SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS VII (G-K)

The Scholar Badge ceremony for class VII for sections G-K, was held on 29 January 2015.The ceremony is a much awaited event where students receive acknowledgement for academic as well as extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Patrick Suckling. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

Students waving Indian flags greeted the Chief Guest as he arrived. The ceremony began with the Indian Orchestra of the school performing ‘Raag Bahaar’. The children of Class VII welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students on the national as well as international platforms. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest.

The cultural programme commenced with the Western Choir performing ‘Earth Song’. This was followed by a play titled “Virtue and Wise” which depicted the plight of a student torn between right and wrong. An inspiring play – it showed that good must win over evil and hard work is the only key to success. The next act was a street play performed in Hindi, promoting, once again ‘Swachh Bharat’. The play ended with the slogan “Swachh Bharat, Safal Bharat”. The street play incorporated a dance on “Swachh Bharat ka Iraada”.

Yoga was performed by the students of class VII, bringing to light the benefits of yoga in the revitalisation of thought, mind and soul. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra performed a lively dance.

H.E. Patrick Suckling addressed the audience and spoke about Indo-Australian relations. He complimented the students and teachers.

The Class Representative, Mrs.Dimple Menon, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest, H.E. Patrick Suckling, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks and the ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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Part II

Part III



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS VII (SECTIONS A-F)

The Scholar Badge Ceremony for class VII, sections A-F was held on 28 January 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is a much awaited event by parents, students and teachers as students receive acknowledgement for academic as well as extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Tajender Singh Luthra (IPS), the Joint Commissioner of Police – South Western Range; and an established Chartered accountant. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

Students waving Indian flags stood to greet the Chief Guest as he arrived. The ceremony began with the sounds of instruments in perfect harmony ringing through the air, performed by the Indian Orchestra of the school. The children of Class VII then addressed the crowd and welcomed the Chief Guest. A short presentation highlighted the achievements of the students on a national as well as international platform. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest.

The cultural programme commenced with a performance by the Indian Classical Music Choir singing “Swachh Bharat”. This was followed by a play which depicted the plight of a student torn between right and wrong; the inner struggle of doing hard work versus all fun and games. An inspiring play- it showed that good must win over evil and hard work is the only key to success. The next act was a street play performed in Hindi promoting, once again, ‘Swachh Bharat’ and cleanliness for a developing nation focusing on cleanliness being the road to a better country and community; the play ended with the slogan “Swachh Bharat, Safal Bharat”. The street play incorporated a dance on “Swachh Bharat ka Khela”.

Yoga was performed by the students of class VII, bringing to light the benefits of yoga in the revitalisation of thought, mind and soul. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra performed a lively dance.

Mr. Tajender Singh Luthra, expressed his delight at being invited to attend the ceremony and praised the parents for the hard work they put in for their children. He concluded an inspiring speech of hard work and dedication by stating “Having an attitude of gratitude and being humble is the key to success”.

The Class Representative, Mrs. Mini Rathore, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mr Tajender Singh Luthra, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

Part I

Part II

Part III



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS 10 (SECTIONS H-M)

The Class X Scholar Badge Ceremony for sections H to M was held on January 22, 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school calendar as parents, teachers and students look forward to the day when the meritorious are honoured on stage. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

As the Chief Guest arrived, scores of students waved Indian flags, cheered him and welcomed him to the function. The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office. This was accompanied by a sweet rendition of a Hindi devotional song by the students. In the Audio-Visual Hall, the Indian Instrumental Choir of the school set the programme in motion with an invocation orchestra set in ‘Raag Hansdhwani’. The chief guest was felicitated by the Principal with a token of appreciation. A short movie highlighting the achievements of the school and its students was shown to the audience leaving them awe-struck. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the parents.

The cultural events took wings with a dance-drama performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra on the song ‘Mujhe Pankh Dedo’ by the renowned singer Shubha Mudgal. A short play comprising powerful speeches of eminent people like Mary Kom, Abdul Kalam, acid attack victim-Laxmi, Nobel laureate Yousafzai Malala and our very own Prime-Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the highlight of the day. It portrayed that no matter how humble a beginning one has had, it’s important to dream big and accomplish your dreams with great determination. The skit incorporated a western song-‘Youth for Change’ and a dance on empowerment of women.

Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, in his speech, expressed delight at coming as a guest to this great institution and praised the school and its teachers for moulding the students in a way that they could dream and accomplish their dreams. He said he was absolutely mesmerized by the performance of the immensely talented students of DPS R.K. Puram. There was resounding applause in the auditorium when he instituted an award for the ‘Most Disciplined Class’ that excelled in academics as well as in co-curricular activities. The Principal thanked him for this initiative and expressed that it would go a long way in motivating the students.

The Class Rep, Mrs. Anjana Virmani, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony which was being eagerly looked forward to by the audience. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha; Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

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Part II



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY – CLASS 10 (SECTIONS A-G)

The class X Scholar Badge Ceremony for sections A to G was held on January 19, 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school calendar as parents, teachers and students look forward to the day when the meritorious are honoured on stage. The Chief Guest for the day was Prof. S.K. Sopory, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prof. Bhattacharjee, an alumunus of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram of the 1990 batch and an IIT-ian, was a special invitee. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Vice-Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office. This was accompanied by a sweet rendition of a Hindi devotional song by the students. In the Audio-Visual Hall, the Indian Instrumental Choir of the school set the programme in motion with an invocation orchestra set in ‘Raag Jog’. The chief guest was felicitated by the Principal with a token of appreciation. A short movie highlighting the achievements of the school and its students was shown to the audience leaving them awe-struck. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the special invitee to the ceremony.

The cultural programmes began with a dance-drama presented by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra which depicted the sorry plight of the aged in old age homes and the arousal of conscience in their children who finally take away their parents from these homes and shower their love and affection on them. A short play comprising powerful speeches of eminent people like Mary Kom, Abdul Kalam, acid attack victim-Laxmi, Nobel laureate Yousafzai Malala and our very own Prime-Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the show stealer. It portrayed that no matter how humble a beginning one has had, it’s important to dream big and accomplish your dreams with great determination. The skit incorporated a western song-‘Youth for Change’ and a dance on women’s empowerment.

Prof. Bhattacharjee, in his speech, expressed delight at coming back to his alma mater after almost 25 years of graduating and encouraged the students to realize their dreams. Prof. Sopory was highly appreciative of the immense talent the students of DPS R.K. Puram possessed and gave credit to the school which he said was one of the leading schools in the country. He cited the example of the Hollywood actor, Sylvester Stallone, who fulfilled his dream of becoming an actor inspite of his paralytic medical condition.

The Class Rep, Mrs. Kavita Saxena, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony which was being eagerly looked forward to by the audience. The Chief Guest, Prof. Sopory, Prof. Bhattacharjee, Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.

(Part I)

(Part II)



ALUMNI MEET 2014



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections D, E, F, M, N, O, P, Q, R, V, W, X) on 24th December 2014. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event as students receive acknowledgement for their academic and extra-curricular excellence.

The Chief Guest for the event was Professor B. P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and the DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest. A mesmerising composition of the ‘Raag Jog‘ was performed by the school orchestra . The Principal addressed the audience and welcomed the Chief Guest and parents of the awardees. A brief video highlighting Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s achievements in academics, extra-curriculars and sports was screened. A melodious rendition of the song ‘Mumkin Hai’ was delivered by the school choir. A scintillating dance performance celebrating the might of Lord Shiva by the Dance Club Members followed. A short inspirational movie clip was shown, emphasising the role of an individual in making the world a better place. Students of Class XI expressed their profound thoughts on the importance of education. Students of D.P.S. Shiksha Kendra showcased Meera Bai’s devotion for Lord Krishna through a vibrant dance performance.

The Chief Guest addressed the students and shared his views on the importance of expressing one’s individuality.

The representative of class XI, Ms. Alinda Holla conducted the much awaited award distribution with Professor B. P. Khandelwal, Dr. D.R Saini and Ms. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. The Pranthik Roy Memorial Gold Medal was awarded to Abhishek Anand of Class XI-H for being the most outstanding student of Class X by Mr. Palash Roy Chowdhury. Meritorious students were awarded blue ties, blue badges and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and dance.

Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (Part-1)
SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (Part-2)



INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014

The Inter DPS Indian Classical Orchestra Festival 2014 was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 23rd December 2014. 15 schools from across Delhi and the NCR participated in the competition. This new initiative of the DPS Society offers talented students an opportunity to showcase their musical skills.

The chief guest for the occasion was the Chairman of DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu . Various dignitaries present comprised Mrs. Renu Mital, the Director of the DPS Society; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Professor B.P.Khandelwal, Member DPS Society and Managing Committee, DPS R.K.Puram; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Mr.Ashok Chandra, former Chairman, DPS Society and the Principals of various DPS schools. The guests were welcomed by the Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal and the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari, a Sitar maestro of the Senia tradition; Ustad Manju Khan , a famous Tabla player of the Ajrara Gharana and Shri Mahesh Prabhakar, a famous film score director and show industry veteran of 35 years, were the judges of the competition. The various teachers of the music and dance departments were also present.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the judges. Mrs. Renu Mital unveiled the rolling trophy and welcomed all the participating schools. A short video clip on various Indian Classical Music maestros was screened. The musical performances by all the participating schools in the various timeless traditions of Indian Classical ‘Ragas’ and ‘Taals’ left the audience enthralled and asking for more. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by the music teachers of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram with Mr. Kuldeep Mishra on the tabla and Mr. Saleem Kumar on the sitar. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari Ji shared his views on all the presentations and emphasized the importance of music in our everyday lives.

The highly anticipated valedictory followed with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram winning the first prize, while the second and third positions were bagged by Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School, Noida respectively. Several scintillating group and solo performances by various schools on themes ranging from ‘Peace’ to ‘Childhood’ left the audience spellbound. The winning acts from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram; Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School Noida were presented once more to thunderous applause.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014 (Part-I)
INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014 (Part-II)



MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014

“Matsoc”, the Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Mathematics Symposium on 20th December 2014. 44 schools from across the country participated in the various competitive events organised by the society.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Atul Nischal, Managing Director of Elipsis Consulting Pvt. Ltd. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Dr.(Mrs.) Sushma Suneja Head of the Mathematics department, Mr. Anil Kathuria, teacher In-charge of the Mathematics laboratory and all the teachers of the Mathematics department were present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing ballet and beatbox performance. They explained the connection of Mathematics with dance and music. This was followed by a presentation on prime numbers.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Atul Nischal addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of mathematics and problem solving in everyday life. ‘Mathyard’, the new edition of the school Maths magazine was released. The Presidents of the Matsoc welcomed all the participants and highlighted the achievements of the students in various inter school competitions.

The program consisted of five competitive events including Problem solving, a Maths quiz, a Model making competition and a Surprise event. The quiz and the surprise event consisted of a preliminary and a final round. In the Model making event, students had to assemble a mathematical model on the spot. The judges for this event were Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi and Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor in Dept. of Education, University of Delhi. Other highlights of the event were the exhibition of Mathematical models and presentations by the host school and showcase of the movie ‘The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan’.

Dr.Amitabha Tripathi, Professor in Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi, graced the occasion with a guest lecture. He enlightened everyone with an incredible insight into prime numbers.

In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram but it being the host school, the prize was passed on to Delhi Public School , Dwarka. The overall first Runner up was Delhi Public school, Rohini and the second runner up Delhi Public School, Noida.

This event served as an effective forum for all math enthusiasts to share their interests and was an enriching experience for one and all.

RESULTS OF THE MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014

Overall Winner: D.P.S.R.K. Puram (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Overall Winner: D.P.S. Dwarka

Overall 1st Runner up: D.P.S. Rohini

Overall 2nd Runner up: D.P.S.Noida

 

Problem Solving

Winner: DPS Dwarka

1st Runner up: Vivekanand School

2nd Runner up: Modern DPS

 

Crossword

Winner: DPS Noida

1st Runner up: DPS Rohini

2nd Runner up: DPS Dwarka

 

Surprise Event

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Rohini

1st Runner up: DPS Faridabad

2nd Runner up: DPS Gurgaon

 

Model Making

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Ranipur

1st Runner up: DPS Noida

2nd Runner up: DPS International Saket

Consolation: Gyan Bharti Saket

 

Quiz

Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)

Winner: DPS Dwarka

1st Runner up: DPS Mathura Road

2nd Runner up: DPS Faridabad



Inter-DPS Western Vocal Music Festival National Finals 2014

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the National Finals of the Inter-DPS Western Vocal Music Festival on 19 December 2014. A DPS Society initiative, the event saw the participation of 12 teams which made it to the National Finals after the zonal rounds all over India.

The chief guest was Ms. Renu Mital, Director of DPS Society. The panel of judges comprised Mr. Abhishek Rai, Director and Faculty of Guitar, Western Vocal and Theory at Musicians Stop; Mr. Ritesh Khokhar, Senior Music Consultant and Educator; and Mr.Stephen Marazi, a well known figure in the field of music in New Delhi. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr D.R.Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal; the Head of the Department of Music, Mr. Rajesh Upadhyay and the Western Music teacher, Mr. Dominic Paul.

The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, extended a warm welcome to all, and spoke about the beauty of music. Dr. D.R. Saini, along with Ms. Renu Mital, the Chief Guest, unveiled the newly introduced Rolling Trophies. The event consisted of two categories- the solo and group performances. In the solo performances, participants performed on the theme ‘Childhood’, while the theme for the group performances was ‘Peace’.

Addressing the gathering, Ms. Renu Mital talked about the unity and togetherness that the DPS Society embodies. The Judges shared their views on the performances. In the valedictory ceremony, glimpses of the event were shown to the audience, followed by the winning performances and the prize distribution ceremony. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj bagged the Rolling Trophy in the Solo Category, while Delhi Public School, Noida and Delhi Public School,
R. K. Puram stood second and third respectively.

Delhi Public School, Dimapur, Nagaland won the Rolling Trophy in the Group Category, whereas Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj came second and Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram emerged third. Mr.Rajesh Upadhyay delivered the vote of thanks. The program was a great a success and exciting experience for all music enthusiasts.



INTER-DPS WESTERN VOCAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2014



BUSINESS STUDIES PROJECT EXHIBITION 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram’s Business Studies Society held the annual Business Studies Project exhibition on the 17th of December 2014. The event displayed projects, charts and models made by students of class XI on various topics like ‘Advertising’, ‘Import and Export’ and ‘Visit to Industrial Unit’, conducted to showcase the creativity of the school’s budding entrepreneurs.

The Chief Guest was Dr. P. C. Jain, the Principal of the Shri Ram College of Commerce (Retired), and the guest of honor was Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, Director at Abhay Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. and Ravi Ranjan and Co. Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer with C.B.S.E. and Dr. Vikas Mehra, Area Convener and Professor of General Management and Marketing at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, also graced the occasion.  Dr. D. R. Saini, The Principal; Ms. Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal and Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, Head of Department, Business Studies were also present.

The program commenced with the facilitation of the guests followed by a melodious Saraswati Aradhana by the school choir and a video clip showcasing the achievements of the Business Mélange. Students gave presentations on topics such as ‘Case Study on Coca Cola’s Advertisement Campaign over the Years’ and ‘Industrial Visit to Shoe Lace Manufacturing Unit.’ This was followed a skit on ‘Principles of Business’ by the school’s theatre club, and a mellifluous beat boxing performance.

The Principal; Dr. D. R. Saini spoke about the necessity of healthy competition, Dr. P. C. Jain and Mr. Sandeep Sethi, highlighted the importance of project work and how it gives students practical knowledge and hands-on experience. Ms. Bhuvana Ravi encouraged students to add economic sense to everything they do. Dr. Mehra exhorted the students to follow their passions, as it is the key to success.

The exhibition was a day of great learning and an enriching experience.



SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY (CLASS XII – SECTIONS N-X)

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony for class XII (Sections N-X) on the 18th of December 2014. This is the most coveted event in the school’s calendar, with the objective of acknowledging talent and promoting excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra, the Vice Chairman of the DPS Society. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the chief guest. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by the school orchestra. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta welcomed all the guests and congratulated the Scholar Badge awardees and their proud parents. A video clip on the school’s achievements in the past year was screened. The school choir delivered a melodious rendition of the song ‘New Song for Peace’. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance titled ‘Shiv Aaradhna’. A short film on achieving one’s dreams through hard work was also shown. Students of class XII shared their views on how Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram has provided them with endless opportunities to succeed in life. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra presented a dance performance, celebrating the vibrancy of Rajasthan. The Chief Guest, Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra addressed the gathering and spoke about the sanctity of the institution and how Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram constantly inspires its students to achieve their dreams.

The representative of class XII, Mr Sachinder Sharma conducted the much awaited award distribution with Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra, Dr. D.R Saini and Ms. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The Deepanvita Basiya Memorial Award was presented to the toppers of class XI, the section toppers of class XI were awarded the Ishwar Chandra Memorial Award and the Unnati Iyyer Memorial Award was given to the CBSE Commerce toppers.

The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



INTER-SCHOOL FRENCH COMPETITION

Le Crayon D’Or, the French Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ on 17th December 2014. The aim of the event was to celebrate the French language and culture, which has become an integral part of the lives of many enthusiastic students. 21 schools from Delhi-NCR participated in the various competitive events organized by the club.

The programme consisted of three competitive events- ‘L’Art Dramatique’, the Skit Competition; ‘Les Voix De La Poésie’, the Poetry Recitation Competition and ‘Raconte-Moi Une Histoire’, the Story Writing Competition. In the Skit Competition, the participants were required to present a 5 minute long skit on various proverbs such as ‘Il ne faut jamais dire jamais’ (Never Say Never) and ‘Tout est bien qui finit bien’ (All’s well that ends well). The Poetry Recitation was a competition where students recited poems written by renowned French poets. Finally, in the Story Writing Competition, participants were required to write stories based on pictures provided to them.

The Chief Guest for the valedictory was Mme. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French language at the French Embassy. The judges’ panel included highly qualified laureates of the French language from various prestigious educational institutions. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Teacher in-charge of the French Club, Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar and all the teachers of the French Department.

The ceremony commenced with a mellifluous rendition of the French song ‘Je t’aime’, accompanied by a ballet performance. This was followed by an event report, summarizing the various events of day. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the participating schools. The members of the Dance Society enthralled the audience with their scintillating dance performance on a medley of French songs. The winning teams from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram took to the stage to present their acts. The Chief Guest, Mme. Caroline Schmitt spoke about the importance of learning a foreign language and how it can change the course of one’s personal and professional life. The new edition of the annual French Magazine ‘Le Crayon D’Or 2014’ was released.

In the prize distribution ceremony, Delhi Public School, Indirapuram were declared the overall winners. The Poetry Recitation was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, while Delhi Public School, Indirapuram came second and DPS International, Saket stood third. Delhi Public School, Indirapuram won the first prize in the Story Writing Competition, followed by Mothers’ International and Delhi Public School, Rohini in second and third place respectively. The Skit Competition was won by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, while the second and third positions were bagged by Step By Step School, Noida and DPS International, Saket respectively.

The Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the national anthems of both France and India. ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ was an enriching experience for all students and is expected to be the commencement of a new annual tradition at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.



THE ARMAAN DOGRA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony of the 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament 2014 was held on 16th December, 2014. This tournament was held for classes sixth to ninth. The Chief Guest was Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a trap shooter who won the Silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games and is also a member of the Indian Parliament. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award for shooting. The Guests of Honour were Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director, AIIMS and Dr. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian Trap shooter. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department were also present.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Armaan’s parents felicitated the Chief Guest and The Guests of Honour. The cultural programme began with a dance performance that signified athletic excellence and a rhythmic display of yoga by the students. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra. Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.Dr. M.C .Mishra expressed his happiness on the school’s achievement regarding the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore highlighted the importance of practice to achieve perfection.

In the much awaited prize distribution ceremony, DPS R.K. Puram bagged the first position against Indian Public School, Dubai by a score of 4-0. Rohan Bhaskar of DPS, R.K. Puram was awarded the Best Goalkeeper; Justin of Indian Public School, Dubai was declared the Best Defender; and Aditya Vashisht was declared the Best Striker of the tournament. The ceremony came to an end with the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivering the Vote of Thanks.

The Inter-Section Results were as follows:

Class VI
1ST Position –VI C
2ND Position-VI H
3rd Position-VI J
Class VII
1ST Position –VII J
2ND Position-VII A
3RD Position-VII H
Class VIII
1ST Position –VIII G
2ND Position-VIII B
3RD Position-VIII E
Class IX
1st Position- IX C
2nd Position- IX J
3rd Position- IX G
Best Girl Player Dakshata Tiwani (IX B)
Best Goalkeeper Kush Singh (VIII G)
Best Defender Kanav Khanna (VIII G)
Highest Scorer Parth Kothari (VII J)
Best Player of the Tournament Tanishq Dhir (IX J)
Best Striker Dyujoy Majumdar (IX J)
Armaan Dogra Closing Ceremony (Part I)
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SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY CLASS XI (SECTIONS A-M)

The scholar badge ceremony of class XI (sections A-M) was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 16th December 2014. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school’s calendar as it acknowledges the students’ excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; and the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The ceremony commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the Principal and the Chief Guest. An enthralling classical piece by the school orchestra was presented followed by a mesmerising “Bharatnatyam-Kathak” fusion and an immaculate rendition of the song ”Mumkin Hai”, by the Indian choir. The students of class XI, expressed their views on what the institution meant to them, and how it had come to be a second home. This was followed by a scintillating Gujarati folk-dance performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, celebrating the vibrancy of ‘Incredible India’.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Pramod Grover addressed the gathering, congratulating the parents of the awardees and telling them why Delhi Public School R.K. Puram has and will remain a premiere institution, on the forefront of academics, sports and co-curriculars; all thanks to its committed teachers and hardworking students.

The rep of class XI, Mrs Abha Chona conducted the much awaited award distribution with Mr Pramod Grover, Dr D.R Saini and Mrs Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



ANNUAL PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM – EDISON CONVENTION

“Physoc”, the Physics Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Physics Symposium on 15th December 2014. More than 500 students from 52 schools across the country participated in the various competitive events.

The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Principal of Miranda House, Delhi University. The guests of honor for the event included Dr. Pinto Das, a professor in the physics department at IIT Delhi; Ms. Deepa Sachdev, management consultant at Human Capital India; Mr. Tushar Singla, a Math student at IIT Delhi and the Secretary of Board of Recreational and Creative activities at the institution; Mr.Sambhav Gupta, a B.Tech electrical engineering student at IIT Delhi and Mr. Shiven Rastogi, the Secretary of the Students Affairs Council at IIT Delhi. The Principal, DR. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Mr. J.S. Virdi, Head of the Physics Department and Ms. Archana Deepak, teacher in charge of the Physics Society were also present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and talked about the importance of physics in daily life. ‘Resonance’, the new edition of the school Physics magazine was released. The Chief Guest, Ms. Pratibha Jolly, addressed the gathering and talked about working with ambition and passion and how one should be able to distinguish between a job and a profession. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a debate, a Physics quiz, a demonstration and ‘Ad-dict’, the ads act competition. The debate was held on topics such as, ‘Is reality really real?’ and ‘Ad-dict’ the ads act competition consisted of topics such as ‘Invisible Cloak’ and ‘Teleportation’. In the Demonstration event, students’ practical skills were tested and they were asked to perform certain experiments and answer questions. The quiz consisted of a preliminary and a final round.

Delhi Public School, Faridabad emerged as the overall winner while Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj received the first- runners up. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram stood first in the ‘Ad-dict’ but being the host school, it passed on the prize to The British School while Delhi Public School, Gurgaon stood second and Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the third position. The first position in the quiz was won by Delhi Public School, Faridabad followed by Birla Vidya Niketan in the second and Amity International, Noida in the third position. Mount Carmel won the first position in the debate while the second position was taken by Saint George and K.R. Mangalam World School stood third. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj won the best interjector in the debate while The Mother’s International School stood second and Ryan International School third. The demonstration was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, Faridabad and Springdales School at the second and third position respectively.

The event was a truly memorable experience especially for all Science enthusiasts.



ROBOKNIGHTS 2014- ANNUAL ROBOTICS SYMPOSIUM

RoboKnights, the Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised RoboKnights’14, the third edition of the inter-school Robotics Symposium on 13th December 2014. More than two hundred and fifty students from twenty-six schools from the Delhi-NCR region participated in this event, which offers a common platform for enthusiastic school students to showcase their technical skills.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Director of Futuristic Technology Management at DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), Mr. Manik Mukherjee. Also present were the Associate Director of Planning and Coordination at DRDO HQr, Mr. Rajeev Gupta; the System Manager of Mechanical Systems in the Robotics Group (Scientist-E) at R&DE(Engrs), Dighi Pune (a DRDO laboratory) , Mr. M.K. Pathak; Scientist-’G’, Solid State Physics Laboratary (DRDO), Lucknow Road,Timarpur, Mr. Sushil Kumar; the Deputy Manager/Strategic Business, RailTel Corporation of India LImited (Ministry of Railways ),Mr. Alok Ranjan; the judges of RoboKnights’14, alumni of DPS R.K. Puram, Mr.Gaurav Maken, Mr. Rishabh Mittal, and Mr.Nipun Mitra; the Principal of DPS R.K. Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and the Robotics Teacher and Coordinator of the event, Mr. Ajithkumar K.G.

The inaugural ceremony commenced with the ROBOKNIGHTS lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participating schools. The Chief Guest, Mr. Manik Mukherjee gave a speech on the importance of futuristic thinking among today’s youth, followed by a presentation showcasing the DRDO’s focus on assisting the Indian Armed Forces through cutting-edge technology. Mr. M.K. Pathak spoke on the challenges and successes of various types of robots designed, developed and inducted into defence by DRDO. This was followed by Mr. Alok from RailTel, who talked about the initiatives taken by Railtel to empower ‘Digital India’.

The main programme consisted of four competitive events, including ‘Robowars’, ‘Boat Racing’, ‘Football’ and ‘Line Follower’. In ‘Robowars’ which took place in the Junior Basketball Court, robots designed by various participating teams fought and attempted to damage each other. ‘Football’, which took place in the skating rink, was a competition designed as a modified version of a football match. Instead of humans, robots played the game where two machines tried to score the maximum goals for themselves. In ‘Boat Racing’, wirelessly controlled boats competed for the fastest position in the school swimming pool. The concept of this event was inspired by the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, which is held annually in the backwaters of Kerala. Finally, in ‘Line Follower’ which took place near the Main Gate of the Swimming Pool, computer-controlled robots traced a path drawn in a specially designed play field.

During the prize distribution ceremony, Ahlcon Public School was declared the overall winner followed by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Modern School, Barakhamba Road in second and third place respectively. Ahlcon Public School got the first position in ‘Robowars’, followed by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Mayoor School in second and third placerespectively. Best Design for ‘Robowars’ was given to Ramjas School, R.K. Puram. Mount Carmel School won the first prize in ‘Football’, while Apeejay School, Pitampura came second and Delhi Public School, Noida came third. Apeejay School, Pitampura was awarded the Best Design for ‘Football’. ‘Boat Racing’ was won by one of the two teams from Army Public School, Dhaulakuan. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj won the second place and second team from Army Public School, Dhaulakuan got the third position. Modern School, Barakhamba Road got the Best Design award in boat racing. Lastly, ‘Line Follower’ was won by Modern School ,Barakhamba Road, followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and Ahlcon Public School in second and third place.

It was an enriching and memorable experience for all students who truly lived up to the RoboKnights motto of ‘Curiosity is the key to creativity’.

 

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G. Bhaskar Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the G. Bhaskar Memorial Lecture and Award Ceremony on 9th December 2014. The programme is an annual event hosted by the school in fond memory of G. Bhaskar, an ex-student who passed away at a very tender age. An extremely talented and hardworking student, not only did he excel in academics, he was also an exceptional badminton player and also had formal training in Classical Carnatic music. He could also recite several chapters of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. From the year 1999, the school has instituted this award in his memory. It is a cash award given by G.Bhaskar's family to exceptional students who not only excel in academics and co-curricular activities but also display a strong moral fibre.

The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and G. Bhaskar's father, Mr. Ganapathi Rama were present during the ceremony. The ceremony began with a minute of silence observed in G. Bhaskar's honour. Representatives from Iskcon, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Shri Ajita Govinda Das Ji and Shri Pandava Prema Das ji and others, were also present. The presentation on the theme of the Bhagwat Gita and its relevance in everyday life was given by Shri Pandava Prema Das Ji. He emphasized the importance of faith and vision and how they can change the quality of one's life. The Gita depicts the journey of the individual to spirituality. Shri Ajita Govinda Das Ji put forward the ideals of the Bhagwat Gita which highlight the eternal journey of the soul.

Mr.Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department conducted the award distribution ceremony along with the Principal, Vice Principal, G. Bhaskar's father and the representatives from Iskcon. Twelve students of the twelfth standard were felicitated for academic and extracurricular excellence. The ceremony ended with the Principal addressing the students, followed by a few words of wisdom from Mr. Ganapathi Rama, who stressed upon the importance of being receptive to the thoughts and opinions of those around us.



The International Chemistry Symposium – Spark 2014

Catalyst, the Chemistry club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Spark 2014’, an International Chemistry Symposium on 28th November 2014 at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram. Around 60 schools from across the nation as well as one international school, DPS Kuwait, participated in the numerous competitions organized by the club.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Archana Milhotra, a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The judges for the occasion were Dr. Veena Verma; Ms. Vineeta Malani, an entrepreneur; Professor Geetu Gambhir from the Organic Chemistry Department of Acharya Narendra Dev College and Mr. Rajesh Tewari, a theatre expert. Those present on the occasion included the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Chemistry department, Mr. Prem Dhawan and all the teachers of the chemistry department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. A short video was shown, highlighting the achievements of ‘Catalyst’, the chemistry club. The Head of the Chemistry Department, Mr. Prem Dhawan addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini spoke about the significance of Chemistry in everyday life. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by the students. The Chief Guest, Dr. Archana Milhotra, highlighted the importance of Carbon and how nature is the biggest source of inspiration. Catalyst, the magazine put together by the chemistry club was unveiled along with the magazine made by the Pre-Pharmacy club.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a Just a Minute session, ‘Chem- Bowl’, ‘Chem-Canvas’ and ‘Actinium’. In the ‘Just a Minute’ session, contestants spoke on topics such as ‘the Dual Nature of Light’ and ‘Free Energy’. ‘Chem-Canvas’. The Art competition was on the topic ‘Stone to Silicon Age’. ‘Chem -Bowl’, the chemistry quiz took place in two rounds, the preliminary and final round and ‘Act-inium’, an Ads Act competition, where students promoted fictitious products such as mosquito repellents and soul sweeteners.

The judges talked about the importance of chemistry and clippings of the day’s activities were shown to the audience. Mr. Girish Bhusri, the Business Manager, North and West, Science and Industrial products, Borosil Glass Works Ltd talked to the audience about Borosil Products.

In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram but it being the host school, the prize was passed on to Amity International, Noida. DPS Gurgaon got the first position in the JAM competition followed by Amity International School, Noida and Cambridge Foundation School came in third. Welhams Girls school won the first prize in the Chem Canvas while Modern School, Vasant Vihar came second and St. Xaviers, Shahabad came third. The Chem bowl prelims and final quiz was won by Bal Bharti School followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and the third position was secured by DPS R.K.Puram but passed on to DL DAV Model School. Act-inium- the Ads Act was bagged by Amity International School, Noida, on second spot was DPS R.K.Puram but it was passed on to Modern School, Barakhamba Road and DPS Rajnagar Ghaziabad was third.

Mrs. Alinda Holla, from the Chemistry department, delivered the vote of thanks. It was a memorable experience for all the students.

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The 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament

The 7thAmaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament started on the 25th of November 2014 at DPS R.K.Puram. The tournament was first initiated in 2008. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched too soon by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was a passionate football player and a fan of Manchester United. Though a scholar badge holder, he excelled in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing and sports. His wit and humour made him exceedingly popular amongst his peers and teachers.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp which was accompanied with Sanskrit shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, IAS Officer and the Guest of Honour, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director of The All India Football Federation. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan was not physically present amongst us, he would always live in our hearts. Present in the audience was the family of Armaan Dogra along with other dignitaries including a team of doctors from AIIMS;Dr Anoop Saraya, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology; Dr. S.P. Yadav, Senior Consultant ,Department of Urology; Dr. PC Chopra, Senior hospital administrator and Mr. S.P. Kandpal, Senior Administrator, AIIMS. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal , DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

A beautiful dance was performed by the students which combined elements of Indian classical with Western contemporary dance. The zealous students of the DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the under privileged run of the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled the audience with a scintillating dance performance.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much awaited match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the All Stars Team of classes 6, 7, and 8 and the All Stars Team of class 9, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 2-1.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, whose words, “In the sunshine we know Armaan is watching every bit of the match and enjoying it with all his heart,” touched the hearts of all those present. The tournament will continue till the 16th of December.



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