Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Remembering Gandhi ji on his 150th Birth Anniversary, DPS Aligarh, Junior Wing organized an essay writing competition along with many other events held in school to mark this significant day.
Several students highlighted the relevance of Gandhiji’s philosophy of non-violence, truth, prohibition, down-to earth economic policies, untouchability, women’s emancipation etc.
The youth of India are ready to take a new look at the historical past and perhaps glean new perspective from it. The students participating in the essay competition have laboured hard to understand Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy by studying his writings and the commentaries about him.
Maybe, today’s spinning wheel in India should be software and biotechnology, but, students admiringly expressed that it may provide the same economic and social results as Gandhiji wanted.
So let’s follow Gandhiji’s vision and make India a peaceful place to live in.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. Think of it–always.
Remembering Gandhiji on his 150th birth anniversary, DPS JW , Aligarh has put in manifold efforts to instill in its students a sense of pride in carrying forward an unmatched legacy. The talk show, the hand wash activity, the Gandhian ramp-walk- to showcase the Dandi March(an important event in Indian history) were organized to depict the lifestyle and vision of a jingoist who comes once in many centuries. A gift of mother India, to mother India and for mother India- Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi travelled to different nations just to return back to his own country more powerful and astute than ever.
Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869, in Porbandar, India. He travelled to England and South Africa for professional purposes. Gandhi was struck by the level of racial discrimination and injustice often experienced by Indians there. After 21 years in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India in 1915. He became the leader of the Indian nationalist movement campaigning for home rule or Swaraj ..Also he launched many campaigns to change the status of untouchables.
A piece of paper is never enough to describe the life of a man who devoted his entire life to his country. This 150th birthday of Gandhiji has given us an opportunity to remember him and his devotion towards India. We try and infuse these values into our students who are the future of tomorrow. We, at DPS are a strong believer of Service before self.. Inspiration-Gandhiji! And these activities organized in school are a way to remember his achievements and throw light on his life.
To the Father of Nation- We, as a school, take an oath to infuse in generations, your values and your ethics.
On 24th September 2019, Culmination Programme of Class Preparatory took place at Delhi Public School Junior Wing Aligarh, in which our motive was to enhance overall development of our students with 100 percent participation. Naira Varshney of Class Prep-(A) welcomed the parents, and then a melodious welcome song “Namaste Namaste” was sung by a group of tiny toddlers. Our dignified Head Mistress ma’am Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj addressed the audience with her kind words and very clearly focused that such programmes are always not perfect since the students have taken the driver’s seat, she also said that these activities would really help them to grow into a confident individual followed by appreciation of the parents. Each and every child from all the three sections took part in this process of learning and sharing full of josh and joy. Tanvi Dwivedi of Class Prep-(A) invited few students on stage to showcase their way of learning opposites with the help of Action song. Eshaan Singh of Class Prep-(A) welcomed a troop of singers to showcase their singing talent with a mellifluous song “Old Macdonald had a Farm” Vanya Singh of Class Prep-C warmly invited some students to share few tips of cleanliness. Then blending of words with the help of Phonic sounds was demonstrated, and then a very interesting activity of skip counting was organised through which kids could understand the concept very easily. Basic sounds of Hindi namely Swar and Vyanjan were performed in an artistic way. A dance show was put forward by toddlers took the audience’s breathe away.
Our honourable Principal ma’am Ms. Arti Nigam blessed students and addressed the parents saying children need space to bloom. A perfect guidance blended with nurturing let kids live and grow unrestricted.Her encouraging words were the most needed boost for the audience. Mrs. Shivani Jain mother of Vyom Jain of Class Prep-A said, “The programme was really awesome and it would definitely add to the confidence of each child.” Mrs. Neha Gupta mother of Sunidhi of Class Prep-B was really happy and said, “I liked the programme vey much.“, Mrs. Hiba Ashraf mother of Filza Ashraf of class Prep-C also appreciated the process of learning taking place at Delhi Public School Junior Wing Aligarh. Overall, the programme was a success.
A Culmination Ceremony was organized by Delhi Public School Aligarh, Junior Wing, on 17th September 2019 for class I for the first time to share the fun and learning happening in the class with parents who were invited for this special program. Our highly esteemed Principal Ma’am Ms.Aarti Nigam and the Headmistress Ma’am Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj graced the occasion.
The ceremony began with welcome of the parents by respected Headmistress Ma’am Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj through her kind words. She highlighted the vision of the school and the role of parents and teachers in the student’s learning process.
After that the young learners presented various activities like the morning prayer, rhymes, naming words, fun with numbers, moral values and games. Children also show-cased their knowledge of one of the foreign language they are being introduced at school i.e French.
At last, our respected Principal Ma’am Ms. Aarti Nigam addressed the gathering with her invigorating words. The students demonstrated ‘The Phonic Presentation’ and ‘Hindi Matra Activity’ in the manner it is practiced in the class. The ceremony concluded with National Anthem.
After the Culmination Programme, some of the parents approached the teachers with their valuable feedback and reflection. Couple of them has been quoted as:
The programme was awesome and the kids performed very well. It has bridged the gap between the things taught at school and at home. Even I have learnt so many techniques to make learning easier, fun and synchronized.
– Mr. Chandrahas Rana and Mrs.Unnati Rana
(Parents of Rananjay Singh Rana – Class I A)
It was a learning experience for the parents as we were made aware of the methodology applied by the teachers in their classrooms.
– Mrs. Nidhi Agawral (Parent of Paridhi Agarwal – Class I B)
Despite unnumbered attempts to safeguard the girls in any society, the crime rates against them seem to be inflating by the day. In such a scenario it becomes particularly essential to educate our girls about their own safety. Hence on 17th July 2019, the girls of Class V and VI along with the teachers and the Headmistress Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj attended an awareness program ‘Kavach – Aawaaz Uthao Chuppi Todo’ held in the school premises. The session was conducted by the resource person Ms. Seema from Child Helpline and Women Helpline, Ms. Neera, Principal, Baal Kalyan Samiti and their team.
The main areas covered in the session were:
- Awareness of good touch and bad touch amongst the girls
- Self awareness
- Awareness of certain safety tools such as water bottle, pen, teeth etc.,
- Shouting out loud when feeling unsafe
- Girls being equally strong as men
- Avoiding talking to the strangers at all times
- Use of helpline numbers:
- Women Helpline – 181
- Child Helpline – 1098
- Women Power Helpline – 1090
- Use of a family code when someone else is sent for pick
The objective of the program was to make the girls aware of different situations and how to deal with them. The workshops highlighted the fact that it is absolutely essential that women/girls raise their voice against any misconduct as self-help is their greatest help.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Mother’s day is a special day, for all children and mothers as; it celebrates the bond of love and affection. Mothers are the emotional backbone of the family, who always have the magic wand to heal all wounds and make all things beautiful.
The students and faculty of Delhi Public School, Junior Wing, Aligarhpaid a tribute to the mothers on this special occasion.The event was held on 3rd May, 2019, mothers were specially invited to spend a memorable day filled with activities and fun. The programme was hosted by PranavMehra of class VI A and Navya Jain of class VI B.The programme started with a welcome speech by our Headmistress ma’am Ms.Bhavna Bhardwaj, in her speech she emphasized that a mother is a God, Teacher, Friend, Philosopher and a Guide. Then our teachers came up with a dance performance to show their gratitude towards mothers. Few of our talented mothers came up with amazing dance and song presentations. A mother and child duo presented an interesting enactment depicting Goa. Later, there was a ramp show, all the mothers walked on the ramp with grace and confidence. Madam PoojaBhargava and Madam Akanksha Jain planned few interesting games for the mothers. Winners of the games are as follows:
- Mrs Anupama Yadav – Blind Fold
- Mrs Somya Goyal – Balloon Game
- Mrs Neerja Kumari – Bangle Game
Later, Dishita Singh of class VI rendered a vote of thanks. All the mothers were felicitated by our respected Headmistress Ma’am. Towards the end all the mothers were requested to visit their kid’s classes, as kid’s prepared handmade take away for their loving and caring mothers. All the mothers looked happy and cheerful while leaving the school premises.
Few feedbacks shared by the mothers:
- With such events we feel optimistic as well as easily connect with school.
By: Mother of Aradhya Goyal Class: Nursery A
- It was a superb program with lovely arrangements and beautifully made gift by my daughter.
By: Mother of Kavya Class: Prep A
An orientation programme was held on 30th March 2019 in D.P.S. Aligarh, Junior Wing for the new parents of all children enrolled in the session 2019-20. The purpose of this event was to share information regarding the working environment of the school and about making the parents aware of the system and feel a part of our DPS family.
The session commenced with a welcome speech by the Head Mistress Ma’am Ms. Bhavana Bharadwaj.
The programme had three phases .The first phase was conducted by Ms. Priya Rajput and Ms.Shreshtha Jain wherein all the apprehensions and fear of students coming to a new school, expectations of school from the child and the parent and the expectations of the parent from school were discussed. They also made parents aware about the school policies and its salient features.
Second phase was conducted by Ms. Sapna Lal in which she showcased glimpses of different function and activities held in school and how it is used to develop different managerial skills in the students and also help in overall grooming of child.
In the third phase the concept and usage of Almanac was explained by Ms. Poonam Chaturvedi. She discussed the examination criteria separately for playgroup-class II and class III to VI.
It was quite an interactive session in which parents had taken part enthusiastically. Queries were also answered by the Headmistress Ma’am.
Class VI had their Blessing ceremony on 26th of February, 2019. It is a DPS ritual where the children are being blessed as they move into another phase of their student life and also to the other wing i.e., Senior Wing. Students of Class VI shared their feelings, experiences and memories about their school life at Junior wing. Many of them even got emotional too. Teachers presented a song wishing them all luck and be the winners in their lives wherever they go, whatever they do. The class teachers put tilak and offered sweets to them. Senior mistresses’ Ms. Ankur Pathak and Ms.Shalini Jain too blessed the children and asked them to always move on right path.
Headmistress Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj showered her blessings on them. She took the promise from them to always be true to their country and its people. She wished them luck for the upcoming exams.