SPICMACAYThe SPICMACAY- NUV Chapter began on July 14, 2012, with the performance of Padmashri Dr. N. Rajam. SPICMACAY- The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, is a youth movement which promotes all Indian Classical Art Forms including dance and music. Dr. N. Rajam, an eminent violinist who is famous for playing Hindustani Classical Music on Violin, is responsible for developing the 'Gayaki Ang'. The concert was organized at Ram Baugh Gardens, Vadodara, and the venue was packed to the capacity. The audiences were spellbound when Dr. Rajam started her performance with Rag Yaman. To simplify Classical Music for the audience, that composed mainly of students, faculty members of Navrachana Education Society and a few invitees, She explained the concepts of Aalap, Bol-Tan and Taan. Also She explained the concept of 'Gayaki Ang'- her gift to the field. She expressed and explained Sthai and Antara. The concert was an immense success. Afterwards, in order to satiate the much increased appetite of the music connoisseurs present in the audience, Dr. Rajam performed Raag Bhairvi on popular demand.
The second In the NUV SPICMACAY Chapter was a concert by Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, held on 29 August 2012 at Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya. Panditji, a grammy award winner, is the disciple of Late Shri Ravi Shankar and the creator of Mohan Veena. He planned the performance as a lecture Cum Demonstartion presentation, to ensure that the audience members are properly initiated into classical music and truly understand the fine nuances that are involved in classical musical performances. As soon as he started with the performance, he held the audience captive with the pristine and delicate sounds of Mohan Veena. Rarely is Panditji seen expressing himself so much in words (along with playing the Mohan Veena). The young students were moved with the sheer versatility of the instrument and the immense amount of energy with which the performance was taking place. At one point of time the whole group of students was asked to repeat the Tritaal along with Panditji improvising on the composition. It was great witnessing such an event.
The third in the NUV-SPICMACAY Chapter was ' Pandavani Recital' by none other than the
world renowned Pandavani Artist, Padmabhushan, Padmashri Smt. Teejan Bai. The event
was held on 3rd October 2012 at Navrachana International, Vadodara. The episode that she chose from the pages of the great Epic Mahabharata, was that of 'Karna Vadh'. She held the audience spellbound to her narration of The episodes like Karna's meeting with Kunti, The final battle with Arjun, with the story reaching the final crescendo with her recital of the episode narrating Karna's death and his final meeting with 'Narayana' Himself, before leaving his mortal body. The Performance hall echoed with the thunderous applause that lasted some minutes after the performance was over.
The next in the SPICMACAY chapter was The 'Festival of Cinema Classics' held from 4th
January 2013 to 11th January 2013. In the Classic Cine Fest, Seven Classics were screened that included- Manthan and The Making of Mahatma by Shyam Benegal, Modern Times, City Lights and Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin and Bhav Ni Bhavai and Sardar by Ketan Mehta. To continue with the NUV SPICMACAY chapter, a flute recital by Pt. Rupak Kulkarni was organized at NUV campus on 16 August 2013. Pandit Rupak Kulkarni is a disciple of the world renowned bamboo flute Maestro Pundit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. He planned the performance as a lecture cum demonstration presentation. He spoke about different types of flutes used to play and also spoke about the uniqueness of flute as a musical instrument. His melodious Alap and scintillating Tatkar (Melody Interpolated in very fast tempo), mesmerizing Layakari, touched chords with the audience's hearts as they were observed
enjoying the flute recital. It was a deeply spiritual experience, as the music seemed to be an extension of panditji himself and the audience members also seemed to be one with the music. The evening ended on a high note with peace and harmony exuberating from the very surroundings
Next SPICMACAY Concert was held on January 4, 2015,at NISV Campus.The invited artist was Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt. Panditjee succeeded in holding the audience captive once again as he manipulated the strings of Mohan Veena.
NUEVA- A celebration of Youth and Life
NUEVA - The Youth fest held annually is a benchmark event of NUV, an eagerly awaited event for all NUites. The event is a celebration of youth, of being young and alive; an expression of the self and the creative instinct that is innate in all of us. Thus various events like Rangoli, Sketching, Painting, Robotics Car, Scrapyard, Singing ,Dance & Fashion show. are planned in a manner where versatile talents and creative instincts may find joyful expression. NUEVA receives enthusiastic participation from the students and those who didnâ€™t participate enthusiastically play the cheerful audience, encouraging and appreciating the participants with their boisterous applause.
NUV celebrates Navkheliya every year on Sharad Purnima for the garba lovers amongst student and staff. With the luminous silver rays of full moon falling on the lush grass carpet, the venue looks like a bedecked bride in all its glory.Itâ€™s very popular amongst the garba lovers Of the University.
While the garba lovers groove to the tunes of garba beats, the non dancers in the NUV family bonds with each other with the garba tunes acting as a gentle requiem. As stands the tradition at NUV, Navkheliya ends with Ambe Stuti as is the tradition.