Tuesday, November 26, 2013


 A Folklore Of Beats and Rhythm, Unravelled....

 SPIC MACAY , Pantnagar Chapter  successfully organized the artist night featuring Rajasthani Folk Performance by The Manganiyar  “ Shree Kheta Khan and Troupe” on 19th November ,2013 in Gandhi Auditorium.
In the gracious presence of Dean Student Welfare Dr. D. S. Murthy, Deans of all Colleges, Staff Counsellor of SPIC MACAY , Pantnagar Chapter  Dr. A.K. Upadhyaya and many other dignitaries of Pantnagar, this eminent Rajasthani Troupe exhibited their remarkable talent.
The troupe consisted of 8 people ,headed by Shree Kheta Khan Ji. All of them were playing traditional instruments of Rajasthan , ’Kamaicha’ and ‘Khartaal’ to name a few. One of the members of the troupe has been a contestant in a famous musical show Indian Idol. The troupe had also, in the past years, mesmerized the viewers of the talent hunt show X-Factor. Shree Kheta Khan ji has even performed under  “ The Manganiyar  Seduction – By Robsten Abel” at the University of Michigan.
Their performance started with the introduction of all the Rajasthani instruments they brought along, followed by the traditional welcome song of Rajasthan ,” Padhaaro Mhaare Des “. They also sang from songs from bollywood which were originally their compositions. Their scintillating performance had not less enthralled the audience of Pantnagar , when two of their dancers in traditional Rajasthani costumes added to the glory of the evening.
The show continued for about one and a half hour , and throughout the performance the hall echoed with applauses and words of appreciation by the spellbound audience. Taking a step forward in promoting the culture , this time  the compering was done in Hindi. It concluded with Dr. A .K. Upadhayaya sharing few words in praise of the troupe,  followed by a Vote of Thanks by The President  of SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter  Mr. Suraj Pandey. The program  was taken to an end with the  playing of National Anthem.
 The event was a perfect blend of the rich classical music , dance and tradition of Rajasthan. SPIC MACAY once again succeeded in attracting the audience of Pantnagar towards the rich heritage and culture of the country. The society also looks forward to organizing many more such artist evenings in future.

- Ankita Dutta, Gitika Pandey, Suditi Chand, Upasana Uniyal, Vibhu Naithani

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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.