37th Rotary Club Debate
The Rotary Club of Chanakyapuri, New Delhi conducted the 37th annual Rotary Club Debate at Ashoka Hotel on 11th October, 2014. Anvay Tewari and Ragini Khurana of Class 12 won Best Team with a cash prize of Rs 6000 for speaking on the topic “Organ donation should be made mandatory in India”. Ragini won the Best Speaker award with a cash prize of Rs. 3000 and Anvay won the Second Best Speaker award with Rs. 2000.
This was the second year running that DPS R.K. Puram had a clean victory at the Rotary Club Debate.
CBSE Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidhyalaya Expression Series Award
Baltej Singh Miglani of 6E has bagged the First Prize in the CBSE Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidhyalaya Expression Series on ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation’ on 12 October 2014. He has received a cash prize of Rs.2500.
IPSC Table-Tennis (Boys) 2014 Championship held at Welhams Boys School, Dehradun
The All India IPSC Table-Tennis (Boys) 2014 Championship was held at Welhams Boys School, Dehradun from 1st to 4th September 2014. DPS R.K. Puram won the U-19 Boys Team Championship, the U-17 team championship and U-14 Boys second runner up in the team championship. In the individual category, Shiven Banga won the championship. Shiven defeated Shrey of Doon School, Dehradun, by 3—0 in the quarter Final. In the semi final, Shiven of DPS R.K. Puram defeated Chaitanya of Doon School by 3 –0. In the finals, Shiven defeated Manan of the DPS R.K. Puram by 3—0 and won the individual championship.
In the U-17 Boys, Ayush Kapoor won the individual championship in the Quarter final. Ayush of DPS R.K. Puram beat Vedant of Welhams Boys, Dehradun by 3—0. In the semi finals, Ayush Kapoor beat Shivam of Modern School, Delhi by 3—1. In the finals, Ayush Kapoor of DPS R.K. Puram defeated Vishal Vallabh and Ashram Gujrat by 3-2 and won the Individual championship. In the U-14 Boys, Vansh of DPS R.K. Puram won the 1st Runner up Championship in the U-14 categories.
39th Maharashtra Open Junior Squash Championship 2014
The 39th Maharashtra Open Junior Squash Championship was held at the Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai between 4-7 September 2014.
Aseem Mehra, a student of class 11-Q, reached the semifinals against a very strong playing field and competed for the 3rd position in the boys U-19 category.
He received a Certificate of Merit and a cash price of Rs 6,500/- was awarded to him for this achievement.
22nd Bro. Mahony Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament
22nd Bro. Mahony Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament for Juniors
16 teams from Delhi & NCR participated in the Bro, Mahony (MT ST Mary’s) Football Tournament which was held from 6th to 11th August 2014. In this tournament our school team was declared the champion.
In the knockout stage, we defeated Springdales, Dhaula Kuan by 3-0 goals.
In the Quarter final, we defeated St Columba’s School by 3-1 goals.
In the semi finals, we defeated the Sri Ram School, Gurgaon by 5-1 goals.
In the finals, we defeated Sanskriti School by 3-0 goal
From our school, Kartikey Gupta of Class VIII-E was declared as the player of the tournament and Japman Singh of class IX-K was declared as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
The Team Member of our school are as under:
- Aakarash Jain (Captain)
- Devansh Tandon
- Kushan Arora
- Dhruv Malhotra
- Dyujoy Majumdar
- Udhayan Ambwani
- Kartikeya Gupta
- Kanav Khanna
- Parth Kothari
- Arunim Gupta
- Japman Singh
- Prateek Srivastava
- Vaisakh Ajith
- Sholke Meresh
- Aditya Iyer
- Vendant Hemal
- Ayush Singh
- Tanay Kumar
The All India IPSC Soccer Championship-2014
Category – Boys (Under 17 Years)
There were 16 teams from all over India which participated in the All India IPSC Soccer Championship 2014 at L.K. Singhania Education Centre, Gotan, Rajasthan. Our school team was declared as the winner of the prestigious tournament.
- In the first match we defeated Tashi Namgyal Academy, Sikkim by 5-1 goals.
- In the 2nd match we defeated Bhartiya Vidya Bhavans ’ VM School, Vadodara Gujarat by 13-0 goals.
- In the 3rd match, we defeated BPS Pilani by 3-1 goals.
- In the Quarter finals, we defeated Sainik School Ghorakn (Nainital) by 5-1 goals.
- In the semi-finals, we defeated the host school by 3-0 goals.
In the final match, we defeated Birla Public School, Pilani by 3-2 goals. From our school, Yaiphaba Laishram of Class XI-O was declared the highest scorer of the tournament and he also got the Hat-trick in the final match.
Our School Team qualified for the 55th Subroto Cup-2014.
The Team Members of our school are as under :
- Vineet Choudhari
- Mayank Dhawan
- Yaiphaba Laishram
- Rohan Bhaskar
- Mahier Vir Hora
- Abhay Mehta
- Anant Sharma
- Soham Mandal
- Neil Gulabrani
- Rohil Choubey
- Adit Aggarwal
- Shivam Chowdhary
- Samarth Sud
- Ishan Verma
- Ashruth Talwar
- Udbhav Sharma
- Aditya Vashisht Sharma
- Ishaan Gulati
International Business Mélange 2014
Bill Gates said “It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” and on this note the International Business Mélange was declared open. The event was hosted by Delhi Public School, R.K Puram on the 28th and 29th of August, 2014 and was an initiative of the Business Studies Society. The event received registration from over 65 schools including schools from Malaysia, U.A.E and Nepal. This year, the mélange comprised of the following on-site events: the Business Quiz, the Visionnaire, The Mock Stock and the Ads Act. The online events included the e-poster making based on unequal opportunities, caricature making on corporate corruption and the sonnet writing on business ethics.
Dr. P.C Jain, Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The other judges for the event were Dr Vandana Jain, Assistant Professor, SRCC; Dr Rachna Jawa, Associate Professor, SRCC; Mr Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer, CBSE; Dr Vinita Dar, Associate Professor, I.P. College; Dr. Mallika Kumar, Associate Professor, SRCC and Ms. Neeti Dixit, Guest Faculty at Miranda House and SRCC. The Principal, DPS R.K. Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and Mrs Rashmi Malhotra, Head of the Business Studies Department, welcomed the guests.
The cultural programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The guests were welcomed with a soothing symphony by the Indian Orchestra and were felicitated with a bouquet by the principal. This was followed by a melodious song by the Indian choir and a Bharatanatyam performance. A presentation portraying the achievements of the Business Studies Society of the school was showcased before the audience. Next in line was a scintillating French choreographed dance. The cultural programme also included a self-composed A cappella by the Western Choir and was a tribute to the Indian farmers. The chief guest, while addressing the audience, highlighted the fact that business and economics are the driving force of a country.
Stephen Fleming, former captain of the New Zealand National Cricket Team graced the occasion and in his address to the audience, congratulated the school on its success and motivated the students to seize the moment and grab every opportunity that comes their way.
The Ads Act involved the students marketing imaginary products like ‘Bolt Shoes’, ‘Hatred fire extinguisher’, “Einstein Memory Pills’ and “Anupam Kher shampoo. There were a few Western and Bollywood dance performances between the ads, to keep the audience entertained. The Mock Stock tested the skill and strategy of the students. The event, modelled on stock exchanges the world over, required the students to create and manage their own portfolios which helped them to get an insight of share transactions by trading on real time basis. The Visionnaire which required the students to form a fictitious company and create a presentation that showed the social purpose which was the essence of the company, saw a total of 53 schools participating in the event.
The business quiz, the most intellectual of the competitions, was conducted to test the knowledge of students in the fields of business viz. terms, taglines and brands. It consisted of 2 rounds and started with a questionnaire. Only six teams out of about 40 cleared the preliminary round and went on to the finals. The entries for the caricature, sonnet writing and poster making, however, were sent online.
The judges, Dr.Saini and Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, along with her team of teachers distributed the prizes. The results for the online events are as follows:
||1. DPS R.K. Puram
2.Convent of Jesus and Mary
3. Sommerville, Noida
||1. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur
2. Darbari Lal DAV Model Sr. Sec. School and DPS Nepal
3. Amity International, Mayur Vihar
||1. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur and DPS R.K. Puram
2. DPS Noida
3. Fr. Agnel School
The overall trophy for the online events was won by DPS R.K. Puram, but being the host, it was passed on to DPS Noida. In the onsite events also the winner was DPS R.K.Puram but the trophy was passed on to Amity International School, Saket.
||1. DPS R.K. Puram
2. Amity International, Noida
3. Amity International, Mayur Vihar
||1. DPS R.K. Puram
2.Tagore International School
3. Bal Bharti, Pitampura
||1. Carmel Convent School, Chanakyapuri
2. New Era Public School
3. Amity International, Saket
||1. DPS R.K. Puram
2. Sanskriti School
3. Amity International, Saket
The event was an immensely enjoyable one for all business enthusiasts.
Business Melange 2014 (Day 1)
Business Melange 2014 (Day 2)
Psycho-Socio Fest Mosaic 2014
The annual Psycho-Socio festival, ‘Mosaic 2014- Patterns of life’ was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 22 August 2014. It provided a platform to the students to blend academic excellence with their creativity. Around 41 distinguished schools from all over the NCR participated in the event. It commenced with a welcome speech and a mesmerizing dance performance. The Chief guests for the event were Mr. Ankit Tyagi, a renowned journalist from Headlines Today, and Dr. Sarika Sarangi, a pro-active psychologist who is also the founder-director of SEWAK (the Society for Empowerment, Well being, Achievement and Knowledge). The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Ms.Vithika Rahul, Head of the Psychology Department and Dr.Rita Khanna, Head of the Sociology Department welcomed the audience. The Principal spoke about the rising interest of students in pursuing the two subjects.
Mosaic was an amalgamation of three events namely: Mind Games – a psychology and sociology quiz, Canvas – the poster making competition, and Showcase – a psychological and sociological analysis of an advertisement. The Psychology Quiz covered a wide range of topics included both textual as well as audio-visual rounds. The Sociology Quiz was divided into 10 rounds of challenging, theoretical, pictorial and visual questions based on the Indian society. Ms. Bhavna Sabarwal judged ‘Canvas’ which gave an opportunity to all the budding artists to exhibit their talent through the beautiful strokes of their paint brushes. The topic for the poster making competition was ‘Understanding Adolescence’ or ‘The Changing Identity of the Indian Woman’.
The closing ceremony began with a melodious duet, a soothing violin piece, and another soul stirring song by the students of DPS R.K. Puram. Then the much awaited results were announced. DPS Dwarka bagged the first position while DPS Rohini came second in the Psychology Quiz. In the Sociology Quiz, Holy Child Auxilium stood first and Vasant Valley stood second. For ‘Canvas’ the first position went to St. Thomas School followed by Amity International School, Saket. Vasant Valley won the first prize while Ramjas School stood second in the ‘Showcase’. The rolling trophy was awarded to Vasant Valley School. The judges were extremely pleased to see how high the students had set the bar for themselves and gave their hearty congratulations to all for their enthusiastic participation.
The 13th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate
DPS R.K. Puram organised the 13th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate on 20 August 2014. The debate is held every year in the memory of Dhruv Rajgarhia, a student of the school who passed away in 2002. The debate was instituted by Shri K.L. Rajgarhia in 2002. 14 schools from all over Delhi participated in it. Mrs Vandana Tandon, Freelance Trainer at The Times of India; Mrs Vinita Sethi, Asst. Secretary General, FICCI and Mrs Anjana Agarwal, a professional in the field of communication, judged the competition. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal; Ms.Anuradha Dang, incharge of activities; Mr and Mrs Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia; and Ms Anandita Nair, an upcoming actress and an alumnus of the school, were present on the occasion.
The participants were given an hour to prepare their arguments on the topics which were given to them on the spot through a draw of lots. Each team consisted of 3 members- one for the motion, one against and one interjector. All the contestants presented immaculate arguments on topics like ‘Dialogue is always the best way out’, ‘Fantasy fiction does more harm than good’ and ‘It is possible for a person to live a moral life without religion’ and quoted mavericks like Richard Nixon and Henry Ford.
The judges commended the participants. Mr. Rajgarhia thanked everyone for being a part of the competition. The results were as follows:
1st Position- DPS R.K.Puram
2nd Position- DPS Vasant Kunj
3rd Position- Springdales, Dhaula Kuan
4th Position- DPS Mathura Road
First- Anvay Tewari- DPS R.K.Puram
Second- Rajdeep Dasgupta, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan
Third- Ansuiya, Sanskriti School
Nishant Goel, DPS Vasant Kunj
SHRI DEBATE 2014
The Shri Ram school, Moulsari hosted its 14th annual Shri Debate competition from the 23rd to 28th July 2014.
There were 4 rounds – The Preliminary, Quarter finals, Semi finals and the Finals. The preliminary, which consisted of three debates, and the quarter finals, consisting of one debate, were held in the Modified Cambridge style. The semi finals and finals, each consisting of one debate, were held in the Parliamentary format.15 schools participated from all over India, and DPS RK Puram was declared the winner. Our school won a total of 11 trophies- 2 best speaker and 2 second best speaker trophies for Dhwani Nagpal (12-O) , 3 best speaker and 1 second best speaker trophies for Ragini Khuarana (12-V), 2 second best speaker trophies for Abhiraj Ray (12-V) and the best team trophy.
Our students made history by winning the Shri Debate for the first time in 14 years.
Econorm 2014, the annual Economics Inter-School Competition was hosted by DPS, R.K. Puram, held on 8th August 2014. It was a well represented event with the participation of 33 schools. Dr. D.R. Saini, Principal, DPS R.K. Puram felicitated the Chief Guest Ms. Rachna Shah (IAS) presently Additional Resident Commissioner of the Government of Kerala in New Delhi. The Chief guest address the audience and HOD Economics Dr. Renu Nayyar, proposed a vote of thanks for her kind presence.
The events held were Tele-A-Tale, Econoniz, Poster Making and a Surprise event.
The Esteemed Judges were Dr. Rachna Jawa (Associate Professor, SRCC), Ms. Pooja Sharma & Dr. Amit Goyal (Lecturer) Daulat Ram College.
The rolling trophy was won by DPS Gurgaon, Sector-45, and the winners were awarded prizes by Dr. D.R. Saini and Dr. Rachna Jawa.
The Principal appreciated all the participants. He also praised the efforts of the Economics Department for the Success of Econorm 2014.
Economics Fest 2014
Inter School Speech Competition
The Fr. Arroupe Memorial Inter School Speech Competition was held at St. Xaviers Sr Secondary School, Raj Niwas Marg on the 4th of August. 15 schools participated with a total of 30 speakers. Ankita Gupta of class X-H was adjudged ‘Best Speaker’, while Suvansh Manektala of class IX-I was the ‘Second Best Speaker’
International French Language Olympiad 2014
Ms. Meeha Tewari of Class 10 H has secured the First Position (International Rank 1) in the International French Language Olympiad 2014 organised by Silverzone in association with the Indian Association of French Teachers. Meeha has been awarded a gold medal, a certificate and a cheque for Rs 10,000/- .
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‘Updation of Teaching Methodology’ – a Business Studies workshop
The Business Studies Society of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized a workshop on the Updation of Teaching Methodology for teachers on 13 May 2014. Over 97 teachers from renowned schools of Delhi and the NCR were present. The chief guest for the occasion was the New Zealand High Commissioner designate, Mr. Grahame Morton. Dr. P.C Jain, the Principal of the Sri Ram College of Commerce was the Guest of Honour. The other speakers on the occasion were Mrs. Meena Goel, the Principal of the Nav Hind Girls Senior Secondary School who has been in the curriculum committee of the CBSE for the last 20 years; Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education Officer, CBSE, who trains and mentors teachers at the Training Resource Centre (TRC) and Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, the Director of Abhay Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. The guests were warmly received by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; and the Head of the Department of Business Studies, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra along with her team of teachers. Also present were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Mrs.Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra; and Headmistress, DPS R.K.Puram, Mrs.Anita Singh.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by a soothing performance by the Indian music choir. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra presented an energetic dance which received a huge round of applause from the audience.
The first speaker for the day, Ms.Meena Goel shared her views about the new pattern of the paper introduced by the CBSE. Addressing the gathering, the Guest of Honour, Dr. P.C. Jain talked about how a principal transforms a school and how teachers make a difference in the quality of life of students. The third speaker, Mr.Sandeep Sethi, discussed the 20 marks project which has been introduced in the Business Studies curriculum this year. The teachers from the various schools presented short skits on the topic-‘Principles of Management’. Finally, the last speaker for the day, Ms. Bhuvana Ravi, shared her views about equity markets and the type of investors in the market.
The workshop proved to be a fruitful one for all as everyone carried back home a box full of memories to cherish.
Annual Psychology Exhibition, ‘Perception of Abnormal Behaviour through the Ages’
Delhi Public School, R.K Puram hosted its Annual Psychology exhibition on 13 May 2014, a lead off event by the Psychology department of the school. The event was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini and the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta. The exhibition, “Perception of Abnormal Behavior through the Ages” was an attempt to disseminate information to students regarding a subject deemed mysterious, exotic and opaque to most. The exhibition comprised a grand display of interactive boards, and models each providing an insight on different psychological approaches. A Student Research Corner informed the visitors of some of the researches done by the students of psychology based on psychological methodologies. Some interactive exhibits included tests administered by volunteers like the Stroop Effect Test, a psychological test concerned with management of stress levels and a personality assessment test. Volunteers handed out pamphlets and displayed videos depicting aspects of mental health with an aim to increase awareness regarding the stigma attached to it and its societal impact. The highlight of the event was the online “Rorschach Ink Blot Technique “, an online personality test providing an individualistic assessment of one’s mood, family relations and information retaining capacity. The exhibition was attended by students and teachers from Ryan International, Delhi Police Public School, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Air Force Bal Bharti School. It was coordinated by the Head of the Department of Psychology, Ms. Vithika Rahul along with Ms. Jyotika Chugh. The exhibition an enriching and memorable one for one and all.
Psychology Exhibition 2014
Eduheal Foundation organised a Biotechnology Olympiad in which 128 students of Classes IX to XII of our school participated. The following students Pranshu Malik, Shubham Johri, Shamay G Samuel, Aaliya Raza (Class IX),Shubham Aggarwal, Vibhu Saksena, Gaurav Mulchandani (Class X), Samapika Bhaumik, Raghav Khullar, Tarush Kakkar (Class XI) and Chandrayee Pattanayak, Abhilasha, Bidipta Sengupta,Nishtha Mahendru and Smriti Gupta (Class XII) secured the top three positions at both the School and State level.
They were awarded a medal, a pen set and a certificate for their achievement. The Olympiad was organised by the Incharge of the Biotechnology Club, Ms Niva Chhonkar.
The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram held a theatrical extravaganza, ‘Theatron’14 on 2 May 2014. Around 20 schools from across Delhi and NCR participated in the event. The competition comprised of two categories: ‘Face off’ and ‘Spotlight’, the stage play, for which the topics were “It’s all in the mind” and “In this silent world, even one voice can make a difference”.
The event commenced with a soothing performance by the Indian music choir. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini welcomed the guests. The judges for the stage play were Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, a Theatre Activist who has shaped the “Natkhat Performers” and Ms. Neelanjana Banerjee, the Assistant Editor and Anchor with indiapositive.com, India’s first live conversation web TV. The judges for the ‘Face off’ were Mr. Ajitabh Singh and Mr. Sparsh Rana, former students of the school who are actively involved in theatre in Delhi University. Also present were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal and the Head of the Expressions Theatre Club, Ms. Azra Saleem, who coordinated the event.
The judges shared their views about the performance of the students with the audience, and emphasized on the significance of ‘out of the box’ thinking. This was followed by the much awaited prize distribution ceremony. The first position in the stage play was bagged by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by the Sanskriti School and Army Public School in the second and third positions respectively. The award for the Best Actor was given to Vasudev and Rohit of Sanskriti School. The first position in the ‘Face offs’ was secured by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. The second position was won by DPS RK Puram, however, being the host school, the trophy was awarded to Apeejay School, Pitampura followed by Springdales School, Pusa Road in the third place. The prize for the overall winners was awarded to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
The event was a treat for all theatre enthusiasts.
The 18th Delhi Inter School Shooting Competition
The 18th Delhi Inter School Shooting Competition was held at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range,Tuglakabad between 2nd – 4th May 2014. 57 Delhi schools participated in it.
Simran Arora of class XI won a Gold Medal in the Pistol Shooting event.
Sonakshi Saini of class XI won a silver medal in Rifle shooting while Arnav Anand won a bronze in the Boys Rifle Shooting category.
Nritya-Utsav Inter School Dance Competition
An Interschool folk dance competition titled, “Nritya-Utsav” was organized by Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, on 30 April 2014. The Chief Guest was an illustrious dancer and founder of the Indian Revival Group, Mr. Yog Sunder Desai. The judges were renowned dancers, Mr. Parveen Gangani and Ms. Papiha Desai. The lamp lighting ceremony took place upon the arrival of the guests and they were presented with mementos. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra and the coordinator of the event, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal were also present on the occasion.
The guests were welcomed with a scintillating performance by the Indian choir followed by a traditional kathak dance. A fascinating presentation on the achievements of dance was also shown. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini inspired the students by saying, “Music and dance are indispensable for the soul.” The various dance performances were breathtaking from tribal dance to the Dandia. Fourteen schools took part in the competition. Addressing the students, Ms. Papiha Desai expressed her view that all forms of dances, classical and folk, are very important for one’s well-being.
In the much awaited prize distribution, Amity International, Saket got the critics award, Bal Bharti School , Pitampura received the best costume award and DPS Vasant Kunj the award for the best choreography. The main awards were announced by Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta with Red Rose Public School, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan and Rukmani Devi Public School bagging the first, second and third place respectively. The event was a treat for all lovers of dance.
Mountfort Invitational Jr. Boys Basketball Tournament 2014
The Mountfort invitational JR.Basketball Tournament 2014 was held at Mountfort School, Ashok Vihar Delhi from 24-29 March 2014. DPS R.K.Puram was declared the first Runner up of the tournament.