The Class X Scholar Badge Ceremony for sections H to M was held on January 22, 2015 from 8:00 am onwards in the school Audio-Visual Hall. The ceremony is a much awaited event in the school calendar as parents, teachers and students look forward to the day when the meritorious are honoured on stage. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini; the Vice-Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.
As the Chief Guest arrived, scores of students waved Indian flags, cheered him and welcomed him to the function. The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in the foyer outside the Principal’s office. This was accompanied by a sweet rendition of a Hindi devotional song by the students. In the Audio-Visual Hall, the Indian Instrumental Choir of the school set the programme in motion with an invocation orchestra set in ‘Raag Hansdhwani’. The chief guest was felicitated by the Principal with a token of appreciation. A short movie highlighting the achievements of the school and its students was shown to the audience leaving them awe-struck. The Principal extended a warm welcome to the chief guest and the parents.
The cultural events took wings with a dance-drama performance by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra on the song ‘Mujhe Pankh Dedo’ by the renowned singer Shubha Mudgal. A short play comprising powerful speeches of eminent people like Mary Kom, Abdul Kalam, acid attack victim-Laxmi, Nobel laureate Yousafzai Malala and our very own Prime-Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the highlight of the day. It portrayed that no matter how humble a beginning one has had, it’s important to dream big and accomplish your dreams with great determination. The skit incorporated a western song-‘Youth for Change’ and a dance on empowerment of women.
Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha, in his speech, expressed delight at coming as a guest to this great institution and praised the school and its teachers for moulding the students in a way that they could dream and accomplish their dreams. He said he was absolutely mesmerized by the performance of the immensely talented students of DPS R.K. Puram. There was resounding applause in the auditorium when he instituted an award for the ‘Most Disciplined Class’ that excelled in academics as well as in co-curricular activities. The Principal thanked him for this initiative and expressed that it would go a long way in motivating the students.
The Class Rep, Mrs. Anjana Virmani, conducted the Awards Distribution Ceremony which was being eagerly looked forward to by the audience. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Kr. Sinha; Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini and Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal presented the scholar badges, blazers and certificates to the worthy students.
The Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem.