CLASS VII INTERSECTION POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

An intersection written quiz was organized by Club Biologique for the students of class 10 in the 3rd and 4th period, on 10thAugust, 2015 in the Seminar room, Blossoms Block under the guidance of the Teacher In-charge, Mrs. Sushma Sardana. The topic covered a variety of questions from Biology learnt upto high school. The objective was to stimulate the young minds to seek more knowledge, apply concepts learnt in class to analyze common observations and solve problems. 22 teams of two students each from 13 sections participated.

The results of the quiz will help us to nurture young quizzers for future competitions of similar types.
The winners were:
1st Prize: Gaurisha and Siddhant (Class 10 L)
2nd Prize: Niket and Ashutosh (Class 10 D)
3rd Prize: Ritwik and Shaurya (Class 10 E)
The winners were given certificates of merit during the morning assembly.



SAFE WAYS OF GARBAGE DISPOSAL

A poster making competition was organized by Club Biologique for the students of class 7 in the 3rd and 4th period, on 27th July, 2015 in the Senior Biology lab under the guidance of the Teacher In-charge, Mrs. Sushma Sardana. The topic was “Safe ways of Garbage Disposal”. The objective was to sensitize the younger generation to keep their surrounding clean and follow the strategies of 3 R’s. The Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh graced the event with her presence and appreciated the students for their creativity and their hard work. 24 teams of two students each from 11 sections participated. The judges for the competition were Mr. Dhawan [Head of Chemistry Department] and Mrs. Jatindar Kaur { Art Teacher]. The criteria of judgement was message conveyed, neatness, creativity and relevance to the topic.

The winners were:
1st Prize: ANUSHKA HANDA , AYUSHI SAIGAL (7-J)
2nd Prize: ANSHITA AGARWAL, TANISHA GOEL (7-B)
3rd Prize: ANUSHKA YADAV, RIDHI LOHANI (7-J)

The winners were given certificates of merit during the morning assembly.



THE 14TH ANNUAL DHRUV RAJGARHIA MEMORIAL DEBATE

DPS R.K. Puram organised the 14th Annual Dhruv Rajgharia Memorial Debate on 21 August 2015. The debate is held every year in the memory of Dhruv Rajgarhia, a student of the school who passed away in 2002. The debate was instituted by Shri K.L. Rajgarhia in 2002. 14 schools from all over Delhi and NCR participated in it. Mrs Vandana Tandon, Freelance Trainer at The Times of India; Mr Rajesh Mahapatra, the Executive Editor at Hindustan Times and Mr Arjun Khera, an eminent lawyer at the Delhi High Court, judged the competition. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Ms Anuradha Dang, in charge of activities and Mr and Mrs Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia were present on the occasion.

The participants were given an hour and a half to prepare their arguments on the topics which were given to them on the spot through a draw of lots. Each team consisted of 3 members- one for the motion, one against and one interjector. All the contestants presented immaculate arguments on topics like ‘The present system of education is producing drones’ and ‘People who share selfies tend to be more narcissistic’ and quoted celebrated intellectuals like Sylvia Plath, George Bernard Shaw and Martin Luther King Jr.

The judges and the Vice Principal commended the participants. The results were as follows:

Individual prizes for best speaker:
1st position- Jihun, DPS International
2nd position- Karmanya Oberoi, Springdales Dhaula Kuan
3rd position- Shubhankar Mukherjee, DPS R.K. Puram

Best Interjector:
Jai Khajuria, DPS R.K. Puram

Rolling Trophy:
DPS International



MOSAIC 2015: PATTERNS OF LIFE – PSYCHO-SOCIO FEST

On 20th August 2015, Delhi Public School, R K Puram hosted the annual Psycho-socio fest, ‘Mosaic 2015- Patterns of Life’, organised jointly by the school’s Psychology and Sociology departments. With participation from 46 schools, the festival aimed at providing a platform for students to not only perform, but also learn through experience.
The judges for the occasion were Dr. Monalisa Palit, senior consultant at VIMHANS; Mrs. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary, President of the International Congress for Women and Mrs. Bhavana Sabherwal, art consultant at Gallery Sanskriti. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, the heads of the departments of Psychology and Sociology, Ms. Vithika Rahul and Dr. Rita Khanna were also in attendance.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, which was followed by the felicitation of the guests by the Principal. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering, welcoming the guests. Vice Principal spoke about how Psychology and Sociology present an insight into the human mind. Ms. Vithika Rahul talked about how learning is constructive and helps create minds. A mesmerising Shiv Aradhana set the tone for the festival.

Mosaic comprised three events: Mind games, the Psychology and Sociology quizzes; Canvas, the poster painting competition and a Just a Minute competition. The topic for the sociology quiz was ‘Indian Society’; and ‘Mind Games’ challenged the students’ knowledge and understanding of the subjects. ‘Canvas’ gave the budding artists an opportunity to express themselves on topics such as Peer pressure, religious intolerance, caste inequalities etc and on topics such as ‘Distress to De-stress: the Transition process’ and ‘Catharsis: A Cleaning Process’.

The closing ceremony began with a melodious performance by the western music choir, a harmonious instrumental piece on the sitar and tabla, followed by a mellifluous duet and ended with some innovative beat boxing. Mrs. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary addressed the gathering, saying “The only thing you need to aspire to is to overcome fear.” Dr. Monalisa Palit spoke about how psychology is related very closely to our daily activities. The much awaited results were announced.

Birla Vidya Niketan came first in the Psychology quiz and DAV Public School, Gurgaon bagged second position. The Sociology quiz was won by New Era Public School in the 1st Position, with DPS Mathura Road placed second. Delhi Police Public School and Holy Child Auxilium School were awarded first and second positions in ‘Canvas’ respectively. For the Just A minute Competition, the first position went to Delhi Public School, Rohini and Springdales School stood second. The overall trophy was awarded to DAV Public School, Gurgaon.

The event broadened the students’ horizons of Psychology and Sociology, and was an enriching experience for all present.



COLLAGE MAKING COMPETITION

A collage making competition was organized by Club Biologique for the students of class 6 on 3rd August, 2015 in the Senior Biology lab under the guidance of Teacher in-charge, Mrs. Sushma Sardana. The topic was “Food and Lifestyle”, to raise awareness in the younger generation about healthy choices and the long term benefits of having a healthy lifestyle. The Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh graced the event with her presence and appreciated the students for their creativity and their hard work. The judges for the competition were Mr. J.S. Virdi and Mrs. Jatindar. The winners were:

1st Prize: Shuchita &Yashvi of Class 6 H
2nd Prize: Shinjini &Samiha of Class 6 K
3rd Prize: Aditi & Anika of Class 6 C



JASHNE-E-AAZADI’

The Hindi department of Delhi Public School, RK Puram organised ‘Jashne-e-Aazadi’ from the 3rd to 14 August under the guidance of the Head of the Department, Mrs Jyoti Bakshi. In this program students from class 6th to 12th participated in huge numbers.The first independence war, Non-cooperation movement. ,the Dandi march etc were depicted by the children of 6th standard and they paid a tribute to the freedom fighters. On this occasion, the Principal Dr. D.R Saini; Headmistress Mrs Anita Singh and teachers of the Hindi department were present to inspire and motivate the students.

On 5th August, a poetry recitation competition was organised for class 7th in the school studio in which 22 students participated. The entire Hindi department was present there.The Principal appreciated the efforts of the students and inspired them with his wise words,”Janani,janma bhoomi,matra bhasha tatha hindi basha ka sada samman karna chahiye.”

On 11th August, the students of class 8th prepared wonderful boards in front of D-block which were exhibited, depicting the history of our freedom struggle.All the students watched this event.The last day of “Jashn-e-Aazadi” concluded with the participation of the students of class 9th and 10th. Class 10th presented patriotic poems with acting and action in the event “Geet Anbhineet” and class 9 presented several patriotic songs. 70 students of class 10th and 120 students of class 9th participated in this event. Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners. On this occasion, the guest of honour was Shri M.K. Garg who works for conserving the environment and is a poet too. He was very happy to be a part of this event and he entertained the audience by reciting various humorous poems..
The Hindi department worked really hard for the execution of this 12 day program.



ECONORM 2015

Econorm, the annual Economics festival, was hosted by Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 13 August 2015. It included inter-school competitions, in which 30 schools across Delhi-NCR participated.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Saurabh Garg, Joint Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh, along with the head of the Economics department, Dr. Renu Nayar, and her team of teachers.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, and felicitation of the Chief Guest. The theme of the event was “From darkness to light”. The cultural programme consisted of an invocation dance followed by a mellifluous rendition of a classical song by the school choir. A mesmerising performance by the Dance Club was showcased.The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini welcomed the gathering and spoke about the thrill of participation. The Chief Guest, Dr. Saurabh Garg, expressed the importance of Economics in everyday life and its connections to various fields of study. The head of the Economics department, Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks.

The panel of judges included; Dr.Rachna Jawa, Professor at Sri Ram College of Commerce, Ms Archana Mehra, Ph.D in Economics, and Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj, M. Phil in Economics.
There were six competitive events. Online events comprised a case study competition and a filmmaking activity. The onsite events included “Eco Toons” in which students had to make an appropriate cartoon on the topic “Inflation, a bitter burden”, “Tell-a-Tale” an extempore activity, and a two-round quiz competition. There was a Surprise Event which consisted of a crossword competition based on general economic terms. The array of competitions ended with presentations on “E-waste” and conservation of water.

The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Dr. Saini and Dr. Renu Nayar. All the winners of the events were awarded certificates and trophies. The case study competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while Loreto Convent came second and Holy Child came third. Indian School won the first prize in the filmmaking activity, followed by DPS Dwarka and Vasant Valley in the second and third places respectively. “Eco-Toons” was won by DPS SushantLok, the second position was bagged by DPS Mathura Road while the third prize went to DPS Faridabad. Modern School, Vasant Kunj secured the first position in “Tell-a-Tale”, Ryan International came second while DPS Gurgaon and Indian School tied for the third position. The quiz was won by DPS Noida followed by Modern School, Vasant Vihar and DPS R. K. Puram in the second and third position respectively. Vasant Valley won the Surprise Event, with DPS Vasant Kunj coming in second, and a tie for the third position between DPS International and St. Columbus.
The Rolling Trophy was awarded to Modern School, Vasant Vihar.

The event concluded with Dr. Saini thanking all the participating schools for being a part of this event.



SWAR TARANG- INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted ‘Swar Tarang’, a celebration of the rich heritage of Indian classical music on 6th August 2015. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and the entire Music department were in attendance. The judges’ panel included Mrs. Jyotika Dayal Paust, an accomplished Kathak dancer and Hindustani classical vocalist; Ms. Veena Pahri, a semi classical singer and programme executive for All India Radio and Mr. Manjeet Singh, a well-known Hindustani classical vocalist.

12 schools participated in the musical extravaganza which consisted of two categories of events- a duet performance and a group song. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the judges. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all participating schools. This was followed by a mesmerising classical dance performance entitled ‘Ganesh Stuthi.’ The competition consisted of several mellifluous renditions of classical Hindustani compositions by the participating schools. A self-composed raga by DPS R.K. Puram’s Indian classical orchestra marked the end of the competition. Ms. Veena Pahri and Mrs. Jyotika Dayal Paust congratulated all the participants and spoke on the importance of classical music in everyday life followed by a beautiful performance by Mr. Manjeet Singh.

In the prize distribution ceremony, Delhi Public School, Rohini was declared the overall winner, followed by The Mother’s International School and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road in the second and third place respectively. The Mother’s International School bagged the first prize in the duet category, followed by Delhi Public School, Dwarka in second and Delhi Public School, Rohini in third place. In the group category, the first prize was won by Delhi Public School, Rohini while The Indian School came second and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road stood third.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay delivered the vote of thanks and the event concluded with the National Anthem. Swar Tarang was an enriching experience for all students and a treat for music lovers.



25TH A.C. DEB MEMORIAL INTER-SCHOOL ORATION COMPETITION HELD AT CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL

On 29 July 2015, Angelina Dash of X-I and Amay Tewari of IX-H participated in the 25th A.C. Deb Memorial Inter-School Oration Competition held at Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri. Out of 31 participating schools, Angelina Dash won the 3rd position in the Senior Category, and Amay Tewari won the 3rd position in the Junior Category. DPS R K Puram won the Rolling Trophy.



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.



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



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:



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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