School Events at Kolhapur

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.

Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti Celebration - 2022

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur organised a special assembly to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri with patriotic fervour. The assembly emphasized upon their inspiring lives and the sacrifices for the freedom of the country. With the motive to imbibe the true meaning of the day and follow glorious trails of the noble souls towards evolving a peaceful and prosperous country, the students presented a mime act depicting significant moments of Gandhiji's life. The students in their speeches, reminded the importance of kindness, truth, non-violence, resilience, simplicity and peace - all the concepts Mahatma Gandhi emphasized upon. They also added the contribution of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the 2nd Prime Minister of Independent India, who called the people of the nation to support farmers and soldiers through his statement ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ and helped our country to grow towards the path of development and progress. The assembly concluded by chanting Gandhiji's favourite prayer 'Vaishnav Jan To'. Getting inspired with Gandhiji's values and thoughts, all students of the school pledged to become better citizens following Gandhiji's principles.

Navratri Celebration 'Day 1' - 2022

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur organised the first phase of Navratri Celebration wherein students & parents of all Grades 1 and 2 participated with great enthusiasm. The students and parents attired in traditional dresses added glory to the festive mood. Invoking the blessings of divine deity, the programme commenced with the lamp lighting and a melodious prayer presented by the school choir group. Podarites of Grade 8 created a vibrant and exuberant show by performing the dances on the beats of live singing of the school choir. The students and the parents enjoyed the mellifluous music, rhythmic beats and matched the mood of festivity. Their joy knew no bounds as they entered the fun zone, food stalls and stalls of accessories prepared by students such as chocolates, soaps, earthen lamps and lanterns. The parents were honoured with special awards - 'Best Dancer' and 'Best Attire' to appreciate their support and love towards the school. The entire campus was a huge family tapping their feet to match up the festival spirit.

Culminating Event 'The Sci-Hi Museum' - 2022

Archaeology is not the handmaid of history, it is also the conservator of art.

Podar International School and Jr. College, Kolhapur organized the 'Sci-Hi Museum' as the culminating event of the theme 'Footprints in Time- An Archaeological Expedition' with great pomp and show. The school represented various excavated sites, artefacts, civilizations and their ancient history. This exposure helped the students to understand about the ancient history of the world in depth.

The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Amarja Nimbalkar, the President of the Heritage Committee, Kolhapur along with the school Principal Ms. Shilpa Kapoor. The school was turned into an ancient cave inside which grade 1 and 2 were indulged in excavation in various time periods. Moving Grade 3 onwards, students depicted the history of different countries and showcased the artefacts of the country. Each classroom was filled with creativity taking individuals back to the ancient era. The programme became more evident when students and visitors witnessed the different culture, cuisine and monuments at each corridor. It was a beautiful spectrum of brown and black shades giving the true sense of the ancient world. Each country had created a perfect aura of the theme by picking up the relevant things from the history. It not only gave an exposure to students' creativity but also helped them to dig deep in the vast ocean of knowledge about the world and early human lives.

The event was a grand success and children enjoyed learning by doing in its true essence.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration - 2022

Vinayaka Chathurthi, also referred to as Ganesh Chaturthi, is dedicated to the Lord of New beginnings, Lord Ganesha.

Like every year, this year too, Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur welcomed Lord Ganesha with utmost fervour. The students exhibited their creativity by participating in the Ganesha idol making competition. They mesmerized everyone when their little hands mixed and moulded the clay to make a unique Ganeshas of their imagination. Ganesha is the protector and the destroyer of obstacles which was clearly evident in the colourful Ganeshas made by the Podarites. Not only the students but also the parents participated in the Ganesha Idol Making workshop and showcased their artistic skills through marvellous Ganesha idols made by them.

With good thoughts and an aura of positivity in the campus, Lord Ganesha was welcomed with great enthusiasm, music and dance. The school echoed with chantings of "Ganpati Bappa Morya" throughout its procession, installation and morning and afternoon prayers, in school giving it a perfect start for the celebration.

National Sports Day Celebration - 2022

To commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, National Sports Day was celebrated by Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur with great zeal and enthusiasm. A rally was organised to spread awareness on the importance of sports and physical activities in every individual’s life. The Podarites participated enthusiastically both in the Bicycle Rally organised by DSO, Kolhapur and Sports Rally organised by the school. The former National Players of the school were felicitated on the occasion. The rally commenced from Bhavani Mandap by offering garland to the photo of Major Dhyan Chand at the hands of the Principal followed by handing over the Torch to the National Player of the school Ms. Nihira Yadav. The Principal, Ms. Shilpa Kapoor, in her address, laid emphasis on true sportsmanship and added that holistic development of a student is possible only when he/she is physically and mentally fit. The rally focussed upon encouraging the people to make sports an integral part of their lives emphasizing being fit and healthy. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.

Janmashtami Celebration - 2022

Shree Krishna Janmohotsav was celebrated by Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur with great solemnity. This celebration brought devotion, recreation, entertainment and fun all together. The commemoration began with a special assembly depicting the true Krishna-Sudama relationship. The idol of Lord Krishna was entirely embellished with flowers and lamps.

To throw more light on the day, a plethora of events were conducted for Grades 1 to 10.

The day was graceful with the students of grades 1 and 2 walking into the campus as little Krishna and Radha and participated actively in the Fancy Dress Competition. Students of Grade 6 exhibited their creativity by decorating the earthen pots with colours and sequins and the students from grades 7 to 9 marvelled at Madhubani Painting Competition on the theme of Radha Krishna.

'Dahi Handi' was the main highlight of this event. Students from each house participated with great enthusiasm and radiance. All these competitions filled the environment with spiritual positivity signifying unity and faith.

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