The fast moving life of today has made a majority of Indian youth drift away from their artistic and cultural heritage. As a result, not many of them are aware of the rich cultural heritage of India not do they know how to appreciate it. Hence, it has become very important to sensitize our youth towards culture. This can only be done through the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music Art and Culture Amidst Youth (SPICMACAY), which organizes various programmes in educational institutions to bring the Indian youth closer to their roots.

The Spring Dale Educational Society has been the coordinating Centre for SPICMACAY since the year 2000. We have been regularly organizing SPICMACAY VIRASAT since the year 2000, besides organizing three conventions in Punjab, of which two were held in Ludhiana and one in Amritsar. Being a part of the SPICMACAY, we have organized more than 500 programmes in North India including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.

Violin exponent Johar Ali Khan, who performed at Spring Dale Senior School under the aegis of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), held the staff and students of Spring Dales spell bound with his outstanding violin recital. He was accompanied on table by Idris Khan.

Khan began the recital by paying homage to late Dr Shivinder Singh Sandhu and Mrs Manveen Sandhu. Johar Ali Khan, who is the grandson of late Ustad Ali Baksh, founder of Patiala Gharana, was trained in music by his later father Ustad Gohar Ali Khan. He specializes in systematic elaboration of ‘raag’, melodies and innovative approach in presenting ‘taan’ and has established himself as a noted violin exponent.