KAAVYA BAGS 1ST PRIZE @INTERNATIONAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
Kaavya Prinja took part in an International Essay Writing Competition organized by Gratitude Consultancy in August. In the international results, announced on 25 August 2021, her essay on the topic “My personal experience of Online Classes’ and perspective on future of Blended Learning’ has been adjudged the best entry. Along with the first position, she has won a cash prize of $ 150.
AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR ON THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY!
The Presidians of grades 6-8 attended a Webinar organized & conducted by ENACTUS IIT, Delhi in collaboration with Vigyantaram technology. The students were provided with a platform to showcase their views on the latest technology use in education as part of this first of its kind series in INDIA. It will culminate as a competition of innovative ideas using technology in education across India. The introductory webinar which gave an overview of the spectrum of topics as Robotics in daily life, AI, Real-time mobile, and game development sparked the hidden interests of the Presidians who were eager to enroll themselves for the second stage.
PRESIDIANS DELIGHTFULLY PERFORM THE RITUALS OF JANMASHTAMI
Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This festival is celebrated all over the country with full enthusiasm and devotion in different forms like Dahi Handi (next day), kite-flying, fair, fasting, traditional sweet dishes etc. Janmashtami is also one of the favourite festivals of our young Presidians which they celebrate with music, dance, pooja with friends and family. Students were involved in making ‘Janmashtami Jhanki’ in different ways like decorating mandir using coloured sheets and decoration materials, matki making with clay and paper flute, and other decorative things. They also made coconut ladoo and Charnamrita for prasads. They shared the importance of this festival and how they celebrated it at home with full zeal. They also sang bhajan and songs for Lord Krishna.
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NATURAL INDICATORS
Students always enjoy indulging in science experiments. Practical knowledge is always exciting and motivating for the students. To enhance the experience of doing things on their own rather than memorizing it, students of grade 7, across sections, performed an activity ‘To test the nature of various substances given.’ They used 3 different natural indicators like Turmeric solution, Litmus paper, and Hibiscus flower solution. Natural Indicator is a type of indicator that can be found naturally and can determine whether the substance is an acidic substance or a basic substance. During the activity, they used solutions to test their nature after which they wrote down their observations in their notebooks. Students tested various solutions and found out whether they are acidic or basic based on their observation.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE PRECIOUS BOND OF LOVE & TOGETHERNESS!
Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit means ‘the tie or knot of protection,’ it is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the bond between brother and sister. To strengthen this bond, Presidium conducted a ‘Rakhi making/thali making’ activity. Students from all the classes participated in the activity and made colorful rakhis and thalis. They used decorative materials like threads, stars, mirrors, pearls, and flowers for making beautiful rakhis and thalis. Students made it from the material available at home to give it a personal touch. Presidium believes that such celebration of festivals with true spirit teaches students about our Indian traditions. Every student was so excited to share their creativity with their friends and teachers. This activity gave the students a chance to embrace their tradition as well as their artistic side.
PRESIDIANS TAKE A STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW!
“The Nation that leads in Renewable Energy will be the nation that leads the world." - James Cameron
Akshay Urja Diwas is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India, celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004. The day commemorates the birthday of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. In the virtual assembly of grade 5E, the students were well dressed with their informative posters, quotes, song, and the working model showing usage of wind and solar energy. Students started the assembly with National news, sports news, and Thought of the Day. Few students made beautiful posters to spread awareness about Renewable energy and its importance in our lives. Students were expressing themselves with full confidence and the importance of celebrating Akshay Urja Diwas for the development of our country was clearly depicted in their sharing. They also pledged to switch to renewable energy sources and go green to ensure sustainable development.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AT QUIZ COMPETITION
“You cannot make people learn, you can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.”
Despite the Pandemic having turned every normal upside down, Presidians have managed to find their way out to keep the hustle going on. To encourage the students to widen their knowledge, an intra-class G.K Quiz competition was conducted using the Google platform for the students of classes 11-12. The intriguing and educative competition involved the learners in answering some brain-stimulating questions. It was a golden opportunity for all learners to explore and improvise their knowledge, growth, skills, and abilities. The competition covered the areas of reasoning skills, language skills, cultural skills, and general knowledge. The competition was organized in two stages. The Quiz was unique in itself because it was held on a virtual platform. It was a very informative and knowledge enriching competition.
PRESIDIANS DELIBERATE POWERFULLY AT PRESIDIUM MUN 2021!
"The most important word in the language of humanity is solidarity." - Harry Bridges
The 8th edition of Presidium Model United Nations 2021 on the theme of ‘Presidium Stands in Solidarity Against Human Crisis’ began on 13 August 2021. The Presidium faculty and Secretariat exhibited their own solidarity in alignment with the theme and perfect coordination in intricately planning every aspect of the two-day conference. After a grand opening ceremony graced by the chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, on the first day, the digital space hummed with excitement, enthusiasm, and camaraderie as the participants donned the mantle of diplomats. The Secretariat and the Executive Board put the newcomers at ease and soon the concurrent committee sessions were filled with crisp speeches and intense deliberations. The delegates engaged in formal debates which encompassed parliamentary procedures and diplomatic protocols. The young speakers displayed their skills of public speaking, negotiation, and persuasion as they skillfully maneuvered their way in promoting their country’s interests. Their own research into the agendas and objectivity reflected in the polished articles and media coverage. The first day of the PMUN-2021 conference was marked with worthy efforts of the delegates at problem-solving and consensus-building.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: CELEBRATING OUR FIRST LOVE, MOTHERLAND!
It was a red-letter day in the history of India when the country got its freedom on August 15, 1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break the shackles of slavery. Students of Presidium prepared dances and songs, as well as presentations on freedom fighters for the special assembly. They presented the act with zeal and full enthusiasm. They left no stone unturned to express their love for their motherland. Even the pandemic could not deter the spirit of patriotism. To make it more special, the students donned Tricolour dresses.
YOUTH DAY: CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF TOMORROW, YOUTH!
“The world’s biggest strength lies in the Youth.”
The International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. It also serves as an annual celebration of the efforts of young men and women who worked for the changes and betterment of society. The Presidians of Grade V D who are the future youth celebrated the International Youth Day with great energy and understood their importance for the world in the future. Assembly started with the daily morning prayer “Gayatri Mantra” followed by the thoughts for the day and with the latest News around us. Almost every student of the class participated in the morning assembly by sharing their knowledge related to the event, by sharing their thoughts and responsibility towards society through slogans and posters. By their wonderful performances, they assured that the future of the world will be in good and responsible hands. Being the future of tomorrow in the end the students took a pledge to make the world a better place to live in for the generations to come.