The G. Bhaskar Memorial lecture and award ceremony was organised on 20th December 2022 at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in remembrance of G. Bhaskar, a very promising student, who joined the institution in class VIII. Lost in the crowd initially, Venkata Subramaniam Bhaskar slowly and steadily made a place in the hearts of his fellow students and teachers. An extremely talented and hardworking student, not only did he excel in academics, but he was also a great badminton player and played for the school table tennis team. He also had formal training in Classical Carnatic music and could recite several chapters from Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. Unfortunately, his success ended with his early demise. In his memory, DPS RK Puram has been organising an inspirational lecture since 1995 in presence of his family and friends. Since 1999, an award has been instituted in his loving memory by his parents. This award is given to exceptional students, who not only excel in academics and co-curricular activities but also display a strong moral fibre.
The Principal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan; the Vice Principal, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, G. Bhaskar’s father, Mr. Ganapati Raman and brother, Mr. Ramnath G. along with other family members were present during the ceremony. The ceremony began with a minute of silence observed in the honour of G. Bhaskar. This year, Shri Dasa Raghunatha from ISKCON was invited for the memorial lecture, who has been working as an educationist with children and young adults for the past several years. Mr Raghunatha Das is the head of the Iluminate Program of the Spandan Society. A chemical engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, he has worked with Continental India, a German based Multinational Corporation, and was also the Operations Head of Indian Oil Corporation. He has been a Monk since 2016 with the intent of serving humanity through spirituality and taking our fast moving society towards a metamorphic life philosophy.
Mr. Ramnath, the elder brother of G. Bhaskar shared his most precious memories, especially the time spent with Bhaskar. On this occasion, the Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan emphasised on the all round development and importance of humanity in each and every human being. She also asked the students to become more empathetic and compassionate to the needs of the others. Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Vice Principal, DPS RK Puram, shared how he remembers G Bhaskar’s always smiling demeanour and his outstanding ability to connect with one and all. Ms. Shalini Harisukh and Ms. Kusum Yadav coordinated the event along with Activity Incharges Ms. Abha Chona and Ms. Kaveri Dhar.
Two meritorious students were recipients of the G. Bhaskar Memorial Award 2022.
|AGASTYA NATH||Agastya’s academic journey in Delhi Public School Vasant Vihar and RK Puram has been a glorious one. A scholar badge awardee, he received a gold medal this year for being a meritorious student all through. He secured 96% marks in Grade XI with Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Agastya’s determination and commitment towards studies or any other task that’s assigned to him is exemplary. His gentle, kind and compassionate nature makes him an endearing child.|
|SOMYA SRIVASTAVA||Somya’s perseverance and steely determination has proved that hard work always paves the way to success. A scholar badge awardee, she received a gold medal this year for being a meritorious student all through. She has been the section topper in Class XI and secured 93% marks with Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Winning the ‘Chita Acharya’ Award for 1st Distinction in the 7th Year of Annual Art Examinations held by Calcutta Talent Search School, she harbors a deep passion for art. She has worked with the All India Foundation of Deaf Women in an attempt to help underprivileged young girls uncover technology. Somya is fond of Competitive Programming and envisions a future in the IT field.|
Mr. Ramnath, Mr. Ganapati Raman, the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, and Mukesh Kumar presented the awards.
The Bhaskar family members gave their blessings to all students present there, and distributed sweets as a token of their love and appreciation to one and all.