Class IX Scholar Badge Ceremony 2023-2024

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” – Jack Penn

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the much awaited Class IX Scholar Badge Ceremony 2022-23 on 16 January 2024 in the Audio-Visual Hall (AVH) from 2 pm onwards to celebrate the academic and co-curricular achievements of the students.

The event commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by the esteemed Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Emmanuel, Director Academics of the Central Board of Secondary Education, the esteemed Guest of Honour, Ms Avny Lavasa, Special Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Dr. P.N. Dogra (Parent of Armaan Dogra) along with the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan, The Vice Principals Mr Naresh Miglani, Mr Anil Kathuria ,Mr Mukesh Kumar and The Headmistresses  Ms Rashmi Malhotra and Ms Anubha Gopal. 

They were felicitated by the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan by tokens of affection and regard.The programme commenced with a melodious song ‘Symphony of Life’, presented by the Western Vocal Music Society. The sparkling melody embodied the spirit of ‘positivity and making challenges your strengths.’

A short movie, highlighting the school’s achievements , events organised, and  the accolades received by the students, was presented.The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan in her address welcomed the Chief Guest Dr Joseph Emmanuel and the Guest of Honour, Ms Avny Lavasa as well as the proud parents of the students receiving the awards by thanking them for gracing the occasion with their  presence. She applauded the hard work put in by the students and reiterated the pivotal role of parents in a student’s development. Moreover, she emphasised on the importance of students’ involvement in extracurricular activities for their holistic development. 

A Musical Dance Drama ‘Cinderella: A Modern Retelling’ was beautifully enacted by the students of Class IX. The play showcased a different perspective on the classical fairy tale emphasising on self-faith and determination that one should possess in order to achieve one’s own dream and fulfil aspirations.The audience was mesmerised by the enthralling performance of the students in various roles and the riot of colours in their dramatic costumes. The musical not only brought to fore the acting and dancing talents of the students but it also brought out their scintillating musical prowess. Each song in the musical was sung live by the students on the stage.The school, right from the entrance to the Audio Visual Hall, was decorated and transformed into a fairy land.The dances presented, especially the fairy dance, were breathtaking.

The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Emmanuel, appreciated the message of pursuing one’s dreams through the play. He highlighted the significance of honing important life skills apart from academics for overall success in life. He also mentioned that the upcoming National Education Policy aimed to do just exactly that. Finally, he congratulated all the Scholar Badge awardees for their dedication and achievement as well as all the students who participated in the musical play for their excellent  performance. He not only complimented the school for being at the top for so many years but also for grooming the students for the future.

The much awaited scholar badge ceremony began. Students were awarded Gold medals, Blue and Green badges, and certificates as a token of appreciation for their toil over the past year. In total, 272 Blue Badges, 7 Green Badges,12 Red Blazers, 46 pins, 13 Red ties and 9 Gold medals were awarded. 

Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, the Head Mistress, proposed  the vote of thanks. She expressed her gratitude towards the Chief Guest Dr Joseph Emmanuel for taking out time to grace the occasion, She also thanked the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan for providing a platform like this to showcase the talent of the students and for acknowledging their accomplishments at such a formal ceremony. She also expressed her gratitude towards  the Vice Principals Mr Naresh Miglani,Mr Anil Kathuria ,Mr  Mukesh Kumar along with the teachers and students who had played their part perfectly in successfully organising the ceremony.

The National Anthem marked the culmination of the event.