School Events at Kolhapur

3D Designing and Printing Competition - 2023

Technology doesn't determine what we can do, it merely creates a platform for imagination.

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur was glad to host the '3D Designing and Printing Competition 2022-23' on Saturday, February 25, 2023 with a motive of providing a platform for young Podarites to display their creativity and become promising designers of future India! Young 3D Designers of PIS, Kolhapur, PIS, Sangli and PIS, Ichalkaranji showcased their skills through art & creativity, communication skill, time management, computer skills and ability to work as a team. The competition was conducted in four groups namely 3D Toy Arena, 3D Automotive Modelling, 3D Architectural Models and 3D Modern Farms respectively for Grades V to VIII. Mst. Varad Vibhute & Ms. Rajnandini Gavali from Grade V & Mst. Purushottam Tengshe & Ms. Prutha Ghosalkar from Grade VIII brought laurels to the school by bagging the first position in their respective groups. Adding colourful feathers in the cap, Mst. Darsheel Kayande & Ms. Sharyu Patil from Grade VI & Mst. Atharva Joshi & Mst. Rajveer Medhe from Grade VII secured the second position.

The winners and the participants were felicitated in the Valedictory Ceremony with mementos and certificates. It was a day aimed to stimulate curiosity, creativity, imagination, computational thinking, adaptive learning etc.

11th Annual Day 'Coming Alive' 2022-2023

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur celebrated its 11th Annual Day 'Coming Alive' - a saga of varied dance forms and cultures around the globe. The programme commenced by kindling the auspicious lamp at the hands of Guest of Honour and Principal. The Guest of Honour Mr. Vilas.V. Karjini, the Executive Director of KIT College, Kolhapur, in his address, mentioned that no matter how diverse we are, we all belong to one human race. He also shared the key of a successful life which will surely help students to focus on their goal. The event was followed by the cultural programme. The students enthusiastically participated and showcased their talent. The students presented a splendid show displaying the famous dance forms of the various countries. They tapped to the tune of Michael Jackson, Rasputin and also presented Hat Dance, African Dance, Salsa, Tap Dance ,Tarantella, Ghoomar and many more. The cultural programme made us all realize that even though the traditions and cultures are different at each corner of the globe, we are still united with humanity and brotherhood.

The event also heard the Annual School report presented by the young leaders of the Student Council. The report was clear evidence of how the school is reaching beyond the textbooks to shape the future of its students. The event concluded with the culminating dance spreading the message of 'Vasudeva Kutumbakam'.

11th Annual Day Celebration 'Krishna Kathayein' 2022-2023

Annual Day is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when students present not only their wonderful performances but also receive honours for their curricular and co-curricular achievements. The Primary Annual Day 2022-23 was woven around the theme ‘KRISHNA KATHAYEIN’ followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Lt. Col.M.C.Muthanna, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the Annual Day 'KRISHNA KATHAYEIN'. Dr. I.C. Sheikh, the Principal of District Institute of Education & Training (DIET), Kolhapur was the Guest of Honour for the day. The function was presided over by Col. Shirish Kulkarni, the General Manager of Kolhapur Hub, Mr. Gajanan Shinde, the Principal of College of Education, Panhala and the Principals of Podar International Schools, Kolhapur Hub as the Special Guests for the evening.

The function commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony followed by a melodious prayer by the school choir. A rhythmic tabla performance and a stupendous jugalbandi marked the grand opening ceremony of the Annual Day 2022-23.

The Annual Prize Distribution function was a moment of pride and honour for all the winners and achievers of the school. The Homi Bhabha Balvaidyanik Exam Achievers as well as the Sports Champions at CBSE & National levels were awarded for their hard work and excellence. The Principal Ms. Shilpa Kapoor, in her address, extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries and shared the awards conferred on the Podar Group of Schools. The Jr. Head Boy and Jr. Head Girl of the school presented the Annual Report. The Sports Captain and the Vice sports captain threw light on the young sports champions of the school who brought laurels at State, National & CBSE levels. The Cultural and the Vice Cultural Captain acquainted the audience with the events and celebrations of the Academic Year 2022-23.

The dignitaries also enlightened the students on how to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead and also encouraged them to participate in such events that will help to build their personality. The evening witnessed a mesmerizing show depicting the life stories of Lord Krishna.The main attraction of the event was the dance drama set up by the primary students in perfect coordination with the school choir team. The primary students danced on the melodious singing of the school choir group. The drama showcased all the prime scenes of Lord Krishna’s life which included Krishna's Birth, Kaliya Mardan, Rasleela, Playtime with friends, Makhan Chori, Govardhan Leela etc. Students dressed up and performed as Krishna, Radha, Kansa and many more characters of the skit. The drama concluded with a message of triumph of good over evil. The closing ceremony was marked by praising and worshiping the supreme God Lord Krishna.

Podar Inspiring Excellence Olympiad 2022-23

Education is not just about learning facts, but more so about learning how to think. It is learning to make good choices. It is learning to act with purpose.

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur received an overwhelming response for the first phase of 'Podar Inspiring Excellence Olympiad 2022-23' organised on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

The olympiad was conducted with the aim of providing an opportunity to the Pre School children to display their talent & explore new arenas. Total 141 students from all over Kolhapur city appeared for the olympiad. The welcome at the gate with chocolate & biscuits distribution at the hands of Abidoo and Jumbo spread beautiful smiles on the innocent faces of the children. The entire campus of the school reverberated with chirping of children as it filled the entire atmosphere with joy and excitement.

Podar Volunteer Program - 2022

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

Podar Volunteer Program is an event that is observed at our School with a lot of enthusiasm, reflecting the spirit of empathy and generosity of the students, teachers and parents alike. This gives us an opportunity to reach out to less privileged people with our acts and words of kindness.

As part of the celebration of Podar Volunteer Program, the school donated a few essential utilities which included rice, pulses, clothes, stationery, toys and many such things, to the needy people in the city.

The preparation for the event started a few weeks prior to the day. Even a food drive was conducted at three prime locations around the city. Teachers, students and parents came together for this noble deed realizing that love and care are the only essence of a human life. Teachers motivated their students to donate essentials for the needy people. Students learnt the value of giving and truly celebrated the joy of sharing.

"There are a lot of things in the world that can make us smile but nothing beats the invaluable joy of making someone happy."

11th Annual Sports Day 'Lakshya' - Reviving Conventional Games 2022-2023

If there is one aspect of life which teaches us the most valuable lessons about perseverance, patience in fact what constitutes a perfect character, it is sports.

With immense pride and gaiety, Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur celebrated its 11th Annual Sports Meet 'Lakshya' Reviving Conventional Games, on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Police Ground, Kolhapur. The day witnessed a plethora of events which included vibrant displays, yoga, physical fitness activities and track events.The most anticipated event of the year commenced with the arrival of the highly distinguished Chief Guest, 'Maharashtra Kesari' - Shri Pruthviraj Patil who is also an International Wrestler and Shri Sonba Gogane, an International Wrestler as the Guest of Honour. The school was elated to have Brigadier Dr. Bhalchandra B. Patil, Col. Shirish Kulkarni, the General Manager of Kolhapur Hub, Mr. Bipin Mahajan, the Senior HR Manager & Mr. Raj Hulamani, Principal of Podar International School, Belgavi as the special guests for the day.

Highlighting the theme, students displayed breathtaking displays of Shiv Kalin Yuddha Kala performing aerial yoga. Students of Grade VI displayed the asanas of the Surya Namaskar spreading the importance of Yoga and its role in remaining healthy. Young Podarites also highlighted India's forgotten of conventional games like kho- kho, chess, wrestling, marbles, hop scotch and many more.

Students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm which was evident not only during the drills but also during all the track events such as Relay, 50mtrs to 400mtrs, fun games for Primary etc.

After the track events, it was the time to appreciate the students for their determination and the willingness to win. The award for The Best Drill was bagged by Shivkalin Yuddh Kala, the award for The Best Troop was bagged by the Aqua House. Mst. Hassnain Ansari won the award for Best Athlete - Boy and Ms. Nandini Vasker won the award for Best Athlete -Girl. As the scoreboard displayed, Terra House was awarded the Best House in Sports for the year 2022-23.

The day culminated with the PODAR formation by the four houses and the entire school team.

The event turned out to be wonderful with proper planning, timely execution, teamwork and collaboration of the entire Podar team.

Children's Day Celebration - 2022

Every child is a different kind of flower and they are beautiful in their own way.

On this wonderful day, Podar International School And Jr. College, Kolhapur assured to make the ambitious Podarites feel special. The school observed the day as ’Bagless Day’ ensuring their memory bag to be filled with love, care and laughter. To make the day more fun filled, the teachers organized the spectacular special assembly which included an array of programmes. The students were more joyous to see the talents of their loving teachers. The assembly began with the auspicious lamp lighting followed with a medley of songs sung by the melodious teachers. The programme aroused the curiosity and enthusiasm in the children when their favorite cartoon characters walked on the stage. Teachers presented an informative skit on the famous Walt Disney and his most loved creations- Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie. The air was filled with thunderous applause of claps. The power packed dance performance by the teachers added glamour to the event. All the students cheered and clapped with the song and the appreciation for all the teachers kept pouring throughout the event. Besides, these teachers gave a creative and personalized bookmark to each student which they can utilize in their life.

Students were also engaged in handkerchief painting activity along with a detective movie screening. Face Painting, Tattoo Making, designing their palms with henna and food stalls were the other major attractions of the day. Children enjoyed the school with unlimited fun, games and frolic. It was, no doubt, a day to remember as one of the memorable days of school life.

Live Programme on '95 Radio City FM' on the Occasion of Children's Day

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden. Many can only dream of hearing their voice for a minute or so on the radio. However, our Podarites of Grade IV got an opportunity to have their melodious voices heard by thousands on a live radio broadcast of '95 FM Radio City' which added a silver lining to the celebration of Children's Day. It was a unique and fun filled experience as they performed live on the show and interacted with officials of 95 Radio City FM.

Deepotsav - 2022

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to heart.

Diwali is the festival of lights, colour and happiness which symbolizes hope, unity and victory. It’s a season to rejoice and spread love to the world.

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur organized 'DEEPOTSAV', a musical concert of all the most loved devotional songs. The school choir led the event by singing the prayer during lamp lighting. The young Podarites synchronized rhythmically with their voice and tune. Following them, various classes presented the devotional songs with full feel and in one tune. Everybody dressed up in the traditional attire which added more glam to the event. It was a perfect event which soothed the audience's mind and body. The ambiance was well created with beautiful and colourful rangoli designs created by the parents in a specially organised 'Rangoli Competition'. The winners of the competition were felicitated in the event.

May the divine light of Diwali shine with peace, prosperity, happiness and good health in your life. Happy Diwali!!!

Student Welfare Committee Sessions - 2022

The Student Welfare Committee of Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur organised sessions on the topics 'Physical & Psychological Changes During Adolescence' and 'Good Touch & Bad Touch' for boys and girls separately. The session aimed to empower Podarites to acquire knowledge of their needs and concerns related to the period of adolescence and develop life skills that enable them to practice informed and responsible behaviours. The Resource persons Dr. Bharati Abhyankar, Gynaecologist & Ms. Megha Patil, Asst. Police Inspector, Shahupuri Police Station, Kolhapur emphasized upon independence of thought and action, sensitivity to others’ well-being and feelings, learning to respond to new situations in a flexible and creative manner, predisposition towards participation in democratic processes, and the ability to work towards and contribute to social change.

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