It has been thirty years since I passed out from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad in 1990. 30 years is a long time, a time in which one full generation changes. But, thinking about my school days still gives me goose bumps.
I joined DPSG in 1986 in Class 9th. It did not have the big lavish building that is present today. We used to study in Army barracks-like triangular single storey building with asbestos sheets roof and big glass windows. The rooms used to be like the inside of an oven in summers, but rains were real fun with water playing music on the asbestos sheets.
What the school lacked in building infrastructure, was more than made up by the excellent faculty and support staff. Not only the classroom teaching was remarkable, but the school also contributed in our holistic development by us regularly participating in sports, dramatics, debates and outstation excursions to name a few. I was fortunate enough to be taught by our English teacher Dr A K Saxena, who taught us not only to read the lines, but also to ‘read between the lines’ and that perhaps was one of the most important lessons in life.
Whatever I am today, as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and as a human being, my DPSG has played an invaluable part in shaping me. Even today when I visit the school and read my name on the School Captains Board outside the Principal’s office, I am filled with emotions. So much is my confidence in this school that my daughter and son are also studying in ‘My School- The DPSG’.
Dr Alok Sharma (Batch 1989-90)
MBBS, MS (Ortho), MCh (UK) Joint Replacement & Trauma Surgeon Alokik Bone & Joint Clinic Columbia Asia Hospital Sarvodaya Heart Centre, Ghaziabad