DPS R.K.PURAM GOES GREEN ON THE OCCASION OF EARTH DAY

The students and staff of the school started Earth Day celebration by dressing in Green. This helped in realizing the significance of the day and our contribution towards ‘Saving our planet Earth’. The topic of the day’s morning assembly was, ‘Lend a hand to save the land’. Children depicted environment friendly habits like ‘Say no to polybags’, ‘Save energy’, ‘Save water and other natural resources’ through a skit and a video presentation .Earth Day Pledge was taken by the students and the parents. ‘Panchtatva’, the environment club of DPS R.K.Puram released special badges and certificates, which will be awarded to the students who take initiative towards environment conservation and for their distinguished service towards green, clean and sustainable practices in the school.

The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini highlighted the role of students in saving the natural resources and guided them to develop ‘green habits’, starting from school, like switching off lights when leaving the class room, using the school bus instead of personal car, saving paper etc

Various competitions were organized for different classes like model making on alternative sources of energy, poster making on ‘Save our earth’, Photography Competition on flora & fauna around us, Slogan writing on ‘I am eco friendly because…’,Logo designing and SMS Writing. The selected entries of these competitions were displayed in the senior Biology Lab. Ms Dimple Menon and Ms Neelam Ajwani guided the students in making the models. The creativity of the students was visible in the models which included use of water as energy source, green spaces, from garbage to gold.

Sapling Plantation was organized outside the school. Saplings of Aurocaria and Bougainvillea were planted by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Head Mistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh along with Mr.S. K. Arora, Head of the Biology Department. The Principal, lauded the efforts of the Biology Department. Ms Kusum Yadav made the arrangements and encouraged the students for plantation drive.

Later seven students of DPS R.K.Puram (Yash Chhabra, Kusumita Chhabra and Akankhya Panigrahi of Class XI, Prithvi Rana, Angelina Dash, Kaushitaki Sharma and Shefali Mehra of Class IX along with Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge of Environment Club attended an Earth Day Program on ‘Environment and Youth’ at the American Centre. The programme included a presentation and an interactive session and was sponsored by The Centre for Environment Education and Earth Day Networks.

Earth Day was celebrated by The Department of Environment, at the Delhi Secretariat where Mr. Asif Ahmad Khan, the Minister of Environment graced the occasion and addressed the students. A poster making competition on the theme ‘Conservation of Water’ was conducted. A street play was enacted by students to raise concern about the deteriorating resources of water, air, forests. The students were encouraged to adopt a tree and take care for it. Our school was represented by Anshuman, Udbav Seth,Rohan Dhar of Class X and Shrijita Anand and Jasmine of Class IX. Ms Reema Khosla accompanied them.
The Environment Club of Modern School, Barakhamba Road organised a Digital Poster Making Competition on the occasion of Earth Day in which Ishany of VIII J won the First Prize.



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DIGEX PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – 2015

DIGEX, the Photography Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised the “Digex Photography Festival” on 18th April 2015 in partnership with Canon. DIGEX, short for “Digital Excellence” was formed in 2009, and consists of more than 35 photography enthusiasts from classes 6th-12th. The club is majorly student run under the guidance of Ms. Sarika Kaushal and members of the faculty.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr Andrew Koh, Senior Director for Canon India Team. The guests of honour included Ms. Sandhya Chauhan, Regional Business Head at Canon India and Mr. Shivam Avasthi, Regional Business Manager at Canon India. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Mr. Mukesh Kumar; the teacher in-charge for DIGEX, Ms. Sarika Kaushal and all the teachers of the Computer Science Department were also present.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. A short video clip on the work done by members of DIGEX was screened.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. He talked about the importance of teamwork and the spirit of participation. The Chief Guest, Mr. Andrew Koh expressed his views on the emerging art of photography saying, “Photography is the new form of creative arts, a new way of expression and a new hobby for students”.

The program consisted of four competitive events, the “Junior Photorun”, “Senior Surprise Event”, “Senior Story Board Event” and “Movie Making”. The Canon Team also hosted a workshop for students and teachers. The judges for these events were Mr. Vikalp Sharma, Mr. Gaurav Mishra and Mr. Nitish Pandey – representatives of the Canon India Team. Other highlights of the event included the Print and Click Activities.
In the results tally, the Senior Surprise Event was won by Kulachi Hansraj Model School, while Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura came second and Step by Step School and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar had a tie for the third position. The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg won the first prize in the Senior Story Board Competition, followed by Tagore International School, Paschimi Marg,Vasant Vihar and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar in second and third place respectively. The Junior Photorun was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, the second position was bagged by The Shri Ram School, Moulsari and Delhi Public School, R.K Puram while the third prize went to Amity International School, Sector 46,Gurgaon. Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vasant Vihar along with DPS R K Puram secured the first position in the Movie Making Event, followed by Tagore International School, East of Kailash and Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj in second and third position respectively.

The event concluded with a mime act performed by the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. This was followed by a short video depicting the events of the day and a token of appreciation was given to the representatives of Canon Team India. Mr. Mukesh Kumar (HOD Computer Science), Mrs. Sangeeta Rana, Mrs. Shalini Harisukh, Mrs. Ashima Nagpal, Mr. Mukesh Nagpal, Mr. Mohitendra Dey, Mr. Ajit Kumar, Mr. Shekhar, Mr. Anup, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Joseph and Mr. Shankar were present for the Award Distribution.The ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Sarika Kaushal.

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VISIT OF 3 US UNIVERSITIES – CASE WESTERN RESERVE, UNIV. OF ROCHESTER AND BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Representatives of Case Western Reserve, Univ. of Rochester and Brandeis University visited DPS R K Puram on Thursday, 9th April, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The group first met with the Principal, Dr. D R Saini and the Education Counsellor Ms. Mamta Sharma and discussed the admission criteria of their respective universities, as well as the various courses offered at their institutions, the application procedure and the special characteristics of each institution.

This was followed by an interactive presentation in the AVH for Class 12 students.

A great deal of interest was shown by the students, who asked several questions on the courses taught, SAT scores, the selection process, the possibility of dual majors etc.

It was a very informative session and greatly appreciated by the guests as well as the staff and students present.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY, CLASS IX (SECTIONS G-M)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for Class IX, Sections H-L was held on 20th February 2015. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Injeti Srinivas, Chairman of the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to the audience.

In the cultural programme, the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their graceful dance performance. The Indian Music Choir presented a medley in different regional languages. This was followed by a dance- drama by the students of class IX depicting the rich culture of India. The students of the Dance Society performed different classical and folk dances of India.

The Chief Guest, Mr.Injeti Srinivas in his address to the students, stressed on the importance of values and of individuals. He said, “Individuals matter.build institutions, don’t try to be larger than life.” He also spoke about the importance of sports, not only in the life of an individual but also for the country as a whole. According to him, “Sports is among the most important things in life, it teaches us team spirit, discipline, gives us an undying will to exceed, and a wealth of attributes.”

The Class Representative, Ms. Vinita Gupta, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Injeti Srinivas; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS IX (SECTIONS A-F)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for class IX, Sections A-F was held on 17 February 2015. It is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for excellence in the field of academics as well as extracurricular activities.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Nata Menabde, the WHO Representative to India. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal ; and the teacher in charges, Ms. Taruna Didi, Ms. Usha Diptivilasa and Ms. Anjana Virmani.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown to the audience. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to the audience.

In the cultural programme, the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their scintillating dance performance. The Western Music Choir performed a melodious rendition of an acapella song. This was followed by a dance- drama by the students of class IX depicting the various cultural aspects of India. The students of the Dance Society showcased the different forms of classical and folk dances in India through their mesmerizing performance.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Nata Menabde, while addressing the gathering, expressed her views on children’s health and the importance of ‘World Health Day’. According to her, health is an important matter of concern especially for the youth who are the future of the country. She also talked about the role of WHO in the eradication of diseases.

The Class Representative, Ms. Taruna Didi, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr. Nata Menabde; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks.The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.


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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VIII (SECTIONS G-L)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VIII, sections G- L was held on 17 February 2015. It is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for excellence in the field of academics as well as extracurricular activities.

The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Amarjeet Sinha, Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal ; and the teacher incharges, Ms. Sunita Johar and Ms. Ritu Kumar.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown to the audience. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. In the cultural programme, the students of Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance showcasing the life of Ashoka. The students of class VIII expressed their views on the role of love and peace and depicted it through a scintillating dance-drama. The students talked about the principles of liberty and freedom in French. The Western Music Choir performed a melodious rendition of the song ‘Wake Up’.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Mr. Amarjeet Sinha, expressed his views on success and the importance of team effort.
The Class Representative, Ms. Ritu Kumar, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Amarjeet Sinha; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

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VISITS OF DEANS AND DIRECTORS OF 14 US UNIVERSITIES

DPS R.K. Puram was visited by the Deans and Directors of Admissions of 14 US universities on Monday, 9th February, 2015. This visit, which was primarily to meet the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, and the Education Counsellor, Ms. Mamta Sharma, was organized by Ms. Brandy Fransen, the Director of Operations, the LINDEN group.

The delegates arrived at 11.30 am, and after introducing themselves, gave a brief on their respective institutions. The universities that were represented were : Arizona State University, Hampshire West Virginia University, Loyola Marymount University, John Carrol University, Hampshire College, Embry – Riddle, Foothill and De Anza College, University of Piltsburg, University of San Francisco, University of Missouri – Kansas City, SUNY Buffalo, Richmond
University in London and New Jersey’s Science & Technology University.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, also presented the school’s achievements with the delegation, and the education system it pursued, along with its track record in academics and international admissions it had secured across the world. Ms. Sharma also briefly spoke about the admissions procedure and the unmatched results it had secured in international placements.

The information that was shared was both informative and constructive, and valued by all those present at the meeting.



VISIT OF 15 US UNIVERSITIES REPRESENTATIVES

Representatives of 15 US universities visited DPS R K Puram on Monday, 2nd February, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.   Their mission was to share details of their respective institutions with the students of Class 11, and also discuss the unique features, admission criteria and requirements of each university, the group was led by       Mr. Ganesh Kohli, Director and Founder of KIC Univ. Assist, who also spoke about the diverse educational pathways available to the students today, alongwith the choices which lay ahead of them.

The delegation comprised of the following universities and colleges:-

Coastal Carolina University, Columbia College Chicago, Elon University, Kettering University, Michigan State University, Ohio University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Michigan-Flint, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa.

It was indeed and enriching experience for all those present. The students also directly interacted with the admissions representatives and clarified their doubts. The session was very informative, and enabled the students to understand the options available to them after completing Class 12.



CLASS XII FAREWELL 2015

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VIII (SECTIONS A- F)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VIII, sections A- F was held on 3 February 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school’s Audio Visual Hall. It is a much awaited event where students are felicitated for academic as well as extra-curricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Chetan Prakash Jain, Member, Staff Selection Commission, Government of India. Also present was Mr.Kashi Nath Ram, Deputy Director of the Staff Selection Commission. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh welcomed all the guests.
The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office followed by a presentation by the Indian Orchestra group. The children of Class VIII welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students in academic and extracurricular activities on a national and international platform.

The cultural programme commenced with a performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, dancing to “Ashoka Samrat”, which showcased the life of Ashoka and emphasized the importance of harmony in the world. The students of class VIII expressed their views about the turmoil of war. This was followed by a dance presentation on the problems faced by the people of the world and the urgent requirement for peace.

The Indian and Western Vocal Music choir sang songs in Hindi and English. Another student spoke in French, highlighting the importance of liberty and freedom for peace to reign in the world.

The chief guest, Mr Chetan Prakash Jain, expressed his views about the importance of hard work and dedication to achieve success.

The Class Representative, Ms. Ritu Kumar, conducted the Awards Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Chetan Prakash Jain; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. Addressing the students, she stressed on the importance of finding happiness and peace of mind in their lives. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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‘BHAKTI DHARA’- INTERSCHOOL HINDI COMPETITION

The Hindi Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised an inter-school competition ‘Bhakti Dhara’ on 30th January, 2015. The chief guest for the occasion was Ms. Chitra Mudgal, a renowned author and proponent of Hindi literature. The judges’ panel included Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, a well known author; Mr. Deen Dayal, an Assistant Professor at Delhi University; Dr. Avinash Jha, the Editor of Dainik Jagran; Dr. Rajiv Tyagi, the Senior Vice Principal of Mount Carmel School and Mr. Prem Pal, a Hindi lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also present were Dr. D. R. Saini, the Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram; Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal, the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra; Ms. Fatma Kirmani, the coordinator of the event and all the teachers of the Hindi department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal felicitated the chief guest and judges with mementos. This was followed by a prayer, ‘Rama Stuti’. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and welcomed all guests and participating schools. He stressed the need to introduce Hindi at senior secondary level in the school. Such programs are good medium to promote Hindi. The event was split into two categories. In first category, ‘Manas Ke Rang.’, teams from various competing schools performed scenes from the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ by Tulsidas. In the afternoon session in Udh Jayega Hans Akela’, sabad of Guru Nanak ji and poetry of St Kabir, Bulleh Shah and Amir Khusro were sang as duet.

The chief guest, Ms. Chitra Mudgal spoke on the importance of embracing our cultural heritage and the important role of the Hindi language in doing so. The judges, Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, Mr. Deen Dayal, Dr. Avinash Jha, Dr. Rajiv Tyagi and Mr. Prem Pal spoke on how works like the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ contribute to the inculcation of good values in all individuals.

The valedictory commenced with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram being declared as the winners of ‘Manas ke Rang’. However, being the host school, the award was passed on to Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, with second and third positions going to Delhi Public School, Dwarka and St. George’s School, Alaknanda respectively. The first position for ‘Udh Jayega Hans Akela’ also went to Disha Khurana and Daksha Kothiyal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram and was passed on to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Dwarka and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road won second and third positions respectively. The overall winners were declared to be Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in the first position, which then gave its trophy to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Mathura Road came second, while Delhi Public School, Dwarka stood third. Best actor awards were given also by judges. Marsha Ali got the best actor award for the role Shurpnakha and special prizes to Geetansh Sahni and ,Arnav Singh of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. The participants from DPS Rohini, Ambience Public School, Safdarjung Enclave; St. George’s School, Alaknanda and Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj also received special prize.

Ms. Fatma Kirmani delivered the vote of thanks. The event concluded with the National Anthem.

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS VII (G-K)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VII for sections G-K, was held on 29 January 2015.The ceremony is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for academic as well as extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Patrick Suckling. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

Students waving Indian flags greeted the Chief Guest as he arrived. The ceremony began with the Indian Orchestra of the school performing ‘Raag Bahaar’. The children of Class VII welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students on the national as well as international platforms. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest.

The cultural programme commenced with the Western Choir performing ‘Earth Song’. This was followed by a play titled “Virtue and Wise” which depicted the plight of a student torn between right and wrong. An inspiring play – it showed that good must win over evil and hard work is the only key to success. The next act was a street play performed in Hindi, promoting, once again ‘Swachh Bharat’. The play ended with the slogan “Swachh Bharat, Safal Bharat”. The street play incorporated a dance on “Swachh Bharat ka Iraada”.

Yoga was performed by the students of class VII, bringing to light the benefits of yoga in the revitalisation of thought, mind and soul. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra performed a lively dance.

H.E. Patrick Suckling addressed the audience and spoke about Indo-Australian relations. He complimented the students and teachers.

The Class Representative, Mrs.Dimple Menon, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest, H.E. Patrick Suckling, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks and the ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VII (SECTIONS A-F)

The Scholar Badge Ceremony for class VII, sections A-F was held on 28 January 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is a much awaited event by parents, students and teachers as students receive acknowledgement for academic as well as extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Tajender Singh Luthra (IPS), the Joint Commissioner of Police – South Western Range; and an established Chartered accountant. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

Students waving Indian flags stood to greet the Chief Guest as he arrived. The ceremony began with the sounds of instruments in perfect harmony ringing through the air, performed by the Indian Orchestra of the school. The children of Class VII then addressed the crowd and welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students on a national as well as international platform. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest.

The cultural programme commenced with a performance by the Indian Classical Music Choir singing “Swachh Bharat”. This was followed by a play which depicted the plight of a student torn between right and wrong; the inner struggle of doing hard work versus all fun and games. An inspiring play- it showed that good must win over evil and hard work is the only key to success. The next act was a street play performed in Hindi promoting, once again, ‘Swachh Bharat’ and cleanliness for a developing nation focusing on cleanliness being the road to a better country and community; the play ended with the slogan “Swachh Bharat, Safal Bharat”. The street play incorporated a dance on “Swachh Bharat ka Khela”.

Yoga was performed by the students of class VII, bringing to light the benefits of yoga in the revitalisation of thought, mind and soul. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra performed a lively dance.

Mr. Tajender Singh Luthra, expressed his delight at being invited to attend the ceremony and praised the parents for the hard work they put in for their children. He concluded an inspiring speech of hard work and dedication by stating “Having an attitude of gratitude and being humble is the key to success”.

The Class Representative, Mrs. Mini Rathore, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr Tajender Singh Luthra, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS 10 (SECTIONS H-M)

The Class X Scholar Badge Ceremony for sections H to M was held on January 22, 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school calendar as parents, teachers and students look forward to the day when the meritorious are honoured on stage. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

As the Chief Guest arrived, scores of students waved Indian flags, cheered him and welcomed him to the function. The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office. This was accompanied by a sweet rendition of a Hindi devotional song by the students. In the Audio-Visual Hall, the Indian Instrumental Choir of the school set the programme in motion with an invocation orchestra set in ‘Raag Hansdhwani’. The chief guest was felicitated by the Principal with a token of appreciation. A short movie highlighting the achievements of the school and its students was shown to the audience leaving them awe-struck. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the parents.

The cultural events took wings with a dance-drama performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra on the song ‘Mujhe Pankh Dedo’ by the renowned singer Shubha Mudgal. A short play comprising powerful speeches of eminent people like Mary Kom, Abdul Kalam, acid attack victim-Laxmi, Nobel laureate Yousafzai Malala and our very own Prime-Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the highlight of the day. It portrayed that no matter how humble a beginning one has had, it’s important to dream big and accomplish your dreams with great determination. The skit incorporated a western song-‘Youth for Change’ and a dance on empowerment of women.

Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, in his speech, expressed delight at coming as a guest to this great institution and praised the school and its teachers for moulding the students in a way that they could dream and accomplish their dreams. He said he was absolutely mesmerized by the performance of the immensely talented students of DPS R.K. Puram. There was resounding applause in the auditorium when he instituted an award for the ‘Most Disciplined Class’ that excelled in academics as well as in co-curricular activities. The Principal thanked him for this initiative and expressed that it would go a long way in motivating the students.

The Class Rep, Mrs. Anjana Virmani, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony which was being eagerly looked forward to by the audience. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha; Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS 10 (SECTIONS A-G)

The class X Scholar Badge Ceremony for sections A to G was held on January 19, 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school calendar as parents, teachers and students look forward to the day when the meritorious are honoured on stage. The Chief Guest for the day was Prof. S.K. Sopory, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prof. Bhattacharjee, an alumunus of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram of the 1990 batch and an IIT-ian, was a special invitee. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Vice-Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office. This was accompanied by a sweet rendition of a Hindi devotional song by the students. In the Audio-Visual Hall, the Indian Instrumental Choir of the school set the programme in motion with an invocation orchestra set in ‘Raag Jog’. The chief guest was felicitated by the Principal with a token of appreciation. A short movie highlighting the achievements of the school and its students was shown to the audience leaving them awe-struck. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the special invitee to the ceremony.

The cultural programmes began with a dance-drama presented by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra which depicted the sorry plight of the aged in old age homes and the arousal of conscience in their children who finally take away their parents from these homes and shower their love and affection on them. A short play comprising powerful speeches of eminent people like Mary Kom, Abdul Kalam, acid attack victim-Laxmi, Nobel laureate Yousafzai Malala and our very own Prime-Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the show stealer. It portrayed that no matter how humble a beginning one has had, it’s important to dream big and accomplish your dreams with great determination. The skit incorporated a western song-‘Youth for Change’ and a dance on women’s empowerment.

Prof. Bhattacharjee, in his speech, expressed delight at coming back to his alma mater after almost 25 years of graduating and encouraged the students to realize their dreams. Prof. Sopory was highly appreciative of the immense talent the students of DPS R.K. Puram possessed and gave credit to the school which he said was one of the leading schools in the country. He cited the example of the Hollywood actor, Sylvester Stallone, who fulfilled his dream of becoming an actor inspite of his paralytic medical condition.

The Class Rep, Mrs. Kavita Saxena, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony which was being eagerly looked forward to by the audience. The Chief Guest, Prof. Sopory, Prof. Bhattacharjee, Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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ALUMNI MEET 2014



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections D, E, F, M, N, O, P, Q, R, V, W, X) on 24th December 2014. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event as students receive acknowledgement for their academic and extra-curricular excellence.

The Chief Guest for the event was Professor B. P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and the DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest. A mesmerising composition of the ‘Raag Jog‘ was performed by the school orchestra . The Principal addressed the audience and welcomed the Chief Guest and parents of the awardees. A brief video highlighting Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s achievements in academics, extra-curriculars and sports was screened. A melodious rendition of the song ‘Mumkin Hai’ was delivered by the school choir. A scintillating dance performance celebrating the might of Lord Shiva by the Dance Club Members followed. A short inspirational movie clip was shown, emphasising the role of an individual in making the world a better place. Students of Class XI expressed their profound thoughts on the importance of education. Students of D.P.S. Shiksha Kendra showcased Meera Bai’s devotion for Lord Krishna through a vibrant dance performance.

The Chief Guest addressed the students and shared his views on the importance of expressing one’s individuality.

The representative of class XI, Ms. Alinda Holla conducted the much awaited award distribution with Professor B. P. Khandelwal, Dr. D.R Saini and Ms. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. The Pranthik Roy Memorial Gold Medal was awarded to Abhishek Anand of Class XI-H for being the most outstanding student of Class X by Mr. Palash Roy Chowdhury. Meritorious students were awarded blue ties, blue badges and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and dance.

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

SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (Part-1)
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (Part-2)



INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014

The Inter DPS Indian Classical Orchestra Festival 2014 was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 23rd December 2014. 15 schools from across Delhi and the NCR participated in the competition. This new initiative of the DPS Society offers talented students an opportunity to showcase their musical skills.

The chief guest for the occasion was the Chairman of DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu . Various dignitaries present comprised Mrs. Renu Mital, the Director of the DPS Society; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Professor B.P.Khandelwal, Member DPS Society and Managing Committee, DPS R.K.Puram; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Mr.Ashok Chandra, former Chairman, DPS Society and the Principals of various DPS schools. The guests were welcomed by the Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal and the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari, a Sitar maestro of the Senia tradition; Ustad Manju Khan , a famous Tabla player of the Ajrara Gharana and Shri Mahesh Prabhakar, a famous film score director and show industry veteran of 35 years, were the judges of the competition. The various teachers of the music and dance departments were also present.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the judges. Mrs. Renu Mital unveiled the rolling trophy and welcomed all the participating schools. A short video clip on various Indian Classical Music maestros was screened. The musical performances by all the participating schools in the various timeless traditions of Indian Classical ‘Ragas’ and ‘Taals’ left the audience enthralled and asking for more. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by the music teachers of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram with Mr. Kuldeep Mishra on the tabla and Mr. Saleem Kumar on the sitar. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari Ji shared his views on all the presentations and emphasized the importance of music in our everyday lives.

The highly anticipated valedictory followed with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram winning the first prize, while the second and third positions were bagged by Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School, Noida respectively. Several scintillating group and solo performances by various schools on themes ranging from ‘Peace’ to ‘Childhood’ left the audience spellbound. The winning acts from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram; Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School Noida were presented once more to thunderous applause.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014 (Part-I)
INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014 (Part-II)



MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014

“Matsoc”, the Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Mathematics Symposium on 20th December 2014. 44 schools from across the country participated in the various competitive events organised by the society.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Atul Nischal, Managing Director of Elipsis Consulting Pvt. Ltd. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Dr.(Mrs.) Sushma Suneja Head of the Mathematics department, Mr. Anil Kathuria, teacher In-charge of the Mathematics laboratory and all the teachers of the Mathematics department were present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing ballet and beatbox performance. They explained the connection of Mathematics with dance and music. This was followed by a presentation on prime numbers.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Atul Nischal addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of mathematics and problem solving in everyday life. ‘Mathyard’, the new edition of the school Maths magazine was released. The Presidents of the Matsoc welcomed all the participants and highlighted the achievements of the students in various inter school competitions.

The program consisted of five competitive events including Problem solving, a Maths quiz, a Model making competition and a Surprise event. The quiz and the surprise event consisted of a preliminary and a final round. In the Model making event, students had to assemble a mathematical model on the spot. The judges for this event were Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi and Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor in Dept. of Education, University of Delhi. Other highlights of the event were the exhibition of Mathematical models and presentations by the host school and showcase of the movie ‘The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan’.

Dr.Amitabha Tripathi, Professor in Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi, graced the occasion with a guest lecture. He enlightened everyone with an incredible insight into prime numbers.

In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram but it being the host school, the prize was passed on to Delhi Public School , Dwarka. The overall first Runner up was Delhi Public school, Rohini and the second runner up Delhi Public School, Noida.

This event served as an effective forum for all math enthusiasts to share their interests and was an enriching experience for one and all.

RESULTS OF THE MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014

Overall Winner: D.P.S.R.K. Puram (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Overall Winner: D.P.S. Dwarka

Overall 1st Runner up: D.P.S. Rohini

Overall 2nd Runner up: D.P.S.Noida

 

Problem Solving

Winner: DPS Dwarka

1st Runner up: Vivekanand School

2nd Runner up: Modern DPS

 

Crossword

Winner: DPS Noida

1st Runner up: DPS Rohini

2nd Runner up: DPS Dwarka

 

Surprise Event

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Rohini

1st Runner up: DPS Faridabad

2nd Runner up: DPS Gurgaon

 

Model Making

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Ranipur

1st Runner up: DPS Noida

2nd Runner up: DPS International Saket

Consolation: Gyan Bharti Saket

 

Quiz

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Dwarka

1st Runner up: DPS Mathura Road

2nd Runner up: DPS Faridabad



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