CONVENT OF JESUS AND MARY SCHOOL INTER SCHOOL DEBATE

Shagun Sethi (12-X), Jai Khajuria (12-N), Radhika Sharma (12-A) and Aniket Aich (12-N) won the SR. DOROTHY ROLLING TROPHY for the best team, in the Inter School Debate Competition at Convent of Jesus and Mary. Shagun Sethi won the tournament Best Speaker, and a cash prize. Radhika Sharma and Shagun Sethi both won a best speaker and second best speaker award in the preliminary and the semi final round. The debates ranged from topics like “Technology has led the world to a generation of idiots” to “Women empowerment in India is mission impossible.” DPS R.K.Puram won all debates with a clear majority.



XXXI MANAVSTHALI ALL INDIA INTER SCHOOL MATHS TALENT TEST 2015

The XXXI Manav Sthali All India Inter School Maths Talent Test 2015 was held on 31stJanuary . A total of 58 schools (2000 students) from Delhi and NCR participated in this event. The award Presentation ceremony was held on 27th August 2015. The following students are the medal winners:

Participants Class Prizes won
1.      Eshika Gupta 6 Silver medal
2.      SagnikAnupam 7 Gold medal
3.      Vedant Garg 7 Silver Medal
4.      AmanVerma 8 Silver medal
5.      YashKhurana 8 Silver medal
6.      Srija Chakraborty 9 Bronze medal
7.      Aaraiv Sharma 9 Bronze medal
8.      Sankush Gupta 9 Bronze medal
9.      Ananya Aggarwal 10 Silver medal
10.  RitvikVij 10 Bronze medal
11.  Khushi Sharma 10 Silver medal
12.  SambhavAnand 11 Bronze medal
13.  Akshay Gupta 11 Bronze medal
14.  Saatvik Jain 11 Bronze medal
15.  Abhishek Goel 12 Bronze medal
16.  DarbhamullaNihar 12 Silver medal
17.  NityamBagga 12 Bronze medal
18.  Amol Singh Raswan 12 Bronze medal

 



BUSINESS STUDIES PROJECT WORK EXHIBITION 2015

The annual Business Studies Project Work Exhibition was organized by the Business Studies Society of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 27th and 28th August 2015. The event was organised to present the creativity and innovation of the school’s budding entrepreneurs.

The exhibition displayed projects, charts and models made by students of class XI on various topics like ‘Handicrafts’, ‘Visit to Wholesale Market’, ‘Visit to Departmental Store’, ‘Import and Export’ and ‘Visit to Industrial Unit’. Working models were demonstrated by the students, followed by power point presentations. Students were dressed as entrepreneurs whereas some wore ethnic costumes to showcase the regional diversity of our country. A video featuring the activities and achievements of the Business Studies Society was also screened.

The programme was initiated by the Chief Guest, Dr. P. C. Jain, former Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce. Also in attendance were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra along with her team of teachers.

The programme beautifully exhibited a miniature replica of the world of trade and commerce and proved to be a treat for all business enthusiasts.



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MÉLANGE 2015

In the words of Peter Drucker, “Business is neither a science, nor an art. It’s a practice.” Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, as a part of the initiative taken by the Business Studies Society, hosted the annual International Business Mélange, on the 27th and 28th of August 2015. This year, the event garnered massive participation from schools all over the globe, including the USA, Qatar, Bahrain, Indonesia, and from the leading schools in India adding up to a phenomenal 72 entries.

The event was enriched by the presence of Dr. P. C. Jain, former Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, as the Chief Guest. The other judges for the event were, Dr. Rachna Jawa, Head of Department of Commerce, Sri Ram College of Commerce; Dr. Vikas Mehra, Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management, Lal Bahadur Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi; Dr. Raj Kumar Sah, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Mr. Sunil Khairnar, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Indigram Group; Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi, Director of Drishya Education Scholarship Foundation; and Dr. Mallika Kumar, Associate Professor, Commerce Department at Sri Ram College of Commerce. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; and the Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra, along with her team of teachers.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp, followed by the felicitation of the Chief Guest and the judges. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. The Chief Guest, Dr. P.C. Jain talked about how dreams are the first steps towards achieving success in life. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta also addressed the audience, and encouraged all the participants to put in their best efforts. A mesmerising classical composition was delivered by the school orchestra. This was followed by a Bharatnatyam performance accompanied by a mellifluous song by the Indian choir. A video showcasing the achievements and activities of the Business Studies Society was also screened.

There were seven competitive events. The online events comprised cartoon strip making, “E-Banner” in which students had to make web advertisements, and a limerick composing competition on the principles of management. The on-site events included “Idea Designing” in which participants were supposed to create a fictitious company; “Ads Act” in which students had to make a more innovative version of a product they chose; “Mock Stock” which was a simulation of a hypothetical stock market; and a two round quiz competition about business terms and personalities, brand names and tag lines.

All winners were awarded trophies and certificates. The cartoon strip making competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, but being the host school, it was passed on to Modern School, Barakhamba Road; while Sanskriti School came second and St. Xaviers Senior Secondary School came third. DPS R. K. Puram won the “E-Banner”, but being the host school, it was passed on to Amity International, Saket; followed by Goodley Public School and DPS Noida in the second and third positions respectively. The limerick composing competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, but being the host school, it was passed on to DPS Vasant Kunj; the second position was bagged by St. Xaviers, Shahbad, while the third prize went to Manav Sthali Public School. Gyan Bharti Public School secured the first position in “Mock Stock”, while Sanskriti School came second and New Era Public School came third. The quiz was won by Amity International, Saket; while DPS Vasant Kunj and New Era Public School won the second and third positions respectively. “Idea Designing” was won by Modern School, Barakhamba Road, while Gyan Bharti Public School came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj came third. DPS R. K. Puram secured the first place in “Ads Act”, but being the host school, it was passed on to DPS Vasant Kunj; with Amity International, Saket and Modern School, Barakhamba Road in the second and third places respectively. The overall trophy was won by Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Head of Department of Business Studies, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. The event was an enriching experience for all present.



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.



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