DPS R.K. Puram organised the 13th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Debate on 20 August 2014. The debate is held every year in the memory of Dhruv Rajgarhia, a student of the school who passed away in 2002. The debate was instituted by Shri K.L. Rajgarhia in 2002. 14 schools from all over Delhi participated in it. Mrs Vandana Tandon, Freelance Trainer at The Times of India; Mrs Vinita Sethi, Asst. Secretary General, FICCI and Mrs Anjana Agarwal, a professional in the field of communication, judged the competition. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal; Ms.Anuradha Dang, incharge of activities; Mr and Mrs Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia; and Ms Anandita Nair, an upcoming actress and an alumnus of the school, were present on the occasion.
The participants were given an hour to prepare their arguments on the topics which were given to them on the spot through a draw of lots. Each team consisted of 3 members- one for the motion, one against and one interjector. All the contestants presented immaculate arguments on topics like ‘Dialogue is always the best way out’, ‘Fantasy fiction does more harm than good’ and ‘It is possible for a person to live a moral life without religion’ and quoted mavericks like Richard Nixon and Henry Ford.
The judges commended the participants. Mr. Rajgarhia thanked everyone for being a part of the competition. The results were as follows:
1st Position- DPS R.K.Puram
2nd Position- DPS Vasant Kunj
3rd Position- Springdales, Dhaula Kuan
4th Position- DPS Mathura Road
First- Anvay Tewari- DPS R.K.Puram
Second- Rajdeep Dasgupta, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan
Third- Ansuiya, Sanskriti School
Nishant Goel, DPS Vasant Kunj