PRESIDIUM ORGANISES AQUA FIESTA AWARENESS DRIVE TO SAVE WATER
Presidium Gurgaon organized an Aqua Fiesta in sync with CMS Vatavaran, on 17th and 18th of December with an aim of spreading an awareness drive to save water and and maintain the ecological balance of nature. We believe that we can enhance the understanding of the natural world and its conservation through such events, which also offer avenues for wholesome entertainment.There were about twelve elite schools from Gurgaon and Delhi that participated in this festival, which was also an attempt to showcase the creative talent of young students.
Presidium Senior, Gurgaon, extended a platform for implementing and administering the complete event, which was conducted to a degree of great success. CMS Vatavaran is an NGO which provides a forum for International Environment and Wildlife. Even as the natural world appears to reach the end of its carrying capacity, this organization finds innovative, exciting and deeply encouraging ways to tackle environmental issues.
The event began with a note of sanctity by lighting the lamp by our renowned judges who adjudged the various activities. To keep pace with the changing times, a street play competition was organized. Street plays are the most ancient form of entertainment since time immemorial. The perkiest street play was of SD Adarsh Public School, Gurgaon.
The schools that participated in folk songs presented traditional music and other genres, depicting vast cultural diversity, with soul-stirring performances in which Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon was the winner. The Elomime competition left the audience in a trance, as the artists held the attention and interest of the audience with euphoria. St. Angel’s School, Gurgaon was the winner.
The exhibits and artists who were a part of the ‘On the Spot Painting Competition’ enhanced the narrative of their work subject with rich colours. The school that emerged as winner was Euro International School, Gurgaon.
In the folk dance competition, the various contestants, through their performances in folk and tribal dances, depicted rituals and practices in flamboyant costumes and extensive jewels. The winner was Blue Bells School, Gurgaon.
Spin a Story was another event where participants came out with totally fanciful stories which had a profound meaning and a moral. Debate, extended a platform wherein the participants had innumerable opportunity for formal discussion on Water the Elixir of Life. K R Mangalam, Gurgaon was the proud winner of the event while the overall trophy was lifted by St. Angel’s School, Gurgaon.
TEAM PRESIDIUM BAGS THIRD POSITION IN GROUP DANCE COMPETITION
Presidium Primary team from Gurgaon branch bagged third position in Modern Group Dance Competition. The competition was hosted by Lancers International School, DLF, Gurgaon. Our children competed with schools like Lancers International, Lancers Convent, and Ridge Valley etc. and gave an outstanding performance in the final round. Great going, team Presidium!
PRESIDIAN WINS FIRST POSITION IN NATIONAL REGIONAL COSTUME PARADE
Our young, talented, Presidian Ashlesha Singh of Grade Prep has won 1st Position at the National /Regional Costume Parade. Enthusiastic Presidians participated at the Inter School Competition held at Lancer's International School on 26 October. Total 23 Elite Schools of Gurgaon participated in the parade and Presidium Dlf was also one of the proud participants. Out of 40 students participating in the parade total winners were 4, out of these four, 2 were Presidians. Ashlesha Singh of Grade Prep has won 1st Position and Yagyavi Tyagi of Grade Prep has won 3rd Position. We wish them good luck for future.
PRESIDIANS DISPLAY THEIR WINNING STREAK AT THE SUMMER MEET SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Our young Presidians made us proud by performing excellently in Summer Meet Skating Championship, organised at Presidium Gurgaon on 12 September. A total of 50 schools participated in the competition, in which our young champs bagged impressive positions. The results of the competition are: Kareena Kakkar - 1st Position, Anisha Yadav - 2nd Position, Sneha Yadav - 3rd Position, Devansh Sharma - 2ndPosition, Nihika Singh - 2nd Position, Garvita Sharma - 2nd Position, Fayez Khan - 2nd Position, Avishi Sinha - 2nd Position, and Sadhvi Mishra - 3rd Position. Congratulations for your wonderful achievement!
YOUNG POETS FROM PRESIDIUM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE ON TEACHER’S DAY
Presidians from Gurgaon Senior took a moment to beautifully express their feelings on Teacher’s Day. A total of 24 Poems by Presidians were published in newspaper on 4 September. It was indeed a special gesture to show what their teachers mean to them.
INTER SCHOOL PRESIDIUM YOUTH PARLIAMENT HELD AT PRESIDIUM GURGAON
The Senior Branch of Presidium, Gurgaon, proudly hosted the Youth Parliament Session on 26th August 2015. Various renowned schools of Gurgaon participated in this event and exhibited innovative ventures, thinking prowess and leadership qualities. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Mr. Vansh Saluja of the Aam Aadmi Party and Mr. Shayer Mazumdar did the honours of adjudging the event.
The Youth Parliament is a support organization of young people which was established in July 2002 by social entrepreneur, Ishita Chaudhry. In sync with this spirit, the proceedings of the Youth Parliament took place in a systematic and organized manner extending a base to conceptualize and execute the initiatives of our students in various fields like socio-cultural, economical, legal and environmental issues.
The Chief Guest was delighted to witness the event and highly appreciated the manner in which the students conducted themselves as young parliamentarians and ‘the leaders of tomorrow’-which is the methodology that our school works on. This event was a sound platform which enables young people to be effective and expressive agents of change. It encourages our students to be true citizens of a democratic country like India-at the same time it increases their awareness of issues of national importance and global concerns. The awards to the winners were given away by the Chairperson of Presidium Mrs. Sudha Gupta. Mrs. Alka Singh the Vice Principal of the school thanked the chief guest and the participating schools.
The List of the participating schools:
(i) Manav Rachna International School
(ii) Shalom Hills International School
(iii) G.D Goenka Public School
(iv) Amity International School
(v) St Xavier’s High School
The list of categories and students who won the awards:
(i) Best Question- Sujal Kumar- St. Xavier’s
(ii) Best Answer- Sparsh Sinha – Presidium
(iii) Best Speaker- V. Venkateshwar- G.D. Goenka
CALLING ATTENTION MOTION
(i) Best Question- Harsh Shekhar - Amity International
(ii) Best Parliamentarian (Attire)- Akansha Chowdhry – Manav Rachna
(iii) Best Parliamentarian (Confidence)- Sanika Savdekar – Presidium
(iv) Best Parliamentarian (Conduct) ¬¬- Ayushi Mishra – Presidium
(v) Special Effort- Akshat Maheshwari- Presidium
(vi) Special Effort – Shalom Hills International
PRESIDIANS ATTEND SAVE TIGER SEMINAR ON GLOBAL TIGERS DAY
Kids for Tigers and NDTV celebrated the Global Tigers Day at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, on 29th July, 2015, with a seminar. Presidians from Presidium Dwarka 22 and Gurgaon attended the seminar. The event was attended by Mr. Bittu Sehgal, Sanctuary Asia’s editor, and founder of the Kids for Tigers programme; Ms. Brinda Malhotra, Head CSR, Aircel and renowned actress Dia Mirza, who was the guest of honour.
The programme started with a short film on ‘Save Tiger’. Mr. Sehgal addressed the children and explained the purpose of the seminar with a lot of enthusiasm. He encouraged children to ask questions so that he could interact with them in a better way and also so that they could think earnestly. Guest of honour, Dia Mirza, shared her realizations about the need to stand up and bring a radical change in the thoughts and actions of humans towards making the world a more habitable place. The seminar concluded with another powerful short film on Save Nature, Save Earth.
To bring out their creativity about nature, ecology and the role of the tiger in our lives as well as to make the event vibrant and colorful the children painted posters, made masks and also painted their faces. The purpose of the seminar was to sensitize children towards saving our wildlife. The children realized the fact that tigers are a crucial part of the whole ecosystem and it is absolutely essential to save tigers to save nature. It was a wonderful experience and opportunity to connect our students with Mother Nature.
PRESIDIAN ABHIJAY GIVES A BOLD MESSAGE WHILE PLAYING THE LEAD ROLE IN THE FILM KALA SACH
Presidium is proud of its young talent Abhijay Srivastava of Grade 5th from Presidium Gurgaon Senior for making a successful beginning in the world of meaningful cinema. He has acted in a lead role in the movie called Kala Sach-The Black Truth. Abhijay has delivered a heart rending performance in the movie. He portrays the role of a little child whose mother is tortured and ill treated in the garb of witch-hunting, a social evil which is still practiced in India.
Our Chairperson along with our shining star Abhijay Srivastava attended the Poster and Trailer launch event of the film on 20th July at Oyster Beach, Appu Ghar, Gurgaon. Also, Presidians were invited to perform at the music launch of the film at Hotel Royal Plaza, Delhi on 28th July.
Here’s wishing Abhijay and the whole team of Kala Sach, a great success!
PRESIDIUM'S FACULTY ATTENDS NATIONAL LIFE SKILLS AND WELLNESS PROGRAMME
Presidium’s faculty from Gurgaon Senior attended an informative program organized by Expressions India on ‘National Life Skills, Values Education and Wellness’. It was held on 15 July 2015 at Moolchand Medicity.
Dr Jitendra Nagpal, Program Director, Expressions India, addressed the audience and said that, “the need of the hour is to connect with the students. Connectivity is the hallmark of teachers' relation with the students. Teachers' behaviour impacts the students for the entire life. In today's scenario, when India is grappling with life style disorders, cyber addiction, junk food addiction, role of a teacher as a counsellor has become crucial.”
The chief guest, Ms Nidhi Sirohi shared some valuable inputs from her own personal experiences. In her opinion, there is a need to sensitize teachers about the various issues and problems of the students. A good rapport between a teacher and a student helps the student to confide in a teacher.
Dr. Ruchika, a Clinical Psychologist explained the importance of appropriate body language and careful choice of words while dealing with children with problems.
Dr Pooja conducted an activity wherein all the participants were divided into groups and asked to list common emotional, behavioural and learning problems in children. The activity was followed by a very interactive discussion about the solution to these problems.
Senior Psychologist, Saima Nafis Khan discussed the adolescent’s mental health scenario in India. The session was winded up by Dr.Ruchika who discussed a few case studies, suggestions and remedial actions to be taken up by a teacher.
It was a great opportunity for our faculty members to gain an insight into the relationship between a teacher and student and the importance of dealing with children’s problems.
PRESIDIAN SELECTED AS THE LEAD CHILD ARTIST FOR A FEATURE FILM
Abhijay Shrivastava of Grade 3 Sector-57 Branch makes all of us proud by getting selected as the lead male child artist for a feature film Black Truth under the banner of J.D. Pictures in Mumbai. The shooting for the film will commence from 9th of October, 2013. It is a moment of pride and honor that one of our budding artists has been chosen for such a prestigious platform where he could showcase his magnificent talent in front of the whole world.
Presidium heartily congratulates the child and wishes him all the best for his journey ahead.