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.



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