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.