PRESIDIANS TURN THE STAGE TO VRINDAVAN TO CELEBRATE JANMASHTAMI
Janmashtami is a festival that marks the birth of the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna. To observe this festival, a special assembly was organized by the students of Presidium Raj Nagar. The Presidians of grades Nursery, Prep and 1 presented a lovely dance performance on the life of Lord Krishna. It was followed by a poem recitation. A skit was also presented by the Presidians wherein they enacted various facets of Shri Krishna’s life and turned the stage into Vrindavan. The students clad in traditional dresses, donned the roles of Krishna and Gopikas and were elated to swing the Krishna Jhoola. The assembly concluded with students singing the Arti ‘Kunj Bihari Ji Ki’ and seeking blessings of the Almighty.
CELEBRATING RAKSHABANDHAN WITH THE PM OF INDIA,SHRI NARENDRA MODI
It was a memorable day for the proud Presidians when they received the opportunity to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Modi met the young leaders of tomorrow with warmth who tied the sacred thread of Rakhi on his wrist as a mark of respect. The students were elated to meet the Prime Minister and receive his blessings.
FRUIT SALAD ACTIVITY: FUN WAY TO UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF FRUITS
‘Your Body is your temple and you should take care of the body as it is the only place you have to live.’ Keeping this in mind and with an objective to create awareness among the students about the importance of intake of fruit in their diet, Presidium Raj Nagar organized the Fruit Salad Activity. Teachers narrated stories about eating right and encouraged the students to include vegetables and fruits in their meals. The students were conveyed the message that eating fruits is important for the mental as well as physical growth. The students learnt about the taste, smell, colour and texture of various fruits and vegetables in a very fun and interesting way.
PRESIDIANS EXPLORE THE WORLD OF FORESTS THROUGH MAPS
A map helps us identify the geography of an area without visiting it. Presidium Raj Nagar organized a Map based activity for the students of grade 5 to enhance their knowledge about the geographical aspects of forests in India and their types like Deciduous, Mangrove, Thorn etc. They used the political map of India and shaded the different states as per the specific forests found there. The students engaged in a classroom discussion with the teachers about the different communities that inhabit these forests and their livelihood. The activity helped the students to visualize how things on the ground actually look like.
EXTEMPORE: PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
For being an effective public speaker one must be fluent, erudite and articulate. All of these qualities can be seen during an Extempore and in order to inculcate these qualities among its students, Presidium Raj Nagar organised an Inter-Class ‘English Extempore Competition’ for the students of grade 9. The students had to speak about current affairs and the topics were given on the spot. The judgement criteria included spontaneity, ability to express thoughts, content, fluency, body language and confidence. The young orators displayed all these qualities with immense grace and made it a tough choice for the judges
PRESIDIANS EXCHANGE RAKHIS ON THE PIOUS FESTIVAL OF RAKSHABANDHAN
No matter how far or near, how young or old, siblings always stand by our side through thick and thin. They mean the world to us and beyond. Presidium Raj Nagar celebrated this beautiful relationship between siblings with fervor and gaiety on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The event commenced with invoking the blessings of the Lord. The young Presidians performed an enthralling skit depicting the historical significance of the festival. A mesmerising dance was also performed which filled the atmosphere with a festive aura. The students not only strengthened their bond of love with siblings but also promised to always uphold the traditional values that this pious festival fosters.
SPELL BEE: LEARNING SPELLINGS MADE INTERESTING
Recognition of spellings cements the connection between letters and their sound along with improving the reading and writing skills of the students. Keeping this in mind, Presidium Raj Nagar organized an inter-class Spell Bee competition. The competition witnessed enthusiastic and lively participants gracefully acing every round. The motive of the competition was to develop students’ interest in enriching their vocabulary and pronunciation skills to become effective and impressive communicators. Each and every round was thoroughly enjoyed by the Presidians. Their promptness in spelling words and overall performance was appreciated by the audience.
DISCOVERING THE WORLD AND WORK OF OUR COMMUNITY HELPERS
Community helpers are people that directly impact the lives of others. Presidium Raj Nagar recently organized a Role Play activity on the community helpers - ‘Work Around Us’ for the students of grade 3. The young Presidians dressed up as community helpers and performed brilliantly in the characters they portrayed. They learned about the tools used by different workmen and also spoke a few lines about the world of the community helper they portrayed. The activity made them familiar and comfortable around the people that make our neighbourhood a better place. It was an exciting activity where students showcased their lingual talent with confidence while imbibe respect for all professions.
GREETINGS OF EID MUBARAK REVERBERATES THROUGH THE SCHOOL
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honour.” - Holy Quran.
Eid-Ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice and devotion to Almighty, was celebrated at Presidium Raj Nagar with zeal and vigour. The celebrations began with a brief introduction highlighting the cultural and social importance of the festival of Eid. It was followed by an energetic dance performance. There was an aura of pleasant harmony which completely captivated the audience. The assembly was concluded with the students wishing ‘Eid Mubarak’ to all. It was a visual bliss to watch the students perform confidently and their efforts to cherish the traditions of India were pleasantly evident.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR ICT SKILLS BY ‘MAKING A PUBLICATION’
The one thing that affects people all over the globe is Information Technology. One such impact of Information Technology is Desktop Publishing Softwares, an easier and reliable option to create advertisements, cards, posters and other publications. Presidium Raj Nagar recently organized an activity - ‘Make a Publication’ to hone the IT skills of the students. The Presidians of grade 5 created greeting cards using MS Publisher. They applied their knowledge gained in the classroom combined with imagination and creativity to create wonderful publications.