Mnemosyne Interschool Debate
Harshit Malhotra, of class XII, Ankita Gupta and Ambuj Sen patra of class XI Participated in Mnemosyne Interschool Debate held in Gyan Bharti School. DPS R.K. Puram stood second and Harshit Malhotra was awarded Best Speaker.
INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR 2015 (NORTH ZONE)
RoboKnights, the Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized “Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 (north zone)” in association with Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation (IRCJF) on Saturday, 25th April 2015.More than hundred students from ten schools of the Delhi-NCR region participated in this event.
Apart from Mr.Renya Kekuchi, Chairman and President of Learning Systems Co. Ltd, Japan which designs and markets STEM learning software, robotics kits and IT equipment and Mr. Tairo Nomura, Associate Professor with Saitama University, Japan, whose major areas of specialization include Educational Technology,Instructional Design, Human Interface, Information Education, and Science and Technology Education, Mr.David Prakash Director of LS Creative Learning System and trustee of IRCJF was also present.
The day began with the lighting of the lamp and Ganesha sthuthi. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participating schools and the guests in auditorium. After speeches of the dignitaries, participants were guided to the competition venue, “the yoga room”, by the volunteers.
“Rescue” was the theme of the competition, in which the participants were to make an autonomous line following, obstacle avoiding robot. The robot was also required to transport an object that symbolized an injured person to a safe location. At end of the day, after a fierce competition, team from Birla Vidya Niketan, Saket was declared as winner. Apeejay School, Pitampura and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj were declared as runner-up and second runner-up respectively. These three teams, along with two more teams from Ahlcon Public School, Mayoor Vihar were chosen for the national level of Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 to be held at Bangalore.
DIGEX PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – 2015
DIGEX, the Photography Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised the “Digex Photography Festival” on 18th April 2015 in partnership with Canon. DIGEX, short for “Digital Excellence” was formed in 2009, and consists of more than 35 photography enthusiasts from classes 6th-12th. The club is majorly student run under the guidance of Ms. Sarika Kaushal and members of the faculty.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr Andrew Koh, Senior Director for Canon India Team. The guests of honour included Ms. Sandhya Chauhan, Regional Business Head at Canon India and Mr. Shivam Avasthi, Regional Business Manager at Canon India. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Mr. Mukesh Kumar; the teacher in-charge for DIGEX, Ms. Sarika Kaushal and all the teachers of the Computer Science Department were also present.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. A short video clip on the work done by members of DIGEX was screened.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. He talked about the importance of teamwork and the spirit of participation. The Chief Guest, Mr. Andrew Koh expressed his views on the emerging art of photography saying, “Photography is the new form of creative arts, a new way of expression and a new hobby for students”.
The program consisted of four competitive events, the “Junior Photorun”, “Senior Surprise Event”, “Senior Story Board Event” and “Movie Making”. The Canon Team also hosted a workshop for students and teachers. The judges for these events were Mr. Vikalp Sharma, Mr. Gaurav Mishra and Mr. Nitish Pandey – representatives of the Canon India Team. Other highlights of the event included the Print and Click Activities.
In the results tally, the Senior Surprise Event was won by Kulachi Hansraj Model School, while Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura came second and Step by Step School and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar had a tie for the third position. The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg won the first prize in the Senior Story Board Competition, followed by Tagore International School, Paschimi Marg,Vasant Vihar and Lancer’s Convent School, Prashant Vihar in second and third place respectively. The Junior Photorun was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, the second position was bagged by The Shri Ram School, Moulsari and Delhi Public School, R.K Puram while the third prize went to Amity International School, Sector 46,Gurgaon. Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vasant Vihar along with DPS R K Puram secured the first position in the Movie Making Event, followed by Tagore International School, East of Kailash and Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj in second and third position respectively.
The event concluded with a mime act performed by the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. This was followed by a short video depicting the events of the day and a token of appreciation was given to the representatives of Canon Team India. Mr. Mukesh Kumar (HOD Computer Science), Mrs. Sangeeta Rana, Mrs. Shalini Harisukh, Mrs. Ashima Nagpal, Mr. Mukesh Nagpal, Mr. Mohitendra Dey, Mr. Ajit Kumar, Mr. Shekhar, Mr. Anup, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Joseph and Mr. Shankar were present for the Award Distribution.The ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Sarika Kaushal.
CONRAD SPIRIT INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2015
The Conrad Spirit Of Innovation Challenge was founded by Nancy Conrad in honour of her late husband, astronaut, innovator, and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. The competition is an international, annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of four areas: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition.
Two students from our school, Shraddha Anand and Abhishek Anand formed a team “Albatross”.The event was held at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA on 9-11 April 2015. They were the only team from India to qualify for the finals and competed against teams from all over the world including countries like USA, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh and Israel. They received the following accolades:
• Winners and Pete Conrad Scholars in “Giant Leap to Mars” category sponsored by SpaceX and NASA
• Finalists and Summit Diplomats in “Aerospace and Aviation” and “Giant Leap to Mars” category
7TH ASIAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Aarushi Chadha, aged 17, a student of class XI-T of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram participated in the 7th Asian Basketball Championship held in March 2015 in Thailand.
She, along with her teammates, represented Delhi and secured the First Position by defeating 28 other states in the 61st U-19 National School Games held in January 2015 in Delhi.
RESULT OF JUNIOR SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (JSTSE) 2014-2015
Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE), which is conducted by the Science Branch of the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi was held on 14th February, 2015.
The objective of this scheme is to identify the most brilliant students in the state in Class IX and recognize their scientific aptitude by giving them scholarships and certificates.
Twenty seven students of D.P.S. R.K.Puram have qualified in JSTSE out of a total of 159 students in the state. This adds another milestone to the achievements of the institution making it the proud holder of the highest number of JSTSE scholars as compared to other schools. The names of the JSTSE scholars are as follows:
The All India IPSC Basketball Under 14 Girls Championship 2014
The All India IPSC Basketball under 14 Girls Championship 2014 was held at Welham Girls School, Dehradun from 31August – 2 September 2014. DPS R. K. Puram won the First runners up in the tournament.
The All India Inter DPS Basketball (Boys) Open 2014
The All India Inter DPS Basketball (boys) Open Championship was held at DPS Vasant Kunj from 19 – 21 Dec 2014. Teams participated from all over India. DPS R. K. Puram won the 1st runners up Trophy. In the semi-finals, DPS R. K. Puram defeated DPS Faridabad and reached the finals.
The All India Inter DPS Multi Sports (Boys) 2014
The All India Inter DPS Multi Sports (Boys) Open 2014 was held at DPS Meerut from 27 – 29 Dec 2014. 48 DPS schools participated from all over India in this tournament. DPS R. K. Puram won in many events.
It was the winner in the table tennis team championship, in the class team, in the tennis individuals and runners up in the doubles championship. In badminton, it was the 2nd runners up in the individuals and doubles championship.
The All India Inter DPS Multi Sports (Girls) 2014
The All India Inter DPS Multi Sports (Boys) Open 2014 was held at DPS Greater Noida from 27 – 29 Dec 2014. 42 DPS schools participated from all over India. DPS R. K. Puram won in many events.
It was the winner in the badminton team and individual championship , in the tennis team championship and runners up in the individuals event. DPS R.K.Puram emerged as the first and second runner up in the skating event and secured the third place in the table tennis team and runners up in the chess championship. Sehar Bazaz won the Gold medal in 400 metres race and the Bronze medal in the 200 metres race.
QUALIFIERS OF NTSE STAGE-1 2014-15
Eleven students have qualified in NTSE Stage-1 (2014-15) from Delhi Public School R.K.Puram out of 65 students in the General Category in the Delhi State. The examination was held on the 2nd of November 2014 and the results have been declared on the 19th of February 2015.The following students have qualified.
1. Ananye Aggarwal
2.Amrutavarsh S Kinnagi
3. Shagun Goel
4. Dibyadarshi Dash
5. Ritvik Vij
6. Abhishek Gupta
7. Pranjal Mittal
8. Udbhav Chugh
9. Ansh Khurana
10. Shamay G Samuel
11. Manan Aggarwal
We are very proud of our students’ achievements.
‘BHAKTI DHARA’- INTERSCHOOL HINDI COMPETITION
The Hindi Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised an inter-school competition ‘Bhakti Dhara’ on 30th January, 2015. The chief guest for the occasion was Ms. Chitra Mudgal, a renowned author and proponent of Hindi literature. The judges’ panel included Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, a well known author; Mr. Deen Dayal, an Assistant Professor at Delhi University; Dr. Avinash Jha, the Editor of Dainik Jagran; Dr. Rajiv Tyagi, the Senior Vice Principal of Mount Carmel School and Mr. Prem Pal, a Hindi lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also present were Dr. D. R. Saini, the Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram; Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal, the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra; Ms. Fatma Kirmani, the coordinator of the event and all the teachers of the Hindi department.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal felicitated the chief guest and judges with mementos. This was followed by a prayer, ‘Rama Stuti’. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and welcomed all guests and participating schools. He stressed the need to introduce Hindi at senior secondary level in the school. Such programs are good medium to promote Hindi. The event was split into two categories. In first category, ‘Manas Ke Rang.’, teams from various competing schools performed scenes from the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ by Tulsidas. In the afternoon session in Udh Jayega Hans Akela’, sabad of Guru Nanak ji and poetry of St Kabir, Bulleh Shah and Amir Khusro were sang as duet.
The chief guest, Ms. Chitra Mudgal spoke on the importance of embracing our cultural heritage and the important role of the Hindi language in doing so. The judges, Mr. D. N. Chaturvedi, Mr. Deen Dayal, Dr. Avinash Jha, Dr. Rajiv Tyagi and Mr. Prem Pal spoke on how works like the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ contribute to the inculcation of good values in all individuals.
The valedictory commenced with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram being declared as the winners of ‘Manas ke Rang’. However, being the host school, the award was passed on to Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, with second and third positions going to Delhi Public School, Dwarka and St. George’s School, Alaknanda respectively. The first position for ‘Udh Jayega Hans Akela’ also went to Disha Khurana and Daksha Kothiyal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram and was passed on to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Dwarka and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road won second and third positions respectively. The overall winners were declared to be Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in the first position, which then gave its trophy to Delhi Public School, Rohini. Delhi Public School, Mathura Road came second, while Delhi Public School, Dwarka stood third. Best actor awards were given also by judges. Marsha Ali got the best actor award for the role Shurpnakha and special prizes to Geetansh Sahni and ,Arnav Singh of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. The participants from DPS Rohini, Ambience Public School, Safdarjung Enclave; St. George’s School, Alaknanda and Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj also received special prize.
Ms. Fatma Kirmani delivered the vote of thanks. The event concluded with the National Anthem.
ANNUAL NMNH –HT PACE ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION 2014
Anushka Das of class VIII-A of Delhi Public School, RK Puram has won the third prize in the annual NMNH –HT PACE interschool essay writing competition 2014 (senior category) on “Saving Environment”.
She was awarded with a certificate of excellence and a trophy by the Secretary of Ministry of Environment- Mr. Pandey at a valedictory ceremony held at the National Museum of Natural Sciences on 19th December 2014.
INTER SCHOOL POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION
St.Mary’s School conducted an Inter school Poetry Recitation competition on 12th December 2014 . The students were supposed to recite a self composed poem .The topics given for the poem were – Love Jihad or Swachta Abhiyan. The Hindi Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram sent Pallavi Chauhan of class 11 N who bagged the second position and won a cash prize of Rs.1000 and a certificate.
RESULTS OF NTSE STAGE-2
The NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at the high school level in the country.
The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce. This assistance is provided till the Ph.D level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law, this assistance is given only till Post Graduation.
It is not the scholarship amount that is important but the fact that the selected students receive lifelong recognition for their aptitude in academics. This gives them an edge over the others for future selection in premier institutions and streams of their choice.
On the basis of the examination conducted, 844 scholarships have been awarded to the students this year who are currently in Class XI in the nation.
The pattern of written examination for Class X is as follows:
• Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics and English.
• Stage II examination at the National level will comprise: (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT)
(b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics and English.
The NTSE stage-II written exam was held on 19th October 2014.
Six students have qualified from D.P.S.R.K.Puram in NTSE stage-2 2014.
1. Eashan Gupta
2. Harsh Bhoot
3. Sanjana Taneja
4. Shaurya Bhandari
5. Shubham Aggarwal
6. Sucheto Chopy
The qualified students will get Rs.1250/- per month in Classes XI and XII and for undergraduate and post graduate level Rs.2000/- per month.The stipend at the Phd level will be according to UGC norms. We are very proud of our students’ achievements.
INTER-DPS INDIAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2014
The Inter DPS Indian Classical Orchestra Festival 2014 was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 23rd December 2014. 15 schools from across Delhi and the NCR participated in the competition. This new initiative of the DPS Society offers talented students an opportunity to showcase their musical skills.
The chief guest for the occasion was the Chairman of DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu . Various dignitaries present comprised Mrs. Renu Mital, the Director of the DPS Society; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Professor B.P.Khandelwal, Member DPS Society and Managing Committee, DPS R.K.Puram; Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice -Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Mr.Ashok Chandra, former Chairman, DPS Society and the Principals of various DPS schools. The guests were welcomed by the Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal and the Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari, a Sitar maestro of the Senia tradition; Ustad Manju Khan , a famous Tabla player of the Ajrara Gharana and Shri Mahesh Prabhakar, a famous film score director and show industry veteran of 35 years, were the judges of the competition. The various teachers of the music and dance departments were also present.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the judges. Mrs. Renu Mital unveiled the rolling trophy and welcomed all the participating schools. A short video clip on various Indian Classical Music maestros was screened. The musical performances by all the participating schools in the various timeless traditions of Indian Classical ‘Ragas’ and ‘Taals’ left the audience enthralled and asking for more. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by the music teachers of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram with Mr. Kuldeep Mishra on the tabla and Mr. Saleem Kumar on the sitar. Pandit Prateek Chaudhari Ji shared his views on all the presentations and emphasized the importance of music in our everyday lives.
The highly anticipated valedictory followed with Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram winning the first prize, while the second and third positions were bagged by Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School, Noida respectively. Several scintillating group and solo performances by various schools on themes ranging from ‘Peace’ to ‘Childhood’ left the audience spellbound. The winning acts from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram; Delhi Public School, Rohini and Delhi Public School Noida were presented once more to thunderous applause.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.
MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014
“Matsoc”, the Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Mathematics Symposium on 20th December 2014. 44 schools from across the country participated in the various competitive events organised by the society.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Atul Nischal, Managing Director of Elipsis Consulting Pvt. Ltd. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Dr.(Mrs.) Sushma Suneja Head of the Mathematics department, Mr. Anil Kathuria, teacher In-charge of the Mathematics laboratory and all the teachers of the Mathematics department were present on the occasion.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing ballet and beatbox performance. They explained the connection of Mathematics with dance and music. This was followed by a presentation on prime numbers.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Atul Nischal addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of mathematics and problem solving in everyday life. ‘Mathyard’, the new edition of the school Maths magazine was released. The Presidents of the Matsoc welcomed all the participants and highlighted the achievements of the students in various inter school competitions.
The program consisted of five competitive events including Problem solving, a Maths quiz, a Model making competition and a Surprise event. The quiz and the surprise event consisted of a preliminary and a final round. In the Model making event, students had to assemble a mathematical model on the spot. The judges for this event were Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi and Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor in Dept. of Education, University of Delhi. Other highlights of the event were the exhibition of Mathematical models and presentations by the host school and showcase of the movie ‘The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan’.
Dr.Amitabha Tripathi, Professor in Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi, graced the occasion with a guest lecture. He enlightened everyone with an incredible insight into prime numbers.
In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram but it being the host school, the prize was passed on to Delhi Public School , Dwarka. The overall first Runner up was Delhi Public school, Rohini and the second runner up Delhi Public School, Noida.
This event served as an effective forum for all math enthusiasts to share their interests and was an enriching experience for one and all.
RESULTS OF THE MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2014
Overall Winner: D.P.S.R.K. Puram (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)
Overall Winner: D.P.S. Dwarka
Overall 1st Runner up: D.P.S. Rohini
Overall 2nd Runner up: D.P.S.Noida
Winner: DPS Dwarka
1st Runner up: Vivekanand School
2nd Runner up: Modern DPS
Winner: DPS Noida
1st Runner up: DPS Rohini
2nd Runner up: DPS Dwarka
Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)
Winner: DPS Rohini
1st Runner up: DPS Faridabad
2nd Runner up: DPS Gurgaon
Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)
Winner: DPS Ranipur
1st Runner up: DPS Noida
2nd Runner up: DPS International Saket
Consolation: Gyan Bharti Saket
Winner: DPS RK PURAM (Being the host school, the prize was passed on)
Winner: DPS Dwarka
1st Runner up: DPS Mathura Road
2nd Runner up: DPS Faridabad
Inter-DPS Western Vocal Music Festival National Finals 2014
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the National Finals of the Inter-DPS Western Vocal Music Festival on 19 December 2014. A DPS Society initiative, the event saw the participation of 12 teams which made it to the National Finals after the zonal rounds all over India.
The chief guest was Ms. Renu Mital, Director of DPS Society. The panel of judges comprised Mr. Abhishek Rai, Director and Faculty of Guitar, Western Vocal and Theory at Musicians Stop; Mr. Ritesh Khokhar, Senior Music Consultant and Educator; and Mr.Stephen Marazi, a well known figure in the field of music in New Delhi. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr D.R.Saini; the Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal; the Head of the Department of Music, Mr. Rajesh Upadhyay and the Western Music teacher, Mr. Dominic Paul.
The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, extended a warm welcome to all, and spoke about the beauty of music. Dr. D.R. Saini, along with Ms. Renu Mital, the Chief Guest, unveiled the newly introduced Rolling Trophies. The event consisted of two categories- the solo and group performances. In the solo performances, participants performed on the theme ‘Childhood’, while the theme for the group performances was ‘Peace’.
Addressing the gathering, Ms. Renu Mital talked about the unity and togetherness that the DPS Society embodies. The Judges shared their views on the performances. In the valedictory ceremony, glimpses of the event were shown to the audience, followed by the winning performances and the prize distribution ceremony. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj bagged the Rolling Trophy in the Solo Category, while Delhi Public School, Noida and Delhi Public School,
R. K. Puram stood second and third respectively.
Delhi Public School, Dimapur, Nagaland won the Rolling Trophy in the Group Category, whereas Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj came second and Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram emerged third. Mr.Rajesh Upadhyay delivered the vote of thanks. The program was a great a success and exciting experience for all music enthusiasts.
INTER-DPS WESTERN VOCAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2014
10TH ASIAN LAWN BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP
Miss Pinki, Physical Education Teacher at DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL R.K. PURAM is member of Indian Women’s Lawn Bowl Team which participated in the 10TH ASIAN LAWN BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 held at Shenzhen (CHINA) from 3rd to 9th December 2014.
Miss Pinki secured the Bronze medal in the Triples Event. The Indian Lawn Bowl Women’s team secured overall SECOND position in the championship. She has been representing Indian Women’s Lawn Bowl team since 2009 at different competitions, including two Commonwealth Games – 2010 (New Delhi) and 2014 (Glasgow), and won many prizes.