Digex, the photography club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its annual symposium on Saturday, 14th May 2016, in partnership with Canon. Digex, short for ‘digital excellence’, is the photography and film-making club, founded in 2009 by a group of photography enthusiasts. The event saw active participation of 50 schools across Delhi and NCR.
The Chief Guests for the occasion were Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon and Ms. Sandhya Chauhan, Regional Business Head at Canon India. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan; Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Department, Computer Science and coordinator of the event; and the Digex Incharge, Ms. Sarika Kaushal.
The event began with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal extended a warm welcome to all present and emphasized on the importance of participation over winning. This was followed by a short movie on the achievements of the Digex Club and a mime act performed by the Expressions Theatre Club. The Chief Guest, Mr.Koh addressed the gathering and expressed his views on the art of photography by saying -’photography is visual art’.
The event comprised of 4 competitive events, ‘A!SNAP’, ‘Freeze the Second’, ‘Click-a-Boo’ and ‘Frame-by-Frame’. The Canon team organized an interactive workshop, ‘Photo talk’ for teachers and students.
The judges of the events were Mr. Jasminder Oberoi, Mr. Nitish Pandey, Mr. Bharat Singh and Dr. Amit Chawla- representatives of the Canon India Team.
In the results tally, the ‘A!SNAP’ event was won by Presidium Gurgaon, while DPS. R.K. Puram and Step by Step had a tie for the second position and Apeejay Pitampura bagged the third position. Step by Step won the first prize in ‘Freeze the second’, followed by DPS Sushant Lok and Banyan Tree in the second and third place respectively. ‘Click-a-Boo’, which was a surprise event, was won by Ryan International Public School, Mayur Vihar, the second position was bagged by Amity International, Mayur Vihar while DPS R.K. Puram and DPS Noida had a tie for the third prize. DPS Dwarka secured the first position in the ‘Frame by Frame’, online movie making event followed by DPS Gurgaon Sector 45 and DPS Rohini in the second and third position respectively.
The event concluded with a mime act and AdsAct performed by the Expressions Theatre Club. A token of appreciation was given to the representatives of Canon Team India. The Chief Guest congratulated the school on the success of the event and mentioned that DPS R.K. Puram had become a part of the Canon family. Ms. Sandhya Chauhan , Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Department, Computer Science and Ms. Sarika Kaushal, Digex Incharge were present for the Award Distribution. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Sarika Kaushal.
The event served as an effective platform for all photography enthusiasts to share their interests and was an enriching experience for one and all.
The students of Expressions Theatre Club participated in the Inter-school fest, ‘Rendezvous’ at Air Force Bal Bharti School, Lodhi Road on Thursday, 5th May 2016. A team of five students comprising Geetansh Sahni (XII-P), Tanoy Majumdar (XII-M), Kanav Sahni (XII-U), Suvansh Manektala (XI-S) and Arnav Singh (XI-K) bagged the third position in the event, ‘Ad-Clad’. The students had prepared a three minute advertisement on the topic, ‘Ensuring a Safer and Risk Free Environment for Women’. They sold the idea of a ‘magic society’ where all women can be safe. The judges praised the team for their exceptional communication skills, stage presence and innovative approach towards the theme. They were accompanied by Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee (Expressions Theatre Club In-Charge) who also mentored them for the same.
INTERSCHOOL CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM- ‘EFFERVESENCE’
Interschool Chemistry Symposium- ‘Effervesence’ held at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Effervescence’, The Chemistry Club of Modern School, Barakhamba Road organised an inter school chemistry symposium – ‘Ignition 2016′ – Igniting Young Minds , on Tuesday, the 3rd of May 2016.
Four events were held namely :
2) Jam (Just a minute)
3) Chemamalgam (Poster Making)
4) Chem Magic
Seven students from classes Xth to XIIth participated in the above four events and Aryaman Dubey and Dev Shaurya Singhal of XII-O were declared 2nd Runners Up in the activity Quzanium. They were accompanied by Mrs Anju Sachdeva.
Friday, 22 April, 2016.
Students of DPS RK Puram participated in various events of” Capax Infinitum” organised by DPS Sector 45, Gurgaon. The event was attended by a 12 member student team and the accompanying teacher was Mrs. Suruchi Bhardwaj.
DPS R.K.Puram bagged the following two Positions –
First position in Power point Presentation ”Visionis”. Members of this team included:
a) Shivani Kansal (12N)
b) Arham Baid (12N)
c) Ishaan Dhingra (12M)
d) Aman Siddhant (12L)
Second position in the Science Quiz ”Cognito”. Members of the team were. …..
a) Aman Bansal (12D)
b)Maulik Gupta (12D)
Members of the school team, for other events included:
a)Anirudh Nair (12H)
b) Aaryaman Baid (12H)
c) Aditya Soni (12 O)
d) Tanya Patwal (12N)
e) Mansi Jain (12 N)
f) Vaibhav Gupta (12 M)
The Humming bird organisation had organised a national level Hindi Olympiad in DPS RK.PURAM in November 2015. 250 children from 6th to 10th had participated in this Olympiad.
8 students won Gold medals, 14 students Silver and 14 students won Bronze medals. These students have made the school proud.
In April 2016, the organisation announced the result and and gave the prizes.
|Saransh ( IX-D)
SLOGAN MAKING AND SPEECH
The Indian Meteorological Department,held an inter-school level competition (NCR) on Slogan Making and Speech on the occasion of Earth Day – 22nd April, 2016. Ananya Reddi of 10 G won the third prize in the speech competition on “Caring Mother Earth” She received a certificate and cash prize from the Director General IMD.
CONRAD SPIRIT OF INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2016
This year three teams from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram qualified as Summit Diplomats for the Innovation Summit of Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2016. This contest is annually organised by the NASA, SpaceX, Sigma Xi, Lockheed Martin, and other prominent companies and puts high-school students in the shoes of researchers, asking them to innovate, conceptualise, research and design products and systems which can contribute to a better world. The Summit leads students to seed funding grants, patent support, business services, scholarships and other opportunities. The students who were selected for this Summit were Apekshita Alkesh, Ananay Arora, Danish Bansal, Tanmay Bansal, Avi Chandra, Shagun Goel, Shreyas Kishore, Pranshu Malik, Hibah Mirza, Aditya Sengupta, Dev Shaurya Singhal and Rajwardhan Singh. They got the opportunity to meet and interact with leading entrepreneurs, government officials, and scientists in a collaborative, social forum.
The teams from our school were selected in categories of Energy and Environment as well as Aerospace and Aviation and were invited to compete in a residential programme at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA from 20th April to 24th April. The students were accompanied by Mr. Subodh Kumar, who mentored them throughout the programme.
NATIONAL LANGUAGE FESTIVAL
On 30th April 2016, DPS Bulandshahar had organised the National Language Festival. 6 students of DPS RK.Puram took part in this competition.In the self composed story writing category, Pranav Bhutani of 8-F won the first prize..
In the Urdu speech, Uday Bansal of 11-O won the consolation prize and in the Urdu ghazal singing, Taneesha Wadhwa of 7-F won the consolation prize.
GAYATRI DEVI GOENKA MEMORIAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Delhi Public School R.K. Puram wins Gayatri Devi Goenka Memorial Cultural Festival
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram has bagged the first position in the Indian Dance competition held on the occasion of Gayatri Devi Goenka Memorial Cultural Festival at GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj on 28th April 2016. The team presented a beautiful dance choreography based on the three Indian dance forms – Kathak, Chhau and Odissi.
The following students participated in the event:
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram participated in “Convergence 2016”, the competition organised by The Air Force School, Subroto Park. The event took place over two days, 26th and 27th April 2016. The competition comprised three categories, namely, Debate, Quiz and Creative Expression. The central theme of the event was “ Feminism in the post-modern age”. 35 schools from all over Delhi participated in the competition. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was among the six that qualified for the final round.
The DPS RK Puram team consisted of Ankita Gupta (XII O), Bansari Rao ( XII F ), Vasudha Rajgarhia(XII E), Angelina Dash( XI W) and Shivin Uppal ( XI P). At the end of the competition, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram bagged the First prize in the Creative Expression category( Angelina and Shivin) and the Runners up in the Quiz (Ankita, Bansari and Vasudha).
DPS R.K. Puram was adjudged the over-all Winner.
GOENKAN GRANDEUR 2016-17
GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, organised a cultural festival “Goenkan Grandeur 2016-17″ on 29th April 2016. In western music, for the students of classes IX-XII , there were solo and band categories. There were a total of 15 schools and DPS RK Puram got the following prizes:
1st in Solo (vocals)
1st in Vocal Band
Best Bass Guitarist
Vocals: Harnoor Dhanjal XI-J
Accompanist: Udbhav Seth XI-J
Vocals: Vedant Shandilya
Drummer: Aryaman Kiri
Keyboardist: Rishabh Jain
Lead Guitarists: Karthik Ram and Harshit Arora
Bass Guitarist: Lakshaya Grover
VISIT OF SENIOR BIOLOGY STUDENTS TO AIIMS LABS
On 29th April 2016, 197 students of class 11th and 12th from the biology sections visited AIIMS, New Delhi during their annual program ‘Catalyst 2016’. In the three hour long compact program, the students were shown a demonstration of life saving techniques such as Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation, ALTS and CLS. They were exposed to the anatomy of the human body and physiology experiments measuring various parameters such as BP, ECG and so on. A brief session IOTA-2016 on how to crack IIT and AIIMS entrance examination was also conducted.
Students interacted with undergraduates of the institute and satisfied their queries regarding medical profession, human pathology and stress of examinations.
The registration fee paid by students was donated to orphanages like Angel’s Home Orphanage, Chattarpur to improve primary education and medical facilities for them.
Mr Mukesh Nagpal, Ms Pinki and members of the Biology department including Mrs Kusum Yadav, Mrs Shalini Chanan, Ms Kajal Sethi and Mrs Sushma Sardana, the program coordinator accompanied the students.
While interacting with students later, the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Mrs Anita Singh stressed on the importance of having more such exposures for students to make the learning of biology more interesting.
Anchal Malhotra, Winner of Bosco Delhi State Table Tennis Ranking Tournament
Aanchal Malhotra of XII – S has secured the 1st position in the Junior Girls (Under-18) , 1st position in Youth Girls (Under-21) and 3rd position in Women category in the Bosco Delhi State Table Tennis Ranking Tournament held at the Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi from 18th April to 21 April 2016.
INTERNATIONAL FRENCH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD – 2016
Adhya Sharma, currently studying in 10I has secured the Olympiad Rank 1 in the International French Language Olympiad-2016 conducted by Silverzone in association with the French Language Teachers Association. The Olympiad was conducted in January 2016.
She was awarded a cheque of Rs 10,000 in addition to a gold medal, a certificate and trophy. The school was also given a trophy and an award for overall excellence.
THE BEST PROJECT SCHOOL AWARD BY TERI SUPPORTED BY UNESCO AND CBSE
DPS R.K.Puram believes that schools have a very unique role in environmental protection. They can help students become conscientious stewards of the environment, protecting it for themselves and the generations to come.
It is indeed an honour for the school to be recognized for the Certificate of Appreciation as one of the ‘Best Project School’ as part of the Green Olympiad by The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI), New Delhi. This award is supported by UNESCO and CBSE. The school has been actively involved in the programme since 2008.
The teachers of the Biology Department under the leadership of the Principal, Dr D.R.Saini and under the guidance of Ms Anita Singh, Headmistress (VI-VII); Mr S.K. Arora, Head, Biology Department have been continuously striving to create awareness amongst the students through various activities.
The Principal congratulated the Environment Club Incharge, Ms Niva Chhonkar and all the teachers of the Biology Department for their dedication, teamwork and effort.
INTER-SCHOOL YOGA COMPETITION AT S.D. PUBLIC SCHOOL, DELHI
An Inter-School Yoga Competition was held at S.D. Public School in July 2015. Schools from across the country participated in the competition.
Shreya Goel of class IX-L
• stood 1st in Rhythmic Yoga Inter-School Competition at S.D. Public School, Delhi
• stood 3rd in Athletic Yoga Inter-School Competition at S.D. Public School, Delhi
ALL INDIA IPSC YOGA COMPETITION – 2015
The All India IPSC Yoga Competition for both boys and girls was held at Mayo College and Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer on 17 and 18th October 2015. Several schools from across the country participated in the competition. Shreya Goel, a student of class IX-L, won the first prize in Rhythmic yoga in girls (U-17 category). Manan Malik of class IX-I, won the trophy for “best of the best” in the boys Athletics, U-17 category.
Shreya Goel, Manan Malik, Yash Thakur, a student of class VII-I and Md Afsar Ansari, a student of class VII-I, of the IPSC team were selected for the SGFI Yoga Nationals.
Shreya Goel stood in the top 10 in rhythmic yoga in girls (U-17 category) in SGFI Yoga National Competition.
SHREYA GOEL IX-L
- 1st in U-17 Rhythmic Yoga in All India IPSC Yoga Competition in Mayo College, Ajmer (2015)
- Stood in top 10 in Rhythmic Yoga in SGFI National Yoga Competition (2015)
- 1st in Rhythmic Yoga Zonal Competition (2015)
- 1st in Athletic Yoga Zonal Competition (2015)
- 3rd in Rhythmic Yoga Inter-Zonal competition (2015)
- 1st in Rhythmic Yoga Inter-School Competition at S.D. Public School, Delhi
- 3rd in Athletic Yoga Inter-School Competition at S.D. Public School, Delhi
INTER SCHOOL BHAGAVAD GEETA QUIZ
An Inter school Bhagavad Geeta Quiz contest was organized by ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) on 26th February 2016 for the students of classes VI-VIII in which more then 100 students of DPS R.K. Puram took part.
Turrag Dewan of class VII stood First
Anviksha Dev of class VII stood second and
Raaghav Sawhney of class VII stood third in this contest.
The purpose of this contest was to make the students aware about the teachings and deep philosophy of the Geeta.
INTERNATIONAL INFORMATICS OLYMPIAD 2015
The following students from our esteemed institution won top positions in International Informatics Olympiad (IIO) competing their counterparts from India and Abroad in this Olympiad. The school also got Performance Excellence Award for outstanding overall performance of students participated from our school in Silverzone Olympiads in 2015-2016.
Sarthak Pal of 11 L secured International Olympiad rank 10
Navyaa Sanan of 10 J secured International Olympiad rank 13
12TH ASIAN REGIONAL SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN COMPETITION
The Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition 2016 was held at the Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon. In this competition, the students had to exhibit designing, innovation, creativity and presentation techniques. This year the requirement was to construct a Space Settlement named Cassandras- a luxury ship travelling from Earth to Mars in 80 days. Students were asked to describe the structure, development and operation/maintenance of this settlement.
Our team, known as SUM 42 (a team from DPS RK Puram) along with their adviser Mr Anil K. Verma, was a part of the winning company, “Rockdonnell”. This is also the first time any team from DPS R.K. Puram has won ARSSDC. There were 5 such companies, each of which constituted five schools and was aided by a specialist from Boeing.
Our team will be now be taking part in the next round ie the International Space Settlement Design Competition at the global level in the month of July 2016 at Houston (USA).
On the whole, it was an enriching experience for the students and the adviser.
Names of Participants
Raj Bakshi 9-H
Arunim Gupta 9-H
Yash Khurana 9-I
Anhad Singh 9-J
Shashwat Goel 9-M
Hersh Aditya Singh 10-E
Aryan Gupta 10-H
Dibyadarshi Dash 11-L
Aman Sidhant 11-L
Varun Arora 11-L
Aditya Soni 11-O
Suryansh Garg 11-O