GURUPURAB CREATES SPIRITUAL AURA IN PRESIDIUM
Keeping the secular ethos of the school, Presidium celebrated Gurpurab. The assembly commenced with the recitation of the pauri of 'Jap Ji Sahib' along with the Shabad Gurubani. Students chanted the mool mantra and were enlightened with the teachings of the first Sikh Guru. Dressed up in Punjabi attire, the students followed traditions like prabhat pheri. Lastly, they were given kada prashad. A spiritual aura was created in the school, and Presidians got the essence of the religion in a real sense. It was an enriching experience for everyone.
AN INFLUENCIAL ROAD SHOW ON CANCER AWARENESS DAY
Presidians of grade 3 organised a rally on National Cancer Awareness Day to raise awareness about cancer. The objective was to encourage its prevention, detection, and early treatment. The students enthusiastically participated in the rally carrying placards in their hands and giving knowledge about the rising cases of cancer due to tobacco use, sunburns, obesity, excessive intake of alcohol and various other things. Students also emphasised that early detection, screening and diagnosis will significantly improve survival rates. Overall it was a great step towards learning for young minds.
INTER TALENT HUNT COMPETITION HONES SKILLS OF PRESIDIANS
Presidium organized a Talent Hunt Competition for the students of grades 4 and 5 to discover the hidden talents in its students and also to inculcate the values of discipline among them. The students participated enthusiastically in the event. Students showcase their skills at classical and contemporary dance, poetic recitation and self-composed poems. They also showed their expertise at public speaking. Students participated in this event and were greatly appreciated by the faculty members. They were congratulated and encouraged to hone their skills as these are essential for the development of overall personality of students.
AN EPITOME OF CREATIVITY IN BEST OUT OF WASTE COMPETITION
Presidians of grades 1 to 3 participated in ‘Best Out of Waste Competition’ to create love for environment by making things out of recyclable objects. The students used their imagination and creativity to make innovative things. They used broken bangles, plastic bottles, waste nails, peanut shell, beads, thermocol glasses, old CD etc to make cloth doll, wall hanging, night lamp, and paper flowers. The criteria for the competition was presentation, use of material, and innovation. It was an enriching learning experience for the students.
NATIONAL UNITY DAY OBSERVES INCULCATION OF UNITY IN PRESIDIANS
India is a secular country with diversified, cultures and the significances in its own kind. Presidium conducted various activities to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on National Unity Day for his struggles and contributions made during the freedom struggle. The idea was to inculcate the values, integrated with the knowledge to the future generation.
DIWALI CELEBRATIONS REVEAL PURITY OF SIMPLICITY AND MERRIMENT
The celebrations of Diwali came alive at Presidium when the whole school wore a festive look with diyas and lanterns adorning the corridor and the assembly hall in bright colors. The rangoli added the perfect setting to the festivity. Students talked about the significance of the celebration and sung related songs that brought out the essence of the festival. The students showcased the spirit of Diwali through mesmerizing dance performances. The assembly concluded with a message of a clean, peaceful, and a bright Diwali.
A VISIT TO OLD AGE HOME LEAVE DEEP IMPRESSIONS ON PRESIDIANS
The visit to Aashirwad, an old age home came out as a lifelong experience for the Presidians. It was a unique opportunity to share their love, warmth and feelings with the elderly people. The Presidians realize the value of grandparents and the tenderness with which they need to take care of their grandparents. In their reverberating laughter and wrinkled faces, the students saw the vivid reflection of their grandparents. Being in their company for a few hours, they developed a bond that would be cherished for years to come. Students indulged in entertaining the elderly and bringing precious smiles on their faces. It was an enriching experience for all the students to visit the old age home and interact with its inmates.
PRESIDIANS HEAD FOR AN ENRICHING VISIT TO HUMAYUN’S TOMB
Monuments are the grappling -irons that bind one generation to another.” -Joseph Joubert
The students of grade 3 went to visit the Humayun Tomb, one of the hot spots for visitors in Delhi. Humayun’s tomb is listed amongst the fifteen Heritage sites in India. Students learned about mathematical 3D shapes used in the architecture of this magnificent monument. They also came to know that Red sandstone and White marble was used in enormous quantities for the first time in the construction of this monument. It was indeed a memorable, enriching, and enjoyable experience for all of them.
LITTLE PRESIDIANS BECOME GOOD COMMUNICATORS WITH SHOW & TELL
Presidium (Vivek Vihar) organized a "Show and Tell Competition" for grade nursery and Prep. The students brought pictures, props and toys of their own choice. This activity gave each child a chance to be the centre of attention in the class as he or she spoke a few lines about their favourite topic. The main aim of the competition was to develop their social, emotional and language skills as they learnt to use descriptive language and practice listening skills. This positive social interaction also assisted in boosting their self-esteem. The “Show and Tell Competition” helped to foster public speaking skills and students felt comfortable while talking in front of their peer group. Through this students also learnt to communicate feelings, thoughts and emotions with words. All the students participated actively in the competition.
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF GIRLS ON GIRL CHILD DAY
“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Presidians celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child with enthusiasm. The celebration of the day reflected the successful emergence of girls and young women. Students enacted the role of famous female personalities. Poster making activity was also organised to raise awareness of issues girls are facing internationally, such as education, nutrition, forced child marriage, legal rights, and medical rights.