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).
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