30 NOVEMBER 2018
A VISIT TO KAMLA BAKSHI ELDERS HOME SOCIETY
A visit to Kamla Bakshi Elders Home Society situated in Rohini was organized for the students of Class III on Friday, 30 November 2018. It gave them an opportunity to understand the value of grandparents in their lives. The students introduced themselves to the elders and interacted with them. They sang melodious carols, bhajans and recited poems for the elderly people living there. A dazzling dance performance and a musical Ram-Katha presentation by the students made them happy. The students also encouraged the grandparents to dance with them and sing various bhajans and songs to make the visit a memorable one. Fun games like ‘Dumb Charades’ and ‘Passing the Parcel’ rejuvenated their drooping spirit and filled the old hearts with joy and content. At the end, students distributed small gifts among the grandparents. In return they were given refreshments and loads of unconditional love, blessings and beautiful memories.
15 NOVEMBER 2018
VISIT TO UMEED KI KIRAN
‘Without a sense of caring There can be no sense of community.’
To make the children understand the meaning of this quote, 20 children from class IV went on a visit to ‘Ummeed ki kiran’. It was a very fruitful visit. Children mingled with those children from the NGO. They played games with them like ‘Dumb Charades’ and sang songs with them. Our children also gave them gifts which they had carried with them. The founder of the NGO ‘Mr. Sandeep Rana’ was a very good host and gave pocket dictionaries to our children.
26 OCTOBER 2018
VISIT TO UMEED KI KIRAN
In keeping up with the objective of internalizing the motto of "Service before Self" and ascribing to the ethos of philanthropy, compassion and humanitarianism, DPS Rohini initiated a social initiatives project to expose students to experiences, that would contribute to them becoming effective members of the society.
As part of the project, a group of DPS Rohini students of Class VI visited Umeed Ki Kiran (home for the underprivileged) for the second time on 26 October 2018 under the supervision of Ms. Sunita Devrani.
The visit to the organization was an extremely illuminating and gratifying experience. DPS Rohini students arranged English language games for their peers at Umeed Ki Kiran which generated opportunities for further learning and interaction. The students exchanged dialogue and conversed with each other. There were instances of multiple discussions and friendly debates among the students. It was a bilaterally interactive session.
The overall experience was a highly enjoyable and enlightening one. The students learned a lot through peer interaction and communication. It was thus a very successful endeavour.
15 OCTOBER 2018
SECOND VISIT TO UPASANA SPECIAL SCHOOL, ROHINI
Fifteen students from Class VIII visited Upasana Special School, Rohini on 15 October 2018. Students interacted with special children on one to one basis in the class rooms. They rendered creative help in terms of English communication and art work.
11 SEPTEMBER 2018
VISIT TO ‘VISION SPECIAL SCHOOL’
"Know me for my abilities, not my disabilities"
Twenty-three students from class V, accompanied by Mrs. Suman Sarin, visited ‘Vision Special School’ situated in sector 9, Rohini on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. The visit was planned as a part of the ‘Social Initiatives’ programme. It was an enriching experience to watch children with special needs involved in various co-curricular and pre-vocational activities. The students went from one classroom to another observing the teachers and interacting with the children with special abilities, focusing on their strengths and motivating them to perform to the best of their abilities. Twenty students of class VIII visited Upasana Special School Rohini on 27 July 2018. The students interacted with special children on one to one basis in class rooms. They helped them with their class room activities such as puzzles, writing, reading and painting. Our students were given a task of cutting and painting fifty plastic bottles in which the school plan to plant saplings.
09 AUGUST 2018
A VISIT TO UPASANA SPECIAL SCHOOL, ROHINI
Twenty students of class VIII visited Upasana Special School Rohini on 27 July 2018. The students interacted with special children on one to one basis in class rooms. They helped them with their class room activities such as puzzles, writing, reading and painting. Our students were given a task of cutting and painting fifty plastic bottles in which the school plan to plant saplings.
20 JULY 2018
VISIT TO UMEED KI KIRAN
DPS Rohini is celebrating 2018-2019 as the year of Social Initiatives following which twenty students of class VI visited UMEED KI KIRAN - Children’s Home along with their teacher, Ms. Sunita Devrani. UMEED KI KIRAN is an organization founded by Mr. Sandeep Rana which works for the benefit of the underprivileged children. During the visit, the students participated in various activities and interacted with their peers at the organization. Activities such as poetry recitation and dance presentation were planned to help the students interact with each other in a fun and enjoyable manner. Various themes, topics and discussions formed the core of the interaction. Students learnt about inequality, discrimination and similar issues that plague the society today. The students of DPS Rohini learnt a lot during this visit and enjoyed communicating with their friends and peers at UMEED KI KIRAN. It was a great learning opportunity for the students and was an extremely positive experience.
20 JULY 2018
VISIT TO SHANTI NIKETAN OLD AGE HOME
Twenty students of class VIIth visited the Shanti Niketan Old Age Home in Burari, run by Hel page India. Students were sensitized about the problems faced by the elderly. The inmates shared their problems and stories from their childhood. A loving relationship between both the groups was seen. The children had prepared greeting cards for the inmates and were motivated to respect elders at home.
20 APRIL 2018
A CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Students were taken for a nature walk in the school premises to familiarize them with the diverse flora of the school and to know about the problem face by its destruction, the ecological impact and discussion about the mitigation measures. The importance of conserving the resources of Mother Earth and to sensitize them was a great way to instil habits and green values to environmental issues. This was done by showing related documentaries through smart class followed by class discussion.
17 October 2017
SOCIAL INITIATIVES - DIWALI ASSEMBLY
A Special assembly to celebrate an Eco-friendly Diwali was held on 12.10.17 by class X-D. The assembly was held in the form of talk show in which the students raised the issue of the children involved in the making of crackers in Shivakasi and the hazards caused by the bursting of crackers. They also gave some tips to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly manner. Principal Mrs Vibha Singh read a pledge to reiterate the significance to celebrate a cracker free Diwali.
31 AUGUST 2017
WHEN I AM 64 CONTEST
HELPAGE INDIA organized the 2nd Edition of the ‘WHEN I AM 64’ Contest for the students of Classes VIII, IX & X. 9 students from Delhi Public School, Rohini participated in the Essay Writing Competition. Out of a total of 545 essay entries received by HELPAGE INDIA, PARVARTIKA GANDHI of class VIII-D won 1st prize in the Hindi Essay Writing Competition. Following students participated:
|5||PRAVARTIKA GANDHI||VIII-D||W-07084||G||1ST PRIZE|
21 January 2017
LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME
To enhance the livelihood of the farmers TERI- The Energy Resource Institute set up a stall of organic products in the school premises the open House Day to support and promote marginal farmers in generating livelihood. To facilitate this cause students teachers and parents contributed generously by purchasing the natural products.
18 January 2017
Student of the Environment Club- Prakriti visited Budh Vihar Slums in Rohini to foster awareness on unhygienic condition prevailing in the slums. They interacted with the local residents and advised them to keep their surroundings clean and to make use of the garbage bins for disposal of waste. Students plan to approach the Municipal Authorities to provide huge garbage bins for each lane.
21 December 2016
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
Interact Club, DPS Rohini in association with Rotary Club Delhi Maurya organised a voluntary blood donation camp in the school on Saturday, 21 January 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Parents and staff members participated enthusiastically. The camp was a success with the collection of 47 units of blood. Donors were provided a Donor card, certificate, souvenir and light refreshments. Student volunteers of Interact Club encouraged and motivated the parents and staff members to contribute towards this noble cause.
09 December 2016
Student of classes V-XII and teachers participated in the signature campaign initiated by UNIC-Delhi. The campaign was supported by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change. The theme of the pledge was 'Conservation of Natural Resources' and 'Segregation of Waste'.
09 December 2016
SIGNATURE PLEDGE- AN ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE
A Pledge signature drive was organized by UNIC (United Nation Information Centre) on 09 December 2016 in the school premises. The campaign was supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. The theme of the pledge was Conservation of Natural Resources and Waste Management. Members of the Environment Council made an appeal to the students to think about the actions that would lead to the protection of the environment.
29 NOVEMBER TO 02 DECEMBER 2016
MENTAL HEALTH CELEBRATIONS
Department of Mental Health, HOPE organised ‘Mental Health Week’ celebrations from to address mental health issues related to students. In addition to this, activities related to World AIDS Day and International day of Persons with Disabilities were also organised to create awareness and empathy towards these causes. Peer Educators from Classes IX, X and XI conducted sessions for Classes IV - XI. ‘Shaman- Anger Management’ – Peer Educators were trained to conduct an hour long session for Classes VI - VIII. Students were taught about different ways to manage anger. This included Deep Breathing exercises which were conducted in the class including ’Anulom-Vilom ’. Visualizations or Imagery to divert one’s attention from the stimulant causing anger and proprioceptive exercises which included stretching and jumping were carried out. The importance of having rules for group behaviour and maintaining discipline was also highlighted. The session concluded with an audio visual presentation of the song ‘These are a few of my favourite things’. ‘Being Happy’-A session on Being Happy was organized for Classes VII and VIII by the Peer Educators from Classes X and XI. It began with an ice breaker game, ‘Jump in - Jump out’ to create an aura of happiness in the class. An interactive discussion on ‘Happiness’ highlighting its importance, qualities of happy people and ways to be happy was conducted. Children shared the situations which made them happy or unhappy and ways to create a happy environment both in school and at home. An activity ‘Box of Happiness’ was conducted. Each child picked a chit from the box and carried out the activity written on the chit, to be happy. The session ended with another game ‘Crazy Ball’ which was played by all the students. The session aimed at teaching children to find happiness in routine things and in spreading happiness through small selfless acts. ‘Jagrit’- An Inter house competition on interpretation of videos focusing on Gender related issues was organized in which participants analyzed the video content and expressed their views on issues like Body shaming, Dowry and other stereotypes prevalent in the society.
Blindfolded Walk - A blindfolded walk was organised for Classes IV and V. The children were blindfolded and taken for a walk around the school assisted by Peer Educators from Classes X and XI. The walk aimed at creating awareness among children regarding the challenges faced persons with Visual Impairment while travelling as well as executing other routine actions. Pantomime – Pantomime was carried out in Classes III, IV and V by Peer Educators. Students had to present situation through pantomime without the use of words. This was followed by a discussion to sensitise the children towards the challenges faced by Persons with Hearing & Speech Impairment. Interface- A Panel Discussion ‘Interface- Journey from School to the Outside World’ was held on 02 December 2016. The speakers were our Alumni Ms. Vibhu Sharma, a visually impaired student who is currently pursuing her post-graduation in English from the Delhi University, Ms. Khushboo Bharti who is pursuing Fashion Management from NEFT, Delhi and Mr. Abhishek Gupta, an archer at the International Level and pursuing his graduation in commerce from the DU. The discussion evolved around the difficulties faced at school, attitudes of peers and the journey beyond school. All the panellists agreed that Awareness and Empathy set the pace for successful inclusion of children with Special needs in a mainstream school.
Morning Assemblies- Morning Assembly on International Day of Persons with Disabilities was presented by the Junior School on 29 November 2016. Morning Assembly on World AIDS Day was presented by the Senior School on 01 December 2016.
18 OCTOBER 2016
A CAMPAIGN AGAINST BURSTING OF CRACKERS
Student volunteers of Class XI and the Environment Club students of Class IX and X were trained as peer educators to sensitize students against the bursting of crackers / child labour. Documentary to sensitize the students against the bursting of crackers and child labour was also shown. Inter - house Documentary making competition on Child labour / Anti cracker for fostering awareness and sensitization to celebrate Eco friendly Diwali was held for the students of Class X and XI. Best entries were shown in Class VI - XII.
14 OCTOBER 2016
Vision Divyang Foundation in association with Rotaractors of Rotary International District 3012 organised the event Vision Divyang on 14 October 2016 at The Talkatora Stadium. The event was planned on the eve of 15 October to mark the Birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Fourteen students with special needs along with nine students of the Interact Club along with teacher guides from Delhi Public School Rohini attended the event that saw the attendance of over 3000 spectators. The Chief Guest for the event was the noted actor Mr. Boman Irani. Other dignitaries included Mr. Tarun Vijay, MP Rajya Sabha and Mr. Kundu Vice Chancellor – Himachal University. The event showcased performances by the differently abled children from different schools across Delhi and NCR. The inspiring performances were applauded by all.
08 OCTOBER 2016
Vanmahotsav - Tree plantation
Principal, Mrs. Vibha Singh, Vice Principal, Mrs. Kanika S. Govi along with students and teachers of the Environment Council planted saplings in the school premises to celebrate Vanmahotsav. Saplings procured from government nursery were distributed to the students and teachers for plantation in their neighbourhood.
26 JUNE 2016
DISTRICT THANKS GIVING CEREMONY, ROTARY CLUB
The Interact Club of Delhi Public School, Rohini was awarded the GOVERNOR’S GOLD AWARD for the year long hard work done by the school and living up to the Rotary International theme of 2015-16- Be a gift to the world, at a glittering award ceremony held at Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi. Interact Club President-2015-16, Kavya Agarwal, Class XII and Anvesha Dawar, Class XI, Member Interact Club attended the ceremony.
30 JANUARY 2016
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
Interact Club, DPS Rohini in association with Rotary Club Delhi Maurya organised a voluntary blood donation camp in the school on Saturday, 30th January 2016 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Parents, staff members and ex-students participated enthusiastically. The camp was a success with a collection of 54 units of blood. Donors were provided a Donor card, certificate, souvenir and light refreshments. Student volunteers of the Interact Club encouraged and motivated the parents and staff members to contribute towards this noble cause.
23 DECEMBER 2015
COLLECTION DRIVE FOR CHENNAI FLOOD VICTIMS BY INTERACT CLUB
The entire country recently saw the disastrous after effects of the Chennai floods. The Interact-Rotary club of Delhi Public School, Rohini collaborated with The Hindu newspaper and started a collection drive to donate the required material for the victims. The following material was collected: Plastic sleeping mats, blankets, baby and adult diapers, new clothes (readymade garments and innerwear for all ages), mosquito repellants/ nets/ coils, torches with batteries separately, milk powder, bedsheets, pillows and covers, towels, utensils, handwashing and sanitising supplies etc. The drive was a success with the Interact club members donating generously.
6 & 7 NOVEMBER 2015
ANTI CRACKER CAMPAIGN
To foster awareness against bursting crackers and to celebrate an Eco-friendly Diwali, pamphlets were distributed to the students with an appeal saying `No to fire crackers` and `Condemn Child Labour`. This was done to sensitize the students against the adverse effects of bursting of crackers. Students residing in housing societies were asked to put up the pamphlets on the notice board of their respective Housing Society. Documentaries on children involved in the manufacturing of fire crackers in Sivakasi were shown to classes IX and X. This was done to sensitize the students against child labour.
5 & 6 NOVEMBER 2015
DIWALI STALL BY `THE VISION SPECIAL SCHOOL
DPS Rohini INTERACT CLUB organised a Diwali Stall on 5th & 6th November 2015. The products on sale were made by the differently abled students of Vision Special School. Various items like Diyas, candles, bags and other material related to Diwali were put up for sale. The students and teachers supported the cause by buying the material in large numbers.
28 October 2015
POLIO AWARENESS WALK
Students of Delhi Public School, Rohini participated in the POLIO AWARENESS WALK organized by Rotary Club of Delhi, Maurya on 28th October 2015. The Interact Club students along with some students of class X were part of this walk which had about 600 students from different schools. Students tried to generate awareness about polio through this programme.
27 September 2015
THALASSEMIA AWARENESS PROGRAMM
Students of INTERACT Club- Delhi Public School Rohini attended a workshop- “Thalassemia Awareness Programme” organized by Rotary International District at Rotary Noida Blood bank, on 27 September 2015. Following Charter members attended the workshop- Kavya Agarwal (XI-E)
Ramit Goyal (XI-D)
Muskan Jindal (XI-D)
Anushree Gupta (XI-D)
Kanupriya Agarwal (XI-E)
Kavya Agarwal was appointed as the `Youth Ambassador
21 August 2015
INSTALLATION CEREMONY – INTERACT CLUB
The Installation ceremony of Interact club of Delhi Public School Rohini took place on 21st August 2015.The student charter members were given their respective interact pins. The following members came from Rotary Club, Delhi Maurya for the ceremony –
1. Rtn. K.V. Bhanu Murthy, President
2. Rtn. Mukesh Gupta, Past President
3. Rtn. Ajay Kumar Singh, Past president & club trainer
4. Rtn. A.K.Bhalla, Secretary
Following are the student Charter Members:
PRESIDENT – Kavya Agarwal
VICE PRESIDENT – Drishti Suri
SECRETARY- Rishika Goel
JOINT SECRETARY- Kaanchi Chopra
TREASURER- Ramit Goyal
SERGEANT AT ARMS – Anushree Gupta
DIRECTORS – Kanupriya Agarwal , Adviti Nagpal, Muskan Agarwal, Kanika R.
The ceremony began with a tree plantation by the Rotary members, led by the School Principal Mrs. Rita Sen. It was attended by all the interact members and students of classes X-XI. The programme included a dance presentation on ‘What freedom means to me’. Past President Priyanka Goel presented the report on the various social initiatives taken by the Club during the year 2014-15. The winners of the poster making competition ‘Save the girl child’ were awarded cash prizes by the Rotary members.
12 August 2015
Poster Making Competition- `Save the girl child`
DPS Rohini INTERACT Club conducted the Poster Making Competition on the topic ‘Save the girl child’ for classes VIII to XII. The prize winners were awarded cash prizes by the associated Rotary Club Maurya, Delhi.
|EVENT||NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS/ SEC||ADMN. NO.||HOUSE||POSITION|
|Poster Making Competition||AYUSHI MITTAL||XI-E||W-03142||Y||I - Cash Prize Rs 1500/-|
|AISHANI PURI||XII-E||W-02040||Y||II - Cash Prize Rs 1000/-|
|GURPREET KAUR||XII-E||W-02140||B||ENCOURAGEMENT - Cash Prize Rs 500/-|
27 July 2015
ANNUAL VIVEKANANDA COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSES VI-XII
In order to trigger value related issues in the student’s minds, every year Annual Vivekananda competition is conducted in the school by Ramakrishna Mission. This year also all the students from Classes VI to VIII and Classes IX to XII took the Phase-I of the test in Junior and Senior categories respectively. This MCQ based Quiz was on Life & Teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
23 April 2015 – 4 May 2015
BOOK DONATION DRIVE 2015
A voluntary book donation drive was organized by the INTERACT CLUB DPS Rohini from 23 April 2015 till 4 May 2015. Old textbooks, storybooks & informative books were collected from students of IV to XII classes. 3000 books were collected and donated to the Maurya Rotary Club for the various NGO’s of underprivileged children.
The union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable energy- Shri Piyush Goyal launched the ‘Energy Savers’ Web portal at the National Energy Conservation day function on December 14, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The school`s Environment Club has been registered for the same with the `Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power), New Delhi. January 2015 DPS Rohini participated in the `ODHA DO ZINDAGI` campaign initiated by Goonj this winter. Used and new woollens were donated by DPS Rohini to help Goonj in their endeavour to provide woollens to face the bitter cold.
31 January 2015
Interact Club, DPS Rohini, in collaboration with Rotary Club Delhi Maurya, organized a Voluntary Blood Donation Camp in the school premises on 31 January 2015 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Many volunteers from among the students, parents, faculty and staff members came forward to participate in the blood donation camp enthusiastically. The donors were provided with refreshments. Students of DPS Rohini presented a street play for creating awareness and highlighting the importance of donating blood.
23 December 2014
INSTALLATION CEREMONY – INTERACT CLUB
The chartering of Interact club of Delhi Public School Rohini took place on 23rd December 2014. The sponsor Rotary Club Delhi Maurya formally handed the charter to the Principal Mrs. Rita Sen. The student charter members were given their respective interact pins. The following members came from Rotary Club, Delhi Maurya for the ceremony –
1. Rtn. Mukesh Gupta, President
2. Rtn. K.V. Bhanu Murthy, Secretary
3. Rtn. Ajay Kumar Singh, Past president & club trainer
4. Rtn. Uday Sonthalia, Director New generation & Secretary elect
5. Rtn. Nirmal Gupta, Past President.
Following are the student Charter Members:
PRESIDENT – Priyanka Goel
VICE PRESIDENT – Kirtana Chandrashekhar
SECRETARY- Armaan Srivastva
JOINT SECRETARY- Rishita Sachdeva
TREASURER- Anirudh Gupta
SERGEANT AT ARMS – Vibhuti Zibbu
DIRECTORS – Mehar Bawa
The ceremony was attended by all the interact members and students of class X. Function included a dance presentation on ‘Two faces of a Man’ by Nida Fathima and a street play on the theme ‘Clean India’.
"PARIVARTAN- A CAMPAIGN FOR SAFETY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN”
Delhi police arranged a self defense training program “Parivartan- A Campaign for safety of women and children” at DPS Rohini from 11.12.2014 to 30.12.2014. 51 students participated in the Programme. The students trained for an hour daily during which they were sensitized to various adverse situations. They then received a `hands on` training in basic skills in defending and protecting themselves in such situations. The programme has helped the students to gain Confidence in tackling and facing any odd situation boldly.
12 August 2014
International Youth Day 2014
A group of 18 students participated in the ‘International Youth Day ‘celebrations organized by Rajiv Gandhi National institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs & Sports &the United Nations Task Team on Youth on the 12th of August 2014 at India Habitat Centre. The events aimed at creating awareness on mental health issues among the youth. There were various interactive segments which took place throughout the day. Several stakeholders: Heads of NGOs, The Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs & Sports & the UN Resident Representative gave speeches on the need for addressing mental health issues of youth. This was followed by screening of two thought provoking movies. ‘The Black Dog’, ‘UN volunteers’. Dr. Vikram Patel, Dr. Jitendra Nagpal & Ms. Mamta Vaish , answered important and socially relevant questions on academic pressure, substance abuse, creating awareness on mental health etc. The conference gave an insight into the existing conditions on Mental Health in our country. The participants have pledged to carry the message forward that “Mental Health Matters”, the underlying theme for the day.
25-26 July 2014
Sparsh- Sparsh, the NGO working for individuals with mental retardation once again set up their stall to sell their Rakhi products. The dates coincided with the Parent -Teacher meetings of Junior & Senior school respectively. Parents, students and teachers enthusiastically purchased jute bags, thalis, envelopes, room and car fresheners made by the adult members of Sparsh.
Teach India Programme is an initiative undertaken by The Times of India which focuses on the spirit of volunteerism in teaching and supporting the unprivileged by the school students. The orientation programme conducted by the Times of India focused mainly on the main idea behind introducing the Teach India Programme and the three domains under it, namely; Spoken English language, Community Mobilisation and The Outreach Programme. The objectives of the School Chapter of Teach India were discussed. The students were told about the duration, venue and the outcomes of the programme by Ms Erica. For some programmes like, Spoken English, short listed students would undergo a six day training programme from 2 – 9 May 2014 at St Marks School, Meera Bagh. Also a one day demonstration would be conducted for the Community Mobilization programme. After discussing the details, the students underwent personal interviews to check their aptitude for the choices opted for by them. Following students were shortlisted for various Teach India programmes:
Goonj Collection Drive
Goonj collection drive for the new session 2014-15 was organized between 7 May - 16 May. Used clothes, toys, stationery, vessels were contributed by the entire school. The collected items were taken to Goonj`s centre at Sarita Vihar by eleven students of Class X and teachers Ms. Sugam Gulati & Ms. Sangeeta Gupta. Students were sensitized to the needs of the rural poor of far flung areas of the country.
16 May 2014
On 16 May 2014, the members of the Community Initiatives Club from Classes VI-VII visited the Nirmal Hriday run by the Missionaries of Charity. The students took some utility items like soaps, wheat flour, rice, pulses etc as a token of appreciation for the noble work being done by the organisation. After the interaction our students came back determined to help the needy and also promised to spread awareness among their school mates about the community service that each one of them could participate in. The Members of the Community Initiatives Club who visited Nirmal Hriday are :Dhwani Miglani (VI B) ,Prarthana Kapur (VI C), Ishaan Vohra (VII C) , Ruchit Choudhary (VII C) , Saksham Chauhan (VII C) , Shivam Dheer ( VII C), Saksham Goyal ( VII C ) ,Parth Antil ( VII C) , Mannya Arora ( VIII B ), Shruti Mann ( VII B ) and Vibhu Gupta ( VIII B ) along with the teacher in charge, Ms.Beena Sajit.
26 April 2014
The orientation programme conducted by the Times of India focused mainly on the main idea behind introducing the Teach India Programme and the three domains under it, namely; Spoken English language, Community Mobilisation and The Outreach Programme. The objectives of the School Chapter of Teach India were discussed. The students were told about the duration, venue and the outcomes of the programme by Ms. Erica. For some programmes like, Spoken English, short listed students would undergo a six day training programme from 2 – 9 May 2014 at St Marks School, Meera Bagh. Also a one day demonstration would be conducted for the Community Mobilization programme. After discussing the details, the students underwent personal interviews to check their aptitude for the choices opted for by them. Following students were shortlisted for various Teach India programmes:
5 & 12 February 2014
A session on ‘Good Touch and Bad Touch’ was conducted by Mrs.Shubha Chandershekhar, the Special Educator, on 5 and 12 February 2014 for parents of students in classes II & III respectively. It aimed at sensitizing the parents about their role in making the young children aware about the good and the bad touch. It talked about the POCSO Act i.e. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences which was initiated by our government in November 2012. It also talked about the parents and children working hand in hand for the child’s safety. An interactive question answer session was held at the end.
28 January 2014
The last session of Adolescent Peer Educator’s Leadership Course in Life Skills five series workshop conducted by Expressions India at National Science Centre ended with a very important lesson on ‘First Aid’ in schools which didn’t have any direct link to the burning issues of adolescence, but rather a lifelong learning to be more humane in the future. The speakers for the session were Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Dr. Rajeev Juneja, Dr. Abhinav Gupta and Dr. Jitendra Sharma. The team of doctors from Vedanta Hospital, Gurgaon shed light on the importance of first-aid and responsibilities of a first aider. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and BLS (Basic Life support) were also discussed through panel discussions, video and live demonstrations. Throughout the session our students were engaged and actively participated in the discussion as they shared that they were aware of some of the first aid situations and could relate to it in a much better way.
Participants were facilitated with certificates of participation.
Following are the Peer-Educators from DPS Rohini:
Arjun Singh IX-A
Samridhi Singh IX-D
Dakshita Sethi X-A
Namrata Kukreja X-C
Adit Jain XI-D
Ashmeet Kaur XI-D
Medha Chaudhary XI-D
3 December 2013
‘Celebrating Disability’ was the theme for the globally acknowledged International day of persons with disabilities which was celebrated on 3rd December 2013 at DPS Rohini. Being an inclusive school, there is already an awareness amongst students & staff. In order to create empathy towards various categories of disabilities, different activities were organized by ‘Hope’, the Special Education department. The activities aimed at sensitizing the participants towards the hurdles faced by individuals with special needs and how they lead meaningful lives by overcoming these hurdles. The activities included: - a) A Blind Folded walk: Staff & Students were blindfolded & taken for a walk around the school premises to make them aware of how the visually impaired students move around the school. Every participant was assisted by a volunteer who made sure that the participants were verbally guided & did not injure themselves. b) My Ears – A gift: Blindfolded participants were made to read a passage on a computer using JAWS – a software which reads Microsoft Word. They were then asked to recollect & write the passage. This software is used by students with visual impairment to read, study & take exams. Most participants found it difficult to read using JAWS. c) Language Decoding Activity – Volunteers from Classes XI & X conducted this activity in all classes. Students were asked to decode statements using new symbols which were used as substitutes for the English letters. Volunteers then briefed the participants about the problems faced by dyslexic students while writing & reading language. d) Reflecting Truth: This was another activity to demystify the phenomenon of Dyslexia. Participants were asked to read printed text through a mirror. This activity emphasized the problem of ‘Mirror – imaging’. e) Left is Right: Left handed individuals were asked to write using their right hand & vice versa to understand individual differences in handedness. f) Three-legged Race: The alternate legs of two participants were tied together. Six such pairs raced each other to experience hurdles faced when one is physically impaired. g) Face Painting: Participants worked in pairs to paint conflicting emotions on each half of the face. This was to depict emotions felt by individuals with special needs. ‘Happiness vs. Gloom’, ‘Laughter vs. Tears’, ‘Frustrations vs. Sadness’, were some of the emotions depicted. h) Mouth Painting: Participants had to paint keeping the brush in mouth. This was to bring sensitivity about individuals who lose their limbs & still manage to lead productive lives. The concluding ceremony at the end of day included sharing of experiences of the participants, volunteers and staff members.
Goonj - Yet another collection drive was carried out in the month of October for Goonj - the NGO which diverts urban excesses to rural areas. This time as the collection was being done during the festival season, the students and staff were encouraged to bring at least one set of new clothes to donate. The response was overwhelming and the collection was handed over to Goonj by a group of 10 students from class X. Hindi teachers of Junior school also aided Goonj officials to select activity and curriculum books for their newly opened informal learning centers in Uttaranchal. These centers are imparting education up to the Primary levels. Akanksha - The Akanksha programme continues with regular classes being held for the students from the EWS on Thursdays and Fridays after school. These classes are being conducted by students volunteers of Classes X and XI. Sparsh - Sparsh, the NGO working for individuals with mental retardation once again set up their stall on two days to sell their Diwali products. Students and teachers enthusiastically purchased diyas, candles, thalis, envelopes, room and car fresheners made by the adult members of Sparsh. A couple of more activities were conducted in the year-long project on Gender Equity to sensitize students and help them take small steps towards having a bias free life. ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, a movie which portrays how a father takes on the role of a mother, was shown to the students of Class IX Silent Voices- Students of Class XI wrote a poem ‘Silent Voices’ and expressed their views on Gender Bias
19 November 2013
Workshop on XII Adolescent Peer Educator’s Leadership Course in Life Skills
The workshop organized by Expressions India at Delhi Haat (INA market) on XII Adolescent Peer Educator’s Leadership Course in Life Skills was an experiential learning for the budding peer educators. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal was the speaker. Around 150 schools participated. Five peer educators accompanied by Ms. Palak attended the workshop. This ‘Vatsalaya Mela’ was organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Empowerment. The peer educators gave their feedback on the theme discussed in the previous workshop and shared their ideas with the other special educators present. This was followed by ‘Whiz Q’, a MCQ consisting of 100 miscellaneous questions pertaining to values and life skills. Showcasing of Nukkad Natak and Stage Play by some of the participating schools reinforced the important themes of this ongoing program. The workshop concluded with the distribution of certificates a vote of thanks by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal.
15 November 2013
Workshop on XII Adolescent Peer Educator’s Leadership Course in Life Skills
The workshop organized by Expressions India at Delhi Haat (INA market) on XII Adolescent Peer Educator’s Leadership Course in Life Skills was comparatively a new experience as the venue and theme- ‘Vatsalaya Mela’ was new. Five peer educators accompanied by Ms. Seema Pandey attended the workshop. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal was the speaker. All the peer educators gave a brief about the session conducted by them in their schools. Venkateshwar Global School presented a wonderful play on Gender Sensitization. The highlight of the workshop was ‘The Youth Parliament’ in which eight representatives from each participating school spoke on a given topic and presented their views and thoughts on the same. The student did enjoy this new way of learning and exploring.
Under the Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS), SOF awards education scholarships worth Rs 5000/- each to 300 girl children in India who are academically inclined and come from financially weaker section of the society. Miss Pooja Kumari, Class VII-C of DPS Rohini was among the 300 children who have been selected for this scholarship.
31 July 2013
A workshop on Adolescence and Misuse of Contraceptives was organized for students of class XII on 31 of July 2013 and 01 of August 2013. As part of the Gender Equity Programme, the workshop aimed at dispelling certain myths related to contraception and the ill –effects of adolescent pregnancy. It further emphasized on the importance of saying ‘No’. The resource persons for the workshop were Dr. Vandana Gupta, senior consultant gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh and Dr. Sadhana Yadav, senior gynaecologist at Hindu Rao Hospital.
5 students – Sneha Parmar, Mahati Chandrashekhar, Nandita Maini, Tanvi Singla and Isha Sharma participated in a ‘Children’ a ‘Social Conclave’ organized by People’s Institute for Development & Training. The Chief Guest was a well known activist Mr. Alphons. 19 schools presented the social initiatives taken up by their schools during the past year. These included working for environmental causes, social interaction with the differently abled, collection drives for Goonj etc. Our school received the fourth prize for their presentation. This was followed by the release of “Peace Gong”, a newspaper initiated by students to share their views and activities undertaken to achieve universal peace. The students also participated in “Youth Priorities for post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda” which involved filling up of an UN questionnaire.
A group of of four students Vandana Goel(XII-C), Rahul Jaju (XII-C), Abhay (XI-C) and Alisha Bhasin ( XI-E) along with teachers Mr Pallav Gupta and Ms Madhu Malik visited Goonj on 27 April 2013 to deposit the material collected from the students. Annually, Goonj reaches out over 1000 tones of material to 21 states of India. The clothes and other material given to them are sorted out, cleaned, repaired and dispatched to the needy. The unwearable/unusable material is used to create employment by converting it into more than 35 different products.
31 March 2013
THE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is a school level recognition programme for volunteer community service. The objective is to encourage the efforts of school children engaged in voluntary community service and hold them up as role models for all young Indians. The programme is an extension of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the largest youth recognition programme in the United States which Prudential Financial Inc. (PFI) has been conducting for the last 16 years to identify the country’s top youth volunteers. Of the 30 students from Classes VI to XII of our school who participated in the 2013 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, Bhavi Sibal of Class VI-C and Arsh Dubey of VII-E received a certificate of Merit and a Bronze medallion. Ms. Sharmila Tagore was the chief guest for the programme. Parth Gupta of Class VII-B was adjudged as a Hero of the School under ‘Make A Hero’ campaign.
6 December 2012 VISIT TO BUDH VIHAR FOR CLEANLINESS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Children of Hindi Theatre Club and Environment Club went to visit Budh Vihar for Cleanliness Awareness Campaign on Thursday, 6th December 2012. Children performed a nukkad natak ‘Halla Bol, Aankhein Khol’ to spread awareness about the perils living in unhygienic condition. The nukkad natak served as an eye opener for the residents and motivated them to keep their surroundings clean and change their habits.
3 December 2012 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
3rd December was celebrated as International Day of People with Disabilities. An Inter-house Photography Exhibition was organized on various themes related to Disability. Students Worked in teams to collect photographs depicting “Barrier Free Environments: ‘Sports and disability’, ‘Entertainment and Disability’, ‘Careers and Disability’. These were exhibited on soft boards to sensitize the whole school. The exercise sensitized the participating students to the hurdles faced by people with disability in their day –to –day existence. A session on ‘Photography’ was conducted for the teams by professional photographer, Mr. Ranjit Oberoi.
1 December 2012
WORLD AIDS DAY
To commemorate World Aids Day the Students of class X were sensitized through an audio –video presentation which explained the syndrome in a student friendly manner. The Causes, Modes of transmission and Myths associated with this deadly disease were highlighted. It was followed by an interactive session where questions raised by students were answered by trained as Master Trainers.
An Inter School Poster competition on environment for Annual Calendar -2013 was organized by Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Entries of three students were sent for the same. The themes were –Sparrows and Green Building. The details of the students is as follows:
|NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS / SEC||ADMN NO||HOUSE|
23 November 2012
Recess- 2012’ The Inter School Dance Competition was organized by the Child Reach International India. 10 Schools participated in this event.
Our school won the Second Runners-up trophy and the team comprised:
|EVENT||NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS / SEC||ADMN NO||HOUSE|
|INTER SCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION||ARUNDHATI DAS||VII-C||W-04018||G|
|APOORV BHATNAGAR||APOORV BHATNAGAR||W-01021||K|
21 November 2012
An Inter School Debate Competition “Controversial 2012” was organized by Prodigy Institute at Bal Bharti School, Pitampura. Our school was represented by
|EVENT||NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS / SEC||ADMN NO||HOUSE||POSITION|
|RODIGY - 2012 INTER SCHOOL DEBATE||CHAITANYA SETHI||XI-A||W-12240||K||II BEST SPEAKER<|
21 November 2012
MY SCHOOL, MY VOICE MOCK PARLIAMENT
My school my voice parliament, a mock parliament competition was organized by Child Reach International India, at India International Centre. The chairs for the competition were Mr. Shreenath Mishra, Chairman Child Reach International and Mr. Firoz Patel., CEO Child Reach International. The competition flagged off with the inaugural speech by Mr. Mishra. The competition was a first of its kind initiative giving a unique opportunity to the future of our country, the children, to come together on a platform, express their views and try to find possible solutions to the major problems hindering our country’s growth. The foundation of the initiative was laid around the motto: THINK, EXPRESS, IMPLEMENT. A total of 14 schools participated. The event was broadly classified into 3 categories, namely:
1. ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
2. REDUCING HUNGER AND STARVATION
3. GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
The duration of each session was around an hour, beginning within a 2 minute introductory speech by each school followed by an open group discussion involving questioning and counter questioning.
Our school team comprised of:
|NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS / SEC|
09 October 2012
The Following children participated in the Nukkad Natak Competition on Female feticide, organized by Apeejay School, Pitampura
|NAME OF THE STUDENT||CLASS / SEC||ADMN NO||HOUSE|
SPARSH, an NGO working for individual with mental retardation set-up a pre-Diwali stall to sell the products made at their vocational unit. The students & staff of DPS Rohini enthusiastically purchased the beautifully made candles, diyas, bags & room fresheners.
25 September 2012
|Topic of the Workshop||Pramerica Spirit of Community Award|
|Resource Person||Ms. Usha Chhabra|
|Name of the Organization||DPS Rohini|
|Attended by||Students of Classes VI-XII|
The aim of this workshop was to encourage students to offer voluntary Social Service. A Power Point Presentation marked the beginning of the workshop briefing about Pramerica Spirit of Community Award. Various students of our school shared their experiences of working with various NGO’s. Badges were given to the Child Reach Programme students to motivate them to spread awareness among other students of DPS Rohini. CHILD REACH INTERNATIONAL INDIA An orientation programme was organized to sensitize children about social and environmental issues by child reach International, an NGO. Their initiative ‘My School. My voice, is an interactive forum for the children and by the children. Various activities taken up by different schools were shared by the resource person Ms. Amita Sharma. Badges were given to the Child Reach Programme students to motivate them to spread awareness among other students of DPS Rohini. Under My school, My Voice programme , the following children of Class VIII were awarded prizes in Hindi Cartoon Making Competition - 'Beggars' Plea held on 13 April 2012
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10 April 2012
THE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is a school level recognition programme for volunteer community service. The objective is to encourage the efforts of school children engaged in voluntary community service and hold them up as role models for all young Indian. The programme is an extension of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the largest youth recognition programme in the United States which Prudential Financial Inc. (PFI) has been conducting for the last 16 years to identify the country’s top youth volunteers. Of the 24 students form classes VI to XII of our school. who participated in the 2012 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, Bhavya Saluja of class X-D received a certificate of Merit and a Bronze medallion. For 2013 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, 30 children have filled up the entry forms for the awards. Path Gupta of Class VII B was adjudged as a Hero of the school under ‘Make a Hero’ campaign .
All India Confederation of the Blind [AICB] awarded DPS Rohini the best supporting NGO award for 2010-11 for our long standing partnership and contribution to their institution. Every year proceedings from sale of newspapers is donated to AICB.
DPS, Rohini entered into a new partnership with ‘Sparsh’- A school for the mentally challenged children. Adult students of Sparsh set up a stall during the parent-teacher meetings held in August 2011 to sell the products [Room- fresheners and Rakhi Thalis] made by them at their vocational centre. Sale proceedings were to be used to provide education to special children from economically weaker sections of the society. This exercise provided a platform to the students of DPS Rohini to interact with adults with mental retardation, thereby enhancing their sensitivity.
Akanksha - Yet another initiative which has started this session is the adult literacy drive initiated by students of classes IX, X and XI. Volunteers from these classes are staying back after school to teach functional academics to the illiterate employees of class IV level. Starting with learning to write their names and addresses, this programme hopes to enable these adults to operate bank accounts and ATMs on their own. Currently 10 adults have been enlisted under this programme.
GOONJ - DPS, Rohini continues with its collection drive of old clothes and woolens which are donated to GOONJ, an NGO which distributes urban excesses to rural areas. It is usually done twice a year.