‘Mosaic’11 – the Interschool Psycho-Socio Fest at DPS R.K.Puram

Mosaic’11, an interschool psycho-socio fest was organised by DPS, R.K. Puram on 24th August 2011. It is the first of its kind to be held in the city. Mrs Vithika Rahul, Head of the Department of Psychology and coordinator of the event, extended a warm welcome to all the esteemed judges: Dr.Sinchita Bhattacharya, a clinical psychologist at Sama Nursing Home; Prof. Manju Bhatt, professor at NCERT and Dr. Ann Simi John, a clinical psychologist in Columbia Asia Hospital and Mayom Hospital. Mrs Rahul highlighted the importance of giving students a platform to try their strengths in the disciplines of Psychology and Sociology. Over forty schools enthusiastically participated in this event.

Three competitions formed the core of this fest: Mind Games-the psychology and sociology quizzes, Showcase – a presentation competition and JAM or Just -a -Minute. In Showcase, a team of two students were required to make a power-point presentation on any of the topics like, ‘The Internet: Its Use and Abuse by Adolescents’, ‘Adolescents Body Image and Self-Esteem’, ‘Substance Abuse among Teenagers’, ‘Moral Conflicts Faced by Adolescents and their Resolution’ and ‘Sexual Identities and Related Stigmas’.

A labyrinth of topics such as ‘Institution of Marriage’, ‘Personal Freedom’ etc. were handed out to the students in JAM, who shared their interesting views on the same. One could see the zest of the students as they answered the questions in both the Psychology and Sociology Quizzes.

Mother’s International emerged as the overall winner, and also came first in Showcase. The overall Runners Up was Gyan Bharti School, Saket. Bal Bharti Public School, GRH Marg bagged the second position in Showcase. DPS, Sushant Lok secured the first position in the Psychology quiz while Amity International, Saket came second. In the Sociology quiz, Convent of Jesus and Mary bagged the first position while Ryan International came second. JAM saw DPS, Noida winning first position and Gyan Bharti School, Saket emerging as second.

The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini gave away the prizes to the winning schools and Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta also encouraged the students. Dr.Rita Khanna, the programme’s coordinator brought down the curtain on this innovative endeavour.