Exun 2018

The 23rd Annual Inter-School IT Symposium ‘EXUN 2018’ was hosted by Exun Clan, the Technology Club of Delhi Public School, RK Puram on 27-28 October 2018. The event was sponsored by UniRely and Digital India and co-sponsored by Athena Education and Pearl Academy. This event was the first National Technology Symposium for and by the students.

Established in 1992, the Exun Clan was the brainchild of Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of the Computer Science Department and an enthusiastic group of IT aficionados. Short for “Experts Unlimited”, Exun is one of the most renowned clubs, giving students an opportunity to display their abilities in the vast field of IT. The club believes that its members are part of a strong family, which is exemplified by their motto, “We, not I”.

This year, with 1729 registrations from 132 schools, Exun along with The Gaming Club – Domain Square+, Robotics Club – RoboKnights and Cubing Club -CubXL organised 21 different IT events including an Online Cryptic Hunt– Sudocrypt and Sudolocus and a Girl’s Surprise Event.

EXUN 2018 – DAY 1

The occasion commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The event was graced by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, and Mr Mukesh Kumar along with his group of Computer Science Teachers and Tech Aid crew.

The Principal, in her welcome address, expressed her absolute admiration of the club and the rapid advances they have made in the IT field. Furthermore, she articulated on the significance of technology and how she, herself cannot do without it. She emphasized upon how technology is a very powerful weapon, and should not be misused. Towards the end of her speech, she rendered her gratitude to the entire Computer Science Department, praised them for being one of the most seasoned clubs and called them the backbone of the school.

The audience was then addressed by Mr. Mukesh Kumar. He welcomed everyone on behalf of DPS RK Puram and thanked the Principal for giving him the opportunity to continue the legacy of the club and supporting the organization of such a big event. He ended his address by an inspirational quote “If you win, you win prizes, but if you lose, you still win experience.”

The Presidents of the Exun Clan, Domain Square+ and CubXL also addressed the participants, talking about the changes the symposium saw from its past iteration to the present and also the exposure the clubs have provided to them.

The Introduction Video for Exun 2018 was presented by the Exun Clan, providing a briefing about the particulars of the event and achievements of the club.

The symposium had pre-started with Sudocrypt, where the group behind the online cryptic hunt rethought the thought by including new highlights like a robotized imply framework and SudoQuests, which were commended by the participants. On this occasion, Exun also released  13th issue of the Annual Magazine – “UnderScore”.

The first day included the prelims of Domain Square+ Gaming, Cubing events, RoboWars, Group Discussion, Line Follower, Junior and Senior Quizzes, Crossword, Gaming, Turing Test, Mar-athon, Hardware, Spacetech, and Programming.

The Group Discussion was conducted in three rounds. An offsite preliminary, followed by the semi-finals and finals, both of which were onsite and conducted on Day 1.

Build was an event wherein students were competing against each other in all aspects of software development. The event was judged by Mr. Neel Lakhwani, a  DPS Alumnus.

Crossword was conducted in two rounds, an online preliminary and an onsite final event. The onsite event included questions which were pun based and related to tech in any way possible.

The basis of the Spacetech event was the on growing influx of investments of IT companies in the development of space technologies. The event, judged by Mr. Hersh Aditya Singh, Mr. Sibesh Kar, and Mr. Saksham  Arora was an on the spot competition where the various participants were given a prompt related to devising algorithms of detecting equations of spacecraft trajectories and asteroid capture mechanisms.

The Gaming event, organized by Domain Square+ focussed on the abilities of gamers to adapt to situations as they were presented with games likes Spellinky, Kitten Squad, Supermonkey Ball and Mega Man.

Robowars was hosted by the RoboKnights, where students battled it out with their self-made robots in an intense arena comprising of multiple rounds and cheered on by an enthusiastic audience. Turing Test was a written test that assessed students computation linguistic skills.

EXUN 2018 – DAY 2

The second day of the event included SpaceTech, Sudocrypt, Junior Quiz, Senior Quiz, Domain 2+ Gaming, Delhi NCR Gaming, Build, Hardware, Competitive Programming, Surprise Event, CubXL and RoboWars.

Sudocrypt saw students from various illustrious schools of the NCR region scrambling to comb every nook and corner of the school in their pursuit of clues.

The 6 teams which qualified in the preliminary round headed to the AVH for the final on-stage round of the interactive Junior Quiz. With the “Infinite Pounce and Bounce Throughout” system in play, all 6 teams which qualified for the final round of the Senior Quiz answered a number of questions on a diverse range of topics such as Technology, I.T, Gaming etc. Both quizzes were conducted by quizmasters, Mr. Gursartaj Singh Nijjar and Mr. Bharat Kashyap.

Domain 2+ saw the adroit gamers exhibit their finesse in gaming as they were presented with games likes Xonotic, DragonBall FighterZ, and GTA online. The founders of Domain 2+ Mr. Sarthak Pal, and Mr. Siddarth Maharishi judged the event.

Equipped with PlayStation controllers and immense fortitude, gaming enthusiasts from all over Delhi NCR playing FIFA 18 and Call Of Duty partook in the Delhi-NCR Jr. Gaming Championship. Mr. Joy Sachdeva and Mr. Rohan Bhatia, both alumni judged the event.

The finals of Build, a 2-day hackathon based on a prompt given on the spot consisted of participants developing and pitching their innovative products to the judges. The event was judged by Mr. Rohan Dhar and Mr. Neel Lakhwani.

The finals of Hardware were a test of practical and theoretical knowledge of hardware and networking. The event included a written test, the dismantling, and assembling of computer hardware amongst others. The event was judged by Mr. Abhishek Yadav.

In collaboration with the organization ‘Women Who Code Delhi’, Exun 2018 featured a workshop and an exciting Surprise Event for girls, with an aim to provide them with a platform to showcase their talent by designing an interactive web game. Ms. Jap Leen Kaur Jolly and Ms. Sukriti Chaudhary from this organization judged the event.

Rapid manoeuvres and dexterity of hands characterized the Cubing Event, the finalists of which went head to head to solve a 2×2, 3×3, and a Pyraminx cube.

Competitive Programming saw the participants face a plethora of logic, algorithm and data structure based problems which were evaluated on the basis of time taken. The event was judged by Mr. Sankush Gupta.

The participants of SpaceTech continued to work on the prompt given the previous day which they presented to a panel of judges comprising of esteemed alumni,  Mr. Hersh Aditya Singh, Mr. Saksham Arora, Mr. Sibesh Kar, and Mr. Aditya Sengupta as well as Mr. Antonio Fowl Stark, Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council, South Korea.

In one final showdown, the robots battled it out in the arena, each trying to emerge as the victor in Robowars. The event was judged by Mr. Aniansh Raj Singh and Mr. Abhishek Saroha, former Presidents, RoboKnights.

The award distribution commenced with an acknowledgment of the constant guidance and support of the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the HOD Computer Science, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, and the entire Computer Science Department. The event was graced by the presence of eminent alumni who were presented with mementos by Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mr. Mukesh Kumar.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar concluded the Symposium by thanking the judges, participating students, and teachers of all the schools, partners and finally the Exun team of teachers and students for making the occasion a grand success.

The award for the Best School Outside NCR: DPS Srinagar

The award for the Best Student Outside NCR: Shubham Dua, DAV Ludhiana

The Overall Trophies:

1st: DPS Rohini
1st: DPS Vasant Kunj

3rd: DPS Dwarka

BUILD 1st    The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
2nd DPS, Rohini
3rd DPS, Dwarka
2nd DPS, Rohini
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
ROBOWARS 1st Ahlcon Public School, Apeejay School, Noida
2nd Bal Bharti School, Pitampura
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd    Ramjas School, R.K. Puram
3rd DPS, Rohini
DOMAINSQUARE+ GAMING 1st Venkateshwar International School
2nd   DPS, Rohini
3rd Amity International School, Sector-45 Gurgaon
3X3 CUBING 1st SD Public School
2nd Birla Vidya Niketan
3rd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
2X2 CUBING 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd   SD Public School
3rd     DPS, Vasant Kunj
JUNIOR QUIZ 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   Modern School, Barakhamba Road
3rd DPS, Vasant Kunj
MX+C(LINE FOLLOWER) 1st   DPS, Srinagar
2nd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd   The Mother’s International School


TURING TEST 1st    DPS, Sector-45 Gurgaon
2nd DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd DPS, Noida
GIRLS’ SURPRISE 1st The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
2nd DPS, Sushant Lok
3rd DPS, Noida
2nd DAV Public School, Sector-14 Gurgaon
3rd DPS, Rohini
2nd    Rukmini Devi Public School
3rd St. Columbus School
2nd   GD Goenka, Vasant Kunj
3rd DPS, Gurgaon
HARDWARE 1st Amity International School, Sector-45 Gurgaon
2nd DPS, Sector 45 Gurgaon
3rd   DPS, Haridwar
SURPRISE 1st DPS, Dwarka
2nd   Bal Bharti School, Pitampura
3rd     DPS, Vasant Kunj
SUDOCRYPT LOCUS 1st   Ramjas School, RK Puram
2nd   Air Force Golden Jubilee School
3rd Birla Vidya Niketan
PYRAMINX 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   Birla Vidya Niketan
3rd   DPS, Sector-45 Gurgaon


MAR-ATHON 1st DPS, Vasant Kunj
2nd   St. Columba’s School
3rd     DPS, International, Saket
2nd   DPS, Noida
3rd DAV, Ludhiana
CROSSWORD 1st   DPS, Rohini
2nd   DPS, Vasant Kunj
3rd   Ramjas School, R.K. Puram


Exun 2018 Highlights

27-28 October 2018

Online Event – Sudocrypt v8.0 [23-24 October 2018]

Registered Attempts Last Level Crossed Above Level 10 International Participation
900+ 73395 34 325 67

Online+Onsite Events [27-28 October 2018]

Number of Schools Registered

Delhi – NCR Out of Delhi Total
101 31 132

Number of Student Participants Registered


Partnered By

UniRely Athena Education Pearl Academy

Delhi NCR Jr. Gaming Championship Partners
Sony + PlayStation + Skiron Gaming






United Nations Day Celebration

DPS RK Puram celebrated UN day on 25 October 2018. An exhibition was put up by the students of Classes IX and X on the topics- Formation of UN, Organs and Agencies of UN, Role of UN and UN and India’s relations. The exhibition was visited by students of different classes.

Autoclub 2018

The Automobile Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop, titled ‘AUTOCLUB 2018’ for all the students of Classes 9-12 on the 12 and 15 October 2018. The workshop was divided into three Interactive sessions, a Quiz and a Group Discussion, and was conducted in the Audio Visual Hall and the Assembly Ground. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about the upcoming upliftment in the automobile industries.

Session 1
Presentation And Description Of The Chronology Of Automobiles
Resource Person –Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma from MIET

The workshop commenced with the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, felicitating the Chief Guest, Mr. Puneet Agarwal. Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma, Faculties at Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) conducted the sessions. Prof. Ankit Sharma began the session by presenting and describing the chronology of automobiles and their transition from vintage to modern vehicles in the form of a powerpoint presentation and a short video.  Prof. Ankur Verma took over and described briefly the engine, which was to be worked upon in the next session.

Session 2
Engine Dismantling And Assembling
Resource Person – Prof. Ankit Sharma and Prof. Ankur Verma from MIET

The session began with the students from MIET dismantling the Maruti Suzuki MPFI engine while demonstrating each part briefly. They also addressed the working of the engine. After the complete dismantling of the engine, the students from DPS RK Puram were allowed to gain hands-on experience by assisting the professors in assembling the engine.

Session 3
GOKART Vehicle Demonstration

The session started with a brief description of the GOKART, which was self-made by the students of MIET. Adamya Aggarwal, a student of MIET, did the test drive of the GOKART.

The interactive and enriching session came to an end with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposing the vote of thanks.

Session 4
InCarNation- Self-Made Questions Quiz

A team of 2-3 students, each given an allotted car company, came up with questions about their own companies and models, which were answered by the other teams. The team A consisting of students from Classes 11 and 12 won.

Session 5
A Voice Of Experience-Group Discussion (On The Spot)

In the group discussion the participants were given a topic which was aptly related to automobiles and their future, and involved logical reasoning as well as the applied use of physics. Topics were given to the students 10 minutes before the discussion. Team A again won the discussion by relating logically and rhetorically to the concepts given to them.


Class VIII Trip To Agra And Fatehpur Sikri (2018-19)

An educational trip to AGRA and FATEHPUR SIKRI was organised for students of Class VIII from 12-14 October, 2018. A total of 77 students went on this trip accompanied by 8 teachers, Ms. Jyoti Sharma (Trip Incharge) , Mr. Manish Jain, Mr. Aditya Gupta, Dr. Anang Saxena, Ms. Vibha Sidhu, Ms. Sohini Chakraborty, Ms. Ramneet Kaur, Ms. Priyamvada, and Dr. P Chinna. Both students and teachers enjoyed the trip by visiting different places as per the details given below :

  • Day 1: Arrived in Agra and enjoyed DJ music with dinner.
  • Day 2: Students visited Taj Mahal & Red Fort  and enjoyed DJ music with dinner.
  • Day 3:  Visited Fatehpur Sikri and proceeded for Delhi post Lunch.

DPS R.K.Puram promotes ‘Eat Right Movement’ by FSSAI

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)  lead a massive mobilization drive through the largest ever Pan India Cycle Rally – the ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ bringing alive Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a healthier India on Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary. In keeping with the philosophy and spirit of the ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ as a people’s movement, the launch event was organised on 16 October 2018 at FDA Bhawan, New Delhi.

Students of DPS RK Puram participated in the launch event and spoke about the ‘SNF @School’ activities under ‘Eat Right Movement’ and made a strong pitch for promoting right eating habits, pointing to the alarming increase in food related lifestyle diseases. The students visited the ‘Experience Zone’. The FSSAI ‘Experience Zone’ is a digital interactive walkthrough of India’s food safety ecosystem. They also pledged to eat less of fats, sugar and salt and to focus on healthy food options.

Mr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO FSSAI, Mr. S C Barmma, Joint Secretary-Ministry of Culture and Ms. Madhavi Das, Chief Management Services Officer FSSAI were present at the launch.

The Programme was attended by Inayat Kaur of Class V and Himanshi of Class III from DPS Vasant Vihar along with their teacher Ms Rattan Obhrai, Health & Wellness Coordinator.

Gurmani Kaur VII E, Gurnika Kaur X N, Simran Dhaliwal XI A, Siddhant Parekh XI D and Aanya Trehan XI S, along with Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head-Biology Department from DPS R.K.Puram attended the programme.


BioQUIZitive 2018

Biology Quiz ‘BioQUIZitive’ was organised by the students of AIIMS, Ms Lajja Patel, Mr Aditya Singh and Mr Abdur  in the AVH on 12 October,2018 for Class XII Biology students. The quiz was based on Class XII syllabus and there were 4 teams namely; Watson, Darwin, Mendel and Pasteur, with 3 participants in each team. There were 6 rounds: Dry, Connect, Betting, Differential, Calculation and Crossword round with Audience rounds in between. Classes XI and XII Biology sections were the audience who thoroughly enjoyed the quiz.

Ms Lajja Patel, a Second Year student, was Rank 3 at the AIIMS Entrance, has won Gold Medals in the Biology Olympiad at Vietnam and Malaysia in 2016 and 2017, is a NTSE and KVPY scholar, was Summer Intern at a Stanford University, California and was awarded the Sir Dorabji Tata Prize in Biochemistry for excellence in the subject in 2017 at AIIMS.

Ms. Patel shared tips on how to excel in the Board Examinations. She emphasised that we should enjoy what we do and follow our heart and dreams. She asked everyone to be a responsible citizen and realize what the society expects from us.

Winners were the team from Class XII C comprising of Achintya Tyagi, Ankita Phulia and Ishita Yaduvanshi. Class XII B team was second while Class XII A team was third. Ms Renu Nayar, Vice Principal, congratulated all the winners.

Ms Niva Chhonkar, Head of Biology Department, thanked the organisers from AIIMS and the teachers, Ms Kajal Sethi, Ms Shalini Chanan and Ms Kusum Yadav.

Later the students interacted with the organizers to know about preparation strategy for Board Exam and Medical Entrance-NEET.

ComAstitva 2018

The Commerce Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organised its Annual Inter-School Commerce Festival ​‘ComAstitva – 2018’  on 6 October, 2018. Students from 24 schools took part in the event, making it a great feat.

The ComAstitva aimed to instil a sense of understanding in the students regarding the functioning of the economy, business, commerce and its industrial activities. The students were encouraged to rack their brains and think outside the box, which further added to the thrill of the competition. The event was coordinated by Ms. Anita Singhal, Ms. Anu Bhandari and Ms. Reena Mehta.

The festival comprised of the  three online events – Admad, ArtCom and The Comical Chronicles, and six on-site events – Imprenditore, Mock-Stock – ‘Subject To Market Risk’, The Bidder, Fin-O-Rama, Tell-a-tale and a Surprise Event.


AdMad was an online advertisement designing competition, in which the students had to create an E-Poster on a topic allotted to them with a suitable tagline. The event was judged by Mr. Daksh Aggarwal, an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram.

ArtCom was an online caricature making competition in which each team was required to sketch a caricature – a picture, description or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect. The artworks were judges on the basis of creativity, presentation, originality and relevance. The event was judges by Mr. Shubham Bansal, an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram.

 The Comic Chronicles was an online economics comic strip creation competition. The topic drew its inspiration from the Bob Dylan song ‘Times they are a-changin’ which was an anthem of the frustrated American youth at the time when it was obvious that change was at hand and no one really knew what that meant, what it would look like or when and where it would happen. The students had to depict the topic with the help of a four panel comic strip to draw attention to current global economic issues using satirical commentary. The task requires them to use humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize vices, particularly in the context of contemporary global economic policies as viewed from the perspective of the Indian common man. The event was judged by Mr. Anant Mehra, Founder of the Fun Design brand, Krita and Penna, and Mr. Diptiman Das, Chairman and Managing Director of EdCIL(India) Limited.



The event was a business planning competition that provided the students with a dais to bring forth their technical, managerial and business skills. The event consisted of two stages – The Preliminary and The Final. The teams that passed the preliminary round in which they had to clearly state their idea and articulate a basic strategy for a company then moved to the finals where they formally presented their ideas the help of a presentation and a logo design for the brand of the product. The product or the service had to be innovative, new and noteworthy. It had to be prepared with specific reference to the opportunity evaluation and feasibility analysis framework. The event was judged by Ms Medhavi Malik, a DPS. RK. Puram Alumna, currently working as an analyst at Ernst and Young, and Mr. Sahil Puri, who is currently working with Panasonic as an Area Manager in Delhi and has also worked with Discovery Channel.

Mock Stock – ‘Subject To Market Risk’ – This event was conducted in two rounds, an on-site preliminary, ‘Test Your Logic’ and a final round ‘Market monopoly – Mock Stock.’ The first round challenged the participants’ mental ability through a written quiz, followed by a ‘mock’ investment game, where they were allotted virtual stocks and were tasked with creating and managing a winning portfolio. The trading was conducted in real time and news articles given to the participants before each round caused prices to fluctuate, keeping the participants on their toes. The event was judged by Mr. Daksh Aggarwal , an alumnus of our school and an Economics graduate from Deshbandhu College, DU, and Mr. Kapil Mittal, a 1st year BMS student at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, DU.

The Bidder was conducted in two rounds, an elimination round and a final round. The first round tested the basic knowledge regarding economics. Out of 18 teams, 6 made it to the final round wherein they were required to study the balance sheets of different firms and after close analysis, bid on the firms they would like to own.

Fin-O-Rama, the event comprised of two elimination rounds to shortlist the top 5 teams that proceed to the final event. The first round consisted of a written quiz on subjects related to Commerce, Accounting and Current Business Affairs. The second round required the participants to enact various accounting principles. In the final round, the participants were given a brand name, which had to be enacted in the minimum time possible. The judges for the event were Mr. Aditya Agarwal, currently studying BA Economics Hons. at the Shri Ram College of Commerce and Mr. Sarthak, currently pursuing B.Com.(Honours) at SRCC, Delhi.

Tell-A-Tale was an extempore event in which the participants put their artistic and economic expertise to work as they concocted two minute stories out of the few prompt  lines that they were given related to the vast discipline of economics. This served as a creative treat. The judges for the events were Ms Suman Lata, Former Head of Department, Economics at DPS RK Puram, currently teaching underprivileged children at a Government school, and Mr. Atulya Gupta, a 2nd year Law student at National Law University, Delhi.

Surprise Event was divided into two rounds – Crossword and Pictonomics. The participants were judged on the basis of their knowledge of basic economic problems and current affairs. The judges for the event were Ms Kavita Chaddha, an alumna of DPS RK Puram and Ms Simran Kaur, also an alumna of DPS RK Puram, currently pursuing BA Economics Hons from St Stephens College, Delhi.


The Valedictory ceremony commenced with the felicitation of the judges by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. The audience was enthralled by a euphonious rendition of the ‘Ganesh Stuti’ by the school choir. The students of DPS RK Puram  showcased their tremendous talent by effortlessly blending two vastly different dance forms, Kathak and Flamenco, keeping the audiences’  feet tapping. A video displaying the day’s events was played. This was followed by the much awaited release of the 15th edition of the Annual Economics Magazine, ‘Econox ‘19’.

The Principal, in her speech, expressed her gratitude towards the Vice Principal, Ms. Renu Nayyar, for being a crucial and guiding hand for all the Commerce Departments. She laid emphasis on the critical role that economics plays in keeping the world spinning and went on to congratulate the Heads of the Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy Departments, Ms. Anita Singhal, Ms. Anu Bhandari and Ms. Reena Mehta, for their collaborative effort.

The winners were awarded.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms Renu Nayyar. She expressed her immense gratitude towards the Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics Departments of the school. She highlighted the importance such competitions as they provide the students a platform where everyone can learn from one another and thanked all the participants and the teachers accompanying them for making this event a commendable one.

The ceremony was drawn to a close by the National Anthem.

The overall winner was Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The result is as follows:

AdMad 1st
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Delhi Public School, Dwarka
Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura
ArtCom 1st
Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Tagore International School
The Comical Chronicles 1st
Delhi Public School, Faridabad
Modern School, Barakhamba
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt
Imprenditore 1st
Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
DAV Public School, Gurugram
Mock Stock 1st
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Birla Vidyaniketan
The Bidder st
DAV Public School, Gurugram
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
Birla Vidyaniketan
Fin-O-Rama 1st
New Era Public School, Mayapuri
Tagore International School
Delhi Public School Sector-45, Gurugram
Tell-A-Tale 1st
Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok
New Era Public School
Surprise Event 1st
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj
St. Columbus School
Delhi Public School, Faridabad

Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2 October 2018, DPS RK Puram organized a cultural programme to commemorate the birth of the Father of the Nation.

The staff and the students cleaned the school area as a part of the scheduled Cleanliness Drive. The unparalleled zeal and enthusiasm of the participants was instrumental in helping to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi.

The event commenced with the administration of the Swachhata Pledge by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal following which she addressed the gathering. She emphasized the ideals of non-violence, Swachh Bharat as well as eradicating the caste-based system. She elaborated on how she considered Mahatma Gandhi to be the bravest and strongest man and expressed her admiration for his autobiography, My Experiments with Truth. She spoke of his courage and conviction and his resolute beliefs which guided the freedom struggle and said that the country is what it is today, because of him. She also mentioned his staunch support of Women Empowerment as well as the abolition of the social evil of Untouchability. She concluded her speech with an enthusiastic Jai Hind which roused feelings of patriotism amongst the crowds gathered.

This was followed by a symphony of mellifluous voices serenading the audience with a melodious rendition of ‘ Vaishnav Jan To’.

The speeches by the students articulated and reflected the beliefs held by Mahatma Gandhi. The students painted a picture of the values expounded by him, reiterating the importance of fearlessness as well as leading a life free of material possessions, and adopting the use of Khadi. Lastly, various incidents from the freedom struggle were referred to, in order to bring out his greatness, dedication to Ahimsa; and the crucial role he played in the liberation of the country.

The adroit artistes in the Nukkad Natak used the medium of traditional street play to illustrate the importance of the ideals held by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Decked in a plethora of vibrant colors and reverberating beats, dancers performed the Dangi Nritya, a tribal dance full of energy, skill, and enthusiasm.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.

India Fest 2018

India Fest ‘18 was organised by the Social Science Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 29 September 2018, with an aim to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a nation distinguished by its plurality, diversity and tolerance by showcasing talent from across Delhi and NCR. A total of 15 schools participated in a wide range of activities on the theme, ‘Celebration of Diversity’, while 24 schools enrolled for On-site and Off-site events . The event was coordinated by Ms. Rupa Das, Ms. Vanadana Chandhoke and Ms. Shruti Mishra with the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, as the Overall Incharge.

Express… Through Wall Art (Street Art) saw the participants using their powers of embellishment to create graffiti that touched upon a few of the issues pertaining to contemporary society. This event was judged by Mr.Pankaj Guru, a talented Sculptor whose art has moved thousands of people through beautiful art forms made by him. He has worked on several commissioned projects for private collectors as well as the Government of India.

Riveting dialogue and elementary props characterised Therukoothu (Street Play) in which adroit thespians showcased their perceptions of issues related to adolescence or gender equality, and compelled the viewers to think and introspect. The event was judged by Mr Sandeep Rawat, a veteran Theatre Director, Actor, Writer, Teacher and Drama Expert, who has been awarded the Rex Karamveer Chakra award by the United Nations for Samarth Theatre Group, which he founded, with an aim of providing a platform  for each and everyone interested in exploring the artist within. He has also been awarded the Gurudevo Award from the Maitrayee Mission Society.

The hall reverberated with the roar of thunderous applause as different teams put up sublime performances in Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (Patriotic Choir), using the transcendent medium of music to stir feelings patriotism and nationalism amongst the crowds gathered. The event was judged by Mr. Mahesh Prabhakar, who has more than 40 years of experience in the music and Mumbai film industry and has played the keyboard for legends like Asha Bhosle, Ustad Sultan Khan, Ghulam Ali and many others and is also a very talented Music Composer and Arranger. He was accompanied by Ms. Rini Mukherjee, a versatile exponent in the domain of modern Hindi and Bengali songs and Indian Classical Music. She is a recipient of the prestigious Women Achievers Award in 2011 and The Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award in 2016.

Troupes of dancers from each school moving along to the beats of traditional Indian folk music held the audience captive as they celebrated the country’s diverse visual poetry amidst dazzling whirls of colour in Mera Desh Rangeela (Dance). The event was judged by Ms. Papiha Desai, who is a multi talented Dancer and Choreographer. She has performed and presented her work globally. Currently, she heads the Indian Revival Group, a premier dance ensemble. She was accompanied by Mr.Shashidharan Nair, an exceptionally gifted Dancer and Choreographer who has devoted 5 decades in pursuit of dance, and has mastered several classical Indian dance forms under luminaries of the Indian dancing world.

Students in teams of two endeavoured to bring out the incredible diversity of the nation through the lens in Reality Through Reel (Movie Making). The movies were judged on the basis of creativity, direction, content, originality and videography by Mr Anup Jacob and Ms Shalini Harisukh.

The various photomontages put up by the schools in the Collage Making event put a spotlight on the importance of adopting renewable energy sources in our daily lives, as well as celebrating the nuances of functioning in a highly heterogeneous society.

Valedictory Ceremony commenced with the Shiv Vandana, a hymn to the almighty. A network of harmonious voices put forward ‘Madhumei Desh Humara’ , an ode to the Motherland.

This was followed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal’s speech, wherein she expressed her inclination for Social Science, remarking upon the immense cultural and physical diversities India has to offer. Further on, she commented on the rich and elaborate history of India and taking pride in our country.  She lauded the immense talent of all students and encouraged them to display it for the world to see. She concluded her speech on an optimistic note by saying ‘Today we’re climbing, tomorrow we’ll be at top’ and thanked the Vice Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan and the Social Science Department for making the event a huge success.

Decked in a plethora of colours and echoing beats to match, dancers performed the Dangi Nritya, a tribal dance full of energy, skill and enthusiasm. A showcase of the winners’ performances ensued.

A Swachata Pledge was administered by the Principal and the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, who commended the energy and enthusiasm of the  Social Science, Music and Art Departments and all students involved.

The results are as follows:

Event Name Position School
Reality Through Reel (Photography and Video Making) 1st
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Venkateshwara International School
Delhi Public School, Gurugram
Collage Making 1st
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Delhi Public School, Rohini
Darbari Lal D.A.V Model School, Pitampura
Mera Desh Rangeela (Dance) 1st
Mount Abu Public School
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Birla Vidya Niketan
Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (Patriotic Choir) 1st
Delhi Public School, Greater Noida
Delhi Public School, Rohini
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Therukoothu (Street Play) 1st
Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura
Gyan Bharti School
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.
Express Through Wall Art 1st
Delhi Public School, Gurugram
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.

The Overall Winners trophy was bagged by Army Public School, Delhi Cantt.



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