A moment of glory for Presidium!
Our young Presidian, Rakshit Singhal, has been nominated to attend the Young Entrepreneurs Summit to be held at Mumbai. Impressed with his leadership potential which he has demonstrated in the 'Young Global Leaders Programme' at the US Embassy last year, he has been nominated for the summit. Congratulations Rakshit! Shine at the summit!
We, at Presidium, believe that "Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more." Proving this statement true, our budding champs won the II Inter School Chess Championship held on 9th and 10th May, 2015. It was truly a remarkable win. The achievements follow as: Prabhav Aggarwal of Grade V secured 1st position in Under-9 Category; Arjun Dube of Grade I and Saanvi of Grade IV secured 2nd position in Under-9 Boys and Girls Category respectively; Aaryan Sharma of Grade VII, Vinayak Verma of Grade V and Kushagra Sharma of Grade V secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd position in Under-11 category respectively; Prachi and Aadya Garg of Grade Vth secured 2nd and 3rd position in Under-11 Girls Category. Last but not least, Agrima Sharma and Dhairya Gupta secured 2nd and 3rd position in Under-14 Girls and Boys Category respectively. Congratulations champions, we are proud of you all!
The Academic Leadership from all the branches of Presidium, attended an informative CBSE empanelled Teachers Training program at Moolchand Hospital on 8 April, which was hosted by Expressions India. Emphasising on concepts like 'Life skills', 'Values Education' and 'School Wellness', the program was facilitated by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal and Mrs Usha Anand. Faculties from some of the major schools all over India participated in this significant gathering.
In what could be said to be a moment of immense pride for Presidium, our young Presidians, Rakshit Singhal of Presidium Ashok Vihar and Prarthita Nath of Gurgaon Senior, have been invited to attend the renowned Alma Global Challenge Programme at Michigan to be held in June, 2015 with full scholarship. Moreover, our eager beaver Rakshit has also been nominated to attend the Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Mumbai. Rakshit's stupendous leadership qualities had impressed everyone at the 'Young Global Leaders Programme' held in the US Embassy last year. Recognizing his immense potential he has been invited to attend both the coveted programmes this year. The Alma Global Challenge is a United Nations Security Council crisis simulation for addressing topics which are of international concern such as Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ebola outbreak in Africa, the devastating effects of climate change and more. Student delegates from various countries will be participating in this challenge. Together they will draft resolutions to solve the ongoing crisis. Earnest Rakshit will have an opportunity to be a part of the renowned Alma College Model UN Team, which has been declared as the 'Outstanding Delegation' for 18 years in a row at NMUN. Carry on Presidians! May you excel!
Nothing can match the joy and delight that a school gets after being recognised for its student's achievement on a larger platform. Similar is the impact made by the victorious win of our young budding artist, Kabir Malhotra of Grade III, in the painting competition conducted by TERI and TETRA-PAK Project Search. He made a clean sweep among 150 entries received from 28 schools at India Habitat Centre during the launch ceremony at Stein Auditorium. This win came with a dual benefit - inspiring other students towards bigger goals and motivating people towards the cause of 'Environmental Conservation'
It is itself an honour to appreciate the effort of our young artist. Congratulations on the wonderful recognition of your brilliant work Kabir. Aim for the new milestones!
Presidium never misses on any opportunity for facilitating a better perspective to students. Considering the sensitivity of a common question 'What Next?', an educational workshop for the students of Class XIth and XIIth was conducted. It was led by the expert representatives of Canadian University Application Centre. The primary objective of this workshop was to provide students a clear understanding of educational facilities and opportunities available in Canadian economy.Mr. Mel Broitman, Director CUAC, threw light on the educational and employment opportunities that students can get in Canada. He also briefed about several scholarship programs. And, the workshop was culminated with Q&A session whereby Mr. Mel Broitman resolved students' queries regarding admissions and scholarships.
Paying a tribute to the richest dance forms of India, Presidium celebrated International Dance Day in collaboration with 'SPIC MACAY'. Promoting India's classical dance forms the event highlighted Odissi and Kathak. Legendary dancers Ms Sujata Mohapatra who is an expert Odissi dancer, Ms Kavita Diwedi another famous Odissi artist and Ms Malti Shyam who is a well known Kathak dancer; participated and performed at the workshop.
Learned exponent of Odissi, Ms Sujata Mohapatra who is a winner of various prestigious awards such as 'Aditya Birla Kala Niketan Award', 'Top Grade Artist of Doordarshan-Outstanding Category Award' etc; gave a beautiful performance along with her troop and enlightened young Presidians about various technicalities of the dance form. Another well known Odissi artist, Ms kavita Diwedi, also gave an enchanting performance at the event. And, Ms Malati Shyam Ji threw light on the typical mudras of 'Kathak'; including 4 corners , peacock and Krishna dance and tatkaar'.
Every nook and corner of school was decorated with the pictures and achievements of these legends. The environment was sublimed with festivity. Watching the legends performing in their very exotic style made the workshop a great experience for the students as well as teachers.
Some of the eminent personalities who attended the event were: Ms Leela Venkatraman, the renowned dance critic who is associated with SPIC MACAY for past so many years; and Ms Shashi Prabha, who is a famous journalist.
Presidium's new session is off to a running start with an exciting Inter Presidium Table Tennis Tournament on 25th April! The Open Singles tournament was organised by Big League Academy at Presidium Dwarka 16B. Being the very first event of the new session, the thrill was evident in young Presidians!
Putting up a tough challenge for their opponents, boys from Presidium Indirapuram were unbeaten as they claimed the Overall Boys Trophy and Overall Championship Trophy! Proving that girls are no less, girls from Presidium Dwarka 16 B claimed the Overall girls Trophy! Great going girls!
Congratulations to Nakul Sharma for winning 1 Gold in under 12 boys category; Harshit Gupta for winning 1 Gold in under 15 boys category; Rinsha Kharbanda for winning 1 Silver in under 15 girls category; and Ridhima Sharma for winning 1 Bronze in under 12 girls category! Hip Hip Hurray!
For the commemoration of Earth Week, students of Grades Nursery and Prep gathered together for a special assembly on Earth Day. The awareness programmes commenced with a short enactment on Taking Care of Our Mother Earth. Further, a skit was showcased by teachers in which Mother Earth was shown despondently pleading to the people who don't care for her. This made the entire issue more meaningful for the young learners. Teachers beautifully demonstrated the detrimental effect due to cutting down of tress, wasting electricity and water, noise and air pollution through vehicles. The slogans and posters in the demonstration reflected the appropriate solutions for the care and safety of earth by plantation of more trees, car pooling, making judicial use of resources, etc.
The dramatization effect helped students to connect with the issue easily. The discussion afterwards was convincing enough for students' understanding that they are truly motivated for the cause of saving Earth. It was a moment of proud hearing that children will ask their parents to follow the measures demonstrated.
Following the schedule, a club activity on 22nd April, International Earth Day was organized in which children watched audio-visuals about 'Save Earth' and exhibited their learning and ideas through drawings.
We strongly believe in instilling values like caring for the environment from a very young age. This small effort goes a long way for a greater good of the planet.
To celebrate World Heritage Day, Presidium organised an assembly as well as an informative field trip called 'Itihaas Walk' for young Presidians. Recognising India's rich and vibrant culture, Presidians hosted an assembly where they shared their thoughts and views on heritage and its significance. Setting the tone of the assembly with this beautiful thought that 'A people's relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to his mother'; Presidians set out for the exciting 'Itihaas Walk'! They visited various historical monuments and discussed the importance of celebrating world heritage day. Paying tribute to India's wonderful heritage, our young intellectuals also shared their thoughts on the need to protect and conserve our extraordinary cultural heritage!