Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14 to pay tribute to the official language of India. Hindi was adopted as the official language of the Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949. The students of Presidium celebrated Hindi Diwas to mark the importance of the country’s most widely spoken language. A special assembly marked the occasion. Students across the classes participated in the assembly. The assembly started with news and thought in Hindi followed by a talk on the importance of the Hindi language. Students also presented two Hindi group songs on this occasion. Everybody made sincere efforts to use Hindi as a medium of conversation for the day.
Presidium celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great pomp and gaiety. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav. Students showcased dances, songs, and skits depicting the importance of Lord Vinayaka. The teachers said that one should not forget the culture, tradition, and importance of celebrating festivals. They asked the students to celebrate the festival with joy and devotion.
Literacy, the ability to read and write, is the most important skill that students learn in school. This fact was recognized in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) when it created International Literacy Day. September 8 is the day to remember the importance of literacy for individuals and communities around the world. The day also highlights the fact that not all children learn how to read. Literacy was the prime requisite for learning and played a vital role in restraining population growth, curbing poverty, establishing gender impartiality, and a bright promise for growth. Presidians were encouraged to opine about the significance of the day through various related activities to work towards achieving the desired goal.
‘A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill a love for learning’. Presidium celebrated Teachers’ day with great fun and enthusiasm. There was an unusual excitement in the studentS which was quite contagious and clearly visible in the love and affection given by the students where they paid homage to their teachers through poems, handmade cards, embellished themselves as their teacher, and many more. This day created memories to cherish forever.
Cultivate curiosity, optimism and thoughts, to enhance imagination skills. With this aim to improve students' imagination and creativity skills, Presidium organised Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions. This infuses the passion to advertise creatively about your ideas on the topic- Global Warming, World Heritage, Importance of Education, Digital India and Stay Home Stay Safe! The competition initiated a thinking process amongst children to be able to present their ideas creatively. It provided students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the different themes. The objective was to acquaint the students with promotional strategies using their creativity. The students thoroughly enjoyed the competition and this helped them to briefly demonstrate their imagination and thoughts through creativity.
Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, one of the most powerful and famous reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, the festival was celebrated at Presidium with mirth and joy. To celebrate the extraordinary bond between the children and the Almighty, Presidium grasped the opportunity to jubilate with the young minds. The students dressed up as Radha and Krishna, with flutes, peacock feathers, made matki and jhoola. The festival has marked excitement, euphoria, and a joyous spirit of enthrallment among students.
National Sports Day was celebrated at Presidium through a special assembly by all the students and the teachers which lasted for one week. Various sports activities including fitness training, different matches were organised to develop the team spirit, leadership, and sportsmanship qualities among the students. Sports prefect also gave a speech and told everyone how sports is an important part of the life of every student. Students thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Students of grade 7 had an interactive session – Learning about Indicators for identifying acids and bases. The activity was conducted to make the students understand that Science is fun. Under the guidance and motivation of their parents and teacher, they carried out the activity during the science period. Students experimented to observe the colour change using turmeric powder as an indicator followed by creating beautiful designs with soap solution, detergent powder shampoo solution, etc. The activity encouraged students to observe the characteristics of acids and bases. Overall the activity was a wonderful opportunity to get their doubts cleared. The activity promoted active participation and learning by doing experience.