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Spic Macay, IIT & Bengal Chamber to organise intl convention

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

To initiate the bright young minds to the rich and varied Indian classical art form, an international convention will be organised jointly by Macay, and The Bengal Chamber in June. Students from different countries apart from various parts of will be participating in the meet which will take place at the campus from June 3 - 9, of the and Culture Among Youth (MACAY) Dr told a press meet here today. "The International meet will be part of our endeavour to promote classical arts among the present generation and let them know the unique and diverse cultural heritage of India," Seth said. He said around 1500 delegates are expected to attend the convention. Prof from KGP said at the press meet, "Our aim is to orient the students more to classical music and our rich culture." Among the participants school students comprised 60-70 per cent, college and university students 15-25 per cent and MACAY volunteers about 10-20 per cent. Prof of KGP said, "It is a great fortune and matter of pride for KGP to host the MACAY.

We have all the infrastructure to put things in place." The Convention will include 15 concerts, two-three film screenings, apart from folk and puppetry performances by an estimated 250 artistes. The said "This is a project aimed at preserving and furthering all facets of India's rich culture and heritage. MACAY, having got recognition from the Department of Culture and Youth Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, is working towards promoting classical arts through classical music, dance, folk art, handicrafts, photography, cinema and heritage tours within the country and outside. It has 15 chapters outside

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 22:00 IST
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