Developing Effective Learners through Differentiated Instructions

Under the aegis of Shri V. K. Shunglu, Chairman The DPS Society a workshop titled, ‘Developing Effective Learners through Differentiated Instructions,’ was organised for the teachers of the two Feeder schools, DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar of Delhi Public School R. K. Puram, New Delhi 22 on Tuesday 14th November, 2017. The In-service teacher development programme was participated by about 40 teachers, moderated by Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Principal DPS R.K.Puram and coordinated by Dr. Zeenat Khader, Jt. Secretary, The DPS Society. It was conducted by experts from Minnesota University, USA.

Ms. Kurtsen Dubbels, the Resource Expert from the Dept. of Education Minnesota, focussed her PPT on the ‘Universal Design of Learning’ which is a pedagogical approach that addresses the needs of classroom with heterogeneous learners.

The second session was conducted by Ms. Joy Lee Fredrickson, Student Service Coordinator from the Osseo Area group of Schools. The session was on Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS an evidence-based framework for developing positive behaviour, which can be used in schools to create a positive climate for learning. With PBIS, kids learn about behaviour, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.



Visit Of Her Excellency Ms. Joanna Kempkersand Troupe Dancers Of New Zealand

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram played host to delegates from New Zealand on 16 November 2017 .The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the Chief Guest Her Excellency, Ms. Joanna Kempkers along with her colleagues and a troupe of Maori Dancers, Waka Toa. Vice Principals Dr. Renu Nayar and Ms. Padma Srinivasan also graced the occasion.

Her Excellency, Ms. Joanna Kempkers is the High Commissioner of New Zealand. She is currently the Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The event began with the inaugural lighting of the lamp followed by a mesmerising performance by the Western Music Choir. The Principal felicitated the Chief Guest with a token of appreciation.

In her welcome address, Ms. Sehgal expressed her gratitude towards Ms. Kempkers for re-visiting the school and giving the students an opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s culture. The Chief Guest focussed her attention on the importance of reinforcing culture through performing arts. She emphasised on how Maoris first talk about their place in the world and then themselves. Praising New Zealand for its education and culture, she ended by singing a song in her traditional language, which imparted the message of love, hope and peace to all.

This was followed by the main attraction ‘The Maori Dance’. Maori is the national dance of New Zealand. It is an emotional and powerful combination of song, chant and dance. Through the dance they convey the message of working in peace to bring peace. Their songs depict their struggles. It was an extremely captivating and enchanting performance. Their traditional costumes and interactions with the students added a unique flair to it. They commenced their performance by inviting the Chief Guest, the Principal and a few students to join them on stage for ‘Maranga Tiaho Mai’, a song about rising up.

Waka Toa presented the Principal with a Greenstone pendant which speaks of strength, courage, focus and determination. They also presented the Chief Guest with a token of their friendship and love.

It was inspiring to see how the Maori performers cherished the beauty and uniqueness of their tribes and traditions. The school hopes that it continues to consolidate and share culture with New Zealand.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. The event ended with the National Anthems of New Zealand and India.



‘Peace’ Value Of The Month – October 2017

Class-VI

Class teachers and subject teachers endeavoured to inculcate the same in the students through various activities.

The students participated in discussions about maintaining Peace and Harmony. They put up posters, quotations, slogans and collages related to the theme of Peace. The teachers also spoke to them about living together peacefully.

Class-VII

Class teachers briefed the students about Peace, its meaning and its importance in a student’s life. A general discussion was done in all the classes wherein the students shared their views on the topic. They also prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic.

Class-VIII

As the name suggests the students were inspired to develop a peaceful approach to untoward circumstances and situations. Class teachers and language teachers spoke about the importance of peace in day to day lives.

Quotes were put up in the classes to reinforce the value.

The good efforts and actions of students were appreciated by Class representatives, Class teachers and Subject teachers.

 



SWAY 2017

Sway 2017, the second interschool Western dance competition organized by the Western Dance Society (WDS) of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram for classes 9 to 12 was held on October 28, 2017.

A total of 20 schools took part in the event, which was divided into two categories- ‘Accent’ (Group performance) and ‘Knockout’ (Solo performance). The competing dance forms included Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip-hop.

Renowned dance experts Mr. Benjamin Jacob and Ms. Devasmita Sharma were invited to judge the event. They are principal dancers and senior faculty members at Danceworx, one of the finest dance institutes in India.

The event began with the felicitation of the judges with a token of regard by our esteemed Principal Ms. Vanita Sehgal. Describing dance as an exquisite form of art, Ms. Sehgal encouraged students to learn dancing adding that she found student-dancers “phenomenally inspirational”.

Also present at the event were Vice Principals, Ms. Anita Singh and Ms. Padma Srinivasan, the Head of the Department of Music and Dance, Ms. Aditi Sarkar with her team of teachers, along with the teacher in-charge, Ms. Preeti Pratihari.

A small video of the achievements and history of WDS was followed by an enthralling series of performances against a backdrop of hypnotic lighting and captivating effects.

Soon after, the competition began with the Knockout category, wherein the dancers enthusiastically performed solo, giving way to the next category Accent, where group performances were presented. At the end of the event, the judges addressed the gathering, enlightening the participants with valuable feedback and constructive criticism.

The first prize in the Knockout category was bagged by The Heritage School, Rohini while the second prize was awarded to St. Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri. The first prize in the Accent category went to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, while Modern School, Barakhamba Road were the runners up.

Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan proposed the vote of thanks and wished the students a successful future. The event was a huge success.



Kavi Sammelan

‘Samvaad’ – Hindi club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram  organised a ‘Kavi Sammelan’ on 10 October 2017. The event was graced by renowned Hindi poet Mr. Gajendra Solanki and two other poets. The Principal Ms. Vanita Sehgal felicitated the Chief Guest, renowned poet Gajendra Solanki, Ms.Baljeet Kaur and Mr.Radhakant Pandey.

Mrs. Fatma Kirmani introduced Gajendra Solanki who is the recipient of prestigious awards. He has given performances in the different parts of the world. Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the students in Hindi and threw light on the importance of Hindi poems. She expressed her views as she talked about how it is easy and difficult to write Hindi poems. She acknowledged the “Samvaad’-Hindi Club’s efforts for promoting the Hindi language and instilling curiosity about Hindi poetry in the students. Uday Bansal, the president of the Hindi club along with various club members like Sanskriti, Momin Iqbal and Aakash recited their self-composed poems.

This years’ edition of the Hindi club’s Annual Magazine ‘ Kalam Ke Rang’ was launched by Mr Gajendra Solanki in the presence of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Vice-Principal Ms. Anita Singh.

The poet of Bhor ki kiran, Kranti kalash, and Mann ka panchi, Gajendra Solanki started the Kavi Sammelan with his famous poetry Hindi Stutigan. He inspired the students with a dramatic poem paying tribute to ‘Shahid Bhagat Singh’. The students of Classes IX and X applauded the performance and enjoyed it thoroughly. Ms Baljeet Kaur shared her experiences with humorous poetry and later, Mr. Radhakanth Pandey paid a tribute to the nation through his poems. The poets enthralled the students with their composition and wit and inspired the budding poets in them. The Vice-Principal, Ms Anita Singh was present throughout the Kavi Sammelan and delivered the vote of thanks.   The event concluded with the national anthem.



Exhibition On Mental Health

D.P.S. R.K.Puram celebrated World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2017 to spread awareness and education of mental health and disorders. WMHD was an initiative started by the World Federation for Mental Health to create worldwide awareness of mental health issues.

The day commenced with the psychology students of the school preparing bookmarks, collages and articles on issues related to mental health. An exhibition was displayed, featuring boards packed with articles, stories, facts and sketches aimed at drawing attention towards the issue of mental health. Bookmarks with uplifting quotes, case profiles which provided in-depth information about an individual, and a life satisfaction checklist was distributed to both teachers and students. The exhibition was inaugurated by the  Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.

The message conveyed through the exhibition was: Shatter the stigma, mend the mind.



‘Buno Kahani’- Story Telling Competition for Class X

Hindi Editorial Board and ‘Samvaad’- Hindi Club organised an on-the spot story telling competitions for class X students. Each section sent a team of 6-7 students which were given a topic on-the-spot and every member had to contribute to the story by taking over from where their team mate left, thereby ‘weaving’ one complete story. Mr Manish Jain and Ms Divya Chaturvedi judged the competitition and Students of X-C won the first position.



Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 2017

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, on October 2nd 2017, the staff and the students cleaned the areas in and around the school vicinity. To fulfill the true spirit of ‘Swachhta hi Sewa,’ the Principal, teachers and students of DPS R.K.Puram visited the SDMC schools to promote the movement.

Five teams comprising teachers and students from DPS R.K.Puram visited five SDMC schools in R.K.Puram. The students presented a Nukkad Natak and also organised a quiz to spread the awareness and the need for cleanliness. Students also participated in the cleanliness drive in the SDMC Schools. A First Aid Box was presented to each school and the students were gifted with pouches filled with toiletries.

The Social Service League and the Interact Club of the school played an integral role in the cleanliness drive. The drive saw an active partnership of the DPS RK Puram and the SDMC schools coming together on the same platform to celebrate the dream of our Prime Minister.

 



Workshop For Teachers on 20th September 2017

Three workshops for teachers were conducted on 20.09.2017 at the AVH. The first session on ‘UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENCE’ was conducted by Dr Bhavuk Patel and Ms Sanya from the Department of Mental Health  and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare. They were welcomed by the Vice Principal Ms Renu Nayar and felicitated by the Vice Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan with a token of regard. It was a very interactive session with a discussion on various class room situations wherein a conflict of interests and problems of the students with authorities emerged. The doctors presented solutions to pacify adolescents who are aggressive in their approach. A soft approach to encourage them to talk about issues plaguing them was recommended.

The second session was on ‘FINANCIAL EDUCATION’ conducted by Mr Deepak Gulati. FCA, LLB partner at Deepak Gulati & Associates, Chartered Accountants. He was given a warm welcome by the Vice Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan. He threw light on Direct and Indirect taxes with a lot of facts and figures. The teachers were informed about the difference between tax and cess charged at various levels. The mandatory requirement of the PAN card and Aadhar card for various purposes was also highlighted. It was a very informative session with the due dates of the income tax and changes therein being brought out in the financial year and assessment year.

The third session was conducted by a police official informing the teachers about the mandatory requirement of a Police Clearance Certificate by the DoE. He explained the procedure for the same and requested the teachers to comply with the orders as soon as possible.



Workshop On Bridging The Gap Between The Junior And The Middle School

DPS RK Puram organised an academic workshop on September 23, 2017 to bridge the gap between junior and middle schools. The workshop was attended by teachers of the junior schools of DPS RK Puram – DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar, as well as the subject in charges at DPS RK Puram. The focus of the workshop was the model teaching sessions conducted by the teachers of all three schools with the Principal taking the lead.

The workshop started with the Principal conducting a model teaching session on two different topics – one on how to teach a poem, and the second on creative writing. The session, an eye-opener for teachers, highlighted the importance of asking the right questions to elicit responses from students that deepened their understanding of the lesson. This session was followed by a series of simultaneously conducted sessions at different venues for subjects like English, Mathematics, EVS, Hindi, Physical Education, Art and Performing Arts.

The workshop on teaching of English literature and language for classes three, four and five took place in the seminar room. It was attended by twenty two teachers from DPS Vasant Vihar, East of Kailash and R.K.Puram. The Opening Session, conducted by the teachers of DPS EOK – Mrs. Niharika Khare and Mrs. Kiran Tandon, was a hands-on session involving all the teachers present. The session was filled with activities like testing of reading and listening skills; vocabulary enrichment games and quizzing. The second session was presented by Ms. Dolly Wadera, Ms. Suniti Banga and Ms. Monica Aggarwal of DPS VV on teaching of ‘Singular and Plural’. They used variety of props and storytelling method as a game charger. The third session was based on teaching of ‘Poetry’, conducted by Ms. Renu Krishna and Ms. Madhuri Sahgal of DPS VV. Their presentation included differences between Prose and Poetry; Types of Poetry; Tools Used; Poetic Devices and Different Forms of Poetry. The sessions were interesting and informative. It was an enriching experience as the teachers shared the various strategies and their expertise making teaching methodology interactive and motivating.

The Mathematics workshop was conducted into two phases. The first phase was conducted by the teachers of DPS Vasant Vihar – Ms. Monica Chandra, Ms. Nupur Handa and Ms. Neha Shahidon the ‘Number Family’. They introduced the number family concepts using family bonds, siblings. Addition and Subtraction was reinforced using sibling activity. Various interesting games were shared like Tambola, Dumb Charades which were played using basic operations of Mathematics at a starting level and further extrapolated to concepts of factors, multiplication etc.

Outdoor activity games using basic operations of Mathematics and Number Facts was played. The second phase was covered by DPS EOK teachers – Ms. Mitali Malhotra, Ms. Mini Baijal and Ms. Sonia Shiv on ‘Fractions’ They introduced the topic using Pizza Slices by paper plate cutting and folding. Various worksheets were given for hands on practice.

‘Fraction Art’ Activity was introduced using Akbar Birbal using number line concept was introduced in fractions. The workshop was a learning experience for the teachers of both the schools.

The Hindi workshop was conducted in three sessions and was attended by 15 teachers from both the junior schools. The first session was based on ‘Language Development through Storytelling’ conducted by Ms. Reeta Prasad of DPS Vasant Vihar. It was an interactive session with storytelling combined with elements like poem/songs, etc. The session also include a group activity where group members wrote stories using words given. The second session was conducted by Ms. Meenu Malhotra of DPS East of Kailash on teaching of various aspects of the Hindi alphabet.The session was interactive and the teacher used various teaching aids, activities, examples and a workbook. The third session was conducted by Ms. Vidyotama Pandey and Ms. Sangeeta Panigarhi of DPS Vasant Vihar. They used a variety of teaching aids to teach the concept of ‘Vishashan’. An interactive strategy was made use of whereby group activities enhanced the flavour of the contents being taught.

The EVS workshop was conducted in two sessions. The first session was conducted by the teachers of DPS East of Kailash – Ms. Ruchira Bajpai and Ms. Manjeet Gandhi (SST) and Ms. HK Lamba (Science). The teachers made an effective use of teaching aids, worksheets and games to explain various concepts. The second session was conducted by Ms. Amita Chauhan, Ms. Sangeeta Malik and Ms. Archana Pental using a variety of activities, worksheets, PowerPoint Presentations and stories to make the concepts relatable and easy to understand.

The workshop for teachers teaching classes Nursery, Prep and one was organised in the AVH. Ms Dolly Chanana, Headmistress, DPS East of Kailash, addressed the teachers in the AVH and highlighted the need to keep the children happy and excited. Teachers from DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar, teaching Nursery, Prep and class I, made their presentations on various topics taught in English. Various presentations were made on the methodology of teaching pre-number concepts, storytelling and introduction of letters like L, T and I for Nursery students. All these were extremely lively and involved a lot of movement and participation of the audience. The teachers also demonstrated how they used props like hand puppets, flash cards and board games in their teaching. A session on Reading activities and Storytelling for Prep students was conducted which showed how music, dance and voice modulation can all be combined to make a storytelling class a fun-filled one and can help students to learn new things with ease. Words beginning with the new letters that were to be taught were emphasized repeatedly so that children could connect the consonant and its sound to the word. Games like Passing the Parcel and Word Tambola were also played to show how they can be very useful tools in the teaching process. The presentation on Articles and Blends showed how games could help children learn the correct use of the articles and to identify the blend sounds. Teachers showed how students could be asked to Ring the Month or any other concept they were doing in the classrooms using materials that are easily available.

A presentation on Physical Fitness demonstrated the ‘Asanas’ which can help in improving the students’ vocal chords, agility of their limbs and concentration. The audience also participated in a very relaxing laughter session. The enthusiasm of the teachers conducting the sessions was infectious and the workshop was a truly learning experience for all those who attended it.

The workshops for teachers teaching Physical Education, Art and Performing Arts were also conducted with teachers from both schools sharing their best practices with each other.



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
X-A I
Parth Jharkoti
Darsh Kumar
X-C II
Arpit Das
Pulan Patnaik
X-H III

ROUND 3: Multiple Choice Questions

Name of the team members Class/Section Position
Vedant Garg
Naman Dhingra
X-A I
Parth Jharkoti
Darsh Kumar
X-C III
Arpit Das
Pulan Patnaik
X-H II

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‘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:

NAME CLASS /SECTION
Ananya Singhal
Manishka Asrani
VI- B
VI- C
Priyang Mohan Lal
Jigyasa Jain
VII- K
VII- F
Kunjal Gautam
Kashish Chopra
VIII- J
VIII- H
Divyasha Priyabarshini
Yashvi Jain
IX- A
IX- A



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.



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