Promoting the Pleasure of Reading!
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” World Book Day is observed on 23rdApril annually to celebrate books and authors, and encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. In order to celebrate the essence of reading in our lives, our Presidians of Grade Prep, One and Two were exposed to a variety of enriching experiences to create awareness about the importance of books in our lives. They were shown numerous e-books virtually. Also, children shared about their favourite books and spoke about its story line, characters, and events and why they enjoy reading.
EARTH DAY: PRESIDIANS LEARN THE WAYS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND OUR HERITAGE
“Conserve your cultural diversity; preserve it for future identities.”
World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18. The day is about preserving human heritage, diversity, and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites. Also, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards it. To celebrate this beautiful day, Presidium had organized an activity in the Junior and Senior Wing of the School. The objective was to enrich the students about the beautiful history behind our heritage and monuments and to also save the rich heritage which has been given to us by our ancestors. The students enthusiastically participated by making posters and creating their own poems. They also shared their experience of visiting monuments around the world.
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF HARVEST, BAISAKHI WITH GAIETY & JOY!
"Bhangre paaea, Gidhe paaea Aao sare milke Baisakhi da tyohaar manaaea Tuhanu sareyan nu Baisakhi de tyohaar de lakh-lakh wadai hove ji.”
Baisakhi is a spring festival for Sikhs and Hindus. It marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors. Baisakhi is also an ancient festival of Hindus, marking the Solar New Year and also celebrating the spring harvest. Students of Grade Nur to 3 dressed up in ethnic attire to celebrate this auspicious festival with their teachers and friends. They enjoyed dancing on Bhangra beats and were shown a small animated video related to the festival. The motive behind the celebrations was to apprise children of our rich culture and heritage. These engaging and fun-filled activities were planned in such a manner that they enjoyed themselves a lot.
‘HAPPY HOLI’: PRESIDIANS SPREAD THE COLOURS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS
This auspicious festival is celebrated during the spring season with great joy and fervour. People wear white coloured clothes on the day of Holi. They play with bright organic colours like red, green, yellow, orange, magenta, purple, etc. Various kinds of sweets such as Gujiyas and Malpuas are prepared to mark the occasion of Holi. Children love playing with colours using pichkaris, buckets, and balloons, filled with coloured water. Holi celebrations begin with the Holika Dahan. It is a festival that reminds us of the victory of good over evil. Presidians of Grade Nursery to 1 dressed up in ethnic attire to celebrate this auspicious festival with their teachers and friends. Also, they enjoyed playing Holi with flowers, followed by a dance party.
PRESIDIANS SOAK IN DEVOTION AS THEY CELEBRATE MAHASHIVRATRI!
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||
The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated each year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri is a great festival in Hinduism, celebrated annually with devotion and religious enthusiasm in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity. The literal meaning of Shivaratri is “The Great Night of Lord Shiva.” The students of Grade Nursery to 2 celebrated Maha Shivratri with full zeal and enthusiasm. The sacred mantra of Shiva, “Om Namah Shivay’ was chanted to begin the celebration. The powers and the role of Lord Shiva in the natural cycle were highlighted during the online class. All the students were beautifully dressed up in traditional attire. On this auspicious occasion, the students enjoyed dancing on “ Shiv Tandava,” involved in a craft activity, and also made takeaway of ‘Damru and Trishul’ as a symbol of Lord Shiva.
PRESIDIANS HONE THEIR WRITING SKILLS WITH POETRY WRITING
फूल प्रकृति के द्वारा हमें दिया गया सबसे अनमोल उपहार है। हिंदी कविताओं में आपको फूलों की सुन्दरता और सौन्दर्य का सुंदर विवरण देखने और सुनने को मिलता है। उसी पर आधारित प्रिसीडियम की कक्षा दूसरी के विद्यार्थियों को ऑनलाइन कक्षा के दौरान हिन्दी की गतिविधि ‘कविता लेखन’ करवाई गई| इस गतिविधि के माध्यम से विद्यार्थियों ने फूल और फल का महत्व समझते हुए उससे सम्बन्धित ४-५ पंक्तियों की कविता स्वयं बनाने का भरपूर प्रयास किया|
PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN TRAVEL ALBUM ACTIVITY WITH GLEE
"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away”
Photo albums are very important in preserving our memories and telling our stories in the future. Photo albums let us preserve important memories, not just for ourselves but also for our children, grandchildren, and even our great-grandchildren! They're historical and deeply personal references to us and our families' past and future; that's why we should start creating photo albums today. Under the theme 'Travel' in EVS, Grade 3 students have created their photo album in which they included pictures of their dream destinations. This album will be their treasure that they can cherish forever. They may also keep adding their memories to it in the future.
STUDENTS OBSERVE WORLD CANCER DAY WITH AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Grade 4, 5, and 6 students created Detox salad with fruits and vegetables. The students were sensitized about the food we eat, or our diet helps in the prevention of diseases. It was an awareness campaign about the foods that help to prevent cancer. Berries, apples, garlic, tomatoes, and carrots are valuable as they are a powerhouse of antioxidants. The students enjoyed making the colorful salad and relished the healthy bowl of salad.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF UNITY & BROTHERHOOD
26th January 1950 was the day when the Indian republic and its constitution came into force. Students of Grade Nursery to 6th took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and brotherhood. Students were dressed up in tricolour dress and enjoyed beautiful tricolour craft activity. The teacher enlightened the significance of this day by showing them some patriotic musical videos/songs. Students saluted the National Flag and pledged themselves to uphold the honour and integrity, diversity, and uniqueness that is "India." Young patriots took a pledge that they would not let the efforts of our brave freedom fighters go in vain. We would strive to make our country the best in the world. Students showed their love and gratitude towards their country with the help of slogans like "Jai Hind," "I Love my India," created posters, made tricolour sandwiches, and also sang the National Anthem.