Membership – Sports Complex & Swimming Pool

Sports Complex Membership Open for April 2014 to March 2015
Swimming Pool Membership Open for April to September 2014
Membership Fee for the Session 2014 – 2015 is as follows:

Category Fee
a Students (DPS R.K. Puram, East of Kailash, Vasant Vihar) Rs. 1800/- for whole session or Rs.500/- per month
b Ex-Students, DPS R K Puram Rs.5000/- for whole session or Rs.800/- per month

Membership forms are available with the security guards at the school Main Gate and Boys Hostel main gate or can be downloaded from the school website Forms duly completed along with prescribed fee will have to be deposited to the cashier.

>>Click here to download Sports Complex & Swimming Pool Membership Form




Batch No. Timing Users
1. 5.30 a.m. to 6.50 a.m. School Team (Boys & Girls)
3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
2. 4.00 p.m. to 4.40 p.m. Students of DPS R K Puram, DPS-VV and DPS-EOK
4.40 p.m. to 5.20 p.m.
3. 5.20 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Boys Hostellers
4. 6.00 p.m. to 6.40 p.m. Girls Hostellers
5. 6.40 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. Miscellaneous


  1. One smart Security Guard, who knows swimming also will be on duty shift-wise from 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at the swimming pool. He must be vigilant to face any unwarranted incidence/ accident that might occur with any swimmer, and he will also ensure that no unauthorized person is present there.
  2. The swimming pools will be functional on all 7 days of the week except gazetted holidays.
  3. Swimming coach and lifeguard (Male & Female) will be on duty as per requirement of swimming pools.

Membership – Sports Complex & Swimming Pool

Sports Complex Membership (April 2013 to March 2014)/ Swimming Pool Membership (April to September 2013) fee for the session 2013 – 14 will be as under.

Category Fee
(DPS R.K. Puram, East of Kailash, Vasant Vihar)
Rs. 1800/- for whole session
Rs.500/- per month
Ex-Students, DPS R K Puram Rs.5000/- for whole session
Rs.800/- per month

 Click here to download Swimming Pool Membership Form 2013- 2014.

Membership forms are available with the security guards at the school Main Gate and Boys Hostel main gate or can be downloaded from the school website Forms duly completed along with prescribed fee will have to be deposited to the cashier.

Full Scores in International Examinations

Shreya Vardhan has secured full scores in all the exams for international admission she has appeared in. These include SAT Reasoning test (2400/2400) held on 28th January 2012, Subject SATs – Chemistry (800/800), Physics (800/800), Mathematics level -2 (800/800) held on 5th May 2012, APs – Chemistry (5/5) held on 07th May 2012, Calculus AB (5/5) held on 09th May 2012, Physics C (Mechanics) (5/5) held on 14th May 2012 and TOEFL (120/120) held on 09th June 2012.

She secured a CGPA of 10 in class X and 94% in class XI. She is an NTSE scholar and was ranked 10th in the International Olympiad of English Language in class X. She also secured an International rank of 5 in the International Olympiad of Science in class IX.

She is an avid writer and her articles have been published in a number of national newspapers. These include an article on “Understanding Autism”, published in the Hindu in June this year, and a write-up on how “Accidents are inevitable but essential”, in The New Indian Express. She has written book reviews for “The Pioneer” on ‘Tell Me a Story’ and ‘Intermission’. Her short stories have been published in the online literary magazine Teen Ink (A Wraith When Ruffled, Moonlight, Grievances – awarded with an editor’s choice award). A story on child labour called “A Lost and Found Dream”, was also published in the Deccan Herald on 3rd May, this year.

She has also been doing volunteer work at the Umeed Foundation, a school for autistic and differently abled children, and has designed a software called “Let’s Go Around Town”, to help them meet their learning requirements.

She has been a keen participant in various quiz competitions and was the finalist in the Inter-DPS Quiz Competition in class X, having cleared the zonal round as the winner of the West Zone (DPS Jodhpur). She is a scholar badge holder.

She loves to read, and some of her favorite writers are P.G. Wodehouse, Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Stroud and Jawaharlal Nehru. She has great interest in the theatre, and has written and acted in several skits at the Poona Arts Theatre and at her schools. She plays tennis and enjoys swimming.


Shreya comes from a family of professionals. Her father, Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan, MBBS, MD & DNB (Obs & Gyn) a graduate & postgraduate from AFMC, Pune is presently working as a Senior Advisor (Obs & Gyn) at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) Delhi Cantt.

Her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, BA, MA (English), MSc. (Computer Science), B. Ed. Is a teacher and a software professional. She is actively involved in online teaching of software courses, and has helped many a students help them achieve their goals.

Shreya Vardhan with her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, her father Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan and Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini


India’s Rank No. 1 School in Academic Excellence 2012

Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram, New Delhi once again declared as Rank no. 1 (5th Consecutive Year) in Academic Excellence as per Education World Day Schools Survey 2012

Congratulations to students, parents, teachers, DPS RKPuram Management and DPS Society” – Principal

India’s Rank No. 1 School in Academic Excellence 2011

Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram, New Delhi once again declared as rank no. 1 (4th Consecutive Year) in Academic Excellence as per Education World Day Schools Survey 2011

Congratulations to students, parents, teachers, DPS RKPuram Management and DPS Society” – Principal

India’s Rank No. 1 School in Academic Excellence 2010

Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram, New Delhi once again declared as rank no. 1 (3rd Consecutive Year) in Academic Excellence as per Education World Day Schools Survey 2010

Congratulations to students, parents and teachers” – Principal

India’s Rank No. 1 School in Academic Excellence 2009

India’s Top 10 Day Schools
(In Academic Excellence as per Education World Day Schools Survey 2009)

Rank Academic Reputation Rating
2008 2009
1 1 Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, New Delhi 92
2 2 DAV Boys Sr.Secondary School, Chennai 90
7 3 Bishop Cotton Boys, Bangalore 87
6 4 La Martiniere Boys School, Kolkata 86
3 4 South Point High School, Kolkata 86
6 4 Amity International School, NOIDA 86
7 5 The Mother’s International School, New Delhi 85
9 5 St.Ann’s High School, Hyderabad 85
6 6 Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore 84
6 6 Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai 84
4 6 Amity School, Saket, New Delhi 84
7 7 Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai 83
7 7 La Martiniere Girls School, Kolkata 83
7 7 Sacred Heart Public School, Chandigarh 83
7 8 Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore 82
8 8 Ryan International School, White Field, Bangalore 82
6 9 St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore 81
NR 9 Arya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai 81
7 9 Sri Kumaran’s School, Bangalore 81
NR 9 Rachna High School, Ahmedabad 81
NR 9 Loreto Convent High School, Lucknow 81
8 10 Campion School, Mumbai 80
5 10 Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi 80
NR 10 Jamna Bai Narsee School, Mumbai 80
6 10 SBOA School and Junior College, Annanagar, Chennai 80
NR 10 National Public School, Indirangar, Bangalore 80

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, Principal, Dr. D. R. Saini receiving Academic Excellence Award from Education World

International Admissions (2010-2011)

International Admission Highlights

A New World Record in International Admissions!

(as per the information received)

No. of  International Admissions secured by the school

DPS RK Puram enjoys the distinction of having secured admissions to all the 8 Ivy League Institutions in the United States this year for undergraduate programmes, which indeed is a rare honour. The students are:

S.No. Name of University Name of Student
1 Harvard Namya Mahajan (with 100% Scholarship)
2 Princeton University Akshay Goel
Anand Khare (with 100% Scholarship)

Namya Mahajan (with 100% Scholarship)

3 Brown University Prateek Arora
Tanvi Bikhchandani
Arushi Chawla

Anand Khare  (with 100% Scholarship)
Sannidhi Sharma

4 Yale University Anand Khare (with 100% Scholarship)
5 Dartmouth College Moulshri Mohan (with $ 20,000 p.a. Scholarship)
6 Columbia University Tanvi Bikhchandani
7 Cornell University Karanveer Mohan
Anurag Sahay (with the Dean’s Award of $ 3000 p.a.)
Sannidhi Sharma
Tanvi Bikhchandani (with the Dean’s Award of $ 3000 p.a.)

Anand Khare  (with 100% Scholarship)
Moulshri Mohan

8 University of Pennsylvania Akshay Goel
Tanvi Bikhchandani

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Assembly IX-H 27-11-2014

Assembly VII-G 26-11-2014

The 7th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament

The 7thAmaan Dogra Memorial Football Tournament started on the 25th of November 2014 at DPS R.K.Puram. The tournament was first initiated in 2008. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a student of the school who was snatched too soon by the cruel hands of fate. Armaan was a passionate football player and a fan of Manchester United. Though a scholar badge holder, he excelled in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing and sports. His wit and humour made him exceedingly popular amongst his peers and teachers.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp which was accompanied with Sanskrit shlokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, IAS Officer and the Guest of Honour, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director of The All India Football Federation. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan was not physically present amongst us, he would always live in our hearts. Present in the audience was the family of Armaan Dogra along with other dignitaries including a team of doctors from AIIMS;Dr Anoop Saraya, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology; Dr. S.P. Yadav, Senior Consultant ,Department of Urology; Dr. PC Chopra, Senior hospital administrator and Mr. S.P. Kandpal, Senior Administrator, AIIMS. Also present at the event were the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, the Vice Principal , DPS Shiksha Kendra, Ms. Pushpa Agarwal, Headmistress, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Ms. Anita Singh and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

A beautiful dance was performed by the students which combined elements of Indian classical with Western contemporary dance. The zealous students of the DPS Shiksha Kendra, a school for the under privileged run of the premises of DPS R.K.Puram, enthralled the audience with a scintillating dance performance.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke fondly about his son and remarked that the tournament was held to cherish the memory of his son and make his favourite game popular among the children.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much awaited match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the All Stars Team of classes 6, 7, and 8 and the All Stars Team of class 9, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 2-1.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, whose words, “In the sunshine we know Armaan is watching every bit of the match and enjoying it with all his heart,” touched the hearts of all those present. The tournament will continue till the 16th of December.

Anti Bullying Workshop

The Psychology Department of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized an ‘Anti Bullying Workshop’ on the 21st of November 2014. The event was organised by Ms. Vithika Rahul, Head of the Psychology Department. The workshop, conducted by Ms. Avantika Malhutra, Founder of Soul Canvas was held for the students of Class VI. The workshop commenced with a clapping session, an activity designed to infuse self-esteem in the students. This was followed by a PowerPoint presentation on ‘The Perception of Bullying’. There was also a video presentation, which showcased the adverse effects of bullying. Finally, a role play activity was conducted for the students to create awareness on the nature of bullying. Ms. Avantika Malhutra, the organiser of the workshop, spoke about the effects of bullying on the victim and the psyche of the bully. The event was an extremely informative experience for all present.

Assembly XI-H 25-11-2014


The scholar badge ceremony of class XII (section A-M) was held at DPS R.K. Puram on 24th November 2014. The ceremony is a landmark event in the school’s calendar as it acknowledges the students’ excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. The Chief Guest of the occasion was the Chairman of the DPS Society, Mr. V.K Shunglu. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta and the Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal, the Headmistresses Ms. Vanita Sehgal and Mrs. Anita Singh, were also present.

The ceremony commenced with the inaugural lighting of the lamp. Then there was an enthralling performance by the school orchestra in Raga Hansdhwani on Taal Teentaal. The Chief Guest was felicitated by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini with a token of appreciation. The Principal welcomed the Chief Guest and the proud parents in his address. A medley of Indian classical dances by the students of DPS R.K Puram-‘ Madhanisa’- left the audience spellbound.

The various students of class XII, including the presidents of the student council and the Head Boy and Head Girl, expressed their views on how the school has equipped them to succeed. This was followed by a scintillating dance performance by students of DPS Shiksha Kendra, celebrating the vibrancy of Incredible India. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K. Shunglu addressed the gathering, congratulating the parents of the scholar badge awardees and stressed on the importance of values and ethics.

The rep of class XII, Mr Sachinder Sharma conducted the much awaited award distribution with Mr V.K Shunglu, Dr D.R Saini and Mrs Shobha Mehta presenting the awards. Meritorious students were awarded gold medals, blue ties and blue blazers for continuous academic excellence. Gold medals, red ties and red blazers were awarded to students excelling in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and dance. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta who said, “I believe the children will continue to do well for the nation and the world.” The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.

Scholar Badge Opening Ceremony Class XII 2014 (Sections A-M)

Scholar Badge Award Ceremony Class XII 2014 (Sections A-M)

Exun 2014 – Day 2

Exun-2014 Activities (Day-2)

Exun-2014 Closing Ceremony

Exun 2014 – Day 1

Opening Ceremony

Exun 2014 – Intro Video

Exunclan, the computer club of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram in collaboration with the photography club, Digex, short for ‘Digital Excellence’, hosted its 19th Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2014, sponsored by Intel, T.I.M.E and Compton Computers (P) Limited, on the 22nd of November and the 23rd of November. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, is one of the oldest and the most reputed computer clubs in Delhi and NCR, formed in the year 1992 by the head of the computer science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year around 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in the 17 events organised by the club.

Our esteemed and dynamic Principal, Dr. D.R Saini, was also the guest of honour at the opening ceremony. Also present at the occasion were the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the Computer Science department.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering and extended a warm welcome to all the guests. He spoke about the importance of teamwork in our lives and how we can all learn from each other. A short Exun video was presented highlighting the growth of the club through the years, which received a huge round of applause by the audience. The first day consisted of 9 events including Group Discussion, programming, creative event, Ideathon, Gaming, Digex photo run and the preliminary rounds of the Junior quiz, Senior quiz and the crossword.

Sudocrypt v4.0, the online cryptic hunt was another initiative by Exun that witnessed participation by over 900 students from over 10 countries.

It was a fruitful experience for all as they carried back fond memories to cherish.

Activities – Day 1

IT@CuttingEdge 2014

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the fourth edition of the Inter-DPS IT Festival -“ IT@ Cutting Edge 2014” on Friday, 21 November 2014. The event was a huge success and garnered massive participation. An online cryptic hunt – “DeCryptonite v3.0” was held on 16-17 November 2014. It received 6189 registrations from 80 Delhi Public Schools. The top performers cracked 9 mind-boggling cryptic levels. Over 250 participants from 31 schools under the aegis of the DPS Society participated in the various on-site events. The Director of DPS Society, Mrs. Renu Mital, was the chief guest. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed everyone. Also present on the occasion were the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; and the Superviser and Head of the Computer Science department, Mr.Mukesh Kumar who coordinated the event with his team of teachers. The event included workshops on diverse technological concepts such as Game Designing, Robotics, a Mock Parliament session on “24 x7 Student-Teacher Connect” and Digital Imaging, a competitive event. There was also a seminar for teachers on “Google Apps Workshop”, an interactive session of Google Apps. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini addressed the audience, expressing his view on the importance of technology in our daily lives. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Renu Mital talked about the importance of IT. According to her, “Information Technology is the only answer to solving the problems of the world and children are the best at understanding it.” The Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta addressed the need to link the virtual world with the real world by incorporating technology in our daily lives.

The web designing workshop was conducted by the Exun alumnus – Souvik Das Gupta. The Exun Member – Tanay Kothari took charge of Game Programming. The Robotics Workshop was handled by Mr. Ajitkumar KG alongwith the members of Robotics Club. The mock parliament session was held on the topic – “24x7 student teacher connect” which was conducted by the team of Political Science department headed by Mrs. Vandana Chandhoke. Mr. Mukesh Kumar HOD Computer Science, Ms. Bani Dhawan from Google India and Ms. Jimmy Puri from Learning Links conducted an interactive session on Google Applications for all the visiting teachers.

The ‘Digital Imaging’ competition was won by the ‘Warp’ team from DPS Mathura Road, with the second and third prizes going to DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Panipat Refinery respectively.

At the end of the fruitful day, all the participants were awarded certificates and awards by the Principal alongwith all faculty members of the computer science department. It indeed was a day filled with excitement, creativity and knowledge.

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Opening Ceremony

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Activities

IT@CuttingEdge 2014 Closing Ceremony

CBSE PSA Schedule on 20 November 2014

For Classes 6, 7, 8
For Classes 10, 12 – Not Registered for PSA

CBSE PSA is scheduled to be held on 20 November 2014. The school will remain closed for Classes 6, 7, 8 and for the students of Classes 10 and 12, who are not registered for PSA.

For Classes 9, 11 – All students
For Classes 10, 12 – Registered for PSA

Attendance compulsory for students of Classes 9 and 11. Only for registered students of Classes 10 and 12 will appear for CBSE PSA. Regular school timings will be followed and School Buses will ply on normal winter timing. Students must carry School Identity Card and come in school winter uniform. Students must carry Blue or black ball point pen for PSA.

Assembly XI-G 19-11-2014

Assembly XII-W 18-11-2014


The Anti-Tobacco Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in association with The World Lung Foundation-South Asia organised an Anti-Tobacco Interschool Declamation and Painting competition on 18th November, 2014. The chief guest for the event was His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui, the Ambassador of Spain. The guest of honour was Dr. Shyam Aggarwal, Chairman of the Oncology Department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Also present was Padma Shri awardee Dr. G.R.Khatri, President of World Lung Foundation- South Asia which is crusading against Tobacco since 2005. The panel of judges included Prof. J.P.S Uberoi, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (retd); Mr. R.K. Goswami, a retired IAS officer from UT cadre; Mr. M.S. Rawat, educationist and retired Principal of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya; Prof (Dr) Charulata Singh, Director of Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGSIP University and Mr. Amit Kapoor, Head, International Watercolour Society, India.The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta; Vice Principal of DPS Shiksha Kendra, Mrs Pushpa Agarwal; the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh were also present on the occasion.

The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the guests followed by a cultural event, with a mellifluous orchestral and choir performance by the school’s music society. The Dance Society put up a mesmerizing dance, ‘Krishna Stuti’ followed by a lyrical jazz performance.

The Presidents of the Anti-Tobacco club made a presentation highlighting the adverse effects of smoking on the youth, and the measures needed to rectify it. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini welcomed the guests and shed light on the horrible consequences of the usage of tobacco.

The Chief Guest, His Excellency Gustavo De Aristegui addressed the students and stressed on the relevance of the anti tobacco campaign in today’s day and age and the need for students to speak out against the use of tobacco. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Shyam Aggarwal provided key statistics about the use of tobacco among India’s youth, and the massive financial and personal costs incurred by the victims. He along with all the others present, took a pledge to fight this menace. He urged students to play their part in spreading the message of ‘anti-tobacco’. The event comprised two competitions, a Declamation and a Painting Competition on ‘Tobacco Route: A Journey to Death’. Students from 29 schools participated in both events, where they spoke forcefully against tobacco usage and made exquisite paintings outlining the same.

Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Senior Consultant at Max Cancer Centre, Max Hospital, Saket was the chief guest at the prize distribution. The painting competition was won by Ashutosh Kumar of DPS Meerut, who claimed an award of Rs 5100. The runners up were Megha Kalai of Ryan International School, Vasant Vihar and Srishti Gupta of Bal Bharti School, Rajinder Nagar. The declamation was won by Ridhima of Apeejay School, Pitampura. The second prize was a draw between Dhwani of DPS International and Harshita of DPS Bulandshahr . The third prize was also a draw between Malvika Dhawan of Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Aditi Solanki of DPS Greater Noida.

The event was organized by the Head of the Biology Department, MrS.K.Arora; Ms Niva Chhonkar, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and the teachers of the Biology department.

All India IPSC Tennis & Squash Championship 2014

The All India IPSC Tennis (Boys U-14, U-17 and U-19 & Girls U-14, U-17 and U-19) & Squash Championship was inaugurated at DPS R.K.Puram on 5 November 2014. 16 Public schools from all over India participated in it.
The closing ceremony on 8 November 2014 was graced by the presence of Col Amarbir Singh, the executive director of the All India Tennis Association; Mr. Girish Bajaj, an ex Dipsite; Mr. Dudeja, former Principal DPS NTPC Dadri; Mr. B.S. Yadav, Principal DPS Jodhpur; and Mr. Tejpal Singh. They were welcomed by the Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini; and Mr.Suresh, Head of the Physical Education department and the coordinator of the event.

The ceremony commenced with the final match for the Under 14 Individual Boys category. The cultural program consisted of a song sung by the students of DPS RK Puram, titled, ‘The future is in your hands’. Addressing the participants, the Principal, Dr.Saini stressed on the importance of sports and how team work and practice lead to victory.
In the results tally, Rohan Mehra DPS RK Puram was named the Best Player in the Boys Tennis while Riddhi Ramesh of DPS RK Puram was the Best Player in Girls Tennis.

Overall runner up GirlsMNSS Rai,Sonipat
Overall winner GirlsDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi
Overall Runner up BoysModern School, New Delhi.
Overall Winner BoysDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
Overall Winner Boys & GirlsDPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
Best Player Squash GirlsVruddhi Doshi (Daly College Indore)

Assembly XI-F 13-11-2014

Assembly XII-X 12-11-2014

Assembly XII-V 11-11-2014

Assembly XII-U 05-11-2014

Assembly X-I & X-J 31-10-2014

Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Art & Poetry Competition

On 30 October 2014, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter-School Art and Poetry Competitions, ‘Art Poetica’, in fond memory of the former Chairman of the DPS Society. Dr. P.N.Kirpal.

The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr V.K Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society. The Guest of Honour was Chief Justice B.N. Kirpal(Retd) who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries present in the audience included Mr. Ashok Chandra and Mr Narendra Kumar, former Chairmen of DPS Society; Mr Pramod Grover, Treasurer of DPS Society and Vice Chairman of DPS R.K. Puram and Dr. Sudipta Ghose, Member of the DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. The guests were welcomed by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the Headmistresses, Ms.Vanita Sehgal and Mrs.Anita Singh.

Students from 34 schools participated in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘News-In-Views’, ‘Double Harness’ and ‘Stage-A-Verse’, which took place simultaneously at different venues. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization and painting of the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants composed a ballad on the five paintings given as a prompt. Lyrical Canvas required participants to make a monochromatic painting on the emotion prevalent in a line of a famous poem. News-In-Views was an on-the-spot competition wherein a black and white sketch was made by each team to illustrate a given news article. In Double Harness the participants formed couplets on the basis of three prompts – a line, a word and an emotion given to each student in three rounds. ‘Stage-A-Verse’ had participants writing and enacting a skit in verse on a given prompt. A team of eminent judges assessed all the events.

The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour. The Vice Principal, Ms Shobha Mehta, reminisced about the special bond the DPS Society shared with Dr. Prem Kirpal and emphasized that the ‘Art Poetica’ provided a platform to budding poets to showcase their talents. This was followed by a musical rendition of a poem composed by Dr Prem Kirpal, “Sun in my room”. The cultural programme also included a joyful song by the young middle school students and a presentation of the memorable and profound speeches of Shakespeare and those of the leaders of the modern time, which are linked by a similarity of profound and farsighted thoughts. The Chief Guest, Mr. Shunglu and the Guest of Honour, Justice Kirpal released ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’, the English Literary Magazine. The Chief Guest, Mr V.K.Shunglu, in his address to the audience encouraged the organization of such vibrant and healthy competitive events every year.

In the awards tally, Army Public School, Delhi Cantt won the first prize for Blend Art followed by Apeejay, Noida and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Artistic Poesy was won by Amity International, Noida; followed by Summer Fields School and Cambridge School at the second and third positions respectively. DPS R.K.Puram bagged the first prize for Lyrical Canvas followed by Sanskriti School and DPS, Gurgaon. DPS, Dwarka; DPS, Gurgaon and Modern School, Barakhamba won the first, second and third prize for the News-in-Views. There was a tie at the first position for Double Harness between Modern School, Barakhamba and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan followed by DPS International and Bluebells International. Stage-A-Verse was won by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan , followed by DPS R.K.Puram and DPS Rohini at the first, second and third positions.

The overall winner was DPS R.K.Puram followed by Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and DPS Gurgaon at the second and third positions. Since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the trophy was handed over to Springdales School. The Headmistress, Ms Vanita Sehgal, delivered the vote of thanks and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the students and the English department in organizing the event. The programme concluded with the national anthem.

Closing Ceremony (Part-I)

Closing Ceremony (Part-II)



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