Value Of The Month October 2018 (Teamwork)

Class VI

The value for the month of October 2018 was Teamwork. Class teachers and Subject teachers worked to inculcate the same in the students through various activities. They spoke about the idea that a team is only as strong as its weakest member and they should work together to uplift everyone. Cooperation and understanding are essential elements of teamwork. These were brought up in the class and demonstrated through various group tasks performed by the students such as preparation of the class notice boards. The students put up posters, quotations and slogans in the class. They also shared various thoughts, stories and incidents related to the topic.

Class VII

Teamwork plays an important role in one’s  life, irrespective of which stage one is in. For students, teamwork means working together by keeping their biases, prejudices and differences aside to achieve a common goal, be it a football match or an inter-section activity. To reiterate the importance of teamwork in life, a discussion was held in the class where students discussed what working together meant to them and how they practiced the value in their daily life. Students enthusiastically participated in class discussions. They shared their experiences where working as the team had helped them learn better and come up with better results. Students decorated the soft boards with valuable quotes.

Class VIII

Teamwork is a group of people with various complimentary skills, working together towards a common vision. It generates performance greater than performance of its individual members. Teamwork enables one to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently than tackling projects individually. Class teachers and Subject teachers worked towards inculcating this value in the students through various activities. Posters and quotes were put up on the walls. Teachers discussed the meaning of the value with the help of real time examples and class room situations. Students contributed to class discussions by speaking about the topic.



DPS RK Puram Says ‘NO’ to Firecrackers

Air Pollution is a serious health issue. Keeping this in mind ‘Harit Diwali- Swasth Diwali’ Campaign was carried out in the Junior Schools of DPS at Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash and Senior School at RK.Puram to sensitize the students to minimize the bursting of Fire crackers and suggest alternatives to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’. Special message on Air pollution, issues related to firecrackers and how to reduce Air pollution were discussed in the Assembly on November 1,2018. A  Power Point Presentation with harmful effects of bursting crackers was shown. ‘Green Pledge’ was taken during the Assembly time everyday and the entire School took ‘Green Pledge’ administered by the Principal.

Activities like Slogan Writing, Poster Making, Role Play were carried out in the Work Ex Period. In the Junior Schools also activities like Painting of Diyas, Poster making, Slogan writing and Making Ganesha Cards were carried out. Teachers of Classes VI to XII had an Interactive session with students on general impact of Fire Crackers, Air Quality & Air pollution related issues in the Homeroom period.

Video on ‘Say NO to Fire Crackers’ was shown through Smart Board. Standees with ‘Anti Fire Cracker’ Message were displayed. The activities were coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge-Environment Club.



TEDxYouth@DPSRKPuram 2018

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted its 5th Annual edition of TEDxYouth, an independently organised event, in partnership with Unity Group, on 10 November 2018. The format has been adapted from the widely popular Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) talks, which are dynamic and compelling short speeches broadcasted worldwide, committed to spreading ideas by famous personalities in various fields.

The Teacher-Organizer, Ms. Sangeeta Rana, along with her crew of teachers, guaranteed that the event ran smoothly. They were assisted by the student body for TEDxYouth.

The guest speakers were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. Mr Patruni Chidananda Sastry, Mr Sudhanshu Kaushik, Ms Tanya Kathpal, Mr Rahul Subramaniam, Professor Dhananjay Gadre, Ms Taksh Sharma, Ms Anuska Biswas, Ms. Anushka Bansal  and Ms Oishika Chowdhary were the acclaimed Guest Speakers for the event. Student speakers included Mr. Arihant Hemendra, Ms. Gayatri Bhattacharya, Ms. Praniti Gulyani, Mr. Vinayak Pachnanda and Mr. Vishad Khanna.

The event commenced by showcasing an entertaining TED-produced video highlighting the importance of the talks in spreading novel ideas across the world.

The Principal began her welcome address by quoting Dr. Suess, “Be who you are and say what you mean; because those who mind, don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind”. She reminisced about her urge to please people around her and fit in, but regardless of how hard she attempted she generally stood out. She emphasised that it takes time to learn that one should be happy that one is different. She enunciated on how it takes most women, including herself, years to be comfortable and independent without any outside support. Before concluding her speech, she thanked her father for not letting her take an easy way out and thus helping her stand  on her own two feet. Lastly, she thanked the Teacher in-charge, Ms. Sangeeta Rana, for her excellent organisation of the event and hoped everyone would have a learning experience.

Following it, the visitor speakers were welcomed warmly to share their experiences on their chosen themes and they wonderfully captured the interest of the audience.

Guest Speakers included Prof. Dhananjay Gadre, Director, TI Centre for Embedded Product Design, NSUT, who spoke about, “Invent in India with DIY”.

Mr. Patruni Chidananda Sastry, Expressionist Indian Classical Dancer, talked about, ”Dance, an art for Embracing oneself”.

Mr. Sudhanshu Kaushik, Founder of Young India Foundation, conveyed his thoughts on, ”How Can You Help Bring Young Leaders and Representatives?”.

Ms. Tanya Kathpal, Founder of Eat My News, shared her views on, ”How to be Confident”.

Mr. Rahul Subramaniam, Managing Director of Athena Education, expressed his opinions on the topic,”My Dream School: Envisioning The Future of Secondary Education”.

Ms. Anuska Biswas, Student of La Martiniere for girls, Kolkata, shared her experience of, “ How My Learning Disability Became My Greatest Strength”.

Ms. Taksh Sharma, Creative Director of KHEM, communicated her beliefs about “ Breaking down the Barriers: Deconstructing the Gender Binary”.

Ms. Oishika Chaudhary, Freshman at New York University, delivered a lecture on “ Why, What Your Three Year Old Reads, Matters”.

Ms. Anushka Bansal, Student of Venkateshwar International School, gave her opinion on ”The Bystander’s Dilemma”.

Student Speakers, Mr. Arihant Hemendra, Student of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, articulated about, “Shocks and Changes: The Arihant Hemendra Guide to Surviving a Roller Coaster Life”.

Ms. Gayatri Bhattacharya, Student of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram , shared her experiences about ”How The Law of Attraction Changed My Perspective of Life”.

Mr.Vinayak Panchnanda, Student of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, spoke about,”The Creativity Misconception”.

Mr. Vishad Khanna, Student of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, vocalized his opinions on “Mind The Mind”.

Ms. Praniti Gulyani,Student of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, talked on, “Just A Poet”.

The diverse themes covered were related to arts and culture, confidence building politics, gender fluidity, learning from disabilities and was an overall enriching experience for all present.

The event concluded with the Vote of T hanks given by Ritin Panchanda, the Chief Organizer of the event.



Educational trip by the Geography students of Class XII, for a Socio Economic Survey  to  Nuh Mehwat Village , Haryana

An educational trip on 27 October, 2018, by the Geography students of Class XII , for a Socio Economic survey, as a part of their practical syllabus  to  Nuh Mehwat village in Haryana, turned out to be an enriching and eye- opening educational experience for the students.

Nuh Mehwat has been adopted by the NGO, Sulabh International. Sulabh took over the responsibility to make the lives of the villagers a better, safer and hygienic one. Students were very excited to conduct the survey. They visited each house individually and conducted the survey very enthusiastically, sensitively and politely.Visits to such places are highly encouraged, since these make the students aware of the problems the majority of people in India face. These shape the minds of the students to become more empathetic and aware. This will make them better citizens of our nation.

Indeed, the visit to Nuh Mehwat was an eye opening experience for both the students and the teachers. Ms. Rupa Das, HOD, Geography organised the trip. Ms. Anupama Das and Ms. Mahima Goel from the Department accompanied the students. It was coordinated by the NGO,  Sulabh International.



‘Destiny: An Ode’ by Shriya Bedi

Shriya Bedi of Class XII M published a book, ‘Destiny: An Ode,’ which is a compilation of poems and short stories. It deals with a variety of themes like fame, love, frustration, and it acknowledges how fate explains otherwise inexplicable things. This book is a unique take on life, as perceived by a 17 year old. The element of tragedy and a certain wistfulness in each story makes ‘Destiny: An Ode’ a must read.



Exun 2018

The 23rd Annual Inter-School IT Symposium ‘EXUN 2018’ was hosted by Exun Clan, the Technology Club of Delhi Public School, RK Puram on 27-28 October 2018. The event was sponsored by UniRely and Digital India and co-sponsored by Athena Education and Pearl Academy. This event was the first National Technology Symposium for and by the students.

Established in 1992, the Exun Clan was the brainchild of Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department and an enthusiastic group of IT aficionados. Short for “Experts Unlimited”, Exun is one of the most renowned clubs, giving students an opportunity to display their abilities in the vast field of IT. The club believes that its members are part of a strong family, which is exemplified by their motto, “We, not I”.

This year, with 1729 registrations from 132 schools, Exun along with The Gaming Club – Domain Square+, Robotics Club – RoboKnights and Cubing Club -CubXL organised 21 different IT events including an Online Cryptic Hunt– Sudocrypt and Sudolocus and a Girl’s Surprise Event.

EXUN 2018 – DAY 1

The occasion commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The event was graced by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and Mr Mukesh Kumar along with his group of Computer Science Teachers and Tech Aid crew.

The Principal, in her welcome address, expressed her absolute admiration of the club and the rapid advances they have made in the IT field. Furthermore, she articulated on the significance of technology and how she, herself cannot do without it. She emphasized upon how technology is a very powerful weapon, and should not be misused. Towards the end of her speech, she rendered her gratitude to the entire Computer Science Department, praised them for being one of the most seasoned clubs and called them the backbone of the school.

The audience was then addressed by Mr. Mukesh Kumar. He welcomed everyone on behalf of DPS RK Puram and thanked the Principal for giving him the opportunity to continue the legacy of the club and supporting the organization of such a big event. He ended his address by an inspirational quote “If you win, you win prizes, but if you lose, you still win experience.”

The Presidents of the Exun Clan, Domain Square+ and CubXL also addressed the participants, talking about the changes the symposium saw from its past iteration to the present and also the exposure the clubs have provided to them.

The Introduction Video for Exun 2018 was presented by the Exun Clan, providing a briefing about the particulars of the event and achievements of the club.

The symposium had pre-started with Sudocrypt, where the group behind the online cryptic hunt rethought the thought by including new highlights like a robotized imply framework and SudoQuests, which were commended by the participants. On this occasion, Exun also released  13th issue of the Annual Magazine – “UnderScore”.

The first day included the prelims of Domain Square+ Gaming, Cubing events, RoboWars, Group Discussion, Line Follower, Junior and Senior Quizzes, Crossword, Gaming, Turing Test, Mar-athon, Hardware, Spacetech, and Programming.

The Group Discussion was conducted in three rounds. An offsite preliminary, followed by the semi-finals and finals, both of which were onsite and conducted on Day 1.

Build was an event wherein students were competing against each other in all aspects of software development. The event was judged by Mr. Neel Lakhwani, a  DPS Alumnus.

Crossword was conducted in two rounds, an online preliminary and an onsite final event. The onsite event included questions which were pun based and related to tech in any way possible.

The basis of the Spacetech event was the on growing influx of investments of IT companies in the development of space technologies. The event, judged by Mr. Hersh Aditya Singh, Mr. Sibesh Kar, and Mr. Saksham  Arora was an on the spot competition where the various participants were given a prompt related to devising algorithms of detecting equations of spacecraft trajectories and asteroid capture mechanisms.

The Gaming event, organized by Domain Square+ focussed on the abilities of gamers to adapt to situations as they were presented with games likes Spellinky, Kitten Squad, Supermonkey Ball and Mega Man.

Robowars was hosted by the RoboKnights, where students battled it out with their self-made robots in an intense arena comprising of multiple rounds and cheered on by an enthusiastic audience. Turing Test was a written test that assessed students computation linguistic skills.

EXUN 2018 – DAY 2

The second day of the event included SpaceTech, Sudocrypt, Junior Quiz, Senior Quiz, Domain 2+ Gaming, Delhi NCR Gaming, Build, Hardware, Competitive Programming, Surprise Event, CubXL and RoboWars.

Sudocrypt saw students from various illustrious schools of the NCR region scrambling to comb every nook and corner of the school in their pursuit of clues.

The 6 teams which qualified in the preliminary round headed to the AVH for the final on-stage round of the interactive Junior Quiz. With the “Infinite Pounce and Bounce Throughout” system in play, all 6 teams which qualified for the final round of the Senior Quiz answered a number of questions on a diverse range of topics such as Technology, I.T, Gaming etc. Both quizzes were conducted by quizmasters, Mr. Gursartaj Singh Nijjar and Mr. Bharat Kashyap.

Domain 2+ saw the adroit gamers exhibit their finesse in gaming as they were presented with games likes Xonotic, DragonBall FighterZ, and GTA online. The founders of Domain 2+ Mr. Sarthak Pal, and Mr. Siddarth Maharishi judged the event.

Equipped with PlayStation controllers and immense fortitude, gaming enthusiasts from all over Delhi NCR playing FIFA 18 and Call Of Duty partook in the Delhi-NCR Jr. Gaming Championship. Mr. Joy Sachdeva and Mr. Rohan Bhatia, both alumni judged the event.

The finals of Build, a 2-day hackathon based on a prompt given on the spot consisted of participants developing and pitching their innovative products to the judges. The event was judged by Mr. Rohan Dhar and Mr. Neel Lakhwani.

The finals of Hardware were a test of practical and theoretical knowledge of hardware and networking. The event included a written test, the dismantling, and assembling of computer hardware amongst others. The event was judged by Mr. Abhishek Yadav.

In collaboration with the organization ‘Women Who Code Delhi’, Exun 2018 featured a workshop and an exciting Surprise Event for girls, with an aim to provide them with a platform to showcase their talent by designing an interactive web game. Ms. Jap Leen Kaur Jolly and Ms. Sukriti Chaudhary from this organization judged the event.

Rapid manoeuvres and dexterity of hands characterized the Cubing Event, the finalists of which went head to head to solve a 2×2, 3×3, and a Pyraminx cube.

Competitive Programming saw the participants face a plethora of logic, algorithm and data structure based problems which were evaluated on the basis of time taken. The event was judged by Mr. Sankush Gupta.

The participants of SpaceTech continued to work on the prompt given the previous day which they presented to a panel of judges comprising of esteemed alumni,  Mr. Hersh Aditya Singh, Mr. Saksham Arora, Mr. Sibesh Kar, and Mr. Aditya Sengupta as well as Mr. Antonio Fowl Stark, Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council, South Korea.

In one final showdown, the robots battled it out in the arena, each trying to emerge as the victor in Robowars. The event was judged by Mr. Aniansh Raj Singh and Mr. Abhishek Saroha, former Presidents, RoboKnights.

The award distribution commenced with an acknowledgment of the constant guidance and support of the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the HOD Computer Science, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, and the entire Computer Science Department. The event was graced by the presence of eminent alumni who were presented with mementos by Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mr. Mukesh Kumar.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar concluded the Symposium by thanking the judges, participating students, and teachers of all the schools, partners and finally the Exun team of teachers and students for making the occasion a grand success.

The award for the Best School Outside NCR: DPS Srinagar

The award for the Best Student Outside NCR: Shubham Dua, DAV Ludhiana

The Overall Trophies:

1st: DPS Rohini
1st: DPS Vasant Kunj

3rd: DPS Dwarka

EVENT NAME POSITION SCHOOL
BUILD 1st    The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
2nd DPS, Rohini
3rd DPS, Dwarka
SPACETECH 1st DPS, Dwarka
2nd DPS, Rohini
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
ROBOWARS 1st Ahlcon Public School, Apeejay School, Noida
2nd Bal Bharti School, Pitampura
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
 SENIOR QUIZ 1st DPS, Noida
2nd    Ramjas School, R.K. Puram
3rd DPS, Rohini
DOMAINSQUARE+ GAMING 1st Venkateshwar International School
2nd   DPS, Rohini
3rd Amity International School, Sector-45 Gurgaon
3X3 CUBING 1st SD Public School
2nd Birla Vidya Niketan
3rd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
2X2 CUBING 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd   SD Public School
3rd     DPS, Vasant Kunj
JUNIOR QUIZ 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   Modern School, Barakhamba Road
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
MX+C(LINE FOLLOWER) 1st   DPS, Srinagar
2nd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd   The Mother’s International School

 

TURING TEST 1st    DPS, Sector-45 Gurgaon
2nd DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd DPS, Noida
GIRLS’ SURPRISE 1st The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
2nd DPS, Sushant Lok
3rd DPS, Noida
COMPETITIVE PROGRAMMING 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd DAV Public School, Sector-14 Gurgaon
3rd DPS, Rohini
 DELHI NCR JR. GAMING CHAMPIONSHIP – FIFA 1st GD Goenka, Vasant Kunj
2nd    Rukmini Devi Public School
3rd St. Columbus School
DELHI NCR JR. GAMING CHAMPIONSHIP – CALL OF DUTY 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd   GD Goenka, Vasant Kunj
3rd DPS, Gurgaon
HARDWARE 1st Amity International School, Sector-45 Gurgaon
2nd DPS, Sector 45 Gurgaon
3rd   DPS, Haridwar
SURPRISE 1st DPS, Dwarka
2nd   Bal Bharti School, Pitampura
3rd     DPS, Vasant Kunj
SUDOCRYPT LOCUS 1st   Ramjas School, RK Puram
2nd   Air Force Golden Jubilee School
3rd Birla Vidya Niketan
PYRAMINX 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   Birla Vidya Niketan
3rd   DPS, Sector-45 Gurgaon

 

MAR-ATHON 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd   St. Columba’s School
3rd     DPS, International, Saket
GROUP DISCUSSION 1st   DPS, Dwarka
2nd   DPS, Noida
3rd DAV, Ludhiana
CROSSWORD 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd   Ramjas School, R.K. Puram

 

Exun 2018 Highlights

27-28 October 2018

Online Event – Sudocrypt v8.0 [23-24 October 2018]

Registered Attempts Last Level Crossed Above Level 10 International Participation
900+ 73395 34 325 67

Online+Onsite Events [27-28 October 2018]

Number of Schools Registered

Delhi – NCR Out of Delhi Total
101 31 132

Number of Student Participants Registered

Total
1729

Partnered By

UniRely Athena Education Pearl Academy

Delhi NCR Jr. Gaming Championship Partners
Sony + PlayStation + Skiron Gaming

 

 

 

 

 



United Nations Day Celebration

DPS RK Puram celebrated UN day on 25 October 2018. An exhibition was put up by the students of Classes IX and X on the topics- Formation of UN, Organs and Agencies of UN, Role of UN and UN and India’s relations. The exhibition was visited by students of different classes.



Autoclub 2018

The Automobile Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop, titled ‘AUTOCLUB 2018’ for all the students of Classes 9-12 on the 12 and 15 October 2018. The workshop was divided into three Interactive sessions, a Quiz and a Group Discussion, and was conducted in the Audio Visual Hall and the Assembly Ground. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about the upcoming upliftment in the automobile industries.

Session 1
Presentation And Description Of The Chronology Of Automobiles
Resource Person –Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma from MIET

The workshop commenced with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, felicitating the Chief Guest, Mr. Puneet Agarwal. Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma, Faculties at Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) conducted the sessions. Prof. Ankit Sharma began the session by presenting and describing the chronology of automobiles and their transition from vintage to modern vehicles in the form of a powerpoint presentation and a short video.  Prof. Ankur Verma took over and described briefly the engine, which was to be worked upon in the next session.

Session 2
Engine Dismantling And Assembling
Resource Person – Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma from MIET

The session began with the students from MIET dismantling the Maruti Suzuki MPFI engine while demonstrating each part briefly. They also addressed the working of the engine. After the complete dismantling of the engine, the students from DPS RK Puram were allowed to gain hands-on experience by assisting the professors in assembling the engine.

Session 3
GOKART Vehicle Demonstration

The session started with a brief description of the GOKART, which was self-made by the students of MIET. Adamya Aggarwal, a student of MIET, did the test drive of the GOKART.

The interactive and enriching session came to an end with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposing the vote of thanks.

Session 4
InCarNation- Self-Made Questions Quiz

A team of 2-3 students, each given an allotted car company, came up with questions about their own companies and models, which were answered by the other teams. The team A consisting of students from Classes 11 and 12 won.

Session 5
A Voice Of Experience-Group Discussion (On The Spot)

In the group discussion the participants were given a topic which was aptly related to automobiles and their future, and involved logical reasoning as well as the applied use of physics. Topics were given to the students 10 minutes before the discussion. Team A again won the discussion by relating logically and rhetorically to the concepts given to them.

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Class VIII Trip To Agra And Fatehpur Sikri (2018-19)

An educational trip to AGRA and FATEHPUR SIKRI was organised for students of Class VIII from 12-14 October, 2018. A total of 77 students went on this trip accompanied by 8 teachers, Ms. Jyoti Sharma (Trip Incharge) , Mr. Manish Jain, Mr. Aditya Gupta, Dr. Anang Saxena, Ms. Vibha Sidhu, Ms. Sohini Chakraborty, Ms. Ramneet Kaur, Ms. Priyamvada, and Dr. P Chinna. Both students and teachers enjoyed the trip by visiting different places as per the details given below :

  • Day 1: Arrived in Agra and enjoyed DJ music with dinner.
  • Day 2: Students visited Taj Mahal & Red Fort  and enjoyed DJ music with dinner.
  • Day 3:  Visited Fatehpur Sikri and proceeded for Delhi post Lunch.


DPS R.K.Puram promotes ‘Eat Right Movement’ by FSSAI

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)  lead a massive mobilization drive through the largest ever Pan India Cycle Rally – the ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ bringing alive Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a healthier India on Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary. In keeping with the philosophy and spirit of the ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ as a people’s movement, the launch event was organised on 16 October 2018 at FDA Bhawan, New Delhi.

Students of DPS RK Puram participated in the launch event and spoke about the ‘SNF @School’ activities under ‘Eat Right Movement’ and made a strong pitch for promoting right eating habits, pointing to the alarming increase in food related lifestyle diseases. The students visited the ‘Experience Zone’. The FSSAI ‘Experience Zone’ is a digital interactive walkthrough of India’s food safety ecosystem. They also pledged to eat less of fats, sugar and salt and to focus on healthy food options.

Mr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO FSSAI, Mr. S C Barmma, Joint Secretary-Ministry of Culture and Ms. Madhavi Das, Chief Management Services Officer FSSAI were present at the launch.

The Programme was attended by Inayat Kaur of Class V and Himanshi of Class III from DPS Vasant Vihar along with their teacher Ms Rattan Obhrai, Health & Wellness Coordinator.

Gurmani Kaur VII E, Gurnika Kaur X N, Simran Dhaliwal XI A, Siddhant Parekh XI D and Aanya Trehan XI S, along with Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head-Biology Department from DPS R.K.Puram attended the programme.

 



BioQUIZitive 2018

Biology Quiz ‘BioQUIZitive’ was organised by the students of AIIMS, Ms Lajja Patel, Mr Aditya Singh and Mr Abdur  in the AVH on 12 October,2018 for Class XII Biology students. The quiz was based on Class XII syllabus and there were 4 teams namely; Watson, Darwin, Mendel and Pasteur, with 3 participants in each team. There were 6 rounds: Dry, Connect, Betting, Differential, Calculation and Crossword round with Audience rounds in between. Classes XI and XII Biology sections were the audience who thoroughly enjoyed the quiz.

Ms Lajja Patel, a Second Year student, was Rank 3 at the AIIMS Entrance, has won Gold Medals in the Biology Olympiad at Vietnam and Malaysia in 2016 and 2017, is a NTSE and KVPY scholar, was Summer Intern at a Stanford University, California and was awarded the Sir Dorabji Tata Prize in Biochemistry for excellence in the subject in 2017 at AIIMS.

Ms. Patel shared tips on how to excel in the Board Examinations. She emphasised that we should enjoy what we do and follow our heart and dreams. She asked everyone to be a responsible citizen and realize what the society expects from us.

Winners were the team from Class XII C comprising of Achintya Tyagi, Ankita Phulia and Ishita Yaduvanshi. Class XII B team was second while Class XII A team was third. Ms Renu Nayar, Vice Principal, congratulated all the winners.

Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biology Department, thanked the organisers from AIIMS and the teachers, Ms Kajal Sethi, Ms Shalini Chanan and Ms Kusum Yadav.

Later the students interacted with the organizers to know about preparation strategy for Board Exam and Medical Entrance-NEET.



ComAstitva 2018

The Commerce Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised its Annual Inter-School Commerce Festival ​‘ComAstitva – 2018’  on 6 October, 2018. Students from 24 schools took part in the event, making it a great feat.

The ComAstitva aimed to instil a sense of understanding in the students regarding the functioning of the economy, business, commerce and its industrial activities. The students were encouraged to rack their brains and think outside the box, which further added to the thrill of the competition. The event was coordinated by Ms. Anita Singhal, Ms. Anu Bhandari and Ms. Reena Mehta.

The festival comprised of the  three online events – Admad, ArtCom and The Comical Chronicles, and six on-site events – Imprenditore, Mock-Stock – ‘Subject To Market Risk’, The Bidder, Fin-O-Rama, Tell-a-tale and a Surprise Event.

ONLINE EVENTS

AdMad was an online advertisement designing competition, in which the students had to create an E-Poster on a topic allotted to them with a suitable tagline. The event was judged by Mr. Daksh Aggarwal, an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram.

ArtCom was an online caricature making competition in which each team was required to sketch a caricature – a picture, description or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect. The artworks were judges on the basis of creativity, presentation, originality and relevance. The event was judges by Mr. Shubham Bansal, an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram.

 The Comic Chronicles was an online economics comic strip creation competition. The topic drew its inspiration from the Bob Dylan song ‘Times they are a-changin’ which was an anthem of the frustrated American youth at the time when it was obvious that change was at hand and no one really knew what that meant, what it would look like or when and where it would happen. The students had to depict the topic with the help of a four panel comic strip to draw attention to current global economic issues using satirical commentary. The task requires them to use humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize vices, particularly in the context of contemporary global economic policies as viewed from the perspective of the Indian common man. The event was judged by Mr. Anant Mehra, Founder of the Fun Design brand, Krita and Penna, and Mr. Diptiman Das, Chairman and Managing Director of EdCIL(India) Limited.

ON-SITE EVENTS

Imprenditore

The event was a business planning competition that provided the students with a dais to bring forth their technical, managerial and business skills. The event consisted of two stages – The Preliminary and The Final. The teams that passed the preliminary round in which they had to clearly state their idea and articulate a basic strategy for a company then moved to the finals where they formally presented their ideas the help of a presentation and a logo design for the brand of the product. The product or the service had to be innovative, new and noteworthy. It had to be prepared with specific reference to the opportunity evaluation and feasibility analysis framework. The event was judged by Ms Medhavi Malik, a DPS. RK. Puram Alumna, currently working as an analyst at Ernst and Young, and Mr. Sahil Puri, who is currently working with Panasonic as an Area Manager in Delhi and has also worked with Discovery Channel.

Mock Stock – ‘Subject To Market Risk’ – This event was conducted in two rounds, an on-site preliminary, ‘Test Your Logic’ and a final round ‘Market monopoly – Mock Stock.’ The first round challenged the participants’ mental ability through a written quiz, followed by a ‘mock’ investment game, where they were allotted virtual stocks and were tasked with creating and managing a winning portfolio. The trading was conducted in real time and news articles given to the participants before each round caused prices to fluctuate, keeping the participants on their toes. The event was judged by Mr. Daksh Aggarwal , an alumnus of our school and an Economics graduate from Deshbandhu College, DU, and Mr. Kapil Mittal, a 1st year BMS student at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, DU.

The Bidder was conducted in two rounds, an elimination round and a final round. The first round tested the basic knowledge regarding economics. Out of 18 teams, 6 made it to the final round wherein they were required to study the balance sheets of different firms and after close analysis, bid on the firms they would like to own.

Fin-O-Rama, the event comprised of two elimination rounds to shortlist the top 5 teams that proceed to the final event. The first round consisted of a written quiz on subjects related to Commerce, Accounting and Current Business Affairs. The second round required the participants to enact various accounting principles. In the final round, the participants were given a brand name, which had to be enacted in the minimum time possible. The judges for the event were Mr. Aditya Agarwal, currently studying BA Economics Hons. at the Shri Ram College of Commerce and Mr. Sarthak, currently pursuing B.Com.(Honours) at SRCC, Delhi.

Tell-A-Tale was an extempore event in which the participants put their artistic and economic expertise to work as they concocted two minute stories out of the few prompt  lines that they were given related to the vast discipline of economics. This served as a creative treat. The judges for the events were Ms Suman Lata, Former Head of Department, Economics at DPS RK Puram, currently teaching underprivileged children at a Government school, and Mr. Atulya Gupta, a 2nd year Law student at National Law University, Delhi.

Surprise Event was divided into two rounds – Crossword and Pictonomics. The participants were judged on the basis of their knowledge of basic economic problems and current affairs. The judges for the event were Ms Kavita Chaddha, an alumna of DPS RK Puram and Ms Simran Kaur, also an alumna of DPS RK Puram, currently pursuing BA Economics Hons from St Stephens College, Delhi.

VALEDICTORY CEREMONY

The Valedictory ceremony commenced with the felicitation of the judges by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. The audience was enthralled by a euphonious rendition of the ‘Ganesh Stuti’ by the school choir. The students of DPS RK Puram  showcased their tremendous talent by effortlessly blending two vastly different dance forms, Kathak and Flamenco, keeping the audiences’  feet tapping. A video displaying the day’s events was played. This was followed by the much awaited release of the 15th edition of the Annual Economics Magazine, ‘Econox ‘19’.

The Principal, in her speech, expressed her gratitude towards the Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayyar, for being a crucial and guiding hand for all the Commerce Departments. She laid emphasis on the critical role that economics plays in keeping the world spinning and went on to congratulate the Heads of the Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy Departments, Ms. Anita Singhal, Ms. Anu Bhandari and Ms. Reena Mehta, for their collaborative effort.

The winners were awarded.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms Renu Nayyar. She expressed her immense gratitude towards the Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics Departments of the school. She highlighted the importance such competitions as they provide the students a platform where everyone can learn from one another and thanked all the participants and the teachers accompanying them for making this event a commendable one.

The ceremony was drawn to a close by the National Anthem.

The overall winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The result is as follows:

EVENT POSITION SCHOOL NAME
AdMad 1st
2nd
3rd
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Delhi Public School, Dwarka
Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura
ArtCom 1st
2nd
3rd
Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Tagore International School
The Comical Chronicles 1st
2nd
3rd
Delhi Public School, Faridabad
Modern School, Barakhamba
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt
Imprenditore 1st
2nd
3rd
Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
DAV Public School, Gurugram
Mock Stock 1st
2nd
3rd
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Birla Vidyaniketan
The Bidder st
2nd
3rd
DAV Public School, Gurugram
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
Birla Vidyaniketan
Fin-O-Rama 1st
2nd
3rd
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Tagore International School
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
Tell-A-Tale 1st
2nd
3rd
Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok
New Era Public School
Surprise Event 1st
2nd
3rd
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj
St. Columbus School
Delhi Public School, Faridabad



Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2 October 2018, DPS RK Puram organized a cultural programme to commemorate the birth of the Father of the Nation.

The staff and the students cleaned the school area as a part of the scheduled Cleanliness Drive. The unparalleled zeal and enthusiasm of the participants was instrumental in helping to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi.

The event commenced with the administration of the Swachhata Pledge by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal following which she addressed the gathering. She emphasized the ideals of non-violence, Swachh Bharat as well as eradicating the caste-based system. She elaborated on how she considered Mahatma Gandhi to be the bravest and strongest man and expressed her admiration for his autobiography, My Experiments with Truth. She spoke of his courage and conviction and his resolute beliefs which guided the freedom struggle and said that the country is what it is today, because of him. She also mentioned his staunch support of Women Empowerment as well as the abolition of the social evil of Untouchability. She concluded her speech with an enthusiastic Jai Hind which roused feelings of patriotism amongst the crowds gathered.

This was followed by a symphony of mellifluous voices serenading the audience with a melodious rendition of ‘ Vaishnav Jan To’.

The speeches by the students articulated and reflected the beliefs held by Mahatma Gandhi. The students painted a picture of the values expounded by him, reiterating the importance of fearlessness as well as leading a life free of material possessions, and adopting the use of Khadi. Lastly, various incidents from the freedom struggle were referred to, in order to bring out his greatness, dedication to Ahimsa; and the crucial role he played in the liberation of the country.

The adroit artistes in the Nukkad Natak used the medium of traditional street play to illustrate the importance of the ideals held by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Decked in a plethora of vibrant colors and reverberating beats, dancers performed the Dangi Nritya, a tribal dance full of energy, skill, and enthusiasm.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.



India Fest 2018

India Fest ‘18 was organised by the Social Science Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 29 September 2018, with an aim to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a nation distinguished by its plurality, diversity and tolerance by showcasing talent from across Delhi and NCR. A total of 15 schools participated in a wide range of activities on the theme, ‘Celebration of Diversity’, while 24 schools enrolled for On-site and Off-site events . The event was coordinated by Ms. Rupa Das, Ms. Vanadana Chandhoke and Ms. Shruti Mishra with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, as the Overall Incharge.

Express… Through Wall Art (Street Art) saw the participants using their powers of embellishment to create graffiti that touched upon a few of the issues pertaining to contemporary society. This event was judged by Mr.Pankaj Guru, a talented Sculptor whose art has moved thousands of people through beautiful art forms made by him. He has worked on several commissioned projects for private collectors as well as the Government of India.

Riveting dialogue and elementary props characterised Therukoothu (Street Play) in which adroit thespians showcased their perceptions of issues related to adolescence or gender equality, and compelled the viewers to think and introspect. The event was judged by Mr Sandeep Rawat, a veteran Theatre Director, Actor, Writer, Teacher and Drama Expert, who has been awarded the Rex Karamveer Chakra award by the United Nations for Samarth Theatre Group, which he founded, with an aim of providing a platform  for each and everyone interested in exploring the artist within. He has also been awarded the Gurudevo Award from the Maitrayee Mission Society.

The hall reverberated with the roar of thunderous applause as different teams put up sublime performances in Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (Patriotic Choir), using the transcendent medium of music to stir feelings patriotism and nationalism amongst the crowds gathered. The event was judged by Mr. Mahesh Prabhakar, who has more than 40 years of experience in the music and Mumbai film industry and has played the keyboard for legends like Asha Bhosle, Ustad Sultan Khan, Ghulam Ali and many others and is also a very talented Music Composer and Arranger. He was accompanied by Ms. Rini Mukherjee, a versatile exponent in the domain of modern Hindi and Bengali songs and Indian Classical Music. She is a recipient of the prestigious Women Achievers Award in 2011 and The Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award in 2016.

Troupes of dancers from each school moving along to the beats of traditional Indian folk music held the audience captive as they celebrated the country’s diverse visual poetry amidst dazzling whirls of colour in Mera Desh Rangeela (Dance). The event was judged by Ms. Papiha Desai, who is a multi talented Dancer and Choreographer. She has performed and presented her work globally. Currently, she heads the Indian Revival Group, a premier dance ensemble. She was accompanied by Mr.Shashidharan Nair, an exceptionally gifted Dancer and Choreographer who has devoted 5 decades in pursuit of dance, and has mastered several classical Indian dance forms under luminaries of the Indian dancing world.

Students in teams of two endeavoured to bring out the incredible diversity of the nation through the lens in Reality Through Reel (Movie Making). The movies were judged on the basis of creativity, direction, content, originality and videography by Mr Anup Jacob and Ms Shalini Harisukh.

The various photomontages put up by the schools in the Collage Making event put a spotlight on the importance of adopting renewable energy sources in our daily lives, as well as celebrating the nuances of functioning in a highly heterogeneous society.

Valedictory Ceremony commenced with the Shiv Vandana, a hymn to the almighty. A network of harmonious voices put forward ‘Madhumei Desh Humara’ , an ode to the Motherland.

This was followed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal’s speech, wherein she expressed her inclination for Social Science, remarking upon the immense cultural and physical diversities India has to offer. Further on, she commented on the rich and elaborate history of India and taking pride in our country.  She lauded the immense talent of all students and encouraged them to display it for the world to see. She concluded her speech on an optimistic note by saying ‘Today we’re climbing, tomorrow we’ll be at top’ and thanked the Vice Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan and the Social Science Department for making the event a huge success.

Decked in a plethora of colours and echoing beats to match, dancers performed the Dangi Nritya, a tribal dance full of energy, skill and enthusiasm. A showcase of the winners’ performances ensued.

A Swachata Pledge was administered by the Principal and the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, who commended the energy and enthusiasm of the  Social Science, Music and Art Departments and all students involved.

The results are as follows:

Event Name Position School
Reality Through Reel (Photography and Video Making) 1st
2nd
3rd
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Venkateshwara International School
Delhi Public School, Gurugram
Collage Making 1st
2nd
3rd
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Delhi Public School, Rohini
Darbari Lal D.A.V Model School, Pitampura
Mera Desh Rangeela (Dance) 1st
2nd
3rd
Mount Abu Public School
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Birla Vidya Niketan
Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (Patriotic Choir) 1st
2nd
3rd
Delhi Public School, Greater Noida
Delhi Public School, Rohini
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Therukoothu (Street Play) 1st
2nd
3rd
Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura
Gyan Bharti School
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Express Through Wall Art 1st
2nd
3rd
Delhi Public School, Gurugram
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.

The Overall Winners trophy was bagged by Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.



Plantation Drive to reduce Air Pollution

DPS, RK Puram carried out a Tree Plantation Drive outside the school premises on Saturday, 8 September 2018, to support Delhi Government’s initiative of mass plantation to reduce air pollution. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and  teachers actively participated by planting saplings of  native plant species of Delhi like Jamun, Amaltaas ,Neem, Mulberry, Gulmohar etc. The message was also sent to the parents to participate in the plantation drives in their neighbourhood areas. The Plantation drive in the school was organized by the Environment Club.



Workshop on Personal Grooming and Computer Training

Two workshops for the teachers were held on 17 September 2018, in the AVH. The sessions were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

 Session 1
Computer Training Programme
Mr Mukesh Kumar and Mr. Mohitendra Dey

An informative and hands-on workshop was jointly conducted by Mr.Mukesh Kumar and Mr.Mohitendra Dey for the teachers on 17 September 2018 in Computer Lab 5.

The workshop focused on the best practices while working online in a safe and secure environment. Safe and efficient practices of using the internet and the benefits of using a GSuite Account for Education, Documentation using Google Docs in a collaborative platform and analyzing data with Google sheets were also discussed at great length . Teachers created an online quiz for the students using Google Forms. All this was done with hands-on activities using each teacher’s GSuite account. It was a great learning experience for everyone.

Session 2
Personal Grooming for Professional Life
Pearl Academy

Ms. Pushpa Joshi, from Pearl Academy coordinated the session. With over 12 years of experience in education, Ms Joshi is The Coordinator Outreach at Pearl Academy.  Ms. Vasundhara  Khatri was the resource person. She has worked as a professional Stylist and Image Makeover Consultant. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor, Fashion Styling, at Pearl Academy.

Ms.Khatri started the session by linking professional styling with image and appearance. She elaborated on how fashion goes hand in hand with one’s body and personality.  She discussed how  sartorial choices and general fashion sense should be in harmony with the profession. She listed certain parameters to help decode the correct attire- occasion, lifestyle, body type, personality, needs and preferences. The choices should be attractive in order to generate positivity and in the process, one should be mindful of personal grooming and hygiene. All the tips guarantee the right attention and attitude from those around . She stressed on how an individual’s fashion sense decides a lot in terms of creating an appearance as it adds to their first impression because the other person takes seconds to decode the non-verbal cues. Everyone make the choices  based on visual perception and body image. Everyone- be it a home maker or a corporate giant- needs image management as the image works in the Vocal, Visual and Verbal manner. Lastly, she spoke about “neutral dressing”, on how to choose brands wisely and provided tips that could come in handy while selecting the fabric, style and colour of wardrobe for professional scenarios. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, extended the vote of thanks.



Computer Training Programme

An informative and hands-on workshop was jointly conducted by Mr. Mukesh Kumar and Mr. Mohitendra Dey for the teachers on 15 September 2018 in Computer Lab 5.

The workshop focused on the best practices while working online in a safe and secure environment. Safe and efficient practices of using the Internet and the benefits of using a GSuite Account for Education, Documentation using Google Docs in a collaborative platform and analyzing data with Google sheets were also discussed at great length . Teachers created an online quiz for the students using Google Forms. All this was done as hands-on activities using each teacher’s GSuite account. It was a great learning experience for everyone.



Role Model Teachers Award

The DPS Society has instituted the Role Model Teachers award to recognize and celebrate the sincerity, commitment, dedication and the outstanding work being done by DPS teachers on  Teachers Day.

The award includes a citation and cash prize of Rs.25,000/- each.

The following teachers of DPS R. K. Puram were presented the Role Model Teachers award in 2018:

  1. Mr. Mukesh Kumar
  2. Ms. Fatma Kirmani



Workshop On First Aid And Lab Safety Rules

A workshop on First Aid and Lab Safety rules was organized on 14 September 2018, in the Audio Visual hall. It was attended by 54 participants from the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Departments including Laboratory Incharges, Lab Assistants and the teachers using these labs. Housekeeping and kitchen staff also attended this workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, addressed them emphasising the role of lab assistants and teachers in ensuring the safety of students when they are with them in the lab. Keeping this in mind, she appealed to them to give suggestions about measures that should be taken for enhanced safety  nd in case any equipment needed replacement .

Dr Pushpinder Singh  gave a presentation on the general and  specific precautions to be followed in each lab. He demonstrated the action to be taken in case of emergencies like burns, cuts, fire and so on. He also suggested that some video clips should be shown to the students  in the beginning of the year about  measures that must be taken to avert accidents.

The Heads of Departments were requested to display lab safety rules in their labs for the safety of the students and all the teachers were asked to make the students aware of the consequences if they do not adhere to lab safety rules.



Protection of Child Rights, Disaster Management and Personal Grooming Workshop

Three informative workshops were organized for the teachers of DPS, RK Puram  on 13 September 2018 in the AVH. The workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

Session 1
Advisory on Protection of Child Rights
 Ms Vanita Sehgal, Principal, DPS RK Puram

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, recalled her initial years as a teacher, sharing anecdotes to reiterate the school motto of “Service before Self”. She stressed on the importance of understanding that one should be aware of not just one’s rights but responsibilities as well.  She advised the teachers to be more child-centric and to take pride in their work and identity as a teacher. The importance of values like professionalism, good work ethic and the idea of upholding and maintaining the DPS culture and ethos was emphasized.

Session 2
Guidelines: Natural Disaster Management
 Mr. Sajjan Kumar Sharma


Mr. Sharma has been a member of the Fire Services in New Delhi for the last eight years and is associated with NDMC. Addressing the staff, he stressed on how, little steps mattered greatly when it comes to dealing with natural disasters. He reminded the staff members that a disaster strikes unexpectedly and causes significant physical damage, loss of life or sometimes a permanent change to the natural environment.  The only way to deal with any disaster is to showcase strength, common sense and boldness. He talked about silent disasters and “psycho disasters” , giving an example of how in Haryana, female feticide and infanticide, leads to disasters like a skewed sex ratio which are a threat to various government schemes for the upliftment of girls.  The idea about awareness regarding basic systems for fire safety was stressed by him, first and foremost being the emergency number to get in touch with the fire safety team- 101. Secondly, teachers must be aware of 5 Ws- Where, What, Which, When and Why.
He coined an acronym CATNN to help everyone remember how to respond to fire accidents with the specialized team. They should be briefed with the following details-Caller Identity, Address, Contact number, Nature of complaint and the Nearest landmark. As part of his talk, he enlightened the staff about basic measures to use in an emergency. For example, how to transport an injured person based on his injury (leg injury, hand injury or if he/she is unconscious). A live demonstration was provided for the staff on how to use a fire extinguisher and a water hose pipe effectively to minimize the damage or control it before the fire fighters arrive. The staff participated and volunteered enthusiastically in the session. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 3
Personal Grooming For Professional Life
Pearl Academy

Ms. Pushpa Joshi, from Pearl Academy coordinated the session. Ms. Vasundhara Khatri was the resource person. Ms.Khatri studied Fashion Designing at NIFT. She has been a designer for Burberry, French Connection etc and  is  a faculty member at Pearl Academy. She was assisted by Mr. Gaurav Kwatra, Chief Manager at Pearl Academy and Ms. Monica, a Senior Member at Pearl Academy.
Ms.Khatri started the session by linking professional styling with image and appearance. She elaborated on how fashion goes hand in hand with one’s body and personality.  She discussed how  sartorial choices and general fashion sense should be in harmony with the profession. She listed certain parameters to help decode the correct attire- occasion, lifestyle, body type, personality, needs and preferences. The choices should be attractive in order to generate positivity and in the process, one should be mindful of personal grooming and hygiene. All the tips guarantee the right attention and attitude from those around . She stressed on how an individual’s fashion sense decides a lot in terms of creating an appearance as it adds to their first impression because the other person takes seconds to decode the non-verbal cues. Everyone make the choices  based on visual perception and body image. Everyone- be it a home maker or a corporate giant- needs image management as the image works in the Vocal, Visual and Verbal manner. Lastly, she spoke about “neutral dressing”, on how to choose brands wisely and provided tips that could come in handy while selecting the fabric, style and colour of wardrobe for professional scenarios. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.



 Workshop on Foreign Admission Guidelines and Cancer Prevention

Two informative workshops were organized for the teachers of DPS, RK Puram on 12 September,  2018 in the AVH. The sessions were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chadhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

Session 1
New Guidelines: Foreign Admissions
Ms.Ambika Kaul

The first one was an interactive session on Foreign Admissions by Ms. Ambika Kaul,  Education and Career Counsellor. DPS R.K.Puram has an unmatched record for international admissions. A large number of institutes are coming up with brilliant offers for the applicants of 2019. Ms.Ambika Kaul, who is handling International admissions, expressed her concern about the changing trends this year in the application process. She elaborated on the need to not just know about foreign universities, but also their admission processes, drafting applications, timeline and the documents required by different countries.

She informed the teachers that normally universities abroad, especially in the U.S. and even those in the Asia Pacific region require a sound SAT score. Other universities in the U.K. and Europe require adequate proof of written and spoken English proficiency through academic grading as well as special tests like IELTS and TOEFL. She also stressed that apart from subject expertise, students require skills like critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, etc. The need for strict privacy in giving  predicted scores and making letters of recommendations to which the child does not have access, was discussed. Ms.Ambika told the audience that a system will be put in place for the same by Mr.Mukesh Kumar. Caution needs to be exercised in giving predicted scores which are not inflated. They should be awarded keeping in mind the student’s abilities and performance.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal discussed the nuances teachers must keep in mind while writing a good letter of recommendation especially the personal touch e.g. anecdotes about the student etc. The session ended after an interactive Question and Answer round.

Session 2
Cancer- Intervention for Primary Prevention
Dr. Abhishek  Shankar, Assistant Professor, Preventive Oncology, AIIMS

In an effort to explore opportunities for cancer prevention, an interactive session `Cancer- Intervention for Primary Prevention’ was organized. Dr. Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Preventive Oncology at AIIMS was felicitated by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

Dr. Abhishek declared cancer as a highly curable disease especially if detected early. He urged the teachers to change their perception about cancer. He informed them that over 50 % of the cancers are preventable, with the guidance of experts and age-appropriate, timely screening. He condemned the pseudo knowledge of cancer propagated through social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. He urged the teachers to be ‘Cancer educated’. He talked about various myths related to the disease. He further elaborated on the positive lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce the risk.Proper breast self-examination techniques and Mammogram guidelines were also discussed. He highlighted the importance of detection and different strategies to detect. He ended the session with the stress on the need to prioritize health check-ups. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, extended the vote of thanks.



Stress Management, Legal Awareness and Health Management  Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop for all the staff members on the 11 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into three interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical Health, Stress management, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

Session 1
Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre 

An interactive session on the ‘Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition’ commenced with the Vice Principal, Ms.Anita Singh, felicitating the keynote speaker, Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre. She is a recognized name in the field of infertility in women and is also an alumnus of the school. Dr. Manika stressed on the importance of taking the right nutrition according to one’s age. She also emphasized on the vital role that exercise plays in adults, in the prevention of various ailments like obesity, diabetes and heart problems. She elaborated on the importance of a balanced diet through the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables and some amount of fats. She spoke about menstrual hygiene, the importance of proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and other issues. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, extended the vote of thanks.

 Session 2
Anger and Stress Management, Rude Behaviour and Malicious Gossiping
Ms. Suparna Goel and Team

This enlightening and enriching workshop for the teachers was on the role of Meditation in relieving stress and the importance of holistic living. The purpose of organizing this workshop was to introduce teachers to meditation so that they could be more productive in their personal and professional lives. The session was beautifully conducted by Ms. Suparna Goel and her team from Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organization recognized by the United Nations. Ms. Goel, highlighted the importance of managing stress through meditation and how meditation could be practiced. The latter part of the session was taken by Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Associate Director & Head, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital. He elucidated on the fusion of science and spirituality. He substantiated this idea with an array of facts. The session was brought to end by Ms. Sujata Sarin with a practical demonstration of how meditation can help to continually empty our hearts of complexities, filling them with purity, light and love. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 3
Legal Counselling on Anti-bullying, POCSO and  JJ Act
Geetanjali Goel, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Director,National Legal Services Authority

Ms. Geetanjali Goel spoke to the teachers about the POCSO Act, 2012 and the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.She discussed the important features of these Acts like complete privacy and gender neutrality. She also stressed on the mandatory role of teachers in reporting any incident of child abuse. Teachers must learn to recognize the symptoms of abuse and know how to deal with it. It is the responsibility of the school and management to be vigilant at all times. She suggested many measures to prevent bullying in schools. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.



Stress Management, Legal Awareness and Health Management  Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop for all the staff members on the 10 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into three interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical Health, Stress management, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

 Session 1
Bone Health and Coping with Bone Injuries
Dr. Ankit Goyal, Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital.

An interactive session on bone health in teachers and how to prevent bone injuries, commenced with the Vice Principal, Mrs.Anita Singh, felicitating the keynote speaker, Dr Ankit Goyal, an Associate Professor at  the Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung Hospital. Dr. Ankit is also an alumnus of the school.

The resource person enlightened the teachers by creating awareness about the common and frequently occurring illnesses due to particular body postures leading to pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, joints, bones and muscles. The noblest profession accompanies the stress and health hazards which need attention and remedy. The musculoskeletal disorders were addressed and solutions were recommended for better body postures. He emphasized on the vital role that exercise plays in adults preventing bone loss and maintaining muscle strength. He demonstrated some exercises and yoga postures for teachers. He stressed on the importance of nutrition through the intake of calcium, vitamins, proteins, fruits and vegetables. He ended the session by providing some of the guiding principles in case of emergency of bone injury. The session created awareness and concern among teachers for better performance by maintaining health. Vice Principals, Dr Renu Nayar and Ms Padma Srinivasan, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 2
Role of Police in Anti-bullying, POCSO and  Juvenile Justice Act and Security in the School Campus
Mr. Anish Prasad, IPS

The workshop on POCSO was conducted by Mr. Anish Prasad, IPS, Deputy Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi. He was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar.

Mr. Prasad emphasized that child abuse is rampant in schools, homes, neighborhood and public places. Keeping this in mind, the POCSO Act, 2012 and The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 were started which address all sexual offences below the age of 18. He discussed the important features of this Act like complete privacy and gender neutrality. He also stressed on the mandatory role of teachers in reporting any incident of child abuse. Teachers must recognize the symptoms of sexual abuse and know how to deal with it. It is the responsibility of the school and the management to be vigilant at all times. He suggested many preventive measures to avoid bullying in school. This was followed by a Question and Answers round. Teachers participated enthusiastically in this discussion. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. She stressed on the need for organizing such informative sessions. She made a plea to the teachers to be more proactive and watchful.

Session 3
Anger and Stress Management, Rude behaviour and Malicious Gossiping
Ms. Suparna Goel and Team

This enlightening and enriching workshop for the teachers was on Anger and Stress Management. The purpose of organizing this workshop was to help develop peaceful, healthy and holistically educated teachers and students. This session was beautifully conducted by Ms. Suparna Goel and her team from Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organisation .

Ms. Suparna Goel, an alumnus of DPS R.K.Puram, commenced the session with a philosophical memoir. She emphasized the fact that each one of us is unique. Therefore we must appreciate this uniqueness and understand the person we are. She strongly condemned the illusions of social media. She elaborated on the idea of generating beautiful and positive thoughts. The latter part of the session was taken by Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Associate Director & Head, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital. He elucidated on the fusion of science and spirituality. He substantiated this idea with an array of facts. The session was brought to end by Dr. Sachdeva with a practical demonstration of how meditation can facilitate us to continually empty our hearts of complexities and help filling our hearts with purity, light and love. The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, extended the vote of thanks.



Capacity Building, Legal and Social Awareness Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop, titled ‘Capacity Building, Legal and Social Awareness’ for all the staff members on the 8 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into five interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical and Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These enriching workshops were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

Session 1
Impact of Air Pollution on Health
Resource Person –Dr. Arvind Kumar

The workshop commenced with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, felicitating the speaker, Dr.Arvind Kumar, Pulmonologist & Thoracic Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Dr Kumar began the session by drawing a contrast between the colour of the lungs of a newborn and a 20 year old who has been exposed to polluted air. He emphasized that people staying in polluted cities are all smokers, in the sense that their lungs are affected by the particulate matter. He added that the adverse effects of air pollution results in allergies, asthma, and various other respiratory diseases, tuberculosis and lung cancer being the most dangerous ones. He spoke about the measures that one must take to have healthy lungs. These measures included spreading awareness about the issue through educating people, avoiding dust and smoke, planting more indoor plants to intensify the fight against air pollution for a cleaner and greener tomorrow. The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 2
Social Skills & Identification of students with Special Needs
Resource Person – Dr. Vishal Chhabra

The session began with the speaker Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, elaborating on social skills for handling emotions in children.  He also addressed the issue of handling children with special needs. He spoke about  different kinds of social skills and emphasised how group activity can help in enhancing interpersonal skills. He shared a few techniques used in Positive Psychology as a part of problem solving skills. The latter half of the session focused on Developmental Disabilities in children, Specific Learning Disabilities like, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and Intellectual Disabilities. The resource person also touched on the psychological problems in children like ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Abuse, Bullying, Depression, etc., and sensitized teachers about dealing with the children with special needs. The Headmistress,

Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, extended a vote of thanks and concluded the enriching session.

Session 3
Diet and Weight Management
Resource Person – Ms. Aditi Mehrotra and her team.

Ms. Aditi Mehrotra, a Nutritionist at Arney Fit Kids told the teachers that a good and healthy diet is a lifestyle change. It is about deviation rather than deprivation. She stated that humans are more focused on satiating their food cravings rather than their hunger, unlike animals who stop eating when their hunger is satiated. She elaborated on the need to include seasonal fruits, a Rainbow diet, and natural supplements to develop intelligent eating traits. She spoke about the occupational hazards faced by teachers, as regards their postures, voice, mental fatigue, and stressed on drinking water at room temperature to counter most of these ailments. She advised the audience to be aware of trans-fats, artificial colours, adulterants, pesticides, and flavour enhancers and encouraged them to have a balanced and healthy diet. A member from the resource person’s team demonstrated a few exercises that could be done to relieve stress in the body. An activity was conducted by the resource person wherein a teacher volunteer was asked to mark the various colours she had included in her diet on a given day. This was done to stress the importance of including a variety of colours in one’s diet. Ms. Mehrotra also shared the reasons for food cravings and gave tips to control food cravings. The interactive and enriching session came to an end with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, proposing the vote of thanks.

Session 4
Social Responsibility and Healthy Peer Relationship
Resource Person –Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

The session began with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. felicitating the resource person, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, a Communication Consultant. Dr Kumar commenced his presentation by showing a visual related to perception and emphasized how teachers can help students see things differently by guiding them to a new perspective. He elaborated on how learning, behaviour, and action are all related to perception and teachers must be able to anchor information to make learning more interesting. Using two activities, he demonstrated how the ‘Curse of Knowledge’ hinders our ability to see past our own expertise. He further reinforced the need to innovate and bring together the different pieces of information to construct coherent knowledge. He concluded his session with the idea that in order to control the outcome, one needs to change the method. The session was very enriching and one where the teachers participated enthusiastically. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks for this very interactive session.

Session 5
Legal Counselling on POCSO, Juvenile Justice Act and Anti Bullying
Resource person – Mr. Aditya Das

The session was conducted by Mr Aditya Das, an Advocate who is also an alumnus of DPS R.K.Puram. The resource person commenced the session by elaborating on the two acts framed by the Union Government concerning Juvenile Justice and the POCSO Act,2012. He explained about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and the other components that are included in the Act. He further sensitized the teachers about the rights of students, the roles and responsibilities of the teachers, and the school management along with the parents. The major causes of CSA in India stated by Mr Das, referring to the NCPCR document were taboos in discussing sex and sexuality, tolerance to gender based violence, a culture that believes and values adults over children, and the impact of reporting child sexual abuse. He stressed that teachers must be very vigilant yet sensitive towards children especially in their interaction with them. He advised the teachers to be more aware about any change in the pattern of behaviour in children and to inform the management timely so that appropriate action can be taken.

The session ended with the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, urging the teachers to be more vigilant and empathetic towards children. The Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayar, proposed the vote of thanks.



Value Of The Month – Conflict Resolution August 2018

Class VI

Resolving conflicts peacefully is an essential skill. Students understood the importance of communicating with each other in order to identify the cause of conflict and then resolving it through further communication. Class teachers and Subject teachers spoke about the importance of resolving problems through communication. Students put up quotations and posters  and also discussed stories and incidents related to the topic.

Class VII

Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. Often, each side benefits by participating in negotiations. Group discussions were conducted regarding the importance of the topic. Quotes related to the topic were put up in the class for better understanding. Class teachers spoke about the importance of Conflict Resolution in day to day life. Children brought quotes and images illustrating the value. A general discussion was undertaken on various classroom issues and how to resolve the same and live in peace and harmony. Children participated enthusiastically and came up with many ideas on topics such as keeping the classroom clean and helping each other in the time of need.

Class VIII

Resolving conflicts amicably leads to healthy peaceful environment. Conflict Resolution is an essential skill. The students were guided and advised to talk about their differences to solve their problems. The teachers also spoke about the importance of communication. Various quotes were put up on the topic. Students also related personal incidents.



CBSE Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Sensitivity

Delhi Public School, R.K Puram hosted the CBSE Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Sensitivity on Saturday,1 September 2018.

The Capacity Building Programme was attended by the staff of DPS, R.K Puram, East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar. A total of 62 teachers attended the one day programme.

The CBSE Resource Persons for the workshop were Ms Sudha Acharya (Principal, ITL Public School ) and Ms.Vijay Laxmi Singh (Education Consultant, TATA, ClassEdge).

Ms Vanita Sehgal, Principal DPS R.K Puram, in her welcome address underlined the importance of gender sensitivity  as gender bias  is still prevalent in society and how  society needs to undergo a change in overcoming stereotypes which define the role of men and women and vice versa.

The workshop covered a huge range of topics towards understanding the importance of gender sensitivity – beginning from awareness about gender to strategies for integration of gender sensitivity in teaching. The participants at the workshop played a proactive role as the entire workshop was conducted in an interactive style. Each participant took initiative to express his/her point of view on a given topic of discussion.

The day long programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Padma Srinivasan (Vice Principal, DPS,R.K Puram) and distribution of certificates to the participants.



BLISS:  Training Programme for Teachers from North East

A Teachers Training Programme ‘BLISS’ (Biotechnology Labs in Senior Secondary Schools) was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 28 August,2018. Second batch of 30 teachers from the States of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram attended the same along with Officials from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Indian Environmental Society and Department of Environment, Delhi.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed all the teacher delegates and assured all possible help for making the programme an enriching experience. The Vice Principal ,Ms Anita Singh, highlighted the role of Biotechnology in the fields of medicine, agriculture and industry. Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of the Biology Department, gave a Power Point Presentation on scope, application, and curriculum design of Biotechnology.

The programme commenced with a demonstration of DNA isolation, gram positive staining of Curd bacteria, Bioinformatics-Internet based experiments, Restriction Digestion followed by Gel electrophoresis, Cell Viability Test, Serum Glucose Estimation by GOD-POD Method, DNA Isolation from spinach & banana, Karyotyping and preparation of Mitosis slide which was done by the students of Class XII in the Senior Biology Lab, assisted by Ms. Kajal Sethi and Ms. Kusum Yadav. A Demonstration by Dr Tripti Bhatnagar of Codon Biotech was given.

The delegates were made familiar with various instruments used in Biotechnology experiments like Spectrophotometer, Autoclave, Shaker Water Bath, Laminar Air Flow, Trans Illuminator, BOD Incubator, Colorimeter, Electronic Balance, Magnetic Stirrer and Rocker Shaker. The programme was assisted by Ms Jyoti Sharma.

At the end, a presentation on Environment Initiatives of the school was showcased with special reference to Pollution Survey Report and Jal Jaanch DIY stick by Ms Niva Chhonkar.

The participating teachers appreciated the contribution of teachers and students and had a great learning experience.



Theatron 2018

‘We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover what we can become’

Theatron, the Annual Inter School Theatre Fest, was organised by the Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on 25 August 2018 sponsored by Jamboree. The festival was organised with an aim to provide students from a plethora of venerable schools with a platform to emblazon their passion for the stage. There were 6 distinct categories, namely, Stage Play, Street Play, Thespian Coliseum, Ad Act, Play-o-Poem and Theatrical Extravaganza (Surprise Event).

Mr Stephen Marazzi graced the occasion with his august presence. A Music and Theatre Director, graphic artist, eminent theatre personality, voice and speech trainer, drama instructor, storyteller, and illustrator,  having a repertoire of over 30 stage productions and concerts, including musicals like The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Cats, Oliver! and non musicals like Frankenstein, To Kill A Mockingbird, Macbeth and Tughlaq, he has worked extensively for publishers like WHO, UNICEF, VHAI, Oxford and TERI.

Guest of Honour Mr Stephen Marazzi and Mr Gurpreet Pathak, eminent cinema and theatre actor, theatre trainer in schools, with experience of having performed in different parts of India on socio-political issues as well as a close association with the Asmita Theatre Group, judged the Stage Play. The students, during the event, set the stage afire with their vibrant ensembles and riveting dialogues and painted a beautiful picture of the topics provided.

Mr. Mayank Garg, who is associated with India’s most prolific theatre group ASMITA with experience of over 500 stage,  2500 street plays and judging theatre competitions of various schools and colleges judged Street Play along with Mr. Vipul, a theatre artist and social activist, who has performed over 400 stage plays and 2000 street plays. In the Nukkad Natak the participants used the medium of a traditional street play to talk about various social issues plaguing society, unencumbered by gaudy props.

Mr. Tarun Kohli, founder of the Mashq Theatre group, professional contemporary dancer, theatre personality and worked with well known director Mr Hansal Mehta in Omerta,  judged Ad Act along with Ms Swati Singh, an advertising professional and a creative director with over 18 years of association with Media with diverse experiences in sectors like Public Relations and Corporate Training. Ad-Act incorporated pop culture citations as the students scrambled to imaginatively market sundry, out-of-the-box products.

Ms. Lakshmi Subramanyam, retired Associate Professor of English, Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, writer on Modern Indian Theatre and editor of essays and books on Drama and Ms. Sukhpreet Khalon, Trustee, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Memorial Trust, film scholar, programmer for film festivals and curator of  several film exhibitions assessed the actors of  Thespian  Coliseum. The monologues and soliloquies of the legendary bard William Shakespeare were brought to life by adroit performers, decked in vivid garb in the Thespian Coliseum, and were evaluated on the basis of their delivery and diction, costumes and props, ​body language and stage presence.

Ms Shikha Mittal, Founder and Director of the site Be.artsy.com, a website targeting needs of society and business with impact of art and street theatre and art based solutions, and Ms Kriti Pant, Founder of The Tadpole Repertory and an actor, trainer and voice over artist as well as co-director of Plasticity, a piece of materiel theatre for toddlers, judged Play-o-Poem. The judges and audience alike were held captive by the electrifying delivery of the participants complete with vivid pink colour in the air and costumes to match. The performers displayed finesse in their portrayal of various socio-cultural phenomena.

 The Theatrical Extravaganza( surprise event) was judged by Ms Aakriti Seth, who has been a part of the theatre circuit since her school days and has various street and stage plays to her credit, also is a part of productions of Three Arts Theatre Club, along with Ms Smridhi Khanna, who has been  part of the Theatreela Group and many workshops by senior theatre artists, currently working with Gartner, a research and consulting firm as a Senior Research Analyst. The surprise event tested the competitors’ improvising skills and ability to think on the spot. The first round was “Moulding” where the participants were told to assume a particular position and improvise a scene starting from there. The second round was an Expression Face-Off, where participants were giving an expression such as happiness, anger or disgust and were challenged to express it in varying degrees ranging from mild to extreme.

A few pizzas later, the participants, refreshed, headed to the AVH for the closing ceremony. The Chief Guest was felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address, commended the efforts of the Expressions Theatre Club and entrusted them with meeting her expectations for the Annual Production to be put up at the end of the year. She took a trip down memory lane, reminiscing of her school and college days, when theatre had not yet taken centre stage among extracurricular activities; unlike contemporary times, wherein theatre events enjoy mass participation. She also spoke about the fact that behind every successful actor, there is a well-written script and a talented Director. She concluded with praise for Ms. Sanya Taneja, the Teacher-in-charge of Expressions Theatre Club, and coordinator of Theatron; inviting the senior members of the club up on stage and lauding their phenomenal organisation of the event. Wrapping up her speech, she reminded the students, to never imagine that they’re the best, for once they reach the top, there is nowhere else to go.

After the Principal’s speech, the Expressions Theatre Club presented a showcase of the performances that Delhi Public School R. K. Puram had put forward as their entry for the various events of the fest. They were hugely appreciated as the hall reverberated with thunderous applause.

The Chief Guest began by expressing his gratitude to the Principal for inviting him to the event and making his weekend enjoyable. He lamented the fact that he could not be in multiple places and see the various events. After ascertaining that all the participants had enjoyed at the event, he went on to thank the Principal for organising the fest and expressed his awe at its sheer scale. He was happy that students were participating in theatrical endeavours and not remaining buried in their textbooks and electronic gadgets. He concluded by complimenting the actors’ attention to detail in the the Theatre Club showcase.

The Teacher-in-charge, Ms. Sanya Taneja of the English Department thanked everyone who made the event possible.

The event ended with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, delivering the Vote of thanks. She thanked the judges for taking out time from their busy schedules and commended the enthusiasm of the participants and the efforts of the teachers.

The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

The results are as follows:

Event Name Position  School
Stage Play First
Second
Third
Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar
Amity International School, Noida
St. Xavier’s Sr. Sec School
Street Play First
Second
Third
 Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar
Delhi Public School, Noida
St. Xavier’s Sr. Sec School
Thespian Coliseum First
Second
Third
Step by Step School
St. Xavier’s Sr. Sec School
Delhi Public School, Dwarka
 Ad Act First
Second
Third
Delhi Public School, Dwarka
St. Xavier’s Sr. Sec School
Delhi Public School, Noida
Play-o-Poem First
Second
Third
Delhi Public School, Noida
The Mother’s International School
Tagore International School
Theatrical Extravaganza (Surprise Event) First
Second
Third
Convent of Jesus and Mary School
Delhi Public School, Noida
The Mother’s International School
  1. The overall winners were St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School.
  2. Best Actor for Street Play: Sakshi (Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar)
  1. Best Actor for Stage Play: Ansh Kapoor (Step by Step School)



Value of the month July 2018 “Responsibility”

CLASS VI

Class teachers and subject teachers discussed the importance of being responsible and taking responsibility for one’s actions in all aspects of one’s life. They spoke about why it is essential for one to be responsible both at home and in school. Students were invited to participate in discussions. They shared stories and incidents on the importance of being responsible. They also shared quotations and slogans related to the topic and put them up in the classroom.

Class VII

Responsibility means doing what needs to be done to take care of yourself, your family, your friends, and the greater community. Class teachers and subject teachers worked towards inculcating this value in the students through various activities.

Teachers discussed the meaning and concept of ‘responsibility’. Students contributed to class discussions by speaking about the topic and sharing various quotations and stories.  They also put up posters and slogans related to the topic.

Class VIII

Responsibility means doing your actions carefully with thought put into it. It means to work for the good of one’s family, friends, and community. Class teachers and subject teachers worked towards inculcating this value in the students through various activities. Posters and quotes were put up on the walls.  Teachers discussed the meaning of the value with the help of real time examples and class room situations. Students contributed to class discussions by speaking about the topic.



DPS R.K.Puram celebrates CBSE ‘Prakriti Mahotsava’

‘A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on Earth is inconceivable without trees’. What an apt quote!

Importance of tree plantation has been stressed upon time and again. The need for tree plantation has become even greater these days because of the growing pollution in the environment.

More and more trees must be planted if we really want to survive and lead a good life. Besides exhaling oxygen and inhaling carbon dioxide, trees also absorb other harmful gases from the environment thus making the air purer and fresher. The greener the tree, the more oxygen it shall produce and the more toxic gases it will absorb.

Our environment is the greatest gift of Mother Nature to us. A clean environment is vital to have a peaceful and healthy life. But because of negligence of some human beings we have put our nature on a dangerous threshold.
In order to make the generations to come, more sensitive and concerned about their environment and to reinforce positive attitude and values towards preserving it, CBSE proposed to plant trees and ‘Prakriti Mahotsav’ ‘तरवे नमः’ was celebrated on August 16,2018.

11 native tree species of Delhi were selected and each tree was given a unique name of a martyr for proper identification and personal touch.

The plants selected were Ficus religiosa- Peepal, Azadiracta indica – Neem tree, Cassia fistula- Amaltas , Ficus virens -Pilkhan, Morus alba-shahtoot, Syzigium cumini-Jamun, Polyalthia longifolia-Ashok, Delonix regia- Gulmohar, Alstonia scholaris- Saptaparni, Aegle marmelos-Bael, Phyllanthus emblica-Amla

Names of selected female Freedom Fighters were Madam Bhikaiji Cama (24 September, 1861- 13 August, 1936),Kasturba Gandhi (11 April, 1869- 22 February, 1942), Sarojini Naidu (13 February, 1879- 2 March, 1949),Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (18 August, 1900- 1 December, 1990), Sucheta Kripalani (25 June, 1908- 1 December, 1974),Aruna Asaf Ali (16 July, 1909- 26 July,1996), Durga Bai Deshmukh (15 July, 1909- 9 May, 1981),Usha Mehta Savitribai Phule (25 March, 1920- 11 August, 2000), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820- 7 April, 1879), Rani lakshmibai (19 November – 17 June, 1858), Kittur Rani Chennamma (23 October, 1778 – 21 February, 1829).

The students of Class X enthusiastically participated in this drive and pledged to take care of environment. The plants are kept in the central area of school so that all the students can see and identify the common plants found in Delhi.

This activity was organized by the Environment Club of Delhi Public School, R. K.Puram and was a great opportunity for the students & teachers to identify and to learn about the native trees of Delhi.



Independence Day 2018 Celebrations

The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated by the students and staff members of DPS RK Puram with full patriotic fervour on 15 August, 2018. The event was graced by the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, Vice Principals, Dr Renu Nayyar, Ms Padma Srinivasan and Ms Anita Singh and Headmistresses, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, Ms Archana Pental and Ms Dolly Chanana. The enthusiastic students displayed their talent and passion for the country through a wide range of activities and competitions judged by the esteemed alumni and teachers.

 

The celebration commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony, where the National Flag unfurled with a shower of rose petals and the soul stirring National Anthem which was followed by the release of beautiful  tri-colored balloons.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her inaugural address started by referring to Tryst with Destiny, the speech given by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, at the stroke of the first midnight hour of independent India. She mentioned the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and the unsung heroes who laid down their lives for the freedom of India. Exhibiting her pride for the nation, having seen it grow and reach phenomenal heights, she spoke about the role every citizen plays in the growth of a nation and also the feeling of pride of being an Indian. She thanked all the teachers and every person who made this joyous occasion a grand success. She ended her speech by wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day.

A plethora of events were scheduled with feelings of patriotism running high in the audience. The cultural programme started with the school choir’s melodious rendition of various patriotic songs. A short play, dance performance by students of  DPS RKPuram and MCD School Sector 12, left the audience awestruck. The show culminated with the school choir singing ‘ Ae Watan’, electrifying the atmosphere. Thereafter, Vice Principals and Headmistresses wished everyone and shared their thoughts on what independence means to them.

This was followed by a host of events hosted by a variety of Departments in which students from all classes participated eagerly.

The English Department organised an English Quiz for Classes VI-VIII, which was an exciting blend of idioms, popular fiction and tongue twisters. The Turncoat Debate for Classes IX-XII saw dynamic students indulge in debating over the topics provided.

The Hindi Department organised ‘देशभक्ति पर आधारित कविताओं का पाठ  ‘ for VI -VIII and ‘ दो विपरीत चरित्रों द्वारा बातचीत – आमना सामना ‘ for Classes IX – XII.

‘चरित्राभिनय ’ for Classes VI-VIII & ‘संस्कृत प्रश्नोत्तरी (व्याकरण एवं साहित्याधारित) ’ for IX and X were conducted by the Sanskrit Department.

’Struggle for Freedom’, an On- the- Spot Painting competition was hosted by the Fine Arts Department.

The Performing Arts Department organized ‘Jashn- E- Azaadi’ a music and dance competition in which students of all classes participated. The event saw a huge turnout from students wanting to showcase their talent.

The Mathematics Department conducted Mental Maths and Jumbled Series quizzes. Quiz Masters examined the students on logical reasoning, mental abilities and problem solving capabilities.

The Science Department conducted a Quiz for Classes VI- VIII and Presentations for Classes IX-XII. The Quiz was an exciting affair with a ‘Bounce and Pounce’ preliminary round and Picture based final round.

‘A Celebration of Diversity’ : Card-making Competition for Classes VI-VIII and a ‘Display of traditional attires over the ages’ was conducted for Classes IX-XII by Social Science Department.

The Sports Department made its contribution to the event by ‘Athletics and Swimming Competitions’. Certificates were presented to all the participants and medals to all the winners.

The students participated in the wide range of events with a lot of enthusiasm and their performances were widely applauded. The celebrations stirred feelings of patriotism and nationalism amongst the audience gathered.





DPS R.K.Puram launches Bio-Rad’s Science Ambassador Program

Delhi Public School, R K Puram and Bio-Rad, an US based Life Sciences Company  launched  a fun filled learning  program-“Bio-Rad’s Science Ambassador Program” on August 8,2018. Biology students of Class XII attended this program.

During the two hours program, the students and teachers were engaged in fun filled and team building activities that allowed each one of them to unleash  themselves  and be expressive. There was a lot of excitement to extract DNA from the cheek cells. Students made DNA necklace. It was a great feeling for all them to see their DNA for the first time.

Biorad’s Country Head, Mr Bijender Kumar was also present. Presentation on ‘Look closer at Biotechnology’ was made by Mr Vipan Minhas. Later Dr Nitin Ghosal spoke about importance of HbA1c in diabetes diagnosis and Thalassemia.

The students worked in groups and the group with best DNA extraction won a box of chocolates. Ice-cream challenge was also arranged. Tree plantation was organised in the school campus and the students were awarded certificates by Bio-Rad Company.

Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biology Department. It was an amazing workshop and a learning experience thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The programme was coordinated by Ms KajaL Sethi, Biology Teacher.



Inter-School Language Fest- “भाषा संगम” 2018

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized the Annual Inter-School Language Festival – ‘भाषा संगम’ on 11 August 2018. This event aimed to provide students with a better understanding of various cultures and instill a sense of pride in their own. The number of schools participating in the event were: 13 in German, 15 in Sanskrit, 18 in Hindi and 9 in Spanish. The event comprised 8 events, 2 for each language.

The Chief Guests for the event were Ms. Padma Sachdev, a Hindi and Dogri poetess and writer, Dr. Girish Chandra Pant, Head of Department of Sanskrit, Jamia Millia Islamia and Mr. Carl – Jochen Dill, Speaker for Educational Cooperation, Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan.

SANSKRIT

For वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता (Debate Competition), the topic placed before the house was, “दंण्ड विना अनुशासनम् सम्भवं न” or ‘Discipline is not possible without punishment”. The students engaged in heated debates, putting forward their points in the best possible way. The event was judged by Dr. Rekha Arora, Head of Department, Sanskrit, Miranda House and Prof. Rachna Verma Mohan, Professor in Education Department of Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth.

In दूरदर्शन प्रस्तुति (News panel), the participants recited shlokas, giving updates on recent news up to 20 July 2018 and performed an advertisement on social issues. The event was judged by Dr. Sushma Choudhary, Department of Sanskrit, Delhi University, Treasurer in WAVES India and Dr. Balderanand Sagar, Chief Secretary of All India Sanskrit Journalists.

HINDI

(Enactment) gave students a platform to showcase their theatrical talent as they enacted classic stories from Indian literature. They were judged based on their choice of story, screenplay, dialogue delivery and their costumes. The judges for the event were Mr. Ajay Sethi, an NDTV actor and director, and Mr.Tarikh Hamid, Director, Wings Theatre Group.

For, कविता पाठ (poetry recitation) each team comprised of two participants, who had to recite a poem on the given topics. The junior team was from grade 6 to 8 and the senior team was from grade 9 to 11 who spoke on “Manav ab toh jaag” and “Jeevan,samaj aur desh” respectively. They performed with ardor and were tested on their enunciation, choice of poem and manner of recitation. The event was judged by Dr. Saraswat Mohan Manishi, a renowned Author and Poet, and Prof. Puranchand Tandon, Assistant Professor, Department of Hindi, Delhi University.

At the end of this competition, the school Theatre Group performed a play ‘Toba Take Singh’ written by Saadat Hasan Manto.

GERMAN

Zungenbrecher (Tongue Twister), was a unique competition in which an exciting yet difficult tongue twister was given to the participants. They were required to speak together in front of the audience and judges, and were tested on the basis of their synchronization, fluency, pronunciation and confidence. The event was judged by Ms Reema Chauhan, Assistant Professor, Gargi College and Mr. Stefan von Thenen, an intern at Max Mueller Bhavan.

Character Portrayal, was an event in which the participants had to enact and recapitulate a popular excerpt or dialogue of any famous personality of Germany. They were assessed on the basis of accuracy to the character and dialogue and delivery. The judges for the event were Ms. Manisha Bhuttan, Assistant Professor at Amity University, Noida and Ms. Sheetal B. Das, Assistant Professor at Amity University, Gurugram.

SPANISH

Show and Tell, was a competition where the participant had to choose a Spanish object from their day to day life and talk about it in Spanish. The presentation was evaluated on clarity of spoken words, diction, originality and creativity.

For Poetry Recitation, the student had to orate a poem of their choice and were graded on the basis of spontaneity, intonation,  voice and articulation.

The judges for both the events were Ms. Jocelyn Herrera, a Spanish lecturer at lexicos Institute and Ms. Komal Dhawan, a lecturer at Khalsa College and Daulatram College.

Valedictory Function

The Valedictory ceremony commenced with a amazing rendition of a welcome song ‘Swagatam’ by the choir of DPS R.K. Puram, which was followed by the felicitation of the Chief Guests by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The Principal began by quoting Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head, but if you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.” She appreciated the hard work put in by all the language departments and coordinators, Ms. Fatma Kirmani, Ms. Amla Thukral, Ms. Priyamvada, Ms. Payal Arora, Mr. Aditya Kumar Sharma, Ms. Jaishree Sharma, and went on to stress on the essence of maintaining healthy relationships with other countries, through learning new languages. Supporting her previous statement, she said, “Language can divide, language can unite.”

The cultural programme initiated with a melodious Dogri song which was carried forward with an enthralling and lively qawali in Sanskrit, a Spanish dance which was an impeccable blend of elegance and beauty and ended with a nimble and spirited German song.

Dr. Girish Chandra Pant then addressed the gathering and expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards all the guests and participants present. He further mentioned that even if a student discontinues pursuing Sanskrit in school, s/he must include it in their day-to-day lives.

Ms. Padma Sachdev in her speech said that all songs, no matter what language they are in, are extremely beautiful. Local songs in Dogri are her personal favourite. She deeply emphasized on the importance of the presence of a mother in a child’s life and the pain of a wife when her husband is at war. She also recalled several interesting anecdotes from her childhood.

Mr. Carl – Jochen Dill began by quoting, “ If there are no stars, there is no beauty in the sky; if there are no flowers, there is no beauty in the garden; and if there are no languages, there is no beauty in conversing.” Appreciating the efforts put in by the Principal to promote German language and culture in the school, he explained the usefulness of learning German and how it could help in one’s future.

The ceremony concluded with the Vice principal, Ms. Anita Singh, offering the Vote of thanks. She started by acknowledging the palpable excitement on the air. Further, she thanked the Chief Guests and the Judges for their valuable time. She acknowledged the student’s commendable performance and proceeded by saying, “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose; what matters is that you took part”. She then called all teacher in-charges along with the members of the language clubs on stage, where they were greeted with a huge round of applause.

All in all, the Language festival proved to be a great opportunity for students to interact with each other and uncover their hidden linguistic abilities.

The results for the events are as follows: 

EVENT NAME POSITION SCHOOL
NATYA MANCH 1st    Delhi Public school, Faridabad
2nd Delhi Public school, Dwarka
3rd  The Indian School
KAVITA PATH (JUNIOR) 1st Delhi Public School, Noida
2nd Delhi Public School, Dwarka
3rd  The Indian School
KAVITA PATH 1st Delhi Public School, Faridabad
2nd Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok
3rd  The Indian school
VADVIVAAD PRATIYOGITA 1st  Ramjas School, Pusa Road
2nd    Delhi Public School, Noida
3rd  Amrita Vidyalaya, Pushp Vihar
DOORDARSHAN PRASTUTI 1st  Delhi Public School, Faridabad
2nd   Amrita Vidyalaya, Pushp Vihar
3rd  Ramjas School, Pusa Road
TONGUE TWISTER 1st  Delhi Public School, Sector-45 Gurgaon
2nd  Delhi Public School, Noida
3rd   Delhi Public School International
CHARACTER PORTRAYAL 1st  Delhi Public School International
2nd   Amity International School
3rd     Bal Bharti International School
SHOW AND TELL 1st   Delhi Public School, Dwarka
2nd   Delhi Public School, Noida
3rd  Modern School, Barakhamba Road
POETRY RECITATION 1st   Delhi Public School, Dwarka
2nd   Delhi public School International
3rd   Delhi Public School, Noida



17th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Inter School Debate 2018

Delhi Public School R.K.Puram hosted the 17th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Inter School Debate on 10 August, 2018. The event saw active participation of 15 schools from all over Delhi, NCR.

Dhruv Rajgarhia, a young student of the school passed away in 2002. Dhruv is affectionately remembered as a keen sportsman, an eager debater, a peacemaker and somebody with an unparalleled zest for living. The debate was instituted by his grandfather, Late Shri K. L. Rajgarhia in his memory, with the aim of building up debating and oratorical skills amongst the students.

The Rajgarhia family and Ms Jonaki Sarma, the Teacher In-charge for the event, along with her team of teachers, graced the occasion with their presence.

The judges for the event were: Mr Daanish Kaushal, representative for the Hindu College English Debating Society at Delhi University; Ms Shagun Sethi, former Head Girl of DPS RKP and President of Debating Society at JMC; Ms. Devika Oberai, Secretary of Debating Society at JMC; Ms Pramiti Singh, Vice President of the Debating Society at JMC; Mr Anany Jain, former member of Debating Society of College of Business Studies at DU; Mr Vijeeth Srinivas, studying at Kirori Mal College; Ms Sheryl Sahni, studying at JMC; Ms Radhika Sharma, student of Law at King’s College, London; Mr Jatin Jha, Ex-president of DebSoc and currently studying at Hindu College; Mr Niket Khadgawat, studying at Hansraj College; Ms Spriha Saxena, President of Debating Society of IP College and Jagnoor Singh, member of Debating Society of Sri Venkateswara College.

The debate consisted of two parts – The first was the Preliminary Round, and the second constituted the Quarter, Semi and Final rounds.

The Preliminary round composed of 3 events – a Classical, an Extempore and a Turncoat debate.

The participants articulated and exemplified their dynamic viewpoints before the house.

The motion for the Classical Debate – “This house would make posthumous organ donations opt-out in India” – was given two weeks prior, with the stance assigned on the day of the event.

The Extempore Debate required the participants to demonstrate their stance on motions such as “The house believes that true women’s liberation is compatible with the existence of organized religion” and “The house believes that government should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth”, which were given on the spot.

The Turncoat Debate required the participants to speak both, for and against the motion which was given on the spot. Motions like, “The house believes that the LGBTQ+ community should be more prominently featured in children’s’ education and media” and “The house believes that the feminist movement should campaign for the equal sexualisation of men in the media as opposed to campaigning against the sexualisation of women”, were given.

The three best speakers in each of the categories of the Preliminary round were awarded.

The second part of the event consisted of an Asian Parliamentary Style Debate. There  were two teams- the opposition and the proposition, each consisting three participants representing The Prime  Minister, The Deputy Prime Minister, Government Whip, Leader of Opposition, Deputy Leader of Opposition and Opposition Whip.

Eight of the original fifteen teams qualified for the Quarter Finals.  The motions put before the teams were- “The house believes that post genocide regimes should destroy all places of extermination”, “The house believes that people who abuse drugs should be treated as public health concerns instead of criminals”, “The house believes that versions of history taught by states to the education system should not be designed to promote national pride”, “The house supports moral policing of school and undergraduate students in romantic relationships”.

After an intense discussion, four teams went on to compete in the semi-finals. “Eugenics should be used to improve the quality of human population” and “The house believes that media organisations should disseminate sensitive information pertaining to national security” were the motions presented to the semi finalists.

The two best teams headed for the anticipated finals. It was the only round to feature a reply speech. The Finals took place on the motion- “In democratic post colonial states, the house would ban parties from using their involvement with the independence movement as their current rhetoric”.  The students spoke with eloquence and argued their case with great zeal. All the judges of the event were present to adjudicate it.

The Prize Distribution was conducted by Mr Rajgarhia, Mr Mukesh Kumar, the School Supervisor and Ms Jonaki Sarma, the Teacher In-charge.

POSITION NAME SCHOOL
TURNCOAT DEBATE FIRST KANIKA KAUR SPRINGDALES, DHAULA KUAN
SECOND AATIF HUSSAIN THE INDIAN SCHOOL
THIRD

RAYANA HUSSAIN

 

THE BRITISH SCHOOL
EXTEMPORE DEBATE FIRST AVANTIKA CHODHA THE INDIAN SCHOOL
SECOND YASHWARDHAN CHAWDHARY SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD
THIRD MOHIT MOHAN SPRINGDALES, DHAULA KUAN
CLASSICAL DEBATE FIRST ADITYA SHUKLA DPS, VASANT KUNJ
SECOND HIYA CHOWDHARY SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD
THIRD HARDIK CHETAL GD GOENKA, VASANT KUNJ

 

 
QUARTER FINALISTS
 
 
SEMI FINALISTS
 
 
FINALISTS
 
SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD SPRINGDALES, PUSA ROAD SPRINGDALES, DHAULA KUAN
SPRINGDALES, DHAULA  KUAN
THE INDIAN SCHOOL SPRINGDALES, DHAULA KUAN
DPS,VASANT KUNJ
THE HERITAGE SCHOOL ROHINI THE INDIAN SCHOOL THE  INDIAN SCHOOL
DPS, DWARKA
DPS, MATHURA ROAD THE HERITAGE SCHOOL, ROHINI.
DPS,MATHURA ROAD

The 1st Best Speaker Award went to Avantika Choda, The Indian School.
The 2ND Best Speaker Award went to Kanika Kaur, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan .
The 3rd  Best Speaker Award went to Aatif Husain, The Indian School.
The overall winner was Springdales, Dhaula Kuan.
The runner up was The Indian School.



DPS R.K.Puram hosts “Join the Greens” – an IGL Initiative

‘Join the greens’, an IGL Initiative to foster awareness on environment care among students through interactive programs was hosted by Delhi Public School, RK Puram on August 6, 2018 . Indraprastha Gas Limited or IGL is a name synonymous with cleaner fuels. With a strong commitment to build a greener environment in Delhi NCR, it has established a network of CNG and PNG to energize the capital’s homes, industries and transportation. IGL believes that schools are the cradle of change.

Two competitions were organised Environmental IGL Quiz Mania for Classes VII & VIII and Pecha Kucha – Extempore Power Point Presentation  for Class XI. The topics included  all the aspects of Environment like Pollution- causes, effect & prevention, Conservation of resources, Alternate sources of energy, Art & culture, E- Billing, Fuels, Artificial Intelligence, CNG, PNG. The competitions aimed to sensitize the students on environmental issues, showcase their hidden talents, enhance their leadership qualities, develop team spirit, get into healthy competition and be a green champ.

The IGL dignitaries for the event, Mr. Rajiv Sikka, Director Commercial for IGL, Mr. PK Pandey, Vice President, Marketing, Mr. Bhudev Singh, Chief General Manager, Marketing and Mr. Y. Subhash, Chief Manager, Marketing, were welcomed by the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Ms. Anita Singh.

A Video presentation was shown to the students by the IGL on the importance of Clean Natural Fuels.

The following students were selected to represent school at State level Competition. Environment Quiz Finalists were Abhishek Agarwal VII A, Abhyuday Vadehra VII D, Anish Narang VII E, Pranav Aneja VII K, Aditya Bauba VIII C & Agastya Nath VIII F.

Nandini Parashar & Siddhant Parekh of XI D won Pecha Kucha Event.

The programme was organised by Ms Niva Chhonkar Head, Biology Department & Ms Dimple Menon, Environment Club Coordinator.



Inter School French Language Festival Postcards From Paris

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram hosted the Inter-School French Language Festival, ‘Postcards from Paris’, on August 4, 2018 with 32 schools competing in 3 on-site and 5 off-site events . The event is organized annually under the aegis of the DPS Society. The French Club students helped enthusiastically in the organization of the event.

The Chief Guest for the day was Dr. Zeenat Khadar, Joint Secretary of DPS Society, New Delhi. She is facilitating the newly established Franchisee DPS schools in India and abroad, and earlier during her teaching career, she held the position of Headmistress and Principal. Professor N. Kamala, teaching French at Jawaharlal Nehru University, was the Guest of Honour. Her English version of ‘The Diary of Mademoiselle d’Avers’ has been published worldwide along with many more works. She was awarded the Katha Award for her contribution to translation. The event was graced by the presence of the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh.

The fest consisted of 8 events – 5 on-site and 3 off-site:

Duet Song

The duet song competition comprised of 27 participating teams. They performed exquisite French tunes such as the famous Dernier Danse by Indila as well as French translations of popular songs by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion and Luke Graham. The esteemed judges of the event were Ms. Aude Priya Wacziarg and Ms. Swati Dasgupta. Ms. Wacziarg, educated in France, Italy and India, is trained as an opera singer in academies in both Rome and France. Ms. Dasgupta has had more than 30 years of experience teaching French, spending more than half of her career in DPS R.K. Puram. She currently teaches in the University of Delhi.

Enact a Fable

More than 20 teams took part in the ‘Enact a Fable’ competition where they recreated versions of ancient fables like La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Ant and the Grasshopper) by Jean de la Fontaine. Various props were used to enhance their performances; creative costumes including face paint and headgears were also used. The contestants collaborated theatre with music and dance, captivating the attention of the judges while displaying the morals of the fables.  Ms. Asha Puri and Ms. Divya Bhatia were the expert judges for this event. The former has worked as a French translator and broadcaster, and is currently teaching in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Ms. Bhatia is a member of the guest faculty at Bharti College, Delhi University.

Ad Making

22 teams enthusiastically participated in the French ‘Ad Zap’ contest. They presented various products such as sunglasses, brushes and solar batteries in eye-catching costumes. The honorable judges of the event were Ms. Babusha Verma, French Faculty, Centre for Languages, St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and current Head of the French Editorial Board at a Foreign Language Publishing House in India, and Ms. Yarmila Sayai, is a winner of the ‘Sharpak Scholarship for Excellence’ and a former Masters student of Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier.

Just a Minute

The ‘Just a Minute’ competition had participants from 23 schools, each given a different topic ranging from ‘L’argent de poche’ (pocket money) to ‘Supermarché’ (supermarket). The contestants were marked on their fluency, expression and content. The panel of judges consisted of Mr. Sebastian Thejus Cherian, Assistant Professor, Centre for French and Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ms. Rajni Bachwani, Chargée de Mission Bourses et Alumni, Institut Français en Inde, Embassy of France in India.

Poetry Recitation

Students zealously presented poems in unique and dramatized way for the ‘French Poetry Recitation’ competition, wearing inspired costumes and using creative props. Their poems were judged by Ms. Shilpa Gupta, who has worked at various colleges of Delhi University and is currently a faculty member, French department, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, and Ms. Pooja Arora, who has a Masters Degree in French and is currently Assistant Professor in French at Amity University.

Off-site Events

The students of the participating schools worked hard behind the scenes, bringing out their creativity and love for the language. They made artistic greeting cards with catchy slogans, beautiful self-designed T-shirts and original French poems expressing their individuality and inspired ideas on Nature.

Post the events, the valedictory ceremony was inaugurated by an enthralling welcome dance by the students of the Performing Arts Society, leaving the audience marvelling at their melange of the renowned dance forms, ballet and contemporary. The Guest of Honour and the Chief Guest were felicitated by the Principal, who presented them with tokens of her appreciation.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the esteemed Principal, warmly welcomed the gathering with a Biblical story about the creation of languages. She continued by expressing the importance of sometimes speaking with no words in order to understand each other and remain united. She also mentioned that whatever language one speaks, it should be spoken with love, clarity and meaning in order for it to come alive. Reciting an anecdote from her past, she explained how knowing diverse languages is a strengthening power. While signing off, she said, “If you have won nothing, at least you have won friends.”

A wonderful presentation, ‘Glimpses of Morning Events’, was played which exhibited banners         and posters, students and teachers and all the events that had taken place throughout the day. The winners of the on-site events also performed their respective productions, mesmerizing the audience with their talent.

The Guest of Honour, Prof. N. Kamala, showed her passion for French by starting her address to the gathering in French language. Mentioning its merits, she explained how it was a global language, spoken in more than 77 countries, which gave an edge to all who learnt it. She concluded her speech by wishing everyone bon courage!

The Chief Guest, Dr. Zeenat Khadar, warmed the hearts of the audience with her words, graciously appreciating the wisdom brought forward by Ms. Kamala. She spoke about how everyone was a born learner, and every language we knew would take us higher.

Then arrived the much awaited magazine release of the 7th edition of DPS R.K. Puram’s French Magazine, ‘Crayon d’Or’, for which Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh were invited to join the two respected Guests on stage. This gave way to the prize distribution ceremony for which the participants and audience were so eagerly waiting. The winning students along with their respective teachers were invited on stage to accept their well- deserved prizes.

The Vote of Thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh. She expressed her gratitude to both the Guests of the day, and thanked all the teachers involved in the event. They were called up on stage along with the French Department teachers and students of the French Club to receive the thundering applause of the audience.

The event, proving to be an enriching experience for all who attended, ended with the national anthem.

As every year, the event comprised of both off-site and on-site events. The results of the off-site events were announced along with the winners’ showcases.

Results (Off-site events):

Results (On-site Events):

Greeting Card Making
 
1st – DPS International
2nd– DPS, Dwarka
3rd– DPS, Panipat Refinery
Design a T-shirt 1st– DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd– DPS International
3rd– DPS, Panipat Refinery
Poetry Writing 1st– DPS, Greater Noida
2nd– DPS, Bulandshahr
3rd– Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar
Poetry Recitation 1st– DPS ,Vasant Kunj
2nd– DPS, Sushant Lok
3rd– DPS, Bulandshahr
Ad Zap 1st– DPS ,Bulandshahr
2nd– DPS ,Rohini
3rd– DPS, Expressway Noida
Duet Song 1st– Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar
2nd– DPS, Sushant Lok
3rd– DPS International
Consolation Prize:
Modern School, Barakhamba Road
DPS, Karnal
Just a Minute 1st– DPS, Expressway Noida
2nd– DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd– DPS, Greater Noida
Enact a Fable 1st– DPS, Noida
2nd– DPS, Faridabad
3rd– DPS ,Greater Faridabad Sector- 81



Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds

The Debate Society of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram hosted its 2nd Annual Inter-School Debate Competition, “Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds” from 2- 3 August 2018. The event was divided into two halves – the English Debate on the 2 Aug and the Hindi Debate on the 3Aug. The event endeavored to give students an opportunity to showcase their strong declamatory skills and their ability to have logical and rational discussions.

 Day One

The English Debate saw the participation of teams from 40 schools, with each team consisting of two students from grades VI-VIII.

The event was judged by Ms. Clara Martin, Head, Performance and Upper School – Grades IV-VIII at Bilva Indian School, Dubai; Ms. Kiran Mishra, an English Announcer at All India Radio since 1989 with nearly 26 years’ experience in the Radio and Communication industry; and Ms. Juhi Tyagi, Chief Producer at NDTV 24*7 and an integral part of India’s only Emmy nominated News show, ‘The Buck Stops Here’.

The occasion was graced by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, along with the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, and the Head of the English Department, Ms. Atika Dayal.

The event started with the felicitation of the judges, followed by a Welcome Address by Ms. Rashmi Malhotra in which she emphasized the importance of debates as a platform that allows one to stand up for what is right and against what is wrong. A rendition of the Saraswati Shlokas was performed and their meaning elaborated upon before the commencement of the actual debate.

Participants elucidated on the topic ‘Today, parenting is more about financing children than nurturing them’ with well worded arguments, ensuring their point was put across in the best possible way.  Rebuttals from the speakers and the audience were encouraged, adding a twist to the competition and keeping the participants on their toes.

Participants were judged on the content of their arguments, delivery, relevance to the topic and participation in the rebuttal round.

Day Two

The Hindi Debate saw the participation of 42 teams from all over Delhi and NCR. The event gave a platform to the students of classes VI-VIII for evincing their oratorical skills with impactful debates in Hindi.

Dr. Manoj Sharma, a Hindi Professor at PGDAV College, Dr. Anurag Mishra, City editor of India presently the Editor of Microsoft News, and Dr. Karuna Sharma, a lecturer and Professor at the Government Education Department, were the honoured judges for the event.

The occasion was graced by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, the Head of the Hindi Department, Ms. Jyoti Bakshi, and other teacher coordinators, who helped make the event a huge success.

The event began with the felicitation of the judges by the Headmistress, which was followed  by her welcome address where she thanked them for being able to take time out of their busy schedule. She fondly talked about her childhood, when she read Hindi novels, and urged students to continue this practice. She emphasized the importance of enhancing the Hindi communication abilities.

Competitors delivered articulated debates and formidable arguments, on the topic, ‘बदलों जीवन मूल्य क्यूंकि सब चलता है ‘,exemplifying the qualities of  splendid rhetoricians. Rebuttals from the audience was encouraged, which drove the participants and audience towards devoting their undivided attention to the speakers. Participants were judged on the content of their arguments, delivery, relevance to the topic and participation in the rebuttal round.

This was followed by a speech by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who thanked the students and appreciated the efforts of the teacher coordinators. In her vote of thanks, Ms. Jyoti Bakshi expressed how astounded she was to see students exhibit the qualities of an eloquent orator. On the behalf of all of the judges, Dr. Karuna Sharma thanked the school for presenting the opportunity of judging an event as prestigious as Aarohan.

The First position in the English Debate was bagged by Suhana Sharma from Delhi Public School, Noida, with Khushi Mishra from  Mount St. Mary’s School,Delhi Cantt securing the second position , and  Aditya Dubey from Delhi Public School, Noida securing the third position. Delhi Public School, Noida emerged as the best team.

In the Hindi debate, Tanvi Srivastav from Delhi Public School, Noida bagged the first prize, whereas Kavya Khanna from Delhi Public School, Rohini secured the second position. The third position was awarded to Nishtha Sharma from Mount Carmel School  and Aastika Jain of Springdales, Dhaula kuan The trophy for the best team was awarded to Delhi Public School, Noida.

The overall ‘Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds’ trophy was bagged by DPS Noida.



Mosaic: Patterns of Life 2018

The Psychology and Sociology Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized the Inter-School Psych-Socio fest, Mosaic: Patterns of Life 2018 on 28 July 2018. The unique festival aimed to provide students from 31 distinguished schools with a platform where they can mix the thrill of competition with a great learning experience. The festival was an amalgamation of eleven events – Manovishleshan, Merge, Poise, Showcase, Tasveer, Showreel, The Devil’s Advocate, Thought Bubble, Sociology Garage, Just a Minute, and Nukkad Natak.

MANOVISHLESHAN- an Analysis of The Mahabharata was an event where students could offer their unique perspectives on the celebrated epic, ‘The Mahabharata.’ The participants were required to prepare a power-point presentation highlighting their analysis of the scripture from a psychological as well a sociological point of view, quoting examples from the text. The judge for this competition Ms. Kanchan Bharadwaj is a Hindi lecturer in Jamia Senior Secondary School.

MERGE, the blend art event tested the analytical, communicative and acting skills of the participants, using their understanding of psychological aspects. This onstage competition involved recitation of a poem, dramatization and a painting/sketch on the given themes. The judges for this event were, Mr. Dushyant Kumar; a renowned theater person; Ms. Nupur Kundu, who specializes in Fine Arts, and Mr. Aakshat Sinha; an artist, writer, poet, and Director of Untitled Creation, Pvt. Ltd.

POISE, was a Western Dance Competition that explored the correlation between movement and emotion. It tested the ability of the participants to express, emote, and represent the theme, “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us,” portraying their perspective through the medium of dance. The judges for this event were Ms. Tanvi Bajaj, who specializes in dance therapy and movement analysis, and Ms. Sukhmani Lamba, an actress and dancer.

SHOWCASE, was a movie analysis competition that tested the analytical skills of the participant, as well as their understanding of psychology. The participant was required to study, understand and represent a movie in a unique and interactive way, highlighting the psychological concepts and ideas expressed in the movie. The judge for this competition was Ms. Anupriya Sircar, a Clinical Psychologist at Max Super Specialty Hospital.

TASVEER, the photo essay competition was an event that encouraged the participants to look beyond the surface and find a deeper meaning in the theme, “You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.” The event intended to give the participants a platform to capture imperceptible moments of everyday life and weave a story that can only be portrayed through the work of a photographer’s lens. The judge for this event was Mr. Mohit Vij, a fashion and fine arts photogropher, and filmmaker.

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE was a turncoat debate, which tested the participants’ abilities to think about an issue comprehensively and consider both sides of the given argument. This event enabled them to see that, as with so many other things in psychology, the answer to a problem is not always clear cut. The judge for the event was Mr. Amit Kharbanda, who is currently leading MyBox Technologies.

THOUGHT BUBBLE was an essay-writing competition that aimed to test the participants’ abilities to think critically about a serious social issue and propose solutions through the medium of an essay. The judge for this event was Ms. Chaaru Sawhney, a research associate at the Department of Sociology, Delhi Public School of Economics.

SHOWREEL, the movie-making competition, intended to provide an opportunity to the participants to interpret and analyze the theme, “When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be,” and present it in the format of a movie. The participants made use of their artistic vision and creative skills to present a piece that made the audience introspect on the deep-rooted message behind this theme.

SOCIOLOGY GARAGE was a panel debate which encouraged the participants to assume the role of various social institutions as they discussed and deliberated on some of the problems faced by the society today. The students were required to come to a consensus amongst the various institutions and submit a final report presenting their conclusions. The judge for this event was Professor Arvindra A. Ansari, Head of the Department of Sociology at Jamia Milia Islamia.

JUST A MINUTE gave the students an opportunity to take a complex sociological phenomenon and present their thoughts in a concise manner, within the time frame of 60 seconds. Participants were assessed on their spontaneity, and clarity in perspective. The judge for this event was Ms. Tarunnum Siddique, who is currently working with the Sarojini Naidu Center for Women’s Studies, Jamia Milia as an academician.

NUKKAD NATAK, an amalgamation of sociology and theatre, aimed at raising social awareness through street plays centered on social issues. It allowed the participants to enact their interpretations of the given theme while keeping intact the dramatical and theatrical aspects of the play. The judge for this event was Mr. Neyaz Khan, a theatre artist, writer and director.

The event concluded with the Closing Ceremony. The Western Choir presented a splendid rendition of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, which was followed by the welcome address of the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.  In her speech, she expressed her appreciation of Psychology and Sociology as subjects. She emphasized the role played by psychology in an individual’s journey to sensitizing themselves to the world, and that of sociology, which  is to set the trend of what happens in the society. She stressed on the fact that these are the subjects that students carry with them out into the real world. She then expressed her admiration towards the students and teachers who made the event a huge success.

The Principal’s speech gave way to a scintillating performance by the budding artists of the school, who depicted a myriad of emotions with the help of an intriguing blend of various arts, namely, dance, music, and theatre.

This year is a landmark for the Sociology department, since it marks the inception of Mimansa, the Sociology Club of DPS R.K. Puram. As its first collective effort at publishing different perspectives on pressing social issues, it presented Paradigms, the Annual Sociology Magazine, which aims at sparking curiosity within the readers about the complexities of the society they are embedded in. The esteemed Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, launched the magazine along with students of the Sociology Editorial Club.

The Principal, Vice Principal and the Judges, were invited onstage for the prize distribution.

The Vote of Thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. The event concluded with the attendees rising for the National Anthem.

The recipient of the rolling trophy was Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj. The other awards are as follows:

EVENT NAME POSITION SCHOOL
Manovishleshan 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya
Merge 1st Bluebells Model School, Gurugram
2nd Bal Bharti Public School, Gangaram Marg
Poise 1st Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar
2nd Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Showcase 1st Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
2nd D.A.V. Public School, Sector 14, Gurugram
Tasveer 1st Delhi Public School, Noida
2nd The Indian School, Josip Broz Tito Marg
Showreel 1st D.A.V. Public School, Sector 14, Gurugram
2nd Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj
The Devil’s Advocate 1st The Indian School, Josip Broz Tito Marg
2nd GD Goenka Public School, Rohini
Thought Bubble 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Father Agnel School, Noida
Sociology Garage 1st Father Agnel School, Noida
2nd Bharat National Public School
Just A Minute 1st Modern School, Barakhamba Road
2nd Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar
Nukkad Natak 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj

 



NPSC Meeting

Delhi Public School RK Puram hosted the NPSC members meeting on July 25, 2018 at its premises. Staring 2.30pm onwards, the member Principals were welcomed by school students and escorted to the Seminar Room for lunch. This was followed by the General Body meeting in the AVH. The meeting was attended by around 75 Principals of Delhi schools.

The General Body meeting began with a cultural programme by the students of Delhi Public School RK Puram. The school choir sang ‘Swagat Geet’ and the dance troupe presented ‘Snow White’. Both the items received a lot of appreciation from members present. This was followed by welcome address by the Principal of Delhi Public School RK Puram, Ms Vanita Sehgal.

The Chairperson, NPSC, Ms Sadhana Bhalla, took over the meeting after the welcome address and conducted the meeting as per the agenda.

The meeting ended with tea and refreshments.



Infinitus Reus 2018

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted Infinitus Reus 2018 – an Annual Interschool One-day Quizzing Festival hosted by the school’s Quizzing Club, on 21 July 2018.

The event, sponsored by Liberty Shoes Ltd. and Ivy Achievement- Export Admission Consulting and co-ordinated by the Club’s Teacher-in-Charge, Ms Suchitra Radhakrishnan, aims at bringing together the best minds in the NCR quizzing circuit for a confluence of competition, brainstorming and entertainment. The club, founded in 1983, is the school’s oldest and most prestigious club.

A total of 41 schools, represented by 141 teams, turned up for this event, described as a “Quizzing Extravaganza”, which was to be conducted by top quiz masters, Bharat Kashyap and Aneesh Gupta, Alumni, DPS R. K. Puram.

The Opening Ceremony announced the commencement of the Preliminary Round for both the Junior (6-8) and Senior (9-12) categories. Students were guided to the respective venues for this 1 hour, objective, Paper-Pen test, which consisted of 25 questions on numerous topics including, but not limited to popular culture, history, sports and technology. Sheets containing multifarious questions pertaining to the listed topics were answered by students in groups of two.

After a gratifying refreshment break and several donuts, students cheered as the answers to the First round were announced.

The 6 qualifying teams in each category were invited to the stage. The Final Round consisted of 2 rounds of 16 questions each, with the “Infinite Pounce and Bounce Throughout” system in play. The beauty of this system is that it allows everyone to answer every question.

The Valedictory Ceremony began with full fervour with a red and gold classic Ganesh Vandana dance performance, followed by a mood lifting upbeat rendition of a Hindi song, “Ashaein”.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, in her address to the audience, thanked everyone for being there. She marvelled at the efforts of the children and valued the magnitude of the event. She  congratulated students who had won the quizzes and spoke about how the Junior Library could incorporate quizzing sessions for students. She spoke about the importance of imbibing lessons from every experience of life. Acknowledging the hard work put in by the Quizzing Club in making the event a success, she called Ms Suchitra and her student team up on the stage and felicitated them by requesting a huge round of applause for their efforts. She concluded by saying that one learns something from every event.

The Chief Guest, Mr Ramesh Sadhu, CEO, Liberty Retail Revolutions Ltd., was felicitated with a token of regard by the Principal. In his speech, he acknowledged how great this occasion was for him to be at the greatest institution of the country, how Delhi Public School had become a force to be reckoned with. Taking a trip down the memory lane, to the time when he visited the school in 1999, he was impressed by the quality of education. He said that he was overwhelmed by the progression in concept, culture and capacity of the school. He remarked that no one is a loser in such a competition, everybody gained knowledge from it. He wished the students best of luck for a bright future and advised them to become pillars of the society.

Ms Suchitra Radhakrishnan conducted the most-awaited prize distribution ceremony. The Principal, the Chief Guest and Mr J S Virdi, HOD Physics, handed out the trophy and certificates to the  winners alongwith the prizes- speakers and headphones.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms Suchitra and the event concluded with the National Anthem.

LIST OF WINNERS

JUNIOR CATEGORY

Name of School Position
Modern School, Barakhamba First
Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka Second
DPS Vasant Kunj Third

SENIOR CATEGORY

Name of School Position
St. Columba’s School, Gole Market First
DPS Noida Second
DAV Public School, Gurugram
DPS Mathura Road
Third (TIE)



Movie Screening – Incredibles 2 for VII

The students of class VII, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, were taken for the screening of the movie Incredibles 2 at PVR Sangam, in batches, from Monday, 16 July 2018 to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. They were accompanied by their Class teachers. The students enjoyed the screening and returned to school cheerful and happy. They said that it was a pleasant break from academics and thanked the Head Mistress and the Principal for organizing the screening. They hoped for more such trips in the future.



Movie Screening – Incredibles 2 for VI

A movie screening of ‘Incredibles 2 – 3D’ was organized for the students of class VI at PVR Sangam, New Delhi. Students of VI A – G watched the movie on 12 July 2018 and VI H – K on 16 July 2018.

The students enjoyed themselves immensely. They appreciated the plot and humour of the story. They also learnt that everyone has their own strengths and they must be appreciated for the same. They also learnt the importance of teamwork, communication, determination and compassion.

On the whole, it was a truly enjoyable experience for the students.



ENSHIP Fest 2018

The 2nd Inter School Entrepreneurship Fest- Enship 2018, organised by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram,was held on 14 July, 2018.

A total of 55 schools registered and made the event a huge success, under the guidance of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, the Entrepreneurship Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani and the Teacher Coordinator, Ms Shalini Harisukh.

The Enship fest comprised of 5 competitions which were conducted simultaneously at different venues- Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Business Quiz and a Surprise Event.

OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony started with the felicitation of the Guests of Honour and Business Plan Judges – Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, Founder, Angels in my Kitchen and Ms Varija Bajaj, Owner, Varija Design Studio, followed by Ganesh Vandana presented by Diya Singhal, of Class V11.

In her welcome address, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the Guests of Honour. She then spoke of the will and determination of the new generation of entrepreneurs and how they are constantly striving to achieve their goals; how entrepreneurship was not a viable career option in her times and how, in today’s time, it has evolved into one of the most chosen career options. She also mentioned how the Entrepreneurship Club started with just two students who were passionate about entrepreneurship and how they convinced her of the need for a platform for the same despite having other commerce related clubs.

The Guest of Honour, Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, emphasised the changes in the field of entrepreneurship in India over the last few years, and how the key to success for a start-up is now dependant on the satisfaction of a need. He explained how the first few years of becoming an entrepreneur and starting one’s own venture can be the most challenging and difficult years of one’s life but it all pays off in the long run. He then shared the story of how he started out with his company in just one location and is now the proud owner of twelve outlets across Delhi NCR with a new one underway. He strives to achieve a nation-wide presence in the future.

Ms Varija Bajaj, the Guest of Honour, narrated the personal story of her road to success. She was a science student and was preparing to become a doctor but she realised that she couldn’t excel in a field she wasn’t passionate about. She was creatively inclined and wanted to do something in designing. She then described her journey from acing NIFT, starting her own venture and expanding her company into other fields. She further accentuated on how entrepreneurship does not have a basic set of rules; rather, it is the brainchild of the entrepreneur and it is all about how they deal with the various challenges life throws at them.

This was followed by a movie on Enship 2018 and thereafter the participants started to disperse to their respective event venues.

THE EVENTS AND JUDGES

Business Plan was an interactive competition that provided a medium for students to showcase their respective start-up ideas using pre-submitted powerpoint presentations.

Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi and Ms Varija Bajaj, the aforementioned Guests of Honour, were the judges for this competition.

The aim for the Ad Making competition was to give the students an opportunity to present their marketing skills and combine their designed product with theatrical skills to showcase an appealing advertisement. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Shaurya Jain and Akshay Khandelwal judged the Ad Making event.

The students in the Debate competition contributed their ideas on various entrepreneurship – related issues that were provided to them. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Anu Khandelwal and Tanmay Bansal  judged the debate.

The Quizzing competition tested students’ knowledge about recent entrepreneurial ventures and technological advancements in the field of business. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Aneesh Gupta and Jatin Jha were the judges for the quizzing competition.

The Surprise Event comprised the classic game of Monopoly, with a time limit of half an hour. The one with the most properties and total assets would move to the Final Round. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Shivang Chandna judged the event.

The various competitions provided a huge platform to budding entrepreneurs to showcase their knack and passion in the field of Business.

CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony began with the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Dr Prabhu Aggarwal, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal University, followed by a splendid rendition of “The Nights” by the late musician, Avicii, performed by the school choir and a comedy skit by the Expressions Theatre Club, about corporate laws.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the Chief Guest and congratulated the Club Incharge, Ms. Anjana Virmani, and the Club Appointments for the success of the event. She asked the participants if they enjoyed the event and got an overwhelming response. She mentioned to the students sitting in the audience that winning is not the main objective of participating in a competition but what counts is having new experiences and learning something in the process.

The Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani, thanked the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, for her constant support and guidance which motivated her and gave her confidence to make the event a success.  She also emphasised on the hard work put in by the Club Appointments and the Enship Team who worked day and night so that the event could be conducted without any complications. She conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to the Music Department and the Theatre Club for putting up a great show in the limited time constraints.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Student Presidents, Sharanya Verma and Shreeya Singhal and Vice President, Shobhan Bhatia, of the Entrepreneurship Club.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal, in his speech, congratulated the school on the success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to pursue entrepreneurship and to change the world.  He also emphasised on entrepreneurship being a mindset, and not just the act of starting your own company, which anyone and everyone can have. He highlighted the new spectra of business management in today’s world.

The Award Distribution Ceremony started off with a token of appreciation being awarded to the alumni of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram, who judged the various competitions, for contributing to the success of the event. This was followed by the announcement and award distribution of the winners of each competition and the overall winning school.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.

LIST OF WINNERS

EVENT POSITION SCHOOL
BUSINESS PLAN FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
BAL BHARATI SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NOIDA
NATIONAL VICTOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
AD-MAKING FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, DWARKA
RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ROHINI
DEBATE FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
SPRINGDALES SCHOOL,DHAULA KUAN
GD GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL,VASANT KUNJ
BLUEBELLS SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
BEST SPEAKER DEBATE FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SPRINGDALES SCHOOL, DHAULA KUAN
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, MATHURA ROAD
SURPRISE EVENT FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, FARIDABAD
BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
SS MOTA SINGH MODEL SCHOOL, GHK NAGAR
QUIZ FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SHRI RAM SCHOOL,ARAVALI
Overall Winner DPS Noida



Visit To The National Museum

Students of class VI visited the National Museum from 24 April 2018 to 02 May 2018. At the museum, the students were divided into groups and a guide was allotted to each group to help the students gain a better perspective about the exhibits. The students were taken on a tour of the various galleries such as the gallery of Harappan Civilization, the gallery showcasing Early Medieval Art to the one showing Late Medieval Art and other galleries including the ones showcasing Indian Miniature Paintings and Jewellery.

Students showed keen interest in learning about ancient tools and weapons. They were fascinated by the ancient artefacts on display and the unique glimpse offered by all the objects and paintings, into the culture and heritage of India.

On the whole, the trips were uniquely educational experience for the students and offered them a much required glimpse into the world of historical India and its impact on the present.



Python Workshop for CS Teachers

Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised a One Day Python Workshop for the Computer Science Teachers of various schools on Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 in the light of change of Computer Science and Informatics Practices curriculum by CBSE. 350 Teachers from Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Palwal, Sonipat, Bahadurgarh, Jaipur, Varanasi, Kalyanpur, Ajmer, Kuwait and Jeddah online registered for the workshop, out of which 261 Teachers participated in the same.

The Workshop started with a welcome address by Dr. Renu Nayar, Vice Principal. In her address, she emphasized on the need of learning new things and updating knowledge specially in the field of technology.

The Workshop Session 1 was conducted by Mr. Mukesh Kumar, where he covered the Python Programming with the help of simple and interesting examples. He also discussed about the similarities and differences between other languages like C++ and Java. Session 2 was continued by him with the advanced aspects of Python Programming followed by Introduction to Python Pandas by Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur, Subject Expert from G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj. Session 3 comprised of examples of Python Pandas commands and applications by Mrs. Gurpreet. The Session 4 was conducted by Mr. Mohitendra Dey on MYSQL & MongoDB concepts and applications alongwith Database connectivity with Python.

Each session of the workshop was appreciated by all the participants. All the participants thanked the initiative taken by Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Principal, DPS RK Puram and the efforts of the resource persons.

The programme would not have been successful without the support and efforts of DPS RKPuram Computer Science Teachers – Ms. Sangeeta Rana, Ms. Shalini Harisukh and Ms. Anajana Virmani alongwith the Tech Admin Staff – Mr. Thomas CA, Mr. Diny Mathew, Mr. K.V.Joseph and Mr. Shankar Giri.

The workshop ended with distribution of the Certificates and group photographs of the participants with the resource persons.



Singapore Trip

An educational  trip to Singapore was organised for students of Class IX  from 1 – 7 June, 2018. A total of 48 students went on this trip accompanied by 4 teachers, Ms. Jyoti Sharma

(Trip Incharge) , Mr.Amit Rajput, Ms.Dolly Chanana and  Ms Ritu Kumar. Students and teachers enjoyed the trip by visiting many places as per the details given below :

  •  Day 1: Students visited  Gardens by the bay (Biology) and watched Wonderful (laser + water show) at Marina Bay Sands
  • Day 2: Singapore Science Centre  & IMAX Movie , Night Safari tour with dinner @ Ulu Ulu  (Wild Life)
  • Day 3: Singapore City tour, Sentosa Island with Cable Car Ride, visited Madame Tussauds, One way cable car, Night show by the sea – “Wings of Time”.
  • Day 4: Singapore Universal Studio , Overnight stay at the hotel in Sentosa Island.
  • Day 5 : Singapore Jurong Bird Park, Visit to Changi Prison (History)
  • Day 6 : Singapore  Checked  out



First Conference On Occupational And Environmental Determinants Of Cancer: Interventions For Primary Prevention

DPS R.K. Puram was invited to attend the First Conference on Environmental and Occupational Determinants of Cancer: Interventions for Primary Prevention, an initiative of NCI-INDIA, AIIMS, at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS on 26 and 27 May 2018.

Aanya Soni, Adya Pandey, Anvi Nehra, Aparajita Kale, Bhavya Dhyani, Duvanshi Khandelwal, Harshit Narayan, Megha Chhabra, Prarthna Chona, Sanjana Nanda, Sanya Sirpaul, Siddhant Parekh, Shreya Rao, Siya Sabharwal and Soumya Sharan of Class XI along with Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biology Department and Ms. Rupa Das,Head of Geography Department,  attended this program.

The  overall objective of the Conference  was to review the policy framework and environmental interventions that have proven successful for the prevention of selected cancers and further mobilize public health and scientific communities, civil societies and media towards that end, to Identify gaps and barriers for the promotion of the existing interventions of primary prevention and create awareness about environmental factors that have an adverse effect on human health.

Welcome address and introduction of participants was given by Dr. GK Rath, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology and Chief, AIIMS and Head, NCI (National Cancer Institute).

Scope and purpose of the meeting was delivered by Mr. CK Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, forest and Climate change, Government of India.

The lecture was delivered by Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman Cancer Care, Director and Chief Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, Delhi.

The  session discussed and outlined the major environmental risk factors related to cancer, the difficulties faced in qualifying/ assessing the cancer risks due to environmental carcinogens such as POPs and others and the associated cancer burden. A summarization of the scientific evidence of the environmental determinants of cancer was delivered by Dr. Anil D’ruz, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

The other speakers included Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bihar, Dr. Navneet Kumar Dhamija, Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Mr. SS Yadav, Administrator, UT Administration of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Dr. SK Shrivastava, Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Kameshwar Prasad, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology and Chief-Neurosciences, AIIMS, Delhi and Dr. Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA, New Delhi.

In a session on interventions targeting individual behavioral change  on smoking exposure at public places and interventions and existing rule for tobacco control, Siddhant Parekh and Aanya Soni, students of DPS R.K. Puram were among the panelists.

The panel  moderated by Dr. Alok Thakar, Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, AIIMS included  Mr. Devesh Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police, Dr. Tanvir Kaur, Scientist F, ICMR, Government of India, Dr. Anil D’cruz, Mr. Satyendra Pratap Singh, Assistant Editor, Business Standard, Dr. Tulika Seth, Professor, Department of Hematology, AIIMS.

A Survivor Success Story Lecture  was delivered by Ms. Manisha Koirala, an actress . She emphasized on setting priorities, having gratitude and most importantly being happy. She shared with the audience her battle with cancer and how she overcame depression.

This lecture was followed by a Public Interaction Panel which included panelists Ms. Manisha Koirala and Dr. GK Rath. They discussed personal stories and facts and various myths associated with cancer.



‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ Programme

As a part of MHRD’s ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ Programme, the partner states allotted to Delhi were Sikkim and Assam. DPS R K Puram celebrated Sikkim Week (November 27- December 1, 2017) and Assam Week (May 07- May11, 2018) to showcase the special features of these states.

The Geography Department organised various activities showcasing Architecture, Sculpture, Culinary practices, Music , Dance  and different cultures of Sikkim and Assam during the weeks for different classes.

SIKKIM WEEK (NOVEMBER 27- DECEMBER 1, 2017)

Class VI, VII &VIII : Students actively participated in ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat ‘ programme.  Posters highlighting the tourism, socio-cultural aspects of Sikkim were displayed for the event through posters, PPT etc.

Class IX: Culinary practices of Sikkim were depicted through boards and culinary competitions. The event was organised on  December 1, 2017 in the Assembly ground of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram.

Class IX H held a quiz in Sanskrit on the same theme. It was an interesting and informative class activity.

Class X: A Quiz for Class X students on ‘Sikkim’ was held on 29 November 2017. It not only challenged the students’ intellectual abilities, but also their knowledge and presence of mind on different aspects of Sikkim . The competition was interesting, engrossing, and above all, it helped the children to get to know the state of Sikkim in greater depth.

ASSAM WEEK (MAY 07- MAY11, 2018)

The MHRD’s ‘ Ek Bharat Sreshth Bharat’ Assam week celebration was held on 10 May , 2018.

Class VI: Students showcased the different types of houses, flora & fauna through posters depicting Assam’s culture in very interesting way with bio degradable waste materials. They enjoyed a lot and also gained knowledge of Assam’s culture. The posters were displayed and the winners elaborated their themes.

Class VII: The Fancy dress competition on Assam was held on 9 May 2018. It not only challenged the students’ knowledge, but also their presence of mind of how to portray the characters to perfection. The students performed characters from great personalities to Assam’s very own traditional dance, Bihu.

The competition was interesting, engrossing, and most of all, it helped the children to get to know the north-eastern state of ASSAM in greater depth.

Class VIII: Inter section collage making competition was held on 8 May 2018 in order to celebrate ‘Assam week’ in school. The students of Class 8 beautifully depicted the culture , heritage and physiographic features of Assam through collage making. The topic was ‘Amazing  Assam’.



VALUE OF THE MONTH MAY 2018 “DISCIPLINE”

CLASS VI

Class teachers and Subject teachers discussed the importance of discipline in all aspects of one’s life. They spoke about self discipline and the ways in which being disciplined can make one’s life easier. They also spoke to the students about the importance of maintaining discipline in school by following the school rules. Students were invited to participate in discussions related to the topic. They shared stories and incidents related to the importance of discipline. Students shared quotations and slogans related to discipline and put them up in the classroom.

 

CLASS VII

Discipline is essential in all walks of life. Group discussions were conducted in classrooms regarding the importance of discipline and how it is useful, both in personal and professional life. Class teachers shared Gautama Buddha’s quotes on discipline. They were told how discipline guides our behaviour and sets limits to help us learn to take care of ourselves, other people and the world around us. Teachers spoke about the importance of discipline in our day to day life. Quotes related to discipline were put up in the class for better understanding. Students enthusiastically participated in the making of soft boards. They even shared their views regarding the topic and understood the importance of self-discipline.

 

Class VIII

A disciplined approach to life makes it easy. To this effect quotes were put up on the notice board to lay emphasis on the need for discipline in our day to day lives. Class teachers stressed upon the need for discipline in our daily routine. Students discussed how they conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, how they observe discipline and practice discipline.



Explore 2018 – Interactive Career Fair

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram hosted their first ever Interactive Career Fair on 23 May, 2018 for students from classes X to XII and their parents. Representatives of various International and National Universities, Government Bodies, the Defence and Social Development Sectors took part in this Career Fair.

The event commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Vice Principals Ms. Anita Singh, Dr. Renu Nayar, and Ms. Padma Srinivasan; Headmistress Ms. Rashmi Malhotra and Director, Envision India Education Services (EIE), Ms. Jyotsana Bhardwaj.

This was followed by a presentation by the Indian Choir – a mesmerizing ode to the almighty, the Ganesh Stuti.

In her enlightening speech, the Principal praised the phenomenal performance and reminisced of her college years when there was very little scope for humanities students in particular, contrary to the vast multitude of opportunities available today. She mentioned the importance of this sort of exposure and was glad that students now have a wider world to explore.

The Principal’s speech gave way to the Western Choir of our school which left the audience awestruck and enthralled with an original composition, a post which the Western Dance Society portrayed a rendition of the story Snow White in a beautiful and enchanting manner.

Ms. Jyotsana Bhardwaj, Director, EIE and Ms. Indu Bhargava, Head, EIE,  felicitated our esteemed Principal with a token of appreciation, and then addressed the audience, emphasizing on the idea of nurturing the vision for building a strong foundation for the youth of the country.

There were numerous professionals from various renowned institutions: British Council, College Board, USIEF and specialists from educational institutions of Germany and New Zealand who gave presentations in the AVH. They interacted with the audience and informed them about various processes regarding exams and admissions.  

Representatives from individual institutions had one-on-one interactive sessions with interested students and parents.

There was a special simulation of a fighter plane by the Indian Air Force that left the students with gaping eyes. It explained the various branches and fields of the Air Force along with the eligibility criteria.

The event, the first of its kind, proved to be an enriching experience for all who attended.



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