IPSC SQUASH TOURNAMENT 2104
The IPSC Squash Boys Tournament 2014 was held at the Scindia School, Gwalior from 7-10 November 2014 13 IPSC schools participated in it. DPS R.K.Puram participated in the U-19 category.
Aseem Mehra, Sambhav Anand, AgastyaTiwari and Kunal Bhardwaj of class 11 represented DPS RK Puram . They beat the favourites Mayo College in the semi finals, and secured a silver medal in the U-19 category.
The 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament
The 7thAmaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament started on the 25th of November 2014 at DPS R.K.Puram. The tournament was first initiated in 2008. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched too soon by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was a passionate football player and a fan of Manchester United. Though a scholar badge holder, he excelled in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing and sports. His wit and humour made him exceedingly popular amongst his peers and teachers.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp which was accompanied with Sanskrit shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, IAS Officer and the Guest of Honour, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director of The All India Football Federation. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan was not physically present amongst us, he would always live in our hearts. Present in the audience was the family of Armaan Dogra along with other dignitaries including a team of doctors from AIIMS;Dr Anoop Saraya, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology; Dr. S.P. Yadav, Senior Consultant ,Department of Urology; Dr. PC Chopra, Senior hospital administrator and Mr. S.P. Kandpal, Senior Administrator, AIIMS. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal , DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.
A beautiful dance was performed by the students which combined elements of Indian classical with Western contemporary dance. The zealous students of the DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the under privileged run of the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled the audience with a scintillating dance performance.
Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.
The guests were introduced to the team members and the much awaited match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the All Stars Team of classes 6, 7, and 8 and the All Stars Team of class 9, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 2-1.
The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, whose words, “In the sunshine we know Armaan is watching every bit of the match and enjoying it with all his heart,” touched the hearts of all those present. The tournament will continue till the 16th of December.
Exun 2014 – Day 1
Exun 2014 – Intro Video
Exunclan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’, hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd of November and the 23rd of November. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.
Our esteemed and dynamic Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was also the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the Computer Science department.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.
Sudocrypt v4.0, the online cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.
It was a fruitful experience for all as they carried back fond memories to cherish.
Activities – Day 1
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the fourth edition of the Inter-DPS IT Festival -“ IT@ Cutting Edge 2014” on Friday, 21 November 2014. The event was a huge success and garnered massive participation. An online cryptic hunt – “DeCryptonite v3.0” was held on 16-17 November 2014. It received 6189 registrations from 80 Delhi Public Schools. The top performers cracked 9 mind-boggling cryptic levels. Over 250 participants from 31 schools under the aegis of the DPS Society participated in the various on-site events. The Director of DPS Society, Mrs. Renu Mital, was the chief guest. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed everyone. Also present on the occasion were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; and the Superviser and Head of the Computer Science department, Mr.Mukesh Kumar who coordinated the event with his team of teachers. The event included workshops on diverse technological concepts such as Game Designing, Robotics, a Mock Parliament session on “24 x7 Student-Teacher Connect” and Digital Imaging, a competitive event. There was also a seminar for teachers on “Google Apps Workshop”, an interactive session of Google Apps. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini addressed the audience, expressing his view on the importance of technology in our daily lives. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital talked about the importance of IT. According to her, “Information Technology is the only answer to solving the problems of the world and children are the best at understanding it.” The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta addressed the need to link the virtual world with the real world by incorporating technology in our daily lives.
The web designing workshop was conducted by the Exun alumnus – Souvik Das Gupta. The Exun Member – Tanay Kothari took charge of Game Programming. The Robotics Workshop was handled by Mr. Ajitkumar KG alongwith the members of Robotics Club. The mock parliament session was held on the topic – “24x7 student teacher connect” which was conducted by the team of Political Science department headed by Mrs. Vandana Chandhoke. Mr. Mukesh Kumar HOD Computer Science, Ms. Bani Dhawan from Google India and Ms. Jimmy Puri from Learning Links conducted an interactive session on Google Applications for all the visiting teachers.
The ‘Digital Imaging’ competition was won by the ‘Warp’ team from DPS Mathura Road, with the second and third prizes going to DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Panipat Refinery respectively.
At the end of the fruitful day, all the participants were awarded certificates and awards by the Principal alongwith all faculty members of the computer science department. It indeed was a day filled with excitement, creativity and knowledge.
IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Opening Ceremony
IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Activities
IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Closing Ceremony
‘TOBACCO ROUTE: A JOURNEY TO DEATH’
AN INTER SCHOOL DECLAMATION AND PAINTING COMPETITION
The Anti-Tobacco Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in association with The World Lung Foundation-South Asia organised an Anti-Tobacco Interschool Declamation and Painting competition on 18th November, 2014. The chief guest for the event was His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui, the Ambassador of Spain. The guest of honour was Dr. Shyam Aggarwal, Chairman of the Oncology Department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Also present was Padma Shri awardee Dr. G.R.Khatri, President of World Lung Foundation- South Asia which is crusading against Tobacco since 2005. The panel of judges included Prof. J.P.S Uberoi, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (retd); Mr. R.K. Goswami, a retired IAS officer from UT cadre; Mr. M.S. Rawat, educationist and retired Principal of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya; Prof (Dr) Charulata Singh, Director of Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGSIP University and Mr. Amit Kapoor, Head, International Watercolour Society, India.The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh were also present on the occasion.
The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous orchestral and choir performance by the school’s music society. The Dance Society put up a mesmerizing dance, ‘Krishna Stuti’ followed by a lyrical jazz performance.
The Presidents of the Anti-Tobacco club made a presentation highlighting the adverse effects of smoking on the youth, and the measures needed to rectify it. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and shed light on the horrible consequences of the usage of tobacco.
The Chief Guest, His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui addressed the students and stressed on the relevance of the anti tobacco campaign in today’s day and age and the need for students to speak out against the use of tobacco. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Shyam Aggarwal provided key statistics about the use of tobacco among India’s youth, and the massive financial and personal costs incurred by the victims. He along with all the others present, took a pledge to fight this menace. He urged students to play their part in spreading the message of ‘anti-tobacco’. The event comprised two competitions, a Declamation and a Painting Competition on ‘Tobacco Route: A Journey to Death’. Students from 29 schools participated in both events, where they spoke forcefully against tobacco usage and made exquisite paintings outlining the same.
Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Senior Consultant at Max Cancer Centre, Max Hospital, Saket was the chief guest at the prize distribution. The painting competition was won by Ashutosh Kumar of DPS Meerut, who claimed an award of Rs 5100. The runners up were Megha Kalai of Ryan International School, Vasant Vihar and Srishti Gupta of Bal Bharti School, Rajinder Nagar. The declamation was won by Ridhima of Apeejay School, Pitampura. The second prize was a draw between Dhwani of DPS International and Harshita of DPS Bulandshahr . The third prize was also a draw between Malvika Dhawan of Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Aditi Solanki of DPS Greater Noida.
The event was organized by the Head of the Biology Department, MrS.K.Arora; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and the teachers of the Biology department.
Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Art & Poetry Competition
On 30 October 2014, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-School Art and Poetry Competitions, ‘Art Poetica’, in fond memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society. Dr. P.N.Kirpal.
The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr V.K Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society. The Guest of Honour was Chief Justice B.N. Kirpal(Retd) who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries present in the audience included Mr. Ashok Chandra and Mr Narendra Kumar, former Chairmen of DPS Society; Mr Pramod Grover, Treasurer of DPS Society and Vice Chairman of DPS R.K. Puram and Dr. Sudipta Ghose, Member of the DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. The guests were welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh.
Students from 34 schools participated in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘News-In-Views’, ‘Double Harness’ and ‘Stage-A-Verse’, which took place simultaneously at different venues. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting of the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants composed a ballad on the five paintings given as a prompt. Lyrical Canvas required participants to make a monochromatic painting on the emotion prevalent in a line of a famous poem. News-In-Views was an on-the-spot competition wherein a black and white sketch was made by each team to illustrate a given news article. In Double Harness the participants formed couplets on the basis of three prompts – a line, a word and an emotion given to each student in three rounds. ‘Stage-A-Verse’ had participants writing and enacting a skit in verse on a given prompt. A team of eminent judges assessed all the events.
The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour. The Vice Principal, Ms Shobha Mehta, reminisced about the special bond the DPS Society shared with Dr. Prem Kirpal and emphasized that the ‘Art Poetica’ provided a platform to budding poets to showcase their talents. This was followed by a musical rendition of a poem composed by Dr Prem Kirpal, “Sun in my room”. The cultural programme also included a joyful song by the young middle school students and a presentation of the memorable and profound speeches of Shakespeare and those of the leaders of the modern time, which are linked by a similarity of profound and farsighted thoughts. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu and the Guest of Honour, Justice Kirpal released ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’, the English Literary Magazine. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K.Shunglu, in his address to the audience encouraged the organization of such vibrant and healthy competitive events every year.
In the awards tally, Army Public School, Delhi Cantt won the first prize for Blend Art followed by Apeejay, Noida and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Artistic Poesy was won by Amity International, Noida; followed by Summer Fields School and Cambridge School at the second and third positions respectively. DPS R.K.Puram bagged the first prize for Lyrical Canvas followed by Sanskriti School and DPS, Gurgaon. DPS, Dwarka; DPS, Gurgaon and Modern School, Barakhamba won the first, second and third prize for the News-in-Views. There was a tie at the first position for Double Harness between Modern School, Barakhamba and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by DPS International and Bluebells International. Stage-A-Verse was won by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan , followed by DPS R.K.Puram and DPS Rohini at the first, second and third positions.
The overall winner was DPS R.K.Puram followed by Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and DPS Gurgaon at the second and third positions. Since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the trophy was handed over to Springdales School. The Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal, delivered the vote of thanks and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the students and the English department in organizing the event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.
Closing Ceremony (Part-I)
Closing Ceremony (Part-II)
CBSE’s Swatchh Bharat – Swatchh Vidyalaya Campaign-Expression series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation – 2014
Harshit Malhotra of XI-U has won a cash prize of Rs.2500/- for his self composed poem on the topic “I will not create filth, nor tolerate it.” From CBSE under its ongoing Swatchh Bharat – Swatchh Vidyalaya Campaign-Expression series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation – 2014
Sahitya Utsav at DPS Bulanashahr 2014
The DPS Society organized a Sahitya Utsav in DPS Bulandshahr on 16th October 2014. Tapas Bhardwaj a student of Class XII of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram won the first price in the debate. Tapas spoke against the motion the house.
It was a national level competition. The famous film actor, Raza Murad was the Chief Guest of the function. Honourable Vice Chairman of the DPS. Society Admiral Chopra, graced the occasion and blessed the children. Eminent Poet, Dr. Som Thakur was also present in the function. Film Actor Raza Murad gave away the prices and inspired the children.
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.
Accolades In Squash For DPS Students
The 2nd Gujarat Open Junior Squash Championship, a national level event promoted by the Squash Rackets Federation of India, was held at the TGES Sports Centre, S.N. Kansagra School, Rajkot, Gujarat between 30th September – 3rd October 2014.
Aseem Mehra, a student of class 11-Q, won the championship in the Boys U-17 category against strong competitors from all across India. He received a Certificate of Merit, trophy &cash prize of Rs 5000/- for his achievement.
Shefali Mehra of class 9-I competed in the same tournament for the quarterfinals in the U-15 girls category.
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.