PRESIDIANS OF GURGAON PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT TO RALLY FOR RIVERS
Rivers are the lifelines for all life forms. All the civilizations in our world were born, grew, and developed on the banks of rivers. They are the veins of the earth through which life flows and make our planet habitable and beautiful. We at Presidium Gurgaon, always strive to raise a generation of environmentalists and in reference to Sadhguru's noble campaign of 'Rally for Rivers', our grade 2 students recently presented a special assembly. Showcasing the importance of rivers and water in our life, they shared different ways rivers can make our life better. An enlightening PPT was shown to the little Presidians to educate them about how are we abolishing our own natural wealth – rivers. Mesmerizing everyone with their dance performance focusing on the necessity to 'save water and rivers', the students requested the audience to put efforts to save Ganga and many such rivers, which are on the verge of extinction. We must preserve our rivers because our own preservation is directly linked to their conservation.
PRESIDIANS FONDLY CELEBRATE THE DELIGHTFUL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
The celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, came alive at Presidium Gurgaon when the whole school wore a festive look with diyas and rangolis, adorning the corridors and the assembly area in bright colours. Students suggested ways of making the Diwali celebrations environmentally-friendly with a brief talk, which was followed by a foot-tapping dance on song 'aai Diwali' to highlight the festivity and good cheer of the festival. The young Presidians talked about the significance of the festival - how good always conquered the evil and also about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India. Besides sensitizing the students to the ill-effects of crackers, the assembly concluded with a beautiful message of a clean, peaceful and bright Diwali. One and all appreciated the assembly, applauded the performers and encouraged the students to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.
PRESIDIANS DESIGN STRIKING LANTERNS & DIYAS FOR DIWALI DECORATION
"Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye!" - Dorothy Parker
To kindle creativity and infuse a festive spirit in the hearts of our young students of grades 6 to 10, a 'lantern and decorative diya making' activity was recently organized at Presidium, Gurgaon. Our talented Presidians were excited to practice the ancient art of paper folding and cutting to make beautiful delicate paper pop-up lanterns. They came up with captivating diyas and lanterns, which were the perfect DIY products for Diwali decoration.
OBSERVING WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IN THE AEGIS OF SUDHA MA'AM
1 in 5 people experiences mental illness at some point or the other in the lives. It's time to talk, it's time to change!
Considering that untreated and undiagnosed depression is the leading cause of suicide and third leading cause of death among teenagers, adolescent mental health should be on top priority for schools as their present wellbeing directly affects their and our country's future. To spread awareness about the importance of positive mental health and equip adolescents with skills to cope effectively with stressors, a 'Mind Your Mind' workshop was recently organized at Presidium Gurgaon on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.
Firmly believing in the importance of investing in the emotional health of 'leaders of tomorrow', the honourable chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta also graced the event, along with many renowned external experts. More than 200 11th and 12th grade students from Presidium and other schools in Gurgaon participated in this impeccable experience of healthy interaction, mutual learning and live sessions on dance and expressive arts therapy. It was heartwarming to see the youngsters getting transformed into more aware and empowered students, who can embrace positivity, enhance their emotional and mental wellbeing and perform at their highest potential.
DOORVA BAGS 2ND PLACE AT SGFI DISTRICT CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
At Presidium, we believe in raising a generation packed with such high hopes and confidence to achieve big in life and Doorva Garg is one such living example. Doorva performed wonderfully and bagged the prestigious second position in under 14 girls category of SGFI Gurgaon District Chess Championship 2017. Giving a tough competition to the 25 participants from different schools of Gurgaon, she scored 3.5 points in 5 rounds. She is selected for SGFI Haryana State Chess Championship 2017, which will be held at Yamuna Nagar soon.
Many congratulations to Doorva; it is indeed a proud moment for the Presidium family!
SENSITIZING THE PRESIDIANS TOWARDS ENERGY CONSERVATION ISSUES
Energy conserved is life preserved!
To inculcate the habit of energy conservation in our young students, the Ministry of Power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) recently organized a ‘painting competition on energy conservation’ as a part of its National Awareness campaign 2017 at Presidium, Gurgaon. The competition aimed at sensitizing the Presidians of grades 4 to 9 towards the issues of energy conservation. The students participated proactively and expressed their creative talent vividly to highlight the various themes like home or office, saving energy is better, get friendly with energy saving star, be polite, turn off the light, switch off light when outside is bright, no excuse for energy misuse, energy saving mission and make a passion. It was truly a learning experience for the leaders of tomorrow!
REMEMBERING GANDHI JI'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE
An eager wait of the students of grade 3 from Presidium Gurgaon recently came to fruition when they got a chance to present a skit on Gandhi Ji's life and his contribution to the freedom struggle on his birth anniversary. The special assembly began with the enthusiastic children arriving, dressed in beautiful costumes and scarcely able to contain their excitement. The program started with a brief introduction on Gandhi Ji's life and how his role in attaining freedom for India was pivotal. The whole performance reached a delightful crescendo as the students looked on spellbound. This was followed by taking an oath of non-violence where the students solemnly put their hands on their hearts and promised themselves that they would 'respect self and others', 'communicate better', 'listen', 'forgive', 'respect nature', 'play creatively' and 'be courageous'.
DUSSEHRA REVELS AT PRESIDIUM GURGAON: FESTIVE SPIRIT IN THE AIR
Marking the celebration of victory of good over evil, effigies of the demon king Ravana are burnt on Dussehra, to celebrate which, a special assembly was held on the occasion. The assembly started with a captivating speech and a beautiful rhythmic Hindi poem by our confident students to give a vivid description of this festival. The students were delighted to share their learning from the festival of Dussehra in the form of a song. Our little ones enacted a short scene from Ramleela enthusiastically and reiterated the message of victory of good over evil. The children were beautifully dressed in costumes and confidently delivered their dialogues. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy their parts! The theme was concluded by singing a devotional bhajan. It was, truly, a memorable day for all.
PLAY WITH CLAY: LITTLE PRESIDIANS RELISH A POTTERY ADVENTURE
Let's have some fun!
What a better way to start your day than with a ball of clay in your hand? Pottery is an ancient art form which has recently been enjoying a surge in popularity. To take our little students on a diya pottery adventure, a 'play with clay' activity was recently organized at Presidium, Gurgaon. A demonstration on wedging clay followed by the steps of throwing a cylinder on the potter's wheel was given to them. Working with clay offered the Presidians a wealth of different processes that gave the opportunity to create unique, tangible and functional artworks to take home.
PRESIDIANS COME TOGETHER FOR PEACE ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
With the theme - 'together for peace: respect, safety and dignity for all, the International Day of Peace was observed by the grade 2 Presidians from Gurgaon in full bloom. Dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, the day was celebrated with a special assembly. The Presidians started the assembly by evoking God’s blessings and then showcased a skit to raise awareness and respect for brotherhood, tranquility and harmony.