‘Updation of Teaching Methodology’ – Business Studies Workshop
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a Business Studies Workshop on Saturday, 18 May 2013 on ‘Updation of Teaching Methodology in Business Studies’. Over fifty teachers from various renowned schools of Delhi and the NCR attended it. The speakers for the day were Dr. M. M Goyal, Principal of PGDAV College, University of Delhi; Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer, CBSE; Dr. Anand Saxena, Associate Professor of Commerce at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi and Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi, Director, Abhay Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. and Ravi Rajan& Company Pvt. Ltd. The workshop was coordinated by the Head of the Business Studies Department of DPS RK Puram, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra, along with her team of teachers. Also present for the workshop were the newly appointed Business Studies Club members.
The event commenced with the performance of the school band followed by a soulful recitation of the auspicious Saraswati Vandana by the choir. A presentation on Business Melange 2012, which gave the guests a glimpse of how the event had unfolded last year was shown. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to the guests and teachers present. She spoke about how discipline is the bridge to success and the best way to instil the desired values in children is not by forcing them, but by ‘leading by example’.
The first speaker, Dr. M M Goyal started the session and talked about the trading and settlement procedures in the Indian Stock Market. He explained topics such as operational and informational efficiency. He gave examples from personal experiences through which he described how the process has become quick and concise, due to the advancement in technology and the coming of the World Wide Web.
Mr. Sandeep Sethi, the second speaker, discussed the 10 mark project that had been introduced last year in the Business Studies curriculum. It was an interactive session where teachers explained new ideas that students in their respective schools had come up with. According to Mr.Sethi, the main purpose behind introducing the project was to make students “come out of their shell”, and learn the concepts and have fun at the same time. He suggested that movies like “The Inside Job” which was based on business and economic concepts, could be shown to children so as to make them comprehend concepts better.
A humorous skit was put up by the Theatre club of the school, wherein they displayed the various principles of management given by Henry Fayol as well as other marketing concepts.
The third speaker for the day was Dr. Anand Saxena. He talked about topics like Private Public Partnership, Public Relations as well as publicity. He also explained the significance morals and common sense have in this field. Dr.Saxena expressed his disappointment at the recent trend of getting projects made from the market since it kills the creativity and the ability of the student to grasp an idea. To create an environment for enhanced performance, research should be done by the student himself. This knowledge will imprint itself on the student’s mind and will benefit him in the long run.
The last speaker of the day was Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi who explained what a stock exchange is, along with its origin and its various components like buying, selling, investing etc. She went on to talk about investments and how they differ from speculation and gambling. Similarly, she explained how equity trading, a high risk and high return investment option can be dealt with by customers. Other topics touched by her were market behaviour, industrial analysis etc.
The teachers were able to get answers to their queries and the workshop was a fruitful one.
Visit of Her Excellency Mrs. Chikako Aso
On 3May 2013, the school had the proud privilege of a visit by Her Excellency, Mrs. Chikako Aso, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Japan. She was accompanied by Mrs. Akiko Yagi, spouse of the Ambassador of Japan to India; Ms. Aya Yoshida, Counsellor, Embassy Of Japan (translator); Mr. Kei Eda, First Secretary of EOJ(Embassy Of Japan); Mr.Seiji Ohno, First Secretary, EOJ; Mr.Nahoko Munechika, Third Secretary, EOJ and Mr. Masahiro Suto, Attache, EOJ. The objective of the visit was to achieve a greater understanding of the Indian education system and to explore the various possibilities of collaboration between the two countries in the field of education.
The guests were welcomed with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini expressed his pleasure at meeting the visitors. The Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.Ashok Chandra was present on the occasion and had a fruitful interaction with the guests.They were presented with the tokens of appreciation. The cultural program commenced with the orchestra. A skit, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” was put up by the students. The school choir sang “Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana” and a scintillating dance performance followed. The program ended with the national anthem of both the nations. Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress of the Middle School and coordinator of the event, played the gracious host. Also present on the occasion was the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta , the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh and Ms.Surbhi Gaur, the Japanese teacher. The delegates were taken on a tour of the school campus and shown the infrastructure of the school which included their visit to the Math Lab and the Japanese classes being held in the school, to get an insight into the teaching system in India. The visit of the Japanese delegates was an exciting experience for one and all.
Visit of Dr. Jeff Anderson, from Canada
Dr. Jeff Anderson is an authority in preparing mathematics contests at various levels.
He taught mathematics and Computer Science for 30 years and is Head of Mathematics at the collegiate level. He Co –founded ‘Graystone Compression Technologies Inc. that holds many World Records in Data Compression. He also Co- founded Dejero Labs Inc. It broadcasts Video over Cellular Networks. It has been named as one of fastest growing companies in Canada.
Mr Jeff Anderson addressed the candidates who had been short listed for appointments in the school, during a Group Discussion in the Principal’s office.
Earth Day Celebrations
Earth Day, a day designed to create awareness about the Earth was celebrated at DPS, R.K.Puram with great enthusiasm on 23rd April 2013.
Earth Day celebrations started with a Special Assembly. The programme included a skit, ‘Let us mend our ways before it is too late’ by our students ,two dance performances ‘Agony of mother Earth’ and ‘A salute to Mother Earth’, Videos on Global Warming and what we can do to save the Earth were shown. The environment magazine, ‘Terravision’ was released by the Environment & I Club. The assembly concluded with a special pledge taken by the students and teachers, vowing to accept and fulfill their responsibilities towards Planet Earth. In the concluding speech, the Principal,Dr. D.R.Saini reminded the students of the importance of the Earth in their lives, and their responsibility to preserve and protect it.
An Exhibition of eco-friendly models was also inaugurated. Children provided innovative solutions to the problem of pollution through their models. The best entries of T- shirt Painting, Slogan Writing, SMS Writing, Rangoli and Photography Competitions were also displayed in the Senior Biology Lab.
A Sapling Plantation Drive was carried out in the school premises by the students and teachers along with the Principal ,Dr D.R.Saini, ,the Vice Principal,Ms Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Ms Anita Singh; the Head of the Biology Department,Mr S.K.Arora; Ms Gita Panday and Ms Ranjana Singh from Hope Hall Foundation School and Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Incharge of the Environment Club at DPS.R.K.Puram .
An Environment Quiz ‘Terraquiz’ was organized for Class XII in the AVH
HUES OF LEARNING – THE GRAND EVENING
Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram presented ‘Hues of Learning – a colourful fusion of Academics, Sports and Culture’ on 17th February 2013. The event was a joint effort of the students of DPS R.K.Puram, its junior wings, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash; and DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the underprivileged run on the premises of the host school.
The chief guest was Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman of DPS Society. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini welcomed all the guests. Other dignitaries gracing the occasion were Prof.Dr.Usha Luthra, Prof.B.P.Khandelwal and Mr.P.C.Bose , Members of DPS Society; Mr.M.I.Hussain, Principal, DPS Mathura Road; Ms.Bindu Sehgal, Principal, DPS Vasant Kunj. Special guests were Mr.Sushil Kumar, Indian world champion in wrestling and Ms.Anjum Chopra, former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team and an ex-Dipsite. Others present were the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra; the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh; the Superviser, Mr.Mukesh Kumar; Mr.N.Suresh, Head of Department of Physical Education; and Mrs Archana Pental and Mrs.Dolly Chanana, Headmistresses of DPS Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash respectively.
The guests and parents visited a grand exhibition, which showcased the talents of the students in the form of art, projects and working models of English, French, German, Japanese, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Civics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Robotics. Exhibition showcasing talents of primary schools’ children was put up by both the Junior Schools – DPS Vasant Vihar and DPS East of Kailash. There were stalls by Educomp, Extramarks and HCL to showcase the latest educational technology tools. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by the march past by the students of classes Nursery to XIth. The cultural extravaganza which followed had vibrant dances from the various Indian states presented by the colourfully attired students of DPS R.K.Puram, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash and DPS Shiksha Kendra. The Chairman, Mr.Ashok Chandra addressed the gathering and congratulated all the participants on their performance. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta.
Shailendr Shatabdi Inter School Hindi Competition
Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized inter-school competitions of poems and songs written by eminent poet and lyricist, Shailendra on 29th January 2013, whose centenary is being celebrated all over India this year. 15 schools participated in the competition.
Prominent guests included Dr. Mahesh Vidyalankar, Professor, Delhi University; Mr.S.K.Verma from Akashvaani; Mr. S.K. Rohila, music director of deshbhakti songs; Mrs. Jyotika , a prominent kathak dancer and a classical vocalist; Mr. Manjeet Singh, classical singer and Miss Sarana Balasuramanium, Bharatnatyam dancer.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest followed by the competition in which participants performed solo songs, duets, power point presentations and group dances on Shailendra’s lyrics. His contributions to Hindi literature and the film Industry was lauded both by the guests and the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini, while speaking to the audience on his contributions, appreciated the efforts of Hindi Department in successfully organizing the event.
The overall first prize was awarded to DPS, R.K.Puram but being the host the award was presented to DPS Noida, the second prize was bagged by DPS Greater Noida and the third prize by DPS Gurgaon. The consolation prize was given to Ambience Public School, Safdarjung Enclave.
Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-school Art and Poetry Competitions
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-school Art and Poetry Competitions on 6 February 2013 in memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society, Dr. P. N. Kirpal. Dr.Kirpal was a writer, poet and artist of great stature and held various senior positions in the Government of India. He was also involved in the workings of the UNESCO. The chief guest for the event was Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman of DPS Society and Justice B.N. Kirpal, Member, DPS Society graced the occasion as the guest of honour along with his family. Also present were Mr. P.C. Bose, Member, DPS Society; Dr. Ms. Sharada Nayak, Member, DPS Society; Dr. Ms. Usha Luthra, Member, DPS Society; Rear Admiral M. M. Chopra, Vice Chairman, DPS Society; Ms. Renu Mital, Director, DPS Society; Ms. Bindu Sehgal, Principal, DPS Vasant Kunj; Ms. Renu Chaturvedi, Principal, DPS Greater Noida; Mr. J. C. Pant, Principal, DPS Bulandshahr; Ms. Sunita Tanwar, Principal, DPS Dwarka; Ms. Archana Pental, Headmistress, DPS Vasant Vihar; Ms. Dolly Chanan, Headmistress, DPS East of Kailash; Ms. Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal, DPS RK Puram; Ms. Anita Singh, DPS RK Puram; Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress, DPS R.K.Puram and the overall Incharge of the programme Ms. Savita Vasesi and Mr. Biplabi Samaddar, programme facilitators and Ms. Usha Diptivilasa, programme coordinator; Mr. Mukesh Kumar, School Supervisor, DPS RK Puram and Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra.
The theme of the competition was “Happiness Unlimited”. Students from 27 schools, including the host school took part in it. There were three main activities taking place simultaneously, namely’ ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’ and ‘Lyrical Canvas’.
Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting the essence of a poem selected by the participants in advance. This competition was judged by Ms. Mrinalini Chawla, a creative person associated with theatre, set designing and acting; Ms. Nilambari Chintamani, a teacher working with a non-profit organisation; Mrs. Deepa Raghavan, former Vice Principal of DPS R.K. Puram; Ms. Aditi Saigal, a stellar artist and an architect, Ms. Dushleen Bawa, a freelance theatre consultant and Ms. Era Jain, a fashion designer.
While in Artistic Poesy, participants had to compose a poem using a given painting, Lyrical Canvas was its complete opposite. It required participants to illustrate a picture from a given poem. Artistic Poesy was judged by Ms. Shubhagata Kumar, an IRS officer; Ms. Vandana Tandon from The Times of India and Ms. Anjana Agarwal, an international English language tester and examiner. Ms. Banita Hamirwasia, an enthusiastic painter; Mr. Puran Prajapati, a traditional sculptor and Mr. Alok Uniyal, an acclaimed artist judged Lyrical Canvas.
After all the competitions ended, a spectacular cultural event was held by the students and teachers of DPS R. K. Puram. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. Students of the school displayed the journey of poetry through the ages, where they recited poems by leading poets of different ages. Addressing the gathering, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, shared his experience of working under the late Chairman, Dr.Kirpal and his fond memories of yesteryears. Ms. Vanita Sehgal summed up the events of the day. A remarkable musical performance by the students of DPS RK Puram followed. Mr. Ashok Chandra congratulated the participants and expressed his appreciation for the effort put in by all the students and teachers involved in organising the competition which he called, ‘ a harmony of all forms of art’.
Along with Dr. Saini and Mrs. Kirpal, he released the English literary magazine “Bubbling Cauldron”. In the much-awaited prize distribution, the winners of Blend Art were Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, the first runners up were the Mother’s International School and the second runners up were DPS, RK Puram. Artistic Poesy was won by Sanskriti School, followed by Amity International School, Saket, as the first runners up, and DPS Indirapuram along with Modern School, Barakhambha Road as the second runners up. Lyrical Canvas saw Nikita Jha from the Mother’s International School coming up as the winner. The First runner up was Enakshi Borse from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. The second runner up was Raghav Bhalla from Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The much coveted Rolling Trophy went to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.
Art and Poetry Competitions
Award Ceremony – International Quiz on Germany
Farewell – Batch of 2013
Farewell of Hostel Students – Batch of 2013
Life skills activity
Life skills activity organised by Taekwondo team of South Korea headed by Master Lee and his team given demonstration at DPS R.K. Puram on 17th December 2012.
IPSC Principals’ Conclave Highlights
Top Row:[Ms. Nishi Misra, Principal, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya], [Mr. Vidyavantha Acharya U, Principal, Sharada Residential School], [Col. (Retd.) Amarjeet Singh, Principal, Sri Dasmesh Academy], [Col. Devesh Gaur, Principal, Sainik School, Ghorakhal], [Mr. Kuldip Singh Heran, Principal, Tashi Namgyal Academy], [Col. (Retd.) R. S. Khatri, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School],[Ms. Ramandeep Kaur Samra, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School], [Ms. Sangita Chima, Principal, The Lawrence School, Lovedale],[Dr. A. K. Gaur, Principal, Vallabh Ashram's M. G. M. Amin & V.N. Savani School, Killa Pardi], [Ms. Nandita Sahu, Principal, Vidya Devi Jindal School], [Mr. Vivek Srivastava, Principal, Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi], [Mr. R.K. Tyagi, Principal, Bhavan's Sawan Public School], [Capt. (Retd.) A J Singh, Principal, Pinegrove School] Middle Row: [Mr. Vijay Datta, Principal, Army Public School, Dagshai], [Dr. Kasturi Manivannan, Principal, Birla Balika Vidyapeeth], [Capt. (IN) Alokesh Sen (Retd.), Principal, Birla Public School (Vidya Niketan)], [Mr. Praveen Masta, Principal, BRCM Public School], [Mr. M. I. Hussain, Principal, Delhi Public School, Mathura Road], [Mr. Levi E. Katy, Principal, Donyi Polo Vidyabhawan], [Ms. Anjana Prakash, Principal, Hansraj Morarji Public School & Junior College], [Lt. Col. (Retd.) Prakash Narahari, Principal, Kittur Rani Chanamma International Res. Sainik School & PU College For Girls, Kittur],[Mr. R.C. Joshi, Principal, L K Singhania Education Centre, Gotan], [Maj Gen. Kanwar Vijay Singh Lalotra, AVSM, YSM, SM (Retd.), Principal, Mayo College, Ajmer], [Ms. Lata Vaidyanathan, Principal, Modern School, Barakhamba Road], [Mr. Prem Kashyap, Principal, Pestle Weed College], [Col. (Retd) Francis V Mathai, Principal, Pravara Public School], [Mr. Jagpreet Singh, Principal, The Punjab Public School] Bottom Row: [Mr. Jayant B. Singh, Principal, Rajkumar College], [Gp. Capt. Ajay Kumar, Principal, Sainik School, Nagrota], [Mr. Pramod Sharma, Hony. Member, IPSC], [Dr. M.V.Prasad, President IPSC Trust],[Mr. Sumer Singh, Hony. Secretary, IPSC & Principal, Daly College], [Ms. Suniti Sharma, Chairperson, IPSC & Principal, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School], [His Excellency, Mr. Stewart J. Beck. High Commissioner, Canada], [Chief Guest – Shri. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary], [Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman, DPS Society], [Dr. D. R. Saini, Principal, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram], [Commander V.K. Banga (Retd.), Joint Secretary, IPSC & Principal, Mann Public School], [Mr. B. K. Sood, Member, IPSC], [Capt. (IN) V. K. Verma (Retd.), Principal & Director, Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports], [Lt. Col. T. Chakravarty, Principal, Rashtriya Military School, Dholpur]
Lighting of lamp by Chief Guest – Shri. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary, GOI
Lighting of lamp by His Excellency, Mr. Stewart J. Beck. High Commissioner, Canada
Lighting of lamp by Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, DPS Society
Mr. B.K.Sood receiving the IPSC Bhisham Pitamah Award 2012
Release of IPSC Directory by Chairman, DPS Society
Release of IPSC Journal by Chief Guest, Shri Ajit Seth and Chairman, DPS Society
Chief Guest – Mr. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary, GOI
Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Telecom visionary of India “The Role of IT in transforming Education and Administration towards an Ethical Future”
Prof. R.C.Deka, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences “Building Ethical Leadership-Acquisition of Knowledge and Skill”
Mr. Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE – “Role of Schools in Nurturing Leadership”
Mr. Jawhar Sircar, CEO of Prasar Bharati “The importance of communication skills in effective leadership”
Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former CJI and Chairman of National Human Rights Commission
Chief Guest on Day 2
Mr. Ashok Kumar, CEO and Principal of Indian School, Dubai – “The Changing Trends in Education in the Global Scenario”
“Panel discussion on ‘Issues and Challenges in the Implementation of RTI and RTE in IPSC Schools” Capt. A.J. Singh,Principal,Pinegrove School,Dharampur Dr. Vijay Dutta,Principal,Army Public School, Dagshai Mr. M.I. Hussain, Principal, DPS Mathura Road Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Vijay Singh Lalotra,Principal,Mayo College, Ajmer
The second day of the 73rd Conclave of Principals of Indian Public Schools’ Conference held at DPS RK Puram began with a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhawan where the Principals from schools all over India shared a common platform with the Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee over a cup of tea followed by a photo session. The sessions commenced after lunch wherein Mr. Vineet Joshi, Chairman CBSE, Mr. Ashok Kumar, CEO and Principal Indian School, Dubai and Mr. Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati were the key speakers. A panel discussion lead by Mr. M.I. Hussain, Principal, DPS Mathura Road was also a notable inclusion in the day’s proceedings.
Mr. Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE spoke on the ‘Role of Schools in Nurturing Leadership’. The session was opened by the Principal of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Ms. Lata Vaidyanathan who gave the guest speaker a warm welcome. The gathering had many questions to ask of Mr. Joshi and appropriate clarifications were given. The closing speech was delivered by Mr. Jayant B. Singh, Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur.
The next session of the day was conducted by Mr. Jawhar Sircar, CEO of Prasar Bharati. The session was opened by Mr. Jagpreet Singh, Principal, The Punjab Public School and closed by Mr. R.S. Khatri, Principal of The Hyderabad Public School at Begumpet. Mr. Sircar emphasized on the importance of communication skills in effective leadership. Quoting evidences from history, he made the session interesting by explaining what made Gandhi, Adolf Hitler and other great personalities effective communicators.
The chief guest for the day was Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former CJI and Chairman of National Human Rights Commission. Ms. Suniti Sharma, Chairperson of IPSC welcomed him while Kr. Sumer Singh, Honorary Secretary of IPSC proposed the vote of thanks to the chief guest. The Principal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini honoured the chief guest with a shawl, memento and a bouquet of flowers. Justice Balakrishnan spoke on the significance of holding a Principals’ Conclave and reiterated the importance of understanding and giving cognizance to the RTI and RTE of children.
Mr. Ashok Kumar, CEO and Principal of Indian School, Dubai addressed the gathering on ‘The Changing Trends in Education in the Global Scenario’. The session was opened by Lt. Col. T. Chakravarty, Principal, Rashtriya Military School, Dholpur and closed by Cdr. (Retd) V.K. Banga, Principal, Mann Public School, Delhi. He powerfully communicated his message through a powerpoint presentation thereby holding the attention of the gathering.
The panel discussion on ‘Issues and Challenges in the Implementation of RTI and RTE in IPSC Schools’ was lead by Mr. M.I. Hussain, Principal, DPS Mathura Road. The other panelists were Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Vijay Singh Lalotra, Principal of Mayo College, Ajmer, Dr. Vijay Dutta of Army Public School, Dagshai and Capt. A.J. Singh of Pinegrove School, Dharampur. A lively debate and an interactive session later made the session highly interesting. Noteworthy interjections were made by Capt. (Retd.) V.K. Verma, Principal and Director, MNSS, Rai and Mr. Anil Kr. Sharma, Principal, Birla Vidyamandir, Nainital. Mr. Hussain rounded up the discussion by voicing the unanimous view of the panel that RTI and RTE were parliamentary, constitutional and legal in nature and must be adopted in the true spirit.
The cultural programmes marked a resplendent finish to the second day of the conclave. Songs and dances of a dazzling variety drawing their inspiration from across the globe were presented by students of Springdales School, DPS Vasant Vihar, East of Kailash, R.K. Puram and Noida and DPS Shiksha Kendra. While on the one hand there was the Palestinian Dance and the Western Band drawn from an international platform, the students displayed their expertise in performing Indian classical and folk dances equally well. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra displayed their sensitivity to the underprivileged by presenting a dance-drama on ‘Say No to Child Labour’.
The Principal of the host school, Dr. D.R. Saini thanked all the delegates for their active participation in the day’s proceedings.
Photo Gallery Day2 (Part I)
Photo Gallery Day2 (Part II)
Photo Gallery Day2 (Cultural Programme)
Day 1: 04-January-2013
The 73rd Conclave of Principals of Indian Public Schools’ Conference began with the customary regalia on the 4th of January 2013 with the hoisting of the IPSC flag and lighting of the lamp. The students of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram invoked the blessings of the Almighty with a Hindi devotional musical rendering. The Conclave is being held on the theme ‘Building Ethical Leadership’ and is being attended by outstation as well as Delhi NCR based Principals of Public Schools who are being housed in the school premises.
The Chief Guest was Mr. Ajit Seth, the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. It was presided over by Shri. Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the Delhi Public School Society. The dignitary of eminence who graced the occasion was His Excellency Mr. Stewart J. Beck, the High Commissioner for Canada. Other eminent members of the IPSC present were Ms. Suniti Sharma, Chairperson of IPSC, Mr. Sumer Singh, Honorary Secretary of IPSC and Mr. B.K. Sood who was also the recipient of the prestigious Bhisham Pitamah Award.
Ms. Suniti Sharma presented the IPSC report for the year detailing the accomplishments of the IPSC schools in the previous year. The Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Seth and Ms. Suniti Sharma, IPSC Chairperson conferred the first Bhisham Pitamah Award on Shri B.K. Sood for his long and illustrious career. The award comprised a citation, a shawl and a memento. Expressing his gratitude for the award, Mr. B.K. Sood addressed the gathering by narrating the experiences of his life, his inspirations and initiatives. Finally, he dedicated his award to Mr. Din Dayal, former Principal of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and whom he fondly calls his mentor.
Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman Delhi Public School Society released the IPSC journal and Directory and Mr. B.K. Sood’s book titled ‘My Struggles and Achievements’ was released by Mr. Ajit Seth, the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
Mr. Ajit Seth, the chief guest of the Conclave reiterated the importance of inculcating ethics in the modern generation youth and stressed on the important role played by the educators and schools in this direction. Dr. D.R. Saini felicitated the eminent guests. Mr. Sumer Singh, Honorary Secretary of IPSC proposed a vote of thanks which marked the end of the Opening Ceremony of the Conclave.
The cultural events presented by students of various schools were a spectacular treat to the eyes of the august gathering. This included a mesmerizing Hindi group song, a dazzling dance based on the Shanti Mantra and one on Pt. Birju Maharaj’s composition. A Tibetan Dance was presented by the students of Army Public School, Dagshai which had already won the hearts of many in an Inter-School Folk Dance Competition.
The Conclave resumed its proceedings post lunch with the first session of Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Telecom visionary of India. He spoke on the topic ‘The Role of IT in transforming Education and Administration towards an Ethical Future’. The session was opened by Mr. M.V. Prasad, Member IPSC and closed by Ms. Suniti Sharma, Chairperson IPSC.
The second session was on “Building Ethical Leadership-Acquisition of Knowledge and Skill” and the keynote speaker was Prof. R.C. Deka. The session was opened by Mr. Prem Kashyap, Principal, Pestle Weed College, Dehradun and closed by Ms. Sangita Chima, Headmistress, Lawrence School, Ooty.
The day ended with impressive dance performances by students of various schools. The highlights of the cultural events were a mellifluous English song rendition by students of DPS RK Puram, a Ganesh Vandana by students of DPS East of Kailash, Flamenco by DPS Vasant Kunj, Bachpan dance by DPS Vasant Vihar, Krishna dance-drama and Ma Dha Ni Sa dance by DPS RK Puram and finally Satyamev Jayate by DPS Shiksha Kendra.
The 3-day deliberations will include all issues concerning the betterment of the children of our nation, in the spheres of education, health, nutrition, technology, environment, co-curricular activities and sports, with a special focus on enriching their childhood experiences and empowering them to realize their potential.
Photo Gallery Day 1 – Opening Ceremony and Morning Sessions
Photo Gallery Day 1 – Afternoon Sessions
The World Mathematical Crusade 2012
The year 2012 has been declared as the National Mathematical Year as a tribute to the great mathematician, Dr. S. Ramanujan by the Government of India to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary. On this occasion Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘The World Mathematical Crusade 2012’ an inter-school mathematics symposium, on 27th December 2012.The event was attended by over 70 schools with 240 participants from all over the world.
The objective of the Crusade was to provide a platform for students to share their ideas and skills by engaging in innovative problem solving events which not only highlight the relevance of mathematics as a discipline but also inculcate a spirit of research and enquiry.
The Crusade commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the DPS Society.
This was followed by an inaugural ceremony which was also attended by the Guest of Honour Dr. Atul Nischal, co-founder of ‘Ganit Gurooz’, Dr. S K Sahdev, Associate Prof. Delhi University, the Vice Principal Ms. Shobha Mehta. On this occasion, the Principal Dr Saini stressed on the importance of mathematics in the modern age. The presidents of the school’s Mathematical Society, highlighted the school’s achievements in the field of mathematics. Saswat Satapathy of Class X and the winner of the World Memory Championship, showcased his talent.
Mr. Ashok Chandra expressed his views about “Mathematics being the bedrock for all science subjects” and released the latest issue of ‘Mathyard, the school’s Mathematics magazine.
The crusade offered students a variety of events to help portray their talents like Mathematical Puzzle Solving , Quiz , Four Questions and a Surprise event. The students of the host school also put up an exhibition with innovative and interesting models and presentations. In the morning half ,a workshop for teachers was conducted by Dr. Atul Nischal and in the second half Dr Amitabh Tripathi of IIT Delhi conducted a guest lecture for teachers and students where he, explained the Bertrand Theorem. The Results of the contest were as follows:
Overall Best Team DPS DPS Noida
Overall First Runners Up Amity International, saket
Overall Second Runners Up DPS Dwarka
Dr. Sushma Suneja, Head of the Mathematics Department and Mr. Anil Kathuria , Incharge, Mathematics Lab & Technology Centre, DPS R K Puram along with Maths Department and the students of the Mathematical Society coordinated the event. which was a resounding success.
Exhibition, Events & Award Ceremony
Alumni Meet (2012 Batch)
INFINITUS RHEUS 2012
An Inter -School Quiz Competition was hosted by the Quizzing Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram on 26th and 28th December 2012.
15 teams across Delhi participated in the Preliminary Round out of which 8 schools were selected for the Semi-Final Round held on the same day.
4 teams qualified for the Final Round organized on 28th December 2012. The prize winners were
First Position : New Era Public School, Mayapuri ( Winners Trophy and cash Prize of Rs. 6000/-)
Second Position : Modern School, Barakhamba School (Cash Prize of Rs. 4500/-)
Third Position : Delhi Public School, Vidyut Nagar (Cash Prize of Rs. 3000/-)
The Quiz Masters were Mr. Raghav Gupta and Mr Apratim Mukhopadhyay alumni of DPS R.K. Puram and Ex Presidents of the Quizzing Club of the school.
Psychology Teacher Training Workshop
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram organized a two day Psychology Teacher Training Workshop on 21st and 22nd December 2012. Teachers from twenty five schools of Delhi participated in it.
The agenda of the workshop consisted of reflecting on the teaching of psychology, assessing the present day curriculum, brainstorming pedagogy as well as assessment in terms of national curriculum framework. The keynote address on Day 1 was delivered by Professor Anjum Sibia of the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundation of Education, NCERT. In her keynote address, Professor Sibia elaborated on how psychology formed the foundation of education and why psychology teachers needed to do much more than merely teach their subject. Speaking of the various problems faced by India’s schooling system, such as multi-grade teacher and single-teacher schools, the system’s inflexibility and the disconnect between teacher educators, trainee teachers and students, Professor Sibia noted that the NCERT was now more aware of the crucial role psychology played in education, and that that awareness had prompted the shift in the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 from a content curriculum to a process curriculum. Professor Sibia also spoke of how, with the Right to Education Act in effect, psychology would be instrumental in aiding first generation learners’ acclimatisation to a new environment. Professor Sibia closed her address by encouraging teachers to undertake research and apprising them of the various funds and tools at their disposal.
Ms. Vishakha Kumar of DPS R.K.Puram made a presentation on the National Curriculum Framework, 2005. She illustrated how the Framework was extensively based on the works of notable psychologists and how psychology had influenced the framework’s conception of the teacher, the learner and the learning process.
In the group work session of the workshop, teachers were divided into groups of four and assigned topics. Each group proceeded to make a presentation on the assigned topic which was put forth to the larger group and assessed by the keynote speaker on Day 2. The topics assigned were: the assessment of the psychology textbooks of classes 11 and 12, analysis of the pedagogy of teaching psychology in school, the appraisal of school-level psychology practicals and the examination of the evaluation system.
The keynote speaker on 22nd December 2012 was Professor Nandita Babu of the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. Professor Babu reviewed the presentations put forward by each team and provided inputs on how to resolve the issues highlighted by the presentations. Each presentation was followed by a brainstorming session which allowed those present to express their views, share personal experiences and come up with creative solutions to common problems.
The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Vithika Rahul, the Head of the Department of Psychology at DPS R.K.Puram and her team of teachers.
Psychology Teacher Training Workshop
The 5th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament
The closing ceremony of the 5th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament, which was flagged off on 23rd November 2012, was held at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on 21st December 2012. This tournament is held every year for classes six to eleven. The event is held annually in memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched away by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was an excellent actor, football player, swimmer and a scholar badge holder.
The chief guest was the Chairman of the OBC Commission ,Justice M.N. Rao and the Guest of Honour was the Vice President of India’s Soccer Federation, Sh .N.K Bhatia. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini welcomed all the guests. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, the two headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh and the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra and coordinator of the event, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal graced the occasion with their presence. Armaan’s father, Dr.P.N.Dogra was present along with other members of the family. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp.
Neerav Taneja and Sudeepto Bhattacharya shared their fond memories of their dear friend Armaan with the audience. There was a mesmerizing musical performance by the students followed by an entrancing western dance by the dance troupe. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra showcased Indian patriotism through a vibrant dance to the tune of Vande Mataram. Tatparya Shankar of class twelve presented his free style football skills. This was followed by an exhibition match played between all stars 9th -11th and class 12th.
Armaan’s father, Dr. P.N Dogra expressed his gratitude toward the school and the teachers. Then began the much awaited prize distribution for all the winners of the tournament from classes six to eleven and the all star teams were awarded medals and trophies. Sarthak Batra was declared as the best goalkeeper; Devansh Tandon, the best forward; Mehar Vasant, the best Girls player; Shiven Trivedi, the best defender and Sanil Khimani the highest scorer of the tournament. Vishrut Rai Khatri bagged the position of the Best player of the tournament. The overall winners were the all star team from Class XI.
The chief guest and the guest of honour congratulated the participants and the event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.
Aarman Dogra Memorial Football Tournament Closing Ceremony
DIGEX – ‘Exhibition-cum-Competition’
An ‘Exhibition-cum-Competition’ was organized by DIGEX-Digital Excellence, the photography club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on the 12th of December in 2012 from 9:30am to 1:00pm. The event was conducted in the D-block courtyard where three boards were put up, highlighting the photographs of the students. Several students and teachers, including the Principal, Vice Principal, Head Mistresses, graced the event with their presence and appreciated the photographers of the school.
The event was a continuation of the photography competitions Flash square and Click, conducted by DIGEX for Classes 6-11 to showcase the talent of their photographers. The highlight of the event was the ‘voting’ for the Peoples’ Choice Award(awarded to the person with the most votes) in which the top few entries of the Flash Square and Click competitions were eligible for votes. The teacher in-charge of the club, Ms. Sarika Kaushal, was extremely humbled to see the number of people interested in voting for their favourite photographs. In addition to the top few photographs of the recent competitions conducted by the club, photographs of eight of the DIGEX members were also show cased . The members included Geeticka Chauhan (President, 2012-2013), Vasudha Vijaysheel, Vibhav Nanda, Shreyas Dudhani (Secretary, 2012-2013), Aditya Goyal(Official Member, 2012-2013), Arjun Kakkar, Akshay Lall and Antara Joglekar, students of classes 11 and 12.
All in all, the event was a success, as it brought the talent of the students of the school to the fore and contributed to making DIGEX a more prominent club of the school.
The club is a part of EXUN clan which is headed to by Mr. Mukesh Kumar HOD Computer Science.
Scholar Badge Ceremony – Class VIII (Sections A-L)
The Scholar Badge Ceremony of class VIII, sections A to L was held on 13 December 2012, in Delhi Public School, R.K Puram. The ceremony was presided over by the chief guest, Professor Dr.(Mrs.) Usha Luthra, Member of DPS Society. The ceremony was graced by the presence of the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta ; the Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the class 8 representatives, Mrs. Ritu Kumar and Mrs. Sunita Johar and the Activities In- charge, Mrs. Prema Pandey.
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. This was followed by an instrumental performance. The chief guest was warmly felicitated by the Principal. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and spoke about the significant role played by the parents and teachers in the holistic development of the students.
The school choir presented a melodious song. The students of class 8 rendered a mesmerizing performance of the folk dance, Dollu Konitha. Some students shared their views about the importance of determination and following one’s dreams.
Dr. Mona Lisa Palit, an alumni of the school and a parent, spoke about her alma mater. The chief guest, Professor Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Luthra stressed the importance of hard work and responsible behaviour. She said that students should imbibe the best of values from the East and the West. The various awards like the green badges, blue blazers and badges, the red tie, pin and certificate were awarded to the meritorious students. The Chief Guest and the Principal handed out the awards.
The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.