“With regards to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.” -Aristotle
The Scholar Badge Ceremony for Class X was hosted by Delhi Public School, R.K Puram on 7th August 2019, for the academic year 2018-19, where students were lauded for their academic and co-curricular achievements. The theme for the ceremony was “Your choices should reflect hopes and not your fears.”
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest for the event, Mr. Pramod Grover, Vice Chairman, Managing Committee DPS RK Puram and Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society, was felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal.
The Welcome Song and the School Orchestra captivated the audience with an enthralling symphony. Thereafter, a short film celebrating the achievements of the school was showcased.
The Principal congratulated the students on their outstanding achievements and welcomed the Chief Guest. She drew a parallel with the story ‘Going Places’ by A.R. Barton, which talks of a poor girl who dreams of a glamorous life. Unfortunately, her dreams are too unrealistic to be true.She asked the students to have high aspirations and work steadily towards making them a success .She also spoke of how parents do not want their children to face failure, and instead advised the parents present to bestow their children with values needed to fight their own battles.
The melodic voices of the western choir heralded the commencement of the cultural programme. This was followed by a skit that highlighted the courage exhibited by eminent personalities in the face of fear and adversity. The skit culminated into a dance to the lilting tunes of ‘Jeete Hain Chal’. The Cultural Programme ended with a poignant piece of Hindi poetry and a Kathak performance.
Mr. Pramod Grover commended the students on their exceptional performance and shared the story of his long standing association with the school. He attributed the success of the school in cultural activities, academics as well as sports, to the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. He also emphasized the school’s success in foreign admissions, something which hasn’t been matched by any other school.
The Award Distribution was conducted by the Class Representative, Ms. Vinita Gupta and Ms. Sini Annie Abraham who introduced the scholars.The Chief Guest, the Principal and Vice Principal congratulated and presented the students with the awards.
The Shrimati Swadesh Malik Memorial Award was bestowed upon the girl student who showed the highest improvement in Class IX.
The Head Mistress Ms. Rashmi Malhotra delivered the Vote of Thanks and the ceremony concluded with the national anthem