Visit To Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Students of Class VIII, sections A to K visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex on 29th December 2016.

They were accompanied by the class representatives, Ms. Reema Khosla and Ms. Surbhi Gupta and, the class teachers Ms. Pritha, Ms. Ekta, Ms. Aarti, Ms. Sanjukta, Mr. Aditya S., Ms. Aastha, Mr. Sushil, Ms. Deepti, Ms. P. Chinna, Ms. Shruti G., Ms. Renu B., Ms. Anju K. and Ms. Meenu S. 6 buses were used to transport the students to and fro from the complex.

The visit included a short introductory address by the governing body of the temple, followed by a boat ride depicting the rich hierarchy of Indian heritage. This was followed by a robotic show depicting the life of Shri Swaminarayan.
A few students also visited the temple.

The boat ride down the ages was the highlight of the visit. The students were in awe of the architecture of the complex and the depiction of the values to be ingrained to become a fine human being, using surreal figurines, animals and plants.

The trip was fun and enlightening too.

Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi
Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi



Visit of German Legend

The Director of FC Bayern Munich, Mr.Julian and their famous mascot BERNIE visited DPS R.K. Puram on 1st December 2016 and interacted with the students of DPS R.K. Puram in the Football Field.



Air Pollution Awareness Programme by AIIMS and Sri Venkateshwara College

On 19th December 2016, an awareness programme on ‘Air pollution in Delhi’ was organised by AIIMS and Venkateshwara College for the students of Class VI.

Dr. Randeep Guleria, Padma Shri awardee and Head of Pulmonology Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh. Dr.Guleria interacted with the students and spoke about the different types of air pollutants (PM 10 microns and PM 2.5 microns), smog and fog,sources of indoor pollution,target organs and how one can identify the symptoms caused due to air pollution.

Dr. P. Hemalatha Reddy, the Principal of Venkateshwara College elaborated on the upcoming International Event ‘Encon’ and invited the students to this event.Students of Venkateshwara College organised an Environment Quiz. Dr.Vartika Mathur spoke about the causes of Air pollution in Delhi and what the role of students is in controlling it.A movie by Mike Pandey on water pollution was screened. Booklets on Air pollution and green Acts were distributed to the students.
Dr. Surya Prakash proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Coordinator of the Department of Biology.



Class VII students pledge to be ‘Lung Care Champions’

The Lung Care Foundation organised an awareness programme for the students of Class VII on 28 December 2016. Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Centre of Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital along with Mr Rajiv Khurana who has experience of writing over 2000 columns in newspapers organised an interactive session to support ‘Healthy lungs’.

The guests were welcomed by the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra. The session started with students being given a stethoscope to check heart beats followed by a short sensitive movie on ‘Scenario 2030’.Students were made members of the Lung Care Foundation and were given badges.Dr Arvind also informed the students that one death every 23 seconds is due to pollution,and there are nearly 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, out of which 70 are carcinogenic.He also advised the students to be careful while lighting birthday candles,avoid artificial flowers and carpet as they collect dust and use exhaust chimney while cooking.He also added that if any child is feeling breathless then his tie should be loosened, tight fitting clothes should be removed,the student should not be allowed to run but should be made to lie down.

The lung power of students was tested as they were allowed to blow and burst balloons as fast as possible. Dr Arvind said that the students of this age group are more vulnerable as their lungs are at a developing stage and students spend more time outdoors hence exposed more to air Pollution.

The programme came to an end with a pledge by Mr Abhishek Kumar, Trustee of the Lung Care Foundation.The students pledged to ‘reduce dust pollution, plant more trees, say no to firecrackers and to create a clean environment’

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for promoting ‘Healthy lung’ activities in the school.
The vote of thanks were delivered by Ms Niva Chhonkar ,Coordinator of the Biology Department.



Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class VII (Sections G-K)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of class VII (Sections G-K) on 27th December 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is one of the most prestigious events of our school, where students are awarded for their meritorious performance in academics and extra-curricular activities. The Chief Guest for this event was Mrs. Veena Jain, Director General , Delhi Doordarshan News. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the mesmerizing classical composition performed by the school orchestra highlighting the richness of Indian culture.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the chief guest, Mrs. Veena Jain. The Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan , Ms.  Anita Singh and Dr. Renu Nayar also graced the event.  A film highlighting the school’s extraordinary achievements in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities was shown to the audience.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed the Chief Guest and applauded the efforts of the parents and teachers. She emphasized on the importance of “tolerance” saying that parents should learn to accept their children the way they are.  She congratulated the children, telling them that they have a long way to go in life.

The cultural program began with a melodious performance by the school orchestra. This was followed by a contemporary drama on tolerance. A glimpse of the cultural dances of various states was presented to the audience.

The Chief Guest, Mrs. Veena Jain addressed the gathering with the quote ‘The sky looks like it has no end; there’s no limit to it’. She commended the school for providing an excellent platform to the students where their skills are nurtured beautifully.  She quoted Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “It’s easy to defeat one, but quite difficult to win one”.  She shared her personal experiences and imparted valuable advice to the parents, teachers and students.

The Class Seven Representative, Ms. Richa Basrao conducted the award distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Veena Jain along with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra presented the students with the respective awards.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. She congratulated all the students and parents, thanking the Chief Guest for making the occasion memorable and the Principal for always supporting the teachers and students. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Visit of the Students of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Visit of the students of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England.

The cricket team of DPS R K Puram played an organised cricket match with the visitors from Dr Challoner’s  rammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire U.K. on 16th December 2016 in the Sports complex.

DPS R.K.Puram batted first and scored 142 in 20 overs. (Aryaman Sen 37, Raghav 24, & Keshav 23) The visiting school scored 102 all out. Mayank Malhotra & Aditya Laguna claimed 3 wickets each. Later, both the teams met the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and had a group photograph taken.



Lok Rang 2016

The Hindi Department of DPS R.K.Puram hosted its annual Hindi fest, ‘Lok Rang’ on 24th December 2016. The event celebrated the cultural diversity of the nation and provided a platform for students to showcase their multifarious talents. Students from 14 schools participated in the competitions.

The day commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh. The Head of the Hindi Department, Mrs Jyoti Bakshi introduced Shri Divik Ramesh. Mr Divik is a recipient of many awards including the Soviet Land Nehru Award. He was felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. This was followed by the felicitation of the judges, Producer and Director, Shri Daljeet; the first female ‘dastango’, Ms.Fouzia; Dr. Kusum Viyogi, eminent poet and founder of the Dalit Lekhak Sangh; Poetess, Ms.Nisha Bhargava; writer, Ms.Savita Chadha and Mr.Anurag Das Mathur from the Jazba Theatre Group.

The Chief Guest, Shri Divik Ramesh in his address to the students emphasized on the importance of literature and a good education, and above all on being a good human being. He read out poems written by the students of the school to exemplify the beauty of folk language.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of participation in such programmes and how it is a great learning opportunity, a chance to know our cultural tradition and its diversity. She applauded the coordinator of the programme, Mrs. Fatma Kirmani for the excellent concept and structure of the programme . A cultural show that consisted of a folk song, skit, and dance was put up by the students of DPS R.K.Puram.

The competitions held included ‘Lok Natya Manch’, which required the participants to enact skits depicting folk tales; ‘Lok Manch’, in which participants were required to recite poems on given topics; and ‘Lok Sampada’, in which students presented musical performances on the various festivals of India. Online poetry and story writing were also there.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal gave the awards with Mr Daljeet and Mrs Savita Chadha to the winners The first position in Lok Natya Manch was bagged by DPS Rohini, the second by DPS Vasant Kunj, while the third went to DPS Mathura Road. In Lok Manch, ‘Bharat Ki Sanskritik Dharohar’, Bluebells School International came first, followed by DPS Rohini and DPS Dwarka; in ‘Samay Ki Pukar’, DPS Noida, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, and Modern School, Vasant Vihar bagged the first, second, and third positions respectively. The results for the three sub-events in Lok Sampada, the musical part of the festival, the winner was DPS Noida and the runner up DPS Rohini. DPS Vasant Kunj came third.

In the overall tally, DPS Noida secured the second position and DPS Rohini took home the winning trophy. The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, delivered the vote of thanks.



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.



Value of the Month – Discipline

CLASSES VI-VIII
MONTH- DECEMBER 2016

For the month of December the “Value of the Month” was “Discipline. The students put up quotations on the walls, display boards of the classrooms and in the corridors.

The class teachers narrated short stories highlighting the importance of discipline in a student’s life followed by a general class discussion.

An Intra-class article writing competition was held on the topic “Essence of discipline” and the winning articles were put up on the soft board. The class teachers initiated class discussions on how to improve the discipline in the school. The children took great interest in the above activities and reached a general conclusion:

• The children should obey their teachers and the support staff at all times.
• They should not loiter around in the corridors.
• The students should also maintain discipline by not indulging in fights and mischievous behaviour.
• Surprise checks by the Class Reps have resulted in immense improvement in discipline.
• Since Punctuality is an important facet of discipline – strict action is taken against late-comers and this has resulted in students reaching school on time.
• Now the Student Council Members, the SOTM’s and the monitors also ensure discipline in the classrooms and corridors.

Discipline classes were appreciated by the teachers, and encouragement was given to all the students by giving certificates to the three most disciplined classes. The students are taking pride in being disciplined, because ‘with self-discipline, everything it possible’.



Result of Inter-section Competition on Decoration

SOFT BOARD

CLASS VI
1st   – VI-G
2nd – VI-I
3rd  – VI-C
Judged by Mrs. Pooja Khanduja

CLASS VII
1st   – VII-E & I
2nd – VII-B
3rd  – VII-G & K
Judged by Ms.Parul

CLASS VIII
1st   – VIII-A
2nd – VIII-H
3rd  – VIII-K
Judged by Mrs.Jyoti Bakshi



Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class IX (Sections A- M)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class IX (Sections A-M) on 20th December 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most anticipated event for the students as they receive acknowledgement and are awarded for their meritorious performance in academics and extracurricular activities. The Chief Guest for the event was Ms. Saumya Gupta, Director (Education) NCT of Delhi, Directorate of Education and a former student of DPS R.K.Puram.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the mesmerising classical composition performed by the school orchestra. The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal felicitated the chief guest, Ms. Saumya Gupta. The Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar, Mrs.Anita Singh and Ms.Padma Srinivasan were also present on the occasion.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and parents. Congratulating the students for their achievements, she thanked the parents for their support .She shared various anecdotes of her life and motivated the students. In the cultural programme, the students highlighted the theme, “the real joy in life is not in what you get but in what you give”. The skit was backed by some magnificent dances and a sensational performance by the choir.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms.Saumya Gupta congratulated the students for their achievements and commended them for the beautiful cultural presentation. She emphasised that, “all we need is a calling, an inspiration about what we want to do in life” and shared anecdotes of her school years.

The class nine representatives, Ms.Ashima Aggarwal and Ms.Ritu Kumar, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Ms. Saumya Gupta, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Mrs.Anita Singh presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students. In memory of Armaan Dogra, the Armaan Dogra Memorial Award to the Best All-rounder for the year 2015-16 was presented to Sagnik Anupam from section 9 G.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs.Anita Singh, who thanked the Principal for her vision and the parents for their continuous support. She expressed her gratitude to all the teachers involved in making the ceremony a success. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class XI – Sections F – L, U – X

DPS R.K. Puram hosted the annual Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections F – L, U – X) on 16 December 2016. The ceremony is an acknowledgement of the academic and co-curricular excellence of the students.

The Chief Guest was His Excellency Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the chief guest and he was given a hearty welcome by the Indian orchestra of the school. Also present were Mr. Anuj Bhasin, Mr. Kareem Rahimtulla, Mr. Palash Roy Chaudhary, and the Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Dr. Renu Nayar. A short film of the school’s achievements was screened.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering, thanking Mr. Patel for taking the time to visit the school. She elucidated the importance of the school’s motto, ‘Service before Self’ and congratulated the students for their excellence. The cultural program presented by students focused on the ideal of patriotism and the spirit of service before self.

In his address, the Chief Guest talked about the various opportunities for higher education in Canada and emphasized on the importance of education, saying that it is not only academics, but a well rounded personality that truly matters in life.

The award distribution was conducted by the Class XI representative, Ms.Richa Aggarwal. The awards were handed to the students by Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Dr. Renu Nayar, and Mr. Nadir Patel. The Prantik Roy Memorial Gold Medal was awarded by Mr. Palash Roy Chaudhary to Shivin Uppal of Class XI-P for being the most outstanding student of Class X.

Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem of India, followed by that of Canada.



Winter Carnival 2016

The Winter Carnival was organised on 14th December 2016 at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram. Students were in for several delightful surprises, in the form of various activities. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and the Vice-Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, and Ms. Anita Singh were present at the event.

The day began with performance by the school bands of various grades. In the Assembly Ground, students let their hair down to the tunes of a few remarkable student DJs. There were several surprise events anchored by Ms. Abha Chona and Ms.Alinda Holla. A Magic Show and an Aerobics performance by the trained students of 11th grade, and a Puppet Show, were the other highlights.

Teachers hosted several activities’ stalls at the venue. These included the Sketch-Me, Calligraphy/Sulekh, Beads and Names, Create-a-Pot, Photography & Mug Prints, Scrabble, and Painting stalls and ‘Best out of Waste’. A “Paint Your Journey” stall was arranged by the Pearl Academy, where students were encouraged to create canvases and write about their journeys here.

A special stage was set up to host the Talent Show, which consisted of the events of Monoacting, Singing, Beat Boxing and Dancing for which the illustrious faculty members acted as judges.

Food stalls were set up by reputed chains . It was truly a memorable day, thanks to the efforts of the staff and the enthusiasm of the students.



Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class VII (Sections A-F)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII (Sections A-F) on 15th December 2016. The students excitedly look forward to this event where meritorious students, both in the fields of academics as well as extracurricular are felicitated on stage.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and a melodious performance by the school orchestra highlighting the richness of Indian culture. The chief guest for the event was Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee, a dancer and a choreographer. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the chief guest. A film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurricular, and sports was played. The Principal warmly welcomed the parents. She asked the students to, “ learn the importance of tolerance in life if they wish to walk on the way to success.” The Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar and Mrs.Anita Singh and the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra were present on the occasion .

The chief guest addressed the gathering and emphasised on the fact that, “as one grows up with privileges, one should know that there are many who also deserve a better life. So, one must pick up a cause and work to improve it.” She also talked about the importance of tolerance in society. The cultural event included a group song by the choir . It was followed by a beautiful skit showcasing the diversity of India.

The class representative, Ms.Sapna Sharma conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal along with the chief guest presented the students with the respective awards.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, who congratulated all the students and parents. She thanked the chief guest for making the occasion memorable and the Principal for always supporting the teachers and the students. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



G.Bhaskar Speech and Award Function 2016

The G. Bhaskar Memorial lecture and award ceremony was organised on 13th December 2016 at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in remembrance of G. Bhaskar, a very promising student, who joined the institution in class eight. Lost in the crowd initially, Bhaskar slowly and steadily made a place in the hearts of his fellow students and teachers. An extremely talented and hardworking student, not only did he excel in academics, but he was also a great badminton player and played in the school’s table tennis team. He also had formal training in Classical Carnatic music and could recite several chapters of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. Unfortunately, his success ended with his early demise. The award has been instituted in his beloved memory since 1999 by the parents of G.Bhaskar. This award is given to exceptional students, who not only excel in academics and co-curricular activities but also display a strong moral fibre.

The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, the Supervisor, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, G. Bhaskar’s mother, Mrs. Ganapati Raman and brother, Mr. Ramnath G. along with other family members were present during the ceremony. The ceremony began with a minute of silence observed in G. Bhaskar’s honour. Pandava Prema Prabhu and Govinda Ajita Das Ji, who have dedicated their life to the ISKCON after leaving their professional careers, gave the audience a detailed account of the Gita. Ms. Sangeeta Rana coordinated the event.

The award was given to 8 meritorious students who along with excelling in academics and co-curriculars, possess a high moral character. G.Bhaskar’s brother, Mr. Ramnath , his mother Mrs. Ganapati, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar and Supervisor and Head of Computer Science Department, Mukesh Kumar presented the awards.

Mr. Ramnath, the elder brother of G. Bhaskar concluded the event by sharing exquisite memories of Bhaskar. The Bhaskar family members gave a token of their blessing, distributing books and sweets to the students.

Mr. Ramnath also conducted an interactive session with the Hostel students of classes XI after school hours, where he shared his experiences as a researcher, Nano Technology Expert and as a professor.



Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class VIII (Sections G-K)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VII (Sections G-K) on 8th December 2016. The Scholar Badge Ceremony is the most awaited event for the students as they receive acknowledgement for their academic and extracurricular excellence. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. R.P.Rustagi, Principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the mesmerising classical composition performed by the school orchestra. Following the felicitation of the chief guest, a film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurricular activities and sports was shown.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and parents. Congratulating the students for their achievements, she thanked the parents, teachers and students for helping the school achieve the ‘Best School’ award. She further reiterated that the doors for suggestions were always open, to make the school best in not just the nation, but the world. The cultural program saw students of the grade in the choir performance, followed by a play and yoga performance, highlighting the splendour that India is. A captivating fusion on the various dance forms of India was also presented.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rustagi congratulated the students for their achievements and commended them for the beautiful cultural presentation. He emphasised the importance of a sense of responsibility and discipline in all walks of life, and urged the students to go for higher targets each time.

The class representative, Ms. Surabhi Gupta, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr. Rustagi, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Head mistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, who thanked the Principal for her vision and the parents for their continuous support. She expressed her gratitude to all the teachers involved in making the ceremony a success. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections A-E & M-T)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class XI (Sections A-E & M-T) on 7th December 2016. The students excitedly look forward to this event where meritorious students, both in the fields of academics as well as extracurricular activities are felicitated on stage.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the scintillating performance by the school orchestra highlighting the richness of Indian culture. Then a film highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extra-curricular activities and sports was played. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the parents. She acknowledged the hard work of parents and teachers in shaping a child’s life. She reiterated that the school has a wonderful past and is always striving hard to uphold its motto of “Service before Self” in the true sense. She congratulated and thanked all the ‘achievers’ for bringing laurels to the school and making it the ‘Best School’ in the nation. The Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Mrs. Anita Singh, and the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra also graced the occasion with their presence.

In the cultural program, students expressed their inspiring thoughts giving a message of “Service before Self”. This was followed by a dance performance which showcased the real meaning of life . The school choir also performed a moving melody stressing upon the value of self-confidence.
The class representative, Mrs. Abha Chona conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan presented the gold medals, scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students for their continuous academic and extracurricular excellence.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Padma Srinivasan, who congratulated all the students and parents. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.



Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VIII (Sections A-F)

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted the Scholar Badge Ceremony of Class VIII (Sections A-F) on the 6th of December 2016. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Poonam Verma, Principal, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the Chief Guest was welcomed with a scintillating classical composition performed by the school orchestra. Following the felicitation of the Chief Guest, a video highlighting the school’s achievements in academics, extracurricular activities and sports was shown. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the chief guest and the parents. Addressing the students, she highlighted the rich cultural heritage of our country and stressed on the fact that our continuously discovering and reinventing ourselves is the pillar of our strength. She also shared the news of the school being ranked Number 1 all over India by Education Today, with everyone. The cultural program saw the students performing a mesmerizing fusion song, a recitation and dazzling dances. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Poonam Verma congratulated the students and shared various anecdotes of her life with them.

The class representative, Ms. Reema Khosla, conducted the Award Distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest, Dr Poonam Verma; the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, presented the badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students for continuous academic and extra-curricular excellence.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Rashmi Malhotra, who congratulated all the students. She also thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and for her words of wisdom. The Principal appreciated the efforts of the teachers and all those present. The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.


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Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016

The Mathematical Society, the Catalyst Club, the Pre-Pharmacy Club and the Physics Society of DPS R.K. Puram hosted an inter-school symposium on 3rd December 2016. The ‘Science and Mathematics Symposium 2016’ aimed at providing the students a platform to exchange ideas and developments in the fields of science and mathematics. A large number of schools from all over the country and abroad participated in the event.

Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh; the Head of Departments of Mathematics, Mr.Anil Kathuria; Chemistry, Mr. Prem Dhawan and Physics, Mr.J.S.Virdi, along with other faculty members.

The chief guest for the event was Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor at JNU and Professor at IIT Delhi, also present at the occasion were Dr. Geetu Gambhir Asst. Professor of Chemistry at A.N.D. College; Ms Smriti Bhatia, Asst. Professor at Miranda House Delhi University; Dr. Vinita Malani, Artist Mr. Raghuvansh Shah and Mrs.Monica Bhatia, Ex. Faculty member DPS RK Puram, Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, Assistant Professor at LSR, Dr. Haneet Gandhi, Assistant Professor at CIE, as judges for the events. Symposium 2016 was an amalgamation of 9 events, “Crossword and Problem Solving, Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Ads Act, Experimental Demonstration, Model Making, Fun Games, Photography and Chem Canvas.”

The event commenced with the lighting of lamp, and the felicitation of the chief guest and the judges for the various events. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering and emphasised on the fact that, “winning is important, but not everything.” She asked the participants to have fun and talked about the importance of science in our life.

The school choir set the tempo with a mellifluous song which was followed by enthralling classical and ballet dance performances. The chief guest, Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar addressed the gathering and spoke about science as an important tool to bring about change and also spoke about Innovation Techniques.
The Annual Magazines of the respective clubs were released. The students participated in the various events with full gusto and gave their best.

DPS Ranipur bagged the first position in “Fun Games”. DPS Rajnagar came first in the Photography Contest. The first and second runner-ups were DPS Roorkee and DPS Ranipur respectively. In the Crossword category, DPS Ranipur came first, while the second position was bagged by DPS Roorkee. The Indian School came third. DPS Sharjah won the Model Making Contest while S.R. Residential Public School came second followed by The Indian School. DPS Sushant Lok was given a special mention in this category for their brilliant performance. DAV Model School won the first position in Chem Canvas. The second and third positions were bagged by St, Columba’s School and New Horizon School respectively. Bal Bharti School, Dwarka outperformed everyone in the Quiz Contest. They were followed by Tagore International School and The Indian School. The Treasure Hunt’s winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The first runner-up was DPS Ranipur while Bal Bharti School came third. The Indian School won the Demo Contest followed by Bal Bharti School and Modern School.

In the Overall Winners category, The Indian School came first and was awarded the Trophy. Bal Bharti School came second while the third position was bagged by DPS Ranipur.

The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh gave the vote of thanks and thanked the Heads of Departments, teachers and the student for their support and hard work in making this event a great success.



Sharing And Caring In Classes VI-VIII

VALUE OF THE MONTH ACTIVITY- NOVEMBER 2016
This month our school conducted a Sharing and Caring week. The students were taught the value of sharing and caring for each other. Various activities were conducted to educate students about the importance of “Sharing and Caring.”These included poster making, slogan writing etc.

Class VI observed the month of November’16 as the “Sharing and Caring” month. The topic was welcomed by all. The class teachers discussed the importance of sharing and caring by highlighting various sayings, stories, poems, etc in the Home room periods. Apart from that, the students were encouraged to decorate their classroom boards and the walls in the corridors too. The students’ behaviour was observed by the class teachers and subject teachers, and they were awarded certificates for their exemplary behaviour.

In keeping with instilling its culture of value systems, Class VII also observed Sharing and Caring as the value of the month (November 2016). Class VII incorporated an innovative way of highlighting the importance of sharing. They agreed to bring out sharing as a key component of caring, through a play. The week revolved around students being divided into groups of five by the class teachers.

They wrote, acted out and created essential props for the play themselves and presented it. The students were extremely excited about this and have worked hard to deliver outstanding presentations.Children prepared a role play on ‘Sharing’ – this was a group activity. They also wrote quotations. An interactive discussion ensued for many days where real life examples were shared along with emphasising the importance of keeping these values alive. Class VII Students actively contributed by Soft Board Making, Poster Making Quotes, Essays, Speeches, and Group Discussions etc.The students’ behaviour was observed and they were awarded certificates for their exemplary behaviour.

During the sharing and caring week, on every day class teachers of Cass VIII would read out articles and stories emphasizing the value of sharing and caring taken from various popular children’s magazines .They held a story and poem writing competition on this topic and the stories and articles of the students who won the competition were put up on the softboard. Class discussions and role plays were held on how to inculcate the feeling of compassion in the students. They also explained that through sharing we actually multiply our happiness and it creates an atmosphere of positivity around us. Quotations on ‘Sharing and Caring’ adorned the board. Famous sayings were pasted on the walls. The teachers also conducted an Intra-Section project last week where students expressed their views through poems, stories and posters on this theme. These small activities taught the students that: ‘Sharing and Caring symbolizes the idea of altruism which is what friendship is all about’.

Sharing and caring is a much valued trait not only in our school, class and society, but all over the world. And so, the sharing and caring week was celebrated in our class with just as much importance as any major festival. The class teacher gave some valuable insight on why one should share with others, care for others, and dare for them as well. The pupils took initiative and quotes on the same topic were put up around the classroom. The subject teachers too, shared their experiences on this topic, in order to tell students what is really meant by sharing and caring. Sharing and caring is a respected and valued trait in Class VIII.



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