Theatron 2017

The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Theatron’, an Annual Inter school Theatre fest on 22 July 2017 sponsored by Jamboree.  28 schools from across the city took part in the event. The competition had 6 categories namely, Nukkad Naatak, Blast from the Past, Action! , (M)Ad- Hatter, Stage Play and Theatrical Extravaganza (Surprise Event).

The chief guests for the event were Mr.Pramod Grover, Treasurer, DPS Society and Vice Chairman, DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee and Mr. Murad Ali, Prince of Kotwara and renowned director and film actor. The judges for the very competitive events were alumni Mr. Avik Pandey, and Mr. Jayesh Jaidka, for Action! (Movie Making); Mr. Sparsh Rana, Ex-President of Expressions Theatre Club, actor, writer and director of Dramanagar and Mr. Ajitabh Singh, Actor and Former Joint Secretary, Expressions Theatre Club for the Surprise Event ; Mr. Siddharth Madan, Founder Expressions Theatre Club, writer and director and Mr. Shayan Guha, Actor , for stage play; Mr. Kaushik Sachdev, Founder, Expressions Theatre Club and a copywriter along with Mr. Manish Jha, associated with mass communication and popular  theatre groups  for street play; Mr. Suhas Ratan, head of a boutique marketing agency and Mr. Sahil Gupta, producer, director and a professional dancer for (M)Ad Hatter and Ms. Anubha Rana along with Ms. Anavisha Banerjee for Blast from the Past. A video presentation by the Expressions Theatre Club introduced the event and the organising team to the excited crowd.

The judges commended the performance of the students at the closing ceremony and gave them tips on how to improve their performance. The Chief Guests were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. This was followed by performances by the Expressions Theatre Club. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal talked about the growth of theatre as an art form and how acting is needed in everyday life as well. The Chief Guest, Mr. Murad Ali recited poems, emphasising the true meaning of an actor and acting. Mr. Pramod Grover spoke about how India has its own individual identity in this field and how art and theatre helps to shape one’s personality.  This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee, Teacher In-Charge, Expressions Theatre Club.

DPS Vasant Kunj won the first position in the Stage Play, followed by Tagore International, Vasant Vihar in the second position and Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third. Ribanta Saha of DPS Noida won the best actor for the stage play and special mentions included Anurag of Mt. Carmel School and “Donald Trump” from DPS Vasant Kunj. The Nukkad Naatak, street play event was won by Air Force Bal Bharti, with Manav Bharti, Panchsheel as the first runner- up and The Sri Ram School, Moulsari as the second runner-up, while Akriti of Amity Mahur Vihar won Best Actor. In the Blast from the Past, the Shakespearean monologue event, Rai Saheli of Amity Noida stood first while Kamna Rai of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan and Suhana Bedi of Birla Vidya Niketan stood second and third respectively. In Action!, the online movie-making competition, Amity Noida came first, followed by Amity Mayur Vihar and DPS Gurgaon respectively. In (M)Ad – Hatter, Birla Vidya Niketan emerged first, Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka came second and DPS International came third.  In the Theatrical Extravaganza, the Surprise Event, Amity Noida came first, DPS Gurgaon came second, followed by Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third position. Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka emerged as the overall winner of the event. The event ended with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivering the vote of thanks.

The event was a huge success and was widely acclaimed by the participants and the theatre enthusiasts, alike.



Class VII – Guest Speaker Programme

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VII on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 and Thursday, 13 July 2017. Dr. Archana Singh, associate professor at the department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, addressed the students and spoke about Health and Nutrition.

The topic was relevant to the age group; children were urged to eat healthy, clean food and to stay active. Dr. Archna emphasized on having a good and nutritious breakfast. She provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the ill effects of having junk food.

It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.



Workshop for Parents of Class VI

A Workshop was conducted for the parents of Class VI on 14 July 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the issues faced by young adolescents and how to deal with the same to ensure that the children are healthy and well adjusted.

To guide the parents and teachers to this end, Dr. Vishal Chhabra, a renowned psychiatrist and Dr. Vandana Bhatia, a doctor specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, were invited. Dr. Chhabra spoke about parenting styles and their effect on the children. Dr. Bhatia spoke about the importance of focusing on various aspects of physical and mental development of adolescents. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The session was very informative and proved to be a learning experience for all present.



Our Earth and Us

Delhi State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Department of Forest and Department of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi organised tree plantation under a project ‘Our Earth and Us’ for improving the ecology of Delhi at IIT Delhi on July 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM. Hon’ble Justice Gita Mittal ,acting Chief Justice High Court of Delhi, Executive Chairperson DSLSA along with Mr Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Kailash Gahlot, Law Minister and Mr Imran Hussain, Environment Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi inaugurated the programme.
38 students of VI E along with the two teachers Ms Ashima Nagpal and Ms Nikita Khere attended the plantation drive.The students were very excited about the event as they adorned the shirt and cap provided by DSLSA.

On July 10,Mr Puneet Pawa, Secretary,DSLSA organised an Orientation Programme in our School.The program was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar



Guest Speaker Programme for the Students of Class XII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class XII by the Economics Department on Tuesday, 18th July 2017. Mr. I.C.Dhingra, author of Micro and Macro Economics, addressed the students and spoke about introduction of projects in the curriculum of 2017 by CBSE. His main focus was selection of topic for the project and the guidelines to be followed. It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.He provided the students with useful tips and Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, concluded the session by giving useful dos and don’ts about the project. Ms Anita Singhal, Head of the Department gave the vote of the thanks.



World NO Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”

Since the date lies during the summer vacations, DPS RK Puram celebrated the day on 19 May by organising a poster-making competition and slogan writing competitions in Hindi and English for students from Class IX to class XII. Posters were put up in school the spread the much needed awareness about cancer prevention.



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