Aiyer to open 23rd SPIC-MACAY in Kohima

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Kohima, Jun 14: Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Mani Shankar Aiyer will inaugurate the 23rd annual convention of Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC-MACAY) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Monday.

According to official sources here today, the weeklong convention of SPIC-MACAY, being organised by the Nagaland Government and Nagaland University, will continue till June 21.

The convention will be a platform for witnessing the performances by maestros from all over India and getting an insight into the cultural heritage, its values and ethos.

Participants from different parts of the country will get a chance to meet and spend some quality time together. They will also experience the rare opportunity of interacting closely with eminent maestros and imbibing from them values and thought processes, which have made them great, sources opined.

The convention is dedicated to Padma Vibhushan Pundit Kishan Maharaj, who passed away on May 05 at Varanasi.

Over 500 participants from all over India and more than 200 students from Nagaland are participating in this convention. Several world-renowned artists are also participating in the convention.

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