It is yet another proud achievement for us that at the World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders, 2015-16-India, United Arab Emirates, Africa-summit, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE; on 29th May, our dear Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, has been felicitated with the title of ‘ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST LEADERS, 2015-IUA’. She was bestowed with the honor amidst prominent corporate owners of India, UAE and Africa. Her address at the World Today Conclave was received with applause by the august gathering.
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."RUDYARD KIPLING. Following the same belief, students from Grade VII and VIII, were taken on an enrichng ‘Itihaas walk’ as a part of their PBL curriculum. The walk was organised by the ITIHAAS group, to observe and explore the epitomes of Mughal architecture in the capital—The Qutub Minar and Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah. At the walk, the students were enlightened about the famous world heritage sites and were left absolutely bedazzled listening to the adventurous stories about the different rulers of that era and their contribution to the impeccable historical monuments of India. The students not just had a wonderful time listening to the stories during the walk but they also participated in fun exercises like measuring the height of the Alai Darwaza and the circumference of the Iron pillar at the Qutub Minar premises. It was indeed an enriching and knowledgeable experience for the students who learnt the magnificence of Indian history and culture.
Engaged in an interesting battle of wits and words, students of Presidium, Ashok Vihar, displayed their exemplary intellectual and innovative thinking, during the Inter Club Debate Competition organized on 13th May’2016. This academic deliberation was aimed at discussing and creating social awareness on issues like ‘Construction of Gender Spaces, a step towards equality’ and ‘Women Reservation’. The participants with their reasoned arguments ignited the minds of the audience and compelled them to reflect on the various aspects. The purpose of such debates is to train students to think critically and creatively in ways which is important for them to become contributors of a better society.
Experiential learning always lead to a better understanding of concepts. With this thought practical demonstrations were conducted to help the students at Presidium, learn about the presence of nutrients in food. Middle school students conducted various experiments to test the presence of starch, proteins and fats in some given food items. They learnt about how different food tests are done to identify these nutrients. For e.g.-to test the presence of protein in food, copper sulphate and caustic soda should be added to the food solution and if it turns violet, presence of protein is confirmed. The experiments made the entire concept logical, simpler and interesting for the students to understand, learn and remember.
With an aim of developing and enhancing the public speaking skills in children, an enriching and enjoyable “Show and Tell Competition” along with a “Rhyme Recitation Competition”, is being organised from Grade Nursery to III, across all Presidium branches. Our children participated enthusiastically; each one of them brought different subject varying from the things that they use in everyday life to their favorite cartoon characters, fruits, books etc. Not only did they learn from their own participation but the activity also witnessed peer learning at its best. It was indeed a great opportunity for the students to nurture their skills in voice modulation, expressions, body language and confidence of speech and presentation.
On the eve of World Dance Day which falls on 29th April every year, the Rhythm of the Soul Academy in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, organised a two day Classical Dance Fest celebrating the Indian dance forms at Ashok Vihar, Indirapuram, Gurgaon, and Dwarka from 28th to 29th April. The Hon’ble Chairperson of Mother’s Pride and Presidium, Mrs Sudha Gupta, graced the occasion and motivated the students with her kind words. At the event Presidians were briefed about the significance of various dance forms in Indian culture and witnessed the spectacular performances by the legendary classical dancers of Odissi, Manipuri, and Kathak, namely, Smt Sharon Lowen; Sri Guru Singhajit Singh and Charu Sija Mathur ; Shri Ram Mohan Maharaj and Km. Prerna Shimali.