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’.
PRESIDIUM STAFF ATTENDS GOOGLE WORKSHOP ON GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION
Google organized a 2-day workshop on 4th and 5th December led by the EDTech team focusing on using ‘Google Apps for Education’ (GAFE) that will help teachers to use technology to manage their day to day task effectively and efficiently. It will also increase student engagement with effective use of technology. Google believes that educators are the pivots and more importantly they are the key change agents when it comes to progressing schools to support an environment of open web learning, or a place where using the internet and technology to further learning is widely accepted.
Google Apps for Education is a suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration. It includes Classroom, Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more. Additional domain and user management features can be accessed through the Admin Console and the best part is every product is free of cost. At the workshop various sessions and activities were conducted by Mr. Jay Atwood, Regional Director-India, Middle East, Asia, EdTech Team, Inc. Ms. Suchitra Singh and Ms. Sumeeti Bhatia from ICT Department of Presidium, Gurgaon attended the 2-day workshop.
The workshop basically focused on the use of various Google Apps in Education. It was interesting to know how various Apps like Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive and Google Calendar can be used by teachers to share their documents and data in a collaborative environment. Google Classroom is a totally new concept in which a teacher can work with the students of his/her class online. All the assignments can be shared and evaluated using this App. The workshop was a great learning experience.
PRESIDIUM ASHOK VIHAR CELEBRATES ANNUAL SPORTS DAY 2015-16
It is said that sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules and it also teaches you how it feels to win and lose. Simply put, it teaches you how to live life!
Amidst deafening cheers and war cries, Presidium, Ashok Vihar witnessed its Annual Sports Day 2015-16 on December 3, 2015 in the school premises. This spectacular event was graced by eminent guests which included the Chairperson of Mother’s Pride and Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta; the Guest of Honor Mrs. Asha Aggarwal, a renowned athlete and an Arjuna award recipient, Mr. Joseph Kuak who represented India in Swimming and Water Polo from 1977 to 1984 and a bronze medallist in Water Polo at the IXth ASIAN GAMES that were held in Delhi in 1982; and Shri Balwant Singh, best coach award recipient from DOE and President of Indian Swimming Team. The extravaganza was embellished by the warm presence of Mr. SP Aggarwal, Chairman Advisory Board Presidium group of schools; Ms Nidhi Sirohi, Director, Education; Ms. Meena Joshi, Sports Head Presidium Schools; Mrs. Kavita Nath, Vice Principal, Academics; Mrs. Amita Bhatia, Vice Principal, Operations and Mrs. Vidhi Singh, Head, Starmakers.
The exposition of camaraderie and sportsmanship spirit was initiated by a melodious welcome song followed by release of balloons and a few inspiring words by the Chairperson who reiterated upon the importance of Sports in a student’s life and shared her desire of nurturing future sport stars. The air seemed charged with anticipation and excitement as Mrs. Asha Aggarwal declared the Sports Meet open and shared her journey from being just a simple and mediocre girl to becoming an international athlete of great repute. She encouraged the children to set goals, stay focused and silence those who despise you with your extraordinary feat!
The highlight of the gala show was the march-past in its vibrant hues, lead by Sports captain Nakul Juneja who saluted the Guest of Honor Mrs. Asha Aggarwal. As the Club Mentors lead their clubs proudly past the dais, the achievements of their respective clubs could be heard reverberating in the grounds as our anchors Akshita Taneja and Kanishk Gupta lauded them for their victories in various events. As the clubs paraded past the guests, displaying the best of their coordination and discipline they were adjudged for their abilities by an esteemed panel of judges which included Mrs. Kavita Nath, Mrs. Vidhi Singh and Mr. Shyam Tripathi.
The event was marked by a string of performances by our champs, who were brimming with enthusiasm and sporting excellence. They also presented stunning drills and well synchronized dance performances that left the spectators filling the air with their thunderous applause. A plethora of athletic events were conducted during the day, wherein the young athletes marvelled one and all with their breath taking speed, focus and concentration.
Presidium never misses a chance to acknowledge people for their wonderful contributions and achievements and in the words of our mentor Chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta, “Acknowledgement creates possibility”. Putting these thoughts into action Presidium Annual Sports Day not only facilitated its outstanding National players but also provided an opportunity to the proud parents to be a part of the facilitations because parents are the partners in a child’s success. The Victory Ceremony was a testimony to grit and determination…to tears and smiles as the students received their medals and trophies. While the Elites were declared overall winners, the Legends created history by walking away with the first ever Best March past trophy!
Indeed, champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years that they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their steely will and character. This eventful day culminated with a vote of thanks for the sheer hard work and unwavering support for all those who contributed to make it a grand success, whose memories shall remain etched in our hearts for the years to come.
The Sports Day celebrations at Presidium hope to have sent a strong message that winning isn't the score on the board; its seeing something through the end and then congratulating your opponent!
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY HELD WITH GREAT ELAN AT PRESIDIUM DWARKA 16B
The eagerly awaited event of the year at Presidium, the Annual Sports Day was held on 30th November 2015 at Presidium Dwarka 16B. The six clubs of Presidium, Leaders, Elites, Supremes, Legends, Maestros and Victors started the event with a march past followed by an oath-taking ceremony which was led by the Head Girl. The sports meet was declared open by the Honourable Chairperson of Presidium and Mothers Pride, Ms. Sudha Gupta. She addressed Presidians and motivated them to pay equal attention to sports along with studies. The four National Level Achievers Dhruv Bajaj, Parth Gholya of Grade IX, Pari Gulati of Grade VI and Krisha Gulati of Grade I were all acknowledged at the event for their hard work and determination.
There were an array of different games and events. It started with races and the victorious students were acknowledged with medals by the jury of esteemed guests which included the hon’ble Chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta; the Guest of Honour Mr. Gulab Singh Gahlot, Sports Conveyor, South West, B Najafgarh Zone 21; Mr. Sunny Joswa, Joint Secretary of Delhi Olympic Association, Vice President of Athletic Federation of India, National Position Holder in Javlien (1972-75); Ms. Meena Joshi, HOD Sports Presidium; and Ms. Vidhi Singh, HOD Starmakers also graced the event.
The trophies were given to the Best Athletes, Best March Past Trophy and the Club Champions Trophy. The Best March Past Trophy was given to Victors Club, Clubs Runners-up Trophy was given to the Maestros and the Overall Best Champion Trophy was awarded to the Legends.
CITATION CEREMONY HELD AT PRESIDIUM
Presidium’s Citation ceremony was held at Presidium, on 29th and 30th December, to honour the students of Grade XII as they move ahead towards a promising future filled with opportunities, success and glory. At Presidium, we believe that our students are the global leaders of tomorrow. Our blessings will always be there to support their ambitions and aspirations. The ceremony was attended by the hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. In a heartwarming gesture the students lighted Diyas and as the Teacher announced their names and described their wonderful journey in the school, the Chairperson honoured each student with a Certificate of Acknowledgement. Her inspiring words motivated students to excel in their life and be what they want to be. As the students threw their caps in the air, we wish their hopes and dreams soar high too.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE GURU NANAK JAYANTI WITH GAIETY AND FERVOUR
On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Presidians came together to celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and joy on 25th November. Dressed in colorful traditional attire they displayed the spirit of Gurpurab signifying the preachings and thoughts of Guru Nanak on peace and harmony. The school was filled with the aura of the festival with all the colorful decorations and the festive spirit was felt all around. It was a great sight to see young Presidians gather together to spread the message of solidarity and brotherhood. They shared Guru Nanak Dev ji’s preachings and beliefs that, “Before becoming a Hindu, a Muslim, a Sikh or a Christian let’s become a human first.” There was fun and frolic all around, and children took over the stage with their mesmerizing performances and acts.
PRESIDIUM CELEBRATES ANNUAL SPORTS DAY 2015-16
It is said that Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules and it also teaches you how it feels to win and lose-It teaches you how to live life!
The most awaited event of the year, Presidium Annual Sports Day 2015-16, was held from 24 November to 3 December, 2015 across all Presidium branches amidst wild cheers and deafening cries. This spectacular event was graced by eminent guests and the Hon’ble Chairperson of Mother’s Pride and Presidium Mrs. Sudha Gupta.
The event was marked by a string of performances by our champs, who were brimming with enthusiasm and sporting excellence. The highlight of the gala show was the march-past in its vibrant hues, lead by the Sports captain representing the various sports clubs of Presidium. They also presented stunning drills and well synchronized dance performances that left the spectators filling the air with their thunderous applause. A plethora of athletic events were conducted during the day, wherein the young athletes marveled one and all with their breath taking speed, focus and concentration.
As the clubs paraded past the guests, displaying the best of their coordination and discipline they were adjudged for their abilities by an esteemed panel of judges. The event witnessed the facilitation of our outstanding National players and the winners of various sports at the event. The Victory Ceremony was a testimony to grit and determination as the students received their medals and trophies.