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.



INTER-SCHOOL FRENCH COMPETITION

Le Crayon D’Or, the French Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ on 17th December 2014. The aim of the event was to celebrate the French language and culture, which has become an integral part of the lives of many enthusiastic students. 21 schools from Delhi-NCR participated in the various competitive events organized by the club.

The programme consisted of three competitive events- ‘L’Art Dramatique’, the Skit Competition; ‘Les Voix De La Poésie’, the Poetry Recitation Competition and ‘Raconte-Moi Une Histoire’, the Story Writing Competition. In the Skit Competition, the participants were required to present a 5 minute long skit on various proverbs such as ‘Il ne faut jamais dire jamais’ (Never Say Never) and ‘Tout est bien qui finit bien’ (All’s well that ends well). The Poetry Recitation was a competition where students recited poems written by renowned French poets. Finally, in the Story Writing Competition, participants were required to write stories based on pictures provided to them.

The Chief Guest for the valedictory was Mme. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French language at the French Embassy. The judges’ panel included highly qualified laureates of the French language from various prestigious educational institutions. Also present on the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Teacher in-charge of the French Club, Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar and all the teachers of the French Department.

The ceremony commenced with a mellifluous rendition of the French song ‘Je t’aime’, accompanied by a ballet performance. This was followed by an event report, summarizing the various events of day. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the participating schools. The members of the Dance Society enthralled the audience with their scintillating dance performance on a medley of French songs. The winning teams from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram took to the stage to present their acts. The Chief Guest, Mme. Caroline Schmitt spoke about the importance of learning a foreign language and how it can change the course of one’s personal and professional life. The new edition of the annual French Magazine ‘Le Crayon D’Or 2014’ was released.

In the prize distribution ceremony, Delhi Public School, Indirapuram were declared the overall winners. The Poetry Recitation was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, while Delhi Public School, Indirapuram came second and DPS International, Saket stood third. Delhi Public School, Indirapuram won the first prize in the Story Writing Competition, followed by Mothers’ International and Delhi Public School, Rohini in second and third place respectively. The Skit Competition was won by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, while the second and third positions were bagged by Step By Step School, Noida and DPS International, Saket respectively.

The Headmistress and Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the national anthems of both France and India. ‘La Fête De la Francophonie’ was an enriching experience for all students and is expected to be the commencement of a new annual tradition at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.



THE ARMAAN DOGRA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony of the 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament 2014 was held on 16th December, 2014. This tournament was held for classes sixth to ninth. The Chief Guest was Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a trap shooter who won the Silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games and is also a member of the Indian Parliament. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award for shooting. The Guests of Honour were Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director, AIIMS and Dr. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian Trap shooter. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department were also present.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Armaan’s parents felicitated the Chief Guest and The Guests of Honour. The cultural programme began with a dance performance that signified athletic excellence and a rhythmic display of yoga by the students. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra. Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.Dr. M.C .Mishra expressed his happiness on the school’s achievement regarding the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore highlighted the importance of practice to achieve perfection.

In the much awaited prize distribution ceremony, DPS R.K. Puram bagged the first position against Indian Public School, Dubai by a score of 4-0. Rohan Bhaskar of DPS, R.K. Puram was awarded the Best Goalkeeper; Justin of Indian Public School, Dubai was declared the Best Defender; and Aditya Vashisht was declared the Best Striker of the tournament. The ceremony came to an end with the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivering the Vote of Thanks.

The Inter-Section Results were as follows:

Class VI1ST Position –VI C

2ND Position-VI H

3rd Position-VI J

Class VII

1ST Position –VII J

2ND Position-VII A

3RD Position-VII H

Class VIII

1ST Position –VIII G

2ND Position-VIII B

3RD Position-VIII E

Class IX

1st Position- IX C

2nd Position- IX J

3rd Position- IX G

Best Girl Player:- Dakshata Tiwani (IX B)

Best Goalkeeper:- Kush Singh (VIII G)

Best Defender:- Kanav Khanna (VIII G)

Highest Scorer:- Parth Kothari (VII J)

Best Player of the Tournament:- Tanishq Dhir (IX J)

Best Striker:- Dyujoy Majumdar (IX J)

 

 



ANNUAL PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM – EDISON CONVENTION

“Physoc”, the Physics Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its Annual Physics Symposium on 15th December 2014. More than 500 students from 52 schools across the country participated in the various competitive events.

The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Principal of Miranda House, Delhi University. The guests of honor for the event included Dr. Pinto Das, a professor in the physics department at IIT Delhi; Ms. Deepa Sachdev, management consultant at Human Capital India; Mr. Tushar Singla, a Math student at IIT Delhi and the Secretary of Board of Recreational and Creative activities at the institution; Mr.Sambhav Gupta, a B.Tech electrical engineering student at IIT Delhi and Mr. Shiven Rastogi, the Secretary of the Students Affairs Council at IIT Delhi. The Principal, DR. D.R. Saini; The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Mr. J.S. Virdi, Head of the Physics Department and Ms. Archana Deepak, teacher in charge of the Physics Society were also present on the occasion.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous performance by the school orchestra. The students enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance.

The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and talked about the importance of physics in daily life. ‘Resonance’, the new edition of the school Physics magazine was released. The Chief Guest, Ms. Pratibha Jolly, addressed the gathering and talked about working with ambition and passion and how one should be able to distinguish between a job and a profession. The Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a debate, a Physics quiz, a demonstration and ‘Ad-dict’, the ads act competition. The debate was held on topics such as, ‘Is reality really real?’ and ‘Ad-dict’ the ads act competition consisted of topics such as ‘Invisible Cloak’ and ‘Teleportation’. In the Demonstration event, students’ practical skills were tested and they were asked to perform certain experiments and answer questions. The quiz consisted of a preliminary and a final round.

Delhi Public School, Faridabad emerged as the overall winner while Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj received the first- runners up. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram stood first in the ‘Ad-dict’ but being the host school, it passed on the prize to The British School while Delhi Public School, Gurgaon stood second and Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the third position. The first position in the quiz was won by Delhi Public School, Faridabad followed by Birla Vidya Niketan in the second and Amity International, Noida in the third position. Mount Carmel won the first position in the debate while the second position was taken by Saint George and K.R. Mangalam World School stood third. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj won the best interjector in the debate while The Mother’s International School stood second and Ryan International School third. The demonstration was won by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj and Delhi Public School, Faridabad and Springdales School at the second and third position respectively.

The event was a truly memorable experience especially for all Science enthusiasts.



Ability Utsav at YMCA

A Talent vs, Talent Show of students with various disabilities was held at YMCA Delhi on 3rd and 4th December 2014. Tapas Bhardwaj, Head Boy of the school participated and won the first price in the speaking ability contest. He was also given a special award of the best male talent for his eloquence and gravitas on the topic. More than 30 schools participated in this symposium.



Inter-school Street Play

The Hriday Foundation organised an Inter-school Street play in Baroda House, ITO in November.The Biology and Hindi department trained and sent a team of students comprising Niket Khadgawat, Uday Bansal (IX-D), Ananya Kapoor, Devansh Tandon ( Ix-K) and Anushka Das and Sumay Mishra of class VIII-C and Prabjas Singh (VII-D)}. They won the first position with a beautiful trophy and certificates.



Interschool Poetry Recitation Competition

The Hindi Department of DPS RK Puram sent two students Renasha Mishra of class X-B and Suryan of class VIII-A to Mt. Carmel school for an interschool poetry recitation competition .

The students Renasha Mishra of class X-B won the first prize in the senior category and Suryan of class VIII-A won the third in the junior category. Both of them together won the overall trophy for DPS R.K. Puram and made the school proud by emblazoning the school with another trophy .



Inter-DPS Boys Open Basketball Championship 2014, Delhi & NCR (Zone-1)

The Inter-Dps Basketball Tournament Boys(Open) zone 2 -2014 was hosted by DPS Bulandshahr from 31st October to 2nd November,2014. A total of 17 teams participated including DPS Mathura Road ,DPS Panipat and DPS Rohini.

With comfortable wins over DPS Noida and DPS Panipat Refinery,our team qualified for the quarter finals .In the quarter final, our team beat DPS Panipat City by 25 points,the score being 48-23. In the semi-finals, our match was against the host school DPS Bulandshahr, and again our team won the match quite comprehensively by 20 points, the score being 72-52.

In the finals ,our team faced DPS Mathura Road and as always the DPS Mathura Road players entered the court as favourites. Till the last minute it was very difficult to decide the winner.The final match was decided by two free throws and our team made history by defeating the defending champions, DPS Mathura Road by 1 point, the score being 62-61.

For the first time in the last 42 years, our Boys Basketball Team defeated DPS Mathura Road.

The Captain of our basketball team Surbhay Kumar was declared the best player of the tournament and our team qualified for Inter-Dps Basketball Nationals to be held at DPS Vasant Kunj in the month of December.



The International Chemistry Symposium – Spark 2014

Catalyst, the Chemistry club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Spark 2014’, an International Chemistry Symposium on 28th November 2014 at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram. Around 60 schools from across the nation as well as one international school, DPS Kuwait, participated in the numerous competitions organized by the club.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Archana Milhotra, a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The judges for the occasion were Dr. Veena Verma; Ms. Vineeta Malani, an entrepreneur; Professor Geetu Gambhir from the Organic Chemistry Department of Acharya Narendra Dev College and Mr. Rajesh Tewari, a theatre expert. Those present on the occasion included the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Chemistry department, Mr. Prem Dhawan and all the teachers of the chemistry department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. A short video was shown, highlighting the achievements of ‘Catalyst’, the chemistry club. The Head of the Chemistry Department, Mr. Prem Dhawan addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini spoke about the significance of Chemistry in everyday life. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by the students. The Chief Guest, Dr. Archana Milhotra, highlighted the importance of Carbon and how nature is the biggest source of inspiration. Catalyst, the magazine put together by the chemistry club was unveiled along with the magazine made by the Pre-Pharmacy club.

The program consisted of four competitive events including a Just a Minute session, ‘Chem- Bowl’, ‘Chem-Canvas’ and ‘Actinium’. In the ‘Just a Minute’ session, contestants spoke on topics such as ‘the Dual Nature of Light’ and ‘Free Energy’. ‘Chem-Canvas’. The Art competition was on the topic ‘Stone to Silicon Age’. ‘Chem -Bowl’, the chemistry quiz took place in two rounds, the preliminary and final round and ‘Act-inium’, an Ads Act competition, where students promoted fictitious products such as mosquito repellents and soul sweeteners.

The judges talked about the importance of chemistry and clippings of the day’s activities were shown to the audience. Mr. Girish Bhusri, the Business Manager, North and West, Science and Industrial products, Borosil Glass Works Ltd talked to the audience about Borosil Products.

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 Amity International, Noida. DPS Gurgaon got the first position in the JAM competition followed by Amity International School, Noida and Cambridge Foundation School came in third. Welhams Girls school won the first prize in the Chem Canvas while Modern School, Vasant Vihar came second and St. Xaviers, Shahabad came third. The Chem bowl prelims and final quiz was won by Bal Bharti School followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and the third position was secured by DPS R.K.Puram but passed on to DL DAV Model School. Act-inium- the Ads Act was bagged by Amity International School, Noida, on second spot was DPS R.K.Puram but it was passed on to Modern School, Barakhamba Road and DPS Rajnagar Ghaziabad was third.

Mrs. Alinda Holla, from the Chemistry department, delivered the vote of thanks. It was a memorable experience for all the students.

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“The Importance of Value Education” at Manav Bharti School

Manav Bharti School organised various competitions on the 11th and 12th of November 2014. Seven students from class 11 and 8 from class 10 were sent for the “Nukkad Natak” by the Hindi Department. The students acquired the 2nd position and the topic for the event was “The Importance of Value Education.”
The following students participated in the event:

 

Fatma Kirmani (Activity Incharge ) Soumya Sofat
Mahir Hora Rohan Kathuria
Aparna Aggarwal Geetansh Sahni
Akshit Mathur Renasha Mishra
Rahul Bali Tanoy Majumdar
Radhika Verma Rishika Sharma
Bhagyesh Tekriwal Suhavi Singh
Shantanu Gupta
Shivain Verma

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IPSC SQUASH TOURNAMENT 2104

The IPSC Squash Boys Tournament 2014 was held at the Scindia School, Gwalior from 7-10 November 2014 13 IPSC schools participated in it. DPS R.K.Puram participated in the U-19 category.

Aseem Mehra, Sambhav Anand, AgastyaTiwari and Kunal Bhardwaj of class 11 represented DPS RK Puram . They beat the favourites Mayo College in the semi finals, and secured a silver medal in the U-19 category.



The 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament

The 7thAmaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament started on the 25th of November 2014 at DPS R.K.Puram. The tournament was first initiated in 2008. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched too soon by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was a passionate football player and a fan of Manchester United. Though a scholar badge holder, he excelled in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing and sports. His wit and humour made him exceedingly popular amongst his peers and teachers.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp which was accompanied with Sanskrit shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, IAS Officer and the Guest of Honour, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director of The All India Football Federation. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan was not physically present amongst us, he would always live in our hearts. Present in the audience was the family of Armaan Dogra along with other dignitaries including a team of doctors from AIIMS;Dr Anoop Saraya, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology; Dr. S.P. Yadav, Senior Consultant ,Department of Urology; Dr. PC Chopra, Senior hospital administrator and Mr. S.P. Kandpal, Senior Administrator, AIIMS. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal , DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

A beautiful dance was performed by the students which combined elements of Indian classical with Western contemporary dance. The zealous students of the DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the under privileged run of the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled the audience with a scintillating dance performance.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much awaited match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the All Stars Team of classes 6, 7, and 8 and the All Stars Team of class 9, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 2-1.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, whose words, “In the sunshine we know Armaan is watching every bit of the match and enjoying it with all his heart,” touched the hearts of all those present. The tournament will continue till the 16th of December.



Exun 2014 – Day 2

Exun-2014 Activities (Day-2)

 

Exun Clan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’,  hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd and the 23rd November, 2014.  Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.

The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the computer science department. The panel of judges included Mr. Neeraj Priyadarshan, National Photo Editor, Indian Express; Mr Sohail from Intel; Dr. Pushpinder Singh, Senior Doctor from DPS R.K. Puram; Raghav Khullar, Bharat Aggarwal, Pushkar Mishra, Ambar Pal, Aishwarya Kane, Adideva Sekhri, Souvik Das Gupta, Aarman Roy, Pranav Butalia and Gyan Lakhwani, alumni from DPS R.K. Puram and Sahil Guleria, Coordinator, EXUN.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.  The second day included events like 3D modelling, A/V editing, Swat the Bug, Gaming finals, junior and Senior quiz finals, Crossword Finals and two surprise events.  The second day of the EXUN symposium included mind boggling competitions like the Junior and Senior Quiz finals, Crossword finals; Swat the bug; A/V Editing, 3D modelling, Gaming finals and two surprise events.

Sudocrypt v4.0, the Online International Cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.

In the closing ceremony, Dr Pushpinder Singh, along with other judges received mementos from Dr. Saini, which was followed by the much awaited result and prize distribution. The programme concluded with a group photograph to cherish this memorable day.  

Exun-2014 Closing Ceremony



Exun 2014 – Day 1

Opening Ceremony

Exun 2014 – Intro Video

Exunclan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’, hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd of November and the 23rd of November. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.

Our esteemed and dynamic Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was also the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the Computer Science department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.

Sudocrypt v4.0, the online cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.

It was a fruitful experience for all as they carried back fond memories to cherish.

Activities – Day 1



IT@CuttingEdge 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the fourth edition of the Inter-DPS IT Festival -“ IT@ Cutting Edge 2014” on Friday, 21 November 2014. The event was a huge success and garnered massive participation. An online cryptic hunt – “DeCryptonite v3.0” was held on 16-17 November 2014. It received 6189 registrations from 80 Delhi Public Schools. The top performers cracked 9 mind-boggling cryptic levels. Over 250 participants from 31 schools under the aegis of the DPS Society participated in the various on-site events. The Director of DPS Society, Mrs. Renu Mital, was the chief guest. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed everyone. Also present on the occasion were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; and the Superviser and Head of the Computer Science department, Mr.Mukesh Kumar who coordinated the event with his team of teachers. The event included workshops on diverse technological concepts such as Game Designing, Robotics, a Mock Parliament session on “24 x7 Student-Teacher Connect” and Digital Imaging, a competitive event. There was also a seminar for teachers on “Google Apps Workshop”, an interactive session of Google Apps. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini addressed the audience, expressing his view on the importance of technology in our daily lives. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital talked about the importance of IT. According to her, “Information Technology is the only answer to solving the problems of the world and children are the best at understanding it.” The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta addressed the need to link the virtual world with the real world by incorporating technology in our daily lives.

The web designing workshop was conducted by the Exun alumnus – Souvik Das Gupta. The Exun Member – Tanay Kothari took charge of Game Programming. The Robotics Workshop was handled by Mr. Ajitkumar KG alongwith the members of Robotics Club. The mock parliament session was held on the topic – “24x7 student teacher connect” which was conducted by the team of Political Science department headed by Mrs. Vandana Chandhoke. Mr. Mukesh Kumar HOD Computer Science, Ms. Bani Dhawan from Google India and Ms. Jimmy Puri from Learning Links conducted an interactive session on Google Applications for all the visiting teachers.

The ‘Digital Imaging’ competition was won by the ‘Warp’ team from DPS Mathura Road, with the second and third prizes going to DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Panipat Refinery respectively.

At the end of the fruitful day, all the participants were awarded certificates and awards by the Principal alongwith all faculty members of the computer science department. It indeed was a day filled with excitement, creativity and knowledge.

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Opening Ceremony

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Activities

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Closing Ceremony



‘TOBACCO ROUTE: A JOURNEY TO DEATH’
AN INTER SCHOOL DECLAMATION AND PAINTING COMPETITION

The Anti-Tobacco Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in association with The World Lung Foundation-South Asia organised an Anti-Tobacco Interschool Declamation and Painting competition on 18th November, 2014. The chief guest for the event was His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui, the Ambassador of Spain. The guest of honour was Dr. Shyam Aggarwal, Chairman of the Oncology Department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Also present was Padma Shri awardee Dr. G.R.Khatri, President of World Lung Foundation- South Asia which is crusading against Tobacco since 2005. The panel of judges included Prof. J.P.S Uberoi, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (retd); Mr. R.K. Goswami, a retired IAS officer from UT cadre; Mr. M.S. Rawat, educationist and retired Principal of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya; Prof (Dr) Charulata Singh, Director of Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGSIP University and Mr. Amit Kapoor, Head, International Watercolour Society, India.The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh were also present on the occasion.

The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous orchestral and choir performance by the school’s music society. The Dance Society put up a mesmerizing dance, ‘Krishna Stuti’ followed by a lyrical jazz performance.

The Presidents of the Anti-Tobacco club made a presentation highlighting the adverse effects of smoking on the youth, and the measures needed to rectify it. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and shed light on the horrible consequences of the usage of tobacco.

The Chief Guest, His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui addressed the students and stressed on the relevance of the anti tobacco campaign in today’s day and age and the need for students to speak out against the use of tobacco. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Shyam Aggarwal provided key statistics about the use of tobacco among India’s youth, and the massive financial and personal costs incurred by the victims. He along with all the others present, took a pledge to fight this menace. He urged students to play their part in spreading the message of ‘anti-tobacco’. The event comprised two competitions, a Declamation and a Painting Competition on ‘Tobacco Route: A Journey to Death’. Students from 29 schools participated in both events, where they spoke forcefully against tobacco usage and made exquisite paintings outlining the same.

Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Senior Consultant at Max Cancer Centre, Max Hospital, Saket was the chief guest at the prize distribution. The painting competition was won by Ashutosh Kumar of DPS Meerut, who claimed an award of Rs 5100. The runners up were Megha Kalai of Ryan International School, Vasant Vihar and Srishti Gupta of Bal Bharti School, Rajinder Nagar. The declamation was won by Ridhima of Apeejay School, Pitampura. The second prize was a draw between Dhwani of DPS International and Harshita of DPS Bulandshahr . The third prize was also a draw between Malvika Dhawan of Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Aditi Solanki of DPS Greater Noida.

The event was organized by the Head of the Biology Department, MrS.K.Arora; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and the teachers of the Biology department.



Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Art & Poetry Competition

On 30 October 2014, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-School Art and Poetry Competitions, ‘Art Poetica’, in fond memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society. Dr. P.N.Kirpal.

The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr V.K Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society. The Guest of Honour was Chief Justice B.N. Kirpal(Retd) who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries present in the audience included Mr. Ashok Chandra and Mr Narendra Kumar, former Chairmen of DPS Society; Mr Pramod Grover, Treasurer of DPS Society and Vice Chairman of DPS R.K. Puram and Dr. Sudipta Ghose, Member of the DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. The guests were welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh.

Students from 34 schools participated in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘News-In-Views’, ‘Double Harness’ and ‘Stage-A-Verse’, which took place simultaneously at different venues. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting of the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants composed a ballad on the five paintings given as a prompt. Lyrical Canvas required participants to make a monochromatic painting on the emotion prevalent in a line of a famous poem. News-In-Views was an on-the-spot competition wherein a black and white sketch was made by each team to illustrate a given news article. In Double Harness the participants formed couplets on the basis of three prompts – a line, a word and an emotion given to each student in three rounds. ‘Stage-A-Verse’ had participants writing and enacting a skit in verse on a given prompt. A team of eminent judges assessed all the events.

The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour. The Vice Principal, Ms Shobha Mehta, reminisced about the special bond the DPS Society shared with Dr. Prem Kirpal and emphasized that the ‘Art Poetica’ provided a platform to budding poets to showcase their talents. This was followed by a musical rendition of a poem composed by Dr Prem Kirpal, “Sun in my room”. The cultural programme also included a joyful song by the young middle school students and a presentation of the memorable and profound speeches of Shakespeare and those of the leaders of the modern time, which are linked by a similarity of profound and farsighted thoughts. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu and the Guest of Honour, Justice Kirpal released ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’, the English Literary Magazine. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K.Shunglu, in his address to the audience encouraged the organization of such vibrant and healthy competitive events every year.

In the awards tally, Army Public School, Delhi Cantt won the first prize for Blend Art followed by Apeejay, Noida and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Artistic Poesy was won by Amity International, Noida; followed by Summer Fields School and Cambridge School at the second and third positions respectively. DPS R.K.Puram bagged the first prize for Lyrical Canvas followed by Sanskriti School and DPS, Gurgaon. DPS, Dwarka; DPS, Gurgaon and Modern School, Barakhamba won the first, second and third prize for the News-in-Views. There was a tie at the first position for Double Harness between Modern School, Barakhamba and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by DPS International and Bluebells International. Stage-A-Verse was won by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan , followed by DPS R.K.Puram and DPS Rohini at the first, second and third positions.

The overall winner was DPS R.K.Puram followed by Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and DPS Gurgaon at the second and third positions. Since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the trophy was handed over to Springdales School. The Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal, delivered the vote of thanks and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the students and the English department in organizing the event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.

Closing Ceremony (Part-I)

Closing Ceremony (Part-II)



CBSE’s Swatchh Bharat – Swatchh Vidyalaya Campaign-Expression series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation – 2014

Harshit Malhotra of XI-U has won a cash prize of Rs.2500/- for his self composed poem on the topic “I will not create filth, nor tolerate it.” From CBSE under its ongoing Swatchh Bharat – Swatchh Vidyalaya Campaign-Expression series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation – 2014

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Sahitya Utsav at DPS Bulanashahr 2014

The DPS Society organized a Sahitya Utsav in DPS Bulandshahr on 16th October 2014. Tapas Bhardwaj a student of Class XII of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram won the first price in the debate. Tapas spoke against the motion the house.

It was a national level competition. The famous film actor, Raza Murad was the Chief Guest of the function. Honourable Vice Chairman of the DPS. Society Admiral Chopra, graced the occasion and blessed the children. Eminent Poet, Dr. Som Thakur was also present in the function. Film Actor Raza Murad gave away the prices and inspired the children.

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