Most Esteemed Mr.Kumar Amit , Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, our Chief Guest for this evening, illustrious Guests, DPS Patiala Team, Ladies and Gentlemen and my dear Students.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our 7th Annual function – Anandotsav 2019 this evening and to present to you the Annual Report of Delhi Public School Patiala for the year 2018-19. Its celebration time for the DPS Family. Celebrations of our accomplishments raise our awareness of what we have done so far. I will share with you all what we achieved in the last session.
Academics has been and will always remain in the forefront of any school’s functioning and my heart swells with pride as I share that our 6th Academic session was as rewarding as all the other years as we achieved a spectacular result of 100% through all the classes from class I-IX. It was also a special session as we saw our debutant batch of XII appearing for the senior secondary boards. The entire family of DPS Patiala shone in the glory of the spectacular results. In the medical stream, Gazal Gupta marvellously scored a whopping 96.2% in the boards with a 99 in Biology, and was the school topper. Kashish Jain from the non-medical stream was close to the heels of Gazal by securing 96.0%, with a splendid score of 99 in Mathematics. Bhavnoor Kaur of the non-medical stream was declared third in the school ranking with a percentile of 95.8% followed by Shamsheer Kaur at 95% in medical stream. I am filled with admiration and praise to see that my girls, my daughters, have bagged the top 4 positions of the school senior secondary result.
The declaration of Class X Board results by CBSE sent in another wave of joy and happiness through the premises of Delhi Public School Patiala. Ayesha Gupta was declared as the school topper with an amazing 97%. She was followed by Shubneet Kaur with 95.4% and Khushi Garg at 94.8%. As it was with the senior secondary result, our girls grabbed the top three covetous positions.
Our next key area of excellence is the field of sports. I am sure you will agree with me when I state that the sports amenities at DPS Patiala are envy to all the other city schools. Our sportspersons have brought in laurels in all the disciplines. Mst. Gurjeet Singh of class VIII bagged 3 silver medals at the District Level in the Punjab State School Games. His events were 500 Mts, 1000 Mts and 1500 mts Inline Skating (Punjab District Level Tournaments – Skating).Abhinav Dham bagged Gold in Roller Skating with Armaan Bham bagging the Silver in the same event at the district level. Arshdeep Singh won the Silver at the district level and a glittering Gold at the state level in the Air Rifle Shooting tournament held at Ropar.
In the month of August, U-14 boys and girls participated at the Zonal level Chess, Skating, Football, Cricket, Badminton, basketball, Karate and lawn tennis. In the under-17 categories, the students participated in the Football, basketball, badminton, Cricket and lawn tennis events. In all, 200 sportspersons participated in the Zonal Level Games of Punjab State. In all major games, the students reached the District Level.
At the state level, we had the following representations - Saksham Goyal for Chess, Abhay for Badminton, Ankit Joshi for football, to name a few.
At the International level, Mst. Rajwinder Singh Dhalla of Class X brought laurels to the school by bagging a gold medal in the "Indo-Thai Crossbow Tournament" that was held at the city of Pattaya, Thailand. Rajwinder was a part of the under 19 Indian Shooting Team that took part in the "Indo-Thai Sports Festival".
Mst. Saksham Goyal of class VII bagged the first place in the Chess Championship organised by the Patiala District Chess Association on the 28th of April 2018. He won the trophy in the under 15 boys category by scoring 2.5 points out of the possible 3.
In the other Inter-school events, Meet Kamal of Class IX bagged the "Best Delegate" Award in the MUN organized by DPS Bathinda, while Ishaan Sharma bagged the "High Commendation" Award in the same event.
Rishima of class VII stood 2nd in the Art Competition organized by the CBSE Patiala Sahodaya School Complex.
We were the proud recipients the 2nd position Inter School Folk Dance Competition at the Heritage Fair, Sheesh Mahal, Patiala in February 2019.
8 students of Delhi Public School Patiala participated in the Earth Day Carnival organised by the "Paryavaran Welfare Society", Thapar University, Patiala, our promising artist Ms. Rishima of Class 7 was placed first in the poster making competition while Saksham Goyal made us proud by winning the first place in the Poem Recitation event. Mst Ishaan Sharma was declared third in the Group Discussion event.
On the occasion of World Astronomy Day celebrations at Thapar University, the DPS Patiala Quiz Team stood first in the Astronomy Quiz. Sakshi Kushwaha of DPS bagged the second place in the Poster-making competition and added to the laurels of the school.
The best part of being in a school is the various festivities and activities that we enjoy together. Baisakhi, Independence Day, Teacher’s Day, Janamashtami, Dusherra, Diwali, Christmas, Guru Puravs, Lohri, Republic Day and Basant Panchami are few of the colourful celebrations of our school that add a sense of belonging to our lives.
Standing for causes is the need of the hour and our students have ample opportunities through the session. We have tied up with the NGO – Her Hath Kalam, the Helpage Home at Village Rongala, Sai Vridh Ashram, the Blind School at Shekhupura for our philanthropic pursuits. We are fortunate that we have you, the parents, who show magnanimity in all these initiatives. We also have several cleanliness drives, street plays on social causes to reach out beyond the boundaries of the school.
Our vital component in the entire school’s functioning is our faculty. We offer our teachers a calendar of training programs that they are able to attend. You will be happy to know that our teachers have attended a total of 34 workshops in the last session conducted by the Delhi Public School Society and various other organizations like Oxford, CBSE and the Patiala Sahodaya Complex. Definitely, these learning opportunities have been enriching.
Now a word to all of you, dear parents. Remember, when families are involved in their child’s learning, both at home and in school, children always do better in school. Times now have changed and children today need your constant guidance and support. When I say support, this support should not be for the wrong endeavors. Keep in mind that when parents change their routine just because a child throws tantrums, they are teaching the child that he can have his power over them through inappropriate behavior. You need to put your foot down, when needed.
I also use this platform to update you with the infrastructural enhancements that have been added for the students in the recent past. Our youngest students, the kindergarteners have now their own dedicated block, designed to suit their needs. An adjacent play-zone is under development. Also the school now has an air conditioned infirmary. Every year we upgrade our sports-zone as well, and this year we have almost doubled the size of the skating rink, as we have a huge multitude of skaters, especially in the primary classes. The lawn tennis court now has a concrete flooring to facilitate better action.
As the school is completing its 7 years, we are reaffirming our commitment towards our belief, that our focus is not to produce more professionals, more artists or sportspersons, but to create more complete human beings, who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.
Ending my report, I would like to state that we, me, my teachers and staff, will always strive to give the very best and befitting educational experience for our students. All this would not be possible without the incredible support and constant guidance of Mr. Ramesh Talwar, Pro Vice Chairman of Delhi Public School Patiala. It is his faith and inspiring presence that is taking Delhi Public School to greater heights.
I hope you will appreciate the performances of this evening and take back beautiful memories of this special occasion.
I also seek the blessings of the almighty on each guest who is here today and on each member of DPS Patiala family. May all of you be abundantly blessed!