School Events

Special Assembly on Dussehra - 2020

Dussehra, the festival to conquest victory of good over evil, was celebrated virtually in Podar International School, Ratnagiri on the 24th October, 2020 with a lot of zeal and fervour. A special assembly was organized by the Aqua House students of Grades VI to IX.

The assembly commenced with a prayer followed by a thought. The students highlighted the significance of this festival through PPT depicting the myriad ways of celebration across the country portraying the same essence of conquering the victory of good over evil. The students enthralled the entire viewers with their compiled, synchronized dance video. Later, a ‘Garba’ dance video was played to highlight the spirit of Indian culture in its togetherness.

The story was narrated by one of the teachers to commemorate the event on the practice of offering the ‘Apta leaves’ to the elders as ‘Sona’ as a sign of happiness, respect and prosperity.

The Principal appreciated the effort of the students and emphasized, “This day is considered not only the victory of Ram but also the victory of mankind in this pandemic situation. One must imbibe and practice the values of goodness, truth and honesty that hold great significance for every individual and for the entire humanity.”

In a nutshell, the special assembly was a learning experience for all the students about the rich Indian culture and values.

World Animal Day Celebration - 2020

“Not a single creature on earth has more or less right to be here”

Podar International School, Ratnagiri celebrated World Animal Day virtually on 4th October to create awareness about the protection of animals, to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe and to make the world a better place to live in for all the animals.

The students of Grades I and II participated virtually in the event by preparing Animal Puppet Rings with the help of video which was provided to them earlier. The students were also shown videos related to the needs of animals and five freedoms of animals. The film ‘Delhi Safari’ a joy ride that took students on a fantasy trail gave an important message of protecting animals. The students imbibed in themselves an eco friendly message: “If the forests and the animals don't co-exist with humans, the balance of the ecosystem will be endangered.”

Through this event, the students instilled an urge to create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

It was indeed a wonderful event filled with fun, frolic and creativity.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration - 2020

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

To revere this day, the staff of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri held a small event to commemorate the Mahatma's life and teachings. The event began with garlanding the portrait of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The music teacher sang Gandhiji's favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav Janto' with full exuberance.

Special speeches by the teachers with Gandhian quotes and messages brought the gathering to understand more about this iconic leader.

The event was concluded with the Principal's address. Everyone present were imbued with Gandhiji's values and thoughts.

Hindi Diwas Celebration - 2020

Nutrition Week - 2020

Podar International School Ratnagiri has celebrated "National Nutrition Week" from 1st September to 7th September 2020 for Grade I and II. The main focus of this campaign was to bring awareness about nutritious food and inculcate good eating habits in students. Nutritious food plays very important role in development of physical and mental health and helps to maintain good health. Students have followed dietary chart provided earlier and successfully completed Nutrition Week with their active participation.

Teacher's Day Celebration 'Grade I and II' - 2020

"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." Podar International School, Ratnagiri had celebrated Teacher's Day virtually with kids of Grade I and II.Parents are the First Teacher, so our little hands made flowers and greeting cards for them. Here you can see glimpses of that celebration.

Teacher's Day Celebration - 2020

“Teaching is not a service, profession or a job. It is a pillar of the society.” In order to show the appreciation for teachers, The Students’ Council of Podar International School, #Ratnagiri took up the initiative to hold an online celebration of Teachers Day on 5 September 2020 through Google Meet. The programme began by paying tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – the second President of India who was a great academic philosopher and one of the most well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a teacher. A video was played where the students expressed their gratitude for teachers. The teachers took part enthusiastically in the fun games arranged by the students. The videos of dance performance, written messages and collage card added joy to the celebration. The programme came to an end with the inspirational words by the Principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh.

E-Marathon at PIS Ratnagiri - 2020

“Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend, it’s a lifestyle.” A person stays happier when he/she is fit and healthy. To promote a healthy lifestyle, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had organized a VIRTUAL RUN, E- MARATHON for students, parents and teachers from 31 Aug 2020 to 2 September 2020 amidst the outbreak of COVID- 19. A tremendous response was shown by the participants. The modern technology helped to complete the fitness run with the use of different tracker apps. Through this activity our students have realized the importance of health and fitness which influences positivity and self-confidence, to face and find a way out of any situation.

Independence Day Celebration - 2020

Freedom in our mind,
Faith in the words,
Pride in our souls.
Let’s salute the great men and women who made this possible.

Podar International School, Ratnagiri, celebrated 74th Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervour on 15th August, 2020 at 8 am on the school assembly ground.

The flag hoisting ceremony was telecasted on facebook live. Due to corona virus pandemic restricting the movement, students and parents were asked to view the proceedings live from their home.

To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Principal and the Headmistress PJK, garlanded the portrait of Mahatma Gandhiji and unfurled the tricolor flag and the teachers in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of freedom.

The spirit of freedom and nationalism was well exhibited by the teachers through the flag song “Jhanda uncha rahe hamara”.

The Principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh addressed the assembly and urged the viewers to keep the flag of the nation flying high as the citizens of tomorrow. He also added, “This crisis has put forth new opportunities, possibilities in front of us; and we should take advantage of those opportunities to minimize our weaknesses and come out stronger than others.”

The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the event coordinator.

Indeed, it was a day of elation, a day of love and respect for the country, instilling in the Podarites, the value and reverence for the gift of freedom by the great leaders of the country.

Investiture Ceremony 2020-2021

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

"Leaders are not born but are made by their experiences in life". To inculcate the leadership qualities in the students and to give them a feel of functioning of the administrative body, a school prefectorial board was formed after Virtual Election Campaigning and through online voting.

The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2020-21 was held virtually on the auspicious day of Independence Day with great pomp and dignity through Google meet. The event was presided over by the Principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh.

The event commenced with a melodious and inspiring song which perfectly suited the occasion. The elected leaders were conferred with badges and sashes by their parents. The Oath taking ceremony was led by the Principal and the elected leaders repeated the pledge with great pride and respect. The students’ council took the pledge to hold the school motto of loyalty, truth and honour in high esteem. The school flag and house flags were handed over to the event coordinator and house masters respectively by the Principal. The newly elected Head boy and the Head girl shared their thoughts and gratitude to the teachers and management in their speech.

The Principal inspired and encouraged the elected leaders to be dutiful and responsible in his address to the gathering. He congratulated the leaders and admonished them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. He also exhorted them to uphold the values. He reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers and struggles help one to achieve heights. He advised them to be role models and extended a supporting hand to the students’ council for the smooth running of the school. The vote of thanks was proposed by the event coordinator.The function concluded with the School Song.

It was indeed a successful event which was conducted with the high degree of earnestness and passion.

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