Catalyst, the Chemistry club of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised ‘Spark 2015 ‘,an International Chemistry Symposium on 24th November 2015 at its School Premises. Around 70 schools from across the nation participated in the numerous competitions organized by the club.
The Chief Guest for the event was DrR.K..Sharma. The judges for the event were Dr.Upasana Issar, Dr.Veena Verma, Dr.Smriti Bhatia an Ms.Vinita Malani .Those present on the occasion included the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta; the Head of the Chemistry Department, Mr. Prem Dhawan and all the teachers of the chemistry department. The guest of honour for the event were Dr.A.K. Bakshi and Mr. Rakesh D. Hirani
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. A short video was shown, highlighting the achievements of ‘Catalyst’, the chemistry club. The Head of the Chemistry Department, Mr. Prem Dhawan addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participants. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini spoke about the significance of Chemistry in everyday life. This was followed by a Bharatnatyam dance performance by the students. The Chief Guest,
Dr. R K Sharma, highlighted the importance of Green Chemistry. Catalyst, the magazine put together by the chemistry club was unveiled along with the magazine made by the Pre-Pharmacy club.
The program consisted of four competitive events -Act-inium, Chem-Canvas, Chem-Bowl and Turncoat. ‘Chem-Canvas’,The Art competition was on the topic Green Chemistry Clean Chemistry. ‘Chem -Bowl’, the chemistry quiz took place in two rounds, the preliminary and final round and ‘Act-inium’, an Ads Act competition, where students promoted fictitious products such as mosquito repellents and soul sweeteners. Turncoat ,the debate competition, was also held.
The Guest of honour talked about the importance of chemistry and improvements in the approach to Chemistry
In the prize distribution ceremony, the overall winner of the event was Somerville School. Noida .The first position in the turncoat was ITL Public School Delhi. Somerville School Noida won the first prize in the Chem Canvas . The Chem bowl quiz was won by Delhi Public School Hissar. Act-inium- the Ads Act was bagged by Step by Step , Noida..
It was a memorable experience for all the students.