Baisakhi is one of the most popular and important festivals celebrated in Punjab and various other parts of India. It is a vibrant harvest festival, and this auspicious day is important to the farmers as they offer thanks to the Almighty and pray for good crops in the near future. Ambedkar Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14th April to commemorate the memory of B.R.Ambedkar. A special assembly was organized at Presidium by students of Grades 6 and 7 on a virtual platform to celebrate both Baisakhi and Ambedkar Jayanti. Students participated enthusiastically and gave an electrifying dance performance. The significance of the festivals was told by the students through speeches and enactments. Students also cited Ambedkar Ji's birth and his contribution in the framing of our Indian Constitution and also its application which is our future responsibility.
Holi is the festival of colors celebrated every year. It is also known as the festival of love, joy, happiness, unity, and renewal. Presidium conducted a special online assembly to create awareness among children about the importance of the festival in our life. Holi is not only about colors and sweets, but it signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, the culmination of the winter season, and it is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. In the virtual assembly, students brought to light the significance of the festival by delivering speeches. The recitation of the poem 'Holi has come' added fervor to the celebration among the students. To add glory to the celebration, the students were dressed in colorful attires, danced gracefully to the song of Holi, which led the audience mesmerized by their performances. The efforts of the students were praised, and they learned that Holi is the day to express love with colors and also implored them to play safe Holi by avoiding artificial colors which are dangerous for their skin.
World Water Day is observed on the 22nd of March every year; the main aim of World Water Day is to educate the importance of water to the whole world. Keeping this in mind, students of Presidium observed World Water Day virtually, wherein our proud presidiums from Grades 4-7 showcased their extraordinary talents in different ways. The assembly kick-started with English speech and Hindi speech wherein the students expressed the significance of water in our life, the importance of good hygiene, sanitation, and conservation of water. With the help of speeches, slogans, and flashcards, the students depicted the importance and proper utilization of water. Our honorable Incharges and teachers interacted with the students about hygiene and cleanliness in daily routine. They also highlighted the importance of water conservation in water-scant countries in the world. Teachers delivered an awareness talk on the issue of the shortage of drinking water and its contaminants. The assembly focused on reducing the wastage of water and highlighted the necessary improvement for access to water, hygiene facilities, and sanitation in all the countries.
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.