4th international convention of SPIC MACAY at IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati witnessed the kickstart of the 4th International Convention of SPIC MACAY. Governor of Assam and Nagaland Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony along with Director of IIT Guwahati, Gautam Biswas and Dean of Student Affairs Chandan Mahanta.

Acharya, while addressing the national and international dignitaries, said “I am very happy to be associated with 4th International Convention of SPIC MACAY and this is a very unique opportunity especially for the people of Northeast India, to come forward and have an overwhelming experience of witnessing Indian Classical Music and Art”.

Acharya added that he support the movement and “wish to see every Indian child be interested in Indian classical music and art and take part in them”. Supporting International Yoga Day, he added “Learning Yoga is a very key aspect in every human being and I want everyone to actively take part in yoga”.

Suggesting the participants, how lucky they are for being a part of this convention, Acharya added, “Every artist is a big volume of book, this convention is a great opportunity to study them”.

The evening began with performances by internationally acclaimed Indian classical flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia who is a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhusan. This was followed by Sattriya Nritya, which is one among the eight principal classical Indian dance traditions by ‘Bayanacharya’ Shri Guru Ghanakanta Bora Muktiyar, who is one of the most eminent exponents and gurus of Sattriya dance.

The event was organised from May 9 to May 15 and will witness many such cultural performances. Several events would be taking part throughout the day in various parts of IIT Guwahati. The participants will learn classical and folk forms of music and dance, traditional crafts, literature, arts etc from a celebrated Guru, who has mastered their skill in that particular art form, in an intensive workshops. The events will be live streamed through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ePVPPSxi70

Have something to add to the story?
mm
SpeedNews Desk at EasternFeed has the strongest nose for news. EasternFeed is a Guwahati-based new-media house with focus on disseminating news through the newest form of media. Here's an effort to bring together the best of the news from across the Northeast, in a fresh new format.