INVESTITURE CEREMONY: BESTOWING NEW RESPONSIBILITIES
7th May, 2017 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of students when Presidium Indirapuram instituted its Student Council for the session 2017-18. The Investiture ceremony was presided over by the Chairperson Ms. Sudha Gupta who bequeathed new responsibilities to the students with utmost confidence and pride.
As the students marched ahead to receive their badges, they were filled with determination and commitment to uphold the motto of the school. Shreyasi Bhattacharya was announced the Head girl while Akshit Mishra became the Head boy. Along with them 42 other students were conferred with badges for various positions. An oath was administered by the Vice Principal Academics Ms. Manvinder Kaur.
The ceremony was attended by Presidium, Vice Principal Operations, Ms. Smriti Nanda, Ms. Rachna Babbar and other members of the Presidium family. Audience has a large number of parents that was a testimony of their enthusiasm and faith in the abilities of their children.
The ceremony witnessed great enthusiasm that was invested in children to shoulder responsibility and bring a change. The students were radiant with the glow of opportunity given to them. They were ecstatic to discharge their obligations which would transform them into leaders of tomorrow.
BADMINTON TOURNAMENT:INDIRAPURAM WINS 3RD POSITION-UNDER 14 BOYS
“Sports is such a great teacher. I think of everything it has taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”
These words by Kobe Bryant bear testimony to the true essence of sports. Presidium Indirapuram once again gave a stellar opportunity to its students by way of Inter Presidium Badminton Tournament 2017.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet and this was a befitting platform for the students to showcase their agility and competitiveness.
Students exhibited their nimbleness and swiftness during the tournament. Their physical strength and the will to win found a new pedestal. The enthusiasm of the students coalesced with their persistent efforts coloured the day with ecstasy and pride at moving to the second round.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts and students of Presidium Indirapuram made it come true.
PADMASHREE SMT. RANJANA ILLUMINATES PRESIDIUM ON WORLD DANCE DAY
'To dance is to be yourself, be larger, more beautiful and more powerful. This power is the glory on Earth that is yours to be taking.' These beautiful words by Agnes De Mille together with a loud and buoyant cheering were wonderfully quoted by Presidians conferring a genial welcome to the revered guest of the day.
Presidians of Indirapuram joyously celebrated ‘International Dance Day’ with rhythm in their hearts. The occasion was graced by Ms. Ranjana Gauhar, the distinguished and eminent guest is one of the leading exponents of the Indian classical dance. She is a renowned Odissi dancer and a pioneer in this field who continues to mesmerise the audience with her individualistic and innovative spellbinding performances. She has also been honoured with the prestigious ‘Padma Shree Award’ and the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award’ for her significant and noteworthy work in this field.
The day witnessed a galore of cheers and admiration for Ms. Ranjana’s brilliant dancing skills. The audience was awestruck to watch her perform with such finesse, gaiety and poise. It was incredible and a true blend of cosmic tune and divine music encapsulating the audience’s sanity and wit.
The event was concluded by felicitating the guest of honour and her team of artists with a vote of thanks and for beautifully rendering the spirit of dance in Presidians on this day.
PRESIDIANS FROM INDIRAPURAM DISCOVER HUMANITY AT SPARSH
Presidians from Indirapuram made their visit to 'Sparsh Special School' a NGO, to create some cherished memories with special children of Sparsh. As Presidians stepped in the premises of Sparsh Special School they were given a warm welcome by the vibrant smiles of the students. They acknowledged the students & staff for their love & unconditional support for Sparsh school students. Presidians spent quality time with students in their class rooms, activity centre & vocational work stations.
Sparsh students' energy level & positive aura mesmerised our young Presidians and also exchanged friendship bands as a token of love. Later, our students shared that they wanted to lend a helping hand to achieve their dreams & to give them countless moments of happiness and help them to live happier life.
WORLD EARTH DAY: A PLEDGE TO SAFEGUARD THE PLANET EARTH
Earth day is celebrated all over the world as a reminder that we have forgotten the beautiful gift that we have been given in the form of the planet Earth. A special assembly was conducted on the occasion of Earth Day by the students of Grade VIII. Students presented their thoughts on the occasion that reminded us that we need to start caring for our Earth with love and respect. They explained why earth day is celebrated throughout the world with the aim of spreading awareness about conserving the environment. They also sang a lively song dedicated to the Mother Earth in which they pledged to be the defenders and friends of the Earth. A skit was also performed by the students that motivated all to keep the planet beautiful.
The assembly concluded with the address by the Academic Head, Ms. Rachna Narang, who motivated and enriched the young minds about the ways in which each one should contribute to safeguard the planet Earth.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE BAISAKHI, FESTIVAL OF JOYOUS HARVEST SEASON
A special assembly was conducted in the school premises to celebrate the harvest season. The assembly started with the chants of Gayatri mantra and followed by the school prayer ‘teri hai zameen’. A very enlightening thought was presented. Students were also explained about the national, sports and weather report. A very informative speech on Baisakhi was given which helped students to understand its importance. Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. It is additionally a spring harvest festival for the Punjabis. Students of Grade 4 and 5 also gave a dance performance on the traditional dance form of Punjab “Bhangra”. The first assembly of the session was very enriching and full of enthusiasm.
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!