In school days, we adhered with each other as part of one institution. Be it academics, sports, extra-curricular or mere brawls, we glued as one. It was always the sense of belonging to this institution that brought us together.
Today, we look back to our school and a string of nostalgia binds us together. Like the yesteryear, we wish to stick with each other under one umbrella, but with a difference!!
We want to give back to school the way it has chiseled our inner and outer selves.
We all have joined hands not only to be in touch with each other, but also to pool in a few steps that Delhi Public School Ghaziabad takes on to reach higher grounds.
We want to set an example for the present students, provide newer avenues to the school, and convert into actual, the ideas that school inculcates in its students.
We further wish to take this bridge across from school to the society at large.
A defined purpose to contribute to the growth of school and welfare of society thus lends a matured character to this juncture, where we all are ‘bonded with a purpose’.
That’s how we all feel whenever we go back to school!
Some famous DPSG Alumni
Bravery came easy to Major Mohit Sharma. Decorated twice earlier for gallantry, this special forces officer in "a daring act of valour'' once again rescued two of his comrades and killed four terrorists during a fierce encounter in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir this March.
It, however, proved to be his last battle with terrorists. Major Mohit Sharma of 1 Para (SF) has now been posthumously awarded the nation's highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashoka Chakra, for displaying "most conspicuous bravery'' in the Independence Day gallantry awards list.
A product of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad, Mohit had earlier been awarded the Chief of Army Staff's commendation card for "exemplary'' counter-terrorism duties during Operation Rakshak, which was followed by a Sena Medal for gallantry after a daring "covert operation'' in 2005.
In 2018 DPSG Alumni Association started an Inter-school football tournament "Martyr Major Mohit Sharma Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament". The inauguration was done by parents of Major Mohit Sharma and members of Alumni Association. Every year more then 60 teams of boys and girls from Delhi NCR participate in the tournament and have made it a huge success.
Dr Abhishek Asthana (DPSG Batch 1995 Class X) CEng, MIET, FHEA, PhD, MEng, MRes, BEng
Reader in Energy Engineering, Director of Hallam Energy, Deputy Director of DTA Energy (University Alliance).
Joint Replacement & Trauma Surgeon
Alokik Bone & Joint Clinic
Columbia Asia Hospital
Sarvodaya Heart Centre, Ghaziabad
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’.