Republic Day of India is celebrated on January 26 to mark the day when the Constitution of India came into effect. Presidians came together on this day to celebrate the 72nd Republic day in all its solemnity and grandeur. All the students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. Presidians performed, celebrated, and gave a cultural treat in the form of speeches, songs, mono acting, slogans, and dances for the occasion. The students brought the celebration alive with their passion and love of the motherland through the English and Hindi speech followed by English and Hindi poems. The celebration reverberated with patriotic favour and enthusiasm by patriotic song. There were various other representations of the classical art forms in the different dances performed by the students, giving a glimpse of the diversity in unity of the nation and the Guard of Honour. Our esteemed guests and incharges in their address highlighted the significance of the day and made the students aware that the future of their country lies in their hands.
Treatment of waste generated as a result of human activity is essential for our sustainability. Hence, it is imperative to know the nature of waste materials around us. Waste materials primarily are of two kinds - Biodegradable and Non-biodegradable waste. Students of Grade 4 learned about the segregation of Biodegradable and Non-biodegradable waste under the theme -Waste Management. The students presented a collage wherein they learned that the sorting of waste materials as biodegradable and non-biodegradable could help in reducing the menace of waste management. The purpose of the enrichment activity was to generate awareness among the students towards environmental protection. They were also made aware of how we can handle any environmental issue as an individual and at the community level.
Lohri is a popular festival in the northern part of India. It is a harvest festival of Punjab, famously known as the breadbasket state of India. Thus, people residing in Punjab attach a great significance to Lohri, the festival of feasts and foods. This harvest festival is celebrated to mark both celebration and sharing, which also marks the end of the chilling winter cold. Presidium's Lohri celebration was done on the virtual platform without missing any usual exuberance, zeal, and enthusiasm. The program kicked off with speeches and poems in both English and Hindi, highlighting the importance of the festival of Lohri, followed by mesmerizing dance performances immersed in the rich cultural folklore of Punjab. Lohri festival prompts people to be thankful for God's provisions and celebrate his creations and focus on farming.
India has always been rich in culture and tradition, and games have been an essential part of Indian culture since time immemorial. A sport is a great way to make friends and be healthy as well. Presidians of Grade 3 learned about regional games under the TBL theme - Play and Conflict. They explored regional games from around India's different states like Posham pa, Pitthu, Chaupar, Kikli, etc., and spoke a few sentences about them. By playing these traditional games, students could connect with their heritage through sports, which had a deep, lifelong positive impact on them. These traditional games have proven to be a great bonding activity for the whole family too. Students who have strong family relationships fare well at all other aspects of life as well.
New Year is a time for reflection and brings hope for better things in the coming year. Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and to create memories that will last forever. The students of Presidium recently celebrated the joyous festival of Christmas and New Year as a happy time in a special virtual assembly. The assembly began with an English speech followed by a Hindi speech. The celebration echoed with Christmas carols and holy hymns sung melodiously by the students ushering in the festive season. Students sang songs like ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas,’ followed by ‘Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer,’ and finally ‘Jingle Bells.’ Students were dressed in bright and colorful bells, stockings, and stars. The assembly concluded with the message, “Come, let us embrace the spirit of Christmas by bringing joy and happiness into someone’s life.”