मातृभाषा दिवस

२१ फरवरी २०१९

यूनेस्को  की ओर से २१ फरवरी को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय  मातृभाषा दिवस घोषित किया गया है।

मातृभाषा दिवस मनाने का  उद्देश्य मातृभाषा का उन्नयन तो है ही साथ ही साथ विद्यार्थियों को मातृभाषा के प्रति जागरूक करना, भाषाओं को स्वीकारना तथा उनके प्रति सम्मान की भावना का विकास करना  है। विद्यालय स्तर पर विभिन्न भाषाओं द्वारा विभिन्नता में एकता स्थापित करना तथा इनके माध्यम से अपनी संस्कृति को जानना भी इसका उद्देश्य है ।

मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय की  ओर से विद्यालयों को अपनी मातृभाषा में कविता पाठ ,गीत- गायन आदि पर आधारित कार्यक्रम आयोजित करने का निर्देश दिया गया  है । उनके निर्देशानुसार २१ फरवरी २०१९ को दिल्ली पब्लिक स्कूल रामकृष्ण पुरम के सभागार में प्रधानाचार्या सुश्री वनिता सहगल  के मार्गदर्शन में हिंदी विभाग द्वारा छठी से आठवीं कक्षा के चालीस विद्यार्थियों द्वारा विभिन्न भाषाओं में गीत और कवितायों पर आधारित कार्यक्रम  प्रस्तुत किया गया ।

सभागार  में लगभग २०० विद्यार्थी अपने अध्यापकों  के साथ उपस्थित थे तथा उन्होंने बांग्ला ,पंजाबी , बुंदेलखंडी ,तमिल, तेलुगु  , मलयालम ,सिंधी ,उर्दू ,राजस्थानी ,कुमांयूनी आदि भाषाओं के गीतों और कविताओं  का बहुत आनंद लिया। उन्होने न केवल कविताओं को पसंद किया बल्कि एक दूसरे की मातृभाषा को जाना तथा सीखने का प्रयास किया। इस अवसर पर विद्यालय के कला विभाग द्वारा एक बोर्ड को भी सुसज्जित किया गया।



Show Case Class VII

Work Experience

The show case for Work Experience  of Class VII was held on 8 February,2019 in their respective Work Ex periods.

It was a good learning experience for the students and helped foster a sense of responsibility and kinship amongst them. It improved their communication skills. It was a good opportunity for the students to showcase what they had learnt in the session. The show case was well knit.

The presentation by the students of ‘Social service’ was adjudged the best, for students of Sections A-F.

The presentation by the students of ‘Maths Lab.’ was adjudged the best, for students of Sections G-K.

Show case: Art Education, Class VII

The show case for Art Education was held on 13th February, for students of Class VII. The show case was held in their respective Art education periods.

It was a good learning experience for the students. It improved their ability to work together as a team and also developed their communication skills. The students participated with great enthusiasm. It was an opportunity for them to display their talent.

The presentation by the students of ‘Hindi theatre’ music was adjudged the best, for students of Sections A-F.

The presentation by the students of ‘Western Instrumental.’ was adjudged the best , for students of sections G-K.



Show Case Class VI

A Showcase was organized for the students of Class VI during the months of January and February 2019. The purpose of the event was to provide a platform to the students to display all that they had learned during their Work Experience and Art Education classes throughout the academic session 2018-19.

ART EDUCATION

The purpose behind Art Education activities is to bring out the talent and creativity of the students. The students of Class VI Sections A to K, were given a chance to display their talent during the Art Education Showcase, which was held on 28 January 2019.

The Indian Vocal students began the show with a prayer song.  The Western Instrumental students showcased their talent through a spellbinding performance on the keyboard, drums and guitar. The students of Indian Instrumental showed their talent through an instrumental performance on the tabla and the harmonium. The Western Vocal students mesmerized the audience with their melodious performances. Everyone enjoyed the musical extravaganza. The students of English Theatre and Hindi Theatre put up plays with relevant social messages and themes such as Friendship. They used costumes and props to add to their performance.

RESULTS

SECTIONS A TO F

FIRST POSITION : Hindi Theatre – Sections D To F

SECOND POSITION : Hindi Theatre – Sections A To C

SECTIONS G TO K

FIRST POSITION : Hindi Theatre – Sections G To K

SECOND POSITION : English Theatre – Sections G To K

 WORK EXPERIENCE

Work Experience activities help foster team work in students. Such activities also help the students to develop better communication skills and prepare them to face challenges they may encounter in their lives.  The Work Experience Showcase for class VI sections A to K was held on Tuesday, 05 February 2019.

The students who had opted for ‘Think Lab’, showed the various projects they had worked upon throughout the year. The presentation put up by the ‘Robotics’ students included all the interesting activities they had participated in. They also showcased the robots they had built and demonstrated their movements and potential usage. Students from ‘Disaster Management’ instructed the audience on the measures for safety during various natural disasters. ‘Health and I’ students demonstrated the benefits of healthy lifestyle through interesting skits. ‘Create Out of Waste’ students demonstrated all the different ways one can make interesting things out of waste material.  They displayed items such as dream catchers, snow globes and other interesting items they had created using waste material.  ‘Environment and I’ students brought posters they had prepared and spoke about the importance of being one with the environment and protecting the surroundings. Students of ‘Social Service’ spoke about putting the needs of others before your own luxuries.  They displayed posters and spoke about all that they had learnt during the year. The students of ‘Math Lab’ spoke about various activities they had done during the year. They showed interesting tangrams, pyramids and puzzles as well.

RESULTS

SECTIONS A TO F

FIRST POSITION : Think Lab – Sections A To F

SECOND POSITION : Social Service  – Sections A To F

SECTIONS G TO K

FIRST POSITION : Think Lab – Sections G To K

SECOND POSITION :  Math Lab – Sections G To K



Visit To Nehru Planetarium

An educational trip to Nehru Planetarium was organized for the students of Class VI on 31 January, 2019 and 7 February, 2019. The students watched the morning show called ‘The Ultimate Universe’ at the Sky Theatre. It was a very informative and interesting show as they learnt many amazing facts about the various Galaxies in the Universe, along with all the planets of the Solar System. They also learned about the formation and death of stars, different Constellations and where they are found. After watching the show, the students visited the Nehru Museum and learnt about the life of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a very informative and enjoyable trip for the students.



Show Case Class VIII

Work Experience

The show case for Work Experience of Class VIII was held on 6 February, 2019 in their respective Work Ex periods.

It was a good learning experience for the students and helped foster a sense of responsibility and kinship amongst them. It improved their ability to work together as a team and also developed their communication skills.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, graced the Show case and watched the presentations made by the students of ‘Think Lab and ‘Create out of Waste’. The students presented a recycled glass lamp to her. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, was also present and was very appreciative of the presentations made by the students. The show case was well coordinated.

The presentation by the students of ‘Disaster Management’ was adjudged the best, for students of Sections A-F.  The presentation by the students of ‘Think Lab,’ was adjudged the best , for students of Sections G-K.



Theatre Workshop

The members of Slingsby’s Theatre Group, Australia conducted a workshop for Classes 6 – 9 and 11 on 9 January, 2019.

The workshop started with a basic introduction and warm up session, helping the students to understand the dynamics of stagecraft. It was a hands-on experience which focused on the distinctive theatre techniques used in Adelaide based Slingsby’s International Touring productions.

The participants were divided into small groups and were given the topic “Unfound Treasure” wherein they created short pieces of theatre combining miniature worlds, shadows and narration. The teams interpreted the idea in their own ways and enacted a small scene from their plots in the given time limit.

The workshop was a treat for all the theatre enthusiasts and indeed a great learning experience.



Trip To Gandhi Smriti

An educational field trip to Gandhi Smriti for students of Class 7 ( Sections G-K) was organised by the History Department on 6 February, 2019. The purpose of the walk was to propagate the life, mission and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi.

Students were taken around the Smiriti by well-informed guides, who explained the significance of various exhibits, such as sculptures, frescoes, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent at this place. The ‘Pillar of Castelessness’, a symbol of unity, caught the fancy of students, which illuminated with their touch as they stood together holding hands. There was a beautifully maintained dolls museum which depicted important events from Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Students were moved by their visit to the martyr’s column, which stands at the very same spot where the Father of the Nation was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Students were later shown a documentary on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

The entire visit gave students insights in to the life and teachings of Gandhiji.



Fire Fighting Drill

Department of Geography organized a Fire Fighting drill for the students of Class XI (S,T,U,V) and few section of Class IX on 31 January, 2019 in the Assembly Ground.

Mr. Sajjan Kumar Sharma from NIDM (National Institute of Disaster Management) conducted the training programme. He demonstrated the use of various firefighting equipments and created awareness amongst the students about fire safety. A brief introduction was given to the students on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of handling fire.

In the end all the students took the pledge that they will follow the rules related to fire safety.



CBSE Heritage Quiz 2018-19

The Semi-Finals and Finals of the National level ‘CBSE Heritage India Quiz 2019 ‘ were held at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on 1 February 2019. The CBSE Heritage India Quiz is one of the programmes promoted by the CBSE with an aim to create awareness among students about the rich heritage and cultural diversity of our country.

The Overall In charge of the event was the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and it was coordinated by the Vice Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan along with Ms. Vandana Chandhoke, HOD Political Science, Ms. Rupa Das, HOD Geography and Ms. Shruti Mishra. Mr. Anurag Tripathy, Secretary, CBSE, and Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Deputy Secretary, CBSE graced the event with their august presence.

The quiz was conducted by Mr. Ajay Poonia. A renowned Quizmaster, Mr. Poonia has been conducting the CBSE Heritage Quiz for the past 5 years. He has authored several quizzing books for students and has developed an application for the same. There were 20 schools from throughout the country taking part, with one team from each of the four groups qualifying for the finals.

Keeping with the Indian tradition of hospitality, the participants and the accompanying teachers were greeted with a mixture of scarlet kumkum, rice, and rose petals. Amidst a melange of Sanskrit shlokas and a medley of instruments, the day commenced with an auspicious lighting of the lamp ceremony by the dignitaries.

The guests, Mr. Anurag Tripathy, and Dr. Joseph Emmanuel were felicitated by  Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Padma Srinivasan.

Speaking on the occasion Ms. Vanita Sehgal expressed her gratitude to CBSE, saying that it was a privilege to be chosen to host an event of such magnitude and emphasized the fraternity between the DPS Society and other CBSE affiliated schools. She ended by thanking Mr. Anurag Tripathy and Mr. Joseph Emmanuel for being present at the event.

Mr. Joseph Emmanuel lauded CBSE for conducting events which led to the all round development of the children and made them lifelong learners. He congratulated all students who qualified for the semifinals, which was no mean feat considering the fact that the quiz included participants from all over the country. Encouraging students to become quizmasters themselves, he concluded by thanking Mr. Tripathy, Mr. Ajay Poonia, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the respective teams.

Recounting a memorable anecdote about Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, Mr. Anurag Tripathy spoke of how the great visionary came across a small example of the importance of projecting a good image of one’s nation. He delved into the value of upholding one’s heritage and staying connected to one’s roots. Further, he went on to describe the visit of the UAE delegates earlier to the school after which the Education Minister of UAE had commented to the Education Minister, Mr.  Prakash Javadekar , that he had visited many schools in the world but was most impressed by DPS RKPuram.  Mr. Tripathy expressed his appreciation for the experiential method of teaching followed by the school. He concluded by reminding the audience that their heritage linked them to their roots, culture, society, and that to succeed in life, it was essential for everyone to hold on to their values.

SEMI FINALS

Round Name Description
1 Jeopardy
  • 4 topics, 14 questions
  • Topics – Gandhi, British Raj and Mythology etc
  • Questions were of 5, 8, 12 Marks depending upon the difficulty
2 Friend or Unfriend
  • 11 Topics  – Economic terms, Documentary, Books, Presidents, Foreign connects, Ministry Ambassadors, Symbolicism, Tourism, Memorial etc
  • Participants were allowed to take the help of other teams
  • Only 1 buzzer
3 Buzzfade
  • Based on  Audio – Visual clips
  • Purely buzzer round

FINALS

Round Name Description
1 Infinite Bonus
  • 6 questions on the buzzer
  • Negative Marking
2 Cluetopia
  • Clues were given related to the question
  • 6 questions and 3 clues
  • Negative marking
3 Infinite Bonus
  • 6 questions on the buzzer
  • Negative Marking
4 Who Dares Wins
  • 9 topics
  • Negative Marking

The winners of the Semi-finals were Faculty HR Secondary School, Guwahati; Krishna Public School, Raipur; Sunbeam English School, Varanasi; and Bharti Vidya Bhavan Vidya Mandir, Kerala.

After hours of rigorous brainstorming, the quiz came to an end. The Valedictory Ceremony began with the euphonious voices of the Indian Choir holding the audience captive with their rendition of ‘Swagatam’.  This was followed by the felicitation of the guests, Ms. Anita Karwal, Chairperson, CBSE, and  CBSE officials present, Dr. Antriksh Johri, Director (IT and Project) and Chief Information Security Officer; Dr Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics) and Chief Vigilance Officer; Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill, Education and Training); Mr. J.K. Yadav, Regional Officer, Delhi and Ms. Sweta Singh, Joint Secretary, as well as the special guest for the event, Professor Naman Ahuja, Department of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU), by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Vice Principals, Dr. Renu Nayyar; Ms. Padma Srinivasan and Ms. Anita Singh.

In her address, the Principal lauded the programme as a great way of bringing all parts of the country together. Expressing her immense pride in the students, she spoke of how they had become role models not only for their peers but for the adults in their lives as well. On the importance of learning, she said “When you stop learning, you stop living” and added that she learnt something every day, be it from her colleagues, or her students.  She ended by thanking the guests for attending the event, as well as CBSE for giving the school an opportunity to host it.

Ms. Anita Karwal began by introducing the other CBSE officials present at the event. She talked about introducing more reforms in the education system and integrating art with education, as well as ensuring that the school curriculum would make use of, and enrich one’s experiential knowledge. She emphasized the fact that experiences shape a person, not their marks and reminded the students to always analyze, think, reflect and be curious. She applauded the school for hosting the quiz flawlessly and announced the launch of a Mathematics Olympiad. Bringing her speech to a close, she encouraged the students present to send in suggestions for exam reform that they might have in their minds.

The speech gave way to the prize distribution ceremony.

Position School
1st Sunbeam English School (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
2nd Krishna Public School (Raipur, Chattisgarh)
3rd Bhartiya Vidya Bhavans Vidya Mandir (Thrissur, Kerala)
4th Faculty HR Secondary School (Guwahati, Assam)

Ms. Rupa Das thanked Mr. Ajay Poonia and his team for making the event a grand success and invited Mr. Joseph Emmanuel to deliver the Vote of Thanks.

Dr. Joseph Emmanuel in the Vote of Thanks described the contribution of his colleagues and thanked them, Mr. Poonia and the school for organizing an event completely devoid of any flaws.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.



Capacity Building Programme On Value Education

A Capacity Building Programme on ‘Value Education’ was organized on 2 February 2019, from 9.00am – 4.30 pm, which was attended by seventy teachers comprising the Primary and Senior Secondary School of DPS, R.K Puram.

The programme began with the felicitation of the CBSE Resource Persons, Dr.R.D Mohan and Mr.Pankaj Munjal, followed by the Welcome Address of the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, where she underlined the importance of values and their application as a necessity for a meaningful and successful life.

The workshop explored the understanding of values at the Individual Level, Interpersonal Level, Community Level, National Level, and Global Level. It also brought out the CBSE’s vision of Value Education which is to make classrooms and teachers as havens of education with the  prime objective of providing a safe place to children so that they can express themselves, learn certain forms of interactions, resolve conflicts mutually. At the same time, schools and classrooms should be spaces for discussing the process of decision making, questioning the basis of their decisions and for the premaking informed choices. The entire workshop was conducted in an interactive manner where each participant was encouraged to share the viewpoint/opinion pertaining to a particular value, their experience of integrating certain core values in their respective subjects in a classroom situation.

The one-day Capacity Building Programme on Value Education ended with the Vote of Thanks and distribution of certificates to all the participant teachers.



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