Mosaic: Patterns of Life 2018

The Psychology and Sociology Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized the Inter-School Psych-Socio fest, Mosaic: Patterns of Life 2018 on 28 July 2018. The unique festival aimed to provide students from 31 distinguished schools with a platform where they can mix the thrill of competition with a great learning experience. The festival was an amalgamation of eleven events – Manovishleshan, Merge, Poise, Showcase, Tasveer, Showreel, The Devil’s Advocate, Thought Bubble, Sociology Garage, Just a Minute, and Nukkad Natak.

MANOVISHLESHAN- an Analysis of The Mahabharata was an event where students could offer their unique perspectives on the celebrated epic, ‘The Mahabharata.’ The participants were required to prepare a power-point presentation highlighting their analysis of the scripture from a psychological as well a sociological point of view, quoting examples from the text. The judge for this competition Ms. Kanchan Bharadwaj is a Hindi lecturer in Jamia Senior Secondary School.

MERGE, the blend art event tested the analytical, communicative and acting skills of the participants, using their understanding of psychological aspects. This onstage competition involved recitation of a poem, dramatization and a painting/sketch on the given themes. The judges for this event were, Mr. Dushyant Kumar; a renowned theater person; Ms. Nupur Kundu, who specializes in Fine Arts, and Mr. Aakshat Sinha; an artist, writer, poet, and Director of Untitled Creation, Pvt. Ltd.

POISE, was a Western Dance Competition that explored the correlation between movement and emotion. It tested the ability of the participants to express, emote, and represent the theme, “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us,” portraying their perspective through the medium of dance. The judges for this event were Ms. Tanvi Bajaj, who specializes in dance therapy and movement analysis, and Ms. Sukhmani Lamba, an actress and dancer.

SHOWCASE, was a movie analysis competition that tested the analytical skills of the participant, as well as their understanding of psychology. The participant was required to study, understand and represent a movie in a unique and interactive way, highlighting the psychological concepts and ideas expressed in the movie. The judge for this competition was Ms. Anupriya Sircar, a Clinical Psychologist at Max Super Specialty Hospital.

TASVEER, the photo essay competition was an event that encouraged the participants to look beyond the surface and find a deeper meaning in the theme, “You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.” The event intended to give the participants a platform to capture imperceptible moments of everyday life and weave a story that can only be portrayed through the work of a photographer’s lens. The judge for this event was Mr. Mohit Vij, a fashion and fine arts photogropher, and filmmaker.

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE was a turncoat debate, which tested the participants’ abilities to think about an issue comprehensively and consider both sides of the given argument. This event enabled them to see that, as with so many other things in psychology, the answer to a problem is not always clear cut. The judge for the event was Mr. Amit Kharbanda, who is currently leading MyBox Technologies.

THOUGHT BUBBLE was an essay-writing competition that aimed to test the participants’ abilities to think critically about a serious social issue and propose solutions through the medium of an essay. The judge for this event was Ms. Chaaru Sawhney, a research associate at the Department of Sociology, Delhi Public School of Economics.

SHOWREEL, the movie-making competition, intended to provide an opportunity to the participants to interpret and analyze the theme, “When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be,” and present it in the format of a movie. The participants made use of their artistic vision and creative skills to present a piece that made the audience introspect on the deep-rooted message behind this theme.

SOCIOLOGY GARAGE was a panel debate which encouraged the participants to assume the role of various social institutions as they discussed and deliberated on some of the problems faced by the society today. The students were required to come to a consensus amongst the various institutions and submit a final report presenting their conclusions. The judge for this event was Professor Arvindra A. Ansari, Head of the Department of Sociology at Jamia Milia Islamia.

JUST A MINUTE gave the students an opportunity to take a complex sociological phenomenon and present their thoughts in a concise manner, within the time frame of 60 seconds. Participants were assessed on their spontaneity, and clarity in perspective. The judge for this event was Ms. Tarunnum Siddique, who is currently working with the Sarojini Naidu Center for Women’s Studies, Jamia Milia as an academician.

NUKKAD NATAK, an amalgamation of sociology and theatre, aimed at raising social awareness through street plays centered on social issues. It allowed the participants to enact their interpretations of the given theme while keeping intact the dramatical and theatrical aspects of the play. The judge for this event was Mr. Neyaz Khan, a theatre artist, writer and director.

The event concluded with the Closing Ceremony. The Western Choir presented a splendid rendition of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, which was followed by the welcome address of the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.  In her speech, she expressed her appreciation of Psychology and Sociology as subjects. She emphasized the role played by psychology in an individual’s journey to sensitizing themselves to the world, and that of sociology, which  is to set the trend of what happens in the society. She stressed on the fact that these are the subjects that students carry with them out into the real world. She then expressed her admiration towards the students and teachers who made the event a huge success.

The Principal’s speech gave way to a scintillating performance by the budding artists of the school, who depicted a myriad of emotions with the help of an intriguing blend of various arts, namely, dance, music, and theatre.

This year is a landmark for the Sociology department, since it marks the inception of Mimansa, the Sociology Club of DPS R.K. Puram. As its first collective effort at publishing different perspectives on pressing social issues, it presented Paradigms, the Annual Sociology Magazine, which aims at sparking curiosity within the readers about the complexities of the society they are embedded in. The esteemed Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, launched the magazine along with students of the Sociology Editorial Club.

The Principal, Vice Principal and the Judges, were invited onstage for the prize distribution.

The Vote of Thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. The event concluded with the attendees rising for the National Anthem.

The recipient of the rolling trophy was Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj. The other awards are as follows:

EVENT NAME POSITION SCHOOL
Manovishleshan 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya
Merge 1st Bluebells Model School, Gurugram
2nd Bal Bharti Public School, Gangaram Marg
Poise 1st Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar
2nd Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Showcase 1st Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
2nd D.A.V. Public School, Sector 14, Gurugram
Tasveer 1st Delhi Public School, Noida
2nd The Indian School, Josip Broz Tito Marg
Showreel 1st D.A.V. Public School, Sector 14, Gurugram
2nd Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj
The Devil’s Advocate 1st The Indian School, Josip Broz Tito Marg
2nd GD Goenka Public School, Rohini
Thought Bubble 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Father Agnel School, Noida
Sociology Garage 1st Father Agnel School, Noida
2nd Bharat National Public School
Just A Minute 1st Modern School, Barakhamba Road
2nd Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar
Nukkad Natak 1st Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
2nd Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj

 



NPSC Meeting

Delhi Public School RK Puram hosted the NPSC members meeting on July 25, 2018 at its premises. Staring 2.30pm onwards, the member Principals were welcomed by school students and escorted to the Seminar Room for lunch. This was followed by the General Body meeting in the AVH. The meeting was attended by around 75 Principals of Delhi schools.

The General Body meeting began with a cultural programme by the students of Delhi Public School RK Puram. The school choir sang ‘Swagat Geet’ and the dance troupe presented ‘Snow White’. Both the items received a lot of appreciation from members present. This was followed by welcome address by the Principal of Delhi Public School RK Puram, Ms Vanita Sehgal.

The Chairperson, NPSC, Ms Sadhana Bhalla, took over the meeting after the welcome address and conducted the meeting as per the agenda.

The meeting ended with tea and refreshments.



Infinitus Reus 2018

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram hosted Infinitus Reus 2018 – an Annual Interschool One-day Quizzing Festival hosted by the school’s Quizzing Club, on 21 July 2018.

The event, sponsored by Liberty Shoes Ltd. and Ivy Achievement- Export Admission Consulting and co-ordinated by the Club’s Teacher-in-Charge, Ms Suchitra Radhakrishnan, aims at bringing together the best minds in the NCR quizzing circuit for a confluence of competition, brainstorming and entertainment. The club, founded in 1983, is the school’s oldest and most prestigious club.

A total of 41 schools, represented by 141 teams, turned up for this event, described as a “Quizzing Extravaganza”, which was to be conducted by top quiz masters, Bharat Kashyap and Aneesh Gupta, Alumni, DPS R. K. Puram.

The Opening Ceremony announced the commencement of the Preliminary Round for both the Junior (6-8) and Senior (9-12) categories. Students were guided to the respective venues for this 1 hour, objective, Paper-Pen test, which consisted of 25 questions on numerous topics including, but not limited to popular culture, history, sports and technology. Sheets containing multifarious questions pertaining to the listed topics were answered by students in groups of two.

After a gratifying refreshment break and several donuts, students cheered as the answers to the First round were announced.

The 6 qualifying teams in each category were invited to the stage. The Final Round consisted of 2 rounds of 16 questions each, with the “Infinite Pounce and Bounce Throughout” system in play. The beauty of this system is that it allows everyone to answer every question.

The Valedictory Ceremony began with full fervour with a red and gold classic Ganesh Vandana dance performance, followed by a mood lifting upbeat rendition of a Hindi song, “Ashaein”.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, in her address to the audience, thanked everyone for being there. She marvelled at the efforts of the children and valued the magnitude of the event. She  congratulated students who had won the quizzes and spoke about how the Junior Library could incorporate quizzing sessions for students. She spoke about the importance of imbibing lessons from every experience of life. Acknowledging the hard work put in by the Quizzing Club in making the event a success, she called Ms Suchitra and her student team up on the stage and felicitated them by requesting a huge round of applause for their efforts. She concluded by saying that one learns something from every event.

The Chief Guest, Mr Ramesh Sadhu, CEO, Liberty Retail Revolutions Ltd., was felicitated with a token of regard by the Principal. In his speech, he acknowledged how great this occasion was for him to be at the greatest institution of the country, how Delhi Public School had become a force to be reckoned with. Taking a trip down the memory lane, to the time when he visited the school in 1999, he was impressed by the quality of education. He said that he was overwhelmed by the progression in concept, culture and capacity of the school. He remarked that no one is a loser in such a competition, everybody gained knowledge from it. He wished the students best of luck for a bright future and advised them to become pillars of the society.

Ms Suchitra Radhakrishnan conducted the most-awaited prize distribution ceremony. The Principal, the Chief Guest and Mr J S Virdi, HOD Physics, handed out the trophy and certificates to the  winners alongwith the prizes- speakers and headphones.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms Suchitra and the event concluded with the National Anthem.

LIST OF WINNERS

JUNIOR CATEGORY

Name of School Position
Modern School, Barakhamba First
Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka Second
DPS Vasant Kunj Third

SENIOR CATEGORY

Name of School Position
St. Columba’s School, Gole Market First
DPS Noida Second
DAV Public School, Gurugram
DPS Mathura Road
Third (TIE)



Movie Screening – Incredibles 2 for VII

The students of class VII, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, were taken for the screening of the movie Incredibles 2 at PVR Sangam, in batches, from Monday, 16 July 2018 to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. They were accompanied by their Class teachers. The students enjoyed the screening and returned to school cheerful and happy. They said that it was a pleasant break from academics and thanked the Head Mistress and the Principal for organizing the screening. They hoped for more such trips in the future.



Movie Screening – Incredibles 2 for VI

A movie screening of ‘Incredibles 2 – 3D’ was organized for the students of class VI at PVR Sangam, New Delhi. Students of VI A – G watched the movie on 12 July 2018 and VI H – K on 16 July 2018.

The students enjoyed themselves immensely. They appreciated the plot and humour of the story. They also learnt that everyone has their own strengths and they must be appreciated for the same. They also learnt the importance of teamwork, communication, determination and compassion.

On the whole, it was a truly enjoyable experience for the students.



ENSHIP Fest 2018

The 2nd Inter School Entrepreneurship Fest- Enship 2018, organised by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram,was held on 14 July, 2018.

A total of 55 schools registered and made the event a huge success, under the guidance of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, the Entrepreneurship Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani and the Teacher Coordinator, Ms Shalini Harisukh.

The Enship fest comprised of 5 competitions which were conducted simultaneously at different venues- Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Business Quiz and a Surprise Event.

OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony started with the felicitation of the Guests of Honour and Business Plan Judges – Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, Founder, Angels in my Kitchen and Ms Varija Bajaj, Owner, Varija Design Studio, followed by Ganesh Vandana presented by Diya Singhal, of Class V11.

In her welcome address, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the Guests of Honour. She then spoke of the will and determination of the new generation of entrepreneurs and how they are constantly striving to achieve their goals; how entrepreneurship was not a viable career option in her times and how, in today’s time, it has evolved into one of the most chosen career options. She also mentioned how the Entrepreneurship Club started with just two students who were passionate about entrepreneurship and how they convinced her of the need for a platform for the same despite having other commerce related clubs.

The Guest of Honour, Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, emphasised the changes in the field of entrepreneurship in India over the last few years, and how the key to success for a start-up is now dependant on the satisfaction of a need. He explained how the first few years of becoming an entrepreneur and starting one’s own venture can be the most challenging and difficult years of one’s life but it all pays off in the long run. He then shared the story of how he started out with his company in just one location and is now the proud owner of twelve outlets across Delhi NCR with a new one underway. He strives to achieve a nation-wide presence in the future.

Ms Varija Bajaj, the Guest of Honour, narrated the personal story of her road to success. She was a science student and was preparing to become a doctor but she realised that she couldn’t excel in a field she wasn’t passionate about. She was creatively inclined and wanted to do something in designing. She then described her journey from acing NIFT, starting her own venture and expanding her company into other fields. She further accentuated on how entrepreneurship does not have a basic set of rules; rather, it is the brainchild of the entrepreneur and it is all about how they deal with the various challenges life throws at them.

This was followed by a movie on Enship 2018 and thereafter the participants started to disperse to their respective event venues.

THE EVENTS AND JUDGES

Business Plan was an interactive competition that provided a medium for students to showcase their respective start-up ideas using pre-submitted powerpoint presentations.

Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi and Ms Varija Bajaj, the aforementioned Guests of Honour, were the judges for this competition.

The aim for the Ad Making competition was to give the students an opportunity to present their marketing skills and combine their designed product with theatrical skills to showcase an appealing advertisement. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Shaurya Jain and Akshay Khandelwal judged the Ad Making event.

The students in the Debate competition contributed their ideas on various entrepreneurship – related issues that were provided to them. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Anu Khandelwal and Tanmay Bansal  judged the debate.

The Quizzing competition tested students’ knowledge about recent entrepreneurial ventures and technological advancements in the field of business. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Aneesh Gupta and Jatin Jha were the judges for the quizzing competition.

The Surprise Event comprised the classic game of Monopoly, with a time limit of half an hour. The one with the most properties and total assets would move to the Final Round. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Shivang Chandna judged the event.

The various competitions provided a huge platform to budding entrepreneurs to showcase their knack and passion in the field of Business.

CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony began with the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Dr Prabhu Aggarwal, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal University, followed by a splendid rendition of “The Nights” by the late musician, Avicii, performed by the school choir and a comedy skit by the Expressions Theatre Club, about corporate laws.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the Chief Guest and congratulated the Club Incharge, Ms. Anjana Virmani, and the Club Appointments for the success of the event. She asked the participants if they enjoyed the event and got an overwhelming response. She mentioned to the students sitting in the audience that winning is not the main objective of participating in a competition but what counts is having new experiences and learning something in the process.

The Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani, thanked the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, for her constant support and guidance which motivated her and gave her confidence to make the event a success.  She also emphasised on the hard work put in by the Club Appointments and the Enship Team who worked day and night so that the event could be conducted without any complications. She conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to the Music Department and the Theatre Club for putting up a great show in the limited time constraints.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Student Presidents, Sharanya Verma and Shreeya Singhal and Vice President, Shobhan Bhatia, of the Entrepreneurship Club.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal, in his speech, congratulated the school on the success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to pursue entrepreneurship and to change the world.  He also emphasised on entrepreneurship being a mindset, and not just the act of starting your own company, which anyone and everyone can have. He highlighted the new spectra of business management in today’s world.

The Award Distribution Ceremony started off with a token of appreciation being awarded to the alumni of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram, who judged the various competitions, for contributing to the success of the event. This was followed by the announcement and award distribution of the winners of each competition and the overall winning school.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.

LIST OF WINNERS

EVENT POSITION SCHOOL
BUSINESS PLAN FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
BAL BHARATI SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NOIDA
NATIONAL VICTOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
AD-MAKING FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, DWARKA
RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ROHINI
DEBATE FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
SPRINGDALES SCHOOL,DHAULA KUAN
GD GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL,VASANT KUNJ
BLUEBELLS SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
BEST SPEAKER DEBATE FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SPRINGDALES SCHOOL, DHAULA KUAN
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, MATHURA ROAD
SURPRISE EVENT FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, FARIDABAD
BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
SS MOTA SINGH MODEL SCHOOL, GHK NAGAR
QUIZ FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SHRI RAM SCHOOL,ARAVALI
Overall Winner DPS Noida



Visit To The National Museum

Students of class VI visited the National Museum from 24 April 2018 to 02 May 2018. At the museum, the students were divided into groups and a guide was allotted to each group to help the students gain a better perspective about the exhibits. The students were taken on a tour of the various galleries such as the gallery of Harappan Civilization, the gallery showcasing Early Medieval Art to the one showing Late Medieval Art and other galleries including the ones showcasing Indian Miniature Paintings and Jewellery.

Students showed keen interest in learning about ancient tools and weapons. They were fascinated by the ancient artefacts on display and the unique glimpse offered by all the objects and paintings, into the culture and heritage of India.

On the whole, the trips were uniquely educational experience for the students and offered them a much required glimpse into the world of historical India and its impact on the present.



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