Delhi Public School R.K. Puram organised a Guest Speaker Programme on the topic “Citizens- Their fundamental rights and Citizenship” on 21 May 2021 for the students of classes VI-XII. 

The Guest speaker, Mr. Nikhil Palli,an alumnus of DPS RK Puram, is the Managing Partner of The Palli Law Firm. He worked as a Junior Counsel. He was also in service matters and equality of rights for women including permanent Commission for Women officers in the Delhi High Court and judgments nominated in top 5 judgments of the Delhi High Court in 2015 by Bar and Bench.

The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, and the Class Representatives,Class teachers, and students of classes VI-XII attended the session. In her address the principal spoke about  how the alumni of our school have been enlightening and encouraging their juniors with their experiences and knowledge. 

During the webinar, Mr Palli shared the experience of taking law as a profession and enlightened us about constitutional law relating to the citizen’s Fundamental Duties, Rights and Citizenship Laws. One of the highlights of the session was Mr. Palli quoting Indira Gandhi when she said, “People tend to forget their Fundamental Duties, but always remember their rights”.

This was followed by a Question and Answer session where Mr Palli provided insightful answers to wide-ranging questions from the audience. He addressed a host of questions from students and teachers in the audience, replying while walking a fine balance between both the simplification needed for students without law, and keeping in mind the nuances of law one must not miss.

The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra. The event was organised by Ms. Shelly Malhotra and Ms. Archna Deepak with technical support from Mr. Mukesh Kumar and his team.