Sanskrit Diwas Samaroh

The Sanskrit Department celebrated ‘Sanskrit Week’ from 3rd August to 9th August 2017. The closing ceremony was  held on 9 August 2017. A grand cultural extravaganza was presented by the Sanskrit Students from Classes VI to XI .

The  programme commenced with a Ganesh and Saraswati Vandana by the students of Classes  IX and XI. Mrs Rashmi Malhotra, Headmistress addressed the gathering and encouraged the participants. Thereafter, the students of Classes VII & VIII presented a patriotic song with great fervour. A skit ‘Swachh Bharat’ based on conservation of environment was presented by the students of Classes VII and IX under the able guidance of Mr. B. P. Pandey. The students of Class IX depicted the importance of Sanskrit in modern day scenario through a power point presentation.

The audience was enthralled by a contemporary song ‘Bhati Sarsam’ and the rendition of a modern poem ‘Googlam Sharanam Vraj’ in Sanskrit presented by the students of Class IX. The 1st position holders of Inter class and Inter section Competitions for classes VI to X held during the Sanskrit Week recited melodious shlokas from the Bhagwad Gita. A fusion dance of ‘Shiv Stuti’ and ‘Shiv Tandava’ was presented by the girls of Class VIII to celebrate the month of ‘Shravana’.

The programme culminated with the vote of thanks given by by the HOD Sanskrit, Mrs Amla Thukral.

Independence Day 2017 Celebrations

The 71st Independence Day was celebrated by the students and staff members of DPS RK Puram on 15 August, 2017. Mr. Pramod Grover , Honorable Treasurer DPS Society and Vice Chairman Managing Comittee, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He was warmly welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The celebration commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony and the rendition of the national anthem. Ms. Vanita Sehga in her inaugural address quoted J.F.Kennedy, ‘Don’t ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’. Speaking on behalf of the students, she voiced the proud feelings for the country and commented on the respectable image Indians hold across the globe. The students of the Junior and Senior schools presented an exquisite cultural program. The Chief Guest talked about how our leaders struggled to make our country what it is today. He said that India is one of the most diverse civilisations and the most successful democracy of the world. The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivered the vote of thanks.

This was followed by a host of events hosted by a variety of Departments in which students from all classes participated enthusiastically. The English Department organised ‘Tricolour Verses’- a self- composed poetry recitation for Classes VI-VIII and ‘At Cross Purposes’ a Turncoat Debate for Classes IX-XII. The Hindi Department organised ‘संवाद – सृजन ‘ for VI -VIII and ‘काव्य-पाठ ‘ for classes IX – XII. ‘संस्कृत श्लोका सस्वर पाठf’ for classes VI-VIII & ‘हिंदी गीत – संस्कृत अनुवाद’ for IX and X were conducted by the Sanskrit Department. ’70 Glorious years’,an on- the- spot Painting competition was hosted by the Fine Arts Department. ‘Jashan-e-Azadi’ a music and dance competition in which students of all classes participated, was an ode to the 71 years of freedom. ‘Tribute to Freedom’, another event centred around emotions of pride, loyalty, patriotism and courage was portrayed by the vocalists of our school. Quizzes were conducted by the Science and the Social Science Departments respectively. The Sports Department made its contribution to the event by ‘Ready-Steady-Go’ track events including ‘Flat Race’ and a ‘Lemon and Spoon Race.’ Certificates were presented to all the participants and medals to all the winners.

The students participated in this wide range of events with a lot of zeal and excitement and their performances were widely commended. The celebrations ended with renewed feelings of patriotism and nationalism amongst the audience gathered.

Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘rohan- Ascent of the Young Minds’ – an Inter school debate on 10th and 11th August 2017. Around 38 schools from all over Delhi and the NCR participated in this two day competition. The event gave a platform for students from classes 6 to 8 to showcase their oratorical skills with powerful debates in Hindi as well as English.

The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra warmly welcomed the judges, Dr. Mita Bose, former Associate Professor of English at Indraprastha College, Ms. Kiran Misra, English Announcer for All India Radio and Ms Shraddha Adityavir Singh, English Lecturer at Zakir Hussain College on the first day of the event.


On the second day, Dr Mukul Sharma, Professor at Venkateshwar College, Ms Harsha Naya, Research Officer at the Central Hindi Directorate and Dr Kapil Sharma, Reporter and Anchor at Aaj Tak were the honoured chief guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address to the gathering, emphasised on the importance of learning to achieve greater heights. Also present on the occasion were the Coordinators of the English and Hindi Department, Dr.Atika Dayal and Mrs.Jyoti Bakshi and their team of teachers who organized the debate.

Competitors delivered eloquent debates and formidable arguments, on the topics, ‘Progress is a double-edged sword’ and ‘धन ही लक्ष्य तक पहुंचाता है’. The students participated in teams of two, one speaking for and the other against the motion, exemplifying the qualities of a top-notch debater in their own distinct way.

The First position in the English Debate was bagged by Seher Taneja of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, with Aryaman Jaiman from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai in the second and Pooja Saluja of Delhi Public School, Noida in the third position. Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai emerged as the best team.
In the Hindi debate, Arshia Bhatnagar from DPS Sushant Lok bagged the first prize, whereas Ananya Agarwal from DPS Vasant Kunj and Saumya Maheshwari from Banyan Tree School got the second and the third prizes respectively. The trophy for the best team was awarded to Banyan Tree School. The overall ‘Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds’ trophy was bagged by DPS Noida.


Aarohan – Ascent Of Young Minds

Day 1: English

Position Name of the Participant(s) Class School
First Seher Taneja VIII Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Second Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Third Pooja Saluja VII Delhi Public School, Noida
Best Team Shivangi Roy VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Best Team Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai


Guest Speaker Programme – Organised by the Geography Dept and Disaster Management Club

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised by the Geography dept and Disaster Management club of DPS RK Puram on the 2/8/17. Professor Rakhi Parijat, Associate Professor of Geography, Miranda House , University of Delhi was invited to address the students. She was welcomed by the Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal. There were three sessions. The first session was on Disaster Management and was conducted for Disaster management monitors of classes 8, 9, and 12 . The session started with an interactive session with the students. Prof Parijat informed the students about the different aspects of disaster management and its significance in our lives.
The following session was conducted for the geography students of class 11, on ‘Remote sensing and its application in GIS and GPS’, where she spoke about the field work and communication techniques that have evolved over time with the help of remote sensing technology and its significance in today’s life.

The last session was held for the geography students of class 12, where Dr. Parijat enlightened the students on ‘Human Environment Interactions’ – the concepts of physical geography,ecology and evolution of human beings and culture and their impact on nature .

The sessions were very interesting and interactive. Mrs Arti Trivedi , Mrs.Sangeeta Rana and Mrs.Niva Chhonkar from the Disaster Management team Of the school were also present. The coordinator of the program Mrs Rupa Das, Head of the department, Geography delivered the vote of thanks.

Enship Fest 2017

The 1st Inter School Entrepreneurship Competition, hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram was held on 5th August, 2017. 55 schools rolled in to make this event a huge success. The fest was a culmination of 5 events namely Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Quiz and a Surprise Event.
The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed our Chief Guest, Mr.Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in -Chief of BW Business World. She also welcomed the judges for the competitive events; Mr.Sumeet Chilwa, Core team member at Sattviko and Mr.Piyush Mathur, CEO of Simpa Network for Business Plan; Alumni Shagun Sethi and Dhwani Nagpal for the Debate; alumnus Aditya Khandelwal for the Quiz and alumnus Adit Bhardwaj for the Ad Making competition.

The events provided the students a huge platform to showcase their talent and interest in the field of Business. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address emphasised the importance of perseverance to achieve whatever one aims to in life. The event was graced by a beautiful music performance by the students of D.P.S R.K Puram, singing a fusion of opera and Indian classical ragas. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anurag Batra in his address, congratulated the school on the huge success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to become entrepreneurs to change the world. Mr. Piyush Mathur highlighted the importance of keeping one’s eyes on the goal and taking risks. Ms. Anjana Virmani and Ms. Shalini Harisukh were the Enship fest Coordinators . The Concluding Ceremony marked the end of the first Entrepreneurship Fest.

In the Business Plan, Modern School Vasant Vihar school won the first position, Amity International Noida and St. Columbua’s Schoolwon the second and third position respectively; In Ad Making, D.P.S. Vasant Kunj came first, D.P.S. Rohini came second and Step By Step, Noida came third; The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged the winner in the Debate Competition, followed by The Indian School and Mayur School, Noida in the second and third positions respectively; The Quiz was won by G.D.Goenka, Vasant Kunj school, followed by The Shri Ram School, Mousari as second and Tagore International, East of Kailash as third; In the Surprise Event, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar won the first prize, D.P.S. Dwarka won the second and Bal Bharti Public School, GRH won the third. The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged as the overall victor of the event over the five competitions.

Guest Speaker Programme for Students of Class VIII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for students of class VIII, sections A-F, on 3rd of August, 2017. Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, addressed the students. He spoke on the security issues while using the internet and the safe guards to be taken. He also sounded the students of the information leaked out on social website like Facebook etc. The talk was engaging and interactive. He shall also be providing a questionnaire for the parents to fill in regarding the above.

Value of the Month (July-2017)

Value of the Month (July-2017) Classes VI-VIII – Respect

Class VI

The value of month for July 2017 was respect. The students discussed the meaning of respect through various activities. They prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic. Students were also called on to share their thoughts on the idea of being respectful and earning respect through good behaviour.

The class teachers and subject teachers endeavoured to inculcate the value in the students by providing a platform for the students to share stories and examples related to the topic.

Class VII

Class teachers briefed the students about respect, its meaning and its importance in an Individual’s life. Students were asked to share their views on the topic. They were motivated with real life instances. A general discussion was done in all the classes. The concept of Indian values was taken into consideration and emphasis was laid on it. Students prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic.

Class VIII

The Month began with the students observing the value of Respect. The class teachers counselled the students to respect each other, the teachers & elders. Students showing the value were applauded to encourage the others. Quotes were put up in classes and in the Circular Block. Certificates are being awarded to deserving students for exhibiting this value by the class/ subject teachers.


Inter DPS Information Technology Festival 2017

Date : 29th July, 2017
Chief Guest: Shri. V.K.Shunglu

The 4th Inter DPS Information Technology Fest hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, under the aegis of DPS Society, was held on 29 July, 2017. 57 schools were a part of the fest. The Chief Guest for the event, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society, Ms. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary of DPS Society, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayar, were present at the fest. Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department, was the overall coordinator. Alumni of the school were present to impart their knowledge and act as a helping hand.

The fest included Quizzes, group discussions, and workshops concerning Web Designing, App Development and Google Technologies. DeCryptonite, an online cryptic hunt spanning over 99 schools, was conducted from 25-26 July.

The lighting of the lamp took place followed by the inauguration of the fest. Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the guests and welcomed the participants. She said that IT is a very powerful weapon that must be used carefully. She thanked the Chairman for his vision, because of which the event could be made possible. She added, “Life is about enjoying, not just about winning.” A musical fusion of opera and Indian raaga was displayed, which was followed by a video depicting how the IT Fest has grown, and the Junior Quiz finals.

Mr. V.K. Shunglu, in his address, said that the IT fest was “exciting, entertaining and educating,” and that he was amazed by the great success of the fest. Mr. Mukesh Kumar delivered the vote of thanks.

The various events, conducted at multiple venues, provided the students a platform to showcase their talent and knowledge in the field of IT.

In the Concluding Ceremony, the alumni were presented with tokens of appreciation. Ms. Vanita Sehgal, along with Ms. Zeenat Khader, awarded the participants the trophies and certificates. DPS Vasant Kunj, DPS Rohini and DPS Karnal bagged the first, second, and third positions respectively in the Junior Quiz. DPS Vasant Kunj won the Senior Quiz and was followed by DPS Kolar Road, Bhopal, and DPS Ranipur, Haridwar. In the Group Discussion category, DPS International stood first, DPS Sushant Lok came second, and DPS Rohini came third. DPS Ranipur, Haridwar won the DeCryptonite Wizards Award. All participants were awarded with participation certificates.

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Investiture Ceremony 2017

The Investiture Ceremony of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was held on 28 July 2017. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman D.P.S. Society. He was cordially welcomed and felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the event commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp.

As excitement filled the atmosphere, the orchestra played a beautiful symphony. The Principal in her address gave the audience some food for thought. Citing the example of Mahatma Gandhi she said,” His name itself describes leadership qualities and inspires us not to let these qualities define us, but for our name to define them”. The topic for the cultural programme was ‘The Power of Youth’. This was showcased through a performance by the school choir, followed by a musical play depicting the importance of education in empowering today’s youth.

The school appointees were then felicitated by the Chairman, the Principal and the Vice Principal. The Chairman administered the oath of allegiance whereby the students pledged to carry out their responsibilities with integrity and dedication, so as to uphold the glorious name of the school. Then, Mr. Shunglu, Chairman D.P.S. Society addressed the gathering and congratulated all the duty holders. He expressed the need to change the way students are taught. He said that teaching should become more analytical and less descriptive and emphasised the qualities of a great leader. The event was graced by the speeches of the school appointees who accentuated the need to realise their true potential and be confident.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar and the ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

Guest Speaker Programme Class XII Psychology

A guest speaker programme for class XII students was conducted at DPS R.K. Puram on 21st July 2017. Mr AK Bhatnagar, who retired as Vice Principal from Navyug School Sarojini Nagar, an active member in the syllabus committee for Psychology was invited. He is also involved in framing of Question papers and marking scheme for Psychology with the CBSE and has authored several books. He combined pieces of wisdom with humour, telling the students about the sections students tend to lose marks in and errors to watch out for. He emphasised on the importance of reading the question paper thoroughly, specified that the answers should be direct and reiterated the significance of doing well in the viva voce exam. The other tips he gave were the little things that separates the best papers from the mediocre ones, like writing examples, having a good presentation etc. All in all, the event was a success, and the students left the program enlightened and enriched.

Theatron 2017

The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Theatron’, an Annual Inter school Theatre fest on 22 July 2017 sponsored by Jamboree.  28 schools from across the city took part in the event. The competition had 6 categories namely, Nukkad Naatak, Blast from the Past, Action! , (M)Ad- Hatter, Stage Play and Theatrical Extravaganza (Surprise Event).

The chief guests for the event were Mr.Pramod Grover, Treasurer, DPS Society and Vice Chairman, DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee and Mr. Murad Ali, Prince of Kotwara and renowned director and film actor. The judges for the very competitive events were alumni Mr. Avik Pandey, and Mr. Jayesh Jaidka, for Action! (Movie Making); Mr. Sparsh Rana, Ex-President of Expressions Theatre Club, actor, writer and director of Dramanagar and Mr. Ajitabh Singh, Actor and Former Joint Secretary, Expressions Theatre Club for the Surprise Event ; Mr. Siddharth Madan, Founder Expressions Theatre Club, writer and director and Mr. Shayan Guha, Actor , for stage play; Mr. Kaushik Sachdev, Founder, Expressions Theatre Club and a copywriter along with Mr. Manish Jha, associated with mass communication and popular  theatre groups  for street play; Mr. Suhas Ratan, head of a boutique marketing agency and Mr. Sahil Gupta, producer, director and a professional dancer for (M)Ad Hatter and Ms. Anubha Rana along with Ms. Anavisha Banerjee for Blast from the Past. A video presentation by the Expressions Theatre Club introduced the event and the organising team to the excited crowd.

The judges commended the performance of the students at the closing ceremony and gave them tips on how to improve their performance. The Chief Guests were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. This was followed by performances by the Expressions Theatre Club. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal talked about the growth of theatre as an art form and how acting is needed in everyday life as well. The Chief Guest, Mr. Murad Ali recited poems, emphasising the true meaning of an actor and acting. Mr. Pramod Grover spoke about how India has its own individual identity in this field and how art and theatre helps to shape one’s personality.  This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee, Teacher In-Charge, Expressions Theatre Club.

DPS Vasant Kunj won the first position in the Stage Play, followed by Tagore International, Vasant Vihar in the second position and Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third. Ribanta Saha of DPS Noida won the best actor for the stage play and special mentions included Anurag of Mt. Carmel School and “Donald Trump” from DPS Vasant Kunj. The Nukkad Naatak, street play event was won by Air Force Bal Bharti, with Manav Bharti, Panchsheel as the first runner- up and The Sri Ram School, Moulsari as the second runner-up, while Akriti of Amity Mahur Vihar won Best Actor. In the Blast from the Past, the Shakespearean monologue event, Rai Saheli of Amity Noida stood first while Kamna Rai of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan and Suhana Bedi of Birla Vidya Niketan stood second and third respectively. In Action!, the online movie-making competition, Amity Noida came first, followed by Amity Mayur Vihar and DPS Gurgaon respectively. In (M)Ad – Hatter, Birla Vidya Niketan emerged first, Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka came second and DPS International came third.  In the Theatrical Extravaganza, the Surprise Event, Amity Noida came first, DPS Gurgaon came second, followed by Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third position. Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka emerged as the overall winner of the event. The event ended with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivering the vote of thanks.

The event was a huge success and was widely acclaimed by the participants and the theatre enthusiasts, alike.

Class VII – Guest Speaker Programme

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VII on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 and Thursday, 13 July 2017. Dr. Archana Singh, associate professor at the department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, addressed the students and spoke about Health and Nutrition.

The topic was relevant to the age group; children were urged to eat healthy, clean food and to stay active. Dr. Archna emphasized on having a good and nutritious breakfast. She provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the ill effects of having junk food.

It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.

Workshop for Parents of Class VI

A Workshop was conducted for the parents of Class VI on 14 July 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the issues faced by young adolescents and how to deal with the same to ensure that the children are healthy and well adjusted.

To guide the parents and teachers to this end, Dr. Vishal Chhabra, a renowned psychiatrist and Dr. Vandana Bhatia, a doctor specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, were invited. Dr. Chhabra spoke about parenting styles and their effect on the children. Dr. Bhatia spoke about the importance of focusing on various aspects of physical and mental development of adolescents. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The session was very informative and proved to be a learning experience for all present.

Our Earth and Us

Delhi State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Department of Forest and Department of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi organised tree plantation under a project ‘Our Earth and Us’ for improving the ecology of Delhi at IIT Delhi on July 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM. Hon’ble Justice Gita Mittal ,acting Chief Justice High Court of Delhi, Executive Chairperson DSLSA along with Mr Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Kailash Gahlot, Law Minister and Mr Imran Hussain, Environment Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi inaugurated the programme.
38 students of VI E along with the two teachers Ms Ashima Nagpal and Ms Nikita Khere attended the plantation drive.The students were very excited about the event as they adorned the shirt and cap provided by DSLSA.

On July 10,Mr Puneet Pawa, Secretary,DSLSA organised an Orientation Programme in our School.The program was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar

Guest Speaker Programme for the Students of Class XII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class XII by the Economics Department on Tuesday, 18th July 2017. Mr. I.C.Dhingra, author of Micro and Macro Economics, addressed the students and spoke about introduction of projects in the curriculum of 2017 by CBSE. His main focus was selection of topic for the project and the guidelines to be followed. It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.He provided the students with useful tips and Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, concluded the session by giving useful dos and don’ts about the project. Ms Anita Singhal, Head of the Department gave the vote of the thanks.

World NO Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”

Since the date lies during the summer vacations, DPS RK Puram celebrated the day on 19 May by organising a poster-making competition and slogan writing competitions in Hindi and English for students from Class IX to class XII. Posters were put up in school the spread the much needed awareness about cancer prevention.

Doing Your Best – Value of the Month (May-2017) Classes VI-VIII


Class VI

The class teachers conducted sessions with the students during the Home Room period. They spoke about various real life instances and people who faced the odds and performed to the best of their abilities.

The students were also asked to speak about the significance of doing one’s best. Students also put up posters and quotations based on the topic in the classroom and discussed the same with their peers.

Moreover, the departments of English and Hindi also conducted debate competitions, keeping in mind the themes of determination, perseverance and hard work. The results of the debate are as follows:

English Debate
1st Position – Swarnika Bhardwaj (VI-E)
2nd Position – Abhishek Agarwal (VI-A)
3rd Position – Smaira Gupta (VI C) & Yashraj (VI-J)

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Abhishek Aggarwal (VI-A)
2nd Position – Kanishka (VI-C)
3rd Position – Aaradya Bhatiya (VI-F)
 Class VII

The class teachers had interactive sessions with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of doing your best and why it should be valued was discussed in great detail. Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein were quoted as examples. An inspiring story of US President, Barrack Obama was narrated by the class teacher of VII – I.

A debate (English and Hindi) related to the topic was conducted in all the sections. The results of the debate are as follows:

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Urmi Bhatnagar (VII-H)
2nd Position – Vedika Shukla (VII-E) and Lipi Sahi (VII-B)
3rd Position – Muskaan Saxena (VII-F)
Consolation – Krish Prabhakar (VII-B) and Bhuvnesh (VII-I)

English Debate
1st Position – Sanjam Singh (VII-D)
2nd Position – Vatsa Gupta (VII-B) and Arushi (VII-I)
3rd Position – Hamsini Dewan (VII-A) and Vedika Shukla (VII-E)

Students gave presentations on the importance of doing your best and how to go about it. Students decorated the class soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.

Class VIII

The value of the month was ‘Doing Your Best’. As the name suggests the students were inspired to put in their best. Their good efforts and actions were appreciated by the class representatives, class teachers and subject teachers. Quotes were put up in the classes to inspire the students to do their best. The class teachers and students spoke about their experiences, motivational moments during the Homeroom periods.

As a part of ‘doing your best’, the departments of Hindi and English conducted inter section debate activities.

The results of the debate were as follows:

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Shaurya Parihar –VIII G
2nd Position – Vir Malhotra- VIII F, Diya Dutt-VIII G
3rd Position – Tushar Bhatt-VIII E, Roopkiran-VIII K
Consolation – Akshaya- VIII D, Tarini- VIII B

English Debate
1st Position – Vir Malhotra – VIII F
2nd Position – Aanya Roy – VIII H
3rd Position – VIII D

Teachers Training Programme-Bliss

A Teachers training programme ‘BLISS’ (Biotechnology Labs in Senior Secondary Schools) was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 16 May 2017. 45 teachers from the States of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram who manage the BLISS programme attended the same along with Officials from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Indian Environmental Society and Department of Environment, Delhi. The Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed all the teacher delegates and assured all possible help for making the programme an enriching experience. The Vice Principal ,Ms Anita Singh highlighted the role of Biotechnology in the fields of medicine, agriculture and industry.

The programme commenced with Webinar with two students pursuing Biotechnology in the US followed by a demo of DNA isolation, gram positive staining of Curd bacteria, blood cell counting, Internet based experiments, Gel electrophoresis, Cell Viability Test which was given by the Biotechnology students of Class XII under the guidance of Ms Niva Chhonkar, Biology Coordinator in the Senior Biology Lab. The delegates were made familiar with various instruments used in Biotechnology experiments like spectrophotometer, autoclave, shaker water bath, Laminar Air Flow, Trans illuminator etc. A presentation on Swachh Bharat Initiatives in the school was given by Ms Rupa Das, Geography Coordinator. The programme was perfectly organised by Ms M Sudeshna. Dr B C Sabata, Coordinator Eco club Activities, Delhi Schools and Colleges thanked the Principal for hosting the programme.

Class VI – Guest Speaker Programme

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VI on Monday, 24 April 2017 and Thursday, 11 May 2017. Dr. Deepak Gaur, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was the esteemed speaker. Dr. Gaur spoke to the students about ‘Health and Nutrition’. Through interesting videos and his interaction with the students, he emphasized on the importance of maintaining hygiene around us to ensure our good health.

He provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the dangers associated with the usage of mobile phones, among other things.

Dr. Gaur’s sessions were greatly appreciated by the students and teachers alike. They were very informative and engaging for the students.



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