All India IPSC Swimming (Boys) and Basketball ( Girls under 19) Championship 2013

Delhi Public School, R K Puram has the proud privilege of hosting the 28th All India IPSC Swimming (Boys) and Basketball ( Girls under 19) Championship from 8th October to 10th October 2013. Thirty two distinguished schools from all over the country will be participating in the event.

Indian Public School`s Conference or IPSC was formed in 1939 and is known for its glorious traditions. The Conference started with a few schools initially but now has a strength of 79 schools. DPS R.K.Puram has been a Member of the IPSC since 1992. The primary aim of Public School as stated in the IPSC Articles of Association is, “to prepare students of ability for positions of service and responsibilities in all walks of national life”. The objective of the present championship is to promote a healthy spirit of competition and interaction thus forging strong bonds between the students which are essential for national integration.

The opening ceremony, which took place on 8th October in the school’s sports complex, commenced with the lighting of the lamp and a melodious orchestral performance. The flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ashok Chandra, the Chairman of the DPS Society. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by students of classes 6th and 7th and an enjoyable song by the western music choir.

The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini welcomed the chief guest, Mr. Ashok Chandra with flowers. He encouraged the participants to maintain healthy competition and highlighted the importance of ‘learning how to accept defeat with dignity and honour’. Mr. Ashok Chandra welcomed the participants, emphasising on the need to ‘value sports as highly as academics’ and introduced the new system of providing scholarships to students with outstanding abilities in sports. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta ; Mrs .Pushpa Agarwal, Vice Principal, DPS Shiksha Kendra; Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs .Anita Singh, Headmistresses of DPS R.K.Puram; and Mr.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department and the coordinator of the event, were also present on the occasion.

The audience was entertained with a bhangra performance and a mesmerising dance performed by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra depicting a game of cricket. This was followed by the oath taking ceremony and the championship was declared open by the chief guest.

Ms. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks and stressed on the importance of sports as it gives one ‘ strength,stamina and success’.
The next three days will witness a plethora of swimming events for boys and basketball for girls in the under-19 category.