INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY, 2015
On 29th July, 2015, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s Geography department organised an intra-school ‘International Tiger Day’ competition, to sensitize the students about the importance of tigers in our ecological system. Students and teachers alike joined in the celebrations to emphasise the importance of conserving our national animal, and to spread awareness about the cause. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr Sudeep Sen, an award winning author and poet. The Quiz Master for the event was Mr Deep Raj, an environmental planner for UCF.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Mrs Anita Singh; and the Geography department, along with their Head of Department, Mrs. Rupa Das, were also in attendance. NDTV covered the event.
The event commenced with the felicitation of the chief guest by the Principal and a moment of silence was observed to pay respects to Dr.Kalam.
Ms. Rupa Das welcomed the guests, and spoke about how majestic tigers are, and the vital role played by them in the food chain. Addressing the audience, Dr. Saini emphasised how humans should learn, and imbibe the strength and speed of tigers.
An invocation dance to goddess Durga set the tone for the various activities and competitions which were held for students of classes 6th to 12th. These included a quiz competition, a slogan portrayal, a T-shirt painting, ramp walk competition, PowerPoint presentation and a street play on the slaughter of tigers. The audience was entertained with a short video clip on tigers and their habitats. The students enthusiastically and actively participated in all the activities.
The chief guest, Mr Sudeep Sen offered a word of encouragement, following which the prizes and certificates were distributed among the winners.
Vansh Gupta and Dikshant of 7-K won the quiz, and first place in the PowerPoint Competition was bagged by Prithvi Paul Chathrath and Prithvi Rana of class 10-I, and Arnav Singh and Yuveer Bagai of class 10-E were placed second. The T-shirt painting competition was won by Udbhav of class 9-H, Vaibhav and Kanav of class 9-L were second and Vaibhav Gupta and Mohan Malik of 9-I came third.
Mrs. Arti Trivedi delivered the vote of thanks. The event was a huge success, and helped spread awareness about the need for conservation of tigers.
Ms. Pranathi Iyer of class 12-K performed her Bharanatyam Arangetram on 18th July 2015 at the India International Center, New Delhi. Dr. D R Saini, Prinicipal of DPS R K Puram and Dr. (Mrs) Chandra Tripathi of GAIL (India) Ltd. were the Guests of the honor at the programme.
Pranathi has been learning Bharatanatyam for almost 10 years now, of which she has spent 8 years under the guidance of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan ( Padma Bhushan Awardeee ). In this program, the Guru presented the disciple before the audience after having trained her rigorously over the last 8 years. The Principal, Dr. Saini and Dr. (Mrs) Chandra Tripathi spoke words of encouragement for Pranathi and emphasized the importance of extra-curricular activities to boost academic performance.
Digex Club Workshop
The Digex Club organised a workshop for the members of the club on the 13th of May 2015 and a representative from Canon, the imagining partner of the Club conducted it.
The workshop was extremely interactive and very informative. The students learned a lot from the experienced photographer, Mr Niteesh. The room was abuzz with excitement as the amateurs and the representative discussed their mutual passion, the art which brought them together, photography. The workshop was attended by students from classes IX-XII. It explored the intricacies of low light photography as well as architectural and portrait photography. The students gained a greater understanding of the various settings of the camera and the various results different combinations would produce. Mr Niteesh shared his knowledge on the topic of wildlife photography and explained how to make a picture more attractive and increase the curiosity and grab the attention of the person looking at the picture. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini also appreciated the efforts and support of Mr. Niteesh from Canon India Pvt. ltd. The workshop was a great experience and organized by the Digex teacher incharge, Mrs Sarika Kaushal.
INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR 2015 (NORTH ZONE)
RoboKnights, the Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized “Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 (north zone)” in association with Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation (IRCJF) on Saturday, 25th April 2015.More than hundred students from ten schools of the Delhi-NCR region participated in this event.
Apart from Mr.Renya Kekuchi, Chairman and President of Learning Systems Co. Ltd, Japan which designs and markets STEM learning software, robotics kits and IT equipment and Mr. Tairo Nomura, Associate Professor with Saitama University, Japan, whose major areas of specialization include Educational Technology,Instructional Design, Human Interface, Information Education, and Science and Technology Education, Mr.David Prakash Director of LS Creative Learning System and trustee of IRCJF was also present.
The day began with the lighting of the lamp and Ganesha sthuthi. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participating schools and the guests in auditorium. After speeches of the dignitaries, participants were guided to the competition venue, “the yoga room”, by the volunteers.
“Rescue” was the theme of the competition, in which the participants were to make an autonomous line following, obstacle avoiding robot. The robot was also required to transport an object that symbolized an injured person to a safe location. At end of the day, after a fierce competition, team from Birla Vidya Niketan, Saket was declared as winner. Apeejay School, Pitampura and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj were declared as runner-up and second runner-up respectively. These three teams, along with two more teams from Ahlcon Public School, Mayoor Vihar were chosen for the national level of Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 to be held at Bangalore.
TEAMING UP OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN DELHI AN INITIATIVE OF DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram has been teamed with two Government Schools -Jose Marti Sarvodya Vidyalaya Sector 12, R.K. Puram & Sarvodya Vidyalaya No. 3, Sector-7, R. K. Puram
- With a view to promote interaction and cooperation between the government and private schools, the Directorate of Education has started a new programme ‘TEAMING’ with effect from the current academic session.
- Jose Marti SarvodyaVidyalaya Sector 12, R.K. Puram & SarvodyaVidyalaya No. 3, Sector-7, R.K. Puram are the two Government schools which have been teamed with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram
- On 7th May 2015, 50 Students of class IX along with three teachers from the two schools attended an hour long morning assembly of class IX Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.
- The students of the two schools enjoyed the dances, group song, skit etc. put up by the students of IX-C of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. It was an enriching experience for them.
- The students and teachers had an interactive session with the Principal Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice-Principal Ms. Shobha Mehta in the office of the Principal.Dr. Saini conveyed to the students that they had all the qualities and traits to excel in life. All of them have the potential within them to become Doctors /Engineers. He inspired them by his motivating words. He also told them that if they worked hard, they can someday occupy high positions in Society. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram will assist them in every way to translatetheir dreams into reality. The students were highly motivated.
- Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the co-ordinator of the programme informed the students that with hardwork and commitment, all of them can achieve success in lifeand become worthy citizens of India. She told them about the importance of hard work, sincerity of purpose and willingness to work to achieve success in life.
- The students and teachers then visited the School Library and the Sports Complex to get the first-hand experience of the facilities available at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram which could be used by them also.
- Everyone pledged to work together to realize maximum benefits of the Teaming Programme between the three schools.
Class XII students of Jose Marti Sarvodya Vidyalaya Sector 12, R.K. Puram & Sarvodya Vidyalaya No. 3, Sector-7, R. K. Puram schools attended the Morning Assembly of Class XII-E students of DPS R. K. Puram along with the teachers. They also had an interactive session with the Principal Dr. D. R. Saini, Principal DPS Hissar and Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal, DPS R. K. Puram.
Visit to the Humayun’s Tomb by DIGEX Club
The DIGEX Club visited the Humayun’s Tomb on 6 May 2015 for a Photowalk. Mr. Nitish from Canon had volunteered to teach the students about architectural photography. Students from class VI to XII participated in this workshop. The students clicked several pictures of unique patterns, designs and domes of the Mughal era. The students showed their skill in photography as they captured beautiful images of these breathtaking structures from different angles and perspectives. They also captured the intricacies of the architecture of the buildings and how they were embellished by the gardens around the tomb. They photographed all the other tombs and structures in the complex. The students were accompanied by the teacher incharge, Ms. Sarika Kaushal. In the end, they paid respect to the soul of Humayun by maintaining 2 minutes of silence in front of Humayun’s burial place as a homage. The photowalk was a hands-on learning experience for all the students who have gained knowledge and are interesting in practising photography.
“SAVE THE INTERNET” CAMPAIGN…
Last week, few students of DPS RKPURAM, namely Pushpak Raj Gautam (12-F), Abhay Mehta (12-F), Mudit Chaudhary (12-I) and Tanay Rohatgi (12-J) organized the “Save The Internet Campaign”, to fight against the telecom operators on Net-Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recently put up a 118 page questionnaire on their website asking Internet users of their views on whether Internet Service Providers should be allowed to prioritize certain websites through downloading and uploading speeds. These students conveyed the importance of the concept of Net Neutrality and promoted the savetheinternet.in website (a lucid way of responding to the 118 page questionnaire) through various online and offline platforms. Social Media- Facebook, Whatsapp and Gmail were their biggest arsenals, as they sent over 250 e-mails to various people (including local MP- Meenakshi Lekhi and local MLA- Parmila Tokas) and shared their self-made video on various Whatsapp and Facebook groups (especially among DU students) urging Internet users to respond to the “Save The Internet” Campaign. To make the movement more prominent, they took to the streets of New Delhi, mainly in the South Extension region, R.K.Puram area and in a few colleges of Delhi University (Hans Raj College, Shyam Lal College, Vivekananda College, Satyawati College, SGTB Khalsa College) . They distributed pamphlets to random people on the streets, put up posters on auto- rickshaws, buses, et al., and shared their plans with Internet Cafe managers- urging them to spread the message among their customers. In the school, they urged various teachers (especially Comp. Science) to inform students about this campaign. Their “Save the Internet” video was uploaded on the school’s official Youtube channel and was shown in the Audio Visual Hall during Assemblies. They voluntarily provided over 100 students with the Internet to respond to the questionnaire. They are also planning to write an open letter to the TRAI expressing their concern over this issue. Net Neutrality is an idea which says that all the Internet users must be charged on the basis of Internet data consumption, and no discrimination can be made against particular websites on the grounds of speed and bandwidth allocation.
With this, DPS RKPURAM becomes the first school to organize such a campaign.
DPS R.K.PURAM GOES GREEN ON THE OCCASION OF EARTH DAY
The students and staff of the school started Earth Day celebration by dressing in Green. This helped in realizing the significance of the day and our contribution towards ‘Saving our planet Earth’. The topic of the day’s morning assembly was, ‘Lend a hand to save the land’. Children depicted environment friendly habits like ‘Say no to polybags’, ‘Save energy’, ‘Save water and other natural resources’ through a skit and a video presentation .Earth Day Pledge was taken by the students and the parents. ‘Panchtatva’, the environment club of DPS R.K.Puram released special badges and certificates, which will be awarded to the students who take initiative towards environment conservation and for their distinguished service towards green, clean and sustainable practices in the school.
The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini highlighted the role of students in saving the natural resources and guided them to develop ‘green habits’, starting from school, like switching off lights when leaving the class room, using the school bus instead of personal car, saving paper etc
Various competitions were organized for different classes like model making on alternative sources of energy, poster making on ‘Save our earth’, Photography Competition on flora & fauna around us, Slogan writing on ‘I am eco friendly because…’,Logo designing and SMS Writing. The selected entries of these competitions were displayed in the senior Biology Lab. Ms Dimple Menon and Ms Neelam Ajwani guided the students in making the models. The creativity of the students was visible in the models which included use of water as energy source, green spaces, from garbage to gold.
Sapling Plantation was organized outside the school. Saplings of Aurocaria and Bougainvillea were planted by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Head Mistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh along with Mr.S. K. Arora, Head of the Biology Department. The Principal, lauded the efforts of the Biology Department. Ms Kusum Yadav made the arrangements and encouraged the students for plantation drive.
Later seven students of DPS R.K.Puram (Yash Chhabra, Kusumita Chhabra and Akankhya Panigrahi of Class XI, Prithvi Rana, Angelina Dash, Kaushitaki Sharma and Shefali Mehra of Class IX along with Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge of Environment Club attended an Earth Day Program on ‘Environment and Youth’ at the American Centre. The programme included a presentation and an interactive session and was sponsored by The Centre for Environment Education and Earth Day Networks.
Earth Day was celebrated by The Department of Environment, at the Delhi Secretariat where Mr. Asif Ahmad Khan, the Minister of Environment graced the occasion and addressed the students. A poster making competition on the theme ‘Conservation of Water’ was conducted. A street play was enacted by students to raise concern about the deteriorating resources of water, air, forests. The students were encouraged to adopt a tree and take care for it. Our school was represented by Anshuman, Udbav Seth,Rohan Dhar of Class X and Shrijita Anand and Jasmine of Class IX. Ms Reema Khosla accompanied them.
The Environment Club of Modern School, Barakhamba Road organised a Digital Poster Making Competition on the occasion of Earth Day in which Ishany of VIII J won the First Prize.
DIGEX PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – 2015
DIGEX, the Photography Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised the “Digex Photography Festival” on 18th April 2015 in partnership with Canon. DIGEX, short for “Digital Excellence” was formed in 2009, and consists of more than 35 photography enthusiasts from classes 6th-12th. The club is majorly student run under the guidance of Ms. Sarika Kaushal and members of the faculty.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr Andrew Koh, Senior Director for Canon India Team. The guests of honour included Ms. Sandhya Chauhan, Regional Business Head at Canon India and Mr. Shivam Avasthi, Regional Business Manager at Canon India. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Mr. Mukesh Kumar; the teacher in-charge for DIGEX, Ms. Sarika Kaushal and all the teachers of the Computer Science Department were also present.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. A short video clip on the work done by members of DIGEX was screened.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. He talked about the importance of teamwork and the spirit of participation. The Chief Guest, Mr. Andrew Koh expressed his views on the emerging art of photography saying, “Photography is the new form of creative arts, a new way of expression and a new hobby for students”.
The program consisted of four competitive events, the “Junior Photorun”, “Senior Surprise Event”, “Senior Story Board Event” and “Movie Making”. The Canon Team also hosted a workshop for students and teachers. The judges for these events were Mr. Vikalp Sharma, Mr. Gaurav Mishra and Mr. Nitish Pandey – representatives of the Canon India Team. Other highlights of the event included the Print and Click Activities.
In the results tally, the Senior Surprise Event was won by Kulachi Hansraj Model School, while Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura came second and Step by Step School and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar had a tie for the third position. The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg won the first prize in the Senior Story Board Competition, followed by Tagore International School, Paschimi Marg,Vasant Vihar and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar in second and third place respectively. The Junior Photorun was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, the second position was bagged by The Shri Ram School, Moulsari and Delhi Public School, R.K Puram while the third prize went to Amity International School, Sector 46,Gurgaon. Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vasant Vihar along with DPS R K Puram secured the first position in the Movie Making Event, followed by Tagore International School, East of Kailash and Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj in second and third position respectively.
The event concluded with a mime act performed by the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. This was followed by a short video depicting the events of the day and a token of appreciation was given to the representatives of Canon Team India. Mr. Mukesh Kumar (HOD Computer Science), Mrs. Sangeeta Rana, Mrs. Shalini Harisukh, Mrs. Ashima Nagpal, Mr. Mukesh Nagpal, Mr. Mohitendra Dey, Mr. Ajit Kumar, Mr. Shekhar, Mr. Anup, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Joseph and Mr. Shankar were present for the Award Distribution.The ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Sarika Kaushal.
VISIT OF 3 US UNIVERSITIES – CASE WESTERN RESERVE, UNIV. OF ROCHESTER AND BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Representatives of Case Western Reserve, Univ. of Rochester and Brandeis University visited DPS R K Puram on Thursday, 9th April, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
The group first met with the Principal, Dr. D R Saini and the Education Counsellor Ms. Mamta Sharma and discussed the admission criteria of their respective universities, as well as the various courses offered at their institutions, the application procedure and the special characteristics of each institution.
This was followed by an interactive presentation in the AVH for Class 12 students.
A great deal of interest was shown by the students, who asked several questions on the courses taught, SAT scores, the selection process, the possibility of dual majors etc.
It was a very informative session and greatly appreciated by the guests as well as the staff and students present.
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY, CLASS IX (SECTIONS G-M)
The Scholar Badge ceremony for Class IX, Sections H-L was held on 20th February 2015. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Injeti Srinivas, Chairman of the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh.
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to the audience.
In the cultural programme, the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their graceful dance performance. The Indian Music Choir presented a medley in different regional languages. This was followed by a dance- drama by the students of class IX depicting the rich culture of India. The students of the Dance Society performed different classical and folk dances of India.
The Chief Guest, Mr.Injeti Srinivas in his address to the students, stressed on the importance of values and of individuals. He said, “Individuals matter.build institutions, don’t try to be larger than life.” He also spoke about the importance of sports, not only in the life of an individual but also for the country as a whole. According to him, “Sports is among the most important things in life, it teaches us team spirit, discipline, gives us an undying will to exceed, and a wealth of attributes.”
The Class Representative, Ms. Vinita Gupta, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Injeti Srinivas; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS IX (SECTIONS A-F)
The Scholar Badge ceremony for class IX, Sections A-F was held on 17 February 2015. It is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for excellence in the field of academics as well as extracurricular activities.
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Nata Menabde, the WHO Representative to India. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal ; and the teacher in charges, Ms. Taruna Didi, Ms. Usha Diptivilasa and Ms. Anjana Virmani.
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown to the audience. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to the audience.
In the cultural programme, the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their scintillating dance performance. The Western Music Choir performed a melodious rendition of an acapella song. This was followed by a dance- drama by the students of class IX depicting the various cultural aspects of India. The students of the Dance Society showcased the different forms of classical and folk dances in India through their mesmerizing performance.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Nata Menabde, while addressing the gathering, expressed her views on children’s health and the importance of ‘World Health Day’. According to her, health is an important matter of concern especially for the youth who are the future of the country. She also talked about the role of WHO in the eradication of diseases.
The Class Representative, Ms. Taruna Didi, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr. Nata Menabde; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks.The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
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PART – III
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VIII (SECTIONS G-L)
The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VIII, sections G- L was held on 17 February 2015. It is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for excellence in the field of academics as well as extracurricular activities.
The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Amarjeet Sinha, Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal ; and the teacher incharges, Ms. Sunita Johar and Ms. Ritu Kumar.
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a mellifluous performance by the Indian Orchestra. A clip highlighting the achievements of the students in various fields was shown to the audience. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. In the cultural programme, the students of Shiksha Kendra enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance showcasing the life of Ashoka. The students of class VIII expressed their views on the role of love and peace and depicted it through a scintillating dance-drama. The students talked about the principles of liberty and freedom in French. The Western Music Choir performed a melodious rendition of the song ‘Wake Up’.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Mr. Amarjeet Sinha, expressed his views on success and the importance of team effort.
The Class Representative, Ms. Ritu Kumar, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Amarjeet Sinha; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
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PART – II
VISITS OF DEANS AND DIRECTORS OF 14 US UNIVERSITIES
DPS R.K. Puram was visited by the Deans and Directors of Admissions of 14 US universities on Monday, 9th February, 2015. This visit, which was primarily to meet the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, and the Education Counsellor, Ms. Mamta Sharma, was organized by Ms. Brandy Fransen, the Director of Operations, the LINDEN group.
The delegates arrived at 11.30 am, and after introducing themselves, gave a brief on their respective institutions. The universities that were represented were : Arizona State University, Hampshire West Virginia University, Loyola Marymount University, John Carrol University, Hampshire College, Embry – Riddle, Foothill and De Anza College, University of Piltsburg, University of San Francisco, University of Missouri – Kansas City, SUNY Buffalo, Richmond
University in London and New Jersey’s Science & Technology University.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, also presented the school’s achievements with the delegation, and the education system it pursued, along with its track record in academics and international admissions it had secured across the world. Ms. Sharma also briefly spoke about the admissions procedure and the unmatched results it had secured in international placements.
The information that was shared was both informative and constructive, and valued by all those present at the meeting.
VISIT OF 15 US UNIVERSITIES REPRESENTATIVES
Representatives of 15 US universities visited DPS R K Puram on Monday, 2nd February, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Their mission was to share details of their respective institutions with the students of Class 11, and also discuss the unique features, admission criteria and requirements of each university, the group was led by Mr. Ganesh Kohli, Director and Founder of KIC Univ. Assist, who also spoke about the diverse educational pathways available to the students today, alongwith the choices which lay ahead of them.
The delegation comprised of the following universities and colleges:-
Coastal Carolina University, Columbia College Chicago, Elon University, Kettering University, Michigan State University, Ohio University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Michigan-Flint, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa.
It was indeed and enriching experience for all those present. The students also directly interacted with the admissions representatives and clarified their doubts. The session was very informative, and enabled the students to understand the options available to them after completing Class 12.
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VIII (SECTIONS A- F)
The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VIII, sections A- F was held on 3 February 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school’s Audio Visual Hall. It is a much awaited event where students are felicitated for academic as well as extra-curricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Chetan Prakash Jain, Member, Staff Selection Commission, Government of India. Also present was Mr.Kashi Nath Ram, Deputy Director of the Staff Selection Commission. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh welcomed all the guests.
The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office followed by a presentation by the Indian Orchestra group. The children of Class VIII welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students in academic and extracurricular activities on a national and international platform.
The cultural programme commenced with a performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, dancing to “Ashoka Samrat”, which showcased the life of Ashoka and emphasized the importance of harmony in the world. The students of class VIII expressed their views about the turmoil of war. This was followed by a dance presentation on the problems faced by the people of the world and the urgent requirement for peace.
The Indian and Western Vocal Music choir sang songs in Hindi and English. Another student spoke in French, highlighting the importance of liberty and freedom for peace to reign in the world.
The chief guest, Mr Chetan Prakash Jain, expressed his views about the importance of hard work and dedication to achieve success.
The Class Representative, Ms. Ritu Kumar, conducted the Awards Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr. Chetan Prakash Jain; the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. Addressing the students, she stressed on the importance of finding happiness and peace of mind in their lives. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.
‘BHAKTI DHARA’- INTERSCHOOL HINDI COMPETITION
The Hindi Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised an inter-school competition ‘Bhakti Dhara’ on 30th January, 2015. The chief guest for the occasion was Ms. Chitra Mudgal, a renowned author and proponent of Hindi literature. The judges’ panel included Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, a well known author; Mr. Deen Dayal, an Assistant Professor at Delhi University; Dr. Avinash Jha, the Editor of Dainik Jagran; Dr. Rajiv Tyagi, the Senior Vice Principal of Mount Carmel School and Mr. Prem Pal, a Hindi lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also present were Dr. D. R. Saini, the Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram; Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal, the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra; Ms. Fatma Kirmani, the coordinator of the event and all the teachers of the Hindi department.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal felicitated the chief guest and judges with mementos. This was followed by a prayer, ‘Rama Stuti’. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and welcomed all guests and participating schools. He stressed the need to introduce Hindi at senior secondary level in the school. Such programs are good medium to promote Hindi. The event was split into two categories. In first category, ‘Manas Ke Rang.’, teams from various competing schools performed scenes from the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ by Tulsidas. In the afternoon session in Udh Jayega Hans Akela’, sabad of Guru Nanak ji and poetry of St Kabir, Bulleh Shah and Amir Khusro were sang as duet.
The chief guest, Ms. Chitra Mudgal spoke on the importance of embracing our cultural heritage and the important role of the Hindi language in doing so. The judges, Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, Mr. Deen Dayal, Dr. Avinash Jha, Dr. Rajiv Tyagi and Mr. Prem Pal spoke on how works like the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ contribute to the inculcation of good values in all individuals.
The valedictory commenced with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram being declared as the winners of ‘Manas ke Rang’. However, being the host school, the award was passed on to Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, with second and third positions going to Delhi Public School, Dwarka and St. George’s School, Alaknanda respectively. The first position for ‘Udh Jayega Hans Akela’ also went to Disha Khurana and Daksha Kothiyal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram and was passed on to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Dwarka and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road won second and third positions respectively. The overall winners were declared to be Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in the first position, which then gave its trophy to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Mathura Road came second, while Delhi Public School, Dwarka stood third. Best actor awards were given also by judges. Marsha Ali got the best actor award for the role Shurpnakha and special prizes to Geetansh Sahni and ,Arnav Singh of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. The participants from DPS Rohini, Ambience Public School, Safdarjung Enclave; St. George’s School, Alaknanda and Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj also received special prize.
Ms. Fatma Kirmani delivered the vote of thanks. The event concluded with the National Anthem.
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS VII (G-K)
The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VII for sections G-K, was held on 29 January 2015.The ceremony is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for academic as well as extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Patrick Suckling. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.
Students waving Indian flags greeted the Chief Guest as he arrived. The ceremony began with the Indian Orchestra of the school performing ‘Raag Bahaar’. The children of Class VII welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students on the national as well as international platforms. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest.
The cultural programme commenced with the Western Choir performing ‘Earth Song’. This was followed by a play titled “Virtue and Wise” which depicted the plight of a student torn between right and wrong. An inspiring play – it showed that good must win over evil and hard work is the only key to success. The next act was a street play performed in Hindi, promoting, once again ‘Swachh Bharat’. The play ended with the slogan “Swachh Bharat, Safal Bharat”. The street play incorporated a dance on “Swachh Bharat ka Iraada”.
Yoga was performed by the students of class VII, bringing to light the benefits of yoga in the revitalisation of thought, mind and soul. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra performed a lively dance.
H.E. Patrick Suckling addressed the audience and spoke about Indo-Australian relations. He complimented the students and teachers.
The Class Representative, Mrs.Dimple Menon, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest, H.E. Patrick Suckling, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks and the ceremony ended with the National Anthem.