वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता से प्रेसिडियंस का मनोबल बढ़ा
28 जुलाई 2017 को प्रिसीडियम इंदिरापुरम में वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें कक्षा 9वीं व 10 वीं के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया| इस प्रतियोगिता का उद्देश्य विद्याथियों में उचित तरीके से बहस करने, तर्क व दलीलें देने, और विवेचन करने जैसी योग्यताओं का विकास करना और इन सब योग्यताओं के साथ-साथ उनमें मंच पर आत्मविश्वास के साथ अपनी बात रखने की क्षमता का विकास करना था| इस वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता का विषय था 'नैतिक मूल्य केवल पाठ्य पुस्तकों तक ही सीमित रह गए हैं'| इस विषय पर विद्यार्थियों ने बहुत ही बेबाकी से अपने-अपने विचार रखे| निर्णायक मण्डल ने भी छात्रों के प्रयास की सरहाना की और उनका उत्साहवर्धन किया|
HEAVENLY JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS BY THE EXCITED PRE-PRIMARY WING
Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, to celebrate which, a special assembly was recently conducted at Presidium Indirapuram by the children of Pre-Primary grade. With immense enthusiasm and grandeur, the spiritual and religious significance of this pious festival was explained to the students through dramatization and role play. Children came dressed in beautiful colourful outfits as Krishna and Radha. The boys wore peacock feather head-gears and carried flutes, whereas the girls carried decorated matkis. Adorned in gorgeous attires, the tiny tots drew huge applause and appreciation from all. The story of the birth of ‘Lord Krishna’ was narrated and beautifully enacted by our little kids with ‘mach gaya shor saari nagri re’ song being played in the background. The lifting of ‘Govardhan Parvat’ on the finger and ‘dahi handi or matki phod ’ sport enacted by the kids were the highlights of the show. Excitedly celebrating the occasion by singing and dancing, the Presidians were motivated to follow the path of truth and honesty and shun evil.
PRSEIDIANS CELEBRATES THE TIMELESS BOND OF RAKSHABANDHAN
आया राखी का त्यौहार, छाई खुशियों की बहार,
एक रेशम की डोरी से बाँधा, एक बहन ने अपने भाई की कलाई पर प्यार|
Following these Sentimental Words, Students of Presidium Indirapuram school presented a vibrant special assembly on Rakshabandhan-the festival symbolizing Indian values.
The celebrations included an inspiring show, where children of class Nursery sang and danced to the tunes of songs related to Rakshabandhan. A skit was also presented by the students showcasing the strong bond between brothers and sisters which left the audience misty eyed. The Students were apprised about the importance of this festival.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan assumes all forms of Raksha or protection, of righteousness and destroyer of all sin. It is the occasion which is observed to embolden this bond that gives an opportunity to relive all those moments that have been significant in brother sister’s life. The day is the symbol that their love is so very pious that it existence is perennial.
“We love ,We cry,
We make time fly,
Best friends are we,
My sister and me.”
ASSEMBLY ON RAINY SEASON: DEVELOPING INTERACTIVE LEARNING
Rain-rain go away, come again another day, little Presidians want to play!
Assemblies have always been a vital tool for interactive learning and Presidium Indirapuram recently added new flair to the tradition by conducting a special assembly on 'Rainy Season'. Students were made familiarized with things we use in rainy season like umbrellas, rain coats and gum boats. They were also sensitized on the importance of harvesting rain water and the effects and changes it can bring about in our lifestyle. To convey the characteristics of the season they were representing, the children donned paper cutouts, handmade headgears and props. Colourful, confident and spontaneous, the Presidians looked extremely endearing.
PRESIDIANS FROM IP VISIT SPARSH TO SEE THEIR DEAR SPECIAL FRIENDS
We have no special needs children, just children with special needs!
Children of Presidium Indirapuram recently visited their special friends at NGO Sparsh to shower them with their signature love, compassion and respect. To sensitize the Presidians towards the special needs of these children and also towards the children of Sparsh's various projects like Udaan and Shakti, an interactive PPT was shown to them by a Sparsh representative. To relish an experience full of learning and sharing, they were also taken to the classroom, where they saw underprivileged students studying quietly.
The young leaders were amazed to see the exquisite products made by the Sparsh children like room fresheners, colours, candles, Rakhis and aroma oils. They also got a chance to visit the vocational and handloom units where the differently-abled children were learning to make various products like mopes that would enable them to be independent and live a life of dignity. It was a moment of bliss for the Sparsh students as the Presidians tied beautiful Rakhis on their hands. The highlight of the visit was when the 'leaders of tomorrow' were given a chance to prepare colourful candles on their own and take them back as a token of love and remembrance from Sparsh. Conferring many life lessons, the experience was extremely unique as it filled the hearts with utmost happiness and positivity.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017: HONOURING OUR SCHOLARS
Acknowledgement symbolizes the assertion of assiduity and determination of students!
Keeping the same thought in mind, Presidium Indirapuram presented a platform to recognise its academic achievers through 'Academic Excellence Awards 2017'. Graced by our honourable Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, this grand ceremony was held recently to celebrate the scholastic rigour of students. Around 713 Presidians were felicitated with awards, trophies and certificates for brilliance in academics, while our signature School Song reverberated in the background. Several captivating performances were planned by our gifted students and their parents were also invited so that they could witness the proud moment of hearing their wards sharing their success journey on stage. Thanking the unwavering support of their caring parents, teachers and school, the students felt highly motivated to keep up the efforts to touch new heights.
MUN DEBATE: SENIOR STUDENTS CONFER ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
With the mission to offer a fine platform to develop understanding of our students about diplomacy, international relations, public speaking and debating, Presidium Model United Nations or PMUN came into existence. A grand educational simulation and academic activity, it enables our young leaders to construct critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities. This is why, Presidium Indirapuram recently organized an MUN conference. Uniting numerous Presidians as participant delegates, this academic competition offered them an enriching experience of representing their committees as assigned countries.
The theme of the conference was 'Sustainable Development'. Keeping in view the grand PMUN coming up in late August, the students participated enthusiastically under this thoughtful podium to discuss about today's burning issues. A successful effort to bring forth the zeal, enthusiasm and dedication of our students for global issues, it was truly, an immersive learning experience.
PRESIDIANS MAKE IT TO DISTRICT-LEVEL YOGASANA SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!" - Emerson
Presidium Indirapuram is honoured to announce that a team of our 13 brilliant students has added one more glory to their school by securing top positions in the 9th District Ghaziabad Yogasana Sports Championship. These young Presidians have also won the 'Overall First Runner Up Trophy'. Held at Ram Kishan Institute, Ghaziabad, the championship witnessed humongous participation of hundreds of students from 30 schools.
Yoga has always been focused upon as the art of living and our students have worked hard to make it an everyday habit. Owing to this splendid journey to the self, the following young Yogis have also got selected for the 35th UP State Yogasana Sports Championship to be held soon:
Bhavi Jain - Grade 8 (Bronze)
Pratiksha - Grade 6 (Bronze )
Kanishka- Grade 6 (Bronze)
Satvik Jain - Grade 4 (Silver)
Meghna Pathak - Grade 10 (Silver and Bronze)
Akshita Goswami- Grade 10 (Silver)
Kudos to the achievers and the mentor!
8 YEAR OLD SIDDHIMA SHARMA EMERGES AS AN ALL-ROUND ACHIEVER
A class IV student of Presidium, Indirapuram, Siddhima Sharma is a versatile kid. Owing to her keen interest in dance, gymnastics, singing, theatre, acting and modeling, she has done multiple print shoots, ramp walks, YouTube videos, TV commercials, theater and a short movie for ScoopWhoop channel. Having worked with some BIG brands and popular e-commerce websites, she has been covered by many major newspapers.
Siddhima is a sincere student and a dedicated performer. She has recently entered theatre with Heena Arts, a government recognized organization, where her debut performance on girl child related crucial topics ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ garnered loads of appreciation. Siddhima maintained that balancing studies and extracurricular activities is possible with a little support and encouragement from her school and teachers. She says, "It's wonderful to be a Presidian, as we can follow our dream and can stay true to the Presidium Philosophy - Be what you Want to be."
OUR YOUNG ASTRONAUTS ENJOY A SESSION ON ADVANCED ROCKETRY
“Don't tell me sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
With the same fire to achieve BIG in life, our young students of Astronomy Club from Presidium, Indirapuram recently attended a session on ‘Advanced Rocketry’ at school. It included constructing hydro rockets and learning advanced stages of rocketry principles through the guidance of knowledgeable educators and resource person, Mr. Saurabh from SPACE. Students overcame engineering challenges through multiple launches and studied various launch and flight parameters. Under this insightful Rocket Science Level 2, the students also observed the distance of the falling rocket from launching area and did the prescribed calculations. Brimming with excitement to prepare and launch their individual rockets, the young astronauts had an overwhelming experience.