Think Summit 2019

‘Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

  Think Summit’19 was organised by the Think Lab of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on 28 September 2019, with the aim of helping the students develop innovative skills. The event saw the participation of 20 schools that participated in 7 events.

Out of the Box was conducted for students of classes VI-VIII, who enthusiastically took part in a competition where they had to put up a working model based on the theme “A solution for better living.” The event was judged by Dr. G S Chilana, an associate professor and Dr. Sunil Kumar, an assistant professor in physics at Ramjas College.

Confabulation, the group discussion event required the participants, in teams of two, to articulate, express and debate on topics related to current social issues. Participants were assessed on their originality in expression, insight, creativity, relevance and reaching a concrete solution. The event was judged by Mr. Arvind Mehta, secretary to the Government of India, Ms. Gita Sarup Mehta, alumna of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Ms. Neha Kaushik, a digital strategy professional, Ms. Alisha Lamba, a health professional and Ms. Ambika Kaul, the college advisor and counsellor at DPS, RK Puram.           

Ideate-2-Innovate: The students of classes XI-XII were provided with the opportunity to use their creativity, authenticity and insight to innovate. The judges for this event were Ms. Meghna Kaushik works with Vanto Group and Ms.Nandini Agarwal software engg at Adobe and Mr. Sidharth Gulati student at St Stefan’s.

Innovation Marathon proved to be the test for the participants’ creative thinking, teams of four, consisting of students from classes XI-XII, were required to devise projects on topics which were given on the spot.

Action in Innovation was based on the premise that a problem can be solved in many different ways and it is a person’s innate rational skills that provide the best possible solution. The participants, in teams of four, had to come up with a skit based on prompts that ranged from e-waste to electricity consumption in Delhi. The event was judged by Ms. Arundhati Singh, former member of the ISS and Mr. Sidharth Gulati.

Screen Time: The participants combined their sense of innovation with movie-making skills. The event was assessed on the parameters of innovation, creativity, insight and viability. The judges were Ms. Arundhati Singh, Mr. Manoj Kumar, officer in the Finance Wing of MoD and Ms. Shweta Kohli, head of Government affairs and public policy.

Design My Superhero was organised for the students of classes VI-VIII to showcase their imaginative and innovative powers in designing their own superhero who can solve the current problems faced by the world. They were also required to give a brief description of the superpowers of their superheroes.

The valedictory ceremony commenced with a graceful Odissi dance followed by a western dance and a western song. A skit about reducing e-waste and a movie educating the audience about the harmful effects of single-use plastic were showcased by the winning teams.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal addressed the gathering, emphasising on the need to teach children to think. Students should be asked questions which require them to think in a creative and innovative manner. She said that in the Think Lab students are not told what to do, but are allowed to research whatever interests them. She believes that when doing something innovative, instead of thinking about what might be possible in the future, one should look for ways to change the present. One shouldn’t expect the next generation to make something happen, but make it happen themselves. We should grasp every opportunity ahead to learn and think. She then thanked the teachers who helped and guided the students.

The Principal, released the second edition of the annual magazine of the Think Lab – “Eunoia”. Ms. Archna Deepak, the club in-charge, delivered the vote of thanks and the event concluded with the National Anthem.


S.No Event name Position School name
1 Design my superhero III Mount Abu Public school
I Venkateshwar Intnl School
2 Screen time III Sr. School, St. Columba’s school
II Tagore intl school, VV (SCHOOL NOT PRESENT)
I Translam Academy intl
3 Out of the Box III Venkateshwar Intnl School
II Translam Academy intl
4 Confabulation III the Indian school
II DPS intl, Pushpa Vihar
I Mount Abu Public school
5 Innovation Marathon III DPS VASANT KUNJ
6 Ideate-2-Innovate III AIR FORCE BAL BHARTI
I Sr. School, St. Columba’s school
7 Action Innovation III Mount Abu Public school
I Venkateshwar Intnl School