THE INTERSCHOOL (NATIONAL) CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM -SPARK 2015
Catalyst, the Chemistry club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Spark 2015 ‘,an International Chemistry Symposium on 24th November 2015 at its School Premises. Around 70 schools from across the nation participated in the numerous competitions organized by the club.
The Chief Guest for the event was DrR.K..Sharma. The judges for the event were Dr.Upasana Issar, Dr.Veena Verma, Dr.Smriti Bhatia an Ms.Vinita Malani .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 guest of honour for the event were Dr.A.K. Bakshi and Mr. Rakesh D. Hirani
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 Bharatnatyam dance performance by the students. The Chief Guest,
Dr. R K Sharma, highlighted the importance of Green Chemistry. 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 -Act-inium, Chem-Canvas, Chem-Bowl and Turncoat. ‘Chem-Canvas’,The Art competition was on the topic Green Chemistry Clean Chemistry. ‘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. Turncoat ,the debate competition, was also held.
The Guest of honour talked about the importance of chemistry and improvements in the approach to Chemistry
In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Somerville School. Noida .The first position in the turncoat was ITL Public School Delhi. Somerville School Noida won the first prize in the Chem Canvas . The Chem bowl quiz was won by Delhi Public School Hissar. Act-inium- the Ads Act was bagged by Step by Step , Noida..
It was a memorable experience for all the students.
‘PANCHTATVA-THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE’ – AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its annual environmental festival ‘Panchtatva- The five Elements of Nature’ on 20th November 2015. ‘Panchtatva’ was a mega event which saw the participation of 63 schools from India and countries like Australia, Qatar, Sharjah and USA. The theme of the event was ‘Conserve biodiversity for sustainable development’. A collaborative effort of the Environment and Geography Clubs of the school, the festival comprised of 10 competitions in two main online and onsite activities.
‘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.
Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of India, was the chief guest for the event. Rear Admiral M.M Chopra and . Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini presided over the function.. Dr. B.C. Sabat, School Environment Club in-charge, Government of NCT Delhi, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice-Principal , Ms. Anita Singh, Headmistress (VI-VII) and Mr S.K.Arora, HOD, Biology also graced the occasion. Mr.Mukesh Kumar, HOD- Computer Science Department, Ms. Rupa Das, HOD-Geography and Ms. Niva Chhonkar, HOD-Biotechnology were the event Co-ordinators.
Competitions like ‘Dance of the Elements of Nature’ and ‘Street Play on the Green Road’, were conducted during the festival along with the other online events like Green Rhymes , Green-o-tisement, eZoom in eZoom out.
‘Dance on the elements of nature’on the theme of ‘From blue to green save the scene’ was judged by Dr. Carreen.Pakrasi, an Environment enthusiast and Senior Consultant at Medanta Hospital and Mr. Hemant Kumar, famous choreographer . The judges for the street play competition on the topic ‘Crush the greed and go green’ were Mr. Amitabh Pandey, and Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, theatre activist and educator from Shree Ram School of Performing Arts.
The valedictory ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests by the Principal. A mesmerising Ganesh Vandana and a welcome song were performed and students shared their views on environment. A scintillating folk dance titled ‘From Kashmir to Kanyakumari’ won the hearts of the audience.
Rear-Admiral M.M. Chopra shed light upon how throughout history, culture and religion, humans have always worshipped the sun, the creator of the five elements, and the significance of the Gayatri Mantra in this regard.
The esteemed chief guest, Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma appreciated the students’ and teachers’ efforts in spreading awareness and knowledge about conserving the elements and, and talked about the four R’s- Reuse, reduce, recycle and return.
Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini stressed on the importance of conserving the five elements- earth, air, water, fire and sky.
The winners of the dance competition were Sri Venkateshwara International School, Dwarka. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was placed second and Delhi Public School Indirapuram came third.
St. Thomas School bagged first position in the Street play competition with Delhi Public School, Mathura Road in second place. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram bagged the third position. Father Agnel School and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj were awarded consolation prizes.
The overall winners were DPS R.K.Puram but being the host school the trophy was passed on to Modern Vidya Niketan, Aravalli Hills.
The magazines of the Geography club- Geomania and the Environment Club- Terravision were launched. The day concluded with the Prize Distribution Ceremony.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh.
Panchtatva Closing Ceremony
FIRST AID AND FIRE FIGHTING SKILLS
Before any sort of help arrives at a scene of crisis, it is essential to know about the first-aid to be administered to the wounded to help prevent further deterioration of the situation.
In order to prepare for such situations, the Geography Department organised a lecture cum demonstration on Disaster Management (first aid and fire fighting) on 5th of November, 2015 for classes 8th, 9th and 10th in the Audio Visual Hall. Mr Sajan Kumar, expert in disaster management training, gave a detailed presentation with the children about the importance of knowing first aid skills in life. The children enjoyed and imbibed the art of life saving skills. They also pledged to spread awareness among their friends, relatives and neighbours.
SCHOOL SWACHHTA CAMPAIGN
The Interact Club of Delhi Public School , R. K. Puram took the initiative to organize a School Swachhta Campaign inspired by the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini on the 4th of November 2015 to fulfil the national mission to provide a clean, healthy and a safe environment around the school.
On this occasion, Mr. Anil Sharma; ex- Member of Legislative Assembly and Mr. Dharmbir Singh; The Municipal Councillor of Delhi joined the students along with his enthusiastic team of workers from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to execute the swachhta campaign. The members of the Interact Club along with the M.C.D led by Mr. Anil Sharma were extremely cooperative in helping to keep the vicinity of the school clean.
The Vice Principals, the Headmistress and teachers joined the students in the programme and made it a big success. The drive saw an active contribution by the students.
VANIJYA 2015 – THE ANNUAL INTER DPS COMMERCE FESTIVAL
The Annual All India Inter DPS Commerce festival, Vanijya 2015 was held at DPS R.K.Puram on 29th October 2015. Under the aegis of the DPS Society, it included inter-school competitions in which 55 schools across India participated. Vanijya 2015 provides a common platform for commerce enthusiasts to learn more about this exciting field by way of distinctive events.
The inaugural function commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital, Director, DPS Society. The Chief Guest for the valedictory ceremony was Mr. V. K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society. The judges for the competitions were Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi, Dr. Mallika Kumar, Dr.Pankaj Mittal, Dr. L.S.Chaudhary, Mr. Uday Sonthalia, Mrs. Vasundhara Srivastava . Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and Dr. Renu Nayar who is also Head of Department of Economics; Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh; Heads of Departments of Accountancy and Business Studies; Mrs. Reena Mehta and Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra, along with their team of teachers.
The cultural programme consisted of a recitation of Sanskrit Shlokas followed by a short film showcasing the events and achievements of the Accountancy, Business Studies, and Economics Societies of DPS R. K. Puram. The President of the Business Studies Society gave an insight into the event which was followed by a scintillating Bharatnatyam dance performance. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mittal expressed her gratitude towards the school for hosting the event.
There were three online events, and seven onsite events. The online events comprised “Real to Reel”, in which teams were required to visit an industry or a business organisation and prepare a video clip based on their observations; “Bollywood to Business”, in which students were required to choose a clip from any movie depicting concepts of commerce; “Bulletin Bytes”, which was an e-newsletter designing competition. The onsite events included “Societal Expressions”, which consisted of preliminary film making, where students were given a social idea to enact; “Stock Analyst”, where teams were required to create their own portfolios, “Connecting the Dots”, wherein teams were supposed to narrate and continue stories with the help of clues, “The Legislative”, in which students were required to draft a bill to bring changes in an existing law; “Ecobizz”, a quiz relating to business, finance, management, and economic issues; “Creative Curve”, which was a poster making competition; and a surprise event, “Realm of Revelation”, wherein teams were supposed to guess the name of companies and brands on the basis of hints provided.
The valedictory ceremony had a cultural programme which consisted of a classical composition by the school orchestra. Dr. Saini addressed the audience and expressed the importance of “Service before Self”. This was followed by a mesmerizing yoga dance performance by members of the Dance Club. The events of the day were highlighted through brief speeches and a video. A detailed description about the formation and activities of the Accountancy, Business Studies, and Economics Societies was also given. DPS Vasant Kunj enlightened the audience with a thrilling street play. The Chief Guest, Mr. V. K. Shunglu, emphasised the importance of societies and clubs in school, which helps students who later wish to pursue specific fields of study.
The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Mr. V. K. Shunglu, Dr. Saini, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Dr. Renu Nayar, Mrs. Anita Singh, and Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. The winners of all the events were awarded certificates and trophies.
“Real to Reel” was won by DPS Greater Noida, while DPS Kalinga came second and DPS Jaipur came third. DPS Vasant Kunj won the first prize in the “Bollywood to Business”, followed by DPS Varanasi and DPS Indirapuram in the second and third places respectively. “Bulletin Bytes” was won by DPS Maruti Kunj, the second position was bagged by DPS Bahadurgarh while the third prize went to DPS Kalyanpur. DPS Vasant Kunj secured the first position in “Societal Expressions”, DPS Jaipur came second while DPS Rohini won third position. “Stock Analyst” was won by DPS Chandigarh followed by DPS Jaipur and DPS Azadnagar in second and third position respectively. DPS Panipat Refinery won “Connecting the Dots” while DPS Azadnagar came second and DPS Bhopal came third. “The Legislative” was won by DPS Navi Mumbai followed by DPS Rohini in the second place and DPS Greater Noida in the third place. DPS Vasant Kunj won the first prize in “Ecobizz” and DPS Chandigarh and DPS Rohini won the second and third prize respectively. “Creative Curve” was won by DPS Bahadurgarh followed by DPS Faridabad in the second position and DPS Dwarka in the third position. DPS Dwarka won the Surprise Event, “Realms of Revelation”, with DPS Noida coming in second, and with DPS Bahadurgarh coming in third. The Trophy for Overall Best Performance was awarded to DPS Rohini.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.
DPS R.K.PURAM AND NARBONNE HIGH SCHOOL, CALIFORNIA CONNECT THROUGH CAMCON
7.00 A.M, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 was memorable for both DPS R.K.Puram and Nathaniel Narbonne High School, Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, as the Principal Dr. D.R.Saini, , Head Mistress,Ms Anita Singh, , Mr S.K.Arora, Head of the Biology Department, Mr Mukesh Kumar, Head of Computer Science, Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biotechnology along with the students interacted with the Principal of Narbonne High School, Mr Gerald Kobata, , Ms Deepshika Ahlawat, World History Teacher and students of Nathaniel Narbonne High School,California.
The enthusiastic students discussed various issues related to environment and biodiversity like waste management, energy conservation, water conservation, solar energy, means of transport, food wastage, green habits etc. The US students were also eager to know what a typical day in DPS R.K.Puram was like.
The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini, invited the US school to visit India so that both schools could learn from each other and share the best practices. Ms Anita Singh asked a question on food habits of students and Mr Mukesh Kumar wanted to know about the disposal of electronic waste. Ms Niva Chhonkar also invited the students of the US school to participate in the Environment Festival ‘Panchtatva’ to be hosted by DPS R.K.Puram on 20 November 2015.
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.
Class XII Scholar Badge 2015 Sections A – H,P,Q,V
Class XII Scholar Badge Opening Ceremony
Class XII Scholar Badge Award Ceremony
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XII (Sections A-H, P, Q, V) on 19th October 2015. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event as students receive acknowledgement for their academic and extra-curricular excellence.
The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. V. K. Shunglu, the Chairman of DPS Society. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta was also present.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta welcomed the gathering. A mesmerising classical composition was performed by the school orchestra. This was followed by an invocation dance to Lord Ganesh, and a screening of a video highlighting Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s achievements in academics, extra-curriculars and sports. Various Sanskrit shlokas were recited. Members of the Dance Society performed a scintillating Bharatnatyam dance recital. Students of Class XII recounted the experiences of their journey in the school, and talked about the ways in which DPS R. K. Puram has taught them to redefine their limits. A motivational video about Steve Jobs’ path to success was showcased.
The Chief Guest, Mr. V. K. Shunglu appreciated the efforts of the students and spoke about the importance of working together.
The representative of class XII, Mr. Shachindra Sharma conducted the much anticipated award distribution with Mr. V. K. Shunglu and Mrs. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties, blue badges and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were also awarded to students excelling in extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and dance.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Anuradha Dang. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
TEDx Youth Annual Event 2015
Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted TedxYouth , an independently organised event on 16th October 2015.It was inspired by the widely popular TED talks, which are a global set of conferences devoted to spreading ideas. The event had an audience from more than 20 prominent schools like, DPS Dwarka, DPS Vasant Kunj and colleges namely, IIT Delhi, IIIT and Amity International. The guest speakers invited for the event included well known personalities of national and international standing. The event was coordinated by Student In-charges Tanmay Bansal and Ananya Mohindra.
The event commenced with the felicitation of the speakers by the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Ms.Vanita Sehgal; the Headmistress Mrs.Anita Singh; the Superviser, Mr.Mukesh Kumar; and Ms. Sangeeta Rana, Event in-charge. The guests comprised Ms Geeta Dharmarajan, Padma Shri awardee and Executive Director/Founder of Katha; the co-founders of the `Climber’, Ms. Chandrashekhar; Mr. Ramesh and Mr. Zeeshan; Mr Siddhant Shah, an engineer from Bristol University, UK; the famous RJ `Khurafati nitin’; 21 year old world leader and the youngest climate leader in India , Mr Ankur Thakuria; Sanjay and Shravan Kumaran, co-founders of GoDimensions, youngest mobile application programmers in the world and Mr Diwank Singh Tomer, a Thiel Fellowship awardee.
An interesting video highlighting the importance of the talks in the contemporary world, and a sample TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson was shown to the audience. The main event comprised of 17 speakers, among which were persons from the media, founders of organisations and highly accomplished people, sharing their views on topics like ‘Is it a man’s world?’, ‘InNOWvation’ and ‘Radio is there to stay’. Issues pertaining to `Mental health` ,`Evolution` and `Individual good Vs Larger good` were some of the topics brought to the floor. The speakers supporting the event from DPS RK Puram included, Shubhankar Mukherjee, Shagun Sethi, Naima, Ritin and Swadha.
The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Meher Bhatia and Sana Gujral, the President of TEDxYouth@DPSRKPuram and by Ms. Sangeeta Rana, the event in-charge. The audience was urged to follow the ideals of TED with, `Ideas Worth Spreading’.
Google Chrome Team visits DPS RKPuram
HT GIFA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2015-16
After last season’s success, the Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA) returns this year as the country’s biggest inter-locality event.GIFA, a competition consisting of 446 teams drawn from various schools and residential areas of Delhi and NCR, is one of the biggest football events that the city is hosting.
The opening ceremony, held on Sunday, 20 September 2015, was a glitzy affair with more than 15,000 football enthusiasts turning up at the Tau Devilal Stadium in Gurgaon.
The ceremony was high on star power with actors Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and cricketer Virender Sehwag present. Anchor-actor Manish Paul hosted the event.
What also got the crowd going was the Bollywood fusion mix performed by popular band Astitva, and remixes by DJ Sumit Sethi.
The numbers involved in the tournament are staggering. Here’s a look at some of them
Delhi Public School (DPS), RK Puram tamed Invincibles FC while Ultimate Warriors prevailed over APJ United as the curtains came down on the fortnight-long Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (GIFA) at the DPS, RK Puram ground in New Delhi on Sunday.
In the senior group, it was a battle of nerves between the DPS boys and Invincibles, but ultimately the former triumphed 4-3 (1-1 after regulation time) to stamp their authority in the seven-a-side tournament.Those who missed Sunday’s enthralling action would have said that DPS had the home advantage, but it was indeed an arduous journey to the top for the hosts, who had to dig into their reserves at crucial junctures in the semifinal and final.
Beginning with the first match of their final-round journey, the DPS boys weren’t the favourites. However, perseverance helped them overcome the stiff challenge posed by GG Boys FC, who dominated a major part of the contest, to enter the top-eight stage.
Before that, DPS had to go through some anxious moments. After struggling in the initial stages, Vineet Chaudhari and Anant Sharma tricked the rival defence to score a goal each and help DPS march ahead.
The challenge in the quarterfinals was tougher as the DPS boys ran into Vishal Megamart Barca Boys, one of the teams fancied to win the title. However, things never went the Barca Boys’ way as they fumbled. Perhaps, it had something to do with overconfidence. On the other hand, DPS managed to hold the rivals goalless in the first half. While it was a morale-boosting win for DPS, it was frustrating for a team that had been tipped to win the event.
The Barca Boys failed to control the ball, and that prevented them from making constructive moves, thus putting paid to their aspirations.
All credit went to DPS for containing the Barca Boys in the second half as well. After a goalless draw, the teams went into the shootout, and again, it was advantage DPS, who exhibited calmness to march into the semis with a 3-2 margin.
DPS principal, DR Saini, who witnessed the final, said it was an exciting affair. “The tournament proved to be a golden opportunity for school-going students to exhibit their skills,” he said. Celebrations were put on hold as DPS students had to rush home to study for a Monday home test.
Former Chelsea player Florent Malouda, who plays for the Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League, was present on the occasion. Impressed by what he saw, the former France international said, “The event is good for grassroots development. I hope some of the players find a place in ISL in future.”
Aeross, the interschool Aerospace symposium, was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 8th and 9th October as a United Nations World Space Week event. A first of its kind event, it was an initiative by the Aerospace Society of the school which was founded in 2009 by a group of space enthusiasts under the guidance of Mr. Anil Verma, with the aim of creating a space research-based environment in the school. Over 150 students from 8 schools across the Delhi-NCR region participated in the various competitive events.
The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and other teachers were present on the occasion.
The Principal addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. The cultural programme comprised of a ‘Ganesh Stuti’ followed by a melodious song by the Indian Vocal choir.
The first day included events like the junior and senior quizzes and group discussions, the 3-D sea plane design and senior Sci-Fi writing events. ‘War of Words’- a debate on space commercialisation, the 2-D space suit designing, Cryptospace, crossword-making competition, Airplane modelling, ‘ISquare’ space craft designing, and a surprise event were held on the second day.
The junior group discussion was won by Montfort School. DPS R. K. Puram stood second but being the host school, passed it on to Amity International School. DPS Vasant Kunj emerged as the winner in the ‘War of Words’. In the crossword making competition, Tagore International School bagged the first position, while DPS Dwarka came second followed by The Mother’s International School. The senior group discussion was won by DPS Vasant Kunj, while Amity International School stood second. DPS R. K. Puram stood first in the junior quiz, but passed it to Amity International School, DPS Vasant Kunj stood second, and DPS Dwarka stood third.In the senior quiz, DPS Vasant Kunj bagged the first position, with DPS Dwarka at second place closely followed by The Mother’s International at the third place; a special mention to the teams of DPS R. K. Puram and DPS Vasant Kunj was given. DPS Vasant Kunj secured the first position in the surprise event, the host school won second but passed it on to The Mother’s International School and Amity International School secured the third position. DPS Vasant Kunj stood first in the 2-D Aerospace, Tagore International School and Amity International School stood second and third respectively. In Cryptospace, DPS R. K. Puram emerged as winners, but passed on the award to DPS Vasant Kunj, with The Mother’s International School in the second place and Amity International School in the third. The 3-D Aerospace event was won by Tagore International School with DPS Vasant Kunj bagging the second position, while DPS R. K. Puram stood third but passed on the award to Amity International School. Amity International School stood first in Isquare while DPS Vasant Kunj and Montfort School bagged the second and third positions respectively. The event concluded with the prize distribution.
Exhibition on “LANDFORMS MADE BY ENDOGENIC AND EXOGENIC FORCES”
The Geography department held an exhibition on “LANDFORMS MADE BY ENDOGENIC AND EXOGENIC FORCES” on Friday 28th August 2015 in the junior science lab to showcase the hands-on activity of the students of Class VII. The event was coordinated by Mrs Sangita Bajpai. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr D.R. Saini, and blessed by Dr Pramila Srivastava in the gracious presence of the Head mistress Mrs Anita Singh and Mrs Rupa Das, Head of Deparment. of Geography . A large number of staff members from all departments, the S.B.I. bank manager of DPS branch and a few parents appreciated the students efforts at recycling material and creating ingenious models. A variety of volcanoes ,river features, delta, glaciers, beaches, sea cliffs, stacks, mushroom rocks, sand dunes etc which were displayed by the students.
TEACHERS DAY 2015 – HON’BLE PRIME MINISTER’S INTERACTION WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION 2015
Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great fervor at DPS R.K.Puram. A fun-filled cultural programme was arranged by the students consisting of various dances and a skit. Later, the school appointees acted as teachers and maintained discipline in the school, taking charge of the various classes.
Nine teachers of DPS R.K.Puram, namely Mr.Anil Kathuria, Mr.Tijo Jacob, Mrs.Vandana Chandoke, Dr.Atika Dayal, Mrs. Nita Kumar, Mrs Mini Rathore, Mrs.Vinita Gupta, Mrs Anjana Virmani and Mrs.Pooja Khanduja were felicitated with a Role Model Teachers Award 2015 by the Principal. They were presented with a stole, a certificate and a cash award of Rs.25,000 each. The whole faculty watched the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s interaction with school students.
It was a day when the whole school paid tribute to its teachers and faculty members.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2015
The Investiture Ceremony of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was held on the 3rd of September, 2015. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, the Chairman of the DPS Society. The event commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the honourable Chief Guest, who was warmly welcomed by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; and Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh.
The Chairman, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, administered the oath of allegiance whereby the newly appointed duty holders promised to carry out their responsibilities with integrity and dedication, and to uphold the glorious name of the school. The school orchestra then gave a captivating performance.
The Head Boys and Head Girls talked about the school and its feats, inspiring students to shoot for the stars. The Indian and the Western choirs enthralled the audience with their respective performances. The diverse cultural heritage of the Indian states was exuberantly depicted through numerous dances by the students.
The school felicitated the outstanding achievers, those who scored 100% in various subjects in the Class XII CBSE Board Examinations 2015 and those who made us proud in sports and in various other realms. Students won laurels in National and International competitions and events such golf, squash, swimming, chess and informatics.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering, congratulated achievers and enlightened the students with his words of wisdom. He also talked about upgrading the infrastructure of the school. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
Every year, our school makes it a point to recognize and applaud the efforts of various students who have worked hard to uphold the stature of the school
SANSKRIT DIWAS CELEBRATION
The Sanskrit Club and Sanskrit Department of Delhi Public School, R K Puram celebrated Sanskrit Week from 26th August to 1st September 2015
On 31st August 2015, Sanskrit Diwas Samaroha was held on the premises of DPS R.K.Puram with great enthusiasm .Dr Baldevanand Sagar, an eminent personality in the field of Sanskrit Media, was the Chief Guest.
The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini welcomed the Chief Guest and addressed the students with his encouraging words.
All the Sanskrit students of classes VI to X presented a cultural programme comprising the Ganesh Vandana , Pushpanjali dance ,Sanskrit songs, Shloka recital and a fancy dress-show. In the end, the Sanskrit Club founder Shreyasi Seth of Class XII C recited her self composed poem.
The Chief Guest in his speech appreciated the efforts of the students and emphasized on the importance of making the Sanskrit language popular.
SWARGADEEP MEMORIAL ANNUAL INTERSCHOOL INDIAN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Swargadeep Kobiraj joined DPS R.K. Puram in Class VI. Always a meritorious student, Swargadeep soon excelled academically in the new environment. He was an excellent swimmer and enjoyed all sorts of sports though cricket remained his passion. He learnt to respect the Tabla as a musical instrument and soon developed a love for it. He played in many school functions. He was a budding Tabla player in the school. His untimely demise at the age of fourteen when he was in Class IX has left a great void amongst us. In respect to his memory “Swargadeep Memorial Annual Interschool Indian Instrumental Music Competition” was organized on 24th August 2015 at DPS R. K. Puram.
Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, Dr. Gopal Krishan Shah and Shri Vineet Goswami were the judges for the event. The Judges unanimously applauded the cause and the excellent performances by the students and felt that there was a lot of talent to be worked upon.
The results for the event are:
Overall Winner of the event: DPS Greater Noida.
First- DPS Greater Noida,
Second- DPS Dwarka
Third- DPS Bulandshehar.
First- DPS Rohini
Second-DPS R. K. Puram
Third- DPS Greater Noida.
BUSINESS STUDIES PROJECT WORK EXHIBITION 2015
The annual Business Studies Project Work Exhibition was organized by the Business Studies Society of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 27th and 28th August 2015. The event was organised to present the creativity and innovation of the school’s budding entrepreneurs.
The exhibition displayed projects, charts and models made by students of class XI on various topics like ‘Handicrafts’, ‘Visit to Wholesale Market’, ‘Visit to Departmental Store’, ‘Import and Export’ and ‘Visit to Industrial Unit’. Working models were demonstrated by the students, followed by power point presentations. Students were dressed as entrepreneurs whereas some wore ethnic costumes to showcase the regional diversity of our country. A video featuring the activities and achievements of the Business Studies Society was also screened.
The programme was initiated by the Chief Guest, Dr. P. C. Jain, former Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce. Also in attendance were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra along with her team of teachers.
The programme beautifully exhibited a miniature replica of the world of trade and commerce and proved to be a treat for all business enthusiasts.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MÉLANGE 2015
In the words of Peter Drucker, “Business is neither a science, nor an art. It’s a practice.” Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, as a part of the initiative taken by the Business Studies Society, hosted the annual International Business Mélange, on the 27th and 28th of August 2015. This year, the event garnered massive participation from schools all over the globe, including the USA, Qatar, Bahrain, Indonesia, and from the leading schools in India adding up to a phenomenal 72 entries.
The event was enriched by the presence of Dr. P. C. Jain, former Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, as the Chief Guest. The other judges for the event were, Dr. Rachna Jawa, Head of Department of Commerce, Sri Ram College of Commerce; Dr. Vikas Mehra, Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management, Lal Bahadur Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi; Dr. Raj Kumar Sah, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Mr. Sunil Khairnar, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Indigram Group; Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi, Director of Drishya Education Scholarship Foundation; and Dr. Mallika Kumar, Associate Professor, Commerce Department at Sri Ram College of Commerce. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; and the Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra, along with her team of teachers.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp, followed by the felicitation of the Chief Guest and the judges. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. The Chief Guest, Dr. P.C. Jain talked about how dreams are the first steps towards achieving success in life. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta also addressed the audience, and encouraged all the participants to put in their best efforts. A mesmerising classical composition was delivered by the school orchestra. This was followed by a Bharatnatyam performance accompanied by a mellifluous song by the Indian choir. A video showcasing the achievements and activities of the Business Studies Society was also screened.
There were seven competitive events. The online events comprised cartoon strip making, “E-Banner” in which students had to make web advertisements, and a limerick composing competition on the principles of management. The on-site events included “Idea Designing” in which participants were supposed to create a fictitious company; “Ads Act” in which students had to make a more innovative version of a product they chose; “Mock Stock” which was a simulation of a hypothetical stock market; and a two round quiz competition about business terms and personalities, brand names and tag lines.
All winners were awarded trophies and certificates. The cartoon strip making competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, but being the host school, it was passed on to Modern School, Barakhamba Road; while Sanskriti School came second and St. Xaviers Senior Secondary School came third. DPS R. K. Puram won the “E-Banner”, but being the host school, it was passed on to Amity International, Saket; followed by Goodley Public School and DPS Noida in the second and third positions respectively. The limerick composing competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, but being the host school, it was passed on to DPS Vasant Kunj; the second position was bagged by St. Xaviers, Shahbad, while the third prize went to Manav Sthali Public School. Gyan Bharti Public School secured the first position in “Mock Stock”, while Sanskriti School came second and New Era Public School came third. The quiz was won by Amity International, Saket; while DPS Vasant Kunj and New Era Public School won the second and third positions respectively. “Idea Designing” was won by Modern School, Barakhamba Road, while Gyan Bharti Public School came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj came third. DPS R. K. Puram secured the first place in “Ads Act”, but being the host school, it was passed on to DPS Vasant Kunj; with Amity International, Saket and Modern School, Barakhamba Road in the second and third places respectively. The overall trophy was won by Modern School, Barakhamba Road.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. The event was an enriching experience for all present.
VISIT OF H.H. PUJYA SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATI
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram had the proud privilege of a visit by H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, the President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh on 28 August 2015 . He was accompanied with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. Pujya Swamiji is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and other teachers were also
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of Swamiji and Sadhviji. A tree plantation drive was carried out in the school premises. Swamiji donated 7,000 tree saplings to the school and encouraged the students to plant fruit trees.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests. The cultural programme began with a mesmerising performance by the school orchestra. This was followed by the ‘Nritya Yoga’ dance, bringing together the two disciplines of dance and yoga. The school choir performed a beautiful ‘Saraswati Vandana.’ An Indian classical dance performance also enthralled the audience.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of treating the environment with compassion and care. H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati then shared his thoughts, applauding all students present and encouraging them to believe in themselves and attain inner peace. He also stressed on the importance of time management and initiated the beginning of ‘My Tree-My School’, where the number of trees in the school is equivalent to the number of students enrolled.
The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks and motivated the students to spread awareness about the importance of trees. The event concluded with the National Anthem and was a fruitful experience for all present.