The interactions or conversations elicited by events help students build relationship, understand different perspectives and engage with other cultures.
An Interaction With Microsoft CEO Shri Satya Nadella
Under the able guidance of Principal Ms.Dipika Rao,DPSG Palam Vihar Gurgaon students were fortunate to attend Young Innovators Summit with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. DPSG students had an opportunity to attend a conversation with Sir,Satya Nadella at India Habitat Centre,New Delhi on 26.Dec.2019. The Young Innovators Summit brought together over 250 students and educators in Delhi NCR. In conversation with Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, Satya Nadella spoke about the role that technology will play in transforming the education ecosystem over the next decade, outlining the opportunity students have today to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems with technology.He also highlighted the that we need to reformulate the relationship between technology and learning. He was impressed the way young innovators think today. He appreciated the students for their quality of ideas, the scope of their ambition, deep passion and deep empathy turning into action.He guided the students to be focused and reach their goals by keeping persistence.He also motivated students to keep balance between consuming technology and creating technology.The session was truly transformative and life changing for students.It inspired students to be part of technology powered innovation community.The Young Innovators Summit also showcased examples of technology-powered innovation from the student community in India. Three young innovators talked about how they are using technology to connect the world and solve some of the biggest social, environmental and health challenges of our times.
INTERACTION WITH AGASSIZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHICAGO
A Virtual interaction between the students of Grade 5 from Agassiz Elementary School, Chicago and DPSGPV was organized on 17th November at 8:30 PM (IST). There were around 55 participants from both the schools. The discussion was primarily focused on exchange of ideas about the geography and culture, where the students of both the schools shared about their cultural practices and traditions. The students also discussed about their major festivals, with a focus on ‘Diwali and Thanksgiving.’
The discussion also comprised of a Question and Answer round where the students displayed great enthusiasm and vigour in inquiring about the respective countries. The interaction concluded on a high note, where the participants from both the schools showed great inclination in collaborating again in future.
OPENING TO NEW VISTAS
A virtual interaction was organized by Grade 2 students of DPSGPV with the students of Hope International Academy Okinawa, Japan using the online platform to exchange understandings about their respective festivals and culture.The students of DPSG PV talked about the festival of Diwali and the different Eco- friendly ways in which they celebrate it. The students of Hope Academy on the other hand talked about Thanksgiving Day and its significance.The interactive session helped students to broaden their horizons and develop an appreciation for other cultures. The discussion culminated on a high note and the students of both the countries departed with a lot of fond memories and a promise to connect again.
DPSG PALAM VIHAR – A COVID VACCINATION CENTRE
DPSG Palam Vihar remains a forerunner in the field of Education and Nation Building with the establishment of the vaccination centre against Covid 19 on campus, today ie 16th January 2021. The centre set up under the Aegis of the National Health Mission, Haryana Government took up the first phase of vaccination to over 100 front runners and workers in health and wellness organisations. It is indeed a moment of quiet pride and feeling of worth to be part of this massive drive.
LITTERATEUR IN THE MAKING
DANSEUSES STEAL THE SHOW!
“Dance is the medium of communicating the hidden language of the soul”-Anonymous
"SWAPNILRANG-2020", an interschool cultural competition, was organized by Lions Public school on the 7th of November 2020. Tanvi Jitendra Chavan, Grade VII and Gauri Jitendra Chavan from grade IX held the audience spellbound and showcased a mesmerizing and well synchronized performance. They won the second position amongst tough competition. Kudos to our budding danseuses!
Children's Day Celebrations
DPSG Palam Vihar celebrated Children’s Day on 11th of November 2020 through the virtual platform. The students were taken through the cultural extravaganza presented by the Performing Arts department and the teaching faculty. A rainbow of musical performances dedicated to the students spread cheer and joy among the student fraternity. The principal, Ms. Dipika Rao poured her heart out to the children and said that the school without the chitter and chatter of the students is a mere empty building. The childhood is the most precious phase of life and must be nurtured carefully and caringly as the children are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. She also encouraged the students to donate something to the needy and deprived children and make a valuable contribution of charity and generosity by bringing a smile on their lips and shine in their eyes.
TALK ON CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Our students of Grade 3 has been into wonderful exploration on different types of occupations, their interdependence and reasons that bring changes in occupations.They are keen to know more about Careers and Opportunities to serve the country. To get them familiar with such information, a few parents of DPSG Palam Vihar have volunteered to participate in this event through virtual interaction and convey their life experiences and opportunities that came across.
Learning by Doing
An activity was given to the students of Grade seven for their self-study to enable them to research and gain some insights and practical knowledge about vegetative propagation. Students were asked to bring various parts of plants which can be used for vegetative reproduction. Learners gained hands on experience on how new plants are found to grow from the vegetative parts of the parent plant such as root, stem, or leaf. They used the vegetative part of the plant to grow a plant at home and documented the various stages in the form of a report/PPT/video.
Watch Shelly Chandel of grade 7C share her insights about ‘Vegetative Propagation’ in this video.
The DPSGites have always proved their mettle in multifarious interschool events.
Our future leaders of DPSG excelled in qualities like leadership, negotiation, foreign policies and debating in the plethora of MUNs they participated in.
A team of 9 students represented DPSGPV for ‘MAHABEHAS’, a debating event held at Blue Bells School, Sec 4 where more than 200 students participated.
Palak (XI) and P.Aditi (XI) were nominated best speakers and were felicitated with medals in the lions division.
Pantheon of Posterity at Shaheed Sukhdev Collage, New Delhi, witnessed the enthusiastic participation of DPSG Palam Vihar, along with the 29 others, who qualified for the final day. On day two, our school was amongst 13 schools which proved to be the top performers and reached the final round, The Chimerian Conundrum - the Corporate Simulation.
Seven students of the senior secondary wing, Nishita Rana (XII), Chahat Rana (XII), Pujita Bhanot(XII), Sumit Singh(XII), Yash Gautam (XII), Natasha Catherine Singh (XI) and Nikhil Yadav (X) performed a skit on Sustainable development – Its influence on economy and its people. Team won winner’s trophy at VANIJYA MAHOTSAVA (Commerce Fest) organized in DPSG, Meerut Road. DPSG, Palam Vihar bagged the Runners Up trophy.
Arushi Mishra bagged the third prize in Turncoat in the Interzoid interschool competition at DPSG, Vasundhara.
Robotronics-2019, an inter school Robo-Tech competition was organized by Amity International School, Gurugram. Whiz kids Anmol Jhamb(XII) and Aryan Dahiya(XI) won 3rd prize in the event and were awarded with a trophy and certificates.
DPSG, Palam Vihar participated in Certamen 2019 hosted by DPSG, Faridabad. The English debate team did their school proud with their crisscross of opinions and apt rebuttal.
Avinash Yadav bagged the first prize in the Sanskrit Shlok competition.
The school believes that through events, participations and interactions, the students acquire the essential life skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and self-management and hence every student of the school is encouraged to participate in events, both intra and inter.
ACHIEVER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
To acknowledge the hard work of the students who demonstrated excellent performance during the session 2018-19, DPSG Palam Vihar celebrated Achievers’ Day Ceremony on May 2, 2019. It is very well said that, “Success belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.” Same was proved by our brilliant and undeterred children who left no stone unturned to carve a niche for themselves in both scholastic and co-scholastic domains. The day which resonated with the sounds of claps and applauses commenced with the highly inspirational song “Lakshya na Ojhal hone paaye”, sung by our incredible choir group followed by an energetic act through which the students paid a gratitude to the mother Earth. The award ceremony felicitated the students who did exceptionally well in academics followed by those who brought laurels to the school by doing well in co-scholastic areas. Children with hundred percent attendance throughout the session were also given a special mention. The certificates to the winners were handed over by Ms. Deepika Rao, Principal, DPSG Palam Vihar. Ms. Deepika Rao in her vote of thanks extended her gratitude to the proud parents who added glimmer to the event with their presence and congratulated all the winners and emphasized that all students should work hard both in scholastic and co-scholastic areas as co-curricular activities are equally important as academics for the wholesome development of personalities.At the end, the refreshments were served which were prepared by the students of the cookery club.
Hands-on Training in Biotechnology: Class XII (PCB)
Students of DPSGPV had a hands on training in biotechnology guided by trainers (Mr. Dhruv, Mr. Imran andMr. Praveen) from EDUDAP.EduDAP- Discover & apply practical education is an organization which deals in
providing training facilities in the area of life science along with the upcoming fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics.All the students were engaged to isolate DNA from plant sources, using the leaves from different plants. Chemicals like CTAB buffer, isopropanol, chloroform and isoamyl alcohol were used in the step. Instrument like centrifuge, table vortex, micropipettes were used for the isolation of DNA.After the isolation of DNA, Agarose gel electrophoresis was carried out to get the band size of the DNA for transformation process. Ethidium bromide, DNA loading dye and TAE buffer were used for gel electrophoresis.The bands of the DNA formed were visualized under the UV transilluminator.Students have learned the practical approach of the steps that they had been studying in theory. Biotechnology being a new concept for Class XII students, this training have helped them to understand how the various steps of genetic engineering are interlinked.Learning the concept and such a hands-on training in Biotechnology is certainly going to boost up the confidence of the students and enhance their knowledge.
ANTI PLASTIC DRIVE
To promote an awareness against the use of polythene amongst the people, the students of DPSG, PV Primary Wing conducted an Anti-Plastic Drive at Palam Vihar Shopping Complex on 20th September, 2019.The highlight of the event was the display of posters like ‘Say No to Plastic’, ‘Don’t Use Plastic Bags’, ‘Use Cloth Bags etc’. Together they pledged to stop the use of plastic and save the Earth. To promote the use of cloth bags they also gifted self-made cloth bags to the shop keepers and the people around. The students were very enthusiastic being a part of Green Earth campaign.
Anti Pollution Drive
To promote an awareness against the use of polythene and crackers amongst the people, the students of primary wing of DPSGPV presented a road show at Sector 14 market.Their skit “Na kattoo mujhey” understated the present condition of plants and trees and the effects of same (smoke, polluted river water, endangering life of animals) on Earth. Together they marched and requested people to stop use of plastic and save the Earth. They were very enthusiastic depicting their efforts before the public. They received great applaud from the audience.
TRIP TO JIM CORBETT
30 students of classes 6 to 8 accompanied by 4 teachers were recently taken on a trip to the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. The students had gala time right from the start of the journey till the time they got back.The 4 days of the trip were filled with fun and adventure activities, great food and a comfortable stay in spacious resort.The students enjoyed adventures jungle safari, and tested their mettle on Zip lines, wall climbing and river crossing activities. During their stay they visited a school nearby and interacted with the students, painted walls of the school and did gardening.Students refreshed themselves with the varied activities available at the resort- swimming, cricket, badminton….Students were treated to scrumptious meals by the caring resort staff. The adventure activity organizers took great care of the students ensuring their enjoyment as well as uncompromised safety.
Rejuvenated, it’s back to school with a new zest.
Visit to Kidzania
"Human memory is picture oriented and not word oriented."Keeping the same thought in mind, DPSG Palam Vihar organised a day trip to Kidzania, Noida. Kidzania gave children an environment that allowed them to do what naturally comes to them i.e. role-playing by mimicking real-world adult roles. This indoor theme park with paved roads, buildings, vehicles, buildings, and a fully functional economy gave kids a slice of real world.The activities in Doughnut Shop, Dance Academy, Culinary School, Climbing Building, Emergency Room, Driving School etc. were realistic and detailed in a variety of contexts.The trip turned out to be both fun and productive for the children and the teachers.
VISIT TO LOHAGARH FARMS
DPSGPV organised an excursion for classes 2 and 3 to “Lohagarh Farms”, in order to nurture the spirit of inquiry, exploration and assimilation. This place provided them with the perfect solitude and peace through
an authentic rural experience. The kids indulged themselves in delicious delicacies prepared by the villagers and unravelled the rustic village life.The students rejuvenated themselves with activities like Camel ride, Camel cart ride, Tractor ride and Bullock cart ride. Pottery making activity was also a site attraction. Some other activities were Tug of war, Carom, Chess, ludo, Archery, Gulel and Airgun. Adventures activities including Commando Crawl ,Burma Bridge, Commando Net , Double Rope Bridge were safe adventure zones for kids. Special attractions were Haunted house, Wax museum, Puppet show, Magic show and Slack lining.
TRIP TO Bhimtal, NAINITAL
A trip to Nainital was organized by the school for classes 9 to 11. A total of 61 students accompanied by 6 teachers went for the 4 day trip. A very comfortable stay at hotel, good food, good transport and fresh air. The first day was spent travelling. Travelling the winding routs up to Bhimtal did make most of us sleep, but once we reach there, breathing the cool and fresh air brought us all back to life. Even the chilling night was not able to stop the children from dancing to the tunes of the music at DJ night. On day 2, lots of adventure activities like zip line, zip biking, water zorbing, tire wall climbing, etc kept everyone excited during the day. The bonfire with a musical night and live singing in the evening helped to bring the spirit of camaraderie and friendship to the fore.
Day 3 was spent at Nainital. The city on the hill slopes just near the lake has a charm of its own. The view of the lake from the Mall road, the trees and the shops, they are all simply amazing. The cable car ride was breathtaking and the view from the top was spectacular. We all shopped after boating in the lake. One of the must buy is a scented candle. During the trip , students learned to take care of themselves and their belongings away from the supervision of their parents. They learnt to adjust themselves in the company of their colleagues and friends. They learnt to live out of a suitcase, being on the move.
DPSG Palam Vihar participated in Blue Bells Model United Nations- a two day conference on 28th and 29th September 2019 which was held at Blue Bells Model School, Sector 4, Gurugram. The conference had 9 committees and 400+ participants from more than 9 schools. The committees were UNGA, UNW, UNHRC, UNODC, UNSC, NATO, IWC, R & W and Lok Sabha. The first day of the conference was power packed where the delegates delivered their opening speeches and presented their stands on their agendas. Being the representative of their country or a leader, this conference helped them to look at a topic through logical perspective and groom their leadership skills. On the second day, the main motive of the conference i.e. the solution of agenda was taken up. The conference ended with a ceremony presided over by Retd Indian Army officer VSM, SM Major General GD Bakshi.Closing ceremony was incorporated by an award ceremony where the delegates were recognized for their excellence in the committee. Monika Aggarwal as USA in UNW won the ‘Best Delegate Award’. Mohak Dua as USA in UNGA won the ‘High Commendation’.
Gunjan Yadav as Akhilesh Yadav in Lok Sabha, Palak Jaggi as USA in UNHRC, Arushi Vijay as Turkey in UNHRC and Jai Anguarala as USA in NATO were awarded with ‘Special Mention’. Bhumi Bhatt as Romania in UNW, Srishti Kalakoti as Yemen in UNW, Devesh as Senegal in UNGA, Lisha as Bangladesh in UNODC and Arjun Dabas as USA in UNSC were felicitated with the ‘Best Position Paper’ award.
The school was awarded with ‘Best Active Participation School Award’ for having the max number of delegates i.e. 60 in the conference. All the delegates showed great enthusiasm wherein majority of the participants were novice.
Inter School MUN
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality"
DPSG Palam vihar participated in the 6th edition of DPSG Meerut Road MUN (EX ALTERA PARTE). It was a three day conference having six committees in total. Delegates of different committees delivered their speeches and debated on various issues. Delegates were felicitated for their excellence in the committee during award ceremony held on the concluding day.Gunjan Yadav as Sonia Gandhi in AIPPM won the 'High Commendation' award. She was awarded with a shield, certificate and cash prize of Rs 3000. The efforts shown by all delegates were equally commendable. The conference also ensured participation of most of the first timers.
MUN at Maurya School
The Maurya MUN was held on 14th and 15th December, 2019 at The Maurya School, Palam Vihar, Gurugram. Two students from DPSG Palam Vihar participated in the conference in different committees.The young minds were exposed to qualities such as leadership, negotiation, foreign policies and debating. Dr. Shalini Bajaj, the Principal of The Maurya School had the honor to be the chief guest of the event. Mohak Dua as Sweden in UNEP won the Best Delegate award and was felicitated with trophy, merit certificate and cash prize of Rs 1500. Gunjan Yadav as Shashi Tharoor in AIPPM won the Special Mention award and was felicitated with a merit certificate.Overall, it was indeed a great learning experience for both the delegates.
National Reading Program
National Reading Program was observed on 24th January with children bringing their dear friend, the story books they loved, to school and read these.
The corridors were quiet and clouds of word stars hung in the classrooms. Students shared lovely excerpts/read-bits with their classmates and it was great to hear that. Little women and Roald Dahl, Potter and Gulliver walked out and talked…..They shared their accounts of what they could read in half an hour and then they scribbled their thoughts as Graffiti..
Paperless Ballot at DPSG Palam Vihar
The values of going paperless for the cause of environment was exemplified during the student council elections which were held on 26th July,2019.Students from classes VI to XII exercised their franchise thereby learning citizenship, when they lined up to cast their votes online through the novel system created on an indigenous software.Meritorious students first filled up their nominations forms for the coveted posts online beginning from 21st July. Excitement was palpable when the candidates aired their agendas during their campaigns in the classrooms again without posters or paper but with their oratory powers. Such a first hand experience of the electoral process was witnessed in our country recently found meaning when children actually went through a simplified version of same in the school.
Thus, DPSGPV not only taught them the battle of the ballot, but also the thrust that technology gives in creating an environment where saving paper and trees was amply demonstrated.
Oorja Energizes all at DPSG, Palam Vihar
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khatri lauded the initiative taken by the school in association with NISE , to garner commitment among the community and students, to make a positive difference to the Environment by using renewable energy , conserving water and other resources. About 450 students showcased their talent and ingenuity by competing in a host of activities. Insolation in Dance, Solar Version in Model Making, Ingenious on the Web, Catechize the Energy Quiz, Swar Tarang in Music and Kalakriti in Art, were platforms wherein creativity and commitment to energy saving, found beautiful expression. The event was marked with a tree plantation drive as well.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khatri lauded the initiative taken by the school in association with NISE , to garner commitment among the community and students, to make a positive difference to the Environment by using renewable energy , conserving water and other resources. About 450 students showcased their talent and ingenuity by competing in a host of activities. Insolation in Dance, Solar Version in Model Making, Ingenious on the Web, Catechize the Energy Quiz, Swar Tarang in Music and Kalakriti in Art, were platforms wherein creativity and commitment to energy saving, found beautiful expression. The event was marked with a tree plantation drive as well.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khatri lauded the initiative taken by the school in association with NISE , to garner commitment among the community and students, to make a positive difference to the Environment by using renewable energy , conserving water and other resources. About 450 students showcased their talent and ingenuity by competing in a host of activities. Insolation in Dance, Solar Version in Model Making, Ingenious on the Web, Catechize the Energy Quiz, Swar Tarang in Music and Kalakriti in Art, were platforms wherein creativity and commitment to energy saving, found beautiful expression. The event was marked with a tree plantation drive as well.
The farewell ceremony to bid adieu to Class XII students was organised on 7th January 2020 in the school premises. Students of Class XI hosted the programme ‘Au Revoir, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ with enthusiasm and gusto. The ramp walk added novelty and the fashionistas of DPSG truly grabbed eyeballs. Songs and dances were part of the cultural bonanza that gave a special dimension to the event. The teachers teaching Grade XII presented a spectacular dance performance that added to the zing. Various academic titles were conferred to honour and felicitate the students of Class XII for their proficiency in academic as well as cocurricular activities. Students of the XIIth grade were given myriad titles that spoke volumes about their core competence in diverse domains. An interesting question answer session to crown Mr. and Ms. DPSG was also conducted that crowned Arushi Mishra of XII E as Ms. DPSGPV and Anchit Maheshwari from XII N was adjudged to be Mr. DPSGPV. Principal Ma’am did the honours and it all culminated with the tree plantation ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, the school principal, Ms. Dipika Rao blessed the students of Class XII and wished them all the very best for a great future ahead. The memento distribution by the HRTs of Class XII to commemorate the occasion as a token of love and appreciation and a gesture of goodwill touched a chord with the audience.
Rocksport Adventure Camp
“Life is lived in the living. Set aside convention, caution and arbitrary “rules” about how life is supposed to be lived. Choose! Explore! Adventure! Live life to the fullest.”
On 7th December’17 DPSG, Primary Wing, Palam Vihar organized an adventure camping with Rocksport Adventures in the school itself. Through a session of fun-filled games and life skill activities children made their learning experience rich and joyful. The camp consisted of many different sports activities like:
• Commando Net
• Hamaster Wheel
• Body Zorb
• Tug of War
• Burma Bridge
• Magical maize
• Sports Climbing
and so on and so forth. It was an unforgettable experience for students of classes 2-5 who had participated in the activities and at the end of the day they went back home with an experience to be cherished forever.
MARKETING GENIUSES IN THE MAKING
Mehak Goel and Hansika Vats proved their marketing acumen and floored the judges with their marketing plan and idea on a tangible product that is technologically, economically, and financially feasible. This was created with the existing resources coupled with an advertisement highlighting the U.S.P of their product.They won accolades for their efforts and won the third position in the event ‘Razzmatazz’ hosted by Lotus Valley School, Gurugram. Congratulations to the duo!
CREATIVITY REIGNS SUPREME
Vishakha Gupta wore her creative hat and participated in the Online Zoom event ‘Comic Crazies’ held at Lotus Valley School on the 30th of October’20. She bagged the third prize for designing a comic strip based on the interpretation of any one of the five-case studies basis the concepts of Economics and Business Studies. Her artwork was acknowledged on the relevance, presentation, creativity, development of fresh characters, caricatures, and sense of humour by the selection committee. Well done!