Econorm, the annual Economics festival, was hosted by Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 13 August 2015. It included inter-school competitions, in which 30 schools across Delhi-NCR participated.
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Saurabh Garg, Joint Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh, along with the head of the Economics department, Dr. Renu Nayar, and her team of teachers.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, and felicitation of the Chief Guest. The theme of the event was “From darkness to light”. The cultural programme consisted of an invocation dance followed by a mellifluous rendition of a classical song by the school choir. A mesmerising performance by the Dance Club was showcased.The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini welcomed the gathering and spoke about the thrill of participation. The Chief Guest, Dr. Saurabh Garg, expressed the importance of Economics in everyday life and its connections to various fields of study. The head of the Economics department, Dr. Renu Nayar delivered the vote of thanks.
The panel of judges included; Dr.Rachna Jawa, Professor at Sri Ram College of Commerce, Ms Archana Mehra, Ph.D in Economics, and Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj, M. Phil in Economics.
There were six competitive events. Online events comprised a case study competition and a filmmaking activity. The onsite events included “Eco Toons” in which students had to make an appropriate cartoon on the topic “Inflation, a bitter burden”, “Tell-a-Tale” an extempore activity, and a two-round quiz competition. There was a Surprise Event which consisted of a crossword competition based on general economic terms. The array of competitions ended with presentations on “E-waste” and conservation of water.
The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Dr. Saini and Dr. Renu Nayar. All the winners of the events were awarded certificates and trophies. The case study competition was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while Loreto Convent came second and Holy Child came third. Indian School won the first prize in the filmmaking activity, followed by DPS Dwarka and Vasant Valley in the second and third places respectively. “Eco-Toons” was won by DPS SushantLok, the second position was bagged by DPS Mathura Road while the third prize went to DPS Faridabad. Modern School, Vasant Kunj secured the first position in “Tell-a-Tale”, Ryan International came second while DPS Gurgaon and Indian School tied for the third position. The quiz was won by DPS Noida followed by Modern School, Vasant Vihar and DPS R. K. Puram in the second and third position respectively. Vasant Valley won the Surprise Event, with DPS Vasant Kunj coming in second, and a tie for the third position between DPS International and St. Columbus.
The Rolling Trophy was awarded to Modern School, Vasant Vihar.
The event concluded with Dr. Saini thanking all the participating schools for being a part of this event.