VIJAY DIWAS AUGMENTS LOVE FOR NATION IN PRESIDIANS' TENDER HEARTS
"One individual may die; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives." - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
December 16, 2017 marks the 46th anniversary of Vijay Diwas, the day the Pakistan Army in East Bengal surrendered before Lt. Gen. J.S. Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command, in 1971. A new nation was born after a struggle which lasted but a few months and had its roots in the Pakistan general election of December 1970. To pay tribute to the martyrs and their sacrifices, a special assembly was recently conducted by grade 2 students at Presidium, Hisar. The assembly commenced with candle lighting, a patriotic thought and a GK quiz. Next, a dance performance by students on the patriotic song 'kadmon se kadam milte hai' instilled a proud feeling of nationalism in everyone’s heart. It left everyone awestruck and imbibed love for the nation in the tender hearts of Presidians.
PRESIDIANS UNDERSTAND POWER OF RECOGNITION ON APPRECIATION DAY
Appreciation works like a magic wand!
At Presidium Hisar, we truly understand the power of acknowledgement, hence we recently celebrated the Appreciation day by acknowledging our students with 'appreciation certificates'. The certificates covered 17 qualities of the young Presidians, identified by their class teachers. These attributes were confidence, friendliness, responsibilities, team spirit, leadership, independence, positive attitude, creativity, enthusiasm, courage, curiosity, communication, good behaviour, attentiveness, excellence in sports, excellence in dance and taking initiative. This noble idea is very close to the heart of our honourable Chairperson as she believes that each child has a unique quality and it is our responsibility to recognize the same and motivate each one of them continuously!
PRESIDIANS SAY NO TO BRIBE ON INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY
Honesty pays honour and corruption dishonors!
International Anti-Corruption Day was recently observed by our young students of grade 2 with a special morning assembly at Presidium, Hisar. They proactively participated and started the assembly with a special thought, describing corruption and how to get rid of it. With the message that honest people stay away from corruption in very simple words, the Presidians took a thoughtful pledge that they will never give and take bribe. They ended up the show by a musical dance performance on corruption, leaving a long lasting impact on everyone.
WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: PRESIDIANS GIVE HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE
What a wonderful sight, when everyone is treated right!
Keeping this thought in mind, a special assembly on World Human Rights Day was organised by our talented grade 2 students at Presidium, Hisar. The assembly started with a very invigorating thought and GK quiz to sensitize the children for doing their bit in making earth a better world to live for all. The students performed a skit to highlight various topics like right against exploitation, right to education & religion and right to work. The little ones showed their enthusiasm to talk about human rights and equality of every individual as a human being!
PRESIDIANS ON THEIR WAY TO BECOME YOUNG AVID READERS
“We read to know we are not alone.” ― William Nicholson
Considering the benefits of being a good reader, Presidium Hisar recently celebrated a much-awaited annual event - ONRT (One Nation Reading Together), organized by Scholastics, India. In this book reading event, students across the country spend 30 minutes reading together. Everyone in the school including our young Presidians, teachers and staff took the ‘reading pledge’, post which they started reading with complete concentration and silence. Some students also shared their experience by writing their comments on the Graffiti Wall. It was a great experience for all!
PRESIDIANS EMBRACE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON WORLD SOIL DAY
Soil protects our history and plays an important role in the preservation of the earth’s history!
With the vital theme 'caring for the planet starts from the ground’, Presidium Hisar recently organized a special assembly to celebrate the World Soil Day. Spreading awareness regarding significant processes like soil erosion, its importance, food, water, climate and biodiversity, the assembly began with an article, highlighting the importance of the day. The students of grade 8 discussed various types of soils and the measures to be taken to save it. It raised awareness among the students about critical importance of different varieties of soil and inspired them to explore new opportunities to embrace sustainable development. The assembly sensitized the audience towards the fact that Soil is more valuable than oil!
WORLD AIDS DAY: PRESIDIANS STAND WITH PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM AIDS
To raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease, the grade 8 students of Presidium Hisar conducted a special assembly on World AIDS Day. The teachers were given red ribbons (symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV AIDS) prepared by the students. Several activities were conducted to create awareness about AIDS. Students also performed a small skit, in which they gave the detail of history, causes and some prevention techniques for AIDS and also shared the myths that people have regarding this disease. The leaders of tomorrow ended the assembly with a very positive note by saying that “as a responsible citizen of our nation, we, the Presidians, take pledge that we would stand against this disease instead of standing against the people suffering from this disease.”
SCIENCE WEEK ENLIGHTENS BUDDING MINDS WITH IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE
"SCIENCE is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our CURIOSITY." - Tim Minchin
To explore new horizons and push scientific frontiers further, it is vital that the youth must develop a passion for science. It is with this aim that Presidium Hisar recently organized a three-day long Science Exhibition with the theme Imagine-Invent-Inspire. With an endeavour to promote scientific attitude among budding scientists, the event saw young and enthusiastic participants from grades 4 to 9 putting up various projects comprising of low-cost innovative working models, display models and charts. The projects were indeed eye openers on various topics related to green energy, agriculture, technology, bio-diversity, community health and environment. A special assembly was conducted on the last day of the exhibition, enlightening the budding minds with importance of science.
YOUNG PRESIDIANS EXHIBIT THEIR BRILLIANT VOCABULARY AT SPELLATHON
Good vocabulary plays a very important role in the overall development of children and that is why the habit of learning new words should be developed from an early age. To motivate our students of grades 1 to 5 to take keen interest in enriching their vocabulary and honing their pronunciation skills, an Inter-Class and Inter-Club Spellathon Competition was organized at Presidium, Hisar. Every participant was asked to spell words taken from their English Curriculum book. Top scorers from each club represented their club in the final round, which featured activities like hunting the missing letters, complete the word, word hunt and the correct word from the given jumbled letters. The competition was really a good learning experience for the students!
A FUN LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
To give our grade 4 Presidians of Hisar an opportunity to build various skills like observing, collecting data, conducting interviews and experiencing real life situations, a visit to CCS Haryana Agricultural University was recently organized. The visit was scheduled under the subject PBL, through which, the students were able to understand various concepts related not only to farming but to the lifestyle and struggles of farmers. The inquisitive youngsters raised their queries to the resource person. They were very thrilled to see different tools and machines used in farming and also, learnt about the benefits of organic farming over inorganic farming. The visit proved to be a fun-filled activity loaded with hands on experience to remember!