“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company, by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” Books have the power to transport us to new worlds at different times, but they can also take us back to the important moments in our own lives. World Book Day, also known as International Day of the book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Students of Grade-2 and 3 celebrated this day by making an attractive, multicoloured book and they also discussed their favourite storybook with their peers and teacher. The basic motive behind the activity was to promote reading for pleasure, offering every student and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success irrespective of their background.
Vedas - the first book of universal knowledge and wisdom says, 'Bhumi Mata Putroaham'- which means 'Earth is my mother, I am her son.' This is one of the essences of ancient Indian philosophy. Every effort to protect and respect mother earth is an effort to protect ourselves and our generations to come. In order to celebrate and gather support for the protection of our Earth's environment, an event, Earth Day, is celebrated worldwide every year on the 22nd of April. In order to imbibe a sense of gratitude and duty towards Mother Earth, the students participated in art and craft activities and eco-friendly activities where they exchanged their plants with their friends. The basic motive behind each activity was to sensitize and make our tiny tots recognize and reflect upon the sensitivities of our beautiful earth and its natural environment. Since the earth is the only planet in the universe where we have air to breathe and water to drink, hence we should conserve the environment.
Dr. Bhimrao Ramaji Ambedkar was a great jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, and economist who was the principal architect of the Constitution of India. Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated with great zeal by students. Students of grade 9 & 10 participated in article writing. They paid tribute to his contribution and demonstrated why it is important to follow the rules of our country, be good citizens, and most important respect all. Few enthusiastic students dressed as Babasaheb whereas others actively performed role plays covering various aspects of his life. Right from narrating important incidents from his life to his great contribution towards the framing of the Indian Constitution, to his efforts on the upliftment of lower caste, it had all. During these presentations, special attention was given to the privileges we enjoy as citizens of the greatest democracy in the world, which is a result of Dr. Ambedkar's great vision and efforts.
‘Health comes first’ has always been a thought that our parents have brought us up with. This has always been important and now with the post-pandemic new normal scenario, this has become of utmost importance. Both physical and mental well-being is equally important for an overall healthy life. That’s the best gift we as an individual can give to ourselves and the world outside. To celebrate and inculcate this thought on the occasion of World Health Day on 7th April, Presidians of Grade 5 & 6 celebrated the day by making meaningful collages and visuals to stay true to the importance of health and help generate awareness. It was mesmerizing to see our young leaders and their thoughts on the subject of Health.
Holi is the festival of colours, one of the most awaited festivals in the country and celebrated by Hindus all over the country. The festival is celebrated with much joy and vigour all across the country, especially in North India. It’s one of those festivals that brings out the child in everyone. And our students had real fun narrating the story of Hiranyakashyap, a mighty demon who beat the gods and became the master of the universe. They showed an incredible zeal of celebration while doing the activity of making the multi-coloured hues of happiness “Spring Tree” from the kite paper. The session ended with dancing on the foot-tapping numbers creating sweet moments and colourful memories to cherish forever.
Being part of our society, we exhibit social behaviour. Human beings are interconnected and associated with each other in one or the other way. Hence, cannot survive alone. Every human contributes to society. From morning to night, we come across so many people who help us in one small way or another big way, some directly and some indirectly— Our Community Helpers. So, to strengthen and develop a sense of deep understanding about community helpers, the students of grade Prep conducted a fun-filled activity in TBL culmination. Students were dressed up in costumes of community helpers of their choice- doctor, teacher, gardener, housemaid, a rickshaw puller and many more. The students enacted and role-played different types of work done by our community helpers using the tools and props - stethoscope, marker, blackboard, weighing scale, iron, whistle, stick, etc.
8th March is observed as International Women’s Day. This day brings many things for women – a cause for celebration, a reason to pause and re-evaluate a remembrance, an inspiration, and a time to honor, love, and admire. To honor womanhood, Presidium celebrated International Women's Day, the celebration started by recognizing the contribution and significance of the women. Students made bouquets and were asked to write a few lines for the women in their lives who inspire them and to appreciate their roles in all walks of life.