Plantation Drive to reduce Air Pollution

DPS, RK Puram carried out a Tree Plantation Drive outside the school premises on Saturday, 8 September 2018, to support Delhi Government’s initiative of mass plantation to reduce air pollution. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal and  teachers actively participated by planting saplings of  native plant species of Delhi like Jamun, Amaltaas ,Neem, Mulberry, Gulmohar etc. The message was also sent to the parents to participate in the plantation drives in their neighbourhood areas. The Plantation drive in the school was organized by the Environment Club.



Workshop on Personal Grooming and Computer Training

Two workshops for the teachers were held on 17 September 2018, in the AVH. The sessions were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

 Session 1
Computer Training Programme
Mr Mukesh Kumar and Mr. Mohitendra Dey

An informative and hands-on workshop was jointly conducted by Mr.Mukesh Kumar and Mr.Mohitendra Dey for the teachers on 17 September 2018 in Computer Lab 5.

The workshop focused on the best practices while working online in a safe and secure environment. Safe and efficient practices of using the internet and the benefits of using a GSuite Account for Education, Documentation using Google Docs in a collaborative platform and analyzing data with Google sheets were also discussed at great length . Teachers created an online quiz for the students using Google Forms. All this was done with hands-on activities using each teacher’s GSuite account. It was a great learning experience for everyone.

Session 2
Personal Grooming for Professional Life
Pearl Academy

Ms. Pushpa Joshi, from Pearl Academy coordinated the session. With over 12 years of experience in education, Ms Joshi is The Coordinator Outreach at Pearl Academy.  Ms. Vasundhara  Khatri was the resource person. She has worked as a professional Stylist and Image Makeover Consultant. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor, Fashion Styling, at Pearl Academy.

Ms.Khatri started the session by linking professional styling with image and appearance. She elaborated on how fashion goes hand in hand with one’s body and personality.  She discussed how  sartorial choices and general fashion sense should be in harmony with the profession. She listed certain parameters to help decode the correct attire- occasion, lifestyle, body type, personality, needs and preferences. The choices should be attractive in order to generate positivity and in the process, one should be mindful of personal grooming and hygiene. All the tips guarantee the right attention and attitude from those around . She stressed on how an individual’s fashion sense decides a lot in terms of creating an appearance as it adds to their first impression because the other person takes seconds to decode the non-verbal cues. Everyone make the choices  based on visual perception and body image. Everyone- be it a home maker or a corporate giant- needs image management as the image works in the Vocal, Visual and Verbal manner. Lastly, she spoke about “neutral dressing”, on how to choose brands wisely and provided tips that could come in handy while selecting the fabric, style and colour of wardrobe for professional scenarios. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, extended the vote of thanks.



Computer Training Programme

An informative and hands-on workshop was jointly conducted by Mr. Mukesh Kumar and Mr. Mohitendra Dey for the teachers on 15 September 2018 in Computer Lab 5.

The workshop focused on the best practices while working online in a safe and secure environment. Safe and efficient practices of using the Internet and the benefits of using a GSuite Account for Education, Documentation using Google Docs in a collaborative platform and analyzing data with Google sheets were also discussed at great length . Teachers created an online quiz for the students using Google Forms. All this was done as hands-on activities using each teacher’s GSuite account. It was a great learning experience for everyone.



Role Model Teachers Award

The DPS Society has instituted the Role Model Teachers award to recognize and celebrate the sincerity, commitment, dedication and the outstanding work being done by DPS teachers on  Teachers Day.

The award includes a citation and cash prize of Rs.25,000/- each.

The following teachers of DPS R. K. Puram were presented the Role Model Teachers award in 2018:

  1. Mr. Mukesh Kumar
  2. Ms. Fatma Kirmani



Workshop On First Aid And Lab Safety Rules

A workshop on First Aid and Lab Safety rules was organized on 14 September 2018, in the Audio Visual hall. It was attended by 54 participants from the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Departments including Laboratory Incharges, Lab Assistants and the teachers using these labs. Housekeeping and kitchen staff also attended this workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, addressed them emphasising the role of lab assistants and teachers in ensuring the safety of students when they are with them in the lab. Keeping this in mind, she appealed to them to give suggestions about measures that should be taken for enhanced safety  nd in case any equipment needed replacement .

Dr Pushpinder Singh  gave a presentation on the general and  specific precautions to be followed in each lab. He demonstrated the action to be taken in case of emergencies like burns, cuts, fire and so on. He also suggested that some video clips should be shown to the students  in the beginning of the year about  measures that must be taken to avert accidents.

The Heads of Departments were requested to display lab safety rules in their labs for the safety of the students and all the teachers were asked to make the students aware of the consequences if they do not adhere to lab safety rules.



Protection of Child Rights, Disaster Management and Personal Grooming Workshop

Three informative workshops were organized for the teachers of DPS, RK Puram  on 13 September 2018 in the AVH. The workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

Session 1
Advisory on Protection of Child Rights
 Ms Vanita Sehgal, Principal, DPS RK Puram

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, recalled her initial years as a teacher, sharing anecdotes to reiterate the school motto of “Service before Self”. She stressed on the importance of understanding that one should be aware of not just one’s rights but responsibilities as well.  She advised the teachers to be more child-centric and to take pride in their work and identity as a teacher. The importance of values like professionalism, good work ethic and the idea of upholding and maintaining the DPS culture and ethos was emphasized.

Session 2
Guidelines: Natural Disaster Management
 Mr. Sajjan Kumar Sharma


Mr. Sharma has been a member of the Fire Services in New Delhi for the last eight years and is associated with NDMC. Addressing the staff, he stressed on how, little steps mattered greatly when it comes to dealing with natural disasters. He reminded the staff members that a disaster strikes unexpectedly and causes significant physical damage, loss of life or sometimes a permanent change to the natural environment.  The only way to deal with any disaster is to showcase strength, common sense and boldness. He talked about silent disasters and “psycho disasters” , giving an example of how in Haryana, female feticide and infanticide, leads to disasters like a skewed sex ratio which are a threat to various government schemes for the upliftment of girls.  The idea about awareness regarding basic systems for fire safety was stressed by him, first and foremost being the emergency number to get in touch with the fire safety team- 101. Secondly, teachers must be aware of 5 Ws- Where, What, Which, When and Why.
He coined an acronym CATNN to help everyone remember how to respond to fire accidents with the specialized team. They should be briefed with the following details-Caller Identity, Address, Contact number, Nature of complaint and the Nearest landmark. As part of his talk, he enlightened the staff about basic measures to use in an emergency. For example, how to transport an injured person based on his injury (leg injury, hand injury or if he/she is unconscious). A live demonstration was provided for the staff on how to use a fire extinguisher and a water hose pipe effectively to minimize the damage or control it before the fire fighters arrive. The staff participated and volunteered enthusiastically in the session. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 3
Personal Grooming For Professional Life
Pearl Academy

Ms. Pushpa Joshi, from Pearl Academy coordinated the session. Ms. Vasundhara Khatri was the resource person. Ms.Khatri studied Fashion Designing at NIFT. She has been a designer for Burberry, French Connection etc and  is  a faculty member at Pearl Academy. She was assisted by Mr. Gaurav Kwatra, Chief Manager at Pearl Academy and Ms. Monica, a Senior Member at Pearl Academy.
Ms.Khatri started the session by linking professional styling with image and appearance. She elaborated on how fashion goes hand in hand with one’s body and personality.  She discussed how  sartorial choices and general fashion sense should be in harmony with the profession. She listed certain parameters to help decode the correct attire- occasion, lifestyle, body type, personality, needs and preferences. The choices should be attractive in order to generate positivity and in the process, one should be mindful of personal grooming and hygiene. All the tips guarantee the right attention and attitude from those around . She stressed on how an individual’s fashion sense decides a lot in terms of creating an appearance as it adds to their first impression because the other person takes seconds to decode the non-verbal cues. Everyone make the choices  based on visual perception and body image. Everyone- be it a home maker or a corporate giant- needs image management as the image works in the Vocal, Visual and Verbal manner. Lastly, she spoke about “neutral dressing”, on how to choose brands wisely and provided tips that could come in handy while selecting the fabric, style and colour of wardrobe for professional scenarios. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.



 Workshop on Foreign Admission Guidelines and Cancer Prevention

Two informative workshops were organized for the teachers of DPS, RK Puram on 12 September,  2018 in the AVH. The sessions were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chadhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

Session 1
New Guidelines: Foreign Admissions
Ms.Ambika Kaul

The first one was an interactive session on Foreign Admissions by Ms. Ambika Kaul,  Education and Career Counsellor. DPS R.K.Puram has an unmatched record for international admissions. A large number of institutes are coming up with brilliant offers for the applicants of 2019. Ms.Ambika Kaul, who is handling International admissions, expressed her concern about the changing trends this year in the application process. She elaborated on the need to not just know about foreign universities, but also their admission processes, drafting applications, timeline and the documents required by different countries.

She informed the teachers that normally universities abroad, especially in the U.S. and even those in the Asia Pacific region require a sound SAT score. Other universities in the U.K. and Europe require adequate proof of written and spoken English proficiency through academic grading as well as special tests like IELTS and TOEFL. She also stressed that apart from subject expertise, students require skills like critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, etc. The need for strict privacy in giving  predicted scores and making letters of recommendations to which the child does not have access, was discussed. Ms.Ambika told the audience that a system will be put in place for the same by Mr.Mukesh Kumar. Caution needs to be exercised in giving predicted scores which are not inflated. They should be awarded keeping in mind the student’s abilities and performance.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal discussed the nuances teachers must keep in mind while writing a good letter of recommendation especially the personal touch e.g. anecdotes about the student etc. The session ended after an interactive Question and Answer round.

Session 2
Cancer- Intervention for Primary Prevention
Dr. Abhishek  Shankar, Assistant Professor, Preventive Oncology, AIIMS

In an effort to explore opportunities for cancer prevention, an interactive session `Cancer- Intervention for Primary Prevention’ was organized. Dr. Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Preventive Oncology at AIIMS was felicitated by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

Dr. Abhishek declared cancer as a highly curable disease especially if detected early. He urged the teachers to change their perception about cancer. He informed them that over 50 % of the cancers are preventable, with the guidance of experts and age-appropriate, timely screening. He condemned the pseudo knowledge of cancer propagated through social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. He urged the teachers to be ‘Cancer educated’. He talked about various myths related to the disease. He further elaborated on the positive lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce the risk.Proper breast self-examination techniques and Mammogram guidelines were also discussed. He highlighted the importance of detection and different strategies to detect. He ended the session with the stress on the need to prioritize health check-ups. The Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, extended the vote of thanks.



Stress Management, Legal Awareness and Health Management  Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop for all the staff members on the 11 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into three interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical Health, Stress management, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

Session 1
Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre 

An interactive session on the ‘Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition’ commenced with the Vice Principal, Ms.Anita Singh, felicitating the keynote speaker, Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre. She is a recognized name in the field of infertility in women and is also an alumnus of the school. Dr. Manika stressed on the importance of taking the right nutrition according to one’s age. She also emphasized on the vital role that exercise plays in adults, in the prevention of various ailments like obesity, diabetes and heart problems. She elaborated on the importance of a balanced diet through the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables and some amount of fats. She spoke about menstrual hygiene, the importance of proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and other issues. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, extended the vote of thanks.

 Session 2
Anger and Stress Management, Rude Behaviour and Malicious Gossiping
Ms. Suparna Goel and Team

This enlightening and enriching workshop for the teachers was on the role of Meditation in relieving stress and the importance of holistic living. The purpose of organizing this workshop was to introduce teachers to meditation so that they could be more productive in their personal and professional lives. The session was beautifully conducted by Ms. Suparna Goel and her team from Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organization recognized by the United Nations. Ms. Goel, highlighted the importance of managing stress through meditation and how meditation could be practiced. The latter part of the session was taken by Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Associate Director & Head, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital. He elucidated on the fusion of science and spirituality. He substantiated this idea with an array of facts. The session was brought to end by Ms. Sujata Sarin with a practical demonstration of how meditation can help to continually empty our hearts of complexities, filling them with purity, light and love. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 3
Legal Counselling on Anti-bullying, POCSO and  JJ Act
Geetanjali Goel, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Director,National Legal Services Authority

Ms. Geetanjali Goel spoke to the teachers about the POCSO Act, 2012 and the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.She discussed the important features of these Acts like complete privacy and gender neutrality. She also stressed on the mandatory role of teachers in reporting any incident of child abuse. Teachers must learn to recognize the symptoms of abuse and know how to deal with it. It is the responsibility of the school and management to be vigilant at all times. She suggested many measures to prevent bullying in schools. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.



Stress Management, Legal Awareness and Health Management  Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop for all the staff members on the 10 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into three interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical Health, Stress management, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

 Session 1
Bone Health and Coping with Bone Injuries
Dr. Ankit Goyal, Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital.

An interactive session on bone health in teachers and how to prevent bone injuries, commenced with the Vice Principal, Mrs.Anita Singh, felicitating the keynote speaker, Dr Ankit Goyal, an Associate Professor at  the Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung Hospital. Dr. Ankit is also an alumnus of the school.

The resource person enlightened the teachers by creating awareness about the common and frequently occurring illnesses due to particular body postures leading to pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, joints, bones and muscles. The noblest profession accompanies the stress and health hazards which need attention and remedy. The musculoskeletal disorders were addressed and solutions were recommended for better body postures. He emphasized on the vital role that exercise plays in adults preventing bone loss and maintaining muscle strength. He demonstrated some exercises and yoga postures for teachers. He stressed on the importance of nutrition through the intake of calcium, vitamins, proteins, fruits and vegetables. He ended the session by providing some of the guiding principles in case of emergency of bone injury. The session created awareness and concern among teachers for better performance by maintaining health. Vice Principals, Dr Renu Nayar and Ms Padma Srinivasan, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 2
Role of Police in Anti-bullying, POCSO and  Juvenile Justice Act and Security in the School Campus
Mr. Anish Prasad, IPS

The workshop on POCSO was conducted by Mr. Anish Prasad, IPS, Deputy Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi. He was welcomed by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar.

Mr. Prasad emphasized that child abuse is rampant in schools, homes, neighborhood and public places. Keeping this in mind, the POCSO Act, 2012 and The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 were started which address all sexual offences below the age of 18. He discussed the important features of this Act like complete privacy and gender neutrality. He also stressed on the mandatory role of teachers in reporting any incident of child abuse. Teachers must recognize the symptoms of sexual abuse and know how to deal with it. It is the responsibility of the school and the management to be vigilant at all times. He suggested many preventive measures to avoid bullying in school. This was followed by a Question and Answers round. Teachers participated enthusiastically in this discussion. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. She stressed on the need for organizing such informative sessions. She made a plea to the teachers to be more proactive and watchful.

Session 3
Anger and Stress Management, Rude behaviour and Malicious Gossiping
Ms. Suparna Goel and Team

This enlightening and enriching workshop for the teachers was on Anger and Stress Management. The purpose of organizing this workshop was to help develop peaceful, healthy and holistically educated teachers and students. This session was beautifully conducted by Ms. Suparna Goel and her team from Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organisation .

Ms. Suparna Goel, an alumnus of DPS R.K.Puram, commenced the session with a philosophical memoir. She emphasized the fact that each one of us is unique. Therefore we must appreciate this uniqueness and understand the person we are. She strongly condemned the illusions of social media. She elaborated on the idea of generating beautiful and positive thoughts. The latter part of the session was taken by Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Associate Director & Head, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital. He elucidated on the fusion of science and spirituality. He substantiated this idea with an array of facts. The session was brought to end by Dr. Sachdeva with a practical demonstration of how meditation can facilitate us to continually empty our hearts of complexities and help filling our hearts with purity, light and love. The Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, extended the vote of thanks.



Capacity Building, Legal and Social Awareness Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop, titled ‘Capacity Building, Legal and Social Awareness’ for all the staff members on the 8 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into five interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical and Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These enriching workshops were coordinated by Ms. Vandana Chandhoke and Ms. Niva Chhonkar.

Session 1
Impact of Air Pollution on Health
Resource Person –Dr. Arvind Kumar

The workshop commenced with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, felicitating the speaker, Dr.Arvind Kumar, Pulmonologist & Thoracic Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Dr Kumar began the session by drawing a contrast between the colour of the lungs of a newborn and a 20 year old who has been exposed to polluted air. He emphasized that people staying in polluted cities are all smokers, in the sense that their lungs are affected by the particulate matter. He added that the adverse effects of air pollution results in allergies, asthma, and various other respiratory diseases, tuberculosis and lung cancer being the most dangerous ones. He spoke about the measures that one must take to have healthy lungs. These measures included spreading awareness about the issue through educating people, avoiding dust and smoke, planting more indoor plants to intensify the fight against air pollution for a cleaner and greener tomorrow. The Vice Principal, Ms Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 2
Social Skills & Identification of students with Special Needs
Resource Person – Dr. Vishal Chhabra

The session began with the speaker Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, elaborating on social skills for handling emotions in children.  He also addressed the issue of handling children with special needs. He spoke about  different kinds of social skills and emphasised how group activity can help in enhancing interpersonal skills. He shared a few techniques used in Positive Psychology as a part of problem solving skills. The latter half of the session focused on Developmental Disabilities in children, Specific Learning Disabilities like, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and Intellectual Disabilities. The resource person also touched on the psychological problems in children like ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Abuse, Bullying, Depression, etc., and sensitized teachers about dealing with the children with special needs. The Headmistress,

Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, extended a vote of thanks and concluded the enriching session.

Session 3
Diet and Weight Management
Resource Person – Ms. Aditi Mehrotra and her team.

Ms. Aditi Mehrotra, a Nutritionist at Arney Fit Kids told the teachers that a good and healthy diet is a lifestyle change. It is about deviation rather than deprivation. She stated that humans are more focused on satiating their food cravings rather than their hunger, unlike animals who stop eating when their hunger is satiated. She elaborated on the need to include seasonal fruits, a Rainbow diet, and natural supplements to develop intelligent eating traits. She spoke about the occupational hazards faced by teachers, as regards their postures, voice, mental fatigue, and stressed on drinking water at room temperature to counter most of these ailments. She advised the audience to be aware of trans-fats, artificial colours, adulterants, pesticides, and flavour enhancers and encouraged them to have a balanced and healthy diet. A member from the resource person’s team demonstrated a few exercises that could be done to relieve stress in the body. An activity was conducted by the resource person wherein a teacher volunteer was asked to mark the various colours she had included in her diet on a given day. This was done to stress the importance of including a variety of colours in one’s diet. Ms. Mehrotra also shared the reasons for food cravings and gave tips to control food cravings. The interactive and enriching session came to an end with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, proposing the vote of thanks.

Session 4
Social Responsibility and Healthy Peer Relationship
Resource Person –Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

The session began with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. felicitating the resource person, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, a Communication Consultant. Dr Kumar commenced his presentation by showing a visual related to perception and emphasized how teachers can help students see things differently by guiding them to a new perspective. He elaborated on how learning, behaviour, and action are all related to perception and teachers must be able to anchor information to make learning more interesting. Using two activities, he demonstrated how the ‘Curse of Knowledge’ hinders our ability to see past our own expertise. He further reinforced the need to innovate and bring together the different pieces of information to construct coherent knowledge. He concluded his session with the idea that in order to control the outcome, one needs to change the method. The session was very enriching and one where the teachers participated enthusiastically. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, proposed the vote of thanks for this very interactive session.

Session 5
Legal Counselling on POCSO, Juvenile Justice Act and Anti Bullying
Resource person – Mr. Aditya Das

The session was conducted by Mr Aditya Das, an Advocate who is also an alumnus of DPS R.K.Puram. The resource person commenced the session by elaborating on the two acts framed by the Union Government concerning Juvenile Justice and the POCSO Act,2012. He explained about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and the other components that are included in the Act. He further sensitized the teachers about the rights of students, the roles and responsibilities of the teachers, and the school management along with the parents. The major causes of CSA in India stated by Mr Das, referring to the NCPCR document were taboos in discussing sex and sexuality, tolerance to gender based violence, a culture that believes and values adults over children, and the impact of reporting child sexual abuse. He stressed that teachers must be very vigilant yet sensitive towards children especially in their interaction with them. He advised the teachers to be more aware about any change in the pattern of behaviour in children and to inform the management timely so that appropriate action can be taken.

The session ended with the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, urging the teachers to be more vigilant and empathetic towards children. The Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayar, proposed the vote of thanks.



Value Of The Month – Conflict Resolution August 2018

Class VI

Resolving conflicts peacefully is an essential skill. Students understood the importance of communicating with each other in order to identify the cause of conflict and then resolving it through further communication. Class teachers and Subject teachers spoke about the importance of resolving problems through communication. Students put up quotations and posters  and also discussed stories and incidents related to the topic.

Class VII

Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. Often, each side benefits by participating in negotiations. Group discussions were conducted regarding the importance of the topic. Quotes related to the topic were put up in the class for better understanding. Class teachers spoke about the importance of Conflict Resolution in day to day life. Children brought quotes and images illustrating the value. A general discussion was undertaken on various classroom issues and how to resolve the same and live in peace and harmony. Children participated enthusiastically and came up with many ideas on topics such as keeping the classroom clean and helping each other in the time of need.

Class VIII

Resolving conflicts amicably leads to healthy peaceful environment. Conflict Resolution is an essential skill. The students were guided and advised to talk about their differences to solve their problems. The teachers also spoke about the importance of communication. Various quotes were put up on the topic. Students also related personal incidents.



CBSE Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Sensitivity

Delhi Public School, R.K Puram hosted the CBSE Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Sensitivity on Saturday,1 September 2018.

The Capacity Building Programme was attended by the staff of DPS, R.K Puram, East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar. A total of 62 teachers attended the one day programme.

The CBSE Resource Persons for the workshop were Ms Sudha Acharya (Principal, ITL Public School ) and Ms.Vijay Laxmi Singh (Education Consultant, TATA, ClassEdge).

Ms Vanita Sehgal, Principal DPS R.K Puram, in her welcome address underlined the importance of gender sensitivity  as gender bias  is still prevalent in society and how  society needs to undergo a change in overcoming stereotypes which define the role of men and women and vice versa.

The workshop covered a huge range of topics towards understanding the importance of gender sensitivity – beginning from awareness about gender to strategies for integration of gender sensitivity in teaching. The participants at the workshop played a proactive role as the entire workshop was conducted in an interactive style. Each participant took initiative to express his/her point of view on a given topic of discussion.

The day long programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Padma Srinivasan (Vice Principal, DPS,R.K Puram) and distribution of certificates to the participants.



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