Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beginning of a new phase

With high hopes and numerous expectations for beginning the journey called “college life”, we stepped onto the lanes of Pantnagar, a lush green campus residing in the footsteps of the mighty hills. Our initial days were spent in the exploration of this beautiful place. The days were passing amidst the dragging lectures, planning unsuccessful mass bunks and umpteen jovial events. Just like a roller-coaster ride, the journey of first year included many highs and lows and as we were about to comprehend this adventurous entry in our yearly diary, came the notification regarding the induction of the eminent society of SPIC MACAY Pantnagar Chapter. Enthralled and nervous, we gave our best in an hour-long heated interview, to be a part of a renowned society of such high stature. The sun rose up and came the day when the results of the inductions were announced, and we were overwhelmed to see our names in the list of inductive executive body members of the society. We were elated to witness what this new chapter of our voyage will unfold for us all.

The first thing we came across, being a part of SPIC MACAY family was the genteel meeting. It was the time when we realised why we stood out of the crowd. Everything was so well organised and professionally done. Our euphoria reached its zenith. It is a plethora of learning where we ecstatically got involved in the new odyssey of SPIC MACAY Chapter. The best part of  the meeting was the time when we were supposed to introduce ourselves. We got enrapt at the thought that our names are now attached to SPIC MACAY.

Farewell is the time to bid adieu to those seniors under whom we were well guided throughout. The bond amongst the members of SPIC MACAY was equal to the bond between the members of a family. Although saying goodbye to our loving seniors was a heartbreaking moment, we wished them a happy life and a bright and successful future ahead. We promised ourselves that we would always keep the flame of SPIC MACAY glowing in us forever.

To embrace our knowledge about the events our seniors conducted a workshop in which we were made aware of the protocols and conduct of the society required for the eutaxy in the society. They told us about the art and craft work and greatly enlightened our software skills. They added a lot to our knowledge and paved our path for future work.

The first responsibility as SPIC MACAY members was Teacher’s Day celebration which proved to be a real success. It was at this time that we realised that the transformation of a piece of stone to a diamond takes that one very person whom we always tend to forget. The one who works to watch his student’s future full of success and ebullience. We gifted handmade cards to our teachers which they were delighted to receive. Like a potter, a teacher shapes the future of his student and we are grateful to them for their guidance.

After palmy completion of our first task, we pledged to take SPIC MACAY to great heights oppugning any challenges that might come forth. The majestic grandeur and simplicity of the society to promote Indian culture is attracting today’s youth who are deviated from its original grounds and are easily falling a prey to western culture. It makes us exultant to be a part of the society which doesn’t aim to bring a change, but a revolution.

-Harshita Arya, Asmita Aswal, Aarti Adhikari, Aarzoo Kohra, Swati Udyog, Ananya Mittal

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Dharohar '16 - The Annual National Cultural and Literary Festival of G.B.P.U.A.T., Pantnagar was organized with grandeur by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter from 14th to 17th March, 2016. With unwonted competitions in the fields of dramatics, dance, music, debating and other creative events, Dharohar'16 left an indelible imprint on the masses.
The fest commenced with the entrancing event ‘Ahwaal’- The Dramatics Competition, providing a platform to young lambent artists. The performers kept the audiences riveted with their remarkable acts on the theme –‘The Empty Chair’. This was followed by one of the most awaited events of Dharohar, ‘Jharokha- the movie fest’. The event rejuvenated everyone, showing the recent intriguing movie ‘Jai Gangaajal’ at Gandhi Auditorium.

The second day began with ‘Antarbodh’- the Debate Competition, where the most magnanimous voices of the university battled with words, sharing their ideas and opinions on a myriad of topics prevailing in the society. Meanwhile, the participants walking down the ramp electrified the air with their dazzling dresses commixing a touch of ethnicity at ‘Parivesh’-The Ethnic Ramp Show. They pulled off the theme ‘Melange’ unerringly. After that, ‘Parichay’- The Quiz Competition proved to be an excellent source of exposure for the young minds. With exciting rounds, ‘Parichay’ tested the participants on their knowledge, spontaneity and proficiency, seeking the brightest mind in the campus. 
Gandhi Auditorium echoed with melodies on the second evening of the fest with ‘Raaga’-The Singing Competition leaving the audience in a magnetic trance. This was followed by ‘Jhanak’- The Dance Competition where the participants graced the stage with their amazing dance, tapping their feet to the musical rhythm. The theme ‘Never Ending Rain’ was well justified by the participants by a mesmerizing blend of music and dance which titillated everyone.
The third day kicked off with ‘Roobaroo’- The Personality Hunt Competition, which gave a podium to the participants to showcase their exquisite personalities through the different enthralling rounds of the event. . Full of zeal and enthusiasm, the participants astounded everyone with their talent and skills. 

‘Mehfil’ - the mesmerizing and enthralling artist evening experienced the beauty of Indian Folk Music by the world renowned ‘Shree Kheta Khan’ and Troupe .The troupe featured the seven jewels of the Manganiyars and the Kalbelias. Attracting a huge crowd, the event earned walloping accolades. The chief guest of the evening, Dr. S.P.Singh, the Dean of Student Welfare of the university, congratulated the artists and extolled them.
The fourth day ushered in with ‘Vigyapti’-The Social Paper Presentation, providing an ideal platform to the participants to express their opinions in an effective manner. Participants put forward their perceptive of the existing social issues enervating the society. Meanwhile, ‘Vaividhya’- the open air event was an ideal way for the participants to gain valuable exposure for their art work and to exhibit their talent to a wider audience. It included Rangoli making, Mehendi, Kite flying, Puppet making and Best out of waste competitions. The day concluded with ‘Junoon- The Band Show’ which brought enthralling choruses with classical touch and a spirit that lifted the whole crowd to an atmosphere which was full of eagerness and fervor.
With this Dharohar'16 concluded with great beatitude and rejuvenated everyone!

-Tanisha Mahajan, Pooja Goswami, Ayushi Kalra, Shruti Bhatt, Saima Tabassum

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The Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY was established on 15th Feb.,1984, and through these years, we have evolved in knowledge, exposure and experience. With the ceaseless efforts of the Chapter members, the Staff Counsellor, and the University Administration, and amalgamated with the patronage of the dozens of Indian classical dance and music forms, the Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY has had the opportunities to witness some of the greatest living exponents of the traditional Indian art forms. It is our endeavor to help disseminate the best of the Indian classical heritage with its attendant legends, rituals, mythologies and philosophies to young students and professionals.