“Leadership is an action, not a position.”

– Donald H. McGannon

The Investiture Ceremony of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was held over  two days: 4th August, 2022 by administering the oath by the School Appointees.  Mr. V.K. Shunglu, the Chairman of the DPS Society and Managing Commitee, DPS RK Puram,was the Chief Guest for the investiture on 4 August 2022. It commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the Chairman Shri VK Shunglu, the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan along with the Vice Principals,Head Mistress and the supervisor.

The ceremony started with a devotional shloka ,as the students expressed their gratitude towards the Almighty. The Chief Guest,, Mr. Shunglu was felicitated by the Principal.The Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan , addressed the gathering and congratulated the students, emphasising the essence of true leadership – celebrating effort and impact, and respecting others and developing self appreciation.. She encouraged the students to serve the school and guide other students diligently and embrace their responsibilities not only as XII grade students but also as responsible human beings.. 

This was followed by a mesmerising dance performance centering towards the theme of  ‘Moving Forward in Life despite its Struggles’. It was a fusion of Contemporary, Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi, warming the hearts of the spectators with its beauty and grace. Following this was a short movie showcasing the school’s achievements in the past year.

The Chairman, Shri VK Shunglu in his address, talked about the importance of balancing our conflicting ideas and responsibilities; balancing the need to evolve with the responsibility of carrying forward our culture, balancing personal growth with teamwork using the phenomenal dance performance as an analogy and congratulated the post holders. 

This was followed by the felicitation of the school appointees by the Chairman, the Principal, and the Vice Principals. A new title, Vanguard of Service Before Self, was introduced for those who exemplified the school motto of  ‘Service Before Self’ in the most complete sense and helped the school become an even better place. 

The Chairman administered the oath of office wherein the students pledged to carry out their responsibilities with integrity and dedication so as to uphold the glorious name of the school and the country. The student leaders then gave motivational speeches which emphasised learning from failure as well as success, planning, confidence, team work, self-motivation and respect. They all celebrated the opportunity to be able to give back to the school and uphold the essence of DPS RKPuram.

The Indian and Western Choir then sang the School Anthem – which was composed by the Performing Arts Department with a special mention to Mr. Southingam and Mr. Suman  and was accompanied by the audience who sang with gusto and pride at the dawn of a new era at the school.The school celebrated the 75th Year  of independence promoting har Ghar Tiranga under the aegis of Amrit Mahotsav to inspire and unify all citizens of India to serve the country selflessly.The school rejoiced with pride the spectacular win of Ms Pinki in the CommonWealth Games by bringing home the gold medal in Lawn Bowls.

The Vice Principal, Mr. Anil Kathuria proposed the vote of thanks.The ceremony concluded on a patriotic note with the National Anthem.