The Scholar Badge ceremony of class XI (Sections A to I, S,T&U) was held on 27 November 2012, in Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram. The ceremony was presided over by the chief guest, Mr. Gopal Krishna, Director General of the Sports Authority of India. The Principal, Dr D.R Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs. Pushpa Agarwal; the two Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh; the class eleven representatives, Mrs. Abha Chona, Mrs. Shalini Harisukh, Mrs. Sangeeta Mishra and Mrs. Alinda Holla; and the Activities In-charge, Mrs. Prema Pandey, also graced the occasion.
The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by an instrumental music performance. The chief guest was warmly felicitated by the Principal. Dr. Saini addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of the synchronized development of the mind, body and spirit and spoke of the key role played by sports in helping students face global competition.
The school choir presented a melodious song followed by a mesmerizing kathak dance performance. Aavik Pakrasi, Ribhav Dhingra and Sahar Siddiqui – students of class 11, shared their thoughts on what school had taught them and their dreams for the future. The cultural programme ended with a Ganesh Vandana by the students of DPS Shiksha Kendra.
The chief guest, Mr. Gopal Krishna, shared anecdotes from his own life and illustrated how struggle plays an integral part in attaining success. The various awards – the blue ties and badges, the green badges, and the red ties and badges were awarded to the meritorious students. They were handed out by the Principal, the chief guest and the class 11 representative, Ms. Sangeeta Mishra.
The Scholar Badge ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta.