Visit of the Japanese Delegation from Kunori Gakuen High School, Yamagata

Under the aegis of the Jenesys 2.0 Dispatching Programme – High School Students Exchange Programme- 12 girls and 7 boys from Kunori Gakuen High School in Japan visited Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on Thursday,24 July 2014. They were accompanied by two teachers: Mr Suzuki Sei and Mr Iwaya Yoshihiko and two co-ordinators from JICE: Mr Kurihara and Ms Obara.

The students were accorded a traditional Indian welcome with flower garlands and ‘tilak’. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp to the strains of Sanskrit shlokas. The visitors then proceeded to the school auditorium where the Principal, Dr D.R.Saini welcomed the guests and praised the culture of Japan with its ethos of patience, punctuality and hard-work. The students enjoyed a presentation on Indian Culture followed by a scintillating performance on the ‘Dances of India’.

The Japanese students in turn, showed an interesting Power point presentation showcasing various aspects of the Japanese Culture followed by dances; both traditional and modern. The audience, comprising students of Class 10, enjoyed the performances.

The Headmistress, Vanita Sehgal, said that the presentation by the Japanese students was so fascinating that it made one yearn to visit the country.

The students also observed an English Class taught by the Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and then proceeded on a tour of the school and the Sports Complex where the boys played a friendly football match with the school team. They also spent a lot of time interacting with the Japanese students of DPS RKPuram.

The visit ended with a touching farewell between the Japanese students and their Indian counterparts.

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Visit of Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee

16 July 2014 was a memorable day for Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram as Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee, a highly accomplished Kathak dancer, a keen choreographer, a passionate columnist and activist, visited the school. She has achieved world-wide acclaim in her field and has performed in over forty countries. Present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal; and the headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, and the chief guest, Ms. Mukherjee was welcomed with a bouquet by Dr. Saini and a performance by the Indian orchestra, which was followed by a video regarding the achievements of the school. The Principal addressed the students and highlighted the importance of talent, passion and hard work, which is the key to success. Tapas Bhardawaj, a student of DPS R.K. Puram threw light on the significance of dance in Indian culture.

The cultural program began with a melodious song by the Indian Music Choir. The students presented a series of dances, starting with the mesmerising Kathak performance, the energetic fusion Bharatnatyam and finally the graceful Russian ballet and Contemporary dance. The girls of DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the underprivileged run on the premises of DPS R.K. Puram, presented an exhilarating dance drama on the plight of the girl child.

Ms. Mukherjee addressed the gathering and encouraged the students to follow their dreams and highlighted how art can be, ‘not only a passion but also a profession’ and spoke about the responsibilities of the students as the youth of today and the future of tomorrow.

The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks, and the event ended with the national anthem.

It was a truly enriching experience for one and all.



Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0) Programme

Ms Saeko Sohma, Programme Chief , Youth Exchange Division, International Exchanges Department, Japan International Cooperation Centre visited DPS R.K. Puram on 20 May 2014 to discuss the visit of Japanese High School students on 24 July 2014 under the Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0) programme. Students of DPS R.K.Puram will be visiting Japan during the month of May under the same programme.
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‘Updation of Teaching Methodology’ – a Business Studies workshop

The Business Studies Society of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized a workshop on the Updation of Teaching Methodology for teachers on 13 May 2014. Over 97 teachers from renowned schools of Delhi and the NCR were present. The chief guest for the occasion was the New Zealand High Commissioner designate, Mr. Grahame Morton. Dr. P.C Jain, the Principal of the Sri Ram College of Commerce was the Guest of Honour. The other speakers on the occasion were Mrs. Meena Goel, the Principal of the Nav Hind Girls Senior Secondary School who has been in the curriculum committee of the CBSE for the last 20 years; Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer, CBSE, who trains and mentors teachers at the Training Resource Centre (TRC) and Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, the Director of Abhay Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. The guests were warmly received by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; and the Head of the Department of Business Studies, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra along with her team of teachers. Also present were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra; and Headmistress, DPS R.K.Puram, Mrs.Anita Singh.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by a soothing performance by the Indian music choir. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra presented an energetic dance which received a huge round of applause from the audience.

The first speaker for the day, Ms.Meena Goel shared her views about the new pattern of the paper introduced by the CBSE. Addressing the gathering, the Guest of Honour, Dr. P.C. Jain talked about how a principal transforms a school and how teachers make a difference in the quality of life of students. The third speaker, Mr.Sandeep Sethi, discussed the 20 marks project which has been introduced in the Business Studies curriculum this year. The teachers from the various schools presented short skits on the topic-‘Principles of Management’. Finally, the last speaker for the day, Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, shared her views about equity markets and the type of investors in the market.

The workshop proved to be a fruitful one for all as everyone carried back home a box full of memories to cherish.



Annual Psychology Exhibition, ‘Perception of Abnormal Behaviour through the Ages’

Delhi Public School, R.K Puram hosted its Annual Psychology exhibition on 13 May 2014, a lead off event by the Psychology department of the school. The event was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini and the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta. The exhibition, “Perception of Abnormal Behavior through the Ages” was an attempt to disseminate information to students regarding a subject deemed mysterious, exotic and opaque to most. The exhibition comprised a grand display of interactive boards, and models each providing an insight on different psychological approaches. A Student Research Corner informed the visitors of some of the researches done by the students of psychology based on psychological methodologies. Some interactive exhibits included tests administered by volunteers like the Stroop Effect Test, a psychological test concerned with management of stress levels and a personality assessment test. Volunteers handed out pamphlets and displayed videos depicting aspects of mental health with an aim to increase awareness regarding the stigma attached to it and its societal impact. The highlight of the event was the online “Rorschach Ink Blot Technique “, an online personality test providing an individualistic assessment of one’s mood, family relations and information retaining capacity. The exhibition was attended by students and teachers from Ryan International, Delhi Police Public School, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Air Force Bal Bharti School. It was coordinated by the Head of the Department of Psychology, Ms. Vithika Rahul along with Ms. Jyotika Chugh. The exhibition an enriching and memorable one for one and all.
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Biotechnology Olympiad

Eduheal Foundation organised a Biotechnology Olympiad in which 128 students of Classes IX to XII of our school participated. The following students Pranshu Malik, Shubham Johri, Shamay G Samuel, Aaliya Raza (Class IX),Shubham Aggarwal, Vibhu Saksena, Gaurav Mulchandani (Class X), Samapika Bhaumik, Raghav Khullar, Tarush Kakkar (Class XI) and Chandrayee Pattanayak, Abhilasha, Bidipta Sengupta,Nishtha Mahendru and Smriti Gupta (Class XII) secured the top three positions at both the School and State level.
They were awarded a medal, a pen set and a certificate for their achievement. The Olympiad was organised by the Incharge of the Biotechnology Club, Ms Niva Chhonkar.
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‘Theatron’14

The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram held a theatrical extravaganza, ‘Theatron’14 on 2 May 2014. Around 20 schools from across Delhi and NCR participated in the event. The competition comprised of two categories: ‘Face off’ and ‘Spotlight’, the stage play, for which the topics were “It’s all in the mind” and “In this silent world, even one voice can make a difference”.
The event commenced with a soothing performance by the Indian music choir. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini welcomed the guests. The judges for the stage play were Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, a Theatre Activist who has shaped the “Natkhat Performers” and Ms. Neelanjana Banerjee, the Assistant Editor and Anchor with indiapositive.com, India’s first live conversation web TV. The judges for the ‘Face off’ were Mr. Ajitabh Singh and Mr. Sparsh Rana, former students of the school who are actively involved in theatre in Delhi University. Also present were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal and the Head of the Expressions Theatre Club, Ms. Azra Saleem, who coordinated the event.
The judges shared their views about the performance of the students with the audience, and emphasized on the significance of ‘out of the box’ thinking. This was followed by the much awaited prize distribution ceremony. The first position in the stage play was bagged by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by the Sanskriti School and Army Public School in the second and third positions respectively. The award for the Best Actor was given to Vasudev and Rohit of Sanskriti School. The first position in the ‘Face offs’ was secured by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. The second position was won by DPS RK Puram, however, being the host school, the trophy was awarded to Apeejay School, Pitampura followed by Springdales School, Pusa Road in the third place. The prize for the overall winners was awarded to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
The event was a treat for all theatre enthusiasts.
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Visit of the Additional Solicitor General of India

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram had the privilege of a visit by the Additional Solicitor General of India for the Supreme Court of India, Mr.Sidharth Luthra on 29 April 2014. An alumnus of the school, Mr. Luthra has twenty three year’s experience in Litigation(both Original as well as Appellate) dealing with economic offenses including Intellectual Property law, Information technology law, indirect taxation, Revenue, Corruption laws, medical education, policy and administrative laws.

The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini extended a warm welcome on his arrival. Mr.Luthra addressed the students of classes eleven and twelve, especially those pursuing legal studies in the school. A powerful orator, Mr.Luthra enthralled the audience with his anecdotes about his life, his years as a student pursuing law and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Delhi University to his time in the University of Cambridge where he did M.Phil in Criminology. He touched on some of the interesting cases he handled over the years. He stressed on the importance of the ethics and morals of law. His sense of commitment and his passion for law was truly an inspiration for all the students planning to take up law as a career.
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Nritya-Utsav Inter School Dance Competition

An Interschool folk dance competition titled, “Nritya-Utsav” was organized by Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, on 30 April 2014. The Chief Guest was an illustrious dancer and founder of the Indian Revival Group, Mr. Yog Sunder Desai. The judges were renowned dancers, Mr. Parveen Gangani and Ms. Papiha Desai. The lamp lighting ceremony took place upon the arrival of the guests and they were presented with mementos. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra and the coordinator of the event, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal were also present on the occasion.

The guests were welcomed with a scintillating performance by the Indian choir followed by a traditional kathak dance. A fascinating presentation on the achievements of dance was also shown. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini inspired the students by saying, “Music and dance are indispensable for the soul.” The various dance performances were breathtaking from tribal dance to the Dandia. Fourteen schools took part in the competition. Addressing the students, Ms. Papiha Desai expressed her view that all forms of dances, classical and folk, are very important for one’s well-being.

In the much awaited prize distribution, Amity International, Saket got the critics award, Bal Bharti School , Pitampura received the best costume award and DPS Vasant Kunj the award for the best choreography. The main awards were announced by Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta with Red Rose Public School, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan and Rukmani Devi Public School bagging the first, second and third place respectively. The event was a treat for all lovers of dance.

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Results of ‘Panchtatva-The Elements Of Nature’ – An Environment Festival

S.NO EVENT POSITION NAME OF WINNING SCHOOL NAME OF PARTICIPANTS
1 E ZOOM IN-E ZOOM OUT WINNERS D.P.S INTERNATIONAL SACHI CHOPRA
WINNERS D.P.S R.K PURAM RHEA SHARAN
SECOND ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL ANKIT PANWAR
THIRD RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Vasant Kunj JAHANVI ARORA
CONSOLATION ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL KUNAL
CONSOLATION SADHU VASWANI SAMAIRAA P. GANDHI
CONSOLATION SANSKRITI SURBHI BHARADWAJ
2 GREEN-O-TISMENT
WINNERS SPRINGDALES, DHAULA KUAN
SECOND ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL
THIRD DPS SUSHANT LOK
CONSOLATION G.D GOENKA WORLD SCHOOL
CONSOLATION MAYOOR SCHOOLNOIDA
CONSOLATION DPS RK PURAM
3 TREE AND SCHOOL
WINNERS ST. THOMAS
SECOND DPS FARIDABAD
THIRD DPS ROHINI
4 GREEN RHYMES
ENGLISH WINNERS G.D GOENKA WORLD SCHOOL SUKRITI NATH
SECOND APEEJAY SCHOOL,SAKET RASHAD BASSAM
THIRD DPS SUSHANT LOK ANOUSHKA SHEKHAR
CONSOLATION SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD
HINDI WINNERS DPS FARIDABAD PRESHA PURI
SECOND ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL ARYAN YADAV
THIRD GD SALWAN PUBLIC SCHOOL AAKIT
CONSOLATION DPS NAVI MUMBAI ARYAN TIWARI
CONSOLATION ITL PUBLIC SCHOOL, DWARKA RIYA SINGH
5 E-FILE WINNERS HAMDARD PUBLIC SCHOOL
SECOND DPS NAVI MUMBAI
THIRD APEEJAY SCHOOL, NOIDA
CONSOLATION DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL,SHRESTHA VIHAR
CONSOLATION MAYOOR SCHOOL,NOIDA
CONSOLATION SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD
6 DANCE WINNERS MOTHER’S INTERNATIONAL
SECOND ST. THOMAS
THIRD RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
CONSOLATION DPS NOIDA
CONSOLATION DPS RK PURAM
CONSOLATION APEEJAY SCHOOL,SAKET
7 STREET PLAY WINNERS DPS NOIDA
WINNERS D.P.S R.K PURAM
SECOND ST. THOMAS
THIRD GD SALWAN PUBLIC SCHOOL
CONSOLATION SANSKRITI
CONSOLATION HAMDARD PUBLIC SCHOOL
CONSOLATION DPS BULANDSHAHAR
8 T-E SHIRT PAINTING WINNERS DPS FARIDABAD
SECOND SUMMERFIELD SCHOOL
THIRD MOTHER’S INTERNATIONAL
CONSOLATION ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL
CONSOLATION MAYOOR SCHOOL,NOIDA
CONSOLATION CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL
9 TERA-QUIZ WINNERS MAYOOR SCHOOL,NOIDA
SECOND AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
THIRD ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL



‘Panchtatva-The Elements Of Nature’ – An Environment Festival

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘Panchtatva-importance of five elements’, an ecological fest on 25 April 2014. Themed ‘Sync Energies’, Panchtatva was a mega event which saw the participation of 57 schools from Delhi and the NCR with more than a thousand students in it. A collaborative effort of the Environment and Geography Clubs of the school, the fest comprised 9 competitions in two categories. ‘Panchtatva’ or the five elements of nature constitute everything in the universe and their balance is essential for the survival of living organisms. ‘Panchtatva Saviours’ is a team of dedicated members from the Environment and the Geography Club of DPS R.K.Puram, striving to ensure a clean and green tomorrow. The team aims to inculcate ‘Responsible Green Values’ amongst the students through Intra- and Inter-school activities.

The Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr. B.S. Bassi was the chief guest of the event. Dr. Vivek Gogia, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police and Dr. B.C. Sabat, School Environment Club in-charge, Government of NCT Delhi, were the guests of honour. The Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini presided over the event. The Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Head Mistresses, Ms. Anita Singh and Ms. Vanita Sehgal; along with Mr.S. K. Arora, Head of the Biology Department also graced the occasion.

Competitions like ‘Dance of the Elements of Nature’, ‘Street Play on the Green Road’, T-Shirt Painting and Terra-Quiz, were conducted during the fest among other online events like Green Rhymes etc. Illustrious personalities from the Sri Ram School for Performing Arts like Mr.Amitabh Pandey, renowned for his contribution to theatre and astronomy; famous theatre artist, Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, who had directed a large number of plays; and famous personalities from the field of dance, Mr Feroz Hyder and Ms Rupali Singhal, constituted the jury. In ‘Dance of the Elements’, the Mother’s International School stood first. Terra-Quiz was won by Mayur School, Noida. D.P.S. Faridabad stood first in T-Shirt Painting while D.P.S. Noida and D.P.S. R.K. Puram won ‘Street Play on the Green Road’.

The winners of the Dance and Street Play Competitions performed to great applause in the Valedictory Ceremony, The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini stressed on the importance of conserving the five elements- earth, air, water, fire and sky. He congratulated the teachers-in charge, Ms. Rupa Das, Head of the Department of Geography and Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Incharge of the Biotech and Environment Club and all the teachers of the Biology and Geography department for their commendable efforts at putting up an event on such a grand scale. The website and the logo was designed by Mr.Mukesh Kumar, the Head of the Computer Science department. The Chief Guest, B.S. Bassi, reminded the students that our actions could endanger the happiness of the future generations. He also entertained questions from the audience on the role of the police in the capital. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Sabat said that environment related activities in schools go a long way in making children aware about the issues of the environment. The magazines of the Geography club- Geomania and the Environment Club- Terravision were launched. The day concluded with the Prize Distribution Ceremony.

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Visit by 4 Top US Universities – Duke, Princeton, Georgetown and Northwestern

4 top US universities visited DPS R.K. Puram on Wed. 23rd. April, 2014 at 11:30 am, namely, Duke,Princeton, Georgetown and Northwestern. They were represented by Jennifer Dewar, Natalie Heuvel, Kathryn Timlin and Aaron Zdawczyk, respectively.

The delegation first met with the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Education Counsellor, Ms. Mamta Sharma; and Counsellor, Mrs. Reena Vardhan, and discussed key issues regarding admission. They also highlighted the admissions process at their respective universities, and show-cased them with a power-point presentation. This was followed by an inter-active session with the students of class 12.

The students showed a great deal of interest and were given booklets by the representatives to facilitate the admissions process.

It was an informative and inspiring session for all present.
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Visit of His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui

It was a proud moment for DPS R.K.Puram when His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui, the Spanish Ambassador graced the school with his presence on 16 April 2014. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini extended a warm welcome to him. His Excellency was welcomed with a melodious song followed by the lighting of the lamp. The ceremony commenced with a soothing symphony by the Indian Orchestra. Donya Alejandra Garcia Fuertes, Embassy Consul, also graced the gathering. A documentary highlighting the school’s achievements was shown. Mrs. Anita Singh, Headmistress, DPS R.K.Puram; Mrs Dolly Chanana, Headmistress DPS East of Kailash and Mrs. Archana Pental, Headmistress, DPS Vasant Vihar and were also present.

His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui was born in Madrid in 1963. He holds a degree in law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a diploma in legal science from the same university. He has been in politics for 12 years. Addressing the students, Señor Aristegui highlighted the importance of values, culture and discipline. He mentioned that ethics and discipline are the tools that make a man. He also stressed on the fact that one must go beyond their limits to achieve more than what one can. Donya Alejandra Garcia Fuertes also pointed out the pleasure of learning Spanish and her most memorable moments with young children.

Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and stated that it was a historic occasion for DPS R.K.Puram and he would remember the day for the commencement of Spanish in the school. The school already offers German, French and Japanese to its students.86 students from DPS East of Kailash and 26 students from DPS Vasant Vihar have already opted for Spanish. The western choir captivated the audience by singing the Spanish version of ‘We are the World’. This was followed by a graceful classical dance. The ceremony ended with Dr. Saini delivering the vote of thanks and the Spanish and Indian national anthems.



Topper in Aptitude Test

An aptitude test was conducted in the school on 4th February 2014 for all students of class VIII-X. It was a Times NIE initiative along with ‘Think and Learn’. G Siddharth of Class IX-K topped among all the students who took the exam. He was awarded a Samsung Galaxy Tab by the Times of India Coordinator for the school, Ms. Monica Agarwal.
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Art Exhibition

The students of class XI of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized an art exhibition on 19 February 2014 showcasing the artistic expression of the students. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, the Head of the Art department, Mr.Biplabi Samaddar; Jatinder Kaur, art teacher and Amit Rajput, commercial art teacher. Different kinds of mediums like canvas, oil colors, watercolors, charcoal were used. Raghavi Bhatia, Kaushikee Gupta and Divya Sinha escorted the Principal and Vice Principal to the exhibition area. The works by Raghvi Bhatia, Kaushikee Gupta, Divya Sinha, Leishemba Kth and Swati Goel were really appreciated by all. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini appreciated the artistic endeavour of the students.



Visit of Professors from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The school hosted the visit of a delegation from Trinity College, Dublin comprising of Prof. Clive Williams, Dean of Engineering, Maths and Science; Prof. Timothy Savage, Dean of Online Education and Assistant Professor of Computer Science; and Prof. Juergen Barkhoff, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Professor of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies; and Ms. Suchita Ohri, Country Advisor (India), Office of the Vice President for Global Relations, Trinity College.

The delegation first met with the Principal Dr. D. R. Saini, Education Counsellor Ms. Mamta Sharma, and Counsellor Mrs. Reena Vardhan, and discussed general issues regarding admission of our students to Trinity. While discussing the various features of their institution, the delegation also informed the Principal that Trinity planned to include the Indian Constitution in their course entitled International Law.

This was followed by an interactive presentation in the AVH for Class 11 students.

A great deal of interest was shown by the students, who asked several questions on the courses taught, eligibility criteria, the selection process and why a student should select Trinity over other prestigious institutions such as LSE.

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

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‘KAVYANJALI’

Under the guidance and motivation of Dr. D. R. Saini, the Principal of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, the Hindi Department of the school organized an interschool competition titled – ‘Kavyanjali’ which included poetry recitation, Ghazal and Qawwali contests on Friday, 31st January 2014. The Chief Guest for the event was Mrs.Mridula Garg, a renowned writer, who was recently felicitated with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. The Head of Department of Art, DPS R.K.Puram, Mr. Biplabi Samaddar, presented Mrs.Garg with a portrait of her, made by him. The Head of the Hindi Department, Dr. V.D. Aggarwal introduced her to the audience. Stressing on the importance of Hindi, our national language, Mrs Garg exhorted the students to cherish it as it had deep cultural roots.

A lamp lighting ceremony took place upon the arrival of the judges and they were presented with mementos. The event was split into three categories; the first being ‘Prerna ke swar’ which was judged by the famous writer, Mrs. Usha Mahajan and Shri Ashish, a journalist and poet. Prof. Aqil Ahmad, Secretary, Ghalib Academy and Mrs. Anita Seth, a Ghazal singer judged the second event of the evening, ‘Ghazal ke Saaye’. Concluding this cultural extravaganza, was ‘Qawwali’, judged by media person, Mr. Anurag Dhanda and music director, Mahesh Prabhakar.

A literature-based notable competition with the participation of sixteen schools, it was a breathtaking experience to see each and every child exhibit a unique talent. While the poetry recitation of each student was engaging, the melodious voices of students singing ghazals mesmerized everyone. The aim of the function was to inculcate cultural values and the importance of Hindi in young minds. The show was the combined effort of all the teachers of the Hindi department and volunteers from classes IX to XI. The concept of ‘Kavyanjali’ was visualized by Ms. Fatma Kirmani, Hindi Co-ordinator, DPS RK Puram.



Ishq-I-Dilli:A Visual Portrayal of the 7 Cities of Delhi

Ishq-I-Dilli:A visual portrayal of the 7 cities of Delhi – If India is the body; Delhi is the soul

The History Club under the aegis of Department of History, D.P.S. R. K. Puram organized an exhibition to portray the 7 cities of Delhi through the medium of breath-taking sketches, drawings, water colours and photographs, on January 27, 2014. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the esteemed Chief Guest, Mrs. Purnima Datt, INTACH. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Professor Narayani Gupta, an expert on the city of Delhi; Dr. Sandhya Dwivedi, ASI; Mrs. Shubra Tandon, Sanskriti Foundation; Prof. Amitabha Bagchi of IIT Delhi (hosts a web page ‘writing on Delhi’) and an alumini of DPS RK Puram & his spouse Mrs. Ratika Kapur Bagchi, both of whom are writers of best selling novels ; Mrs. Shamika Goel; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh.

The exhibition portrayed a glimpse of the 7 ancient cities of Delhi, namely, Shahjahanabad, Firozabad, Shergarh, Siri, Tughlagabad, Mehrauli and Qila Rai Pithora. Photographs clicked by Aditya Mehta, a student of class XI, were displayed alongside sketches and drawings by Tarang Kaur, Divya Sinha, Nanki Singh,Vrinda Baheti,Raghavi Bhatia, and Sanyaa Mehrotra. The intricacies captured by the students were remarkable and appreciated by all. “The points of view displayed by the students are unusual. Exhibitions like these are just the beginning ,”remarked the chief guest. The Principal praised the idea and the awareness being spread and said “We need to understand our past to acknowledge our present and look forward to our future.”
The idea of capturing history through photo stories and history walks was ground-breaking. All in all, the exhibition was a success and the hard work and effort put in to capture the intricacies and details were admired by all .



Visit of Dr.Raghuram Rajan

It was a red-letter day for Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram when the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a prestigious alumnus, Dr. Raghuram Rajan visited the school on 23rd January 2014. Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He has also been the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The chief guest was welcomed by the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini with a bouquet and a portrait of him made by the Art Department of the school. Also present on the occasion were Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra, Vice Chairman of the DPS Society; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal; and the Headmistresses, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh.

The cultural program began with a performance by the Indian orchestra, which was followed by a video giving a glimpse of the achievements of the school. The Principal, Dr.Saini thanked Dr.Rajan for taking out time from his busy schedule and said that he was a ‘role model’ for the students. Next in store was a melodious patriotic song by the Hindi music choir. The Western vocal choir sang a melodious self-composed A cappella followed by a beautiful Bharatnatyam group dance presented by the students. The students showcased a performance of the folk dance, ‘Dholu Kunita’. Some students shared their thoughts about the school and how the institution prepares them for what lies ahead in life.

The students presented an energetic dance performance based on the song, ’Khwaab’. The tiny tots of DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the underprivileged run on the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled everyone with a patriotic dance on the freedom struggle. The Economics magazine ‘Econox’ was released by Admiral Chopra and was dedicated to Dr. Rajan. Admiral Chopra, in his interaction with the audience, emphasized on the fact that all great men survey the world to find things to do but visionaries survey the universe to find gaps which can be filled by them. Addressing the gathering,Dr. Rajan said that he was very happy to reconnect with his alma mater. Dr Rajan exhorted the students ‘to do what they enjoy’ and to remember that luck plays a huge role in life. According to him, it is important to accept the challenges in life and to try new things and that there was a great sense of fulfillment in the service of others. His speech left the audience mesmerized. This was followed by a felicitation ceremony where students were awarded for excellence in academics and other fields.
It was a truly enriching experience for one and all.

RBI Governor Back to School

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Dr Virander Chauhan, Director, ICGEB mesmerizes students as a Guest Speaker

Genesis, the Biotechnology Club of DPS, R.K.Puram organized a Guest Speaker Programme on 20th January 2014 for Class XI in which Dr Virender Chauhan , Director, ICGEB,(International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology) was invited as the Guest Speaker. Dr Chauhan enlightened the students with the recent advances and future prospects in the field of Biotechnology. He spoke about latest diagnostic techniques used for Malaria and Tuberculosis detection like Mass Spectroscopy, synthetic antibiotics, vaccine development and crop improvement. He encouraged the students to develop a ‘scientific curiousity’.

The Biotechnology Magazine ‘Vision Biotech’ was also released by Dr Chauhan. Students put up questions related to Japanese Encephalitis, stem cells, Rhinovirus, HINI virus and dengue.

The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal,Ms Shobha Mehta; Headmistress Ms Anita Singh; Mr S.K.Arora, Head of the Biology Department and Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge, Biotechnology were present during the lecture.

It was an interactive session, and a great learning experience for teachers and students alike.



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