Sanskrit Seminar

The Sanskrit Department of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized a Sanskrit seminar on the topic, ‘Practical Application of Simple Sanskrit’ and ‘Strategies for developing interest in Sanskrit amongst youth’, on 27 August 2014. The panel was chaired by Prof. K.C. Tripathi, NCERT; Prof. Shashi Tewari, Head of Sanskrit Department, Maitreyi College(Retd.)and Dr. Pravesh Saxena, an accomplished Sanskrit scholar and a poetess of Sanskrit language.

The Principal, Dr.D.R. Saini and Dr. Asha Lata Pandey, Head of Department of Sanskrit welcomed the guests. Also present were Sanskrit teachers from DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar; and Ms. Tarini Awasthi, an alumnus of the school, who presented a paper. Sanskrit students of the school formed the audience.

The programme commenced with the traditional ‘Ganesh Vandana’ followed by the felicitation of the guests. The Indian choir sang a ‘kajri ‘composed by Prof. K.C. Tripathi. The Principal addressed the gathering and emphasized upon the importance of propagating Sanskrit and Indian culture, reiterating that Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. Dr Saxena tried to link Sanskrit with modern technology and trends. Ms Awasthi focused on the problems that have led to the decline in interest in Sanskrit and put forward valuable suggestions for its upliftment. Prof. Tewari focused on how there is unfathomable knowledge in Sanskrit. He made the session even more interesting by telling stories with meaningful morals and reciting shlokas.

The seminar ended on a perfect note with an interactive question-answer round followed by the vote of thanks by Dr.Asha Lata Pandey, who elaborated upon the importance of bringing the traditional knowledge system of Sanskrit into the mainstream. In the end, keeping in mind the Vedic Verse, ‘Sanjachchadhvam Samvadadhvan’, everyone sang the ‘shanti path’ together and declared the week-long celebration and the Sanskrit seminar close.



International Business Mélange 2014

Bill Gates said “It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” and on this note the International Business Mélange was declared open. The event was hosted by Delhi Public School, R.K Puram on the 28th and 29th of August, 2014 and was an initiative of the Business Studies Society. The event received registration from over 65 schools including schools from Malaysia, U.A.E and Nepal. This year, the mélange comprised of the following on-site events: the Business Quiz, the Visionnaire, The Mock Stock and the Ads Act. The online events included the e-poster making based on unequal opportunities, caricature making on corporate corruption and the sonnet writing on business ethics.

Dr. P.C Jain, Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The other judges for the event were Dr Vandana Jain, Assistant Professor, SRCC; Dr Rachna Jawa, Associate Professor, SRCC; Mr Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer, CBSE; Dr Vinita Dar, Associate Professor, I.P. College; Dr. Mallika Kumar, Associate Professor, SRCC and Ms. Neeti Dixit, Guest Faculty at Miranda House and SRCC. The Principal, DPS R.K. Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and Mrs Rashmi Malhotra, Head of the Business Studies Department, welcomed the guests.

The cultural programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The guests were welcomed with a soothing symphony by the Indian Orchestra and were felicitated with a bouquet by the principal. This was followed by a melodious song by the Indian choir and a Bharatanatyam performance. A presentation portraying the achievements of the Business Studies Society of the school was showcased before the audience. Next in line was a scintillating French choreographed dance. The cultural programme also included a self-composed A cappella by the Western Choir and was a tribute to the Indian farmers. The chief guest, while addressing the audience, highlighted the fact that business and economics are the driving force of a country.

Stephen Fleming, former captain of the New Zealand National Cricket Team graced the occasion and in his address to the audience, congratulated the school on its success and motivated the students to seize the moment and grab every opportunity that comes their way.

The Ads Act involved the students marketing imaginary products like ‘Bolt Shoes’, ‘Hatred fire extinguisher’, “Einstein Memory Pills’ and “Anupam Kher shampoo. There were a few Western and Bollywood dance performances between the ads, to keep the audience entertained. The Mock Stock tested the skill and strategy of the students. The event, modelled on stock exchanges the world over, required the students to create and manage their own portfolios which helped them to get an insight of share transactions by trading on real time basis. The Visionnaire which required the students to form a fictitious company and create a presentation that showed the social purpose which was the essence of the company, saw a total of 53 schools participating in the event.

The business quiz, the most intellectual of the competitions, was conducted to test the knowledge of students in the fields of business viz. terms, taglines and brands. It consisted of 2 rounds and started with a questionnaire. Only six teams out of about 40 cleared the preliminary round and went on to the finals. The entries for the caricature, sonnet writing and poster making, however, were sent online.

The judges, Dr.Saini and Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, along with her team of teachers distributed the prizes. The results for the online events are as follows:

Event Positions
Caricature 1. DPS R.K. Puram

2.Convent of Jesus and Mary

3. Sommerville, Noida

Sonnet 1. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur

2. Darbari Lal DAV Model Sr. Sec. School and DPS Nepal

3. Amity International, Mayur Vihar

E-Poster 1. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur and DPS R.K. Puram

2. DPS Noida

3. Fr. Agnel School

The overall trophy for the online events was won by DPS R.K. Puram, but being the host, it was passed on to DPS Noida. In the onsite events also the winner was DPS R.K.Puram but the trophy was passed on to Amity International School, Saket.

Event Position
Mock stock 1. DPS R.K. Puram

2. Amity International, Noida

3. Amity International, Mayur Vihar

Ads Act 1. DPS R.K. Puram

2.Tagore International School

3. Bal Bharti, Pitampura

Visionnaire 1. Carmel Convent School, Chanakyapuri

2. New Era Public School

3. Amity International, Saket

Quiz 1. DPS R.K. Puram

2. Sanskriti School

3. Amity International, Saket

The event was an immensely enjoyable one for all business enthusiasts.

Business Melange 2014 (Day 1)

Business Melange 2014 (Day 2)



Psycho-Socio Fest Mosaic 2014

The annual Psycho-Socio festival, ‘Mosaic 2014- Patterns of life’ was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 22 August 2014. It provided a platform to the students to blend academic excellence with their creativity. Around 41 distinguished schools from all over the NCR participated in the event. It commenced with a welcome speech and a mesmerizing dance performance. The Chief guests for the event were Mr. Ankit Tyagi, a renowned journalist from Headlines Today, and Dr. Sarika Sarangi, a pro-active psychologist who is also the founder-director of SEWAK (the Society for Empowerment, Well being, Achievement and Knowledge). The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Ms.Vithika Rahul, Head of the Psychology Department and Dr.Rita Khanna, Head of the Sociology Department welcomed the audience. The Principal spoke about the rising interest of students in pursuing the two subjects.

Mosaic was an amalgamation of three events namely: Mind Games – a psychology and sociology quiz, Canvas – the poster making competition, and Showcase – a psychological and sociological analysis of an advertisement. The Psychology Quiz covered a wide range of topics included both textual as well as audio-visual rounds. The Sociology Quiz was divided into 10 rounds of challenging, theoretical, pictorial and visual questions based on the Indian society. Ms. Bhavna Sabarwal judged ‘Canvas’ which gave an opportunity to all the budding artists to exhibit their talent through the beautiful strokes of their paint brushes. The topic for the poster making competition was ‘Understanding Adolescence’ or ‘The Changing Identity of the Indian Woman’.

The closing ceremony began with a melodious duet, a soothing violin piece, and another soul stirring song by the students of DPS R.K. Puram. Then the much awaited results were announced. DPS Dwarka bagged the first position while DPS Rohini came second in the Psychology Quiz. In the Sociology Quiz, Holy Child Auxilium stood first and Vasant Valley stood second. For ‘Canvas’ the first position went to St. Thomas School followed by Amity International School, Saket. Vasant Valley won the first prize while Ramjas School stood second in the ‘Showcase’. The rolling trophy was awarded to Vasant Valley School. The judges were extremely pleased to see how high the students had set the bar for themselves and gave their hearty congratulations to all for their enthusiastic participation.



Workshop on Photography by Canon

Digex, the school’s Photography Club, provides a platform for photography enthusiasts in the school to display their skills with the camera. It has been affiliated with Canon since the previous academic session, 2013-2014.

Digex Club organised a workshop conducted by Canon EOS Academy representatives. Mr. Bharat Singh, Assistant Manager, Center for Photo and Movie Development Image Communication Products Group from Canon India Pvt. Ltd was invited along with his team to take the session on photography techniques. The idea of the workshop was to further the interests of amateur and relatively experienced photographers in different genres of photography. The representatives talked about different conditions that photographers face, gave tips on how to work around a road block to get a desired shot and answered the students’ queries. Students were provided cameras for hands-on learning to apply what they had learned through the discussions. The workshop was arranged by Ms. Sarika Kaushal, the teacher incharge of Digex. The students were also given the participation certificates from Canon, by Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress for VIII, IX, X.

Workshop on Photography by Canon at DPS R.K.Puram



The 13th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate

DPS R.K. Puram organised the 13th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate on 20 August 2014. The debate is held every year in the memory of Dhruv Rajgarhia, a student of the school who passed away in 2002. The debate was instituted by Shri K.L. Rajgarhia in 2002. 14 schools from all over Delhi participated in it. Mrs Vandana Tandon, Freelance Trainer at The Times of India; Mrs Vinita Sethi, Asst. Secretary General, FICCI and Mrs Anjana Agarwal, a professional in the field of communication, judged the competition. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal;  Ms.Anuradha Dang, incharge of activities; Mr and Mrs Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia; and Ms Anandita Nair, an upcoming actress and an alumnus of the school, were present on the occasion.

 The participants were given an hour to prepare their arguments on the topics which were given to them on the spot through a draw of lots. Each team consisted of 3 members- one for the motion, one against and one interjector. All the contestants presented immaculate arguments on topics like ‘Dialogue is always the best way out’, ‘Fantasy fiction does more harm than good’ and ‘It is possible for a person to live a moral life without religion’ and quoted mavericks like Richard Nixon and Henry Ford.

The judges commended the participants. Mr. Rajgarhia thanked everyone for being a part of the competition. The results were as follows:

1st Position- DPS R.K.Puram

2nd Position- DPS Vasant Kunj

3rd Position- Springdales, Dhaula Kuan

4th Position- DPS Mathura Road

Best Speakers:

First- Anvay Tewari- DPS R.K.Puram

Second- Rajdeep Dasgupta, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan

Third- Ansuiya, Sanskriti School

Best Interjector

Nishant Goel, DPS Vasant Kunj



Sanskrit Diwas

The Sanskrit Department of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram organized a Sanskrit Diwas on 14th August 2014. The entire program was conducted in Sanskrit and the event showcased a number of competitions like “Nibandh Lekhan” (Essay Writing), “Shlok Ucharan” (Prayer Recitation), “Sanskrit Natika” (street plays) and “Yuva Sansad” (Youth Parliament) in order to disseminate information to the students regarding the vitality of Sanskrit.
Two leading lights, who have contributed immensely to the promotion of Sanskrit language, namely, the chief guest for the event, Dr Girish Nath Jha, Associate Professor at the Computational Linguistics Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the guest of honour, Ms. Shruti, an educationist, musician, teacher and exponent of Indian traditional knowledge systems and philosophy, were present on the occasion. They were welcomed by the Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini and the Head of the Sanskrit Department, Dr. Asha Lata Pandey.

The event started with the lighting of the lamp and the “Ganesh Vandanam”. The cultural programme had a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the exuberance of Sanskrit. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini addressed the audience and emphasised on the importance of Sanskrit and its relevance as a foundation for other languages. There was a group song, followed by a play on the beauty of nature and man’s destructive tendencies. Next the students performed a Kavyaali (Qawwali) in Sanskrit followed by a street play, depicting the significance of Sanskrit. The chief guest put forward a presentation on the importance of preserving and promoting the language. The Guest of Honour, Ms.Shruti graced the stage with her presence, where she shared her thoughts at the current state of Sanskrit in present times, and advocated a renewed interest in Sanskrit amongst the youth. She concluded with a soulful vocal performance of a Sanskrit shloka (Shivoham).The students put forward a mellifluous rendition of Vande Mataram, and the vote of thanks was delivered by the Head of the Sanskrit Department, Dr. Asha Lata Pandey.



Canada-India Friendship Day Celebrations

The High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, in partnership with Delhi Public School, R .K. Puram celebrated the Canada-India Friendship Day on August 14. This colourful event was marked by a presentation on educational opportunities in Canada, face-painting and a “best dressed” competition featuring the national colours of both countries.

This was the third in a series of Canada-India Friendship Days that the High Commission of Canada has been celebrating in the build-up to India’s Independence Day, for the past three years.

The chief guest on the occasion was the Acting High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Jess Dutton. He was accompanied by Mr Robert Dutka, Second Secretary, Advocacy program; Ms Archana Mirajkar, Senior communications Officer; Ms Smriti Saxena, Media and communications Officer;
Mr Anuj Bhasin, Trade Commissioner, Education and Ms Jasvinder Kaur, Executive, Advocacy program. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal and the headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and spoke of the significance of cultural exchange and stated that both the countries should be closer in this era of technology. Mr. Jess Dutton, in his interaction with the audience, emphasized the importance of strengthening Indo-Canadian bonds. The National Anthem of the two nations were sung.
The cultural program began with enchanting and scintillating dance performances by the students of the school. A short film highlighting the beauty of Canadian culture was presented by the Canada Tourism agency along with a Power Point Presentation on education opportunities in Canada This was followed by a quiz on Canada in which the students participated with great enthusiasm. A fashion walk was showcased incorporating the national colours of both the nations. Mallika Gupta of class XII recited a poem on friendship between the two countries. Last but not the least, the occasion ended with exciting face painting, turban tying and sessions of photography.



Independence day Celebrations



Biotechnology Webinar

5 August 2014 was a special day for ‘Genesis’- the Biotechnology Club as the students of Class XI and XII got a chance to interact with their alumni in the USA through Video Conferencing.

A webinar was organised in the Biotechnology Lab with Priyamvada Gupta and ShouryaSonkar Roy Burman, the Biotechnology students of DPS R.K.Puram, presently pursuing different courses in the USA.

Priyamvada Gupta, after graduating from Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh in Biological Sciences has joined the Santa Clara Law School for Intellectual Property Law Studies.

ShouryaSonkar Roy Burman, a B.Tech (Biological Sciences & Bioengineering) from IIT, Kanpur, is currently pursuing a Ph.D Programme in John Hopkins University, Maryland.

The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini appreciated their efforts and expressed his best wishes for their future endeavours. Ms Anita Singh, Headmistress Classes VI & VII, highlighted how proud DPS R.K.Puram is, of their achievements and they were the role models for other students.

The Biotechnology students cleared a number of queries related to availability of Biotech courses and future prospects, current research areas and how to prepare and apply for these courses.

The session was organised by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Biotechnology Incharge with technical support from Mr Mukesh Kumar, Head of Department of Computer Science. The students thoroughly enjoyed the session

Biotechnology Webinar at DPS, R.K. Puram



‘Econorm’ 2014

Econorm 2014, the annual Economics Inter-School Competition was hosted by DPS, R.K. Puram, held on 8th August 2014. It was a well represented event with the participation of 33 schools. Dr. D.R. Saini, Principal, DPS R.K. Puram felicitated the Chief Guest Ms. Rachna Shah (IAS) presently Additional Resident Commissioner of the Government of Kerala in New Delhi. The Chief guest address the audience and HOD Economics Dr. Renu Nayyar, proposed a vote of thanks for her kind presence.

The events held were Tele-A-Tale, Econoniz, Poster Making and a Surprise event.

The Esteemed Judges were Dr. Rachna Jawa (Associate Professor, SRCC), Ms. Pooja Sharma & Dr. Amit Goyal (Lecturer) Daulat Ram College.

The rolling trophy was won by DPS Gurgaon, Sector-45, and the winners were awarded prizes by Dr. D.R. Saini and Dr. Rachna Jawa.

The Principal appreciated all the participants. He also praised the efforts of the Economics Department for the Success of Econorm 2014.

Economics Fest 2014



Landforms Made By Endogenic And Exogenic Forces

The geography department organized the annual model making exhibition on on landforms made by endogenic and exogenic forces on the 1st of August 2014. Dr. Harleen Kaur, Reader in Dyal Singh College, Delhi University and our principal Dr. DR Saini inaugurated it. Mrs. Madhumita Kothari, Mrs. Anita Singh (Head Mistress), Mrs. Rupa Das (HOD Geography) and Mrs. Sangita Bajpai (Coordinator, Class VII Geography) accompanied and appreciated the innovative techniques, recycling material and exciting ideas that the students of class VII displayed. Dr. Harleen was impressed by the in depth knowledge and creativity of the students.

Model Making Exhibition



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Felicitation of Indian Classical Gurus at DPS R.K.Puram

Delhi Public School, R. K .Puram was honoured by the visit of five eminent Indian classical dancers- Guru Smt. Saroja Vaidyanathan, Guru Smt. Kodhai Naraynan, Guru Smt.Rashmi Jaiswal, Guru Smt.Rashmi Khanna and Guru Ms.Madhumita Raut on 18 July 2014.

The event commenced with a classical music performance by the school orchestra. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, addressed the students and stressed on the importance of Indian classical dance. Also present were Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra and Mrs.Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal, DPS R.K.Puram. The school felicitated the gurus for their exceptional contribution to classical dance along with the dance gurus of the school, Ms. Renu Bassi and Mr. Daniel Fredy.

A presentation on the achievements of the students of DPS R.K. Puram in the fields of dance, music, sports and academics was shown followed by the dance performances of bharatnatyam, odissi and kathak by the students. The gurus spoke to the students about preserving India’s great cultural heritage. The programme ended with the Guru vandana by the students. The event was a treat for all lovers of Indian dance.

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Visit of Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee

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

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

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

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

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

It was a truly enriching experience for one and all.



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

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

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‘Updation of Teaching Methodology’ – a Business Studies workshop

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

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

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

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



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

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



Biotechnology Olympiad

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

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‘Theatron’14

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



Visit of the Additional Solicitor General of India

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

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



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