‘AAGAAZ 2013’ – An Inter School Indian Orchestra Competition
‘AAGAAZ 2013’ – an Inter school Indian Orchestra Competition was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 9 May 2013. Sixteen schools from across Delhi participated in the competition.
The judges for the event were Ms. Reeta, Deputy Manager, HT PACE; Mr. Mahesh Prabhakar, composer of more than a thousand devotional albums produced by T-Series; and Ustad Akram Khan, finest performer of tabla from the Ajara Gharana . The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini extended a warm welcome to all the guests and highlighted the school’s achievements in the field of music and other extra-curricular activities.Also present was Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra and the co-ordinator of the programme. Mr.Kuldeep Mishra and Mr.Saleem Kumar from the Department of Music gave special training to our students.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and a bouquets were presented to the honourable judges. The judges were welcomed with a song by Mallika Singh of class 11. The musical performances by the all participants were scintillating and left everyone enthralled.
The judges shared their views about all the presentations and emphasized on the importance of music by pointing out that ‘Music is a very vast subject and helps in balancing one’s life.’
The much anticipated prize distribution followed with DPS R.K.Puram sweeping the awards, winning first prize in the orchestra and solo category. However, being the hosts they did not accept the prizes and so the first prize was passed on to Vasant Valley School for orchestra and DPS Dwarka for the solo category. The second and third prizes in the category of Orchestra group were bagged by DPS Mathura Road and Gyan Bharti School respectively and in the Solo category by Bal Bharti and Montfort School. The first prize in the instrumental category was bagged by Amity School, Saket ,Vasant Valley and DPS Mathura Road receiving the 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. Vasant Valley won the rolling trophy.
The event was truly an enriching experience for all the students and provided a wonderful opportunity to put their skills to test.
Sahitya Utsav at DPS Bulanashahr
The DPS Society organized a Sahitya Utsav in DPS Bulandshahr on 30th April 2013. Various events were held in which 10 students of DPS R.K. Puram participated. Tapas Bhardwaj of class XI won the first prize in the debate. In the Hindi quiz, various schools participated from all over India. There were 4 rounds. DPS R.K. Puram made it to the top 4. The participants were Abhiraj Ray of class XI, Shaurya Bhandari and Lakshay Kamra of class X.
The honorable Chairman of DPS Society, Mr. Ashok Chandra graced the occasion and blessed the children. The chief guest of the function was the eminent poet, Sri Gopal Das Neeraj. He also gave away the prizes and his presence was inspiring for the students.
Sneh Bharti Inter School Essay Writing Competition
Sneh Bharti Organization organized an Inter School Hindi Essay Writing Competition for students. Medhavee Pravin of class X won the second prize and received four books, a certificate and a prize money of Rs. 500. Shreya Jain of class X received a consolation prize, comprising four books, a certificate and a prize money of Rs. 200.
Environment Festival – ‘Green Wave’
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj organized the Environment Festival ‘Green Wave’ on the occasion of Earth Day on 30th April. Various competitions were held. In ‘Just a Minute’, Anway Tewari of Class XI J spoke on Recycling and won the First Prize. .In ‘Best out of waste Competition’, the First Prize was bagged by an exhibit made from Egg Shells and a windchime by Vasundhara Rakesh, Shraddha Anand and Srishti Soni of X J.
The topic for Face Painting was ‘Sea Animals’. Somya Luthra and Kaushitaki Sharma of VIII H painted an underwater scenery .In the Photography Competition ,Antara Joglekar of XII W won the second prize.
DPS,R.K.Puram was declared overall winners of the event.The Principal Dr D.R.Saini along with the Vice Principal,Ms Shobha Mehta ,Headmistress (Class VI-VII )Ms Anita Singh and Head of the Biology Department Mr S.K.Arora appreciated the effort of students and encouraged them to take up environment related issues seriously and inspire others to do the same.The students were guided by Ms Niva Chhonkar,Environment Activity Incharge and Ms Reema Khosla
Gowardhan Dass Memorial National Level Inter School Declamation Competition
The GOWARDHAN DASS MEMORIAL NATIONAL LEVEL INTER SCHOOL DECLAMATION COMPETITION took place at Springdale’s School, Pusa Road on 18th April 2013. There were 25 schools from Delhi and NCR region. Tejveer Bagai of class XII-A and Arjun Kumar of class XII-D participated in this competition and bagged the ‘Best Team’ rolling trophy. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Jonaki Sarma.
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.
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.
58th National School Games – Squash Championship 2012-13
The 58th National School Games Squash Championship was held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai between 21-24 January 2013.c Aseem Mehra, a student of Class IX J, DPS R.K.Puram was selected to represent the Delhi Squash State Team in the Under 17 category.
The Delhi State team won the overall 3rd position. Aseem Mehra was awarded a Bronze medal & Certificate of merit by Padamshree Satpal, the President of the School Games Federation of India and received a scholarship of Rs. 5000/-
Shailendr Shatabdi Inter School Hindi Competition
Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized inter-school competitions of poems and songs written by eminent poet and lyricist, Shailendra on 29th January 2013, whose centenary is being celebrated all over India this year. 15 schools participated in the competition.
Prominent guests included Dr. Mahesh Vidyalankar, Professor, Delhi University; Mr.S.K.Verma from Akashvaani; Mr. S.K. Rohila, music director of deshbhakti songs; Mrs. Jyotika , a prominent kathak dancer and a classical vocalist; Mr. Manjeet Singh, classical singer and Miss Sarana Balasuramanium, Bharatnatyam dancer.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest followed by the competition in which participants performed solo songs, duets, power point presentations and group dances on Shailendra’s lyrics. His contributions to Hindi literature and the film Industry was lauded both by the guests and the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini, while speaking to the audience on his contributions, appreciated the efforts of Hindi Department in successfully organizing the event.
The overall first prize was awarded to DPS, R.K.Puram but being the host the award was presented to DPS Noida, the second prize was bagged by DPS Greater Noida and the third prize by DPS Gurgaon. The consolation prize was given to Ambience Public School, Safdarjung Enclave.
Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-school Art and Poetry Competitions
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-school Art and Poetry Competitions on 6 February 2013 in memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society, Dr. P. N. Kirpal. Dr.Kirpal was a writer, poet and artist of great stature and held various senior positions in the Government of India. He was also involved in the workings of the UNESCO. The chief guest for the event was Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman of DPS Society and Justice B.N. Kirpal, Member, DPS Society graced the occasion as the guest of honour along with his family. Also present were Mr. P.C. Bose, Member, DPS Society; Dr. Ms. Sharada Nayak, Member, DPS Society; Dr. Ms. Usha Luthra, Member, DPS Society; Rear Admiral M. M. Chopra, Vice Chairman, DPS Society; Ms. Renu Mital, Director, DPS Society; Ms. Bindu Sehgal, Principal, DPS Vasant Kunj; Ms. Renu Chaturvedi, Principal, DPS Greater Noida; Mr. J. C. Pant, Principal, DPS Bulandshahr; Ms. Sunita Tanwar, Principal, DPS Dwarka; Ms. Archana Pental, Headmistress, DPS Vasant Vihar; Ms. Dolly Chanan, Headmistress, DPS East of Kailash; Ms. Shobha Mehta, Vice Principal, DPS RK Puram; Ms. Anita Singh, DPS RK Puram; Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress, DPS R.K.Puram and the overall Incharge of the programme Ms. Savita Vasesi and Mr. Biplabi Samaddar, programme facilitators and Ms. Usha Diptivilasa, programme coordinator; Mr. Mukesh Kumar, School Supervisor, DPS RK Puram and Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra.
The theme of the competition was “Happiness Unlimited”. Students from 27 schools, including the host school took part in it. There were three main activities taking place simultaneously, namely’ ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’ and ‘Lyrical Canvas’.
Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting the essence of a poem selected by the participants in advance. This competition was judged by Ms. Mrinalini Chawla, a creative person associated with theatre, set designing and acting; Ms. Nilambari Chintamani, a teacher working with a non-profit organisation; Mrs. Deepa Raghavan, former Vice Principal of DPS R.K. Puram; Ms. Aditi Saigal, a stellar artist and an architect, Ms. Dushleen Bawa, a freelance theatre consultant and Ms. Era Jain, a fashion designer.
While in Artistic Poesy, participants had to compose a poem using a given painting, Lyrical Canvas was its complete opposite. It required participants to illustrate a picture from a given poem. Artistic Poesy was judged by Ms. Shubhagata Kumar, an IRS officer; Ms. Vandana Tandon from The Times of India and Ms. Anjana Agarwal, an international English language tester and examiner. Ms. Banita Hamirwasia, an enthusiastic painter; Mr. Puran Prajapati, a traditional sculptor and Mr. Alok Uniyal, an acclaimed artist judged Lyrical Canvas.
After all the competitions ended, a spectacular cultural event was held by the students and teachers of DPS R. K. Puram. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. Students of the school displayed the journey of poetry through the ages, where they recited poems by leading poets of different ages. Addressing the gathering, the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, shared his experience of working under the late Chairman, Dr.Kirpal and his fond memories of yesteryears. Ms. Vanita Sehgal summed up the events of the day. A remarkable musical performance by the students of DPS RK Puram followed. Mr. Ashok Chandra congratulated the participants and expressed his appreciation for the effort put in by all the students and teachers involved in organising the competition which he called, ‘ a harmony of all forms of art’.
Along with Dr. Saini and Mrs. Kirpal, he released the English literary magazine “Bubbling Cauldron”. In the much-awaited prize distribution, the winners of Blend Art were Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, the first runners up were the Mother’s International School and the second runners up were DPS, RK Puram. Artistic Poesy was won by Sanskriti School, followed by Amity International School, Saket, as the first runners up, and DPS Indirapuram along with Modern School, Barakhambha Road as the second runners up. Lyrical Canvas saw Nikita Jha from the Mother’s International School coming up as the winner. The First runner up was Enakshi Borse from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. The second runner up was Raghav Bhalla from Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The much coveted Rolling Trophy went to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.
Art and Poetry Competitions
Award Ceremony – International Quiz on Germany
Winners at the Environment Festival
The Annual Inter-DPS Environment Festival with the theme ‘Adopt the pace of nature’ was organized at DPS Mathura Road. The main objective of the festival was to create awareness among the youth on the unexplored aspects of Mother Nature. DPS R.K.Puram students were declared overall winners. Vasudha Vijaysheel and Antara Joglekar of Class XI secured the First Position in the Photography Competition while Aavik Pakrasi and Arjun Kumar stood second in the ‘Discussion Forum –EnvironMUNt’.
The World Mathematical Crusade 2012
The year 2012 has been declared as the National Mathematical Year as a tribute to the great mathematician, Dr. S. Ramanujan by the Government of India to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary. On this occasion Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘The World Mathematical Crusade 2012’ an inter-school mathematics symposium, on 27th December 2012.The event was attended by over 70 schools with 240 participants from all over the world.
The objective of the Crusade was to provide a platform for students to share their ideas and skills by engaging in innovative problem solving events which not only highlight the relevance of mathematics as a discipline but also inculcate a spirit of research and enquiry.
The Crusade commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the DPS Society.
This was followed by an inaugural ceremony which was also attended by the Guest of Honour Dr. Atul Nischal, co-founder of ‘Ganit Gurooz’, Dr. S K Sahdev, Associate Prof. Delhi University, the Vice Principal Ms. Shobha Mehta. On this occasion, the Principal Dr Saini stressed on the importance of mathematics in the modern age. The presidents of the school’s Mathematical Society, highlighted the school’s achievements in the field of mathematics. Saswat Satapathy of Class X and the winner of the World Memory Championship, showcased his talent.
Mr. Ashok Chandra expressed his views about “Mathematics being the bedrock for all science subjects” and released the latest issue of ‘Mathyard, the school’s Mathematics magazine.
The crusade offered students a variety of events to help portray their talents like Mathematical Puzzle Solving , Quiz , Four Questions and a Surprise event. The students of the host school also put up an exhibition with innovative and interesting models and presentations. In the morning half ,a workshop for teachers was conducted by Dr. Atul Nischal and in the second half Dr Amitabh Tripathi of IIT Delhi conducted a guest lecture for teachers and students where he, explained the Bertrand Theorem. The Results of the contest were as follows:
Overall Best Team DPS DPS Noida
Overall First Runners Up Amity International, saket
Overall Second Runners Up DPS Dwarka
Dr. Sushma Suneja, Head of the Mathematics Department and Mr. Anil Kathuria , Incharge, Mathematics Lab & Technology Centre, DPS R K Puram along with Maths Department and the students of the Mathematical Society coordinated the event. which was a resounding success.
Exhibition, Events & Award Ceremony
INFINITUS RHEUS 2012
An Inter -School Quiz Competition was hosted by the Quizzing Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram on 26th and 28th December 2012.
15 teams across Delhi participated in the Preliminary Round out of which 8 schools were selected for the Semi-Final Round held on the same day.
4 teams qualified for the Final Round organized on 28th December 2012. The prize winners were
First Position : New Era Public School, Mayapuri ( Winners Trophy and cash Prize of Rs. 6000/-)
Second Position : Modern School, Barakhamba School (Cash Prize of Rs. 4500/-)
Third Position : Delhi Public School, Vidyut Nagar (Cash Prize of Rs. 3000/-)
The Quiz Masters were Mr. Raghav Gupta and Mr Apratim Mukhopadhyay alumni of DPS R.K. Puram and Ex Presidents of the Quizzing Club of the school.
Celebrating Success at ‘Sanskriti 350’
A concentration of 350ppm of carbon dioxide is considered hazardous for human beings. In view of this fact to sensitize the students towards the grave environmental concern and to encourage responsible thinking an interschool environment festival ‘Sanskriti 350’ was hosted by Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri on December 6,2012.
In this festival various competitions were organized.DPS R.K.Puram won First Prize in Band Competition ‘Sounds of 350’ of consisting of Ishan Malhotra, Sureet Singh, Shaurya Mittal, Jemima Khan, Sanjay Menon and Madhav Logani of Class X. Vasudha Vijaysheel , Antara Joglekar , Yagya Sachdeva, and Arjun Kakkar of Class XI in the Photography Competition and Lavanya Jindal,Sareh Zaheer and Mohita Breja of Class VIII in ‘The taste of 350-You are what you eat ‘ a Cookery Competition bagged the Second Prize.
The winners were appreciated and congratulated by the Principal Dr D.R.Saini and Head of the Department of Biology, Mr S.K.Arora. The students were guided by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge,the Environment.
Psychology Teacher Training Workshop
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram organized a two day Psychology Teacher Training Workshop on 21st and 22nd December 2012. Teachers from twenty five schools of Delhi participated in it.
The agenda of the workshop consisted of reflecting on the teaching of psychology, assessing the present day curriculum, brainstorming pedagogy as well as assessment in terms of national curriculum framework. The keynote address on Day 1 was delivered by Professor Anjum Sibia of the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundation of Education, NCERT. In her keynote address, Professor Sibia elaborated on how psychology formed the foundation of education and why psychology teachers needed to do much more than merely teach their subject. Speaking of the various problems faced by India’s schooling system, such as multi-grade teacher and single-teacher schools, the system’s inflexibility and the disconnect between teacher educators, trainee teachers and students, Professor Sibia noted that the NCERT was now more aware of the crucial role psychology played in education, and that that awareness had prompted the shift in the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 from a content curriculum to a process curriculum. Professor Sibia also spoke of how, with the Right to Education Act in effect, psychology would be instrumental in aiding first generation learners’ acclimatisation to a new environment. Professor Sibia closed her address by encouraging teachers to undertake research and apprising them of the various funds and tools at their disposal.
Ms. Vishakha Kumar of DPS R.K.Puram made a presentation on the National Curriculum Framework, 2005. She illustrated how the Framework was extensively based on the works of notable psychologists and how psychology had influenced the framework’s conception of the teacher, the learner and the learning process.
In the group work session of the workshop, teachers were divided into groups of four and assigned topics. Each group proceeded to make a presentation on the assigned topic which was put forth to the larger group and assessed by the keynote speaker on Day 2. The topics assigned were: the assessment of the psychology textbooks of classes 11 and 12, analysis of the pedagogy of teaching psychology in school, the appraisal of school-level psychology practicals and the examination of the evaluation system.
The keynote speaker on 22nd December 2012 was Professor Nandita Babu of the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. Professor Babu reviewed the presentations put forward by each team and provided inputs on how to resolve the issues highlighted by the presentations. Each presentation was followed by a brainstorming session which allowed those present to express their views, share personal experiences and come up with creative solutions to common problems.
The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Vithika Rahul, the Head of the Department of Psychology at DPS R.K.Puram and her team of teachers.
Psychology Teacher Training Workshop
The 5th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament
The closing ceremony of the 5th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament, which was flagged off on 23rd November 2012, was held at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on 21st December 2012. This tournament is held every year for classes six to eleven. The event is held annually in memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched away by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was an excellent actor, football player, swimmer and a scholar badge holder.
The chief guest was the Chairman of the OBC Commission ,Justice M.N. Rao and the Guest of Honour was the Vice President of India’s Soccer Federation, Sh .N.K Bhatia. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini welcomed all the guests. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, the two headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh and the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra and coordinator of the event, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal graced the occasion with their presence. Armaan’s father, Dr.P.N.Dogra was present along with other members of the family. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp.
Neerav Taneja and Sudeepto Bhattacharya shared their fond memories of their dear friend Armaan with the audience. There was a mesmerizing musical performance by the students followed by an entrancing western dance by the dance troupe. Students of DPS Shiksha Kendra showcased Indian patriotism through a vibrant dance to the tune of Vande Mataram. Tatparya Shankar of class twelve presented his free style football skills. This was followed by an exhibition match played between all stars 9th -11th and class 12th.
Armaan’s father, Dr. P.N Dogra expressed his gratitude toward the school and the teachers. Then began the much awaited prize distribution for all the winners of the tournament from classes six to eleven and the all star teams were awarded medals and trophies. Sarthak Batra was declared as the best goalkeeper; Devansh Tandon, the best forward; Mehar Vasant, the best Girls player; Shiven Trivedi, the best defender and Sanil Khimani the highest scorer of the tournament. Vishrut Rai Khatri bagged the position of the Best player of the tournament. The overall winners were the all star team from Class XI.
The chief guest and the guest of honour congratulated the participants and the event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.
Aarman Dogra Memorial Football Tournament Closing Ceremony
IT Symposium at DPS Noida
Delhi Public School, Noida hosted its 10th annual Inter-School IT symposium, ESPICE on 29th November 2012.
It has a melange of activities that provided as opportunity to students of various schools to showcase their talents.
The individual results are as follow:
Wed D-Second runners up
• Akshay Dadhwal
• Trijeet Mukhopadhayay
Photography – Runners up
• Vasudha Vijaysheel (Digex)
German Student Wins Scholarship
Diksha Bahl of class 10 L participated in the German Quiz at the German Urban Mela at the Indrapastha Park which was held from the 28th October to the 4th of November 2012. Several schools of Delhi and NCR had also participated. She won a scholarship to attend a week long fully sponsored German Camp in Gwalior from 3rd Jan to 8th Jan 2013.
Diksha has been an outstanding student throughout and has been receiving the Scholor Badge since class 5.