“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
DPS R.K. Puram hosted its much awaited Virtual Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class XII, sections L to X, on 27 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. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman, Delhi Public School Society and Managing Committee DPS R.K. Puram as the Chief Guest and Mr. Mayank Singh, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India, United Nations 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 appreciated the spectrum of extraordinary results they produced in academics, co-curriculars and extra-curriculars. She emphasised on the importance of a well-rounded education and remarked that DPS R.K. Puram prides itself for delivering a holistic learning experience. She extended her appreciation to the teachers for playing a key role in helping mould confident and self-assured students and adapting to the developments over the past months. 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. V.K. Shunglu, the Chief Guest, commenced his address by congratulating the class XII students for their lofty achievements. He remarked upon the rapidly changing times and the challenges it poses to employment and education opportunities. He acknowledged the crucial role counselling can play in guiding students from a tender age towards the career of their dreams. He expressed appreciation for the competitive environment offered by DPS R.K. Puram, which seasons its students to endure hardships and navigate their path through hurdles of all sorts. He wished the students success in the transition from school to college and wished them luck in all endeavours.
Mr. Mayank Singh, the Guest of Honour, expressed his gratitude to the Principal and Mr. V.K. Shunglu for giving him the opportunity to indulge in a thoughtful dialogue with the students. Being an alumnus of DPS R.K. Puram, he explained the various pressures, adversaries and challenges one faces after school, especially during such trying times. He advised the students to choose their battles wisely and focus on their own strengths and interests. He remarked that the path to success carries its trials and tribulations which one can overcome with a healthy and diligent work ethic. He congratulated the students on being outstanding performers and wished them luck.
The award ceremony commenced with the felicitation of Gold Medal awardees by the class XII representative, Ms. Richa Aggarwal, followed by Blue Tie, Blue Blazer, Blue Badge and Green Badge recipients. Ms. Anubha Gopal then presented the extra-curricular awards which consisted of the Red Blazer, Red Tie, Pin and Certificate of Appreciation to students who showed exemplary achievements outside the classroom.
The Vice Principal Dr. Renu Nayyar then addressed the gathering and congratulated all parents and students in attendance. She proceeded to talk about how success has a different meaning for each individual and advised the high achievers to continue in their endeavours. 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.