CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF MAHATMA GANDHI
“By education I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in mind, body and spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi
On the 2nd of October, 2019, D.P.S R.K. Puram hosted a variety of cultural performances and competitions to “Commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi”.
The event began with the unveiling of a relief painting of Mahatma Gandhi by the Principal, Vice Principals, Headmistresses and School appointments. As part of the “Swachh Bharat Mission”, a cleanliness drive was undertaken by the teachers and students. This initiative was a step further to achieve Mahatma’s vision of hygiene and health. This was followed by tree plantation outside the school premises. The SDMC schools from sector 4 and sector 5 were invited to be a part of this celebration.
The Cultural Programme commenced with a melodious rendition by students of “We Shall Overcome” and its Hindi version “Hum Honge Kamyab”. Their harmonious voices in sync created a vibrant atmosphere. Vanita Sehgal, Principal, D.P.S. R.K. Puram, was invited on stage to address the gathering. She urged the students to adopt the Gandhian principles of peace and non-violence in their everyday lives and follow them righteously. She highlighted the importance of truth and motivated the students, juniors and seniors alike, to “speak the truth everyday”. The Principal along with the Vice Principal, Padma Srinivasan released the 2019-20 edition of the History Magazine, ‘Bapu@150’.
On 1st October 2019, a team comprising of 46 students of Class X AND XI from D.P.S. R.K. Puram performed a play titled ‘Bapu Yahan Hai’ at the Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath. The play centered around the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and their relevance in contemporary times. The staging in school aroused the spirit of patriotism amongst the children as they applauded enthusiastically.
The Vice Principals and Headmistresses, praised the efforts of the students and encouraged them to inculcate the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in order to truly pay respect to him. The Cultural Programme concluded with the National Anthem. The Departments of the school organised interactive events that sought to teach values and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi in events like Turncoat Debate, Slam Poetry, Code Breaker, Science Quiz, Business Plan, Sell Your Wares, ‘कविता पाठ’, Khadi In Style ,Swimming and Athletics ,Digital Poster Making,Classical Dance,Instrumental Music,BookMark and Book Jacket Designing were conducted and students actively participated in them. The winners were encouraged with medals and certificates.