating awareness and a deep-rooted sense of pride in our rich cultural heritage across schools and colleges all over India. We are pleased to inform you that SPIC MACAY & IIT Madras are organizing the 2nd International Convention at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M) Chennai, from 8th to 14th June 2014.


The convention would be attended by 1500 delegates from all over the country and abroad, to experience the abstract, inspiring, subtlety and mysticism through the intangible cultural heritage. Around 150 - 200 delegates will be coming from abroad. We would be having performances & Intensive worskhops of more than 50 renowned artists from different parts of the country. There will be a week long programs of Classical Music, Classical Dance, Folk, Theatre, Films, Yoga, Talks by eminent people, Handicraft workshops and other activities. We would also be having Intensives and Workshops conducted by Inspiring Gurus and Master Craftsmen.Dr Balamuralikrishna, Prof T.N.Krishnan, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Vidushi Vedavalli, Vidushi Girija Devi, Alarmel Valli, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandit Venkatesh Kumar, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Vidwan Chitravina Ravikiran, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Qawwali Warsi Brothers, Margi Madhu - Kudiyattam are some of the confirmed artists as of now. 

We believe that one of the best ways of making students aware of the gentler, more aesthetic, and diverse, yet integrated, strands of India’s culture is by systematically introducing them to various forms of Indian classical music and dance in Schools, Colleges, and Universities throughout the land. National Conventions are the congregation of the people associated with this cause, who spend one week in a unique ashram-like atmosphere.

The purpose of the convention is to leave an experience insightful of the abstract, subtle and mystical aspects that are not only intangible but are also inspiring features of Indian cultural heritage. Classical performing arts appropriates and reflects the true depths of our rich tradition and therefore the highlight of the convention will include performances of many leading cultural ambassadors of our country who have been advocating and popularizing the traditional performing arts. 

Inauguration event will be at 5:30pm on the 8th June 2014 at SAC - IIT Madras.

There would be around 25 to 30 concerts/performances of Classical Music, dance and folk during the Convention. On the last day of the convention ie 13th June evening, we will have the Classical Overnight which will start at 7:30pm and finish at 6 am the next day morning ie 14th June morning. Eminent artists and musicians will be invited to perform. This will be open for the General public.

There will be around 35 to 40 Intensive Workshops taken by eminent Guru's from Classical music, Classical dance, folk and Mastercrafts men/women for the 15 different crafts from 9 am to 12 noon for the delegates. 

Film show with an interaction with the Director, Theatre performance, lectures, lecture demonstrations, Folk performances and other presentations will happen in the afternoon session.

A Special one Heritage trip is planned on the 14th June morning to Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Vellore and other historical and cultural centres in and around Chennai. Delegates can choose from 2-3 options for the Heritage Trip. This will be from 9:30 am to 7 pm on 14th June. Delegates will be dropped at the Railway station / Airport in the evening to catch their trains/flights. 


4.00 am - Wake Up 
4:15 am - 6:00 am - Naad Yoga & Hatha Yoga
6:00 am - 6:30 am - Shramdaan
6:30 am - 8:30 am - Personal time and Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am - Movement time and Interaction for workshop intensive participants
9:00 am - 12:00pm - Workshop Intensives 
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch 
12:45 pm - 1:00pm - Movement time 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Folk /Theatre/ Cinema Classic / Talk etc
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Personal Time
5:30 pm - 6:15pm - Dinner 
6:15 pm - 6:30pm - Movement Time
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Concert/Performance 1 
8:00 pm - 9:30pm - Concert/Performance 2
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Light snack & Movement Time
10:00 pm - Lights Off 


The Confirmed Full Schedule of the Convention will be shared by the 31st March 2014


Website to Register -

Last Date for REGISTRATION is 31st March 2014.

SPIC MACAY will contact all the people who have Registered over Phone and also organise meetings/orientations in different chapters in India and authorised SPIC MACAY coordinators will select the delegates for the convention. The Final List of Delegates will be released from 5th April onward till the 5th May 2014. 

The lodging & boarding would be arranged by SPIC MACAY without any charge for the confirmed registrants. 


Minimum Age for Student Delegates is 14 years. Children below 14 years will not be allowed ( Some exceptions subject to the recommendations of the Respective State Corodinators & Chapter Coordinators of SPIC MACAY all over India and abroad)


General Public can attend the events in the afternoon session, evening concerts and the Classical Overnight Concert on the last day of the convention. Morning Workshop Intensive sessions are only for the Delegates and Volunteers. General Public not allowed to participate. No need to Register for attending the events in the afternoon and evening.

PARKING allowed only for Important Guests and VIP's in IIT Madras campus. A separate Parking sticker will be given and only cars with such special sticker/authorisation will be allowed inside the campus. 

Rasikas/ Guests are requested to use the IIT Madras Bus Transport in the campus from the different IIT M gates. 


We are looking for Volunteers for various tasks both before and during the Convention. Please do send us a message.

SPIC MACAY Chennai has its weekly meeting every Saturday at IIT Madras in the Humanities & Social Sciences Dept from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Those interested to Volunteer are requested to attend this meeting. 

SPIC MACAY is a voluntary movement. Please join is your movement!

You can register online at  or download the Registration Form from and send it to:
Coordinator – InterCon, SPIC MACAY, 41/42, Lucknow Road, Delhi 110 054.

You may visit also  or for further details, schedule, latest updates of the International Convention.

SPIC MACAY is the biggest non-profit, cultural, voluntary youth movement in
independent India. We are looking for volunteers from different walks of Life.

SPIC MACAY Chennai meets every Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm at the
HSB Dept  2n Floor @ IIT Madras. Please do join us, it is your movement.             


Mr.Chaitanya Vijay @ 9884299040
Student Volunteer @ IIT Madras  & Secretary SPIC MACAY Chennai
Chief Student Coordinator 2nd International Convention 

Mr.Chinmaya Arjun Raja @ 9789059024
 Volunteer/Chairperson SPIC MACAY Chennai 
Volunteer/State Coordinator SPIC MACAY Tamilnadu & Pondy
Convener 2nd International Convention

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Please visit for more information and details about the movement

Website of IIT Madras -

SPIC MACAY 's 2nd International Convention Curtain raiser concert by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia on 6th March at OAT - IIT Madras

Dr Kiran Seth - Founder Chairperson of SPIC MACAY - Talk at IIT Madras on Tuesday 4th March 2014

SPIC MACAY TN & Pondy - Shehnai Prgms in Kendriya Vidyalayas - KV AFS Avadi, KV AFS Thanjavur and KV Jipmer Pondicherry

Shehnai concerts in Thiruvarur and Restarting of SPIC MACAY activities in Thanjavur