Proposal letter for Virasat-2012 in Chittorgarh

Proposal Letter for Virasat-2012
Date:- 11 August,2012
Principal/Head of the Management                                                      

SPIC MACAY is a voluntary non-profit movement founded in the year 1977 by dedicated academicians and students. It seeks to conserve and promote Indian culture and introduce the rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry to the youth of this country. Through focus on the classical arts, with their attendant legends, rituals, mythology and philosophy, SPIC MACAY seeks to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler meaning and values. Classical Indian music and dance carry with them generations of wisdom dating back to antiquity. We hope that the beauty, grace and wisdom embodied in them will become an integral part of a student’s life and inspire them to become a better human being.

Presently SPIC MACAY has more than 300 chapters in India and abroad. In order to achieve its goals, SPIC MACAY organizes lectures, demonstrations, intensives, informal discussions, and seminars in various educational institutes, schools, and colleges. We also conduct Baithaks, Virasat, week-long Fests, Conventions and Talks which introduce students to several young and upcoming artistes who perform along with the senior artistes. Held all over India, these programs give students an opportunity to witness insightful performances and workshops in folk and classical arts, literature, crafts, talks, theatre, cinema and yoga and more importantly, informally interact with maestros. The rapport thus created helps the student develop a wholesome understanding of not only the art form but also the artiste as a practitioner of a certain way of life.

SPIC MACAY, Chittorgarh would start Virasat Series 2012 from 23 August to 02 Oct., 2012. This is an annual series, comprising various modules as above. The details of the artistes are written below.

23 Aug
Vidushi Manjhusha Patil
Hindustani Classical Vocal
24 Aug
Pt.Tarun Bhattachary
Santoor Recital
3 Sept
Vidwan Zamil Khan
Sufi Music
7 Sept
Dr. Neena Prasad
Mohiniattam Dance
12 Sept
Vidushi Aarushi Mudgal
Odissi Dance
2 Oct
Vidwan Bhasker Kogga Kamath

SPIC MACAY brings you also the Festival of Cinema Classics 2012 to inspire each and all.Cinemas have been the most powerful medium to reach and touch the lives of the masses. With an aim to inspire the YouTube Generation with the powerful nature of Indian and World’s Classic Cinema and the festival will go on till the end of December 2012 inspiring students to absorb and appreciate the philosophy of Classic Cinemas.

All the selected films will be available b SPIC MACAY. You have to provide a LCD Projector only. Dates may be according to your facility. some names are

  1. 1.     Satyajit Ray (Bengali)- Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Jalsaghar, Charulata,Sonar Kella, Abhijaan
  2. 2.     Kurosawa Akira (Japanese)- Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Kagemusha
  3. 3.     Ritwik Ghatak- Komal Gandhar, Nagrik, Meghe Dhaka Tara
  4. 4.     Frederico Fellini- La Strada
  5. 5.     Ingman Bergman- Wild Strawberries, Seventh Seal, Autumn Sonata
  6. 6.     Charlie Chaplin- City Lights, The gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator
  7. 7.     Shyam Benegal- Making of the Mahatma
  8. 8.     Vittorio DeSica- Ladri di Biciclette

Please find enclosed the Consent Form which can be filled and sent to us. We hereby invite your esteemed institution to take part in the meeting. It would be a pleasure to have your institution as a part of our family. It would help us take this movement far and wide. We will wait for your reply, if it is possible to have a table talk, let us know in couple of days please.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Thanking You. Yours sincerely,

  Dr. A. L. Jain
J. P. Bhatnagar
Harish Laddha
Virasat-2012 Convener


Consent Form
The Institution intending to partner in the VIRASAT 2012 will have to give an undertaking in the following format:

We commit that we shall not make any changes in the date, time, venue and module(s) once the programme is fixed and announced by SPIC MACAY by any mode of dissemination or once the information is communicated to the press. We would like to be a part of the VIRASAT 2012 series and organize the module(s) tick marked below. We agree to abide by the norms and responsibilities prescribed in the SPIC MACAY- Responsibility Booklet 2012.

Convenient Date(s):

Student Representative
Faculty Representative


Tel/Mob No. (Best time to contact)

Email Address

Key excerpts from the Responsibility Booklet:

  1. The institution undertakes the responsibility of picking and dropping the artistes.
  2. For workshops the number of students expected is about 30-50. The duration of the workshops module can be made longer.
  3. The cinema classics module requires a projector. The institution is expected to possession of this.
  4. SPIC MACAY programs are free and open for general public. The Institution will facilitate the participation of those who agrees to abide by the institution’s code of conduct.
  • Name of the Principal/Dean/Director: _____________
  • Institution’s Address,
  • Telephone No and Email address: ________________
  • Signature and Seal of the Principal/Dean/Director: ____________