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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NATIONAL LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL

Angelina Dash and Suvansh Manektala of Class X-I were adjudged the Second Runners Up in the ‘Chat Show’ at ‘Postcards from Paris’, a national level French Language Festival, organized at Delhi Public School, Rohini, on 16th October 2015. 52 schools from all over the country participated in this competition.



SANSKRIT WEEK CELEBRATIONS, NCERT, 2015

During the celebrations of Sanskrit Week, the NCERT organized various competitions at Aurobindo Marg, on 31st August and 1st September 2015. The events include a fancy dress competition, a group song and a solo-singing competition. In the fancy dress competition, Jayeshwar of VII-A won 2nd prize (cash prize of Rs.3000) and Aditya Mittal won the 3rd prize (cash prize of Rs.2000). The choir, comprising Karan Wali and Saikiran of IX-G, Aadya Varma, Shyenika Upadhyay and Uddipta Bhattacharya of X-J and Aamir Khan of XI-E secured the consolation prize and a cash prize of Rs.2000.

All the participants received certificates.

They were guided by Mrs. Amla Thukral, Head of Department of Sanskrit and were accompanied by Mr. B.P. Pandey.



FRIENDLY CRICKET MATCH (U – 14) WITH KENTON COLLEGE, NAIROBI, KENYA

A friendly cricket match was organised against the touring cricket team from Nairobi , Kenya on 17th October 2015 at the DPS R.K.Puram Sports complex. The toss won by the visiting team and they elected to bat. They were all out for 73 runs in 14 overs.

DPS R.K.Puram chased the target in 16 overs with the loss of 4 wickets.

Madhav Chaturvedi of DPS RK Puram scored 26 runs and was declared the Man of the Match.



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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UTSAV 2015

The Digex Club members, Sayyam Gupta (12-D) and Anirudh Nair (11-H) stood 2nd in  ‘Real to Reel: Movie Making’ in the Inter School Competition, Utsav 2015 held at Manava Bharati India International School, Panchsheel Park. The topic of the competition was “Small Steps, Big Dreams” and the film made by them was based on Child Labour. In the question answer round that followed Sayyam Gupta was adjudged  the best speaker and their film was declared the best film in technical aspects. ​


ANNUAL NATIONAL LEVEL INTER-DPS FESTIVAL- TRIVENI

DPS Bulandshahr organized its annual national level Inter-DPS festival- Triveni, on April 30, 2015. Our school competed against other DPS schools from all over the country in the Hindi and Sanskrit competitions and bagged the 3rd prize in the Sanskrit quiz category. The participants were Shreyasi Seth (XII-C) and Sai Niranjan (X-J).

They were guided by Mrs. Amla Thukral HOD Sanskrit Department and were accompanied by Mr. B.P. Pandey.



SANSKRIT WEEK CELEBRATIONS, NCERT, 2015

During celebrations of Sanskrit Week NCERT organized various competitions at Aurobindo Marg, on 31st August and 1st September 2015.

The events include a fancy dress competition, a group song and a solo-singing competition. In the fancy dress competition, Jayeshwar of VII-A won 2nd prize (cash prize of Rs.3000) and Aditya Mittal won the 3rd prize (cash prize of Rs.2000). The choir, comprising Karan Wali and Saikiran of IX-G, Aadya Varma, Shyenika Upadhyay and Uddipta Bhattacharya of X-J and Aamir Khan of XI-E secured consolation prize and a cash prize of Rs.2000.

All participants received certificates.They were guided by Mrs. AmlaThukral, HOD Sanskrit Department and were accompanied by Mr. B.P. Pandey.



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.



CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE ALL INDIA IPSC TENNIS (BOYS) & TABLE TENNIS / CHESS (BOYS & GIRLS) CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The All India IPSC Tennis (Boys) & Table Tennis / Chess (Boys & Girls) Championship was held in DPS R.K.Puram from 30th September to 2nd October 2015. The programme commenced with the oath taking ceremony in which all the 22 leading IPSC schools from all over the country took part.

The chief guest in the closing ceremony was Mr.Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary of Sports, Government of India. Also present were the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; Vice Principals, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Ms Padma Srinivasan; Mr.N.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department and his team of teachers. A cultural programme was presented with a Bharatnatyam and Kathak dance followed by an English song.

In the Award distribution, the overall winner in the Table Tennis for Girls was DPS Mathura Road whereas in the Boys Table Tennis there was a tie between DPS R.K.Puram and Emerald Heights International School, Indore. The Girls Chess Championship was won by DPS R.K.Puram where Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the top position in the Boys Chess category.



ALL INDIA IPSC TENNIS (BOYS) & TABLE TENNIS / CHESS (BOYS & GIRLS) CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 RESULTS

OVER ALL CHAMPIONSHIP 

TENNIS BOYS – DPS R. K. PURAM
TABLE TENNIS GIRLS – DPS MATHURA ROAD
TABLE TENNIS BOYS – DPS RK PURAM AND EMRALD INDORE
BEST PLAYER TABLE TENNIS GIRLS – TAMANNA GULSAN MODERN DELHI
BEST PLAYER TABLE TENNIS BOYS – SHIVEN BANGA DPS RK PURAM
CHESS GIRLS – DPS RK PURAM
CHESS BOYS – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
BEST PLAYER CHESS GIRLS – SANNYA MAHESH DPS RK PURAM
BEST PLAYER CHESS BOYS – RAGHAV DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
BEST PLAYER TENNIS BOYS – ROHAN MEHRA DPS RK PURAM

IPSC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS & GIRLS CATEGORY

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

U-14 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – MGD JAIPUR
2ND PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – DPS RK PURAM

U-17 GIRLS
2ND PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – DPS RK PURAM

U-19 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
2ND PLACE – WELHAM GIRLS DEHRADUN
1ST PLACE – EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
2ND PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – DPS RK PURAM

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
1ST PLACE – DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE
1ST PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

U-14 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – KAMYA NEGI DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – EESHA SHEKHAR DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – SAANYA MAHESH DPS RK PURAM

U-17 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – MANVI BANSAL DPS MATHURA ROAD
2ND PLACE – TANVI SARVARKAR DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – AMNA MUNJAL DPS RK PURAM

U-19 GIRLS

3RD PLACE – SHRUTI KAKKAR WELHAM GIRLS DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – ADITI EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE
1ST PLACE – MEGNA EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – ARNAB JAIN DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – ANIMESH DAS DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – TARUN BANSAL DPS MATHURA ROAD

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – UDHAY DHAWAN DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – AARUSH JAIN MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
1ST PLACE – RAGHAV DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – SUMAY MISHRA DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – HARSAL SAHI MODERN DELHI
1ST PLACE – KARAN JAIN DPS RK PURAM

IPSC TENNIS

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

BOYS CATEGORY

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN & YPS MOHALI
2ND PLACE – DALY COLLEGE INDORE
1ST PLACE – DPS RK PURAM

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD AND MNSS RAI SONIPAT
2ND PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – EMRALD INDORE AND MAYO BOYS AJMER
2ND PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – PARAGRAM, DALY COLLEGE INDORE
SIDDHARTH, YPS MOHALI
2ND PLACE – JANNIT, DALY COLLEGE INDORE
1ST PLACE – ROHAN MEHRA, DPS RK PURAM

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – SAURYA VEER, MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
– VIKSHIT, DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – RAGHAV, DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – NIRPINDER, MNSS RAI SONIPAT

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – BINDIT, EMRALD INDORE
– ANKUSH, YPS PATIALA
2ND PLACE – KUSHAN NATH, MODERN DELHI
1ST PLACE – PARTH AGGARWAL, MODERN DELHI

IPSC TABLE TENNIS BOYS & GIRLS CATEGORY

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

U-14 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – WELHAM GIRLS DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – PINEGROVE
1ST PLACE – EMRALD HEIGHTS INDORE

U-17 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – WELHAM GIRLS DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – EMRALD HEIGHTS INDORE
1ST PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD

U-19 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – WELHAM GIRLS DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – DPS MATHURA ROAD

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – VALLABH ASHRAM GUJRAT
1ST PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
2ND PLACE – DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
1ST PLACE – EMRALD HEIGHTS INDORE

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – EMRALD HEIGHTS INDORE
2ND PLACE – DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
1ST PLACE – DPS RK PURAM

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

U-14 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – GAYATRI EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE
2ND PLACE – DRIDI PINEGROVE SOLAN
1ST PLACE – TAMANNA GULSAN MODERN SCHOOL DELHI

U-17 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – SHAKSHI EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE
2ND PLACE – AMISHA DALL DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – ISHITA GUPTA DPS MATHURA ROAD

U-19 GIRLS
3RD PLACE – AHNSHIKA KHURANA DPS MATHURA ROAD
2ND PLACE – VANSHIKA SACHAR DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – AANCHAL MALHOTRA DPS RK PURAM

U-14 BOYS
3RD PLACE – ADITYA MODERN SCHOOL DELHI
2ND PLACE – RAGHAV BAJAJ DPS MATHURA ROAD
1ST PLACE – MANNIT MODERN SCHOOL DELHI

U-17 BOYS
3RD PLACE – ISHAN DOON SCHOOL DEHRADUN
2ND PLACE – ARNAB MAYO COLLEGE AJMER
1ST PLACE – KARTHIK EMRALD SCHOOL INDORE

U-19 BOYS
3RD PLACE – AYUSH KAPOOR DPS RK PURAM
2ND PLACE – YUGAM GULATI DPS RK PURAM
1ST PLACE – SHIVEN BANGA DPS RK PURAM



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