‘Panchtatva-The Elements Of Nature’ – An Environment Festival

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized ‘Panchtatva-importance of five elements’, an ecological fest on 25 April 2014. Themed ‘Sync Energies’, Panchtatva was a mega event which saw the participation of 57 schools from Delhi and the NCR with more than a thousand students in it. A collaborative effort of the Environment and Geography Clubs of the school, the fest comprised 9 competitions in two categories. ‘Panchtatva’ or the five elements of nature constitute everything in the universe and their balance is essential for the survival of living organisms. ‘Panchtatva Saviours’ is a team of dedicated members from the Environment and the Geography Club of DPS R.K.Puram, striving to ensure a clean and green tomorrow. The team aims to inculcate ‘Responsible Green Values’ amongst the students through Intra- and Inter-school activities.

The Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr. B.S. Bassi was the chief guest of the event. Dr. Vivek Gogia, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police and Dr. B.C. Sabat, School Environment Club in-charge, Government of NCT Delhi, were the guests of honour. The Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, Dr. D.R. Saini presided over the event. The Vice-Principal, Ms. Shobha Mehta and Head Mistresses, Ms. Anita Singh and Ms. Vanita Sehgal; along with Mr.S. K. Arora, Head of the Biology Department also graced the occasion.

Competitions like ‘Dance of the Elements of Nature’, ‘Street Play on the Green Road’, T-Shirt Painting and Terra-Quiz, were conducted during the fest among other online events like Green Rhymes etc. Illustrious personalities from the Sri Ram School for Performing Arts like Mr.Amitabh Pandey, renowned for his contribution to theatre and astronomy; famous theatre artist, Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, who had directed a large number of plays; and famous personalities from the field of dance, Mr Feroz Hyder and Ms Rupali Singhal, constituted the jury. In ‘Dance of the Elements’, the Mother’s International School stood first. Terra-Quiz was won by Mayur School, Noida. D.P.S. Faridabad stood first in T-Shirt Painting while D.P.S. Noida and D.P.S. R.K. Puram won ‘Street Play on the Green Road’.

The winners of the Dance and Street Play Competitions performed to great applause in the Valedictory Ceremony, The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini stressed on the importance of conserving the five elements- earth, air, water, fire and sky. He congratulated the teachers-in charge, Ms. Rupa Das, Head of the Department of Geography and Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Incharge of the Biotech and Environment Club and all the teachers of the Biology and Geography department for their commendable efforts at putting up an event on such a grand scale. The website and the logo was designed by Mr.Mukesh Kumar, the Head of the Computer Science department. The Chief Guest, B.S. Bassi, reminded the students that our actions could endanger the happiness of the future generations. He also entertained questions from the audience on the role of the police in the capital. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Sabat said that environment related activities in schools go a long way in making children aware about the issues of the environment. The magazines of the Geography club- Geomania and the Environment Club- Terravision were launched. The day concluded with the Prize Distribution Ceremony.

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