Admission Process For The Academic Session 2021-22
Visit to DPS Mathura Road by Sh. Manish Sisodia - Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi & Education Minister on 18 January 2021.

Co-Curricular Activities

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GANDHI JAYANTI

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Delhi Public School, Matura Road conducted various activities such as all faith prayer, cleanliness drive, yoga performances done at home, posters, essays, water conservation, food for animals etc. A ‘cleanliness drive’ was conducted through which the students generated awareness regarding the importance of hygiene and cleanliness among the people through videos, pictures and captions of cleaning their homes. The students also incorporated their understanding into creative making through eye catching posters with slogans and essays related to “Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan” and views on the importance of truthfulness, also portraying their skills of ‘asana’ or yoga.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIAN AIR FORCE:

In compliance with Circular 70 of CBSE, teachers of classes 11 and 12 from all the streams; Science, Commerce and Humanities through online platform oriented the students about the career related information and details for joining Indian Air Force on 8th October 2020. The students were encouraged to download the user friendly app ‘MY IAF’, which provides glimpses into the history and stories of valour in IAF.

ECOFORUM 2020

The students of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL MATHURA ROAD participated in the “ECOFORUM 2020”, the Annual Economics Fest organised by Amity International School, Saket. The final rounds were on 8th October, 2020 from 3.00 pm-5.00 pm.

There were three events for which participation was invited:

  • SYMPOSIUM: 2 PARTICIPANTS
    (ARYAN GUPTA- CLASS XI-I)
    (DHRITI GUPTA- CLASS XI-F)

  • FIN-TOONS (Financial Cartoons): 1 PARTICIPANT
    (KANAV SACHDEVA- CLASS XI-B)

  • WISDOM WAND-START UP EVENT: 2 PARTICIPANTS
    (SUHANI JAIN- CLASS XI-I)
    (AZIZ MALLICK- CLASS XI-I)

Preliminary rounds were held for two events, namely, “SYMPOSIUM” and “WISDOM WAND-

START UP EVENT” in which two students each from class XI participated and reached the final round held on 8th October, 2020.The Opening Ceremony was conducted on Microsoft Teams from 3.00 pm, after which the final rounds were conducted on the same platform.

The Valedictory Ceremony was held on 13th October attended by all participants from DPS Mathura Road.

Hindi Intersection Competition

Hindi Department of Delhi Public School Mathura Road organized Hindi Intersection Competition’ on a virtual platform for the first time ever. It was held on October 8, 2020 between 12:00 to 2:30 pm through Google Meet. Around 80 students from class 6 to 9 participated in a wide range of categories. Students were much excited about the

competition and participated in an enthusiastic manner. The response of students and parentsmade it a successful event. . The list of the categories and the winners are as follows:-

  • Role Play Amber Khera (VI E), Sanniddhi Singh (VI G)

  • Poem Recitation (Self Written Poem) Hriday Gupta

  • Story Narration based on IdiomsShaurya A. Tandon (VIII C), Krish Anne (VIII D)

  • Oration on Gandhi Ji’s Relevance Shivanshi Singh (IX E), Dhruva Vaid (IX F)


ANNUAL INTER-SCHOOL EVENT- ECONFLUENCE ‘2020:

The Economics Club of DPS Mathura Road organized its 20th Annual Economics Fest ‘Econfluence’2020 on 9th October 2020 on a virtual platform for the first time ever. The event saw the participation of 23 schools and 224 participants which is the highest turnover in the history of the club’s annual aff air. The club has always aimed to provide students with a chance to deliberate and further develop their understanding of economic and business issues and how they relate to the world at large.

Keeping the same ideology and the club’s legacy of introducing new events every year in mind, the 20th edition saw the launch of two brand new events- Invest pad and Economania. The event was a huge success and every participant got the opportunity to challenge their creativity and critical thinking skills thereby helping in their overall development and grooming them to rise as confident leaders.

Congratulations to all the winners and to each and every participant who decided to come out of their comfort zone and participate in this one of a kind event. The Overall winning team was Delhi Public School Noida whose 7 out 10 participants won awards in different events.


Rahul Joshi Memorial Declamation Competition, SpringDales School, Pusa Road:

Springdales School, Pusa Road organized its 24th Rahul Joshi Memorial Declamation Competition on 12th October 2020. It was successfully conducted on Zoom having participants from 20 of the top schools of Delhi.

Students spoke on current topics of national and international concern and other issues of interest such as National Education Policy, Vocal for Local, and Startups of India.

The participants poured their hearts out and gave their best while enunciating the topic in hand. The contest aimed at exercising young orators to hone the speaking skills with articulation and ease.

Harsheen Kaur Bindra of Class IX-C represented Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and bagged the third position in the competition. She spoke on the topic “Vocal for Local- India Strides Ahead” and displayed admirable oratory skills.

SINGLE USE PLASTIC CAMPAIGN

A webinar was conducted by the environment council of our school on “Single use plastic”. It was a three day event in the month of October for classes 6th to 8th. There was a very good response from all the three batches. It was organised and planned by the presidents and the vice presidents of the council with the approval of the team members.

The webinar included Power Point presentations, interesting and informative videos related to single use plastic and a little from the speech of our respected pm Narendra Modi was taken so that the children get to know that what all the government is doing for the betterment of people. Also, a humorous play which gave information about single use plastic. All this made them eager and have a constant interest during the webinar.

The webinar was for about an hour where all the students got personal time to clear their doubts and share their view points on the same. A question answer round was also there with all the participants to check their knowledge about the same. At the end all the students were requested to switch on their cameras and microphones to do the oath/pledge on ending single use plastic. All the participants were quite happy and are eagerly waiting for more such webinars in future.


COMPUTER & ROBOTICS CLUB (nCrypt 2020)

The Computers and Robotics Club of our school participated in nCrypt 2020 organized by Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok on 16th & 17th October 2020. The interschool level technology symposium invited participation from 50+ schools and hosted 500+ participants. The competition consisted of multiple events related to Technology and Computing.

14 students from our school participated in the event and won various awards.

Veydant Suri (X-E) secured First position in the Group Discussion event.

Ramish Abdali (XI-B) and Garv Chandalia (XII-A) secured Second position in the Crossword event and participated in the Quizzing event.

  • Arjun Ranjan (XII-C) secured Second position in the Gaming event.

  • Yatharth Madan (VIII-A) and Rehan Saifi (IX-C) secured Third position in the Arduino Event.

  • Aadeesh Sharma (XII-C) and Ansh Goyal (XII-C) secured Third position in the Programming event.

  • Yashas Jindal (XI-A) and Omar Islam Laskar (XI-C) qualified for the finals of the Quizzing Event.

  • Vishrut Malhotra (XI-A) participated in the Photography event.

  • Yashas Jindal (XI-A) and Saksham Saluja (XI-A) participated in the Surprise event.

  • Padam Arora (X-C) and Pranav Gupta (X-D) participated in the Quizzing event.

SPECTRUM 2020

“Team Spectrum”, the Dance Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised the 6th grand edition of its annual intra school dance competition, Spectrum on the 17th of October. This year, the organising team reached a new milestone by breaking out of the confines of social distancing and successfully executing the event in the virtual arena. Spectrum 2020 was conducted on Google Meet but still had the same spirit as it would’ve had in school. This year’s competition was not just about dance but also incorporated the Art Integration Programme in the form of two new competitions- Art Competition and Logo Designing Competition. The Dance Society received a total of 257 entries out which, after shedding blood, sweat and tears, 109 entries were selected as the finalists and sent to the judges across the country. Each entry left the judges awestruck. The students performed commendably, their creativity pouring out of every performance which gave the judges a tough time to evaluate the artists' talent. The event commenced with a heart-wrenching introduction by the Dance Presidents. Judges of the competition Amitava Bhowmick, General Council member of Lalit Kala Kendra who has won numerous National Level awards for Art and Sculpture, Guru Manoraanjan Nayak, PGT Shiv Nadar School, an odissi exponent and Archana Sinha, Head of Department Dance, DPS Quwait, a Kathak and Contemporary exponent were extended a warm welcome.

The list of the categories and the winners are as follows:-

  • CLASS 6:
    VANSHIKA VASHIST (6-F) -VIVIAN RAJAHAMSAN (6-G)

  • CLASS 7:
    ADHYAYAN GUPTA (7-G)

  • CLASS 8:
    ARAGYA SHASTRI (8-E) TITHYYAM NAHATA (8-D)

  • CLASS 9: -
    SPREEHA MAURYA (9-E) PRISHAA SETH (9-E)

  • CLASS 10:
    SHREYSHA SINGH (10-H)-TOAISHI GAUR (10-H)

  • CLASS 11-12:
    SAJI OBEROI (11-F)

ART COMPETETION

  • CLASS 6-8
    RITI JAIN (8-D)

  • CLASS 9-12:
    HARSH JAIN (12-K)

LOGO DESIGNING COMPETITION

  • CLASS 9-12:
    GAURANGI RAGHUVANSHI (9-F)


Chemistry day: Amalgam Club/Chemistry Club

Amalgam Club i.e. Chemistry Club of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road celebrated the Chemistry day on 17-18 October 2020 for the students across classes VI-XII .Following events were organized:

Comic Strip Competition for classes VI -VIII
Poster Making for Classes IX- X
Rangoli Competition for Class XI
Research Paper writing for ClassXII

The results were as follows:

Comic Strip Poster Making Rangoli Competition Research Paper Writing
SAMARTH BAIJAL
AVANEESH RAJ
TARASHA
AVIDHA HALDAR
PRANAV
AROHI
ANIVI
SNEHA
VIDHI KAPOOR GARV CHANDALIA  

MUNQSMUN’20

The Model United Nations and Quizzing Society of Delhi Public School Mathura Road organized its annual Inter Model United Nations conference, MUNQSMUN 2020 from 17th - 18th October 2020.

After phenomenal success of our previous edition, this time we hosted the conference at a national level and had participation from all over the nation. Keeping in mind the limitations of the current situation, the event was conducted virtually to continue the spirit of learning. MUNQSMUN 2020 simulated 5 eloquent committees amongst which was our flagship committee, the International Law Commission.

Model United Nations is a platform which not only helps to give a better understanding of international relations, but also provides a platform for students for debate and public speaking as well.

Consequently, it is a great exposure for students as it teaches them to diplomatically manipulate and negotiate with other countries keeping in mind foreign policies of various nations and provide students with a chance to deliberate and further develop their understanding of political and diplomatic issues and how they relate to the world at large.

The event was a huge success and every participant got the opportunity to challenge their creativity and critical thinking skills thereby helping in their overall development and grooming them to rise as confident leaders. The Overall winning team was Delhi Public School, Noida.


INTRA DPS YOUTH PARLIAMENT

In accordance with the initiative and directions of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India- Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized the Intra DPS Youth Parliament on the 20th of October, 2020 from 9 am- 3 pm for the students across classes VIII -X. The Youth Parliament is aimed at strengthening the roots of democracy, inculcating healthy habits of discipline and instilling the feeling of tolerance towards the views of others. The participants gain a vivid experience of all the Parliamentary procedures. “Being heard, making a difference, finding solutions and contributing to policy making”.

The Power of the Youth is the untapped wealth that every nation yearns to harness. With around 35.6 crores of the population in the 10-24 year old age bracket, India has the world's largest youth population, providing ample scope to reap the benefits of this demographic dividend for making steady economic progress.

Ensuring due weightage to this important statistic, the Intra DPS Youth Parliament provided a platform where the participants role-play as Member of Parliament and represent their constituency in either house of the Parliament. Participants undertook in depth research on the given agenda, took on roles as MPs, understood party policies, investigated local issues, debated, deliberated, consulted and then curated solutions to the given problems.

We were also immensely elated to have amidst us at the Intra DPS Youth Parliament on the 20th of October, 2020 Shri Gaurav Gogoi, Honourable Member of Parliament from Kaliabor Lok Sabha Constituency from around 10.30-11 am who shared his valuable experiences, words of wisdom and interacted with the participants.

Shri Gaurav Gogoi is a Social

worker and a Politician who has inspired and continues to inspire the younger generation to come forward and contribute their bit to the betterment of society and mankind.

The presence of Shri Gaurav Gogoi infused the entire Youth Parliament session with a whole lot of positive vibrancy and the students gained significantly asking questions and getting responses to the same.


Inter Section English Debate Competition- Class VIII:

The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised an Online Inter Section English Debate Competition for Class VIII on 22 October 2020 via Google Meet. More than fourty five silver- tongued students voiced their opinion on the topic- “Digital technology is making children's life better”. The debaters energetically expressed their opinions and arguments with respect to the motion set before the house. The event not only instilled confidence in the students but also honed their oratory skills.

The winners for the day were:

  • First Position- Krish Anne (VIII-D), Aureya Saraf (VIII- B)

  • Second Position- Aashish Anand (VIII- H)

  • Third Position- Sriya J. Naik (VIII- D)

The Motivational prize was bagged by Shaurya A Tandon (VIII- C). Prisha (VIII- G) was declared ‘The Best Interjector’ for the day.

At the end the judges appreciated the efforts of all the participants and motivated them with more encouraging words. The online competition opened up new dimensions in the virtual learning process and served as an initiation of many more successful virtual competitions in the near future. The event was an enriching experience for everyone involved.


RENDEZVOUS DE JURIS ’20 -

Legal Literacy Club organized its second edition of Rendezvous De Juris from 29th and 30th October to promote understanding of law and legal literacy. With four real time and two submission-based events, we have succeeded in creating a love for law in many young minds.

Indicium (Moot Court): The event not only instilled confidence in the students but also honed their oratory skills and showcased their aptitude for law.

Quaestio (Quiz): The quiz was held live and 6 teams were selected to proceed to the finals. On the second day the quiz was even more interactive as now teams could answer the questions verbally.

Controversia (GD): The prelims contained 2 groups with 1 topic each. The 1st topic was the legal basis of CAA, followed by a discussion on whether there was enough legal protection for LGBTQ and women rights.

The top 3 contenders from both batches were selected

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The finals consisted of two more individual topics. The first premise was whether we must enact safeguards against public trial in the context of a false rape case. The second was an ethical analysis of whether the death penalty was justified in the context of a double homicide.

???(Surprise Event):

The Prelims consisted of a short form-based quiz, with pop-culture events related to law. The finals were based on a social Deduction game called “Secret Hitler”. The participants had to convince each other of their arguments and think logically: skills necessary for a good lawyer. Winners were picked based on how good their reasoning and oration was by our panel of ex-alumni judges.


ORATORIO AND JHANKAAR BEATS

"When words fail, music speaks."

The first ever online edition of ORATORIO’20 and. Jhankaar Beats the intra-school annual instrumental music competition was organized by The Music Club of DPS Mathura Road on 28th , 29th October and 1st November 2020.It had two distinct segments – Indian Vocal Music and Western Vocal Music. The competition was open for the students from Class VI to Class XII. The Music Club received a total of 165 entries, each entry better than the next, which were shortlisted and sent to the judges across the country.


COMMERCIUM’20

“Take the Risk or Lose the Chance”

Our team believes- “Competition is the life of Commerce and the death of merchants”

Every participant competes to win by showcasing their grasp at Commerce and their proclivity towards victory! But, winning is not as important as articipation because the best way to kill a competition is to partner it.incorp.

The Commerce Club of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road conducted its 2nd Annual Intra School Commerce Competition ‘Commercium’ on 2nd and 3rd November 2020.With more than 200 participants, the competition witnessed great success in all the events.

The event included something for every Commerce enthusiast and also for the students of Class 9th and 10th to let them experience the flavor of Commerce.

The main events of Commericum’20 are as follows:

1. D-Street (Mock Stock)
The event consisted of two rounds where the students were tested on their analytical abilities and their understanding of trading in the stock market on the basis of rumors and clues given.

2. BiddingBull (Auction)
A preliminary round was conducted that tested the mental ability and creative thinking of the students. The final round saw an auction competition of the students’ favourite TV Series and movies where each participant had to make their own streaming website (in a live auction).

3. Board Meet
Through this competition, students got to have a taste of what it feels like to be one of the directors of their company and holding the reins in their hands. The event consisted of two rounds in which the students had to showcase their capabilities of discussion and their understanding of crisis management.

4. BizLexulous (Scrabble)
Mixing auction and our good old scrabble, the event saw several participants participating in knockout rounds where at the first stage the students were tested on their mental ability. At the second stage, the students were asked to buy alphabets in an auction and create words to earn the maximum points and lastly, the trading round took place. The event tested the language skills and commercial acumen of the students.

5. Surprise Event
The Surprise Event consisted of 4 rounds. In the first two rounds, participants’ knowledge and mental ability were tested through quizzes. Spontaneity and promptness were the qualities required to crack the third round where in, the participants were given real life situations. The fourth round was the most interesting in which the finalists were to create their own product and sell it, facing a plethora of questions from the events heads, alumni, teachers and the core team and showing their marketing mettle.

OFFLINE EVENTS:

1. Marque (Branding)
The students were supposed to create their own imaginary brand with a logo, brand name, tagline along with a matching colour scheme. The sectors allotted to the students were Insurance, Petroleum, FMCG, Hospitality and Electronic Goods. The students were judged on their creativity, content, originality, design and relevance.

2. GIF.COMM (GIF Designing)
This was an offline event seeking participants who could show their talent of expressing their thoughts and learnings through fun and quirky GIFs. The scope of imagination was wide open for the students to put forward their thoughts/opinions on any topic relating to commerce. Originality and Newness were given a higher preference. The students were judged on creativity, content, originality and humour.


SPACE WEEK

On 1 November 2020, a memorable and fascinating event was started by Antariksh: astronomy club of Delhi Public School Mathura Road. It was a 5 day event (from 1 November 2020 to 6 November 2020).This mega event was for classes 6 to 12. The 4 offline events - The phantom menace, Rogue One, A new hope and Imperial March, all put the best minds of the school to work at creating magic with their skills. The 5 online events gave students a platform to express their creativity and knowledge about the universe.


TAMASHA’20

The Dramatics Club of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, Mrityunjaya organised the third intra school dramatics event, virtually on 9th November 2020. The events took place as follows-

  • CURTAINS UP - Total entries - 9

  • AD-MAD - Total entries - 10

  • HAHA KAR - Total entries - 15

  • ABHIVYANJANA - Total entries - 7

  • IMPROV - Total entries - 14

  • SOLO MIME - Total entries - 4


NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY

Delhi Public School, Mathura Road actively celebrated National Education Day by conducting various activities to spread the word about the importance of Knowledge and to reiterate its value in today's turbulent time.

On 11 November 2020, the activities including essay writing, slogan writing and poster making were conducted on the topic of ' The importance of education and the Nation's commitment to all aspects of Education’ across all sections of class VI to XII. At the end the students were motivated and encouraged to keep their minds stimulated and focused.


40th Dr. Vidya Topa Memorial Interschool Hindi Debate Competition

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hindi Department of DPS Mathura Road dared to dream to organise its annual debate in online manner and we could do so as the school authorities boosted our morale and encouraged us to proceed.... Dr. Vidya Topa Memorial Interschool Hindi Debate Competition was held on November 11,2020 by the Hindi Department of Delhi Public School Mathura Road. It was an online event and 6 eminent schools participated in it. The event was conducted on Google Meet between 9:00 to 11:30 am. The prize of Best Team went to DPS Noida. Our school's Class X H student Anindya Mishra bagged the first position in the individual category..


WEBINAR ON ANTI CRACKER CAMPAIGN

Robert Orben once said that, “There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.”

And this quote suits the current situation of Delhi. Thus, being the part of environment council all of us took an initiative to conduct a webinar on anti-cracker as this is the biggest source of air pollution now a days in Delhi. People think that banning crackers is the solution for the rising air pollution but that’s not true because people will still buy crackers illegally and burn them as their mind set is such that they don’t know the consequences of it. Crackers are like a toy to them. Thus, to make them aware we first have to make their children aware because they are the future of our country and they will be victim of today’s pollution and will suffer. The webinar that we conducted recently was a great success. The webinar was conducted by the vice presidents of the club with the help of the members. It was a five-day webinar for classes 4th - 8th. Also, it was the first time that we did a virtual webinar for classes 4th and 5th as well. Our main aim was to make more and more children aware about the growing air pollution and harmful effects of crackers and how it can even cause death to people with severe respiratory and heart problems. We also told them that at this time when the whole world is fighting with COVID-19 and people who are suffering from COVID-19 and are home quarantined or are in hospitals. So, if the air becomes more polluted after buring crackers on Diwali then it will be a death like situation for them. And by listeningto all this they all took a pledge to not burn crackers in future and got to know that it is indeed a very horrible situation. At the end of the webinar there was with a skit conducted by the dramatics club of our school that we showed to the children.


WarP INTER 2020

The Computer and Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road recently organized its annual inter-school technology symposium, Inter WarP 2020 on 17-18 November 2020.For the first time in the club’s history, WarP was conducted at a National-level with 37+ schools in a completely online format.

The symposium instills technical skills in students, furthering their interest in STEM fields and cultivating an environment for innovation. Such an event encouraged students to continue developing their abilities and provided them with a platform to showcase the same.

This year, the Computer and Robotics also compiled and prepared Learning Resources for multiple disciplines to educate and prepare beginner students. Taking our event to all corners of the nation, we saw participation from cities such as Indore, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Nashik, Dehradoon, Bokaro etc.

The competition hosted nine remarkable events covering a vast field of knowledge in the technological world and received vivifying performance on the part of all the students that participated in the events this year. We invited participation from 380 participants in our 9 unprecedented events — Designathon, The Senate, Coliseum, Quick Grid, The Next Question, Proving Grounds, Logic Magic, Aperture and Clapboard. Overall, WarP Inter was a resounding success with 380 participants.


INTER SCHOOL DECLAMATION COMPETITION

Gurunanak Public School, West Punjabi Bagh organised its Third Inter School Declamation Competition-Philoquence 2020 on Thursday, 19 November 2020. It was successfully conducted on Zoom having participants from more than 40 schools of Delhi. The topic for the event was ‘Religion is above Ritualism’.

The participants poured their hearts out and gave their best while enunciating the topic in hand. The event aimed at honing the oratory skills of the students. Shourya Baijal of Class XI D represented Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and bagged third position in the competition. The event was a great success and definitely helped the students in mastering their speaking skills with ease and articulation.


The Heritage Crusade’20

Daastaan-E-Dharohar

Celebration of The Heritage Crusade 2020: Daastaan-E- Dharohar held on 19th November was a momentous landmark in the calendar of DPS Mathura Road. It was the dawn of a new day with the mighty corners of Indian heritage being explored for the first time on a digital platform.

The Heritage Club made exemplary efforts to infuse awareness about our Rich Cultural Heritage of India through a myriad of activities, both offline and online which were meticulously designed for the Young Heritage Crusaders to unleash their tapped potential and hone the creative abilities.

The 6&7 the graders unraveled the Stories in Stone: Unearthing the Nuances of Heritage, through pebble painting, Indian pottery: Spinning a Tale of Utility and India’s eternal love affair with puppetry.

The 8&9 graders explored the realm of Heritage Hands: Paper Mache and Power Poetry: Our Heritage Power stones and the nuances of Lost Towns: Town of Glory were explored by young orators of 8&9.

The students of Grade 11 had undertaken the enriching walkthrough the textile landscape of India through Fabric recreation and unraveled the varied corridors of Heritage through Virtual Extravaganza: Wanderlust Express. And Lastly, for the Quizzers of DPS Mathura Road! Purnava:test your smart! enabled the critical thinking and reasoning skills of our 11th graders In a true sense, the digital world got a heritage touch! The Event gave an inside scoop to the glorious facets of Indian Heritage.

“Heritage is indeed not just the Past, but the Dawn of Modernity”


CAREER SYMPOSIUM 2020

The Career Counselling Club of DPS Mathura Road organized a two-day event ‘The Career Symposium’ on 21st November and 22nd November, 2020 which consisted of three sub-events.

The first event was Career Carnival including a range of webinars starting from Profile building. In this session, various activities were conducted like SWOT Analysis and Johari’s Window with the aim of making the students aware of themselves.

Next was the session on Career options relating to each stream and whether to study in India or abroad by Mr. Jitin Chawla, the well-known personality from the field of career counselling provided in-depth knowledge about new emerging careers in each field. The session was quite informative and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.Emerging liberal art by Ms. Meenu Arora at Krea University was next up in line wherein the moderator explained several aspects of Liberal Arts such as what students can take up in Liberal Arts.

To end the Career Carnival we had a session on How to ace your college interview by Ms.Kanchi Khanna from Plaksha University. She covered each and every aspect of a college interview making it really easy for the students to crack their interviews in the future. As she had been the interviewer herself several times, she was able to give a deep insight and helped the students with the answer to each possible question that could be asked in the interview.

Up next, we had the competition ‘The Perfect Interview’. In this we had three benches. The first and second bench was for classes 11th and 12th respectively and helped the participants to stimulate a college interview experience. The third bench was for 9th and 10th students to give a prefectorial body interview experience. The interviewers judged the interviewees on various aspects such as confidence, previous knowledge and insight gained by interviewer. On Day 2 we had University fair organized by ICAE where eminent universitiesfrom both India and abroad came and helped the studentsto decide the future college.

The speakers from universities covered various aspects like courses they offered, campus infrastructure, course fee, placements and much more. Among many universities from India some were Flame University, Ahmedabad University, Indian Institute of Art and Design and Shiv Nadar college. The universities that came from abroad were Ottawa University, Queens, University, University of Windsor, ESSEC, InstitutoMarangoni, Trinity College Dublin, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo and many more. Various questions of the students were also answered by the University representatives.

Overall, the event was a great success as students benefitted from the various events held, webinars conducted by well-known and knowledgeable resource-people, University Fair giving the students a chance to have a one-on-one interaction with top universities and Perfect Interview preparing the students for interviews they would face in the future.


46th Amala Chatterjee Memorial Inter-School English Debate

“The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem.” ― Auliq

DPS Mathura Road organised the 46th Amala Chatterjee Memorial Inter - School English Debate- First Ever Virtual Edition for Class VIII on 23 November, 2020 via Google Meet platform. The debate commenced with the welcome address by Ms. Reema Sharma, Vice Principal, DPS Mathura Road in which she elucidated the innumerable benefits of debating and emphasised the need to develop good debating skills. Next, the Masters of Ceremony paid tribute to Amala Chatterjee, a former student of DPS Mathura Road, honouring her as a symbol of inner grit and determination essential in the making of a Dipsite. The burning topic was “DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING CHILDREN’S LIFE BETTER” to which the young debaters could relate personally given the present pandemic situation. The event saw an enthusiastic participation of forty-two participants from fourteen prominent schools from Delhi NCR and witnessed an exuberant interplay of opinions on the given topic.

The panel of eminent judges consisted of Ms Diviya Vinod, a passionate educator and a CambridgeEnglish Interlocutor for OET Exams and Ms Apoorva Kaur, a digital advertising professional. The dedicated preparation, the fluency and insight, the debating skills and the confidence of the debaters were praised by our honorable judges.

The heated but interesting debate which lasted over three hours finally came to an end with the following result. Vanya Nanda from Modern School, Vasant Vihar was adjudged the best speaker while Anaisa Arora from Modern School, Vasant Vihar bagged the second position. Aaditya Yashovardhan Pande from D.P.S, Noida and Aureya Sarraf from D.P.S, Mathura Road shared the third position. S. Jaahnavi from D.P.S, Greater Noida was declared the best interjector. The rolling trophy for the best team was awarded to Modern School,Vasant Vihar.


BIOLOGICA 2020


ENVIRONMENT FEST- TENALACH

The environment council of Delhi Public School Mathura Road organised its first ever virtual interschool competition; Tenalach 2020, Inter School Environment Festival. It was conducted on 27 th November with over 20 schools participating and about 120 students and with the help of the teacher incharges , presidents, vice presidents and a team of great volunteers this event was a great success. The events conducted were: “The creators project”, in which the participants had to design a Poster on the topic which will be given on the spot. This competition was conducted online on zoom. Then the second one was “words of nature”, in which a pictorial was provided to the participants on which they had to write a poem on however they interpret the pictorial. Then the third event was “voice it out”, in which there were two rounds and in the first round all teams were supposed to prepare a short video campaigning against air pollution. And on the basis of that they were selected for the second round. The shortlisted teams were further judged by a panel of esteemed judges, where they were interviewed on the basis of their campaign video. It was judged by Mr Laksh Bhambhani, who is the president of rotary club delhi. Then the fourth event was “Ad-mad”, in which all teams were supposed to prepare a short video advertising an eco-friendly product in which they had to introduce the exquisite features and modify the product using their own creative ability. This event was judged by Mr Saurab Jain who is the vice president of paytm. All these events were so much liked and appreciated by the participants. Also these were so interesting and informative at the same time that everyone is waiting for more such events in future.

CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION (2020-21)

26th of November is celebrated as the Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. As part of the celebrations at DPS Mathura Road, a number of activities like Bookmark, Debate, Puzzle, Talks and Quiz aimed at highlighting and reiterating the values and principles enshrined in the Constitution were organized for the students of Classes VI to XII. The Reading of Preamble was done in all the classes to relive the cherished memories and reiterate the significant ideals of the Indian Constitution of Equality, Liberty and Fraternity mentioned in its Preface Students were acquainted with the important values of our Indian constitution through preamble. The Activities proved to be fruitful as the patriotic fervor of students was evident through their inquisitiveness and interest to know more about the conception of the Constituent Assembly.


CBSE IBM AI Training

Our school participated in CBSE IBM EdTech Youth Challenge India – 2020-2021, a competition organized by CBSE and IBM to give students an opportunity to work with experts from IBM and its partners to tackle pressing sustainability, climate, and disaster issues through the use of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence. There are 7 levels in the challenge. Level 1 is AI Online Training. A CBSE IBM AI Online Training was organized for students of class XI on Saturday, 19 th December 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm. The programme involved a 3-hour online training on AI that was delivered by IBM’s implementation partner, 1M1B Foundation which will be followed by a 3-hour AI Online Certification course on IBM’s online platform.

Post the training, students are required to submit their idea for a solution using AI and the top 2 ideas from each school will be selected for mentoring by IBM experts and will compete to win an internship opportunity at IBM in 2021.

The training was attended by 15 students of class XI, along with Ms. Monika Sethi & Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur. It was very useful and informative session and students participated actively in the same.


AI & Cyber Security Webinar

An online Webinar on Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security was organized for students of class XI on Saturday, 19th December 2020 from 4 pm to 5.30 pm by Team Vigyantram in association with Enactus IIT DELHI. This webinar was organized for school students by Top Notch Corporate Leaders on the gap between academic learning (related to technologies like Artificial Intelligence) and Industrial Implementation. The New Education Policy by MHRD is focused on introducing coding and increasing exposure to technology at a young age so this webinar was organized to bridge the gap between academic studies and Industrial Exposure.

The webinar was attended by 30 students of class XI, along with Ms. Monika Sethi. It was very interesting and interactive session and students participated actively in the same.


Fire Safety Program

An online ‘Fire Safety Program’ was organised by Disaster Management Club for all the wings (Pre-Primary wing, Junior wing and Senior wing) of the school on 16 th Dec., 2020. The safety program was aimed at creating awareness amongst the students on how to protect oneself during a real-life fire situation.

The aim was to spread awareness among the children, along with the guidelines and safety procedures to be followed. It showed the causes of fire accidents, fire burns, what procedures to be followed like:

  • Get out as quickly as possible.

  • In case there is smoke, stay low to the ground, keep one hand on the wall and crawl to the nearest exit.

  • Not to use elevators, use the staircase while evacuating.

  • Move quickly to an open area from the building.

  • Once away, then call the ‘Fire Safety Department’.

The film also showed us the various types of fire-extinguishers and how to use them. The parents appreciated the program and the children also were made aware of the safety measures.


VIRTUAL YOUNG LEADERSHIP PROGRAM(VY-LEAP’20)

A five-week mentorship program

The newly formed Young Leadership Club of Delhi Public School Mathura Road has successfully completed its first endeavor of conducting a five-week leadership program for the students of our school. The program observed an overwhelming participation of 120+ students. The aim of this program was to inculcate core leadership competencies in the students and make them familiar with dynamics of leadership.

The program comprised 5 weeks of Training Sessions imparted by prominent Leadership Coaches across the country. There were various learning tools and experiential based activities shared by the Chief Mentors. Core leadership competencies including Effective Communication, Active Listening, Empathy, Developing Resilience, Critical Thinking, Team Building, Adaptability and Public Speaking were delivered.

The final week of VY-LEAP’20: The Young Leaders Convocation comprised three live events for the students. This Leadership Program has been invaluable and has transformed the first batch of our Young Leaders. The journey to self-excellence has been extremely enriching and insightful.

Minet X 2020

The Computers and Robotics Club of our school participated in Minet X 2020 organized by Mother’s International School on 1st and 2nd September 2020. The exclusive (invite-only) interschool level technology symposium invited participation from 18+ schools and hosted 170+ participants. The competition consisted of multiple events related to Technology and Computing.

Seven students from our school participated in the event and won various awards.
Ansh Goyal (XII-C) and Aadeesh Sharma (XII-C) secured First position in the Programming
event.

  • Sauhard Jain (XII-B) secured Second position in the Group Discussion event.

  • Garv Chandalia (XII-A) and Ramish Abdali (XI-B) secured Third position in the Quizzing Event and qualified for the finals of the crossword event.

  • Yashas Jindal (XI-A) and Saksham Saluja (XI-A) participated in the Robotics event.

CELEBRATION OF READING WEEK FROM 8 TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2020.
CBSE/DIR(ACAD)/2020, CIRCULAR NO. ACAD- 62/2020

I. Recognising the importance of reading and to mark the occasion of International Literacy Day, Reading Week was celebrated by Classes VI to XII at DPS Mathura Road The following activities were taken up to celebrate the Reading week and promote reading habits among students.

Around 400 students of Class XII were given a Reading Project to encourage them to discover the joys of reading. This reading project sought to draw out the comparative and critical analysis skills of students between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel The Hound of the Baskervilles and the second episode of the second series of Sherlock, produced by BBC One.Post-reading, the students were told to create and present a PowerPoint consisting of not more than 10 slides that analysed the following themes:

  • Setting in the Victorian Era as compared to setting in the present time.

  • Sherlock’s character in the novel compared to the one in the series/movie.

  • Dr. Watson’s character as a complement to Sherlock’s.

  • Linking the clues – a comparative analysis between the novel and the series.

  • The ending – logic and rationale – comparison between novel and series.

The Project served to keep students’ minds stimulated and focused. It also helped in the development of skills like creative and analytical thinking.

II. Online Inter Section English Debate Competition- Class XI-----The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised its first ever Online Inter Section English Debate Competition for Class XI via Google Meet. More than thirty five voiced their opinion on the topic- “Social media presence is the correct way to express dissent in today’s time”. The debaters energetically expressed their opinions and arguments with respect to the motion set before the house. The students discussed about the relevance of dissent and voiced their opinions in a constructive way.

The event not only instilled confidence in the students but also honed their oratory skills. The online competition opened up new dimensions in the virtual education process and served as an initiation of many more successful virtual competitions in the near future. The event was an enriching experience for everyone involved.

III. CLASS X - The following suggested activities were conducted with 325 students of Class X to celebrate the Reading Week and promote reading habits in students.

SUBJECT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES ACTIVITY 1 - Integrating Reading and Fine Arts:

Students of Class X were encouraged to go beyond their text as they read the chapter ‘Glimpses of India’ in comparison with Sikkim and did a comparative analysis. They correlated the given themes, researched over the internet and used other sources as well, thereby enhancing their critical thinking skills. A comparative study of Goa, Coorg , Assam and Sikkim also enhanced their creativity and propagated reading skills. The students presented their ideas in the class with the help of PPTs prepared by them. This was a group activity conducted in a collaborative manner, each group comprising eight students made the presentations in the online classes.

ACTIVITY 2 - Creation of Timelines/ Mind Maps

The activity based on the ‘Life History of Richard Ebright’ enabled students to trace the life and achievements of this eminent scientist. The teachers encouraged students to read more and present their ideas in the class, it was a learning experience for all the students as they got to know about his trials, tribulations, courage and discoveries with the help of timelines and mind maps.

IV . Class IX -The following suggested activities were conducted with 320 students of class IX

Suggested Activity 3 - Arrange online reading sessions wherein students may be encouraged to share short stories written by them : Creative Critical Thinking: Students created and presented short stories on the basis of the cues provided to them. b. enact, recreate timelines of events, characters, etc. on the basis of the poem/story/book read by them.

Collaborative work Main Reader Beehive: Autobiography of APJ Kalam -My Childhood - students were divided into groups of four and were encouraged to make a Timeline and Pictorial Presentation on the different Events which influenced APJ Kalam’s life.

Suggested Activity 7 - Integrate Reading and Fine Arts: Reading stories/ poem/ book etc. and drawing pictures, posters etc. on the basis of the poem/ story/ book read.

Beehive : In The Legend of Northland (Poem)- Poem reading with appropriate voice modulation. Draw outline figures of the main characters and write down their virtues and vices. The students actively performed all the assigned activities during the reading week.

V. Classes VI , VII and VII - The following are the details of the activities as conducted across all sections of classes VI to VIII from 10 September to 14 September 2020.

261 students from class VI, 231 from class VII and 254 students from class VIII enthusiastically participated in Online Read- a- Thon wherein the fastest reader of the class was acknowledged for his/her fine pronunciation and oratory skills. Integrate Reading and Fine Arts is the other activity which appealed to the young creative minds to draw the pictures, posters on the basis of the preliminary reading of the given poem. At the end the students were motivated and encouraged to keep their minds stimulated and focused.

EXPRESSIONS 2020

EVENT: The Annual Inter- School Festival -Expressions 2020
HOST SCHOOL: The Army Public School, Shankar Vihar
DATE: 31st August 2020
More than 60 schools across the nation participated in the event.

Aarna Garg of Class 9-E (Admission Number- 10125) participated in the Live Event named Daastan-i- Sheher in which only one participant from classes IX-X were allowed for registration.

The participants were expected to depict themselves as any famous town or city of India or abroad and narrate the story of its inception covering history, geography,social aspect, cuisine culture etc. The student of our school D.P.S. Mathura Road portrayed herself as a famous Heritage site HAMPI apprising the audience with its History, Geography, famous temples, travellers, UNESCO Site, personalities belonging to it etc. and secured 3RD Position for her wonderful performance in the Inter-School Competition. She will be facilitated with a Certificate for the same.

ARTHASHASTRA & CONFEST 2020
1st- 2nd August 2020

Name of the Host School: Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj

Arthashastra & Confest 2020, the Annual Economics and Commerce Fest of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj was held on 1st- 2nd August, 2020, via the online mode. DPS Mathura Road participated in all the 7 events.

The preliminary rounds were conducted on 1st August for War of Words, Stock Wars and Treasure Hunt and the final rounds were conducted on 2nd August, along with the Surprise Event. 13 students had participated in this event.

INDEPENDENCE DAY, RAKSHA BANDHAN AND JANMASTHAMI CELEBRATION

CLASS-VI

ACTIVITY: Art & Craft- Theme-Tricolour [Rakhi, Coaster, Flower pot, Pen holder, Lord Krishna’s crown, Flute etc]

Students participated whole heartedly and send their beautiful creations through digital mode. Some of the creative work of the students is worth mentioning.

CLASSES: VII -VIII

ACTIVITY: Poster (A4 size or Half chart paper) portraying their views on Independence Day

CLASSES: IX-X

ACTIVITY: Short video/recording of Instrumental music/song [Theme Patriotism]

CLASSES: XI-XII

ACTIVITY: “We defeated colonialism 72 years back, can we drive out corona too?”

{Can be in form of a Writeup, Poem, Dialogue, Enactment. etc.}

Independence Day assembly:

The following students of class 12th performed an act on the topic Aazadi Corona Se- The freedom struggle of 2020. It was screened in the virtual assemble held on 13th August for 11th and 12th:

  • Aryan Ballani(12TH -D)

  • Ananya Lal(12TH -D)

  • Aditya Saha(12TH -A)

  • Manan Jain(12TH -G)

  • Xynah Mohsini(12TH -D)

  • Riya Jain(12TH -K)

  • Vidhushi Kaushik(12TH -J)

GANDAGI MUKT BHARAT (GMB) CAMPAIGN

The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti which is the nodal Department for Swachh Bharat- Grameen has established a State-of-art Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi. The RSK is being set up as an experience center, which uses modern technology to chronicle India's Swachhata journey in a hi-tech edutainment format with a mix of indoor digital and outdoor physical exhibits.

1. On 8th August 2020 our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi inaugurated the centre. The webcast for the same was shared with students of through Google Classroom.

Summary of class wise strength of students who attended the virtual live programme

Gandagi Mukt Bharat (GMB) Campaign

  • Class I-V- 402 students

  • Class VI-VIII-458 students

  • Class IX-X-389 students

  • Class XI-XII -385 students

2. The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the Gandagi Mukt Bharat (GMB) campaign, a special long campaign for swachhata which included

  • Online painting competition for classes classes 6 to 8

  • Essay Competition for classes 9 to 12.

The theme for the competition was ‘Gandagi Mukt MeraBharat’. More than 50 entries were received for the competitions for the mail.

The Best entries were from-

1. Painting Competition- Tushaar Sood of VIII- B

2. Essay Competition – Tanmay Kumar Shrivastava of XI B


WarP Intra 2020

The Computer and Robotics Club of the school, WarP recently organized its annual intra-school technology symposium, WarP Intra 2020, from 12-13 August 2020. The symposium instils technical skills in students, furthering their interest in STEM fields and cultivating an environment for innovation.

For the first time in the club’s history, WarP Intra was conducted in a completely online format, consisting of 7 unparalleled events. Such an event encouraged students to continue developing their abilities and provided them with a platform to showcase the same.

This year, the Computer and Robotics compiled and prepared Learning Resources for multiple disciplines to educate and prepare beginner students. These documents provided a complete tutorial for advanced technologies, which are instrumental in the field of STEM and Computer Science.

We invited participation from Classes VI-XII in events such as The Senate (Group Discussion), Coliseum (Gaming), Crossword, The Next Question (Quiz), Web Development, Graphic Designing, Logic Magic (Programming), and Robotics. Overall, WarP Intra was a resounding success with 200+ participants.

Students displayed their exuberant creativity and imagination in the Creative Event by creating websites and branding campaigns for startups. Students from classes IX-XII deliberated upon the various technologies preeminent in the twenty-first century and their effects in the Group Discussion. The Robotics Hardware event tested the technical prowess and problem solving abilities of young students in a grueling coding contest.

1. Group Discussion

A platform for logic-driven debate over eminent topics of contention in the field of STEM and Computer Science.

The participants were judged upon their articulation, substantiation and innovation.

First: Manan Jain
Second: Tejasvini Chawla
Third: Pranay Aggarwal
Judge & Event Head: Sauhard Jain

2. Creative (Web Development & Graphic Design)


Focusing on novel design and creative ideas, this event tasked students with creating websites and branding campaigns for startups. Students used cutting-edge technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo and much more.

Web Development Winners:

  • Suchir Bajaj, Adi Minocha and Agrim Sharma

Graphic Design Winners:

  • Faeez Ahmed, Shaurya Mittal and Laavanya Datta

Event Head: Sauhard Jain

3. Robotics

A test of technical prowess and problem solving, the Robotics event included two grueling rounds. The prelims was a quiz consisting of 20 questions while the finals was a timed-hardware event including tasks such as grid navigation. The participants wrote programs for line follower Bots which were then tested live using the Google Meet & G Suite platform.

Winner: Kush Singh
Event Heads: Yashas Jindal and Saksham Saluja


4. Crossword

With out-of-the-box thinking and spontaneity, students equated their knowledge to the clues provided on the grid. Both the prelims and finals consisted of a written crossword made from scratch by the event heads.

First: Pranav Gupta
Second: Padam Arora & Siddharth Kumar
Third: Agrim Sharma
Event Heads: Garv Chandalia and Ramish Abdali


5. Quiz

Inviting all curious enthusiasts, the quiz provided a platform for students to showcase their knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics related to tech in the twenty-first century. The prelims included a written test consisting of 20 questions. The Final Round was conducted as a live quiz with 8 participants.

First: Omar Islam Laskar
Second: Adi Minocha
Third: Suchir Bajaj
Event Heads: Garv Chandalia and Ramish Abdali


6. Programming

Testing the efficiency, speed and accuracy, the Programming event involved problem-solving through code. After an online preliminary contest, the top 4 students battled it out in the two-hour final round on HackerRank.

First: Aadeesh Sharma
Second: Kritik Sehgal
Third: Yash Shivani
Event Heads: Vaibhav Harit and Ansh Goyal


7. Gaming

50+ students participated in a three-round PC Gaming contest which was moderated online including five different indie and first-person shooter gaming titles.

First: Aditya Chawla
Second: Arjun Ranjan
Third: Devaang Kumar
Event Heads: Maaz Khan and Sami Nizami


VAAD- VIVAAD PRATIYOGITA

HOST SCHOOL: Vasant Valley School
TOPIC: 'Aaj Tak' Hindi
DATE: 11TH-14TH AUGUST2020
PARTICIPANTS: Meidhaa Ailawadi- XI, Laavanya Dutt- X I, Anindya Mishra- XH
Our students could only clear first round.

ONLINE CAREER FAIR BY GEECS

Global Engagement in Education & Counselling Support organised the Webinar based " VIRTUAL - Selective University Fair” for students of class 11th and 12th on 14th August, 2020 at 3pm through a zoom link. This Fair was curated by former admissions/international Recruitment officers, University professors, Teachers and counselors from some top schools in the country today.

The Webinar was kick started by one of the organisers discussing about the current situation of the educational sector, the impact of covid and the new education policy.

  • The first speaker was from Flame University, where she covered the philosophy behind Flame’s courses, Admission criteria, fees structures etc. According to the speaker, what sets Flame apart from its peers is its liberal education structure. They are a compulsorily residential university and are situated in Lavale, Pune, Maharashtra.

  • The next speaker was a representative from Istituto Marangoni. He claimed that Istituto Marangoni is among the top fashion universities if not occupying the top position itself. They are an Italian origin chain of universities and that they have one of their facilities located in Mumbai.

  • Up next was the Switz Education Foundation. They represented a number of esteemed European universities some of which are Swiss Hotel Management School, Cesar Ritz, Hotel Institute Montreux etc.

  • The following speaker was a representative of University of Greenwich, who are a Britain based group of universities and have 3 campuses in total.

  • Representatives of University of Victoria were also present at this fair. They are located in Canada and are a multidisciplinary university.

  • Next-up was Ahmedabad university. They were a research-based university and are more focused on liberal education.

  • The fair ended with Krea University, however due to frequent audio cuts, it became very difficult to understand what their representative was saying, and unfortunately due to this reason participants were not able to gain much information about their prestigious institution.

All in all, the air was a very successful one, wherein I got the chance to acquire a lot of information about a multitude of universities. This was definitely a much-needed experience. I would like to appreciate the efforts taken by the GEECS to ensure that students are able to gain the exposure that they require and deserve, which is especially important at such a crucial point of time in their careers, and trying, to the maximum extent possible that the crucial seminars never stop.

‘MINDSMART 2020 - Adolescent Peer Educators’ Leadership Course in Life Skills & Wellbeing

It was held online on 22 July and 25 July 2020 from 3 to 5pm.

The students of class IX, XI and XII participated in the MINDSMART Peer Educators’ Leadership Course organised by Expressions India as an endeavor to promote Life Skills and Wellbeing to adolescents. A series of webinars were held to teach the volunteers the importance of Life Skills and the role they play in the lives of adolescents these days in the 21st century.

The following students participated:

  • Tanya Aggarwal XII H

  • Zainab Bie XII M

  • Arnav Gupta XI J

  • Devanshi Mittal XI J

  • Zubia Khairi XI J

  • D.Ananya, IX E

  • Noor Malik, XI J

  • Zainab Rizwi IXA

  • Sonniya Singh Katyal XI-J

  • Shrisha Bhardwaj XI J

The first session was held on 22.07.2020 which started with an ice-breaker and brainstorming activities to bring out the deep buried inside thoughts of the students. Then life skills education was imparted along with group discussion on 21st cebtury skills. Phrases like “I amvaluable because ” and “My family is important to me because ” were posed to students with the objective of being self-aware and valuing people around oneself.

The second webinar held on 25.07.2020 started with the objective of introducing the concept of effective communication and how it plays a vital role in the lives of adolescents. A situation was provided by Expressions India team and a role play was prepared by the students of our school. The students performed a meticulous and astounding virtual play while sitting in their homes on the Topic Drug Addiction and Use of Life Skills in prevention of Drug Abuse in Adolescence.

A questionnaire was followed after the play about the addiction to drugs and was organised by our school students to the rest of the schools based on the play leading to an engaging and interactive session. Our students were highly appreciated for their performance and applauded.

In the end, it was concluded that Life skills are inbuilt in us, they don’t require any rocket science but mere humanity and involvement.

CAREER COUNSELLING REPORT APRIL - AUGUST 2020

Following virtual career fairs and university webinars were attended by students of class 11th and 12th at Delhi Public School Mathura Road New Delhi.

  • Admissions in DU through ECA by Jitin Chawla was organized on 21st July for class XII students.

  • 40 International Universities participated in the Virtual Career Fair by Webi Fair India on 25th July from 5 till 8pm at india.webifair.com which was attended by interested students from class 11 and 12th

  • A Webinar on UBC Canada was organized by UBC Indian Representative Tanushree Bhattacharya on 24th July on Profile Building for class 11 and 12 students at 5pm.

  • College board Virtual University Fair was attended by students of class 11 and 12 on 7th and 8th August where following world top ranked universities took part: Columbia University, McGill university, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, The university of Hong Kong and University of Melbourne.

  • Global Universities Webinar was organized by ICAE on 30th April 20 where following universities took part: University of Waterloo, Canada, University of Sydney Australia, University of Applied Sciences Germany, Academy of Pastry Arts-India, OP JINDAL UNIVERSITY-INDIA for class 11th and 12th students

  • Following Top Global Universities Meet was organized by ICAE on 29 May 2020 : Queens University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Wollongong, Manipal Academy Education, SRM University, Middlesex University Dubai, Flame University, Instituto Marangoni- Milan France and OP Jindal University.

  • An exclusive Webinar on Liberal Education in India was organised by Ashoka University on 3rd August at 5pm for class 11 and 12 students for DPS Mathura

Organized ACT-KORONA:

The dramatics society of DPS Mathura Road, Mrityunjaya, organized an online event through

Instagram and all the entries were sent to our E-mail. The event was an immense success. The final date for submission of entries was 22nd April. There were 3 sub-events under this event; BOLLYWOOD DHAMAKA, TIK-TOK CONTEST, POETRY SLAM. There were a total of 29 entries.

The winners of the events are as follows:

    BOLLYWOOD DHAMAKA:

  • Aarryan Lobo

  • Anvi Jain

  • Rushaal Chugh and Aarohi Lal

  • TIK-TOK CONTEST:

  • Anshika Ballani

  • Special Mention- Saami Nizami

POETRY SLAM:

  • Aryan Gupta

  • Aarna Garg

  • Zainab Rizvi

We also gave away E-certificates to the winners.

The following students of class 9th performed a Poetic drama on the topic-The freedom struggle 1947. It was screened in the virtual assembly held on 13th August for 9th and 10th:

  • Elnaaz Sayeed(9th-A)

  • Manya Gupta (9th-G)

  • Aanya Juneja(9th-A)

  • Raghav Keshwani(9th-A)

  • Viraj(9th-A)

  • Aqdas Raashid(9th-C)

The students of class 8th also prepared a skit on Communal Harmony and Peace. It was screened in the virtual middle school assemble held on 13th August. The list of students is as follows:

  • Noya Abdali (8th –A)

  • Aureya Sarraf (8th –B)

  • Yatharth Madan (8th-A)

  • Taha Rashid (8th –A)

  • Shaurya. A. Tandon (8th –C)

  • Neev Gangotia-(7th)

XINO 2020

The Computers and Robotics Club of our school participated in XINO 2020, Annual Inter-school Technology Symposium organized by Delhi Public School, Rohini on 3-14 August 2020. The National level technology symposium invited participation from 40+ schools and hosted 200+ participants. The competition comprised of multiple events related to Technology.

Two students from our school participated in the event.

  • Garv Chandalia (XII-A) and Ramish Abdali (XI-B) qualified for the online finals of the Crossword event out of 40 schools who participated in the preliminary round.

  • Garv Chandalia (XII-A) and Ramish Abdali (XI-B) also participated in the online prelims of the Quizzing Event.

  • These students of our school displayed their knowledge and technological prowess in the events and also brought accolades to the school through their appreciable performance.

    INTER SCHOOL DEBATE BY THE INDIAN SCHOOL

    Event Name: Dr Amardas Goradia Inter School Debate
    Date of the Event: 27th & 28th August 2020
    Name of the Host School: The Indian School

    The students of DPS, Mathura Road enthusiastically participated in 19th Dr Amardas Goradia Inter School Debate organized by The Indian School on 27th and 28th of August 2020. The debate was held online and consisted of 84 participants from 28 different schools all over India divided into the team of three.

    Sauhard Jain (XII-B), Areeb Mansoor (XII-L) and Pratyush Vij (XII-L) represented the school in the competition.

    The event was divided into three rounds- Prelims, Semifinals and Finals. Preliminary Round had three different format of debating namely- Turncoat, Extempore and Bridge. Sauhard Jain took part in Turncoat and presented his ideas on the topic 'This House believes that transgender athletes should be given equal opportunities in the arena of sports'. Areeb Mansoor presented his ideas on the topic 'The next day of earthquake' in Extempore round and Pratyush Vij represented the school in Bridge Round with topic 'This House shall implement negative income tax'.

    The students got an opportunity of an energetic exchange with their peers. The debate required students to think on their toes and thus was excellent learning experience.

    Online Inter Section English Debate Competition- Class XI

    Event Name: Inter Section English Debate Competition
    Date of the Event: 26th August 2020
    Name of the Host School: DPS, Mathura Road

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised its first ever Online InterSection English Debate Competition for Class XI on 26 August 2020 via Google Meet. More than thirty-five silver- tongued students voiced their opinion on the topic- “Social media presence is the correct way to express dissent in today’s time”. The debaters energetically expressed their opinions and arguments

    with respect to the motion set before the house. The debate was judged by Ms. Manisha Varma and Ms.Poonam Gupta who also declared the result and talked about the relevance of dissent and encouraged the students to voice their opinions in a constructive way. The event not only instilled confidence in the students but also honed their oratory skills.

    The winners for the day were:

    • First Position- Sinjini Singh (XI- B), Aryan Gupta (XI- I)

    • Second Position- Shourya Baijal (XI- D), Jahanvi Pande (XI- H)

    • Third Position- Aahana Chowdhry (XI- I), Aziz Mallick (XI-I)

    The Motivational prizes were bagged by:-

    • Divya Bandaru (XI- E)

    • Hamza Ahmad (XI- B)

    The Best Interjectors’ for the day.
    R. Vignesh (XI- E) and Yashas Jindal (XI- A)

    At the end the judges appreciated the efforts of all the participants and motivated them with more encouraging words. The online competition opened up new dimensions in the virtual education process and served as an initiation of many more successful virtual competitions in the near future. The event was an enriching experience for everyone involved.

    Inter School Hindi Debate Competition by Anubhuti

    Event Name: Inter School Debate Competition by Anubhuti
    Date of the Event: 31st August 2020
    Name of the Host School: St. Columba’s School

    Ishita Agarwal of Class X H has won the title of "सर्वश्रे ष्ठ र्क्तापक्ष" in a Debate Competition organised by Anubhuti 2020-21, St. Columba's School. The competition was held on 31/08/2020 through Google Meet.

    Technolympics 2020

    The Computers and Robotics Club of our school participated in Technolympics 2020 Annual IT Fest organized by Cambridge School, Noida on 31st August 2020. The national level technology symposium invited participation from 20+ schools and hosted 200+ participants. The competition consisted of multiple events related to Technology and Computing.

    Six students from our school participated in the event and won various awards.

    • Krithik Sehgal (XII-C) secured first position in the Programming event.

    • Faeez Ahmed (XI-C) secured first position in the Photoshop event.

    • Veydant Suri (X-E) secured first position in the Group Discussion event.

    • Garv Chandalia (XII-A) and Ramish Abdali (XI-B) secured first position in the Quizzing Event

    • Arjun Ranjan (XII-C) secured third position in the Gaming event.

    The students of our school displayed their knowledge and technological prowess in the event and also brought accolades to the school through their appreciable performance.

    WEBINAR ON STREAM SELECTION- A CRUCIAL JUNCTURE

    The school in association with Career Launchers organised a webinar on 5th September, 2020 for classes 9th and 10th to make the students aware of how crucial stream selection is and what all factors must be kept in mind while selecting a stream.

    Ms.Neha Wahi, Vice President, Capacity Building Department, Career Launchers wasthe eminent speaker. She started with first talking about why stream selection is important- mainly because it forms the base and fundamental pillars of our career and went on to explain the key factors in stream selection – being interest, aptitude, personality and study

    style as well.

    She also emphasised on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner making the students aware of intelligences like numerical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, kinaesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence to name a few by interacting with the students. The aim of this small activity was to make the students aware about their skill sets and abilities which are unique in every person.

    The session was carried forward by introducing the various career options a stream offers and how a single subject can also lead to different careers along with various opportunities offered with a combination of subjects chosen rightly keeping in mind one’s interests and passion and not succumbing to either the societal pressure or becoming a part of the herd mentality.

    Ms. Neha put forth a plethora of information on each stream laying special emphasis on the fact that there is more to what meets the eye. Giving an example for this she told that how mostly students and parents know only about 10-15 fields of engineering but there are approximately more than 100 fields waiting to be explored. She also made a specialmention about the uncertainty currently looming about New Education Policy and how it would affect the students.

    On an ending note, she advised the students to meticulously plan their way forward and choose their streams wisely as it can make a lot of impact on their lives. In charge Career Counselling Club and School Counsellor concluded the session by proposing a vote of thanksto Ms. Neha and Career Launchers for such an insightful and informative webinar

    Annual Fest 2020 organized by DPS Dwarka

    The Computers and Robotics Club of our school participated in Annual Fest 2020- (CORE and Flux) organized by Delhi Public School, Dwarka on 22nd, 28th and 29th August 2020. The National level Science and Technology symposium invited participation from 50+ schools and hosted 500+ participants. The competition consisted of multiple events related to Technology, Science and Computing.

    Nine students from our school participated in the event and won various awards.

    • Sauhard Jain (XII-B) secured Third position in the Group Discussion event.

    • Garv Chandalia (XII-A) secured Second position in the Quizzing Event and qualified for the finals of the Crossword event.

    • Yashas Jindal (XI-A), Ramish Abdali (XI-B), Omar Islam Laskar (XI-C) and Saksham Saluja (XI-A) secured Third position in the Covid-19 Innovation event. (A picture of the robot prepared by our team is given below)

    • Vaibhav Harit (XII-B) and Aadeesh Sharma (XII-C) qualified for the finals in the Programming event.

    • Aditya Chawla (XI-A) qualified for the finals in the Gaming event.

    COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS FEST A.C.E. ‘20

    EVENT: Inter-DPS Commerce and Economics Fest A.C.E. ‘20
    HOST SCHOOL: Delhi Public School, Dwarka
    DATE: 22nd and 29th August 2020

    Delhi Public School, Dwarka organized their Commerce and Economics Fest A.C.E. ‘20 on 22nd and 29th August 2020. There were a range of Commerce and Economics based events in this fest and the students of DPS Mathura Road enthusiastically participated in all the events. There were a variety of events such as Quiz, Mock Stock, Group Discussion and Crisis Simulation. A total of 9 students from class XI and XII of our school participated in these events. Garv Chandalia of class XII-A secured second position in the event ‘Whizcraft’ – a quiz competition


    WEBINAR ON COPING UP WITH HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC

    A Webinar was held on Monday 15 June on the topic- “Importance of Mental well-being and social practices during Quarantine” with class 11th students.

    The webinar consisted of various issues like coping up with mental health problems and other social practices during quarantine, its effects and consequences and solutions to it.

    A total of 30 students from class 11th attended the session on google meet.

    The hour long meet consisted of presentations by the speakers of class 12th on various aspects of the issue and was followed by an interactive question/answer round involving all the teachers and the students.

    The speakers from class 12th were:

    • Tanya Aggarwal XII H

    • Zainab Bie XII M

    • Sachi Jagwan XII G

    • Avni Narula XII D

    • Anushree Jain XII A

    The students participated quite enthusiastically, shared about their problems and the over all session came out to be very motivating and encouraging.


    INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

    We celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21st June, each year. This day aims to raise awareness worldwide, of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

    “Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” - B. K. S. Iyengar

    DPS Mathura Road celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2020 from 8:00AM to 9:00 AM.

    Keeping in line with the theme for Yoga Day 2020 "Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home" the school organized virtual yoga sessions for all teachers and staff for one week, from 21st to 27th June 2020. The staff and teachers enthusiastically participated in the activities. It was attended by Mrs. Deeksha Khera, Vice Principal (Academic) Mrs. Reema Sharma, Vice Principal (Admin) Mr. Naveen Kumar and all teachers.

    The school yoga teacher conducted the sessions, as described below:

    • Start with Prayer

    • 10 minutes warm-up exercises like neck movements, shoulder movements,movements and legs exercises.

    • 15 minutes standing practices like Surya Namaskar, Tadasana, Trikonasana and vrikshasana (tree pose)

    • 15 minutes sitting practices like Paschimottanasana, Vajrasana, Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

    • Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose), Ardha Matsyendra asana and Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

    • 10 minutes supine asana practices like Pawanmuktasana (gas releasing pose) Vakrasana (spinal

    • twist pose) and Setubandhasana and shavasana

    • 5 minutes pranayama practices Kapalbhati, Anulom-Vilom and Bharmari pranyama.

    • 5 minutes meditation Practice

    The sessions were curated to make the participant feel light and energetic and were received enthusiastically. We are thankful to our Principal Mrs. Deeksha Khera who inspired us to celebrate yoga day in a grand manner.


    BIZECO 2020

    BIZECO 2020, the Annual Commerce Fest of Delhi Public School, Rohini was held on 27th-28th June,2020, via the online mode. DPS Mathura Road participated in 8 different events.These events tested the participants’ knowledge in the field of commerce thereby giving them exposure to various crisis situations, advertising, marketing, stock market, auction, etc. Teams for various events had qualified to the final round but no prizes were won.

    The events and participants were as follows:

    • Sauda Bazaar (Qualified Team for the final round)
      Sachi Jagwan (XII-G)
      Vrinda Kudsia (XII-G)

    • The Investors Pitch-
      Aryan gupta (XI-I)
      Dhriti gupta (XI- F)

    • Battle Of Crisis (Qualified for the final round)
      Harshit Makkar (XII-H)

    • The Realtor (Qualified for the final round)
      Nidhi Uppal (XII-G)

    • The Bombshell (Surprise event)
      Shreyaa Rakheja (XII-H)

    • Advertoclick -
      Vidhita Chandwani (XII-G)
      Suhani Jain (XI- I)
      Ayaan Chopra (XII-J)
      Avni Juneja (XI- I)
      Vaishnavi Krishna (XI- I)

    • Crypteco
      Aditya Swarnkar (XII-L )
      Suchir Bajaj (XII- I)
      Utsav Sharma (XII-H)
      Aditya Chawla (XII-H)
      Anish Gupta (XII- I)

    • Wall Street Broadway
      TEAM 1
      Kushagra Shukla (12-H)
      Manan Jain (12-G)
      Aryan Ballani (12-D)
      Aditya Saha (12-A)
      TEAM 2
      Yashraj Kathuria (XI-G)
      TEAM 3
      Sai Stuti Mittal (XII-E)
      Shrishti Singh (XII-E)
      Poonam Biswas (XII-E)


    INITIATIVES TAKEN BY SCHOOL FOR ‘MY BOOK MY FRIEND’ CAMPAIGN

    Books are a child’s best friend during his/her formative years. Reading of books does not only foster knowledge and ideas but also enhances their imagination, creative thinking, critical thinking, command over language and vocabulary among children. Given the current situation, reading books will also help them to combat isolation and cope with fears and anxiety.

    In continuation to its efforts to promote reading habits among students and support the launch of ‘My Book My Friend’ by Hon’ble HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, wholeheartedly became a part of this campaign to enrich the reading experience for the students of classes VI-XII.

    The students were encouraged to go beyond their textbooks and discover the joy of reading. Teachers assisted the students by sharing with them selection of books that they could read and enjoy. Special care was taken to ensure the children read books relevant to their age group. Many ways to improve reading skills were also shared with the students to help them make the most out of their reading exercise. The students were also advised to use the Immersive Reader.

    Some books that the students read were:

    • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

    • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

    • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis

    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

    • Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

    • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

    • The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

    • The kite runner by Khalid Hosseini

    • A thousand splendid suns by Khalid Hosseini

    • Ghost stories from the Raj, Edited by Ruskin Bond

    • The little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

    • The immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

    • The Great Gatsby by F. Fitzgerald

    • A General Introduction to Psychanalysis by Sigmund Freud

    • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    • The Untold Story by Lt. Gen B.M. Kaul

    • Ikigai - Hector Gracia and Albert Lieberman

    • Bloodline – BY Sidney Sheldon

    • The Confession – BY John Grisham

    • Inferno – BY Dan Brown

    • Wings of Fire - A P J Abdul Kalam

    • Feluda –by Satyajit Ray

    • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda

    Some suggested websites:

    • http://www.childrenslibrary.org

    • https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Childrens-eBooks

    • https://www.barnesandnoble.com

    • http://www.gutenberg.org/

    • https://play.google.com/store/books

    • https://bookboon.com/


    VIRTUAL LITERARY ACTIVITIES

    DPS Mathura Road has always been at the forefront of striking a balance between innovation and learning. The English Department of DPS Mathura Road conducted the CBSE Expression Series (Circular 40/2020)- on Thinking Innovatively in Unprecedented Times Like Covid 19. The Essay and Poetry writing competition on Thinking Innovatively in Unprecedented Times Like Covid 19 received a tremendous response and the winning entries from each category were uploaded on the CBSE website on 21 July 20.

    A literary event virtually renamed as VLiterati 2020 was also organised. VLiterati 2020 comprised a series of virtual activities aimed to engage the students across classes VI-XII in a fulfilling literary sojourn in accordance with the CBSE’s Celebration of National Reading Day, Week and Month (Circular 42/2020 from 19 June to 18 July 2020)

    This segment of the fest was divided into seven events, namely – Caveat Emptor, Doodle Me, Lend Me Your Ears, Microtale Talkies, Parchment and Ink, Poet’s Shack and Wandering Lens. From turning into storytellers for the event Lend Me Your Ears to employing their skills at creating innovative literary advertisements in Caveat Emptor, students’ entries provide a glimpse into the sheer zest and enthusiasm with which this virtual fest was received. The artistic students created doodles par excellence in the event Doodle Me while the budding writerscomposed creative poems and narratives in Poet’s Shack, Parchment & Ink and Microtale Talkies.

    With over 350 entries received between 8-15 July 2020 in the virtual literary event, the response and participation of the students from across middle and senior school was exemplary and overwhelming.

    VIDEO MAKING COMPETITION

    A Video Making competition on the topic "Sustainability (17 SDGs)" was conducted by Goethe-Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi from 01.05.20 - 26.06.20

    Ananya Juneja, together with her team “Hunger”, as part of the project "Fridays For Future: My contribution to a sustainable world", has won the 2 nd Prize for "Video Making competition" on the topic "Sustainability (17 SDGs)".

    As prize for winning the second position, all of the students will be awarded with a fully paid online language course by Goethe-Institut.


    GANGA QUEST

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ministry of Jal Shakti), which implements ‘Namami Gange’programme, in association with TREE Craze Foundation (TCF) organized ‘Ganga Quest’- a National Level Online quiz on river Ganga.

    Ganga Quest is a competitive knowledge-building platform, an awareness initiative and scientific baseline determination exercise to assess the knowledge gaps and attitude orientation about Ganga and Rivers.

    It was a bilingual (Hindi and English) quiz and was conducted from 22nd April 2020 to 22nd May 2020. Students between the age group of 10 to 17 years were eligible for the same.

    More than 94 students took part in the quiz from DPS Mathura Road. All the students were provided with Participation certificates.


    WORLD EARTH DAY

    The Environment council of DPS, Mathura road organized several activities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘The International Earth Day’.


    POSTER MAKING COMPETITON [52 participants]

    The students from classes VI-XII were asked to make handmade posters on the following topics:

    • Wildlife

    • Climate change


    SLOGAN WRITING COMPETITION [45 participants]

    The participants were asked to write a slogan on the topic ‘nature’.

    The following are a few entries:


    PLEDGE [45 participants]

    The young minds were given posters to fill where they were asked to write pledges about the various ways in which they would protect Mother Earth.

    PLEDGE [45 participants]

    The students of class 12th also contributed in the earth day celebration by making an interactive collage of their pictures. A video was also circulated by the council among the students to encourage them towards environment conservation.


    BEST OUT OF WASTE COMPETITION

    The Environment Council organized a BEST OUT OF WASTE competition for all the students of our school.


    WEEKLY QUIZ

    The council organized Interactive Quizzes for 7 days on the social media platforms, to spread awareness among the students about our Environment.


    Each one Plant ONE!

    Students were encouraged to plant a tree in their homes to foster a sense of responsibility & sensitivity towards nature..

    Fire Drill24th Feb'2020

    Time: 8:45 am

    Keeping in mind the safety of all at the time of unwanted and unexpected crisis, a fire drill was scheduled in the Junior Wing on 24th February,2020. All the teachers and the children were given proper instructions and the evacuation plan was explained in advance. The evacuation plan is displayed on all the exit routes on all the floors for the safety of the children and the staff. The drill was a great success and the aim of imparting knowledge about the methodical process to safeguard the lives and property of people from unforeseen natural and man-made crises was fulfilled. This will surely give children the courage and confidence to fight against any calamity.


    Earthquake Drill14th Feb'2020

    Time: 10:00am

    An earthquake drill was conducted again in the Junior Wing on 14th February,2020 to educate the children and prepare them in case of any such emergency. The children were well prepared in advance and prior instructions were given to them. The children followed the instructions well and hid themselves under their desks immediately along with the teachers who stood at one of the corners inside the classroom. It was an important drill and a great step in training children to deal with such situations peacefully.


    Heritage Club Intach: Film It Festival

    As a part of a project under INTACH, our children participated in many technical and content development workshops which helped them in making short documentaries on five main topics and other topics related to India’s heritage and customs.

    In culmination of the ‘Film It’ program scheduled on 6th of February, 2020 held in India International Centre, there was a galaxy of famous film producers, personalities from the field of art and culture, Chairman of INTACH and founder of Hemlet Foundation, Lady Helen Hemlet, Purnima Datt, director HECS and many more illustrious personalities along with students and teachers of various schools.

    In the ‘Film It’ festival, two of our films, Mahatma – A story to Inspire and Najaf Khan’s Tomb were adjudged as best inspirational and best cinematography respectively.

    Our children presented a self written poem and enactment of their experience of film making journey. Our school was awarded a Trophy for its constant participation for more than 10 years for the year 2018-2019. Also, the efforts of our students were highly appreciated.


    Computer & Robotics Club

    A Cyber Safety Awareness video of Cyber Crime Unit, Delhi Police was shown to all the students (Classes 6-12) in all classes on Friday, 17th January 2020 in home room period on Smart Board. The video comprised of the following:

    • Creating awareness about cyber safety

    • Informing students about Cyber Crimes and how to report them

    • Informing them about various tools and tricks through which data can be safe.

    • Tips on How to stay safe online

    • Issues like privacy, social media, gaming, Cyber abuse and Cyber bullying were also discussed.

    The students were able to relate to the issues discussed. It was a very useful and informative video for them.


    Report on Annual Swami Vivekananda Competition 2019-20

    Laiba Razi(8th-H) and Gursimar kaur (8th-D) has been awarded with cash prize of Rs.10000/- and Rs.5000/- respectively and a set of books on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda for securing First and Third prize respectively in Annual Swami Vivekanand Compitition 2020.

    Report on Inter Section English Debate for Class XI

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organised an Inter-Section Debate Competition for Class XI on 22 November 2019.The topic of the debate was : “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”. The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation of around 20 students. The students put forth their convincing and thought provoking arguments with respect to the motion. The result was declared by Mr. Naveen Kumar, Vice Principal (Admin.) of the school who spoke about the significance of forgiveness and encouraged the students to follow this priceless virtue in their lives. The event not only infused confidence among the students but improved their oratory skills.

    The winners were :

    • First Position - Vanshika Tuteja (XI-M)

    • Second Position- Areeb Mansoor (XI-L)

    • Third Position- Sumaiya Muneer (XI-D)

    The motivational prizes were bagged by:

    • Sauhard Jain (XI-B)

    • Syed Mohd Ibrahim Ali (XI-E)

    Suhaane Jain of Class XI-I was declared the 'Best Interjector'.


    Heritage Fest

    The Annual Heritage Fest of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road took was organized on 23rd-24th October 2019. The annual event aims to infuse awareness about the rich cultural Heritage of India by encouraging students from classes VI-XII to participate in meticulously designed competitions. It promotes the ideas, traditions and values that our incredible past holds.

    Tremendous efforts and active participation by the students was observed in various competitions which included ‘Khana Khazana- Pak Vidhi’ which brought together multiple cuisines of India, ‘Folk Dance and Music’, ‘Rangoli Making Competition’, ‘Stone Painting’, ‘Best Out of the Waste’ etc.

    Some events were conducted on the second day of the Heritage Fest; these included Abhivyakti Poshaq, PPT Making, Junior and Senior Quiz.

    The Heritage Club Incharge along with students of classes XI-XII organised the event.

    The event not only made the students gain knowledge about India’s vibrant past. The students participated in the event with gusto and enthusiasm making the event a great success.


    Commercium' 19

    incorp., the Commerce Club of the School , DPS Mathura Road organized its first ever Intra School Commerce Fest , Commercium'19 on 14-15 October 2019 (Monday & Tuesday) . The event saw more than 400 participants from Classes IX-XII participating in various onsite and online events.

    Commercium'19 comprised 5 onsite and 2 online events namely, D-Street (Stock Market Simulation), BiddingBull (Auction) , Quiz , Surprise event , Board meet , Marque (Branding - online), Meme it (online).

    D-Street was a stock market simulation testing participants' analytical knowledge. BiddingBull had 2 rounds: mental ability and final round of ipl auction testing their brand awareness along with auction knowledge. Board Meet tested participants to think for new and viable solutions to various crisis situations presented to them as they posed as the directors of the company . Surprise Event entailed various rounds testing the participants overall knowledge along with important leadership and teamwork qualities. Quiz was conducted for Classes IX and X comprising questions in fields of business and commerce. The event also celebrated Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary celebration by focusing certain questions on cleanliness and environment in corporates.

    Marque was an online branding event where participants had to create their own brand in a particular sector. Meme-it was a newly introduced event based on the recent trend of meme making.

    The event was a great success with every participant learning something new and different from the respective events in which they participated.

    Being the first event organized by the Commerce Club, the success of the first edition of the fest has paved way for the future events.


    Prashanmanch 2019 Class- X

    An Inter Section Hindi Prashanmanch Competition was held at our school on 16th October, 2019. This Prashanmanch Activity was organized by Hindi Department. This competition was divided into three rounds. Each round was based on different topics like Hindi Grammar, Sparsh and G.K/ Current Affairs. Five teams qualified for the final round.

    RESULT-
    TEAM I – Omar Islam,Pratham Mittal ( First Position)
    TEAM D- Pashmeen Kaur , Kanav Sachdeva ( Second Position)
    TEAM E- Shreeya Jain, Harshita Bagga (Third Position)
    TEAM G- Noor Malik, Priyanshu Katariya (Consolation )

    PICTURES OF THE EVENT-


    Swachhata Pakhwada 2019

    Delhi Public School, Mathura Road is celebrating Swachhata Pakhwada for the year 2019 i.e. 1 – 15 September, 2019. As a part of this Pakhwada myriad activities have been organised so far which include Swachhata Pledge, Cleanliness Talk, Cleanliness Drive etc.


    Prevention And Control Of Vector Borne Diseases

    DPS Mathura Road, New Delhi organised an interactive session on 28th August 2019 for the students of Classes V-VIII to generate awareness regarding prevention and control of Vector Borne diseases that is dengue, chikungunya and malaria.

    Entomologist Dr. Mamta, addressed the students and enlightened them about various issues, causes, precautions, spread and treatment of diseases caused by mosquitoes.Vector-borne diseases are human illnesses caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by mosquitoes, sand flies, triatomine bugs, black flies, ticks, tsetse flies, mites, snails and lice. Every year there are more than 700000 deaths from diseases such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and onchocerciasis, globally. Access to water and sanitation is a very important factor in disease control and elimination.

    The students were encouraged to discuss and share the awareness among their parents, friends and neighbourhood.

    About 200 students who participated in the session very enthusiastically responded to the questions raised by the expert. The message imparted was ‘Prevention is better than Cure’.

    The session, organised by Public Health Department, South Delhi Municipal Corporation was very enlightening.


    Jal Shakti Abhiyan

    Delhi Public School Mathura Road organized mass awareness activities as part of ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ on July 15, 2019.The aim of these activities was to create awareness among the students of Classes VI to XII regarding the importance of water conservation. The students were motivated to put in their best efforts to make this mission a success.

    The students were sensitized regarding the importance of water as a resource vital to the existence of all living beings, in the backdrop of rising global temperatures, leading to drying up of fresh water resources.

    A Nukkad Natak competition was organized for students of Classes VI to VIII to actively engage the students in expressing their opinions and views on the given topic which was followed by a Tree Plantation Drive by Classes VI to XII. The students planted saplings and pledged to be their guardians carrying forth the school tenets of ‘GO GREEN’.

    During the Nukkad Natak, around 300 students were sensitized on the issue of water conservation. The SUPW teachers had detailed discussion with the students on the issue of water conservation and students came up with very useful solutions and suggestions to handle this problem.

    The events saw a warm and enthusiastic response from the students at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. Numerous excellent performances by students were witnessed during the course of the day. The activities and discussions demonstrated the awareness and concern of Dipsites towards this hot burning issue –threatening the existence of mankind.


    Opinions Matter 2019
    20th August 2019

    The Debating Club of our school organized the Annual Inter School Debate – Opinions Matter for Classes XI and XII on 20 August 2019. The event saw an enthusiastic participation from eleven prominent schools from Delhi NCR and witnessed an exuberant interplay of opinions, rightfully owning up to its name, debating on the topic – Gandhian Principles Can Help in Reshaping Lost Morality.

    After the ceremonious lighting of the lamp, the debate was declared open by Ms. Reema Sharma, Vice Principal of the school. The panel of judges for the event comprised of Mr. Waleed Hassan, a senior journalist; Ms. Neha Bajpai, Editor-in-Charge, WatchTime and Mr. Shailesh Shekhar, a veteran media professional with currently running the Microsoft News Media Centre in India.

    Quoting Gandhi and his opponents, the young debaters impressed the judges with their presentation, confidence, research and their art of rebuttal. While Gandhi’s ideas of non-violence, truth and simple living resonated emphatically for all supporting the motion, his methods were analysed for efficacy in today’s day and age of cutting-edge leadership by the members of team opposition.

    Dhruvi Aggarwal from DPS, Mathura Road bagged the Best Speaker and the Best Interjector award was shared by Rushan Suri and Samarth Jain from DPS Mathura Road and The Shri Ram School, respectively. The overall trophy was bagged by The Indian School.

    The vote of thanks was rendered by Ms. Manisha Varma, Head of the Department of English. The eventful day ended with a rendition of the National Anthem.


    Report on Dr.Amidas Goradia National Inter-School Debate
    06th August 2019

    The 18th Dr Amidas Goradia National Inter-school Debate in English was hosted by The Indian School on 6 August 2019. Having grown over the years the debate saw an overwhelming presence of 30 school teams from 6 states.

    Mr. Parnab Mukherjee, well-known knowledge resource curator chaired this prestigious event, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Amidas Goradia, the first allopathic doctor to qualify in India in 1863. The chief guest for the event was Mr.Prafull Goradia.

    The three main events of the prelims round which included The Turncoat Round , The Extempore round and the Bridge Round were conducted significantly and gave the participants an amazing exposure and experience. Four teams were to be qualified for the semi-finals and a face-off between two teams for the final round.

    Names of participants from our School :

    • Shambhavi Verma (class XII-E) participated as a Turncoat Speaker.

    • Vanshika Tuteja (class XI-M) participated as an Extempore Speaker.

    • Xynah Mohsini (class XI-D) participated as a Bridge Writer.

    The experience was commendable and we take honour and pride in informing that Vanshika Tuteja , a student of class XI of our school , bagged the “Best Speaker Extempore”.

    Such events not only boost confidence in the students, but also encourage participation. The experience was great!

    Report on Hindi Debate Class IX
    30th July 2019

    An Inter Section Hindi Debate was organised in our school on 30th July, 2019 in the Multi Purpose Hall. The topic for the Debate was " क्या भारत बदल रहा है? Prior to the debate the students paid a tribute to our Indian Soldiers on the 20th anniversary of KARGIL WAR. Two students of each section had participated in this debate. It was an interesting competition where all the students were well prepared and very convincing in putting forth their ideas with the correct expressions, body movements and gestures. The event was judged by the teachers of the Hindi department, Ms. Usha Dhondiyal and Ms. Mamta Sharma. A total of 18 students had participated in the debate.

    Result-

    • Medha IX-I First Position

    • Yashita IX-F Second Position

    • Anant IX-C Third Position

    • Anya IX-A Consolation Prize


    Report on Ekanki Manchan
    23rd July 2019

    Students of our school participated in the Ekanki Manchan Prtiyogita 2019 conducted at Blue Bells International School, New Delhi on 23rd July, 2019. The topic was Panchparmeshvar by Munshi Premchand. The following students participated and got the participation certificate:

    • Vedika IX-A

    • Arpita Arora X-A

    • Vidhi Gandhi-IX-B

    • Aryan Lobo IX-A

    • Shivansh Bibra IX-B

    • Viraj VIII-E

    • Tejas VIII-E

    • Raghav Keshvani VIII-E

    • Elnaaz VIII-E

    • Areena Gilani IX-I

    • They were escorted by Ms. Rubani Sethi.


    5th International - Yoga Day Celebrations
    21st June 2019

    Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; yoga helps promote a balanced development of all the three. Keeping this objective in mind, Delhi Public School Mathura Road celebrated International Yoga Day on 21stJune 2019. The yoga session was attended by the school Principal Ms. Deeksha Khera along with the staff members and other employees of the school. Mr. Avinash Grover, the school Yoga teacher conducted the session which commenced with a prayer. This was followed by warm up exercises which included neck movement, shoulder movement, lower back movement and leg exercises.

    After the warm up exercises different yogic practices like Surya Namaskar, Tadasana, Trikonasana and Vrikshasana (tree pose) Paschimottanasana, Vajrasana, Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose), ArdhaMatsyendra asana and Padmasana (Lotus Pose ) Pawanmuktasana ( gas releasing pose Vakrasana (spinal twist pose) and Setubandhasana and Shavasana etc. were performed by the participants. Pranayama practices like Kapalbhati, Anulom-Vilom and Bharmari pranyama etc were also performed by the participants enthusiastically. The session was refreshing and rejuvenating forall the participants.

    In order to generate awareness among the students and the staff members the school also conducted a number of activities. A special Quiz was conducted for the students of Class XI to test and enhance their knowledge related to Yoga. The students also enthusiastically participated in Slogan writing based on the theme of Yoga.

    On 28th June a work shop on Meditation and Yogic Diet was conducted by Yogaguru Abodh [President and Director of Sahyog Anubhuti] for the staff members. He taught very simple meditation technique –MSRT [Mind Sound Resonance Technique] and chanting of A - U – M. Yogaguru also talked about Tamasic, Rajasic and Satvik diet. It was an enlightening session for the teachers who realized the importance of making Yoga a part of their lives to achieve physical fitness and mental peace. The message that Yoga should be an integral part of our lives as it goes hand-in-hand with wellness was well received by one and all.


    Report on Training Workshop on Medical Emergency Management in Schools for Teachers
    21st May 2019

    Orientation Program For Teachers On Medical Emergency Management In Schools
    By Indian Academy Of Pediatrics, Delhi

    An orientation programme on ‘Medical Safety in Schools’ was organised by Mrs. Sangeeta Narang (Social Worker) , Mrs Anita Dixit (Coordinator VI-VIII), Mrs Astha Mahajan, Ms Manvi (School Counsellors) on 21st May, 2019; Tuesday for the teachers of our school to make them more aware about how to deal with sudden medical emergencies immediately and effectively. The chief guests of the event were Dr. Ajay Kumar (Secretary IAP Delhi), Dr. Gaba and Dr. Sunita Bhatia.

    The programme started by an introductory address by Mrs. Astha Mahajan and then the mike was handed over to Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary IAP Delhi to put light on the topic of discussion. Dr. Ajay Kumar said that the students require immediate and spontaneous care by the teachers present in times of a sudden medical problem because the first 10 minutes are very crucial and we can’t wait for the proper medical help. He briefly talked about different programmes under MEMS-Medical Emergency Management in school systems such as learning how to identify problems like Learning Disabilities, Obesity, Hypertension and Diabetes in young children because these have become common these days in kids due to their bad eating habits.

    He further talked about the “Adolescent Health Academy” which looks after serious mental and physical issues in children like ‘Child Sexual Abuse’. The child can face such problems in the 7 to 10 hours that he or she spends in the school or maybe within the time of commuting to school. He said that such issues are to be identified by teachers around the child. A healthy relationship or a rapport has to be built so that the child trusts the teacher to share all problems that he or she faces.

    Dr. Ajay also said that they are planning to form ‘Health Clubs’ in school to discuss various issues related to health with the students.

    His team member Dr. Sunita elaborated on the common medical emergencies can be faced by anyone, students in general in school and the immediate treatment/medical help that can be given. She told about whvarious types of medical emergencies and what are the essentials that should be available with us at the time of a serious medical emergency. She further said that it is very important to act quickly, confidently, calmly, and correctly when any such situation arises because your confidence will make the student confident and hopeful. She also said that it is very important to have a first aid kit in places prone to mishaps like buses, laboratories, medical rooms etc. The First Aid Kit is also required to be maintained in a proper way. It has to be assured that whether it is kept in proper place or not, Are the contents in it complete and undamaged and are emergency numbers mentioned there or not? She also told that the medical room of a school should be fully equipped with machines like Glucometer, Trauma Board and Automatic AED.

    She further elaborated on how to take care of a child suffering from a medical emergency in the following steps:

    • E-I-I-T (Evaluate, Identify, Intervene, Transport)

    • Scene Safety

    • Removal of Crowd

    • Do not move the student if you suspect neck or spinal cord injury.

    Teachers were also told about how to deal with a sudden incident of medical emergency such as if a student is unresponsive, choking, suffering from Asthma attack, seizures, insect bites or snake bite etc.

    She highlighted the importance for CPR Training for all staff members as necessary and significant in saving lives in the end of her presentation.

    The program was concluded by last presentation on tackling emergencies while travelling in school buses. Buses cannot substitute for an ambulance in case of an emergency though but can be equipped with safety kits. Also a presentation on safety from child sexual abuse was made and school management was told to ensure and check presence of cctv cameras in school risk prone areas or zones.

    In the end it was told that the students need to be provided with complete care when they suffer from a medical problemsuch as any injury or emergency. The treatment has to be given immediately. The teachers and the students around have to act effectively and call for the ambulance and till the time the ambulance comes treat the student so that nothing more serious happens.

    Overall the whole orientation was really helpful for the teachers and clinic staff. All of the people present their learnt a lot of things which are very important to know and remember in daily life to treat medical related emergencies.

    Lastly, Ms. Manvi (Middle School Counsellor) gave a ‘Vote of Thanks’ to the whole team of Doctors from IAP, Delhi specially Dr. Ajay Kumar and his whole team to take out their precious time and conduct such a significant workshop.


    Hindi Quiz Competition 2019 Class- VII
    10th May 2019

    An Inter Section Hindi Quiz Competition was held on 10th May, 2019. This quiz was organized by Hindi Department of our school. The preliminary round was conducted on 6th May, 2019 after that two students from each section was selected for the main quiz. The quiz was divided into four rounds. Each round was based on different topics like Baal Ram Katha, Vasant, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Five teams qualified for the final round.

    • TEAM C - Ronakk Mittal,Shaurya Tandon ( First Position)

    • TEAM A- Naina Mehta , Taraasha Khanna ( Second Position)

    • TEAM D- Tanveer Malik, Imaad Siddiqui (Third Position)

    • TEAM B- Daniyal Nadeem, Aashna Maurya (Consolation )


    Earth Day Celebrations
    22nd April 2019

    ORGANIZATION OF AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS AND VARIOUS IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES FOR CLASSES VI-IX

    On 22nd April 2019, 'The Environment Council of DPS Mathura Road' celebrated 'Earth Day ' organizing various awareness campaigns and in-class activities for classes VI-IX on the theme 'Protect our Species'. The celebrations commenced with a morning assembly for the senior school. It started with a beautiful prayer by our officiating principal, Ms. Deeksha Khera. We had a melodious performance by the Indian and the western music club of our school. Next was an inspiring speech by the vice head girl and the vice head boy on the upcoming concerns related to environment. There was also a breathtaking performance by the dance club presenting ‘ashadeep jagao’ in anticipation of a greener tomorrow. The highlight of the assembly was an entertaining street play presented by the students of class IX-XI on the plight of our mother Earth and the fragmentation of her flora and fauna.

    During the day, we had numerous in class activities for the students of class VI-IX who were exposed to a PowerPoint Presentation prepared by the Environment Council focusing on the uprising issues of concern such as Global warming ,Floods, Indiscriminate use of Energy by Humans, the Declining species of various flora and fauna on this earth, the Harmful effects of plastic and non-biodegradable substances and the impact of these issues on not only on our future generations but our Mother Earth too.

    Volunteers from classes XI-XII interacted with students of classes VI-IX to generate environment-consciousness and discuss the small steps and changes we can make in our daily lives like minimising the use of plastic, using carpool and bicycles to cover short distances, adopting the 5Rs(Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle) to protect our nature.

    In-class activities were carried all around the school enhancing the creativity of students,

    • Class VI students were encouraged to learn about the extinct and endangered species by getting a cut-out of any one endangered animal or plant of their choice and learning a few facts about them.

    • Class VII students participated in collage making on the topic -'Protect our Species' and the collages made at the end of the day were exquisite.

    • For Class VIII a 'Best Out of Waste' competition was held where they had to convert waste material into useful products. They made beautiful wall hangings, pen stands, glass paintings, paper bags and caps, envelopes, baskets, flower vase, photo frames with the help of old newspapers, ice-cream sticks, handmade papers, old cardboards, foil paper along with old CDs.

    • For Class IX a Logo Designing competition was held on the topic-'Waste management/Protect our species'. The students unleashed their creative side on the blank papers to depict waste management and how can we conserve our Mother Earth.

    • The Highlight was the active participation of students-a great turnout with over 250 students per event and was indeed an enlightening experience for everyone.

      In the last 2 periods, the judgement of the bulletin boards of classes VI-X was conducted. The pictures of the boards along with the class will be displayed in the school magazine.


    ATL Tinkering Lab Community Workshop
    18th January 2019

    Our school organized a one day community workshop on January 18, 2019 in which two schools have participated:

    • G.B. Pant Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Sriniwaspuri (New Delhi).

    • Govt. (Co – Ed) Senior Secondary School, Nehru Nagar, (New Delhi)

    The workshop started with the introduction of ATL lab.

    ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. The vision is to cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc. Students will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

    ATL would contain educational and learn “do it yourself” kits and equipment's on – science, electronics, robotics, open source micro controller boards, sensors, Internet of things (IoT), 3D printers etc.

    The main key topics covered in workshop are as following:

    • Introduction of Breadboard kit and its components.

    • Demo of Breadboard Kit

    • Breadboard Hands on Activities

      • LED glowing

      • Seven Segment Display with switch

      • RGB glowing

      • IR Sensor

    • Aero Modelling Activity (Balsa Wood)

     

    Students working on Breadboard kit:

     

    Students working on Aero Modelling kit:


    Session on Child Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence

    Delhi Public School, Mathura Road in association with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), hosted a session on Child Abuse and Sexual Violence for students of Class XI on 21 January 2019. Honorable Ms. Justice Geeta Mittal, Chief Justice, High Court, Jammu and Kashmir initiated the session, which saw the participation of twenty four judicial experts and judges from the Jammu and Kashmir province including Ms. Geetanjali Goel, Special Secretary, DSLSA, Ms. Tanvi Khurana, Secretary, South East District Legal Services Authority and Ms. Aditi Chaudhary, Registrar Vigilance, High Court. Principal, Mr. Manohar Lal, Vice Principal (Academics), Ms. Deeksha Khera and Vice Principal (Administration), Ms. Reema Sharma felicitated all the esteemed guests.

    The session was initiated by Ms. Mittal, who emphasized on the importance of conducting such sessions, which have seen expansion in 400 different public, private and government schools across the country. It was then taken forward by Ms. Aditi Chaudhary who took the students through a presentation which oriented them with the nature of sexual offences, the legal consequences for the same and the agencies that may be contacted in case an offence needs to be reported. Ms. Chaudhary broke down routine situations for students and helped them decode the nature of sexual offences. The POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act 2012 and the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 were also discussed. Students’ queries were addressed by the learned experts and Ms. Geetanjali Goel, informed the students about legal services offered free of cost at DSLSA to the underprivileged.

    The session was an engaging and interactive one which left the students well-informed about child abuse and sexual violence, even in cyberspace.

    Career Counselling Class X 29th December 2018

    Career Counselling Session for the Students of Class X and their Parents

    Ms Pervin Malhotra, Director of Career Guidance India (CARING), New Delhi, is India's top career counsellor. As a columnist in Times of India, her Query Columns reach an audience of 300 million people. Her Career - i - Opener test (www.careerguidanceindia.com) has been helping the youth across the nation to discover the career that is just right for them. A highly informative Career Counselling Session for the Students of Class X and their Parents was conducted by Ms. Pervin on December 29th, 2018 in the KG Hall of DPS Mathura Road. The session was also attended by the teachers teaching in classes IX and X. The following are the highlights of her keynote address: 

    Robots are replacing not only mechanical jobs like serving coffee etc., but are also performing activities of intelligence like the skill of playing chess. Human knowledge is constantly evolving. Information is bombarding through internet. Life has no syllabus and careers have no curriculum. So what should be done? 

    Both parents and students should change their conventional mindset of choosing careers like engineering etc. IITs alone cannot guarantee you all success. 85% of engineering students are unemployed today. There is no need to be obsessed with engineering or medicine. Even a Bachelor's degree done well can take you far. For instance, a boy who had done his graduation in journalism was picked up by IBM and he went on to work with Oracle.

    Hence, students should be given a chance to explore careers today, because there are about 3550+ careers available today and they are still increasing. We are living in an interconnected world of careers. For example, now there has emerged a new career called Mechatronics from Mechanical Engineering and Electronics. How should we prepare students then?

    The process of exploring careers and choosing the right career should be started at a very early stage. Not at the last moment around their exams. They should be made aware about the fact that the knowledge level takes a quantum jump from class X to class XI. Learning should become a continuous habit and it shouldn't be done only for one time success, because an 85% scorer in class X may become a 65% scorer in class XII. Love for learning should be inculcated in the young minds. They should not stop learning only for exams, but also for their life and career after formal education. The habit of Reading Around should be cultivated by them. Reading Around is learning the topics learnt in class further by exploring and studying them through net or other resources, say newspaper, etc. and other things happening in their surroundings. 

    Students today cannot complain about paucity of time to update themselves on current affairs. The three hours spent on gadgets like mobile phones can easily used otherwise. Mobile phones can be used as a learning tool to update themselves with current affairs. It is a phenomenal learning tool. For example, Quora is a site of experts and experienced people. One can make best use of the information available on this site and become well informed about various issues related to careers and other requirements.

    Parents and teachers should make students realise that success can be a trap. Students who score highly in class X may not be as successful in higher classes. They can seek help of tests like 'Career-i-Opener' which might cost them less than a pizza, i.e., Rs. 495. They are certainly not sure of their future career though they announce one to the world. They should be given a chance to explore careers. Besides, we should also help them develop their communication and social skills. Because a career is not just about studies. It is also their ability to socialise and communicate. Communication skill doesn't mean that they should be able to speak in English fluently. They should also be able to listen to what the other person says and understand what they expect.  So we should let them develop their social skills as well and become successful in their career.

    However, all these skills can only be nurtured by students through hard work. Young people tend to look for a career that doesn't involve so much hard work. But there is no such career that doesn't involve hard work. This should be reiterated and they should be trained to work hard. Then success is all theirs.


    Inter-DPS Quiz Competition 2018: Nationals 08th December 2018

    The Inter-DPS National Quiz Competition 2018 was organised at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road under the aegis of Delhi Public School Society on 8 December 2018.The Quiz that started in the month of August as a zonal event in many states, culminated in its grand finale on December 8, 2018. A total of 78 students from 21 outstation teams and 5 teams from Delhi/NCR participated in the event. The grand finale was dedicated to the memory of Late Mr. Sarvesh Sarup, a 1980 alumnus of DPS Mathura Road who was a student par excellence and an inveterate and much-awarded quizzer through his school and college days.

    Team Quiz craft Global, with Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi and Mr. Siddhartha Kurapati in the lead, was vested with the responsibility of conducting the quiz, which was declared open by Principal, DPS, Mathura Road – Shri Manohar Lal.

    The valedictory session was graced with the presence of Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman, The Delhi Public School Society, Mrs. Rajni Sarup, mother of Late Mr. Sarvesh Sarup, Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Member, DPS Society and Mr. Sarup’s sister, family members of Mr. Sarup, Ms. Namita Pradhan, Member, Managing Committee, DPS Mathura Road, Ms. Sandhya Awasthi, Director, DPS Society and members of the PTA.

    Ms. Vrinda Sarup fondly remembered her brother and appreciated the spirit of competition and display of in-depth knowledge and dedication by the participants. Ms.Namita Pradhan emphasised the need to encourage more such events to test the general awareness of students.

    Ms. Sandhya Awasthi announced the results. DPS, Kolar Road, Bopal was declared the winner in the junior category followed by DPS, Rajnagar and DPS New Town. In the senior category, DPS, New Town bagged the first prize with teams from Noida and Ahmedabad being declared as first and second runner-up, respectively. The rolling trophy was won by Team DPS, New Town and each winning team received a cash prize, with the winners receiving individual trophies, all of which were sponsored by the Sarup family. Ms. Deeksha Khera, Vice Principal (Academics) proposed the vote of thanks and the event concluded with the gathering rendering the National Anthem.

    Annual Inter-Dps Science Festival 24th November 2018

    DPS, Mathura Road, in association with The Delhi Public Society hosted the Annual Inter-DPS Science Festival – The Science Rendezvous 2018 in its premises on 24 November 2018. The Guest of Honour for the event was Mr. Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, CBSE. The event saw the participation of over five hundred budding scientists from sixty-six Delhi Public Schools from all over India. The panel of guests for the occasion included Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Senior Member, DPSS; Mr. K.N. Khandelwal, Member–Managing Committee, DPS, Mathura Road; Dr. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary, DPSS and Principals of Air Force Bal Bharti School, Kulachi Hansraj Model School, DPS, Bulandshahr and DL DAV School, respectively.

    Each participating school was allotted a stall of their own in order to display their creative scientific abilities. From offsite events like Book of Ideas, Show Case–Short Film, Sci-Toon and The Show Stopper to onsite events comprising of In-Quizitives, The Science-Spiration, Hot Spots and Fun with Science, the festival turned into a laboratory of exchange of scientific ideas where students’ scientific understanding, temperament and appreciation for various feats in science & technology were seen being played out live.

    In his welcome address, the Principal Shri Manohar Lal thanked The Delhi Public School Society and its Chairman, Mr. V.K. Shunglu for providing DPS, Mathura Road with an opportunity to host an event, which in Albert Einstein’s words, was an instance of providing a conducive learning atmosphere to students. An enthralling orchestra performance by the members of the school’s music club was followed by the release of the Book of Ideas, which was a compilation of the entries of various participating schools on the subject of waste management.The winning entry for the short film competition – LifeTech – a movie by Team DPS, Gautam Budhh Nagar, was also shown to the members of the audience. The dance club’s synchronised and colourful presentation on The Big Bang Theory left the audience spellbound.

    The Chief Guest for the occasion, Mr. Anurag Tripathi, lauded the school’s efforts in taking learning beyond the classroom and urged the students to use enquiry-based learning to innovate and create new vistas of knowledge. Congratulating the winners, Dr. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary, DPSS reiterated the need to promote learning by doing over learning by rote.

    Over twenty Delhi Public Schools made it to the list of winners including, DPS Noida, DPS Gautam Budhh Nagar, DPS Faridabad, DPS Ranipur, DPS Gandhinagar and DPS Chandigarh.Ms. Reema Sharma, Vice Principal (Administration) proposed the vote of thanks followed by a rendition of the National Anthem by all and sundry.


    Quami Ekta Week 19th 25th November 2018

    Quami Ekta Week was celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor in the school with a plethora of events. It ended with a guest lecture on the topic ‘Minority Rights’ which was delivered by Dr. Seema Sarohe, Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Education on 27 November 2018.

    • Keeping in view the ongoing Quami Ekta Week, under the guidelines of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a special lecture on the topic 'Minority Rights’ was organised at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road on 27 November 2018.

    • Dr. Seema Sarohe, Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Education was invited to deliver the lecture.

    • Vice Principal Academics Mrs. Deeksha Khera honoured the guest with a planter and a shawl.

    • Students of Class XI were present to hear the lecture by the speaker.

    The speaker, having a decade of experience at the Central Institute of Education, specialises in a range of subjects such as Sociology of Education, Gender Issues, Citizenship Education, among others.

    The guest was felicitated by our esteemed Vice Principal (Academic) Mrs. Deeksha Khera.

    The lecture was an amalgamation of new ideas and values, and the speaker, enriched the young minds with her thought provoking words.

    The speaker mentioned in her lecture, sociological values of inclusion of minority communities and the need to preserve the existence of diverse cultures, languages and social life of minorities. She, through her intellectual knowledge, explained how each one of us is a minority in one way or the other.

    Differences should not be considered as a hindrance in development but a chance to improve better to achieve the ideals of nation building. She quoted international definitions of Minority, from Article 1 of the United Nations Minorities Declaration. She explained how India as an example of a handful of nations in the world, which is diverse and unified in culture, religion and language.

    She put special emphasis on the Prime Minister's 15 Points Programme for the Welfare of Minorities, and stated how important it is to protect the interests of Minority communities. She referred to the Constitutional provisions for the protection of Minorities, such as Article 15, 30, 350A, 350B, among others. She stated the importance of inclusion of various minority communities, who have been disadvantaged and backward. She mentioned about the Muslim community in India and quoted the 2011 General Census, and stated that the Muslim population in India is 14.2% or 172 million, with a very low representation in legislative and public institutions.

    The lecture ended with a question and answer session, where students posed questions to the speaker.

    The vote of thanks was presented by Deeksha Harit, of class XI-L.

    It was indeed a pleasure for the students and teachers to attend the lecture.


    Career Counselling Event for Class X Students 19th November 2018

    A career counselling session was organised for students of class X on 19th November, 2018 by Ms. Neha Wahi (An Expert Career Guide) and Mr. Anubhav (Trainer for Competitive Exams) from Career Launchers

    Ms. Neha Wahi highlighted on different career options. She also threw light on various myths and wrong perceptions in minds of adolescents regarding choosing a stream or career. Hence, one has to prevent making a wrong choice or decision. The session was interactive and various queries of students were addressed.

    The speaker mentioned in her lecture, sociological values of inclusion of minority communities and the need to preserve the existence of diverse cultures, languages and social life of minorities. She, through her intellectual knowledge, explained how each one of us is a minority in one way or the other.

    Mr. Anubhav gave some brainstorming exercises from “Vedic Maths” to remove the fear of Mathematics in general amongst students making complex exercises simpler by practising it in day to day life. He further discussed on cracking competitive exams and emphasised on preparing for life rather than just scoring marks.

    Cyber Safety Report 12th October 2018

    The Cyber Safetyworkshop was conducted by Mr. Atul Gupta & Tarun Kapur of KPMG on October 12, 2018 in MPH. There were four sessions on Cyber Awareness which were as follows:

    Session Timings: 8 am to 9:10 am for class 8 A to 8D
    9:10 am to 10:30 am for class 8 E to 8H
    10:50 am to 12 pm for class 9 A to 9 E
    12 pm to 1:10 pmfor class 9 F to 9 I

    The session comprised of the following:

    • Creating awareness about cyber safety

    • Informing students about various tools and tricks through which data can be safe.

    • Tips on How to stay safe online were given.

    • Issues like privacy, social media, gaming, Cyber abuse and Cyber bullying were also discussed.

    The workshopwas attended by students of class 8 and 9 with their respective subject teachers.The students participated actively and shared valuable feedback.They were able to relate to the issues discussed and were responding actively. It was a very useful and informative workshop.

    6th September 2018

    On 6th September 2018 Our School Social worker along with senior school counsellor visited the nearby slum basti (Sunder Basti) adjacent to our school with students from class 8TH in their SUPW periods (5, 6 & 7) to conduct surveys and observe the poor health and unhygienic conditions, dirty surroundings people are living in with heaps of garbage and open sewage along with non availability of toilets. A common toilet for all the people living in this basti which also is not cleaned regularly. Thus sensitizing and creating awareness on cleanliness, proper garbage disposal by altering them to report to the MCD Authorities and getting regular cleaning done in the area. Students of DPS Mathura Road presented a Nukkadh Naatak (Street Play) on Cleanliness and Personal hygiene and brought awareness amongst poor children on bathing regularly and going to school, drinking clean water, cutting nails regularly, washing hands before eating and after eating meals also, throwing garbage in dustbins making proper use of dustbins.

    Suggestions and views of students were noted and students were sensitized to donate clothes, slippers, shoes, toiletries like soap, sanitizers, odomos mosquito repellents to these poor children after looking at their unhygienic state of living to prevent diseases from spreading.


    Swachhata Pakhwada 1st To 15th September 2018

    Reuse of Waste Material & Save Water

    The Central Board of Secondary Education aims at creating awareness amongst young minds. One of its many initiatives is SWACCHATA PAKHWADA, under which the Environmental Council of DPS Mathura Road organized an activity of reusing waste materials and making useful things out of it.. The activity was undertaken by the bright and enthusiastic minds of pupils of class 7th of our school and the results of their hard work were overwhelming. They were successful in making useful items out of numerous waste materials.

    Interactive sessions were held with the students by volunteers of class 11th. They questioned the students about the significance of the activity and made sure they understood the motive behind it. After this activity, the students were showed a presentation on the topic ‘SAVEWATER’. The volunteers also conducted a small trivia to make the students understand better had a fun learning process, and were looking forward for more opportunities in the future.

    Recognizing the vital role of the schools in spreading awareness about Swachhata Mission and its implementation across the country, the CBSE advised the schools to observe SwachhataPakhwada from 1st to 15th September, 2018. Under this directive, the English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized an English Debate for classes IX and X on September 6, 2018. The topic of the debate was ‘Clean India- another step to a cloud-cuckoo-land.’ The event saw the enthusiastic participation of around 20 students. The following students were adjudged as winners:

    1st Position

    • ShouryaBaijal - IX A

    • VanshikaTuteja - X I

    2nd Position

    • ZainabBie - X I

    • Hamza Ahmad - IX D

    3rd Position

    • Harrison Thingbaijam - IX H

    Motivational Prizes

    • RushaalChugh - IX H

    • DivyaBandaru - IX F

    • Noor Fatima - IX A

    The participants showcased a deep understanding of the topic. The judges lauded their efforts and further encouraged them to perform in such events.

    23 students of class Xth I along with the class teacher and the School Social Worker visited the Goonj Operations Unit in MadanpurKhadar village to donate the material collected for Kerela Flood victims. Students helped in packaging and transporting the donation material from the main school and hostel to the bus and then to the village. There they had an orientation by 2 Goonj workers who explained all the operations like- sorting of material, repair, recycling, labelling, dispatching of the relief material. They also visited the Sanitary Napkin making centre where samples were made out of donated clothing. It was an eye- opening experience for the students.

    DPS Mathura Road has always given a lot of importance in inculcating cleanliness and hygiene amongst the students and staff members. In continuation with this principle, the school observed ‘SwachhataPakhwada’ from 1- 15 September’ 2018.

    23 students of class Xth I along with the class teacher and the School Social Worker visited the Goonj Operations Unit in MadanpurKhadar village to donate the material collected for Kerela Flood victims. Students helped in packaging and transporting the donation material from the main school and hostel to the bus and then to the village. There they had an orientation by 2 Goonj workers who explained all the operations like- sorting of material, repair, recycling, labelling, dispatching of the relief material. They also visited the Sanitary Napkin making centre where samples were made out of donated clothing. It was an eye- opening experience for the students.

    DPS Mathura Road has always given a lot of importance in inculcating cleanliness and hygiene amongst the students and staff members. In continuation with this principle, the school observed ‘SwachhataPakhwada’ from 1- 15 September’ 2018.

    Various activities were conducted which included an exhibition to bring about awareness among the children in keeping their surroundings clean and healthy. Students, using recycled material such as paper, plastic, newspaper, cloth presented various utility items. They displayed their items through an exhibition. Motivational and inspirational quotes spreading the message of ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ were displayed.

    On 4th September Poster Making of Cleanliness, Hand washing, Save water was conducted in Class 6th SUPW Periods. Role Plays on importance of personal hygiene were carried forward.

    Clippings from Movies like ‘Toilet ekpremkatha, Padman, also short documentaries on clean water, cleanliness were shown on smart board for classroom discussions. Suggestions and views of students were noted and students were sensitized to donate clothes, slippers, shoes, toiletries like soap, sanitizers, odomos mosquito repellents to these poor children after looking at their unhygienic state of living to prevent diseases from spreading.

    31st August 2018

    The 5 students attending the Children’s workshop on Gandhian values conducted interactive sessions on these values of Non-violence, Anti-corruption, Peace, Truth, Dignity of work, Honesty, Compassion and Empathy for the class 6th students in the long home room period.


    150th Birth Anniversary of Ba and Bapu 30st August 2018

    To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Ba and Bapu, Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat organised a Children’s Summit on Integrating Gandhian Values and Ethics in schools and among students. The theme of the workshop centred on inculcating the Values of Non-violence, Truth, Honesty & Empathy among the students. 5 students along with the School Social Worker participated in the Children’s Workshop and Teacher’s Seminar:

    • Noor Fatima - 9th A

    • Dhriti Gupta - 9th A

    • Ria Narang - 9th A

    • Harrison - 9th H

    • Sania Khan - 9th G

    Each of these students spoke for 5 minutes on Gandhian values and were awarded certificates. In the teachers’s seminar, the various activities to be conducted in schools for spreading Gandhian values were discussed- like Gandhi Quiz, Poster making, Swachta Campaign, Social work/SEWA activities, debates etc


    Kerala Flood Relief 25th To 31st August 2018

    A donation Campaign was organised for the Kerala Flood Relief by class Xth I and the Social Service Clubs a part of the SEWA Project by displaying Posters and creating awareness among children for donating relief material- clothing, food and bed linen, utensils etc.


    Poster - Making Competition 24th August 2018

    A Poster-Making Competition was organised on the topic Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse for students of classes 6th-10th. Around 100 students participated and they were given an Orientation on the topic of child safety. The Art teachers judged the winners and the best entries will be awarded certificates of appreciation. These posters will be displayed on the bulletin boards for further awareness about the topic.


    ‘SEWA’ 21st August 2018

    As a part of the ‘SEWA’ project of class Xth B, 30 students of class Xth B, along with their Class Teacher and School Social Worker visited the Cheshire Home, which is a disabled home for the handicapped & incurable men, women and children. Ms. Narang gave an orientation talk to the students on the types of disabilities, the problems faced by them and the rehabilitation process. The students visited the different Wards, the Recreation Centre, PWD Centre, Physiotherapy Centre, Tailoring Unit and the Special School for underprivileged kids of the neighbourhood. Students helped in painting Diyas in the workshop and bought candles and diyas made by them. They sang prayers and Bollywood songs. The teachers also bought things amounting to Rs. 1000/-.


    BEST (Breathe Easy, Stay Tough) 20th August 2018

    2 students of class XI E, Saba Azmi and Aabir Human along with the School Social Worker attended the Inauguration Seminar for BEST (Breathe Easy, Stay Tough) club at SCOPE complex, Lodhi Road which was organised by the ‘Lung Care Foundation’ under Dr. Arvind Kumar and Rajeev Khurana. Many social activists like Vimlendu Jha from NGO ‘Swaccha’, Ritika Chawla from NGO ‘Chintan’ and Doctor G. Khilani from AIIMS empowered the kids on issues of Air- Pollution, Waste Management, Strategies and First Aid for coping with Asthma attacks and preventing lung diseases etc.


    ‘Vishram Vridh Ashram’ 16th August 2018

    35 students of class XI along with the School Social Worker visited the Old Age Home ‘Vishram Vridh Ashram’ in Gautampuri, Aligaon village. There was a value talk on ‘Caring for the Elderly’ by Mr. Bhagat- the incharge of the home. Our students donated clothes and eatables and the teacher donated a sum of Rs. 2100. They interacted with the elderly, sang songs, danced, clicked photographs and visited the physiotherapy centre and the ICU of the old age home. It was a very enriching experience for the children.


    14th August 2018

    The students of Middle and Senior school displayed their Bulletin Boards on the theme of ‘Independence Day’, emphasizing on the values of Brotherhood, Unity, Patriotism, Importance of the National Flag & National Anthem, Glorifying our Freedom Fighters, and National Movements.


    4th Peer Leadership Training Workshop 08th August 2018

    The 4th Peer Leadership Training Workshop was organised under ‘Mind Smart’ Life skills Training Programme of “Expressions India” under the leadership of Senior Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Jitendra Nagpal at the National Science Centre. The topic of the workshop was ‘Life Competencies with Values, Motivational Enhancement, Family Bonding and Communication- Emerging Paradigm’. The School Social Worker accompanied 5 peer educators to the Workshop. The children were participated in Group Discussions, Oral and Pictorial Presentations and Role-Plays on various topics related to Life skills Education. The following students participated in the Workshop:

    • Arjun Kumar - Xth F

    • Khushi Batra - Xth C

    • Khushi Khanna - XI M(Special Needs Child)

    • Tanya Aggarwal - Xth F

    • Sanyam - Xth F


    Diabetes Awareness Programme 03th August 2018

    A Diabetes Awareness Programme was carried out in the class 7th classrooms by the health worker from HRIDAY and the School Social Worker, by training the peer leaders to conduct classroom activities on Diabetes & Obesity Prevention using activities sheets and games. As a part of the collaborative project on “Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse” with N.G.O “Kailash Satyarthi Foundation”, 15 students from classes 9th, 10th& 11th were introduced to the topic and were trained by the School Social Worker to carry out various activities- like creating awareness in the middle school students (6th& 7th) during long home room period on Fridays, to conduct an art competition and a Nukkad Natak on the topic. This club under the Social Service Activity was titled ‘Chuppi Todo’, which means empowering children to promptly report any cases of child sexual abuse.


    Dhananjay Mohan Inter-School Science Symposium 03th August 2018

    DPS Mathura Road participated in Dhananjay Mohan Inter-school symposium on 3 August, 2018 after being selected in the preliminary round.

    18 schools participated in the event.

    The events were as follows-

    • E-Paper Presentation- DPS Mathura Road was selected in the preliminary round for this event. The topic chosen by DPS Mathura Road was ‘Robotic Surgeries’.

      Participants- Rishabh Mediratta (XI-A)

      Arsh Arora (XI-A)

    • Model Display- The topic chosen by DPS Mathura Road was ‘Resource Management’.

      Participants- Shriyan Garg (XI-B)

      Ikjot Singh (XI-B)


    17th Dhruv Rajgharia Memorial Inter School Debate 2018 10th August 2018

    DPS R.K Puram hosted its 17th Annual Dhruv Rajgarhia Memorial Inter School Debate on 10 August, 2018. Our School participated and qualified for the quarter finals. The students who qualified for finals were:

    • Abhishi Agarwal - 12-H

    • Sambhavi Jain - 11- F

    • Srijan Sharma - 12-L

    This year the event had multiple formats of Debate which included the extempore round, Turncoat and Classical form of debate with a blend of Asian Parliamentary Debate in the later part of the competition which included the finals round. The event saw active participation of 15 schools from all over Delhi, NCR. The Rajgarhia family and Ms Jonaki Sarma, the teacher in-charge for the event, along with her team of teachers, graced the occasion with their presence.


    14th August 2018

    The students of Middle and Senior school displayed their Bulletin Boards on the theme of ‘Independence Day’, emphasizing on the values of Brotherhood, Unity, Patriotism, Importance of the National Flag & National Anthem, Glorifying our Freedom Fighters, and National Movements.


    16th August 2018

    35 students of class XI along with the School Social Worker visited the Old Age Home ‘Vishram Vridh Ashram’ in Gautampuri, Aligaon village. There was a value talk on ‘Caring for the Elderly’ by Mr. Bhagat- the incharge of the home. Our students donated clothes and eatables and the teacher donated a sum of Rs. 2100. They interacted with the elderly, sang songs, danced, clicked photographs and visited the physiotherapy centre and the ICU of the old age home. It was a very enriching experience for the children.


    Project Beta 2018 18th August 2018

    Our school participated in Project Beta, an inter-school Computer Symposium organized by Sanskriti School, Chanakya Puri on 18th August 2018. 9 students from our school participated in the same.

    Sauhard Jain (X B) and Akshat Goel (XI B) performing in START UP event.

    Following are the details of all events and participants.

    S.No. Name Class Event
    1 Garv Chandalia X–B Quiz
    2 Ashmit Gupta X-B
    3 Maaz Khan X-F Gaming
    4 Rohit Takukdar X-H
    Pravir Sidhu X-A
    5 Aditya Bajaj X-G
    Aditya Chawla X-D
    6 Sauhard Jain X-B Start-Up
    7 Akshat Goel XI-B

    Report on Indradhanush 21st August 2018

    16 students, along with the School Special Educator, Mr. Ehsanul Haque and the Counsellor, Ms. Manvi Jaggi, participated in INDRANUSH, a competition for Children with Special Needs held at Sanskriti School, Chanakya Puri on 21st August, 2018.

    Our students participated in the following events:

    • Jewellery Making

    • Flower Decoration

    • Cooking without Fire

    • Baking

    • Skit on ‘Cherishing Nature’

    Each students’ performance 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.

    All the students received a Certificate of Participation in the event.

    It was an enriching and a great learning experience for all the students.


    English Debating Society 21st August 2018

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized an Inter Section English Debate for class XI on , 2018. 22 Debaters came forward for the competition and presented their views on the following topics –

    • Unlimited power corrupts the mind of those who possess it.

    • Reservation spells doom for the nation.

    The following were adjudged as winners –

    Ist Position

    • Sabhya Sharma XI E

    • Rishabh Mendiratta XI A

    2nd Position

    • ShambhaviVerma XI F

    • Kopal Dubey XI M

    3rd Position

    • Prisha Arora XI H

    • Rushan Salim Suri XI

    Motivational Prizes

    • OnkarAmrit XI L

    • Nikhil Kriplani XI G

    • Sri Padmavati XI E

    • Ayush Malhotra XI G

    The event was an overall success. The young debaters exhibited great oratorical skills while expressing their views and opinions. The judges lauded the efforts of the students for their brilliant performance.


    20th August 2018

    2 students of class XI E, Saba Azmi and Aabir Human along with the School Social Worker attended the Inauguration Seminar for BEST (Breathe Easy, Stay Tough) club at SCOPE complex, Lodhi Road which was organised by the ‘Lung Care Foundation’ under Dr. Arvind Kumar and Rajeev Khurana. Many social activists like Vimlendu Jha from NGO ‘Swaccha’, Ritika Chawla from NGO ‘Chintan’ and Doctor G. Khilani from AIIMS empowered the kids on issues of Air- Pollution, Waste Management, Strategies and First Aid for coping with Asthma attacks and preventing lung diseases etc.


    3th August 2018

    Delhi Public School, Mathura Road has set the benchmark for conducting activities in such a way 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 on 3/08/2018.

    Topic:- “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

    To listen to the arguments put forth by all the participants. The competition was judged by

    • Mr. M.K.Pandey (Ass. Professor ,Delhi University)

    • Mr. Trilok Kaushik (Writer , Language Expert)

    Result:-

    • First Prize - Bhavya Gupta, DPS R.K.Puram.

    • Second Prize - Jessica Singh, Springdale’s School, Pusa Road.

    • Third Prize - Anika Sahu, Springdale’s School, DhaulaKuan.

    • Best Interjector - Vanshika Gupta, DPS Rohini.

    • Consolation - Zainab, DPS Mathura Road.

    • ChalVaijanti - Anika Sahu, Sur Gupta, Springdale’s School, DhaulaKuan.

    31st July 2018

    Apeejay School, Noida organised an Inter School English Debate on 31 July 2018. The annual competition was organised in the memory of Chairman, Satya Paul. 24 schools from all over Delhi and NCR took part in the debate. Two students N.I. Diana of Class XII-L and Ritambara of Class XII-D represented DPS Mathura Road, speaking for and against the motion respectively.

    The motion of house was “Mantra of Society, No We, Only Me.” Various views were put forth by the students, where some spoke about the importance of individualism over collectivistic view. People should be seen as who they are and not which class or caste they belong to, in order to avoid racism, classism and sexism. Opposing the topic participants also spoke about how unity of a community provides strength in this self-centred world.

    It was a knowledgeable event for the young students where they participated with zeal and enthusiasm.


    Mosaic 28th July 2018

    On 28 July, 2018, the psychology and sociology students of Classes XI and XII participated in “Mosaic”, the Psychology-Sociology Fest hosted by DPS RK Puram. The event had eleven competitions that aimed to test the students’ understanding of the subjects and the society around them.

    The competitions and the participants from our school were as follows: Khushi Singh, Mehr Gandhi and Nonisha Negi for “Merge: The Blend Art Event”. Khushi Singh participating in “Thought Bubble”, an essay writing competition in which she wrote on the topic “Inclusiveness in India: Still a Dream”; Tanushka Bhatia for “Manovishleshan”, an interpretation of the Mahabharatta from a sociological perspective.; Aaryan Panwar, Ruba Haider, Eshita Arora and Anshita Jain for “Show-reel”, a film-making competition, who made a film on a deaf dancer titled “Aarzoo-e-Parwaaz”; Angel Gautam for Sociology Garage; Ananya Sharma for “Tasveer: You are Not a Drop in the Ocean, You are the Ocean in the Drop”, a photography competition; Garima Jain, KhushiTandon, Kabir Arora and AakarshMehra for “Poise”, a dance competition on the topic “We Carry Inside Us the Wonders We Seek Outside Us”; Nukkad Naatak, a street play competition on “Maasik Dharam Ek Nishedh”, the team for which included Nishit Mathur, Sanya Gangotia, Pratishtha Ditya, Annayanya Gaba, ShivomSethi, Reeviya Singh and Anmol Malhotra; Neha Kapoor for Just A Minute; Jayant Bakshi for Movie Analysis of the film “Masaan”; Salwa for Devil’s Advocate.

    The Nukkad Natak team, Khushi Singh for Thought Bubble and Tanushka Bhatia, who participated in Mahabharata Manovishleshan, won first prizes for the school. Each student representing the school worked hard and their performances were well received and appreciated by competing schools.

    Cyber Crime Workshop 16th May 2018

    Delhi Public school, Mathura Road organised a workshop on Cyber Crime for students of Class XII and students of Class IX on Wednesday, 16May 2018. It was conducted by Mr. Rakshit Tandon, 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 cybercrimes 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.

    • Components of Cybercrime- Unethical Hacking, sharing of obscene content, Creating fake profiles, Stalking etc.

    • We can secure our social networking sites in many ways like- Enabling the feature of two step verification, protecting your email by App lock

    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 cybercrime 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.


    Digex 12th May 2018

    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:

    • Garima Huria (XI-A)

    • Fareya Tanvir (XI-F)

    • Vardaan Dogra (XI-G)

    • Nikhil Kriplani (XI-G)

    • Ayush Malhotra (XI-G)

    • Aman Abdul (XI-F).

    An informative workshop on photography.


    5th May 2018

    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

    • Indian Group Song – Sufi-Dadra-Kajri

    It was a great learning experience for the students of DPS Mathura Road.


    Opinions Matter 2018 - Press Release 4th May 2018

    The Debating Club of DPS Mathura Road organized the Annual Inter School Debate – Opinions Matter for Classes XI and XII on 04 May 2018. The event saw an enthusiastic participation from ten prominent schools from Delhi NCR and witnessed an exuberant interplay of opinions, rightfully owning up to its name, debating on the topic – Humanity has the Power to be its Own Saviour.

    The event commenced with the ceremonious lighting of the lamp which was followed by the Principal, Mr. Manohar Lal’s welcome address. He stated that debating makes one question one’s opinion, raises confidence, promotes active thinking, and gives one the ability to ideate. The Vice Principal (Academics), Ms. Deeksha Khera declared the debate open.

    This panel of judges for the event constituted Dr. Shikha Kapoor – Associate Professor, Department of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia; Ms. Manjula Negi – a journalist and a film critic and Mr. Amit Arora – a journalist, news reader, anchor, radio jockey, quiz master and a commentator.

    Witnessing the contrast of the colours that the young debaters painted their verbal ideas, stupefied all and sundry. The young debaters argued that humanity is the very essence of everything that sustains the earth and thus, it will always remain powerful enough to save itself, while some felt that the recent incidents violence and aggression that have rattled the very core of human values are proof enough that humanity is dead.

    Avni Kainth and Jayant Bakshi from DPS, Mathura Road bagged the third Best Speaker and the Best Interjector trophies, respectively. The overall trophy was bagged by DPS Rohini.

    The vote of thanks was rendered by Vice Principal Administration Ms. Asha Tuli. The National Anthem brought closure to the morning crème de la crème exonerating the firmest of their beliefs, yet again.

    27th April 2018

    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.


    23rd April 2018

    The power point presentations prepared by students of class IX were assessed by VP Admin Smt AshaTuli 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.


    Earth Day 20th to 27th April 2018

    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 topic for middle school for EARTH DAY was BOARD DECORATION OF THE CLASSES.

    Topics for classes 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

    • Urban sprawl and land management

    • Oil drilling- Threat to environment

    • Caribbean coral reefs in danger

    • FCS (first Carbon Solution) sustainability

    The judgement was made by the respected Vice Principal (Academics) Smt Deeksha Khera, Vice Principal (Admin) Smt AshaTuli and Middle School Incharge 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.

    The school assembly for senior school was conducted with the Slogan ‘Earth has music for those who hear’

    The assembly was based on theme Conserving Mother Earth. The coir added to the rhythm with a beautiful song sending the message of preserving our planet for next generation. The dance group performed a musical show based on five elements of earth to be preserved in nascent form.

    The assembly also comprised of thought, news, school plans for conservation of environment and our duties as an active citizen for contribution in environment up gradation.

    The assembly was a thought provoking show which enlightened the students about our duties for planet conservation.


    Hindi Poem Recitation Competition 25th April 2018

    Reading through books is not the only medium of learning but fun filled activities and Competition enhance 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.

    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 X 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.


    Adyopant Legal Inter-School Legal Awareness Street Play Competition 28th April 2018

    On 28th April 2018, our school participated in the Adyopant Legal Inter-School Legal Awareness Street Play Competition 2018 - National Level. Our school bagged the 1st Prize amongst the 8 schools, that participated in the competition. The students who participated there are-

    The event took place at Palika Bazar, CP.


    10th April 2018

    Model UN Quiz Society participated in the annual MUN Conference hosted by the Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar, from 10th-11th April, 2018. The following students were meritorious:

    • Abhik S Basu received the Best Delegate award in UN Office of High Commissioner of Refugees (Historic).

    • Sauhard Jain received the Best Delegate award in Review Conference of VCLT.

    • Akshat Goel received a High Commendation award in UN General Assembly.

    • Nikhil Kriplani and Madhav Walia received a High Commendation award in Multilateral Investment Agency.

    • Ashmit Gupta received a Special Mention award in UN General Assembly.

    • Areeb Mansoor received a Special Mention award in UN Security Council.

    • Tejas Karnani participated in International Atomic Energy Agency.

    • Aryan Dua held the post of Vice Chairperson in Review Conference of VCLT.

    • Ridhima Gupta held the post of Goodwill Ambassador in UN Office of High Commissioner of Refugees (Historic)


    Taking Education Beyond The Confines of The Classroom Educational Visit To The Gandhi Smriti 13th April 2018

    A renowned educational reformer John Dewey opined “Give the pupil something to learn and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results”. Experiential learning is an integral part of learner’s quest for knowledge. It not only facilitates a multi-faceted understanding but stimulates the thinking and creative abilities of the young enthusiasts.

    Catering to the ideals of holistic learning thereby, a visit to the Gandhi Smriti,Tees January Marg, New Delhi, was organized for Classes XII L& M(36 students) on 13th April, 2018.

    The young enthusiasts spent substantial time gazing at the vivid pictures related to Mahatma Gandhi, his life & discussed at length the freedom struggle led by him. The mystery about Gandhi’s death was unfolded at the martyr’s column through a story.

    Keeping the enthusiasm intact the group then proceeded to watch an informative documentary on Gandhi .It certainly made them put their thinking caps on.

    The most splendid aspect of the visit were the varied visuals, artifacts, crafts , fiber glass statues at The Gandhi Museum that displayed Gandhi’s contribution to the Indian freedom struggle in an innovative and mesmerizing manner. The visit indeed was a fruitful one.


    18th April 2018

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized the Inter Section English Debate for class XII on Wednesday, 18thApril 2018. Seventeen debaters came

    Forward for the competition and presented their views on the topics:

    • Humanityhas The Power To Be Its Own Saviour.

    • Internet – Gorgeous Yet Deceitful.

    • Directionless Youth Has No Role Models.

    • Social Media Is A Web With No Escape.

    The esteemed judges for the debate, Ms.Kunjan Kacker, Head of English Department and Ms. Fauzia Umar, Incharge Publications, adjudged the following as winners:

    1st Position: Ananya Rath XII B

    2nd Position: Shreya Singh XII C

    3rd Position: Jayant Bakshi XII L and Rishika Vats XII G

    Motivational Prizes: Sarthak GroverXII D, Shoumyadeep Dhani XII Cand MuskanSehgal XII G

    Best Interjectors: Mohd. Faizan Haider XII A and Vibhuti Roach XII D

    The event was an overall success. It was good to see the young debaters expressing their views, opinions and interjecting amongst each other. It was indeed a healthy competition and words of wisdom were imparted by the judges as well as our Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli which increased the self-esteem and the confidence of the participants.


    Children are Great Imitators, Give them something to imitate’ 19th April 2018

    Keeping this in mind, a Role Play Competition based on the theme of ‘different characters’ 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.


    Result

    • Nitya (VI-F) - 1st Position

    • Trishaan Chowdhry (VI-E) - 2nd Position

    • Khanak (VI-B) – 3rd Position

    • Aureya Saraf (VI-A) – Consolation

    • Amlan (VI-H) – Consolation

    Judges – Dr. (Mrs.) Ashish Vashisth, Ms. Mamta Sharma

    Total participants- 16

    Matrabhasha Divas 2018 21st February 2018

    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 and protection of all languages. Cultivates respect and Love in the students towards other languages.


    Pariksha Par Charcha 16st February 2018

    Prime Minister’s Interaction With School Students (Pariksha Par Charcha)

    Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Class X and XII school students on 16February 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 , 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.


    9th February 2018

    Aanya Gupta of class VI E has participated in the Art Competition held as part of the Y. Kumar Memorial Week Celebrations for Peace and Understanding 2018. The competition waa held at Springdales school, Pusa Road on 23rd January. More than 400 students participated in the event which was divided into 3 categories according to their age. Aanya's drawing bagged the "Special Mention" award in her category 9-11 years. She was felicitated by Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society and Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashoka University who were the Chief Guest at the 41st Y. Kumar Memorial Lecture Assenmbly on 9th February at Springdales School, Pusa Road.

    She was awarded a trophy and a certificate


    Interactive Session With Hrd Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar 8th February 2018

    ShauryaBaijal and PranaviPoddar 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.


    8th February 2018

    Astronomy club students (both modules -1 and 2) of DPS Mathura Road New Delhi travelled to Astroport, a dark sky observation site near Sariska National Park, Rajasthan for evening and overnight sky observation session in collaboration with SPACE company (part of the curriculum run for the astronomy club members – session 7 and 8) after completing their 6 sessions in school.


    2nd February 2018

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized the Inter Section English Debate for class VI on Friday, 2 February 2018. 25 debaters came forward for the competition and presented their views on the topics: 1. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE. 2. PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS CURB CHILDREN’S TALENT. The event was an overall success. The topics prompted students to critically think about issues and enabled them to contribute effectively throughout the debate. Subsequently, our Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli awarded the winners and applauded them on their remarkable public speaking skills. The words of wisdom were given by the judges which increased the confidence of the participants.

    International Adolescent Summit 2017 11th To 13th December, 2017

    The 3 day International Adolescent Summit 2017 on life Skills, Gender Values, Health & Well-being was held at the Indian Islamic Cultural Centre from 11th-13th December, organized by Expressions India.

    45 students & 6 teachers participated in the 3 day summit in various competitions- Global health exhibition, thematic jingle, poster making, adolescent quiz, solo western music, solo classical dance, oratory competition & the youth parliament. Our school’s western instrumental band also performed. We also performed a group dance on environment conservation, titled ‘Prakriti’ & a nuked natak on Gender Issues & Women Empowerment.

    Our exhibition stall was based on issues like child sexual abuse, POCSO act, social evils & substance abuse awareness which was highly appreciated by the dignitaries from NCERT, CBSE, UN agencies, school principals as well as several media people.

    Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony & he emphasized on the importance of child rights, child safety, inclusive education, value education, empowerment of youth, gender equality & the need for mobilizing the adolescents for community welfare projects & environmental conservation. Eminent CBSE & NCERT officials, Director of National Science Centre, School Principals- Dr. Amita Wattal (Springdales School) & Dr. Usha Ram (Ex Principal of Laxman Public School) were also present as panelists alongside Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal- Director of Expressions India was honoured by Shri Pranab Mukherjee for his leadership in child welfare & youth development initiatives.

    70 schools from all over the country participated in the summit. Our school won prizes in the following events-

    • On the spot painting - First prize won by Devansha Babel, 10th-D

    • Adolescent quiz- First prize won by Tanya Salwan & Riddhi Gupta, 11th-E

    • Solo singing- Second prize won by Riya Tickoo, 11th-D

    Our peer educators- Zainab(9th-I), Reeviya(11th-L) and Tanya Agarwal (9th-I) were awarded medals for their exemplary display in the health exhibition. Our nukkad natak & thematic jingle comprising of the following students-

    • Nishit Mathur, 11th-I

    • Shreeya Gupta, 11th-I

    • Anmol Malhotra, 11th-K

    • Aditya Saha, 9th-B

    was highly appreciated by one & all.

    18 western band students under the guidance of our western music teacher, Mr. Rakesh Nigam, were applauded by all the dignitaries during the valedictory ceremony. Mr. Rakesh Nigam played the instrumental Casio for 2 hours during the award ceremony which was appreciated by everyone.

    11 dance students, performed ‘Prakriti’- a dance on conserving nature which had a magical effect on the audience.

    Our peer educators attended training workshops on cyber bullying, child abuse, gender issues & importance of sex education.

    Ms. Geeta Chandran- an eminent dancer, Priya Bhargava- Miss India wheelchair 2015 & Mr. Sirajuddin Qureshi- President of the Indian Islamic Cultural Centre, were the guests of honour for the valedictory function who felicitated our participants & winners with trophies, medals & certificates.


    MOSAIC’179th December, 2017

    Delhi Public School, R K Puram hosted the annual, psychology and sociology event, MOSAIC’17 on 9 December 2017.

    There were 4 main events revolving around the very idea and concept of psychology and sociology.  The Teacher Incharges were Vandana Chakravarty and Anika Faruki.

    Abhishi Agarwal of class 11 H and Nishit Mathur of class 11 I participated in ACT IT OUT, and bagged the first position. Primal of class 12 M participated in JUST A MINUTE, and RONALDO of class 12 E won the first prize in CANVAS, an art event.

    The competition included various integral aspects of psychology and sociology and brought out the importance, role and functioning of the same in an immensely innovative and ingenious manner, including numerable forms of liberal art such as theatre and painting.

    It was an extremely amusing and knowledgeable experience. The school wishes good luck to all the participants and all the proud award winners as they continue to bring laurels to the school

    WarP+FOCUS 2017 30th November, 2017

    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:

    The Next Question (Quiz)

    • Pranava Dhar, Dhruv Mendiratta (DPS Noida)

    • Aditya Sarkar, Shashank Ramesh (Modern Barakhamba)

    • Aravind Ashok, Vinayak Pachandi (DPS R.K Puram)

    The Senate (Group Discussion)

    • Saurabh Kudligi (DPS Vasant Kunj)

    • Jasjeev Singh (DPS Indirapuram)

    • Harman Singh (GD Goenka)

    Design (Creative Event)

    • Natasha Arya, Anirudh Chauhan, Yashwardhann (DPS R.K Puram)

    • Ayush, Chirag Bhansali, Amaan Hussain (DPS Noida)

    • Saumya Jain, Vipul Varshney, Lakshya Sharma (Ahlcon Public School)

    Coliseum (Gaming)

    • Ishaan Saraswat (DPS R.K Puram)

    • Varun Jain (Bhai Parmanand)

    • Pratush (Ramjas School RK Puram)

    Dexterity (Photography)

    • Rahul Tandon (DPS Noida)

    • Avaba Kongbam (Springdales Pusa Road)

    • Tushar Choudhary (Ryan International Rohini)

    Astounded (Surprise Event)

    • Devkrit Baluni, Yashvardhan Verma (DPS Indirapuram)

    • Malvika Dang, Navya Jindal (DPS Noida)

    • Harshit Jain, Adarsh Nair (Bluebells Kailash Colony)

    Edit it (Editing)

    • Ujjwal Maheshwari, Vaibhav Shukla (DPS Indirapuram)

    • Manan Dua (DPS Vasant Kunj)

    • Birla Vidya Mandir

    Promo (Ad-making)

    • Anugrah Singh Pandir, Avneesh Luthra, Abhinav Kaushal,Osho Sharma(Green Fields School)

    • Abeer Chawla, Aanya Chawla, Mehul Saxena, Pranay Ahluwalia (Bluebells Kailash Colony)

    • Samveg Chauhan, Aditya Mukherjee,Neelam Parashar, Utkarsh Thakur (DPS Indirapuram)

    Film it (Movie making)

    • Siddhant Vij,Achintya,Vishor Dogal,Abhinandan Kaul(DPS Noida)

    Overall Result:

    • Overall Winners: DPS Noida

    • Runners Up: DPS Indirapuram

    November 27 - November 30, 2017

    The Directorate of Education (Government of NCT of Delhi) had organized Center Level Science Exhibition and Science based activities like Science Model/ Exhibition, Drama and Debate in the month of November 2017. Students of DPS Mathura Road who were selected at zonal level participated enthusiastically in these events.

    • Science Drama Festival on the theme “Science and Society – Swachh Bharat: Role of Science and Technology” was held on 27 November 2017 at Govt Coed. Sr Sec School, Sector 5 R. K Puram. A team of eight students from D P S Mathura Road participated in the event. Their names are as follows:

      Rishabh Mediratta (X A), Ananya Gaba (X I), Karanjeet Singh (X G), Sanya Ganghotia (X G),

      Pratishtha Ditya (X G), Aishna Talwar (IX D), Aditya Saha (IX B), Ashmit Gupta (IX B)

      The team secured the FIRST position at the Center level. It has been selected to compete at the State level. Each student of the team received a gold medal and a certificate. The school has been awarded a trophy.

    • Center Level Science Exhibition on the topic Innovations for Sustainable Development from

      28th November to 30th November 2017 at Govt Coed Sr Sec School, Sector 5 R. K Puram. One team from our school participated along with their guide teacher. They are as follows:

      Team - Devyansh Batra (XI A), Rishabh Mediratta (X A) Participation certificates were given to students.

    • Science Debate was held on 29th November at Govt Coed Sr Sec School, Sector 5 R. K Puram . The topic of the debate was Mobile – A convenience or A Problem. Chayan Sinha of X H spoke in favor of the topic and Kinjal Gupta of X D spoke against the topic. Both the students received participation certificates.


    Amala Chatterjee Memorial Debate 201729th November, 2017

    “For good ideas and innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument and debate."

    The Debating Society of DPS Mathura Road organized the 43rd Inter-School Amala Chatterjee English Memorial Debate for Class VIII on 29 November 2017. The event saw an enthusiastic participation from ten prominent schools from Delhi NCR and witnessed an exuberant interplay of ideas. The topic this year was – “The World Today Begins With ‘Me’ and Ends in ‘I’”.

    The debate commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Shri Manohar Lal, Vice Principals, Ms. Deeksha Khera and Ms. Asha Tuli, Academic Coordinator, Ms. Reema Sharma, Headmistress Junior School, Ms. Anju Sharma and Senior Mistress, Ms. Renu Puri and the distinguished guests. The Principal welcomed the guests and in his address and paid tribute to Amala Chatterjee, a former student of DPS Mathura Road, honoring her as a symbol of inner grit and determination essential in the making of a Dipsite.

    The honorable judges for the debate were Dr. Mayank Kumar who teaches history at Satyawati College (Evening), University of Delhi and Mr Sanjay Kaw who is a media professional with more than thirty years of experience in various capacities in India and the UAE.

    In his address, the Principal, Shri Manohar Lal, stressed on the importance of debating as it helps to develop the potential in oratory skills in students. He reiterated that a debate is an important event in our school calendar where we witness the finesse, composure and articulation in our multi-talented students.

    Critical analysis, synthesis, rhetorical skill, and wit are keys to successful debating. The teams which won the debate were a combination of all the above. The young debaters showed excellent poise, advocating on many points of utmost importance. Adhiraj Chaddha of DPS Vasant Kunj was adjudged the best speaker, Pranavi Poddar of DPS Mathura Road bagged the second position and Shaurya Baijal of DPS Mathura Road and Manya Sarin of DPS RK Puram got the third position. DPS Mathura Road was adjudged the best team and received the Rolling Trophy, while the best interjector for the day was Amna Abdin of DPS Mathura Road.

    The Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli rendered the vote of thanks and complimented the Debating Society of DPS Mathura road for organizing such an enriching and heartening event.

    The event was brought to a closure with the national anthem.


    Nrityanjali 201725th November, 2017

    The dance club of DPS Mathura road recently participated in the DPS society National Dance Competition after winning the second position in the zonals. The competition saw participation of 24 schools from all over the country. The competition was held at DPS Noida and was judged by dance experts Kavita Dwivedi, a renowned odissi dancer, Suhail Bhat, maestro in Bharatnatyam and Shailija Nalwade, an accomplished Kathak dancer.

    The school presented a wonderful Manipuri dance on the theme- “JAGRITI: awakening of the mind, body and soul”.

    The dance performance was appreciated by the judges for its unique style and costumes and the treatment of the theme in a sensitive yet intelligent way.


    Fnvironment Fest18th November, 2017

    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.


    National Entrepreneurship Day9th November, 2017

    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.

    Events:

    • Posters depicting the life of eminent Entrepreneurs were displayed for exhibition.

    • A talk on the topic ‘Catalysing a Cultural Shift in youth entrepreneurship’ was conducted by students of class XII. The audience comprised students of X and XI.

    • 8 -9 NOVEMBER- A Counsellors meet was organised by the DPS Society on the topic “DEVELOPING EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL INSTRUCTION “for counsellor and special educators. 50 people from across the country participated in it. The 2 resource person/experts from US universities specializing in the field of special education conducted the sessions on INCLUSIVITY and the counsellors from different DPS schools did their paper presentation on various issues like child safety ,impact of media and technology ,moc\bile addiction, increase in suicides ,occupational therapy for special children, special education techniques ,etc. The sessions were chaired by our Chairman DPS society Mr. Shunglu and vice-chairman Mr. Admiral Chopra who emphasized on the need for INCLUSIVITY in classrooms and positive disciplining of children. The counsellors also presented their case-studies.

    • 14 NOVEMBER- As it is the WORLD’S DIABETES DAY, children of classes 6th-10th were made aware of healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle with ample physical exercise to prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiac vascular diseases. Children made posters on SAY NO TO JUNK FOOD and SUPRISE TIFFIN CHECKS were carried out in classrooms to promote healthy eating habits with wholegrains, fruits, vegetables and nuts.

    • 6 -11 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.

    19th November – 25th November, 2017

    “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.

    31st October, 2017

    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.


    30th October, 2017 - 4th November, 2017

    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.


    Workshop on Benefits of Tourism in Senior School 25th October, 2017

    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.


    23rd October, 2017

    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


    PARYATAN PARV- Poster Making Competition 13th October, 2017

    The competition was held on 13-10-17 in the school premises for classes III to V. MUN hosted by Amity Group of Schools.


    5th October, 2017

    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.


    Anti-Cracker Campaign1th October, 2017 - October 15th, 2017

    Children in the classrooms were made aware of the ill-effects of crackers –air pollution, breathing disorders, 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.


    Scientia Chemistry Day27th October, 2017

    Scientia Chemistry Day was held on 27th October 2017in which 148 students of Classes VI-XI participated in various events as follows:

    33 Students of Class VI took part in Poster Making Competition

    30 students of Class VIII took part in Ad mad.

    36 Students of Class IX took part in Hot spot

    05 Students of Class X took part in Debate.

    14 Students of Class XI took part in titration Competition.

    The results of various are as follows:

    23rd September, 2017

    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.


    Essay Writing Competition on Swachhata Hi Seva 22nd September, 2017

    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.


    Eco Fest-Intra 201715th September, 2017

    The ECO-FEST-INTRA 2017 was held on 15th September.2017. Children from classes 11 & 12 participated in three different events.

    The events were

    • LAUREATE'S VIEWPOINT

    • STREET PLAY-an awareness campaign about different govt policies.

    • START-UP SIMULATOR.

    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.


    1st to 15th September, 2017

    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.


    Investiture Ceremony: Middle School 15thSeptember, 2017

    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.


    13th September, 2017

    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’.


    9th September, 2017

    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.


    7thSeptember, 2017

    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.


    37th Vidya Topa Inter School Hindi Debate Competition 1th September, 2017

    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.

    31st August, 2017

    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.


    PCRA Competition 25th August, 2017

    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.


    National Psycholympiad 23rd To 24th August, 2017

    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.


    Motivational Session for EWS Students of Class VI 18th August, 2017

    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”.


    Munqmun 2017 16th To 18th August, 2017

    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-

    • United Nations Security Council (Double Delegation)

    • United Nations Human Rights Council

    • United Nations General Assembly

    • International Law Commission

    • United Nations Disarmament Commission

    • G-24 (Double Delegation)

    • Historic National Security Council of USA (Unconventional)

    25 schools participated and there were 300 delegates from all over Delhi-NCR. Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar won the Best Delegation award.


    15th To 31st August, 2017

    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.


    11th August, 2017

    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


    Theater Workshop 10th August, 2017

    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.


    7th To 11th August, 2017

    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.


    Luminarium 2017 3rd To 4th August, 2017

    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.


    Bizzonomy’17 3rd August, 2017

    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.


    1st To 30th August, 2017

    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.

    Vasundhara'17 28th July, 2017

    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.

    Oratorio’17 18th To 19th May, 2017

    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.

    The British School Fusion 27th January, 2017

    The British School organized the Fifth Edition of the British School Fusion, Mix World Music Concert and Art Exhibition called ‘Fluid Borders’ on 27th January 2017. The Concert ‘Fluid Borders’ consisted of combination of Musicians and Bands.


    Cipher 2016-17 20th January, 2017

    CIPHER, the Annual Mathematics event organized by the Ramanujan Mathematics Club of Delhi Public School Mathura Road was held on 20th January, 2017. The motto of the club, led by a core team of teachers and students, is to inculcate a habit of understanding Mathematics among students. This year, the event was organized in two different phases, first being the prelims and the latter being the final round of the program. About 340 students from classes 6th to 12th participated in the annual event, every class was given a different activity. The event was a huge success and the students enjoyed a lot and in the process an opinion emerged that Mathematics can be a fun and is easier understood in group activities.


    Green Crusaders – Cleanliness Drive 20th January, 2017

    'Save environment for human empowerment'- We often come across similar slogans but all that we see in reality are conditions of upcoming threats leading to the destruction of our environment. On the 20th of January 2017, the ‘Green Crusaders’ of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road took the initiative to oppose one such threat by taking a significant step towards cleanliness of the school premises. The students of Class 11 participated in teams to carry out the “Cleanliness Drive”. The students cleaned areas near the school canteen, senior assembly ground, and the school clinic. The different teams also shot movies of their initiative. These films will be played in various classes to create awareness among other students as well. This initiative clearly gave a wonderful message to the students and staff members of D.P.S Mathura Road- "Think and act today for tomorrow will be too late”


    Inter Section English Debate 20th January, 2017

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized the Inter Section English Debate for class VI on Friday, 20 January 2017. About 45 debaters came forward for the competition and presented their views on one of the following topics:

    • TELEVISION: NO LONGER AN IDIOT BOX

    • TO GIVE IS GREATER PLEASURE THAN TO RECEIVE

    The event was an overall success. It was good to see the young debaters expressing their views and opinions amongst each other. It was indeed a healthy competition and the judges’ words of wisdom boosted the self-esteem and confidence of the participants.


    Art Competition Announced by MHRD, Govt. of India19th January, 2017

    The ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India announced the conduct of painting and drawing competition for the students of classes VI to X in all KVS, NVS, CBSE and UT’s schools across the country. This competition was organised as an activity in Connection with the Republic Day Celebrations- 2017. Our school organised this competition on 19th January 2017. 35 students participated in this competition under two categories: Category - 1 (classes VI – VIII) which had a participation of 20 students. The topics for this category were Swachh Bharat and School of my dreams. Category - 2 (classes IX – X) which had a participation of 15 students. The topics for this category were Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat and Digital India. These winning entries were forwarded to Regional office CBSE. Result is awaited.

    Farewell Class XII – “Soon out of sight, but never out of mind."30th December, 2016

    With a heavy heart, DPS Mathura Road bid adieu to the batch of 2016-17 on 30 December 2016 by celebrating the day with zest and enthusiasm, making it the most memorable one. Unlike ever before, the Class XII Farewell was attended by the students of both classes XI and XII. This awaited day was graced by young men and women, who were dressed to impress. The atmosphere was filled with immense fervour and excitement. Teachers and students alike, adorned bright smiles and teary eyes. The day commenced with a Tilak ceremony by the teachers who handed out mementos and chocolates to class XII students, followed by a melodious instrumental presentation that received thunderous applause. Our principal, Shri Manohar Lal, beamed at the students with pride and said that all things start from zero and make their way up. If we are standing here today, it is because we have crossed a certain number of levels to reach here and are going to start a new chapter of our lives. The show put on was filled with humour and nostalgia. Between the three rounds of titles were captivating dance performances by boarders and day scholars, that got the audience to their feet. What also charmed its way into the hearts of all present, was the musical performance given by the Music Club of the school. Raghav Monga, a student of the Music Club, left the audience amazed and wanting for more with his beat boxing. A touching speech by the Head Boy and Head Girl got tears in everyone's eyes. The students danced to their heart's content and ate at the different food stalls which were set up in the Senior School PT Ground. The ceremony came to an end with everyone standing up for the national anthem.


    Christmas Celebration23rd December, 2016

    Christmas was celebrated by the students and faculty of DPS Mathura Road in the Assembly Ground on 23 December 2016. The event commenced with the school Principal Mr ManoharLal addressing the gathering. He said that Christmas was a festival that brought happiness and blessed the students for the same. Anushtha Shukla from class eleven spoke a few words about Christmas as the festival of giving and taking. The school choir charmed the hearts of the crowd by performing Christmas carols dressing up to the festival. Followed was a captivating Musical number by senior school students preceding a play, also called 'The Christmas Carol', awakening the festive feeling in the hearts of one and all. Students of class eight also performed a power packed dance number earning a thunderous response. The day also saw giving away of academic awards to the batch of 2015-16. A total of 75 students received awards this year including 15 nine year scholars. After the Award Ceremony, students dressed up as Santa Claus shook their bellies to a few beats distributing sweets among the students as per tradition. The day came to an end with everybody rising for the national anthem. The day on the whole was very well received by the students as well as the teachers.


    English Debate 17th December, 2016

    The English Debating Society of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized the Inter Section Debate for class VII on Saturday, 17th December 2016.

    44 debaters came forward for the competition and presented their views on the topics:

    • School Uniforms Have Become Redundant.

    • Parents Can Never Be Friends.

    The event was an overall success. It was good to see the young debaters expressing their views, opinions and interjecting amongst each other. It was indeed a healthy competition and words of wisdom were given by the judges, which increased the participant’s self-esteem and confidence.


    Movie Screening At British Council Division, Delhi14th December, 2016

    British Council Division has introduced ‘English Reading Challenge’ for the students of classes 6th, 7th & 8th of DPS Mathura Road which aims at developing receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills through communicative classes and self‐study. To begin with, a movie ‘The Pirate’ was screened on 14th December’16 for the students in the auditorium at the British Council Division. The students watched the movie with great enthusiasm, interest and excitement. Later, many students discussed the movie at length. The experience was educative. We express our gratitude to the concerned authority for introducing such an innovative workshop for the students. We also thank the staff of British Council Division, Delhi, for their support and hospitality throughout our visit.


    Inter DPS Orchestra Competition & Sway 201610th December, 2016

    Our school participated in the Inter-DPS National Orchestra competition held at DPS Greater Noida on 10 Dec 2016. 27 DPS schools from all over India participated in this competition. Our school got the best Jury award along with a cash prize of Rs.10000.

    The students of our school participated in the Inter School Western Dance Competition, Sway'16, held on 10th Dec ’16 at DPS RK Puram. 19 schools participated in the competition, performing a variety of western dance forms such as hip hop, contemporary, ballet and jazz. Our school participated in both the categories, solo and group. In the solo category, Nabeel Ahmed of class X-G performed contemporary. It was a great learning experience competing in a western dance competition for the very first time.


    Economite7th December, 2016

    Our school participated in the annual economics fest organized by Modern School, Vasant Vihar. We had participation in all the events.


    International Adolescent Summit6th To 8th December, 2016

    From 6th to 8th December 2016, students from DPS Mathura Road participated in the International Adolescent Summit by organized by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal’s Expressiosn India held at Summer Fields School, The summit aimed to raise awareness on various issues faced by the country's youth in today's time. There were various competitions and events organized throughout the summit. On the first day of the event, in the morning, the inauguration of the summit took place after which, the poster making competition, UTOPIA, and the first round of WHIZ-QUIZ, the adolescent quizzing event, were held. Also, the Youth Parliament was convened for various young students to collaborate and discuss youth-related issues and their solutions. The meet was hugely successful with the students formulating a Students' Charter in the end. Alongside this, the school also set up and displayed our stall for the upcoming three days. The topic opted by our students for the stall was feminism and anti-bullying. The stall was beautifully adorned with various charts, posters and ornaments. The arena looked lively with the amazing creativity displayed by the different schoolchildren in decorating their stalls. The evening, the formal Inauguration ceremony took place. On the second day, the students participated in the wellness and the Health Being Walk after which the Breakfast was arranged. Following Breakfast, the day's events took place. First, the thematic jingle making competition, Euphony, was held. Then, the wellness on-the-spot elocution event, ELOQUENCE, took place. Also, last but not the least, Sur-Sangeet, the group competition on theme songs related to Gender and Values was the final event of the day. Our students put up a stupendous performance in each of these events and were appreciated by all. Finally, the day ended with an interactive session between the students and the organizers on the charms and challenges of Holistic Education. Indeed, the session resulted in quite fruitful discussion. On the third and final day, there were no competitions but instead, a 3 hour long workshop for young peer Educators was held with discussion on various pressing topics such as bullying in schools, importance of peer educators and leadership orientation in Values and Morals. The workshop was an eye-opener on adolescent education and development. Following this, a counsellor workshop was held for the accompanying teachers on health education in Schools and The POSCO Act attended by Ms.Manvi Jaggi from our school. The event was a huge success and lauded by all. It proved to be an enriching and wholesome experience for our students and something to be eagerly looked forward to next year.

    Biology Day28th November, 2016

    The Biology Day was held as a part of Scientia’16 on November 28, 2016 .a total of six interesting events were organised for class VI to XI. The events were as follows: ‘Budding Scientists’ for class 6, in which young minds inquisitively performed hands on experiments. To understand the manufacturing of various dairy products, Class VII students, accompanied by Ms.Niyati Bahl and Ms. Neenu, went on a day trip to Mother Dairy. A Best out of Waste competition was held for students of class VIII .students presented models made out of waste, showing the functioning of various physiological systems and other bio related topics. Exploring Flora and Fauna -Class IX students clicked pictures of flora and fauna and submitted them along with their scientific names and detailed descriptions. A 5 team quiz-‘Brainteasers’ was conducted in the K.G Hall for class X students. For class X and XI, Capitulum- a powerpoint presentation competition was held, wherein students presented slides on recent topics pertaining to biology and biological advances. The events proved to be extremely motivational and provided a learning experience in a positive light for biology enthusiasts.


    Inter DPS National Western Music Competition 27th November, 2016

    Inter DPS National Western Music Competition was held at DPS Faridabad on 27 November 2016. Various schools took part in this prestigious event.


    Lecture by Dr. Martin Jackson 25th November, 2016

    On 25th November 2016, DPS Mathura Road welcomed Dr Martin Jackson, Director of Aerospace Engineering, Sheffield University, UK. The university is ranked in the top 100 universities of the world and is no. 16 in the UK. It has a long established relationship with India and has been welcoming Indian students for many decades. Dr Jackson, who is currently the UK representative on the World Titanium Committee, held an interactive lecture session with the Science sections of class 11th. The students were first acquainted with the program and then were allowed to ask any questions related to the course. Dr Martin Jackson, was able to counsel the students and motivate them to look out for career opportunities in aerospace/aeronautics engineering as an upcoming field in terms of research and practice as well. The students already interested in the course were guided towards the path and others were seen to be captivated. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the session and took a lot more that with what they had come. All in all, it was a great learning experience.


    Constitution Day 25th November, 2016

    The day began with mass reading of the Preamble to the Constitution of India by the students and teachers. A quiz on the same was held for students of classes VI, VII and VIII .Under the supervision of History teachers students of Classes IX and X participated in an essay writing competition on ‘the relevance of the Indian Constitution in the modern world’. An activity on the Constitution in the OTBA test format was undertaken by the students of class XI. The test was to create awareness about Constitutional values in children. On the whole it was an educative experience for all.


    Heritage Awareness Programme24th November, 2016

    A workshop under the event Heritage Awareness Programmes was a Theater workshop with Mr. Faisal Alkaazi on 24th November, 2016. Over 70 students from all over Delhi were accompanied by their teachers in the INTACH building, #71, KK Birla Marg, Lodhi Gardens, Lodi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003 to take part in a groundbreaking Theater workshop with an quintessential Theatre artist- Mr. Faisal Alkaazi after the unprecedented Film. He was the featured speaker, inspiring the students and the teachers to work for the rich Heritage of the country. He shared the joy he felt while he was working with Intach. The event’s main motive was to make the students aware of what is happening to the rich Heritage of our country.


    ECO Fest 22nd November, 2016

    The Annual ECO-FEST 2016 was held on 22nd November 2016 at DPS Mathura Road. Children from 12 schools across Delhi NCR participated in three different events. The events were SYMPOSIUM, AD-MAD and LAUREATE'S VIEWPOINT EXTEMPORE SPEECH. The fest began at 9 am with the lighting of the inaugural lamp followed by the principal's speech and honouring of the judges. DPS Mathura road won first position in two events – viz Symposium and AD-MAD. First prize in extempore speech went to Sanskriti School. Sanskriti school was declared the overall winner as well. 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 well planned and well executed.


    Rosalind Wilson Book Discussion21st November, 2016

    DPS Mathura Road participated in the 21st Rosalind Wilson Book Discussion held on 19 November 2016 in the Hall of Celebration, Springdales, Pusa Road. The book chosen for discussion was Nineteen Eighty- Four by George Orwell. The Chief Guests of the event were Ms Lumba and Mr Sorabji. Taking the post of the Moderator was Mr Nirmalya Samanta. Mr Samanta commented with delight how the book was a satirical depiction of society and an excellent choice for the event. A total of 24 schools participated. There was enthusiastic discussion about the theme, plot, the irony and various facts about the book that could be related to the contemporary world. It was overall an educative and interactive experience.


    Com Astitva 19th November, 2016

    The Annual Inter – School commerce Festival ‘ComAstitva – 2016’ was held at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on Saturday, Nov.19, 2016. From our School 15 students of classes XI and XII (all commerce) participated at in various events (on line and on site) in this Commerce Festival. This event was very well organized by the Commerce Department of DPS R.K.Puram. Through participating in this event the students were exposed to the working and economic environment of business, commerce and industry. The multitude of innovative and creative competitions helped the students of classes XI and XII to learn, explore and reach beyond their expectations to emerge as “winners”. Our students won the third prize in Logo Mania.


    DPS English Literary Festival19th November, 2016

    The students of DPS Mathura Road participated in the Inter-DPS English Literary Festival – A Thousand Splendid Suns. The competition was held on 19th November, 2016 in DPS International where the students showcased their talents in various events. All the events were time-bound and had to be submitted in the time frame of 1 ½ hrs.-ONLINE. Teacher in- charges had provided practice to these participants and trained them well in advance. The event provided an excellent platform to the students, enhancing their skills in the learning of English language.


    WARP18th To 19th November, 2016

    Inter School Computer Meet – WARP was conducted on Nov 18th & 19th 2016


    Comeco11th November, 2016

    Delhi Public School, Greater Noida organized an Inter- school event for commerce and economics students –‘COMECO 2016’ on 11th November 2016, Friday. The competition comprised of several events, including on-line and onsite events namely, Onsite events- Brand Race, Quiz, Mock Stock, Mock Consumer Court, Debate Online events- Promo Chromo and Documentary: A Non-Commerce Bonanza Nineteen students represented our school in a total of seven events (inclusive of online and onsite events). Simran Sawhney and Dhriti Kapoor of Class XI bagged Second Position in Promo Chromo (online event).


    Celebration of National Education Day 10th November, 2016

    11 November is observed every year as National Education Day in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad for his great contribution to the cause of education in India. To observe National Education Day, a Slogan writing competition was held at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road on the importance of literacy and education for the wellbeing of society. Students of Class VI , VII and VIII enthusiastically participated in the competition creating awareness and resolving to spread the light of knowledge.


    CODE9th To 10th November, 2016

    Our school participated in CODE, a computer programming event held at Apeejay School, Noida on 9th and 10th November. Brahmnoor Singh and Aulene De held up the legacy of victory at DPS Mathura Road by winning the first prize


    Vigilance Awareness Week 2nd To 5th November, 2016

    Delhi Public School, Matura Road observed the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ from 2nd November to 5th November, 2016. The theme for the same was ‘Public Participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption.’ To inculcate greater awareness on the topic, certain activities were conducted for classes VI-XI. Slogan writing, elocution, debates were some of them. The slogan writing activity was for classes VI-VIII and the topic was “Public Participation in Eradicating Corruption.’’ All the students participated in the event with creativity and enthusiasm. For classes IX and X, elocution on “Promoting Integrity Ensures the Prosperity of the Nation” was conducted in the English periods. This event saw the complete participation of classes IX and X. Students highlighted the importance of integrity in our lives and proved that integrity indeed is Aladdin’s Lamp using which one can accomplish anything one desires. For class XI, a debate on the topic ‘’e-governance as an Effective Tool to Curb Corruption’’ was held. The debate’s aim was to create awareness about the role of preventive vigilance in reducing corruption and enhancing accountability at various levels and eventually strengthening the system by making it more efficient. It was an educative and informative experience for students who were learning the meaning and scope of e-governance for the first time. All the activities were successfully carried out and the purpose of creating awareness about vigilance was duly served.


    Spectrum5th November, 2016

    The dance club of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road organized its second intra school dance event – Spectrum, where the students from classes VI to X competed and showed their talent. The competition held on the 5th of November, consisted of two events: Solo and Group event. The administrative Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli graced and started the event by blessing all the participants and welcoming the esteem judges, Mr. Anand Kumar, a professional Latin-American dancer and choreographer, and Ms. Ritika Dhar , an Odissi dance expert. The competition was more like a lively and fun filled dance festival and all those who came enjoyed themselves to their fullest. The mesmerizing musical fillers added all the more charm to the event. Both the solo and group events were absolutely wonderful and it was quite a tough call for the judges to decide the winners. We were also joined by some of our ex-students, who reminded us all that they will always be a part of this school and of Team Spectrum. After the results were declared, Team Spectrum and the ex-students showed their colors through dance. The teacher in charge, Ms. Suranjana Saha delivered the vote of thanks to the school, Our Principal Mr. Manohar Lal, the Academic Vice Principal Ms. Deeksha Khera and the Administrative Vice Principal, Ms. Asha Tuli, the participants , judges, Team Spectrum and everyone else who helped make the event a grand success.

    CBSE Aavishkar Quiz October, 2016

    Fuelled by the spirit of this quote, Delhi Public School, Mathura Road conducted the CBSE Avishkar Quiz for the month of October 2016, for its young quizzers. The quiz was conducted in two rounds on the Topic: Sound and Music, as per the Board’s guidelines. Keeping in pace with the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s initiative of Digital India, the School conducted the Preliminary Round online using Google Forms. This allowed the students to participate in an exciting and interesting way. The Preliminary Round saw about 25 students participate, we aim to increase participation substantially in the successive quizzes. The Second Round was played by the top 8 students selected from the Preliminary round. The Second Round was declared open by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Deeksha Khera, who threw light on the vitality of music and sound in our daily lives. It was a full-fledged team-based round using interactive Smart Boards which allowed the incorporation of sound and video clips to the joy of the students and with questions from scientific, technological and cultural aspects of Sound and Music. The 4 teams with 2 students each battled it out with unparalleled enthusiasm and fervour to clinch the opportunity to represent the School at the Final Round conducted by the Board. After a much passionate and spirited quiz, the eagerly awaited quiz results were announced by the Vice Principal who felicitated the winners.


    27th October, 2016

    DPS Mathura Road participated in Geek-a-Hertz, Binary Masters programming on 27 October 2016 at Saint Marks School, Meera Bagh, and Brahmnoor Singh and Aulene De made the school proud by winning the first prize in the event.


    MTNL Perfect Health Mela 25th October, 2016

    11 students of our school participated in MTNL Health Mela National Inter School Yoga Competition on 25th October 2016 at Talkatora Stadium New Delhi .The students won the second prize in group rhythmic yoga.


    Munqs: DPS NMUN 21th To 22nd October, 2016

    We represented the United States of America, Lebanon and Secretary of Defense in WHSR

    UNGA-6: Aryan Dua and Ridhima Gupta won the Best Delegate award

    UNGA-6: Naman Gupta and Adya Mishra won the High Commendation award

    UNHRC: Akshat Chopra won the High Commendation award

    UNHRC: PrathamManchanda won the Special Mention award

    UNSC: ShivamShorewala won the High Commendation award


    21th October, 2016

    2 students of our school participated in a computer based competition held at Cambridge School, Srinivas Puri. Brahmnoor Singh won the first prize in Hyper Design- A web designing competition while Karan Kumar bagged the second position in WordWars- Graphic Design.


    Vanijya 15th October, 2016

    The DPS Society organised Inter-DPS Commerce Festival-VANIJYA 2016 at DPS, Chandigarh on 15th October, 2016 to provide commerce students a platform to showcase their managerial talents and also to encourage them to have a wider perspective of the subject. 12 students from DPS Mathura Road along with two teacher-in charges (Mr. Santosh Kumar Sen & Ms. Rafia) had participated in VANIJYA-2016. More than 200 students from 18 DPS schools from across the country were seen competing against each other in various events. The Guests of Honour for the occasion were Mr. Kamal Arora, Chairman, Sangeet Natak Academy and Mr. V.K. Kapoor (IPS), Chief Coordinator, NALSA, State Legal Services Authority. The highlights of the festival were onsite events like Expressions – the main purpose of which was to create awareness about the socio-economic issues through ‘Nukkad Natak’, Bulls-eye which involved students suggesting the best possible solution to a given corporate situation, Biz-mania – a business quiz, Juggersnaut – launching a dream scheme and Gordian Knot – a product fair, all aiming to develop leadership qualities and create awareness among students. It also included three online events, Epeolatry – Book Review, Digerati – Website Development and Technocrat – Animated Clipping. Illustrious people from different fields judged the various events. Our School presented a Nukkad Natak on the topic- “नारी से विकास नारी का विकास”, which was very much applauded by everyone. Our Head-boy Arjun Dev Chopra got Second Position in Juggersnaut – launching a dream scheme. He proposed a scheme on JAN MOKSH YOJNA, Substance Abuse Deterrence and Rehabilitation Scheme, 2030 – नशे से मुक्ति, हमारा लक्ष्य. The Valedictory and the Prize Distribution Ceremony commenced with a mesmerizing cultural extravaganza which included a soulful song, dance and an engaging street play presented by the host school. Our students performed very well in all the events. They learnt and gained a lot. Overall, it was an excellent experience for all of us.


    MUNQS Modmun 9th October, 2016

    DPS Mathura Road represented the United States of America, Thein Sein IN ICC, King Louis 2, SardarSwaran Singh in CWC and Member-1 in NSA.

    UNESCO: Karan Kumar won the Best Delegate award

    UNSC: Akshat Chopra won the High Commendation award

    IAEA: Ridhima Gupta won the High Commendation award

    COPUOS: SaharshPanjwani won the Special Mention award

    UNGA: Aryan Dua and Naman Gupta won the Special Mention award

    UNHRC: Sankalp Mishra won the Special Mention award


    Oratorio 2016 7th October, 2016

    Under the divine light of Goddess Saraswati and her blessings all throughout, the music club of DPS Mathura Road organized ORATORIO'16, the annual intra school music competition, open to students of classes VI- X. ORATORIO is a platform for young students to enrich their hidden music and performing talents. To do what they love, and lose their selves to music. The audience witnessed some exceptional performances by the participating students. The event started with the lighting of the lamp and the chanting of shlokas, followed by the Principals' address and felicitation of the judges. An orchestra, prepared by the teachers of the music department, was performed by the students. The event was also attended by the ex-Indian music club presidents and vice presidents. Listening to them talk about their experience filled our minds with immense joy. For all the music enthusiasts, it was a day full of melodies. A qawwali was also performed by the ex dipsites and the currently studying students. The event came to an end with the address by the judges, declaration of the results and a vote of thanks by the teachers of the music department. The students kept aside their stage fears and performed to the fullest of their abilities and skills. With the co-operation and support of our respected Principal Sir, Vice Principal madams and other school authorities, ORATORIO'2016 was a success.


    Painting Competition At Delhi Zoo 3rd October, 2016

    On 3 October 2016, the National Zoological Park organised a painting competition at the Delhi zoo. It was a part of the competitions that were to be held the following week on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The students of D.P.S. Mathura Road participated in the event among the numerous schools which also participated. 37 students were taken in the school bus accompanied by teachers. On reaching, the students were provided sheets and were assembled in a yard from where different groups were assigned for different age groups. Different groups were taken to different spots for the painting competition which started at 10 am and was to end at 12 pm. All participants were provided caps as memento and some light snacks as refreshments. Each participant was awarded a certificate of participation also. The competition ended with a note on emphasising the protection of environment and wildlife.


    Workshop On Cyber Safety & Security 6th October, 2016

    A Workshop on Cyber Safety & Security for students of class XI was conducted on Oct 6th 2016 by eminent cyber-crime expert Mr.Rakshit Tandon. The workshop Exposure to Ethical Hacking the latest tools and methods being used by cyber criminals & terrorists and how ethical Hackers can fight them. How attacks bypass your second step verification security of email within seconds.

    MUNQS: INMUN 27th To 29th September, 2016

    Organised by Ryan Group of Schools (International). DPS Mathura Road represented the Russian Federation;

    UNGA-1: Saharsh Panjwani and Adya Mishra won the Best Delegate award

    UNGA-4: Sankalp Mishra won the Best Delegate award

    UNHRC: Aryan Dua won the Best Delegate award

    COP 21: Pratham Manchanda won the Best Delegate award

    UNSC: Shivam Shorewala won the High Commendation award

    ECOSOC: Abhik Basu received a participation certificate

    IMF: Aman Karim received a participation certificate

    Our School won the best Delegation award


    IPSC Yoga Competition 22nd To 24th September, 2016

    This year IPSC yoga competition was held at Mayo College, Ajmer from 22nd September to 24th September 2016. 17 students 9 Boys and 8 Girls] of our school participated in this competition. 6 students got the medals and one of our school student Md. Moin Khan from 11-E got selected for National.

    Consumer Quiz Week 1st To 28th August, 2016

    As part of consumer club a lot of surprise quizzes were conducted for students to develop their knowledge and brief them about consumers and consumer rights. The competition was organized particularly for classes VI, VII and VIII with a voluntary support of students from class VIII and X. The quiz was held in different weeks of August in different classes in the homeroom period of 20-25 minutes. On 1st August the first quiz was conducted in class VI about Indian national consumer day and basic rights given to consumers. On 5th August a same quiz was conducted for students of class VII. On 8th of August the club conducted the third quiz under it for class VIII students. Along with the basic questions on consumers the quiz had logos, labels and brand names to give students a visual clarity of various signs which assure consumers. The competition was organized by Shirin Tarachandani (vice president consumer club) and Ria Pangasa. Enthusiastic participation was seen on part of students. Top 5 students from each class VI, VII and VIII were rewarded.


    Consumer Display Board

    A display board was organized by the club members and students from class VII and VIII on the 1st floor of our school. The posters depicting consumer rights where showcased. The main motive was to make students aware about rights and power of consumers in our country.


    Yoga: Swami Vivekananda Annual Competition 17th August, 2016

    Every year Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi has been conducting the Annual Vivekananda Competition for students of schools in Delhi and NCR. The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to know and discover for themselves, the life and message of Swami Vivekananda and their relevance in our present age. Eight students of our school participated in the first round of the competition held at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Premises on 17th August 2016. In this stage of the competition the students expected to answer a quiz comprising of multiple choice questions and write a short essay of about 250 words. One of our school student Yashas Jindal was selected for final round of Annual Vivekananda competition from 1162 students. The final round held on 18th October 2016. The final round of the competition was a day long workshop comprising of individual and group activities such as debate, quiz, essay competition and project work. Yashas Jindal performed very well and he will got his prize on public meeting on 12th Jan 2017.