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
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
NTSE STAGE-1 RESULTS 2015-16
The NTSE stage-I written exam was held on 8th November 2015
Eleven Students of D.P.S. R.K.Puram have qualified in NTSE Stage-1 2016 out of total 64 students in the Delhi State General Category.
The results were declared on the 8th of February 2016.
||Shaurya Raj Singh XE
||Srija Chakraborty XM
||Lakshya Kumar Tangri XI
||Siddhanta Panda XL
||Ishan Jain XI
||Alok Kumar Thakur XI
||Sankush Gupta XA
||Ayush Venkatesh Bindlish XK
||Pranshu Bhagat XA
||Sajag Prakash XJ
The qualified students will be appearing for NTSE Stage 2 in May2016. We are very proud of our students’ achievements.
SQUASH PRODIGY SANKALP ANAND
Even since Sankalp was young,he had a passion for sports. While growing up, he tried his hands at different sports like cricket , soccer etc but eventually found his bliss in squash. His passion for squash in part , was fostered by his father and elder brother , both of who play competitively. Sankalp spent countless hours hitting a squash ball against the walls of his house as a kid, and eventually got into serious squash training .
Currently Sankalp, aged 14, a student of 8 F, is the captain of the Under 17 category for Delhi state team .
At the age of 10 he came first in the U -11 category in Indian Squash Professional Championship held in Delhi.He was also second in the Maharastra Squash championship ,and 4th in the Rajasthan and Bengal Junior championship . He captained the IPSC team and won a gold medal .
His recent achievement was his 1st rank in the Inter Delhi /NCR School Public Championship in the U-19 category. Sankalp has made the school proud and it is overwhelming to see his passion for squash at such a young age.
SANSKRIT DEBATE AND POSTER- MAKING COMPETITIONS
Stuti Banga and Stuti Raizada of class X J bagged the First Prize in the lnter school Sanskrit Debate and Poster- making competitions respectively. These competitions were the part of the Sanskrit Utsav held at D.P.S R.K.Puram on 22nd Dec 2015.
INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS
“DIE KOTOBA POTPOURRI” – The Language Medley
‘Die Kotoba Potpourri’, the Inter-School Foreign Language Fest was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 2nd February, 2016 to inculcate the love for foreign languages in students.Students of Classes VI to X, from 16 schools across the city, participated in the various competitive events held in the French, German and Japanese languages.
The fest was presided over by Ms. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French Language, French Embassy; Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto, Director General at Japan Foundation, New Delhi; and Mr. Carl Jochen Dill, Head of Educational Studies at Goethe Institut. The panel of judges for the French events included Dr. Swati Dasgupta and Ms. Babusha Verma, professors at Delhi University; and Ms. Shilpa Gupta and Ms. Pooja Arora, assistant professors at OP Jindal University and Amity University respectively. The German judges were Manisha Buttan, Assistant Professor at Amity University, Noida; and Hema Gupta, Shivani Gupta and Aarti Chauhan from Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan. Mr. Yasujiro Takei and Ms. Chisato Murakami, Japanese Language Advisors at Japan Foundation; and Dr. Nabin Panda, Associate professor and Ms. Anushree, Assistant professor at Delhi University’s Department of Asian Studies, were the judges for the Japanese events. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal Ms. Vanita Sehgal – who was also the event in-charge. The event coordinators were Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar, Ms. Surbhi Gaur and Ms. Payal Arora.
The fest comprised six events, two for each language. In French, a proverb-inspired skit competition, and a TV show enactment were held. Students of German were required to enact a didactic fable, and to recite renowned poems of the language. ‘’Ad Zap’’ and a moral story telling competition were held in Japanese.
The “Skit” was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while DPS Vasant Kunj came second, and DPS Noida third. DPS R. K. Puram won the first prize in “TV Show”, followed by Bal Bharti School, GRHM and DPS Indirapuram in the second and third places respectively. “Enact A Fable” was bagged by DPS R. K. Puram, the second position by DPS Rohini while the third prize went to Springdales School. DPS R. K. Puram secured the first position in “Poetry Recitation”, DPS Rohini came second while GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj third. “Ad Zap” was won by DPS Greater Noida, followed by DPS R. K. Puram and DPS Sushant Lok in second and third position respectively. DPS Maruti Kunj came first in “Story Telling” while DPS R. K. Puram came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj third. The overall French winner was DPS R.K. Puram, which was the host school and therefore the trophy was passed on to DPS Noida; the German winner too was DPS R.K. Puram, and the trophy was passed on to DPS Rohini; and Japanese winner was DPS Maruti Kunj.
The Valedictory function commenced with scenes from a famous skit of Moliere’s ‘L’Avare’ by the students of Lycée Français de Delhi. Students of our school enthralled the audience with soulful renditions of a German song. The Principal, Dr. Saini, felicitated the guests; following which a report of the day’s events was read. The Principal addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of unity of the world’s cultures. This was followed by a Japanese song. The first position holders of each event gave encores of their winning acts on stage to thunderous rounds of applause. Dancers of our school went on to mesmerize everyone with their performance of a French dance. Ms. Caroline Schmitt congratulated the participants on their enthusiasm and creativity, and stressed on the value of a foreign language as an asset in the globalised world. Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto spoke of overcoming pressures while performing and of the hope of seeing more students visiting Japan. Mr. Carl Jochen Dill quoted Charlemagne, “To know two languages is to possess a second soul,” and elaborated on how languages help to expand our intellectual horizon. The French Club’s magazine ‘Le Crayon d’or was launched by our esteemed guests, who went on to award prizes to the winners of the various events.
Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. It was an enriching experience for everybody present, and the students left with a spirit of accomplishment and a reinvigorated passion for the language of their choice.
INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS
INTER-SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS AWARD CEREMONY
THE INDIAN ROBOCUP JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2016
“RoboKnights”, the Robotics Club of DPS R. K. Puram hosted the nationals of the International RoboCup Junior Robotics Competition in association with LS Creative Learning, Bangalore, on the 23rd and 24th of January 2016. The annual RoboCup Junior held across the globe aims to provide a platform for students of primary and secondary school to showcase their technical skills. The 22 teams from schools located in states of India, that participated at the national level did so after qualifying in the zonals, and the winning team will represent India in Germany.
The Chief Guest at the occasion was Mr. Renye Kikuchi, the Director of Learning Systems Co. Ltd., Japan, who directly manages the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education in schools of many countries and provides LEGO education teaching materials to classrooms. The operating hand of this project in India is “LS Creative Learning” Bangalore. Mr. David Prakash, founder trustee of “Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation” and the Head of “LS Creative Learning”, who works to provide materials and robotics teachers to schools across India and was the Guest of Honour at the occasion. Also present were the Vice Principals, Mrs.Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan; the Head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar; computer teacher, Ms. Sarika Kaushal; and the robotics teacher-cum-coordinator of the event, Mr. Ajith Kumar KG.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta. The Vice Principal welcomed the guests and the participants and spoke about striking a balance between the pros and cons of the digital world. This was followed by an enthralling rendition of a Japanese poem and a mesmerising Odissi performance by class 9 students, Vishrut Malik and Pranati respectively. The Chief Guest, Mr. Renye Kikuchi, discussed the future of robotics. Mr. David Prakash thanked the school for training the participants and volunteering to host the competition, and stressed upon the importance of friendly competition among students.
The students were led to the venue, where on the first day they were engaged in practice sessions in which they assembled and perfected their respective robots. On the second day, the competitive event took place. The theme of the competition was to make a robot for rescuing the victims of natural calamity. The robots had to follow a line, avoid obstacles and pick up balls representing injured victims of calamity and place and transport it to a safe zone. The team “Robo Wizards” emerged as the victors. “APS Sentinels” came second and “Ahlconite 3” bagged the third position. Mr. Dhaval Mehta, trustee of Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation (IRCJF) from west zone was the judge.
The event was an enriching experience for all and left the students with a bigger passion to excel in and promote the field of robotics.
NATIONAL LEVEL SANSKRIT ESSAY COMPETITION
Saisha Monga of class IX G bagged the second prize in the Sanskrit essay competition on the topic ‘Fuel Conservation’.The competition was organised by the Petroleum Ministry in the month of September 2015.The prize consists of a trophy, a certificate, one Tablet and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000.
DPS R.K.PURAM AND MODERN INDIAN SCHOOL, DOHA, QATAR CONNECT THROUGH CAMCON
23 December 2015 was a very special day for the students of DPS R.K.Puram and Modern Indian School, Doha, Qatar as they interacted on various issues related to biodiversity conservation in the presence of the Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini; Head Mistress, Ms. Anita Singh; Head of Computer Science, Mr Mukesh Kumar; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biotechnology; Ms Dimple Menon, Biology Teacher from DPS R.K.Puram and Principal, Ms.AsnaNafees; Vice Principal, Ms.G.Mala; Ms.Sanghamitra, Biology Teacher from MIS, Doha, Qatar.
The enthusiastic students discussed various issues related to environment and biodiversity like waste management, common plants and animals found in the two countries,green steps taken by students in the school and at home, practising the 4 R’s, Swaach Bharat Campaign, odd-even number concept of cars ,steps taken by the government to curb air pollution, the role of social media in creating awareness in the society etc. The students of MIS were also eager to know as to how India’s growing population could be used to control the problem of pollution.
The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini, invited the Qatar school to visit India so that both schools could learn from each other and share the best practices. He thanked the Qatar school for participating in the Environment Festival ‘Panchtatva’ hosted by DPS R.K.Puram on 20 November 2015.Ms Anita Singh asked a question on the type of food available in the school canteen.
The webinar session ended with a goodbye and a promise to meet soon. The programme was coordinated by Mr.Mukesh Kumar and Ms Niva Chhonkar.
SANSKRITOTSAVA – SANSKRIT FESTIVAL 2015
The Sanskrit Festival ‘Sanskritotsava’ was organised for the first time by ‘Sanskriti’ the Sanskrit Club in association with Sanskrit Department Of DPS R K Puram on 22nd December 2015.
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted inter school competitions in which 17 schools across Delhi-NCR participated.
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Pankaj Kr. Mishra, Associate Professor in St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and the guest of honour was Dr Anju Seth , Associate Professor of Satyawati College, Delhi Unversity. The panel of judges included Dr. Ajay Jha, Assistant Professor of Satyawati College, Delhi University; Dr. Suchitra Bharti, Assistant Professor in Gargi College, Delhi University, Dr. Pankaj Kr.Mishra and Dr.Anju Seth. Also present was Dr.Asha Lata Pandey, former Head of Sanskrit Department; Vice Prinicipals, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Dr.Renu Nayar; Headmistress Ms.Anita Singh and the Head of Sanskrit department, Mrs. Amla Thukral and her team of teachers.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest and judges by the Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini. The Cultural Programme consisted of a mesmerising recitation of Sanskrit Shlokas by Class VI students followed by ‘Pushpanjali’ – an invocation dance. The audience was graced by a scintillating Sanskrit ‘Kavyaali’ (Qawwali) performance and a mellifluous Sanskrit Song. Thereafter the students put up a thought provoking street play on the ‘Importance of Sanskrit’ and a Power Point Presentation prepared by Rajat Sindu Class XI student on the “Usage of Sanskrit in Modern Days” was shown to the audience. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering highlighting the rich culture and history of the language. He connected with the gathering with his melodious songs in Sanskrit. Dr.Anju Seth, the guest of honour also addressed the audience and appreciated the efforts of students.
There were two competitive events, Debate and Poster Making. The topic of the debate was “Is the revolution in the field of communication helping in the upliftment of mankind or is it causing more damage and downfall?” The Poster Making competition had two topics “Women Empowerment” and “Relation between cleanliness and health.”
The Debate(in favour of the topic) was won by DPS R.K. Puram , while DPS Dwarka came second and DPS Indirapuram third. Speaking against the topic, DPS Indirapuram bagged first position ,followed by DPS Bulandshahr. and DPS.Noida in the second and third places respectively. The trophy for the best team in Debate went to DPS Indirapuram.
DPS R.K. Puram won the first prize in the Poster Making Competition(Topic-Cleanliness) followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Gurgaon in the second and third places respectively. In the topic ‘Women Empowerment’, DPS Gurgaon bagged the first position while DPS Noida and DPS Faridabad stood second and third respectively.DPS Gurgaon bagged the best team trophy for Poster Making.
The vote of thanks was given by the Head of Sanskrit department, Mrs. Amla Thukral.
The ‘Sanskritotsava’ was successful in spiking the curiosity for Sanskrit among the students as they participated in all the dynamic events. Such initiatives will go a long way in highlighting the importance of the subject.
BHASHA UTSAV 2015
Dr. Rajendra Prasad once said, “A country that does not take pride in its language and literature can never progress.” Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, hosted the annual Bhasha Utsav, organised by the Hindi department, on 23rd December 2015. The event saw active participation of 22 schools from across the city.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp, enriched by the presence of the chief guest, Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar, an eminent dramatist and the artistic director of the theatre group, Dramatech. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini and the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Ms. Vanita Sehgal; and Headmistress, Ms.Anita Singh.
The panel of judges for the events included Dr. Ghamandilal Agrawal, acclaimed poet and writer; Ms. Seema Bharti, senior journalist and author; Dr. Jayant Kashyap, scriptwriter and professor at Ramanujan College for the last12 years; Ms. Divya Jain, writer and powerful speaker; and Ms. Swati Parmar, from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Tapas Bhardwaj, former Head Boy of DPS R. K. Puram; Dr. Sandhya Singh of the NCERT; and Ms. Rachna Singh of Delhi University graced the occasion with their presence. The Head of the Hindi Department, Ms. Jyoti Bakshi, welcomed the judges and felicitated them with plants. She addressed the gathering, highlighting the beauty of the language and its deep links with Indian culture.
The Programme coordinator, Mrs. Fatma Kirmani introduced the esteemed judges – specialists in theatre, poetry, media and literature – to the gathering. She said a deep thinking and vision was involved in ‘Bhasha Utsav.’ It was not just another series of competitions, but a platform for the tech-savvy students, who are engrossed in the virtual world of Facebook, Whatsapp and Internet to enhance their ability to speak about the issues related to society and the country at large.
The Utsav opened with Kahani Manchan where the children gave brilliant theatrical performances based on the stories of renowned authors of Indian literature. The participants not only entertained the audience but also made them think on the social evils that they tried to highlight through their performances.
Kavita Path was skillfully designed to provide an environment for children to learn to fight against the evils of society through recital of poems beautifully crafted in satire .In the On-the Spot story writing event ‘Rachnatmak Lekhan’ children got an opportunity not just to hone their poetry and story writing skills but also to voice their opinions and give wings to their imagination. Last but not the least was ‘Vad Vivad Pratiyogita’ on the topic “Hindi bin na kaam sadhe’ yet another attempt to highlight the importance of Hindi language. Steeped in intense emotions and skilful presentations, Bhasha Utsav left and enduring impression on the spectators and audience with its strong intellectual content and spirit.
The event brochure was released by the Chief Guest to tremendous applause followed by a melodious song by the talented singers of the host school.
The valedictory function commenced with beautiful dances ‘Ai ri sakhi’ and ‘Moko Kahan Dhundhe Re Bande’ by the students of DPS R.K. Puram. The Chief Guest, Mr. Sagar appreciated the performances and the hard work of all the participants. Mr. Ghamandilal Agrawal and Tapas Bhardwaj also expressed their appreciation. Addressing the students, the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini stressed on the need to promote and take pride in Hindi language.
In the awards tally, DPS R. K. Puram secured the first position in Kahaani Manchan followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Noida in the second and third position. Vaad Vivaad was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while DPS Sushant Lok bagged the second position followed by Modern School, Barakhamba in the third. Kavita Paath was won by DPS Rohini; and the second and third positions were secured by DPS Noida and Mother’s International School. In Rachnaatmak Lekhan, DPS R. K. Puram, Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony ;and DPS Dwarka secured the first, second and third positions in story writing, while DPS Rohini, DPS Gurgaon and DPS Dwarka bagged the first, second and third positions respectively in poetry writing.
The overall winner was DPS Noida while DPS R. K. Puram was the runner’s up. The Trophy was however passed on to DPS Rohini in the 3rd position. The event was an enriching experience for all present, and was made a success due to the efforts of the teachers of the Hindi department and the 400 students involved.
THE MATHEMATICAL CRUSADE 2015
The Annual Mathematical Crusade 2015, was organized by ‘Matsoc’, The Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 14th December 2015. 70 teams from various national and international schools participated in the competitive events including a team from DPS Sharjah.
The Guests and judges for the occasion were Mr. Sajith Pai, Associate Vice President of Bennett University; Mr. Sanjeev Narang who is in the adhesive business; Dr. Megha Agarwal, Head of Department of Mathematics at Ramanujan College; Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Shri Ram College; and Mr. Poshak Agrawal, Co-Founder of Athena Education. Also present were our alumni Shikhar Shiromani, Rohit Jain and Anant Ashutosh as judges . The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Mr. Anil Kathuria, Head of the Mathematics Department along with his team of teachers from the Mathematics department were present on the occasion.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests followed by a harmonious performance by the school orchestra. The audience was enthralled by a Kathak and a Ballet performance. A mesmerising Sanskrit Shloka Recitation, explained various concepts of Mathematics. Mr Sajith Pai addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of mathematics and problem solving in everyday life. The new edition of the annual school maths magazine, ‘Mathyard’ 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 six competitive onsite events including Problem Solving, a Quiz, a Crossword, a Powerpoint Presentation, a Model Making Competition and a Surprise Event along with two online events Cryptic Hunt and Bennett Crusade. Problem Solving gave the students an interactive platform to showcase their problem solving ability in Mathematics. The Quiz consisted of a preliminary and a final round and saw teams answering challenging application based questions. Crossword to test trivia and mathematical knowledge of the participants. Other highlights were the Model Making event, where students had to assemble a mathematical model on the spot and a ‘Powerpoint Presentation’, where the students made presentations on mathematics and its application in various fields. In the online Cryptic Hunt , the participants had to crack series of cryptic levels. At each level they would encounter number of clues.’Bennett Crusade’ required the students to submit an essay on the ‘Need for India to have Entrepreneurial Engineers.’
Problem Solving was won by DPS Faridabad, while DPS R.K. Puram and Modern School, Barakhamba Road came second and Sanskriti School came third. DPS Noida won the first prize in the Quiz, followed by DPS R K Puram and DPS Vasant Kunj in the second place and DPS Dwarka in the third places . Crossword was bagged by DPS Rohini, the second position by DPS Dwarka while the third prize went to Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The Air force School, Subroto Park secured the first position in the Powerpoint Presentation, DPS Dwarka came second while DPS Mathura Road won the third position. Model Making was bagged by DPS Dwarka followed by DPS Sushant Lok in the second and DPS R.K. Puram and Rukmini Devi School in the third position. DPS Dwarka came first in the surprise event while DPS Rohini came second and DPS Noida third. The Overall winner was DPS Dwarka followed by DPS R K Puram and DPS Rohini at the second position and DPS Noida at the third position.
This event served as an effective forum for all math enthusiasts to share their interests and was an enriching experience for one and all.
Mathematical Crusade 2015
DR. PREM KIRPAL MEMORIAL ART & POETRY COMPETITION
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-School Art and Poetry competition ‘Art Poetica’ on 10 December 2015 in the fond memory of the former Chairman of DPS Society, Dr. P. N. Kirpal.
The Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr V. K. Shunglu, was the Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony. The Guest of Honour was Mrs Aruna Kirpal, wife of Chief Justice B. N. Kirpal (Retd.). Rear Admiral M. M. Chopra, Vice Chairman of DPS Society; Mr Pramod Grover, Treasurer of DPS Society and Vice Chairman of DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee; Mrs. Renu Mital, Director of DPS Society; Prof. B. P. Khandelwal, Dr. Usha Luthra, and Mr. Narendra Kumar, Members of DPS Society; Mr. Manohar Lal, Principal of DPS Mathura Road and Mrs. Bindhu Sehgal, Principal of DPS Vasant Kunj also graced the occasion with their presence. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, the Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Padma Srinivasan; the Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh and Mrs.Savita Vasesi, the Head of English Department.
Students from 22 schools participated in the competitive events which included ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ’Stage-A-Verse’, ‘Double Harness ’, and ‘Lime-In-Rhyme’. The events were held simultaneously at multiple 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. ‘Stage-A-Verse’ had participants writing and enacting a skit in verse on a given prompt. 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. ’Lime-In-Rhyme’ was a limerick composing competition. The events were assessed by a team of eminent judges.
The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. The cultural programme included a colourful performance by the students of DPS R. K. Puram, depicting the journey of philosophy down the ages through a fusion of song, dance and drama in verse. In his address to the audience, the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, expressed his gratitude to the Kirpal family for their constant support.
Blend Art was won by DPS R. K. Puram, followed by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan; DPS Noida and DPS Vasant Kunj shared the third position. Vasant Valley School bagged the first position in Artistic Poesy; DPS Mathura Road and Amity International School, Saket came second and third respectively. DPS R. K. Puram won Lyrical Canvas; followed by The Indian School and DPS Gurgaon. First, second and third positions of Stage-A-Verse were secured by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan; DPS Noida and DPS Mathura Road respectively. DPS Gurgaon won the first prize for Double Harness followed by DPS Bulandshahar and St. George’s School. Lime-In-Rhyme was won by DPS Indirapuram; while DPS R. K. Puram and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan were awarded second and third prizes.
The overall winner was DPS R.K.Puram followed by Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and DPS Mathura Road at the second and third positions. Since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the trophy was handed over to Springdales School. Ms Vanita Sehgal, Incharge of the English Department delivered the vote of thanks and commended the efforts of her team of teachers and students. The programme ended with the national anthem.
INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM – “EDISON CONVENTION”
“Physoc”, the Physics Society of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Edison Convention – an International-school Physics Symposium on 9th December 2015.
560 students from 40 schools from all over India, and abroad participated in this event. Students participated in various on-site events. There were also two online events in which 160 students participated.
The Edison Convention was presided over by the chief guests Dr. Muktesh Chander; IPS, and Special Commissioner (Traffic) Delhi Police, and Dr. Abani Mohan Mandal, Nuclear Scientist from Inter University Particle Accelerator and Mr Ankur Suman,Creative Head at RK Swamy BBDO. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, and Mr J.S. Virdi; Head of Department of Physics, and Mrs. Archna Deepak; teacher in charge of ‘Physoc’ were also present.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, and felicitation of the chief guests. The school choir set the tempo with a mellifluous song. Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering, and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of physics, and how events like these allow children to meet with people having similar interests. Dr. Mandal spoke to the audience about the presence of physics in the different spheres of life, and motivated the children to delve into the invention of sustainable technologies. Dr. Muktesh Chander had an interactive session with the audience, discussing the various laws, and theories of physics that have led to progression in our lives.
There were two online, and four on site events. The onsite events included a “Quiz” in which there were four rounds, “Ad-dict” where the students enacted advertisements which had topics like ‘Earth 2.0′, and ‘Invisibility Kid’, “Demo” where children presented scientific models, “Surprise Event” in which children were given clues leading to a treasure hunt spanning the entire school. There were two online events – “Comic Strip” in which students were asked to submit comic strips on different topics, and “Phyctures” in which participants clicked pictures, and explained the idea behind their pictures.
The events were judged by a panel of respected judges comprising Mr. Devanik Saha, Mr. Ankur Suman, and Mr. Rishabh Sanghi. A video showcasing the events that took place throughout the day was shown. It received an immense amount of appreciation from its spectators.
“Quiz” was won by Modern School Barakhamba Road, while Sanskriti School came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj came third. DPS Vasant Kunj won the first prize in “Ad-Dict”, followed by DPS Panipat, and DPS Meerut in the second and third places respectively. “Demo” was bagged by Red Rose Public School, the second position by Hansraj Model School while the third prize went to Springdales, Dhaula Kuan. Modern School, Barakhamba Road secured the first position in “Surprise Event”, Convent of Jesus and Mary School came second while DPS Dwarka third. “Comic Strip” was won by DPS Vijaypur followed by the British School, and DPS Gurgaon in second, and third position respectively. DPS Vasant Kunj came first in “Phyctures” while Springdales Dhaula Kuan came second, and DPS Gurgaon third. The overall winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road; followed by DPS Vasant Kunj as the 1st runner up. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. J. S. Virdi.
The event enlightened all its participants, and onlookers. The Edison Convention was successful in spiking their curiosity for Physics as they participated in all the dynamic events. Students left the event with an enthusiasm to discover, and learn more about Physics.
Results were as follows:
1st Position : DPS Vasant Kunj
2nd Position : DPS Panipat
3rd Position : DPS Meerut
1st Position : Red Roses Public School
2nd Position : DPS R K Puram & Hansraj Model School
3rd Position : The Air Force School
1st Position : Modern School Barakhamba Road
2nd Position : Convent of Jesus and Marry
3rd Position : DPS Dwarka
1st Position : DPS R K Puram
Modern School Barakhamba Road
2nd Position : Sanskriti School
3rd Position : DPS Vasant Kunj
Comic Strip online event
1st Position : DPS Vijaypur
2nd Position : British School
3rd Position : DPS Gurgaon
1st Position : DPS Vasant Kunj
2nd Position : Springdales Dhaula Kuan
3rd Position : DPS Gurgaon