ANNUAL ADDRESS OF ITIHAAS BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
ITIHAAS believes that such innaugural addresses will allow more and more students to take charge and work together to tackle and creatively rethink the array of challenges that face our world today. In its inaugural edition the address was delivered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 6th February 2017 at the convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi. Our school children also witnessed the blessing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event started with the welcome address by Smita Vats, Founder-Director, ITIHAAS. It was followed by the commencement prayer by students of Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School. During this prayer Vilas Vinayak Who is a self-taught artist made an amazing portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
His Holiness addressed the children from different schools gathered to witness the grand event. He said that only 21 st century people will and can bring change .Today’s generation is the only hope of the world to build happier and compassionate world. At National level, International level and Individual level everyone will be happy by practicing love, peace and compassion. All the problems are carried by us only. Buddhism teaches us only love, forgiveness and tolerance. Human beings only create problems and violence. We should create happier community not the miserable community. Now we must act by using our intelligence and by thinking non-violence. His Holiness emphasized on the spirit of the dialogue. With the inspirational words by His Holiness, the students took back home, kindness and compassions.
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
LEARNING WITH NATURE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Nature is a powerful teacher, and there are so many things that kids can learn through hands-on experience. So, under the theme 'Plants' of Theme-Based Learning, Grade 1 students got a chance to visit the botanical garden, feel the plants, trees and feel more connected to nature. Experiential learning gave the students a chance to touch and feel the different things in the garden. They experienced the beauty of nature by seeing various plants and trees, the roots, dried leaves, twigs, seeds and fruits in the garden. They were excited to see all these things and they also collected samples of different types of leaves and flowers from the garden to show it to their parents. They saw different animals present in the garden like squirrel, ants, birds etc. Apart from all these, students interviewed the gardener and asked him, how he maintains the garden and keeps it more lively. The gardener enthusiastically answered the children and advised them to keep the environment safe and clean.
The teacher helped the students with identifying the different parts of plants like roots, fruits, trunk etc. along with their functions. It was a fun-filled educational trip for the children through which they got to learn new things through hands-on experience.
PATRIOTIC FERVOR SOARS HIGH AT PRESIDIUM GGN-57
If your blood does not rage, then it's water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it's not of service to the motherland. On this proud occasion of Republic day, Presidium Gurgaon 57 salutes the nation. The flag unfurls and the students chanted the national anthem. The amalgamation of the scintillating performances filled the air with patriotism.
INTER PRESIDIUM CRICKET TOURNAMENT: A DISPLAY OF UNMATCHED TALENT
The Cricket grounds at Presidium came alive with the exciting finals of Inter Presidium Cricket Tournament on 20th January, 2017. The final match between Presidium Gurgaon and Ashok Vihar, was a real spectacle of talent, brilliance and astounding performances by the players of both the teams. Team Gurgaon won the Runners up title at the match.
The occasion was graced by the Guest of honour, Mrs Sudha Gupta, the Hon’ble Chairperson and renowned cricketer Mr. Unmukt Chand, who acknowledged the school and the coaches for giving an opportunity and polishing the unmatched talents of the budding master blasters.
PRESIDIUM GURGAON 57 GIVES A HEARTFELT WELCOME TO SPARSH STUDENTS
It was a time for the grateful hearts meeting their humble benefactors, when Sparsh students thanked Presidians for their generous contribution made for Sparsh. Presidians were overwhelmed by this warm gesture and greeted the Sparsh students with wholehearted fondness and adoration.
Future Fest 2016: Kameez Ki Talaash
Happiness is our own treasure because it lies within us, in our heart. This was the theme for the theatrical portrayal 'Kameez ke Talaash', the pursuit for the inner happiness. At Presidium, their talents and skills are nurtured, groomed and given all possible opportunities to flourish. The act conveyed that people can only find happiness within themselves, and nowhere else.
Future Fest 2016: Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja
Presidium, Gurgaon Annual Fest 2016 presents a journey through the past by performing an act on Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja a well-known play written by Bhartendu Harish Chandra. Presidians showcased a comical play to witness the ill run kingdom by a foolish king, in which resides a farsighted guru and his disciple who cannot keep away from mundane temptations. The play dealt throughout the question that people make their king or king makes his people.
Generous Contribution of Presidium Gurgaon to Sparsh
The foremost quality of a Leader is to be Kind. The leaders of tomorrow made their visit to Sparsh Special School on the beautiful occasion of Children’s Day. Sparsh students gave a warm welcome to the Presidians through their big and vibrant smiles that truly made our day. Students from Presidium, Gurgaon made their humble contribution towards the growth of Sparsh. Sparsh students gave a heart throbbing dance performance and set a mark in the hearts of the audience. Presidium, Gurgaon was acknowledged with the Certificate of Appreciation as a token of love.
Celebrating the true spirit of Guru Nanak Jayanti!
Students of class Prep B conducted a special assembly on Guru Nanak Jayanti, the most sacred festival of that celebrates the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This beautiful festival has its own significance and we at Presidium truly believe that our kids should gain experience and exposure of celebrating the festival with full zeal and enthusiasm.
Secularism is the beauty and glory of our constitution. This is what we want our kids to imbibe in their hearts, mind, and soul.
The colorful and bright attire of the kids were the cherries on the pie. Dhruv Sharma, the Jewel of the class was dressed as Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Panshul, Jivesh, Kevin, Pratyaksh Daksh Dahiya were dressed up as Panj Pyare. Other kids were also dressed up in Punjabi attire, looking adorable.
They had a procession led by Guru Nanak Ji and Panj Pyare carrying Sikh flag known as Nishan sahib. Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday would never be complete without Kara Prasad.
It was indeed a pleasure for all to see tender hearts and innocent faces glowing with brightness while chanting "EK OMKAR". This made everybody's heart glow with the true spirit of this festival.
Celebrating the true spirit of Childhood!
Presidium Gurgaon celebrated Children’s Day with great joy and jubilation. A special assembly was presented by the students to mark the occasion. Mrs. Reena Sharma greeted all the children on the occasion and urged them to emulate the qualities of Chacha Nehru and all that he stood for. Our Honorable Chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta visited the branch and wished the children personally. Teachers also presented dance performances and a short drama with the medley. The continuous applause after each performance exhibited amazing contribution of the children. All the teachers wished the children and blessed them for a bright future. Chocolates were also distributed to all the children to mark the celebrations. The Programme was successfully conducted and was concluded by the encouraging words of our VP Alka Singh.