Rendezvous with Mr. Siddhant Bhansali

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 and January.

The sixth webinar in the series was organised on January 17, 2021 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker, Mr. Siddhant Bhansali is an  active mentor and advisor to several startups in India. He has been working with technology companies for about 17 years and has mentored over 300 startups across multiple domains.

The webinar was attended by the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, HODs of the Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics Department along with several teachers of the said departments. While addressing the gathering, the Headmistress Ms Rashmi Malhotra spoke of the importance of such webinars to inspire students and instill a love for learning about the entrepreneurial world for their futures. 

The compères for the event were Aarushi Gupta (11M) and Mridul Malani (11M). The webinar was conducted in the format of a lecture by Mr. Siddhant Bhansali. During the lecture, he covered a variety of topics ranging from the importance of higher education in an entrepreneurs life to the value of a well structured plan for any new ventures. He offered very pertinent and valuable insight into the world of entrepreneurship, explaining technical terms and covering all broad aspects of starting a venture in a manner that the students could relate to and understand easily. 

This was followed by a Question & Answer  session conducted by Aditya Mathur (11M) where Mr Bhansali answered questions asked by the students  of Classes  IX and XI. Answering one of the questions, Mr. Bhansali advised all budding entrepreneurs that an entrepreneur’s job is not to create need for his services , rather to provide services according to the consumers’ needs.

This was followed by encouraging words from the  Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan. She shared her views on the vitality of such talks and invited Mr Bhansali to return for a follow up talk with the students. Ms. Anita Singhal, HOD Economics department proposed the vote of thanks. 

The technical support for the event was provided by Mr Mukesh Kumar and his team and the event was organised by Ms Shelly Malhotra.

Interactive Session on GENDER SENSITIVITY for DPS RK Puram, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash Staff

A Virtual Guest Speaker programme on ‘Gender Sensitivity’  was conducted for the teaching as well as non-teaching staff members of Delhi Public school, R.K. Puram, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash on December 12, 2020, at 10.30 am with the support and guidance from the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan. 149 teaching and non-teaching staff members actively participated. A pre-webinar questionnaire was also filled up by the participating members.

The Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan extended a warm welcome to the guest speaker and all the staff members. Ms. Attrey Mukherjee, with 16 years of experience of working as a corporate lawyer addressed the gathering. Through her PowerPoint presentation, she gave an insight into creating an equal and gender-neutral society. She discussed various laws and policies and statistics, related to gender discrimination and inequality. She further emphasized on women empowerment and various challenges faced in the present scenario.  The talk was followed by an interactive question-answer session.

Overall the webinar proved to be a very enriching and learning experience.In the end Ms. Renu Nayar, Vice Principal thanked the Guest Speaker for sparing her valuable time to create gender sensitivity and make them more aware of the issues related to gender inequalities. The webinar was organised by Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Ms Vinita Gupta, Ms. Kaveri Dhar and Ms. Preeti Pratihari.

No. of Participants:

DPS R.K. PuramDPS Vasant ViharDPS EOK
Total no. of participant1001831
149Teaching Staff:83Males: 22Females: 61Non-Teaching Staff: 17Males: 11Females: 6Teaching Staff:16Males: 4Females: 12Non-Teaching Staff: 2Males: 1Females: 1Teaching Staff:29Males: 7Females: 21Non-Teaching Staff: 3Males: 2Females: 1

Christmas Celebrations 2020 Classes VI-VIII

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 2020

To keep the spirit of Christmas alive during these Covid times Classes VI to VIII under the guidance of Ms. Niva Chhonkar (Headmistress VI-VIII) celebrated Christmas with great enthusiasm and optimism.

CHRISTMAS CORNER DECORATION COMPETITION

Christmas is one of the most popular festivals, which is widely celebrated by people from different communities across the globe. As a part of the celebrations various intersection competitions were organised by the Environment Club of DPS RK Puram for the students of classes VI-VIII.

The students were asked to prepare a Christmas Corner in their house by using the waste materials and also creating decorations associated with Christmas using the various craft items.

The competition was judged by Ms. Binu Chanan and Ms. Neelam Ajwani. The criteria for judgement was actual waste material used, innovation and creativity, usability/ practicality of the object made. The students were very enthusiastic in displaying their talent and creativity.

Winter Delights : New beginnings @ 2021

Narrativa: Story Telling
Let the celebrations begin: Making Cheesecake
Pen & Scissors: Stipple Art & Origami
Health Talk: Healthy body
Stitch in time:Embroidery & Mask making

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a series of sessions for the students of classes VI to VIII in the winter break. The aim of the Winter Delight activities was to aid the holistic growth and development of the students. These activities were organised with the objective of ensuring student engagement, productivity and fun-filled learning

The activities were organised from 4 January 2020 to 8 January 2020 on 10 am to 11.30 am. The activities were planned and supervised by the Headmistress, Ms Niva Chhonkar. The Reps of Classes VI to VIII, Ms Reema Khosla, Ms Mahima Goel, Ms Rituraj, Ms Nalini Gautam, Ms Vaishali Tiwari and Ms Pratibha Sacher welcomed the respective speakers and initiated the sessions.

“Narrativa – Story Telling”

“Narrativa – Storytelling” session conducted on 4 January 2021 was fun filled with activities and songs. It was indeed a good start for the ‘Winter Delights  : New [email protected]

Ms.  Neena Mathew, who is a certified child Psychologist and founder of an innovative learning center- Mind and ME,  narrated the story with a message of gratitude and giving back to the society The entire one hour session was quite engaging and entertaining. 

Cake Time – Making a Cheesecake 

Cake time – Making a Cheesecake  session was a very informative and engaging session held on 5 January 2021.The session was conducted by Mr. Jai Kishan Balchandani  and  Chef Abhas Jain from Indian school of Hospitality, Gurgaon.

Step by step recipe of making  a vegetarian cheesecake was shared by the chef. He also answered some frequently asked questions related to cooking  and  shared some tips along  while making a cheesecake to make it more delicious.

Pen & Scissors – Stipple Art, Origami 

The artistic session helmed by two presenters held on 6 January 2021 introduced two new activities to the audience. Ms Sanya Gupta, a freelance artist and an alumna of Delhi Public School, RK Puram introduced the technique of creating Stipple Art. She demonstrated creating mountains through the technique and offered many interesting tips along the way.

The second session was conducted by Ms Jatinder Kaur, PGT Art at Delhi Public School, RK Puram. Ms Jatinder showed a new and interesting way of creating origami flowers and leaves. Primarily using paper folding technique, she demonstrated the creation of a colourful bunch of flowers which can be used for decoration or simply to brighten up our surroundings.

“Health Talk -1. Let the skin glow 2. For your eyes only 3. Healthy Diet”

The ‘Health Talk’ session held on 7 January 2021 included simple routine tips, ones worthy to incorporate into our lifestyle. The session began with Dr. Amit Vij, M.D. Dermatology, throwing light upon how important it is to take care of our scalp, our skin and nourish them. He also advised towards the type and use of oil and moisturizers on our scalp and skin respectively. The role of a healthy nutritious diet also goes a long way to maintain a healthy skin. 

Dr Parijat Chandra, Professor Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, provided valuable insight to taking care of our eyes, especially during these times and age where the dependence on electronic media has increased for education and relaxation. The correct posture to be maintained while sitting in front of the computer and  the distance to be maintained while reading and writing at a table were reinforced. He suggested following the 20-20-20 rule, that is, Every 20 minutes, Take a 20 second break from looking at the screen, Look at something at least twenty feet away. This would help reduce strain on the eyes. A PowerPoint Presentation accompanied the talk to drive home the various points.Dr. Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Lady Hardinge Medical College spoke about the increase in incidence of cancer due to the changes in our environment and  our lifestyle. He advised eating a fibrous diet, including turmeric and garlic in our diet, having food rich in antioxidants like broccoli, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables,and keeping a low intake of salt. He also advised the exclusion of unhealthy fats,alcohol and nicotine products as these induce poor health conditions.

 “Stitch in time – Embroidery Show & Mask Making”

The session  ‘stitch in time’ was very informative and interesting for the students , held on 8 January 2021 . Ms. Niharika Suneja taught simple techniques of stitching which is essential for everyday life and to make us self reliant.She showed how to repair a torn piece of fabric with a very simple technique. She even explained how to stitch a button on our own. 

The most interesting part of the session was mask making. She showed us how to stitch our own mask at home and also how to decorate it with simple designs or our name initials. Overall the session was skill building and engaging.

The Bubbling Cauldron 2020-21 Edition

The artistic endeavours of the students of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram and its junior schools, DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar are showcased in this edition of The Bubbling Cauldron 2020-21. It carries the beautifully woven stories and verses penned by our budding artists.This edition is very unique as it is for the first time that it has been released as an ebook- a necessary medium in this age of the pandemic. 

I hope you all enjoy reading it.

The Bubbling Cauldron DPS R K Puram
The Bubbling Cauldron DPS Vasant Vihar
The Bubbling Cauldron DPS East of Kailash

‘Art Poetica’ – Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Interschool Art and Poetry Competitions.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso 

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter School Art and Poetry Competition on 22 December 2020  virtually, on Google Meet in loving memory of Dr. Prem Kirpal, the former Chairman of the DPS Society. This event saw the coming together of students from 29 schools across the nation. The various competitions successfully highlighted how instrumental art is to life, and celebrated its multifaceted glory. 

In Blend Art, each team selected an English poem of their choice – one student recited and dramatized it, and the other was tasked with depicting its core essence through an original sketch/painting. 

Rune Assay was a competition wherein participants were required to critically analyse a poem given on the spot, dissect its poetic devices, and interpret its relevance in present times. 

Lyrical Canvas was an on-the-spot drawing competition wherein participants were given a line from a well-known poem and were tasked with creating a visual image which accurately captured and depicted the dominant emotion conveyed by it. 

In Inverse Rhapsody, participants were given a short poem/lines from a poem to recite twice. First, the participant recited the poem bringing out the dominant emotion as expressed by the poet and the second time, the participant presented it with an emotion contrasting to the dominant one. 

In Poetic Silhouette, an online shape poetry writing competition, individual participants were required to write a rhyming poem in the shape of the prompt given to them. 

 Lime-in-Rhyme was a competition which celebrated and promoted the unique and multi-layered art of limerick writing. Participants were required to write a limerick based on a verbal input and then recite it.  

The Valedictory Ceremony took place on 6 January 2020 on the virtual platform Zoom, and commenced with the symbolic lighting of the lamp. In her opening address, the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, extended a warm and hearty welcome to the Chief Guest, Mr V.K. Shunglu Chairman of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS RK Puram and Mrs Shunglu ; the Guest of Honour, Chief Justice B.N Kirpal and his wife Mrs. Aruna Kirpal, and other honourable dignitaries which included  Sh. B.K. Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Mrs. Namita Pradhan, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Professor Dr. Usha Luthra, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram, Sh. Ravi Vira Gupta, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram, Dr. Kiran Datar, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram; Mrs. Vrinda Sarup, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram, Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram, and Sh. Kaushik Datta,  Member of the Managing Committee, DPS R.K. Puram

Further, Ms Padma Srinivasan spoke about the healing and therapeutic powers of art and how it can provide solace in these unprecedented times. According to her, art is a binding factor which brings people together and breaks barriers, and it is this thought upon which the entire event was conceptualized. She also congratulated all the budding poets and artists who participated in the competitions.

In his address, the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, traced the development of DPS Society and how Delhi Public Schools have evolved over the years, adopting newer and better teaching practices. He then paid tribute to Dr. Prem Kirpal, and imparted the message of holistic education by emphasizing that education is incomplete without art, poetry, music and drama. He concluded by reiterating the need to celebrate both cultural and intellectual achievements.

The cultural portion of the event commenced with a riveting performance by the talented instrumentalists of the Western Music Society. The students of the Expressions Theatre Club, in collaboration with the Digex Society, brought the virtual stage to life with an adaptation of the Russian satire, ‘The Proposal’ by Anton Chekhov. The theatrical display thoroughly entertained all present with its engaging storyline, impeccable costumes, and captivating performances.

The event also witnessed the digital launch of the annual literary magazine, The Bubbling Cauldron, which is an anthology of creative expression. The launch was accompanied by the recitation of select pieces of prose and poetry from the Bubbling Cauldron by the students from Delhi Public School R.K. Puram and its junior schools, DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar. 

This was followed by the announcement of the winners for the various competitions, and a glimpse at the winning performances. The overall winner of the event was DPS Noida. 

Subsequently, a breathtaking painting exhibition was showcased, highlighting the exceptional artistic talent of the students of the host school. 

Professor Dr (Mrs) Usha Luthra addressed the audience, commended the faculty and students of DPS R.K. Puram for undertaking the great endeavour of going digital in these trying times, and recited an original poem by Dr. Prem Kirpal titled “A New Year Resolve”.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Atika Dayal, the head of the English Department. Dr. Dayal commended the participants for their splendid performance and thanked the dignitaries for gracing the event with their presence. 

The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem. 

The results for the various events are as follows –

 

POSITION

      NAME OF THE SCHOOL  

NAMES OF THE STUDENTS 

BLEND ART 

1st

DPS Sushant Lok 

Yashika Wadhwani, Nandini Lal

2nd

DPS Indirapuram 

Jigyasa Sharma, Nishant Tyagi 

3rd

DPS Faridabad 

Ananya Bhattacharya, 

Khushi Hora

RUNE ASSAY 

1st

DPS Faridabad 

Avishi Vashisht 

2nd 

DPS Noida, Sector 30

Agrim Saxena 

3rd

DPS Mathura Road 

Suhani Jain 

 

LYRICAL CANVAS 

1st

DPS Greater Noida, 

Enab 

2nd

DPS Noida, Sector 30

Rishita Mehta 

3rd

The Mother’s International School

Shreemayi Nainwal 

INVERSE RHAPSODY

1st

Birla Vidya Niketan 

Vridhi Chawla 

2nd 

The Mother’s International School

Shambhavi Tiwari

3rd

DPS International 

Lila D. Mukherjee 

 

POETIC SILHOUETTE 

1st

DPS Indirapuram 

Diya Pant 

2nd

DPS International

Ananya Ghoshal

3rd

DPS Rohini 

Aanya Kaushik 

LIME-IN-RHYME 

1st

Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar

Malvika Nair

2nd 

DPS Dwarka 

Teghnoor Singh 

3rd

Tagore International School, East Of Kailash 

Nikita Arora 

The overall winner for the event was – 

POSITION

    NAME OF THE SCHOOL 

1st

Delhi Public School Noida, Sector 30

Interactive Session on GENDER SENSITIVITY for DPS RK Puram, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash Staff

A Virtual Guest Speaker programme on ‘Gender Sensitivity’  was conducted for the teaching as well as non-teaching staff members of Delhi Public school, R.K. Puram, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash on 2.1.2021 at 10.30 am with the support and guidance from the Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan. 149 teaching and non-teaching staff members actively participated. A pre-webinar and post-webinar questionnaire was also filled up by the participating members.

Ms. Padma Srinivasan, Principal gave a warm welcome to the guest speaker and all the staff members. Ms. Niva Chhonnkar, Headmistress introduced the topic and requested the guest speaker to share her views. Ms. Preeti Pratihari, introduced the speaker to the audience through the  PowerPoint presentation.

Dr. Priti Dhawan, A doctorate in psychology from the University of Delhi, senior-most faculty member of the department in Lady Shri Ram College for Women, with over two decades of teaching, research and professional experience, addressed the gathering. Through her PowerPoint presentation, she gave an insight into creating an equal and gender-neutral society. She discussed the factors that contribute to gender inequality in the classroom and how to overcome them. She further emphasized that the change must begin from within.  The talk was followed by an interactive question-answer session conducted by Ms. Kaveri Dhar.

Overall the webinar proved to be a very enriching and learning experience. Ms Vinita Gupta proposed the vote of thanks by thanking the guest speaker for sparing her valuable time and other faculty members who were involved in organizing the Webinar.

No. of Participants:

DPS R.K. PuramDPS Vasant ViharDPS EOK
Total no. of participant1001831
149Teaching Staff:83
Males: 22
Females: 61
Non-Teaching Staff: 17
Males: 11
Females: 6
Teaching Staff:16
Males: 4
Females: 12
Non-Teaching Staff: 2
Males: 1
Females: 1
Teaching Staff:29
Males: 7
Females: 21
Non-Teaching Staff: 3
Males: 2
Females: 1

India Fest 2020

The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word –  J. Irwin Miller

The Social Science Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised the vibrant ‘India Fest 2020’ with the theme ‘Back to Our Roots’ on 26 December 2020. It was an effort to celebrate the cultural diversity of India and to showcase the talent and artistic creativity of students from schools across Delhi NCR, on the virtual Google Meet platform. 277 participants from 46 schools participated in the event, making it a great success. 

The event encapsulated the essence of patriotism and an overall love for India’s rich heritage, expressed through various events. 

Weave A Story was a story writing and telling competition, wherein students participated in teams of two and were required to enact original scripts, supported by relevant pictures, on the topic ‘India of My Dreams’, within the  time limit of 3 minutes. Participants presented creative and passionate skits, potently presenting their unique and varying interpretations of the topic.

They were judged based on suitability of captions, creativity, interpretation of the message, interweaving of the message with the photographs, and overall impact, by accomplished freelance writers Ms. Mariam Karim Ahlawat and Ms. Divya Dubey. The results of the event are as follows: 

POSITION         NAME OF THE SCHOOL NAMES OF THE STUDENTS 
FirstDelhi Public School, Vasant Kunj Somya, Zaina
Second Delhi Public School, Indirapuram Tasmia Haider, Arundhati Hazra 
First Bluebells School International
Indraprastha World School
Vedha Jangir, Shreyas Moitra 
Vansh Suri, Kunj Verma

This was followed by the Social Garage Debate, where students participated in groups of two and were given 1.5 minutes to present their views for or against any one of the six motions relating to various social themes. The speakers articulated their arguments with conviction and eloquence, putting forth their point with confidence and clarity.  The jury comprising Dr. Sutapa Dutta, Mr. Avichal Bhatnagar, Ms. Priya Sharma and Ms. Manpreet Sachdeva judged the participants on the basis of relevance to the topic, accuracy, fluency and adherence to the time limit. The results of the event are as follows –  

POSITION NAME OF SCHOOL NAMES OF STUDENTS 
FirstRyan International SchoolDivyansh Bansal, C Vaishnavi 
Second Holy Child Auxilium SchoolAhana Bhushan, Varsha Das 
Third Apeejay School, Panchsheel ParkShivangi Roy, Ananya Kukreja 

Further on, The India Quiz was a general knowledge quiz on India with six rounds ‒ Bharat Ek Khoj, Buniyad, Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar, Surag, Turning Point and Mega-Connect. The students answered enthusiastically, and many questions required a vigorous racking of the brain and exercising one’s spontaneous thinking. Participants were judged on the basis of their accuracy and ability to answer the questions within the allotted time limit by quizmasters Mr. Manav Kapoor and Mr. Nishant Nanda. 

The results of the event are as follows – 

POSITION NAME OF THE SCHOOL NAMES OF THE STUDENTS 
First Delhi Public School, RohiniShaunak Sachdev, Manit Kaushik 
Second Gyan Bharti School, Saket, New DelhiDiya Makker, Tanya Chatterji 
Third Delhi Public School, Mathura RoadAsmi Jayaraj Naik, Dhruva Vaid 
Special PrizeDelhi Public School, NoidaRushil Rawat 

Finally, in the inter-school role play competition Mahan Vibhutiyon Se Sakshatkar– students portrayed characters from Indian mythology with commendable fervour. Witnessing the participants in their traditional dresses embodying the various characters was truly enchanting, and successfully transported all spectators to the time-periods they depicted. The jury of Pt. Vidya Prasad Mishra, Acharya Pt. Chavi Krishan Arya, Mrs. Suchitra Gupta and Mr. Neeraj Sharma judged the participants based on presentation, knowledge and application of facts, acting skills, reasons presented to justify the character’s actions, and overall impact. The results are as follows – 

POSITIONNAME OF THE SCHOOL NAMES OF THE STUDENTS 
First St. George’s SchoolDeboshmita Mukherjee
Second DAV Public School, Gurugram
Summer Fields School
Kriti Sood
Anamta Juwayriya
Third Delhi Public School, Rohini
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram 
Avika Joshi
Saanvi Sekhri

The Valedictory Ceremony took place on 27 December 2020, and began with an address by the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan. She applauded the students for their commendable and enthusiastic performances, specifically emphasizing on how, despite these unprecedented trying times, the flame of their enthusiasm and vigour was burning bright. She also stressed on the theme of the event and spoke about the importance of being grounded and attached to one’s roots to progress in life  She further thanked the teachers incharge, whose diligent efforts made the event a possibility.

The ceremony was an amalgamation of song, dance, and voice-overs by the students of DPS R.K. Puram, who highlighted the cultural diversity and inherent beauty that is individualistic to India as a country. The prize-winners for the various events were announced, and duly lauded. 

The Vice Principal , Dr Renu Nayar proposed the vote of thanks and thanked all participants for their wholehearted participation.She complimented all the schools participating for the effort put in spite of these unprecedented times.She also thanked the social studies department for putting up a grand show.The event was a success and a cherished memory for all those who were a part of it.

National Science and Mathematics Festival

‘SCI 2020’  for Class VI-VIII  

 “Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” – Dr. Albert, Szent – Györgyi 

The Science and Mathematics Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised  interactive and stimulating inter-school competitions for students from classes VI – VIII, as part of the National Science and Mathematics Festival. The event saw an enthusiastic response from 62 schools across the country.

The proceedings of the Festival began with the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan welcoming the Guest of Honour, Padmashree Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS. She said that words fall short to praise the noble work done by the Doctor community in this global pandemic. She saluted the relentless work done for the society by the Doctors. 

Dr. Guleria praised the efforts of the teaching community who , he said, had adapted well to the demands of virtual teaching and had  learnt the use of technology during this pandemic. He said that COVID-19 has shown  man  the importance of Maths and Science and how to look for innovative solutions.He praised the Principal and the School for organising this event at this crucial time to ignite  young minds.

Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Headmistress VI-VIII and Head of Department, Biology thanked Dr Guleria for sparing his invaluable time to grace the occasion.

This was followed by video of glimpses of the Submission Events previewed and judged on the 28th. 

The Heads of Departments of Mathematics- Mr. Anil Kathuria, Physics- Mr. J.S. Virdi, Chemistry- Dr. Shachindra Sharma and Biology-Ms. Niva Chhonkar also conveyed their words of support and good wishes for the online event.

The Overall Incharges, Ms. Vibha Arora, Ms. Preeti Gangahar, Ms. Kusum Yadav, Ms Pooja Khanduja and Ms. Shalini Monga informed the online participants regarding the rules and regulations.

The Festival was divided into Submission based events and an Online event.

All entries had to be submitted to the host school by 27 December 2020. Judgement of the Submission based events was held on 28th December.

The Online event – Innovatief Leren,  was conducted on the virtual platform on 29th December 2020. 

The submission based events were:

  • Ekphrasis – Poem the picture ( Teacher in Charge: Ms. Dimple Menon)

This event was conducted exclusively for the students of Class VI.

This was a Solo event.Each student was provided 8 pictures ( 2 each related to Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics). The participant had to choose a picture  and compose a poem. An appropriate Title had to be given to the composition. 

  • Tira Comica : Comic Strip Designing ( Teacher in Charge: Ms. Manu Gupta)

This was a solo event conducted exclusively for the students of Class VII. A comic strip had to be made on the topic ‘Myths and Misconceptions  related  to Science or Mathematics’, and be given a befitting caption.

  • Experimathics: Video of Demo of Science or  Mathematics Concept

 ( Teacher in Charge: Ms. Komal Chopra)

Students of Class VIII had to  choose any topic in Science or Mathematics and make a video explaining or demonstrating a concept with the help of an activity, model, objects seen in our surroundings.  The video had to be of a maximum duration of 4 minutes. This was a Solo event.

The onsite event was conducted virtually on the 29th of December

  • INNOVATIEF LEREN- How do I learn Science OR  Mathematics? ( Teachers in Charge Ms.Pooja Khanduja, Ms. Reema Khosla, Ms. Shruti Gupta)

This event was open to students of Classes VI-VIII. Each team had 2 participants.The team members had to choose any concept of Science OR Mathematics and demonstrate the innovative method of learning it. The methodology had to be such that it substituted the normal typical learning techniques, created an interest in the subject and infused in the student the will to  discover, observe, question and explore.The students had to make a PowerPoint presentation  with a voice over or video and submit the same , by the 27th of December to the host school.  

The video was presented by the participating team  to the Judges.  A maximum of 4 minutes was  provided to each team. 

The event saw some novel ideas put forth by the students, to learn, understand and comprehend the Science and Mathematics topics.

The event was judged by:

-Ms. Namita Dhankhar, Assistant Professor ,Department of Mathematics In Higher Education Haryana,Presently posted in Government College for Women Gurugram

-Dr. Vartika Mathur, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology,  Venkateswara College

-Dr. Roohi Fatima, Associate Professor , Department of Teacher Training & Non formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and, 

-Ms Geetu Gambhir, Professor and Bursar,Department of Chemistry, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi

The  judges praised  the efforts of the students. They stated that they were greatly  impressed by the presentations.The Head of Departments of Mathematics- Mr. Anil Kathuria , Physics- Mr. J.S.Virdi, Chemistry- Dr. Shachindra Sharma and Biology- Ms. Niva Chhonkar, also commended and applauded the efforts of the participants.

THE RESULTS OF THE EVENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

OVERALL  WINNERS: Joint Position Holders :

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SUSHANT LOK, GURUGRAM  and LANCERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, GURUGRAM

 

EVENT

POSITION

NAME OF THE STUDENTS

SCHOOL

EVENT 1:

EKPHRASIS-POEM THE PICTURE

First 

AKRITI SRIVASTAVA 

LANCERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL GURUGRAM

Second

AADYA CHAKRAVORTY 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL,SUSHANT LOK, GURUGRAM

Third

TYA PURVASA MISHRA

RIDGE VALLEY SCHOOL, GURUGRAM

Consolation

PARTHAVI GOGOI 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL ROHINI

Consolation

ARIANA AGARWAL 

JAYSHREE PERIWAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EVENT 2:

TIRA COMICA- COMIC STRIP DESIGNING

First 

TAMANNA GUPTA 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEC-19, FARIDABAD

Second

MADHVI RATHI 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, ALIGARH

Third

DIYA GUPTA

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SUSHANT LOK, GURUGRAM

Consolation

SATVIKI DAS PURKAYASTHA 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, DURGAPUR

Consolation

ROHIT SINHA 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL DHANBAD

Consolation

AANYA TOMAR 

LANCERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, GURUGRAM

EVENT 3:

EXPERIMATHICS

First 

    MAHIRA SONI 

DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL,BRS NAGAR, LUDHIANA

Second

SHAURYA GOYAL

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, GREATER NOIDA

Third

NEHAL ROHILLA

BAL BHAVAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, MAYUR VIHAR

Consolation

VIDHAN DOSHI

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, UDAIPUR

Consolation

KAIRAV BORA

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, ONGC,NAZIRA

Consolation

ALEESHA SOOD

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SUSHANT LOK, GURUGRAM

EVENT 4:

INNOVATIEF LEREN

First 

MIHIRA MAINI (VII), 

VIHAAN GUPTA(VII)

STRAWBERRY FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH

Second

ANIRUDH HARSH(VIII)

 SIDDHARTH S (VIII).

VGN CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA

Third

SANA YADAV(VIII)

 KUNDRIKA UPADHYAY(VIII)

RIDGE VALLEY SCHOOL, GURUGRAM

Consolation

R.S.NIDESH KAARTHIK (VIII)

 V.ARPUTHAN (VIII)

CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL COIMBATORE

Consolation

SAADHANA S (VIII) 

ANUBHAM MURALIDHARAN(VIII)

DPS COIMBATORE

Fireside Chat with Mr Joy Bandekar

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 fourth webinar in the series was organised on December 26, 2020 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker was Mr. Joy Bandekar,  Founding  Partner,  Udaan.com, a B2B ecommerce  platform. Mr Bandekar has over 25 years of experience across various industries, including 11 years in e-commerce across India and South East Asia. Prior to Udaan, he was working with Ola where he was the President – New Initiatives. 

With a Master’s in Business Management and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr Bandekar has worked at senior positions with large Indian and multinational organisations like Kirloskar, Reliance Industries, Maxworth Orchards and Atcom Technologies, eBay, Flipkart and Ola in his career spanning over 25 years.

The webinar was attended by the Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar and Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, HODs of the Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics Department along with several teachers of the said departments. While addressing the audience, the Headmistress MD Rashmi Malhotra spoke of the importance of such webinars to motivate and inspire students to take a dive into the entrepreneurial world. 

The compère, Ashmi Shriya (11N), began the webinar by cheerfully welcoming all attendees. The webinar was conducted in the format of a Fireside chat by Aarushi Gupta (11M) and Mridul Malani (11M). During the fireside chat, Mr Joy Bandekar patiently answered questions about his experiences as a successful entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses. He offered very pertinent and valuable insight into the world of startups explaining technical terms in a manner that the students could relate to and understand easily. 

This was followed by a Question Answer session conducted by Ketavpriya Bansal (11N) where Mr Bandekar answered questions asked by the participants of class IX and XI.

The webinar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Shelly Malhotra. 

The technical support for the event was provided by Mr Mukesh Kumar and his team.

Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Campaign

Antimicrobial Awareness Campaign was organised for school children by DirectorateGeneral Health service, Government of India in association with WHO country office for India, NCDC(National Centre for Disease control) and DSPRUD( Delhi Society for Rational use of Drugs). For this Two Teachers MS Kajal Sethi ( Biology Department) and Ms Shruti Gupta (Chemistry Department) were trained online on the theme- “United we stand to preserve the Antimicrobials”. 

Both the teachers conducted online sessions for the students of classes VII, VIII , IX and XI, where they were sensitized about Antimicrobial Awareness through slideshare , discussion with the class teacher and followed by a quiz.

Student’s benefited by such useful and valuable information. This also helps them to create awareness about the practices /ways which will avoid further emergence and stoppage of spread of Antimicrobial resistance .

Students also took the pledge in joining the hands in combating antimicrobial resistance

Overall Coordination was done by Ms Niva Chhonkar,HM & Head of the Biology Deptt.

Certificates and gifts containing AMR messages will be given to top ten participating school, Principals and Science teachers participating in awareness programmes 

Students were also motivated to participate in the event “Ideathon” which had various activities like poster making/painting, poem/slogan writing, cartoon making and  video making. Our school secured first position in poster making and cartoon making events. Some of the entries are attached below.

Skit Competition on Human Rights

Human rights are basic rights that belong to all of us simply because we are human. They embody key values in our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect. They are an important means of protection for us all, especially those who may face abuse, neglect and isolation. The Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10th December since its proclamation in 1948.This day is observed to protect the fundamental human rights of all people and their basic human freedom.

Four students of SSL- Alma Ali of 11 U, Devina Singh of 11 V, Krish Gupta of 11 R and Mudit Khandelwal of 11V with the help of Ms. Preeti Pratihari, teacher incharge of the club conducted a skit competition on Human Rights for class XI members of SSL club on Saturday 19th December 2020. Being members of SSL it is our duty to  spread awareness and inculcate empathy towards people who are denied their basic human rights.26 students were divided into 5 groups and were given the instructions of making a pre recorded video of not more than 5 minutes about any issue related to human rights.

The event was judged by Ms. Aastha Kochar( Teacher incharge of the sociology club) and Ms. Sanya Taneja(Teacher incharge of the Expressions theatre). The results were as follows-

1st position
Jahnavi Rathore (11 R)
Edha Bansal (11 N)
Riya Jain (11 R)
Kritika  Sharma (11 A)
Jia Bawa (11 D)
Riddhi Khurana (11 K)
2nd position
Ananya Gupta (11 D)
Aranya Rana (11 G)
Aaryana Khare(11 M)
Shaina Khanna (11 S)
S P Thanushree (11 U)
Best Actor
Riddhi Khurana (11 K)