Earth Day was celebrated at Presidium to remind the students of their duties towards ‘Mother Nature.’ As a part of environmental education, "Go- Green" initiative was taken to engage the students in making a difference. Earth Day was celebrated through educational and action-oriented activities that were fun. Students celebrated the power of green by singing mellifluous songs in the morning assembly. Students learnt the importance of preserving the planet earth. A myriad of activities were conducted in the classes. Most prominent was a big earth made by students and the chart work displaying ‘Every Day, Earth Day’. Students took the oath on Earth Day to protect the earth from pollution and abuse. Teachers added the finishing touch by addressing the students emphasizing the importance of afforestation, planting of trees and the need for everyone to put together their efforts and get into action, in protecting our environment.
Presidium marked the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar with immense exuberance. Students rejoiced in the glory of the day with an array of virtual activities. Students proficiently presented the supreme contribution of Dr. Ambedkar in framing the Constitution. They dexterously inscribed the remarkable quotes of Babasaheb who is a great source of motivation for the youth. Students beautifully penned down the striking features of the Constitution defining fundamental principles, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions and fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of Indian citizens.
Students of Presidium celebrated Baisakhi with fervour and enthusiasm. A festive look was depicted to visualize the heritage of Punjab. Students, especially the tiny tots, were dressed up in colourful Punjabi attire. The program began with presentations by students in the form of group songs, speeches, and dances, which left the audience spellbound.
World Water Day was celebrated by Presidium by teaching the students the importance of water conservation in water-scant countries of the world. Teachers delivered an awareness talk on the issue of the shortage of drinking water and its contaminants. They also spoke to the students on daily attitudes and practices that contribute to saving water. Students made posters on the importance of good hygiene, sanitation, and conservation of water.
The most colourful and vibrant festival of India – Holi was celebrated with a splash of colours at Presidium. The atmosphere was marked with fun and fervour as the students celebrated this vibrant festival. The school following the green and global practices had arranged for safe organic herbal Holi colours. The academic courtyard was an amalgamation of enthused students who also sprinkled colours on teachers. Holi is the festival that commemorates the victory of good over evil, brought about by the burning and destruction of the evil demon named Holika. So the spirit of Holi taught the students to follow good conduct in life and believe in the virtue of being truthful and honest. The festival marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season. The students welcomed spring, the season of hope with songs, dance, and bright colours which were the major highlights of this vivid and lively festival.
Presidium celebrated National Immunization Day with the aim to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against multiple diseases. There are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need. Teachers highlighted the importance of the day and also made the children aware of the importance of vaccines against smallpox, measles, polio, etc. Students had shown their vaccination certificates as well.
A Marathon Race was organized by Presidium. Students displayed a lot of enthusiasm to walk, run or jog. It brought a spark in them. The Marathon Run helped the students to build fitness and healthy habits for life. These student runners were also learning to set goals and work steadily toward them as they value others' achievements in the same process. Developing such important life skills from an early age will benefit everyone, not just as individuals, but as a community.