PEC University - Cultural Event
A classical music event was organized by SPIC MACAY, (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) Chandigarh Chapter at the PEC University Of Technology. SPIC MACAY is a voluntary youth movement which promotes Indian classical music, dance and other aspects of Indian culture; it is also a movement with chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. Shree Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are one of India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music. They are among the most active performers of Dhrupad, the oldest vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, in Indian and international circuits. The duo was awarded Padmashree for 2012 in the field of Art - Indian Classical Music - Vocal. They were joined by Shree Akhilesh Gundecha on Pakhwaj and Smt. Aruna Gundecha and Smt. Renu Gundecha on Tanpura. Gundecha Brothers started their performance with Raga Miya Malhar. From the beginning, the audience looked enthralled by the performance. The concluding Raaga ‘Malkons’ left the listeners mesmerized. An informative questionnaire round was held with the audience to clarify their doubts and views about the Dhrupda. They told the audience that it is a 1000 years old style of music and was originated from Sam Veda. Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Praveen Kalra, Prof. K.K. Gogna, Prof. Rakesh Kanda and Prof. Shakti Arora and many faculty members were also present during the SPIC MACAY event. Also present were guests from across borders to witness the melodious evening.