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Fests & Events

Spic Macay Virasat 2012

What is this life if, full of care,

W e have no time to stand and stare”

This January, SPIC MACAY, NSIT Chapter, in an attempt to help us take a break from a very technical and mundane world around us, hosted a 10-day cultural extravaganza under the VIRASAT series. The event was organised to demonstrate our country’s VIRASAT through an array of magnificent performances, an exquisite Heritage Walk to Humayun’s Tomb and a workshop on the art of Spinning and Weaving. The event was kicked off with a Kathak performance by Padma Bhushan recepient, Shovana Narayan; followed by a Qawwali act by the famous trio of the Nizami Brothers the next day. This was followed by a Dhrupad recital concert by Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, a descendant of the legendary Swami Haridas Dagar, Tansen’s teacher . The next day saw a concert from Grammy Award winning artist, Pandit Vishvmohan Bhatt playing the Mohan Veena, an instrument he has invented himself. It is a modified guitar with twenty strings. A terrific performance in Hindustani vocals was showcased by Shrimati Meeta Pandit in the last segment of this exhibition of our rich and diverse culture. The program gained boundless appreciation from the college students and the faculty members, making a refreshing change to the technical atmosphere in our college.

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