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Date & Time

Tuesday Tue, 3 Jan 2023

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Dr Kiran Seth, 73 year old Founder of SPIC MACAY, Padma Shri awardee and former Professor Emeritus at IIT Delhi is cycling from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to promote cycling, Indian heritage and Mahatma Gandhi’s message. He started cycling on 15 August 2022 from Srinagar and is expected to reach Kanyakumari 6 months later on 14 February 2023. On the way, he meets students, faculty, principals, educationists, ministers, donors, media to spread his message. He will share the 45 years of SPIC MACAY, his life’s journey and his cycling journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to inspire the youth of India.

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) is a 45-year old nationwide, non-political, people’s movement and a registered society that has been organising programmes of classical music & dance, folk music & dance, meditation, yoga, screenings, talks by eminent persons, heritage walks, craft workshops inside school and college campuses to inspire students to take an active interest in Indian heritage. Pre-Covid, volunteers from all walks of life organised over 5000 programmes every year in over 800 towns in India and abroad. During Covid, they organised more than 1000 online programmes to fulfill SPIC MACAY’s core purpose “Have every child experience the inspiration and mysticism embodied in Indian and World heritage”.


Kiran Seth


Dr. Kiran Seth (born 1949) is an Indian academician and former Professor Emeritus in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is most known as the founder of SPIC MACAY (1977), a non-profit organisation which promotes Indian heritage and the spirit of volunteerism. In 2009, Dr. Seth was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to the Arts. SPIC MACAY also received the NDTV Indian of the Year award, the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award, and many more.