Sunday, October 20, 2019


Dharohar '19

DHAROHAR, The National Level Annual Cultural and Literary Festival of G.B.P.U.A. & T, Pantnagar celebrated its 3 days grand cultural fest of excellence which yet again proved the utter resilience and power of SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter. Dharohar '19  was held from 29th to 31st March, 2019. Like every year, the fest carved its way out to be the one of its kind celebration of culture, art, and heritage. It is a youth-centric platform where assessment is a tool that helps to identify the talent that each individual pursues.  The array of events was idiosyncratically constructed to carve out every hue of talent and joy, showcasing the true essence of culture, rhythm, and art. The partakers embodied finesse in the battle of words, brains, music, and dance. In the end, it was not all about winning as everyone graced the platform with their sheer and consummate vigor and talent.  

The national level fest made a grand beginning with 'Ahwaal' - the dramatics competition, where the participants enacted their talent and casted their intrinsic spell on the audience by the expression of their art. The theme 'Rambling Psyche' emboldened the participants to show the dynamic behavior of the mind. The acts were enthralling and competitive. The other event 'Vigyapti' - The Social Paper Presentation, where the participants expressed their views on the most burning issues of the social sphere dredging solution to tackle these social issues with their innovative deeds. The first day concluded with 'Jharokha' - The Movie Fest. The maximum voted movie 'Avengers: The Infinity War' was displayed in Ratan Singh Auditorium. The movie was full of thrill and delectation which was relished by the grand audience.

The second day embarked with 'Parivesh' - The Ethnic Ramp Show, a combination of fashion touch by fashionista, and the thought which fights against the orthodox thinking. The theme Kairos- Evolution In You that makes us to think about how to make life extraordinary. The creativity was beyond the sky where the contestants not only walked with stunning self woven dresses but with their fearless and confident personalities which won the heart of the judges by their creativity and poise. Simultaneously 'Vavidhya' - The Open Air Events were held in which the participants had to perpetuate their talents in mehandi, rangoli, best out of waste, puppet making, and kite flying. The sterling designs of mehandi and rangoli, vernal yet elegant innovations  to utilize the waste and get the best out of them and the event ended with blissful and relishing series of kite flying. After that, the most anticipated event 'Jhanak' - The Dance competition, where the stage was illuminated with efficacious performances in solo, duet and group category. The captivating dances were a mixture of grace, articulation and energy that very well justified the theme 'Tarang: to the pinnacle through difficulties, which means without hard work and perseverance you cannot reach to the crest. The day completed with an astounding performance by renowned vocalist Dr. Hitu Mishra who filled the Gandhi auditorium with her euphonious voice in which she blends the elements of "Gayaki" i.e. vocal rendering and "Tantarakari" i.e. instrumental rhythmic patterns, a manner in which not many are found playing the instrument in the entire subcontinent, her music combines the traditions of the Sarangi and Sarod. Ustad Shakeel Ahmed and his team beautifully orchestrated their fusion of variant types of folk music into the souls of the audience.

The third day embellished with 'Antarbodh' - The Debate Competition, where deliberation and debate stirred the soul of the democracy. All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills and armed with statistics and valid data and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements, and gestures. 'Parichay' - The Quiz Competition revealed the concealed cognizance of an individual and the participants extended their brain efficiency to conquer. It's not just an ordinary quiz competition but a well-organized set of distinct rounds which led their knowledge to go with the command of victory.Meanwhile, the ripples of melodies and rock jazz in the entire ambience  " Junoon"- The Fusion Band War. The beat of every band sparkled and dynamized the audience. Moreover, the people's heart and soul were delighted with their pulsating voice. The blood rush was in great magnitude and hence created an amusing night. Thus, it became the most energizing and vivacious event.Recapitulating the three-day national-level annual cultural and literary fest bequeathed us with a plethora of knowledge and proficiency. Promising to run on this legacy of such victorious events will be the perennial aim of the SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter.

Nikita Bisht, Priyanka Arya, Priyanka Bhatt, Aditi Gangola, Ekta Bisht, Sushmita Arya.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Reviving our bequest and holding up with the onus of creating strong ties and preserving our inheritance, PARAMPARAA'18, the heritage fair, was organized with great exuberance by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter at 104th National Kisan Mela from 5th to 8th Oct'18 at the ground of Gandhi Park at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. We need diversity of thought in this world to elevate our benchmark. Initiating with the stalls which were ornamented with ethnic Indian goods and artifacts, a thoughtful gesture of diversity, illusion and, belonging was depicted. It was immensely overwhelming to witness numerous shades of our diverse culture coalesced at the stalls which were a symphony of our heritage.

The impact and influence of the proper decoration were imperative in enhancing the mood and for creating a perfect ambience at the event. In fact, the vivid ethnic decorations added some zing to the tedious team. The entrance decorated with a whickering horse, was an auspicious sign of eminent energy and enthusiasm, which helped us in our teamwork.

The gleam on the faces of the customers and visitors after seeing the knick-knack of stalls was plenteous to demonstrate the exhilaration of body members. The main attraction of the stall was the cart of antiquity, that is, the "Rath", embedded with beautiful adornments. The magnificent "Rath" with its elegance served as the magnum opus. The vibrant and ingeniously created hangings and poles added to the grandeur of the stall.

The endeavour of body members was profound in every minimal artifact, from the arrangement of stalls to the perfect placement of every element in the stall. The jingling sounds made by the metal bangles and the teeny-tiny handcrafted glass bangles at the bangle stall welcomed the customers graciously. Quenching the thirst of people in the scorching heat, the lassi stall emerged as an emancipator for the crowd. The Indian handicraft stall which made its way from Kolkata, was predominantly adored. The other stalls were Indian kurti stall, the traditional furniture cover stall and woollen stall. Many dignitaries, faculty members, local residents, university students, farmers and other people from various regions of the nation visited and appreciated the stalls.

The four days of PARAMPARAA marked a journey which is ineffable. Working with the stall owners, the body members discovered their fathomless potential. From managing extreme crowd to working in the tantalizing pressure, they expanded their own limits. PARAMPARAA provided a channel to link all the members together, from ingesting the moments of rejoice and synchronizing their work to providing solace in the beguile heat. Eventually, everyone got fastened in a family-like bond.

PARAMPARAA'18 has been an efficacious event. It rendered a plethora of memories and experience to the body members.The sparkling journey of four days evocated them with moments worth reminiscing. The endless joys working together, facing new challenges, and dealing the incoming world in an innovative manner, tied each one of them in such a bond which can never be uprooted. The society slowly unloaded its rainy showers upon the body members, thereby watering them to create strong roots and expecting them to grow into a fruitful tree which can even withstand the storms. Epitomising the very essence of excellence, PARAMPARAA sewed threads of belonging and integrity into a holistic patch. The reminiscence still simmers in everyone's soul; bidding farewell has always been tough but a pleasure when it promises to return with a whole new kaleidoscopic set of duties and fervour.

-Aayushi  Bhattacharya, Shruti Mishra, Harsha Saxena, Ekta Bisht, Priyanka Arya, Aditi Gangola

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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.