Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the G.Bhaskar Memorial Lecture and award ceremony on 12 December 2011. The programme is an annual event hosted by the school in fond memory of G.Bhaskar, an ex-student who passed away at a very young age and whose essence is ever present in the soul of the school.
The cerermony began with a flute and tabla recital by Varun and Sohum. The duo played “Vaishnav jan ” a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi and of Bhaskar. G.Bhaskar’s actual name was Venkat Subramanium. Born on 5th May 1977, he joined the school in eighth grade. Slowly but steadily he gained recognition and stood first in the All-India Mathematics Olympiad. He was a disciple of Karnatak music and an avid sportsperson, excelling in the fields of badminton and table tennis. However on 5th May 1995, he left this earthly abode, leaving behind a void in the lives of his parents and the school.
The school instituted the award ceremony in the year 1999 and has over the years invited members from the Chinmaya Mission to grace the occasion. Mr. Anand Sharma, a fellow of the Chinmaya Mision on Lodhi Road was this year’s guest speaker. He gave an enlightening talk. Interspersed with hymns from the Gita, he spoke about the relevance of Bhagwad Gita in the contemporary world and cited examples from student life relating to examinations, stress, mobile phone related distractions etc. He requested Mr. Ramnath, elder brother of G.Bhaskar, currently a professor in the USA to come up on stage and elucidate the same. Mr. Ramnath’s talk was soon followed by the award distribution by G.Bhaskar’s parents.
The recipients of this award are students who are not just academically sound but possess exemplary humane values and a genuinely helpful disposition.This year’s recipients were Shubham Goel XII-J, Abhishri XII-O, Tanya Makker , XII-H, Mishty Negi XII-I, Bhuwan Khattar XII-K, Rishabh Marya XII-J, Geetika Nagpal XII-M and Ipshita Agarwal of XII-Q. The event ended with a prayer and a distribution of sweets among the students.