School Events at Ratnagiri

Makar Sankranti Celebration - 2021

"Kites flying high to touch the happiness,
Til mangled with sweet to spread sweetness."

Makar Sankranti a harvest festival celebrated by Indians is dedicated to the Sun God, signals the end of winters and the onset of spring. Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated this festival through a special assembly organized by the students of Ventus House.

The power point presentation highlighted the multiple ways of celebration across India as different states celebrate the festival under different names, with their own unique traditions and festivities. Kite flying is also a major part of Makar Sankranti in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The students emphasized on the precautionary majors to be taken while flying the kites. The Principal stressed upon spreading happiness and positivity through his address.

National Youth Day Celebration - 2021

“Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead. If you lose, you can guide.”

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated National Youth Day on 12th January, 2021 to honour the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's greatest leaders and believers of youth power.

The Principal Mr. Kirtikumar Deshmukh garlanded the portrait of Swami Vivekananda. The song inspiring the youth, inflaming them to contribute best to the nation truly created apt atmosphere. One of the students delivered the famous speech which was given in Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago, 1893, by Swami Vivekananda, focused on channeling the energy of the youth.

The Principal in his address to the audience stressed the importance of following the words of Swami Vivekananda and to inculcate the moral values among the young generation. He further encouraged the youth of the country to become a better person and achieve an honorable life contributing to the development of the country.

Christmas and New Year Celebration - 2020

“Peace on Earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”

It's perfect time to spread happiness and to create memories that will last forever!

Podar International School, #Ratnagiri celebrated the joyous festival of Christmas and arrival of New Year 2021 on Thursday, 31st December 2020 virtually through a special assembly for Grades I and II by Aqua House, for Grades III and IV by Terra House, for Grades V and VI by Ignis House and for Grades VIII, VIII and IX by Ventus House.

The holy season’s prayer was the perfect beginning shadowed with a good thought. The story depicting the Saviour’s birth in Bethlehem induced the hearts of all. The school choir engrossed everyone with melodious Christmas carols. The virtual games added further excitement. The eagerness of children to rock the dance floor was exuberant. New Year’s greetings were exchanged to conclude the assembly with a note of positivity and cheerfulness welcoming 2021!

Guru Nanak Jayanti - 2020

Constitutions day celebration - 2020

"Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence." - B R Ambedkar

To imbibe the significance of constitution amongst the young citizens, Podar International School, #Ratnagiri had celebrated Constitution Day on 26 Nov 2020. The day is celebrated across the country to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1949.

Our students and staff members took part in the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution, reaffirming our commitment to uphold its ideology. Elocution competition and essay writing competition were organized to express the facts about the document that sets out our fundamental rights, directive principles, and duties of citizens and declares India a sovereign, secular, socialist, and democratic republic.

It was an efficacious experience reiterating the values and principles enshrined in the Constitution.

Resumption of school for the students of grade IX - 2020

Diwali Celebration - 2020

“It is time to remove the darkness of ignorance within us and replace it with the light of hope and knowledge instead.”

The festival of lights came alive virtually through special assembly organized by Ignis House at The Podar International School, Ratnagiri on 11 November 2020.

The programme started with prayer followed by the school song, thought of the day and a pledge. The students presented the act to depict the various reasons why is ‘Diwali’ celebrated. A message was spread to celebrate safe, pollution free and eco-friendly Diwali.

The scrumptious forgotten recipes were shared with the help of power point presentation. The social work carried out by different NGOs during Diwali festival was highlighted to imbibe the value of caring and sharing. The beauty of the programme increased with a melodious song. The honourable Principal and the House mistress addressed the meeting wishing happy and prosperous Diwali.

The students enjoyed the unique online celebration of this festive event.

Children's Day Celebration - 2020

“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.” - Jawarlal Nehru

Children’s Day, which is celebrated every 14th November, has always been a special day for children across India. It is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India called lovingly as Chacha Nehru by the children. He was very fond of children and hence his birthday is commemorated as Children’s day in India.

On this special occasion, a virtual celebration was organized by the Podar International School, #Ratnagiri on 10 Nov to make the children feel special. The class teachers took the charge to host online activities for children. The significance of day was presented through power point presentation. A message of appreciation by the honorable Principal was played. He wished them happy and bright future.

A tuneful song by the teachers brought a smile on their faces. They were enthusiastic to showcase their talents in singing, music, acting, dancing and many more. The fun games, riddles, quiz involved them graciously and uplifted their spirit of participation. The programme came to an end with their spectacular dance moves on the nonstop beats. It was a memorable celebration filled with fun, delighting the young minds.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas - 2020

“Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power.”

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel truly worked to achieve it. He was India’s first deputy Prime Minister and is popularly known as the ‘Iron Man of India’ who played a major role in the integration of India.He integrated all princely states into the newly independent India, despite several hurdles.

National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated on 31st October every year since 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

To mark this day, the students of Podar International School, Ratnagiri repeated the pledge for unity after their teachers. They also engaged themselves in Poster making and slogan writing competitions on the theme ‘Rashtriya Ekta’. They wholeheartedly took part in Quiz Competition organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

This day has truly helped to imbibe the strength of unity among students.

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.

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