INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY, 2015

On 29th July, 2015, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s Geography department organised an intra-school ‘International Tiger Day’ competition, to sensitize the students about the importance of tigers in our ecological system. Students and teachers alike joined in the celebrations to emphasise the importance of conserving our national animal, and to spread awareness about the cause. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr Sudeep Sen, an award winning author and poet. The Quiz Master for the event was Mr Deep Raj, an environmental planner for UCF.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Mrs Anita Singh; and the Geography department, along with their Head of Department, Mrs. Rupa Das, were also in attendance. NDTV covered the event.

The event commenced with the felicitation of the chief guest by the Principal and a moment of silence was observed to pay respects to Dr.Kalam.

Ms. Rupa Das welcomed the guests, and spoke about how majestic tigers are, and the vital role played by them in the food chain. Addressing the audience, Dr. Saini emphasised how humans should learn, and imbibe the strength and speed of tigers.

An invocation dance to goddess Durga set the tone for the various activities and competitions which were held for students of classes 6th to 12th. These included a quiz competition, a slogan portrayal, a T-shirt painting, ramp walk competition, PowerPoint presentation and a street play on the slaughter of tigers. The audience was entertained with a short video clip on tigers and their habitats. The students enthusiastically and actively participated in all the activities.

The chief guest, Mr Sudeep Sen offered a word of encouragement, following which the prizes and certificates were distributed among the winners.

Vansh Gupta and Dikshant of 7-K won the quiz, and first place in the PowerPoint Competition was bagged by Prithvi Paul Chathrath and Prithvi Rana of class 10-I, and Arnav Singh and Yuveer Bagai of class 10-E were placed second. The T-shirt painting competition was won by Udbhav of class 9-H, Vaibhav and Kanav of class 9-L were second and Vaibhav Gupta and Mohan Malik of 9-I came third.

Mrs. Arti Trivedi delivered the vote of thanks. The event was a huge success, and helped spread awareness about the need for conservation of tigers.



INTER-SCHOOL HINDI DEBATE

Carmel Convent School, New Delhi had organised an Inter-school Hindi debate competition for class IX and X on 20th July 2015. A team of three students from DPS RK Puram participated in the competition and Uday Bansal of class X-D won the Best Speaker Award- for the motion.



“QUILLWORK: MUSINGS OF A YOUNG MIND”

Shubhangi Priya of Class XII-X has published her own book, titled “Quillwork: Musings of a Young Mind”. The book is a phenomenal, heart-felt and remarkable compilation of poems and prose. With her linguistic prowess and editorial skills, the published work has brought the school great pride. Shubhangi is an active member of the French club, has contributed greatly to the school’s magazine, and expressed her love for journalism with the school’s press through her work for the school’s Editorial Board. Along with her talent of penning down literature, Shubhangi has finished her graduation in Kathak dance under the guidance of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, and has completed advanced levels in the French language from Alliance Française de Delhi. Shubhangi is an all rounder in not just her extra-curriculars, but also in the field of academics.



ALL INDIA INTER-DPS NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-2016!

All India Inter DPS National Chess championship was held at DPS Mathura Road,New Delhi between 18th to 20th May 2015. DPS R.K.Puram won the championship with a perfect score of 12/12!!

1.DPS R.K.Puram. – 12 / 12
2 DPS Mathura Road. – 10 / 10
3.DPS Gurgaon, sector-45 – 9.5 / 12

In the Individual tally, Karan Jain (XII-J) scored 6/6, Rahul Shekhar (XII-H) 5/6 ,Siddharth G(XI-I) 5.5/6, Sumay Mishra (IX-H) 5.5/6 and won best player prizes at their respective boards !!! A total of 43 teams participated in the tournament from all over India. The Chess team won the tournament for the second consecutive year!! DPS R.K.Puram defended the title with great panache.



ALL INDIA IPSC SWIMMING BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The All India IPSC Swimming Boys Championship 2015 was held at Genesis School, Noida from 7-9th July 2015. 23 IPSC Schools from India. participated in this tournament DPS RK Puram participated and won the overall 1st Runner up and the gold medal in the 4×100 Freestyle Relay, the Silver Medal in 4×100 Medley Relay. Chirag Singhal won 3 gold medals and one silver medal,Akshank Solanki won 4 Gold medals & 2 Silver medals and one Bronze Medal, Shashank Solanki won 1 Gold medals & 3 Silver medals and one Bronze Medal, Yash Sansanwal won 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals.



Duke of Edinburgh; young achievers award for Class XII Student

Shagun Sethi of Class XII- X has been awarded the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh; young achievers bronze and silver award, Shagun has recently qualified for the gold award and is now awaiting its certification. Leading youth Charity, the Duke of Edinburgh gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfill their potential and have a brighter future. Shagun is one of the few children who has successfully completed the said program.

She also has a keen interest in working with young children and was selected to be the conductor of the KIDLEAD workshop. KIDLEAD is the world’s only executive caliber leadership training program designed specifically for ages 2-25. Shagun conducted the workshop for 15 children all aged 6-12 over a period of three weeks.



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.

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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.

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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.



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