CHILDREN’S DAY: CELEBRATING THE PRECIOUS YEARS OF HAPPINESS
"Childhood is about innocence and playfulness. It is about joy and freedom."
Children's Day (also called Bal Diwas) is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care, and education of children. It is celebrated on 14 November every year as a tribute to the birthday of India's First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru also Known as Chacha Nehru. A Virtual Assembly was organized for our young leaders wherein they received heartfelt wishes from their teachers along with a series of activities to cater, amuse and entertain the children on this occasion.
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MOTIONS OF EARTH
Our Earth is a dynamic planet that is always in motion. Students of class 6 built their understanding of planet Earth as they studied the motions of the earth, which lead to seasons and day-night patterns. These motions are – rotation around its own axis and revolution around the Sun. Rotation means the movement of the earth on its axis. It rotates from the west towards the east. Revolution means the movement of the Earth around the Sun in a fixed path or orbit.
This movement causes seasonal variations in different parts of the Earth. Students shared various interesting facts about the impact of these motions of Earth-like, why is it summer in Australia during Christmas? Which is the longest day of the year and why? Why do we have 366 days in a year after every 4 years and many such intriguing facts were deliberated upon and students understood the natural cause behind all such phenomena? They presented their knowledge through diagrammatic display, which enhanced their understanding of the concept.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON NATIONAL UNITY DAY
The National Day of Unity (also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) is celebrated to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday, who truly unified the country. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014 to be celebrated every year on 31st October. A special assembly was conducted by Presidians on the National Unity Day. The students shared their views on the significance of unity through various examples. The program started with impressive speeches and beautiful poems were recited on the theme emphasizing the importance of cooperation, team bond, and solidarity among ourselves for the betterment of society. The assembly ended with dances on the Regional songs. Presidians expressed the significance of unity through various quotes like unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
PRESIDIAN ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF AN ELECTRIC CELL
Electricity can transform people's lives, not just economically but also socially. Students of Grade 6 learned about the connection of a bulb to an electric cell. They made a circuit using electric wire with differently colored plastic coverings, an electric cell, a bulb, and tape, etc. They connected the two terminals of the bulb to two terminals of the electric cell and learned that such an arrangement is an example of an electric circuit. The collaborative activity was presented in the online science module. The activity helped students strengthen their understanding and knowledge of an electric circuit.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE DUSSEHRA WITH GREAT CHEER AND ZEST
Dussehra, a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, was joyously marked at Presidium School with a lot of religious zeal. To celebrate this beautiful festival, our young Presidians recently came together and organized a special assembly virtually. The program began with a prayer and a message on Dussehra followed by a Bhajan “Ram Stuti '' and a presentation on why we celebrate Dussehra. The students enacted scenes from Ramayana depicting an important event from the life of Lord Rama. A dance performance depicting the triumph of good over evil mesmerized everyone. Students talked about the relevance of celebrating such festivals and the lessons they can learn from the lives of such mythological figures. It was a wonderful assembly wherein the students learned about the culture and traditions of our country. They presented scintillating performances and depicted the famous Dussehra story on stage with wonderful acts and poise.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF GIRLS ON GIRL CHILD DAY
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls' rights. Presidians conducted a special virtual assembly on International Day of the Girl Child. The students of the school highlighted the achievements of Indian Women in various fields. Students emphasized that education can transform the lives of girls and can strengthen their communities. They recited poems and enacted a role play on Women Empowerment. The whole atmosphere echoed with the slogan ‘Save the Girl Child’ and ‘Educate the Girl Child’. The day aimed to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
GANDHI JAYANTI: REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF THE NATION
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi is revered the world over as one of history’s most transformational and inspirational figures. Students of Presidium observed the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation' with immense austerity and reverence. They presented the philosophical and pragmatic ideals of Mahatma Gandhi as they remembered the inspiring quotes by the great leader. Students also dedicated speeches, poems, and songs to Mahatma Gandhi and drew inspiration from his way of life. They learned that throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people, whose constant and unwavering promotion of non-violence as a tool to win over hearts and minds has forever left its mark on the world. Presidians paid their homage to our iconic leader in the special assembly.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON DAUGHTER’S DAY
A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. A daughter is a mother's treasure and a father's pride and joy.
‘Daughters Day’ in India is celebrated every year on the 4th Sunday of September. Parents of proud Presidians celebrated this day, providing special attention to every daughter. A special virtual assembly was conducted by the students communicating the importance of daughters in a family. Students recited heart-touching poems about daughters. They also presented a Dance performance *Betiyaan* and showcased women's strong roles like a Teacher, an Entrepreneur, Sports Personalities, and whatnot. Enthralling and melodious performances for daughters followed the presentation. The day defined the importance of a girl child in our lives.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ROCKS INSIDE OUR EARTH
Just like an onion, our earth is made up of concentric layers one inside the other. Students of Grade 7 learnt about the various layers of the earth under Geography lesson 'Inside Our Earth.' They understood that the interior of the Earth consists of crust, mantle, and core. The earth’s crust is made up of various types of rocks. They also gained knowledge about the three major types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. The presentation helped them deduce that our Earth is a dynamic planet, which constantly undergoes changes inside and outside.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF GAJANANDA ON GANESH CHATURTHI
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated with much fervor across India. Lord Ganesh or the elephant deity is considered the God of wisdom and new beginnings. Thus, people across the world worship him before initiating any work. It is believed that he removes obstacles and blesses the course of the believer. A special assembly was organized on a virtual platform in Presidium on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which commenced with a rhythmic poem, followed by speeches and traditional dance performances. The day ended with a lot of learning and the visarjan of eco-friendly Lord Ganesha in the nearby water bodies. In a way, such organized festivity and worship lead to an upsurge in enthusiasm and devotion amongst students.