13 June: Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and DoNER Mani Shankar Aiyer is to inaugurate the weeklong SPIC MACAY festival at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on 16th June 2008 at 9:30 a.m.
This 23rd Annual Convention of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) is being organized by Nagaland University and Government of Nagaland.
The festival will be a platform for witnessing the performances of maestros from all over India and getting an insight into our cultural heritage, its values and ethos. The convention is dedicated to late Padma Vibhushan Pt. Kishan Maharaj, who was one of the first Tabla player of India.