Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class VIII (Sections G-K)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII (Sections G-K) on 8th December 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event for the students as they receive acknowledgement for their academic and extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. R.P.Rustagi, Principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the mesmerising classical composition performed by the school orchestra. Following the felicitation of the chief guest, a film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurricular activities and sports was shown.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and parents. Congratulating the students for their achievements, she thanked the parents, teachers and students for helping the school achieve the ‘Best School’ award. She further reiterated that the doors for suggestions were always open, to make the school best in not just the nation, but the world. The cultural program saw students of the grade in the choir performance, followed by a play and yoga performance, highlighting the splendour that India is. A captivating fusion on the various dance forms of India was also presented.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rustagi congratulated the students for their achievements and commended them for the beautiful cultural presentation. He emphasised the importance of a sense of responsibility and discipline in all walks of life, and urged the students to go for higher targets each time.

The class representative, Ms. Surabhi Gupta, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr. Rustagi, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Head mistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, who thanked the Principal for her vision and the parents for their continuous support. She expressed her gratitude to all the teachers involved in making the ceremony a success. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections A-E & M-T)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections A-E & M-T) on 7th December 2016. The students excitedly look forward to this event where meritorious students, both in the fields of academics as well as extracurricular activities are felicitated on stage.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the scintillating performance by the school orchestra highlighting the richness of Indian culture. Then a film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extra-curricular activities and sports was played. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the parents. She acknowledged the hard work of parents and teachers in shaping a child’s life. She reiterated that the school has a wonderful past and is always striving hard to uphold its motto of “Service before Self” in the true sense. She congratulated and thanked all the ‘achievers’ for bringing laurels to the school and making it the ‘Best School’ in the nation. The Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Mrs. Anita Singh, and the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra also graced the occasion with their presence.

In the cultural program, students expressed their inspiring thoughts giving a message of “Service before Self”. This was followed by a dance performance which showcased the real meaning of life . The school choir also performed a moving melody stressing upon the value of self-confidence.
The class representative, Mrs. Abha Chona conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan presented the gold medals, scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students for their continuous academic and extracurricular excellence.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Padma Srinivasan, who congratulated all the students and parents. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VIII (Sections A-F)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VIII (Sections A-F) on the 6th of December 2016. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Poonam Verma, Principal, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the Chief Guest was welcomed with a scintillating classical composition performed by the school orchestra. Following the felicitation of the Chief Guest, a video highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurricular activities and sports was shown. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and the parents. Addressing the students, she highlighted the rich cultural heritage of our country and stressed on the fact that our continuously discovering and reinventing ourselves is the pillar of our strength. She also shared the news of the school being ranked Number 1 all over India by Education Today, with everyone. The cultural program saw the students performing a mesmerizing fusion song, a recitation and dazzling dances. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Poonam Verma congratulated the students and shared various anecdotes of her life with them.

The class representative, Ms. Reema Khosla, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr Poonam Verma; the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students for continuous academic and extra-curricular excellence.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Rashmi Malhotra, who congratulated all the students. She also thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and for her words of wisdom. The Principal appreciated the efforts of the teachers and all those present. The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.


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Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016

The Mathematical Society, the Catalyst Club, the Pre-Pharmacy Club and the Physics Society of DPS R.K. Puram hosted an inter-school symposium on 3rd December 2016. The ‘Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016’ aimed at providing the students a platform to exchange ideas and developments in the fields of science and mathematics. A large number of schools from all over the country and abroad participated in the event.

Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh; the Head of Departments of Mathematics, Mr.Anil Kathuria; Chemistry, Mr. Prem Dhawan and Physics, Mr.J.S.Virdi, along with other faculty members.

The chief guest for the event was Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor at JNU and Professor at IIT Delhi, also present at the occasion were Dr. Geetu Gambhir Asst. Professor of Chemistry at A.N.D. College; Ms Smriti Bhatia, Asst. Professor at Miranda House Delhi University; Dr. Vinita Malani, Artist Mr. Raghuvansh Shah and Mrs.Monica Bhatia, Ex. Faculty member DPS RK Puram, Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor at LSR, Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor at CIE, as judges for the events. Symposium 2016 was an amalgamation of 9 events, “Crossword and Problem Solving, Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Ads Act, Experimental Demonstration, Model Making, Fun Games, Photography and Chem Canvas.”

The event commenced with the lighting of lamp, and the felicitation of the chief guest and the judges for the various events. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering and emphasised on the fact that, “winning is important, but not everything.” She asked the participants to have fun and talked about the importance of science in our life.

The school choir set the tempo with a mellifluous song which was followed by enthralling classical and ballet dance performances. The chief guest, Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar addressed the gathering and spoke about science as an important tool to bring about change and also spoke about Innovation Techniques.
The Annual Magazines of the respective clubs were released. The students participated in the various events with full gusto and gave their best.

DPS Ranipur bagged the first position in “Fun Games”. DPS Rajnagar came first in the Photography Contest. The first and second runner-ups were DPS Roorkee and DPS Ranipur respectively. In the Crossword category, DPS Ranipur came first, while the second position was bagged by DPS Roorkee. The Indian School came third. DPS Sharjah won the Model Making Contest while S.R. Residential Public School came second followed by The Indian School. DPS Sushant Lok was given a special mention in this category for their brilliant performance. DAV Model School won the first position in Chem Canvas. The second and third positions were bagged by St, Columba’s School and New Horizon School respectively. Bal Bharti School, Dwarka outperformed everyone in the Quiz Contest. They were followed by Tagore International School and The Indian School. The Treasure Hunt’s winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The first runner-up was DPS Ranipur while Bal Bharti School came third. The Indian School won the Demo Contest followed by Bal Bharti School and Modern School.

In the Overall Winners category, The Indian School came first and was awarded the Trophy. Bal Bharti School came second while the third position was bagged by DPS Ranipur.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh gave the vote of thanks and thanked the Heads of Departments, teachers and the student for their support and hard work in making this event a great success.



Sharing And Caring In Classes VI-VIII

VALUE OF THE MONTH ACTIVITY- NOVEMBER 2016
This month our school conducted a Sharing and Caring week. The students were taught the value of sharing and caring for each other. Various activities were conducted to educate students about the importance of “Sharing and Caring.”These included poster making, slogan writing etc.

Class VI observed the month of November’16 as the “Sharing and Caring” month. The topic was welcomed by all. The class teachers discussed the importance of sharing and caring by highlighting various sayings, stories, poems, etc in the Home room periods. Apart from that, the students were encouraged to decorate their classroom boards and the walls in the corridors too. The students’ behaviour was observed by the class teachers and subject teachers, and they were awarded certificates for their exemplary behaviour.

In keeping with instilling its culture of value systems, Class VII also observed Sharing and Caring as the value of the month (November 2016). Class VII incorporated an innovative way of highlighting the importance of sharing. They agreed to bring out sharing as a key component of caring, through a play. The week revolved around students being divided into groups of five by the class teachers.

They wrote, acted out and created essential props for the play themselves and presented it. The students were extremely excited about this and have worked hard to deliver outstanding presentations.Children prepared a role play on ‘Sharing’ – this was a group activity. They also wrote quotations. An interactive discussion ensued for many days where real life examples were shared along with emphasising the importance of keeping these values alive. Class VII Students actively contributed by Soft Board Making, Poster Making Quotes, Essays, Speeches, and Group Discussions etc.The students’ behaviour was observed and they were awarded certificates for their exemplary behaviour.

During the sharing and caring week, on every day class teachers of Cass VIII would read out articles and stories emphasizing the value of sharing and caring taken from various popular children’s magazines .They held a story and poem writing competition on this topic and the stories and articles of the students who won the competition were put up on the softboard. Class discussions and role plays were held on how to inculcate the feeling of compassion in the students. They also explained that through sharing we actually multiply our happiness and it creates an atmosphere of positivity around us. Quotations on ‘Sharing and Caring’ adorned the board. Famous sayings were pasted on the walls. The teachers also conducted an Intra-Section project last week where students expressed their views through poems, stories and posters on this theme. These small activities taught the students that: ‘Sharing and Caring symbolizes the idea of altruism which is what friendship is all about’.

Sharing and caring is a much valued trait not only in our school, class and society, but all over the world. And so, the sharing and caring week was celebrated in our class with just as much importance as any major festival. The class teacher gave some valuable insight on why one should share with others, care for others, and dare for them as well. The pupils took initiative and quotes on the same topic were put up around the classroom. The subject teachers too, shared their experiences on this topic, in order to tell students what is really meant by sharing and caring. Sharing and caring is a respected and valued trait in Class VIII.



Trip to Nehru Planetarium for Class 6

A trip was organised for the students of class 6 , sections A-F to the Nehru Planetarium on the 1st of December 2016.
A short,3-D film was shown to the children about the Solar System and the creation of the universe caused by the “Big Bang” ,along with lots of other interesting information about outer space.

The Nehru Planetarium is a wing of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, and offers delightful live interactions and programs.

In all, it was a very informative and enjoyable trip for the students



Scholar Badge Ceremony 2016 – Class X (Sections A-G)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class X (Sections A-G) on the 1st of December 2016. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Balvinder Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the Chief Guest was welcomed by the school orchestra with a mesmerising music performance. After he was felicitated, a film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extra-curriculars, and sports, was shown. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the Chief Guest and the parents. She congratulated all the students writing books, amongst various other achievements.

In the cultural program, there was a beautiful dance and mime performance. The school choir also performed a moving melody. The Chief Guest, Mr Balvinder Kumar congratulated the students. He shared many anecdotes of his personal life and talked about the problem of stress among students and gave them tips on how to lead a healthy life.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Balvinder Kumar, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, presented the awards to the worthy students for continuous academic and extracurricular excellence. Ms Sunita Johar, the class representative, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Anita Singh, who congratulated all the students and parents. The Principal appreciated the efforts of the teachers, and all those present. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony 2016 – Class X (Sections H-M)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class X (Sections H-M) on 30th November 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event for the students as they receive acknowledgement for their academic and extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the event was Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee of DPS R.K.Puram.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the Chief Guest was welcomed by a mesmerising classical composition performed by the school orchestra. Following the felicitation of the chief guest, a video highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurriculars and sports was shown. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and the parents.She shared the news of the school being ranked Number 1 all over India by Education Today with everyone. She urged the students to explore the world around them and broaden their horizons.The cultural program saw the students performing a mime, a recitation, and dazzling dances. Speaking on the occasion, Prof B.P. Khandelwal expressed his amazement on the talent of the students, sharing with the audience his early experiences as well as opinions about subject options in Class 10.

The class representative, Ms. Shalu Khanna, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Prof B.P. Khandelwal, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students for continuous academic and extracurricular excellence.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Anita Singh, who congratulated all the students. She also thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and for his words of wisdom. The Principal appreciated the efforts of the teachers, and all those present.

The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Biology Students Explore Scientific Ideas at IGIB

The Biology students of Class XII visited IGIB (The Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology) on 4th November 2016 on the occasion of ‘Open Day’. It was an opportunity for hands-on experiments as well as informal interactions with the scientists on the experiment stations. Experiment stations like Lumino World highlighted the role of fluorescence in Biology.Students learnt about nanoparticles and their applications in chemistry and biology. Students extracted their own DNA from cheek cells and took it as ‘Souvenior’.One station also displayed the bacterial diversity and how bacteria can be visualized, identified and controlled. Stations with effect of antibiotics, drug designing and 3-D cell models were also among the exhibits.

The students saw amazing slides under Scanning Electron Microscope. The Star attraction was the Zebra fish Room with Casper zebra fish which was transparent.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to connect the concepts learnt in the school curriculum with scientific as well as real life problems and to nurture their budding ideas. The students were accompanied by Ms Shalini Chanan,Ms Kajal Sethi and Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Coordinator of the Biology Department.



Exun Computer Symposium 2016

Glimpses of Day 1


Glimpses of Day 2

Closing Ceremony

Exun 2016

Exun Clan, the Computer Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, hosted its 21st Annual Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2016 on the 26th and 27th of November, 2016. The event was sponsored by Sony, PlayStation, Zeiss, Cubelelo, Minerva, Avit and Bennett University. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, was founded by the Head of the Computer Science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, and a small group of computer enthusiasts in the year 1992. ‘Exun Alumni members’ is an elite group of computer enthusiasts of all ages. This year, with over 1000+ registrations from 55 schools, Exun organised 14 different IT events.

The symposium pre-started with an Online Cryptic Hunt held over 3 days having open 1000+ participation from 33 countries and 60000+ submissions.

Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, and Mr. Mukesh Kumar, the Head of Computer Science department, along with his team of Computer Science Teachers and technology support staff. Professor Suneet Tuli from Bennett University; Ms. Kriti Parashar, South Asia Country Director of Minerva Schools at KGI; Mr. Rajesh Diwani and Mr. Umender Shah, business head of the consumer optics division of Zeiss, graced the occasion.

EXUN 2016 commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome note from the Presidents of the Exun Clan. The Principal, Ms. Sehgal, addressed the gathering and shared her personal experiences with the students, exhorting them never to “forget the human touch” in the era of advancing technology.

On this occasion, Exun released its 11th issue of the Annual Magazine – “UnderScore” – which was also a green move to reduce papers by reducing the articles requiring 80+ pages to 28 pages by introducing QR code for each article, where these QR Code were linked to full articles present on the website.

The official EXUN 2016 video was presented, providing a briefing about the particulars of the event. The event started with Professor Suneel Tuli  addressing the participants about the use of technology for a better world. Ms. Kriti Parashar spoke about Minerva Schools and the aim behind the project.

EXUN 2016 saw enormous participation from talented students who worked with full gusto and thoroughly enjoyed the various events. This year, the Exun Clan introduced a new and unique opportunity for expert and budding developers to showcase their amazing creations in the form of ‘Exun Demos’.

The first day included the prelims of Cubing events, Gaming, Group Discussion, Junior and Senior Quizzes, and Crossword, and the finals of Programming, Create, Turing Test, and Group Discussion categories, whereas the second day included the finals of Cubing events, Crossword, Junior and Senior Quizzes, Gaming, Hardware, and Digital Poster Design. There was also a Surprise Event, wherein students competed in multiple rounds that included Cryptic Hunt, Pac Man, Dumb Charades and a Speed Clicking Race.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar started off the Valedictory Ceremony by reminiscing about how Exun came into being. He emphasized the importance of the club’s motto “We, not I”, and commended the level of commitment and enthusiasm of both the participants as well as the club members. The ceremony was presided over by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who reminded the students that it’s not winning or losing, but the fun of being together that mattered.

The results of the Cubing events were as follows: in 2×2, Amity International School, Noida came first, followed by Hans Raj Modern School and DPS Vasant Kunj; Hans Raj Modern School bagged first position in 3×3, and was followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and Amity International School, Noida; Pyramix was won by Bluebells School International, and DPS Rohini and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. DPS Vasant Kunj bagged first and second positions in Digital Poster Design, and the third position was held by Mount Saint Mary’s School. Hardware was won by DPS Vasant Kunj, and was followed by DPS Dwarka and Mount Carmel. DPS Vasant Kunj came first in Group Discussion, and DPS Dwarka and Mount Carmel came second and third respectively. In Turing Test, DPS Dwarka, The Mother’s International School, and DPS Vasant Kunj came first, second, and third respectively. DPS Dwarka bagged first position in Programming; DPS Faridabad came second and DPS Rohini came third. DPS Rohini, Modern School, Barakhamba, and DPS Noida came first, second, and third respectively in Crossword. In Junior Quiz, DPS Noida, DPS Vasant Kunj, and Ramjas School, RK Puram came first, second and third respectively, while DPS Noida bagged first position in Senior Quiz, and was followed by Modern School, Barakhamba and Mount St. Mary’s School.  Domain²+ Gaming was won by DPS Sushant Lok; DAV Shreshtha Vihar and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. The results of Create were as follows: DPS Gurgaon came first in Web Development, and was followed by Modern School Barakhamba and DPS Vasant Kunj; DPS Vasant Kunj won Design, and DPS Gurgaon and DPS Rohini came second and third respectively; Modern School Barakhamba bagged first position in Audio Editing, while DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Dwarka came second and third respectively; in Video Editing, DPS Rohini came first, DPS Faridabad came second, and Mount St. Mary’s School came third; Amity International School, Modern School Barakhamba, and Mount Abu Public School came first, second, and third respectively in 3D Modelling. Sudocrypt, an online global event, was won by Sparsh Tyagi, while Umesh Meena held second position and Anubhav Baweja came third. The Surprise event was won by The Mother’s International School; DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Dwarka came second and third respectively.

The winners were also given special prizes powered by the sponsors. DPS Vasant Kunj was adjudged the overall winner. The first runner-up was DPS Dwarka, while the second runner-up was Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The best thing of this year’s symposium was that all the events which were held in the auditorium and Gaming Venue were live streamed on facebook alongwith live results.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar ended the Symposium by thanking the judges, partners, alumni, and sponsors for making the occasion such a success.

The symposium was coordinated by Mr. Mohitendra Dey, Ms. Hema Jain, Mr.Mukesh Nagpal. The Administrative and Organizational Support was provided by Ms. Shalini Harisukh, Sarika Kaushal, Aashima Nagpal, Mr. Shekhar Sharma and technical assistance by Mr. Ajitkumar K.G., Mr. Diny Mathew, Mr. KV Joseph, Mr. Thomas CA and Mr. Shankar Giri supported by Mr. Gunanand Tiwari, Mr. Vijay Lal, Mr. Ramjas and Mr.Ram Kumar.



The Constitution Day Celebrations – 25 And 26th November 2016

The Indian Constitution was adopted by the members of the Constituent Assembly on 26th November, 1949.
To commemorate the Constitution Day of India, the Youth Parliament Club of DPS R. K. Puram organized a presentation and display of the Constitutions made by the students of their class containing their preamble, rules and regulations, code of conduct, their rights and duties towards their class, school, and environment, etc.

The Indian Constitution, which is the supreme law containing those principles and structures on the basis of which our country is organized, was also put on display for the students and teachers to see.

In order to spread awareness about the constitution among the students, the Preamble to the Indian Constitution, the eleven Fundamental Duties, Rights of an Indian citizen and the reasonable restrictions on them were displayed on the Soft Board.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, read out the Preamble to the Indian Constitution as well as the eleven Fundamental Duties enshrined in Article 51 (A) .

A Constitution Day Quiz was also organized for the students of Classes VI – XII in two categories. Students participated in large numbers in the event.

The results are as follows:
Category 1 – Classes 6-8:
First position – Shikhar Sarangi, VIII – K
Second position – Shivansh Bhatnagar, VI – G
Third position – Somesh Kar, VIII – G and Tuswin Sahni, VIII – A

Category 2 – Classes 9-12:
First position – Isha Goel, XII – W
Second position – Pallav Srivastava, XI – X
Third position – Yashwant Singh Yadav, XI – V



Visit of Class VII (Sections A & B) To The Rashtrapati Bhavan On 25 November 2016

Students of VII A and B were taken for a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 25 November 2016. They were accompanied by Ms. Sudha Sharma, Ms. Surbhi Gaur, Ms. Nandini Dhir and Ms. Richa Basrao.

They reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 9 am. After the security check, a group photograph was clicked before the tour started. The guide escorted the group through the Bhavan and gave valuable information about it. The Rashtrapati Bhavan has a total of 340 rooms spread over four floors. The group first saw a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha with a thousand hands. They were taken to the Ashoka Hall, Loggia, Darbar Hall, Ballroom, Dining Hall, Library and the garden. It was a wonderful experience. Students enjoyed the trip thoroughly.



Guest Speaker Programme on ‘Public Speaking and Personality Development’

On 22nd November 2016, a Guest Speaker Programme on ‘Public Speaking and Personality Development’ was organised for the students of Class VIII. Ms Shuilu Dar was the Guest Speaker for the day. Ms Dar has a Masters in Spanish. She was the Deputy General Manager for IBM Daksh Business Process services. She has been the Director HR at CPA Global Services. She has also been the Talent Acquisition Leader (South Asia) for E I Dupont India Pvt. Ltd. Currently, she is the founding partner of Nashrah- the Talent League, that focuses on leadership and global recruitment.

Ms Dar began by getting the students to speak about what public speaking means to them. She went on to combine anecdotes from her own life with similarities between school and the corporate world. She spoke about the importance of self awareness and originality. ‘Good Personality Characteristics’, ‘The Nine Types of Personalities’ and ‘How to make people like you’ were some of the things she spoke about.

The students actively and enthusiastically participated, expressing their views on what Ms Dar spoke about, answering her questions and also giving their interpretation of what they learnt. All in all, the event was a success, and every student had something to take back home and ponder over.



ComAstitva 2016

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized the Annual Inter-School Commerce Festival – ‘ComAstitva’, a collaborative effort of the Business Studies, Accounts and Economics departments on 19th November 2016.

ComAstitva was an endeavor aimed at exposing students to the working economic environment of business, commerce and industry, and to provide them with the finest of educational experience. A multitude of innovative and creative competitions were planned to help the students of classes XI and XII to learn, explore and reach beyond their expectations and to emerge as ‘winners’.

The Chief Guest for the day was Dr. Anju Srivastava, Principal, Hindu College, University of Delhi. She was joined by the judges for the onsite events, Dr. Rachna Jawa and Dr. Vandana Jain. Mr. Sharad Kohli who was also one of the judges, joined later. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest along with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. Also present were the Heads of Departments along with their teams of teachers – Mrs. Anu Bhandari (Business Studies), Mrs. Anita Singhal (Economics) and Mrs. Reena Mehta (Accountancy).

The programme began with an instrumental performance by the school orchestra which was followed by a floral welcome extended to the chief guest and the other judges. The cultural programme included the Guruvandana saluting the noble gurus, a musical fusion sung melodiously by the school choir and an enthralling dance performance. Addressing the participants, the Principal, Ms. Sehgal stressed on the importance of enjoying the competition in the true spirit of sportsmanship. The Chief Guest gave her best wishes to the participants and highlighted the importance of commitment in life.

Students from 15 schools took part in the competitive events, which were divided into online and onsite categories. The Online events were ‘Brand-Logue’ where the participants were asked to design an E-catalogue of a designated company; ‘Ecopix’ where the participants had to submit a self-clicked picture depicting a given topic, and ‘Logo Mania’ where the participants designed the logo of a company.

The onsite events were ‘The Curtain Call’ where the participants performed a skit on a given topic; ‘The Young Entrepreneur’ where the participants were asked to make a presentation about the business strategy of an enterprise, and ‘Eco-Biz Quiz’ where the participants were required to clear the preliminary round to reach the final round of the quiz.

The results were declared after the onsite events concluded, and winning teams (as listed below) of each of the events were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Sehgal with certificates and trophies during the prize distribution ceremony.

Online Events Onsite Events
Brand-Logue1st  – DPS Vasant Kunj

2nd – Mother’s International School

3rd  – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45

The Curtain Call1st – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45

2nd – Bluebells School International

3rd – DPS Vasant Kunj

Ecopix1st – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45

2nd – Modern School, Vasant Vihar

3rd – Bluebells School International

The Young Entrepreneur1st – DPS Vasant Kunj

2nd – GD Goenka, Vasant Kunj

3rd – Modern School, Barakhamba Road

Logo Mania1st – Modern School, Barakhamba Road

2nd – Gyan Bharti School

3rd – DPS Mathura Road

Eco-Biz Quiz1st – Modern School, Barakhamba Road

2nd – DPS Dwarka

3rd – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45

Overall Trophy Winner: Modern School, Barakhamba Road



Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter School Art and Poetry Competitions – ‘Art Poetica’

On 16 November 2016, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter School Art and Poetry Competitions – ‘Art Poetica’ in fond memory of the former Chairman of DPS Society, Dr. P.N. Kirpal.

The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society and DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. Member of the DPS Society and former Chief Justice of India, Honorable Justice B.N.Kirpal presided over the event and was accompanied by his wife, Mrs.Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries who graced the occasion included the Vice Chairman of the DPS Society and Member of the DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee, Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra; Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society and Vice Chairman of the Managing Committee of DPS R.K Puram, Mr. Pramod Grover; Members of the DPS Society, Dr. (Mrs). Usha Luthra, Mr. Ashok Chandra, Mrs. Namita Pradhan; and Members of the DPS Society and of the Managing Committee of DPS R.K Puram, Prof.B.P. Khandelwal and Mr.V.M.Thapar. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Anita Singh, and the Head of the English Department, Ms. Savita Vasesi.

Students from 25 schools took part in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘Lime in Rhyme’, ‘Double Harness’, and ‘Stage-A-Verse’. The events were held at various venues simultaneously. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization, and painting the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants were required to compose a ballad based on five paintings. Lyrical Canvas had participants capturing the dominant emotion from a line of a poem. Double Harness required the participants to form couplets based on two prompts, a word, and an emotion given to each student in two rounds. In Stage-A-Verse, participants wrote and enacted a skit in verse on the basis of a given prompt. Lime in Rhyme required the participants to create limericks within a time limit. All of the events were assessed by a team of eminent judges.

The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, expressed her gratitude to the Kirpal family. She commended the creativity of the participants and congratulated them. The cultural programme consisted of a beautiful musical and theatrical performance by the students of DPS R.K. Puram, illustrating the importance of being original. The Chief Guest, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, addressed the gathering saying that this annual momentous occasion brings together various schools and inculcates in the students a desire to compete and excel. Mr. V.K Shunglu, Justice B.N.Kirpal, and his wife, Mrs. Kirpal, released the English Literary Magazine, ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’,

Blend Art was won by DPS Rohini; the second position was shared by Birla Vidya Niketan and Mother’s International; DPS Vasant Kunj held the third position. The first position in Artistic Poesy was bagged by DPS International; DPS Rohini and G.D. Goenka, Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. Birla Vidya Niketan won Lyrical Canvas; DPS Vasant Kunj held the second position and DPS Indirapuram came third. In Double Harness, DPS International, DPS Gurgaon, and Tagore International School, East of Kailash came first, second, and third respectively. Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the first position in Stage-A-Verse, and were followed by DPS Mathura Road; the third position was shared by Mother’s International and Tagore International School, East of Kailash. The first, second, and third positions in Lime in Rhyme were secured by DPS Indirapuram, DPS Greater Noida, and DPS Gurgaon respectively. The overall winner was DPS Indirapuram .

Ms. Savita Vasesi, Head of the English Department, delivered the vote of thanks and commended all the students and teachers for efforts to make the event a success. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.



The National Inter DPS Hindustani Vocal Music Festival – ‘Swaranjali 2016’

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the National Inter DPS Hindustani Vocal Music Festival, “Swaranjali 2016” on 11 November, 2016. The event consisted of two categories, Solo and Group singing.

174 participants from 28 schools competed in the event. The judges for the Group Event were Mrs. Veena Pahari, Assistant Director at the All India Radio and Mrs. Anuradha Kotiyal, who has worked with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and with the All India Radio. The Solo Category was judged by Mrs. Meeta Pandit, a Hindustani classical music exponent and Ms.Sunanda Pathak, vocalist of the Delhi Gharana, author of two books on music and presently working at the University of Delhi.

It was wonderful seeing the students participate with full zest and enthusiasm. In the closing ceremony those present included Shri V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society; Dr. Zeenat Khader, Jt Secretary, DPS Society and National convener of the Music Festival; the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Vice Principal and programme Incharge, Ms. Padma Srinivasan; Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar ; Mrs M.Sudeshna , programme coordinator and the complete music department. The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal extended a warm welcome to all the guests. The ceremony had melodious songs by DPS Ranchi, DPS Noida and DPS Ranipur. The Chairman, Shri. V.K. Shunglu addressed the gathering and motivated everyone, “to strike a balance between extra-curriculars and academics to prepare themselves for this competitive world.”

In the Solo Category, the first position was bagged by DPS Ranchi while DPS Noida and DPS Vasant Kunj were the first and second runners-up respectively. In the Group Category, DPS Ranipur came first. DPS Jaipur came second while the second runners-up was DPS Dalegaon. The rolling trophy was awarded to DPS Raipur in the group category while DPS Ranchi was awarded the rolling trophy in the Solo Category.

Dr. Zeenat Khader, national convener gave the vote of thanks and emphasised on the fact that “participation is more important than anything”. It was a great event and at a time when more and more people are being attracted towards Western culture, a competition of classical music is indeed a great step to revive our traditions.



Scholar Badge Ceremony 2016 – Class XII (Sections E,F, J-N and T-X)

The Scholar Badge ceremony of class XII sections E, F , J-N and T-X was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 10th November 2016. The students excitedly look forward to this event where meritorious students, both, in the fields of academics as well as extracurricular are honoured on stage.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice Chairman Managing Committee, DPS R.K Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society. He was welcomed by a beautiful symphony performed by the school orchestra. A short film showcasing the achievements and talents of the school was played.

The event began with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the welcome address where she accentuated the importance of accepting change, keeping in mind the values one has been taught. She also congratulated the worthy students and wished them the very best for the future.
The cultural programme consisted of a beautiful dance performance, relaying the message of overcoming obstacles to achieve success in life and the necessity of believing in oneself. The school choir also presented a melodious fusion of Hindi and English songs.

The chief guest, Mr. Pramod Grover congratulated the meritorious students and praised the school for its record of excellence.

The class representative , Ms. Alinda Holla , conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest , Mr. Pramod Grover, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan presented the gold medals, scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan proposed the vote of thanks and the ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Strengthening Foundations of Teaching Mathematics in Senior Secondary Classes

In-service Teacher Development Programme 3rd-6th November 2016

A four day workshop titled Strengthening Foundations of Teaching Mathematics in Senior Secondary Classes was organized by the Delhi Public School Society from 3rd to 6th November 2016 at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram for the Post Graduate Teachers, on whom lies the responsibility of the performance in the CBSE Board for Class XII. 44 PGTs from 26 branches of Delhi Public Schools across the country participated in this programme.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.V.K Shunglu, Also present on the occasion was Dr. Zeenat Khader, Jt. Secretary, DPS Society; Mr. Anil Kumar, Principal, DPS Faridabad; Dr. M. A. Prasad, Dr. Alok Kumar and Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Principal of the host school, DPS R.K. Puram.

The event began with the lighting of the lamp. Dr. Zeenat Khader, delivered the welcome address where she briefed the participants about the genesis of the programme.This was followed by a mesmerizing rhythmic yoga performance and Shloka recital by the students of DPS R.K Puram. Mr. Anil Kumar, Principal of DPS Faridabad gave the overview of the workshop.

The Chairman, Mr. V. K Shunglu welcomed all the participants and resource experts. He stated that, ‘Mathematics is the language of modern civilization’ and all efforts should be made to spread the message that Mathematics should be learnt by each and every student.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal proposed the vote of thanks and the inaugural ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

In the workshops sessions, Dr. M.A. Prasad of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai covered the topic ‘Vectors and 3D’ and made it very interesting by presenting in a very lucid manner, the three approaches to the learning of vectors. Dr. Alok Kumar of the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Mumbai attempted to drill in the simple concepts of ‘Relations and Functions’ through a question bank. Prof. Purkayastha of Indian Statistical Institute of Kolkata covered the topic of ‘Permutations and Combinations’ .Through his spirited, lucid and simple examples on the Binomial Theorem, Dr. Arshad Majeed, a renowned Resource expert from Delhi drilled confidence in the teachers to motivate the students.Prof. Prithwijit De, of TIFR made the sessions on Trigonometry enjoyable for the teachers, as he made it practical through questionnaires and exercises. Dr. Amit Kumar of IIT, Delhi covered the ticklish subject of ‘Probability’ in a practical manner.

In the valedictory function on 6th November, those present were Dr.Zeenat Khader, Jt. Secretary, DPS Society; Mr. Anil Kumar, Principal, DPS Faridabad; Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Principal, DPS R.K Puram and Dr. Alok Kumar. Certificates of participation were given to all the participants. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr.Anil Kathuria, Coordinator of the Department of Mathematics. On the whole, the workshop has enthused one and all and is bound to pave the way for strengthened the teaching of Mathematics.



‘MOSAIC 2016- Patterns of Life’

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted the annual Psych-Socio fest, “Mosaic 2016- Patterns of Life” on 5th November, 2016. The fest was organised jointly by the school’s Psychology and Sociology departments. With participation from 34 schools, Mosaic provided the students with a platform where they could mix the thrill of competition with an enriching learning experience. The judges for the occasion were Dr. Monalisa Palit, an eminent clinical psychologist and senior consultant at VIMHANS; Ms. Pankhuri Aggarwal, research assistant at the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy and Clinical Psychologist at the Neurology and Sleep Clinic in Delhi; Ms. Vishnupriya Rajgarhia, Teaching Assistant at Ashoka University and Design Assistant for a theatre production; Ms. Mahima Goburdhun, student at Ashoka University and Assistant Director in a short film and Mr. Rahul Vats, student at University of Manchester. Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Head of Departments for Psychology and Sociology, Ms. Vithika Rahul and Dr. Rita Khanna.

The event commenced with the felicitation of the guests by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. Ms. Vithika Rahul welcomed the gathering and called the event, “an attempt to find one’s abilities, express oneself and learn through experiences.” The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the students and exhorted them to fully enjoy all the activities. This was followed by a mesmerising devotional dance performance.

Mosaic 2016 included four events- Mind Games , a general quiz on India; Showcase, an analysis of advertisement clips judged by Ms. Pamkhuri Aggarwal and Dr Monalisa Palit; Canvas, the poster making contest judged by Ms. Vishnupriya Rajgarhiya; and Pick and Click, a photo essay competition that was judged by Ms. Mahima Goburdhun and Mr. Rahul Vats.

The closing ceremony was graced by a melodious duet that pleased everyone. DPS Gurgaon bagged the first position for Mind Games while Ahlcon Public school came second. The winner for the Showcase was Ambience Public School while the first runner up was Modern School, Barakhamba Road. Vasant Valley School secured the first position in Canvas while DPS Rohini was the first runners up. The Indian School won the Pick and Click event whereas DPS Mathura Road came second. The Indian School was the overall winner and was awarded the rolling trophy.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivered the vote of thanks. The event will go a long way in broadening the horizons of students when it comes to Psychology and Sociology, not only as subjects in the curriculum but also as disciplines.



Scholar Badge Ceremony 2016 – Class XII (Sections A-D , G-I , O-S)

The Scholar Badge ceremony of class XII sections A-D, G-I, and 0-S was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 4th November 2016. This ceremony is a much anticipated event in the school calendar as meritorious students, both, in the fields of academics as well as extracurricular, are honoured on stage.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society and DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. He was welcomed by a beautiful symphony performed by the school orchestra. A short film showcasing the achievements and talents of the school was played.

The event began with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the welcome address in which she shared her experiences in life with the students. She stressed on the importance of owning up to one’s shortcomings and trying to improve them which is the only way to start learning. She congratulated the worthy students and wished them good luck for their future.

The cultural programme consisted of a beautiful dance performance , relaying the message of overcoming obstacles to achieve success in life and the necessity of believing in oneself. The school choir also presented a melodious fusion of Hindi and English songs.

The Chief Guest, Mr.V.K Shunglu spoke about the importance of strength to face the difficulties in life so as to reach one’s destination. He also congratulated the school and the meritorious students.

The class representative, Dr.Shachindra Sharma, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest , Mr. V.K. Shunglu , the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Dr.Renu Nayar presented the gold medals, scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

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



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