Inter- Section Geography Quiz for classes IX and X

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

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

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

ROUND 2: Map Identification

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

ROUND 3: Multiple Choice Questions

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


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

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

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

16th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infinitus Reus 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Inter School Indian Instrumental Music Competition-2017

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

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

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

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

DK Quiz

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

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

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

Sanskrit Diwas Samaroh

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

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

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

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

Independence Day 2017 Celebrations

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

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

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

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

Aarohan – Ascent of Young Minds

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

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


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

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

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


Aarohan – Ascent Of Young Minds

Day 1: English

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


Enship Fest 2017

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

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

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

Value of the Month (July-2017)

Value of the Month (July-2017) Classes VI-VIII – Respect

Class VI

The value of month for July 2017 was respect. The students discussed the meaning of respect through various activities. They prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic. Students were also called on to share their thoughts on the idea of being respectful and earning respect through good behaviour.

The class teachers and subject teachers endeavoured to inculcate the value in the students by providing a platform for the students to share stories and examples related to the topic.

Class VII

Class teachers briefed the students about respect, its meaning and its importance in an Individual’s life. Students were asked to share their views on the topic. They were motivated with real life instances. A general discussion was done in all the classes. The concept of Indian values was taken into consideration and emphasis was laid on it. Students prepared quotations, slogans and posters related to the topic.

Class VIII

The Month began with the students observing the value of Respect. The class teachers counselled the students to respect each other, the teachers & elders. Students showing the value 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.



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