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.”
A message is a short piece of information that you give to a person when you cannot speak to him directly. The students of Grade3 from had a virtual academic activity related to the story 'Fun with Daddy' wherein they prepared a card for their parents telling them how much they mean to them. They penned down their emotions to make them feel special. They were taught first to write the receiver's name, the body of the message, and at the end, the senders' name. The simplest of words can help convey the deepest of emotions. Here, the students wrote from their heart. The activity turned hours of boredom studies into an event they would want to take part in.
UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children's Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. UNICEF aims to promote the equal rights of women and girls and support their full participation in their communities' political, social, and economic development. Presidium believes in giving our students opportunities and platforms like UNICEF to contribute their bit to the upliftment of society's underprivileged section. Keeping this aim into consideration, students of Presidium from Grades 1-3 started the assembly with a special prayer followed by a speech in English and Hindi. Few students spoke on the significance of the UNICEF LOGO. Slogans like - Right against Exploitation, Right to Education and the Right to Work were raised by children highlighting the need for the pandemic. The assembly concluded with a song emphasizing the main objective of having this assembly.
Sports occupy a vital role in our lives. It is one such activity which helps us in maintaining a proper physique and a positive mentality. Students of Grade 4 learned about the relation of sports with community, the impact of regional conditions of development of a particular sport, and the history of various traditional Indian sports under the Social Science Theme - Play. They were encouraged to expand their knowledge base beyond books wherein they researched various Olympic sports and traditional sports. Students presented the history, skills required, and achievements of our country in sports like Chess, Archery, Hockey, Football, Tennis, Malkhamb, Kho-Kho, and many others. The task not only helped them learn more about all these sports but also developed their interest in unconventional traditional sports.
Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab and Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Keeping with the school's secular ethos, the students of Presidium organized a special virtual assembly to celebrate Gurpurab, one of the most auspicious religious festivals in Sikhism. Marking the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the students prepared a medley of activities to commemorate and remember his teachings. The virtual assembly began with the Ardaas 'Ek Omkar' and speech. It was then followed by a poem invoking the teaching of Sikhism. Serenity floated in the air with the humming of holy hymns by the Panj Pyaras, and it paved the way for a very fruitful and productive day.