PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE BLISSFUL FESTIVAL OF GANESH CHATURTHI
The remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom, Ganesha is the God of beginnings and is thus, worshipped at the start of rituals and ceremonies. To celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha, Presidians from Raj Nagar recently rejoiced the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. A figure of Lord Ganesha was installed in every class and the students together participated in decorating their classes for the occasion. As a part of club activity, the students also enjoyed short stories based on Lord Ganesha’s adventures. This way, the Presidians not only paid their homage to the ritual but also enjoyed the day and had a great time working together for the occasion.
INTER-CLASS SPELLATHON:STIRRING VOCABULARY & PRONUNCIATION SKILLS
Learning and revising spellings cements the connection between letters and their sounds, which further improves reading and writing fluency of the students. Keeping this in mind, an 'inter-class spellathon competition' was recently conducted at Presidium, Raj Nagar. The five rounds of the competition included warm up, jumbled words, similar words, visual round and guess the word. Witnessed lively and encouraging participation of all the students who came well-prepared for the event, the competition honed the skills of participants. The motive behind the event was to drive the students to take keen interest in enriching their vocabulary and pronunciation skills to become effective and impressive communicators. The event left the Presidians wanting for more such sessions. It was a fruitful experience for every individual.
INTER-CLASS POSTER & SLOGAN WRITING: PROMOTING ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
To give our young students an opportunity to express their views and thoughts through creative posters with slogans and quotes, an 'inter-class poster and slogan making competition' was recently organized at Presidium, Raj Nagar. Presidians of grades 4 and 5 proactively participated in this interesting contest and the enthusiasm that they had in their presentation was clearly visible. This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity in children and offer them a platform to showcase their skills. It inspired them to think and work creatively in order to promote artistic excellence. Garnering heaps of appreciation for the students' efforts and initiative, each of the posters was a treat to the eyes.
CONGRATULATIONS VAIBHAVI FOR DOING GOOD IN PHOTOEXHIBITION 2017
It is a matter of pride and happiness to share with you about our brilliant performer Vaibhavi Mathur, who was bagged the Encouragement certificate in the Hocus Pocus Photography Exhibition 2017 with the theme - 'Spices of India'. This budding photographer performed wonderfully and garnered several compliments from the onlookers and jury.
MANGO FIESTA: PRESIDIANS EXPLORE & RELISH THE FLAVOUR OF MANGOES
"He is the king of fruits, is delicious, fresh and juicy,
Oh Yes! My heart does tango, when I see a Mango."
Nothing beats the summer heat better than the sumptuous sight of mangoes all around. To give the students an opportunity of experiential learning, Presidium Raj Nagar recently celebrated 'Mango Fiesta' - the Mango food festival in grades Nursery and Prep. Students brought delicacies cooked using mango as the main ingredient and relished them too. They not only got acquainted with numerous Mango dishes but also dressed up in beautiful attires according to the theme. Students delved into the world of Mangoes and learnt about their season, colours and forms.
INTER-CLUB SKIT COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS DISPLAY ARTISTIC TALENT
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." - William Shakespeare
Theatre is a reflection of society. It shows the world its issues and makes people aware of how to fix them. Theatre not only tells stories of the past, but also shows us how to shape the future. Keeping this thought in mind, an Inter-Club Skit Competition was organized at Presidium Raj Nagar. The Presidians belonging to six clubs - Leaders, Victors, Legends, Elites, Maestros and Supremes, showcased their respective piece of act meticulously. Each team had an interesting script to portray, which also imbibed human values in the audience. The skits dealt with various Global Issues like 'gender discrimination', 'child labour', 'violence against women' and 'technology - a blessing or curse'. It was a visual bliss to see them performing confidently with appropriate props. The skit was judged on the basis of concept, expressions, voice modulation, costume and props.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017: HONOURING THE YOUNG ACHIEVERS
Excellence is doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way!
To honour the extraordinary achievements of our young students, Presidium Raj Nagar recently organized the most coveted Awards of the year - the Academic Excellence Awards. The honourable chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta graced this award ceremony to acknowledge the academic toppers and students with 100% attendance with trophies and certificates. It was in fact a matter of great pride for the students and their families to get acknowledged by this respected dignitary. Inspiring the awardees with the thought that success is not just about achievement but being consistent in your endeavours, Mrs. Gupta motivated them to keep up the good work. Enthusing the Presidians to excel and persevere in the next session too, this time-honoured tradition appreciated the efforts and dedication of the students.
PATRIOTIC FERVOUR RISES HIGH AT PRESIDIUM RAJ NAGAR
With the mission to pay humble homage to the land who taught the world how to live, love and laugh in brotherhood and harmony, Presidians of Raj Nagar recently celebrated the 71st Independence Day of India. The children of Pre-Primary displayed their love and spirit for their country with a fashion show and came dressed up as freedom fighters. The programme began with the evergreen songs 'we shall overcome' and 'nanha munna rahi' by the children, dressed in different colourful attires. Filled with hope and promise, the students offered gratefulness and respect to the heroes who gave their lives for our freedom, for our country.
PRESIDIANS SEEK THE BLESSINGS OF KANHA JI ON JANAMSHTAMI
"To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge, the darkness born of ignorance." - Bhagwat Gita 10.11
Lord Krishna, the avatar who is considered as one of the most popular deities, has shown a spiritual path of wisdom, devotion and discrimination to the world. Janmashtami is the occasion, which celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and to mark this blissful day, the students of Presidium Raj Nagar came dressed in the attire of Radha and Krishna. The campus was adorned with beautiful pieces of art related to Janmashtami. A ‘Krishna Jhoola’ and ‘matki’ setup was done, where students and staff came together and sought the blessing of Kanha Ji.
PRESIDIUM RAJ NAGAR HOSTS SWIMMING MEET
Every race is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential!
The astounding journey of Presidium witnessed another milestone when to promote swimming as a competitive sport, an Inter-Presidium Swimming Championship was recently organized at Presidium, Raj Nagar. A huge success, this grand championship witnessed humongous participation of 157 students from 17 Presidium branches. The talented participants came together to display their magnificent swimming skills in varied styles spread across 42 different events. The competition was held across 3 age categories and the winners from each category were awarded with a certificate of recognition and a trophy.
Amid the respected School Heads, the championship was also graced by distinguished chief guests, Mr. Partha Pratin Majumdaar (Head Coach - NSA), Mr. Rajkumar (Vice President - Swimming Federation of India) and guest of honour, Mr. D. S Chikkara (Chief Coach of Swimming - SAI). Mrs. Reena Charles, Head of Presidium Raj Nagar, congratulated and praised all the students who participated in the competition with kind words of appreciation.