CHAIRPERSON HONOURS FOR TEACHERS: A DAY TO CHERISH FOR GURUS!
A firm believer of transformation in education, a resilient pillar in the field of learning, an outstanding doer with loads of accolades and awards, our revered Chairperson – Sudha
Gupta ma’am has always given an extra edge to teachers through distinctive ceremonies that are aired to felicitate endowed educators. To acknowledge and appreciate the altruistic services of teachers, our Hon’ble Chairperson - Sudha Gupta ma’am proudly curated the event Chairperson Teacher’s Honour at Air Force Auditorium on 7th September 2019. The event was instrumental in charging up the educationalists of Presidium and acted as a note of gratitude to all of them. To applaud the teachers for their passion and commitment, she honoured them with special
trophies and certificates of recognition. A special cultural program during the event added superfluous allure thereby bringing the entire talent of Presidium staff under one roof.
STUDENTS & TEACHERS MAKE FOREVER MEMORIES ON TEACHER’S DAY
Teacher’s Day was celebrated in the school premises of Kalyan Vihar on September 5,
2019. The program was led off with a prayer song sung by the school choir, followed by traditional tilak welcome. Teachers offered flowers to the portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Students peeked into the life of Dr. Radhakrishnan through a musical skit. This was followed by a speech by one of the faculty members who spoke about the significance of
Teacher’s Day. A beautiful poem highlighting the importance of a GURU (teacher) was also recited. It was followed by the cultural program which included a Bharatanatyam dance performance, a comedy skit presented by students. Games were also conducted for the teachers. The assembly came to an end with a beautiful song sung by students of Grades Nursery & Prep highlighting the relationship of a baby and mother and it was dedicated to teachers who are considered to be the second parents of students.
STUDENTS PRESENT STRONG IDEAS AT POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
In today’s world, a poster in itself speaks volumes. In its most basic form, though, a poster is a temporary promotion of an idea, product or an event put up in a public space for mass consumption. To bring out the creative expressions of the students and also to gauge their awareness quotient, an Inter Class Poster Making Competition was organized for students of Grades 4 and 5 at Presidium, Kalyan Vihar. The themes taken up for the Competition were Mobiles - Boon or Bane, Health Is Wealth, Road Safety, etc. The students displayed their artistic skills through an array of posters on the given topics. The aim of this competition was not merely to see the creative aspect but also to trigger the thought process of the children and sensitize them towards these burning and serious issues. It was overwhelming to see the level of creativity in the participants. The competition witnessed several strong ideas and messages to protect community, thereby fulfilling the objective of the competition.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO FAMOUS SPORTS PERSONS ON NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
It is an undeniable fact that sports are a crucial part of a student’s growth and development. Through participation in sports and games, a student gains various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality. National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August every year in India. It is the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand who is one of the most respected legendary figures in Indian and world hockey. To highlight the importance of this day, the students of Presidium, Kalyan Vihar conducted a special assembly with pride and enthusiasm. The assembly began with an Agility Drill which helped develop concentration, body control and acceleration in motion in students. Students were inspired by the brief biographies of famous Indian sports persons like Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Hima Das, Dhyan Chand, Vishwanathan Anand, presented in the assembly. The event concluded with students underlining the value of sports and fitness in instilling values like discipline, determination, team spirit and integrity.
MRS.SUDHA GUPTA ADDS SPARKLES TO PRESIDIUM’S JANMASHTAMI GALA
Sweeter than honey, tastier than curd, pleasurable indeed than any bliss and elation is the power in the name of Krishna. Janamashtami is the commemoration of the birth of Lord Krishna. To seek the blessings of one of the most powerful and famous reincarnations of Lord Vishnu, Presidium Kalyan Vihar celebrated this auspicious occasion with extraordinary bond between children and the Almighty with glory and enthusiasm. A splendidly colourful program was well thought-out. Students of different classes donned the roles of Lord Sri Krishna and Gopikas amongst many other characters related to Janmashtami. The fragrance of flowers,
soothing aroma of camphor and the jingle of bells filled the air with ecstasy. Also, our children danced on the tunes of garba, enchanted religious songs to reflect the true and most innocent devotion for Krishna. The Chairperson of the school, Mrs. Sudha Gupta blessed all the students and highly praised the efforts put up by the team of students and teachers. She reminded the students about Lord Krishna’s devotion and obedience to his master and the teachers about the Glory of Mother’s Love. Her words truly summed up the efficacy of celebrating festivals with utmost allegiance and deference.
SPREADING AWARENESS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY ON AKSHAY URJA DIWAS
Akshay Urja Diwas is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India,celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004.
The advantage of renewable sources is the reduction of air,water pollution and optimal usage of naturally available resources with minimal side effects. It also prevents any damage to life and property through nuclear disasters.The main motive of ‘Akshay Urja Diwas’ is to make people aware that they have to think about renewable energy apart from traditional energy.
In order to sensitise the students about renewable resources of energy and various scientific innovations achieved in this field, we observed ‘Akshay Urja Diwas’. The assembly started with a prayer soulfully sung by the children.It was followed by the inspirational thought of the day and a speech on the significance of ‘Akshay Urja Diwas’.The students showcased different posters depicting various themes “Embracing Sustenances” and “Gaining from Sustaining”.
PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS! IT’S QUIZ TIME!
A quiz can function throughout a course as an informative feedback device allowing both the
teacher and the student to see where they are excelling or need more focus.The Story Tellers Academy of Presidium, Kalyan Vihar were a similar platform to the brainiacs of the school, to showcase their extraordinary knowledge through an Intra Class Quiz Competition. Students from Grade Nursery to Prep competed with their classmates to prove their acumen.They were asked to prepare on theme ‘Myself’ and ‘Animals’ to enable them to think out of the box with the mission to promote a healthy debate amongst participants. Students of Grade 1-3 also participated with great zeal and enthusiasm on the theme ‘Food’ and ‘Current Affairs’. The Quiz Competition was very interesting and informative for the students which provided excitement among the students and also made them aware of the current affairs which covered all the important events across India as well as world.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE SIBLING VOWS ON RAKSHABANDHAN
The festival of Rakshabandhan which is celebrated in Hindu communities across the world, is a special time when brothers and sisters show love and care for one another. The virtuous bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. To symbolize a sister’s love and prayers for her brother’ well being and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her, a special assembly was conducted in Presidium, Kalyan Vihar on Rakshabandhan. The programme was a colourful blend of songs, dance and a speech with the students highlighting the importance of the festival. The values of love and protection were sensitively portrayed by the students. In fact, the audience seemed very receptive indicating, they enjoyed the assembly.
INDEPENDENCE DAY:LET HEARTS BASK IN FREE SPIRIT & SOULS SOAR HIGH
Independence Day of India evokes the feeling of patriotism in the heart of every Indian. A day of celebration, when we rejoice our freedom and commemorate the sacrifice of those who laid their lives so that we could breathe this day. Gaiety and patriotic fervour marked 73rd Independence Day Celebrations in Presidium, Kalyan Vihar. Celebrations began with the unfurling of the tricolour followed by a cultural programme. Patriotic dances, songs and skits were presented by students depicting the freedom struggle. At the onset, tiny tots from Grades Nursery and Prep presented their feelings on Independence Day in the form of heart touching speeches. The school choir paid homage to our great nation through a soulful song. The celebrations came to a close with the singing of the National Anthem, creating an atmosphere laced with patriotic undertones.
WORLD YOUTH DAY: PRESIDIANS THROW LIGHT ON TRANSFORMING EDUCATION
World Youth Day is celebrated to recognize the importance and hard work of the Youth and also to draw attention towards the cultural and legal issues faced by our youth. The day also promotes different ways to engage the young generation and enable them to contribute more for our communities and society. The Theme of International Youth Day 2019 is “Transforming Education”. This theme draws attention to ensure and promote quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for youth of today. Keeping this year’s theme in mind, International Youth Day was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm in Presidium Kalyan Vihar. Students were enlightened about the relevance of this day through a beautifully presented Skit, song and
related thought of the day.The programme was well received by all the teachers and the students.