PRESIDANS LEARN ABOUT THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
At Presidium learning is not limited to the classroom but we learn from the outside world as well. With the same belief the children of Grade Prep of Presidium Gurgaon, made a visit to Rail museum in Delhi on 22nd December, as a part of their TBL curriculum under the theme "Means of Transport".
Transport is an important concept as it encourages logical and reflective thinking in the child. During the trip Presidians got to know about various Modes of transport and that the field of transport can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. It enables trade between persons, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
Presdians were eager and enthusiastic as they started the excursion. The purpose behind the trip was to give a real life experience of travelling in a train and to discuss train as a means of land transport and alongside enjoy the thrill of an outing. The students learnt about the various kinds of trains used by people to travel from one place to another in earlier times. They also enjoyed the joy ride in a train and were gleaming with happiness. It was a wonderful experience for all them.
PRESIDIAN WINS BRONZE AT 55TH DELHI STATE GYMNASTICS
Presidian Evania Singh of Grade 4th from Presidium, won the Bronze Medal in gymnastics at the 55th Delhi State Gymnastics championships. The event was organised by Delhi Gymnastics Association at Gymnastic hall I.G stadium and was held from 22nd to 27th December. Students from over 100 different schools across the country participated in the event but our champ gave an outstanding performance and made us proud. Well done Evania, we are proud of you.
PRESIDIAN WINS THE THINK AND LEARN ACTIVITY CONDUCTED BY NIE
Our champ Lakshya Gupta of Class VII from Presidium Gurgaon has won the School Topper award in Think & Learn activity (Round 1) conducted by NIE. The event was organised by the Times of India at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 20th December. Lakshya has received an appreciation certificate and a Lenevo Tablet. Thousands of students of various schools participated at the event and Lakshya gave an outstanding performance. Way to go Lakshya. We are proud of you.
PRESIDIAN BAGS SILVER AT DRESSAGE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Our young champ, Pranay Sharma of Grade Prep, won a silver medal at International Dressage Development League held at OREA on 20th December. He won in the category of Equitation Basic 1 in the competition which was the 6th International Qualifier of the IDDL North India Zone 2015. Our future Jockey, Pranay, rode with poise and great confidence. He gave his best performance and made us proud at the event which was attended by participants from schools all over Delhi. It is yet another proud moment for Presidium. Well done Pranay. We are proud of you.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AT THE CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL
With the onset of the festive season, Presidians got ready to celebrate the festival of Christmas with cheer and delight at the grand Rock n’ Roll Christmas Carnival held across all branches of Presidium on 19th, 20th, and 25th December. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and is celebrated on 25th December every year. With beautiful festive decorations in bright colors, the spirit of Christmas was filled in the air all around.
Presidians along with their parents geared up for a thrilling experience at the carnival. Dressed in bright red and white Christmas attire, Presidians came together to celebrate the joy of sharing on this occasion. The main highlights of the event were games, foot tapping music, rocking jam sessions, lip smacking food stalls, magic show, Tattoo making, fashion show, and much more. The breathtaking performances given by our talented Presidians were the real show stopper.
Soaking in all the fun and frolic children posed for pictures with Santa and also at the Photo Booth specially installed for them with different themes of Christmas Cheer, Floral Delight, Teddy Land and Disco Blast. The real boost at the event was the adventurous sport called flying fox that was fully enjoyed by the crowd among loud cheers and claps. There was singing and dancing on Christams carols and songs where Presidians enjoyed themselves to the fullest.
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.
PRESIDIANS WIN MERIT POSITIONS AT ALL INDIA JASKARAN T.T. CHAMPIONSHIP
Kudos to the Table Tennis Champions of Presidium Dwarka 16B Shreshtha Singh of Grade IV B and Kanv Chugh of Grade II C who won the merit positions in the All India Jaskaran Table Tennis Championship. The event was held on Saturday, 12th December at the Hommerton Grammar School, Faridabad. Shreshtha won the First Runners Up Trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and Kanav Chugh bagged the Second Runners Up Trophy along with a cash prize of Rs. 4000 in their respective age categories. The competition was organized by Table Tennis Federation of India where approximately 38 teams from different states of the country participated with a total of around 4200 students. Presidians gave a cutting edge competition to their competitors and made it to the top. Well done Shreshtha and Kanav.
PRESIDIANS ATTEND THE NIE YOUNG REPORTERS MEET
Our young intellectuals Surbhee Shree and Sarah Roy of Grade IX of Presidium Dwarka 16B participated in the Times NIE Young Reporters meet organized at Kamani Auditorium on Friday, 11th December. It was a good learning experience for them as they first appeared for a written evaluation wherein their general awareness was tested.
In order to check their writing skills and how well they can express their thoughts, the children were shown a few pictures on the basis of which they were required to write a story. This was followed by a personality development session by Mr. Sanjeev Dutta who gave various tips to the students on enhancing their personality which was highly appreciated by one and all. The young reporters were also given the opportunity to come up on the podium and share their opinions on the latest ‘Odd and Even Policy’ announced by the government to control the pollution and also were encouraged to suggest some practical ways through which the pollution can be controlled.
The last segment of the meet was the press conference where the young reporters raised their questions to Mr. BS Bassi, Chief of Police-Delhi Police who was the Chief Guest of the event. The students present there raised various questions such as-why do the cops in India have a image of taking bribe, how safe is women in our country etc. All these questions clearly state that the youth is ready to take a stand against the prevailing social evils. Thus, it would be correct to say that the students got a good exposure through today’s event.
CHESS CHAMPION MAYANK WINS FIRST PRIZE AT KNVS OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT
Presidium Dwarka 16B is proud of its Chess Champion Mayank Gulati of Grade VI who bagged first position under the special category of ‘Visually Challenged’ in the first KNVS Open Chess Tournament held on 5th and 6th December held at Aarya Samaj Mandir, Rajender Nagar. Around 300 children from more than 30 Schools and 10 Chess Academies participated in this competition organized by Delhi Chess Association. Our champ Mayank has been acknowledged with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs.1500. Well done Mayank, we are proud of you.
PRESIDIUM ATTENDS SPARSH SPORTS DAY HELD ON WORLD DISABILITY DAY
World Disability Day is celebrated all over the World on 3rd December, this year Sparsh celebrated this day by organizing a Sports Fest for Special Children at The Thyagraj Stadium on 4th December 2015. The event was graced by the hon’ble Chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta; Mr. Arijit Ghosh, Head School Programmes at British Council; Mrs. Archana Ranjan, Director General of Central Economic Intelligence Bureau; Padma Shri Awardee Mr. Ravi Chaturvedi, Sports Commentator; Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Saumitra Rawat, Ganga Ram Hospital; Air Marshal SK Malik, Special Olympics Bharat; Mr. Deepak Chief Vigilance Commissioner, SAIL and Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.
President of Sparsh Mr. MP Singh addressed the children and motivated them with his kind words and declared the meet open. Children released balloons as a symbol of peace and humanity. The hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta also addressed the gathering with her inspirational words. She encouraged the participants to give their best performance and she applauded the zeal and spirit of special children who participated in the event.
The Highlights of the event were 25 mt Race, 50 mt Race, 100 mt Race, Relay Race, Shot-put throw, Wheelchair Race, and Standing Long Jump. A total of 14 Special Schools participated from Delhi and NCR. 257 special students between the age group of 11 to 29 years participated in the event. 150 girls from Shakti project for underprivileged girls also participated. Sparsh Shakti girls also welcomed the guests by a lively sports drill. A beautiful and colorful cultural programme was presented by the students of St. Mary’s School and Amar Jyoti School. A remarkable Yoga performance was also given by students of Shakti School. Students from 7 Presidium Schools assembled at Thyagraj Stadium to cheer the participants by applauding, and cheering them up throughout.
The day concluded with our hon’ble Chairperson and other guests acknowledging the commendable performances of the children with prize distribution. The day offered a perfect platform for special children who showcased their never give-up spirit despite all odds. They gave a new meaning to the words ‘courage’ and ‘enthusiasm’.