On the 19th of December, 2011, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram was graced with a visit by Her Excellency, Ms. Jan Henderson, the High Commissioner of New Zealand for India. She was accompanied by Ms.Jugnu Roy, the Education Marketing Manager and students from New Zealand’s prestigious Auckland Grammar School.
An award ceremony was conducted in the school auditorium, wherein Her Excellency, Ms.Henderson presented the students with their respective awards. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. This was followed by an Indian classical music performance. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini, addressed the gathering and presented the guests with gifts and flowers. Dr.Saini stressed on the need for fostering relationships and friendships between the students of New Zealand and India – dubbing this his new ‘mission’.
A ‘Durga Dance’ by the tiny tots of DPS East of Kailash captivated the audience. An ‘Apsara’ dance following this, by the dancers of DPS R.K.Puram, was met with great applause. The students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for underprivileged children run on the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, performed a ‘Puppet’ dance, which is a folk dance originating from Rajasthan.
Her Excellency, Ms. Jan Henderson addressed the gathering and told the students that anything is possible with education especially when it is combined with passion, hard work and dedication. According to her, the school is not just about academic learning, but about honing talents and inculcating values. She was also eager to establish an association with DPS R.K.Puram. She presented the awards to students who have won laurels for the school in debating, quizzing, dance,music, creative writing and in various competitions in MUN and EXUN.
The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks and the ceremony came to a close with the Indian national anthem.