Workshop For Teachers – 16 September 2017

Two workshops were organized for the teachers of East of Kailash ,Vasant Vihar and R. K. Puram on 16 September 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the AVH. In the first session, Dr.O.P.Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon at the National Heart Institute, addressed the teachers on ‘Stress – A Physical and Psychological Disorder’. The ideology behind the workshop was to understand the concept of stress and its effects. Dr. Yadava emphasized on the need for us to be more accepting about setbacks in life.

Dr.O.P Yadava spoke about the need to decipher the difference between good stress and bad stress. He advised that people should not focus on either their failures or victories, as this may result in severe stress problems. He emphasized that we must keep our thought process positive.

The second session was about ‘The Mental Health of Children In the Classroom’ which began at 9:20 AM. Ms Greetika Virdi, Counselling Psychologist, and Aditi Kaulitz, Expressive Art Based Therapist, Fortis Hospital started the workshop with an interesting activity.

They focused on the fact that it is important to identify the specific problem that a child might be facing and fulfill their required demands accordingly. They emphasized that the most integral part of the teaching process is to show empathy towards the need of a child, build the child’s confidence and to focus on various aspects of the child’s mental development. They mentioned that teachers must be accepting and understanding regarding the various kinds of personalities in their respective classrooms.

Both the sessions were quite interactive with many teachers putting up queries and seeking advice on dealing with various situations in their classrooms.

Workshops For Teachers – 15 September 2017

An Interactive Session on ‘Stress: A Physical and Psychological Disorder’ was organized in the first session on 15 September 2017 in the AVH. The Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed Dr Viveka Kumar Senior Director-Cath Lab and senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket with a small token of regard. Dr Kumar conducted the session from 8 – 9 am and apprised the teachers about the various stress related disorders that one must guard against. He laid emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to avoid high cholesterol and high triglycerides leading to frequent heart attacks in the most productive years of one’s life. The teachers clarified their fears and apprehensions about various heart conditions. The workshop culminated with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

An Interactive Session on ‘Bone, Joint and Muscle Care for Teachers’ was conducted by Dr Prateek Kumar Gupta, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,an ex alumni of DPS R.K.Puram.

The session was conducted from 10-11 am. He was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs Renu Nayar with a token of appreciation. He informed the teachers about various causes of bone related diseases and the corrective measures like a good posture and regular check-ups to be undertaken to avoid the risk of the onset of osteoporosis and arthritis. The teachers asked him various queries and he satisfactorily answered the same. He concluded the session with stressing on the importance of Vit D and Calcium in the diets. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan.

The sessions were very informative and eye openers for the faculty members.

Teacher’s Day 2017

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

The Teacher’s Day at D.P.S R.K Puram was celebrated on 05 September, 2017 with a lot of zest. The teachers were greeted with beautiful cards in the morning, with the students expressing their love and gratitude for them.

The event commenced with the School Appointments wishing the teachers and thanking them for all the knowledge they had imparted to the students. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering, where she expressed her affection for the students and thanked them for making their teaching experiences worthwhile. She then invited the Vice Principals, Ms. Anita Singh, Ms Padma Srinivasan and Dr. Renu Nayar, along with the Headmistress, Ms.Rashmi Malhotra, to give out the ‘Best Teacher’ awards to Ms. Sangeeta Mishra and Ms. Ruby Bhattacharya. Following this, the teachers sportingly participated in a surprise game where they answered interesting questions such as, “If you could have one super power, what would you choose?” The students presented the teachers with a beautiful musical performance followed by a theatrical extravaganza.

The teachers were given relief from their usual duties and were taken to watch a motion picture. The senior students took over the mantle of responsibility and adopted the roles of teachers. The celebrations terminated with the teachers spending time with the students in their respective classrooms.

Inter- Section Geography Quiz for classes IX and X

‘Panchtatva’, the Geography club of DPS R.K. Puram organised an Inter-Section Quiz for classes IX and X on 30 August 2017.The quiz included questions on various themes such as human geography, environment geography and world geography.

The quiz was conducted in three rounds.  Round 1 included the picture identification wherein students were shown images of geographical features and locations. Round 2 included the map identification in which qualifiers of the first round were to identify countries of the world. Round 3 was a multiple choice question round where all students were supposed to attempt 15 questions based on the knowledge of geography.

Ms. Arti Trivedi ( Club In charge) and Ms. Vinita Gupta along with the Club members organised the activity.

ROUND 2: Map Identification

Name of the team members Class/Section Position
Vedant Garg
Naman Dhingra
Parth Jharkoti
Darsh Kumar
Arpit Das
Pulan Patnaik

ROUND 3: Multiple Choice Questions

Name of the team members Class/Section Position
Vedant Garg
Naman Dhingra
Parth Jharkoti
Darsh Kumar
Arpit Das
Pulan Patnaik


‘On The Spot Art Competition’ on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of Independence

The Art Department of DPS RK Puram organized an ‘On The Spot Art Competition’ on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of Independence of the country and 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement for students of classes VI to X on 29th August 2017 in the school Open Air Theatre as per CBSE directives. We received a great response from our students in favour of this National Mission. Certificates were awarded to students securing first and second positions class wise:

Ananya Singhal
Manishka Asrani
Priyang Mohan Lal
Jigyasa Jain
Kunjal Gautam
Kashish Chopra
Divyasha Priyabarshini
Yashvi Jain

16th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate

Delhi Public School R.K.Puram organized the 16th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate on 25 August 2017. There were 18 schools from all over Delhi and NCR that participated in this event.

Dhruv Rajgarhia, a young student of the school passed away in 2002. Dhruv is fondly remembered as a keen sportsman, an enthusiastic debater, a peacemaker and someone 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 promoting debating and oratorical skills amongst students

This year the format of the debate was changed to the parliamentary style of debating. The debate consisted of two rounds- the preliminary and the final round. The participating teams were equally divided into two pools and were given the topics on- the- spot and allowed half an hour of preparation time. The preliminary round took place at two venues- the Seminar Room and the Audio Visual Hall. The judges for the preliminary round were the alumni: Ms. Shagun Sethi, JMC, Ms. Dhwani Nagpal, JMC, Mr. Jai Khajuria, Durham University, Ms. Radhika Sharma, King’s College, London and Ms. Kanupriya Mittal, Miranda House. Ms. Esha Patel, a member of JMC’s English Debating Society

The top six out of the eighteen participating teams qualified for the final round which took place in the Audio Visual Hall. Impeccable arguments on topics such as ‘Gender neutral pronouns in textbooks’, ‘Civil Disobedience in a Democracy is morally justified’ and ‘Do what you want narrative’ were presented by the participants who spoke firmly and debated their topics in a crisp and thorough manner. The judges for the final round were Mr. Arunoday Mukharji, Anchor and Senior Editor at CNN News18, Ms. Priyanka Naib, Senior Editor at CAPA-Centre for Aviation and Ms. Syedah Fawzia Nadeem, Professor at the Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Mr. and Mrs. Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia were also present to witness the debate.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address, congratulated the participants and thanked the Rajgarhia family for their presence and their long association with the school. A moment of silence was observed in the memory of the young soul.

The judges appreciated the efforts of the participants and the organising committee. They were accompanied by the Principal and the Rajgarhia family for the award distribution ceremony. The Indian School won the Rolling Trophy with Saumya Saxena and Priyansh Agarwal representing the school. Shrey Goyal, Modern School, Barakhamba Road won the ‘Best Speaker Award’, while the runner-up was Priyansh Agarwal, The Indian School and the second runner-up was Asees Kaur, Vasant Valley School.

Infinitus Reus 2017

The Quizzing Club Of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram conducted an Inter school Quiz Competition on 12 August 2017 in the school premises. 25 schools from Delhi NCR participated with 65 teams in various categories of the General Open Quiz.

The program started at 8.00am with the registration of teams and ended at 4.00pm after the prize distribution. The response from various the schools was very encouraging. The questions covered a variety of topics as it was a general quiz. The participants ranged from classes VII to XII.

The Competition commenced with a written preliminary round from which 13 teams were chosen for the semi-finals. The first and second semi-finals had 6 and 7 teams respectively competing to win the honours. Six teams competed in the finals.

The teams from DPS Noida won the 1st and 2nd prizes respectively and the team from St.Columbas School bagged the 3rd prize.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Principal DPS R.K.Puram gave away the prizes and honoured the winners.

Annual Inter School Indian Instrumental Music Competition-2017

The Annual Interschool Indian Instrumental Music Competition was hosted by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in the memory of Swargadeep Kobi Raj, who was an excellent table player on 19 August 2017. Mr. Naushad Ahmed, a renowned tabla player and Mr. Moushin Ali Khan, an eminent sitar player were the judges for the event.

The event commenced recounting Swargdeep’s virtues followed by the address by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who welcomed the participants from 11 schools and emphasized that ‘Life without music is dull’. The event gave numerous children a platform to showcase their talents in the field of Indian music. The mother of Kobi Raj presented a painting to the school as a token of her appreciation. The judges encouraged the participants with their words of wisdom after which the prize distribution took place.

D.P.S. Vasant Kunj won the first position, followed by D.P.S. Rohini in the second position, and Bal Bharati School in the third. All participants were awarded participation certificates.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and the event concluded with the National Anthem.

DK Quiz

The Dorling Kinderly(DK) publishing house, along with Quizcraft global and Eureka books conducted a quiz for students of classes 7,8 and 9 in the AVH on 21 August 2017. There were 63 teams of 2 students each that participated in the written preliminary round of 20 questions. The written round was followed by an `On Stage Round` where the top 6 teams participated. The Quiz Master was Mr. Aditya Mubaayi. The Quiz had 4 rounds of jumbled words, audio, video and the buzzer round.

Books published by DK were given as audience prizes for answering questions. The winners of the quiz were Abhimanyu Dayal and Aparajit Mahajan of 9J and the runners up were Akshit Kumar and Vinayak Kapila of 9D. The winners were awarded certificates and prizes.

The prizes were distributed by Mr. Aditya Mubaayi, the Quiz master and Mrs. R. Suchitra , Quizzing club in charge of DPS R.K.Puram. The program ended with a vote of thanks by  Mrs. R. Suchitra.

Sanskrit Diwas Samaroh

The Sanskrit Department celebrated ‘Sanskrit Week’ from 3rd August to 9th August 2017. The closing ceremony was  held on 9 August 2017. A grand cultural extravaganza was presented by the Sanskrit Students from Classes VI to XI .

The  programme commenced with a Ganesh and Saraswati Vandana by the students of Classes  IX and XI. Mrs Rashmi Malhotra, Headmistress addressed the gathering and encouraged the participants. Thereafter, the students of Classes VII & VIII presented a patriotic song with great fervour. A skit ‘Swachh Bharat’ based on conservation of environment was presented by the students of Classes VII and IX under the able guidance of Mr. B. P. Pandey. The students of Class IX depicted the importance of Sanskrit in modern day scenario through a power point presentation.

The audience was enthralled by a contemporary song ‘Bhati Sarsam’ and the rendition of a modern poem ‘Googlam Sharanam Vraj’ in Sanskrit presented by the students of Class IX. The 1st position holders of Inter class and Inter section Competitions for classes VI to X held during the Sanskrit Week recited melodious shlokas from the Bhagwad Gita. A fusion dance of ‘Shiv Stuti’ and ‘Shiv Tandava’ was presented by the girls of Class VIII to celebrate the month of ‘Shravana’.

The programme culminated with the vote of thanks given by by the HOD Sanskrit, Mrs Amla Thukral.

Independence Day 2017 Celebrations

The 71st Independence Day was celebrated by the students and staff members of DPS RK Puram on 15 August, 2017. Mr. Pramod Grover , Honorable Treasurer DPS Society and Vice Chairman Managing Comittee, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He was warmly welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The celebration commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony and the rendition of the national anthem. Ms. Vanita Sehga in her inaugural address quoted J.F.Kennedy, ‘Don’t ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’. Speaking on behalf of the students, she voiced the proud feelings for the country and commented on the respectable image Indians hold across the globe. The students of the Junior and Senior schools presented an exquisite cultural program. The Chief Guest talked about how our leaders struggled to make our country what it is today. He said that India is one of the most diverse civilisations and the most successful democracy of the world. The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivered the vote of thanks.

This was followed by a host of events hosted by a variety of Departments in which students from all classes participated enthusiastically. The English Department organised ‘Tricolour Verses’- a self- composed poetry recitation for Classes VI-VIII and ‘At Cross Purposes’ a Turncoat Debate for Classes IX-XII. The Hindi Department organised ‘संवाद – सृजन ‘ for VI -VIII and ‘काव्य-पाठ ‘ for classes IX – XII. ‘संस्कृत श्लोका सस्वर पाठf’ for classes VI-VIII & ‘हिंदी गीत – संस्कृत अनुवाद’ for IX and X were conducted by the Sanskrit Department. ’70 Glorious years’,an on- the- spot Painting competition was hosted by the Fine Arts Department. ‘Jashan-e-Azadi’ a music and dance competition in which students of all classes participated, was an ode to the 71 years of freedom. ‘Tribute to Freedom’, another event centred around emotions of pride, loyalty, patriotism and courage was portrayed by the vocalists of our school. Quizzes were conducted by the Science and the Social Science Departments respectively. The Sports Department made its contribution to the event by ‘Ready-Steady-Go’ track events including ‘Flat Race’ and a ‘Lemon and Spoon Race.’ Certificates were presented to all the participants and medals to all the winners.

The students participated in this wide range of events with a lot of zeal and excitement and their performances were widely commended. The celebrations ended with renewed feelings of patriotism and nationalism amongst the audience gathered.

Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘rohan- Ascent of the Young Minds’ – an Inter school debate on 10th and 11th August 2017. Around 38 schools from all over Delhi and the NCR participated in this two day competition. The event gave a platform for students from classes 6 to 8 to showcase their oratorical skills with powerful debates in Hindi as well as English.

The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra warmly welcomed the judges, Dr. Mita Bose, former Associate Professor of English at Indraprastha College, Ms. Kiran Misra, English Announcer for All India Radio and Ms Shraddha Adityavir Singh, English Lecturer at Zakir Hussain College on the first day of the event.


On the second day, Dr Mukul Sharma, Professor at Venkateshwar College, Ms Harsha Naya, Research Officer at the Central Hindi Directorate and Dr Kapil Sharma, Reporter and Anchor at Aaj Tak were the honoured chief guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address to the gathering, emphasised on the importance of learning to achieve greater heights. Also present on the occasion were the Coordinators of the English and Hindi Department, Dr.Atika Dayal and Mrs.Jyoti Bakshi and their team of teachers who organized the debate.

Competitors delivered eloquent debates and formidable arguments, on the topics, ‘Progress is a double-edged sword’ and ‘धन ही लक्ष्य तक पहुंचाता है’. The students participated in teams of two, one speaking for and the other against the motion, exemplifying the qualities of a top-notch debater in their own distinct way.

The First position in the English Debate was bagged by Seher Taneja of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, with Aryaman Jaiman from Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai in the second and Pooja Saluja of Delhi Public School, Noida in the third position. Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai emerged as the best team.
In the Hindi debate, Arshia Bhatnagar from DPS Sushant Lok bagged the first prize, whereas Ananya Agarwal from DPS Vasant Kunj and Saumya Maheshwari from Banyan Tree School got the second and the third prizes respectively. The trophy for the best team was awarded to Banyan Tree School. The overall ‘Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds’ trophy was bagged by DPS Noida.


Aarohan – Ascent Of Young Minds

Day 1: English

Position Name of the Participant(s) Class School
First Seher Taneja VIII Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Second Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Third Pooja Saluja VII Delhi Public School, Noida
Best Team Shivangi Roy VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai
Best Team Aryaman Jaiman VIII Apeejay School, Sheikh Serai


Enship Fest 2017

The 1st Inter School Entrepreneurship Competition, hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram was held on 5th August, 2017. 55 schools rolled in to make this event a huge success. The fest was a culmination of 5 events namely Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Quiz and a Surprise Event.
The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed our Chief Guest, Mr.Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in -Chief of BW Business World. She also welcomed the judges for the competitive events; Mr.Sumeet Chilwa, Core team member at Sattviko and Mr.Piyush Mathur, CEO of Simpa Network for Business Plan; Alumni Shagun Sethi and Dhwani Nagpal for the Debate; alumnus Aditya Khandelwal for the Quiz and alumnus Adit Bhardwaj for the Ad Making competition.

The events provided the students a huge platform to showcase their talent and interest in the field of Business. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, in her address emphasised the importance of perseverance to achieve whatever one aims to in life. The event was graced by a beautiful music performance by the students of D.P.S R.K Puram, singing a fusion of opera and Indian classical ragas. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anurag Batra in his address, congratulated the school on the huge success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to become entrepreneurs to change the world. Mr. Piyush Mathur highlighted the importance of keeping one’s eyes on the goal and taking risks. Ms. Anjana Virmani and Ms. Shalini Harisukh were the Enship fest Coordinators . The Concluding Ceremony marked the end of the first Entrepreneurship Fest.

In the Business Plan, Modern School Vasant Vihar school won the first position, Amity International Noida and St. Columbua’s Schoolwon the second and third position respectively; In Ad Making, D.P.S. Vasant Kunj came first, D.P.S. Rohini came second and Step By Step, Noida came third; The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged the winner in the Debate Competition, followed by The Indian School and Mayur School, Noida in the second and third positions respectively; The Quiz was won by G.D.Goenka, Vasant Kunj school, followed by The Shri Ram School, Mousari as second and Tagore International, East of Kailash as third; In the Surprise Event, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar won the first prize, D.P.S. Dwarka won the second and Bal Bharti Public School, GRH won the third. The Shri Ram School, Moulsari emerged as the overall victor of the event over the five competitions.

Inter DPS Information Technology Festival 2017

Date : 29th July, 2017
Chief Guest: Shri. V.K.Shunglu

The 4th Inter DPS Information Technology Fest hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, under the aegis of DPS Society, was held on 29 July, 2017. 57 schools were a part of the fest. The Chief Guest for the event, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society, Ms. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary of DPS Society, the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayar, were present at the fest. Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department, was the overall coordinator. Alumni of the school were present to impart their knowledge and act as a helping hand.

The fest included Quizzes, group discussions, and workshops concerning Web Designing, App Development and Google Technologies. DeCryptonite, an online cryptic hunt spanning over 99 schools, was conducted from 25-26 July.

The lighting of the lamp took place followed by the inauguration of the fest. Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the guests and welcomed the participants. She said that IT is a very powerful weapon that must be used carefully. She thanked the Chairman for his vision, because of which the event could be made possible. She added, “Life is about enjoying, not just about winning.” A musical fusion of opera and Indian raaga was displayed, which was followed by a video depicting how the IT Fest has grown, and the Junior Quiz finals.

Mr. V.K. Shunglu, in his address, said that the IT fest was “exciting, entertaining and educating,” and that he was amazed by the great success of the fest. Mr. Mukesh Kumar delivered the vote of thanks.

The various events, conducted at multiple venues, provided the students a platform to showcase their talent and knowledge in the field of IT.

In the Concluding Ceremony, the alumni were presented with tokens of appreciation. Ms. Vanita Sehgal, along with Ms. Zeenat Khader, awarded the participants the trophies and certificates. DPS Vasant Kunj, DPS Rohini and DPS Karnal bagged the first, second, and third positions respectively in the Junior Quiz. DPS Vasant Kunj won the Senior Quiz and was followed by DPS Kolar Road, Bhopal, and DPS Ranipur, Haridwar. In the Group Discussion category, DPS International stood first, DPS Sushant Lok came second, and DPS Rohini came third. DPS Ranipur, Haridwar won the DeCryptonite Wizards Award. All participants were awarded with participation certificates.

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Investiture Ceremony 2017

The Investiture Ceremony of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram was held on 28 July 2017. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman D.P.S. Society. He was cordially welcomed and felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the event commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp.

As excitement filled the atmosphere, the orchestra played a beautiful symphony. The Principal in her address gave the audience some food for thought. Citing the example of Mahatma Gandhi she said,” His name itself describes leadership qualities and inspires us not to let these qualities define us, but for our name to define them”. The topic for the cultural programme was ‘The Power of Youth’. This was showcased through a performance by the school choir, followed by a musical play depicting the importance of education in empowering today’s youth.

The school appointees were then felicitated by the Chairman, the Principal and the Vice Principal. The Chairman administered the oath of allegiance whereby the students pledged to carry out their responsibilities with integrity and dedication, so as to uphold the glorious name of the school. Then, Mr. Shunglu, Chairman D.P.S. Society addressed the gathering and congratulated all the duty holders. He expressed the need to change the way students are taught. He said that teaching should become more analytical and less descriptive and emphasised the qualities of a great leader. The event was graced by the speeches of the school appointees who accentuated the need to realise their true potential and be confident.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar and the ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

Theatron 2017

The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Theatron’, an Annual Inter school Theatre fest on 22 July 2017 sponsored by Jamboree.  28 schools from across the city took part in the event. The competition had 6 categories namely, Nukkad Naatak, Blast from the Past, Action! , (M)Ad- Hatter, Stage Play and Theatrical Extravaganza (Surprise Event).

The chief guests for the event were Mr.Pramod Grover, Treasurer, DPS Society and Vice Chairman, DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee and Mr. Murad Ali, Prince of Kotwara and renowned director and film actor. The judges for the very competitive events were alumni Mr. Avik Pandey, and Mr. Jayesh Jaidka, for Action! (Movie Making); Mr. Sparsh Rana, Ex-President of Expressions Theatre Club, actor, writer and director of Dramanagar and Mr. Ajitabh Singh, Actor and Former Joint Secretary, Expressions Theatre Club for the Surprise Event ; Mr. Siddharth Madan, Founder Expressions Theatre Club, writer and director and Mr. Shayan Guha, Actor , for stage play; Mr. Kaushik Sachdev, Founder, Expressions Theatre Club and a copywriter along with Mr. Manish Jha, associated with mass communication and popular  theatre groups  for street play; Mr. Suhas Ratan, head of a boutique marketing agency and Mr. Sahil Gupta, producer, director and a professional dancer for (M)Ad Hatter and Ms. Anubha Rana along with Ms. Anavisha Banerjee for Blast from the Past. A video presentation by the Expressions Theatre Club introduced the event and the organising team to the excited crowd.

The judges commended the performance of the students at the closing ceremony and gave them tips on how to improve their performance. The Chief Guests were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. This was followed by performances by the Expressions Theatre Club. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal talked about the growth of theatre as an art form and how acting is needed in everyday life as well. The Chief Guest, Mr. Murad Ali recited poems, emphasising the true meaning of an actor and acting. Mr. Pramod Grover spoke about how India has its own individual identity in this field and how art and theatre helps to shape one’s personality.  This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee, Teacher In-Charge, Expressions Theatre Club.

DPS Vasant Kunj won the first position in the Stage Play, followed by Tagore International, Vasant Vihar in the second position and Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third. Ribanta Saha of DPS Noida won the best actor for the stage play and special mentions included Anurag of Mt. Carmel School and “Donald Trump” from DPS Vasant Kunj. The Nukkad Naatak, street play event was won by Air Force Bal Bharti, with Manav Bharti, Panchsheel as the first runner- up and The Sri Ram School, Moulsari as the second runner-up, while Akriti of Amity Mahur Vihar won Best Actor. In the Blast from the Past, the Shakespearean monologue event, Rai Saheli of Amity Noida stood first while Kamna Rai of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan and Suhana Bedi of Birla Vidya Niketan stood second and third respectively. In Action!, the online movie-making competition, Amity Noida came first, followed by Amity Mayur Vihar and DPS Gurgaon respectively. In (M)Ad – Hatter, Birla Vidya Niketan emerged first, Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka came second and DPS International came third.  In the Theatrical Extravaganza, the Surprise Event, Amity Noida came first, DPS Gurgaon came second, followed by Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka in the third position. Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka emerged as the overall winner of the event. The event ended with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan delivering the vote of thanks.

The event was a huge success and was widely acclaimed by the participants and the theatre enthusiasts, alike.

Our Earth and Us

Delhi State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Department of Forest and Department of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi organised tree plantation under a project ‘Our Earth and Us’ for improving the ecology of Delhi at IIT Delhi on July 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM. Hon’ble Justice Gita Mittal ,acting Chief Justice High Court of Delhi, Executive Chairperson DSLSA along with Mr Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Kailash Gahlot, Law Minister and Mr Imran Hussain, Environment Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi inaugurated the programme.
38 students of VI E along with the two teachers Ms Ashima Nagpal and Ms Nikita Khere attended the plantation drive.The students were very excited about the event as they adorned the shirt and cap provided by DSLSA.

On July 10,Mr Puneet Pawa, Secretary,DSLSA organised an Orientation Programme in our School.The program was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar

World NO Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”

Since the date lies during the summer vacations, DPS RK Puram celebrated the day on 19 May by organising a poster-making competition and slogan writing competitions in Hindi and English for students from Class IX to class XII. Posters were put up in school the spread the much needed awareness about cancer prevention.

Teachers Training Programme-Bliss

A Teachers training programme ‘BLISS’ (Biotechnology Labs in Senior Secondary Schools) was held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 16 May 2017. 45 teachers from the States of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram who manage the BLISS programme 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.

The programme commenced with Webinar with two students pursuing Biotechnology in the US followed by a demo of DNA isolation, gram positive staining of Curd bacteria, blood cell counting, Internet based experiments, Gel electrophoresis, Cell Viability Test which was given by the Biotechnology students of Class XII under the guidance of Ms Niva Chhonkar, Biology Coordinator in the Senior Biology Lab. The delegates were made familiar with various instruments used in Biotechnology experiments like spectrophotometer, autoclave, shaker water bath, Laminar Air Flow, Trans illuminator etc. A presentation on Swachh Bharat Initiatives in the school was given by Ms Rupa Das, Geography Coordinator. The programme was perfectly organised by Ms M Sudeshna. Dr B C Sabata, Coordinator Eco club Activities, Delhi Schools and Colleges thanked the Principal for hosting the programme.



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