An Inter school Bhagavad Geeta Quiz contest was organized by ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) on 26th February 2016 for the students of classes VI-VIII in which more then 100 students of DPS R.K. Puram took part.

Turrag Dewan of class VII stood First
Anviksha Dev of class VII stood second and
Raaghav Sawhney of class VII stood third in this contest.

The purpose of this contest was to make the students aware about the teachings and deep philosophy of the Geeta.

International Space Settlement Design Competitions 2016

In the academic year 2015-2016, 2 teams from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram participated in the Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition (ARSSDC), both qualifying as semi-finalists (the highest qualification rank possible). The two teams were paired with various other qualifying teams from India, China and Pakistan. The teams underwent an orientation lasting 21 hours, during which they had to fully conceptualise and finally present their unique designs for a fusion-propelled cycler settlement. At the end, one team from Delhi Public School RK Puram ended up winning.

The winning team then went on to meet the Minister for Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and got an opportunity to talk about their presentation with him.

They also got a remarkable opportunity to interact with the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, who wished them good luck and success for the journey ahead.

The teams then went for the International Finals to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA in July, 2016. Here they got the chance to attend technical sessions organized by reputed NASA & Boeing engineers involved in known space missions —the Space Shuttle and Apollo programs— such as Norman Chaffee and Anita Gale.

The teams were paired up with high school students from the USA, UK, Belgium, Wales and Uruguay to constituting to the company “Grumbo Aerospace”, with NASA engineers acting as the ‘CEO’s and ‘advisors’ of their company. After a gruelling 36-hour final, working on a Martian surface base meant for research into terraforming, the company emerged as International Runners Up.


Even since Sankalp was young,he had a passion for sports. While growing up, he tried his hands at different sports like cricket , soccer etc but eventually found his bliss in squash. His passion for squash in part , was fostered by his father and elder brother , both of who play competitively. Sankalp spent countless hours hitting a squash ball against the walls of his house as a kid, and eventually got into serious squash training .

Currently Sankalp, aged 14, a student of 8 F, is the captain of the Under 17 category for Delhi state team .
At the age of 10 he came first in the U -11 category in Indian Squash Professional Championship held in Delhi.He was also second in the Maharastra Squash championship ,and 4th in the Rajasthan and Bengal Junior championship . He captained the IPSC team and won a gold medal .

His recent achievement was his 1st rank in the Inter Delhi /NCR School Public Championship in the U-19 category. Sankalp has made the school proud and it is overwhelming to see his passion for squash at such a young age.


Stuti Banga and Stuti Raizada of class X J bagged the First Prize in the lnter school Sanskrit Debate and Poster- making competitions respectively. These competitions were the part of the Sanskrit Utsav held at D.P.S R.K.Puram on 22nd Dec 2015.


“DIE KOTOBA POTPOURRI” – The Language Medley

‘Die Kotoba Potpourri’, the Inter-School Foreign Language Fest was held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram on 2nd February, 2016 to inculcate the love for foreign languages in students.Students of Classes VI to X, from 16 schools across the city, participated in the various competitive events held in the French, German and Japanese languages.

The fest was presided over by Ms. Caroline Schmitt, the Attachée for Cooperation in French Language, French Embassy; Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto, Director General at Japan Foundation, New Delhi; and Mr. Carl Jochen Dill, Head of Educational Studies at Goethe Institut. The panel of judges for the French events included Dr. Swati Dasgupta and Ms. Babusha Verma, professors at Delhi University; and Ms. Shilpa Gupta and Ms. Pooja Arora, assistant professors at OP Jindal University and Amity University respectively. The German judges were Manisha Buttan, Assistant Professor at Amity University, Noida; and Hema Gupta, Shivani Gupta and Aarti Chauhan from Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan. Mr. Yasujiro Takei and Ms. Chisato Murakami, Japanese Language Advisors at Japan Foundation; and Dr. Nabin Panda, Associate professor and Ms. Anushree, Assistant professor at Delhi University’s Department of Asian Studies, were the judges for the Japanese events. Also present were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and the Vice Principal Ms. Vanita Sehgal – who was also the event in-charge. The event coordinators were Ms. Nita Vijay Kumar, Ms. Surbhi Gaur and Ms. Payal Arora.

The fest comprised six events, two for each language. In French, a proverb-inspired skit competition, and a TV show enactment were held. Students of German were required to enact a didactic fable, and to recite renowned poems of the language. ‘’Ad Zap’’ and a moral story telling competition were held in Japanese.

The “Skit” was won by DPS R. K. Puram, while DPS Vasant Kunj came second, and DPS Noida third. DPS R. K. Puram won the first prize in “TV Show”, followed by Bal Bharti School, GRHM and DPS Indirapuram in the second and third places respectively. “Enact A Fable” was bagged by DPS R. K. Puram, the second position by DPS Rohini while the third prize went to Springdales School. DPS R. K. Puram secured the first position in “Poetry Recitation”, DPS Rohini came second while GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj third. “Ad Zap” was won by DPS Greater Noida, followed by DPS R. K. Puram and DPS Sushant Lok in second and third position respectively. DPS Maruti Kunj came first in “Story Telling” while DPS R. K. Puram came second, and DPS Vasant Kunj third. The overall French winner was DPS R.K. Puram, which was the host school and therefore the trophy was passed on to DPS Noida; the German winner too was DPS R.K. Puram, and the trophy was passed on to DPS Rohini; and Japanese winner was DPS Maruti Kunj.

The Valedictory function commenced with scenes from a famous skit of Moliere’s ‘L’Avare’ by the students of Lycée Français de Delhi. Students of our school enthralled the audience with soulful renditions of a German song. The Principal, Dr. Saini, felicitated the guests; following which a report of the day’s events was read. The Principal addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of unity of the world’s cultures. This was followed by a Japanese song. The first position holders of each event gave encores of their winning acts on stage to thunderous rounds of applause. Dancers of our school went on to mesmerize everyone with their performance of a French dance. Ms. Caroline Schmitt congratulated the participants on their enthusiasm and creativity, and stressed on the value of a foreign language as an asset in the globalised world. Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto spoke of overcoming pressures while performing and of the hope of seeing more students visiting Japan. Mr. Carl Jochen Dill quoted Charlemagne, “To know two languages is to possess a second soul,” and elaborated on how languages help to expand our intellectual horizon. The French Club’s magazine ‘Le Crayon d’or was launched by our esteemed guests, who went on to award prizes to the winners of the various events.

Ms. Vanita Sehgal delivered the vote of thanks. It was an enriching experience for everybody present, and the students left with a spirit of accomplishment and a reinvigorated passion for the language of their choice.





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