PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF ALL MANKIND
“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by the government; they are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of his humanity." – Mother Teresa
Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 every year across the world. The day marks the date when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. This year's Human Rights Day theme is "Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights," related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presidium had organized a Poster Making Activity across its senior grades to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity, and our interconnectedness and shared humanity. The students expressed their views on how the COVID-19 crisis was fuelled by intensifying poverty, inequalities, and entrenched discrimination. Through their posters, they highlighted how our continued efforts to close these gaps and measures to champion human rights could ensure we fully recover and build back a world that is better, more resilient, and sustainable.
NAVY DAY: PRESIDIANS SALUTE THE NAVY PERSONNEL
India observes Navy Day on 4th December each year to highlight the great achievements of the Indian Navy. The Navy plays a vital role in maintaining peace at the maritime front, and thus this day showcases the Navy’s contribution as a token of gratitude and dignity. To inculcate the spirit of patriotism, grade 3 students celebrated this day with great enthusiasm. They were made aware of the work and sacrifices our Navy had been doing through videos. Students were dressed up in white color to enhance the feel of the occasion. For grade 9 and 10 students, poster making activity was organized to highlight the importance of the people who put their life at stake for the rest of the people to be safe. The students shared their emotions in the classroom, describing how proud they feel to be a part of a nation whose Navy comes as the seventh-best Navy in the world.
AN ENGAGING KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTIVITY FOR PRESIDIANS
In TBL, under the Theme ‘Neighbourhood’ students of Grade 2 were engaged in an activity wherein students, after exploring their neighbourhood, had drawn and colored the different places that they know about their neighbourhood. They had also shared their drawings and told their classmates what makes their neighbourhood unique. Every neighbourhood may not have all the similar places, but this activity helped students to get to know that such places also exist.
AHANA BECOMES A PUBLISHED AUTHOR AT THE AGE OF 12
Ahana Srivastava of grade 7 got her first book, "Once Upon A Time"- a collection of 20 Short stories along with unique moral attached, and self-drawn pictures, published. Her 2nd book "Corona Dairies" is under publication and will be released shortly.
"Once Upon A Time" is a compilation of childhood imaginations based on a growing child's experiential learning, incorporating inputs from local surroundings & environment, contributing to a child's journey towards life and creating a foundation for future development. The young author has successfully expressed her feelings and understanding in words and strongly pictured her imaginations; even the pictures alone can fully describe the assigned story itself.
MAY THE BLESSINGS OF GURU NANAK DEV JI BESTOW US WITH JOY
Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the biggest festivals of the Sikh community. On this special occasion, Presidians were made to understand about Guru Nanak Ji, who is famous for his political, social, and spiritual beliefs based on love, equality, fraternity, and virtue. They were briefed a bit about this three-day festival, "Guru Nanak Jayanti." Students of Grade 1 learned about the traditional and famous "Karah Prasad" in the session and drew Guru Nanak Dev Ji step by step enthusiastically in their art files. Grade 3 students learned about Ek Onkar relevance through ppt, and they made beautiful kalgi's. Students of Grade 4, 5, and 6 watched videos on Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life story. They even relished the heavenly "Karah Prasad" at home and also discussed 10 Sikh gurus, the Holy book Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Prabhat Pheris, Gurudwara, langar Sewa, and Sikhism.
STORYTELLING COMPETITION GIVES WINGS TO PRESIDIANS’ IMAGINATION
Stories become a part of our lives since the day we are born. We hear stories from our grandmother and mother as kids. Stories allow us to imagine, visualize, and get inspired by what does not exist, most of the time. It is a means to convey a thought, information, or only one’s feelings about a particular event. To enhance these skills, a Story Telling Competition was conducted for our tiny tots. The students of grade Nursery and Prep performed spectacularly narrating their favorite stories using creative props, voice modulation, and impressive expressions. These little storytellers won everyone’s heart and were applauded for their efforts.
PRESIDIANS LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Food is the most important thing that we take. It forms the foundation of a strong body and gives us the energy to fight many deadly diseases. To enjoy a healthy life, you must intake healthy food. Students of Grade Prep virtually celebrated the TBL Enrichment Activity under the theme 'Food.' Both students and teachers made scrumptious sandwiches and lemonade. They were also sensitized about the importance of food in one's life.
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR ECONOMICS KNOWLEDGE!
Economics helps us identify the policy measures that encourage prosperity and avoid inefficiency, making it a crucial driver in the search for sustainable growth. Project work in Economics helps understand some basic economic concepts and the development of economic reasoning. It assists students to realize their role in nation-building and sensitivity to the economic issues that the nation is facing today and develop the necessary skills to argue logically with reasoning. Online activity was taken up by the students of Grade 11. PowerPoint presentations were prepared and delivered on Microsoft TEAMS. Demonetization, GST, Cybercrime, Small scale industries, Stock Exchange, etc., were some of the Economic issues/topics discussed in context with the Indian economy's current scenario. The exuberant efforts and keen engagement of the students were acknowledged and appreciated.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF CHILDHOOD ON CHILDREN’S DAY
"Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons."
One of the most treasured possessions on earth, children, are loved by one and all. Thus children's day is celebrated to commemorate the healthy growth and happiness of children. In honour of our beloved Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, special activities were conducted in Nursery to third Grade as part of the virtual Children's day celebrations. Teachers organized different activities for children like cake cutting, storytelling, clay modeling, craft activity to make a paper crown, singing, dancing, eating their favourite snacks, etc. and to make the children feel special, a short video was made. Children's day is all about respecting and honouring children who are considered future leaders of the nation. It was a fun-filled day for the little Presidians, which would always be cherished as a fond memory.
PRESIDIANS ENTHUSIASTICALLY CELEBRATE THE 'FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS'
"It is time to remove the darkness of ignorance within us and replace it with the light of hope and knowledge instead."
Diwali, the festival of lights that enlightens the hearts and brings joy to every heart, was celebrated at Presidium on the virtual platform. While celebrating Diwali, young Presidians of Nursery to Fifth Grade led the way in spreading the message of celebrating safe and pollution-free Eco-friendly Diwali. The program began with a meaningful prayer service highlighting the message of Diwali, invoking God's blessings. Teachers explained the importance of Diwali; the festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Students dressed up in colourful ethnic attire. They were engrossed in a beautiful craft activity wherein they decorated wall hangings and diyas using colour paper and various decorative materials. Students made rangoli, banners, and sweets, which added the perfect setting to the festivity.