Gautam Buddha, the messenger of peace, equality, and fraternity was born in Lumbini in the 6th Century BC. Buddha Purnima is referred to as Buddha Jayanti. It is one of the most crucial festivals in India and commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Lord Buddha. Students of Presidium celebrated the festival of peace with utmost veneration and sanctity. Their performance mesmerized the audience and students felt motivated to follow and practice the preaching of Buddha.
Our nation celebrates National Technology Day on the 11th day of May, in remembrance of the historical day of India's first successful nuclear test at Pokhran. The Technology Development Board of India celebrates this day every year by awarding individuals for their contribution to the field of Science and Technology. At Presidium, we celebrated this day of great achievement, as a way to recognize the effort and to inspire the upcoming generations to take science and technology to the new horizon.
Dance being one of the most ancient and celebrated art forms, it is deeply engrained in its culture and heritage. To celebrate the beautiful art form and set a platform to showcase different forms of dance, Presidium celebrated International Dance Day. The stage was lit up by the beautiful performances of students depicting various international dances like Flamenco, Afro Jazz, Baile Folklorico, and classical dance of India. Witnessing the wondrous and magical performances, Presidians were inspired by the devoted pursuit of the art forms. The assembly proved to be a learning experience for Presidians as they brushed up their knowledge about the art of self-expression through dance. The transcendent experience developed a deep sense of admiration in students for dance as a performing art.
Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to call attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and dwindling natural resources. Students of Presidium celebrated Earth Day with full zest. The students were engaged in meaningful activities to show their love and respect for Mother Earth. Students also pledged to become global citizens and work for the cause of sustainable development. These activities added great excitement to the event and made the students understand the application of 5Rs. Through these activities, the students understood their responsibility toward nurturing the environment.
Dr. Ambedkar was a man of many virtues. He was a jurist, economist, politician, and social reformist. Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was a man of social substance who became India’s first-ever independent law minister and principal architect of the Indian Constitution. To pay tribute to his contributions, Presidium celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti by commemorating his teachings through slogan and preamble writing, and poster making. Students explained the significance of the day and how Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s teachings can help us in our daily lives. Students motivated fellow friends to follow in his footsteps and inculcate his values in their lives to achieve their aim and uplift society.
Baisakhi is a festival that marks the onset of a new season. It is also a time to reap crops and therefore, an occasion for celebration. Keeping with the tradition of celebrating all festivals with fervour and gaiety and introducing the students to their rich culture and heritage a special assembly was conducted on Baisakhi by Presidians. The assembly began with soulful Shabad followed by traditional folk performances of Punjab. Baisakhi is considered to be a New Year in Punjab. Some students articulated how Baisakhi is popular in Assam as Rongali Bihu, Bhogali Bihu, Baisakh Bihu; and in Kerala, it is known as Vishu. The assembly concluded with some of our boys breaking into Bhangra and girls to the beats of Gidda as their classmates heartily clapped to the beat. The celebration was enjoyed by all and the class offered hearty Baisakhi wishes to the assembly. Hope this harvest season brings never-ending joy and prosperity to everybody.