ANNUAL ADDRESS BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
In its inaugural edition, the Annual ‘Itihaas’ Address was delivered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on 6th of February, 2017, at the Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi. The program provided an opportunity for school students to meet, listen and interact with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In his address, he emphasized the importance of compassion and ethics as a source of happiness. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. We can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathies for others' suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase. At the end, he answered questions asked by the students. Here again, through his answers, he emphasized the importance of creating peace through individual efforts.
The address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama was indeed a great learning experience.
PRESIDIUM’S TEENAGE AUTHOR MAKES WAVES AT WORLD BOOK FAIR-2017
Our astonishing wordsmith, Anusha Goswami; a student of Grade 11, from Presidium, Indirapuram, mesmerized avid readers with her exceptional writing and story weaving skills. ‘Silent Souls-the unspoken perspective’ is her exemplary fiction mystery novel that has seen stupendous response at the World Book Fair 2017, held at Pragati Maidan.
It was a proud privilege for Anusha that her book was launched by Mrs. Sudha Gupta, the Hon’ble Chairperson of Presidium. Published and distributed by Notion Press, Silent Souls is available for worldwide distribution on all major online portals.
Anusha started poetry at an early age and soon forayed into short stories delving into a more diversified creative writing. The book is about a paradoxical relationship between mankind and birds. It provides a refreshing perspective of both sides and brings out the agony that birds suffer at the hand of humans.
We are proud of you Anusha!
BASANT PANCHAMI: GODDESS SARASWATI BESTOWED HER BLESSINGS
Presidium Indirapuram celebrated the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami on February 01, 2017. A Saraswati Vandana was performed by the students as it’s believed that Goddess Saraswati was born on this day. This was followed by lamp lighting ceremony by the Ms. Smriti Nanda, Zonal Head, the Vice Principal (Academics) Ms. Manvinder and Vice Principal Ms. Rachna Babbar, to evoke the blessings of the goddess on this felicitous day. Basant Panchami marks the arrival of spring. The color yellow holds great significance as it is lumped together with the color of mustard flowers that bloom during this season. Goddess Saraswati, the deity, and divinity of knowledge, music, arts and science, is worshiped so that she may bestow her blessings, wealth of knowledge and wisdom to her devotees. A cultural program was organized by our talented Presidians. A soulful song by the middle school choir and a classical dance by our graceful and talented primary school students enriched the event. The students’ performances, dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, left our audience spellbound. The students were thrilled to see the kites in the air, a symbol of enjoyment and freedom.
FAREWELL CEREMONY: GRADE XI BID ADIEU TO THE OUTGOING BATCH
Presidium Indirapuram organized a Farewell Ceremony which was laden with profound emotions under the veneer of happiness as our Grade XII students got ready to bid adieu to their alma mater. The ceremony commenced by welcoming Grade XII students with blooming roses. An auspicious beginning was given to the event by lighting the candle by the honorable Chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta. She addressed the students and gave them her warm wishes and blessings for the future endeavors.
Grade XII students dazzled the evening in their resplendent saris and the boys looked debonair in their tuxedos. A ramp walk ensued which garnered approbation from all corners as the students exhibited confidence and poise. The students of Grade XI enthralled the audience with their band performance and exquisite dance moves. The emotional quotient of the ceremony was raised when Grade XII students shared their journey in Presidium. The evening was a witness to the reminiscing of the nostalgic and treasured moments that the students spent together.
TRIBUTE TO THE NATION AT PRESIDIUM INDIRAPURAM
Freedom in mind, faith in words, pride in our heart, memories in our soul, let us salute the nation on this occasion of Republic day.
PRESIDIUM INDIRAPURAM HONOURED AS ONE OF THE TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA
New Year 2017 has started with a proud acknowledgement for Presidium. The digitalLEARNING-Top Schools of India Ranking Survey, 2016, has selected Presidium as ‘India's Top School’ at the 4th School Leadership Summit 2016. Ms. Smriti Nanda and Ms. Manvinder Kaur, Vice Principals from Presidium Indirapuram, proudly accepted the award on behalf of their respective institutions.
The award is yet another distinction to the numerous prestigious national and international awards won by Presidium. We express our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents, partners, and staff members, for their unending love and support.
CBSE CHESS NATIONALS-PRESIDIUM’S MAESTROS CLAIM VICTORY
The master Chess players of Presidium Indirapuram, have established themselves as great players indeed at the CBSE National Chess Championship, held at Varanasi from 15th to 21st December.
Presidians participated in different age categories at the championship. From the girls’ team Shanya Mishra won two Gold medals in the U14 Girls-Individual and also in the U14 Girls-Team category. In the boys team Satvik Sharma, Aryan Sharma, Pranav Aggarwal and Manikya Negi bagged the 3rd runners up position.
Congratulations to the Coaches and Presidium Indirapuram.
INTER PRESIDIUM CRICKET TOURNAMENT-INDIRAPURAM ENTERS THE SEMIFINALS
Presidium riveted the spirit of Cricket by organizing the Inter Presidium Cricket Tournament-Primary Boys: 2016-17. The enthralling tournament began with the display of great sportsman spirit of the players. Their sheer zeal and enthusiasm for the game was evident in the master strokes played by the batsmen and the vigor and fervor displayed by the bowlers. IP team played a great game in the quarter finals and entered the semifinals.
NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES-GYMNASTICS: NITYA EMERGES VICTORIOUS
Our gymnastic pro, Nitya Jain of Class VII, from Presidium Indirapuram, has secured 3rd position at the 62nd National School Games-Gymnastics Championship held at Sonipat from 6th to 10th January. Nitya won in Ball event under 14 categories and became the judges’ favourite contestant from among more than 1200 students who had come from 27 different states.
Congratulations to the Coach, Ms. Manvi Bhandari and Presidium Indirapuram.
BUILDING THE POLITICAL THINKERS OF TOMORROW AT YOUTH PARLIAMENT!
Presidians are the leaders of tomorrow and it is important for the future leaders to know how their political system functions as the future of the country are in the hands of today’s youth. With the same view, ‘Youth Parliament’ was organized by Presidium Indirapuram. Presidians were actively involved and were given different roles, like the Speaker, Secretary General, Prime Minister, various cabinet ministers, MPs along with the Leader of the opposition in the event. The sound political thought process amongst students was imbued by simulating Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. The session started with the oath and was successfully completed when the bill finally got passed. The event was fruitful and served its purpose of embedding and strengthening the roots of Parliamentary Democracy.