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.



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