Scholar Badge Ceremony 2020 Class X

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Will Durant

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted its much celebrated Virtual  Scholar Badge Ceremony  for class X on December 4, 2020 . The theme for the event was, ‘The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.’

The virtual ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Western Music Society presented a melodious performance of  the song ‘I Will Not Fear,’ that showcased the unwavering conviction of the students to strive for victory even during these unforeseen times.

The ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest , Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Member of the DPS Society and the Managing Committee of DPS R.K. Puram and Mr. Aakash Chaudhary, Managing Director and Co-Promoter of Aakash Educational Services Ltd., as the Guest of Honour.

A video presentation demonstrated the scaling heights achieved by the school under the able leadership of our Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan .The commendable performance of the students in both academic and extra-curricular fields illustrated their determined spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivisan, congratulated the awardees on their exemplary accomplishments in a range of school experiences which encompass both academic and co-curricular activities. She articulated the plethora of opportunities that DPS R.K. Puram offers, focussing on the cognitive growth as well as the emotional development of the students. She highlighted the tangible excellence of the students’ endeavours as ambassadors of the school on national and global platforms. She expressed her appreciation towards the teachers and the support staff for their strength of character and perseverance in acclimatising to the developments during these unprecedented times. She extended her gratitude to the parents for their relentless support. In her opinion, a self-disciplined student is a true learner, achiever and winner. She remarked that the view from the window that education equips us with defines the path ahead. She concluded her speech by encouraging the students to give flight to their imagination to achieve marvelous results in life.

A graceful Indian and Western fusion dance, accompanied by the inspirational poem, ‘Udaan’ was performed by the Performing Arts Society- inspiring us to stay strong and tenacious, and aim to fulfill our dreams.

Ms. Vrinda Sarup, the Chief Guest,  addressed the gathering  by congratulating the award winners. She expressed her appreciation for the tremendous hard work and effort put in by teachers and students . She conveyed that the award ceremony celebrates not only the students’ academic achievements, but also their individual personality and humane characteristics such as compassion, leadership and self confidence. She acknowledged the efforts by the teachers without whom it would not have been possible to achieve such great heights, inching closer to the pinnacle of success. She concluded her speech by wishing the students the best of luck for their future endeavours.

Mr. Aakash Chaudhary, the Guest of Honour, thanked the school for inviting him to be a part of the ceremony. An alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram, addressed the audience by recalling his first Scholar Badge Ceremony, remarking how emotional and significant the event is in a student’s life in school, and that the scholar badge is a symbol of what one can be, and what sets them apart from the crowd. He congratulated the students for not only earning the award, but also for being a student of this prestigious institution, which he felt is an honour in itself. He remarked on the commendable and often overlooked efforts made by the teachers, and applauded the parents for being a part and parcel of their child’s learning experience. He acknowledged the paradigm shift in learning caused by online learning and encouraged the students to persevere through these tough times. In the end, he commented that the motto of the school, “Service before Self”, emboldens him to value morals above all. He motivated the students to continue learning from their failures and wished them luck. 

The award ceremony commenced with the felicitation of Blue Blazer and Blue Badge awardees by Ms. Sini Annie Abraham, followed by that of the Green Badge awardees by Ms. Surbhi Gupta. Ms. Gupta then proceeded to present the awards for co-curricular activities, the Red Blazer, Red Tie, Pin, and Certificate of Appreciation. The Gold Medal was awarded to students for 100% attendance.

The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, then addressed the gathering and expressed her gratitude to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour for elevating the dignity of the ceremony with their reputable presence, and for sharing their wisdom. She further acknowledged and appreciated the efforts put in by the teachers, the support staff, and the parents and applauded their resolute strength and support. 

The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.

Scholar Badge Ceremony 2020 Class XII (Section A-K)

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” 
-Steve Maraboli 

DPS R.K. Puram hosted its much awaited Virtual Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class XII, sections A to K, on 29 November, 2020. The theme for the event was ‘You are a mindset away from winning battles’. 

The online ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Performing Arts Society showcased an enthralling virtual western instrumental orchestra that reflected the talent of the budding musicians. 

We were honoured to have Mr. B.K. Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman, Delhi Public School Society and Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram as the Chief Guest and Mr. Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education as the Guest of Honour.

A video presentation about school achievements illustrated the scaling heights conquered by students under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. The exemplary performance of students in academic and non-academic fields highlighted their resilient spirit in the face of these unprecedented circumstances. 

The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, congratulated the award winners and spoke of the ceremony being a celebration of success and achievement of the students in numerous fields including academics, co-curriculars and extra-curriculars. She highlighted the experiential learning and the breadth of opportunities in the wider curriculum provided to the students at DPS R.K. Puram, along with a diverse and well-rounded education resulting in exceptional performance of the students. She extended her appreciation  to the teachers as well as the support staff for their hard work and dedication in adapting to the developments during these unprecedented times. According to her, a winning mindset can transform a student  to an achiever, winner and conqueror. The Principal remarked that the event was a celebration of such a mindset that results in success. She concluded her speech by expressing gratitude to the supportive parents and wished the students the best of luck for their future endeavours. 

A soulful rendition of ‘Yeh waqt na thehra hai’ was presented in a harmonious melody by the choir, advocating for a strong and unwavering attitude that inspires others during these challenging times. 

Mr. B.K. Chaturvedi, the Chief Guest, commenced his address by congratulating the award winners and their parents for their guidance, encouragement and support to the children. He felicitated the teachers for their immense contribution and for seamlessly adapting to the online mode of teaching. Recalling the huge loss of life during the Bengal famine, he compared it to the ongoing pandemic. He also advised the students to make use of the numerous opportunities available to them as they graduate from school. Drawing analogies between famous French mathematician Rene Descartes’s method of solving a complex mathematical problem by addressing the smaller, simpler parts first to resolving life situations. He further encouraged the students to adopt a four edged approach to life consisting of hard work, honesty, humility and human grit to succeed in life and wished them the very best.

Mr. Anurag Tripathi, the Guest of Honour, expressed his gratitude to the Principal for giving him the opportunity to be a part of the Scholar Badge ceremony and congratulated all the award winners for their achievements. He appreciated the efforts of all the teachers for adopting the new mode of online teaching within a short span of time. He mentioned that the main aim of education is to transform students into good human beings and citizens who contribute to their society and nation. He discussed the salient features of the NEP 2020 and its endeavour to promote experiential learning, creativity, innovation and research. He encouraged the students to utilise the opportunities of a good learning environment at school and urged them to give back to society.

The award ceremony commenced with the felicitation of Gold Medal awardees by the class XII representative, Ms. Kusum Yadav , followed by Blue Tie, Blue Blazer, Blue Badge and Green Badge recipients. Ms. Anubha Gopal then presented the extra-curricular awards which were  the Red Blazer, Red Tie, Pin and Certificate of Appreciation to students who showed exemplary achievements outside the walls of the  classroom. 

The Vice Principal Dr. Renu Nayyar then addressed the gathering and thanked the chief guest and the guest of honour for gracing the occasion with their presence and for sharing their words of wisdom. She congratulated the students for their achievement, hardwork and perseverance and thanked the parents for their support. She thanked the staff and students for the effort put in during these times in organizing the ceremony. 

The event concluded with the national anthem. 

Scholar Badge Ceremony 2020 Class XII (Sections L-X)

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 
-Plutarch 

DPS R.K. Puram hosted its much awaited Virtual Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class XII, sections L to X, on 27 November, 2020. The theme for the event was ‘You are a mindset away from winning battles’. 

The online ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Performing Arts Society showcased an enthralling virtual western instrumental orchestra that reflected the talent of the budding musicians. 

We were honoured to have Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman, Delhi Public School Society and Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram as the Chief Guest  and Mr. Mayank Singh, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India, United Nations as the Guest of Honour.. 

A video presentation about school achievements illustrated the scaling heights conquered by students under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. The exemplary performance of students in academic and non-academic fields highlighted their resilient spirit in the face of these unprecedented circumstances. 

The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, congratulated the award winners and appreciated the spectrum of extraordinary results they produced in academics, co-curriculars and extra-curriculars. She emphasised on the importance of a well-rounded education and remarked that DPS R.K. Puram prides itself for delivering a holistic learning experience. She extended her appreciation  to the teachers for playing a key role in helping mould confident and self-assured students and adapting to the developments over the past months. According to her, a winning mindset can transform a student to an achiever, winner and conqueror. The Principal remarked that the event was a celebration of such a mindset that results in success. She concluded her speech by expressing gratitude to the supportive parents and wished the students the best of luck for their future endeavours. 

A soulful rendition of ‘Yeh waqt na thehra hai’ was presented in a harmonious melody by the choir, advocating for a strong and unwavering attitude that inspires others during these challenging times. 

Mr. V.K. Shunglu, the Chief Guest, commenced his address by congratulating the class XII students for their lofty achievements. He remarked upon the rapidly changing times and the challenges it poses to employment and education opportunities. He acknowledged the crucial role counselling can play in guiding students from a tender age towards the career of their dreams. He expressed appreciation for the competitive environment offered by DPS R.K. Puram, which seasons its students to endure hardships and navigate their path through hurdles of all sorts. He wished the students success in the transition from school to college and wished them luck in all endeavours. 

Mr. Mayank Singh, the Guest of Honour, expressed his gratitude to the Principal and Mr. V.K. Shunglu for giving him the opportunity to indulge in a thoughtful dialogue with the students. Being an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram, he explained the various pressures, adversaries and challenges one faces after school, especially during such trying times. He advised the students to choose their battles wisely and focus on their own strengths and interests. He remarked that the path to success carries its trials and tribulations which one can overcome with a healthy and diligent work ethic. He congratulated the students on being outstanding performers and wished them luck. 

The award ceremony commenced with the felicitation of Gold Medal awardees by the class XII representative, Ms. Richa Aggarwal, followed by Blue Tie, Blue Blazer, Blue Badge and Green Badge recipients. Ms. Anubha Gopal then presented the extra-curricular awards which consisted of the Red Blazer, Red Tie, Pin and Certificate of Appreciation to students who showed exemplary achievements outside the classroom. 

The Vice Principal Dr. Renu Nayyar then addressed the gathering and congratulated all parents and students in attendance. She proceeded to talk about how success has a different meaning for each individual and advised the high achievers to continue in their endeavours. She thanked the staff and students for the effort put in during these times in organizing the ceremony. 

The event concluded with the national anthem.