SALUTE PAY A TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS ON KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS
We sleep in our houses without any tension as the soldiers are awake at the borders to ensure our safety. Kargil Vijay Diwas is both a pride inducing moment and a prick in the hearts of millions. It is an important day for every Indian regardless of religion, caste, creed or race. Thousands of soldiers bravely fought for our country and gave their lives to successfully take command of the high outposts of Kargil Drass Sector. To commemorate the day, students presented thought of the day emphasising on the value of peace in our lives. They presented a musical dance drama portraying the incidents that led to Kargil War and how India emerged as a winner. The importance of peace was also talked about and homage was paid to the soldiers who left for the heavenly abode during the war. A scintillating dance performance depicting patriotic fervour amazed the audience portraying the strong feeling of unity and brotherhood. The soul stirring lyrics brought out the true essence of unity in diversity and patriotism.
“AAO DESH KA SAMMAN KARE,
SHAHIDO KI SHAHADAT YAD KARE ,
JO KURBAN HO GAYE MERE DESH PAR,
UNHE SAR JHUKA KAR SALAM KARE”
PRESIDIANS BECOME DRIVERS OF CHANGE ON NELSON MANDELA DAY
‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’-Nelson Mandela
To encourage students to adopt and follow nonviolence and unity in their life, International
Mandela Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Presidium Kalyan Vihar by students
of Grade 4 recently. The assembly started by praying to the almighty for blessings, followed by a small speech on Nelson Mandela. A beautiful presentation of different skills was also displayed. The students shared their views on the significance of the day. By their active participation and
presentations, on how youth can be a major boon in the prosperity of a nation and the difference that young people can bring by following great minds like Nelson Mandela, they motivated the audience. This also inspired all to become drivers of positive changes.
PAYING OBEISANCE TO GURUS ON THE OCCASION OF GURU PURNIMA
यस्य देवे परा भक्तिर्यथा देवे तथा गुरौ।
तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्थाः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मनः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मन॥
This line means is that One who has unflinching devotion for the Supreme Lord and is directed by the Guru, in whom he has similar unflinching faith, can see the Supreme Personality of Godhead by revelation. It is believed that one can get in touch with God if he worships his Guru.
On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, Presidians of Grades 4 & 5, paid obeisance to their Gurus for bringing the light of knowledge and awareness in their lives. A special assembly was conducted in which students dedicated verses, speeches and couplets to their Gurus. They also emphasized on the significance of a Guru, who can be in our life as a parent, teacher or even friend. A dance recital on the words of the hymn “Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu” perfectly
THE BUDDING LEADERS MARK WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY
‘We cannot always build the future for our youth but we can build our youth for the future’.
In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 15th
July as “World Youth Skills Day”. The goal is to achieve better socio economic conditions
for today’s Youth as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under
Employment. To raise awareness about the importance of investing in Youth Skills Development, a special assembly was conducted in Presidium Kalyan Vihar wherein students of Grade 3 participated in different activities which triggered their scientific temper and enhanced their critical thinking skills. The assembly started with the prayer soulfully sung by the children. It was followed by the inspirational thought for the day and a speech on the significance of the
‘Youth Skills Day’. It was a kaleidoscope of different activities that were witnessed to mark the event of ‘World Youth Skills Day’.
LITTLE PRESIDIANS PRESENT A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON TIME MANAGEMENT
Time management is one of the key factors to success in any field of work. It is important for our personal life and for our career. Time management teaches us patience and how to tackle difficult tasks in a given space of time. If we wish to succeed in achieving our short term and long term goals we need to manage our time effectively. Keeping this in mind, the students of Grades 1 to 3 presented a special assembly on Time Management. It commenced with a speech followed by a skit. The skit was based on classroom situations wherein an enactment was done by students to highlight wastage of time leading to incompletion of their work on time. The teachers also emphasized on the importance of setting priorities right in life. The assembly concluded with Dohas by Kabirji. Time Management is very significant for every individual. Whether you are a student, homemaker, business person or a working professional, if you are able to manage your time efficiently, you wouldn’t be far from attaining your goals.
STUDENTS ACCORDED WITH A WARM WELCOME AFTER SUMMER VACATIONS
The silence in the Presidium campus was broken with the chirping of happy students as the school gates opened after the holidays. The students were back in school after a long summer break. A ‘Welcome Back to School’ assembly was hosted to motivate students for another happy and peppy term ahead. Students were accorded a warm welcome with joyful faces by their teachers. The assembly began with the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, infusing an aura of positivity. The welcome speech and foot-tapping dance performance by students of Grades 2 and 3 filled everyone with liveliness and happiness. Students enjoyed fun-filled activities like ‘What Do You Want From Me Today’, ‘Tic-Tac-Toe’; and ‘Monster Feet’. The event culminated with the school song followed by the National Anthem. Everyone enjoyed their day at school and walked back to their homes with bright faces, eager to witness what else session held for them.
THE PERFECT AMALGAMATION OF LEARNING & FUN AT SUMMER CAMP!
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.