Guest Speaker – Think Lab
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the Think Lab students of Classes VI to VIII on Friday, 25 January 2019. Dr. Aditya Mittal, a Professor of Biology, IIT Delhi, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Mittal did his Phd from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA and has received the Teaching Excellence Award, IIT Delhi 2015. His other achievements are a Gold medal in Badminton (2008) and Chess (2009).
Dr. Mittal addressed issues relating to creative thinking and giving shape to the ideas. He advised the students about the right techniques of maintaining proper project report. Laying emphasis on the importance of having a clear mind for enhanced creativity and ability to think out of the box, he suggested many interesting activities to keep the mind fresh and active.
This was followed by a question and answer round. The session was very interactive and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.
Interaction On Disaster Management
Ms. Pooja Saxena , Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator, Institution of Disaster Emergency and Accidents for guidance on School Safety and Security, addressed some stakeholders of Disaster Management, on Wednesday,31 October , 2018 at 10:30 am. She interacted with the teachers of Disaster Management Committee. The meeting was highly beneficial for the participants, who are the In-charges of different teams of the school’s Disaster Management Committee. She threw light on the guidelines for school safety and security. She expressed her satisfaction after observing the school’s actions on the same. Some advice given by her will be incorporated shortly for better safety. The meeting was attended by Ms. Sangita Rana, Ms. Arti Trivedi and Mr. Manoj Arora. It was chaired by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and coordinated by Ms. Rupa Das, Coordinator, DM.
The meeting was preceded by an awareness drive on Disaster Management through a Nukkad Natak presentation by the school’s Theatre Club members.
Guest Speaker for XII and XII
On 4 October 2018, Dr. Shourya Shankar Roy Burman was invited as the Guest Speaker in the Senior Biology Lab for Class XI and XII Biotechnology students. Dr. Burman, alumnus DPS R.K.Puram , graduated from IIT-Kanpur, did his Ph.D from the famous John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA and is now pursuing Post-Doc from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Dr. Burman spoke about the scope and application of Biotechnology in the field of Medicine. He also highlighted the recent advances in this field like Drug discovery, designing and delivery, Protein-Protein Interaction Model, CRISPR- Gene Editing, Tissue Engineering, Artificial Cartilage. He added that Biotechnology is new Biology consisting of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. He advised the students to take up internship programmes/ labwork during the vacations which is crucial for in depth understanding of a concept.
Ms Niva Chhonkar thanked Dr. Burman for this fruitful interactive session.
Guest Speaker Programme Class IX
A GSP for Class IX was organised in the AVH by Ms. Shaloo Khanna on 31 August 2018. Prof. Queeny Pradhan, who teaches Modern Indian History at IP University, was invited to deliver a talk on ‘The Russian Revolution’. She explained the background and the events that led to the Russian Revolution in 1917 with the help of a presentation. It was an interactive session where Prof. Pradhan kept students engaged by asking questions. She was pleased to note that students were aware of many facts related to the Revolution.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Sohini Chakravarty.
Guest Speaker Programme – Class VII
A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for the students of Class VII on Friday, 27 July 2018. Dr. Shweta Mathur Lall, a Dentist at the Apollo Hospital, Noida, addressed the students on the topic `Hygiene Consciousness – Body and Mind`.
Dr. Shweta addressed issues relating to personal and mental hygiene. She advised the students about the right techniques of maintaining proper dental hygiene. She laid emphasis on the importance of having a clear mind. She suggested many interesting activities to keep the mind fresh and active.
This was followed by a question and answer round. It was a very interactive session and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.
Interactive Session for Class XII
An Interactive session was organized for Class XII students on 18 May, 2018. Dr Amita Sehgal, Professor, Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was the Speaker. Her topic was Circadian Rhythms.
She shared her academic journey with the students which culminated in such a brilliant profession. Her lab Scientist was awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 2017.
Dr. Sehgal spoke about the molecular and cellular networks that drive behaviour, in particular rhythmic behaviours such as sleep. She explained how light affects our sleep pattern through the hormone Melatonin, which was very interesting. Her explanation of experiments with fruit fly, Drosophila Melanogaster, to study circadian periodicity was appreciated by the students. It was amazing to know that genes and circuits have been identified that underlie the homeostatic drive for sleep. Dr Sehgal also discussed about sleep deprivation and it’s health consequences, particularly when we are exposed to artificial light at home or office the entire day.
The students put up several questions relating to why babies sleep more and adults sleep less, causes of dreams, stages of sleep, factors affecting the sleep -wake cycle.
The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Guest Speaker Programme for Class XI
Guest Lecture was organized for Class XI students on 18 May, 2018. Dr. H.K. Chopra, Chief Cardiologist, Moolchand Medicity, National President, Cardiological Society of India, was the speaker. The topic was ‘Lifestyle and Health: Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science’. Ms Anita Singh felicitated the Guest.
Dr Chopra said that ‘Health & Wellness’ is the expression of our choice and we should adopt ‘Satvik’ or positive lifestyle. Wrong type of food at wrong place and wrong time should be avoided to keep ourselves healthy. He spoke about heart diseases (CAD), their causes and prevention. According to him, industrialization & environmental pollution are the two main causes of heart diseases. It was surprising to know that Indians are 4 times more prone to heart diseases, hence number one killer in India. Faulty lifestyle and food habits are contributory factors. He advised the students to exercise daily for better concentration.
Dr Chopra presented the facts and consequences in such a way that the students could relate to it and enjoyed the session.
The programme was coordinated by the Biology Department.
Guest Speaker Programme Class VII (A-F)
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of Class VII on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Dr. K.B. Shankar, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Safdarjung Hospital, addressed the students and spoke about ‘Teens’ obsession with technology.’
Dr. Shankar spoke to the students about the growing use of technology amongst children and the danger that it possesses. He laid emphasis on the importance of decreasing the usage of electronic gadgets. He also said that as we form a `digital world’, we forget to explore the ‘real world.’
It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.
Guest Speaker Programme (VIII A-F)
A Guest speaker programme was arranged for students of Class VIII (Sections A-F) during their Art Education periods, on 24 April 2018.
Dr. Ankit Goyal, Associate Professor, Safdarjung Hospital was the Guest of Honour.
He made a presentation on the dangers of excessive use of electronic gadgets.The session was an interactive one with Dr. Goyal creating awareness about the much hyped ‘Blue Whale’ game, sexuality and violence in video games.
The students were receptive to the session.
Guest Speaker Programme Class VI
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VI on 11 April 2018 and 18 April 2018. Dr. Deepak Gaur, Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, spoke to the students about ‘Health and Nutrition’.
He lay emphasis on the importance of eating healthy and maintaining personal hygiene. With the help interesting videos, he demonstrated the way vaccination works and the way the malaria pathogen spreads. The videos were greatly appreciated by the students. Dr. Gaur gave also spoke about the dangers associated with the usage of mobile phones.
The sessions proved informative and engaging for the students and teachers alike.
Demo of techniques used in Biotechnology for Class XII Biology Students
A demo of techniques used in Biotechnology was done by Dr Tripti Bhatnagar of Biotechnology Company, Codon Biotech for Class XII Biotechnology students on 17 November 2017. The students learnt the method to isolate plasmid DNA from the bacteria, E.coli and performed Agarose Gel Electrophoresis. They carried out restriction digestion and saw fluorescent DNA fragments under Transilluminator. Students did quantitative Spectrophotometric Analysis of DNA and Protein. Ms Niva Chhonkar, Coordinator- Biology elaborated the precautions to be taken while performing these experiments. Students from Biologxy sections were excited to see the DNA fragments separated during electrophoresis.
Guest Speaker Programme- History
A Guest speaker programme was organized for the students of Class IX and XII, on 15th November 2017.
Prof Sanjay Kumar Pandey, former Chairman Russian Studies, Central Asian Studies and Foreign languages ,Jawaharlal Nehru University addressed the students of Class IX and XII (History group) on the Russian Revolution. The chapter has been made compulsory by CBSE for class IX from this session. He discussed the various ideologies of Liberals, Conservatives and Socialists. He also explained the causes and impact of the revolution.
Vice Principal, Ms.Anita Singh, welcomed him with a token of appreciation. The session was attended by Class IX (G-N) students in the 3rd and 4th periods. It was followed by an interactive session.
The second session commenced in the 5th period and was followed till the end of the 6th period. The session was graced by the Vice Principal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan. The session was attended by students of Class IX (A-F) and Class XII history students. They enquired about various facts and concepts during the programme from the speaker.
The vote of thanks was proposed by a student of Class IX. Teachers of the history department also attended the sessions. The programme was coordinated by Ms.Sohini Chakravarty.
Guest Speaker Programme for Class VIII
A Guest speaker programme was organized for the students of Class VIII, Sections A-F during their Work Experience periods, on 12 October 2017.
Mr. Rajeeva Shukla, Additional Secretary, Land and Building Department, Vikas Bhavan , was the Guest of Honour. He and his accompanying team members were extended a warm welcome by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.
Mr. Shukla addressed the students on various aspects of natural disasters. He gave the students a brief idea of the types of natural disasters e.g. tsunamis, fires, earthquakes etc. He also threw light on the precautionary measures that one could take if such a calamity arises. A slide show made the talk interesting and easy to comprehend. His presentation was followed by an interactive session on the safety measures to be taken and the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ to be followed in case of a fire at home / school. The session was interesting and provided an insight to the students.
A similar session would be organised for the students of Sections G-K, in the month of December.
Workshop For Parents Of Class VII
A workshop was organized for the parents of class VII students on Wednesday, 30th August 2017. It was held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the AVH. The topic was based on the concept of better parenting.
The Guest Speakers were Mr. Anand Agrawal, Additional Controller, Ministry of Defence and Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare.
Mr. Anand Agrawal spoke about the use of social media. He advised the parents to be careful and monitor the excessive use of social media by their children. Dr. Vishal Chhabra spoke about various parenting styles and urged the parents not to give in to the unreasonable demands of their children.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The workshop ended with an interactive session where parents were able to clarify their doubts and seek advice.
Guest Speaker Program For Class IX
A guest speaker program was organised on 29 August 2017 for the students of class IX. Mr Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO ,MYGOV India , an IAS officer addressed the students about the need to be careful about their behaviour on social media .The program started with the Vice Principal Mrs Anita Singh welcoming the guest .Mr Gaurav Dwivedi then spoke to the students about understanding the need of security in the virtual world .He advised students on how they could guard their identity on the social networking sites and be selective about their friends group on social media . He cited examples of cases of cheating on social media. He also pointed the fraudulent sites which trap people and the need to verify the validity of such sites and told the students how they could check the authenticity of such sites . The guest then took questions from the students and solved their queries .
Workshop For Parents of Class VIII
A workshop was organized for parents of students of class VIII on 23 August 2017 from 2.30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m. in the A.V.H. The session was well attended. The ideology behind the workshop was guidance to better parenting , an insight to the child’s psyche and also to create awareness towards providing a greater cyber security for our children.
A welcome address was given by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who stressed upon the need for greater communication with the children, for being the role model for them and for learning to say ‘NO’ to the unacceptable wishes and demands of the children.
The Guest Speakers were Mr.Anand Agrawal, Additional Controller, Ministry of Defence and Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare. Mr. Agrawal spoke about keeping tabs on the child’s use of social media, putting up security settings to prevent unwarranted cybercrimes and to be aware of trending internet games that could prove to be dangerous e.g. the ‘Blue Whale challenge’.
Dr. Chhabra spoke of various parenting types; authoritative, disciplinarian and the accepting and acceding kinds. He laid emphasis on keeping the communication channels open, upon building the entire personality and concept of the child rather than focussing on short term goals and also to avoid comparisons with siblings or friends. The workshop was quite interactive with many parents putting up queries and seeking advice on dealing with normal day to day dilemmas of dealing with their children.
The session ended with the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra delivering a vote of Thanks.
Guest Speaker Programme for Biology Students of Class XII
Biology Department Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised Guest Speaker Programme for Class XII Biology Students on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 9.30am to 10.30 am.
Dr.P. Jayaraj ,Assistant Professor , Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara college , University of Delhi was the speaker as subject expert. He explained the intricate details involved and highlighted various interesting aspects of Human Reproductive Biology.
It was an interactive session which brought more clarity and understanding of the topic in the students. The programme was coordinated by Ms Kajal Sethi, Ms Shalini Chanan and Ms Niva Chhonkar of the Biology Department.
Guest Speaker Programme – Organised by the Geography Dept and Disaster Management Club
A Guest Speaker Programme was organised by the Geography dept and Disaster Management club of DPS RK Puram on the 2/8/17. Professor Rakhi Parijat, Associate Professor of Geography, Miranda House , University of Delhi was invited to address the students. She was welcomed by the Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal. There were three sessions. The first session was on Disaster Management and was conducted for Disaster management monitors of classes 8, 9, and 12 . The session started with an interactive session with the students. Prof Parijat informed the students about the different aspects of disaster management and its significance in our lives.
The following session was conducted for the geography students of class 11, on ‘Remote sensing and its application in GIS and GPS’, where she spoke about the field work and communication techniques that have evolved over time with the help of remote sensing technology and its significance in today’s life.
The last session was held for the geography students of class 12, where Dr. Parijat enlightened the students on ‘Human Environment Interactions’ – the concepts of physical geography,ecology and evolution of human beings and culture and their impact on nature .
The sessions were very interesting and interactive. Mrs Arti Trivedi , Mrs.Sangeeta Rana and Mrs.Niva Chhonkar from the Disaster Management team Of the school were also present. The coordinator of the program Mrs Rupa Das, Head of the department, Geography delivered the vote of thanks.
Guest Speaker Programme for Students of Class VIII
A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for students of class VIII, sections A-F, on 3rd of August, 2017. Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, addressed the students. He spoke on the security issues while using the internet and the safe guards to be taken. He also sounded the students of the information leaked out on social website like Facebook etc. The talk was engaging and interactive. He shall also be providing a questionnaire for the parents to fill in regarding the above.
Guest Speaker Programme Class XII Psychology
A guest speaker programme for class XII students was conducted at DPS R.K. Puram on 21st July 2017. Mr AK Bhatnagar, who retired as Vice Principal from Navyug School Sarojini Nagar, an active member in the syllabus committee for Psychology was invited. He is also involved in framing of Question papers and marking scheme for Psychology with the CBSE and has authored several books. He combined pieces of wisdom with humour, telling the students about the sections students tend to lose marks in and errors to watch out for. He emphasised on the importance of reading the question paper thoroughly, specified that the answers should be direct and reiterated the significance of doing well in the viva voce exam. The other tips he gave were the little things that separates the best papers from the mediocre ones, like writing examples, having a good presentation etc. All in all, the event was a success, and the students left the program enlightened and enriched.
Class VII – Guest Speaker Programme
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VII on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 and Thursday, 13 July 2017. Dr. Archana Singh, associate professor at the department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, addressed the students and spoke about Health and Nutrition.
The topic was relevant to the age group; children were urged to eat healthy, clean food and to stay active. Dr. Archna emphasized on having a good and nutritious breakfast. She provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the ill effects of having junk food.
It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.
Workshop for Parents of Class VI
A Workshop was conducted for the parents of Class VI on 14 July 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the issues faced by young adolescents and how to deal with the same to ensure that the children are healthy and well adjusted.
To guide the parents and teachers to this end, Dr. Vishal Chhabra, a renowned psychiatrist and Dr. Vandana Bhatia, a doctor specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, were invited. Dr. Chhabra spoke about parenting styles and their effect on the children. Dr. Bhatia spoke about the importance of focusing on various aspects of physical and mental development of adolescents. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The session was very informative and proved to be a learning experience for all present.
Guest Speaker Programme for the Students of Class XII
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class XII by the Economics Department on Tuesday, 18th July 2017. Mr. I.C.Dhingra, author of Micro and Macro Economics, addressed the students and spoke about introduction of projects in the curriculum of 2017 by CBSE. His main focus was selection of topic for the project and the guidelines to be followed. It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.He provided the students with useful tips and Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, concluded the session by giving useful dos and don’ts about the project. Ms Anita Singhal, Head of the Department gave the vote of the thanks.
Doing Your Best – Value of the Month (May-2017) Classes VI-VIII
The class teachers conducted sessions with the students during the Home Room period. They spoke about various real life instances and people who faced the odds and performed to the best of their abilities.
The students were also asked to speak about the significance of doing one’s best. Students also put up posters and quotations based on the topic in the classroom and discussed the same with their peers.
Moreover, the departments of English and Hindi also conducted debate competitions, keeping in mind the themes of determination, perseverance and hard work. The results of the debate are as follows:
1st Position – Swarnika Bhardwaj (VI-E)
2nd Position – Abhishek Agarwal (VI-A)
3rd Position – Smaira Gupta (VI C) & Yashraj (VI-J)
1st Position – Abhishek Aggarwal (VI-A)
2nd Position – Kanishka (VI-C)
3rd Position – Aaradya Bhatiya (VI-F)
The class teachers had interactive sessions with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of doing your best and why it should be valued was discussed in great detail. Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein were quoted as examples. An inspiring story of US President, Barrack Obama was narrated by the class teacher of VII – I.
A debate (English and Hindi) related to the topic was conducted in all the sections. The results of the debate are as follows:
1st Position – Urmi Bhatnagar (VII-H)
2nd Position – Vedika Shukla (VII-E) and Lipi Sahi (VII-B)
3rd Position – Muskaan Saxena (VII-F)
Consolation – Krish Prabhakar (VII-B) and Bhuvnesh (VII-I)
1st Position – Sanjam Singh (VII-D)
2nd Position – Vatsa Gupta (VII-B) and Arushi (VII-I)
3rd Position – Hamsini Dewan (VII-A) and Vedika Shukla (VII-E)
Students gave presentations on the importance of doing your best and how to go about it. Students decorated the class soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.
The value of the month was ‘Doing Your Best’. As the name suggests the students were inspired to put in their best. Their good efforts and actions were appreciated by the class representatives, class teachers and subject teachers. Quotes were put up in the classes to inspire the students to do their best. The class teachers and students spoke about their experiences, motivational moments during the Homeroom periods.
As a part of ‘doing your best’, the departments of Hindi and English conducted inter section debate activities.
The results of the debate were as follows:
1st Position – Shaurya Parihar –VIII G
2nd Position – Vir Malhotra- VIII F, Diya Dutt-VIII G
3rd Position – Tushar Bhatt-VIII E, Roopkiran-VIII K
Consolation – Akshaya- VIII D, Tarini- VIII B
1st Position – Vir Malhotra – VIII F
2nd Position – Aanya Roy – VIII H
3rd Position – VIII D
Class VI – Guest Speaker Programme
A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VI on Monday, 24 April 2017 and Thursday, 11 May 2017. Dr. Deepak Gaur, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was the esteemed speaker. Dr. Gaur spoke to the students about ‘Health and Nutrition’. Through interesting videos and his interaction with the students, he emphasized on the importance of maintaining hygiene around us to ensure our good health.
He provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the dangers associated with the usage of mobile phones, among other things.
Dr. Gaur’s sessions were greatly appreciated by the students and teachers alike. They were very informative and engaging for the students.
Class VIII – Guest Speaker Programme
Dr. Mrs. Vandana Bhatia, addressed the students of class VIII on ‘Health issues in Adolesecents’. The interaction was held over two days. Students from sections G-K were addressed on 9 May 2017 and students from sections A-F attended the programme on 11 May 2917.
The topic was relevant to the age group, wherein issues of peer pressure, mood swings, feeling of depression, rampant use of social media, indulgence towards ‘junk’ food were raised. It also brought up the issue of refusing to give in to the lure of bad habits.
The talk also reiterated that parents, teachers and elders think of the child’s welfare when they do not succumb to the child’s desires at all times.
The students appreciated the interactive sessions and were very receptive to the speaker.
Punctuality– Value of the Month (April) Classes VI-VIII
The value for the month of April 2017 was punctuality. Class teachers and subject teachers endeavored to inculcate the same in the students through various activities.
Teachers spoke about the importance of being punctual. Students who exhibited the quality were praised in the class. Students were also asked to speak about the importance of punctuality. The students also shared various quotations and thoughts on punctuality.
The class teachers had an interactive session with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of punctuality and why it should be valued were discussed in great detail. It was unanimously agreed upon that punctuality is the hallmark of a civilized and well -mannered person. It should be practiced at all times under all circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as the foremost example. The students actively participated and decorated the soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.
Class teachers shared the importance of being punctual and punctuality as a sign of respect. A Documentary on what punctuality means in different countries was shown to the students by the class teacher of VII I.
Some students prepared a presentation and read out the famous speech of Steve Jobs: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” highlighting the importance of being punctual.
The new session began with the students observing the value of Punctuality. The class teachers counseled the students to arrive to school, class in time. The practice of timely submission of work was restated. Students observing punctuality were applauded to encourage the others.
Quotes were put up in classes and in the Circular Block.
Certificates are being awarded to deserving students for exhibiting this value by the class/subject teachers. Section F was awarded the certificate of Appreciation for displaying the value of Punctuality meticulously.
Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class X
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of Class X on 17 April 2017 from 2:15 PM to 4.00 PM. The sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of Class X. The parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child is in. It was a feeling of back to school for the parents. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other. The class teachers briefed them about the code of conduct and examination scheme for Class X.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Vice Principal Ms. Anita Singh, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Shaloo Khanna and Ms. Vinita Gupta, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke in detail about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the new examination scheme and any query related to any subject could be sorted out, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.
Class VII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of the students of class VII on 13 April 2017 from 2:30 pm onwards. The meetings took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections which helped the parents familiarize themselves with the class environment.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the parents and interacted with them. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. The class reps, Ms. Sapna Sharma and Ms. Richa Basrao, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers discussed about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The Orientation Programme was very informative and proved to be beneficial for the parents, as they could clarify their doubts, and acquaint themselves with the teachers at the beginning of the session itself.
Class VIII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)
An orientation programme was held for the parents, of students of class VIII, on 13th April’2017. The programme was conducted over two time slots to enable teachers, having more than two sections to teach, to have a quality time interaction.
Parents of sections B, D,E, J and K met the teachers between 2.30- 3.30 p.m. while parents of sections A, C, F, G, H, I met the teachers between 3.30-4.30 p.m. The interaction took place in their wards classrooms, where the class teacher and subject teachers introduced themselves and made the parents familiar with the changed system of assessment, methodology of teaching, activities conducted et al. The parents concerns and queries were also satisfied in the best manner possible.
The Principal and Headmistress also visited the classes and extended a warm welcome to the parents, assuring them of the school’s commitment to further their child’s growth.
The parents turned up in large numbers, making the programme a success.
BACK TO SCHOOL – Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class VI
An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of class VI sections A to F on 5th April 2017 and sections G to K on 6th April 2017 from 2:30 PM onwards. As the sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of class VI, the parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child would soon be walking into. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other before the beginning of the new session.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Payal and Ms. Pratibha, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke, in detail, about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.
The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the transition of the students from the junior schools to the senior school, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.
Teachers Training Programme for Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram
A Teachers Training Programme for the Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram at Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash was held in DPS R.K.Puram on the 23rd of March 2017. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed the guests and emphasized the need of teachers being extra sensitive towards the issues related to children. Ms Archana Pental, Headmistress, Vasant Vihar and Ms Dolly Chanana, Headmistress, East of Kailash were also present.
In the first interactive session, ‘Creating a safe, protective environment for children’ the two guest speakers discussed the legal and psychological aspect of POCSO, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Ms Prashanti Pasupuleti , Legal Associate, Supreme Court of India, spoke about the legal framework related to Child abuse and the role of counselling in this regard. She highlighted the key points of the Child Protection Policy and online safety. Dr Vishal Chhabra, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Health Care spoke about indicators of abuse and highlighted the need for educators to be able to identify sudden change of behaviour in children, signs of depression and anxiety.This was followed by a demo on First Aid by Ms Divya Varghese, Clinical Instructor from Fortis Healthcare Team. Techniques as to how to deal with different medical emergency situations like insect bite, poisoning, fracture, electrocution, burn injuries, nose bleeding, choking and Heat stroke were demonstrated.
The next session was on ‘Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Classroom Management’.Ms Mimansa Singh,Clinical Psychologist spoke about different types of disabilities and their indicators. Later, Ms Gunita Kaur suggested simple activities and exercises that improve the concentration and speed-up the learning process. The Programme Incharge was Ms Niva Chhonkar, Coordinator of the Department of Biology.
Interactive Session on ‘Creating a Safe, Protective Environment for Children
An interactive session on ‘Creating a safe, protective environment for children’ was held in DPS R.K.Puram on the 3rd of March 2017.
Three guest speakers addressed the Teaching and Admin staff. Mrs. Chhaya Sharma,DIG, National Human Rights Commission discussed the salient features and procedures of POCSO, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences.Act She dealt on the vulnerability of children and how due care has to be taken to create a safe environment for them.
Ms. Ms Prashanti Pasupuleti , Legal Associate, Supreme Court of India also spoke about the legal framework related to Child abuse and the role of counseling in this regard. She highlighted the key points of Child Protection Policy and online safety.
Dr Vishal Chhabra, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Health Care spoke about indicators of abuse and highlighted the need for educators to be able to identify sudden change of behaviour in children, signs of depression and anxiety. He discussed the fact that too much information is available to young minds and stressed on the need for filters
An interactive session followed where various queries were handled and discussed by the guest speakers.
Guest Speaker Programme for Class VI
Mr. Deepak Gaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University visited the school on 8th February 2017. Addressing the students of class 6, he talked about issues of health and hygiene. He also explained that the most effective way to keep away from illness is to maintain a good personal hygiene. His lecture dealt with the ways in which obesity can harm all age groups and can cause multiple diseases like high BP, diabetes and heart problems.
He also showed a short video on how vaccines are important and can prevent various diseases.He explained the disadvantages of the usage of mobile phones and how hazardous they can be to human life.He warned everyone not to eat junk food which has it’s own harmful effects.
His lecture was wonderful and precise covering all aspects of health and hygiene.
Guest Speaker Programme
The Department of Hindi organized a Guest Speaker Programme on 31st January 2017 in the A.V.H.
The Chief Guest was Dr. Harish Chopra, acclaimed author, who has been awarded several times, and is currently a Lecturer in Delhi University.
Dr. Chopra addressed the students of class of 8th and 10th . He emphasized on the use of Hindi and the options available for children in the future along with its prospects. He made the children realize that they shouldn’t forget their very own mother tongue, Hindi. He shone light on the fact that Hindi should be a part of one’s personality as an Indian. Mrs Jyoti Bakshi, the Head of Hindi Department welcomed the Guest and motivated the students to take Hindi as their optional subject, in 9th and 11th, as well. Mrs Fatma Kirmani, the Prgramme Incharge delivered the vote of thanks.
Observing Forgiveness – Value Of The Month (January)
All students of class VI contributed in making the class board. All of them got slogans, posters, articles and drawings in English and Hindi. These were checked by the respective English and Hindi teachers. Students also decorated the corridors by putting up various slogans, quotes, etc.
FORGIVENESS is required for a person to be perfect. One needs to forgive others as quickly as one expects them to forgive you.
As a part of the value of the month, various activities related to forgiveness were carried out in the classes. Discussions and speeches were organized and the students were encouraged to understand the importance of forgiveness. The topic was discussed in all the classes at length with various stories using real life examples.
The value of the word ‘Forgiveness’ was stressed upon. Students took active interest in decorating the classes. Students brought various quotations on the topic.
Certificates will be given to students who have understood and applied the real worth of the value of forgiveness.
Quotes on forgiveness were put up in the Circular Block 2nd Floor. The students put up quotes on forgiveness in their classes too.
The Class teachers discussed the importance of “letting go” to forgive and forget as this lessens strife during the Home room periods. Certificates are also being distributed to students who displayed this value in an exemplary manner.
Guest Speaker for Sanskrit Students
A guest speaker programme was organized by the Sanskrit Department on 18th January 2017 for the students of Classes VII to X. The objective of this programme was to popularize Sanskrit among students and make it interesting.
The guest speakers were Dr Jyoti Raj and Mr. Sushil Kumar. Dr. Jyoti Raj, an alumnus of St. Stephen College is associated with DD News as a T V Anchor, News Reader, reporter and Editor. She is presently working in Sir Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College as an Assistant Professor.Mr. Sushil Kumar is a yoga expert is a teacher trainer with ‘Sanskrit Bharati’,an institution for promoting Sanskrit and Indian Culture.The Vice Principal Mrs. Anita Singh welcomed both the guests with plants.
This was interactive session .First, Dr Jyoti showed some visuals to the students and tested their concentration and focus through various stages of Questioning and relating them with Sanskrit The students took active part in the session and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mr. Sushil Kumar emphasized on correct pronunciation and through interesting stories of Panchtantra, he threw light on Sanskrit Literature and the importance of Sanskrit in our lives.The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal also attended the session and appreciated this interactive session.The session ended with a vote of thanks by the head of the Sanskrit Department, Mrs,Amla Thukral.
Guest Speaker for Class XI Biology Students
Prof. Kannan – Guest Speaker for Class XI Biology Students
On 18th January 2017, Professor K. Kannan from the Biotechnology Department of Guru Govind Singh IP University was invited as a Guest Speaker to address the Class XII Biotechnology Students in the Senior Biology laboratory. The Vice Principal, Mrs Anita Singh welcomed the guest.Prof Kannan asked the students to always be on a look for an opportunity for finding innovative solutions to be successful as Biotechnology is all about using creative ways to solve a biological problem. He also explained the concepts of stem cell, FISH technology, mass spectrometer, Protein sequencing , pre implant genetic diagnosis and the use of antibodies.Later he addressed the five Biology sections of Class XI.The topic was ‘Biology and beyond’. He said that the future prospects in the field of Biology like in Tissue Culture,Gut Biology, Pharmacogenomics,Intellectual Property Rights were very bright.It was interesting to know how gut bacteria influence our mood.He motivated the students to believe in themselves and to take intelligent risks.The programme was organised by Ms Kusum Yadav and Ms Niva Chhonkar of the Biology Department
Demo of Tools and Techniques Used in Biotechnology by Codon Biotech for Class XII Students
A demo was organized for the Biotechnology students of Class XII on 20 October 2016 in the Biotechnology Lab to know more about the techniques used in this field. Dr. Tripti Bhatnagar from Codon Biotech gave the demo of Restriction Digestion of DNA, bacterial transformation and Plasmid isolation from E.coli. Agarose gel electrophoresis was performed later and the students visualized DNA using transilluminator. The students learnt how to identify a recombinant bacterial colony by Insertional inactivation technique. It was an amazing experience for the students when they isolated DNA from bacteria. The demo was organized by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Biology Coordinator.
Air Pollution Awareness Programme by AIIMS and Sri Venkateshwara College
On 19th December 2016, an awareness programme on ‘Air pollution in Delhi’ was organised by AIIMS and Venkateshwara College for the students of Class VI.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Padma Shri awardee and Head of Pulmonology Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh. Dr.Guleria interacted with the students and spoke about the different types of air pollutants (PM 10 microns and PM 2.5 microns), smog and fog,sources of indoor pollution,target organs and how one can identify the symptoms caused due to air pollution.
Dr. P. Hemalatha Reddy, the Principal of Venkateshwara College elaborated on the upcoming International Event ‘Encon’ and invited the students to this event.Students of Venkateshwara College organised an Environment Quiz. Dr.Vartika Mathur spoke about the causes of Air pollution in Delhi and what the role of students is in controlling it.A movie by Mike Pandey on water pollution was screened. Booklets on Air pollution and green Acts were distributed to the students.
Dr. Surya Prakash proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Coordinator of the Department of Biology.
Value of the Month – Discipline
MONTH- DECEMBER 2016
For the month of December the “Value of the Month” was “Discipline. The students put up quotations on the walls, display boards of the classrooms and in the corridors.
The class teachers narrated short stories highlighting the importance of discipline in a student’s life followed by a general class discussion.
An Intra-class article writing competition was held on the topic “Essence of discipline” and the winning articles were put up on the soft board. The class teachers initiated class discussions on how to improve the discipline in the school. The children took great interest in the above activities and reached a general conclusion:
• The children should obey their teachers and the support staff at all times.
• They should not loiter around in the corridors.
• The students should also maintain discipline by not indulging in fights and mischievous behaviour.
• Surprise checks by the Class Reps have resulted in immense improvement in discipline.
• Since Punctuality is an important facet of discipline – strict action is taken against late-comers and this has resulted in students reaching school on time.
• Now the Student Council Members, the SOTM’s and the monitors also ensure discipline in the classrooms and corridors.
Discipline classes were appreciated by the teachers, and encouragement was given to all the students by giving certificates to the three most disciplined classes. The students are taking pride in being disciplined, because ‘with self-discipline, everything it possible’.
Guest Speaker Programme on ‘Public Speaking and Personality Development’
On 22nd November 2016, a Guest Speaker Programme on ‘Public Speaking and Personality Development’ was organised for the students of Class VIII. Ms Shuilu Dar was the Guest Speaker for the day. Ms Dar has a Masters in Spanish. She was the Deputy General Manager for IBM Daksh Business Process services. She has been the Director HR at CPA Global Services. She has also been the Talent Acquisition Leader (South Asia) for E I Dupont India Pvt. Ltd. Currently, she is the founding partner of Nashrah- the Talent League, that focuses on leadership and global recruitment.
Ms Dar began by getting the students to speak about what public speaking means to them. She went on to combine anecdotes from her own life with similarities between school and the corporate world. She spoke about the importance of self awareness and originality. ‘Good Personality Characteristics’, ‘The Nine Types of Personalities’ and ‘How to make people like you’ were some of the things she spoke about.
The students actively and enthusiastically participated, expressing their views on what Ms Dar spoke about, answering her questions and also giving their interpretation of what they learnt. All in all, the event was a success, and every student had something to take back home and ponder over.
Guest Speaker Programme for Biology Students of Classes XI and XII
Dr. O.P Yadava, CEO and Chief Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Dr. S. Dwivedi, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Institute were the Guest Speakers on October 24,2016 for all the Biology Students.
Dr O.P. Yadav was welcomed by the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh.Dr Yadav spoke on the topic ‘Heart Attacks- A lifestyle Malady’.He said that the incidence of deaths due to heart attacks has increased from 23% in 1990 to 34 % and Indians are 4 times more prone to heart attacks as compared to Americans.40% of all deaths are due to lifestyle disorders.He stressed on lifestyle changes like prudent diet,regular exercise and no tobacco consumption.It was surprizing to know that students can suffer from prehypertension which can be cured.He also warned to students of Passive smoking or second hand smoke.
Dr Dwivedi spoke on Tobacco and other forms of addiction.He asked the students to reduce the three ‘T’s- Tummy,tension and tobacco for good health.He also warned the students about nearly 7000 toxic substances present in the smoke.
The students thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the two Cardiac Surgeons.Students also promised to carry the message of heart friendly practices to their families.
The Vote of thanks were proposed by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Biology Coordinator.The programme was organised by the Biology Department of DPS R.K.Puram
Observing ‘Obedience’ As The Value Of The Week (3rd -14th October 2016)
All students of class VI contributed in making the class board. All of them got slogans, posters, articles and drawings in English and Hindi. These were checked by the respective English and Hindi teachers. Students also decorated the corridors by putting up various posters, slogans, quotes, etc.
Obedience is required for a person to be perfect. Obedience is the fruit of faith. True Obedience is true freedom.
To begin with teachers did one to one discussion on different problems faced by students and the reasons for the problem of disobedience amongst the students. The students listed some of the root causes. They came up with the major causes of problems related to disobedience which was the lack of values- included integrity, respect, and honesty. With the above as the foundation, the children prepared various slogans and posters on obedience and displayed them on the soft boards and corridors. The class teachers also appreciated the well behaved students in the class on a daily basis. The encouragement given to the children for their good behavior also motivated the students to be obedient and more respectful towards the elders, teachers and their peers. Consequently students are now more aware of their action.
The ‘value of obedience’ activity was followed very diligently by the students of class VIII. Healthy discussions were held on the topic, the students recounted personal experiences, and language teachers also got students to enact the theme.
It was learning in a fun, proactive manner. The activity board of the class had been decorated with paper craft. Some quotations on obedience have been pasted on the walls. These quotations keep reminding the students about this important virtue. The children have also written articles, poems and stories on the importance of obedience, helping them, as well as others, to understand the true meaning of it. Most importantly, a majority of the students practice what they preach, respecting and obeying their teachers and the staff at all times.
Guest Speaker Program For Class VII
DPS R.K. Puram organized a Guest Speaker Program for the students of Class VII on 31st August and 2nd September 2016 in the Audio visual hall.
Dr.Archana Singh, a reputed professor from the department of Biochemistry in AIIMS was the guest speaker. Dr.Singh addressed the students and spoke about Health and Nutrition.
The Headmistress, Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra, welcomed the guest speaker with a lovely bouquet . Using her personal experiences and her years of experience, Dr.Archana Singh, made the session one to remember. It was a very interactive one and the students participated actively in the discussion. Dr.Archana Singh exhorted the students to eat healthy, clean food and to stay active. She gave tips on how to maintain hygiene and highlighted the importance of food in daily life and how it shapes the future of an individual. She also warned the students about the amount of portions they should have, how many they should have and placed special emphasis on having a good breakfast.
Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra delivered the vote of thanks. The session was a truly enlightening one for all the students.
Guest Speaker Programme 2016
Mr Kishore Ajwani of IBN7 was the first Guest Speaker of the session on 18th July’ 16
ABP News anchor, Kishore Ajwani has joined TV18-owned Hindi news channel IBN7 as deputy managing editor.
Ajwani joined Zee News as an anchor and correspondent in 2001 By 2008, he was the deputy executive producer handling the output function at Star News, which later morphed into ABP News. At Zee, Kishore launched the successful daily news show ‘Badi Khabar’. His show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ at Star was a pioneering one. Apart from this, Kishore was entrusted with the task of handling election coverage, especially the programming and anchoring on counting days.
Kishore is an electronics engineer, masters from the Delhi School of Economics and an MBA from MICA. He is a DPS Alumini.
Mr Prateek Trivedi of Aaj Tak was the Guest Speaker for Class XII on 20th july’16
Mr. Prateek Trivedi, a journalist with more than 15 years of experience to speak to the students. He has been associated with some of the top media houses of India including AajTak, India TV ,Sahara and is currently working with IBN7 as senior editor. In Aaj tak ,he anchored a popular show called Janpath.
Mr Mukesh Kumar Sengar of NDTV was the Guest Speaker for Class XII on 27th july16
Mr Sengar was conferred the Mumbai Press Club’s annual RedInk Awards for excellence in Indian journalism(crime) for 2015-16 He was given this award for his documentary titled ‘Chori ki Nursery’.
He is Senior Special Correspondent at NDTV India.
Mr Prabhu Chawla was with us as a guest speaker on 10th Aug” 16.
One of India’s finest political journalists, Chawla is known for his sharp political analysis and investigative reports. In his 40 years as reporter and editor, he has written extensively on events that changed the political course of India and people who engineered them. He is credited with launching the regional editions of the India Today magazine in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He has hosted a weekly talk show ‘Seedhi Baat’ on Aaj Tak, India’s most popular television channel.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President for 2003. He has also won several national awards including The Hero Honda-Indian Television Academy (ITA) Best Anchor award for `Seedhi Baat’ 2005; TV News Anchor of the year – Telly Awards 2003; TSR Kalapeetham Life Time Achievement Award for 1998; the GK Reddy Memorial Award for investigative reporting and current affairs-1989; and the Feroze Gandhi Memorial Award for excellence in journalism 1985-86.
He was also the Editor of India Today & Editorial Director of the India Today Group of publications; Editor of Indian Express and Financial Express from 1991 to 1996.
Today he is one of the most authoritative and credible voices in print as well as the visual media.
Gaurav Dwivedi IAS,CEO, My Gov was pour Guest Speaker on 22 Aug’ 16
Gaurav Dwivedi is an IAS Officer of the 1995 batch of the Chhattisgarh Cadre. He has worked in various capacities in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has also been a faculty member at the IAS Training Academy, LBSNAA, Mussoorie.
He is currently posted as CEO, MyGov, Deptt. of Electronics & Information Technology and is responsible for managing the GoI’s citizen engagement platform. He is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
COUNSELING SESSIONS FOR CLASS X STUDENTS
An enlightening Career Counselling Session took place in the A.V. Hall for the students of Class X on July 19, 2016 .
The first session was with Mr. Gautam Puri, an IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Bangalore alumnus (1993). He is the Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of CL Educate Ltd Management, SAT (Foreign Education). He highlighted the prospects of Management and the importance of taking the SAT Exam.
The Second Facilitator was Mr. Nikhil Bhardwaja, a DPS Mathura Road alumnus. He runs his own design studio “Holistic Design”. He is from the School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi but after one year he switched to NID (National Institute for Design) Ahmedabad. He mentors hundreds of design, architecture, and fashion aspirants every year and he spoke about the prospects of Design, Architecture and Fashion.
The Sections from A to F had a session from 8 to 10 a.m and Sections G to M had their session from 11 a.m to 12 p.m.
The students were very receptive.The facilitators highlighted and threw light on both the brighter and flip side of Management and Design as Professions and Career Streams in India and abroad and their Potential in the actual Corporate World and their pay packages.
The sessions certainly helped students realize the scope of Management and Design versus various other functions and streams such as Engineering etc. The students enjoyed the presentation which was very informative and educating and Counsellors had an interactive session with the students.
The session was organised by Ms. Vinita Gupta and was supported by Ms.Sunita Johar,the Rep of Class X.
Such Counseling experiences positively impact our thinking patterns . The students really look forward to more of such sessions on various subjects.