VISIT TO QUTUB COMPLEX: PRESIDIANS UNRAVEL A FUN ITIHASS WALK
People’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to his mother- John Henrik Clarke
On 13th, April 2017 students of grade 7 from Presidium Indirapuram got a wonderful opportunity to understand the heritage of India through a visit to Qutub Complex under the aegis of ITIHAAS. The objective behind the visit was to go beyond the theoretical understanding of history and to make students use their senses and have their own understanding of their heritage that would enable them to become rightful inheritors of their past. As we reached Qutub Complex, we were warmly welcomed by the ITIHAAS representatives Mr Aalam, Mr Mohsin and Ms Shivani. They assisted us in aligning children as per the prescribed groups.
We were informed about the complex; its pre-Islamic history was unfolded. Its glory during the Delhi sultanate period was discussed. We assembled at historic Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque (the first mosque in whole South Asia). There, Mrs Smita Vats introduced the young learners and learning facilitators with its significance. She used powerful trilingual mode of interaction comprising of English, Hindi and mixed Urdu- Arabic-Persian dialects.
The visit was a great success and it was a memorable experience which left a deep impact on our minds and hearts. Finally, we left the place with the glimpses of our ‘Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb’ and made us indebted to those who did those wonders.
SHANYA, SURBHI & ARYAN ARE TIMES NIE STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Our child prodigies, Shanya Misra of Grade VIII, Aryan Salooja, and Surbhi Sree of Grade X, from Presidium Indirapuram, Ashok Vihar and Dwarka 16B, respectively; have truly lived up to the motto of-‘be what you want to be’, by winning the TIMES NIE Student of the Year Award, 2016-17.
Shanya has always been an achiever and made a mark for herself in the world of chess. She proudly secured 13th position in the Asian Junior Chess Championship, stood first in Delhi State Chess Championships and U-14 CBSE National Chess Championship in 2016.
Surbhi, the former Head Girl of Presidium Dwarka 16B, is a promising student, an all rounder and an extremely talented girl. She has bagged 2nd position in the State Level One Act Play Group Competition. Adding on to her victory list are her achievements in Taekwondo. Her leadership qualities are impeccable.
Aryan is a well-rounded student who brings a wealth of knowledge to classroom discussions. He is a committed member of the student council and has represented the school in various competitions and forums. He is an exceptional leader with a philanthropic disposition, and an achiever whose demeanour echoes the schools philosophy of creating future leaders.
Over the years, Shanya and Aryan have brought many such laurels to the school in scholastic and co-scholastic areas. Shanya is a winner of numerous Gold medals in National Olympiads and competitions in Delhi/NCR, Shanya is a proud Presidian, who has strengthened the belief of following one’s dreams.
Their glorious journey as proud Presidians, have made their parents and teachers proud; they are indeed an inspiration to their peers.
Congratulations to the coach! Well done Shanya, Aryan and Surbhi!
INCREDIBLE TRIP TO THE VIBRANT CITY OF AMRITSAR
Presidium, Indirapuram organised an expedition to Amritsar, Punjab. The students explored the religious landmarks and attained a profound understanding of the culture of Punjab. The students visited the Golden Temple”). The visit provided an insight into the Sikh religion. Presidians wearing "patka" and paying homage to the god was truly a pleasing sight.
The students also witnessed the breathtaking flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border. The stupefying parade filled our future leaders with the feeling of patriotism and pride with shouts of ‘Jai Hind!’ being echoed from one and all.
The patriotic feeling embarked on a new level after they visited the Jallianwala Bagh. The tragedy dashed a sense of responsibility for the sacrifices of the martyrs. The young citizens placed their hand over their heart and feelings of allegiance and the little seeds of nationalism were sowed.
The trip instilled feelings of humanity and brotherhood among the children. This journey not only gave them the opportunity to visit religious places but also provided them with the fortuity to understand the significance of different cultures in our country.
PRESIDIUM’S GIRL POWER ENTERS NATIONAL WEIGHT LIFTING CHAMPIOSHIP
With undying commitment for their chosen path, Presidians proved their mettle yet again by qualifying for the National Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship. Our raw powerlifters, Simran Kaur, Yashna Chopra, and Isha Chopra from Presidium Indirapuram, have made us immensely proud by winning at the Delhi State Selection Trials, held at Nangal Raya, Janakpuri, on 5th March.
Our champions were selected in the following weight categories:
· Simran Kaur from Grade 10th was selected in the 57 Kg category.
· Yashna Chopra from Grade 8th was selected in 72 Kg category.
· Isha Chopra from Grade 10th was selected in 84 Kg (plus) category.
They are all set to give a power packed performance at the National Championship to be held in Jammu from 21st to 24th March.
Congratulations to the coaches for their hard work and well done Simran, Yashna and Isha. Best of luck for the Nationals! Go, claim the championship!
EXPLORING THE TRUE RAJASTHAN AT CHOKHI DHANI
Rajasthan, the desert state of India is a prime tourist destination. So, believing in the theory of experiencing and exposure, Presidium organized a fun-filled excursion of 2 days to Jaipur- Chokhi Dhani for the students of Grade 3.
The fun trip included various enthralling activities like jeep ride to Jaigarh Fort, exploring city palace, staying at luxurious Chokhi Dhani resort, having fun in the village, finding facts about Jantar Mantar, shopping for family members, experiencing lip-smacking food and lot more.
The age was not the hindrance as the students exhibited their independence and a sense of responsibility for themselves and their friends. A lasting impression and an unforgettable experience are what the children were seen sharing with their parents at the end of the trip.
FUTURE FEST 2017: PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE WITH ECSTASY-SHIFT II
It is with stupendous ecstasy that Presidium, Indirapuram unveiled the innate talents of their students through wonderful performances. The last day of Future Fest'2017 was celebrated with great zeal and elation on 22nd February 2017 at Siri Fort auditorium. The event was graced by the presence of our honorable Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta.
Our students paid a heart-warming tribute to our brave soldiers and their never ending love for their motherland. The event witnessed a rollercoaster of emotions that was experienced by one and all. The event had an enduring effect and created memories that will remain in the hearts of the parents and teachers in the audience."
PRESIDIANS GRANDEUR OF CREATIVITY AT FUTURE FEST-SHIFT I
Celebrations are the spirit of all human endeavors and keeping up with this zealous strive towards bringing a festive touch to the world of creativity, the students crafted a majestic musical theater at Presidium's annual cultural extravaganza from 21st and 22nd February at Siri Fort auditorium. The annual day celebration was graced by the presence of our honorable Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta.
Filled with energy, their remarkable performance in the play 'Wish' conveyed the message of saving the Earth and reviving moral values and the play 'Jungle Sundari' beautifully conveyed the vital message of the true beauty of human values. The culmination came alive with dance and music accentuated by the awe-inspiring performances by the Presidians. The performance by Shakti girls, 'colors of patriotism' added a patriotic zest to the aura of the event. The rush of excitement at the fest was visible all around in the melody of cheers and applause that followed.
HANDS ON PHOTOGRAPHY AT LODHI GARDENS!
Students of Presidium Indirapuram make a visit to Lodhi Gardens as a part of Photography Work - Ex curriculum. They spent around two hours in clicking pictures of the tomb, flowers, birds and squirrels. They were very excited to click pictures of their ‘subjects’. Students took the help of the photography team in adjusting the light, brightness, in zooming the lens etc. It was a good learning experience for them as they applied their knowledge, whatever learned in the theory classes in clicking pictures.
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!