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.
Salman Open Quiz competition
Vinayak Prachnanda of VII A and Vansh Gupta of VIII K represented the school at the Salman 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).
Winner of BITS Pilani Debate
Jatin Jha of XI F participated in the Delhi Regionals of ‘Verba Maximus 2017’, the literary fest of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad , on the 5th of January 2017.
Scores of students from the top colleges and schools in and around Delhi competed for the top two places. The event consisted of two rounds of Impromptu Debating. The topics and the side to be supported were assigned by a draw of lots followed by ten minutes of preparation time.
After vanquishing even sophomores of colleges, Jatin Jha was declared the winner of both the rounds. He has won a full paid trip to Hyderabad in February to participate in the finals. The Top two winners from the different zones of India will compete on 5th February in the Hyderabad campus of BITS Pilani to ascertain the winner of the Debate of Verba Maximus 2017.
Green School Award for DPS R.K.Puram in International Environment Conference ‘ENCON 2017’
The International Conference and Outreach Programme on ‘Environment & Ecology: Sustainability and Challenges’ was organised by Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram from 4th to 6th January 2017 at Sri Venkateswara College. The aim of this conference was to bring together the stakeholders who can help in painting a holistic picture of the Global Changes in Environment and Ecology.
DPS R.K.Puram won the Green School Award in ENCON 2017 for creating awareness among the students towards environmental issues through various activities.
Under the Green School Initiative, a number of competitions were organised and the winners were:
Environment Quiz: Third Prize: Aarav Mathur and Arunabh of VI H
Slogan Writing: First Prize : Tanvi Bothra XI A: Second Prize: Sukeerti XI B
Best out of Waste: First Prize: Aanya Trehan IX L
The third prize under ‘Young Innovative Environmentalist -Sustainable Technology’ was awarded to Prithvi Rana of XI-I. His model included ‘Jal Jaanch’ stick with an app ‘Pure Path’. The exhibits were judged by Professor Dr.Louise E .M. Vet, Director, Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
A delegation of 21 students of Class 11 and 2 teachers: Ms Nita Vijay Kumar and Ms Shruti Mishra attended the 3rd Actasia Interact International Conference in Gangtok, Sikkim from 14-18 December 2016.
The conference was attended by around 300 participants from all over India and the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and even one delegate from Germany.The students attended the technical sessions during the day.
Shivam Bansal was awarded the First Prize in a speech competition. The topic of the speech was: ‘Youth are equal partners in building a peaceful nation’.
The students also performed a song and a Bhangra dance during the evenings which were devoted to cultural programmes showcasing the talents of the delegates and the rich traditions of their respective regions.
The conference was a wonderful opportunity for the students to interact with their peers from different countries and to make new friends and exchange views on a variety of topics.
Annual Hindi Debate Competition
The Lions Club held its annual Hindi debate competition on 14 December 2016. The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Bhishma Narain Singh who served as the Governor of seven states including Assam and Tamil Nadu.
Uday Bansal of DPS RK Puram won the Excellent Performance Award and a cash Prize of Rs1000.
Lok Rang 2016
The Hindi Department of DPS R.K.Puram hosted its annual Hindi fest, ‘Lok Rang’ on 24th December 2016. The event celebrated the cultural diversity of the nation and provided a platform for students to showcase their multifarious talents. Students from 14 schools participated in the competitions.
The day commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh. The Head of the Hindi Department, Mrs Jyoti Bakshi introduced Shri Divik Ramesh. Mr Divik is a recipient of many awards including the Soviet Land Nehru Award. He was felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. This was followed by the felicitation of the judges, Producer and Director, Shri Daljeet; the first female ‘dastango’, Ms.Fouzia; Dr. Kusum Viyogi, eminent poet and founder of the Dalit Lekhak Sangh; Poetess, Ms.Nisha Bhargava; writer, Ms.Savita Chadha and Mr.Anurag Das Mathur from the Jazba Theatre Group.
The Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh in his address to the students emphasized on the importance of literature and a good education, and above all on being a good human being. He read out poems written by the students of the school to exemplify the beauty of folk language.
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of participation in such programmes and how it is a great learning opportunity, a chance to know our cultural tradition and its diversity. She applauded the coordinator of the programme, Mrs. Fatma Kirmani for the excellent concept and structure of the programme . A cultural show that consisted of a folk song, skit, and dance was put up by the students of DPS R.K.Puram.
The competitions held included ‘Lok Natya Manch’, which required the participants to enact skits depicting folk tales; ‘Lok Manch’, in which participants were required to recite poems on given topics; and ‘Lok Sampada’, in which students presented musical performances on the various festivals of India. Online poetry and story writing were also there.
The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal gave the awards with Mr Daljeet and Mrs Savita Chadha to the winners The first position in Lok Natya Manch was bagged by DPS Rohini, the second by DPS Vasant Kunj, while the third went to DPS Mathura Road. In Lok Manch, ‘Bharat Ki Sanskritik Dharohar’, Bluebells School International came first, followed by DPS Rohini and DPS Dwarka; in ‘Samay Ki Pukar’, DPS Noida, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, and Modern School, Vasant Vihar bagged the first, second, and third positions respectively. The results for the three sub-events in Lok Sampada, the musical part of the festival, the winner was DPS Noida and the runner up DPS Rohini. DPS Vasant Kunj came third.
In the overall tally, DPS Noida secured the second position and DPS Rohini took home the winning trophy. The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, delivered the vote of thanks.
The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition
Honourable mention in “The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition
Ishitwa, student of class XI-V received an Honourable mention in “The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” organised by Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); inviting young people all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of ‘The fight against illegal trade in wildlife’. Samsung Engineering established Eco-generation in 1996 as one of the largest environmental education programs for children and youth in Korea and all over the world.
Ishitwa is the only Indian female to receive the award out of the global competitors.
Ishitwa has been an academic achiever all through in school and also received 10 CGPA in class X. She is a scholar tie and blazer holder. She has volunteered for various environmental projects with NGOs like “Vatavaran”.
Ishitwa won the first position in Poster making Competition on “Swachh Bharat” held at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.
Ishitwa is a passionate dancer and has received a letter of recommendation for excellence in dance from the institute, “The Dancworx”. She has also won the 3rd position at “Panchatatva 2015” and is also a member of the Environment Club.
Ishitwa is an avid reader, a cricket enthusiast and has great interest in mathematics and economics. She was also selected as one of the finalists for participating in the 2017 Global Eco-Leaders Camp, which is to be held at Seoul, South Korea.
Breakout 2016 – The Interschool Western Music Competition
Breakout 2016, the Interschool Western music competition was held at Amity International School, Saket on 20th December 2016. DPS R.K. Puram along with 15 other schools participated. DPS R.K.Puram stood 1st in the band category, and also got the rolling trophy. Aryaman Kiri of 11-N got the prize for the best drummer. Mr Dominic Paul accompanied the children. The following were the participants:
Aadya Varma (11-M)- singer
Swastika Sharma (11-M)- singer
Ishaan Saraswat (10-A)- guitar
Yuvrajvijay Bhatia (8-B)- keyboard
Vedant Shandilya (10-B)- vocalist
Dev Taneja (11-Q)- lead guitar
Aryaman Kiri (11-N)- drummer
Udbhav Seth (11-J)- keyboardist
Lakshaya Grover (11-M)- bassist
Harshit Arora (11-O)- lead guitar
Access 2016 – Inter School IT Event
ACCESS 2016 was held at Modern School, Barakhamba Road on 16th and 17th December 2016. Exun Clan bagged the Overall Runners-up trophy. The individual results are as follows:
Web Design – Winners
Sub-Junior Quiz – Winners
Cadet Powerpoint – Winners
Gurmani Kaur [DPS VV]
Surprise Event – Winners
Mukesh Kumar [InCharge, Exun Clan]
The Team ExunClan
A/V Editing – Runners Up
Digital Imaging – Runners Up
Crossword – Runners Up
Open Quiz – Runners Up
Hardware – Runners Up
Hardware – Second Runners Up
Techathlon – Second Runners Up
Congratulations to all the winners!
Tarun Singh Gahlan wins in the Inter School Music competition for Special Needs children
Tarun Singh Gahlan, a student of X-D, is a soft spoken, cheerful and affable child. Tarun has not let his visual impairment keep him back in life.He has been greatly interested in studies along with co-curricular activities in his class. He is the first differently abled child who enjoys horse riding at the Army Riding and Polo Club, Delhi Cantt. On 6th November 2016, he participated in the 21st Edition of the Salwan Marathon, Delhi under the Special Race Category wherein more than 1200 visually challenged children from across the country took part. In that event, he also performed a solo song which was applauded by everyone present.
He has represented the school in the category of CWSN at the Kothari International School, Noida on 8 December 2016 and sang a song “Tera Ishq Mera Ishq” from the movie ‘Ram Leela’. There, he secured the second position and lived up to the expectations of his Alma Mater. Despite having innumerable limitations and hurdles, Tarun is excelling in Academics too. His performance in Music in Class VIII was appreciated by the school authorities. He has been awarded the Scholar Badge for striving for excellence in studies in Class IX. Music being his forte. he got admission in a very renowned institution i.e. Gandharav Mahavidyalya of Delhi and is learning Indian Vocal Classical Music.. By virtue of his dedication, devotion and passion, he will come out with flying colours in the times to come. Moreover, Tarun is very popular among his classmates.
Sway – Inter School Western Dance Competition
On the 10th of December 2016, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the Western Dance competition, ‘Sway 2016’ organised by the Western Dance Society for the students of classes 9 to12.
There were two categories in the competition- the group performance (Accent) and the solo performance (Knockout). There were 20 participating schools. The styles of dancing were Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip-hop. It was judged by Mr Benjamin Jacob and Ms Naomi McCoo. The Guest of Honour for the event was Mr. Rohan Bhargava. All three of them are choreographers at Danceworx, a reputed dance institute. The event began with the felicitation of the judges and guest of honour with a token of regard by our esteemed Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. This was followed by a video showcasing the achievements of the Western Dance Society of the school. Ms Srinivasan addressed the gathering, wishing all the participants good luck and encouraging them to embrace the spirit of the art they performed. There was a performance by the Western Dance Society, which garnered a lot of appreciation from the audience. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, the Headmistress, Ms.Rashmi Malhotra and the Head of the Department of Music and Dance, Mrs.Aditi Sarkar with her team of teachers.
Soon after, the competition began with the Accent category, where the dancers enthusiastically performed in a group. In the next category, i.e. Knockout, there were solo performances. At the end of the event, the judges addressed the gathering, enlightening the participants with valuable feedback and constructive criticism.
For the award ceremony, Ms Anita Singh, the event in charge, Ms Preeti Pratihari; and Ms Vinita Gupta gave away the prizes, while Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee conducted the ceremony. The First prize in the Knockout category was bagged by The Mother’s International School, while the second prize was awarded to Birla Vidya Niketan. The first prize in the Accent category was also bagged by The Mother’s International School, while Birla Vidya Niketan came second.
The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh proposed the vote of thanks and wished the students the very best for the future. All in all, the event was a great success.
Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016
The Mathematical Society, the Catalyst Club, the Pre-Pharmacy Club and the Physics Society of DPS R.K. Puram hosted an inter-school symposium on 3rd December 2016. The ‘Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016’ aimed at providing the students a platform to exchange ideas and developments in the fields of science and mathematics. A large number of schools from all over the country and abroad participated in the event.
Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh; the Head of Departments of Mathematics, Mr.Anil Kathuria; Chemistry, Mr. Prem Dhawan and Physics, Mr.J.S.Virdi, along with other faculty members.
The chief guest for the event was Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor at JNU and Professor at IIT Delhi, also present at the occasion were Dr. Geetu Gambhir Asst. Professor of Chemistry at A.N.D. College; Ms Smriti Bhatia, Asst. Professor at Miranda House Delhi University; Dr. Vinita Malani, Artist Mr. Raghuvansh Shah and Mrs.Monica Bhatia, Ex. Faculty member DPS RK Puram, Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor at LSR, Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor at CIE, as judges for the events. Symposium 2016 was an amalgamation of 9 events, “Crossword and Problem Solving, Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Ads Act, Experimental Demonstration, Model Making, Fun Games, Photography and Chem Canvas.”
The event commenced with the lighting of lamp, and the felicitation of the chief guest and the judges for the various events. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering and emphasised on the fact that, “winning is important, but not everything.” She asked the participants to have fun and talked about the importance of science in our life.
The school choir set the tempo with a mellifluous song which was followed by enthralling classical and ballet dance performances. The chief guest, Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar addressed the gathering and spoke about science as an important tool to bring about change and also spoke about Innovation Techniques.
The Annual Magazines of the respective clubs were released. The students participated in the various events with full gusto and gave their best.
DPS Ranipur bagged the first position in “Fun Games”. DPS Rajnagar came first in the Photography Contest. The first and second runner-ups were DPS Roorkee and DPS Ranipur respectively. In the Crossword category, DPS Ranipur came first, while the second position was bagged by DPS Roorkee. The Indian School came third. DPS Sharjah won the Model Making Contest while S.R. Residential Public School came second followed by The Indian School. DPS Sushant Lok was given a special mention in this category for their brilliant performance. DAV Model School won the first position in Chem Canvas. The second and third positions were bagged by St, Columba’s School and New Horizon School respectively. Bal Bharti School, Dwarka outperformed everyone in the Quiz Contest. They were followed by Tagore International School and The Indian School. The Treasure Hunt’s winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The first runner-up was DPS Ranipur while Bal Bharti School came third. The Indian School won the Demo Contest followed by Bal Bharti School and Modern School.
In the Overall Winners category, The Indian School came first and was awarded the Trophy. Bal Bharti School came second while the third position was bagged by DPS Ranipur.
The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh gave the vote of thanks and thanked the Heads of Departments, teachers and the student for their support and hard work in making this event a great success.
Essay Writing Competition by HT Pace in association with the National Museum of Natural History
Deeksha Khan of class VIII D won the 1st Prize in the annual On- the-Spot inter-school essay writing competition organized by HT Pace in association with the National Museum of Natural History . The school was also awarded the Rolling Trophy for the same.