VANIJYA 2015 – THE ANNUAL INTER DPS COMMERCE FESTIVAL

The Annual All India Inter DPS Commerce festival, Vanijya 2015 was held at DPS R.K.Puram on 29th October 2015. Under the aegis of the DPS Society, it included inter-school competitions in which 55 schools across India participated. Vanijya 2015 provides a common platform for commerce enthusiasts to learn more about this exciting field by way of distinctive events.

The inaugural function commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital, Director, DPS Society. The Chief Guest for the valedictory ceremony was Mr. V. K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society. The judges for the competitions were Mrs. Bhuvana Ravi, Dr. Mallika Kumar, Dr.Pankaj Mittal, Dr. L.S.Chaudhary, Mr. Uday Sonthalia, Mrs. Vasundhara Srivastava . Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and Dr. Renu Nayar who is also Head of Department of Economics; Headmistress, Mrs. Anita Singh; Heads of Departments of Accountancy and Business Studies; Mrs. Reena Mehta and Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra, along with their team of teachers.

The cultural programme consisted of a recitation of Sanskrit Shlokas followed by a short film showcasing the events and achievements of the Accountancy, Business Studies, and Economics Societies of DPS R. K. Puram. The President of the Business Studies Society gave an insight into the event which was followed by a scintillating Bharatnatyam dance performance. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mittal expressed her gratitude towards the school for hosting the event.

There were three online events, and seven onsite events. The online events comprised “Real to Reel”, in which teams were required to visit an industry or a business organisation and prepare a video clip based on their observations; “Bollywood to Business”, in which students were required to choose a clip from any movie depicting concepts of commerce; “Bulletin Bytes”, which was an e-newsletter designing competition. The onsite events included “Societal Expressions”, which consisted of preliminary film making, where students were given a social idea to enact; “Stock Analyst”, where teams were required to create their own portfolios, “Connecting the Dots”, wherein teams were supposed to narrate and continue stories with the help of clues, “The Legislative”, in which students were required to draft a bill to bring changes in an existing law; “Ecobizz”, a quiz relating to business, finance, management, and economic issues; “Creative Curve”, which was a poster making competition; and a surprise event, “Realm of Revelation”, wherein teams were supposed to guess the name of companies and brands on the basis of hints provided.

The valedictory ceremony had a cultural programme which consisted of a classical composition by the school orchestra. Dr. Saini addressed the audience and expressed the importance of “Service before Self”. This was followed by a mesmerizing yoga dance performance by members of the Dance Club. The events of the day were highlighted through brief speeches and a video. A detailed description about the formation and activities of the Accountancy, Business Studies, and Economics Societies was also given. DPS Vasant Kunj enlightened the audience with a thrilling street play. The Chief Guest, Mr. V. K. Shunglu, emphasised the importance of societies and clubs in school, which helps students who later wish to pursue specific fields of study.

The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Mr. V. K. Shunglu, Dr. Saini, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Dr. Renu Nayar, Mrs. Anita Singh, and Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. The winners of all the events were awarded certificates and trophies.

“Real to Reel” was won by DPS Greater Noida, while DPS Kalinga came second and DPS Jaipur came third. DPS Vasant Kunj won the first prize in the “Bollywood to Business”, followed by DPS Varanasi and DPS Indirapuram in the second and third places respectively. “Bulletin Bytes” was won by DPS Maruti Kunj, the second position was bagged by DPS Bahadurgarh while the third prize went to DPS Kalyanpur. DPS Vasant Kunj secured the first position in “Societal Expressions”, DPS Jaipur came second while DPS Rohini won third position. “Stock Analyst” was won by DPS Chandigarh followed by DPS Jaipur and DPS Azadnagar in second and third position respectively. DPS Panipat Refinery won “Connecting the Dots” while DPS Azadnagar came second and DPS Bhopal came third. “The Legislative” was won by DPS Navi Mumbai followed by DPS Rohini in the second place and DPS Greater Noida in the third place. DPS Vasant Kunj won the first prize in “Ecobizz” and DPS Chandigarh and DPS Rohini won the second and third prize respectively. “Creative Curve” was won by DPS Bahadurgarh followed by DPS Faridabad in the second position and DPS Dwarka in the third position. DPS Dwarka won the Surprise Event, “Realms of Revelation”, with DPS Noida coming in second, and with DPS Bahadurgarh coming in third. The Trophy for Overall Best Performance was awarded to DPS Rohini.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.

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DPS R.K.PURAM AND NARBONNE HIGH SCHOOL, CALIFORNIA CONNECT THROUGH CAMCON

7.00 A.M, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 was memorable for both DPS R.K.Puram and Nathaniel Narbonne High School, Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, as the Principal Dr. D.R.Saini, , Head Mistress,Ms Anita Singh, , Mr S.K.Arora, Head of the Biology Department, Mr Mukesh Kumar, Head of Computer Science, Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biotechnology along with the students interacted with the Principal of Narbonne High School, Mr Gerald Kobata, , Ms Deepshika Ahlawat, World History Teacher and students of Nathaniel Narbonne High School,California.

The enthusiastic students discussed various issues related to environment and biodiversity like waste management, energy conservation, water conservation, solar energy, means of transport, food wastage, green habits etc. The US students were also eager to know what a typical day in DPS R.K.Puram was like.

The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini, invited the US school to visit India so that both schools could learn from each other and share the best practices. Ms Anita Singh asked a question on food habits of students and Mr Mukesh Kumar wanted to know about the disposal of electronic waste. Ms Niva Chhonkar also invited the students of the US school to participate in the Environment Festival ‘Panchtatva’ to be hosted by DPS R.K.Puram on 20 November 2015.

The webinar session ended with a goodbye and a promise to meet soon.The programme was coordinated by Mr Mukesh Kumar and Ms Niva Chhonkar.



CLASS XII SCHOLAR BADGE 2015 SECTIONS A – H,P,Q,V

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XII (Sections A-H, P, Q, V) on 19th October 2015. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event as students receive acknowledgement for their academic and extra-curricular excellence.

The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. V. K. Shunglu, the Chairman of DPS Society. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta was also present.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the Chief Guest. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta welcomed the gathering. A mesmerising classical composition was performed by the school orchestra. This was followed by an invocation dance to Lord Ganesh, and a screening of a video highlighting Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s achievements in academics, extra-curriculars and sports. Various Sanskrit shlokas were recited. Members of the Dance Society performed a scintillating Bharatnatyam dance recital. Students of Class XII recounted the experiences of their journey in the school, and talked about the ways in which DPS R. K. Puram has taught them to redefine their limits. A motivational video about Steve Jobs’ path to success was showcased.

The Chief Guest, Mr. V. K. Shunglu appreciated the efforts of the students and spoke about the importance of working together.

The representative of class XII, Mr. Shachindra Sharma conducted the much anticipated award distribution with Mr. V. K. Shunglu and Mrs. Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties, blue badges and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were also awarded to students excelling in extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and dance.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Anuradha Dang. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

Class XII Scholar Badge Opening Ceremony

Class XII Scholar Badge Award Ceremony



TEDx Youth Annual Event 2015

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted TedxYouth , an independently organised event on 16th October 2015.It was inspired by the widely popular TED talks, which are a global set of conferences devoted to spreading ideas. The event had an audience from more than 20 prominent schools like, DPS Dwarka, DPS Vasant Kunj and colleges namely, IIT Delhi, IIIT and Amity International. The guest speakers invited for the event included well known personalities of national and international standing. The event was coordinated by Student In-charges Tanmay Bansal and Ananya Mohindra.

The event commenced with the felicitation of the speakers by the Vice Principals, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Ms.Vanita Sehgal; the Headmistress Mrs.Anita Singh; the Superviser, Mr.Mukesh Kumar; and Ms. Sangeeta Rana, Event in-charge. The guests comprised Ms Geeta Dharmarajan, Padma Shri awardee and Executive Director/Founder of Katha; the co-founders of the `Climber’, Ms. Chandrashekhar; Mr. Ramesh and Mr. Zeeshan; Mr Siddhant Shah, an engineer from Bristol University, UK; the famous RJ `Khurafati nitin’; 21 year old world leader and the youngest climate leader in India , Mr Ankur Thakuria; Sanjay and Shravan Kumaran, co-founders of GoDimensions, youngest mobile application programmers in the world and Mr Diwank Singh Tomer, a Thiel Fellowship awardee.

An interesting video highlighting the importance of the talks in the contemporary world, and a sample TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson was shown to the audience. The main event comprised of 17 speakers, among which were persons from the media, founders of organisations and highly accomplished people, sharing their views on topics like ‘Is it a man’s world?’, ‘InNOWvation’ and ‘Radio is there to stay’. Issues pertaining to `Mental health` ,`Evolution` and `Individual good Vs Larger good` were some of the topics brought to the floor. The speakers supporting the event from DPS RK Puram included, Shubhankar Mukherjee, Shagun Sethi, Naima, Ritin and Swadha.

The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Meher Bhatia and Sana Gujral, the President of TEDxYouth@DPSRKPuram and by Ms. Sangeeta Rana, the event in-charge. The audience was urged to follow the ideals of TED with, `Ideas Worth Spreading’.

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Google Chrome Team visits DPS RKPuram



HT GIFA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2015-16

After last season’s success, the Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA) returns this year as the country’s biggest inter-locality event.GIFA, a competition consisting of 446 teams drawn from various schools and residential areas of Delhi and NCR, is one of the biggest football events that the city is hosting.

The opening ceremony, held on Sunday, 20 September 2015, was a glitzy affair with more than 15,000 football enthusiasts turning up at the Tau Devilal Stadium in Gurgaon.

The ceremony was high on star power with actors Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and cricketer Virender Sehwag present. Anchor-actor Manish Paul hosted the event.

What also got the crowd going was the Bollywood fusion mix performed by popular band Astitva, and remixes by DJ Sumit Sethi.

The numbers involved in the tournament are staggering. Here’s a look at some of them

Delhi Public School (DPS), RK Puram tamed Invincibles FC while Ultimate Warriors prevailed over APJ United as the curtains came down on the fortnight-long Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (GIFA) at the DPS, RK Puram ground in New Delhi on Sunday.

In the senior group, it was a battle of nerves between the DPS boys and Invincibles, but ultimately the former triumphed 4-3 (1-1 after regulation time) to stamp their authority in the seven-a-side tournament.Those who missed Sunday’s enthralling action would have said that DPS had the home advantage, but it was indeed an arduous journey to the top for the hosts, who had to dig into their reserves at crucial junctures in the semifinal and final.

Beginning with the first match of their final-round journey, the DPS boys weren’t the favourites. However, perseverance helped them overcome the stiff challenge posed by GG Boys FC, who dominated a major part of the contest, to enter the top-eight stage.

Before that, DPS had to go through some anxious moments. After struggling in the initial stages, Vineet Chaudhari and Anant Sharma tricked the rival defence to score a goal each and help DPS march ahead.

The challenge in the quarterfinals was tougher as the DPS boys ran into Vishal Megamart Barca Boys, one of the teams fancied to win the title. However, things never went the Barca Boys’ way as they fumbled. Perhaps, it had something to do with overconfidence. On the other hand, DPS managed to hold the rivals goalless in the first half. While it was a morale-boosting win for DPS, it was frustrating for a team that had been tipped to win the event.

The Barca Boys failed to control the ball, and that prevented them from making constructive moves, thus putting paid to their aspirations.

All credit went to DPS for containing the Barca Boys in the second half as well. After a goalless draw, the teams went into the shootout, and again, it was advantage DPS, who exhibited calmness to march into the semis with a 3-2 margin.

DPS principal, DR Saini, who witnessed the final, said it was an exciting affair. “The tournament proved to be a golden opportunity for school-going students to exhibit their skills,” he said. Celebrations were put on hold as DPS students had to rush home to study for a Monday home test.

Former Chelsea player Florent Malouda, who plays for the Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League, was present on the occasion. Impressed by what he saw, the former France international said, “The event is good for grassroots development. I hope some of the players find a place in ISL in future.”



AEROSS 2015

Aeross, the interschool Aerospace symposium, was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 8th and 9th October as a United Nations World Space Week event. A first of its kind event, it was an initiative by the Aerospace Society of the school which was founded in 2009 by a group of space enthusiasts under the guidance of Mr. Anil Verma, with the aim of creating a space research-based environment in the school. Over 150 students from 8 schools across the Delhi-NCR region participated in the various competitive events.

The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini, the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta and other teachers were present on the occasion.

The Principal addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all present. The cultural programme comprised of a ‘Ganesh Stuti’ followed by a melodious song by the Indian Vocal choir.

The first day included events like the junior and senior quizzes and group discussions, the 3-D sea plane design and senior Sci-Fi writing events. ‘War of Words’- a debate on space commercialisation, the 2-D space suit designing, Cryptospace, crossword-making competition, Airplane modelling, ‘ISquare’ space craft designing, and a surprise event were held on the second day.

The junior group discussion was won by Montfort School. DPS R. K. Puram stood second but being the host school, passed it on to Amity International School. DPS Vasant Kunj emerged as the winner in the ‘War of Words’. In the crossword making competition, Tagore International School bagged the first position, while DPS Dwarka came second followed by The Mother’s International School. The senior group discussion was won by DPS Vasant Kunj, while Amity International School stood second. DPS R. K. Puram stood first in the junior quiz, but passed it to Amity International School, DPS Vasant Kunj stood second, and DPS Dwarka stood third.In the senior quiz, DPS Vasant Kunj bagged the first position, with DPS Dwarka at second place closely followed by The Mother’s International at the third place; a special mention to the teams of DPS R. K. Puram and DPS Vasant Kunj was given. DPS Vasant Kunj secured the first position in the surprise event, the host school won second but passed it on to The Mother’s International School and Amity International School secured the third position. DPS Vasant Kunj stood first in the 2-D Aerospace, Tagore International School and Amity International School stood second and third respectively. In Cryptospace, DPS R. K. Puram emerged as winners, but passed on the award to DPS Vasant Kunj, with The Mother’s International School in the second place and Amity International School in the third. The 3-D Aerospace event was won by Tagore International School with DPS Vasant Kunj bagging the second position, while DPS R. K. Puram stood third but passed on the award to Amity International School. Amity International School stood first in Isquare while DPS Vasant Kunj and Montfort School bagged the second and third positions respectively. The event concluded with the prize distribution.



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