SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is a 45-year-old non-political, non-profit, nationwide, voluntary youth movement founded in 1977 by  Prof. Kiran Seth of I.I.T., Delhi. Its prime objective is to enrich the quality of formal education by promoting among youth, an intense awareness of India's rich and diverse heritage. To this end, SPIC MACAY organises innumerable activities of the Classical arts, Folk arts, Crafts, Yoga and Meditation, Heritage Walks, Talks, Cinema Classics Screenings, Theatre, and Puppetry in schools, colleges, and universities in over 850 towns and cities in India and 50 cities abroad. SPIC MACAY's hope is that the values embodied in all these art forms will inspire the youth to become finer human beings, making the world a better place to live in. The vertical Eye is SPIC MACAY's logo, depicting inner wisdom, perception and an inquiry into elements of life and truth. 


The Miranda House chapter of SPIC MACAY holds the distinction of being connected with the movement since its inception. The first lecture demonstration of SPIC MACAY was held in Miranda House in 1979 with six legendary artists under one roof; Padma Vibhushan ( Late) Pt. Birju Maharaj ; Late (Late) Ustad Asad Ali Khan ( Rudraveena); ( Late) Ustad Munawar Ali Khan ; Dagar Brothers...( Late) Nasir Moinuddin Dagar,  ( Late) Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar ; Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Sonal Mansingh and Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Over decades, stalwarts of the Classical arts have given concerts and recitals at Miranda House.  We invite artistes from all over the country for live performances which help volunteers to get an in - depth knowledge about our cultural traditions. SPIC MACAY provides an opportunity for students to directly experience the intangible aspects of Indian heritage. There is an organic bond between our volunteers and the community they strive to serve.

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