Presidium observed Akshay Urja Diwas to make students aware of the infinite advantages of using renewable Energy Sources. Renewable Energy Day or Indian Akshay Urja Day was established in 2004 to support renewable energy development programs and promote its use instead of traditional energy sources. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. Our talented Presidians made posters, wrote quotes and slogans, speech, and prepared models to celebrate this day. The students, along with teachers, took a pledge to conserve energy. They displayed scientific models based on renewable sources of energy and talked about the judicious use of electricity and life processes, to save the environment from pollution. Also, it emphasized increasing the capacity of solar energy and converting the waste into the best disposal of garbage.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. Presidium celebrated the International Youth Day with great enthusiasm. Students spread awareness of the challenges faced and opportunities created for the youth of today. The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is “Youth Engagement for Global Action.” Students participated enthusiastically in a plethora of activities on International Youth Day, including Quiz through Audiovisual clips, speech, slogan writing, and poster making. The topics included Climate Change, Financial Inclusion, HIV/AIDS, Girls, and Young Women, Volunteerism, Education, Migration, and Disability. Such activities foster zest among present youth to contribute to society as the youth is the hope of our future.
'Lord Krishna was born to protect the world from evils and remove all difficulties.' Presidium celebrated Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, with great passion and zeal. The students of Nursery to Grade 5 participated with great enthusiasm and were the show stealers indeed! The students participated in Mukut, Bansuri, and Makhan Matki Decoration and recited shlokas. They even Narrated stories of various popular incidents from the life of Lord Krishna. The replay of pranks of Lord Krishna made the event even more lively. The young students, beautifully adorned in the attire of Krishna, Radha & Gopikas, and various other characters enacting their respective roles, perfectly won our online audience's hearts. The entire event was a peep into the richness of Indian tradition and culture. It conveyed the strong message of "Victory of good over evil."
'Home is a place where we feel loved and safe.' Presidium believes in giving hands-on experience to young learners. Students of Grade 1 explored the importance of Home under the TBL theme. They were made aware of the purpose of Home, categories of different types of homes, and the need for Home for human beings and animals. To sensitize them towards the need for Home for everyone, they were asked to create and decorate Home for their favourite animals using cardboard, sticks, newspapers, etc. They came up with their best of creativity while doing and making a home for a dog, cat, rabbit, lion, etc. Through this task, they enhanced their gross motor skills and developed aesthetic sense. They enjoyed the whole learning process and were also made aware that Home provides shelter, security, love, support, and a sense of belongingness.
"We laugh and cry, we play and fight, we share moments of happiness and sorrows, which makes our bond stronger." Students of Presidium celebrated Raksha Bandhan with great ardour and gaiety, the forever bond of brother and sister. The sanctity of this festival speaks about India's rich culture and traditions that make our nation extraordinary. Our young learners made this festival more special with the effort they put in - the girls prepared Rakhi cards, Sash, Rakhi, and Rakhi Thali. On the other hand, the boys appreciated the handmade rakhis. They promised to take care of their loved ones. The highlight of the celebration was the glimpse of young Presidians dressed up beautifully in Ethnic wear with huge smiles on their faces. Young buds also shared that this is not a festival of blood brothers and sisters; instead, it is a celebration of unconditional and selfless love!