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.
Guest Speaker for Class XI Biology Students
Prof. Kannan – Guest Speaker for Class XI Biology Students
On 18th January 2017, Professor K. Kannan from the Biotechnology Department of Guru Govind Singh IP University was invited as a Guest Speaker to address the Class XII Biotechnology Students in the Senior Biology laboratory. The Vice Principal, Mrs Anita Singh welcomed the guest.Prof Kannan asked the students to always be on a look for an opportunity for finding innovative solutions to be successful as Biotechnology is all about using creative ways to solve a biological problem. He also explained the concepts of stem cell, FISH technology, mass spectrometer, Protein sequencing , pre implant genetic diagnosis and the use of antibodies.Later he addressed the five Biology sections of Class XI.The topic was ‘Biology and beyond’. He said that the future prospects in the field of Biology like in Tissue Culture,Gut Biology, Pharmacogenomics,Intellectual Property Rights were very bright.It was interesting to know how gut bacteria influence our mood.He motivated the students to believe in themselves and to take intelligent risks.The programme was organised by Ms Kusum Yadav and Ms Niva Chhonkar of the Biology Department
Demo of Tools and Techniques Used in Biotechnology by Codon Biotech for Class XII Students
A demo was organized for the Biotechnology students of Class XII on 20 October 2016 in the Biotechnology Lab to know more about the techniques used in this field. Dr. Tripti Bhatnagar from Codon Biotech gave the demo of Restriction Digestion of DNA, bacterial transformation and Plasmid isolation from E.coli. Agarose gel electrophoresis was performed later and the students visualized DNA using transilluminator. The students learnt how to identify a recombinant bacterial colony by Insertional inactivation technique. It was an amazing experience for the students when they isolated DNA from bacteria. The demo was organized by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Biology Coordinator.
Visit To Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Students of Class VIII, sections A to K visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex on 29th December 2016.
They were accompanied by the class representatives, Ms. Reema Khosla and Ms. Surbhi Gupta and, the class teachers Ms. Pritha, Ms. Ekta, Ms. Aarti, Ms. Sanjukta, Mr. Aditya S., Ms. Aastha, Mr. Sushil, Ms. Deepti, Ms. P. Chinna, Ms. Shruti G., Ms. Renu B., Ms. Anju K. and Ms. Meenu S. 6 buses were used to transport the students to and fro from the complex.
The visit included a short introductory address by the governing body of the temple, followed by a boat ride depicting the rich hierarchy of Indian heritage. This was followed by a robotic show depicting the life of Shri Swaminarayan.
A few students also visited the temple.
The boat ride down the ages was the highlight of the visit. The students were in awe of the architecture of the complex and the depiction of the values to be ingrained to become a fine human being, using surreal figurines, animals and plants.
The trip was fun and enlightening too.
Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi
Visit of German Legend
The Director of FC Bayern Munich, Mr.Julian and their famous mascot BERNIE visited DPS R.K. Puram on 1st December 2016 and interacted with the students of DPS R.K. Puram in the Football Field.
Air Pollution Awareness Programme by AIIMS and Sri Venkateshwara College
On 19th December 2016, an awareness programme on ‘Air pollution in Delhi’ was organised by AIIMS and Venkateshwara College for the students of Class VI.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Padma Shri awardee and Head of Pulmonology Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh. Dr.Guleria interacted with the students and spoke about the different types of air pollutants (PM 10 microns and PM 2.5 microns), smog and fog,sources of indoor pollution,target organs and how one can identify the symptoms caused due to air pollution.
Dr. P. Hemalatha Reddy, the Principal of Venkateshwara College elaborated on the upcoming International Event ‘Encon’ and invited the students to this event.Students of Venkateshwara College organised an Environment Quiz. Dr.Vartika Mathur spoke about the causes of Air pollution in Delhi and what the role of students is in controlling it.A movie by Mike Pandey on water pollution was screened. Booklets on Air pollution and green Acts were distributed to the students.
Dr. Surya Prakash proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Coordinator of the Department of Biology.
Class VII students pledge to be ‘Lung Care Champions’
The Lung Care Foundation organised an awareness programme for the students of Class VII on 28 December 2016. Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Centre of Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital along with Mr Rajiv Khurana who has experience of writing over 2000 columns in newspapers organised an interactive session to support ‘Healthy lungs’.
The guests were welcomed by the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra. The session started with students being given a stethoscope to check heart beats followed by a short sensitive movie on ‘Scenario 2030’.Students were made members of the Lung Care Foundation and were given badges.Dr Arvind also informed the students that one death every 23 seconds is due to pollution,and there are nearly 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, out of which 70 are carcinogenic.He also advised the students to be careful while lighting birthday candles,avoid artificial flowers and carpet as they collect dust and use exhaust chimney while cooking.He also added that if any child is feeling breathless then his tie should be loosened, tight fitting clothes should be removed,the student should not be allowed to run but should be made to lie down.
The lung power of students was tested as they were allowed to blow and burst balloons as fast as possible. Dr Arvind said that the students of this age group are more vulnerable as their lungs are at a developing stage and students spend more time outdoors hence exposed more to air Pollution.
The programme came to an end with a pledge by Mr Abhishek Kumar, Trustee of the Lung Care Foundation.The students pledged to ‘reduce dust pollution, plant more trees, say no to firecrackers and to create a clean environment’
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for promoting ‘Healthy lung’ activities in the school.
The vote of thanks were delivered by Ms Niva Chhonkar ,Coordinator of the Biology Department.
Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class VII (Sections G-K)
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of class VII (Sections G-K) on 27th December 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is one of the most prestigious events of our school, where students are awarded for their meritorious performance in academics and extra-curricular activities. The Chief Guest for this event was Mrs. Veena Jain, Director General , Delhi Doordarshan News. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the mesmerizing classical composition performed by the school orchestra highlighting the richness of Indian culture.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the chief guest, Mrs. Veena Jain. The Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan , Ms. Anita Singh and Dr. Renu Nayar also graced the event. A film highlighting the school’s extraordinary achievements in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities was shown to the audience.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed the Chief Guest and applauded the efforts of the parents and teachers. She emphasized on the importance of “tolerance” saying that parents should learn to accept their children the way they are. She congratulated the children, telling them that they have a long way to go in life.
The cultural program began with a melodious performance by the school orchestra. This was followed by a contemporary drama on tolerance. A glimpse of the cultural dances of various states was presented to the audience.
The Chief Guest, Mrs. Veena Jain addressed the gathering with the quote ‘The sky looks like it has no end; there’s no limit to it’. She commended the school for providing an excellent platform to the students where their skills are nurtured beautifully. She quoted Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “It’s easy to defeat one, but quite difficult to win one”. She shared her personal experiences and imparted valuable advice to the parents, teachers and students.
The Class Seven Representative, Ms. Richa Basrao conducted the award distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Veena Jain along with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra presented the students with the respective awards.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. She congratulated all the students and parents, thanking the Chief Guest for making the occasion memorable and the Principal for always supporting the teachers and students. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
Visit of the Students of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School
Visit of the students of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England.
The cricket team of DPS R K Puram played an organised cricket match with the visitors from Dr Challoner’s rammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire U.K. on 16th December 2016 in the Sports complex.
DPS R.K.Puram batted first and scored 142 in 20 overs. (Aryaman Sen 37, Raghav 24, & Keshav 23) The visiting school scored 102 all out. Mayank Malhotra & Aditya Laguna claimed 3 wickets each. Later, both the teams met the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and had a group photograph taken.
Lok Rang 2016
The Hindi Department of DPS R.K.Puram hosted its annual Hindi fest, ‘Lok Rang’ on 24th December 2016. The event celebrated the cultural diversity of the nation and provided a platform for students to showcase their multifarious talents. Students from 14 schools participated in the competitions.
The day commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh. The Head of the Hindi Department, Mrs Jyoti Bakshi introduced Shri Divik Ramesh. Mr Divik is a recipient of many awards including the Soviet Land Nehru Award. He was felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. This was followed by the felicitation of the judges, Producer and Director, Shri Daljeet; the first female ‘dastango’, Ms.Fouzia; Dr. Kusum Viyogi, eminent poet and founder of the Dalit Lekhak Sangh; Poetess, Ms.Nisha Bhargava; writer, Ms.Savita Chadha and Mr.Anurag Das Mathur from the Jazba Theatre Group.
The Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh in his address to the students emphasized on the importance of literature and a good education, and above all on being a good human being. He read out poems written by the students of the school to exemplify the beauty of folk language.
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of participation in such programmes and how it is a great learning opportunity, a chance to know our cultural tradition and its diversity. She applauded the coordinator of the programme, Mrs. Fatma Kirmani for the excellent concept and structure of the programme . A cultural show that consisted of a folk song, skit, and dance was put up by the students of DPS R.K.Puram.
The competitions held included ‘Lok Natya Manch’, which required the participants to enact skits depicting folk tales; ‘Lok Manch’, in which participants were required to recite poems on given topics; and ‘Lok Sampada’, in which students presented musical performances on the various festivals of India. Online poetry and story writing were also there.
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal gave the awards with Mr Daljeet and Mrs Savita Chadha to the winners The first position in Lok Natya Manch was bagged by DPS Rohini, the second by DPS Vasant Kunj, while the third went to DPS Mathura Road. In Lok Manch, ‘Bharat Ki Sanskritik Dharohar’, Bluebells School International came first, followed by DPS Rohini and DPS Dwarka; in ‘Samay Ki Pukar’, DPS Noida, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, and Modern School, Vasant Vihar bagged the first, second, and third positions respectively. The results for the three sub-events in Lok Sampada, the musical part of the festival, the winner was DPS Noida and the runner up DPS Rohini. DPS Vasant Kunj came third.
In the overall tally, DPS Noida secured the second position and DPS Rohini took home the winning trophy. The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, delivered the vote of thanks.
Sports Day 2016
DPS R.K. Puram organized its Sports Day on 23rd December 2016 with great enthusiasm and zeal. It was a mega event. The chief guest was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu and the Guest of Honour was the famous cricketer and Arjuna Awardee, Mr.Gautam Gambhir. Other prominent dignitaries who attended the event were Dr.D.R.Saini, Director, DPS Society and former Principal of DPS R.K.Puram; Mrs. Vinita Kher, Director, CEM, HRDC, DPS Society; Dr. Sharda Manocha, Joint Director, HRDC, DPS Society; and Mrs Bindu Sehgal, Principal, DPS Vasant Kunj.
The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principals, Dr.Renu Nayar, Ms.Anita Singh and Ms.Padma Srinivasan and the Head of the Physical Education department, Mr.Suresh with his team of teachers were present on the occasion.
The Sports Day was celebrated in keeping with the spirit of the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius”. It began with a march past by the sportspersons of the school. The Principal felicitated the Chief Guest and extended a warm welcome to all those present. She congratulated the students who participated in the events. She exhorted the students to, ‘do everything in life with passion’ and to always be themselves.
There was a spectacular Yoga performance for all. Thereafter, the Cricket bowled out Finals took place, where the students got a chance to see Mr.Gautam Gambhir play in front of their eyes. Rhythm and energy were combined in an enthralling show of Aerobic exercises by the students. The students of the school got a golden opportunity to have an interactive session with Mr. Gautam Gambhir. He shared various anecdotes of his life and told the students to enjoy whatever they do and not to think about success or failure.
The 200 metre race finals for girls and boys of all categories took place. The young martial artists presented an energetic act. As a tribute to Lord Ganesha, the school showcased a magnificent lezim performance. This was followed by the 4×100 metre Relay Finals for boys and girls under all categories. Mr. Gambhir along with the Chairman, Mr. V.K.Shunglu, Mrs. Shunglu, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the other guests presented the awards to the winners of all the games. The school choir gave a scintillating performance, celebrating the champion in all of us.
In a surprise event, parents played musical chairs and enjoyed it thoroughly. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu congratulated the winners and emphasized the importance of team spirit among the students. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks. The Sports Day concluded with the National Anthem.