On 3May 2013, the school had the proud privilege of a visit by Her Excellency, Mrs. Chikako Aso, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Japan. She was accompanied by Mrs. Akiko Yagi, spouse of the Ambassador of Japan to India; Ms. Aya Yoshida, Counsellor, Embassy Of Japan (translator); Mr. Kei Eda, First Secretary of EOJ(Embassy Of Japan); Mr.Seiji Ohno, First Secretary, EOJ; Mr.Nahoko Munechika, Third Secretary, EOJ and Mr. Masahiro Suto, Attache, EOJ. The objective of the visit was to achieve a greater understanding of the Indian education system and to explore the various possibilities of collaboration between the two countries in the field of education.
The guests were welcomed with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini expressed his pleasure at meeting the visitors. The Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.Ashok Chandra was present on the occasion and had a fruitful interaction with the guests.They were presented with the tokens of appreciation. The cultural program commenced with the orchestra. A skit, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” was put up by the students. The school choir sang “Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana” and a scintillating dance performance followed. The program ended with the national anthem of both the nations. Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress of the Middle School and coordinator of the event, played the gracious host. Also present on the occasion was the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta , the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh and Ms.Surbhi Gaur, the Japanese teacher. The delegates were taken on a tour of the school campus and shown the infrastructure of the school which included their visit to the Math Lab and the Japanese classes being held in the school, to get an insight into the teaching system in India. The visit of the Japanese delegates was an exciting experience for one and all.
Laurels for the English Department
Ishita Batra, a student of class XII D of DPS R.K.Puram, New Delhi brings laurels to the school by securing International rank-1 in iOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) 2013 organized by Silver Zone. She is honored with a Gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh.
Ishita has also bagged State rank-1 in IEO (International English Olympiad) 2013 organized by SOF and The British Council. She will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.5000/- and a Gold medal for the same.
Gyan Lakhwani of class XI-P of DPS R.K.Puram has been awarded an Annual Scholarship of Excellence in English for his superior performance in the school and his participation in the International English Olympiad organised by SOF in association with the British Council. He has been awarded Rs 5000/- for the same.
Visit of Dr. Jeff Anderson, from Canada
Dr. Jeff Anderson is an authority in preparing mathematics contests at various levels.
He taught mathematics and Computer Science for 30 years and is Head of Mathematics at the collegiate level. He Co –founded ‘Graystone Compression Technologies Inc. that holds many World Records in Data Compression. He also Co- founded Dejero Labs Inc. It broadcasts Video over Cellular Networks. It has been named as one of fastest growing companies in Canada.
Mr Jeff Anderson addressed the candidates who had been short listed for appointments in the school, during a Group Discussion in the Principal’s office.
International rank 1 in IOEL
Ishita Batra, a student of class XII D, DPS R. K. Puram has brought laurels to the school by securing International rank 1 in iOEL ( International Olympiad of English Language ) 2013 organized by Silver zone. She has been honored with a Gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
Ishita has also bagged State rank 1 in IEO (International English Olympiad ) 2013 organized by SOF(Science Olympiad Foundation) and British Council. She will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5000 and a Gold medal.
International French Language Olympiad 2013
Ms Vaishali Kumar of Class 10 J has secured the First Position (State Rank: 1 and International Rank: 1) in the International French Language Olympiad 2013 organised by Silverzone in association with the French Language Teachers ‘ Association. The Olympiad was held on 11th December 2012.
Vaishali was awarded a certificate, a gold medal, a citation and a cheque of Rs 10,000/-.Vaishali Kumar has been an outstanding student of our school and she has also participated in the school French Exchange Programme held last year.
Our school has also secured the 2nd Overall Position in the Olympiad.
Uppingham School London England U-16 Cricket Team
Uppingham School London England U-16 Cricket Team visited DPS R.K. Puram New Delhi to Play cricket match at DPSRK Puram Sports complex on 26th March 2013. Uppingham School London won the toss and decided to bat first. Uppingham School London all out in 23.4 overs and made 54 runs. DPSRKP chassed 54 runs in 15.2 overs and won the match by 8 wickets.
Award Ceremony – International Quiz on Germany
French Exchange Programme
Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organizes student exchange programmes with schools in many countries. These exchanges enable students to broaden their horizons, improve their language skills and become global citizens with a better understanding and tolerance of other cultures.
The third exchange programme between Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram and Lycée St. Ambroise, Chambéry, France, took place from 25 October 2012 to 2 November 2012.
The group consisted of 21 French students accompanied by 3 teachers: Mr Pierre Guillot, Ms. Nadine Roux-Michollet and Ms. Albertine Michel. The guests stayed with Indian families and they spent more than a week discovering Indian food, family life and various other aspects of Indian culture. During the course of the week, the French delegates had a friendly football match against their Indian counter-parts , they attended classes in school and also visited several places in Delhi such as Lotus Temple, Iscon Temple, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Gandhi Smriti, etc.
A cultural evening was organized on the eve of their departure during which the French and Indian students put up various cultural items to show-case the cultures of their respective countries. Later, the students also shared their experiences. The French delegates will be proceeding to Agra and Jaipur before returning to France.
Visit of CIS tour to DPS R. K. Puram
Visit of CIS tour to DPS R. K. Puram on 11th October 2012
Visit by Representatives of Yale University
Three representatives of Yale University and Yale-NUS College visited DPS R K Puram on Monday, 10th September, 2012 at 8:30 am for a presentation and interactive session with the Class XII students.
Mr. Keith Light, Associate Director of Yale Undergraduate Admissions; Mrs. Anuradha M. Shastri, India Representative of Yale University; and Austin Shiner, Admissions Counsellor of the newly set-up Yale-NUS College, first met with the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the Education Counsellor, Ms. Mamta Sharma, and then proceeded to the Audio Visual Hall for their presentation. Various aspects – such as campus facilities & infrastructure of both the campuses, courses offered, sporting facilities, clubs and extra-curricular activities, were discussed through a CD presentation, along with other details e.g. fee structure and financial aid, eligibility criteria for admission, double – majors etc.
The presentation was both informative and inspiring for the students present, who were also given booklets and brochures of both the institutions to facilitate the application process.
DPS R.K.Puram delegation represents India at the 11th International Children’s festival at Ukraine
A delegation of 10 students from classes eight to ten, along with a teacher, Dr.Atika Dayal attended the 11th International Children’s festival, ‘Let’s change the world for the better’ held from 22nd July to 1st August 2012 at Artek, in Gurzuf, Ukraine. Representatives from 54 countries attended the festival. Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram was the sole representative from India. The programme consisted of a host of activities for children. Manav Singh played the tabla in the ‘Planet of the Talents’ segment while Pooja Gupta was the Indian delegate in the students’ League of Nations, a forum that discusses world issues and the role of children in bringing about change. Vanya Jain was the representative in the Press Club, where the young journalists interview people and capture the pulse of the festival. With daily flag hoisting and the national anthem of the various countries, the students learnt a lot about the nations of the world. Their hobby classes kept them occupied. The Indian delegation had its national Day where they put up a beautiful stall, exhibiting all Indian items from Khadi soaps, incense sticks, wooden artefacts, Madhubani paintings and offered the visitors dry fruits, sweets and other savoury items which were a great hit with the visitors. The Indian girls applied mehindi and put bindis on the visitors while the boys painted small flags on their arms. The students performed on the stage, singing ‘Arziaan’. It was a great platform to showcase India and there was a lot of curiosity among the visitors and a desire to know more about the country.
The Peace Day celebrations opened with the Indian contingent performing ‘Dholi taro’ before the audience. The festival was a unique opportunity for the children to interact with students from 54 countries and they picked up many of the languages and learnt about the food, customs and music of these lands. They formed close friendships with the children from different countries. It was a great learning experience.
DPS R. K. Puram Student First in German Olympiad
The International German Olympiad is an international competition held in Germany, which takes place every two years to test the will of the participants and their German language skills at three levels (A2, B2 and C1)
The participants are first identified in regional and national competitions and then represent their country at the International German Olympiad in Germany. There, the country’s best German-learners fight for the top three places as the world’s best in three levels. These include not only linguistic but also intercultural competence and ability required in international teams.
An international jury evaluated both the individual performances and the team results.
Arjun Kumar from class XI-D of DPS RK Puram cleared the regional and national levels and represented India at this Olympiad and stood first among many other candidates from 100 countries. He has been awarded the first prize for his excellent communication skills in German at Level A2. Arjun has not only won a GOLD medal but also a scholarship for a course in Germany. He has been also rewarded with a trophy and a certificate.
All costs, travel charges and lodging, were paid for by the Goethe Institut and Max Mueller Bhavan.
Hearty congratulations to Mr.Gurpreet Singh, HOD of German of D.P.S. R.K.Puram, who trained Arjun for the Zonal, National and International Rounds of this Olympiad.
Indian student Shreya creates world record in SAT, TOEFL scores NDTV Video
ShreyaVardhan has been an outstanding student. She had a CGPA 10 in classes 9 and 10, 94.2% in class 11 and 95% in the class 12 mid-term examination. Currently the Head Girl of the school, she is the Founder Member of the Physics Society and Editor of the Physics Magazine. She was one of the 20 students selected by the Times Scholars program on 3rd November, 2012 to receive a merit scholarship of Rs 5 lakh. The award was instituted by the leading newspaper of India, The Times of India, and the five-stage selection process involved a written test and interviews with eminent personalities from the field of education. Out of the 45,000 participants from across the country, the 20 winners were selected on the basis of both scholastic aptitude and a vision for the future. Shreya has received the Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award (September 2012) for exceptional academic and extracurricular achievements and contributions to society as a woman. She has been an NTSE Scholar, clearing the three rounds of the National Talent Search Examination in2009 and a recipient of the SLTSE Award (State Level Talent Search Examination): 1st rank in std. 10.
She got 5th Olympiad rank in the International Olympiad of Science in Class IX.and 10th Olympiad rank in the International Olympiad of English in Class X. She received the G. Bhaskar Memorial (2011-12) Award for excellence in academics and extracurricular activities and the Ishwar Chandra Memorial Award for securing the highest marks in the section in class 11.
Besides being an avid reader, Shreya has written many short stories and articles and even has to her credit a book called “How Charming, Mr. Bombaywallah!”, on the adventures of an unadventurous investment banker and his exuberant mother, a detective novelist. Tennis and quizzing are her hobbies.
She has developed a software to help autistic and other differently abled children meet their learning requirements, which is being used by the Umeed Foundation, the Tamana Foundation NaiDisha School, The Tamana Autistic Centre- School of Hope, and Action for Autism, New Delhi.
Visit of the Indonesian Delegation
A delegation of 12 teachers from Indonesia and 20 students from Kashmir visited DPS R.K.Puram on the 12th of July. The guests, Mr. Kasid and Mrs. Renny, officials of the Ministry of Education, Indonesia were welcomed with bouquets. Also present were Ms. Yatie Azhari from the Department of Quality Assurance in Education, Indonesia and Mr. Yumitro Gonda, Staff of Education Attache, Indonesian Embassy, New Delhi.
Students from Government High School, Kirchi, Udampur and Government Higher Secondary School, Shudmahadev, Kashmir were also present.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and stressed on the need for greater national and international integration. A soulful performance by the orchestra of the school consisting of violinists, sitar players, tabla players and keyboardists enthralled the audience. This was followed by a rock music composition by the Western music choir. A graceful Kathak dance offered a glimpse into the vast culture of India. The cultural programme ended with a very energetic Bhangra performance by the junior students of the school.
Mrs. Renny, an official of the Ministry of Education, Indonesia, addressed the gathering and called DPS R.K.Puram ‘an inspiration’. She expressed a desire for more interaction between India and Indonesia. She was of the opinion that a teacher exchange between the two countries would enrich the education sector of both the nations. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.
The presence of the Indonesian delegation and the students from Kashmir not only strengthened the school ethos, it also helped in promoting the integration of diverse cultures and nationalities.
The event was a memorable one for all present, and deepened the understanding of both cultures.
Full Scores in International Examinations
Shreya Vardhan has secured full scores in all the exams for international admission she has appeared in. These include SAT Reasoning test (2400/2400) held on 28th January 2012, Subject SATs – Chemistry (800/800), Physics (800/800), Mathematics level -2 (800/800) held on 5th May 2012, APs – Chemistry (5/5) held on 07th May 2012, Calculus AB (5/5) held on 09th May 2012, Physics C (Mechanics) (5/5) held on 14th May 2012 and TOEFL (120/120) held on 09th June 2012.
She secured a CGPA of 10 in class X and 94% in class XI. She is an NTSE scholar and was ranked 10th in the International Olympiad of English Language in class X. She also secured an International rank of 5 in the International Olympiad of Science in class IX.
She is an avid writer and her articles have been published in a number of national newspapers. These include an article on “Understanding Autism”, published in the Hindu in June this year, and a write-up on how “Accidents are inevitable but essential”, in The New Indian Express. She has written book reviews for “The Pioneer” on ‘Tell Me a Story’ and ‘Intermission’. Her short stories have been published in the online literary magazine Teen Ink (A Wraith When Ruffled, Moonlight, Grievances – awarded with an editor’s choice award). A story on child labour called “A Lost and Found Dream”, was also published in the Deccan Herald on 3rd May, this year.
She has also been doing volunteer work at the Umeed Foundation, a school for autistic and differently abled children, and has designed a software called “Let’s Go Around Town”, to help them meet their learning requirements.
She has been a keen participant in various quiz competitions and was the finalist in the Inter-DPS Quiz Competition in class X, having cleared the zonal round as the winner of the West Zone (DPS Jodhpur). She is a scholar badge holder.
She loves to read, and some of her favorite writers are P.G. Wodehouse, Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Stroud and Jawaharlal Nehru. She has great interest in the theatre, and has written and acted in several skits at the Poona Arts Theatre and at her schools. She plays tennis and enjoys swimming.
Shreya comes from a family of professionals. Her father, Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan, MBBS, MD & DNB (Obs & Gyn) a graduate & postgraduate from AFMC, Pune is presently working as a Senior Advisor (Obs & Gyn) at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) Delhi Cantt.
Her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, BA, MA (English), MSc. (Computer Science), B. Ed. Is a teacher and a software professional. She is actively involved in online teaching of software courses, and has helped many a students help them achieve their goals.
Shreya Vardhan with her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, her father Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan and Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini
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World Quizzing Championship 2012
This year, people from 37 countries took part in the World Quizzing Championships, making this our largest event ever! There are some great scores from all over the world, including some nations breaking through into the Top 100.
For the first time ever, someone scored full marks in one genre. Congratulations to Ishaan Chugh (Student of DPS RKPuram Batch 2007-2008) on scoring 30/30 on Media.
Students of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram Bring Laurels For The English Department
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD
Students of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram have once again brought laurels to the school with their distinctive performance in the International English Olympiad (IEO) conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in partnership with the British Council on the 19th January 2012. Ishita Batra of class XI secured Class rank 1, State rank 1 and International rank 8. She has been honored with a Gold medal and Rs. 5000/- as prize money. Gyan Lakhwani of class X has been awarded a Gold medal and prize money of Rs. 2500/- for securing Class rank 1 and State rank 5. Ayushi Pahwa of class VI, secured Class rank 1 and State rank 2 and has been honored with a Gold medal. Samyukta Vaijyanath of class VII has been awarded a Gold medal and Rs. 1000/- as prize money. Akshay Gupta of class VIII and Tarang Kaur of class IX received a Gold medal each. Tanushree Sharma of class X was awarded Rs. 2500/- as prize money. Rahul Shahi of class VI, Sharad Tara of class X and Abhishek Dave of class XI have received prize money of Rs. 1000/- each.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, New Delhi goes International once again with 7 Gold medals, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze in the 4th iOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) 1st level test conducted in the 2nd week of Nov 2011 by the ‘ Education Society of English Language.’ Rohan Shahi, student of class X secured Class rank 1, State rank 1 and International rank 1. He has been honored with a Gold medal. Aastha Girotra of class IX and Angelina Dash of class VI have also been awarded a Gold medal each for securing Class rank 1, State rank 1 and International rank 2. Trishi Jindal of class XII, Shivam Vats of class XI, Siddhartha Kapur of class VIII and Nikita Balaji of class VII have also been awarded a Gold medal each .
SPELL VOCAB CHALLENGER
The Spell Vocab Challenger was conducted in Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 23rd November 2011 for 380 students. The students of the school have been participating in the event for the past 7-8 years. This year Rabani Raori and Meeha Tewari of VII-J from the junior category and Soham Goswami of XI-C and Ishita Batra of XI-D from the senior category were selected for participation in the zonals. The SVC Guild, who are the organizers of the event, presented a Citation appreciating the school’s effort towards making English learning joyful and enriching.
Workshop on Indo-Swiss bi-lateral relations/Switzerland
The Embassy of Switzerland and Delhi Public School Society are ‘celebrating the year 2012 as the year of Indo-Swiss friendship’. Under this umbrella theme, a number of projects have been planned and finalized.
The first phase of the project began on the 25th of April, at the Embassy of Switzerland New Delhi, and comprised of a workshop on Indo-Swiss bi-lateral relations and Switzerland. This initiative will be followed by a series of workshops. During these workshops, information on Switzerland, and its relations with India, with whom it shares a history of friendship, dating back to much beyond the 60 years officially recorded, will be presented in an interactive and innovative fashion.
Further to the above, the workshop held at DPS R.K. Puram on 14th of May saw the presence of Mr. Martin Strub, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland New Delhi and Ms. Ruchita Jindal, Media Officer, and was conducted by Ms. Sarah Baettig, Officer – Projects, Events and Education, Embassy of Switzerland New Delhi and targeted app. 60 students, of classes 6, 7 & 8. The topics covered were: Indo-Swiss bi-lateral relations/Switzerland, carried out using varied didactic tools and methodologies, in order to make the learning experience interesting. The students participated enthusiastically, which was visible in their active participation during the ‘quiz’, held at the end of the workshop, wherein the students won Presence Switzerland caps as ‘prizes’.
An important objective of this project is to enable the discovery of similarities and diversities between India and Switzerland, thereby highlighting existing bilateral relations and paving the way for strengthening and expanding the same. The project holds even more significance, since ‘General Knowledge’ and ‘Geography’ are significant subjects for students, wherein they learn about the world, through innovative media. Subsequent to the workshops conducted, students will be invited to take part in a series of activities, across the summer vacations, which will include: making an ‘Indo-Swiss calendar’, a ‘brochure’ on the ‘unexplored’ Switzerland, poster-making competition with the theme Indo-Swiss friendship, photography exhibition and many others.
The ‘culmination’ of the project is foreseen in July, with a quiz on the various aspects of Switzerland, and presentation of the works of students, during a cultural event/award presentation.
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