Optimism isn’t a belief that things will automatically get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better.”

— Melinda Gates

 Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the long awaited Scholar Badge ceremony for Class XII in a hybrid mode at the Audio Visual Hall (AVH) on 24th March, 2022. The ceremony was carried out in three batches, with 11 sections present at the 7:45 am slot and the remaining 13 sections present at the 10:30 am slot and the third batch for the hostellers at 1 pm. 

The Chief Guest , Shri V.K. Shunglu, Hon’ble Chairman of the DPS Society and the DPS RK Puram Managing Committee consented to be the chief guest. 

The event commenced with the prayer recital of ‘Ganesh Vandana’ by the talented vocalists of the Indian Music Society. The prayer lent a melodious and spiritual start to the celebrations. This  was followed by the virtual lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the Chief Guest.

A video showcase highlighting the glorious achievements, events, seminars and competitions hosted by the school over the previous academic year, was presented. 

In her welcome address, the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, congratulated the meritorious awardees. She spoke about how the scholar badge ceremony always served as a source of inspiration for students to excel and prove their mettle.She also took great pride in speaking about  how DPS RK Puram has created a healthy learning environment conducive to holistic development. Ms. Srinivasan encouraged her students to give their 100% in all future endeavours and not be deterred by the ever changing nature of the world. Instead, she advised students to embrace adversity and change and overcome them through positive thinking and commitment. 

The Western Dance Society performed an invigorating dance to Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’, followed by the Indian Dance Society who performed a kathak rendition of a popular song. Both performances conveyed a message of upliftment and optimism. The final performance was by the Western Music Society, who presented an inspiring original composition entitled ‘To Find our Purpose’. 

The Chief Guest, Shri V.K. Shunglu spoke on how leaving school involves taking a plunge into a ‘brave new world’. Except, this time around, all norms and rules have changed. The students graduating school today will inherit an uncertain and unpredictable world more than any of the batches before them. Mr Shunglu, in his address also said how none of us can ever master time and  mother nature. He urged students to adjust to uncertainty. It is best to learn from such events and be open to more knowledge, opportunities and information. In his conclusion he reiterated that the students remain optimistic and always take informed decisions as adults. 

The prestigious award ceremony was conducted by representatives of class XII, Ms. Richa Aggarwal, Dr. Anubha Gopal and Ms.  Vibha Arora. Students received gold medals, silver medals, blue badges, blue blazers, green badges for their continuous diligent  hard work.

The Vice Principals Dr. Renu Nayar, Mr. Naresh Miglani, Mr. Anil Kumar Kathuria and Mr. J.S. Virdi showered their blessings and wished them luck and success in all future endeavours.. They emphasised the importance of hardwork and diligence in fostering success and excellence. They congratulated the awardees as well as their parents for providing the children with adequate support to pursue excellence in academics and extracurricular endeavours. They wished their students prosperity in all future undertakings. 

The event concluded with the National Anthem.