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.
Class VIII – Guest Speaker Programme
Dr. Mrs. Vandana Bhatia, addressed the students of class VIII on ‘Health issues in Adolesecents’. The interaction was held over two days. Students from sections G-K were addressed on 9 May 2017 and students from sections A-F attended the programme on 11 May 2917.
The topic was relevant to the age group, wherein issues of peer pressure, mood swings, feeling of depression, rampant use of social media, indulgence towards ‘junk’ food were raised. It also brought up the issue of refusing to give in to the lure of bad habits.
The talk also reiterated that parents, teachers and elders think of the child’s welfare when they do not succumb to the child’s desires at all times.
The students appreciated the interactive sessions and were very receptive to the speaker.
Digex, the photography and movie making club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, organized its third Annual Photography Fest on 13 May, 2017, with the aim to foster a learning environment and showcase creative talents from across Delhi and NCR. 93 schools participated in the various competitions and workshops that were held. Canon sponsored the event. Canon representatives played the role of mentors, judges and managing members.
The day commenced with lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, begun the opening ceremony by addressing the gathering, saying that photography these days is in full swing, and added, ‘There is magic in the hands of the holder.’ She thanked Ms. Sarika Kaushal, the teacher in charge of the club, and all the other faculty members who helped organize the event, and welcomed all participants to the school.
A short video on the work and achievements of Digex was shown, which was followed by a mime by the Expressions Theatre Club that depicted the prevalence of photography in today’s world.
The Chief Guest, Mr Dhiraj Bhagtani, the National Sales Manager –Cinema and PRO Video Products Department, Canon India, emphasized on the importance Canon gives to engaging with students, imparting knowledge, and building experience. He also presented Ms. Vanita Sehgal with a token of thanks for hosting the fest.
Digex 2017 comprised of six categories- ‘mp4’, Online movie making competition, ‘Camtivate’, Story Board competition, ‘Melt the Minute’, Ad-making competition, ‘Through the Scope’ and On-the-spot Photography competition which comprised of senior and junior categories and a ‘Surprise Event’. Workshops were also held for teachers and photography enthusiasts.
The Expressions Theatre Club then engaged the gathering with their vibrant performances. The closing ceremony commenced with a video showing glimpses of the day’s happenings. Ms. Sarika Kaushal delivered the vote of thanks and thanked everyone for the ‘tremendous gathering’ and expressed her gratitude to everyone who contributed in making the event a success.
The Canon representatives were presented with tokens of gratitude.
In the category, ‘.mp4’, Tagore International, Vasant Vihar bagged the first position. Cambridge School, Noida and Bal Bharti Gangaram came second and third respectively. DPS Indirapuram came first in ‘Camtivate’ and were followed by The Indian School and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Greenfields School, Safdarjung was the winner of ‘Melt the Minute’. Sanskriti School and Bluebells Model School were the first and second runners up respectively. In the junior category of ‘Through the Scope’, Bluebells School International bagged the first position while DPS Sushant Lok and Hertitage School, Gurgaon came second and third respectively. DPS Noida stood first in the senior category. Bal Bharti Public School and GD Goenka, Gurgaon followed them. DPS Faridabad was the winner for the ‘Surprise Event’. Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj came second while Springdales School, Pusa Road came third.
Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar was adjudged as the overall winner for their excellent performance and was awarded the trophy.
World Red Cross Day
The Health and I club of DPS R.K. Puram celebrated the World Red Cross Day on 08 May, 2017. The chief guests for the event were Professor Dr (Prof) Arun Kapoor, Laprascopic Gastrointestinal, Baritric & Onco surgeon at LHMC & RML Hospitals, New Delhi and Dr. Anupa Pokhrel, Senior resident in Transfusion Medicine, RML Hospital, New Delhi.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests by Mrs. Anita Singh, Vice Principal. This was followed by an enthralling performance by the school choir and a dance showcasing the objectives and values of the Red Cross foundation. The Theatre Club of the school presented a nukkad natak which was very insightful.
The Vice Principal, Mrs. Anita Singh then addressed the gathering. In her words, “This day is significant in our lives.” She asked everyone to acknowledge the people who are suffering around the world and join hands to help fight their problems.
Professor Arun Kapoor, the chief guest for the day familiarized the students with the idea of the World Red Cross Day. He talked about the history and future plans of the Red Cross Foundation. A short video clip showcasing the story of the Red Cross Foundation and its objectives was played which helped the students know more about the revolutionary ideas of the Foundation. He also gave away souvenirs as a token of thanks.
Dr. Anupa Pokhrel took over and briefed the audience about the blood donation services prevailing in India. Mrs. Jyoti Sharma, the event coordinator, extended the vote of thanks and expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped in making the event a success.
Several competitions relating to the day were organized by the Health and I Club to generate awareness about the cause under the tutelage of the Biology coordinator Ms Niva Chonkar with all the Health and I teachers Ms Sushma Sardana, Ms Vithika Rahul, Ms Sujani, Mr Randeep, Ms Ashima Nagpal, Ms Kanika and Ms Mitali. Collage work- Yogita- VI B-1st, Jasnoor Kaur-VI E-2nd, Tiya Mehtani-VI I-3rd. Painting Competition- Shoubhika Biswas- X A-1st, Divyasha- IX A-2nd, Yashvi-IX A-3rd. Photography Competition- Vaibhav Raj Dhawan-1st, Kartik Gupta-2nd, Ishika Gupta-3rd.
A Blood Donation camp was also organized in the school premises where the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal set the ball rolling by donating blood followed by the teachers of DPS R.K. Puram who actively participated and contributed to this cause thereby making it a day to remember.
The Western Music Society of DPS R.K. Puram organised for the very first time, its annual music fest, ‘Dynamics’, on 6th May, 2017, in which students of 8 schools from across the city participated. The competition comprised of Solo and Band categories.
The judges were Mr. Pranai Gurung, a keen educator and a marvellous guitar player; Ms. Vasundhara Vee, an international performer and the only top notch Vocal Brand in India for Western Styles of singing; and Mr. Ritesh Khokhar, head of the Bridge Music Academy and one of the finest music educators.
The event began with the felicitation of the judges. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, then addressed the gathering. She asked everyone to have fun, play with spirit and enjoy other teams’ performances without worrying about the end result. She also encouraged students to keep organising such events on a regular basis.
The opening ceremony included a performance by the school’s choir, followed by a solo and band performance. The participants then amazed the judges and the audience with their brilliant performances.
The students of DPS R.K. Puram presented a solo and duet song, followed by the school’s choir and band, which left everyone in high spirits. The judges guided the participants, giving them tips to improve their skills and wished the participants the best of luck for their future endeavours.
The Shri Ram School bagged the first position in the solo category, while Amity Mayur Vihar and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. In the band category, St. Columbus School came first, while Amity International, Saket and DPS Noida were the first and second runners-up respectively. In the individual category, the best keyboard player went to Amity International, Mayur Vihar. DPS Noida and DPS Vasant Kunj were awarded as the best guitarists. Amity Saket and St. Columbus shared the title of the best drummer. Amity Pushp Vihar was adjudged as the best bassist while St. Columbus was given the prize for the best vocalist. The best accompanist went to The Shri Ram School. Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, was honoured with the Rolling Trophy for their outstanding performance in all the categories.
The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, delivered the vote of thanks. She congratulated everyone for their active participation in the event and opined that winning or losing doesn’t matter, as participating in any event is winning by itself. She expressed her gratitude to the music department, the judges and the event coordinators for making Dynamics’17 a success.
Trip to the National Science Centre
The students of class VI visited the National Science Centre at Pragati Maidan, Delhi on Friday, 28 April 2017 and Tuesday, 02 May 2017.
The students began the visit with an interactive session in the auditorium. The phenomenon of muscle contraction and relaxation was demonstrated to the students via an activity. The students were also told about the concept of hand-eye coordination. Following the session, the students were escorted to view the progression of the Energy Ball. They also had an opportunity to see Science On a Sphere (SOS), which is a room sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere. They also viewed a 3D animation detailing the advent and extinction of dinosaurs on planet earth.
The students visited various galleries, such as the Heritage Gallery, which contained exhibits about India’s profound and contribution to Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Metallurgy, Art, Craft and Architecture. They also came across the gallery called Human Biology-The Miracle of Human Life, which showed the human body in all its aspects, namely, anatomical, physiological, biochemical, structural, systemic and functioning. They also saw models of extinct species like dinosaurs and the wooly mammoth in the gallery showcasing Pre-historic life.
The students also went to the Information Revolution gallery which displayed the evolution of Communication Technology over 6,000 years in India. The Digital Information gallery was also similarly informative. The most enjoyable part of the visit was the Fun with Science gallery. The students spent time playing various science related games and walking through the hall of mirrors.
On the whole, the visit to the National Science Centre was very informative and enjoyable for the students of class VI.
Punctuality– Value of the Month (April) Classes VI-VIII
The value for the month of April 2017 was punctuality. Class teachers and subject teachers endeavored to inculcate the same in the students through various activities.
Teachers spoke about the importance of being punctual. Students who exhibited the quality were praised in the class. Students were also asked to speak about the importance of punctuality. The students also shared various quotations and thoughts on punctuality.
The class teachers had an interactive session with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of punctuality and why it should be valued were discussed in great detail. It was unanimously agreed upon that punctuality is the hallmark of a civilized and well -mannered person. It should be practiced at all times under all circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as the foremost example. The students actively participated and decorated the soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.
Class teachers shared the importance of being punctual and punctuality as a sign of respect. A Documentary on what punctuality means in different countries was shown to the students by the class teacher of VII I.
Some students prepared a presentation and read out the famous speech of Steve Jobs: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” highlighting the importance of being punctual.
The new session began with the students observing the value of Punctuality. The class teachers counseled the students to arrive to school, class in time. The practice of timely submission of work was restated. Students observing punctuality 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. Section F was awarded the certificate of Appreciation for displaying the value of Punctuality meticulously.
Biology Students Attend ‘Catalyst’ at AIIMS
All India Institute of Medical Sciences organised their annual two-day event, CATALYST 2017 – An Initiative by Parivartan, for school students on April 27th and 28th, 2017. The programme was attended by Class XII Biology students accompanied by Ms Kusum Yadav, Ms Kajal Sethi and Ms Niva Chhonkar. In the expo, the students observed causative agents of Malaria, sections of spinal cord, common plant origin allergens like dhatura, castor, specimens of tapeworm and roundworm. Medical students at AIIMS also explained how the poison from snake affects the human body. Students observed cultures of Aspergillus and Penicillium.
The most exciting part of the Expo was the display of human organs like liver, spleen, heart, eyes, intestines and brain. Children could easily make out the impact of smoking on lungs, evident from the samples. Students interacted with the medical students and were motivated with the event ‘Toppers Talk’.
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 226 students 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.