Outbound Learning

Informative offsite programs for team building, leadership and employee engagement like SAP labs visit and industrial trips are organized for the students. These programs enable our students to gain in-depth knowledge about their field of interest, helping them make strong career choices in future. Interfacing with the industry gives them a chance to understand the world that they live in today as a world of marvels. There are ample avenues for our children to be a part of this world and these programs open them to a plethora of possibilities.

 

6th SPIC MACAY International Convention

SPIC MACAY – Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth.

It is a Non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement founded in 1997 by Dr. Kiran Seth, Professor Emeritus at IIT-Delhi who was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution to the arts in 2009. SPICMACAY’s intention is to enrich the quality of formal education by increasing the awareness about different aspects of Indian Heritage and inspiring the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it.

This year the 6th SPIC MACAY International Convention was held at IIT Kharagpur from June 3 – 9, 2018.

Three of our students attended this workshop and came back having experienced Indian Culture at its best and with wonderful memories to last them for a very long time.

Here are their experiences.

Ritika Krishnan

“The venue of this workshop was IIT Kharagpur, which has a very different and old school aura to it. During the course of this workshop, I, as a student learnt a number of things and also realised how rich our country’s heritage is. I was part of the “Puppetry” intensive. In this intensive, we learnt how to make puppets from scratch with various materials such as foam, cloth, etc. We also learned how to build a storyline and present it with our puppets. It sure was an exciting workshop and I am happy to have been a part of it.”

Anirudh Patteri

“I was fortunate to have the chance to attend SPIC MACAY at IIT Kharagpur this year. I can clearly remember the excitement I had once I got to know about this at school. When I reached the place and as I got off the car into a strange new world for the first time, there was no way I could comprehend how important that was for me

My first day was truly an unforgettable experience. For the first time, I did yoga in the morning and I was excited about the day ahead. We had yoga for 3 hours and that helped my body relax to a whole new level while at the same time I learnt to be calm, I usually don’t enjoy it but I loved it. Then we had our intensives – I got clay pottery and that week I learnt a lot and after the three-hour class we had classical concerts which I never knew I would fall in love with it. That one week of my life was an experience of a lifetime.

I am more than grateful for the people I have met, the memories I have made, and the character I have developed because of camp.”

Diya Prakash

“We live in the age of the internet where we are exposed to so much and things can get really popular in less than an hour, and because of this we have learnt so much more about the western culture than our own. Most teenagers including me know very little about our own culture and heritage. Schools and colleges have also accepted this fact. Might be this is where the inspiration to start something like SPIMACAY came from and that is where my interest to attend this workshop came from.
For me this was a week-long journey where I had to adopt a new lifestyle which was filled with art and new ways of learning.

There were more than 37 intensives. Based on what we chose, we were put into different intensives. I had chosen classical dance and thus I was put into the Odissi intensive. We learnt under Smt. Sharmila Biswas, recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi award and other honours, and who is known for the kind of artistic work where production values, dance execution and depth of thought are of undoubtedly highly standard. She did not just teach “Mudras” she also explained the meaning of each Mudra. We are basically trying to tell a story to the audience using our facial expressions and body movements which is so beautiful.

What made this experience very powerful was that we not only got to watch great artists perform we also got to learn under them. I got a much deeper understanding of how much effort went into each performance. All the performances were not something they had been doing for a few weeks or months, it was something they had been doing for years together. There was perfection in every note they sung and every step they took while they were on stage.”