Visit to National Science Centre by students of Class VIII
Students of Class VIII visited the National Science Centre as part of their learning experience. 179 students of sections G-K, accompanied by 8 teachers visited the centre on 26th April, while 226students of sections A-F , accompanied by 10 teachers visited the same on 27th April.
The students were exposed to a few concepts of day to day science in an interactive and interesting manner that was engaging and fun filled. This was followed by a walk through the gallery that displayed the science and technology of India and the progress made.
‘Science in a sphere’ was an exposure to our galaxy, the focus being on Earth. It also brought to the fore the problems created by mankind which is changing our dynamics of life in the water, air and bringing about temperature changes. This spectrum was the highlight of the visit.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to science away from their classrooms.
Visit to the National Science Centre – Class VII
Keeping in view the aspiration of an interface with Science and its activities, students of class VII were taken to the National Science Centre at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
The tour began with the gallery, “Water: The Elixir of Life” where the importance of water in was highlighted. Next came the “ENERGY BALL”, where nylon balls were lifted to a height of fifty feet, and then dropped, letting them travel all kinds of paths, expending the potential energy into other forms of energy.
The “Heritage Gallery” contained exhibits about India’s profound contribution to Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Metallurgy, Art, Craft and Architecture.
There were animated models of extinct species like dinosaurs in the gallery, “Pre-historic life”. The “Information Revolution” gallery displayed the evolution of Communication Technology over 6,000 years in India.
The students enjoyed a show – “Science on Sphere”, where they got to know about earth and the other planets of the solar system. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Earth Day 2017
The students of DPS R.K. Puram celebrated Earth Day on 21st April 2017 with a Special Assembly for classes VI-X. Students from Hope Hall Foundation School, R.K. Puram along with their Environment Club teacher were a part of the celebrations. The assembly commenced with a morning prayer conducted by the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal. The assembly was attended by the Vice Principals, Dr. Mrs. Renu Nayar, Mrs. Anita Singh and Ms. Padma Srinivasan.
The programme included an energetic dance performance bringing together the earthly elements of life, followed by a melodious input by the Music Department captivating the audience with their rhythms of “Earth” and “Hari Hari Vasundhara”.
The students also showcased the “Panchtatva” with speeches expressing their views on conservation of natural resources .A self composed bilingual poem was also recited leaving a deep impact on the audience.
The Principal administered the pledge taking ceremony after which the street play was enacted by the members of the Expressions Theatre Club in the school’s Open Air Theatre regarding the fading grace of the earth. The Assembly culminated with a Sapling Plantation Drive where the saplings of common plants found in Delhi like Peepal, Pomegranate , Ashoka etc. were planted.
An exhibition ,“Best Out Of Waste” of projects related to the environment by the students was put up in the Senior Biology Laboratory of the school.
As part of the Earth Day Celebrations ,Dr. Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, was the Guest Speaker. He expressed his views and concerns regarding the degrading environment, talking about innovative solutions to environmental problems. Sharing his knowledge, he elaborated upon the laboratory experiments conducted by his organization and successes in the making of a better earth. Quoting him, “One should be creative and innovative for a better life”.
The efforts put in by the teachers of various departments was appreciated by the Principal.
Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class X
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of Class X on 17 April 2017 from 2:15 PM to 4.00 PM. The sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of Class X. The parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child is in. It was a feeling of back to school for the parents. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other. The class teachers briefed them about the code of conduct and examination scheme for Class X.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Vice Principal Ms. Anita Singh, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Shaloo Khanna and Ms. Vinita Gupta, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke in detail about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the new examination scheme and any query related to any subject could be sorted out, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.
Class VII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of the students of class VII on 13 April 2017 from 2:30 pm onwards. The meetings took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections which helped the parents familiarize themselves with the class environment.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the parents and interacted with them. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. The class reps, Ms. Sapna Sharma and Ms. Richa Basrao, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers discussed about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The Orientation Programme was very informative and proved to be beneficial for the parents, as they could clarify their doubts, and acquaint themselves with the teachers at the beginning of the session itself.
Class VIII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)
An orientation programme was held for the parents, of students of class VIII, on 13th April’2017. The programme was conducted over two time slots to enable teachers, having more than two sections to teach, to have a quality time interaction.
Parents of sections B, D,E, J and K met the teachers between 2.30- 3.30 p.m. while parents of sections A, C, F, G, H, I met the teachers between 3.30-4.30 p.m. The interaction took place in their wards classrooms, where the class teacher and subject teachers introduced themselves and made the parents familiar with the changed system of assessment, methodology of teaching, activities conducted et al. The parents concerns and queries were also satisfied in the best manner possible.
The Principal and Headmistress also visited the classes and extended a warm welcome to the parents, assuring them of the school’s commitment to further their child’s growth.
The parents turned up in large numbers, making the programme a success.
World Health Day
The World Health Day was observed on 7th April 2017 by the Health and I club of DPS RK Puram, under the guidance of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, Vice Pricipals Dr Ms Renu Nayar, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Ms Anita Singh,Headmistress Ms Rashmi Malhotra, HOD Biology Ms Niva Chonkar and Ms. Jyoti Sharma, teacher in charge of Health and I club. The goal was to instil in students the importance of maintaining good health and to educate them about general principles of health and hygiene, immunisation against diseases, preventive aspects of communicable diseases, and many more facets crucial to remaining physically fit.
Dr. J.P Kapoor – Director, Directorate of Family Welfare, Govt. of India enlightened the students of the school. He was felicitated by the Vice-Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, and received a warm welcome from the students present. Ms. Anita Singh addressed the students, emphasizing the importance of maintaining balance between physical, mental and social well-being.
The students were thrilled to gain access to the vast insight of Dr, J.P. Kapoor in this field. He focused his talk on the interdependence of mental and physical health, highlighting its effect on other crucial factors of life. He shared information on the modes of transmission of communicable diseases and their prevention, along with the necessity of learning about maintenance of self-hygiene. An interactive session was conducted in the last phase of his talk, wherein students had the opportunity to clear any doubts in their minds through his expertise. Several activities and competitions were conducted to promote the importance of possessing a healthy mind and an able body.
A Collage-Making competition was organised for class VII on the preventive aspects of Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria.
A ‘Focussed Group Discussion’ was organized in the Senior Biology Lab. The students of class XII participated in the discussion and expressed their views on the ‘Prevention of Communicable Diseases. The students were divided in three groups and each group was given a topic. The topics were: ‘Types of Diseases’, ‘How do Diseases spread’ and ‘Prevention of diseases.’ The students used their wit and knowledge and put forward their points. It was followed by a ‘Question and Answer’ round where each group was asked a question to test their concepts. The students actively participated in the event and made it a success.
A Poster Making Competition was conducted for the students of class VIII. The topics for the competition were. ‘Preventive Aspects of Leprosy’ and ‘Tuberculosis’. The students used their creativity to design the posters. Everyone participated with great enthusiasm.
The practice of Yoga helps develop the body and mind, bringing countless health benefits.
An enlivening yoga performance was skilfully showcased by the students of the school.
The day concluded with the screening of a short film relating to the World Health Day in all classrooms with the purpose of creating interest and inculcating the significance and importance of maintaining good and sound health.
BACK TO SCHOOL – Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class VI
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of class VI sections A to F on 5th April 2017 and sections G to K on 6th April 2017 from 2:30 PM onwards. As the sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of class VI, the parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child would soon be walking into. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other before the beginning of the new session.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Payal and Ms. Pratibha, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke, in detail, about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the transition of the students from the junior schools to the senior school, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.
First Aid And Fire Fighting Workshops
A First Aid workshop for the staff members was conducted by experts from Fortis Hospital on 31 March 2017 in the Audio Visual Hall. Ms Williams, an expert in CPR method gave a detailed presentation about the importance of knowing first aid skills in order to prepare for any emergency situation in life. It was a very interactive session with staff members conducting the procedure on a dummy patient.
It was followed by Mr. Singh from the Delhi Fire Service who conducted a workshop to apprise the staff members about the various firefighting equipment and their categories. The audience was asked to spread awareness about the Do’s and Don’ts of the usage of fire fighting equipment.
Teachers Training Programme for Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram
A Teachers Training Programme for the Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram at Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash was held in DPS R.K.Puram on the 23rd of March 2017. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed the guests and emphasized the need of teachers being extra sensitive towards the issues related to children. Ms Archana Pental, Headmistress, Vasant Vihar and Ms Dolly Chanana, Headmistress, East of Kailash were also present.
In the first interactive session, ‘Creating a safe, protective environment for children’ the two guest speakers discussed the legal and psychological aspect of POCSO, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Ms Prashanti Pasupuleti , Legal Associate, Supreme Court of India, spoke about the legal framework related to Child abuse and the role of counselling in this regard. She highlighted the key points of the Child Protection Policy and online safety. Dr Vishal Chhabra, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Health Care spoke about indicators of abuse and highlighted the need for educators to be able to identify sudden change of behaviour in children, signs of depression and anxiety.This was followed by a demo on First Aid by Ms Divya Varghese, Clinical Instructor from Fortis Healthcare Team. Techniques as to how to deal with different medical emergency situations like insect bite, poisoning, fracture, electrocution, burn injuries, nose bleeding, choking and Heat stroke were demonstrated.
The next session was on ‘Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Classroom Management’.Ms Mimansa Singh,Clinical Psychologist spoke about different types of disabilities and their indicators. Later, Ms Gunita Kaur suggested simple activities and exercises that improve the concentration and speed-up the learning process. The Programme Incharge was Ms Niva Chhonkar, Coordinator of the Department of Biology.
Interactive Session on ‘Creating a Safe, Protective Environment for Children
An interactive session on ‘Creating a safe, protective environment for children’ was held in DPS R.K.Puram on the 3rd of March 2017.
Three guest speakers addressed the Teaching and Admin staff. Mrs. Chhaya Sharma,DIG, National Human Rights Commission discussed the salient features and procedures of POCSO, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences.Act She dealt on the vulnerability of children and how due care has to be taken to create a safe environment for them.
Ms. Ms Prashanti Pasupuleti , Legal Associate, Supreme Court of India also spoke about the legal framework related to Child abuse and the role of counseling in this regard. She highlighted the key points of Child Protection Policy and online safety.
Dr Vishal Chhabra, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Health Care spoke about indicators of abuse and highlighted the need for educators to be able to identify sudden change of behaviour in children, signs of depression and anxiety. He discussed the fact that too much information is available to young minds and stressed on the need for filters
An interactive session followed where various queries were handled and discussed by the guest speakers.
Guest Speaker Programme for Class VI
Mr. Deepak Gaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University visited the school on 8th February 2017. Addressing the students of class 6, he talked about issues of health and hygiene. He also explained that the most effective way to keep away from illness is to maintain a good personal hygiene. His lecture dealt with the ways in which obesity can harm all age groups and can cause multiple diseases like high BP, diabetes and heart problems.
He also showed a short video on how vaccines are important and can prevent various diseases.He explained the disadvantages of the usage of mobile phones and how hazardous they can be to human life.He warned everyone not to eat junk food which has it’s own harmful effects.
His lecture was wonderful and precise covering all aspects of health and hygiene.
India Quiz 2017 – An Inter School Quiz On India
The Social Science Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the inaugural edition of the India Quiz on 11th February 2017. The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of schools across the city.
The Quiz comprised three rounds. The preliminary written round was followed by two semi finals and the final rounds. The audience wholeheartedly participated in the “Audience Round” and the winners were awarded books and chocolates.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal thanked all the participating schools for their keen participation. Addressing the students, she expressed her love for history, and emphasized the importance of humanities.
Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Padma Srinivasan gave away the prizes. Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan bagged the third position, Delhi Public School, Rohini came second while Gyan Bharati School, Saket were the winners of the Quiz.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. She thanked the programme coordinators, Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Rupa Das and the entire Social Science Department for making this event a grand success. Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram plans to make the India Quiz an annual event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.
Guest Speaker Programme
The Department of Hindi organized a Guest Speaker Programme on 31st January 2017 in the A.V.H.
The Chief Guest was Dr. Harish Chopra, acclaimed author, who has been awarded several times, and is currently a Lecturer in Delhi University.
Dr. Chopra addressed the students of class of 8th and 10th . He emphasized on the use of Hindi and the options available for children in the future along with its prospects. He made the children realize that they shouldn’t forget their very own mother tongue, Hindi. He shone light on the fact that Hindi should be a part of one’s personality as an Indian. Mrs Jyoti Bakshi, the Head of Hindi Department welcomed the Guest and motivated the students to take Hindi as their optional subject, in 9th and 11th, as well. Mrs Fatma Kirmani, the Prgramme Incharge delivered the vote of thanks.
Inter-School Foreign Language Fest- “Die Kotoba Potpourri Fragante” 2017
‘Die Kotoba Potpourri Fragante’, an Inter-School Foreign Language Fest was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 4th February 2017 to inculcate love for foreign languages in students. Students of Classes VI to X, from 21 schools across the city, participated in the various competitive events held in the French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.
The fest comprised eight events, two for each language. In French, ‘Enact a Fable’ and ‘Role Play’ were held. Students of Japanese competed in ‘Fancy Dress ‘and ‘Just-a-Minute’ contest. ’Ad Zap’ and ‘Show and Tell’ were held in Spanish. ‘A Character Portrayal’ and ‘TV Show’ were held in German.
Ms. Marisol Perez Carranza, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Embassy of Chile; Mme Marie Doublier, Attaché for Cooperation in Education; Mr. Kousuke Noguchi, Director, Japanese Language and Japanese Studies/Intellectual Exchange; and Mrs. Shaswati Mazumdar, Professor, Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University were the chief guests for Spanish, French, Japanese and German categories respectively.
The panel of judges for the French events included Ms. Swati Dasgupta, Faculty of French at the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University; Ms. Babusha Verma, Professor, French Language and Literature at Delhi University; Ms. Shilpa Gupta, Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal University and Ms. Pooja Arora, Assistant Professor at Amity University. The German judges were Ms.Manisha Buttan and Ms.Sakshi Puri, Assistant Professors at Amity University, Noida; Ms.Chanchal Bhatia and Ms.Shivani Gupta, German teachers at Max Mueller Bhavan. Mr.Carlos Valmaseda, Library Head, Instituto Cervantes and Ms.Mabel Perez Carranza, Professor, Instituto Cervantes were the judges for the Spanish events. Ms. Ayumi Morris, Visiting Lecturer and Mr. Masaaki Tachiki, Volunteer JICA presently associated with the Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Delhi judged the Japanese events. Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh who was incharge of the programme. Also present were the programme coordinators, Mrs. Nita Vijay Kumar, Mrs.Surbhi Gaur, Mrs Payal Arora and Ms Arushi Manchanda.
The valedictory function commenced with the felicitation of the chief guests by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. It was followed by a mesmerizing fusion dance. A report on the events that took place during the day was displayed. The Principal, Ms Sehgal addressed the gathering. She expressed her view that every language one knows adds to the knowledge of the individual and broadens one’s horizon. In her words, “this event is a way of bringing all the cultures and students together.” The winning entries of few events performed their acts which were greatly appreciated by everyone. A beautiful and melodious German song was sung by the school’s choir. The chief guests then expressed their views on the event. Ms. Marisol Perez Carranza found it, “wonderful to see children learning another language”. According to Ms. Marie Doublier, “learning other languages is necessary so that there is global harmony.” Mr. Kousuke Noguchi thought of the event as an attempt to, “bring all the languages and schools together.” The school’s French Club released its annual magazine, ‘Le Crayon d’Or’.
The French event, ‘Enact a Fable’ was won by DPS R.K. Puram while DPS Noida came second followed by DPS Rohini. The Role Play was won by DPS R.K. Puram. DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Rohini were the first and second runners-up respectively. The overall winners in the French category was DPS Rohini.
DPS Maruti Kunj bagged the first position in ‘Character Portrayal’ while Ahlcon International came second. DPS Rohini came third. The ‘TV Show’ saw Bal Bharti Public School bagging the first position. The first and second runners-up were DPS Vasant Kunj and Ahlcon International respectively. In the German category, the overall winners were Ahlcon International.
The ‘Fancy Dress’ winner was DPS R.K. Puram while DPS Maruti Kunj and Salwan Public School came second and third respectively. In ‘Just a Minute’, DPS R.K. Puram came first. Salwan Public School and Meenakshi Public School were the first and second runners-up. The overall winner in the Japanese category was Salwan Public School.
The ‘Show and Tell’ was won by DPS R.K. Puram. G.D. Goenka came second while DPS International, Saket came third. The Ad Zap saw DPS Noida defeating everyone while DPS International, Saket and G.D. Goenka came second and third respectively. The overall winners in the Spanish category was DPS International, Saket.
The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh delivered the vote of thanks. She thanked the chief guests and the judges for their valuable time. She congratulated the winners and the participants and also told them that, “winning isn’t everything and participation is what matters the most.” The event concluded with the national anthem.
The event was a great attempt in bringing students speaking different languages on a single platform and giving them an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The 9th Armaan Dogra Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament 2017
The closing ceremony of the 9th Armaan Dogra Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 3rd February 2017. Armaan was a meritorious student of the school, who met with an untimely death. He was an all-rounder and played football passionately. His warmth and exuberance are remembered by all his friends. The tournament is held annually in his memory. Fourteen schools participated in the three-day event.
The various dignitaries present included the Chief Guest, Mr Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian cricket team; Mr Pramod Grover, Vice Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS RK Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, author and former Regional Head, South and Central Asia for FIFA; Sqn Ldr S.S. Hakeem, the only Indian sportsman who is a football Olympian and an International referee; Ms Oinam Bembem Devi, captain of the Indian Football team at the 11th South Asian Games 2010 and the SAFF Women’s Championship 2012; Mrs Meenakshi Pahuja, Associate Professor at Lady Shri Ram College and an All India Inter-University medalist in swimming; Mr Samip Rajguru, Executive Editor – Sports at India TV channel; Dr. M.C Mishra, Director of AIIMS; Mr John Robinson from Asian News, and Armaan’s parents ,Dr and Mrs P.N. Dogra. Also present were the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, and the Vice Principals, Dr Renu Nayar ,Ms Padma Srinivasan and Ms Anita Singh, and Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department with his team of teachers.
The event began with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed all the guests and expressed her appreciation for Dr. and Mrs Dogra’s efforts in ensuring that Armaan’s spirit continues to live on. She shared her view that sports is the one thing that truly unites us. A minute of silence was observed in Armaan’s memory.
Mr. Kapil Dev, in his address to the students, said that he was delighted to visit the school, and emphasized on the importance of celebrating Armaan’s life by carrying on the legacy of sports.
The much awaited prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Mr Pramod Grover and Mr.Kapil Dev. Modern School, Barakhamba Road secured the third position while DPS Vasant Kunj bagged the second one. DPS R.K. Puram took home the winning trophy. The Best Player award was given to Parth Kothari of DPS R.K. Puram.
The cultural programme presented by the students included a yoga act, an energetic zumba performance and a tuneful song by the school choir.
The cultural programme was followed by an address by Dr. M.C. Mishra, who congratulated all the winners, and spoke about the importance of yoga. Mr Pramod Grover thanked Mr Kapil Dev for taking the time to visit the school, and Dr. Dogra for sponsoring the tournament. He further declared the tournament closed. The Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks and spoke to the students about the importance of fair play.
The programme came to an end with the national anthem.
Observing Forgiveness – Value Of The Month (January)
All students of class VI contributed in making the class board. All of them got slogans, posters, articles and drawings in English and Hindi. These were checked by the respective English and Hindi teachers. Students also decorated the corridors by putting up various slogans, quotes, etc.
FORGIVENESS is required for a person to be perfect. One needs to forgive others as quickly as one expects them to forgive you.
As a part of the value of the month, various activities related to forgiveness were carried out in the classes. Discussions and speeches were organized and the students were encouraged to understand the importance of forgiveness. The topic was discussed in all the classes at length with various stories using real life examples.
The value of the word ‘Forgiveness’ was stressed upon. Students took active interest in decorating the classes. Students brought various quotations on the topic.
Certificates will be given to students who have understood and applied the real worth of the value of forgiveness.
Quotes on forgiveness were put up in the Circular Block 2nd Floor. The students put up quotes on forgiveness in their classes too.
The Class teachers discussed the importance of “letting go” to forgive and forget as this lessens strife during the Home room periods. Certificates are also being distributed to students who displayed this value in an exemplary manner.
Commencement Day 2017
28th January 2017
DPS R.K.Puram held its Commencement Ceremony on 28 January 2017 to felicitate the outgoing batch of Class 12 students of 2017. This was the first time that such an event was organized in the school.
The Chief Guest was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu. The Guest of Honour was Mr.Vikas Swarup, famous writer and diplomat and the Additional Secretary and Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed the guests and the parents. Addressing the audience, she spoke about the importance of the occasion and how it was the beginning of a journey and asked the students to cherish the memories of their time in school. Also present were the Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, and Ms. Anita Singh.
The Chairman, Mr.Shunglu asked the students to be ‘true to themselves’ in whatever they did in life. The Guest of Honour, Mr.Swarup shared various interesting and humourous anecdotes of his life. He talked about the creative process and the importance of being curious to learn and to show compassion towards others. According to him, ‘Creativity’ is present in everyone, and the students just need to tap it.
After a musical performance by the school’s western music choir, the toppers from each stream were invited on stage to deliver the valedictory speeches. These were Vanshika Arora from the Science stream, Satvik Goel from the Commerce and Isha Goel from Humanities. The speeches were interspersed with the Indian vocal choir compositions.
The guests released the Yearbook of the Class 2017. Then came the moment everyone was waiting for – the felicitation of the students as they marched to the stage in the beautiful scarves and pins especially designed for them. They were presented with a scroll and a copy of the yearbook. Mr Vikas Swarup presented the students with a lamp signifying knowledge and learning, which was passed amongst the students and finally placed on a wall of lamps.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan who thanked the guests and the organizers of the programme and wished the students the best for the future. The programme ended with the national anthem.
The 68th Republic Day Celebrations
DPS R.K.Puram celebrated Republic Day on 26th January 2017 with great fervour The flag was hoisted in the school in the presence of the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and the teachers and the national anthem sung. Sweets were distributed to the students.
DPS RKP Republic Day Celebrations DPS RKP Republic Day 2017
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Guest Speaker for Sanskrit Students
A guest speaker programme was organized by the Sanskrit Department on 18th January 2017 for the students of Classes VII to X. The objective of this programme was to popularize Sanskrit among students and make it interesting.
The guest speakers were Dr Jyoti Raj and Mr. Sushil Kumar. Dr. Jyoti Raj, an alumnus of St. Stephen College is associated with DD News as a T V Anchor, News Reader, reporter and Editor. She is presently working in Sir Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College as an Assistant Professor.Mr. Sushil Kumar is a yoga expert is a teacher trainer with ‘Sanskrit Bharati’,an institution for promoting Sanskrit and Indian Culture.The Vice Principal Mrs. Anita Singh welcomed both the guests with plants.
This was interactive session .First, Dr Jyoti showed some visuals to the students and tested their concentration and focus through various stages of Questioning and relating them with Sanskrit The students took active part in the session and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mr. Sushil Kumar emphasized on correct pronunciation and through interesting stories of Panchtantra, he threw light on Sanskrit Literature and the importance of Sanskrit in our lives.The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal also attended the session and appreciated this interactive session.The session ended with a vote of thanks by the head of the Sanskrit Department, Mrs,Amla Thukral.