BIG BUZZ ’17
The students of Expressions Theatre Club, bagged the first prize at the inter-school competition, ‘Rendezvous’ at Air Force Bal Bharti School. They participated in the competition entitled, ‘Biz Buzz’ on 4th of May 2017where they competed against 15 schools across the N.C.R. This included the creation of marketing strategies such as logo making, slogan writing, t-shirt designing, packaging and labeling of the product. This was followed by an “Ads Act” performance.The team comprised of 6 members- Suvansh Manektala (XII-S), Dyujoy Majumdar (XII-G), Mohammad Osaid (XII-T), Vansh Gupta (XII-T), Akshay Jain (XI-K) and Aryan Ahuja (XI-V).
Sanskriti of XII-B, a member of the Expressions Theatre Club participated in the mono-acting competition organised by Air Force Bal Bharti School in its Annual Festival ‘Rendezvous’ on the 3rd of May, 2017. She was awarded the first prize for her performance in the event entitled, ‘Ekal Abhinaya’ where she competed against 15 other schools from all over Delhi, NCR to win the prize. She played four different roles in the same act- a mentally disturbed girl, a psychiatrist, a victim of rape and a police constable for a total of 8 minutes. She was accompanied by Ms. Kanika Madan for the event.
Digex, the photography and movie making club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, organized its third Annual Photography Fest on 13 May, 2017, with the aim to foster a learning environment and showcase creative talents from across Delhi and NCR. 93 schools participated in the various competitions and workshops that were held. Canon sponsored the event. Canon representatives played the role of mentors, judges and managing members.
The day commenced with lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, begun the opening ceremony by addressing the gathering, saying that photography these days is in full swing, and added, ‘There is magic in the hands of the holder.’ She thanked Ms. Sarika Kaushal, the teacher in charge of the club, and all the other faculty members who helped organize the event, and welcomed all participants to the school.
A short video on the work and achievements of Digex was shown, which was followed by a mime by the Expressions Theatre Club that depicted the prevalence of photography in today’s world.
The Chief Guest, Mr Dhiraj Bhagtani, the National Sales Manager –Cinema and PRO Video Products Department, Canon India, emphasized on the importance Canon gives to engaging with students, imparting knowledge, and building experience. He also presented Ms. Vanita Sehgal with a token of thanks for hosting the fest.
Digex 2017 comprised of six categories- ‘mp4’, Online movie making competition, ‘Camtivate’, Story Board competition, ‘Melt the Minute’, Ad-making competition, ‘Through the Scope’ and On-the-spot Photography competition which comprised of senior and junior categories and a ‘Surprise Event’. Workshops were also held for teachers and photography enthusiasts.
The Expressions Theatre Club then engaged the gathering with their vibrant performances. The closing ceremony commenced with a video showing glimpses of the day’s happenings. Ms. Sarika Kaushal delivered the vote of thanks and thanked everyone for the ‘tremendous gathering’ and expressed her gratitude to everyone who contributed in making the event a success.
The Canon representatives were presented with tokens of gratitude.
In the category, ‘.mp4’, Tagore International, Vasant Vihar bagged the first position. Cambridge School, Noida and Bal Bharti Gangaram came second and third respectively. DPS Indirapuram came first in ‘Camtivate’ and were followed by The Indian School and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Greenfields School, Safdarjung was the winner of ‘Melt the Minute’. Sanskriti School and Bluebells Model School were the first and second runners up respectively. In the junior category of ‘Through the Scope’, Bluebells School International bagged the first position while DPS Sushant Lok and Hertitage School, Gurgaon came second and third respectively. DPS Noida stood first in the senior category. Bal Bharti Public School and GD Goenka, Gurgaon followed them. DPS Faridabad was the winner for the ‘Surprise Event’. Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj came second while Springdales School, Pusa Road came third.
Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar was adjudged as the overall winner for their excellent performance and was awarded the trophy.
Sanskrit students of Class IX H were awarded the 1st Position in News Channel Presentation competition “SAMPRATI VARTAH ” at the Fest- Pulse 17 held at Bal Bharti Public School, G.R.H. Marg on 05 May 2017.
The team comprised of S.Shruti. Ananya Kaushik, Jayeshwar Singh, Anusha Gupta, Srishti Srivastava, Aanya Aggarwal and Medha Chandra. They presented the News in Sanskrit, an advertisement on a social issue reporting about adulteration and an interview with a doctor. They were awarded a trophy and certificates.
The students of Expressions Theatre Club were awarded the first position at the Global Launch event held at Chunauti ’17, Amity International School, Saket’s prestigious Annual Art and Culture fest. The team comprised of Suvansh Manektala (XII K) and Udit Malik (XI J). They were given the task of visualising and performing an advertisement on a traditional Indian household product, an incense stick or “Agarbatti”, and then devising and formulating a proper business plan for launching the product at a global level, critically analysing the possible opportunities and threats – all in 30 minutes. With over 20 schools competing, Suvansh and Udit proudly came out on top.
The Western Music Society of DPS R.K. Puram organised for the very first time, its annual music fest, ‘Dynamics’, on 6th May, 2017, in which students of 8 schools from across the city participated. The competition comprised of Solo and Band categories.
The judges were Mr. Pranai Gurung, a keen educator and a marvellous guitar player; Ms. Vasundhara Vee, an international performer and the only top notch Vocal Brand in India for Western Styles of singing; and Mr. Ritesh Khokhar, head of the Bridge Music Academy and one of the finest music educators.
The event began with the felicitation of the judges. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, then addressed the gathering. She asked everyone to have fun, play with spirit and enjoy other teams’ performances without worrying about the end result. She also encouraged students to keep organising such events on a regular basis.
The opening ceremony included a performance by the school’s choir, followed by a solo and band performance. The participants then amazed the judges and the audience with their brilliant performances.
The students of DPS R.K. Puram presented a solo and duet song, followed by the school’s choir and band, which left everyone in high spirits. The judges guided the participants, giving them tips to improve their skills and wished the participants the best of luck for their future endeavours.
The Shri Ram School bagged the first position in the solo category, while Amity Mayur Vihar and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. In the band category, St. Columbus School came first, while Amity International, Saket and DPS Noida were the first and second runners-up respectively. In the individual category, the best keyboard player went to Amity International, Mayur Vihar. DPS Noida and DPS Vasant Kunj were awarded as the best guitarists. Amity Saket and St. Columbus shared the title of the best drummer. Amity Pushp Vihar was adjudged as the best bassist while St. Columbus was given the prize for the best vocalist. The best accompanist went to The Shri Ram School. Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, was honoured with the Rolling Trophy for their outstanding performance in all the categories.
The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, delivered the vote of thanks. She congratulated everyone for their active participation in the event and opined that winning or losing doesn’t matter, as participating in any event is winning by itself. She expressed her gratitude to the music department, the judges and the event coordinators for making Dynamics’17 a success.
Members of “RoboKnights”, the robotics club of Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram participated in “Technoxian 2017”, the International level Robotics Competition organised jointly by the “Department of Science and Technology(Govt of India)”, “All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA)” and “Times World”- held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on 28th-30th April 2017.The team comprising Aniansh Raj Singh, Kartik Sangwan , Shaurya Jain,Tanmay Gupta, Shivu Chauhan (all from class XII), Vinamr L. Sachdeva bagged 3rd position in “Fastest Line Follower” and won 2nd prize in the “Water Rocket” category. Aahan Birla – Class XI,Vansh Oberoi, Pulan Patanaik and Arpit Das – Class X also participated in the “Robo Race” category.
The Advance to Australia, ‘A2Oz’, 2016-2017
The students of the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram participated in The Advance to Australia, ‘A2Oz’- India Schools Video Competition 2016-2017. Prakshi Gambhir (XII) and Aryan Agarwal (XI) were adjudged the National winners under the category ‘Construction Management’. They won an all expense paid study trip to the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. They were also awarded a study scholarship of 4000 AUD each by the university. The second team comprising of Nikunj Taneja (XII) and Harshini Misra (XI) were one of the three finalists chosen under the category ‘Nanotechnology’ and were awarded with certificates and blue-tooth speakers by the RMIT University, Melbourne.
The winners were accompanied by the Teacher In-charge, Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee to the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, where they were felicitated at the award ceremony held on the 10th of April 2017. They were also invited to the Taj Palace Hotel where they had the opportunity of meeting and interacting with the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, MP and Senator, the Hon Simon Birmingham, MP and Minister for Education and Training, Australian Government. They also had the opportunity of meeting Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, competed against 325 other schools across the country to win this competiton. The winners of this competiton will feature in National and International publicity campaigns by both Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). The winning video will also be promoted through social media by Cambridge English and Austrade.
Sahitya Akademi Creative Writing Competition
On 25th February 2017, the Children’s Creative Writing Competition was organised by Sahitya Akademi as part of their week long ‘Festival of Letters’. Angelina Dash of XI W participated in the poetry writing category and won the Second Prize.
She received a certificate, a cash prize of Rs 800 and three books.
Photography Award for Daksh Sharma
This year, The international Photography Awards received 730 of submissions from over 162 countries. Daksh Sharma of 12U was awarded honorable mention in ‘One shot; climate change-Air’ for the winning entry ‘Breath’.
Daksh has won many awards including the Canon Marathon, Delhi , Road to CWC 5 , along with articles and publications in magazines like Sanctuary Asia. His work has been recognized by NBPA 2015 (nature’s best photography, Asia ). His work has been appreciated by the Rajasthan and Karnataka forest departments. He secured the third position in the ‘Save the tiger competition conducted by Mr. Nalla Muthu, world renowned filmmaker.
The All India IPSC Yoga Championship
The All India IPSC Yoga Championship was held at Mayo College and Mayo Girls College, Ajmer from 22-24th September 2016. The following was the result tally.
Yash Thakur – 8 K, won the Silver medal for 2nd position in Artistic Yoga
Manan Malik- 10-I, won “Best of the Best” Trophy for the 2nd consecutive year
Shreya Goel, 10 L won the 1st position in Rhythmic Yoga for the 2nd consecutive year.
Manan Malik, Yash Thakur and Shreya Goel got qualified for SGFI National Yoga Championship
Zonals Yoga Competition
Manan Malik-10 I,
1st in Artistic Yoga
3rd in Athletic Yoga
Mayand Kumar 11 K
3rd in Athletic Yoga
Sanya Sharma 8 J
2nd in Rhythmic Yoga
Yashvi Kumar 7 H
3rd in Artistic Yoga
Shreya Goel 10 I
1st in Athletic Yoga
1st in Rhythmic Yoga
Sports Day Yoga Competition
1st Divyansh Baunthiyal 7-K
2nd Md Afsar Ansari 8-I
3rd Yash Thakur 8-K
1st Manan Malik 10-I
2nd Aryan Goswami 10-C
3rd Aniket Sharma 9-B
1st Sanya Sharma 8J
2nd Karina 7C
3rd Yashvi Kumar 7H
1st Shreya Goel 10L
2nd Sejal Sharma 9H
3rd Anushka Sharma 9E
On the spot International Photography Competition
Navya Sharma, a student of Class XI-E of DPS R.K. Puram was among the top 10 winners from among 135+ participants in the “ On the spot International Photography Competition” which was held by Shoots and Shoots Photography Academy on 26th January 2016 at Jamali Kamali. . She was awarded the Giri Raj Prasad Award (National and Shilp Guru Award winner) by Shoots and Shoots Photography Academy
‘Shoots and Shoots Photography Academy’ located in Jangpura Extension, South Delhi, is a visionary professional institute which offers structured and career-oriented programs for aspiring and practicing photographers .Navya represented DPS R.K. Puram and was felicitated by Mr.Shyam Prasad , the Director of Shoots and Shoots Photography Academy .
Times NIE Student of The Year Award
Shivin Uppal of class XI- P was awarded the Times NIE Student of the Year award which is given to one student from class XI who shows overall excellence in both academics and co-curricular activities.
He was presented the award by Ms Swapna Tripathi, the Times of India Coordinator for the school, in the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal’s office.
Salwan Open Quiz competition
Vinayak Prachnanda of VII A and Vansh Gupta of VIII K represented the school at the Salwan Open Quiz competition in association with Encyclopaedia Britannica India on 14th February 2017.They stood Second in the competition..
India Quiz 2017 – An Inter School Quiz On India
The Social Science Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the inaugural edition of the India Quiz on 11th February 2017. The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of schools across the city.
The Quiz comprised three rounds. The preliminary written round was followed by two semi finals and the final rounds. The audience wholeheartedly participated in the “Audience Round” and the winners were awarded books and chocolates.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal thanked all the participating schools for their keen participation. Addressing the students, she expressed her love for history, and emphasized the importance of humanities.
Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Padma Srinivasan gave away the prizes. Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan bagged the third position, Delhi Public School, Rohini came second while Gyan Bharati School, Saket were the winners of the Quiz.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. She thanked the programme coordinators, Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Rupa Das and the entire Social Science Department for making this event a grand success. Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram plans to make the India Quiz an annual event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.
National Finance Olympiad Winner
Saisha Monga of XG participated in the National Finance Olympiad, an initiative by Economictimes.com and IIFM Lt. She was declared the Regional winner on the 2nd Feb 2017. Saisha Monga is a diligent student who takes keen interest in knowing facts and figures.
The event consisted of two rounds. She first qualified the school round which covered MCQs on useful concepts of economics and finance. Thereafter, with her passion and dedication, she cleared the Regional round as well.
Inter-School Foreign Language Fest- “Die Kotoba Potpourri Fragante” 2017
‘Die Kotoba Potpourri Fragante’, an Inter-School Foreign Language Fest was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 4th February 2017 to inculcate love for foreign languages in students. Students of Classes VI to X, from 21 schools across the city, participated in the various competitive events held in the French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.
The fest comprised eight events, two for each language. In French, ‘Enact a Fable’ and ‘Role Play’ were held. Students of Japanese competed in ‘Fancy Dress ‘and ‘Just-a-Minute’ contest. ’Ad Zap’ and ‘Show and Tell’ were held in Spanish. ‘A Character Portrayal’ and ‘TV Show’ were held in German.
Ms. Marisol Perez Carranza, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Embassy of Chile; Mme Marie Doublier, Attaché for Cooperation in Education; Mr. Kousuke Noguchi, Director, Japanese Language and Japanese Studies/Intellectual Exchange; and Mrs. Shaswati Mazumdar, Professor, Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University were the chief guests for Spanish, French, Japanese and German categories respectively.
The panel of judges for the French events included Ms. Swati Dasgupta, Faculty of French at the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University; Ms. Babusha Verma, Professor, French Language and Literature at Delhi University; Ms. Shilpa Gupta, Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal University and Ms. Pooja Arora, Assistant Professor at Amity University. The German judges were Ms.Manisha Buttan and Ms.Sakshi Puri, Assistant Professors at Amity University, Noida; Ms.Chanchal Bhatia and Ms.Shivani Gupta, German teachers at Max Mueller Bhavan. Mr.Carlos Valmaseda, Library Head, Instituto Cervantes and Ms.Mabel Perez Carranza, Professor, Instituto Cervantes were the judges for the Spanish events. Ms. Ayumi Morris, Visiting Lecturer and Mr. Masaaki Tachiki, Volunteer JICA presently associated with the Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Delhi judged the Japanese events. Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh who was incharge of the programme. Also present were the programme coordinators, Mrs. Nita Vijay Kumar, Mrs.Surbhi Gaur, Mrs Payal Arora and Ms Arushi Manchanda.
The valedictory function commenced with the felicitation of the chief guests by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. It was followed by a mesmerizing fusion dance. A report on the events that took place during the day was displayed. The Principal, Ms Sehgal addressed the gathering. She expressed her view that every language one knows adds to the knowledge of the individual and broadens one’s horizon. In her words, “this event is a way of bringing all the cultures and students together.” The winning entries of few events performed their acts which were greatly appreciated by everyone. A beautiful and melodious German song was sung by the school’s choir. The chief guests then expressed their views on the event. Ms. Marisol Perez Carranza found it, “wonderful to see children learning another language”. According to Ms. Marie Doublier, “learning other languages is necessary so that there is global harmony.” Mr. Kousuke Noguchi thought of the event as an attempt to, “bring all the languages and schools together.” The school’s French Club released its annual magazine, ‘Le Crayon d’Or’.
The French event, ‘Enact a Fable’ was won by DPS R.K. Puram while DPS Noida came second followed by DPS Rohini. The Role Play was won by DPS R.K. Puram. DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Rohini were the first and second runners-up respectively. The overall winners in the French category was DPS Rohini.
DPS Maruti Kunj bagged the first position in ‘Character Portrayal’ while Ahlcon International came second. DPS Rohini came third. The ‘TV Show’ saw Bal Bharti Public School bagging the first position. The first and second runners-up were DPS Vasant Kunj and Ahlcon International respectively. In the German category, the overall winners were Ahlcon International.
The ‘Fancy Dress’ winner was DPS R.K. Puram while DPS Maruti Kunj and Salwan Public School came second and third respectively. In ‘Just a Minute’, DPS R.K. Puram came first. Salwan Public School and Meenakshi Public School were the first and second runners-up. The overall winner in the Japanese category was Salwan Public School.
The ‘Show and Tell’ was won by DPS R.K. Puram. G.D. Goenka came second while DPS International, Saket came third. The Ad Zap saw DPS Noida defeating everyone while DPS International, Saket and G.D. Goenka came second and third respectively. The overall winners in the Spanish category was DPS International, Saket.
The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh delivered the vote of thanks. She thanked the chief guests and the judges for their valuable time. She congratulated the winners and the participants and also told them that, “winning isn’t everything and participation is what matters the most.” The event concluded with the national anthem.
The event was a great attempt in bringing students speaking different languages on a single platform and giving them an opportunity to showcase their talents.
Jyotika Mittal of class 9-C and Sonalika Bansiwal of 8-G ,both won the 3rd prize in an On-the-Spot Sculpture Inter-School Competition held at Mira Model School, Janakpuri on 24th November 2016.
Katha Utsav 2016
A national level Writing workshop, ‘Katha Utsav 2016’ was organised by Katha from the 27th to the 29th January 2016. Angelina Dash of XI W, Prithvi Rana of XI I, Harshita Khatri of XI I, Aditya Pattanayak of XI M, Anurupa Dutta of XI D, Fatima Kashtwari of VIII K and Arunabh Roy of VII E participated in the three day long workshop.
On the first day the students were divided into groups and got to know their mentors; on the last day, the students had to submit an original piece of writing on the theme- ‘Breaking Stereotypes’.
On the second day, after an illustration session in the first half, there was a quiz organised on the Heritage and Culture of India. Three students from each participating school could compete. Twenty schools from all over India participated in this quiz, and DPS RK Puram’s team comprising Angelina Dash, Fatima Kashtwari and Arunabh Roy first qualified the preliminary written round and finally come third after four rounds of quizzing, including rapid fire, picture and anagram based questions, etc.
The International Inner Wheel Nukkad Natak Competition
The students of Expressions Theatre Club bagged the second prize in the Nukkad Natak Competition organised by the International Inner Wheel Club at the Iskcon Temple, New Delhi on the 10th of January, 2017. Mrs. Neena Vasudeva, the President of the Inner wheel Club of Delhi, Greater Kailash, gave the students an opportunity to be part of this programme. They put up a street play on the topic “Child Labour: Bachpan Bachao.” The team comprised of Ishita Agnihotri (XI-N), Dyujoy Majumdar (XI-G), Mohammad Osaid (XI-T), Suvansh Manektala (XI-S), Aryaman Gupta (X-J), Chitra Tewari (X-J) and Akshay Jain (X-L).