“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
The Investiture Ceremony of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was held on 31 August 2021 via the online platform Zoom. Mr. V.K. Shunglu, the Chairman of the DPS Society, DPS R K Puram managing committee was the Chief Guest for the occasion. The Guest of Honour, Mr. B.V.R. Subrahmanyum, the Commerce Secretary of the Government of India also graced us with his presence.
It commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, along with the Vice Principals and the Headmistress.The ceremony started with the effervescent beats of the school orchestra showcased by the western band. The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour were felicitated by the Principal, the Vice Principal.
It was followed by a short movie showcasing the school’s achievements through the previous year. Following this was the Principal’s address. The Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan talked about upholding the school’s motto by respecting each other as well as remaining emotionally connected. She stressed on the importance of humility and teamwork by giving an analogy about the human body. She explained how each body part on its own has very little importance but together they come and make the complex machine that is the human body. Lastly, she applauded the students and commended the effort put in by them in achieving such endeavours.
India’s traditional culture and heritage was reflected through the spectacular Bharatanatyam from Tamil Nadu.After these fascinating performances, the school announced its appointments, who were sworn in at the oath-taking ceremony, and the students promised to carry out their duties with utmost integrity and rectitude to promote the honour of the school and the country.
The Chairman, Shri VK Shunglu mentioned how togetherness is the key to bonding and how the lack of our country’s togetherness was exploited by colonial powers to subdue us. He emphasised on how essential it is to realize that the entire DPS society is one big family, which has many family members, none of any greater importance than previous and that everyone holds equal importance.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. B.V.R. Subrahmanyum congratulated the appointees and motivated the students to be the change that they want to see in the world around them. He talked about his experience as a student in Delhi Public School R.K Puram, motivating and encouraging the students by explaining how one could be successful in different walks of life. He also spoke about the remarkable teachers and faculty at Delhi Public School R.K Puram, along with his unforgettable past experiences as a student in the school that shaped his career.
This was followed by the inspirational speeches delivered by the student leaders, which emphasized the importance of work ethic and being assiduous to realize their true potential and help the school cross new frontiers. The Western Choir touched the hearts of all present with a soothing vocal performance.
This was followed by the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal Dr Renu Nayyar. She thanked the Chief Guest, The Guest of honour , The Principal and the Parents for taking time out from their busy schedules to encourage the students . She thanked the students and teachers who helped put up the show. She ended by expressing her faith in the school appointments and congratulated them for making the school proud by pledging their allegiance to the school and the country.
The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.