“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
DPS R.K. Puram hosted its much awaited Virtual Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class XII, sections A to K, on 29 November, 2020. The theme for the event was ‘You are a mindset away from winning battles’.
The online ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Performing Arts Society showcased an enthralling virtual western instrumental orchestra that reflected the talent of the budding musicians.
We were honoured to have Mr. B.K. Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman, Delhi Public School Society and Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram as the Chief Guest and Mr. Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education as the Guest of Honour.
A video presentation about school achievements illustrated the scaling heights conquered by students under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. The exemplary performance of students in academic and non-academic fields highlighted their resilient spirit in the face of these unprecedented circumstances.
The Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, congratulated the award winners and spoke of the ceremony being a celebration of success and achievement of the students in numerous fields including academics, co-curriculars and extra-curriculars. She highlighted the experiential learning and the breadth of opportunities in the wider curriculum provided to the students at DPS R.K. Puram, along with a diverse and well-rounded education resulting in exceptional performance of the students. She extended her appreciation to the teachers as well as the support staff for their hard work and dedication in adapting to the developments during these unprecedented times. According to her, a winning mindset can transform a student to an achiever, winner and conqueror. The Principal remarked that the event was a celebration of such a mindset that results in success. She concluded her speech by expressing gratitude to the supportive parents and wished the students the best of luck for their future endeavours.
A soulful rendition of ‘Yeh waqt na thehra hai’ was presented in a harmonious melody by the choir, advocating for a strong and unwavering attitude that inspires others during these challenging times.
Mr. B.K. Chaturvedi, the Chief Guest, commenced his address by congratulating the award winners and their parents for their guidance, encouragement and support to the children. He felicitated the teachers for their immense contribution and for seamlessly adapting to the online mode of teaching. Recalling the huge loss of life during the Bengal famine, he compared it to the ongoing pandemic. He also advised the students to make use of the numerous opportunities available to them as they graduate from school. Drawing analogies between famous French mathematician Rene Descartes’s method of solving a complex mathematical problem by addressing the smaller, simpler parts first to resolving life situations. He further encouraged the students to adopt a four edged approach to life consisting of hard work, honesty, humility and human grit to succeed in life and wished them the very best.
Mr. Anurag Tripathi, the Guest of Honour, expressed his gratitude to the Principal for giving him the opportunity to be a part of the Scholar Badge ceremony and congratulated all the award winners for their achievements. He appreciated the efforts of all the teachers for adopting the new mode of online teaching within a short span of time. He mentioned that the main aim of education is to transform students into good human beings and citizens who contribute to their society and nation. He discussed the salient features of the NEP 2020 and its endeavour to promote experiential learning, creativity, innovation and research. He encouraged the students to utilise the opportunities of a good learning environment at school and urged them to give back to society.
The award ceremony commenced with the felicitation of Gold Medal awardees by the class XII representative, Ms. Kusum Yadav , followed by Blue Tie, Blue Blazer, Blue Badge and Green Badge recipients. Ms. Anubha Gopal then presented the extra-curricular awards which were the Red Blazer, Red Tie, Pin and Certificate of Appreciation to students who showed exemplary achievements outside the walls of the classroom.
The Vice Principal Dr. Renu Nayyar then addressed the gathering and thanked the chief guest and the guest of honour for gracing the occasion with their presence and for sharing their words of wisdom. She congratulated the students for their achievement, hardwork and perseverance and thanked the parents for their support. She thanked the staff and students for the effort put in during these times in organizing the ceremony.
The event concluded with the national anthem.