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.
EDUCATION DAY: PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF MAULANA AZAD
National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year. On this alluring day, the Middle Wing of Presidium had organized an activity' Education the need of an Hour'. The activity's objective was to teach the motive and importance of education in today's time and how education builds our minds and skills. The students wrote beautiful and creative slogans and also shared it in the class. This activity made students realize how education affects us in different ways; it not only makes us literate but makes our life.
CANCER AWARENESS DAY: PRESIDIANS PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed annually in India on November 7 to spread awareness on cancer, its symptoms, and treatment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. In an endeavour to spread awareness about the causes and prevention of cancer, Presidium observed the National Cancer Day. Students across all the grades participated enthusiastically in various activities. Students of grade 9 and 10 participated in Poster Making. The informative posters triumphantly put across the message strongly and clearly.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR COGNITIVE SKILLS WITH CLOCK MAKING ACTIVITY
Knowing how to tell time is an essential skill. It can help you determine whether you are running late or you have plenty of time to spare. Being able to tell time by looking at the traditional clock is essential to understand other things like time zones and international time as well. Learning how to tell time can also help kids with their motor and cognitive skills as well as mathematical skills. Realizing the importance of the concept for Grade 3 students, the teachers organized the Clock Making activity. During the activity, students made the 3D model of the clock using cardboard and colorful sheets. The teacher then asked them to show the given time on their clock. Students enjoyed the activity a lot, followed all the steps, and made the colourful clocks.
STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY HELPERS
Every human contributes to society. From morning to night, we come across so many people who help us in some way or the other, some directly and some indirectly; they are our Community Helpers. To strengthen and develop a sense of deep understanding of community helpers under TBL, the students of grade nursery conducted a fun-filled activity. Students were dressed up in costumes of community helper 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. This activity proved to be quite encouraging and delightful for the students.