Sunday, May 28, 2017


DHAROHAR'17- The Annual National Cultural and Literary Festival of GBPUAT, Pantnagar was organized on a huge scale with resplendence by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter from 25th to 27th March'2017.The fest included competitions in the fields of music, dance, dramatics, debating and other promethean events, leaving a perpetual impact on the spectators.

The enthralling event 'Ahwaal' - The Dramatics Competition embarked the fest, furnishing a rostrum to the talented artists.The performers well depicted the theme 'Draw a Veil Over', and kept the audience riveted with their awe-striking acts.
This was followed by one of the most awaited events of Dharohar, 'Mehfil-The Artist Evening'. The Chau Dancers of West Bengal astonished every head with their marvellous performance and earned walloping accolades. The chief guest of the evening, Dr. G.K. Singh, Dean, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, congratulated and extolled the artists.
The second day began with Vigyapti- The Social Paper Presentation, which gave an ideal platform to the participants to express their inner voice in their own efficacious way. Commendable enthusiasm was witnessed among the participants with eagerness to express their views on the existing social issues enervating the society.

Meanwhile, Antarbodh- the Debate Competition made the participants think out of the box with its innovative rounds. The participants battled with words on a dozen of topics prevailing in the society.

After that the environment was exhilarated by the participants walking down the ramp, astounding the audience with their stunning dresses at 'Parivesh'- The Ethnic Ramp Show. They pulled off the theme 'Exordium' flawlessly. Meanwhile, the participants discovered and showcased their rousing personalities through different ingenious rounds at 'Roobaroo'- The Personality Hunt. After that, the recent intriguing movie 'Lion' was shown on public demand in Gandhi Auditorium in the movie fest 'Jharokha' which rejuvenated everyone.
The third day outset with 'Vaividhya'- The Open Air Event, holding the premises with enormous talent and zeal within the participants, giving them an ideal platform to express their innovative artistic ideas. The event included Rangoli making, Mehandi, Kite flying, Puppet making and Best out of waste competitions. Meanwhile, 'Parichay'- The Quiz Competition, had participants scratching their heads with the mind- boggling questions and innovative and challenging rounds were presented to them.
After that Gandhi Auditorium echoed with melodious voices, hypnotizing the spectators at 'Raaga'-The Singing Competition. The battle of voices made every soul hymn with happiness. The day concluded with 'Jhanak'- The Dance Competition where the participants set the stage on fire with their astonishing performances. The theme 'Another Sky' was well depicted by the participants by astonishing blend of music and amazing dance which floored everyone.

With this Dharohar'17 concluded successfully and revivified every soul.

-Harshita Arya, Aarti Adhikari, Shreyshi Arya, Ananya Mittal, Pooja Shah, Swati Udyog

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

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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.