A Virtual Orientation session was held for the parents of students of class XII on 10th April 2021 from 5PM onwards. The parents met the Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan, the Vice Principal Ms. Renu Nayar ,class representatives, class teachers and the subject teachers in the virtual google classrooms. The Principal , Ms Padma Srinivasan addressed the parents and requested them to make sure that their ward attends all the classes regularly and that they follow a routine in tough times under covid-19 situation. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, addressed the issue of discipline to be followed while attending virtual classes in all the virtual rooms. She highlighted that in case of any problem, the parent may contact the Class Teacher or the Class Rep for its solution. The Reps welcomed the parents by stressing upon the need for updating the paraphernalia for virtual education as it is now the part and parcel of learning. The Class teachers shared the screen and gave the mobile numbers of all the subject teachers and explained the code of conduct to the parents about virtual ethos to be followed by their ward. Each subject teacher thereafter gave a brief introduction about their subject along with the books, course content and break up of marks. The session ended by answering the query of the parents. The session proved to be fruitful and constructive in bringing the parents closer to the ethos of the school. 64% parents attended the orientation programme .
An online orientation program was organised for the parents of Class X students on 10 April, 2021.
The orientation program focussed on introducing the parents to the respective subject teachers, to share the curriculum of various subjects, scheme of studies and acquaint the parents with the framework and processes of the online classes being conducted for the students.
The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan addressed the parents and requested them to ensure that their ward attends the online classes regularly and are monitored under their guidance. The importance of being in regular contact with the subject teachers was reiterated.
The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra emphasised on the value of discipline in the online classes and the need for the involvement of parents in the learning process of their wards. She informed the parents about the school counselors who can be contacted in case any assistance is required. The Class Representatives spoke about the rules that the students needed to follow while attending the virtual classes in order to make them successful.
The Class teachers explained the code of conduct to the parents relating to virtual ethos to be followed by their ward.
The session ended with the class teachers thanking the parents for participating enthusiastically in the program and understanding the ethos of the school.
The program witnessed participation from 84% of parents.
THIRST FOR THEATRE
“Theatre is the voiceless conversation between the heart and the soul, as each understands the other”
Theatron, the Annual Inter-School Theatre Festival, was organized on the 13th of February by the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on a nationwide scale. The event saw an immensely enthusiastic participation of over 30 schools from all across the country. The event was an amalgamation of young, vibrant minds coming together to celebrate the essence of theatre. It was an epitome of victory and a symbol of how passion can be kept alive in the most trying times.
This year, the event was held virtually wherein the participants had shared pre recorded videos of their acts and the same was judged on the online platform. This year Theatron featured nine distinctive segments namely – Stage-A-Thon, Nukkad ki Goonj, Ads-Act, Poem Enactment, Thespian Coliseum, Prop-o-sition, Mime, Standup Comedy, and Dance Drama. The much awaited, ‘Theatron 2020-2021’ commenced with the auspicious lamplighting followed by a short presentation and Principal’s address.
Ms Padma Srinivasan addressed the gathering by highlighting the importance of theatre and encapsulating the essence of ‘stage’ as an emotion that is so much more than just a physical territory which has to be created, experienced, and most importantly, felt.
She expressed her gratitude towards the jury members for their valuable time and efforts.
She appreciated the efforts of the theatre club and teacher -in -charge for efficiently organizing the event through ardent resourcefulness and providing a platform for theatre enthusiasts from all across the country to unleash their excellence.
This was followed by enlightening words of guidance from each of the accomplished personalities present. The judges commended the school for its respect and adoration of theatre. They highlighted the need for theatre to be used as an educating medium as it inculcates values of creativity,empathy and patience in the students. They advised the students to immerse themselves in the craft while performing and enjoy the process.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sanya Taneja after which the judgment period commenced.
Theatron consisted of nine sub events with a jury of 18 members.
Stage-A-Thon (Stage Play) -The prolific Ms. Rajshree Seem and Ms. Kajal Khanna judged the event. Stage-A-Thon offered the greatest union of the art of writing and theatre.Taking the art of storytelling to another dimension of dramatic excellence in three minutes; the act presented an array of emotions. The participants explored their incredible emotive capabilities through dramatic presentations.
Nukkad ki Goonj( Street Play ) The event was graced by the field expert Mr. Arvind Gaur as the special guest. Ms. Kakoli Gaur Nagpal and Mr. Prince Nagpal were the judges for the event.Nukkad ki Goonj is an art form encompassing entertainment with community education with an aim to spread social messages and create awareness amongst the masses. Passion, energy, ingenuity and emotion on a platform to raise voice defines Nukkad. The participants were given three to four minutes to exhibit their skill and prowess.
Ads Act (Advertisement enactment) Ms. Sukriti Khurana and Ms. Richa Mohan presided over the event.Ads Act reflected the ingenuity of the media that connect us with the products forming integral parts of our lives. The notion was to get the audience to engage vicariously with the narrative and enthrall attention to the product; something brilliantly displayed by the young students in three minutes.
Play o Poem(poem enactment) The admirable Ms. Nayana Sagar and Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar judged the participants who invoked myriad emotions and thoughts with pure excellence. The Play o Poem event combined ‘poetry’ and ‘theatre’ in full splendor to exhibit the skills of the accomplished participants. A string of tales open up the trove of emotions for two to three minutes; the two worlds complementing each other in an enthralling symphony.
Thespian Coliseum ( Shakespearean monologue) The event was judged by pioneers like Ms. Harriet Raghunathan and Mr. Jobin Thomas .Thespian Coliseum event hailed the legacy of the world’s greatest playwright. Shakespearean monologues are renowned for their emotive expansions and the discreet motives of relatable characters. It was an incredible rendition of the language of theatrical culture in the spare time period of two to three minutes.
Prop-O- Sition (Movie- Making) The event was skillfully judged by Mr. Guneet Singh and Mr. Jatin Suryavanshi. Prop-O- Sition was a recorded movie-making event where participants used visual art to convey the tales of actions’ perceptions and consequences in three to four minutes. A non-linear methodology that has evolved over years. It is an intricate process of communication with abstract props; visual representations; sound and stimulations.
Mime – The event was presided over by Mr. Tarun Kohli and Mr. Sanjeev Johri; renowned for their emotive magnificence.Mime was a recorded event where silent voices expressed raging emotions and made the invisible visible; all in three minutes. Testing the limits of imaginations; the art strips away the intricacies of speech and allow the raw, powerful nature of human emotion to overpower the heart .
Standup Comedy-The event was judged by theatre practitioners like Mr. Samarth Khanna and Mr. Vasu Anatha Bhardwaj.Standup Comedy was a three minute recorded event; a performance art that employs humor as means to express life and to provide a fresh, funny perspective to circumstances. It can provide the audience with a means to relate and bind; as well as seek solace from their tribulations. The participants credibly displayed well thought-out punchlines and interesting captions in under three minutes.
Dance Drama- The event was presided over by acclaimed dancers and performers Ms. Himani Khurana and Ms. Swati Mittal.Dance Drama was a recorded event where participants expressed famous tales through aesthetic and intricate dance movements in three minutes. Drama and dance have ritually been integral parts of dramatic history since time immemorial.Dramatic dance employs theatrical narrative action to unleash tales that exhibit the very ethos of the lives of the people enshrining it.
The Valedictory Ceremony for Theatron 2020-2021 was organised on the 27th of February 2021.The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, the much acclaimed literary legend, poet, author,director,scholar and lyricist – Gulzar Sahab. Gulzar Sahab addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of theatrical activities in school life, saying that they are as important for the development of an individual’s holistic and well rounded personality, as sports and academics. He delved into the concept of a ‘character’, and threw light on the importance of experiential learning.
He put forth ‘theatre’ as a constant and lifelong companion, putting emphasis on how the life of each and every character played by an individual, gets woven into the life of that very individual. He also complimented Delhi Public School, R K Puram for promoting theatrical activities, and giving the students the much – needed push to pursue their ‘thirst for theatre’, despite the trying times of the pandemic.
The Guest of Honour Ms Reema Kagti graced the occasion with her presence. She is an eminent film personality, a screenwriter and inspiring theatrical figure. Ms Reema Kagti is an alumnus of Delhi Public School, RK Puram and she was elated to be a part of the event. She was delighted to view the prevalent enthusiasm and the love for the stage displayed by the aspiring theatrists. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards the Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan for inviting her to be a part of the event. She congratulated the theatron team on their constant and continuous efforts.
The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan addressed the gathering by welcoming the Chief Guest Gulzar Saab and the Guest of Honour Ms. Reema Kagti. She applauded the creative efforts of the participants who have been a part of the theatre festival.She congratulated the students of the Expressions theatre Club and the teacher-in charge Ms. Sanya Taneja for hosting Theatron Thirst for Theatre 2020-2021 at the national level through a virtual medium.She introduced the adaption of the virtual play ‘The Proposal’ put up by the students of Expressions Theatre club in collaboration with Digex under her able guidance.
The photos of the winners, along with snippets of the winning performances were displayed.
The valedictory ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the club incharge, Ms Sanya Taneja. She encapsulated the true essence of theatre by quoting Oscar Wilde who stated how theatre is the greatest of all art forms, because it enables a human being to realize what it means to be a human being. She appreciated the love of theatre that dwelt in the heart of every person associated with Theatron 2020-2021.She congratulated the winners and participants, putting forth her heartfelt gratitude before everyone who contributed to the success of this event with such grandeur and fervour, escalating all boundaries posed by the challenging times.
An interactive session on ‘Cyber Safety-the way forward’ was organized in DPS R.K.Puram on 19 February 2021, at 10.30 am in the Audio Visual Hall. The guest speaker Mr Anuj Agarwal is a well-known Cybersecurity expert. He was introduced by Mr Amit Kaushik, Additional DCP, Delhi Police (South West District). The session started with the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan welcoming the audience which included both the teaching and the non-teaching staff of the school.
Mr Amit Kaushik enlightened the audience about the various dangers that students can encounter due to overexposure to the cyber world. Students nowadays have free mobile access and are a part of various Whatsapp groups. Sometimes the parents fail to monitor their activities and this may lead them into danger. He also advised the audience to lock their Facebook pages and design cryptic passwords in order to protect their accounts on social media. Another common mode of fraud is via the OTP system. One must be careful and check the amount in an OTP while making payments so as not to get cheated by fraudsters. Also, debit cards should be swiped in front of the owner. Having the card out of one’s sight may lead to its cloning, which is dangerous.
Mr Agarwal threw light on cybersecurity by saying that customers get lured by cashback offers, free download of any book or movie, which must be avoided. He even advised the audience to keep the GPS location switched off in their phones. He also warned the audience against using public wifi connections, which are definitely a threat to our security. Mr. Agarwal advised that the firewall installed in our computers and mobile phones should not be removed at any time. He also stressed the importance of counselling parents about the dangers of cybercrime so that they are better equipped to counsel their wards.
The session was very interactive and many staff members had queries related to security in their phones and laptops. The interaction provided a lot of useful information.
The session ended with a vote of thanks by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Headmistress (VI-VIII). She thanked Mr Rajesh Sharma SHO, Police station RK Puram for having organized this informative session.
Echoes Naad Ninaad ‘21
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley.
Music is that connecting thread, that golden wire, which binds our hearts, souls and emotions together. It invariably finds a unique expression in every culture, mapping the vast distance created by the difficult times that we presently live in. To celebrate music as a way of life, the Performing Arts Society of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised ‘Echoes Naad-Ninaad’, the annual inter school music festival, from 29 – 30 January 2021 via the virtual platform Google Meet. This soulfully curated event saw a passionate response from over 24 schools across the country.
The Indian Classical Singing competition was a solo live event conducted in melodious spirits and joyful fervour. The students were instructed to perform any raag in chhota kayal for two minutes, and this was to be complimented by the playing of a Harmonium or Taanpura. The participants brilliantly executed the pieces and displayed their mastery over voice modulation, pitch, rhythm and tone. They were judged on the basis of their sur, laya and overall presentation by prolific musicians Ms. Vipasha Mishra and Mr. Karan Wali.
In the Indian Instrumental competition, a solo event held in the mirth of musical ingenuity; participants were tasked with playing classical or self composed pieces inspired by a Raga, on any traditional Indian instrument of their choice for two minutes. The students displayed their remarkable skills as aspiring musicians through enthralling performances and were judged on the basis of tonality, synchronization, tuning, creativity and originality by seasoned instrumentalists Mr. Danish Sharma and Mr. Soumya Biswajit.
The Indian Classical Dance competition was a solo live event held for classes IX-XII. The dancers were supposed to depict cultural values, stories of love and worship in a captivating way through Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi in a time limit of 3 minutes. The participants danced gracefully and showcased singularly mesmerising performances. They were judged on the basis of rhythm, authenticity, expression, and choreography by classically trained dancers Ms Vaishnavi and Ms Gayatri Seth.
The Western Dance Competition was an individual event wherein participants performed solo dance compositions on western instrumental tracks and well known songs, battling all odds of the pandemic to put up a spectacular performance within the boundaries of their homes. Their performances were a perfect epitome of passion and determination, that shone in every action and every step. They were judged on rhythm, authenticity, expression, choreography and the overall presentation and judged by enriched and experienced judges, Ms. Nishi Joshi and Ms. Devina Chawla.
The Western Instrumental Competition was a solo event in which the participants played many melodious numbers from different genres to showcase their skill. The young maestros displayed their expertise in an instrument chosen by them in under two minutes. They were judged on the basis of originality, rhythm, creativity and technicality. The adroit panel of judges comprised Mr. Worin Tungshang, Music Teacher, Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka and Mr. Udbhav Seth, a Delhi Public School R.K. Puram alumnus.
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The Western Group Song was a recorded group event wherein the respective groups performed self-composed songs or a cover song in under three minutes; ingeniously organized and presented from within the four walls of their homes. The members displayed their musical excellence and melodic creativity in pure virtuosity, delighting the judges and emboldening the names of their schools in golden letters. The teams were judged on the basis of tonality, synchronization, creativity/originality, message content and technical organization by accomplished artists Mr. Shomi Lungleng, Violinist, One World Music, Gurgaon and Mr. Songayam Zimik, Classical Guitarist and Leader, Music Team, Tangkhul Church Delhi.
In the Indian Orchestra, participants in their respective groups performed and submitted self-configured classical Indian instrumental pieces in under three minutes; masterfully presented even in the limits casted by the pandemic. They exhibited sublime musicality and brilliant symphonies in eloquent virtuoso; charming the viewers and upholding the pride of their schools. The event was judged by instrumentalists Mr. Danish Sharma and Mr. Soumya Biswajit.
The Indian Group Song was a recorded group event. Participants in their respective groups performed a self-composed classical Indian song in under three minutes. The young singers impressed all observers by unveiling their soulful voices and moving melodies in incredible adroit. Ms. Vipasha Mishra and Mr. Karan Wali judged this event.
The valedictory ceremony of ‘Echoes Naad-Ninaad 2021’ took place on 8 February, 2021 via YouTube. It commenced with the spiritual lamp-lighting ceremony by The Principal, Vice-Principals, Activities Incharges and the HOD of the Performing Arts Society, accompanied by a melodious traditional Hindi prayer.
The skilled instrumentalists of D.P.S. R.K. Puram’s Western Music Society showcased their phenomenal skills by a captivating performance.
The esteemed Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Mahesh Prabhakar, the Music Director of the internationally renowned music label ‘T-Series’. Mr. Takar Nabam, a prolific guitarist, and alumnus of D.P.S. R.K. Puram, kindly consented to be the Guest of Honour.
In her welcoming address, The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, spoke of how ‘Echoes’ provides young musicians with a platform to explore their musical talents and capabilities. She expressed her gratitude towards the Performing Arts department and the various event moderators, whose unyielding efforts were instrumental in making the event a major success. She also congratulated all participants and commended their brilliant performances. According to Ms. Padma Srinivasan, the joy and experience gained from participating in events triumphs immaterial concepts such as prizes. There are no losers, she insists; it is the beautiful journey to the destination of performance that outweighs all trivial matters.
The proficient performers of D.P.S. R.K. Puram’s Indian Dance Society put forth an elegant and poignant performance, wherein they gracefully depicted various traditional dances from across India.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Mahesh Prabhakar, stressed on the importance of studying music both as a subject and an art form. According to him, the freedom to express oneself creatively leads to spiritual contentment and growth and yields many added benefits, such as facilitating concentration and the ability to connect with fellow musicians and the audience. In his opinion, delving into the craft of music also leads to the strengthening of one’s motor skills, imagination, and coordination and leads to the overall expansion of their vision and horizon. In this sense, Mr. Prabhakar applauded D.P.S. R.K. Puram for consistently providing students with such vast opportunities in the field of music.
Mr. Takar Nabam, the Guest of Honour, narrated his personal experiences about being a part of R.K. Puram’s vibrant Performing Arts Society. He revealed how being surrounded by extraordinarily gifted and diligent musicians from a young age inspired him to grow as an artist and performer. Thus, he extended heartfelt greetings and gratitude towards all the Performing Arts department members, as well as the faculty, for having profoundly impacted his life and career. Mr. Nabam concluded by wishing the young musicians well on their future endeavours and urged them to continue practising and developing expertise in their craft.
The results of the various events were announced, accompanied by short glimpses of the winning performances to the delight of the audience.
The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra addressed the audience and thanked the esteemed guests for gracing the event with their presence and leaving an indelible mark on the students with their words of wisdom. She also thanked the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, for her constant support and guidance, which according to her motivates every member of this institution to wholeheartedly contribute to events. Ms. Malhotra expressed sincere gratitude towards the Performing Arts Department under the able guidance of Ms Renu Bassi, the various event incharges, and the technical team, whose persistent efforts made the event a soaring success. She concluded by congratulating the numerous participants on their splendid and unforgettable performances.
Ms Renu Bassi, H.O.D, Performing Arts, extended her gratitude to the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour for taking time out of their hectic schedules to attend the event. She thanked the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan for giving the children this platform to showcase their talent in spite of these trying times. She also thanked the Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra for constantly guiding and being a source of encouragement to both the teachers and students and shaping the programme from its inception to the culmination. Finally, Ms. Bassi thanked the teachers and faculty members who worked tirelessly, making this programme a huge success, and implored the young maestros never to give up practising and performing music.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem, and a short informative message on Covid-19.
The results for the various events are as follows –
“Gaining knowledge is the first step to wisdom, whereas sharing it is the first step to humanity.”
The school recently collaborated with a charitable trust ‘Ayaas Prayaas’ to effectuate collaborative learning through academic resource sharing and online classes for students from underprivileged backgrounds. The classes will be conducted by students of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram under the principle of the school motto Service Before Self.
On 29 January 2021, the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan along with the Social Service League in-charge, Ms Preeti Pratihari, the club appointees and Ms Kaumudi Sharma, founder of the Ayaas Prayas Charitable Trust inaugurated the blessed initiative of imparting quality education.
This marked the beginning of a productive partnership which will benefit many children wanting to be educated. It is truly a moment of great pride for the school since it is now officially associated with this charitable trust and will be instrumental in bringing about significant changes in the lives of many.
Think Club of D.P.S R.K Puram organised a live interactive session with Dr Sharma which proved to be very informative, interesting, and interactive. Dr Sujata Sharma is an Indian structural biologist, biophysicist and a professor at the Department of Biophysics of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. She is known for her studies in the fields of protein structure, drug design and drug resistance of bacteria.
The webinar started with a brief presentation, initiated by Dr Sharma. Following which
“The question-answer round began”. She was asked many questions, especially on COVID 19 and vaccination. She gave the students an insight into how to go about studying the subject and how to build a career out of it. Dr Sharma mentioned quite a few times that she always wanted to do something for which she would always be remembered.
She shared the most memorable days that she had spent in D.P.S R.K Puram, and recounted the ways in which the school presented her the opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and how these experiences groomed her personality.
Many students joined the meet and asked questions. One of the students also asked her about her recovery from Guillain Barre Syndrome, about which she gave a brief idea about the syndrome. She stated that she is very happy from her recovery, and she is living her life happily at every moment.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Think Club in charge Mrs Archna Deepak. In the speech,she conveyed the Principal’s greetings to her.
The national girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th January. It was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008. It aims towards promoting awareness about the rights of the girl child and to increase awareness on the importance of girl education, and their health and nutrition.
A poetry enactment competition on this year’s theme “My Voice ,Our Equal Future ” was conducted by the Social Service League. 6 students – Alma Ali (11-U), Devina Singh (11-V),Riddhi Khurana(11 K), Simran Joshi (11 Q), Bharat Bhargava (11U) and Srijan Gupta(11 H) conducted this competition along with their Teacher In-charge Ms. Preeti Pratihari. This competition was done in order to spread awareness about the discrimination and stereotypes that continue to exist against girls, and the need to get over with.
Class X student members of the Social Service League participated in this event. The event was judged by Ms. Divya Kapoor( English Department)
The result is as follows-
1st Position- Vedika Shukla (10-J)
2nd Position- Faina Bhandari (10-M)
3rd Position- Riddhi Gupta (10-J)
The Catalyst Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised an ingenious event: CREATIVE CRAFTING(A competition on the making of bookmarks with slogans on Water Conservation) to bring out the hidden artist in a student and highlight their inventive element. This event was conducted on 16 December 2020 by the Department of Chemistry keeping in mind that Science begins as Philosophy and ends as Art!
The students had an empirical experience where they meticulously designed colourful bookmarks and wrote astute slogans, vividly indicating the importance of Water Conservation in today’s world and how urgent it is in order to restore healthier earth. The event was judged by Mr Amit Rajput, HOD Art Department and Ms Reema Khosla. The event was organised by Ms Alinda Holla.
Each student enthusiastically participated and contributed to the event, making it meaningful and of significance in contemporary times.
CREATIVE CRAFTING RESULTS
|Position||Name of the Participant||Total||Total||Grand Total|
|1st||AAIRAH SULTAN 6A||31||34||65|
|2nd||SHRIYA SAWHNEY 6H||25.5||35||60.5|
|2nd||DISHA MATLANI 6J||33.5||27||60.5|
|2nd||ANAISHA ARORA 6I||33||27.5||60.5|
|3rd||ANCHAL KUMARI 6K||28||30||58|
Biology and Biotechnology club of Delhi Public School RK Puram, organised the competition “Freeze Tolerant Fun” for the students. The competition consisted of the following 2 events:-
Poem the picture
The participants were asked to choose a relevant picture related to biology or biotechnology and they had to use their creativity and explore the concepts of biology and write a poem based on this picture.
The event was won by Sheen Madan of IX-G
Comic strip designing
The participants had to show their artistic inclination and create a comic strip which depicted some important discoveries in the field of biology/biotechnology that revolutionised the way of living.
The event was won by LAAVYA MALHOTRA of X-O
The students enjoyed the competition as well as explored several new concepts in the field of biology. It helped the students to go into the depths of Biology and inspired them to pursue it in the future.
“ To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.’’ – Chinese proverb.
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised a series of inter school competitions in various languages on 15 and 16 January 2021 via the virtual Google Meet platform.This event, which was jointly organised by the Hindi, Sanskrit and Foreign Language Departments, was a platform for students to showcase their linguistic abilities and talents. This event saw an enthusiastic response from around 44 schools across the country.
“Erst eine Minute (Just a Minute) was an event for classes IX-X, in which the participants had to choose one topic from the list of ten topics provided to them and speak on it for one minute. The jury comprising Ms. Rima Chahaun, Assistant Professor at Delhi University and Ms. Rajini Batra of Delhi University assessed the performance of the students on the basis of pronunciation, fluency and adherence to the time limit.
Historians y Cuentos (Historians and Stories) was a story writing and telling competition, wherein participants from classes IX – X composed exciting and creative short stories, inspired by one of the prescribed themes, and recited them in Spanish. They were also required to present a hand-made illustration which complemented their tale. The jury comprising Dr Lovey Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Assistant Director of The Global Languages Centre in O.P Jindal University and Ms Shruti Agnihotri, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Jawaharlal Nehru University, judged their performances on the basis of fluency, pronunciation, originality, clarity of expression, delivery and presentation.
French elocution was an event for classes IX-X, in which the participants had to give a speech on the topic L’Inde de mes rêves (India of my dreams). The jury comprising Dr. Shubhra Gupta, Assistant professor in Ambedkar University and Dr. Anuj Sharma, an adjunct faculty at Ambedkar University’s School of Global Affairs and guest faculty at the School of Vocational Studies, assessed the participants on the basis of creativity and originality, fluency and pronunciation, voice modulation and content delivery.
The Foreign Language Department also organised an offline Poster Making Competition for Classes VI-VIII on various topics of French, German and Spanish on language and culture. 33 schools in French, 22 schools in German and 11 in Spanish participated in the competition.
कक्षा छठी से आठवीं तक के विद्यार्थियों के लिए स्वरचित कविता/गीत-गायन की प्रतियोगिता आयोजित की गई थी,जिसका विषय था ‘आशाओं के दीप’ | इस प्रतियोगिता में देश विदेश के 35 प्रतिभगियों ने हिस्सा लिया तथा प्रतियोगिता में निर्णायकों के रूप में सुप्रसिद्ध कवयित्री श्रीमती सरिता गुप्ता तथा श्रीमती संतोष कुमारी उपस्थित थे कार्यक्रम समन्वयिका श्रीमती सीमा मेहता ने इस प्रतियोगिता में आए हुए निर्णायकों तथा सभी प्रतिभागियों का स्वागत किया।
कथन के आलोक में प्रबुद्ध लेखकों , कवियों , तथा विचारकों के द्वारा लिखे गए कथनों पर प्रतिभागियों द्वारा संभाषणों का प्रस्तुतीकरण था। यह प्रतियोगिता कक्षा नवीं और दसवीं के लिए थी। इस कार्यक्रम में देश-विदेश के 25 विद्यालयों ने भाग लिया। हिंदी के वरिष्ठ संपादक व साहित्यकार श्री आशीष कांधवे तथा हिंदू कॉलेज में प्राध्यापक श्रीमती रचना सिंह तथा दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय में रीडर, डॉ. अशोक नंगवाड़ा निर्णायक के रूप में उपस्थित थे।
कक्षा नवीं और दसवीं के लिए स्वरचित लेखन प्रतियोगिता भी आयोजित की गई थी | विभिन्न विषयों पर प्रतिभागियों ने स्वरचित कविताएँ लिख कर उसकी वीडियो बनाकर भेजी
कक्षा 11वीं 12वीं के छात्रों के लिए दास्तान गोई प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया था इसके अंतर्गत छात्रों को भारतीय साहित्य के किसी लेखक या कवि की दास्तान को गद्य तथा पद्य के मिश्रित रूप में अभिनय के साथ प्रस्तुत करना था। प्रतियोगिता में भारत के विभिन्न शहरों के 14 विद्यालयों के छात्रों ने उत्साह पूर्वक भाग लिया सभी प्रतिभागियों ने अपनी विलक्षण प्रतिभा से निर्णायकों और दर्शकों को मंत्र मुग्ध कर दिया। डॉक्टर पशुपति शर्मा, डॉक्टर मंजू रानी और डॉक्टर अरुण इस प्रतियोगिता के निर्णायक थे। अपने संबोधन में उन्होंने सभी प्रतिभागियों तथा मंच संचालकों मुस्कान सक्सेना, राधिका गोयल तथा असमी के प्रस्तुतीकरण की सराहना की ।
कथा – कथनम् छठी से आठवीं कक्षा के छात्रों के लिए एक कथा वाचन की प्रतियोगिता थी, जहाँ प्रतिभागियों ने विभिन्न सहायक सामग्रियों के द्वारा लघु एवं नैतिक कहानियाँ सुनाईं। इस प्रतियोगिता का निर्णय प्रोo कमला भारद्वाज, पूर्व डीन छात्र कल्याण संघ, लाल बहादुर शास्त्री राष्ट्रीय संस्कृत विश्वविद्यालय और श्री हेमंत जोशी, सहायक प्रसारक, अखिल भारतीय रेडियो, द्वारा किया गया | आयोजन में संपूर्ण भारत से 33 विद्यालयों के छात्रों ने भाग लिया।
कक्षा नवमी एवं दशमी के लिए आयोजित सस्वर श्लोक गायन प्रतियोगिता में ढोलक, तबला, हारमोनियम, गिटार और कैसियो जैसे विभिन्न संगीत वाद्ययंत्रों का उपयोग करते हुए प्रत्येक प्रतिभागी द्वारा श्लोकों का अर्थ सहित गायन किया गया । प्रतियोगिता का निर्णय डॉo प्रमोद कुमार शर्मा, स्कूल ऑफ संस्कृत एंड इंडिक स्टडीज़ के एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर, जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय और लाल बहादुर शास्त्री संस्कृत विद्यापीठ के शिक्षा विभाग में डॉo परमेश कुमार शर्मा, सहायक प्रोफेसर, द्वारा किया गया। आयोजन में संपूर्ण भारत से 23 विद्यालयों के छात्रों ने भाग लिया।
विभाग द्वारा एक ऑफ़लाइन प्रतियोगिता भी आयोजित की गई जिसमें विभिन्न विद्यालयों के छात्रों द्वारा ‘डिजीटल पोस्टर’ बनाकर निर्धारित तिथि पर हमारे विद्यालय को भेजे गए।
The Valedictory Ceremony of the Language Fest took place on a virtual platform on 21 January 2021, and commenced with the symbolic lighting of the lamp followed by ‘Deep Jalao’, an original song by Ms Fatma Kirmani, HOD Hindi. An upbeat and riveting performance was also presented by the talented instrumentalists of the Western Music Society.
The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, extended a warm and hearty welcome to the esteemed guests for the day – Padmashree awardee Mr. Ashok Chakradhar, an Indian author, poet and professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University, and Dr. Gulshan Sachdeva, Professor of European studies and Chairperson, Centre for European Studies and School of International studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Ms. Srinivasan also thanked the Hindi Department and Foreign Language Department for their diligent effort which made the event a possibility. Further, she applauded the students for their enthusiastic performances, specifically emphasizing on how, despite these trying times, the flame of their enthusiasm and vigour was burning bright.
Glimpses of the various events were then presented to the audience.
इस अवसर पर में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में पधारे विख्यात कवि श्री अशोक चक्रधर जी ने दिल्ली पब्लिक स्कूल रामकृष्ण पुरम में आए हुए सभी प्रतिभागियों तथा समस्त सभासदों को सम्बोधित किया। उन्होंने कहा कि आभासी माध्यम व प्रयोग धर्मी संपर्क मंच का इतना सुंदर इस्तेमाल उन्होंने इस विशिष्ट काल में इससे पूर्व नहीं देखा। सभी 44 विद्यालयों के 150 से अधिक प्रतियोगी बच्चों का उन्होंने विशेष रूप से उत्साहवर्धन किया।
The Guest of Honour, Dr. Gulshan Sachdeva, began his address by thanking the school for inviting him to their prestigious event. He commended the faculty of DPS R.K. Puram for promoting French, German and Spanish, which he felt would serve further to generate interest amongst the students in Europe and European studies. He commented on how learning a new language can help us understand a country’s culture, history, politics and global linkages and open up many new employment opportunities. Dr. Sachdeva also talked about India’s pre-colonial and post-colonial ties with Europe, and how these strategic partnerships have helped India maintain a strong standing in global political and economic spheres. He concluded by pointing out the numerous advantages of being multilingual and urged all students to learn a foreign language.
This was followed by the announcement of the winners for the various events. They were complimented for their endless hard work and talent, and glimpses of the winning performances were showcased.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, wherein she complimented the participants on their untiring effort and breathtaking performances, and reiterated the importance of studying the languages by saying that the study of languages opened new doors for children. She also thanked the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour for taking out time from their hectic schedules to encourage the students. Ms Fatma Kirmani, the Head of Hindi Department, extended her gratitude towards the honourable guests for gracing the event with their presence, the various event organisers and incharges, and the commendable participants.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem and short message on COVID-19.
The results of the various events are as follows –
Virtual Career Counselling sessions were organized by DPS R.K.Puram for students and parents of class X on 4th and 6th January 2021 to orient students about the various career options in all the three streams Science, Commerce and Humanities.
First session on 4th January was on “Conventional and Technical Courses (Mainly Sciences)”. The speaker for the session was Mr. P.K.Sharma, Assistant Director at Aakash Institute. He has experience of over two decades on counselling students at Engineering college and Aakash Institute.
The class representatives addressed the parents, welcomed them and encouraged them to facilitate the students to identify their interests and skills in order to choose a career of their choice.
Mr. Sharma shared his extensive knowledge of various career options, opportunities and challenges that come with each combination of subjects. He also explained very diligently the importance of Class X in career planning. The entire session was not only informative but also opened up various avenues for the students to explore in order to plan their career.
The session was attended by about 240 students and parents on an online platform.The session was wrapped up with a Question & Answer round which witnessed a lot of enthusiastic participation from the students and parents.
The second session – unconventional and Professional Careers (Mainly Commerce and Humanities) was organised on 6th Jan 2021.
The speaker for the session was Ms. Shilpa, Counsellor at Mindler Educational Institute. Ms. Shilpa addressed the current situation of global pandemic Covid-19 and encouraged students to explore new careers that would be open post-pandemic as well. She shared the wide range of career opportunities available to students with commerce and Humanities related careers.
The session was attended by about 216 students and parents of class X. The session was moderated by the school counsellors.