Scholar Badge Ceremony Class VII 2024

“Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles” – Walter Cronkite

The scholar badge ceremony of class VII was hosted by Delhi Public School R.K. Puram on 8 February 2024 in the Audio Visual Hall (AVH), to honour the exemplary academic as well as co-curricular achievements of the students of class VII.

The Scholar Badge Ceremony commenced on an auspicious note with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the esteemed Chief Guest, Mr Himanshu Gupta, Secretary of CBSE, the Principal,  Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice Principals — Mr Naresh Miglani, Mr Anil Kathuria, and Mr Mukesh Kumar, the Head Mistress — Ms Anubha Gopal, and the special guests, Mr Luv Prakash Aggarwal (alumni batch 1988) and Mr Sooraj Dhawan (alumni batch 1988), the President of The Indian Exhibition Association. The scintillating  beats of the Indian classical orchestra played live by the students of the Performing Arts Society charmed everyone. 

The Guests were felicitated by The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan following which, a short movie highlighting the school’s achievements and various accolades received  by the students and staff members was presented. The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, in her address welcomed the Chief guests, the special guests as well as the proud parents of the students receiving the awards and thanked them for gracing the occasion with their motivating presence. She applauded the diligent efforts of  the students and underscored the pivotal influence of parents in a student’s development. Furthermore, she accentuated the significance of students’ engagement in extracurricular activities for fostering holistic learning.

To lend a celebratory fervour to the event , a  Musical Dance Drama “Swami and His Friends : Malgudi Days” by R.K. Narayan” was  staged by the students of class VII. The adaptation of this timeless classic into a riveting dance drama with superlative performances by the students brought back the nostalgic days of the 80’s. The drama highlighted the lives of Swaminathan, an eight year old child and his mischievous friends.The musical was a true culmination of the artistic talents of students in music, dance and theatre. (The play had a combination of episodes relating to cricket, horror, theft and the chronicles of Swami. Melodious voices combined with the rhythmic grooves in traditional songs amplified the whole performance.) The school, right from the entrance to the  Audio Visual Hall (AVH) was decorated and transformed into the village of Malgudi. 

The Chief Guest, Mr Himanshu Gupta, Secretary CBSE,  praised the actors and participants of the Malgudi days, he talked about the qualities each student should have as they are growing, he also talked about the importance of mental health of students and how meditation and yoga can help students in many aspects. 

The much awaited scholar badge ceremony began. The ceremony was conducted by the Class representatives of Class VII, Ms Ritu Raj and Ms Aastha Bablani. Students were felicitated with awards and  certificates as a token of appreciation for their meritorious performance over the past year. A total of 268 -Green Badges ,3- Red Ties , 7-Pins  and 6 Gold Medals for 100% attendance were awarded. 

The Headmistress of Class VI-VIII, Dr Anubha Gopal proposed the Vote of Thanks, expressing gratitude to the Guests of Honour Mr Himanshu Gupta,the  Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice Principals Mr Naresh Miglani, Mr Anil Kathuria, Mr Mukesh Kumar and Headmistress Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra. The Headmistress also expressed her sincere admiration towards the teachers, students and AVH staff who played a great role in making the event successful and joyous.

The ceremony was brought to an end with the rendition of the national anthem.