School Events at Kolhapur

Investiture Ceremony 2022-2023

To inspire is great but to be inspired is an honour.

The Investiture Ceremony for the Academic Year 2022-23 was held in Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur on June 24, 2022.

The Chief Guest, Mst. Sanket Chougale along with the Principal Ms. Shilpa Kapoor graced the occasion with their benign presence. The ceremony started by lighting the lamp and offering prayers to Goddess Saraswati. Flags and badges were handed over to the young leaders along with the distinguishing sashes as a mark of handing over the responsibilities to the new Student Council.

The ceremony was formalized with the Oath Taking ceremony. The Principal administered the oath to the newly elected student council body which they willingly assured with their confident voice. All the members of the Student Council expressed their commitment to work for and with their fellow students to take the school to new heights in academics and other fields. The senior as well as the junior Head Boy and Head girl,expressed their responsibilities towards the school.

The Chief Guest Mst. Sanket Chougale congratulated the student council and advised the young leaders to exhibit utmost sincerity and dedication in performing their duties. The Principal, Ms.Shilpa Kapoor, while addressing the student council said that getting a badge and an office is just the beginning of a journey to give back to the school, by making it a better place to study and also reminded them of their duty to work to pass on the values and ethos of the school to the next generation. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the Sports Vice Captain.

International Yoga Day - 2022

"Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim, the better you practice, the brighter your flame.”

8th International Yoga Day was celebrated in Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur with great zeal and enthusiasm. The day was celebrated in its true essence by performing several asanas under the guidance of Dr. Smita Patil, a professional Yog Sadhak with 22 years vast experience in the field of Yog Sciences. Yoga improves concentration and increases body flexibility. Keeping this as the mantra, Podarites demonstrated several yoga asanas and mesmerized the audience with their ability to balance the body well. To add more charm to the event, the Chief Guest Dr. Smita Patil conducted a sound therapy session using Tibetian Singing Bowls Meditation Therapy which helped the students, teachers and parents to feel rejuvenated. The students, parents and teachers performed various asanas like Tadasna, Vrikshasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Bhadrasana, Vakrasana, prone lying positions and seating positions. Dr. Patil added in her address, the benefits of including Yoga in our daily life and how it will be beneficial to the students to remain focussed on their road to success. The programme concluded with the Yoga mantra praying for everybody’s wellness and good luck.

Benediction Ceremony - 2022

Podar International School and Jr.College, Kolhapur is proud to be a sculptor who takes in every year, a group of untutored minds and sends out a batch of refined individuals each with a unique character and ambition for his/her life ahead.

'Benediction' means the utterance of a blessing, so the day June 6, 2022 was specially marked to bless Grade 10 students who are all set to face the outside world.

The students were extremely delighted to have such a heart touching moment when an enriching and memorable journey of school life seemed to come to an end. Boys were looking handsome and elegant in their suits and girls carried themselves with beauty and grace in their saris.

The programme began with the traditional lamp lighting followed by fun activities. The sound of laughter,cheers and claps made the hall more lively. The song and the foot tapping dance performance by Grade 9 made everyone to strike their palms to appreciate the emotional feelings of students. They enjoyed the cultural events to the core. The most awaited 'Award Ceremony' was the highlight of the celebration. 'Master PISK' and 'Miss PISK' were conferred to Mst. Soham Deshmukh and Miss Sakshi Kamble. Miss Ritika Gupta was awarded as the 'Student of the Year'. Several other awards were also given to students which added more fun to the event.

The eye catching moment of the event was the jar of memories where students witnessed their beautiful journey throughout the years. The students opened up their jar of memories and shared their emotions and gratitude towards the school and teachers.

The entire aura became more sentimental when teachers bade farewell to the dear students and blessed them with their inspiring words and asked them to tread on the path of truth and humanity. The Principal Ms. Shilpa Kapoor, in her address added that leaving a place where one grew, learned, laughed, and cried is difficult, but one shall always be grateful to the institution where the most formative years of their lives are spent. She even told the students to be active in the school Alumni group so that the success of each child can be appreciated. The school offered each student a book 'The Lamp' as a token of love that explores the relationship between wishing, hoping, believing and reality can be a guide for their future. The event concluded by lighting the earthen lamp by each student on the pattern of Goddess Saraswati Yantra as a tradition to light the way for others.

World Environment Day Celebration - 2022

"Breathing is innate, human acts determine the type of air we breathe."

Today on World Environment Day, let us follow the inherent thoughts - arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved.

As part of this ongoing two year programme 'The Magical Elementalists', In phase 1, the school organised various activities such as measuring the quality of air and water, plantation drive, awareness rally and workshop on the occasion of 'World Earth Day' In Phase 2 of the programme, plantation drives, talk were organised on the occasion of World Environment Day. Parents, PTA members, students and teachers enthusiastically participated.

Saplings were planted in the neighbourhood of the school, giving students the opportunity to lead the way and nurture the planet. The students, PTA Members, parents & staff members & took pledged to look after the saplings, as well as plant many more and encourage others to do the same.

A conscious initiative by every human being will contribute immensely for the protection of our environment. Let us stand together to save our planet and save our very own existence on this beautiful planet.

Student Council Election 2022-23

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

With the aim of giving students an opportunity to flourish as effective leaders which will be effective in shaping their career, personality and organizational skills through interactive programmes connecting school and society, the election for the Students Council for the Academic Year 2022-23 was conducted in Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur on April 29, 2022.

Keeping in mind the aim of the Student Council, the students of Grades 3 to 10 casted their votes to choose their representatives for the posts of Sr. Head Boy, Sr. Head Girl, Jr. Head Boy, Jr. Head Girl, Cultural Captain , Cultural Vice Captain, Sports Captain, Sports Vice Captain, House Captains & Vice Captains.

World Earth Day Celebration - 2022

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive!

On the eve of World Earth Day, Podar International School and Jr. College, Kolhapur spread cognizance among the people by organising Special Assembly Celebration, Awareness Rally and Tree Plantation Drive with the objective of promoting clean and green environment.

The children of Grade 8 presented a fascinating Mime Act which aimed at protecting the Earth from pollution and preserving the greenery. The children were informed about the eco-friendly technologies used in school such as solar panels, organic compost, water harvesting etc. Through this, the school also contributes to the betterment of the environment by emphasizing on the use of renewable sources of energy.

The Awareness Rally was led by the students of Grades 8 & 9, whereas the students of Grades 6 & 7 along with parents, planted saplings in the nearby area spreading prudence to preserve the environment.

The staff and Children pledged to protect the environment by emphasizing on the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Podar Palladium - 2022

"The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke."

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur launched a three year Art Programme 'Podar Palladium' through a grand inauguration on the eve of 'World Art Day'. The arena of activities were announced to be conducted in the upcoming three years such as Calligraphy Sessions, Resin Art, Canvas Painting, Sand Art, Glass Painting, Wall Painting, 3D Art, Pottery, Warli Art, Soap Carving etc. The Chief Guest Mr. Baban Mane, in his address, expressed that the Art is an expression of our thoughts, emotions and desires. The students witnessed the fascinating demo sessions of Landscape Painting, Calligraphy and Pottery Art demonstrated respectively by the Chief Guest Mr. Baban Mane & the Guests of Honour Mr. Manipadma Harshwardhan & Mr. Kiran Kumbhar which helped them to learn new techniques and mediums in Art and boost their creativity by listening to artists' experiences.

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebration - 2022

Dr. Ambedkar was a man of many virtues. He was a jurist, economist, politician, and a social reformer. Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was a man of social substance who became India’s first ever independent Law Minister and the Principal Architect of the Indian Constitution. Dr. Ambedkar was against social discrimination, for which he even supported Dalits while supporting equality for women and labourers. To pay tribute to his contributions, Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti through a special assembly to commemorate his teachings and works. Moving further, the students depicted the significance of the day and how Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s teachings can help us in our daily lives through a skit, quiz and presentation. The celebration emphasized on the responsibility to uphold the principles enshrined in our constitution.

Students' Welfare Committee 'Adolescence Education Programme' - 2022

Adolescence is a very special period of a child’s life where an individual assumes a sense of self-identity and is marked by a myriad of emotions including enthusiasm, idealism, self-doubt and anxiety. It is a transitional phase between childhood and adulthood and is characterised by a number of physical, emotional, cognitive, intellectual and attitudinal changes.

Adolescence Education instils 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 economic processes and social change. Based on these principles, Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur aims to provide its Podarites accurate, age appropriate and culturally relevant information; promote healthy attitudes and develop skills to enable them to respond to real-life situations effectively.

The Students’ Welfare Committee of the school organised a session on ‘Adolescence Education Programme’ for the students of Grades 6 to 10. The Resource persons Dr. Kimaya Shah, Dr. Chhaya Purohit, Dr. Sandesh Nimbalkar, Dr. Ruchika Yadav, Dr. Manisha Patil and Dr. Hirugade, during the session, discussed with the students that health is a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity. They were guided how to take wise decisions in tough conditions and to manage oneself in a creative way. This AEP programme was an initiative which helped children to make choices in their personal and social life and learn from their experiences.

First Day of the Academic Year 2022-23

The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice!!

Podar International School & Jr. College, Kolhapur welcomed its Podarites back to school for an exciting and a fruitful Academic Year 2022-23 with open hearts and broad smiles on their faces.

A special assembly was organised by Grade 10 on the occasion of 'World Health Day'. Dr. Sheetal Patil, the first Lady Heart Surgeon in Western Maharashtra was the special guest for the day. An enlightening skit was presented by the students highlighting the importance of healthy food and the ill effects of junk food. Dr. Sheetal Patil in her address, guided the students about the health issues and the ways to improve health.

Back to school was not only a day to mark the beginning of the new Academic year, rather the atmosphere was filled with the chirpy & smiling classrooms, crowded playgrounds magically back to life.

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