SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON HOLI AMALGAMATES ENTERTAINMENT & INFORMATION
The celebration of Holi is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, a carnival of colours, a community festival, and a tradition of ancient spring rites. To celebrate this beautiful festival, our grade 1 students conducted a special assembly at Presidium, Indirapuram. An amalgamation of entertainment and information, the assembly showcased the religious significance of Holi and commemorated the victory of good over evil. The students presented a play presentation on the story of Prahalad and also, emphasized on the need for precaution and safety. The assembly ended on a note of high spirit and energy with a riveting dance performance, showing how the gopis played Holi with the gawalas of Vrindawan.
CBSE NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP:RAIN OF MEDALS AT PRESIDIUM
"The difference between a dreamer and a dream achiever is massive focussed action!" - Billy Cox
The Presidians of Indirapuram have proven this saying at the CBSE National Gymnastics Championship, held at Hari Om Shiv Om School, Yamuna Nagar, last year. 1500 students from 130 schools proactively participated in this grand competition, and it is a matter of sheer pride that 4 out of our 6 participants won bronze and silver medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Here are the details of our glorious leaders of tomorrow:
Kritika Negi bagged 2 bronze medals in Under-14 category
Nitya Jain bagged 2 bronze medals in Under-14 category
Swara Aggarwal bagged 1 silver medal in Under-11 category
Parinita bagged 2 bronze medals in Under-11 category
Kudos to our budding gymnasts and their mentors!
YOUNG READERS DECODE VISUAL IMAGES IN PICTURE READING COMPETITION
Reading in its fullest sense involves weaving together word recognition and comprehension in a fluent manner!
To spark curiosity about reading in our young children, a Picture Reading Competition was recently organized at Presidium, Dwarka 16B. The contest not only helped little Presidians in exploring early reading skills for fun, but also engaged them in a beautiful learning experience. The competition started with the teacher showing a picture to the kids and they were asked to identify what they see in the picture and to think about the information on the chart and what they want to say about it to generate a sentence. Children simply identified what is going on in each picture and found meaning in text and pictures. Children were assessed on their dynamic vocabulary, comprehension and expression. The children were very excited and enjoyed the activity thoroughly. It was wonderful to see how our young readers decoded visual images and made meaning from print.
PRESIDIANS ADD ANOTHER FEATHER TO THE GLORY AT CBSE CHESS ZONALS
We heartily congratulate the Presidians of Indirapuram for adding another feather to the glory by getting selected for CBSE Chess Nationals! Our talented chess players participated in the CBSE Chess Zonals, held at Indirapuram Public School last year. Witnessing astounding participation of 738 students from 59 schools, the grand competition was boldly taken over by our young students. The results are as follows:
Anukriti Sharma, Prabhav Aggarwal, Azal Nasir, Kavya Aggarwal and Dhairya Gupta got Gold Medals.
Under-17 Boys Team of Presidium Indirapuram, comprising of Satvik Sharma, Kavya Aggarwal, Pranav Aggarwal and Aryan Sharma, got 1st Place.
Under-17 Girls Team of Presidium Indirapuram, comprising of Anushka Sharma, Anya Jain, Saanvi Singh and Khwaish, got 2nd place.
Under-14 Girls Team of Presidium Indirapuram, comprising of Azal Nasir, Agrima Sharma, Hanshika Gupta and Ananya Jain, got 2nd Place.
Under-14 Boys Team of Presidium Indirapuram, comprising of Prabhav Aggarwal, Manikya Negi, Vinayak Verma and Kushagra Sharma, got 2nd place.
Kudos to our young chess maestros and their coach Mr. Ashish Kumar!
PRESIDIANS PROVE THEIR METTLE AT THE NATIONAL POWERLIFTING FINALS
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
Packed with such high hopes and confidence, our young students recently added one more glory to Presidium's name. 5 students of Presidium Indirapuram participated in the 63rd School Games Federation of India Powerlifting National Championship 2017-18, held at Secunderabad. 400 students from other schools participated in the championship, but it gives us great happiness and pride in sharing the big wins of our young Presidians with you:
1. Rajvardhan Ranawat of grade XI bagged second position in 66kg body weight, under-17 boys category. He lifted 345 kg.
2. Yashna Chopra of grade IX bagged second position in 72 kg body weight, under-17 girls category. She lifted 175 kg.
3. Simran Kaur of class XI bagged fourth position in 57 kg body weight, under-19 girls category. She lifted 200 kg.
4. Tanishq Sharma of class IX bagged fourth position in +93 kg body weight, under-17 boys category. He lifted 407.5 kg.
5. Parth Rahul Solanki of class X bagged fourth position in +120 kg body weight, under-19 boys category. He lifted 345 kg.
Kudos to the talented athletes and their mentors for bringing in the best in them!
PRESIDIANS REALIZE THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MAHASHIVRATRI
The most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. To make our students aware of the meaning and importance of the festival, a special assembly was recently organised at Presidium, Indirapuram. The assembly started with the Maha Mrityunjay Mantra recited, post which, the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati was beautifully showcased by students dressed up as little Parvatis and Lord Shivas. After this, another captivating dance performance was done by the children and it was really overwhelming to see them performing Shiv Tandav to express their extreme happiness on the occasion. The whole assembly was in sync with the overall objective of making the young souls aware of the festival and its significance.
ENVISAGING THE WORLD OF ‘POSSIBILITIES' AT SCIENCE WEEK!
Science aims to stimulate our natural curiosity in finding out why things happen in a way we do and helps to acquire knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills to solve problems to make informed decisions in scientific contexts. The National Science week recently held at Presidium, Indirapuram involved our grade 5 students showcase an exemplary exhibition of a vast array of models and projects –which gave a unique opportunity to them to explore the power of Science and get a hands on experience. Through their dynamism, they also understood the interdependence between science & society.
CLASS XII FAREWELL: A GOODBYE IS A HELLO TO A NEW BEGINNING!
Farewells always leave you teary eyed, for, not only do they remind you of the inevitable parting but are also a constant reminder of the effervescence of time. With a plethora of emotions brimming in the heart of Presidium Indirapuram, we recently organised a farewell party to bid adieu to the outgoing batch of 2017-18. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends & teachers and to reminisce joyous moments. The theme for the party was ‘Vintage’ and our Class XII students set the stage on fire by showcasing great style through a ramp walk and other performances!
BASANT PANCHAMI SOAKS PRESIDIANS IN ETHOS OF KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM
Celebrated to worship Goddess Saraswati, the symbol of knowledge and wisdom, Basant Panchami is an occasion, which marks the onset of the spring season. To rejoice this auspicious occasion with great fervour and enthusiasm, a special assembly was conducted for our grade prep students at Presidium, Indirapuram. The celebrations commenced with the Saraswati Vandana, invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati for seeking knowledge and a prosperous life by our little Presidians, who came adorably dressed in yellow clothes and offered yellow coloured flowers to the Goddess. This was followed by a splendid dance performance, which added myriad colours to the various aspects of the festivals. A presentation was given to children that their books are a form of blessings of ‘Maa Saraswati’, repositories of wisdom and knowledge. Beautiful pieces of art related to Basant Panchami were decorated on the boards, whereas a floral rangoli with yellow and orange coloured flowers signified the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life. The assembly concluded with an inspirational song which was sung by the staff and students!
PRESIDIANS READY TO SCORE AT INTER-SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
As they say, ‘sports does not build character, it reveals it’! The ‘Inter Presidium Basketball Championship’ held at Gurgaon 57 was testimony to this thought as our champs ardently competed with their fellow branch mates. It was no surprise to us that the students performed exceptionally well while our fantastic female players made it to the finals. We hope to constantly enhance their skills and lead them to great heights in the field of sports.