A Heartfelt farewell to Shri RS Lugani

“It’s so hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember”

On 22 May 2021 Sh. Ram Sarup Lugani, the first Headmaster and Principal of Delhi Public School  R K Puram left for the heavenly abode.

Sh. R.S Lugani, the name that revolutionised the education sector with strong grit and determination. We all know him as the mathematical expert who could solve the difficult equations of life with the right formula and help reach the right answer.

Born on 25th January, 1927 at Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Shri Ram Sarup Lugani completed his M.A. in Mathematics and later attained BT DPE, B.Ed. from Punjab and Agra University and   acquired teaching and administration experience at Manchester Grammar School, UK. 

 Sh. R. S. Lugani is acknowledged by one and  all as a legend in the field of education .

He was awarded the National Science Foundation Scholarship in 1963-64 to further his education in the University of Washington. He travelled to USA, UK, West Germany, France and Russia and visited the schools therein.He was invited as a visiting lecturer at Manchester Grammar School, one of the top academic schools in 1970-71. At that time,he was the Vice Principal of DPS Mathura Road. 

Soon after ,he took over as the Principal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in 1978 .From then onwards,he relentlessly took up the task of laying the foundation of an institution committed towards providing high quality education to the  Indian community .  In  these years he steered and led the school to become a pace setter and be recognized as the top most school in the city and the country.

 He won the Delhi State Award for Education in the year 1982 and the National Award for Teachers in 1985. He received the Padma Shri Award in 1992 from the then President of India, Shri R. Venkatraman.

DPS RK Puram  fraternity fondly and with great reverence remembers him as our mentor,a father figure who was a strict disciplinarian and taskmaster and at the same ,a well meaning and an affectionate human.

Today DPS RK puram stands a class apart from all others only beacuse our founder Principal right from the outset,with his far reaching vision, raised the bar to the highest levels. He was indeed a pioneer who not only nurtured and served the institution with utmost commitment and dedication, but also inspired all those who worked with him to follow his footprints with the same enthusiasm and vigour.

 A Walk Down Memory Lane

National Youth Icon Award 2020

Malank Goel, a student of Class XI, DPS RK Puram, is the recipient of the prestigious National Youth Icon Award 2020. The National Youth Icon Award is the premiere and the highest youth award in India for excellence in development work aimed to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous future for the nation. He has developed a project SOLAKE : An Econometric Model for Sustainable Revival of Lakes tied together with Solar Renewable Energy Generation’. The Research paper has been published in ‘Clean Future’. Malank has a keen interest in sustainability and has been actively working on solar renewable energy solutions for the benefit of the environment and the society. 

This innovation is a collaborative effort from different streams, by bringing together technologies and techniques from revival and rejuvenation of water bodies, waste water treatment and ground water recharging, solar power plant design and implementation and econometric modelling to establish a financially feasible self-sustaining solution for revival of lakes and urban water bodies. It resolves two big issues that our cities are facing currently like the  revival of the lake ecosystem enabling communities around it to thrive and  Providing much needed green and clean energy, enabling the cities to become green cities.

He is a founder of Light Spread, which aims to make education available to children or low-income families especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. Light Spread is a not for profit. He has developed the platform to connect schools with members of society to fund the education of kids unable to afford/prioritize it.

In his free time, Malank write’s papers on current economic and market issues. He follows an analytical approach in analysing the impact of various events such as Covid pandemic on various stakeholders in society. Papers are published at his own Blog and are submitted at various Govt windows.

Delhi Public School R K Puram Secures Top Rank


EducationWorld in association with C fore, Delhi has concluded its 14th annual EducationWorld India School Rankings survey. A sample respondents database of 11,368 SEC (socio-economic category) ‘A’ parents, educationists, principals, teachers and senior school students in 28 cities and education hubs across India were interviewed to rate the country’s Top 2,000 schools on 14 parameters of education excellence.Education Excellence, Teacher Welfare & Development, Faculty Competence, Academic Reputation, Sports Education, Leadership Qualities etc.

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram has been declared as India’s No. 1, Delhi NCR’s No.1 and Delhi’s No.1  Day-cum-Boarding school in the Education World India School Rankings 2020-21.

Our Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 Awardees

Sagnik Anupam and Tanish Goel of DPS RK Puram have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 .As a part of the  award, they have  received a certificate, a citation, a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000, and a tablet. They  received the award from the Honourable President of India at a ceremony at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 22 January 2020. They were  also felicitated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India at his residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, and interacted with the Honorable Minister of Women and Child Development. They were  also a part of the Republic Day parade on 26 January 2020 in New Delhi.

Sagnik Anupam has got the award for developing a machine-learning model that can predict water levels up to four days in advance for the Brahmani-Baitarani river basin in Odisha. For his project, he used rainfall and river discharge data from the past 40 years to train his model to predict water levels and created a cloud-computing based web app to run simulations. Combining data from satellite images and other sources, he has developed a sub-district level flood vulnerability index to help early evacuation. His early-warning system is highly generalizable and can also be used on other river systems to help flood-prone areas around the world. Recognizing his contributions to science, he has been selected as a member of the Junior Academy of the highly-acclaimed New York Academy of Sciences. Sagnik has also won laurels for India at many different international and national competitions. He was a part of the contingent for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018, held at Pittsburgh, USA. As a part of a team, he has also won a First Award in the Grade 11 Large Team category of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2018 and was a finalist at the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2017, held at Orlando, USA. He was also a member of India’s first team to compete at the International Youth Physicists’ Tournament, held in Beijing, China, in 2018

Tanish was awarded the Bal Shakti Puraskar in the category of innovation .He  was recognized for creating a machine learning algorithm which autonomously detected emotions based on facial expressions and speech with a team of college students in a research internship (The only high school student out of 350 college students); for winning the NASA Goddard award at the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, with a team of 3 . He  became a junior member at the New York Academy of Sciences, where  he worked on a Lunar Space Settlement project with a global team (6 members from 4 countries and 5 cities).

We wish both Anupam and Tanish the best in all future endeavours and may they scale even greater heights in the years to come.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award

Nishant Dhankhar of DPS RK Puram was awarded Pradhan Mantri Rastriya Bal Puraskar, the highest civilian award for under the age of 18 by Hon’ble President of India on 22nd Jan 2019. This was followed by facilitation and interaction by Hon’ble Prime Minister and Minister of Women and child development at 7th  Lok Kalyan Marg. He was also part of the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in 2019. The award carried a medal, cash prize of one lakh rupees, citation, certificate and a book voucher worth ten thousand rupees.Nishant Dhankhar received the award for his outstanding achievements in the field of scholastics.  He is a gifted mathematics genius and has won various awards nationally and internationally. 

He proved the analogue of Szemeredi’s theorem on the existence of a colored rectangle if some points in the plane are colored with positive density. The proof was further generalised and proved for higher dimensions using the bounds on nxn lattice and cuboid. This analogue for cuboids and higher dimensions relates to a generalisation to Zarankiewicz problem, an unsolved problem of extremal graph theory. He represented India at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 held in Pittsburgh, USA. He won the Mu Alpha Theta award for the most challenging, original and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student at the IRIS National Science Fair,2017.  The passion for deep consideration of challenging problems led him to participate in the 29th Summer Conference of the International Mathematical Tournament of Towns held at Adyghe, Russia where he was awarded Diploma for working on the project ‘Van der Waerden’s Theorem and Games’. He made India proud by winning Gold Ruler at Iranian Geometry Olympiad and silver medal in Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad.