On 29th July, 2015, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram’s Geography department organised an intra-school ‘International Tiger Day’ competition, to sensitize the students about the importance of tigers in our ecological system. Students and teachers alike joined in the celebrations to emphasise the importance of conserving our national animal, and to spread awareness about the cause. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr Sudeep Sen, an award winning author and poet. The Quiz Master for the event was Mr Deep Raj, an environmental planner for UCF.
The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Headmistresses, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Mrs Anita Singh; and the Geography department, along with their Head of Department, Mrs. Rupa Das, were also in attendance. NDTV covered the event.
The event commenced with the felicitation of the chief guest by the Principal and a moment of silence was observed to pay respects to Dr.Kalam.
Ms. Rupa Das welcomed the guests, and spoke about how majestic tigers are, and the vital role played by them in the food chain. Addressing the audience, Dr. Saini emphasised how humans should learn, and imbibe the strength and speed of tigers.
An invocation dance to goddess Durga set the tone for the various activities and competitions which were held for students of classes 6th to 12th. These included a quiz competition, a slogan portrayal, a T-shirt painting, ramp walk competition, PowerPoint presentation and a street play on the slaughter of tigers. The audience was entertained with a short video clip on tigers and their habitats. The students enthusiastically and actively participated in all the activities.
The chief guest, Mr Sudeep Sen offered a word of encouragement, following which the prizes and certificates were distributed among the winners.
Vansh Gupta and Dikshant of 7-K won the quiz, and first place in the PowerPoint Competition was bagged by Prithvi Paul Chathrath and Prithvi Rana of class 10-I, and Arnav Singh and Yuveer Bagai of class 10-E were placed second. The T-shirt painting competition was won by Udbhav of class 9-H, Vaibhav and Kanav of class 9-L were second and Vaibhav Gupta and Mohan Malik of 9-I came third.
Mrs. Arti Trivedi delivered the vote of thanks. The event was a huge success, and helped spread awareness about the need for conservation of tigers.