Delhi Public School, Mathura Road felicitated the Class XII students of the 2017-18 batch in an annual award ceremony held on 17 November 2018 in its premises. The Chief Guest for the occasion wasDr.PawanindraLal, Director Professor, Head of Surgery – MaulanaAzad Medical College and a 1985 batch alumnus of the school.
The Principal ShriManoharLalcongratulated the parents of the awardees for supporting their wards in bringing their vision to fruition in the form of results par excellence. The awards were given out in two rounds to a total of sixty students in various categories, including Subject Proficiency andOverall Proficiency. Twenty-seven students were honoured for being scholars in continuation for nine years while twenty-nine were awarded the Principal’s Commendation Award for Highest Marks in each Subject.Thirty-seven students were felicitated for scoring A1 in all five subjects. Stream-wise toppers were also felicitated with gold medals and trophies. The award for the highest marks in Geography was dedicated to Mrs.ShubhraMalhotra who served the school and mentored students for over three decades before her suddendemise in 2017.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Dr.PawanindraLal stressed about the importance of academics, sports and hobby and in that order. Reminiscing his students days at DPS, Mathura Road, he urged the students to understand rather than learn a concept by rote. He praised the Odissi performance by RiyaGulati, a student of Class X and lauded the efforts of the school in honing the intellectual as well as creative abilities of the students. He also congratulated the parents of the awardees and reflected with great delight on the perseverance shown by the students who had been scholars for nine continuous years, encouraging them to forge ahead with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
Ms.DeekshaKhera, Vice Principal (Academics) presented the vote of thanks and the event concluded with a rendition of the National Anthem.