The 9th Armaan Dogra Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament 2017

The closing ceremony of the 9th Armaan Dogra Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 3rd February 2017. Armaan was a meritorious student of the school, who met with an untimely death. He was an all-rounder and played football passionately. His warmth and exuberance are remembered by all his friends. The tournament is held annually in his memory. Fourteen schools participated in the three-day event.

The various dignitaries present included the Chief Guest, Mr Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian cricket team; Mr Pramod Grover, Vice Chairman, Managing Committee, DPS RK Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society; Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, author and former Regional Head, South and Central Asia for FIFA; Sqn Ldr S.S. Hakeem, the only Indian sportsman who is a football Olympian and an International referee; Ms Oinam Bembem Devi, captain of the Indian Football team at the 11th South Asian Games 2010 and the SAFF Women’s Championship 2012; Mrs Meenakshi Pahuja, Associate Professor at Lady Shri Ram College and an All India Inter-University medalist in swimming; Mr Samip Rajguru, Executive Editor – Sports at India TV channel; Dr. M.C Mishra, Director of AIIMS; Mr John Robinson from Asian News, and Armaan’s parents ,Dr and Mrs P.N. Dogra. Also present were the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, and the Vice Principals, Dr Renu Nayar ,Ms Padma Srinivasan and Ms Anita Singh, and Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department with his team of teachers.

The event began with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed all the guests and expressed her appreciation for Dr. and Mrs Dogra’s efforts in ensuring that Armaan’s spirit continues to live on. She shared her view that sports  is the one thing that truly unites us. A minute of silence was observed in Armaan’s memory.

Mr. Kapil Dev, in his address to the students, said that he was delighted to visit the school, and emphasized on the importance of celebrating Armaan’s life by carrying on the legacy of sports.

The much awaited prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Mr Pramod Grover and Mr.Kapil Dev. Modern School, Barakhamba Road secured the third position while DPS Vasant Kunj bagged the second one. DPS R.K. Puram took home the winning trophy. The Best Player award was given to Parth Kothari of DPS R.K. Puram.

The cultural programme presented by the students included a yoga act, an energetic zumba performance and a tuneful song by the school choir.

The cultural programme was followed by an address by Dr. M.C. Mishra, who congratulated all the winners, and spoke about the importance of yoga. Mr Pramod Grover thanked Mr Kapil Dev for taking the time to visit the school, and Dr. Dogra for sponsoring the tournament. He further declared the tournament closed. The Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks and spoke to the students about the importance of fair play.

The programme came to an end with the national anthem.

Indian Golf Union National Tournament

Golf Champion- Tanirika Singh

Tanirika Singh of X-J is a national level golf player. She has been participating in national level golf events since she was eight years old. She was recently Tied second in the IGU (Indian Golf Union) Yes Bank All India Junior Girls Golf Championship held in December 2016. Tanirika also participated in the DLF- IJGA National Qualifier (India) held in January 2017 and was the first runner up. She has won numerous national golf events in the past and has also stood first in the junior girls order of merit. She seeks to be the World’s no. 1 professional golfer. Tanirika Singh has excellent potential and loves to play the game.

31st National Taekwondo Championship

The 31st National Taekwondo Championship was organized from 27th- 30th December 2016 by the Sports Authority of India.

Yashvardhan Ahlawat, of 10-F won a Gold Medal in the U-17 Colour Belts Category.
Praman Verma of 10-D won a Gold and a Silver Medal in 2 different events in the U-17 Black Belts Category.

Sports Day 2016

DPS R.K. Puram organized its Sports Day on 23rd December 2016 with great enthusiasm and zeal. It was a mega event. The chief guest was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr.V.K.Shunglu and the Guest of Honour was the famous cricketer and Arjuna Awardee, Mr.Gautam Gambhir. Other prominent dignitaries who attended the event were Dr.D.R.Saini, Director, DPS Society and former Principal of DPS R.K.Puram; Mrs. Vinita Kher, Director, CEM, HRDC, DPS Society; Dr. Sharda Manocha, Joint Director, HRDC, DPS Society; and Mrs Bindu Sehgal, Principal, DPS Vasant Kunj.

The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principals, Dr.Renu Nayar, Ms.Anita Singh and Ms.Padma Srinivasan and the Head of the Physical Education department, Mr.Suresh with his team of teachers were present on the occasion.

The Sports Day was celebrated in keeping with the spirit of the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius”. It began with a march past by the sportspersons of the school. The Principal felicitated the Chief Guest and extended a warm welcome to all those present. She congratulated the students who participated in the events. She exhorted the students to, ‘do everything in life with passion’ and to always be themselves.

There was a spectacular Yoga performance for all. Thereafter, the Cricket bowled out Finals took place, where the students got a chance to see Mr.Gautam Gambhir play in front of their eyes. Rhythm and energy were combined in an enthralling show of Aerobic exercises by the students. The students of the school got a golden opportunity to have an interactive session with Mr. Gautam Gambhir. He shared various anecdotes of his life and told the students to enjoy whatever they do and not to think about success or failure.

The 200 metre race finals for girls and boys of all categories took place. The young martial artists presented an energetic act. As a tribute to Lord Ganesha, the school showcased a magnificent lezim performance. This was followed by the 4×100 metre Relay Finals for boys and girls under all categories. Mr. Gambhir along with the Chairman, Mr. V.K.Shunglu, Mrs. Shunglu, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the other guests presented the awards to the winners of all the games. The school choir gave a scintillating performance, celebrating the champion in all of us.

In a surprise event, parents played musical chairs and enjoyed it thoroughly. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu congratulated the winners and emphasized the importance of team spirit among the students. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks. The Sports Day concluded with the National Anthem.

28th Delhi State Taekwondo Championship 2016

The 28th Delhi State Taekwondo Championship was held at the Thyagraj Stadium from the 1st to the 4th of December 2016.The students of DPS R.K.Puram won 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

The following is the list of the winners:

1.Siddhant Goel 8F-Gold medal
2.Yashvardhan 10F- Gold
3.George Kutty 10E Gold
4.Chitra Tewari 10J Gold
5.Praman Verma 10D Gold & Silver
6. Vishal Giri 9J Silver
7. Sameer Khan 10E Bronze
8.Raghav Goyal 9H Bronze

Inter DPS Tennis Girls Open Championship 2016

The All India Inter DPS Tennis Girls Open Championship was held at DPS Sonepat from 9-11 December 2016. DPS R.K. Puram won the overall Championship and Riddhi Ramesh Sharma of Class XI was declared the best player of the tournament.

The Delhi State Chess Championship 2016

The Delhi State Ranking Chess Championship was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium from the 24th to the 26th of November 2106. DPS R.K. Puram won the U-19 Team Championship.

The All India IPSC Basketball Girls U-17 Championship 2016

The All India IPSC Basketball Girls U-17 Championship 2016 was held at DPS Mathura Road from the 12th to 14th of November 2016, DPS R.K. Puram participated in the tournament and won the 1st Runners up trophy.

The All India Inter DPS Tennis Boys Championship-2016

The All India Inter DPS Tennis Boys Championship 2016 was held at DPS Yamuna Nager from the 26th to 28th of November 2016, DPS R.K .Puram participated in the tournament and won the 1st Runners up trophy. Rohan Mehra , Tarush Bagai and Utkarsh Mishra participated Rohan Mehra of class IX was declared the best player of the tournament.

5th South Asian Taekwon-Do Championship and 13th South and West Indian Taekwon-Do Championship

The following is the medal tally of the students who participated in the ‘5th South Asian Taekwon-Do Championship’:

Yashvardhan Ahlawat of Class 10 F-Medal: Gold

George Kutty Santosh, Class: 10-E Medal: Gold

Raghav Goel of Class: 9-H Medal: Bronze

Siddhant Goel Class: 8-F Medal: Bronze

The Medal tally of the students who participated in the ’13th South and West India Taekwon-Do Championship’:

Mayank Kapila Class: 8-F Medal: Gold

Aakarsh Chakravarti Class: 8-F Medal: Silver

2nd Aryan’s Cup WTF ( International Olympic Committee Recognised ) Delhi State Tournament – 2016

The following students participated in the 2nd Aryan’s Cup WFT ( International Olympic Committee Recognised ) Delhi State Tournament – 2016 on 6th October 2016:

Yashvardhan Ahlawat – Bronze Medal

George Kutty Santosh – Gold Medal

Akhil Sharma – Bronze Medal

Lakshay – Silver Medal

Raghav Goel – Silver Meda

Siddhant Goel – Bronze Medal

CBSE Zone Chess Championship 2016

The CBSE North Zone Chess tournament was held at Mount Abu Public School, Rohini from 20th to 22nd October 2016, DPS R.K. Puram won the Overall Team Championship in the U-19 Boys and the U-19 Girls and qualified for the CBSE Nationals to be held at DPS Varanasi. DPS RK Puram won the third place in the U-14 Boys ,U-14 Girls and the U-11 Boys Category.

Shooting Champion Shirene Singh

The 20th Delhi State Inter School Shooting championship was held at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, Tughlakabad, New Delhi on 17th and 18th September 2016. Shirene Singh of class 12C won the Bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event in the youth category. She has earlier bagged the Silver medal in the 19th Delhi State Inter School Shooting Championship and the Bronze in the 1st Col. Jaswant Singh Memorial Shooting Competition. Shirene secured All India Rank 11 in the 19th All India Kumar Surendra Singh Inter School Shooting Championship.


Kanwar Ashish Under 7 Cricket Tournament 2016

The Kanwar Ashish Under 7 Cricket Tournament was held from 19 – 23 September 2016 in the school. Six DPS schools from Delhi took part in it. The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal was present with the Head of Physical Education Department, Mr.N.Suresh, along with his team of teachers.

The final match on 23rd September was between 3 consecutive years winner, DPS Vasant Vihar vs DPS Mathura Road who reached the U -7 yrs Cricket final for the first time. The toss was won by DPS Vasant Vihar and they elected to field. DPS Mathura Road scored 48 runs for 6 wickets in 10 overs match. Kushagra scored 19 not out & Aditya Garg of Vasant Vihar claimed 2 wickets for 9 runs. Chasing the small target of 49, DPS Vasant Vihar won the Tournament by losing 5 wickets only. Aditya Garg scored 28 not out, Sakib of Mathura Road, bowled well and claimed 3 wickets.

In the result tally was as follows:

The Wiz kid of the Match – Aditya Garg (V Vihar)
Best Girl player of the tournament- Aadya Singh (Vasant Vihar)
Best bowler of the Tournament – Sakib (Mathura Rd)
Wiz kid of the tournament-Aaliyan (Mathura Road)
Master Blaster of the Tournament: Aditya Garg.

32nd Delhi State Level Shooting Championship

Kriti Gupta of X-H participated in the 32st Delhi State Level Shooting Championship (Clay Pigeon Trap (Jr) Women Shotgun) held at Tughlaqabad Shooting Range (ISSF) from 14-23 August 2016.

Kriti won 2 Gold Medals in the Juniorr & Senior category. She was Ranked No.1, in the Junior & Senior at the Delhi State Level.

All India Inter-DPS Boys Chess Championship 2016

The All India Inter DPS Chess Boys Open Tournament was held at DPS Aligarh from 4-6th August 2016 , DPS R.K. Puram emerged as the overall second runners up in the championship.


Visit of Mr. Stephen Fleming

DPS R.K Puram had the proud privilege of a visit from Mr.Stephen Paul Fleming on 7 September 2016. Mr. Fleming is a former New Zealand cricketer, and captain in test and one-day cricket of the national cricket team. In July, 2014 Mr. Fleming, together with the New Zealand High Commissioner to India, Mr.Grahame Morton announced the New Zealand India Sports Scholarships to support Indian students interested in studying sports related programmes in New Zealand.

Upon his arrival the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guest. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of Mr. Fleming. The cultural programme began with a mesmerising classical dance performance by the dance team of the school depicting the nine emotions or ‘Navras’. Mr.Fleming conducted a short quiz about some interesting facts of New Zealand. The students surprised him with their knowledge of the country for which they were rewarded with gifts and autographed mugs.

Mr. Fleming addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of education. He emphasised on the need for proper planning and how New Zealand had a great future for higher studies. He shed light upon the various universities and different courses offered by the country. Of these universities, eight are ranked in the top 50 of the world. He told the audience how he began his journey with the goal of becoming a teacher. However, his path led him to become a professional cricketer for the New Zealand national team. He always put education and cricket on the same pedestal and is happy now as an ambassador of education for his country.

The students were given a taste of New Zealand when Mr. Fleming presented them with a kiwi fruit, which is the national fruit of New Zealand. Mr. Fleming also engaged in a personal interview with some of the students about his life and career.

The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks. The event was a tremendous success and a “fruitful” experience for all the students.

Double Crown in Delhi State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

Aanchal Malhotra of class XII S secured the 1st position in the Women’s Singles, the 1st position in Youth Girls(Under 21) and the 2nd position in the Junior Girls (Under 18) in the PING PONG DELHI STATE TABLE TENNIS RANKING TOURNAMENT at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi from 16th August to 19th August 2016.

The All India IPSC Tennis Boys Championship 2016

The All India IPSC Tennis Boys Championship was held at Assam Valley School ,Tejpur Assam from 25-30 August 2016. DPS R.K. Puram won the U-17 Team Championship and was the Runners up in the U-14 Team Championship. Rohan Mehra won the U-17 Individual Championship and Tarush Bagai was declared the second Runners up in the U-17 Individuals category.

Winner of 6th Albatross Inter-School Junior Golf Championship India -2016

Yuvraaj Bir Singh Sodhi has emerged as the winner in the 6th Albatross Inter-School Junior Golf Championship India -2016 held at the Classic Golf and Country,Gurgaon in the Age Category B (13-14yrs).



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