Celebration and festivities seem to have no end at Presidium; they bring joy and happiness to our otherwise monotonous life, especially during the pandemic. They are also an important way to make the children stay connected with our rich cultural heritage and tradition. Baisakhi is one of the significant Hindu-Sikh community festivals that is celebrated in India and other parts of the world. This marks the coronation of the tenth Sikh Guru and the formation of Khalsa Panth. The festival also marks the ripening of the Rabi crops and their first harvest and the Sikh’s and Hindu’s new year; people wish each other a prosperous and happy life with an abundant harvest. A special virtual assembly was held to apprise the students about the Baisakhi festival on 13th April. The celebrations began with the prayers students were passionately involved dressed up in yellow color, they prepared and presented speeches, poems explaining the significance of the day and bhangra dance. They were familiarised with the customs and rituals followed on this day through a PowerPoint presentation.
Ambedkar Jayanti was observed in Presidium with great fervour. Scholars of Grade IV & V have commenced the assembly with a brief discussion on the distinguished son of India. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, popularly called Babasaheb Ambedkar, was one of the architects of the Indian constitution. Ambedkar's efforts to eradicate social evils like untouchability and caste restrictions were remarkable. In their speeches, the students cited Dr. Ambedkar's birth and his contribution in the framing of our constitution and also its application which is our future accountability. During the assembly, several pupils came forward to share interesting facts from the life of Dr. Ambedkar, highlighted his extensive contributions, and showed an informative PowerPoint Presentation. They have created posters with slogans writing to pay tribute to the father of our constitution. The assembly culminated with an inspiring message that was bold and clear: "One need not be born into great and influential families but with a goal, hard work and responsibilities one can become great.
World Health Day is celebrated annually on 7 April, and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. On this day, with all that is going on in the world today, young Presidians prioritize spreading the news of health and threats to the same as an excellent way to celebrate it. They actively reviewed the importance of living a healthy lifestyle by promoting health, and that includes healthy eating habits, nutritious recipes, workouts, and how eating the proper foods can not only make them feel better but keep them healthy. A few ways students can do this is by creating a balanced meal of their own and also by getting to know our environment. They discussed proper sanitization and eliminating all sources of standing water at home or locality as it is a breeding ground for insects such as mosquitos, who spread disease by consuming the blood of its hosts, and moving from victim to victim, spreading it as it goes. Students enthusiastically depicted slogans, posters, poems, to promote and build a healthier world. They also wrote 'Thank you Messages' for frontline workers for helping the world in staying healthy.
Easter is one of the main religious festivals which Christians celebrate across the world. This festival is celebrated to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion, which was done on Friday. We, at Presidium, believe that students should celebrate all the festivals with full zeal and zest despite any religion. During the assembly, the teachers shared the importance of the festival, and students were made aware of doing good deeds to get the good rewards. The students also shared stories from the bible. The students beautifully depicted their Good Friday wishes through creative posters and cards. The students also enjoyed Easter egg hunt activities during the classes.
Holi, the festival of colours is one of the most important festivals of India and is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. A day before Holi, Holika is burnt to remove negativity and bring the colours of positivity into our lives. The dominant idea behind Holi is to spread the message of harmony. To celebrate this festival, a special assembly was conducted by the students of Presidium, wherein Students talked about the religious significance of the festival. They also emphasized the need for precaution and safety and were encouraged to use herbal colours. Students were also made aware of the precautions to be taken while playing Holi during this Pandemic crisis. A mesmerizing dance performance by the students also enthralled everyone.
व्याकरण भाषा की शुद्धता का साधन, अंगरक्षक तथा शब्दानुशासन है। व्याकरण के नियमों का ज्ञान, छात्रों में ‘मौलिक’ वाक्य संरचना की योग्यता का विकास करता है। छात्रों में भाषा शुद्ध, लिखने, बोलने के कौशल का विकास करती है। भाषा का शुद्ध रूप पहचानने में छात्रों को सक्षम बनाना ही व्याकरण का मुख्य उद्देश्य है। व्याकरण-शिक्षा से मातृभाषा के प्रयोग-लिखने, बोलने में शुद्धता आती है। इसी कारण व्याकरण का ज्ञान प्राप्त करना अनिवार्य है। व्याकरण की एक गति विधि के अंतर्गत कक्षा १ के छात्रों को जोड़े वाले शब्दों का बोध करवाया गया। इस गति विधि के अंतर्गत बच्चों ने चित्र दिखाए और उसके बारे में अपने विचारों को व्यक्त किया | छात्रों ने बेहद उत्साह के साथ इन जोड़े वाले शब्दों के चित्रों, मिट्टी के खिलौनों, लाख के प्रतिबिम्बों, के माध्यम से बड़े ही मनोहारी ढंग से प्रस्तुत किया।
Composting is a fun and easy-to-learn activity that helps students familiarize themselves with the environment by teaching them how to turn waste into nutrient-rich soils. To reduce their screen time and increase their curiosity, students of Grade IV at Presidium were engaged in an activity to prepare compost. The first teacher explained that with the help of bacteria and other organisms, all organic material would decompose into rich, dark compost. They also learned this is a great way to care for their communities and the natural environment. Afterward, they discussed the procedure, and the teacher encouraged the students to prepare the compost at home. Students enthusiastically participated and demonstrated their knowledge while preparing compost at home. They also learned how they could contribute to environmental well-being in a very simple and fun manner.
India's Republic day takes place on the 26 January every year. Every Indian celebrates this day with pride. The COVID-19 pandemic did not deter the spirit and, as every year, Presidium School celebrated Republic Day with festivities and patriotic fervour. The special virtual assembly was hosted. Students delivered thoughtful speeches and presented various programs like instrumental, choir, patriotic solo songs, and skit, which expressed the significance of unity in diversity and dance performances eloquently, elevating one's mind and soul towards patriotism. The significance of Republic day and its journey from 1950 till 2021 was also screened with a PPT presentation. The program ended with the inspiring message from the school's head to motivate students to follow the right path and become good citizens of India to build a great nation. क