Well-organized, dynamic talent, unbeatable power and much more is what Presidium Annual Fest 2013 was all about. The celebration took place from 5th-9th December 2013 at Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi in which each and every Presidian participated with great enthusiasm and passion. The grand event was graced by some honorable guests like Shri Manikrao H. Gavit (Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment), Shri Daler Mehndi (Singer), Shri Shyam Benegal (Veteran Director & Producer), Smt. Arti Mehra (National Secretary of BJP & Former Mayor of Delhi). It was organized in support of our NGO, Sparsh which aims in uplifting the underprivileged sections of our society. The programme initiated with a lamp lighting ceremony by our honorable chairperson Mrs. Sudha Gupta and an acknowledgment of the donors and fund raisers who contributed an amount of Rs.51 Lac for Sparsh. This was then accompanied by an overwhelming performance by our Presidians expressing their devotion for the country followed by a worth-watching dance performance by the students of Sparsh on Hawan Karengey. The young Presidians demonstrated Hindu Culture with a magnificient presentation of Ramayana. Not just this, the spectators were spellbound seeing our Presidians sports extravaganza which included taekwondo, skating and much more. They did not stop here, rather kept the show going with a dramatic skit on women empowerment and some dazzling dance performances like retro, folk and western dance (including hip-hop, samba, beat boxing, etc). The show was a huge success which left us with great joy and happiness. The parents and grandparents were overwhelmed by the performances and applauded throughout the show. We express our extreme gratitude to the innovative teams, hardworking students and supportive parents for making this show a huge success. The grandiose affair was managed by the talented team of The House of Lord Academy whereas anchoring and music was taken care by The Storytellers Academy along with The Next Academy. Our extremely creative team Out of the Box made sure we had a brilliant stage set-up with bright and colorful props.
All the vivid colours of the rainbow came alive in the corridors of Presidium Ashok Vihar as some students of Grade XI were engaged in an amazing Street Art Activity. Under the expert guidance of their art teacher, the children immersed themselves in a blazing mosaic of every imaginable colour. Based on the theme of peace, the students beautifully expressed their enlightened thoughts through the medium of art. Depicting the message in their own ways, one student painted a flying dove bringing the message of peace, while another drew a big fish gobbling the small fish signifying war. Other paintings by students included a bird as a symbol of peace breaking its cage to spread out its wings and a depiction of Mother Earth as a flower guarded by the arms of love and peace. Presidian astounding artistic skills amazed everyone, and indicate that they will certainly take art and creativity to new heights.
Abhijay Shrivastava of Grade 3 Sector-57 Branch makes all of us proud by getting selected as the lead male child artist for a feature film Black Truth under the banner of J.D. Pictures in Mumbai. The shooting for the film will commence from 9th of October, 2013. It is a moment of pride and honor that one of our budding artists has been chosen for such a prestigious platform where he could showcase his magnificent talent in front of the whole world. Presidium heartily congratulates the child and wishes him all the best for his journey ahead.
One of the of the most popular and called as Indias Coolest Youth Magazine, YouthTimes.in has selected our very own talented Presidian Riya Tilwani of Grade IX, Ashok Vihar branch to write articles for their online portal. Penning down her prolific knowledge & insight on diverse topics, Riya will be working as a Content Writer for the online magazine. Intently clearing the online interview, she got placed with the popular portal, for which she will be receiving a fair remuneration as well. Riya has made us all proud and we wish and encourage her to empower her for the journey as an eminent journalist. We are looking forward to read some very interesting & insightful contributions by Riya.
Presidians believe in discussing, conversing and being inspired by the worthy thoughts of others. After attending Sanskriti MUN recently, the students are now participating in the Harvard Model United Nation (HMUN) 2013, which began on 15th August at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, and will last till 18th August, 2013. Our nine chosen Presidians are the members of the third session of HMUN Conference. Stared over 75 years back, HMUN is the oldest Model United Nations simulations in the world. The HMUN session in India has the potential to excel the impact of other plentiful learning experiences for students. The present HMUN session is noted by: • Renowned 8 rarefied personalities from across the globe • 1025 diligent participants from 9 countries • 140 faculty advisors The students and the faculty advisors are having an unusual chance to interact with these leaders and other eminent speakers. The UN conference is an opportunity for Presidians to experience diplomacy, foreign relations and discuss the pressing global issues on the UN agenda. Presidium encourages the students to participate in such sessions to give them a true insight of the international standers. The students are developing their abilities to work with others who are equally motivated and passionate about the topics of debate and are eager to respond to global concerns. Our Presidians are actively participating and making their presence felt at the HMUN. They are giving their options and views on the global concerns. Our future builders know their responsibility well.
To recognize the brilliant minds of Presidium, an exclusive luncheon was organized at the Art of Curry where the honorable Chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta spent time with the young achievers. As an acknowledgement of their accomplishments and exceptional talents, the students were awarded a Letter of Appreciation signed by the Chairperson along with a copy of an individual picture clicked with her. The students took this meet as an opportunity to interact with Mrs. Sudha Gupta and share their remarkable experiences. The great time they had, and the delicious lunch made the day, special. With such initiatives Presidium aims to encourage outstanding talent, empowering them to become leaders of tomorrow.
A group of 30 students went on a scientific escapade to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in U.S. during summer vacations. The students had an extraordinary experience in their journey to fulfill their quest for knowledge on space science through this educational tour. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to spend three exciting days at Kennedy Space Centre, where they could learn all about NASA focusing on the past, the present and the future of space exploration. Their excitement was at its peak when the students got a chance to not only take a close tour of NASA launch and landing facility but also witmess a rocket launch, which was like a dream come true for the Presidians. All along they learned about robotics, GPS devices and also met many astronauts. Other than this enthralling educational tour, the students also explored the iconic locations such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Niagara Falls, Times Square, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Museum of Natural History. It was a trip full of fun and adventure wherein the students get to meet new people and explored the diversity of the country. The engaging and educative tour to NASA was thoroughly enjoyed by the students as well as the teachers, making it an experience to treasure all through life.
The most sought for prestigious annual Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition 2013 (ARSSDC) in collaboration with Kennedy space centre NASA which has given a platform to over 6600 students so far, culminated on 22 Feb-2013. Around 245 students from 20 different schools and varied cultures of Asian countries including India, Pakistan, China and Thailand participated in this program Our respectable Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta was invited to grace the occasion as chief guest to motivate and inspire budding scientists and designers to be a leader and torch barer of transformation in this space programme. The eminent jury that judged the competition were veterans from the space designing programme NASA. Ms. Anita Gale from National Space Society (US), Ms. Heather Paul from NASA (Johnson Space Centre), and, an honorable Presidential Awardee teacher, Mr. Jim Christensen (Johnson Space Centre) comprised of the eminent jury. Sudha Maam felicitated the winning team and the jury.
Another feather in our cap placed by the young brilliant minds of Presidium who brought us pride by winning 26 Gold, 22 Silver and 21 Bronze medals at the 15th National Science Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Presidium feels an immense delight to be gifted with such exceptional talents who are dedicated to raise the standards of the school to the next level. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
A grand chess tournament was organized by Presidium wherein students of Grade 4 to 6 from all branches participated. Hosted by Presidium IP on 9th October-2013, this inter branch chess competition was inaugurated by the AcademicDirector, Mr. M.V. Kumar. The young Presidians displayed a commendableperformance which led to an enthralling tournament. Although every student showcased their best abilities, the Presidians of IndiraPuram branch had an edge over others which made them win the Champion trophy. The runner up trophy was bagged by Presidium Ashok Vihar. It was a magnificent event conducted by the Big League Academy which every student and teacher, who was a part of it, participated with high spirits and enthusiasm.