The interactions or conversations elicited by events help students build relationship, understand different perspectives and engage with other cultures.
Laurels in Sports
3rd May 2022 saw DPSG, Palam Vihar hosting the district level Softball Championship. The boys squad comprising of Shashwat, Piyush, Krish Dagar, Deep and Dev Rana won the second position while the girls squad with Vanshika, Tamanna, Anjali, Kirti and Anshika bagged the third position. The victorious teams qualified for the state level tournament which was held on 8th May at Kurukshetra. The boys team bagged the third position and were felicitated by the DM, Ms Sunita Yadav . They were presented with bronze medals and a scholarship of Rs. 18,000 each. Mr. Manoj Dagar, the dedicated softball coach was also honoured. Piyush and Anshika will represent the school in the Nationals slated to be held in Chandigarh at the end of this month. Kudos to the champs!
Earth Day Celebrations
For the past 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to draw attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, including climate change, overutilization of resources, and ignorance and disrespect towards biodiversity. DPSG, Palam Vihar has always made a conscious endeavour to instil environmental awareness and thereby to help students understand the metabolic needs of the planet. A month- long celebration of Preservation and Protection of Mother Earth in the school premises unfolded a plethora of activities like the interhouse painting competition, bookmark making competition, poetry composition and E waste management drive on the theme of energy conservation and restoration. To understand the magnitude of the problem, the green warriors of the school have put their best foot forward to act and devise a plan of action to use the resources in a judicious manner. A tree plantation ceremony took place on 6th May to preserve the green belt. Saplings were made available to all students and teachers to give impetus to the cause.
The Earth Day as the grand culmination was celebrated in the school premises on 7th May. A host of dignitaries graced the occasion with their benign presence. The chief guest was Dr. Mahendrabhai Munjpara, minister of state in Ministry of women and child development and ministry of Ayush. The Chairman of DPSG Society, Shri Om Pathak was the guest of honour. The programme started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Ms Srividya Sridhar presented the significant journey of the school in adopting myriad initiatives to safeguard planet Earth for future generations. The cultural programme that followed was appreciated by one and all. The prize distribution ceremony to felicitate the winners of the painting competition acknowledged the efforts and aesthetic sensibilities of the winners. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman Sir, Shri Om Pathak appreciated the initiatives of the budding environmentalists of the school. The Honourable minister, Dr. Mahendrabhai Munjpara also blessed the students and lauded their efforts with his pearls of wisdom. The exhibition to showcase the effects of climate change was also very enlightening. Overall, the step forward in the right direction to promote the green drive was a show of solidarity towards the ecological and holistic view of the planet.
‘CARVAAN’ …BIDDING A FOND FAREWELL
The Class of 2023 organized a very fond farewell “CARVAAN” on 13th April 2022 from 10:30am to 2:30pm in the school front lawn bidding an emotional and touching goodbye to their seniors. The event was arranged and organized by the enterprising students of the present batch of Grade 12, in a very short time, and they put up an exemplary show. The whole event was completely student led along with their mentors’ support throughout.
Organization of such an event involved various competencies and collaboration skills which taught so many values like teamwork, leadership, and communication, to young minds. Major highlights of the event were the miscellaneous titles given to students who had made their mark in both scholastic and co-scholastic domains by Ms. Shoma Lahiri and the senior faculty members. The titles of Mr. And Ms. DPSG were interspersed with melodious rendition of the nightingales and energetic performances by the twinkle toes of DPSG with hints of entertainment and fun activities in between. The Mr. And Ms. DPSG titles were bagged by the very well deserving Sahil Arora and Nasmita Yadav who answered the questions posed by the panel of judges comprising of Principal, DPSG Palam Vihar, Ms. Srividya Sridhar, H.M Senior Wing, Ms. Shoma Lahiri, HM Primary Wing, Ms. Harmeet Kaur and PYP Coordinator Ms. Sameeksha Bhatt, displaying remarkable spontaneity and confidence. Our respected Principal crowned them and addressed the gathering with her words of wisdom appreciating the efforts of all the organizing committee members and wishing the students good luck for their forthcoming exams.
This was followed by a vote of thanks by the school vice-captain, Ansh Singh. The event concluded with an apt song by Rajeev Rai and a self-composed poem by Saumya Dubey followed by a flash mob that engaged the seniors as well. The culinary delights added to the ambience of laughter, joy with memories to cherish for a long time to come.
DPSG, Palam Vihar organized the graduation ceremony to give a fond farewell to the students of Grade XII, the batch of 2022 on 25th March in the school premises. The ceremony commenced with a spirit of exuberance and joie de vivre by flipping of the hats. This paved the way for a grand procession by the members of the student community along with their mentors who have tutored and chiselled them into inquiry driven learners and this proved to be the scene stealer amidst loud cheers and applause.. This walk of credibility showcased their pride, a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of belongingness towards their institution. This was followed by the welcome of the the Chief Guest, school Principal, Ms. Srividya Sridhar, the dignitaries and members of the parent community. The ceremonial lighting of the lamp accompanied by the soulful rendition of Saraswati Vandana helped begin the programme on an auspicious note. The welcome address by Ms Sridhar followed by the presentation of citations to the students made the momentous occasion truly meaningful. Speaking on the occasion, she emphasized on the need for intellectual stimulation and patience and integrity to be successful in life. The address by the two exemplary students, Sahil Arora and Nikhil Yadav of grade XII touched a chord and brought a lump to the throats of all present. Ms Shukla Das, Senior Mathematics faculty member blessed the students with a soul- stirring emotional speech. The song presented by the mentors as well as the classical dance presented by the students of senior wing were the highlights of the cultural ensemble. The gratitude note was presented by the school captain, Nasmita Yadav. The senior Headmistress blessed the students with her eloquent outpourings. The lighting of the lamp of knowledge by the Chief guest, students and teachers was an apt way to bring the proceedings of the evening to an end as it was a symbolic gesture to keep the flame of knowledge radiant and sparkling. The event was designed and orchestrated to enable students to celebrate their moment of glory. The students with their graduation robes and tassels on their right also cherished the memorable evening that made them feel special and motivated them to reach the pinnacle of success.
Walkathon 2022- It’s Time To Bounce Back!
"All truly great concepts are created by walking.” Upholding this spirit, DPSG Palam Vihar held a 'Walkathon’ with the theme ‘Let’s Bounce Back’ on 6th March. The event was held to urge people to stay healthy and fit, especially, as life continues to return to normal after two years of turmoil during which physical activity had taken a back seat.Ms. Srividya Sridhar, the Principal of DPSG Palam Vihar, addressed the gathering with a warm welcome message to commence the program. The event was graced by Chief Guest SI Mr. Sunil Kumar (Traffic dept.), Col Manik Mehta (Cardiologist, Manipal Hospital), Dr. Amit Tiwari, (Neurologist, Manipal Hospital), Mr. Neeraj Dhawan (Senior road safety officer), Mr. Rajive Nandwani (Road safety officer), Mr. Arvind Singla (Road safety officer), Mr. Jagdish Baweja (Road safety officer), Ms. Seema (Road safety officer), Mr. Ashish Pahuja (Road safety officer), and Mr. Bijendra Singh (Rod safety officer). The participants were encouraged by the area zone officer, who spoke to them in an inspiring manner urging all participants to adhere to a fitness regime.The event was flagged off and the multitude of students, parents and staff were pumped with enthusiasm and completed the entire 3.2-kilometer walk. The event was a resounding success. All participants were awarded certificates and the winners bagged gift hampers of sports merchandise. The school anticipates that this event will have a good impact on students' physical fitness because it communicated a clear message that walking is one of the most simple and effective ways to keep in shape.
The Felicitation ceremony for the achievers of International Wetland’s Day and the Chairman’s Cup Tournament was held at DPSG, Palam Vihar on 3rd March 2022, to acknowledge the achievements and hard work of the students. The Chief guest for the ceremony was Ms. Vasvi Tyagi and was accompanied by various dignitaries from the Haryana Forest Development corporation, along with Mr. Anshul Pathak, the vice chairman of DPSG Society and chairman of DPSG Palam Vihar together with Ms. Ritu Kohli, Principal DPSG, Faridabad and Ms. Meenu Chopra, Principal DPSG, Sushant Lok.After the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest and the other dignitaries, the ceremony began on an auspicious note with a classical dance by the school students. The school Principal Ms. Srividya Sridhar formally welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries. The award ceremony included the distribution of medals and trophies to the winners of the International Wetlands Day competition and Chairman’s Cup tournament. The Chief guest Ms. Vasvi Tyagi addressed the gathering and shared her valuable experience to motivate everyone present there to conserve mother nature and emphasized on the role of every individual to contribute positively to safeguard our ecosystem. The Vice Chairman of school, Shri Anshul Pathak expressed his delight to see everyone in person. He appreciated the dignitaries from the Forest Department and assured them that the school will work together for any endeavor to protect Nature.
The ceremony ended with the vote of thanks rendered by the School Captain, Nasmita Yadav.
DPSG PV Students represent Haryana Team in National Championship
‘Passion first and rest everything will fall into place.’
Thinking and going beyond academics and classrooms is something that DPSG PALAM VIHAR has always believed in. Our students have always been forerunners in sports and co-curricular activities. Two students from DPSG PALAM VIHAR, Krish Dagar from Grade 11th and Athrava Panchal from Grade 9, participated in the 39th National Softball Championship 2021-22. The event took place from 11th January 2022 – 15th January 2022 in Vishakhapatnam. It was organised by the Softball Association of Andhra Pradesh and conducted by the Waltair Softball Association Vishakhapatnam District. Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the National Championship. Around 900 players from 28 states and 9 territories were expected to participate in this meet. The event was organised to let participants showcase their brilliance in the game. Even though Team Haryana didn’t win but making their way to this National meet by itself was an achievement. We are proud of our champs!
World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day is an annual celebration, marked by the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts on the 22nd of February. The day was chosen as it is the birthday of both the founder of the Scouting and Guiding movement, Lord Baden-Powell, and of his wife, Lady Baden-Powell. Each February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. It’s a day of international friendship and a time to stand up for causes that could improve the lives of girls around the globe.
World Thinking Day remains one of the most important dates in the guiding calendar, and every year the theme of the event encourages members to think about the big issues affecting them and their global community. Previous World Thinking Days have tackled the subjects of poverty, gender inequality, environmental sustainability, and access to education. In 2022, the theme is “Our World: Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality.” Grade 6 conducted a special assembly to observe this day where they deliberated on the significance of an equitable world.
Panoramic Performances During Annual Day Celebrations
DPSG, Palam Vihar celebrated its Annual Day virtually themed ‘Dances of India’ on the 5th of February 2022. The program commenced with a welcome address by the school captain-Ms. Nasmita Yadav, followed by the invocation by the school choir.The Guest of honor for the day was our dynamic and visionary Chairman, D.P.S.G Schools, Mr. Om Pathak. School Principal Ms. Srividhya Sridhar, lighted the lamp of knowledge to begin on an auspicious note and presented the Annual School Report for the Academic Session 2021-22. In her message to the students, she applauded the will of the students to learn and the teachers to educate despite disruptions due to the pandemic. Ms. Sridhar further focused on how Sports, an integral part of the school curriculum has helped students stay fit and praised the laurels won by the budding sportspersons during the Chairman’s Cup making a special mention of the sparkling performance of the Under 14 cricket Team who lifted the trophy at the district level.The Vice-Chairman of the DPSG group of schools Mr. Anshul Pathak in his address acknowledged and appreciated the performances of the students and reflected on how the dances of India are a vital part of the school vision as they are no longer co-curricular rather core curricular as they shape the identity of every Indian. The cultural extravaganza unfolded with the Ganesh Vandna performed in the classical dance form of Kathak. A medley of performances on varied dance styles from different States such as ‘Bhangra’ from Punjab, ‘Rouf’from Kashmir, and ‘Kara Kattam’ from Tamilnadu. A vibrant performance by pre-primary students on a Goanese number and ‘Dandiya’ and ‘Garbha’ by the primary wing transported the audience to the heart of Gujrat.The school choir sang the school song as part of the closing ceremony followed by the inspiring address by Mr. Om Pathak. He began with a token of appreciation for the staff and students for putting up an outstanding show and lauded the efforts of educators in striving for academic excellence while transacting the futuristic curriculum ‘CD 2020’ which focuses on enquiry-based learning with students at the helm of things. The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks by the School Captain.
World Wetland Day Celebrated In Gurugram
Every year on the 2nd of February, World Wetlands Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the critical role it plays in maintaining natural cycles and supporting a wide range of biodiversity. This year, to commemorate this occasion special events such as creating posters, video-making and Art-Competitions were organized by D.P.S.G Palam Vihar in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes at Sultanpur National Park, Gurugram, Haryana where students across the prominent schools in the N.C.R participated. An engaging program was hosted at the venue, which was presided over by honorable Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar and Hon. Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav was the special guest along with a host of other bureaucrats. Sh. Kanwar Pal, Hon. Minister of Forests, Education, Tourism and Art & Culture, Haryana was the host-in-chief of the event which saw a release of Brochures on - First Ramsar sites of Haryana Sultanpur, Gurugram & Bhindawas, Jhajjar, declarations of 2 new Ramsar sites-The Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Gujarat) and The Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary (UP). The logo of proposed All India Forest Sports Meet in Panchkula, Haryana was also released. School heads Principal DPSG Palam Vihar, Ms. Srividya Sridhar and D.P.S.G Sushant Lok, Ms. Meenu Chopra also attended the program where the school choir from Palam Vihar and Sushanth Lok presented a melodious song on the theme of ‘environmental conservation’ and took the ‘Wetland pledge’ with those present.
Students Pay Befitting Tribute On Republic Day
72 years ago, India became a Republic and on the 26th of January’2022 D.P.S.G Palam Vihar celebrated this momentous occasion paying tribute to our Motherland. The school captain Ms. Nasmita Yadav in her welcome address reminded the citizens of the rich constitutional legacy and our solemn duty to uphold its values. The tri-colour was hoisted by School Principal Ms. Srividya Sridhar with the rendition of the National Anthem. A spate of cultural presentations followed where students confessed and pledged their devotion to the great nation sharing why they are proud to be an ‘Indian’. Laced with patriotic fervor, the dance performances on ‘Kesari’ by the students of the Senior Wing evoked deep nationalist sentiments reminding us of the innumerable sacrifices of the brave soldiers and freedom fighters. In her address to the students, Ms. Srividya Sridhar urged the listeners to fulfill their obligations of upholding the democratic values. She asked the students to not only revel in the past glories but challenge themselves to ‘collaborate’ and ‘dream big’ paving the way to an illustrious future for themselves, the institution, and our Nation. The virtual program concluded with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress of the Primary Wing, Ms. Harmeet Kaur who appreciated the efforts of the Team, despite all odds for presenting a heartfelt tribute on this landmark occasion.
Sumblime Artwork Wins Accolades
An inter-school competition ‘Chitrayaan’ was organized by Pragyan school, Noida on Thursday, 20th of January 2022. Forty schools across India participated in the live competition ‘Kalantar’ in the Grade 8-9 Category, where young artists created Kalamkari Art. Sharon Lynette Stev from Class- IX-A represented the school, bagging the First Prize for her exquisite creation with vivid choice of colours, brightness, intricacy of the art form and brilliant overall presentation. Kudos to her on this stellar achievement!
DPSGPV artists’ creations feature on Clean Air Asia Calendar pages
DPSGPV has been associated with Clean Air Asia programs since 2017. Over the past few years, students have participated in activities and educational initiatives in science and art organised by Clean Air Asia, to create awareness to issues related to the environment. In the wake of the Pandemic, a series of art workshops were launched wherein, participants were selected from 600 schools in India and other countries of Asia. Students were given tasks to find creative solutions to reduce air pollution and imagine an environment with clean air. The culmination of these art sessions wherein different techniques in brush art was used, was to paint a Lung Profile on Clean Air. DPSG, Palam Vihar is proud to announce that work of two young artists won their place to feature in the 2022 Calendar of the Clean Air Asia movement. The painting made by Saumitra Singh came out on the leading page with Vaidehi creation featuring on page six. Kudos to these young artists of grade VI !
In the Intra DPSG schools Cricket Tournament for the Chairman’s Cup held on 17th of December, DPSG Palam Vihar reached the finals by beating DPSG International by 8 wickets. DPSG PV won the toss and opted to field first, restricting the opponents DPSGI to 73 runs during their innings.The leading wicket takers were-Rajat Kundu - 3 wickets, Ujjwal Baloda -2 wickets, Ansh Singh - 2 wickets, Piyush -1 wicket and Poorvash who bagged 2 wickets. Wicket keeper Ayush Ramola exhibited great alacrity behind the stumps. DPSG Palam Vihar registered an impeccable win of 76/2 and achieved the desired target in 12 overs. The leading run scorers were -Ujjwal Baloda and Rajat Kundu who remained not out for 23 runs respectively. Well done boys! We wish you the best for your finals against DPSG Meerut Road.
The cricketeers do it again!
The winning streak continues as the District Champions of the Under -14 Cricket Team of D.P.S.G Palam Vihar registered their win in the 13th Edition of Manav Rachna International School on the 9th of December'2021. They defeated the host school by 7 wickets chasing 89 runs in 11 overs in which Kunal Malik scored an undefeated 37 and Gaurav Lohia 26 runs. Hardik was declared the 'man of the match' for his remarkable spell of 4 overs, including a maiden with fourteen runs and four wickets. Heartiest Congratulations to the mentors and the players for lifting the trophy yet again!
DPSGPV DEMOLISHES OPPOSITION REGISTERS WIN IN U-14
The Under 14 Cricket Tournament, for District Gurugram Schools, was held in Skylark Ground Dwarka Expressway in which 16 schools participated. Team from DPSG Palam Vihar defeated The Shri Ram Aravali in the quarter finals where they had a clean sweep by defeating the opposition by 10runs. In the Semi-Finals the pacemakers stumped the opponents D.A.V sector-14 by registering an impeccable win by 9 wickets. It was a clean sweep for the talented cricketers of Team D.P.S.G P. V as they nailed their victory defeating The Shri Ram School, Moulsari, by 22 runs in the thrilling final match. We are proud of this stellar achievement of our young cricketers who have upheld the vision of their institution which believes in holistic development of students creating opportunities of Teamwork, Sportsmanship, and Cooperation encouraging various Team Sports.
‘Rainbow-Rise, Radiate and Rejuvenate’-fun at its best!
Children’s day is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across the country. Every child cherishes this day as they get to enjoy it to the fullest.
DPSG, Palam Vihar has always been known for organising special events on children’s day. This year's celebration ‘Rainbow-Rise, radiate and rejuvenate’ witnessed a plethora of inter-house competitions held on the 12th of November’21 like Jewellery designing, Mannequin Draping and Ramp Walk. Students of grade 6th-12th in both the senior and junior categories sashayed their way into the hearts of the audience sporting gowns, dresses, traditional and costume jewellery using recycled, natural and biodegradable products.
It was sheer joy to see the budding artists at their creative best perform flawlessly. Other innovative and fun-filled games such as ‘stock your asset’, ‘dress up and be sporty’ ‘catch your fate’ and the popular ‘lemon and spoon race’ had the house members cheering for their participants.
The mentors sang a medley and performed on a dance to entertain the students. Soon after the competitions, the students' messages poured in, thanking the teachers profusely for making the Children's Day 2021 so memorable. The heartfelt appreciation by the students is a testimony to the grand success of the celebration of Children's Day.
Inter House Multiple Competition
Adrenaline rush and creativity at its peak as DPSG, Palam Vihar organised sports and arts competitions! DPSG, Palam Vihar has always been known for its enthusiasm towards extra-curricular activities. Recently, the school organised multiple arts and sports competitions for students of the 6th to 12th standard. Each of these was an inter-house competition, and the purpose was to keep the competitive spirit alive among students. Categories had been decided as per classes. Students from 6th to 8th participated in category 1, while those from 9th to 12th participated in category 2. The Ganga house boys stole the thunder in the category 1 volleyball competition, while the runners-up were Kaveri house boys.Ganga house won the first prize in category 1 while Yamuna House bagged first position in category 2 in the greeting card making competition using their exemplary creative skills.On the other hand, Yamuna house secured first position in Rangoli making competition in both the categories. In Basketball competition kaveri House bagged 1st position category 1 both for boys and girls and in category 2 the 1st position was secured by Yamuna House girls and Kaveri House boys.The school Principal, Ms. Srividhya Sridhar congratulated the winners and gave away the prizes and certificates.
District Softball Championship 2021-22
Physical Education is an integral part of imparting holistic education and helps attain both mental and physical prowess. Constantly driven by this realization, D.P.S.G Palam Vihar hosted the Junior District level Softball Championship under- 17 on 13th October 2021 organized by District Softball Association, Gurugram on the sprawling fields of its campus. The event was inaugurated by the secretary, Kridabharti organization, Mr. Umesh Kumar and Principal, DPSG Palam Vihar, Ms. Srividya Sridhar who motivated and cheered the participants for their rigour, reflexes, and discipline.Around 250 participants from the N.C.R took part in the championship with great zeal and enthusiasm. In the Under 17 boy category, the final match was played between Government Model Sanskriti School and DPSG Palam Vihar where participants showcased their unyielding spirit. DPSG Palam Vihar was successful in grabbing the second position in the under 17 Boys.Category.In the Under 17 Girls.Category, the final match was played between Government Senior Secondary School, Chakkarpur, Government Model Sanskriti School and the Government Senior Secondary school defeated their contenders 5-4 in a thrilling match. DPSG Palam Vihar bagged the 3rd position.The event concluded with the inspiring and motivating words of the President of the Association, Mr. Jaibir Singh and Education district officer, Mr. Jagdish Ahlawat who praised the organizers and congratulated the winners.On this occasion mentors of the participating teams D.P Sandeep Kumar, Mr. Sandeep Jakhar (organizing secretary), D.P Santosh Rathi, Mr. Sataydev Kataria, Mr. Manoj, Mr. Anuj Kataria, Mr. Ajay Chauhan and Mr. Jitendra Yadav also marked their presence. Rahul Kumar from classX,Atharva from classIX and Krish Dagar from XI class are selected to represent states.Kudos to the winners!!!
Health Day Celebrations
A plethora of events were organized to commemorate the Mental Health Day on the 10th of October this year. An Inter-house Quiz Competition on myth vs fact regarding Mental Health and well-being was held on the 8th of October21 for students of grades 9-12 to sensitize them about the significant issues concerning Mental Awareness and clarify misconceptions related to it.The quiz consisted of 4 rounds and the house representatives discerned between myths and facts. A lightning tiebreaker decided which two teams would be selected for the fourth and the final rounds, where a debate was held. Exams are considered a compulsory part of our education system but should be done away with. After an invigorating round of deliberations, Saraswati House was declared as the winner, while Yamuna House stood at second position. The third position was bagged by Ganga followed by Kaveri house. The judges and mentors busted some myths and invited questions from the participants. The floor was thrown open for further questions. Overall, the session turned out to be an informative, enriching, and novel event which provided the new perspectives on metal awareness. On the 9th of October 2021, a student- led workshop facilitated by Palak Jaggi and Richa Nigam from Grade 12 was conducted for the students of grades 4th and 5th guided by the counsellor and psychology teacher. The topics of discussion were problem solving, conflict resolution and effective decision making. 40 students were selected based on first come, first serve registration. Stories, videos, games, activities, and creative arts were integrated into the workshop. It was a very gratifying experience for both the organizers and attendees who in their feedback requested for more workshops in future based on the same. An Open Mic was also organized on the theme- Mental Health and Well-being where students were given a duration of 2 minutes to share their self-composed poems, narratives, dance, instrumental or vocal music performances, or expression their ideas using any art form of their choice. The event invited participation from the alumni as well as existing student community. A game of Never have I ever was also played which added to the fun quotient.
Special Assembly on Dusshera
The students of DPS organized a special assembly on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. The assembly commenced with speech delivered by Neksha of 11th standard focusing on the meaning and importance of Navratri and Vijaydashmi. Ananya of grade VI recited Shri Durga Stuti .The recitation was followed on by a speech by Prakriti of 9th standard who threw some light upon the significance of the day and how the festival marks the victory of goodness over the evil. Later on a series of short skits were performed from Ramayana to provide a glimpse of the history related to the day. The school choir gave us a melodious performance on Ram Stuti and also sang some soulful bhajans. The school Principal ,Srividya Sridhar addressed the gathering where she highlighted the importance of festivals and how through celebrations like these, the students tend to build a strong bond in the community. Being a diverse country, through such celebrations, students not only learn the significance behind the festival, but they also learn to embrace other traditions and culture just like they do with their own.
Assembly on Wildlife Week
As in the words of Rachel Carson- "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature�the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
The students of class 12th hosted a morning assembly on 6th October 2021 on the topic National wildlife. The assembly was a culmination of both- the views of the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and his association with the immense significance of wildlife. We donot own the planet earth; we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. It coincided with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who believed,Be the Change, you want to see in the world,. It was to acknowledge that we become increasingly privy to a world with increasing habitat loss, deforestation and overexploitation which is threatening Earths rich reserves. The aim of the assembly was to motivate the students to work for the cause of the wildlife conservation.The talent and hard work of our shining stars was acknowledged who brought laurels to the school. In the virtual “Interschool virtual big bang laughter show competition on 31st July 2021 held at DPSG Faridabad, Shaurya Garg of 6-C bagged the 2nd position and Aditya Singh of 7-C received the consolation prize.In EXPLORIKA 2021, Mathematics competition organized by Bal Bharti school Noida sec-14, on 25th August 2021, Samya Sharma and Nitija Negi received participating certificates. DPSGPV hosted the Model United Nations 2021 on the virtual platform providing a collaborative space to the young leaders of tomorrow by inculcating a comprehensive understanding of international relations with the theme.For a more inclusive world.The awardees- from Money heist- Neksha Rana from 11-E received the special mention, Sanskriti Chautrvedi from 10-B received the high commendation and Ansh Singh from 11-D won the first prize as the best delegate. From UNHRC- Jiya Yadav from 11-A, bagged the best first timer, Anhad Singh Dogra 6-B received the verbal mention and Shagun Kaul 8-d received the first special mention.From UNW- Gauri Tyagi from 10-E and Vanshika Rana from 11-A received an honorable mention. From UNGA committee, Arnav Kotriwar from 10-C receivedthe verbal mention while Tanvi Chavan 8-D and Shivam Koul from 7-A received a special mention. In AIPPM-Rashi Vats 12-A received the verbal mention, Priyansh Yadav from 6-A received special mention and Ujjwal Baloda from 11-D secured thehigh commendation. Last but not the least from UNSC Akshat Bhardwaj received a special mention. Congratulations to all the outstanding performers!
The second virtual edition of DPSG PV MUN,2021commenced on the 2nd of October21. This event provided an apt platform to the young leaders of tomorrow who are the harbingers of change by inculcating a comprehensive understanding of international relations and public affairs. The theme this year is for a more inclusive world with the agendas of the seven committees constituted to discuss sensitive issues of global significance.The opening session invited a participation of 245 delegates from schools in and around the N.C.R at both the National and International Level with delegates from countries like Nigeria and Singapore and Uganda.To begin the event on an auspicious note, the lamp of knowledge was lit by the school Principal Ms. Srividya Sridhar and headmistresses of the Primary and Senior wing, Ms. Harmeet Kaur, and Ms. Shoma Lahiri.This was followed by an invocation of the deity of knowledge and wisdom, Goddess Saraswati by the school choir. The sterling performers enthralled the audience with a perfect fusion of east and west, traditional, and modern, with the underlying values of humanity depicted beautifully in the dance.In her opening address, the school principal, Ms. Srividya Sridhar reiterated that given the humanitarian crisis, cyber warfare, disruptions caused by strained relations between nations, how imperative it was to resolve through deliberations and diplomacy the issues that plague the world. She urged the delegates to create a society which overrides the differences of race, gender, class, and geographies and create equal opportunities for all the members of the society.She welcomed and thanked the Keynote speaker, one of the illustrious alumnus Mr. Aman Mohunta who also addressed the audience and urged the participants to embrace plurality, discern between facts and opinions, and even challenge their own views by letting their opinions evolve.The able members of the executive committee members were introduced and the event was formally declared open by the Secretary General.
Students shared their understanding through posters, PPT, drawings and presented the same with a lot of enthusiasm and vigour. They also talked about the actions that are/ can be taken by them to make this world a better place for everyone. It was an interactive session which helped students to develop a deeper understanding about the impacts of climate change.
Mental Health Day Celebrations
A plethora of events were organized to commemorate the �Mental Health Day� on the 10th of October this year. An Inter-house Quiz Competition on �myth vs fact� regarding Mental Health and well-being was held on the 8th of October�21 for students of grades 9-12 to sensitize them about the significant issues concerning �Mental Awareness� and clarify misconceptions related to it.The quiz consisted of 4 rounds and the house representatives discerned between myths and facts. A lightning tiebreaker decided which two teams would be selected for the fourth and the final rounds, where a debate was held. �Exams are considered a compulsory part of our education system but should be done away with�. After an invigorating round of deliberations, Saraswati House was declared as the winner, while Yamuna House stood at second position. The third position was bagged by Ganga followed by Kaveri house. The judges and mentors busted some myths and invited questions from the participants. The floor was thrown open for further questions. Overall, the session turned out to be an informative, enriching, and novel event which provided the new perspectives on metal awareness.On the 9th of October 2021, a student- led workshop facilitated by Palak Jaggi and Richa Nigam from Grade 12 was conducted for the students of grades 4th and 5th guided by the counsellor and psychology teacher. The topics of discussion were problem solving, conflict resolution and effective decision making. 40 students were selected based on first come, first serve registration. Stories, videos, games, activities, and creative arts were integrated into the workshop. It was a very gratifying experience for both the organizers and attendees who in their feedback requested for more workshops in future based on the same.An �Open Mic� was also organized on the theme- Mental Health and Well-being where students were given a duration of 2 minutes to share their self-composed poems, narratives, dance, instrumental or vocal music performances, or expression their ideas using any art form of their choice. The event invited participation from the alumni as well as existing student community. A game of �Never have I ever� was also played which added to the fun quotient.
Earth Day Celebrations
DPSG, Palam Vihar Grade IV students celebrated Earth Day on 22nd April 2021 with the objective to develop an understanding of term Carbon Footprint.It is essential for us to educate our student community to ensure that our beautiful planet remains fit and healthy to sustain and nurture human life in future. The students learnt what is Carbon footprint, which countries have the highest carbon footprint and explore ways to reduce the same. An essential learning in present times.
International English Day Celebrations
With the focus on international mindedness and multilingualism, DPSG-Palam Vihar ‘s Grade- 4 students celebrated International English Day on the 23rd of April 2021 .This day is dedicated to William Shakespeare- father of English language. A core focus of the day was to understand the evolution of language with time and cultural usage and its impact on English. Being the first language of communication across the world, the day was spent on engaging students with the language more deeply through various engaging, and fun-filled activities quizzes, memory & vocabulary building online games as well as reading from his famous texts. An ode to the Bard himself!
Labour Day Celebrations
Labour day marks the importance of labour contribution in this world and assures the dignity of work. To respect and honour all the labours DPSGians performed brilliantly to spread awareness in society and give a message of hard work and dedication.
Laughter Day Celebrations
Laughter is the best medicine. It is a great way to lighten up all our burdens, stress and negativity. To bring a smile on our faces, Pranjal Ghai of grade VIII talks about all the benefits of laughter and cheers us up with her bewildering performance.
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti Celebrations
The famous Rabindrasangeet - 'Pagla Hawar Badal dine ' was written by Tagore in 1939. This song like many of the great poet, was based on Nature and the coming of Kalbaisakhi heralding the monsoons where the poet speaks of how the gusty winds carry his heart and awaken slumbering feelings and sentiments. Its style is Baul Sur. It was reincarnated in the remix version in the popular Bangla film 'The Bong Connection ' and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Nachiketa Chakraborty in their superb voice with soul-stirring music. This Rabindrasangeet was used last time in a Hindi film named Yugpurush (1998) as 'Bandhan Khula Panchi uda'. It was sung by Anuradha Paudwal and the music composed by Rajesh Roshan. Tithi Saha of X A pays an obeisance to Tagore in the form of this dance on the eve of Rabindra Jayanti.
Mothers are an epitome of love and affection. We owe our mothers our own existence. To show our gratitude to the precious love and sacrifices of mothers, students and faculty members of DPSG Palam Vihar salute all the mothers by their eye catching performance and overwhelming messages.
Mothers are one of the first indications of Gods presence in our lives. Mothers are those highly responsible women who strain every nerve to ensure brilliant and dazzling future of their wards. She makes every effort to make her child happy and exerts herself to the greatest possible extent to bring the best.Students of Grade III celebrated this special day by dancing, singing, making a gratitude card and sharing specialities of their mother.
DPSG Palam Vihar organized a guest lecture on the topic of Healthy Lifestyle Choices on 28th May 2021 on MS Teams for Grade-5 students. Dr. Arpit Verma (motivational speaker and fitness mentor) was the speaker for this enriching session. The students were enlightened about the various aspects of health and fitness. Dr. Verma emphasized on the need of a balanced diet, physical exercises and hygiene etiquette that together promotes the good health of a person.
Dr. Verma also shared his experiences with the students during the lecture. He explained in detail about the different lifestyle changes one can make, the impact of these changes on the mind and body and how it ultimately affects the overall well-being. The students developed some wonderful insights about how one can stay healthy and fit during this pandemic. The session concluded with an exciting question and answer round where our young learners came up with some interesting questions and shared their beautiful reflections.
International Yoga Day Celebration
The origins of yoga are rooted deep in time. The past know-how is at times referred to as "the supreme science of life" and is believed to have been revealed to the great sages of India several thousand years ago. Yoga a system of physical and mental practices that originated during the Indus Valley civilization serves the cardinal purpose which is to promote harmony in the body, soul, and environment. The International Day of yoga is celebrated annually on 21st June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2014. The day was incorporated as yoga claims a complete system of physical, mental, social, and spiritual development for people of all ages. With the current unprecedented Covid scenario yoga plays as integral part to relax the body, enhance our breathing efficacy, providing an individual with mental well being, sharper concentration and raises self awareness. With yoga the benefits are immense therefore at DPSG,PVI International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. Students performed various standing and sitting asanas and the physical education teachers explained the advantages of each asana.
GLIMPSE OF FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
A Father is an anchor to hold us back and a guiding light to help us sail effortlessly through trials and challenges.
Grade 3 students, started their day by giving a big hug to their father and gifted a self-made card to express their love and gratitude. Cake cutting added sweetness to the celebration. They shared their wonderful moments by sending photographs of celebration. It was an endeavour to make the students understand and acknowledge the important role that fathers play in shaping the lives of their children.
The summer camp organized during the month of June witnessed a plethora of enriching activities. The hip hop dance collaboration for the twinkle toes which lasted for ten days started with a warm-up of 15-20 minutes, followed by activities designed to enhance movement. The students dabbled with choreography which involved different styles like locking, popping, hand tutting and acapella. Enjoy the final presentation put by Aarav, Tvisha, Karan Deb, Pranavi and Aarohi on Turn up the music!
During the Summer Camp 2021-22, which was held from 15th of June to 28th of June 28, students gained hands on experience to creating literature. Creative Writing was one such activity where budding writers were mentored and nurtured, making them conversant with the various nuances involved in Story-writing. The whole experience was designed in such a way that the participants wrote their original story and then on consecutive days, they were introduced to a new element of a story. At the end of the day, they edited their own drafts, uploaded the same and the facilitators shared their feedback for the same. On the last day they found their story more refined and read the same to their friends. Listen to Pratibha Yadav talk about this fulfilling journey.
Pledging To Protect Humanity’s Green Cover
To inculcate responsible citizenship and nurture respect for the fast-disappearing forest cover in our learners, DPSG Palam Vihar, observed Van Mahotsav Week from the 1st to the 7th of July21. A tree plantation drive was organized in the school campus where the staff and leaders planted saplings. The students registered with the National Museum of Natural History a subordinate office of the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change which organized a National webinar Series to commemorate the event. Students engaged in thought-provoking discussions, posing questions to the Scientists on the topic "ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY" who joined them for an inaugural talk. This was followed by a virtual visit to biodiversity park where our green brigade learned more about the dwindling number of sparrows and realized their roles and responsibilities towards safeguarding their numbers. A few more topics covered were Kaleidoscope: Seeing the forest through the past, present and future eyes, Involving local communities in wildlife conservation and Orchids of Eastern Ghats. During the closing ceremony, the mentors lauded the efforts of the green warriors from across the country including the participants from DPSG Palam Vihar who had engaged in brain storming sessions in the past week and expressed their opinions and thoughts confidently.
Interaction with the DC, Gurugram
Mr. Anshul Pathak, Chairman DPSG Gurgaon Schools and AVM LN Sharma, Secretary DPSG Society, paid a courtesy call to Mr. Yash Garg, D.C Gurgaon, along with Ms. Shoma Lahiri, Principal DPSG Palam Vihar, and Ms. Meenu Chopra, Principal DPSG Sushant Lok, on the 9th of July 2021. The Deputy Commissioner was apprised of the vision and mission of DPSG Schools and the indigenously developed Curriculum Design, the CD 2020, delivering student-led learning and educational excellence.
Chess In The Air
As part of ongoing Intra Class Sports Activities, an online CHESS competition
was organized for class -7 students named CHESS - TIME to mark the occasion of International
Chess Day on the 20th of July 2021. Nominations were filed by
interested participants in the class a day before and the event provided our
learners a platform to foster the 21st century competencies of
critical thinking and collaboration. Students had an enjoyable experience
during the session. Rihansh Bhadoria - 7 B, Naman Jain - 7 A, Navya Yadav
- 7C, Bhavesh Pal - 7 A, Tarun Khatri - 7 B, Divyansh Yadav - 7 B, Aryan
Bhargav - 7 A, Kushagra Shankhdhar, Priya Yadav - 7 C and Kushagra Yadav -
7 C participated enthusiastically under the supervision of their coach Mr.Harish Sharma.
Children Can make A World Of Difference
In today's Scenario, the world feels an urgent need to incorporate the 3 Rs � Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in our lives. Keeping this in mind, the students of grade 6 were given an opportunity to engage with the three Rs through the following INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT ( Subjects: Science, Social Science, Maths, Art, and ICT) research project and present their findings in the form of a PPT/video, as we know that children can make a world of difference.
Key Points for the project work & presentation:
1. Research an organization that help the community reduce, reuse, or recycle in some way and write about the services provided by it? How does it help in reducing the impact on our environment?
2. What are some ways we can repair or reuse items instead of throwing them away? Make compost using kitchen waste (biodegradable).
3. Make a useful item using materials that would otherwise be thrown away.
4. What are some important moments in history related to reducing, reusing, and recycling? For example, laws, practices, or inventions.
5. How do other countries around the world reduce, reuse, or recycle? Mention about any one foreign country.
6. Calculate how much waste (kilograms/grams) your family generates per week or per month. Represent the data using a bar graph.
This project is a part of Unit of Inquiry Waste Management which helped in developing citizenship and creativity in students as they took the responsibility to reduce the generation of garbage, reduce the overuse of plastics and reuse and recycle things as much as possible.
Children made videos to spread awareness as during online mode it is the best way.
Students learned to manage waste sustainably to lead a healthy life in future. This is just a beginning…
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Learning Made Delicious
Astute Entrepreneurs on the go!
The event Commfluence'21 was organized by Lotus Valley School on the 17th of September21. Students from DPSGPV participated with gusto in a series of events. Ananya and Ishika Rana from twelfth grade participated in the event ‘Fast Finder-on the Hunt’ which gauged their business acumen and enthusiasm for entrepreneurialism. They bagged the 3rd position exhibiting their subject knowledge and insight.The event was conducted virtually where participants were given clues in the form of riddle, tagline, and alternative words to guess the appropriate or correct terminology from the world of Business and Economics. In the penultimate round of treasure hunt, the team was judged on their ability to guess and identify the item quickly and accurately for each clue. It was an enriching and thrilling experience for the participants. Kudos to the winners!
Twinkle toes leave all spellbound
Dance doesn't have any rhythmic boundaries- be it a hard-core peppy number or soft melodious instrumental, students of DPSG Palam Vihar proved their metal yet again when they won the first position in ‘DRAZITEM’Commfluence’21 -Market Kshetra held at Lotus Valley International School on the 17th of September. Participants - Nikhil Yadav, Sahil Arora, Nishtha Rana, Saumya Dubey, Vanshika Gupta & Nikkita Michelle captivated the audience with their breathtaking and original dance routines and choreography. Their performance was choreographed on an advertisement song showcasing their product which was used as a prop. Watch the tinkle toes create magic on screen! We are proud of them!