EARTHQUAKE MOCK DRILL

25.04.16.

An earthquake mock drill was conducted at DPS R.K.Puram, Delhi on 25th April’2016 at 11:02 A.M. It was organised in the school premises involving 3525 students with the help of 181 teachers, 30 staff members and 15 security guards under the guidance of the school Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The drill was carried out in a systematic manner. With the ringing of the first bell (11:02 A.M.) , the students dropped down to their knees on the floor in order to maintain their balance ( Drop ), under a sturdy table ( Cover ). In the next step they held on to the table to protect their head and neck until the earth stopped shaking (Again bell was rung ). On the ringing of the second bell, they evacuated to their designated open assembly point as per the colour coded evacuation plan. After the exercise, they went back to their classes as per the announcement.

The guidelines provided by the DOE were strictly followed. Some areas of improvement have been identified after the debriefing session which would be considered for the next mock drill.

Overall it was a well executed drill coordinated by Disaster Management coordinator , Ms. Rupa Das along with all the team Incharges and their members and all other staff members of the school.



EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2016

The Earth Day celebrations were held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on the 22nd of April 2016 to create awareness about the need for a green and clean environment. The students and teachers of the school marked the occasion by dressing in green.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The guests were welcomed with a song by the Indian Vocal choir of the school. The chief guests for the event were Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R. K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Dr. B. C. Sabata, Department of Environment, Government of India. Present at the event were the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar and the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh. The event coordinators,Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Head of Department of Biology and Mrs. Rupa Das, Head of the Geography Department were also there. The Principal, Ms.Sehgal addressed the audience and spoke on the need for individual action to curb pollution. Dr. Sabata emphasized on the need to preserve the earth for the good of humanity.

Students of Classes VI-VIII put up exhibitions on topics like ‘From Garbage to Gold’, ‘Bio-pesticides’, ‘Composting’ and ‘Reusing Waste’. An exhibition of plants and trees found in and around Delhi was put up by the students of Class IX, while Class X students participated in Slogan Writing and Poster Making competitions on topics such as ‘I am Eco-friendly because’, ’Save Earth- Our Home’ ‘Global Warming is real’ and ‘Protect Ozone layer’. SMS Writing on ‘Save Earth initiatives’, Logo Designing on ‘Protect Environment’ and a Photography competition on ‘Nature at its best’ were held for students of Classes XI-XII. The students also keenly participated in the T-Shirt Painting competition.

The school choir performed a self-composition ‘A Gem in the Milky Way’, which was followed by a speech and a dance on the theme, ‘Elements of Nature’. The students of Hope Hall Foundation School, R. K. Puram expressed their views on environment conservation through a musical performance. Following this was a presentation of the year’s activities by the Environment and the Geography Clubs of DPS R. K. Puram. A thought provoking street play on pollution and its repercussions was enacted by the Theatre Club. The chief guest, Mr. Grover, addressed the audience and highlighted the issue of over-population as the biggest hurdle facing the country.

Certificates were awarded to the Environment Club enthusiasts for their achievements in the past academic year. A pledge led by Mr. Grover was taken by the staff members and students of the school to do their own bit in protecting, preserving and conserving the environment. Ms. Anita Singh delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.

Sapling plantation was done in the school. A demonstration on the production of clean energy was conducted by the Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA).

The event was a huge success and the efforts of the Biology and Geography Departments were lauded. The students learnt the importance of mother Earth and the need to preserve it.



Every Ending has a New Begining… Dr.D.R.Saini



Thank You and Good bye … Dr. D. R. Saini



YOGA SESSION FOR HOSTELLERS

A special 1 hour yoga session was conducted for the hostellers in the AVH on 17th Dec, 2015 at 5.30 pm by the Yoga Teacher Ms. Vishu Gupta. The programme started with an address by Dr. Saini in which he emphasized the importance of yoga for a healthy body and a calm mind.

The Yoga session started with a video on introduction to yoga. The students did several asanas and pranayama practices. Students were taught tratak for improving concentration and neck and shoulder exercises for improving flexibility. The Session ended with yogic relaxation and meditation. Handouts were distributed to the students to help them in their yoga practice later.

The response from the students was extremely positive. They felt relaxed and energized and enthusiastically posed several questions.

Not only was Dr. Saini present in the entire session, but he also whole-heartedly performed all the asanas and practices.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS VIII – SECTIONS G-K

The scholar badge ceremony for class VIII, sections G-K, was held on 18 February 2016 for the academic year 2014-2015. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. Alok Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Planning Commission, Government of India.The Guest of Honour was Mr.Rohit Bansal, co-founder of SnapDeal. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini along with the Vice Principals, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms.Padma Srinivasan and the Headmistress, Mrs.Anita Singh.

The school orchestra welcomed the guests with a beautiful performance. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini felicitated the guests with a token of appreciation. In the cultural programme, a beautiful tableaux demonstrated the need for education and eradication of poverty. A graceful dance was performed by the students.The chief guest, Mr. Alok Kumar and Mr.Rohit Bansal, both alumni of the school, shared fond memories of the time they spent here.

The award ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Ashima Aggarwal, the Representative of class VIII. The Chief Guest, Mr. Alok Kumar, the Guest of Honour, Mr.Rohit Bansal, the Prinicipal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the students with awards for their academic, sports and co-curricular achievements.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal proposed the vote of thanks and congratulated the students on their achievements. The event ended with the national anthem.

Part I

Part II



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY OF CLASS IX- SECTIONS H-M

The scholar badge ceremony of class IX – Sections H-M for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 18th February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest was Professor B.P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Mukesh Singh, IPS, Deputy Inspector General at the National Investigation Agency. A special guest Dr.P.N.Dogra, Head of the Department of Urology at AIIMS also graced the occasion.

The school orchestra welcomed the guests with a beautiful performance. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini felicitated the chief guest with a token of appreciation. The annual progress report of the school, showing the various achievements of the school was presented in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal fondly recalled the days when Mr. Mukesh Singh was a student residing in the school hostel. He exhorted the students to work with complete dedication.

The cultural programme was based on the quote, ‘The only thing you have to fear is fear itself’ by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It comprised a song and a mesmerizing dance performance which spread the message that a tiny speck of light can go on to illuminate the world.

The Guest of Honour, Mr. Mukesh Singh addressed the gathering and shared his experiences in the school hostel. He also expressed his gratitude to the Principal, for inculcating in him a sense of discipline. In his address, the Chief Guest, Professor B.P. Khandelwal applauded the performers and emphasized on the need to be sensitive towards others and to strive for perfection.

The award ceremony began with the Armaan Dogra Memorial Best All- Rounder Award which was given to Shreya Goel of IX-L. The ceremony was conducted by Ms. Taruna Didi, the Representative of class IX. The Chief Guest, Professor B.P. Khandelwal, the guests, Mr. Mukesh Singh and Dr. Dogra, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the students.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal proposed the vote of thanks and congratulated the students. She stressed on the need for parents to instill confidence in their children. She urged students not to be afraid to tread the unbeaten path. The programme ended with the national anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS 8 (A-F)

The Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class 8, sections A to F, was held on 17th March 2016. Students were awarded certificates on the basis of their outstanding academic, sports and co-curricular achievements.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof. Malay Neerav, Joint Dean, Students’ Welfare and Media Coordinator, Delhi University. The special guest for the day was Ms. Saumya Gupta, IAS, Managing Director and CEO of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Dev. Corp. She is also a proud alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; along with the Vice Principals, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests. The cultural programme started with the melodious sounds of the school choir. The next event was the tableaux, which emphasized on the need for education to eradicate social evils such as child labour, gender discrimination and child marriage. The cultural event ended with a beautiful dance performance by the students.

In her address to the students, Ms. Saumya Gupta exhorted them to do their best in whatever they do. The Chief Guest, Prof. Malay Neerav expressed the view that there was tremendous potential in the present generation. He urged parents and teachers to help students realize their true potential and allow them the freedom to make their own decisions in life.

Ms. Ritu Kumar, representative of class VIII, hosted the award ceremony along with the Principal,Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the chief guest, Prof. Malay Neerav; and Ms. Saumya Gupta, the special guest of the occasion.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The programme ended with the national anthem.

(A-F Part I)

(A-F Part II)



VISIT OF FOREIGN DIGNITARIES FROM KYRGYZSTAN

DPS R.K.Puram had the privilege of hosting Mrs.Roza Otunbayeva, Former President of Kyrgyzstan and Founder of the Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative International Foundation, Ms.Samarguil Adamkulova, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic and Ms.Asel Akmatkalyi, Attache, Embassy of the Kyrgyzstan at DPS R.K.Puram on 11th February 2016.

The guests were welcomed by a beautiful rendition of the school orchestra. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the guests and extended a warm welcome to them. The school performance report which reflects the numerous achievements of the students, was presented to the guests in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The students presented a cultural programme in honour of the guests. The guests interacted with the students. The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks and the programme ended with the national anthem.

The visit will go a long way in strengthening cordial ties between the two countries and furthering educational opportunities at the school level between both the nations.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY OF CLASS IX – SECTIONS A-G

The scholar badge ceremony of class IX – Sections A-G for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 11th February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest was Mr. Kunal Bahl, the Co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Jai A.Dehadrai, the Managing Partner of Dehadrai & Co.

The school orchestra welcomed the guests with a beautiful performance. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini felicitated the chief guest with a token of appreciation. The annual progress report of the school, showing the various achievements of the school was presented in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal addressed the gathering; he spoke fondly of the chief guest and the guest of honour, who also happened to be alumni of the school. Referring to them as examples, he highlighted how the baton of excellence has passed on from generation to generation in the school.

The theme of the Scholar Badge Ceremony for class IX was, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’ by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cultural programme comprised a song and a mesmerizing dance performance which spread the message that a tiny speck of light can go on to illuminate the world.

The Guest of Honour, Mr. Jai A.Dehadrai addressed the gathering and spoke about the responsibility that comes with being the best. He also expressed his gratitude to all the teachers for helping him every step of the way. In his address, the Chief Guest, Mr. Kunal Bahl applauded the performers and emphasized that failure is not to be feared as it is inevitable; however it is important not to let failure define one’s life. He also spoke about the need to follow one’s heart and to work hard for the goals one has set.

The award ceremony was conducted by Ms. Sunita Johar, the Representative of class IX. The Chief Guest, Mr Kunal Bahl, The Guest of Honour, Mr. Jai Dehadrai, the Prinicipal,Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal decorated the students. 113 students received blue badges, 4 received second green badges, 10 got Blazers, 17 were awarded the first green badge and 25 students were decorated for excelling in co-curricular activities.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks and congratulated the students. She related the story of a king who would give the prisoners an option to take the rope or to walk out of a door which looked menacing. All the prisoners chose the rope not realizing that the beyond the door was freedom and beauty. With this example, she urged students not to be afraid to tread the unbeaten path. The programme ended with the national anthem.

(Part-I)

(Part-II)



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY OF CLASS X- SECTIONS A-G

The scholar badge ceremony of class X- Sections A-G for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 10th February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest was Mr. Karnal Singh, the Director Enforcement, Delhi.

The guests were welcomed by the musical confluence of the various instruments of the school orchestra, which set the mood for the ceremony. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini felicitated the chief guest with a token of appreciation. The annual progress report of the school, which reflected the numerous achievements of the students, was presented to those in attendance in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal addressed the gathering and spoke about the various achievements of the chief guest. He also highlighted the need for parents to connect with and support their children.

An inspiring cultural programme on the theme –‘Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night’, encouraged the audience to rise above their adversities. The dialogues, which were relayed in both Hindi and English, were set in poetic verse and left everyone spellbound.

In his address, the chief guest Mr. Karnal Singh expressed hope in the ability of the youth to achieve great heights , he also spoke about the profound messages hidden in simple stories like that of the Rabbit and the Tortoise. He urged the parents to spend time with their children and allow them to pursue their calling. He also congratulated the students on their multifarious achievements.

The Class Representative, Ms. Anjana Virmani conducted the ceremony. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, the Chief Guest, Mr. Karnal Singh and the Vice Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal decorated the awardees. There were 110 Second Blue Badges, 24 First Blue Badges, 2 Blue Blazers, 13 Second Green Badges, 10 First Green Badges and 25 Red Badges.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks and congratulated the meritorious students. She urged the students to never give up. According to her, the end is really not the end as much as a beginning of something new. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS XI SECTIONS A, B, C, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections A, B, C, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T) for the academic year 2014-2015 on 9 February 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited occasion of the year as students are acknowledged for their performance in the previous academic year.

The Chief Guest for the event was Professor B. P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee. Mr. Umesh Chander Datta, Deputy Inspector General of Police, CBI was the Guest of Honour. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta , Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan along with the Class Representatives.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour by the Principal. A harmonious performance was presented by the school orchestra. A video showcasing DPS R.K. Puram’s achievements in the year 2014-15 was presented.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the august gathering by delivering a motivational speech and focusing on “Faith in the Almighty”. The NTSE scholars who qualified Stage I were called upon the stage and congratulated for their dedication and hard work along with Ms. Sohini Chakravarty, Incharge of NTSE.

The students of class XI pledged to bring about a change and promised a better future. A phenomenal shloka recitation followed, depicting sacred Sanskrit teachings. Students expressed their thoughts on the importance of education and other school activities. A scintillating dance performance was presented by the Dance club members. An inspirational short film that touched the hearts of the audience, on the theme “we can tackle any problem; all we need is to have belief in ourselves” was shown.

The Chief Guest, Prof B. P. Khandelwal addressed the gathering and shared his views on learning as a lifelong process. The Guest of Honour, Mr. Umesh Chander Datta congratulated all the Scholar Badge achievers and shared his views on the pros and cons of technology.

The Class Representative, Ms. Alinda Holla, conducted the much-awaited awards distribution ceremony. On this auspicious occasion, approximately 320 students received awards for their excellence in the fields of academics, sports and extra-curriculars. The Pranthik Roy Memorial Gold Medal was awarded to Shagun Goel of Class XI-H for being the most outstanding student of Class X.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI – SECTIONS D- L AND V, W, X

The scholar badge ceremony for class XI, sections D – L and V, W, X, was held on 9 February 2016. The Chief Guest for the occasion Prof. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chairman of O.P. Jindal Global University; and Mr. Amit Jain, President of UBER India and an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram, graced the occasion with their presence. Among those present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta, Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan; and the class 11th representatives, Ms. Abha Chona, Ms. Sangita Mishra, Mr. Mukesh Nagpal and Ms. Alinda Holla.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal thanked the teachers, parents and the students for their efforts. He also invited all the eleven NTSE scholars who qualified among sixty four participants from all over Delhi. The cultural programme started with the school choir. Students took a pledge to work hard and strive for the best. The students recited many Sanskrit shlokhas. They shared their vision with the audience. This was followed by the captivating Kathak Dance performances.

In his address to the students, the chief guest Prof. Raj Kumar said with great pride, “The hope that students reflected here, is the future.” Ms. Abha Chona, representative of class 11, conducted the award ceremony with the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Chief Guest, Prof. C. Rajkumar; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta felicitating the award winners.

The programme ended with the Krantik Roy Memorial Award which is given to a student is was an all-rounder in sports, academics and co-curricular activities in class 10th. The winner of this prestigious award was Shagun Goel. Ms. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal delivered the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VII ( SECTIONS G-K)

The Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections G to K for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 8th February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The guests and other dignitaries were welcomed in the Audio Visual Hall, the venue of the ceremony, with an Indian Orchestra set in Raag Hamsadhwani. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Mr. Rajiv Yadav, Secretary, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and Dr. Renu Nayar; and Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh.

The achievements of the school were presented to the guests and the audience in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, warmly welcomed the guests and spoke to the students about the importance of hard work and perseverance.

A splendid cultural show was presented by the students of Class VII on the theme “Karm Aiv Jayate”. The programme was bilingual, in Hindi and English. The students presented an insight into the life of Emperor Ashoka and highlighted the teachings of Lord Krishna from the Holy Gita to emphasise on the maxim “Hard work is the key to success”.

In his address, the chief guest, Mr. Rajiv Yadav enlightened the students further on the theme of the ceremony, ‘Hard Work is the key to success’. Quoting the Gita, he urged the students to maintain a balance in life.

The Class Representative, Mrs.Mini Rathore, conducted the much-awaited awards distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Principal and the Headmistress awarded certificates to 155 meritorious students.

The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks and motivated the students to achieve greater heights. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



SANSKRIT DEBATE AND POSTER- MAKING COMPETITIONS

Stuti Banga and Stuti Raizada of class X J bagged the First Prize in the lnter school Sanskrit Debate and Poster- making competitions respectively. These competitions were the part of the Sanskrit Utsav held at D.P.S R.K.Puram on 22nd Dec 2015.

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THE INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2016



ENVIRONMENT QUIZ ON PETROLEUM CONSERVATION
“Conserve fuel to save health and environment”

Environment Quiz - Winners
Environment Quiz - Winners

Pollution remains a major problem and poses continuing risks to health. The problems are undoubtedly greatest in the developing world, where traditional sources of pollution such as industrial emissions, poor sanitation, inadequate waste management, contaminated water supplies and exposures to indoor air pollution from biomass fuels, fossil fuels  affect large numbers of people.

Fossil fuels — coal, petroleum, and natural gas —our main sources of energy, produce the vast majority of fuel, electricity, and heat used by people across the globe. Unfortunately fossil fuels are also the primary culprit.

The aim of the quiz was to create awareness towards environment conservation by conserving fuel so that the students take  proactive and preventive measures to curb pollution.

The Quiz comprised of selected questions from the topics like Global Warming, energy sources, energy conservation, Fuel conservation techniques, effects of air pollution and environmental facts based on flora and fauna of India.

The Online Quiz was open to all the students of Classes VI to XI. They could access bit.ly/dpsenvquiz by using their school id between 8 pm to 9pm on February 1, 2016.

The qualifying marks for the quiz were 40%. The marks scored and correct answers were also mailed to the students. The names of the 18 students scoring 75% and above are given below:

Sno Rank Name Class Section Scores Email/UserName
1 1 Shubham Seth 10 M 59 r18491shubham@dpsrkp.net
2 2 Saicharan Ritwik Chinni 8 H 58 v06963saicharan@dpsrkp.net
3 3 Gunjan Anand 9 H 55 e08839gunjan@dpsrkp.net
4 4 Vinayak 11 O 54 r17904vinayak@dpsrkp.net
5 5 Siddhant Parekh 8 E 53 e09172siddhant@dpsrkp.net
6 5 Tez Padhee 11 M 53 r19326tez@dpsrkp.net
7 5 Malvika Yadav 11 S 53 e08355malvika@dpsrkp.net
8 6 Maanya Sareen 6 B 52 e09622maanya@dpsrkp.net
9 7 Shreeya Singhal 9 K 51 v06599shreeya@dpsrkp.net
10 7 Pranjal Mittal 11 M 51 e08444pranjal@dpsrkp.net
11 7 Rupali Saini 11 P 51 r19361rupali@dpsrkp.net
12 8 Aman Raj 6 B 50 v08914aman@dpsrkp.net
13 8 Prashita Biswas 9 M 50 e08879prashita@dpsrkp.net
14 8 Jasrine Kaur Dham 11 W 50 e08443jasrine@dpsrkp.net
15 9 Anshika Kakkar 6 F 49 e09663anshika@dpsrkp.net
16 9 Arpit Das 8 J 49 r17969arpit@dpsrkp.net
17 9 Debmeet Banerjee 10 I 49 r18484debmeet@dpsrkp.net
18 9 Madhav Rastogi 11 C 49 r19521madhav@dpsrkp.net

The students were very enthusiastic about the quiz and appreciated a lot. They look forward to participate in more environment quizzes.The Coordinators of the Quiz were Mr Mukesh Kumar, Head, Computer Sciences and Ms Niva Chhonkar, Environment Club Incharge.



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections A to F

The Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – sections A to F for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 3 February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The guests and other dignitaries were welcomed in the Audio Visual Hall, the venue of the ceremony, with an Indian Orchestra set in Raag Hamsadhwani. The Chief Guest was Mr. Basavaraj Swamy, Registrar, National University of Educational Planning and Administration and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Vineet Gupta, Founder and Pro Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University.

The school performance report was presented to the guests and the audience in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, warmly welcomed the guests and spoke highly of Mr. Basavaraj Swamy, the Chief Guest, and Mr. Vineet Gupta, the Guest of Honour who is also an alumnus of DPS R K Puram.

A splendid cultural show was presented by the students of Class VII on the theme “Karm Aiv Jayate”. The programme was bilingual, in Hindi and English. The students presented an insight into the life of Emperor Ashoka and highlighted the teachings of Lord Krishna from the Holy Gita to emphasise on the maxim “Hard work is the key to success”.

The Guest of Honour addressed the gathering of the students and encouraged them to participate in multifarious activities in addition to academics. He brought to light that professions are becoming inter-disciplinary these days and so,a good knowledge in all fields is important.

The Chief Guest, in his speech, motivated the students to work hard, develop capability and courage and manufacture opportunities rather than wait for opportunities to knock at the door. He appreciated the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and mentioned that he was touched by his warmth and hospitality.

The much awaited Award Presentation Ceremony began with Mrs. Dimple Menon, Rep Class VII, announcing the awards for 221 meritorious students. The Chief Guest, Mr. Basavaraj Swamy; the Guest of Honour, Mr. Vineet Gupta; Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh decorated the students.

The Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh, proposed a vote of thanks to the dignitaries present. She congratulated the parents of the achievers and the Scholar Badge awardees and motivated them to attain greater heights.

Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections A to F (Part I)

Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections A to F (Part II)

Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections A to F (Part III)



INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS
“DIE KOTOBA POTPOURRI” – The Language Medley

‘Die Kotoba Potpourri’, the Inter-School Foreign Language Fest was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 2nd February, 2016 to inculcate the love for foreign languages in students.Students of Classes VI to X, from 16 schools across the city, participated in the various competitive events held in the French, German and Japanese languages.

The fest was presided over by Ms. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French Language, French Embassy; Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto, Director General at Japan Foundation, New Delhi; and Mr. Carl Jochen Dill, Head of Educational Studies at Goethe Institut. The panel of judges for the French events included Dr. Swati Dasgupta and Ms. Babusha Verma, professors at Delhi University; and Ms. Shilpa Gupta and Ms. Pooja Arora, assistant professors at OP Jindal University and Amity University respectively. The German judges were Manisha Buttan, Assistant Professor at Amity University, Noida; and Hema Gupta, Shivani Gupta and Aarti Chauhan from Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan. Mr. Yasujiro Takei and Ms. Chisato Murakami, Japanese Language Advisors at Japan Foundation; and Dr. Nabin Panda, Associate professor and Ms. Anushree, Assistant professor at Delhi University’s Department of Asian Studies, were the judges for the Japanese events. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal Ms. Vanita Sehgal – who was also the event in-charge. The event coordinators were Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar, Ms. Surbhi Gaur and Ms. Payal Arora.

The fest comprised six events, two for each language. In French, a proverb-inspired skit competition, and a TV show enactment were held. Students of German were required to enact a didactic fable, and to recite renowned poems of the language. ‘’Ad Zap’’ and a moral story telling competition were held in Japanese.

The “Skit” was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while DPS Vasant Kunj came second, and DPS Noida third. DPS R. K. Puram won the first prize in “TV Show”, followed by Bal Bharti School, GRHM and DPS Indirapuram in the second and third places respectively. “Enact A Fable” was bagged by DPS R. K. Puram, the second position by DPS Rohini while the third prize went to Springdales School. DPS R. K. Puram secured the first position in “Poetry Recitation”, DPS Rohini came second while GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj third. “Ad Zap” was won by DPS Greater Noida, followed by DPS R. K. Puram and DPS Sushant Lok in second and third position respectively. DPS Maruti Kunj came first in “Story Telling” while DPS R. K. Puram came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj third. The overall French winner was DPS R.K. Puram, which was the host school and therefore the trophy was passed on to DPS Noida; the German winner too was DPS R.K. Puram, and the trophy was passed on to DPS Rohini; and Japanese winner was DPS Maruti Kunj.

The Valedictory function commenced with scenes from a famous skit of Moliere’s ‘L’Avare’ by the students of Lycée Français de Delhi. Students of our school enthralled the audience with soulful renditions of a German song. The Principal, Dr. Saini, felicitated the guests; following which a report of the day’s events was read. The Principal addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of unity of the world’s cultures. This was followed by a Japanese song. The first position holders of each event gave encores of their winning acts on stage to thunderous rounds of applause. Dancers of our school went on to mesmerize everyone with their performance of a French dance. Ms. Caroline Schmitt congratulated the participants on their enthusiasm and creativity, and stressed on the value of a foreign language as an asset in the globalised world. Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto spoke of overcoming pressures while performing and of the hope of seeing more students visiting Japan. Mr. Carl Jochen Dill quoted Charlemagne, “To know two languages is to possess a second soul,” and elaborated on how languages help to expand our intellectual horizon. The French Club’s magazine ‘Le Crayon d’or was launched by our esteemed guests, who went on to award prizes to the winners of the various events.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. It was an enriching experience for everybody present, and the students left with a spirit of accomplishment and a reinvigorated passion for the language of their choice.

INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS

INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS AWARD CEREMONY



Scholar Badge Ceremony 2015-2016 Class X Sections G to M

The Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class X – Sections G to M for the academic year 2014-2015 was held on 1 February 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest was Prof.Ved Prakash, Chairman University Grants Commission and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Yuji Nishikawa, India Liaison Representative, Japan Science and Technology Agency.

The school performance report was presented to the guests and the audience in the form of a Power Point Presentation. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, warmly welcomed the guests and fondly recalled his visit to Japan. He spoke highly of Prof.Ved Prakash, the Chief Guest and Mr. Yuji Nishikawa, the Guest of Honour. In his address, Mr. Yuji Nishikawa invited the students to visit Japan to witness the advancements in the social and technological fronts.

A spectacular cultural show was presented by the students of Class X on the theme “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”. The tableaus, in both Hindi and English, with the song and dance sequences were beautifully choreographed and presented which touched the audience with their insightful interpretation of the theme.

The Chief Guest, Professor Ved Prakash addressed the gathering and spoke on how important it is for the students to imbibe good values in life and how one can become an intelligent and inspired human being. He also spoke about the book ‘Emperor’s Writings: Memories of Akbar the Great’ by Dirk Collier and said that all school libraries should stock the book and students should be encouraged to read it.

In the much awaited Award Presentation Ceremony conducted by Mrs. Kavita Saxena, Representative of Class X, a total of 179 students were decorated. 130 Second Blue Badges, 17 First Blue Badges, 2 Blazers, 10 Second Green Badges, 9 First Green Badges and 11 Red Badges and Certificates for Meritorious Achievements were given away by the Chief Guest, Prof.Ved Prakash, the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the Vice Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

Ms. Vanita Seghal, Vice Principal, proposed a vote of thanks to the dignitaries present. She congratulated the parents of the achievers and the Scholar Badge awardees and motivated them to attain greater heights.

Scholar Badge Ceremony- Class X Sections G to M Opening Ceremony

Scholar Badge Ceremony- Class X Sections G to M Award Ceremony (Part-I)

Scholar Badge Ceremony- Class X Sections G to M Award Ceremony (Part-II)



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