A stage performance of classical art forms by students marked the final day of the State convention of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth (SPIC MACAY) at Hasanamba Kalakshetra on Saturday.

They were trained by R.K. Srikantan and Chandan Kumar (Carnatic music), Vyjayanti Kashi (Kuchipudi), Sombala Saatle (Dhrupad), Praveen Kumar (Bharatanatyam), Gurappa Chetty (Kalamkari painting), Lakshmamma (Chittara painting), and Shivananda Hegde (Yakshagana).

Kiran Seth, founder, SPIC MACAY, said that the objective of the society was to take classical art forms to every child by 2020. It had been conducting workshops and programmes to promote Indian classical art forms among the youth. “We are conducting an international convention at IIM-Kolkata from May 20 to 26. As many as 1,500 youths from different parts of the country and abroad will be trained in classical art forms free,” he said.