SPIC MACAY International School Convention 2017 - DPS North, Bangalore

Once upon a time, there lived an old man whose daily ritual was to ensure that the seeds he had sown were nurtured with care. He did it selflessly even though he knew that he might never get any benefit from it. His vision was that someday, may be someone could enjoy the fruits of his hard work. SPIC MACAY(a 40 year old NGO) is no different from this old man, selflessly working to create more culturally aware citizens for tomorrow. We are collectively marching towards the grand vision by conducting programmes, lecture demonstrations, nature walks, movie screenings and conventions. A convention is an immersive cultural experience spanning from few days to weeks in the zonal, state, national and international levels. This is a confluence of the best artists from various art forms who come together to inspire and make a difference in many lives "Free of cost" for participants. We take care of their full expenses at the  convention.
The first International School Convention is one of its kind, comprising 30 workshops, evening concerts, over night concert and heritage tours (Schedule) will be held from 24th to 30th December, in the "garden city" - Bengaluru. Delhi Public School, North Bengaluru will be hosting more than 1500 students, volunteers, artists and public from various parts of the globe.
DPS North has been a pioneer in moulding young learners to future leaders, torch bearers by providing a holistic learning. Spread in large acres, sprawling lawns, diverse flora and fauna with the facilities of international standards, this campus is sure to make the convention experience even more enriching. Participants will get exposure to the best of Indian classical artists like  Padma Bhushan awardee Prof T.N.Krishnan, Padma Shri awardees Smt Bharati Shivaji, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar & many nationally awarded artist, master craftsmen, painters, litterateurs.
"Ben-da-ka-looru" or Bengaluru has been the birth home of great scholars like Kempegowda, Basavanna etc. The city also has many mountains like Nandi hills, Shivanasamudra etc, to complement its beauty. As part of heritage tours, the participants will get a glimpse of rich heritage of Bengaluru, the royal city Mysuru, the heritage sites Belur and Halebidu on the last day. 

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13th April 2018
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The First International School Convention 2017 was held in DPS North, Bengaluru from 24th Dec 2017 to 30th Dec 2017. 800 participants from over 109 schools across 20 states attended the convention which had over 250 artists performing, 20 intensives, 10 craft workshops, cinema screening, interactions with artists, 7 yogas,13 Heritage tours, specially curated exhibitions to experience the depth and richness of Indian Culture. Children from various cultural backgrounds experienced the Gurukul-like environment under the tutelage of gurus inclusive of Padma awardees like Ustad Wasifudin Dagar, Shri. Guruppa Chetty, Vidushi Bharathi Shivaji who have dedicated their life for art. The day started at Bhrama-muhurta by waking up at 3.30 am for  yoga session from 4 am to 7am by senior exponents like Swami Tyagaraj from Bihar School of Yog, Sister Lila from Bhramakumari, Naad yog by Ustad Wasifudin Dagar and Smt.Ashoka Nandy, Gurbani by Shri. Alankar Singh, the scenic mornings were blended with music and inward journey, followed by Shramdaan - a humble gesture to mother earth by taking activities like garbage cleaning, tree planting, garland making etc. The garlands made by children were presented to the artists and gurus after their performance during the day. This added to their joy. Each child was trained under a guru for 5 days from 9 am to 12 noon followed by presentation on the last day. This was the first SPIC MACAY convention where children experienced world heritage in workshop on Jazz music by Danish artists: Jazz Explorer Trio led by Lars Moller (saxophone), Thor Madsen (guitar) and Jonas Johansen (drums). The children also got to experience the music/ theater/ artforms spanning from South, North, West, North-East regions of India like Zikir Zari, Rasa Sankirtan, Sanjhi Paper art, Bagh Printing, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Carnatic & Hindustani music, Bharatanatyam etc. Each afternoon there were concerts, performances, talks and cinema classics screening - which gave opportunity for children to interact with thinkers and makers of the society. The Convention ended with overnight concerts and performances by Shri. Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Vidushi Kapila Venu, Shri. Sankaran Namboothiri, Shri. Mysore A. Chandan Kumar. On the last day of the convention the participants are taken on Heritage tours and nature walks around Bangalore to show its palaces, gardens, heritage structures, silk weaving etc and they were gifted with specially designed ‘Treasure of India’ map highlighting the artforms of India as their parting gift. The DPS Management, Principal, Teachers, Staff were very cooperative and owned up the entire event completely. Volunteers spent long days in organising and expressed that this was an experience of a lifetime.
1. Souvenirs were printed and distributed to all participants( thanking the contributors of Milaap also)
2. The entire convention expenses - stay of artists, students, teachers, stage arrangements, food and everything was taken care with Zero Participation fee from the participants
3. The unique aspects, the experiences of the participants is highlighted in the souvenir- a unique map with showcasing the artforms of india was gifted to every child on the last day.
4. Attached - Souvenir of the convention(including experiences of students who attended the convention, with photograhs), news articles about the convention in various news papers, Sandesh our quarterly report containing the report of our school convention and upcoming activities
5. More ISC Experiences - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b_KOE4FKorSFhilopUR-fBYwq07_C10j?usp=sharing
6. Photo gallery - https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpicMacayBLR/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1662725393791290

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