On 20th August 2015, Delhi Public School, R K Puram hosted the annual Psycho-socio fest, ‘Mosaic 2015- Patterns of Life’, organised jointly by the school’s Psychology and Sociology departments. With participation from 46 schools, the festival aimed at providing a platform for students to not only perform, but also learn through experience.
The judges for the occasion were Dr. Monalisa Palit, senior consultant at VIMHANS; Mrs. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary, President of the International Congress for Women and Mrs. Bhavana Sabherwal, art consultant at Gallery Sanskriti. The Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini; Vice Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta, the heads of the departments of Psychology and Sociology, Ms. Vithika Rahul and Dr. Rita Khanna were also in attendance.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp, which was followed by the felicitation of the guests by the Principal. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering, welcoming the guests. Vice Principal spoke about how Psychology and Sociology present an insight into the human mind. Ms. Vithika Rahul talked about how learning is constructive and helps create minds. A mesmerising Shiv Aradhana set the tone for the festival.
Mosaic comprised three events: Mind games, the Psychology and Sociology quizzes; Canvas, the poster painting competition and a Just a Minute competition. The topic for the sociology quiz was ‘Indian Society’; and ‘Mind Games’ challenged the students’ knowledge and understanding of the subjects. ‘Canvas’ gave the budding artists an opportunity to express themselves on topics such as Peer pressure, religious intolerance, caste inequalities etc and on topics such as ‘Distress to De-stress: the Transition process’ and ‘Catharsis: A Cleaning Process’.
The closing ceremony began with a melodious performance by the western music choir, a harmonious instrumental piece on the sitar and tabla, followed by a mellifluous duet and ended with some innovative beat boxing. Mrs. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary addressed the gathering, saying “The only thing you need to aspire to is to overcome fear.” Dr. Monalisa Palit spoke about how psychology is related very closely to our daily activities. The much awaited results were announced.
Birla Vidya Niketan came first in the Psychology quiz and DAV Public School, Gurgaon bagged second position. The Sociology quiz was won by New Era Public School in the 1st Position, with DPS Mathura Road placed second. Delhi Police Public School and Holy Child Auxilium School were awarded first and second positions in ‘Canvas’ respectively. For the Just A minute Competition, the first position went to Delhi Public School, Rohini and Springdales School stood second. The overall trophy was awarded to DAV Public School, Gurgaon.
The event broadened the students’ horizons of Psychology and Sociology, and was an enriching experience for all present.