The students of DPS R.K. Puram celebrated Earth Day on 21st April 2017 with a Special Assembly for classes VI-X. Students from Hope Hall Foundation School, R.K. Puram along with their Environment Club teacher were a part of the celebrations. The assembly commenced with a morning prayer conducted by the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal. The assembly was attended by the Vice Principals, Dr. Mrs. Renu Nayar, Mrs. Anita Singh and Ms. Padma Srinivasan.
The programme included an energetic dance performance bringing together the earthly elements of life, followed by a melodious input by the Music Department captivating the audience with their rhythms of “Earth” and “Hari Hari Vasundhara”.
The students also showcased the “Panchtatva” with speeches expressing their views on conservation of natural resources .A self composed bilingual poem was also recited leaving a deep impact on the audience.
The Principal administered the pledge taking ceremony after which the street play was enacted by the members of the Expressions Theatre Club in the school’s Open Air Theatre regarding the fading grace of the earth. The Assembly culminated with a Sapling Plantation Drive where the saplings of common plants found in Delhi like Peepal, Pomegranate , Ashoka etc. were planted.
An exhibition ,“Best Out Of Waste” of projects related to the environment by the students was put up in the Senior Biology Laboratory of the school.
As part of the Earth Day Celebrations ,Dr. Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, was the Guest Speaker. He expressed his views and concerns regarding the degrading environment, talking about innovative solutions to environmental problems. Sharing his knowledge, he elaborated upon the laboratory experiments conducted by his organization and successes in the making of a better earth. Quoting him, “One should be creative and innovative for a better life”.
The efforts put in by the teachers of various departments was appreciated by the Principal.