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“Do not make your life bitter by being anti-litter. Clean earth, green earth should be our aim. Cleanliness is the way to good health and happiness.”
With the same perspective in view, ‘SWACHH BHARAT- SWACHHATAPAKHWADA-2018’ was celebrated at our school. Various activities with the theme ‘Swachh Bharat’ were organised for the students throughout the week like slogan writing, poster making, poem recitation etc. The students of our school participatedenthusiastically in these activities. Selected students were given participation certificates for the same to encourage cleanliness.
This campaign is an extension of the Swachh Bharat movement initiated by the Government of India and the Central Board of Secondary Education. Our school strongly believes that a big difference to the lives of the dwellers of the beautiful planet stems from the responsible thoughts and individual contributions of each one of us, every day in every way.
It was an enriching and learning experience for everyone.
16 students, alongwith the School Counsellor and the Special Educator, participated in INDRANUSH, a competition for Children with Special Needs held at the Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri on 21st August, 2018.
Our students participated in the following events:
The performance of each student was appreciated even though they did not get any position since the criteria was the level of disability/ challenge faced by the child with special needs.
Each student received a Certificate of Participation in the event.
It was an enriching and a great learning experience for all the students.
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
Our school has set the benchmark for conducting activities in such away that the students not only enjoy but also learn a great deal from it. With the same perspective in view, the 38th Dr. VidyaTopa Memorial Inter School Hindi Debate was held at our school premises (K.G. Hall) on 3/08/2018 at 9 A.M.
The topic was “स्वतन्त्रताकामहत्त्वभूलतीयुवापीढ़ी।’’
Thirteen schools participated in this debate. All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills. It was an enriching and learning experience for the young debaters and the audience
The competition was judged by
The result was as follows:
A tree plantation drive was organised by Environment Council of the school on Monday, 13th August 2018 under the able guidance of our Principal, Mr.ManoharLal, Vice Principal (Academics)Mrs.DeekshaKhera and Academic CoordinatorMrs.Reema Sharma, The aim of the Plantation drive is to make students aware about their role as an active environmentalist in order to upgrade Environment around us.
Students from classes VI-VIII participated in the tree plantations in the school campus. The site of plantation was near the boundary of the school, Football ground field.
Plants like Amaltas (Cassia fistula)were planted by them. The Average height of saplings was upto 35cm.
These plants will not only grow into trees with medicinal properties but also leave a long lasting impact on the memory of our children so that they can mature into concerned active citizen of the country devoted for the cause of environment recreation.
Students took an active interest and were excited to devote themselves for the cause of environment upgradation. They vowed to look after the tree planted by them every day and feel the pleasure of it growing under their supervision. About 24 saplings were planted in the school field by students. The plantation drive was an enriching experience for all the participants who were fervent and active in their approach.
Our school participated in Project Beta, an Inter-School Computer Symposium organized by Sanskriti School,ChanakyaPuri on 18thAugust 2018. 9 students from our school participated in the same.
Sauhard Jain (X B) and AkshatGoel (XI B) performing in START UP event
Following are the details of all events and participants.
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Science Branch, Directorate of Education is entrusted to organize State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (SLSMEE) as a regular annual feature for the students studying in Govt. / Govt. Aided/ Un-Aided Schools of GNCT of Delhi.
NCERT provided the guidelines for the SLSMEE for the academic year 2018-19, in which our school saw zealous participation from all classes.
Classes VI to XII participated in Poster Making Activity on 31st July organized at our school by the Computer Science Department on the Scientoon topic: Cyber Crime and Society.
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised a workshop on Cyber Crime for students of Class XII and students of Class IX on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. It was conducted by Mr. Rakshit Tondon, a Cyber Security Evangelist. Mr. Tandon has an experience spanning more than a decade in the Security Domain
The Purpose of workshop was to educate and promote awareness about cyber crimes taking place in the world and how to counter them.
A very invigorating and enlightening session took place where the following information was given to the students:
Cyber bullying and how it takes place through the use of electronic devices like Mobile phones, laptops etc.
Among the Precautions to be taken that were discussed were - Do not give your phone to anyone ,Turn off permissions which the apps request , Know about different ways to recover your account and secure them , Avoid entertaining emails from unknown accounts. Students were also apprised about many laws pertaining to cyber crime like under the IT Act, section 66 and 67, state punishments for cyber crime. The workshop concluded with Mr.Tandon emphasising that India was ranked as the third country where cyber crimes were taking place every 10 minutes. It was very important for the youth to use the internet safely and responsibly. The workshop was an engaging and illuminating experience for all.
An event on photography-DIGEX was held in DPS, R.K. Puram on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Various competitions on photography and movie making were a part of the event and the following students participated in them:
An informative workshop on photography was conducted for the teachers, which was attended by the accompanying teachers Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur and Ms. Shilpreet Kaur. It was a rich learning experience for the students and the teachers.
The performing arts festival, Echoes- Naad Ninaad aims to provide students an extensive platform where they are free to express their talent through various forms of creative expression such as dance, music and singing in Indian and International mediums and explore these talents beyond the classroom. This performing arts gala will present a space for meaningful engagement among children from different schools and socio-cultural backgrounds.
There were various intriguing competitions such as:
NRITYABHINAYA (INDIAN GROUP DANCE)
SWAY (WESTERN GROUP DANCE)
INDIAN GROUP INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
It was a great learning experience for the students of DPS Mathura Road.
Class X power point presentation was assessed in their respective classes’ smart board screens. It was encouraging to see students participate in the activities .The activities planned for Earth Day had full school participation with the aim of making our students more aware of their responsibilities which was accomplished.
It was a nice experience to be a part of “Bhasha-Parv” organised by Modern School, Barakhamba Road on 24th April 2018. Three students from our school participated in different competitions. Gursimar Kaur VII D was in poem recitation. She recited a poem “Haldighati”. Ishita Garg and Zainab Bie of Xth I were in debate. The topic of the debate was “Badhti Hinsa Ke Liye Media Zimmedaar Hai”. All three students performed well but could not secure any position however the students got an opportunity to learn.
The power point presentations prepared by students of class IX were assessed by VP Admin Smt. Asha Tuli by visiting each class where the presentation was run on the smart board screen. The students had put in lot of effort by amalgamation of video, images and information about the relevant topics in the presentation. The efforts of the students were acknowledged by the respected VP Admin which motivated the students for better performance in future.
DPS Mathura Road was represented by Ananya Rath (XII B) and Sarthak Grover (XII D) at the 52nd Gowardhan Dass Memorial Interschool Declamation Contest organized by Springdales Pusa Road on 20th April 2018. The Declamation was presided over by Mr CV Srikanth. The event witnessed an over whelming response in which more than 50 schools from Delhi NCR participated.
The Earth Day celebrations were organised for middle and senior school classes. The events were scheduled on the above mentioned dates the details of which are as follows:
The topics for the middle school BOARD DECORATION OF THE CLASSES on EARTH DAY were as follows:
VI: ‘Less is more, consume less (consume less energy, less water, less resources and preserve environment)’
VII: ‘Ozone layer needs care’
VIII: ‘Save marine life-ocean is not a trash can’
IX & X: POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON
The judgement was made by the respected Vice Principal (Academics) Smt. Deeksha Khera, Vice Principal (Admin) Smt. Asha Tuli and Middle School In charge Smt. Renu Rajvardhan on 20th APRIL 2018, FRIDAY. The students had put in lot of efforts by using old newspapers, creative materials etc for decoration of bulletin boards which were highly appreciated by the VPs and Incharge Middle School. Students were motivated and the VPs addressed the students regarding the importance of Earth Day.
International Matrabhasha Divas was celebrated on 21st Feb. 2018 (date given by the C.B.S.E) in our school from VI-IX. Different activities were conducted by the teacher’s such as Poetry Recitation, paragraph writing, poster making, slogan and other things related to different languages. Significance: - Promotes the preservation, protection of all languages and cultivates respect and love in the students towards other languages.
Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Class X and XII school students on 16 February 2018 as part of his initiative ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’. With Board Examinations round the corner, he advised the students on how to handle examination-related stress. About 1000 students from Classes VI-XI of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road watched the live telecast on the Smart Boards in the respective classrooms. The interaction was broadcast live by Doordarshan through DD National, DD News and DD India. It was also aired live on radio channels (All India Radio Medium Wave, All India Radio FM Channel.) This interaction was also streamed live on websites of PMO, MHRD, Doordarshan, MyGov.in, and YouTube Channel of MHRD, Facebook Live and Swayamprabha Channels of MHRD. Addressing the students, the Prime Minister gave valuable tips and suggestions to cope with examination related stress. Paying a tribute to his teachers he said that he is still a student and counseled the students to always keep the spirit of learning alive. He answered the questions ranging from issues such as, losing self-confidence, parental pressure, lack of concentration, distractions and lethargy etc.
Shaurya Baijal and Pranavi Poddar of Class VIII participated in an interactive session organized by Channel 18 and Tata Tea at the residence of Minister of HRD, Shri Prakash Javadekar. In continuation with ‘Alarm Bajne Se Pehle Jaago Re’ campaign, the topics for discussion were ‘Encouraging Talent Identification and Making the Right Career Choices’ and ‘Making Gender Sensitization Compulsory in School Curriculum’. Students from prominent schools of Delhi expressed their concern on issues related to lack of sports facilities in rural areas, women safety and gender inequality. The HRD Minister assured the gathering that many positive changes and safety measures are being incorporated in the education policy in the new academic session. He also signed two petitions presented by the Tata Group. The talk show, which was an enriching experience for our students, will be telecast shortly on CNN and News 18 Channels.
‘Children are great imitators,
Give them something to imitate’
Keeping this in mind, a Role Play Competition based on the theme of ‘different character’s of Ramayana’ like Ravan, Kekai, Bharat, Hanuman etc. was organised on 19th April,2018 for the Students of class VI in the MPH. The objective of this competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in the little ones. Enthusiastic participants from all sections adorned the stage with their colourful dresses and mesmerizing monologues.
Judges – Dr. (Mrs.) Ashish Vashisth, Ms. Mamta Sharma
Total participants- 16
Reading through books is not the only medium of learning but fun filled activities and competition enhances the learning process. Keeping this in mind a Hindi Poem Recitation Competition was organized for class VII in the MPH on 25/04/2018 during 5th to 7th period.
Topics- Deshprem ,Pyari Dadi , Pradushan, Jal hi jeevan hai.
Judges – Mrs. Rashmi Bhardwaj, Ms. Mamta Sharma
Total participants- 24
Our school participated in Inter-School Multimedia competition organized by Sprindales School, Pusa Road on 26th April 2018 under its Africa week celebrations which is held in their school each year. 20 Schools participated in the Multi-media power point presentation competition and the topics provided were related to the current scenario in Africa. The presentation was to be followed by a live speech by the participants. Mridul Poojary and Sarthak Grover of class 12 D participated in the same from our school.
Our school bagged the third position in the competition. Our students were awarded with a certificate of merit, cash voucher worth Rs 600 and participation certificates.
The competition ended with a speech by the secretary of the South African embassy, who was the chief guest for the day.
The following students of our school participated in HASH 6.0, an Inter school Computer competition organized by Darbari Lal DAV Model School Shalimar Bagh on 27th April 2018.
The Computer Club WarP, and the Photography Club FOCUS, of Delhi Public School Mathura Road hosted their annual event WarP+FOCUS 2017 on 30th November. The event had over 300 participants from 21 schools, all of whom excelled in the field of computers and photography.
Eight on-site events and one online event were held, namely: The Next Question (Quiz), Design (Creative Event), The Senate (Group Discussion), Coliseum (Gaming), Dexterity (Photography), Edit it (Editing), Promo (Ad-making), Film It (Film Making, an online event) and Astounded (Surprise Event). The results for each of the following are:
Overall Winners: DPS Noida
Runners Up: DPS Indirapuram
“Communal Harmony week” was celebrated by creating awareness in the classrooms on SECULARISM ad COMMUNAL HARMONY .The students of class 10th B took up this project, and sold stickers [Rs.10 each] for the Flag Day on 25th November to be denoted for the children in distress through Communal Harmony fund. A sum of Rs.3000 has been collected. Students of classes 6th and 7th prepared posters on community harmony, unity and peace which were displayed on the bulletin boards.
LIFESKILLS AND HEALTH AND VALUE EDUCATION- As a part of lifeskills,students from classes 6th-10th were made aware of gender issues ,gender equality ,substance abuse and inhalant abuse awareness, cyber-crime and mobile addiction,anti-bullying,etc.
Under the aegis of the DPS Society, Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised the Annual Inter DPS Environment Festival 2017 on 18 November 2017. Both, onsite and offsite events were conducted which had an overwhelming and enthusiastic participation from more than 40 DPS schools all over India.
The Chief Guest for the festival was Shri. Ravi Singh, the Secretary General and CEO of WWF India while Ms. Renu Singh, IFS Officer, present Director National Zoological Park, Mathura Road, New Delhi was the Guest of Honour.
The onsite events included Envirno-Quizomania, Nature on Canvas, The Green Entrepreneur and Nritya Gatha. The offsite events saw categories such as Book of Ideas, Showcase, Snapshots, Teacher’s Take and Envirno-toon. The highlight of the exhibition Green Entrepreneur was an Eco- friendly Bazaar.
The valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana- Veena Vaadini Varde sung by students from Classes VI-X. A mesmerising instrumental musical performance enthralled the audience.
The school Principal, Shri Manohar Lal welcomed the dignitaries, PTA members and felicitated the guests and the judges. In his speech, he mentioned that there is a need to save our environment from further degradation by joining hands to initiate ‘Go Green Crusade.’ He expressed his gratitude to Shri. VK Shunglu, Chairman DPS Society who has been motivating the school to stride forward and was an instrumental force in organising this event.
The Chief Guest Shri Ravi Singh, alumni of DPS Mathura Road stated that he is happy to see the same green environment and the trees; he witnessed forty eight years back. He spoke very highly of the exhibition that was put up and took pride in sharing that the international platform recognises India’s endeavours to conserve its flora and fauna. He stressed on the fact that the young children should have belief to go out to do something together and not just accept the way things are.
Keeping up with the old tradition, the Book of Ideas compiled by the Environment Council was released which contained new and innovative ideas for environment conservation. A scintillating dance presentation on the theme Panch Tatva (five important elements of nature) left the audience spell bound. The gathering took a pledge to save the environment. The Vote of Thanks was rendered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli and the National Anthem was a befitting end to the much awaited Environment Festival.
Since the school was closed due to unbearable pollution on the sad day, the ‘NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY’ was observed on 14th November 2017. The event was organized and executed by the Commerce Faculty of the school.
6TH -11TH NOVEMBER- A donation campaign for ANIMAL SHELTER “FRIENDICOES” [NGO for Animal in Distress] was carried out by students of 10thB who created awareness about the stray animals, about adoption, about caring for them. They collected grains, dog food, dairies, newspapers and blankets and these handed over to the NGO.
The Valedictory Programme for the German Exchange Programme was held on 31.10.2017. This led to the culmination of the programme. The programme showcased the joint performance of the Indian as well as German students. We would like to thank the DPS Society, Principal, and DPS Mathura Road for providing an opportunity to our student to get an exposure to experience through German Exchange Programme .There will definitely help them to be global citizens.
Awareness was created in the classrooms on “Anti- Corruption”-to stop corruption and to create a vision of corruption free India and celebrate VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK-2017 through Debates and Discussions.
A workshop on Benefits of Tourism was organised for students of class VIII A-H was organised on 25.10.2017. Mr. Bhalla, Director ABT Holidays conducted the workshop. He gave an insight into the role of tourism in the economy of the country. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world. The cultural, educational, environmental, economic and social advantages of tourism were explained. An interactive session with the students made their very lively and educative experience. The workshop concluded with the fact that tourism is a tool for bringing nations together. It helps in boosting global cohesion and builds beneficial international relations. It helps to foster intonation relations and development.
They were formally welcomed in the school on 23rd October, 2017 by the Principal- Mr. Manohar Lal and Vice-Principals- Ms. Asha Tuli, Ms. Deeksha Khera, Exchange Programme Coordinator- Ms. Nitu Bakshi, German Language Teachers- Ms. Renu Bibra and Ms. Dilma. A detailed and extensive programme has been devised for the group. It includes Art and Craft of India, Indian Music as well as Indian Dance. Hindi Classes are also organised for them. Various thoughtful visits have also been planned such as- National art gallery. Humanyum’s Tomb, APJ ABDUL KALAM Museum and Dilli Haat, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar and Akshardham Temple.
The competition was held on 13-10-17 in the school premises for classes III to V. MUN hosted by Amity Group of Schools.
Our school joined hands with NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan in its Bharat Yatra- fight against child-Trafficking and child sexual Abuse by creating awareness in the classrooms through films, discussions, and Case studies on child sexual abuse and use of POSCO act.
1st 15th OCTOBER 2017- ANTI-CRACKER CAMPAIGN - Children in the classrooms were made aware of the ill-effects of crackers –air pollution, breathing diorders,noise pollution, incidents of burn injuries, child laboured. Debates were carried and students were motivated to celebrate Diwali without crackers by lighting diyas, candles, and rangoli decorations and exchanging gifts and doing charity work.
Under the CBSE initiative DPS Mathura Road organised various activities like art competition, debate/ discussion, excursion, trips to places of historical importance (Humayun’s Tomb) and to promote tourism. Around 600 children from classes II and III went to Humayun’s Tomb to acquaint themselves with the rich Mughal heritage.
23 September 2017 was dedicated to Shramdaan activities by the entire school. All Teaching, Non Teaching and Administration Staff adhered to the given schedule. Class Teachers cleaned their respective classrooms (including corridors in front of classroom area, windows, cupboards etc) with the help of students and associated staff. Class Reps., HOD’s, Non- Class Teachers, Time Table In charges cleaned their respective cabins / Labs. Recordings of old times, records were weeded out as per procedure. All kinds of waste material like broken furniture, unusable equipment etc. were removed .Supervision and smooth implementation of SHRAMDAAN was done by Principal, Vice Principals and other members of the staff. The Staff Secretary and Teacher Representative supervised the cleaning of Staff Room by members of Staff regularly using the Staff Room and having designated lockers and drawers in the Staff Room .This was done by their respective teachers in their free periods). The Pantry area of the staff room was cleaned by the associated staff.
To accelerate the effort of the Swachh Bharat mission our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi wrote to our Chairman, Shri V. K Shunglu Ji enlisting his contribution in bringing about a qualitative change in the lives of many by renewing our promise towards cleanliness. According to our Honourable Prime Minister ‘a clean India is the noblest service we can do for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised.’ We at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road pledged our support to the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement and decided to dedicate some time and all our energy for the cause of Swachh Bharat. As part of the activities we undertook to corroborate the cause, an Essay Writing Competition in English and Hindi was organised on 22 September 2017. This was part of the DPS Society initiative to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. It was the tribute of the children to Mahatma Gandhi and an effort towards building a New India. The students from classes IV-XII actively participated and the best essays were selected from every level. We renewed our support to the cause by conducting this competition. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi wrote to our Chairman Shri V K Shunglu on the Swachhata Abhiyan. According to Principal, Mr. Manohar Lal “having a clean school fosters a child’s pride in his/her school and community. We as teachers and intellectuals must bring about the change for the betterment of society. It is our duty to pledge our whole hearted support to the cause. “As part of the activities undertaken to corroborate the Swachhata Mission.
The ECO-FEST-INTRA 2017 was held on 15th September.2017. Children from classes 11 & 12 participated in three different events.
The events were
The fest began at 8:30 am with the lighting of the inaugural lamp followed by our Vice-Principal Mrs.Tuli’s speech. Children were well prepared and took keen interest in various events. The Fest gave a platform for everyone to learn, share compete and inspire each other. Significantly there was complete discipline among the participants and the other students from the hosting school. The fest was a complete success.
DPS, Mathura Road organized an Investiture Ceremony for the Middle School on 15 September 2017 for the first time in its history of 68 years. The ceremony began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp followed by a melodious song presented by the school choir. A mesmerizing orchestra performance by Middle School students enthralled the audience. The Principal, Shri Manohar Lal urged the students to learn to take on responsibility with accountability in order to develop their leadership skills. He advised the new appointees to be role-models and discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and commitment. After the distribution of Badges of Honour and the Oath-taking Ceremony, there was a speech by the newly appointed Head Boy, Aryan Gupta and Head Girl, Sonakshi Kumar.
On 13th September 2017 we organised an assembly on ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ students of class 7th ‘C’ performed various programs as mentioned below to spread the awareness on cleanliness. Post assembly all the students walked through the corridor along with cleanliness slogans and placards. Thus, Class 7 -‘C’ helped in passing on the message around cleanliness in a very effective manner and also spreading the awareness within students for ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
Dr. Pawan Kumar, senior Paediatrician from Fortis Hospital along with Mrs Narang conducted an interactive workshop on “Importance of Cleanliness and Sanitation” was organized for the 200 parents of classes 6th-8th on the PTM Day. Parents were given tips on how to inculcate habits of good personal hygiene, proper waste disposal, avoidance of littering, cleanliness of toilets, prevention of diseases, importance of clean drinking water and food. Discussion on techniques to prevent mosquito breeding and spread of dengue, malaria and chikungunya and various other topics were done hence inculcating values of environmental protection and a sense of caring and patriotism for one’s city and country as a whole. Parents were motivated to first become role models of their children.
The English Debating Society organized the Inter Section English Debate for Class X on 7th September, 2017. The debate was based on the CBSE Theme of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan which gave the students an opportunity to think and form opinions on an issue that is of foremost importance to the current situation of our country India. The motion of the house was,”Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Attitude is More Important than the Movement.” The debate was indeed a lively one, full of young opinions and ideas in order to lead India towards the path of Swachhta
Participation in the CBSE Swachhathon- 50 students from classes 10th, 11th and 12th participated in the Swachhathon 1.0- the “Swachh Bharat Hackathon” to bring awareness and propelling schools towards having functional, accessible and well maintained toilets. This is a project organized by MHRD and MODWS (Ministry Of Drinking Water and Sanitation). Our students presented innovative, novel and viable solutions to improve operation and maintenance of school toilets and for menstrual health management.
The Quiz club, DPS Mathura Road organized an online quiz on the occasion of Swachhta Pakhwada focusing on the Swachh Bharat Mission. The quiz was kept open from 1st September 2017 to 15thSeptember; 2017.The response of the students was overwhelming as students from classes VI to XII participated in the same
The Delhi Public School had organized ‘37th VIDYA TOPA INTER SCHOOL HINDI DEBATE COMPETITION’ on 1st September, 2017. The Topic was- ‘संचार के साधनों ने मानव को संचारहीन बना दिया है।' Many schools participated in which Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj stood first, followed by Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and Delhi Public School, Noida. ‘चलवैजयंती’ trophy was given to Delhi Public School, Greater Noida and Consolation prize was given to Delhi Public School, Bulandshaher.
Our school has joined hands with the N.G.O “Bachpan Bachan Andolan” in its Bharat Yatra- A fight against Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse and fulfil its moto “Surakshit Bachpan, Surakshit Bharat or Safe Childhood Safe India”. A poster making competition was organized on the above topic for the students of classes 8th-10th and 51 students participated in it. The best entries were awarded certificates. These posters were then displayed on bulletin board
As a part of PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association), DPS Mathura Road organized an essay writing competition on 25 August ‘17 on the topic “ Small steps of fuel conservation can make a big change” for Classes VII – X. The competition was open in English and Hindi languages. Ensuring maximum participation, the competition was conducted in the homeroom period. The topic was displayed prominently a week in advance and students were advised to prepare in advance, collecting and gathering information from various sources. Best two entries in Hindi and English will be uploaded on the PCRA website.
D.P.S. Mathura Road participated in the National Psycholympiad on 23rd and 24th of August 2017 organised at National Science Centre, Pragati Maidan, and New Delhi. On 23rd August there were a variety of events in which the students participated including UTOPIA (on the spot painting) in which RONALDO (12-E) and UPMANYU (12-L) were given a topic on Safety from Cyber Crime. In another event i.e. POSTER EXHIBITION, the students brought chart papers made on 2 different topics which were given to us beforehand which were– interdisciplinary approach and Psychology and mental health as a career. The last event was the PSYQUIZARD in which 3 students participated and they were given 80 multiple choice questions and 45 minutes writing time.
A motivational session was conducted for the EWS students of class VI on 18/8/17 in Room no.52. The session started with an introduction by Mrs. Adarsh Ahuja, EWS Coordinator. She emphasised the need for hard work and effort to achieve success in life. The role of Education was stressed upon and a short film, Chotu was shown to the students. This inspiring film is about the connection between Chotu, a child from the slums who begs on a traffic signal and a Delivery boy who works in a low class restaurant. The message of the film is how a young boy’s thoughts can teach us all how to face the obstacles of life. Chotu decided to give up begging on the streets and chose education as a means to earn money for the treatment of his blind mother. A discussion on the film was then initiated with the students. Our Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli addressed the students and emphasized the role of the school in providing them all possible help and opportunities. She motivated the students to utilize the opportunities provided to them. She stressed on the fact that the school is proud of them and wished them to excel in life. She explained the school motto as Service before Self and that the school is prepared to serve them before ourselves. After the enlightening talk by our Vice Principal, the students were shown another award winning, movie called 1+2+3=6 which depicted the story of an uneducated rag picker girl and how she was often cheated by the scrap dealer. Someone enrols her in the local village school and she learns to do math and hence prevents herself from being cheated by him in future. A discussion on the movie was further initiated by the students. It was an enlightening session and the students felt encouraged and motivated to perform to the best of their abilities. It was an enriching experience for the students and the take away message was that Education is essential for success and “In life, nothing and nobody will help you until you start helping yourself”.
MUNQSMUN 2017, ‘Rise above the Rest’ was the 8th edition of MUNQSMUN which took place from 16th-18th August 2017. This year we had 7 committees-
25 schools participated and there were 300 delegates from all over Delhi-NCR. Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar won the Best Delegation award.
Sessions on awareness about the “Blue Whale” and use of suicidal games by the teenagers were carried out in the classrooms through the newspaper reports and appeal letters from National Commission of Protection of Child Rights to alert the kids and parents about the issue and keeping a control by installing safety applications, taking help of counsellors and spending time with children.
5 peer educators from classes 9th -11th along with the school counsellor Ms. Manvi Bakshi Jaggi participated in the 4th workshop of Mindsmart Peer Education course on topic ‘Family Relationships’ at the National Science Centre organized by Expressions India
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised an intra-school theatre workshop for classes XI and XII. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Saransh Taneja. He is the founder of half past chaar, a production house in Delhi. He has acted in national award winning films like Do DooniChaar. He has also acted in a lot of television commercials like IPL, Vicks, and Coca Cola etc. It was an honour for all of us to have him in our school and attend a workshop conducted by him. All the students who participated had an enriching experience.
A donation campaign was carried out for the N.G.O Goonj for the flood relief victims of disaster ridden areas. Classes 6th-11th were involved in this campaign collecting old clothes, household items, stationery items etc. Students displayed posters and created awareness in the classrooms about the problems faced by the people due to floods.
A team of ten students from classes VI to VIII participated in ‘Luminaries, 2017’, a literary fest organized by DPS Dwarka from 3rd to 4th August, 2017. Students participated in a variety of literary events with enthusiasm and fervour and displayed great literary skills.
The economics fest Bizzonomy’ 2017, was held at the Sanskriti School on the 3rd August 2017. 10 students from our school participated in the events like start-up syndicate, mock stock, business quiz and the amazing race (parliamentary debate). The experience was truly enlightening and made all of the participants learn a lot about the competition.
Awareness sessions and workshops on ‘Child Sexual Abuse’ and ‘POSCO Act’ were carried out in all the sections of classes 6th-10th focussing on “Good Touch, Bad Touch, Sexual Abuse, Child Safety and Use of Legal Measures”. Films like “Komal, Ashwini and PPT’s” were used in the classrooms by the life skills teachers/counsellors. 100 students of classes 10th,11th and 12th were involved in a research project on ‘Mobile Addiction’ conducted by a PHD Psychology student from Delhi University and they were made aware of its ill effects, withdrawal symbols and need for limited use of mobiles.
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj hosted an inter school environment day event on 28th July 2017, in which renowned schools from all over Delhi NCR participated , one of the events was the Nukkad Natak in which a team of 6 students participated from our school. It was also a learning experience for all.
The Western and Indian Music Club of DPS Mathura Road organized the most awaited event of the year, ORATORIO'17, the Annual Intra School Music Competition, open to students of classes VI- X, on the 18th and 19th of May, 2017.
The Indian leg of the event was held on the 18th and the western leg on 19th. ORATORIO is a platform for young students to enrich their hidden music and performing talents.
On both days, the event started with the lighting of the lamp, followed by the Principal’s address and felicitation of both the judges. The competition started with a performance by the current presidents of the music club.
The event was also attended by the Ex-students and former members of the music club. Listening to them talk about their experience filled our minds with immense joy. For all the music enthusiasts, the two-day event was a grand ball. The celebration came to an end with the address by the judges, who praised the organizers and participants for their efforts, declaration of the results and a vote of thanks by the teachers of the music department. ORATORIO'2017 truly lived up to its legacy.
Games and Sports form an integral part of school curriculum. It is our constant endeavor to involve more and more students to take part in various games.
Swimming Pool:- We have three swimming pool i.e. main pool, learners’ pool and wading pool for tiny tots.
Fitness Center:- Our fitness center is well equipped with latest fitness equipments.
Yoga:- We have yoga period for every class to teach mental relaxation, good health and to develop good personality. Encouraged by the positive response to the value education classes, held in school since last three years, in instilling moral values in our students, the school is organising yoga/meditation classes. We have three swimming pool i.e. main pool, learners’ pool and wading pool for tiny tots.
It is our aim to develop the qualities of healthy competition sportsmanship, character building and physical fitness. Inter class competition are conducted for boys and girls where we spot out talented children who could be taken in to hands for intensive coaching to prepare them for inter school state level and national level competition.Every year scores of students get the opportunity to play at state and national level tournaments. We give due recognition to our players who achieved at state, national and international level.
Sports Blazer:- We award sports blazer and monetary award for international participation and position at national level.
Sports Badges:- For position at state level, IPSC, All India Inter DPS competition and participation at national level (monetary awards).
Our school provides special coaching after school hours in various disciplines under the guidance of expert coaches free of cost.The school provides facilities for all games. To encourage healthy competition, character building and physical stamina, Inter-Class competitions are held in all available games for senior and junior boys and girls each year. Games form an integral and vital part of the school curriculum. Swimming starts at the age of four for all. One major team game is a compulsory part of curriculum from classes VI to X. Special scholarship and tuition facilities are provided to sportsmen.Scores of students have played at State and National levels. The school provides facilities for specialized coaching in various games. The popular games played in the school are hockey, football, cricket, badminton, basket-ball, throw ball, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, judo, wrestling, softball, squash and tennis. Three swimming pools are open to all children by turn.
|Duration||Category||Open to Classes|
|Summer Vacation||Camping and Adventure||VI-XII|
|Winter Break||Camping and Adventure & De-Stress Camping||VI-XI|
Adventure Activities:-Trekking, mountaineering, camping, rock climbing etc. are regular activities for our boys and girls. These are organized regularly in association with reputed world class travel agencies, irrespective of the charges, for imparting hands on knowledge to the students.
Yoga:-The school accepts and acknowledges the multi-dimensional advantages of Yoga and meditation. It has been absorbed into the weekly time-table schedule. Classes are conducted under the guidance of a trained Yoga teacher.
Self Defense:-Self defense classes have been introduced for girls of all classes from VI - XI during their Physical Education periods. These classes enhance their self confidence, balance and coordination.
Chess:-Students of class’s I-IX are encouraged to play chess during their Physical Education periods – to chisel their logical thinking, concentration and to foster a healthy competitive spirit.
Socially Useful Productive Work:-Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) has been included in the curriculum as a compulsory subject for classes VI -X under the CCE Programme. It is compulsory for every student to put in the specified number of work hours to clear this subject for the Secondary Examination of the CBSE. Introduction of SUPW in the curriculum inculcates proper interest, attitudes and values among the students.
Student Body:-Social leadership and responsibility are best learnt through active participation. A number of student appointments, selected after a careful scrutiny of their school records are entrusted with various responsibilities and share the task of maintaining decorum in the school. Senior student appointments meet the Principal and Vice Principal periodically. The junior wing has a similar system of student appointments.
Prefectorial Body:-A number of Clubs/Societies related to a variety of areas like environment, sports, economics, debate, publication, art, music, social work form an integral part of co-curricular activity in school. Each Club/ Society has only a selected group of students appointed from class XII since they are board examinees. The remaining Appointments will be chosen from class XI. The senior most appointments are the Head Boy and Head Girl under whose guidance the various groups perform their respective duties. Sports occupies a significant position and the sports appointments are important in promoting the spirit of sportsmanship.
This Prefectorial Body comprising nearly 65 members gets selected through an impartial, democratic process. It is voluntary and the selection procedure involves a detailed round of group discussion, 3 interview rounds and even a psychoanalysis test supervised by a group of Faculty members- the Appointment- in-charge and Heads of Departments. In the final round the short listed candidates are interviewed by the Principal. Once selected, the appointments are guided and supervised by faculty members appointed to their specific Club/Society. The ultimate aim is to give interested students the experience of working and managing a small group with specific objectives, thus shaping and honing leadership qualities which will hold them in good stead in the future.
Students' Bulletin:-To encourage creative expression, children with a fl air for writing are given an opportunity to contribute articles and sketches for the Annual Magazine or the e-newsletter.
Parent-Teacher Association:-P.T.A meetings are held after every two months to give an opportunity to the parent reps. and teachers to meet and discuss the progress of the children. The P.T.A has opened a Benevolent Fund to help and educate children who unfortunately lose their earning parent while they are still studying in the school. This gesture has been greatly appreciated by young widows / single parent / financially low income families who would otherwise find it difficult to educate their children at DPS. Women, who unfortunately fall a victim to these circumstances, should apply every year to the Principal and Secretary, P.T.A for exemption of tuition fee for their children.
Library:-Students must carry a library card duly signed by the Librarian. Books are issued only against this card. Students of classes VI to XII are issued one borrower’s ticket against which they can get 2 books issued for a fortnight. Reference books, periodicals, journals, magazines are issued overnight. Books marked, disfi gured or damaged, will have to be replaced or paid for by the borrower. The Library has an open shelf system and students must help to maintain order and organization in the different shelves. They must put the books back on the respective shelves after consultation, and not just anywhere. Personal belongings, pens, pencils etc. are strictly forbidden inside the library.
SMS:-Under the new ERP System, the school avails of the SMS facility to keep the parents informed about their ward’s performance, behavior, attendance, upcoming tests and appreciation of their child’s outstanding performance. Revision Assignments, HOTS, Pre weekly test assignments are uploaded regularly on the ERP and parents are informed through SMS.
The Environment Council:-Environment-protection, promotion and conservation has been included as a mandatory subject in the school curriculum. Students from Classes VI-IX have been offered this subject as an activity. Classes IX-XII are involved in various environmental activities through different projects. The concerns of the Council are multifarious like tree plantation, anti-cracker campaign, air and water monitoring, vermi composting, solid waste management, cleaning of water bodies especially river Yamuna, protection of built and natural heritage and other related activities. The Environment Council celebrates various important 'days' given by the United Nations and the calendar provided by the Environment in Education Cultural Council, D.P.S. Society. It not only works at enhancing the school environment but extends its work towards awakening and solving community concerns.
Senior Citizens ProgrammeDelhi Public School, Mathura Road is the pioneer school in launching the Senior Citizens' Welfare Programme. This programme has been started by Delhi Public School Society in association with Delhi Police. The Senior Citizen Welfare Programme has a number of objectives. It aims at providing a lifeline to our senior citizens, from protecting their basic physical safety to nourishing their emotional needs. Our students forge strong paternal ties with them through regular visits and share with them their enthusiasm and zest for living. In return, the senior citizens share with the children their experiences, love and vision.
Jagriti - The Consumer Club:-DPS Mathura Road has launched the Consumer Club - Jagriti - under the aegis of EECC. DPS, Society, in association with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Central Govt. The Club aims to generate consumer awareness and protect the consumers from being duped by the callousness of some irresponsible people. The Club educates the consumers about their rights and duties and tries to infuse confidence in them to fight against the violation of their basic rights.
Social Service Activities:-A number of social work programmes are carried out under the aegis of DPS Society. "I am"- Integrated personality development programme focuses on all-round development of child equipping him/her with life skills.
Jagrit- HIV Aids awareness programme.:-"Growing Up Equal"- Focuses on creating awareness of gender equality and rights of girl child. Other activities include, "Adolescent Health Awareness" programmes like growing up and sexual education, Anti-Tobacco and Anti-Drug Abuse awareness, Obesity and Health care and Stress management. It includes special provisions for Dyslexics and Hyperactive (Attention Deficit Disorder) children. Visits are arranged to SOS children's villages, Blind school, Old Age homes, Cheshire home and Cancer hospitals. Students are also involved in media literacy projects, fund raising and peace projects.
Warp-The Computer Club:-Warp, We are Radical Professionals is the official Computer Club of our school. This club was started in the year 1995, by a group of 5 students who were eager to compete against other schools and excel in the (then) fledgling field of computer sciences. The students enjoyed spectacular successes competing against hundreds of schools all over Delhi. In 1998, Warp held a computer symposium inviting students from all over Delhi and NCR to participate in events ranging from Group Discussions and Quizzes based on technology, to hard core programming and web development. What started out as a minor feature during the school's Talent Fiesta, has now expanded to one of the most eagerly anticipated and most innovative computer symposiums of those hosted by schools over Delhi.
Every year, Warp recruits more members into its fraternity, through a rigorous testing process, that we like to call The Warp Talent Hunt. The test comprises first of a general quiz on technology, after which the student specifies which vertical he/she would like to represent the school in. The student then gives a practical test, to prove his technical skills in that vertical. All the students that pass the first two tests are subjected to an interview. While cumbersome, these tests enable us to limit our numbers to an elite few people who are truly passionate about technology, led by a core team of teachers and students.
Multiple times a year, the club organizes workshops to elevate the general technical awareness of students of the school, where experienced industry experts and senior Warp members, help students pick up skills that they find interesting. Every year Warp holds an Inter School Computer Symposium with a variety of events, providing tough challenges to all the participants.
Warp is committed to bringing out computing excellence amongst both its own members and its peers. It intends to continue to do so.
Godhuli:- DPS Mathura Road has launched the Consumer Club - Jagriti - under the aegis of EECC. DPS, Society, in association with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Central Govt. The Club aims to generate consumer awareness and protect the consumers from being duped by the callousness of some irresponsible people. The Club educates the consumers about their rights and duties and tries to infuse confidence in them to fight against the violation of their basic rights.
Report On Vigyan Bhavan
The Chief Guest of the event was the honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The programme began with the welcome address By the minister of Environment,Forest and Climate Change,Shri Prakash Javadekar who highlighted on the importance of conservation of Tigers and the initiatives taken up by the Union Government to protect the national animal of India.The most remarkable point was the increase in budget allocation for Tiger Conservation. He also shared with the students the good news about the improvement in Tiger count. In 2014,the count was 2226 and now in the year 2016 it is 2500. Next Mr Yeshey Dorji,Chairman of Global Tiger Forum and Minister of Environment of Bhutan told us about the steps taken by the Bhutan Government for increasing the Tiger Count.His speech was followed by an award function where the PM awarded the directors of various tiger reserves in recognition of their initiatives taken for tiger conservation Mr Narendra Modi began his speech highlighting the religious and scientific importance of this majestic animal in our country. He motivated the students to take care of this important species of the eco system. He emphasized that conservation of tigers is not a choice but an imperative and moral responsibility of all nations The evening ended with the presentation of a memento which was a painting of a tiger to the PM. The students got valuable insights into Project Tiger Conservation and realized the importance of this initiative. Submitted byMs Seema Mishra and Ms Priyanka Bhattacharya
AMALA CHATTERJEE DEBATE 2016:-“The aim of argument and discussion should not be victory but progress”The Debating Society of DPS Mathura Road organized the 42nd Inter-School Amala Chatterjee English Memorial Debate for Class VIII and IX on 5 May 2016 on the motion ‘Peer Group Influence – More Productive Than Destructive’The debate commenced with the Lighting of the Lamp by Principal, Shri Manohar Lal, Vice Principals, Ms. Deeksha Khera and Ms. Asha Tuli and the distinguished guests. Shri Manohar Lal, Principal DPS Mathura Road, welcomed the guests and in his address paid tribute to Amala Chatterjee, former student of DPS Mathura Road, honoring her as a symbol of inner grit and determination essential in the making of a Dipsite.Mr. Mohammad Irfan Sheikh a known personality in the field of Televison Journalism; Dr.Rajalaxmi Rath, a distinguished UGC Professor in the Nehru Memorial Museum who wrote two books which gave her national recognition and Ms. Kunjal Sehgal a chartered accountant by profession and also the founder of Adhiyagya; served as the honorable judges for the debate.The young debaters showed excellent poise, advocating on many points of utmost importance. In her address, Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli complimented all the participants for their confidence. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mohammad Irfan Sheikh said that the need of the hour is spiritual renaissance and reiterated the importance of soul. While Dr. Rajalaxmi Rath saw the winner in each participant by saying “Don’t go back disheartened.” Ms. Kunjal Sehgal emphasized on the importance of getting quality education.Whilst everyone was brilliant, there has to be a winner and loser, and so Shiuli Sural from DPS Vasant Kunj was adjudged the best speaker while Arshia Bhatnagar and Anya Ahuja from Modern School Vasant Vihar bagged the second and third position respectively and also received the Rolling Trophy. While the best interjector for the day was Vansh Chugh from DPS Mathura Road.The event culminated with the gathering standing up for the national anthem. Principal