A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. Keeping its value intact, Dewan Public School International provides its students with the right platform where they work towards becoming responsible citizens. Celebrating events and festivals in schools has become an integral part of learning and building a strong cultural belief in a child.
The staff and students of Dewan Public School International celebrated 69th Republic Day with patriotic fervour. The celebration continued with song and dance competitions and speeches that reminded the students of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the School, hoisted the national flag and spoke to the gathering about the sanctity of the occasion and the role played by the Constitutional makers, with particular reference to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. She threw light on various tasks to be undertaken by the present students who are the future citizens of the country.
To sensitize the students about the deteriorating condition of the planet, Earth Day was observed in the premises of DPSI on April 21, 2018. The students of classes I to III wrote slogans and participated in a rally holding placards to protect the environment. The main objective of this event was to grab attention of the governments and people to help the animals, birds, insects and people who are affected by climate change. Speaking at the event of the Earth Day, principal of the school Ms. Ruchi Sharma encouraged the students and staff members to opt for green projects and boost recycling efforts.
Annual Sports Meet
The 13th Annual Sports Meet was organized at Dewan Public School International on April 21, 2018. The programme commenced with the welcoming of the chief guest Mr. Gulab Singh Ruhal, Academician, Administrator and Researcher in the field of Physical Education & Sports and guest of honour Mr. SC Anand, Member of Managing Committee, subject expert, mentor of Dewan Public School International, Meerut. It was a spectacular event which witnessed students’ participation from all the houses namely Sun House, Earth House, Water House and Air House. The highlights of the event were a wide array of energetic and bouncy sports, pipe band display, track events and gymnastics. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, principal of the school, encouraged the children to be strong and to handle challenges and difficulties I life bravely.
Model United Nations
Dewan Public School International proudly hosted its second Model United Nation Conference on April 28, 2018, instituted to educate students about public speaking, debate, diplomacy, problem solving, persuasive writing, and team work. The conference officially commenced with the lighting of traditional lamp and was then followed by other cultural programmes. There was a noticeable change in the students’ demeanor as they opened debate. Shedding their laid back attitudes and donning a professional and serious manner, they transformed into delegates. At this conference, the students learned about the importance of coming together to achieve a common goal in the true spirit of the United Nations. Dr. Gitika Dewan (Director), Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman) and Ms. Ruchi Sharma (Principal) appreciated the commendable efforts of teachers and students.
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren Bennis"
The Investiture Ceremony of DPSI for the academic session 2018-19 was held with great pomp and dignity on July 14, 2018. The event was presided over by the Director of the school, Dr. Gitika Dewan, Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman) and Ms. Ruchi Sharma (Principal). The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by Saraswati vandana. The students’ council took the pledge to hold the school motto of Loyalty, Truth and Honour in high esteem. They were conferred with badges and sashes by the principal of the school Ms. Ruchi Sharma. She congratulated them and admonished them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. The function concluded with the National Anthem.
UNESCO Club launched at DPSI
Dewan Public School International added a new chapter by officially inaugurating a UNESCO Club in its premises on July 21, 2018. Dhriendra Bhatnagar, the President of World Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Association, Headquarter, Paris, Chief Guest at the event spoke on the role of UNESCO in peace keeping and peace building in the world. He said Meerut has enough cultural heritages and natural resources. If these cultural and natural resources are harnessed, Meerut can be converted into gems, he added. The main objective of this club is to educate our young stars for international understanding. Moreover such forum will be much helpful in bringing up the issues in the state. Those present on the occasion included Mr. SC Anand (Vice-president of UNESCO), Dr. Gitika Dewan (Director), Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman) and Ms. Ruchi Sharma (Principal).
Health Checkup camp
Every student of the DPSI undergoes health check-up once in a year by the doctors of reputed hospitals. A free health check-up camp was organized at Dewan Public School International on April 10, 2018 for the students of Classes Pre-nursery to V on the occasion of the World Health Day. A team of doctors including Raghav Kumar, Dr Yogita Karwal, Dr Neeru Saini (Eye Specialist), Dr Nitin Sharma (Dentist) conduted the examination, provided consultation for general ailments and prescribed medicines for the same. The camp was successfully organized under the guidance of principal of the school Ms. Ruchi Sharma. Dr. Gitika Dewan (Director) and Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman) thanked the doctors for their valuable services.
Workshop on Life Skills
An in-service training workshop on life skills was held in the premises of Dewan Public School International, Meerut on June 30, 2018. The workshop aimed at imparting life skills among teachers. The resource person was Mr. Pankaj Munjal from Saraswati Publications. He focused on the issue of inclusive education stressing upon the fact that the education must be in conformance with the human values. The teachers discussed various issues including life skills like empathy, problem solving, inter-personal relationships, decision making and self-awareness. The concept of the life skills was made clear by discussing some real life experiences. The teachers were also given a fair idea about attitudes and values and how they are to be judged. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the school, extended the vote of thanks to the resource person Mr. Pankaj Munjal.
Workshop on Physical Abuse
A child centric workshop under the aegis of CACA project was organised in the premises of DPSI on April 7, 2018. The main aim of the workshop was to sensitise the children against physical abuse. The teachers, parents, non-teaching staff and students were also apprised of the laws against child abuse. The children were acquainted with laws related to POCSO and JJA. The workshop annihilated a collective move towards creating a better and healthier living environment for children. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the school, said, “The overall purpose of the workshop is to increase participants’ understanding of critical child rights issues.” She thanked the entire team of experts for their valuable time.
A weeklong summer camp was organised by Dewan Public School International in its premises from May 21 to May 30, 2018. During the camp, students of Classes I to VIII were offered a plethora of activities which included skating, Martial arts, Art and Craft, Computers, Dramatics, Calligraphy, Swimming, Dance and Music, Yoga, Flameless cooking and cricket Students displayed craft items and variety of sumptuous cuisines. They enjoyed fun filled activities and most importantly picked up new skills. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the school, applauded the efforts of the staff and students and encouraged them to develop their latent skills and talents.
Van Mahotsav Week
Dewan Public School International celebrated Van Mahotsav with a massive awareness and educational purpose the entire week, with activities, competitions and presentation by the junior and senior section. Students of primary classes presented poems on nature during the school assembly mesmerizing the audience. The students planted saplings in the school. The students exhibited their innovations through quiz, art work, posters and card making which were later displayed on the notice board. The teachers and Student Council members took a pledge to save and care for the plants in the campus. Principal of the school Ms. Ruchi Sharma encouraged students to preserve trees which play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance. She added that it is the responsibility of each citizen to not only grow but also taking care and protecting them. Concluding the program, she made the students pledge ‘Green School, Clean School’.
Dewan Public School International organized Mango party for tiny tots on July 11, 2018. The tiny tots presented rhymes and songs on Mango. There was a special assembly conducted on the occasion of Mango fest where children swayed with joy on the beats of melodies related to mango. The kids were all dressed up in the shades of mango the teachers presented a PowerPoint on the king of fruits to make children aware about the various facets of mango. All the children had an amazing time celebrating the splendid mango festival. The kids were served with delicious mango shake. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the school, said, “The aim of organizing the event was to impart all information related to mangoes in a fun way.”
Competitions at DPSIy
“A competition makes one strive to do better. It trains to seek out challenges and to endure setbacks.”
There is no doubt that education is the secret key of human success and the roots of education lie on competition. A child is born without knowledge and skills, and they continuously participate in competitions in every part of the life, developing skills and knowledge through a learning process.
A child competes in the school, college and university and finally he/she competes in his/her professional area. Actually human life is full of competitions.
We at DPSI inculcate the healthy spirit of competition, nurture the will to excel and develop spontaneity.
World Heritage Quiz Competition
Acknowledging the essence of conserving the world heritage and understanding its importance, Dewan Public School International organized a cultural heritage quiz competition. Students of senior class from their respective houses participated in the quiz. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Ruchi Sharma, principal of the school, said, “It is a must for the next generation to understand the importance of world’s heritage. This is what will keep the culture and traditions in the world alive.” The Earth House was declared as the winner while the Air House and the Water House obtained secon and third position respectively. Dr. Gitika Dewan (Director) and Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman) congratulated the winners. “Such education encompasses the acceptance and respect for culture diversity at the global level to raise critical awareness among the young which is the need of the hour,” they said.
Inter-school debate Competition
Debate trains one’s analytical, critical and quick thinking, persuasive speaking, and in-depth research. With the aim of providing a platform for the students to share their thoughts and create a synergy between the students to learn together and work in team, DPSI conducted the largest interschool debate competition on November 25, 2017. The topic for the debate was “CCTV Cameras are boon or invasion to privacy”. As many as 15 schools of the city actively participated in the competition. DPSI was declared the winner. KL International won the second position while the third position was obtained by St. Mary’s . All the students confidently presented different views on the topic. Talking about the event, Mr. KB Varshney said that Inter School Debate Competition was held to know about the views of young generations towards the role of CCTV cameras. Dr Gitika Dewan, Director, Mr. Sanjay Dewan, Chairman, and Mr. SC Anand, Mentor of DPSI, congratuled the students on their success. Ms. Ruchi Sharma appreciated the efforts of students and thanked the judges for sparing their precious time.
Inter-House Debate Competition
Dewan Public School organized an inter-house debate competition in its premises on May 5, 2018. The topic for the debate was “Are Social Networking Sites Effective or Are Just a Sophisticated Means for Stalking People”. The debate emphatically aimed at helping our students to appreciate the ‘pros and cons’ of the social networking sites. Students of all the four houses namely Sun House, Earth House, Water House and Air House participated in the debate competition.
Inter-House Debate Competition
An inter-houses debate competition was organized on April 24, 2018 at DPSI in its premises. The topic for the debate was “Reservation – A Curse for Social Unity”. Students of all the four houses namely Sun House, Earth House, Water House and Air House participated in the debate competition. Students confidently presented their thoughts in favour and against the topic. Ms. Aprajita Das (vice-principal) and Ms. Sushma were the judges on the occasion. The Air House was declared the winner while Water House stood second. The third position was obtained by the Earth House. Dr. Gitika Dewan (Director), Mr. Sanjay Dewan (Chairman), and Ms. Ruchi Sharma (Principal) congratulated the winners.
To develop a holistic personality within a child a number of co-scholastic activities beyond academics have been incorporated at DPSI as we firmly believe that a child who is exposed to a multitude of experiences, as opposed to being solely focused on book-learning, is the kind of child who grows up to excel socially, emotionally and professionally in an inter-dependent and complex world.
Beyond arithmetic and the alphabet, we want our children to be able to think for themselves, to develop a strong sense of confidence and personality, to think critically, to be confident, to know and understand their strengths and weaknesses – to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy – and to find their passions and live their dreams. Radio is all about communication and running a radio show takes commitment and team work in order for it to be a success.
DPSI students present a short play on radio
The students of DPSI presented a short play on radio depicting the importance of following traffic rules on May 9, 2018. It was a notable effort made by the students to create a general awareness on road safety. The skit was a part of the traffic police campaign to enforce traffic rules among the commuters. The students narrated the importance of wearing helments, seat belts, following traffic rules like no jumping of red lights, safe overtaking etc. The way they delivered the terse and pithy messages sustaining the interest of all is worth commendable. Dr. Gitika Dewan, Director, Mr. Sanjay Dewan, Chairman encouraged the students to come up with flying colours in future. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, principal of the school, said, “The idea of the skit is to minimize fatalities on the road.”
Street Play on Female Foeticide
With an aim to motivate people for not killing or abandoning a baby girl at the time of birth, the students of DPSI organized a street play on Delhi Road on January 26, 2018. The message of the play was loud and clear that the fair sex form an important part of the society and therefore, baby girls should be treated at par with the baby boys. A group of 10 students portrayed different roles to depict a story of a girl named Asha who was abandoned at the time of birth. The abandoned girl later became a renowned doctor. The play concluded on the note that given a chance a woman can also bring about change. Ms. Ruchi Sharma, Principal of the school, said, “Once the people change their mindset, the gender ratio will improve and women will lead a respectful life.”