INTER-DPS WESTERN VOCAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2014



BUSINESS STUDIES PROJECT EXHIBITION 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram’s Business Studies Society held the annual Business Studies Project exhibition on the 17th of December 2014. The event displayed projects, charts and models made by students of class XI on various topics like ‘Advertising’, ‘Import and Export’ and ‘Visit to Industrial Unit’, conducted to showcase the creativity of the school’s budding entrepreneurs.

The Chief Guest was Dr. P. C. Jain, the Principal of the Shri Ram College of Commerce (Retired), and the guest of honor was Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, Director at Abhay Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. and Ravi Ranjan and Co. Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer with C.B.S.E. and Dr. Vikas Mehra, Area Convener and Professor of General Management and Marketing at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, also graced the occasion.  Dr. D. R. Saini, The Principal; Ms. Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal and Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, Head of Department, Business Studies were also present.

The program commenced with the facilitation of the guests followed by a melodious Saraswati Aradhana by the school choir and a video clip showcasing the achievements of the Business Mélange. Students gave presentations on topics such as ‘Case Study on Coca Cola’s Advertisement Campaign over the Years’ and ‘Industrial Visit to Shoe Lace Manufacturing Unit.’ This was followed a skit on ‘Principles of Business’ by the school’s theatre club, and a mellifluous beat boxing performance.

The Principal; Dr. D. R. Saini spoke about the necessity of healthy competition, Dr. P. C. Jain and Mr. Sandeep Sethi, highlighted the importance of project work and how it gives students practical knowledge and hands-on experience. Ms. Bhuvana Ravi encouraged students to add economic sense to everything they do. Dr. Mehra exhorted the students to follow their passions, as it is the key to success.

The exhibition was a day of great learning and an enriching experience.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY (CLASS XII – SECTIONS N-X)

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony for class XII (Sections N-X) on the 18th of December 2014. This is the most coveted event in the school’s calendar, with the objective of acknowledging talent and promoting excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra, the Vice Chairman of the DPS Society. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the chief guest. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by the school orchestra. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta welcomed all the guests and congratulated the Scholar Badge awardees and their proud parents. A video clip on the school’s achievements in the past year was screened. The school choir delivered a melodious rendition of the song ‘New Song for Peace’. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance titled ‘Shiv Aaradhna’. A short film on achieving one’s dreams through hard work was also shown. Students of class XII shared their views on how Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram has provided them with endless opportunities to succeed in life. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra presented a dance performance, celebrating the vibrancy of Rajasthan. The Chief Guest, Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra addressed the gathering and spoke about the sanctity of the institution and how Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram constantly inspires its students to achieve their dreams.

The representative of class XII, Mr Sachinder Sharma conducted the much awaited award distribution with Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra, Dr. D.R Saini and Ms. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The Deepanvita Basiya Memorial Award was presented to the toppers of class XI, the section toppers of class XI were awarded the Ishwar Chandra Memorial Award and the Unnati Iyyer Memorial Award was given to the CBSE Commerce toppers.

The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



INTER-SCHOOL FRENCH COMPETITION

Le Crayon D’Or, the French Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ on 17th December 2014. The aim of the event was to celebrate the French language and culture, which has become an integral part of the lives of many enthusiastic students. 21 schools from Delhi-NCR participated in the various competitive events organized by the club.

The programme consisted of three competitive events- ‘L’Art Dramatique’, the Skit Competition; ‘Les Voix De La Poésie’, the Poetry Recitation Competition and ‘Raconte-Moi Une Histoire’, the Story Writing Competition. In the Skit Competition, the participants were required to present a 5 minute long skit on various proverbs such as ‘Il ne faut jamais dire jamais’ (Never Say Never) and ‘Tout est bien qui finit bien’ (All’s well that ends well). The Poetry Recitation was a competition where students recited poems written by renowned French poets. Finally, in the Story Writing Competition, participants were required to write stories based on pictures provided to them.

The Chief Guest for the valedictory was Mme. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French language at the French Embassy. The judges’ panel included highly qualified laureates of the French language from various prestigious educational institutions. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Teacher in-charge of the French Club, Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar and all the teachers of the French Department.

The ceremony commenced with a mellifluous rendition of the French song ‘Je t’aime’, accompanied by a ballet performance. This was followed by an event report, summarizing the various events of day. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the participating schools. The members of the Dance Society enthralled the audience with their scintillating dance performance on a medley of French songs. The winning teams from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram took to the stage to present their acts. The Chief Guest, Mme. Caroline Schmitt spoke about the importance of learning a foreign language and how it can change the course of one’s personal and professional life. The new edition of the annual French Magazine ‘Le Crayon D’Or 2014’ was released.

In the prize distribution ceremony, Delhi Public School, Indirapuram were declared the overall winners. The Poetry Recitation was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, while Delhi Public School, Indirapuram came second and DPS International, Saket stood third. Delhi Public School, Indirapuram won the first prize in the Story Writing Competition, followed by Mothers’ International and Delhi Public School, Rohini in second and third place respectively. The Skit Competition was won by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, while the second and third positions were bagged by Step By Step School, Noida and DPS International, Saket respectively.

The Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the national anthems of both France and India. ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ was an enriching experience for all students and is expected to be the commencement of a new annual tradition at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.



THE ARMAAN DOGRA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony of the 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament 2014 was held on 16th December, 2014. This tournament was held for classes sixth to ninth. The Chief Guest was Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a trap shooter who won the Silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games and is also a member of the Indian Parliament. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award for shooting. The Guests of Honour were Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director, AIIMS and Dr. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian Trap shooter. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department were also present.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Armaan’s parents felicitated the Chief Guest and The Guests of Honour. The cultural programme began with a dance performance that signified athletic excellence and a rhythmic display of yoga by the students. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra. Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.Dr. M.C .Mishra expressed his happiness on the school’s achievement regarding the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore highlighted the importance of practice to achieve perfection.

In the much awaited prize distribution ceremony, DPS R.K. Puram bagged the first position against Indian Public School, Dubai by a score of 4-0. Rohan Bhaskar of DPS, R.K. Puram was awarded the Best Goalkeeper; Justin of Indian Public School, Dubai was declared the Best Defender; and Aditya Vashisht was declared the Best Striker of the tournament. The ceremony came to an end with the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivering the Vote of Thanks.

The Inter-Section Results were as follows:

Class VI1ST Position –VI C

2ND Position-VI H

3rd Position-VI J

Class VII

1ST Position –VII J

2ND Position-VII A

3RD Position-VII H

Class VIII

1ST Position –VIII G

2ND Position-VIII B

3RD Position-VIII E

Class IX

1st Position- IX C

2nd Position- IX J

3rd Position- IX G

Best Girl Player:- Dakshata Tiwani (IX B)

Best Goalkeeper:- Kush Singh (VIII G)

Best Defender:- Kanav Khanna (VIII G)

Highest Scorer:- Parth Kothari (VII J)

Best Player of the Tournament:- Tanishq Dhir (IX J)

Best Striker:- Dyujoy Majumdar (IX J)

 

 



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (SECTIONS A-M)

The scholar badge ceremony of class XI (sections A-M) was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 16th December 2014. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school’s calendar as it acknowledges the students’ excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; and the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The ceremony commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the Principal and the Chief Guest. An enthralling classical piece by the school orchestra was presented followed by a mesmerising “Bharatnatyam-Kathak” fusion and an immaculate rendition of the song ”Mumkin Hai”, by the Indian choir. The students of class XI, expressed their views on what the institution meant to them, and how it had come to be a second home. This was followed by a scintillating Gujarati folk-dance performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, celebrating the vibrancy of ‘Incredible India’.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Pramod Grover addressed the gathering, congratulating the parents of the awardees and telling them why Delhi Public School R.K. Puram has and will remain a premiere institution, on the forefront of academics, sports and co-curriculars; all thanks to its committed teachers and hardworking students.

The rep of class XI, Mrs Abha Chona conducted the much awaited award distribution with Mr Pramod Grover, Dr D.R Saini and Mrs Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



ANNUAL PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM – EDISON CONVENTION

“Physoc”, the Physics Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Physics Symposium on 15th December 2014. More than 500 students from 52 schools across the country participated in the various competitive events.

The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Principal of Miranda House, Delhi University. The guests of honor for the event included Dr. Pinto Das, a professor in the physics department at IIT Delhi; Ms. Deepa Sachdev, management consultant at Human Capital India; Mr. Tushar Singla, a Math student at IIT Delhi and the Secretary of Board of Recreational and Creative activities at the institution; Mr.Sambhav Gupta, a B.Tech electrical engineering student at IIT Delhi and Mr. Shiven Rastogi, the Secretary of the Students Affairs Council at IIT Delhi. The Principal, DR. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Mr. J.S. Virdi, Head of the Physics Department and Ms. Archana Deepak, teacher in charge of the Physics Society were also present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and talked about the importance of physics in daily life. ‘Resonance’, the new edition of the school Physics magazine was released. The Chief Guest, Ms. Pratibha Jolly, addressed the gathering and talked about working with ambition and passion and how one should be able to distinguish between a job and a profession. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a debate, a Physics quiz, a demonstration and ‘Ad-dict’, the ads act competition. The debate was held on topics such as, ‘Is reality really real?’ and ‘Ad-dict’ the ads act competition consisted of topics such as ‘Invisible Cloak’ and ‘Teleportation’. In the Demonstration event, students’ practical skills were tested and they were asked to perform certain experiments and answer questions. The quiz consisted of a preliminary and a final round.

Delhi Public School, Faridabad emerged as the overall winner while Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj received the first- runners up. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram stood first in the ‘Ad-dict’ but being the host school, it passed on the prize to The British School while Delhi Public School, Gurgaon stood second and Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the third position. The first position in the quiz was won by Delhi Public School, Faridabad followed by Birla Vidya Niketan in the second and Amity International, Noida in the third position. Mount Carmel won the first position in the debate while the second position was taken by Saint George and K.R. Mangalam World School stood third. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj won the best interjector in the debate while The Mother’s International School stood second and Ryan International School third. The demonstration was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, Faridabad and Springdales School at the second and third position respectively.

The event was a truly memorable experience especially for all Science enthusiasts.



ROBOKNIGHTS 2014- ANNUAL ROBOTICS SYMPOSIUM

RoboKnights, the Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised RoboKnights’14, the third edition of the inter-school Robotics Symposium on 13th December 2014. More than two hundred and fifty students from twenty-six schools from the Delhi-NCR region participated in this event, which offers a common platform for enthusiastic school students to showcase their technical skills.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Director of Futuristic Technology Management at DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), Mr. Manik Mukherjee. Also present were the Associate Director of Planning and Coordination at DRDO HQr, Mr. Rajeev Gupta; the System Manager of Mechanical Systems in the Robotics Group (Scientist-E) at R&DE(Engrs), Dighi Pune (a DRDO laboratory) , Mr. M.K. Pathak; Scientist-’G’, Solid State Physics Laboratary (DRDO), Lucknow Road,Timarpur, Mr. Sushil Kumar; the Deputy Manager/Strategic Business, RailTel Corporation of India LImited (Ministry of Railways ),Mr. Alok Ranjan; the judges of RoboKnights’14, alumni of DPS R.K. Puram, Mr.Gaurav Maken, Mr. Rishabh Mittal, and Mr.Nipun Mitra; the Principal of DPS R.K. Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and the Robotics Teacher and Coordinator of the event, Mr. Ajithkumar K.G.

The inaugural ceremony commenced with the ROBOKNIGHTS lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participating schools. The Chief Guest, Mr. Manik Mukherjee gave a speech on the importance of futuristic thinking among today’s youth, followed by a presentation showcasing the DRDO’s focus on assisting the Indian Armed Forces through cutting-edge technology. Mr. M.K. Pathak spoke on the challenges and successes of various types of robots designed, developed and inducted into defence by DRDO. This was followed by Mr. Alok from RailTel, who talked about the initiatives taken by Railtel to empower ‘Digital India’.

The main programme consisted of four competitive events, including ‘Robowars’, ‘Boat Racing’, ‘Football’ and ‘Line Follower’. In ‘Robowars’ which took place in the Junior Basketball Court, robots designed by various participating teams fought and attempted to damage each other. ‘Football’, which took place in the skating rink, was a competition designed as a modified version of a football match. Instead of humans, robots played the game where two machines tried to score the maximum goals for themselves. In ‘Boat Racing’, wirelessly controlled boats competed for the fastest position in the school swimming pool. The concept of this event was inspired by the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, which is held annually in the backwaters of Kerala. Finally, in ‘Line Follower’ which took place near the Main Gate of the Swimming Pool, computer-controlled robots traced a path drawn in a specially designed play field.

During the prize distribution ceremony, Ahlcon Public School was declared the overall winner followed by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Modern School, Barakhamba Road in second and third place respectively. Ahlcon Public School got the first position in ‘Robowars’, followed by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Mayoor School in second and third placerespectively. Best Design for ‘Robowars’ was given to Ramjas School, R.K. Puram. Mount Carmel School won the first prize in ‘Football’, while Apeejay School, Pitampura came second and Delhi Public School, Noida came third. Apeejay School, Pitampura was awarded the Best Design for ‘Football’. ‘Boat Racing’ was won by one of the two teams from Army Public School, Dhaulakuan. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj won the second place and second team from Army Public School, Dhaulakuan got the third position. Modern School, Barakhamba Road got the Best Design award in boat racing. Lastly, ‘Line Follower’ was won by Modern School ,Barakhamba Road, followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and Ahlcon Public School in second and third place.

It was an enriching and memorable experience for all students who truly lived up to the RoboKnights motto of ‘Curiosity is the key to creativity’.

 

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G. Bhaskar Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the G. Bhaskar Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony on 9th December 2014. The programme is an annual event hosted by the school in fond memory of G. Bhaskar, an ex-student who passed away at a very tender age. An extremely talented and hardworking student, not only did he excel in academics, he was also an exceptional badminton player and also had formal training in Classical Carnatic music. He could also recite several chapters of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. From the year 1999, the school has instituted this award in his memory. It is a cash award given by G.Bhaskar's family to exceptional students who not only excel in academics and co-curricular activities but also display a strong moral fibre.

The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and G. Bhaskar's father, Mr. Ganapathi Rama were present during the ceremony. The ceremony began with a minute of silence observed in G. Bhaskar's honour. Representatives from Iskcon, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Shri Ajita Govinda Das Ji and Shri Pandava Prema Das ji and others, were also present. The presentation on the theme of the Bhagwat Gita and its relevance in everyday life was given by Shri Pandava Prema Das Ji. He emphasized the importance of faith and vision and how they can change the quality of one's life. The Gita depicts the journey of the individual to spirituality. Shri Ajita Govinda Das Ji put forward the ideals of the Bhagwat Gita which highlight the eternal journey of the soul.

Mr.Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department conducted the award distribution ceremony along with the Principal, Vice Principal, G. Bhaskar's father and the representatives from Iskcon. Twelve students of the twelfth standard were felicitated for academic and extracurricular excellence. The ceremony ended with the Principal addressing the students, followed by a few words of wisdom from Mr. Ganapathi Rama, who stressed upon the importance of being receptive to the thoughts and opinions of those around us.



The International Chemistry Symposium – Spark 2014

Catalyst, the Chemistry club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Spark 2014’, an International Chemistry Symposium on 28th November 2014 at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram. Around 60 schools from across the nation as well as one international school, DPS Kuwait, participated in the numerous competitions organized by the club.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Archana Milhotra, a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The judges for the occasion were Dr. Veena Verma; Ms. Vineeta Malani, an entrepreneur; Professor Geetu Gambhir from the Organic Chemistry Department of Acharya Narendra Dev College and Mr. Rajesh Tewari, a theatre expert. Those present on the occasion included the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Chemistry department, Mr. Prem Dhawan and all the teachers of the chemistry department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. A short video was shown, highlighting the achievements of ‘Catalyst’, the chemistry club. The Head of the Chemistry Department, Mr. Prem Dhawan addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini spoke about the significance of Chemistry in everyday life. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by the students. The Chief Guest, Dr. Archana Milhotra, highlighted the importance of Carbon and how nature is the biggest source of inspiration. Catalyst, the magazine put together by the chemistry club was unveiled along with the magazine made by the Pre-Pharmacy club.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a Just a Minute session, ‘Chem- Bowl’, ‘Chem-Canvas’ and ‘Actinium’. In the ‘Just a Minute’ session, contestants spoke on topics such as ‘the Dual Nature of Light’ and ‘Free Energy’. ‘Chem-Canvas’. The Art competition was on the topic ‘Stone to Silicon Age’. ‘Chem -Bowl’, the chemistry quiz took place in two rounds, the preliminary and final round and ‘Act-inium’, an Ads Act competition, where students promoted fictitious products such as mosquito repellents and soul sweeteners.

The judges talked about the importance of chemistry and clippings of the day’s activities were shown to the audience. Mr. Girish Bhusri, the Business Manager, North and West, Science and Industrial products, Borosil Glass Works Ltd talked to the audience about Borosil Products.

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 Amity International, Noida. DPS Gurgaon got the first position in the JAM competition followed by Amity International School, Noida and Cambridge Foundation School came in third. Welhams Girls school won the first prize in the Chem Canvas while Modern School, Vasant Vihar came second and St. Xaviers, Shahabad came third. The Chem bowl prelims and final quiz was won by Bal Bharti School followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and the third position was secured by DPS R.K.Puram but passed on to DL DAV Model School. Act-inium- the Ads Act was bagged by Amity International School, Noida, on second spot was DPS R.K.Puram but it was passed on to Modern School, Barakhamba Road and DPS Rajnagar Ghaziabad was third.

Mrs. Alinda Holla, from the Chemistry department, delivered the vote of thanks. It was a memorable experience for all the students.

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The 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament

The 7thAmaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament started on the 25th of November 2014 at DPS R.K.Puram. The tournament was first initiated in 2008. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched too soon by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was a passionate football player and a fan of Manchester United. Though a scholar badge holder, he excelled in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing and sports. His wit and humour made him exceedingly popular amongst his peers and teachers.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp which was accompanied with Sanskrit shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, IAS Officer and the Guest of Honour, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director of The All India Football Federation. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan was not physically present amongst us, he would always live in our hearts. Present in the audience was the family of Armaan Dogra along with other dignitaries including a team of doctors from AIIMS;Dr Anoop Saraya, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology; Dr. S.P. Yadav, Senior Consultant ,Department of Urology; Dr. PC Chopra, Senior hospital administrator and Mr. S.P. Kandpal, Senior Administrator, AIIMS. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal , DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

A beautiful dance was performed by the students which combined elements of Indian classical with Western contemporary dance. The zealous students of the DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the under privileged run of the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled the audience with a scintillating dance performance.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much awaited match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the All Stars Team of classes 6, 7, and 8 and the All Stars Team of class 9, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 2-1.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, whose words, “In the sunshine we know Armaan is watching every bit of the match and enjoying it with all his heart,” touched the hearts of all those present. The tournament will continue till the 16th of December.



Anti Bullying Workshop

The Psychology Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized an ‘Anti Bullying Workshop’ on the 21st of November 2014. The event was organised by Ms. Vithika Rahul, Head of the Psychology Department. The workshop, conducted by Ms. Avantika Malhutra, Founder of Soul Canvas was held for the students of Class VI. The workshop commenced with a clapping session, an activity designed to infuse self-esteem in the students. This was followed by a PowerPoint presentation on ‘The Perception of Bullying’. There was also a video presentation, which showcased the adverse effects of bullying. Finally, a role play activity was conducted for the students to create awareness on the nature of bullying. Ms. Avantika Malhutra, the organiser of the workshop, spoke about the effects of bullying on the victim and the psyche of the bully. The event was an extremely informative experience for all present.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XII (SECTIONS A-M)

The scholar badge ceremony of class XII (section A-M) was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 24th November 2014. The ceremony is a landmark event in the school’s calendar as it acknowledges the students’ excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. The Chief Guest of the occasion was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr. V.K Shunglu. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta and the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal, the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The ceremony commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp. Then there was an enthralling performance by the school orchestra in Raga Hansdhwani on Taal Teentaal. The Chief Guest was felicitated by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini with a token of appreciation. The Principal welcomed the Chief Guest and the proud parents in his address. A medley of Indian classical dances by the students of DPS R.K Puram-‘ Madhanisa’- left the audience spellbound.

The various students of class XII, including the presidents of the student council and the Head Boy and Head Girl, expressed their views on how the school has equipped them to succeed. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, celebrating the vibrancy of Incredible India. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K. Shunglu addressed the gathering, congratulating the parents of the scholar badge awardees and stressed on the importance of values and ethics.

The rep of class XII, Mr Sachinder Sharma conducted the much awaited award distribution with Mr V.K Shunglu, Dr D.R Saini and Mrs Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta who said, “I believe the children will continue to do well for the nation and the world.” The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

Scholar Badge Opening Ceremony Class XII 2014 (Sections A-M)

Scholar Badge Award Ceremony Class XII 2014 (Sections A-M)



Exun 2014 – Day 2

Exun-2014 Activities (Day-2)

 

Exun Clan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’,  hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd and the 23rd November, 2014.  Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.

The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the computer science department. The panel of judges included Mr. Neeraj Priyadarshan, National Photo Editor, Indian Express; Mr Sohail from Intel; Dr. Pushpinder Singh, Senior Doctor from DPS R.K. Puram; Raghav Khullar, Bharat Aggarwal, Pushkar Mishra, Ambar Pal, Aishwarya Kane, Adideva Sekhri, Souvik Das Gupta, Aarman Roy, Pranav Butalia and Gyan Lakhwani, alumni from DPS R.K. Puram and Sahil Guleria, Coordinator, EXUN.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.  The second day included events like 3D modelling, A/V editing, Swat the Bug, Gaming finals, junior and Senior quiz finals, Crossword Finals and two surprise events.  The second day of the EXUN symposium included mind boggling competitions like the Junior and Senior Quiz finals, Crossword finals; Swat the bug; A/V Editing, 3D modelling, Gaming finals and two surprise events.

Sudocrypt v4.0, the Online International Cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.

In the closing ceremony, Dr Pushpinder Singh, along with other judges received mementos from Dr. Saini, which was followed by the much awaited result and prize distribution. The programme concluded with a group photograph to cherish this memorable day.  

Exun-2014 Closing Ceremony



Exun 2014 – Day 1

Opening Ceremony

Exun 2014 – Intro Video

Exunclan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’, hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd of November and the 23rd of November. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.

Our esteemed and dynamic Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was also the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the Computer Science department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.

Sudocrypt v4.0, the online cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.

It was a fruitful experience for all as they carried back fond memories to cherish.

Activities – Day 1



IT@CuttingEdge 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the fourth edition of the Inter-DPS IT Festival -“ IT@ Cutting Edge 2014” on Friday, 21 November 2014. The event was a huge success and garnered massive participation. An online cryptic hunt – “DeCryptonite v3.0” was held on 16-17 November 2014. It received 6189 registrations from 80 Delhi Public Schools. The top performers cracked 9 mind-boggling cryptic levels. Over 250 participants from 31 schools under the aegis of the DPS Society participated in the various on-site events. The Director of DPS Society, Mrs. Renu Mital, was the chief guest. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed everyone. Also present on the occasion were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; and the Superviser and Head of the Computer Science department, Mr.Mukesh Kumar who coordinated the event with his team of teachers. The event included workshops on diverse technological concepts such as Game Designing, Robotics, a Mock Parliament session on “24 x7 Student-Teacher Connect” and Digital Imaging, a competitive event. There was also a seminar for teachers on “Google Apps Workshop”, an interactive session of Google Apps. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini addressed the audience, expressing his view on the importance of technology in our daily lives. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital talked about the importance of IT. According to her, “Information Technology is the only answer to solving the problems of the world and children are the best at understanding it.” The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta addressed the need to link the virtual world with the real world by incorporating technology in our daily lives.

The web designing workshop was conducted by the Exun alumnus – Souvik Das Gupta. The Exun Member – Tanay Kothari took charge of Game Programming. The Robotics Workshop was handled by Mr. Ajitkumar KG alongwith the members of Robotics Club. The mock parliament session was held on the topic – “24x7 student teacher connect” which was conducted by the team of Political Science department headed by Mrs. Vandana Chandhoke. Mr. Mukesh Kumar HOD Computer Science, Ms. Bani Dhawan from Google India and Ms. Jimmy Puri from Learning Links conducted an interactive session on Google Applications for all the visiting teachers.

The ‘Digital Imaging’ competition was won by the ‘Warp’ team from DPS Mathura Road, with the second and third prizes going to DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Panipat Refinery respectively.

At the end of the fruitful day, all the participants were awarded certificates and awards by the Principal alongwith all faculty members of the computer science department. It indeed was a day filled with excitement, creativity and knowledge.

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Opening Ceremony

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Activities

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Closing Ceremony



‘TOBACCO ROUTE: A JOURNEY TO DEATH’
AN INTER SCHOOL DECLAMATION AND PAINTING COMPETITION

The Anti-Tobacco Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in association with The World Lung Foundation-South Asia organised an Anti-Tobacco Interschool Declamation and Painting competition on 18th November, 2014. The chief guest for the event was His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui, the Ambassador of Spain. The guest of honour was Dr. Shyam Aggarwal, Chairman of the Oncology Department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Also present was Padma Shri awardee Dr. G.R.Khatri, President of World Lung Foundation- South Asia which is crusading against Tobacco since 2005. The panel of judges included Prof. J.P.S Uberoi, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (retd); Mr. R.K. Goswami, a retired IAS officer from UT cadre; Mr. M.S. Rawat, educationist and retired Principal of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya; Prof (Dr) Charulata Singh, Director of Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGSIP University and Mr. Amit Kapoor, Head, International Watercolour Society, India.The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh were also present on the occasion.

The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous orchestral and choir performance by the school’s music society. The Dance Society put up a mesmerizing dance, ‘Krishna Stuti’ followed by a lyrical jazz performance.

The Presidents of the Anti-Tobacco club made a presentation highlighting the adverse effects of smoking on the youth, and the measures needed to rectify it. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and shed light on the horrible consequences of the usage of tobacco.

The Chief Guest, His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui addressed the students and stressed on the relevance of the anti tobacco campaign in today’s day and age and the need for students to speak out against the use of tobacco. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Shyam Aggarwal provided key statistics about the use of tobacco among India’s youth, and the massive financial and personal costs incurred by the victims. He along with all the others present, took a pledge to fight this menace. He urged students to play their part in spreading the message of ‘anti-tobacco’. The event comprised two competitions, a Declamation and a Painting Competition on ‘Tobacco Route: A Journey to Death’. Students from 29 schools participated in both events, where they spoke forcefully against tobacco usage and made exquisite paintings outlining the same.

Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Senior Consultant at Max Cancer Centre, Max Hospital, Saket was the chief guest at the prize distribution. The painting competition was won by Ashutosh Kumar of DPS Meerut, who claimed an award of Rs 5100. The runners up were Megha Kalai of Ryan International School, Vasant Vihar and Srishti Gupta of Bal Bharti School, Rajinder Nagar. The declamation was won by Ridhima of Apeejay School, Pitampura. The second prize was a draw between Dhwani of DPS International and Harshita of DPS Bulandshahr . The third prize was also a draw between Malvika Dhawan of Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Aditi Solanki of DPS Greater Noida.

The event was organized by the Head of the Biology Department, MrS.K.Arora; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and the teachers of the Biology department.



All India IPSC Tennis & Squash Championship 2014

The All India IPSC Tennis (Boys U-14, U-17 and U-19 & Girls U-14, U-17 and U-19) & Squash Championship was inaugurated at DPS R.K.Puram on 5 November 2014. 16 Public schools from all over India participated in it.
The closing ceremony on 8 November 2014 was graced by the presence of Col Amarbir Singh, the executive director of the All India Tennis Association; Mr. Girish Bajaj, an ex Dipsite; Mr. Dudeja, former Principal DPS NTPC Dadri; Mr. B.S. Yadav, Principal DPS Jodhpur; and Mr. Tejpal Singh. They were welcomed by the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; and Mr.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department and the coordinator of the event.

The ceremony commenced with the final match for the Under 14 Individual Boys category. The cultural program consisted of a song sung by the students of DPS RK Puram, titled, ‘The future is in your hands’. Addressing the participants, the Principal, Dr.Saini stressed on the importance of sports and how team work and practice lead to victory.
In the results tally, Rohan Mehra DPS RK Puram was named the Best Player in the Boys Tennis while Riddhi Ramesh of DPS RK Puram was the Best Player in Girls Tennis.

Overall runner up GirlsMNSS Rai,Sonipat
Overall winner GirlsDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi
Overall Runner up BoysModern School, New Delhi.
Overall Winner BoysDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
Overall Winner Boys & GirlsDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
Best Player Squash GirlsVruddhi Doshi (Daly College Indore)



Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Art & Poetry Competition

On 30 October 2014, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-School Art and Poetry Competitions, ‘Art Poetica’, in fond memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society. Dr. P.N.Kirpal.

The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr V.K Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society. The Guest of Honour was Chief Justice B.N. Kirpal(Retd) who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries present in the audience included Mr. Ashok Chandra and Mr Narendra Kumar, former Chairmen of DPS Society; Mr Pramod Grover, Treasurer of DPS Society and Vice Chairman of DPS R.K. Puram and Dr. Sudipta Ghose, Member of the DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. The guests were welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh.

Students from 34 schools participated in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘News-In-Views’, ‘Double Harness’ and ‘Stage-A-Verse’, which took place simultaneously at different venues. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting of the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants composed a ballad on the five paintings given as a prompt. Lyrical Canvas required participants to make a monochromatic painting on the emotion prevalent in a line of a famous poem. News-In-Views was an on-the-spot competition wherein a black and white sketch was made by each team to illustrate a given news article. In Double Harness the participants formed couplets on the basis of three prompts – a line, a word and an emotion given to each student in three rounds. ‘Stage-A-Verse’ had participants writing and enacting a skit in verse on a given prompt. A team of eminent judges assessed all the events.

The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour. The Vice Principal, Ms Shobha Mehta, reminisced about the special bond the DPS Society shared with Dr. Prem Kirpal and emphasized that the ‘Art Poetica’ provided a platform to budding poets to showcase their talents. This was followed by a musical rendition of a poem composed by Dr Prem Kirpal, “Sun in my room”. The cultural programme also included a joyful song by the young middle school students and a presentation of the memorable and profound speeches of Shakespeare and those of the leaders of the modern time, which are linked by a similarity of profound and farsighted thoughts. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu and the Guest of Honour, Justice Kirpal released ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’, the English Literary Magazine. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K.Shunglu, in his address to the audience encouraged the organization of such vibrant and healthy competitive events every year.

In the awards tally, Army Public School, Delhi Cantt won the first prize for Blend Art followed by Apeejay, Noida and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Artistic Poesy was won by Amity International, Noida; followed by Summer Fields School and Cambridge School at the second and third positions respectively. DPS R.K.Puram bagged the first prize for Lyrical Canvas followed by Sanskriti School and DPS, Gurgaon. DPS, Dwarka; DPS, Gurgaon and Modern School, Barakhamba won the first, second and third prize for the News-in-Views. There was a tie at the first position for Double Harness between Modern School, Barakhamba and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by DPS International and Bluebells International. Stage-A-Verse was won by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan , followed by DPS R.K.Puram and DPS Rohini at the first, second and third positions.

The overall winner was DPS R.K.Puram followed by Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and DPS Gurgaon at the second and third positions. Since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the trophy was handed over to Springdales School. The Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal, delivered the vote of thanks and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the students and the English department in organizing the event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.

Closing Ceremony (Part-I)

Closing Ceremony (Part-II)



Cleanliness and Plantation Drive

DPS R.K.Puram organized a cleanliness and Plantation drive outside school campus in the bus parking area. The drive was initiated by Dr. D.R. Saini, Principal, DPSR.K.Puram; Mrs.ShobhaMehta, Vice Principal; Ms. VanitaSehgal, Headmistress (Classes VIII-X); Mr.S.K.Arora, Head of the Biology Department; Mrs. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Kusum Yadav, Environment Club Teachers, along with Class XI and XII Environment Club members, actively participated in the plantation drive.

After Ozone level testing it indicated that the parking area has higher Ozone level and trees help in reducing it so Aurocaria trees were planted on the road divider outside school after cleaning the surrounding area. Bougainvillaea was planted alongside the road leading to the Boys Hostel on 21st October 2014.

Dr D.R. Saini planting Aurocaria outside the school campus
Dr D.R. Saini planting Aurocaria outside the school campus



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