STUDENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY
Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. Presidium marked the celebration with the reading of the preamble of the constitution and awareness about its salient features. The students also organized a rally with placards about the importance of the day.
SCHOOL CONDUCTS COLLAGE MAKING ACTIVITY ON WATER SCARCITY ISSUE
A Collage Making Activity was conducted under the topic, ‘Water,’ to make students aware of water scarcity and how much of the earth’s water is available for daily human use through this activity. They also learned the importance of water to humans and brainstormed ways to reduce their water usage. They drew and pasted pictures on water wastage and wrote about the measures to be taken to avoid it. They also brainstormed ways in which they can conserve water in their own homes, and thought of ways to share what they learned with their family.
TALENT HUNT COMPETITION IDENTIFIES HIDDEN TALENTS IN STUDENTS
“Talent is like a flower, you have to fully tend to it if you want something beautiful.”-Marinela Reka
It is truly believed that every person is born with a talent. Presidium organized an Intra Class Talent Hunt Competition to nurture talents in its students. The students showcased their dancing, theatrical and oratory skills very confidently on stage. This competition certainly proved to be a good platform for them to identify their hidden talents.
‘RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES’ THEME INCULCATES SPIRITUALITY IN STUDENTS
Under the theme ‘Religious Communities’, students of grade 3 were taken to visit a Gurdwara and a temple. This visit helped students experience diversity in language, culture, and the offerings at these places. The day was well spent as students first took blessings from the Almighty and then had offerings. The focus of these visits was to develop a respect for different religions.
STUDENTS GRASP THE TRUE ESSENCE OF DIWALI
Diwali is a festival to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, hope over despair, and good over evil in the world. Presidians celebrated Diwali with great fervour. Students urged that one should start adopting positive habits and ideas from this auspicious festival and start removing all forms of negativity from life. Students put a spectacular assembly which included a beautiful street play showing how crackers harm our environment and the miseries of young kids employed in cracker making factories. The day was enlivened with music and dance performances. The assembly was rounded off by explaining the importance of five days long festival.
UN DAY: PRESIDIANS APPREHEND PEACE MAINTAINING OBJECTIVES OF UN
“United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.”-Ralph Bunche
United Nations is working hard to make the world a better place for us and our future generations. An assembly was conducted by Grade 6 students to celebrate UN Day, where they shared information about the aim and purpose of this campaign. The students said that the young generation is the future of the world. The assembly was concluded with the thought that it is a campaign to maintain peace in the world, and we must contribute to this.
AN INSTERESTING ACTIVITY TO LEARN ABOUT BEAKS OF DIFFERENT BIRDS
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. The concept of beaks in different birds was recently taught to students of Grade 3 at the Bird Beak activity. The Presidians enjoyed the activity under EVS theme-Animals where they tried to pick marbles, sponge and wet rice just like birds eat their food. They used different tools like scissors, spoon and a pair of tweezers for picking the given materials. They understood the use of different beaks by different birds according to the food that they eat. No doubt, the best way to learn about anything is by doing it.
DUSSEHRA: PRESIDIANS DISCUSS WAYS TO COMBAT THE EVILS OF SOCIETY
Dussehra, a festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil, was celebrated in Presidium with a lot of religious zeal. The program began with a significant message on Dussehra.This was followed by a bhajan ‘Hey Ram’. Students were dressed as Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Ravan etc. A spectacular one-act Ramlila was staged by the students in which they presented the scenes from the banishment of Rama from Ayodhya followed by his victory over Ravana. They also talked about the modern evils present in our society like bullying, inequality, corruption, begging, child labour, no education for girls, family breakdowns, dowry, wastage of food and pollution. The aim of the assembly was to discuss and bring a change in the education field so as to inculcate good values and ethics in students and bring a transformation in society.
PRESIDIANS SALUTE 'BAPU' BY SPREADING HIS MESSAGE OF NON-VIOLENCE
Mahatma Gandhi was the pioneer of truth and non-violence. He started the ‘ahimsa’ movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He played a very significant role in achieving India’s independence. Presidium celebrated Gandhi Jayanti addressing the life of Gandhiji, his role in the freedom movement and his teachings. Students were shown Gandhiji's photographs, his spectacles, his walking stick, and the spinning wheel or the charkha. The little Presidians dressed as Gandhiji in khadi and cotton kurta pajamas. The teachers shared thoughts on the Dandi March and the swadeshi movement with students.
TOURISM DAY: STUDENTS FATHOM ‘ATITHI DEVO BHAVA’ MESSAGE
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”-Saint Augustine
World Tourism Day aimed to foster awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact. A special assembly was organized by students of grades nursery to 3 to foster awareness about the importance of tourism. The assembly portrayed the various places to visit for pilgrimage, scenic beauty, history or architectural uniqueness.The concept of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ was beautifully showcased by the students which they not only enjoyed but also acknowledged its worldwide need and importance.