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.
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
Labour Day Celebrations
Labour day marks the importance of labour’s 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.
Love and nature go hand in hand for many who like Kavi Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore, who regards the creation of the universe as being based on love. In this video, Gauri Chavan of X A recites one of her favourite poems by Tagore, where the poet uses nature to create an image in the minds of the readers regarding ‘love’ which also mirrors Nature’s boundless love for us and in recognizing this, lies our salvation. In this brilliant poem Tagore seems to be explaining the sudden acknowledgement of love for another by comparing it to coming out of the darkness into light...
Mother's Day Celebrations
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 God’s 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.
World Athlete Day Celebrations
As truly said by Eliud Kipchoge "Athletics is not so much about the legs. It's about the heart and mind". Keeping this in mind DPSG Palam Vihar geared up the members of the student community with the message of being healthy, fit, and positive. The event was marked by the energetic assemblage of the students on the occasion of World Athlete Day. This day is observed globally to spread awareness among children regarding the importance of fitness and also to boost their participation in the field of sports. DPSGites have always been known for their penchant for sports and they enjoyed their stint wholeheartedly.
DPSG Palam Vihar has consistently made efforts to develop scientific temper and a spirit of enquiry among the members of the student community. As a step forward in nurturing self- directed learners , a rational and experimentative approach was adopted to gather information on characteristics of light. This innovative method helped develop knowledge in natural laws in optical mechanics. Creation of a working night lamp has been made possible through research and arrangement of information. This process has helped students to comprehend the process of refraction and reflection of light and to decipher the rays of the path of light through the different layers of solution. This method has helped develop concept clarity and a better understanding.
Session on 'Healthy LifeStyles Choices
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.
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 withmental 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.
MUSIC-THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
Music is the manna of the soul. It not only enlivens our spirit but also adds more meaning to our existence by embalming our minds and stirring noble sentiments with soulful renditions. Music is also recommended as a therapy and its power is unparallel. Western, Folk, Popular, Classic, Pop, Hollywood, or Bollywood its influence transcends age, gender, nationalities…unifying its admirers in reverence.On World Music Day, we acknowledge the contributions made by all the practitioners, musicians, composers, singers, and listeners who value and cherish its elevating influence in our lives. Listen in to Shreya Saxena, crooning her favourite song -a popular hit from the movie ‘Chak de India’ on this joyful occasion.
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
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
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…
Technology has changed human lives from online shopping to understanding the classroom concepts. Anhad of class VI created an online application which helped all his class mates understand the meaning of democracy better. The application designed by him helped his fellow mates to vote and understand the importance of voting. Students realized that while voting one has to be careful and conscious that they make right decisions. This application will help the students to become better and responsible citizens.
Pledging To Protect Humanity’s Green
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 July’21. 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
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.
Decimals-The Daily Dose
Buying grains, vegetables, or even a watch everything becomes easy with the application of decimals in daily life. Scientists and engineers all over the world use decimals for calculations. Shivam Kaul of class VII understood the concept of fractions and decimals. He also explains in his video why decimals are preferred over fractions in daily life and how they help everyone to calculate the exact value.
The assembly on ‘Online Etiquettes’ was conducted by class V C students from DPSG Palam Vihar. The children tried to spread awareness among the primary wing students on the online etiquettes they must imbibe during this virtual mode of education. This was followed by thought for the day and news headlines.
DPSG, Palam Vihar organised an Online Investiture Ceremony on Friday, 23rd July 2021 to announce the Student Council for the 2021-22 batch. All school council members and their parents’ teachers joined the event and participated with enthusiasm and cheered with the announcement of each member.The School Principal, Ms. Shoma Lahiri, welcomed the students and their proud parents to the ceremony. She praised the students for their dedication and hard work expressed pride that students took on a leadership role. The function commenced with a melodious hymn, sung by Ms. Avni Bennett invoking the blessings of the almighty.The council members were introduced and felicitated by the school heads. This was followed with the oath taking ceremony wherein council members took a pledge to undertake all their duties to the best of their abilities. The dance, ‘Waving Flag’ followed, celebrating the moment. The occasion was graced by Shri.Anshul Pathak, Vice Chairman, DGSG Society and Chairman Gurgaon schools as the Chief Guest. He appreciated the efforts by the schools in providing opportunities to the students to take part in nation building activities. He also congratulated the newly appointed school council for their preparedness to take responsibilities and appreciated parents who had extended their support to the appointees. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks.
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. Harish K. Sharma who cheered
Learning While Doing
Nimit Pande of standard 8C along with other students had a first-hand experience with a Quadrilateral and the angles it measures. The students were able to comprehend that the sum of all interior angles of a Quadrilateral measures 360°, as the activity was practically supported by cutting and pasting of a piece of paper. The students understood the functional use of a quadrilateral and its application in our daily lives. The students also observed that the shapes of various buildings around the city are in the form of different quadrilaterals. In conclusion to this, the students were able to apply the concept to find the sum of interior angles of any polygon as well.
World Nature Conservation Day
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Was the message shared by responsible learner of grade 4, DPSG, PV in a special assembly conducted to celebrate World Conservation Day on July 27,2021. The main objective of the assembly was to highlight the dire need of preserving the natural resources (water, trees, plants, etc.) and using them wisely so that they are available for the future generations as well.The day started with a Song “Earth is my home” by Aditya Singh followed by thought by Ms. Eksha Goel and small skit presented by all the students of grade 4A. Through this skit they shared how young learners can contribute for conserving their Mother Earth. They also shared the best practices to make the environment pollution free, like plant more trees, say no to plastic, proper usage of water, compost at home etc. The program was concluded with National Anthem.
Overall a great learning for all students during the virtual assembly.
Children Can make A World Of Difference
In today’s Scenario, the world feels an urgent need to incorporate the 3 R’s – 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 R’s 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…
A Tryst With Tigers
The responsible denizens of DPSG Palam Vihar of grades VII and VIII, as part of an intra class science activity, observed the International Tiger Day on July 29th to generate awareness regarding the dwindling population of the species. A galaxy of interesting events was organized during the online sessions to mark this significant event by our responsible and concerned citizens of this earth. Students prepared attractive posters, unleashing their creativity by engaging in face painting with captivating slogans, prepared video presentations, composed poems and recited them on that day, taking active participation to drive home the urgency of taking ownership in protecting the magnificent species.The learners evaluated the consequences of not harming tigers for our use, trapping them to keep them in zoos and more. So, come and take a sneak peek into the host of fascinating events and join the enthusiastic environmental warriors in their mission to save Tigers… if they can, you can too!
Back on Campus
Students from classes IX to XII returned to campus on 9th of August to the sound of the conch welcoming them after a prolonged wait of a few months. Brimming with zest and eager to resume classes, they began by warming up in the School Campus! We were elated to see the happy and smiling faces on the first day of students attending offline sessions on the school grounds.
Independence Day Celebrations
Independence Week was celebrated in DPSG Palam Vihar with a series of events planned to develop and showcase the citizenship studies that are part of CD2020 among students. On 13th Aug, a cultural program was held in which a medley of patriotic songs and a dance was presented. This was followed with the gifting of furniture to the principals of Government schools in the immediate neighbourhood of Gurgaon. Mr. Chandrakant representing the DPSG society , handed over token pieces of furniture to Ms. Dhanvanti , Science Officer of the DEO Gurgaon , Principal GGSSS Sarai Ahlawaaadi and Mr. Narendra Dua , Principal GGSSS ,Arjun Nagar. Both principals appreciated the endeavour to support their schools in keeping students comfortable and integrated in the classrooms.
The celebrations culminated with Independence day function being held virtually for the Primary wing and the flag hoisting Ceremony held on campus on 15 August with Covid appropriate protocols in place. The Day was marked with the National Flag being hoisted by Brigadier Sukhbir Singh ,member of the working committee PVRA .He was accompanied by the President of the PVRA Mr Rajan Sagar ,who is also an Alumnus of the school.The National Anthem was sung with much fervour by all present including the alumnus football teams. Thereafter, the Football Teams were led to the field and the kick off of the friendly match was done by Mr Rajan Sagar alumnus of the year 1996 .The match was thrilling with the Senior Alumnus (2005) Team scoring a decisive 4-1 win over the 2015 alumnus team .
The celebrations ended with the handing over of souvenirs and refreshments .
Patriotism in Air
The music room came alive on the eve of the 75thIndependence Day of our Nation, with the melodious strains of the guitar and the keyboard reverberating through air. The pandemic could not dampen the spirt of the young aficionados of the School Band who strummed and sang while adhering to all essential protocols, serenading their love and devotion for the motherland …join them and sing along!
सिनेमा के लाभ एवं हानियाँ से परिचित कराना। ज्ञान वर्धक फिल्म जगत से परिचित कर सामाजिक जागरूकता लाना। ज्ञान को व्यावहारिक बनाना ।CD -2020 के समरूप उद्देश्य -शिक्षण क्षेत्र में दृश्यश्रव्य संसाधनों का प्रयोग करना। रचनात्मकता एवं व्यवहारिकता पर बल देना । पाठ्यक्रम से अतिरिक्त ज्ञान वृद्धि को संचयित करना।
From Our Experiences to Your Learnings
It was indeed a matter of great pride for the teachers and students of DPSG Palam Vihar, Primary Wing when the students of Grade- 6 conducted a mentoring session to talk about their experiences of IB PYP with their juniors (current batch of Grade-5). The session commenced on a beautiful note, when our versatile guest speakers spoke about their takeaways and apprehensions witnessed during the last academic session. The students of Grade-6 shared a highly informative presentation and explained the Do’s and Don’ts one should keep in mind while submitting assignments, conducting research work and using various websites and software. The session concluded with a ‘question and answer’ round, where each guest speaker addressed to the queries of their juniors with utmost clarity and understanding. This session was extremely insightful and a great collaboration between the students of two different grades.
Learning Made Delicious
What better way to learn the different phases of the moon than by using our favourite biscuit? WatchVedanshi from KG-A demonstrating the different phases of the moon usingOreobiscuits . This activity was thoroughly enjoyed by all her classmates too as the learners feasted on the delectable treats afterwards !
Kudos to upcoming Comedians
Inter school competition was held on 30th July 2021 on teams, organised by DPSG Faridabad. The event was Great laughter show.Our school student, Shaurya Garg of class 6 C, won the 2nd prize in the same category. Congratulations Shaurya.
DPSG In News
Kudos to our winners of TechAware
Nimit Pandey and Tanvi Chavan of VIII C bagged second position in TechAware competition held at DPSG Vsundhara. They showcased the importance of physical,mental and spiritual health by creating a mesmerizing video.
Kudos to our winners of Documentary Movie
Sia Gupta of XC and Gauri Chavan of X A bagged second position in documentary competition held at DPSG Selaqui. They topic of the competition was' What Patriotism means to me' they created a mesmerizing video.
DPSG Palam Vihar, hosted its annual event OORJA 2021 in collaboration with the National Institute of Solar Energy( NISE ) on 8th September,2021. The school curriculum is designed to educate the students and the community on sustainable development. In keeping with this goal, the school has hosted a plethora of inter school activities in Art, Science, and Social Awareness, to highlight the use of solar energy as an alternative solution to meet the rising energy demands. In this event over three hundred students across 20 schools in Gurugram, participated with much zest and creativity. The Honorable Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Sh. Bhagwant Khuba graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Deputy Commissioner- Gurugram, Dr. Yash Garg, was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Arun K. Tripathi Senior Scientist & several other luminaries in the field of solar energy were also present on the occasion.Honorable Union minister reiterated the need to switch to renewable energy across India and the world. He quoted the PM in his speech, “ One World, One Sun, One future” to be beacon of change. He appreciated the steps taken by the school in this direction. He also said that children are the future of the nation and agents of change for every home and the community.
The Chairman of the DPSG Society, Mr Om Pathak, welcomed and honoured all the dignitaries and apprised those present, of the school’s commitment towards a green environment. He also assured the honorable minister that all DPSGS schools are already working in transforming its schools into green schools by making maximum use of solar energy panels. The function was presided over by the school principal Ms. Srividya Sridhar.
We in News
DPSG विद्यालय के प्रांगण में हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में हिंदी भाषा के प्रति और अधिक जागरूकता लाने के लिए अंतर सदन हिंदी विज्ञापन लेखन प्रतियोगिता,कविता वाचन,नाट्य मंचन आदि कार्यक्रम का आयोजन बड़े ही धूमधाम से किया गया । जिसमें विद्यार्थियों ने अपनी-अपनी योग्यतानुसार भागीदारी ली और अपना भरसक योगदान दिया । जिसमें कक्षा छठी ‘स’ का छात्र शौर्य गर्ग एवं कक्षा नवीं ‘स’ की छात्रा द्वारा कविता वाचन की प्रस्तुति सराहनीय एवं प्रशंसनीय रही ।साथ ही कक्षा आठवीं तनवी,निमित्त,लक्षिता, पीयूष,दीपांशु,वंशिकाआदि छात्र-छात्राओं के नाट्य मंचन द्वारा अभिनय की प्रस्तुति अद्भुत एवं प्रेरणादायी रही ।
उद्देश्य –इस गतिविधि को कक्षा में कराने का मुख्य उद्देश्य छात्रों द्वारा हिंदी के महत्त्व,कविता का लयात्मक उच्चारण का ज्ञान,नाट्य मंचन (रोल प्ले) द्वारा अभिनयएवं हिंदी के प्रति जागरूकतालाना था । इसके अतिरिक्त हिंदी को दैनिक जीवन में व्यवहारिक रूप प्रदान करना था |CD-2020 के समरूप उद्देश्य - अभिनय के माध्यम से भावमयी हिंदी कविता वाचन एवं नाट्य मंचन प्रस्तुति ।