Career Counseling And A Stream Selection Session

DPS R.K. Puram organized a career counseling and a stream selection session for the students & parents of class IX on 22 December, 2020. The session was conducted by a team from Mindler.com , a recognized brand in the education sector.                                                                                                 

The resource person Ms. Shilpa Singh and Ms. Vaishnavi Chandran conducted the session through zoom online portal . She emphasized that one must have in-depth knowledge of the choices lest one might end-up in a career that is not made for one. It is common among students going through this transition phase to get influenced by misinformation and end up choosing the wrong stream. She advised the parents to not to base their decisions on their own perceptions and let the child explore the various dimensions according to his/her own interest. They were made aware of the different options of profession and courses that could be pursued based on the subject choice they can make. Queries raised by the students were addressed by Ms. Shilpa Singh.

The Headmistress Ms. Rashmi Malhotra proposed  the vote of thanks to the team from Mindler.com for providing an enriching and highly informative session. She also thanked the school technical team for helping to organise and conduct the event on the online platform and making it a success.

“All is Well”- Conversation with the Counsellors

An interactive online session was organised on 23rd December, 2020, Wednesday for the parents of Class VI – VIII on the topic of “All is Well”- Conversation with the Counsellors.

Ms. Mimansa Singh Tanwar, Clinical Psychologist at Fortis Hospital conducted the session on mental health and wellbeing of students and parents during these difficult Covid Times. The session began with a welcome note by Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Headmistress.She  highlighted  the importance of trying to shape each day to make it positive, creative,exciting and rewarding.

Speakers weaved the session around on how to maintain mental wellbeing by various ways of taking good care of self, taking frequent breaks from regular regime, involving  the self in hobbies and rejuvenation activities. Questions from both the students and parents were answered by the team. 

Ms Kanika S. Madan, Ms Kaveri Dhar, Ms Preeti Pratihari and Ms Divya Bablani of the Psychology Department organised the session.This interactive session was appreciated by the parents.

Career Counseling And A Stream Selection Session

DPS R.K. Puram organized a career counseling and a stream selection session for the students & parents of class IX on 22 December, 2020. The session was conducted by a team from Mindler.com , a recognized brand in the education sector.                                                                                                 

The resource person Ms. Shilpa Singh and Ms. Vaishnavi Chandran conducted the session through zoom online portal . She emphasized that one must have in-depth knowledge of the choices lest one might end-up in a career that is not made for one. It is common among students going through this transition phase to get influenced by misinformation and end up choosing the wrong stream. She advised the parents to not to base their decisions on their own perceptions and let the child explore the various dimensions according to his/her own interest. They were made aware of the different options of profession and courses that could be pursued based on the subject choice they can make. Queries raised by the students were addressed by Ms. Shilpa Singh.

The Headmistress Ms. Rashmi Malhotra proposed  the vote of thanks to the team from Mindler.com for providing an enriching and highly informative session. She also thanked the school technical team for helping to organise and conduct the event on the online platform and making it a success.

‘My Entrepreneurial Experience’

The Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics departments along with the Enship Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram organised a series of webinars on the topic ‘My Entrepreneurial Experience’ in the month of December.

The third webinar in the series was organised on 19th December 2020 for the students of classes IX and XI. The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Shubham Goel, the co- founder of AFFINITY, the leading relationship and intelligence platform, based in Silicon Valley. His platform is being used by 1300 customers globally and he has achieved the milestone of raising 50 million USD. Mr. Goel is an expert in artificial intelligence and he believes in the power of computers and technology to bring humans together and forge deeper and meaningful personal and professional relationships. He was also featured in Forbes 30 under 30 USA and Canada in 2019.

Mr. Goel is an alumni of DPS R.K. Puram, Batch of 2012.  He described his involvement in Exun and MatSoc as skills that support him in practical life and described his journey as enriching and exhilarating in school. He did his undergraduate course from Stanford University in computer science and graduated early to start Affinity, on which he has been working for 5 years now.

The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar and the Headmistress, Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra were present for the occasion. The Principal warmly welcomed the guest speaker while encouraging students to take valuable lessons from the session which could help them in getting a new perspective. The Vice Principal spoke on the importance of such inspiring webinars to influence the students to achieve the extraordinary. The Headmistress encouraged students to take inspiration and accordingly prepare themselves to meet the requirements of a successful position in the Business World.

Mr. Shubham Goel addressed the audience with a thought provoking and insightful meaning of entrepreneurship, and the magic unfurled as he shared his experiences. He glorified failures as the medium of learning from his mistakes and shortcomings, only to rise up more than ever before. Failures build a stronger foundation, they make us more resilient and more hard working, and they spark the flame of passion within us to continue,until the goal has been accomplished. 

The webinar was conducted in the format of an interactive session by Praanjal Arora (XI-S), Anushka Gautam (XI-S), Tulip Mittal (XI-S) and Anhad Sood (XI-S). During the interactive session, Mr. Shubham Goel shared his ordeals, his marketing strategies and the application of knowledge in practical life. He explained his journey blending it with inspiring words for budding entrepreneurs. Lastly, a Q&A session consisting of questions asked by the participants was also conducted .

The webinar concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Reena Mehta. 

The event was organised by Ms. Priya Obhrai with the technical support from Mr. Mukesh Kumar and his team.

Virtual Guest Speaker Program On Gender Sensitivity

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised on 16th December’ 2020 for the students of Classes VI – VII. The Guest Speaker, Ms.Tarunima Bajpai, an experienced trainer and activist spoke on the topic “Gender Sensitivity”. She spoke about reasons for gender discrimination and how knowingly or unknowingly, media and society promote gender bias. She also emphasised on legal remedies available to address the issue. The programme ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Headmistress, Ms.Niva Chhonkar. She expressed her appreciation for the interesting session conducted by the speaker. The programme was coordinated by Ms. Shaloo Khanna and Ms. Vaishali Tiwari.

Guest Speaker Programme – “My Entrepreneurial Experience”

The Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy and Entrepreneurial Club organised a webinar on the topic  “My Entrepreneurial Experience” on 5th December 2020 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker , Dr Sharad Kohli, is an Economist,  who has been bestowed with the titles “Startup Guru”, “Tax Guru”, “Finance Guru” by both print and electronic media. The session began with a welcome address by  the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan. She motivated the students to inculcate those qualities which help the students to be a contributor towards the development of the Nation. Dr. Sharad Kohli talked about entrepreneurship which he emphasised is not a theoretical concept but backed  with a creative mind, zeal, passion and enthusiasm for the same. He shared anecdotes from his life and highlighted the qualities required for being a successful entrepreneur. He welcomed the questions from the students through the comperes Vanya Gupta and Uday Garg of XIQ on the zoom platform and shared the mantra for success. He motivated the students and welcomed them to come back to him to let him know if  his words had helped them turn into a successful entrepreneur. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs Anita Singhal, HoD, Department of Economics. The session was indeed informative and enriching.

My Entrepreneurial Experience

The Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy Departments along with the Enship Club of Delhi Public School RK Puram organised a series of virtual webinars on the topic “My Entrepreneurial Experience” in the month of December.

The second webinar in the series was organised on December 12, 2020 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker was Mr. Kunal Bahl, the CEO and co-founder of Snapdeal.com – India’s largest, value-focused e-commerce marketplace, connecting small businesses to buyers across the country. He is an alum of DPS R K Puram, Batch of 2001.

Mr Bahl is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania, with a business degree from The Wharton School. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was part of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program. During his long and distinguished journey as an entrepreneur, Mr Bahl has won various awards and accolades including ‘The Economic Times Comeback Award 2019’, ‘Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership 2018’, ‘The Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ and ‘Nasscom NextGen Entrepreneur 2014’. He is an influential voice on issues pertaining to Indian start-ups and entrepreneurship. He is the Chair of the CII E-Commerce Committee and a member of the Executive Council at NASSCOM.

The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar and Head Mistress Ms Rashmi Malhotra also graced the occasion.While addressing the audience, the principal spoke of the importance of the alumni community of the school leading the way to inspire the students of their alma mater to be successful entrepreneurs. The vice principal, while welcoming the guest speaker, threw light on the need for entrepreneurship to be encouraged for the economy to develop. 

The webinar was conducted in the format of a Fireside chat by Bhuvi Salulja (12Q) and Radhika Gupta (12Q). During the fireside chat, Mr Kunal Bahl patiently answered a wide range of questions providing a great deal of insight into his entrepreneurial experience punctuated with practical advice for students aspiring to be future entrepreneurs. This was followed by a Q&A session conducted by Anhad Sood (11S) where Mr Bahl answered questions asked by the participants of class IX and XI. 

The webinar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Anu Bhandari. 

The event was organised by Ms.Shelly Malhotra with technical support from Mr Mukesh Kumar and his team.

Webinar On Cancer Prevention And Clean Yamuna .. 19th November 2020

Webinar on “Cancer Prevention and Clean Yamuna” was organised by Dharamshila Cancer Foundation and Research Centre for the students of Classes XI and VIII on 20 th November 2020 at 2.00pm on the online forum of Zoom meet app.The session was conducted by Dr Suversha Kanna(Founder cum President of Dharamshila Cancer Institute) and Dr. Pragya Singh(Senior Manager of the Institute).Initially Dr. Khanna told the students about cancer and the main reasons behind the increasing cases of this disease.Then she proceeded by enlightening the students about the levels of precautions to be taken at the right time and how self examination plays an important role to diagnose this disorder. She also informed the students how mental health also affects cancer patients and the importance of palliative care At the end of first session students understood the need of adopting healthy lifestyles to prevent this disease

The first talk was followed by a very interactive question answer session leading to the direct connect between the audience and the speaker.

In the later half of the webinar Dr Pragya shared some details with the students through a powerpoint presentation about how pollution of the river Yamuna is affecting the daily life of the people and its side effects on their health. She also emphasised on the need of understanding 5 R’s for the waste disposal and the dangers of using microplastics. She further insisted on the role of present generation and requested them to be more responsible and sensitive towards the conservation of ecosystems Dr Pragya highlighted the incidents of water scarcity in Delhi, and enumerated on the fact that Delhi might be the next “WATER DEAD” city, by the year 2030, just like Cape Town in South Africa.

Overall the webinar proved to be very enriching and fruitful and every student left the meet gaining valuable knowledge about Cancer prevention and Clean Yamuna

In the end Ms Niva Chhonkar tHeadmistress (Classes VI-VIII) and Head of Biology Department thanked the Guest Speakers for sparing their valuable time to educate the children and make them more aware about the significance of a healthy diet, positive approach and exercise to keep Cancer away. Webinar was organised by Ms Kajal Sethi of the Biology Department

Guest Speaker Program For Classes VII And VIII on “ Prevention Of Postural Disorders”

A Virtual Guest Speaker Program  was organised for students and teachers of classes VII and  VIII on 23rd October 2020 on the topic “Prevention of Postural Disorders.” by Ms. Dimple Menon. The session was conducted by Dr Nishat Quddus, Associate Professor Department Of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jamia Hamdard University. 

Dr Nishat  mentioned that poor postures and inappropriate ergonomics may result in a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders, which could be prevented by very simple exercises.She also highlighted the common problems faced by the students and teachers due to long hours of computer work.

She also gave scientific explanations about advantages of maintaining good posture like it decreases wear and tear on joint surfaces, maximizes energy and decreases fatigue; when muscles are being used efficiently, the body expends less effort and prevents backache and chronic muscle pain.The session was very informative and interactive and it ended with the vote of thanks, proposed by the headmistress Ms.Niva Chhonkar.

Virtual Guest Speaker Program : Classes VI- VII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised on 29th October 2020 for the students of Classes VI – VII. The Guest Speaker, Ms. Shriya Maini,  Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India spoke on the topic “Child Rights and POCSO”. She talked about the fundamental rights of a child and protection of children from abuse and exploitation under POCSO law. The guest speaker interacted with students and addressed their queries. The programme ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Headmistress, Ms.Niva Chhonkar who suggested that it is important to identify and report the ‘unsafe’ situations  immediately she expressed her appreciation for the interesting session conducted by the speaker. The programme was coordinated by Ms. Shaloo Khanna, Ms Sapna Sharma and Ms. Vaishali Tiwari.

‘Green Diwali: Say No To Fire Crackers’

A Virtual Guest Speaker Programme was organised on 23rd October 2020 for students of Classes VI-VIII at 11:20 am. The guest speaker, Dr. Anant Mohan, Professor and Head, Department Of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, AIIMS, New Delhi, spoke on the topic ‘Green Diwali: Say no to Fire Crackers’. He familiarised the students with the harmful effects of firecrackers and the various types of pollution caused by them which may lead to respiratory problems, burn injuries, eye irritation and hearing loss. Its harmful effects on infants, elderly, asthma patients, birds and animals was also discussed. Students were sensitized towards the adverse effects of firecrackers on the environment such as air, noise and land pollution. He encouraged students to celebrate Green Diwali by lighting diyas, candles, using eco-friendly crackers and to avoid large gatherings during COVID pandemic times. Students were acquainted with the child labour involved in the making of firecrackers which deprives children of basic education rights. The session was followed by a Quiz round for the students by Dr. Vartika Mathur, Head, Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi on the content discussed in the session. The program ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Headmistress, Ms.Niva Chhonkar, who expressed her appreciation for the informative session conducted by the speaker and reiterated that students must avoid using firecrackers and celebrate Green Diwali.

SAMSKRITAMRITAM- Cultural and a Guest Speaker Programme

The Sanskrit department of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram,under the guidance of the Principal,Ms. Padma Srinivasan celebrated “Sanskrit Saptah” in an attempt to pay due respect to the divine language. “Sanskrit has a rich cultural and aesthetic history, being one of the most ancient languages; it must be practiced in day-to-day life to ensure that it does not fade away”.. The week commenced with the Sukti writing competition for class X which showed  the contemplative intellect of the students , displaying artistic portrayal of verses in an easy yet witty manner .On the second day , Sanskrit patriotic song competition for class IX was held wherein the students recited sanskrit songs in electrifying voices followed by various online competitions organised for classes VI to VIII.The week concluded on 21st of August,2020 with a guest speaker programme.The aim of the programme was to apprise the learners of the future of this ancient language,it’s beauty and relation to our culture and options of pursuing it in higher studies.

The Guest speaker for the programme was Sri. Jyotishmayi Vidyadhar , Assistant Professor at Amrita school of arts and science,Kochi and also the former state organising secretary of Delhi Samskrit Bharati.The programme commenced with the welcome speech by the head of the department Ms. Fatma Kirmani followed by the enchanting recitation of Saraswati vandana by Adya Srivastava (IX-J),dance on Shiv tandav stotram by Tashvi Gupta (IX-J) and the patriotic songs in sanskrit by the first position holders of the Sanskrit song competition – Chaitanya Jain (IX- I) and Vanya Sharma (IX- J).The programme was presented entirely in sanskrit language only.The guest speaker in his address emphasized on the importance of Sanskrit which is the real key to our past that helps unravel the myriad mysteries in our ancient texts and of our religious – cultural traditions.He also talked at length about its practicality , its need in present scenario and how studying this language is beneficial in our future.It seemed that sanskrit will very soon emerge out from the realm of recede to become a progressive bond connecting cultures to their roots.He also talked about its immense potential and scope worldwide,various world class top universities teaching sanskrit,use of sanskrit in Yoga, Ayurveda ,Speech therapy and having the same effect of Pranayam.He concluded his speech,by talking about the relation of sanskrit and business administration.Also, its enormous business volume in the year 2030. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra graced the occasion with her presence.The sixty minutes long grand event with 70 participants culminated with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Rupali Mahindru at the end of the programme.

Sanskrit week was thus successful in its aim to encourage linguistic creativity among students and benefit them with a systematic approach to study Sanskrit.