Sanskrit Diwas Samaroh

The Sanskrit Department celebrated ‘Sanskrit Week’ from 3rd August to 9th August 2017. The closing ceremony was  held on 9 August 2017. A grand cultural extravaganza was presented by the Sanskrit Students from Classes VI to XI .

The  programme commenced with a Ganesh and Saraswati Vandana by the students of Classes  IX and XI. Mrs Rashmi Malhotra, Headmistress addressed the gathering and encouraged the participants. Thereafter, the students of Classes VII & VIII presented a patriotic song with great fervour. A skit ‘Swachh Bharat’ based on conservation of environment was presented by the students of Classes VII and IX under the able guidance of Mr. B. P. Pandey. The students of Class IX depicted the importance of Sanskrit in modern day scenario through a power point presentation.

The audience was enthralled by a contemporary song ‘Bhati Sarsam’ and the rendition of a modern poem ‘Googlam Sharanam Vraj’ in Sanskrit presented by the students of Class IX. The 1st position holders of Inter class and Inter section Competitions for classes VI to X held during the Sanskrit Week recited melodious shlokas from the Bhagwad Gita. A fusion dance of ‘Shiv Stuti’ and ‘Shiv Tandava’ was presented by the girls of Class VIII to celebrate the month of ‘Shravana’.

The programme culminated with the vote of thanks given by by the HOD Sanskrit, Mrs Amla Thukral.

Independence Day 2017 Celebrations

The 71st Independence Day was celebrated by the students and staff members of DPS RK Puram on 15 August, 2017. Mr. Pramod Grover , Honorable Treasurer DPS Society and Vice Chairman Managing Comittee, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He was warmly welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The celebration commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony and the rendition of the national anthem. Ms. Vanita Sehga in her inaugural address quoted J.F.Kennedy, ‘Don’t ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’. Speaking on behalf of the students, she voiced the proud feelings for the country and commented on the respectable image Indians hold across the globe. The students of the Junior and Senior schools presented an exquisite cultural program. The Chief Guest talked about how our leaders struggled to make our country what it is today. He said that India is one of the most diverse civilisations and the most successful democracy of the world. The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivered the vote of thanks.

This was followed by a host of events hosted by a variety of Departments in which students from all classes participated enthusiastically. The English Department organised ‘Tricolour Verses’- a self- composed poetry recitation for Classes VI-VIII and ‘At Cross Purposes’ a Turncoat Debate for Classes IX-XII. The Hindi Department organised ‘संवाद – सृजन ‘ for VI -VIII and ‘काव्य-पाठ ‘ for classes IX – XII. ‘संस्कृत श्लोका सस्वर पाठf’ for classes VI-VIII & ‘हिंदी गीत – संस्कृत अनुवाद’ for IX and X were conducted by the Sanskrit Department. ’70 Glorious years’,an on- the- spot Painting competition was hosted by the Fine Arts Department. ‘Jashan-e-Azadi’ a music and dance competition in which students of all classes participated, was an ode to the 71 years of freedom. ‘Tribute to Freedom’, another event centred around emotions of pride, loyalty, patriotism and courage was portrayed by the vocalists of our school. Quizzes were conducted by the Science and the Social Science Departments respectively. The Sports Department made its contribution to the event by ‘Ready-Steady-Go’ track events including ‘Flat Race’ and a ‘Lemon and Spoon Race.’ Certificates were presented to all the participants and medals to all the winners.

The students participated in this wide range of events with a lot of zeal and excitement and their performances were widely commended. The celebrations ended with renewed feelings of patriotism and nationalism amongst the audience gathered.

Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘rohan- Ascent of the Young Minds’ – an Inter school debate on 10th and 11th August 2017. Around 38 schools from all over Delhi and the NCR participated in this two day competition. The event gave a platform for students from classes 6 to 8 to showcase their oratorical skills with powerful debates in Hindi as well as English.

The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra warmly welcomed the judges, Dr. Mita Bose, former Associate Professor of English at Indraprastha College, Ms. Kiran Misra, English Announcer for All India Radio and Ms Shraddha Adityavir Singh, English Lecturer at Zakir Hussain College on the first day of the event.


On the second day, Dr Mukul Sharma, Professor at Venkateshwar College, Ms Harsha Naya, Research Officer at the Central Hindi Directorate and Dr Kapil Sharma, Reporter and Anchor at Aaj Tak were the honoured chief guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address to the gathering, emphasised on the importance of learning to achieve greater heights. Also present on the occasion were the Coordinators of the English and Hindi Department, Dr.Atika Dayal and Mrs.Jyoti Bakshi and their team of teachers who organized the debate.

Competitors delivered eloquent debates and formidable arguments, on the topics, ‘Progress is a double-edged sword’ and ‘धन ही लक्ष्य तक पहुंचाता है’. The students participated in teams of two, one speaking for and the other against the motion, exemplifying the qualities of a top-notch debater in their own distinct way.

The First position in the English Debate was bagged by Seher Taneja of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, with Aryaman Jaiman from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai in the second and Pooja Saluja of Delhi Public School, Noida in the third position. Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai emerged as the best team.
In the Hindi debate, Arshia Bhatnagar from DPS Sushant Lok bagged the first prize, whereas Ananya Agarwal from DPS Vasant Kunj and Saumya Maheshwari from Banyan Tree School got the second and the third prizes respectively. The trophy for the best team was awarded to Banyan Tree School. The overall ‘Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds’ trophy was bagged by DPS Noida.


Aarohan – Ascent Of Young Minds

Day 1: English

Position Name of the Participant(s) Class School
First Seher Taneja VIII Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Second Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Third Pooja Saluja VII Delhi Public School, Noida
Best Team Shivangi Roy VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Best Team Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai


Guest Speaker Programme – Organised by the Geography Dept and Disaster Management Club

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised by the Geography dept and Disaster Management club of DPS RK Puram on the 2/8/17. Professor Rakhi Parijat, Associate Professor of Geography, Miranda House , University of Delhi was invited to address the students. She was welcomed by the Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal. There were three sessions. The first session was on Disaster Management and was conducted for Disaster management monitors of classes 8, 9, and 12 . The session started with an interactive session with the students. Prof Parijat informed the students about the different aspects of disaster management and its significance in our lives.
The following session was conducted for the geography students of class 11, on ‘Remote sensing and its application in GIS and GPS’, where she spoke about the field work and communication techniques that have evolved over time with the help of remote sensing technology and its significance in today’s life.

The last session was held for the geography students of class 12, where Dr. Parijat enlightened the students on ‘Human Environment Interactions’ – the concepts of physical geography,ecology and evolution of human beings and culture and their impact on nature .

The sessions were very interesting and interactive. Mrs Arti Trivedi , Mrs.Sangeeta Rana and Mrs.Niva Chhonkar from the Disaster Management team Of the school were also present. The coordinator of the program Mrs Rupa Das, Head of the department, Geography delivered the vote of thanks.

Enship Fest 2017

The 1st Inter School Entrepreneurship Competition, hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram was held on 5th August, 2017. 55 schools rolled in to make this event a huge success. The fest was a culmination of 5 events namely Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Quiz and a Surprise Event.
The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed our Chief Guest, Mr.Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in -Chief of BW Business World. She also welcomed the judges for the competitive events; Mr.Sumeet Chilwa, Core team member at Sattviko and Mr.Piyush Mathur, CEO of Simpa Network for Business Plan; Alumni Shagun Sethi and Dhwani Nagpal for the Debate; alumnus Aditya Khandelwal for the Quiz and alumnus Adit Bhardwaj for the Ad Making competition.

The events provided the students a huge platform to showcase their talent and interest in the field of Business. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address emphasised the importance of perseverance to achieve whatever one aims to in life. The event was graced by a beautiful music performance by the students of D.P.S R.K Puram, singing a fusion of opera and Indian classical ragas. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anurag Batra in his address, congratulated the school on the huge success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to become entrepreneurs to change the world. Mr. Piyush Mathur highlighted the importance of keeping one’s eyes on the goal and taking risks. Ms. Anjana Virmani and Ms. Shalini Harisukh were the Enship fest Coordinators . The Concluding Ceremony marked the end of the first Entrepreneurship Fest.

In the Business Plan, Modern School Vasant Vihar school won the first position, Amity International Noida and St. Columbua’s Schoolwon the second and third position respectively; In Ad Making, D.P.S. Vasant Kunj came first, D.P.S. Rohini came second and Step By Step, Noida came third; The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged the winner in the Debate Competition, followed by The Indian School and Mayur School, Noida in the second and third positions respectively; The Quiz was won by G.D.Goenka, Vasant Kunj school, followed by The Shri Ram School, Mousari as second and Tagore International, East of Kailash as third; In the Surprise Event, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar won the first prize, D.P.S. Dwarka won the second and Bal Bharti Public School, GRH won the third. The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged as the overall victor of the event over the five competitions.

Guest Speaker Programme for Students of Class VIII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for students of class VIII, sections A-F, on 3rd of August, 2017. Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, addressed the students. He spoke on the security issues while using the internet and the safe guards to be taken. He also sounded the students of the information leaked out on social website like Facebook etc. The talk was engaging and interactive. He shall also be providing a questionnaire for the parents to fill in regarding the above.

Value of the Month (July-2017)

Value of the Month (July-2017) Classes VI-VIII – Respect

Class VI

The value of month for July 2017 was respect. The students discussed the meaning of respect through various activities. They prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic. Students were also called on to share their thoughts on the idea of being respectful and earning respect through good behaviour.

The class teachers and subject teachers endeavoured to inculcate the value in the students by providing a platform for the students to share stories and examples related to the topic.

Class VII

Class teachers briefed the students about respect, its meaning and its importance in an Individual’s life. Students were asked to share their views on the topic. They were motivated with real life instances. A general discussion was done in all the classes. The concept of Indian values was taken into consideration and emphasis was laid on it. Students prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic.

Class VIII

The Month began with the students observing the value of Respect. The class teachers counselled the students to respect each other, the teachers & elders. Students showing the value were applauded to encourage the others. Quotes were put up in classes and in the Circular Block. Certificates are being awarded to deserving students for exhibiting this value by the class/ subject teachers.




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