Science Education Centre of Shaheed Rajpal DAV Public School,Dayanand Vihar organised ‘Science Colloquium’ on May 2. The function was held to honour the contribution of resource persons and students to Vaigyanika. Students from class VI to XII participated in it. The event saw a participation of more than 3500 students from public schools of Delhi, NCR and other states. This year to mark the celebrations of International Year of Chemistry (IYC-2011), the centre is planning to organise various activities throughout the year. The function was inaugurated by lighting of lamp and dance performance based on mantras. School principal Renu Laroiya welcomed the guests. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, director, Solar Energy Centre, ministry of new and renewable sources of energy (govt of India) was the chief guest. Guest of honour N K Uberoi, vice-president DAV CMC, congratulated the prize winners. Director, Science Education Centre, C K Seth highlighted the activities of the centre. The highlight of the day was the presentations by the resource persons - Monika Datta, professor chemistry, DU (Secrets of Gem Stones ) and Aruna Kaushik, scientist, INMAS- DRDO (Nuclear Chemistry).
DPS Indirapuram, in association with SPIC MACAY hosted a Kathak Dance recital performed by Pt Deepak Maharaj on April 29. The programme began with the lighting of lamp followed by a dance performance by Pt Deepak Maharaj who was accompanied by Pt Jai Kishen Maharaj (tabla), Gulam Warris (sarangi) and Santosh Sinha (vocalist). School principal Meeta Rai felicitated the artists. The dance maestro presented his performance through ‘lec-dem’ and held the audience spell bound with his ‘Mayur Dance.’ School vice-principal Anita Chaudhary proposed the vote of thanks.
Cambridge School, Noida hosted the SPIC MACAY sponsored Manipuri dance recital on the occasion of World Dance Day. The recital was performed by world renowned duo Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Charu Sija Mathur. Held in Roma Deb auditorium, the recital was witnessed by students of class VII and VIII and around 100 student guests. Students of the host school presented a dance to the tune of Rabindra Sangeet. The Manipuri artists performed the traditional Radha Krishna dances namely ‘Raas’ and ‘Vasant.’ Management members, manager Kalyani Roy, chairman P K Lahiri, director ERC, Veena Sirohi also graced the occasion.
New Era Public School, Mayapuri celebrated its 51st annual day on April 30 and May 1. School director and founder principal Usha Chopra and principal Vandana Chawla felicitated 496 students. The students with cent percent attendance got special recognition. A play, ‘Dillinama’ commemorated the 100th year of Delhi as a Capital. The exhibition on Delhi was a great hit as the visitors walked past India Gate and Qutab Minar and appreciated the artwork. Students from classes VI to X presented school song ‘Hum Hain New Era.’
Ryan International School, Sec-40, Gurgaon invited Ajit Narayan, a famous cartoonist, who conducted a workshop with the students of class IV. Around 200 students attended the workshop. He taught the students how to draw various facial expressions on the board and stick figures. The students were enthusiastic and had several queries for the guest visitor.
DPS, Maruti Kunj organised an educational trip to Literacy India Recycle Paper Unit at Bajghera village in New Palam Vihar in the month of April 2011. About 60 students, along with three teachers were part of the trip. The aim of the visit was to generate awareness among the students about the ill-effects of plastic which can’t be recycled and also on how recycling helps in saving trees and thus saving the whole environment. The students had the rare opportunity of gaining first hand information on the various processes of recycling, on how the waste material was converted into pulp in the beater machine and then how the pulp was further spread into sheets to drain off water and how it was ironed and dried to make fine recycled papers. The recycled papers are further dyed and used for various purposes. The trip motivated the students to plant more and more trees and also to adopt plants.
Queen Mary’s School, Northend, Model Town celebrated World Dance Day on April 29 in association with SPIC MACAY. The school witnessed an Odissi dance performance by Ranjana Gauhar. Various schools from the neighbourhood were invited to witness the spectacular programme. Ranjana Gauhar briefed the students about various dance forms through a healthy interactive session with the students. Her dance performance in the school auditorium conveyed the richness of Indian dance forms and traditions.
DPS Rohini celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Shri Ram Centre, on May 12. The chief guest for the occasion was Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. Ashok Chandra, chairman, DPS society, Shovana Narayan, chairperson, managing committee of the school, Rear Admiral M M Chopra, vice-chairman, DPS Society and Usha Luthra, vice-chairperson, managing committee of the school were the guests of honour. The celebrations commenced with the welcome address by the school principal Rita Sen. The highlight of the evening was a dance drama, ‘Ananya.’ The programme also included a medley of songs and poems ‘Anjali’ presented by the school choir.