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Spicmacay roots for cultural values among children

Spicmacay roots for cultural values among children

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 19, 2018: SPICMACAY - Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth;  founder Prof Kiran Seth said that the organisation aims to reach out every child through Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) on the rich cultural heritage of the country by 2025.

Speaking to media  on June 18, Monday, he said the workshop demonstration module will have a deep impact on the minds of the young children in making them more aesthetically inclined and imbibe values of discipline, humility embodied in Indian culture. Most children will remember this experience life long as they get exposed to art forms through the initiative, he added.

The Chattisgarh government has given Rs 50 lakh to take up Spicmacay activities in around 250 government schools of Chattisgarh. The Government of Karnataka is lacking in its support to the Spicmacay activities, he said and hoped that the organisation’s activities will get support from the government.

Prof Seth said the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has been constantly encouraging and supporting to fulfill the vision of Spicmacay in a number of ways. The AICTE has informed all its affiliated institutions to be associated with Spicmacay and promote activities by allocating some funds annually. It has also suggested guidelines for organising Spicmacay activities and informed the institutions to register through Spicmacay website, he said.

He said MHRD had also directed the Kendriya Vidyalayas to organise Spicmacay programmes and pay Rs 15,000 towards the partial payment of remuneration travel and publicity and Rs 3,000 to Rs 7,000 towards institution expenditure for organising the programmes for its budgeted expenditure.

The Ministry of Skil Development of Government of India has also instructed NSS units of the states to take necessary steps to encourage the participation of the NSS volunteers in Spicmacay’s activities. The ministry had observed that the NSS has been focusing on tangible domain so far and has stressed the need to focus on the rich and composite intangible heritage of the country by participating in Spicmacay activities.

The MHRD has also approved Rs 10 lakh for Spicmacay activities in the Centrally funded institutions such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, IFRs and IIMs for the current year, he added.

Prof Seth said that Spicmacay convention of 2019 will be held at JNU, New Delhi from June 3 to 9.A week-long exclusive school convention will be organised at Sai International School in Bhubaneswar from December 24 to 30.

The Mangaluru Chapter of Spicmacay is responsible to introduce the Virasat concept in the district more than 20 years ago, he said.

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