STUDENTS PUT ON CREATIVE HATS FOR DRAWING & COLOURING COMPETITION
Happiness comes from creative efforts. The joy of dreaming, creating and expressing one's thoughts by drawing and painting is unparalleled. To explore the creative minds an Intra Class Drawing and Colouring Competition was organised for our young Presidians. We firmly believe that art is a natural means of communication and learning for children. Presidians got a platform to demonstrate their creative expressions by painting their imagination on the canvas. The participants created magical expressions with their mind’s eye and aesthetic exploration. The competition not only served its sole purpose but also gave a platform to our budding artists to display their vivid ideas.
ORATORS ENHANCE CONFIDENCE THROUGH RHYME RECITATION COMPETITION
Recitation is one of the important and effective modes of learning a language and appreciating a piece of literature. Rhyme is an art of expression of thoughts and understanding towards English literature and develops student’s power of imagination. Taking all these facts into reflection, the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence at an Intra Class Rhyme Recitation Competition organised by Storytellers Academy of Mass Communication for our little Presidians of Kalyan Vihar.
The competition inspired the children to come forward and recite on stage. They came up with different poems and recited them with great zeal and enthusiasm. At Presidium, we, strongly believes that such competitions help the students to overcome their stage fear, enhance their confidence and develop their overall personality.
PRESIDIANS MARK THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF BUDDHA PURNIMA
India is a secular country, where all faiths and religions are having equal importance.
Following the same and to mark the auspicious occasion of Budhh Purnima, a special
assembly was held by the students of Grade 3. They were enlightened about the teachings of Lord Budhha like caring for all, living a simple life and believing in God to free us from suffering. Children also chanted the Budhhism Mantra “Buddham saranam gacchami” .It is believed that it becomes a real joy to take these refuges, and even just their recitation inspires the mind.
CELEBRATING THE EVERLASTING ‘MOTHER-CHILD’ BOND ON MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day is a special day for all children and mothers as; it celebrates the bond of love and affection that is everlasting. Keeping this relationship of love and closeness in mind, the students of Grades 4 & 5 of Presidium Kalyan Vihar hosted a special assembly on Mother’s Day. A series of performances were planned to honour and appreciate all mothers. Poems, songs, dance performances and enactments mesmerized the audience, as the children put their best foot forward. All the performances glorified the mothers as God, Teacher, Friend, Philosopher and Guide. To an extent, the assembly emphasized that a mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. There was immense joy and excitement among the students and the celebration ended with great memories to be cherished for the rest of their lives.
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY: CELEBRATING THE SHAPERS OF TECHNOLOGY!
Presidians celebrated National Technology Day on 11th May to commemorate India’s scientific advancement. On 11 May, 1998 India successfully tested nuclear bombs in Pokhran and became the sixth country to join the elite nuclear club. India performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. This was a matter of pride for all the citizens of India. The day also praises the significance of Science in our day to day lives. Students learnt and honoured the contribution of great scientists like A P J Abdul Kalam, C V Raman and Homi Bhabha. They were also encouraged to develop a scientific attitude to probe, experiment, discover, innovate and invent. It is evident that National Technology Day is much more than the anniversary of a historical event. Like technology itself, it is a pathway to the future. So, it was a day of achievements of some of our best scientists and innovators, and their success in shaping technology into usable, commercial products and processes that change the lives of people.
PAYING A HEART RENDERING TRIBUTE TO GURUDEV– RABINDRANATH TAGORE
Bengal is not only famous for its rich and varied food tastes but also because of its diverse
culture. Rabindranath Tagore - a multifaceted personality, great poet, philosopher and painter
also hailed from this state. Rabindranath Jayanti is a celebration by people across the world. During this day, various shows are staged wherein songs, dances, poems and dramas are enacted and especially the ones being written by Tagore ji. Moving with a similar ritual, a special assembly was conducted with fervour and gaiety on by students of Grades 1 to 5 wherein after the school prayer, an inspirational song of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was sung by the children. Speeches on Rabindranath Tagore highlighting his qualities, achievements and work were given by students. A chorus song and a
dance on Ravindra Sangeet followed by poem recital depicting the life history of Tagore ji was
also the highlight of the assembly.
CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WORKING CLASS ON LABOUR DAY
The Labour Day annually celebrates the achievements of the workers. Our students of Presidium Kalyan Vihar conducted a special assembly on the occasion of Labour Day wherein they acknowledged the achievements of the workers in various fields. The Presidians of Grade 3 paid a tribute to the labour class by coming dressed up as helpers like plumber, electrician, cleaner etc. The students also spoke few lines highlighting the importance of this day followed by a poem recitation. They also showcased an alluring Nukkad Nattak in front of the audience, displaying the condition of the small underprivileged children under the age of 14, and workers who are being exploited by many at their working place. The students also thanked the helper staff with a token of gratitude for their selfless services. Apprising the leaders of tomorrow about the condition of the labourers, the assembly made them more sympathetic and grateful towards them.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE GLORY OF DANCE ON WORLD DANCE DAY!
Dance is an art which refers to rhythmic movement of the body to music. It is also a form of
expression, social interaction which may be presented in a spiritual or performance setting.
Various forms of dances are performed all over the world for various purposes. International Dance Day is an event which celebrates the joy of dancing. To celebrate and mark the significance of International Dance Day, a special assembly was organized at Presidium Kalyan Vihar by the students of Grades 1 & 2. The theme ‘Dancing Feet’ was appropriately chosen to celebrate the occasion. All the students participated with a lot of zeal and vigour and wholeheartedly showcased their strengths in various dance forms. The assembly started with a prayer soulfully sung by the choir group. It was followed by an inspirational thought for the day and new words related to the theme. They also shared some amazing facts about International Dance Day. Through a poem, they beautifully conveyed the global message illustrating vivid cultural diversity and its eternal values. The entire arena echoed with the feeling that there is no better means than dance. It was indeed a kaleidoscope of diverse dance forms that was witnessed to mark this out of the ordinary day.
PRESIDIANS SHINE AT INTER CLASS POEM RECITATION COMPETITION
Poetry is a stepping stone for the young students to develop their verbal skills and to boost their confidence. It also develops self-expression and memorization skills. With this pleasant thought in mind Presidium Kalyan Vihar organized an Intra Class Poem Recitation Competition for Grades 1 and 2. The children chose a variety of topics for their recitation like nature, trees, flowers, mother, teacher, unity in diversity etc.Their enthralling performances added to the serenity of the school atrium. The excitement and spirit of a healthy competition could be seen on their faces throughout the competition. The students were judged on parameters like confidence, clarity, audibility, selection of poems and expressions. The day concluded with a jovial note where the judges appreciated and applauded all the students for their wonderful performances.
WORLD EARTH DAY: PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO BECOME SAVIOURS OF EARTH
‘The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” Earth Day is celebrated all over the world as a reminder that we have forgotten the beautiful gift that we have been given in the form of the
Planet earth. Presidians brought the cause of saving our planet to forefront on Earth Day to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. They contributed ideas to safeguard Mother Earth. Students spoke about the significance of protecting Earth and its natural resources and suggested ways for the same. They dedicated a song ‘The Earth is My Home’ and pledged to make individual efforts to keep the Earth clean and green. The assembly was successful in turning the students into the saviours of Earth. Presidium believes that the saplings of ideas planted at this tender age will surely bear fruits in the years to come and will make a significant difference in the way our generations treat the planet.