Who Are We?
A group of enthusiasts with a dream to “enrich the quality of formal education by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it.” SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter is the biggest cultural club in NIT Durgapur and embraces the beauty and wisdom that is ingrained in the Indian art forms. With a zeal to further the purview of Indian classical music and dance, folk, traditional paintings crafts, SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter has been a quintessential part of the college aesthetics since its inception.
What Do We Do?
SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter is actively engaged in contributing to the development of the rich cultural heritage. Officially, we represent NIT Durgapur in cultural events, national and international conferences which are attended by academic delegates from across the nation and beyond. Other events include:
1. VIRASAT: An eclectic mixture of all aspects of Indian Cultural Heritage, including art workshops, film screening and classical concerts. With Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan and Grammy recipients like Pt. Ajay Chakraborty and Dr Vishwamohan Bhatt, VIRASAT sees a footfall of over 2000 people every year.
2. UTTARAYAN: Organised every year on the day of Makar Sankranti, the kite festival sees a unique tinge of vibrancy with a lively display of colourful kites from the Lord’s ground.
3. ANUBHAV: The annual art workshop organised for the underprivileged children, in collaboration with BMEP.
Why We Do?
Founded in 1977, as a non-profit, non-political voluntary movement by Dr Kiran Seth, SPIC MACAY is a global initiative that has impacted 3 million students across 1500 cities and 1000 educational institutions. SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter is motivated by the need to mandate the focus on classical arts, and to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler values. By inculcating the spirit of Nishkaam Seva, SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter aims to impart solid and value-based education that will inspire the youth to be conscious of all that is beautiful, lofty and wholesome, and be the kind and gentle human being who is inspired and in turn inspires.