PRESIDIANS REJOICED OVER A DAY DEDICATED TO FRIENDSHIP.
On the eve of Friendship day,
Presidans came together to celebrate this special bond with their friends and
teachers. In a special assembly they shared beautiful thoughts on the wonderful
journey of friendship. Such thoughts and impressions encourage children to
value relationships and understand the true essence of friendship which lies in
giving rather than taking. Friendship is a blessing that should be received
with gratitude and nurtured with love and generosity.
NAVRASA-A MONUMENTAL JOURNEY INTO THE REALM OF HUMAN EMOTIONS
In an ostentatious and grandiose display of the ‘Nine Emotions’, Presidians undertook a journey into the realm of emotions titled ‘Navrasa’. The theatrical performances were woven into a tapestry of dance and music by them at Kamani auditorium on 3rd August. It was an effort to sculpt the art of students and present it in the form of a musical theatre.
The audience was immersed in the river of emotions and felt them like never before. They were swayed and moved by the dramatic finesse on display along with the perfect notes of music in symphony with flawless dance moves. Parents and teachers were equally enthralled by the enchanting depiction of the 9 emotions, their unending praise and applause was a proof to the huge success of the act.
The concept of 9 rasa’s guides students into understanding the human emotions better and also inculcates respect for the rich cultural heritage of India. The presentation indeed opened new vistas for students and unravelled the creative acumen in them.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE BOND OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE CHAIRPERSON
Friendship day signifies a beautiful bond of love, trust and belief. On this occasion Presidians came forward to extend their warm wishes and love to their dear Sudha Ma’am, who lovingly showered her blessings on them. A Guru is indeed a true friend whose love and kindness touches the heart and uplifts the soul.
SAVE TIGERS TO SAVE THE PLANET:PRESIDIANS OBSERVE WORLD TIGER DAY
Tigers are at the apex of the food pyramid and their stable population in the wild indicate a healthy environment. Tigers like all other wildlife, play a pivotal role in preserving the entire ecosystem. To raise awareness on saving tigers, Presidans observed World Tiger Day on 29th July and shared their thoughts on the importance of maintaining a well balanced equilibrium for survival of this planet in a special assembly.
Incessant poaching, illegal wild life trade, habitat loss due to human intervention and scanty prey are some of the reasons for the declining tiger population. With less than 3000 tigers left in the world, the need of the hour is a strong global campaign with governments, communities and conservationists at the helm to support this cause and conserve the wild life. Together, Presidians spread the message that the ‘Web of Life’: all things in nature, animals, and humans, are interrelated - changing any component of this web will impact others. Saving tigers mean we are protecting an entire ecosystem.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS-DECODING THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS AT DWARKA 22
Global issues such as the environmental crisis are a menace for the human race. Discussions and debates on such issues play a key role in raising student awareness and fostering skills to contribute on a global level and come up with possible solutions. To bring students to the preface of the United Nations and familiarise them with its working and contributions, an interactive academic simulation was organised, famously known as the Presidium Model United Nations (PMUN).
At the session, the students divulged into the topics pertaining to the existential crisis that the environmental problems have created. Such encouraging rhetoric sessions challenge students to broaden their outlook, undertake responsibility, and holistically develop a sense of global citizenship in them thus leading them to join hands in the cause of saving mankind.
MONIYA-A THEATRICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MAHATMA BY PRESIDAINS
Presidians paid a tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, through a poignant theatrical presentation called “Moniya-the child that Mahatma Gandhi was”. The presentation was organised by Presidium Gurgaon at the Shri Ram Centre on 26th July. The extraordinary times and experiences of the Mahatma’s childhood were unfolded on stage through exceptional performances. The presentation exhibited the remarkable journey of the anti-war activist from his childhood to his pre-eminent leadership that led India to its freedom.
Parents and teachers appreciated and applauded the soulful presentation with full cheer. The audience were indeed enamoured by the astounding performance and were left speechless while the young talented performers unfolded their magic on stage. The performance was a soul-stirring experience for Presidians. They discovered that self-belief, truth, integrity, courage, and respect for others are the true virtues that shape a great leader. The experiences and decisions that one takes in life shapes them into what they want to be.
NABBE: A PATRIOTIC THEATRICAL EXTRAVAGANZA ENTHRALLS ALL
Celebrating the years of contribution of the Indian leaders and freedom fighters, Presidium, Ashok Vihar organised an exciting Musical Theatre on the theme “Nabbe-A struggle for freedom”, at Kamani Auditorium, on 25th July. Presidians gave a spectacular and captivating performance. In a nutshell, ‘Nabbe’ recounted the story of the Indian freedom struggle and focused on the famous leaders who wore the yoke of servitude towards their nation and fought for its independence.
The performances were soulful and thought provoking, each act on stage drew a thunderous applause and loud cheers from the audience. Parents and teachers seated in the audience were left absolutely mesmerised. The play came to the students as an opportunity to not just develop their communication skills, creativity and teamwork but also realised the contribution of our great leaders in the hard earned freedom of the nation and kindled the spirit of patriotism and respect towards the nation in them. This is indeed an experience and exposure which Presidians will cherish for long.
WORLD MALALA DAY OBSERVED AT PRESIDIUM
To honour the efforts of the famous young social activist, Malala Yousafzai, towards gender equality and female education, Presidians observed ‘World Malala Day’. Malala is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, who through her social leadership braved the Taliban and took a stand on equal education for everyone. Yousafzai's efforts have grown into an international movement since 2012, when she was shot by the Taliban for disobeying the edict banning girls from attending school. In honour of her contribution, the United Nations declared, 12th July as ‘World Malala Day’, in 2013.
Education transforms life; it is a basic human right for all and its access should be for everyone irrespective of gender, caste or creed. With the understanding that education is the basic human right and its access should be for all without any discrimination, Presidians drew inspiration from Malala and enacted her life, thoughts and courage. Such efforts sensitize students towards the pressing issues faced by the world today and help them appreciate the contribution such leaders, who irrespective of their age made a difference in this world and worked towards shaping a better society.
THE ANNUAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE CEREMONY HELD AT PRESIDIUM
Presidians were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements in the Annual Academic Excellence Ceremony, by the Hon'ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. They were felicitated with Overall Excellence, Subject Excellence and 100% attendance awards for the session 2015-16. The students with exceptional results in the board examinations were also recognized at the event. Mrs. Gupta praised the students for their hard work and success and encouraged them to continue to learn with conviction and perform with such zeal in the future as well. She also congratulated the school leadership, teachers, and parents and acknowledged them for being the guiding force and strong pillars of support for the students.
The parents and teachers looked extremely proud when they witnessed their wards being awarded at the ceremony. The students beamed with confidence and joy as their immense hard work, sheer perseverance and determination was being applauded by all.
LEADERS OF TOMORROW CROWNED AT THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY
The Investiture Ceremony, 2016, witnessed the young Presidians being honoured with prestigious positions in the school’s Student Council by the Hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta and the Presidium family. She congratulated the students, teachers and the parents on the joyous occasion and extended warm wishes to the students for a bright year ahead.
At the ceremony, some of the coveted titles bestowed upon the students were - School Head Girl, Head Boy, Cultural Head, Sports Head, President Social Cause, Club Presidents and their respective councils. At the event, Junior School Council was also felicitated, thus giving learning and leadership opportunities at an even younger age. Presidians received the new roles and responsibilities with grace and dignity. The charismatic oath instilled confidence on their intention and capabilities. The decorated badges filled their hearts with both joy and gratitude towards their parents, teachers and school.