Gandhi Jayanti week from 3 October 2023 to 6 October 2023

DPS RK Puram celebrated the Gandhi Jayanti week from 3-10-2023 to 6-10-2023 under the  able guidance and direction of the Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan.Activities in collaboration with the various departments  were designed to encourage students on a path of self-discovery of the great ideals of Gandhiji and important information about the aspects of the life of the Mahatma.

Activities conducted by the English department:

  1. Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi : Role Play Activity for Gandhi Jayanti

As we celebrated the inspiring life of Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti, students got involved in a role play activity that brought his principles to life. Each student had the opportunity to step into the shoes of historical figures influenced by Gandhian Philosophy or modern scenarios influenced by Gandhian values.The students were given some topics related to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi including the principles of nonviolence, truth, and civil disobedience.

Students were to choose a role, such as Gandhi, a freedom fighter, a British official, or a modern advocate for social change inspired by Gandhi’s philosophy. Students would develop short scenarios or dialogues that showcased the chosen characters in situations reflecting Gandhian principles. Students were allowed to get creative with costumes and basic props to enhance the authenticity of their characters and add an exciting visual element to their role play. The time limit given to the students was 1 to 1.5 minutes.

  1. Remembering the Great Leader : A slogan writing competition

This event was organised for students of classes IX and X. The Students were to research about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and write a suitable slogan based on the theme. The slogans needed to be prepared in the class on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 in the English periods. They were then submitted to the respective English teachers on the same day itself.

  1. Remembering the Great Leader : Just a Minute

This activity was conducted for the students of Classes IX and X on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 in the respective English periods.The Students were to research about the life of Mahatma Gandhi based on the theme beforehand. On the day of the activity, teachers gave topics based on the theme and students got 15 minutes to prepare a short speech on any one of the topics. The Students were to present their speech in the class once they had prepared it. The Duration of the speech was 1 minute.

The Hindi department:

  1. Class VI:

The Students presented their thoughts on one of the most famous principles of Mahatma Gandhi- “Gandhi’s three monkeys”. This activity helped the students to understand the basic moral values and apply them to their daily activities. 

  1. Class VII:

The students were required to select one of their favourite slogans from Mahatma Gandhi and present a 1- minute characterization of a situation related to the chosen slogan. This activity expanded their knowledge on the aspects of Mahatma’s life.

  1. Class VIII:

The Students researched thoroughly on some of the personalities that were a source of inspiration for Mahatma Gandhi. Students were then asked to present their research work. This activity helped them to go in depth about the life of different freedom fighters expanding their knowledge. 

History Department :

1. Class VII RANGOLI MAKING COMPETITION- In a group of 4 to 5 students made rangoli depicting the cultural diversity of India. D BLOCK LOUNGE GROUND FLOOR 

2.Class IX Inter section competition – slogan writing on “Patriotism”. All entries were displayed on the school pillars. Class IX students a  trip was organised to “Gandhi Smriti”

3.XI & XII Picture Exhibition on the Life of Mahatma Gandhi -Organised by the History Society Granite area opposite E block Class XI and XII students A Picture Exhibition on the Life of Mahatma Gandhi was also Organised by the History Society

Political Science Department

Class XI celebrated Gandhi Jayanti, honouring one of the most influential figures in history. It was a fabulous opportunity to introduce our younger generations to his life, philosophies, and teachings. Mahatma Gandhi, known for his unwavering principles of non-violence, truth, and simplicity, led a powerful legacy extending far beyond his role in India’s struggle for independence. The students comprehended his values which impart crucial lessons about peace, social justice, and resilience and wrote some on the board.

Art Department

1. The students of Classes VI to XII had to make  Poster,/Art work, slogan/saying/quote, memento/cutouts, collages with pics related to Gandhiji Charkha,chasma on A4/A3 size for display on 1,3 October 2023 and 6 October 2023