SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY OF CLASS X- SECTIONS A-G

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SANSKRIT DEBATE AND POSTER- MAKING COMPETITIONS

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

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THE INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2016



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

Environment Quiz - Winners
Environment Quiz - Winners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII – Sections A to F

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS AWARD CEREMONY



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



THE INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2016

“RoboKnights”, the Robotics Club of DPS R. K. Puram hosted the nationals of the International RoboCup Junior Robotics Competition in association with LS Creative Learning, Bangalore, on the 23rd and 24th of January 2016. The annual RoboCup Junior held across the globe aims to provide a platform for students of primary and secondary school to showcase their technical skills. The 22 teams from schools located in states of India, that participated at the national level did so after qualifying in the zonals, and the winning team will represent India in Germany.

The Chief Guest at the occasion was Mr. Renye Kikuchi, the Director of Learning Systems Co. Ltd., Japan, who directly manages the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education in schools of many countries and provides LEGO education teaching materials to classrooms. The operating hand of this project in India is “LS Creative Learning” Bangalore. Mr. David Prakash, founder trustee of “Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation” and the Head of “LS Creative Learning”, who works to provide materials and robotics teachers to schools across India and was the Guest of Honour at the occasion. Also present were the Vice Principals, Mrs.Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan; the Head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar; computer teacher, Ms. Sarika Kaushal; and the robotics teacher-cum-coordinator of the event, Mr. Ajith Kumar KG.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta. The Vice Principal welcomed the guests and the participants and spoke about striking a balance between the pros and cons of the digital world. This was followed by an enthralling rendition of a Japanese poem and a mesmerising Odissi performance by class 9 students, Vishrut Malik and Pranati respectively. The Chief Guest, Mr. Renye Kikuchi, discussed the future of robotics. Mr. David Prakash thanked the school for training the participants and volunteering to host the competition, and stressed upon the importance of friendly competition among students.
The students were led to the venue, where on the first day they were engaged in practice sessions in which they assembled and perfected their respective robots. On the second day, the competitive event took place. The theme of the competition was to make a robot for rescuing the victims of natural calamity. The robots had to follow a line, avoid obstacles and pick up balls representing injured victims of calamity and place and transport it to a safe zone. The team “Robo Wizards” emerged as the victors. “APS Sentinels” came second and “Ahlconite 3” bagged the third position. Mr. Dhaval Mehta, trustee of Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation (IRCJF) from west zone was the judge.
The event was an enriching experience for all and left the students with a bigger passion to excel in and promote the field of robotics.



DPS R.K.PURAM AND MODERN INDIAN SCHOOL, DOHA, QATAR CONNECT THROUGH CAMCON

23 December 2015 was a very special day for the students of DPS R.K.Puram and Modern Indian School, Doha, Qatar as they interacted on various issues related to biodiversity conservation in the presence of the Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini; Head Mistress, Ms. Anita Singh; Head of Computer Science, Mr Mukesh Kumar; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biotechnology; Ms Dimple Menon, Biology Teacher from DPS R.K.Puram and Principal, Ms.AsnaNafees; Vice Principal, Ms.G.Mala; Ms.Sanghamitra, Biology Teacher from MIS, Doha, Qatar.

The enthusiastic students discussed various issues related to environment and biodiversity like waste management, common plants and animals found in the two countries,green steps taken by students in the school and at home, practising the 4 R’s, Swaach Bharat Campaign, odd-even number concept of cars ,steps taken by the government to curb air pollution, the role of social media in creating awareness in the society etc. The students of MIS were also eager to know as to how India’s growing population could be used to control the problem of pollution.

The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini, invited the Qatar school to visit India so that both schools could learn from each other and share the best practices. He thanked the Qatar school for participating in the Environment Festival ‘Panchtatva’ hosted by DPS R.K.Puram on 20 November 2015.Ms Anita Singh asked a question on the type of food available in the school canteen.
The webinar session ended with a goodbye and a promise to meet soon. The programme was coordinated by Mr.Mukesh Kumar and Ms Niva Chhonkar.



VISIT TO THE MEHRAULI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND LODI PERIOD BAOLI-TOMBS

The Digex Club and the History Society of DPS, R.K. Puram organised a Heritage cum Photo Walk to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and a Baoli – Tombs dating back to Lodi period in sector 5 of R.K. Puram on 28th December 2015. A select group of 26 students from classes IX to XI were accompanied by Ms. Sarika Kaushal and Ms Shaloo Khanna.

At Mehrauli they visited Quli Khan’s tomb/ Metcalf’s Guest house, Jamali- Kamali tomb – mosque, Balban’s tomb, Rajon ki baoli. Students also saw ruins of a residential colony dating back to the Lodi period.

The group also visited a Baoli- Tombs dating back to the Lodi period in Sector -5, R.K.Puram. This monument has been adopted by DPS, R. K. Puram. 5 tombs at the site are of unknown people. Students- artists made sketches of the baoli.

Mr. Nitish, an official with Canon, accompanied the group and gave Digex club members hands on training on how to use a camera. Students clicked lots of pictures at both the sites.



SANSKRITOTSAVA – SANSKRIT FESTIVAL 2015

The Sanskrit Festival ‘Sanskritotsava’ was organised for the first time by ‘Sanskriti’ the Sanskrit Club in association with Sanskrit Department Of DPS R K Puram on 22nd December 2015.

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted inter school competitions in which 17 schools across Delhi-NCR participated.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Pankaj Kr. Mishra, Associate Professor in St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and the guest of honour was Dr Anju Seth , Associate Professor of Satyawati College, Delhi Unversity. The panel of judges included Dr. Ajay Jha, Assistant Professor of Satyawati College, Delhi University; Dr. Suchitra Bharti, Assistant Professor in Gargi College, Delhi University, Dr. Pankaj Kr.Mishra and Dr.Anju Seth. Also present was Dr.Asha Lata Pandey, former Head of Sanskrit Department; Vice Prinicipals, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Dr.Renu Nayar; Headmistress Ms.Anita Singh and the Head of Sanskrit department, Mrs. Amla Thukral and her team of teachers.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest and judges by the Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini. The Cultural Programme consisted of a mesmerising recitation of Sanskrit Shlokas by Class VI students followed by ‘Pushpanjali’ – an invocation dance. The audience was graced by a scintillating Sanskrit ‘Kavyaali’ (Qawwali) performance and a mellifluous Sanskrit Song. Thereafter the students put up a thought provoking street play on the ‘Importance of Sanskrit’ and a Power Point Presentation prepared by Rajat Sindu Class XI student on the “Usage of Sanskrit in Modern Days” was shown to the audience. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering highlighting the rich culture and history of the language. He connected with the gathering with his melodious songs in Sanskrit. Dr.Anju Seth, the guest of honour also addressed the audience and appreciated the efforts of students.

There were two competitive events, Debate and Poster Making. The topic of the debate was “Is the revolution in the field of communication helping in the upliftment of mankind or is it causing more damage and downfall?” The Poster Making competition had two topics “Women Empowerment” and “Relation between cleanliness and health.”

The Debate(in favour of the topic) was won by DPS R.K. Puram , while DPS Dwarka came second and DPS Indirapuram third. Speaking against the topic, DPS Indirapuram bagged first position ,followed by DPS Bulandshahr. and DPS.Noida in the second and third places respectively. The trophy for the best team in Debate went to DPS Indirapuram.

DPS R.K. Puram won the first prize in the Poster Making Competition(Topic-Cleanliness) followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Gurgaon in the second and third places respectively. In the topic ‘Women Empowerment’, DPS Gurgaon bagged the first position while DPS Noida and DPS Faridabad stood second and third respectively.DPS Gurgaon bagged the best team trophy for Poster Making.

The vote of thanks was given by the Head of Sanskrit department, Mrs. Amla Thukral.

The ‘Sanskritotsava’ was successful in spiking the curiosity for Sanskrit among the students as they participated in all the dynamic events. Such initiatives will go a long way in highlighting the importance of the subject.



BHASHA UTSAV 2015

Dr. Rajendra Prasad once said, “A country that does not take pride in its language and literature can never progress.” Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, hosted the annual Bhasha Utsav, organised by the Hindi department, on 23rd December 2015. The event saw active participation of 22 schools from across the city.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp, enriched by the presence of the chief guest, Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar, an eminent dramatist and the artistic director of the theatre group, Dramatech. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Ms. Vanita Sehgal; and Headmistress, Ms.Anita Singh.

The panel of judges for the events included Dr. Ghamandilal Agrawal, acclaimed poet and writer; Ms. Seema Bharti, senior journalist and author; Dr. Jayant Kashyap, scriptwriter and professor at Ramanujan College for the last12 years; Ms. Divya Jain, writer and powerful speaker; and Ms. Swati Parmar, from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Tapas Bhardwaj, former Head Boy of DPS R. K. Puram; Dr. Sandhya Singh of the NCERT; and Ms. Rachna Singh of Delhi University graced the occasion with their presence. The Head of the Hindi Department, Ms. Jyoti Bakshi, welcomed the judges and felicitated them with plants. She addressed the gathering, highlighting the beauty of the language and its deep links with Indian culture.

The Programme coordinator, Mrs. Fatma Kirmani introduced the esteemed judges – specialists in theatre, poetry, media and literature – to the gathering. She said a deep thinking and vision was involved in ‘Bhasha Utsav.’ It was not just another series of competitions, but a platform for the tech-savvy students, who are engrossed in the virtual world of Facebook, Whatsapp and Internet to enhance their ability to speak about the issues related to society and the country at large.

The Utsav opened with Kahani Manchan where the children gave brilliant theatrical performances based on the stories of renowned authors of Indian literature. The participants not only entertained the audience but also made them think on the social evils that they tried to highlight through their performances.

Kavita Path was skillfully designed to provide an environment for children to learn to fight against the evils of society through recital of poems beautifully crafted in satire .In the On-the Spot story writing event ‘Rachnatmak Lekhan’ children got an opportunity not just to hone their poetry and story writing skills but also to voice their opinions and give wings to their imagination. Last but not the least was ‘Vad Vivad Pratiyogita’ on the topic “Hindi bin na kaam sadhe’ yet another attempt to highlight the importance of Hindi language. Steeped in intense emotions and skilful presentations, Bhasha Utsav left and enduring impression on the spectators and audience with its strong intellectual content and spirit.

The event brochure was released by the Chief Guest to tremendous applause followed by a melodious song by the talented singers of the host school.

The valedictory function commenced with beautiful dances ‘Ai ri sakhi’ and ‘Moko Kahan Dhundhe Re Bande’ by the students of DPS R.K. Puram. The Chief Guest, Mr. Sagar appreciated the performances and the hard work of all the participants. Mr. Ghamandilal Agrawal and Tapas Bhardwaj also expressed their appreciation. Addressing the students, the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini stressed on the need to promote and take pride in Hindi language.

In the awards tally, DPS R. K. Puram secured the first position in Kahaani Manchan followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Noida in the second and third position. Vaad Vivaad was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while DPS Sushant Lok bagged the second position followed by Modern School, Barakhamba in the third. Kavita Paath was won by DPS Rohini; and the second and third positions were secured by DPS Noida and Mother’s International School. In Rachnaatmak Lekhan, DPS R. K. Puram, Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony ;and DPS Dwarka secured the first, second and third positions in story writing, while DPS Rohini, DPS Gurgaon and DPS Dwarka bagged the first, second and third positions respectively in poetry writing.

The overall winner was DPS Noida while DPS R. K. Puram was the runner’s up. The Trophy was however passed on to DPS Rohini in the 3rd position. The event was an enriching experience for all present, and was made a success due to the efforts of the teachers of the Hindi department and the 400 students involved.

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THE MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2015

The Annual Mathematical Crusade 2015, was organized by ‘Matsoc’, The Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 14th December 2015. 70 teams from various national and international schools participated in the competitive events including a team from DPS Sharjah.

The Guests and judges for the occasion were Mr. Sajith Pai, Associate Vice President of Bennett University; Mr. Sanjeev Narang who is in the adhesive business; Dr. Megha Agarwal, Head of Department of Mathematics at Ramanujan College; Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Shri Ram College; and Mr. Poshak Agrawal, Co-Founder of Athena Education. Also present were our alumni Shikhar Shiromani, Rohit Jain and Anant Ashutosh as judges . The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Mr. Anil Kathuria, Head of the Mathematics Department along with his team of teachers from the Mathematics department were present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests followed by a harmonious performance by the school orchestra. The audience was enthralled by a Kathak and a Ballet performance. A mesmerising Sanskrit Shloka Recitation, explained various concepts of Mathematics. Mr Sajith Pai addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of mathematics and problem solving in everyday life. The new edition of the annual school maths magazine, ‘Mathyard’ 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 six competitive onsite events including Problem Solving, a Quiz, a Crossword, a Powerpoint Presentation, a Model Making Competition and a Surprise Event along with two online events Cryptic Hunt and Bennett Crusade. Problem Solving gave the students an interactive platform to showcase their problem solving ability in Mathematics. The Quiz consisted of a preliminary and a final round and saw teams answering challenging application based questions. Crossword to test trivia and mathematical knowledge of the participants. Other highlights were the Model Making event, where students had to assemble a mathematical model on the spot and a ‘Powerpoint Presentation’, where the students made presentations on mathematics and its application in various fields. In the online Cryptic Hunt , the participants had to crack series of cryptic levels. At each level they would encounter number of clues.’Bennett Crusade’ required the students to submit an essay on the ‘Need for India to have Entrepreneurial Engineers.’

Problem Solving was won by DPS Faridabad, while DPS R.K. Puram and Modern School, Barakhamba Road came second and Sanskriti School came third. DPS Noida won the first prize in the Quiz, followed by DPS R K Puram and DPS Vasant Kunj in the second place and DPS Dwarka in the third places . Crossword was bagged by DPS Rohini, the second position by DPS Dwarka while the third prize went to Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The Air force School, Subroto Park secured the first position in the Powerpoint Presentation, DPS Dwarka came second while DPS Mathura Road won the third position. Model Making was bagged by DPS Dwarka followed by DPS Sushant Lok in the second and DPS R.K. Puram and Rukmini Devi School in the third position. DPS Dwarka came first in the surprise event while DPS Rohini came second and DPS Noida third. The Overall winner was DPS Dwarka followed by DPS R K Puram and DPS Rohini at the second position and DPS Noida at the third position.

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



THE 8TH ARMAAN DOGRA MEMORIAL GLOBAL INTER SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT CLOSING CEREMONEY

The closing ceremony of the 8th Armaan Dogra Memorial Global Inter-school Football Tournament took place on the 18th of December 2015 at DPS R.K.Puram. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, an exemplary student who passed away in an unfortunate accident. Armaan was a zealous football player and an ardent fan of the football club, Manchester United. Excelling not only in the field of academics, he was proficient in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing, and sports. He impressed one and all with his immense zest for life.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Rajat Sharma, Padma Bhushan awardee, Chairman, and Editor-in-Chief of the prominent Hindi news channel, India TV. Mr.Rajat Sharma is one of India’s most phenomenal orators and journalists, who garnered a lot of acclaim for his T.V.show, ‘Aap ki Adalat’. Also present on the occasion were Armaan’s parents, Dr. P.N.Dogra and his wife along with other family members; the Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan, Mrs. Renu Nayar; Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh, and Mr. N. Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education Department.

The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini, extended a warm welcome to the chief guest, Mr.Rajat Sharma and called him an inspiration for young people.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and head of the Department of Urology at AIIMS, paid his respect to the chief guest and added, “Armaan lived a short but king-sized life, and he still remains alive in everyone’s hearts.” He believed that this initiative will keep Armaan’s memories alive forever. He acknowledged the school’s effort and support that made the event a huge success.

The cultural programme constituted of a soulful performance by the school choir and a Punjabi folk dance.

Addressing the students, the chief guest, Mr. Rajat Sharma, said that the tournament was an inspiration for all aspiring sportsmen. According to him, sports is a binding force which brings people together. He shared his childhood memories with the students, narrating a few anecdotes from his life. He had an interactive session with the audience, where curious students asked various questions about his achievements and about his path to success.

The tournament was an exciting 3 day event in which 8 prominent schools took part. In the much anticipated prize distribution ceremony for the Intra-School segment, the best player prize of class 6,7,8 was awarded to Anuj Gupta of 6A, C.R. Pant of 7B and Parth Kothari of 8A, respectively; The overall winners were 6A, 7J, and 8J, in their respective classes. In the Inter-school segment, the ‘best defender’ was Arnav Chawla and the ‘best goalkeeper’ ,Mahir Veer Hora of DPS R.K. Puram, while Himanshu Manocha of Modern School, Barakhamba Road was awarded ‘The best striker of the tournament’. ‘The best player of the tournament’ title was given to Mahir Veer Hora of DPS R.K.Puram. In the final match of the Global Inter school Football tournament, DPS R,K,Puram defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road by 2-1, to win the overall trophy.The Runners Up trophy for the event was presented to Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the event concluded with the felicitation of Referees, and Coaches, followed by the National Anthem.

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G. BHASKAR MEMORIAL LECTURE AND AWARD CEREMONY 2015

The G. Bhaskar Memorial lecture and award ceremony was organised on 15th December 2015 at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in remembrance of G. Bhaskar, a very promising student, who joined the institution in class 8th. Lost in the crowd initially, Bhaskar slowly and steadily made place in the hearts of his fellow students and teachers. An extremely talented and hardworking student, not only did he excel in academics, but was also a great badminton player and played in school’s table tennis team. He also had formal training in Classical Carnatic music and could recite several chapters of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. Unfortunately, his success ended with his early demise. The award has been instituted in his beloved memory since 1999 by the family of G.Bhaskar. This award is given 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, Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, Supervisor, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and G. Bhaskar’s father, Mr. Ganapati Raman were present during the ceremony. The ceremony began with a minute of silence observed in G. Bhaskar’s honour. Ms. Prarthna Saran, who is a senior lecturer from Delhi University and has been associated with the Chinmaya Mission for more than 30 years, gave a detailed account of the Gita in the present context. Ms. Sangeeta Rana coordinated the event.

The award was given to 13 meritorious students who, along with excelling in academics and co-curriculars, possessed a high moral character. Mr. Ganpati, father of G.Bhaskar, along with his family; Vice Principals Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Shobha Mehta; and Mukesh Kumar, Supervisor and Head of Computer Science Department, presented the awards.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar shared his unforgettable moments with G. Bhaskar as his teacher and conveyed to the student audience to enjoy each moment of life and make each moment memorable like him. Mr. Ramnath, the elder brother of G. Bhaskar concluded the event by sharing exquisite memories of Bhaskar. The Chinmaya Mission and Bhaskar’s family members gave a token of their blessing, distributing books and sweets to the students.



8TH ARMAAN DOGRA MEMORIAL FOOTBALL GLOBAL INTER SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT-OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony of the 8th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Global Inter-school Football Tournament took place on the 15th of December 2015 at DPS R.K.Puram. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a meritorious student who passed away in an unfortunate incident in Saudi Arabia on the 12th of June, 2008. Armaan was an all-rounder in the true sense of the word. Not only did he play football passionately, he also excelled in lawn tennis, skating, swimming, and table tennis. He was also a great dancer and singer. The ‘Armaan Dogra Best all-rounder award for the most outstanding student of class 8’ is given in his memory.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director at AIIMS and Chief of JPN Apex Trauma Centre; and the guest of honour, Mr.Anadi Barua, the chief coach of the national women’s senior football team who is also a FIFA diploma holder in coaching. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan is not with us now his fond memories are cherished by one and all. Also present at the event were Armaan’s parents, Dr.P.N.Dogra and his wife along with other family members; the Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan; Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh, and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

The chief guest, Dr. M.C. Mishra administered the oath to the participants. He remarked that the initiative was not only an opportunity for children to participate and learn the qualities of teaming up, but also a great way to remember the dear departed. He complimented the parents of Armaan, and the school for the efforts. An enthralling classical dance performance was followed by a mellifluous composition by the school choir. Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke of the great memories he held with his son and how the tournament aimed at promoting football, while also cherishing his son’s passion for the sport.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much anticipated match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the host school, DPS R.K. Puram and DPS Mathura Road.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta. The tournament continues till the 18th of December, 2015.

Opening match played between DPS R K Puram V/s DPS Mathura Road. DPS R K Puram defeated DPS Mathura Road by 5-4 in the tie breaker. In another match MNSS Rai, Sonepat defeated Iragi School, Vasant Kunj by 3-0.



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