School today in no longer confined to class room instruction. We believe that school is about more than academic lessons and qualifications. Many of the most important lessons are those which students learn as part of team games, cross fertilizations of ideas, competitions and collaborative work.
To pave the way for such non-cognitive learning we organize a variety of competitions and cultural events which also support formal learning. A sense of belonging and loyalty are promoted in the students by dividing them into four different houses namely, Ganga, Chenab, Ravi & Chenab. Inter house competitions such as debate, recitation, fancy dress, group song, folk dance, rangoli, art and craft etc. provide learning experiences which enrich the educational and social development of the students.
Special morning assemblies arranged house wise on rotational basis is a forum for the students to address a large audience and express themselves. Every student is encouraged to participate indiscriminately with the intention of nurturing and developing inner talents. Conducting activity clubs allows the learners to pursue any interest of their choice.
Hand in hand with class-room education, such events provide the students with an chance to be part of a broad spectrum of activities which further the development of the “Complete Being”.
Field trips are an integral part of the curriculum and provide a valuable learning experience for students. The students of classes X and XII of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh visited ‘Gandhi Ashram – Utpatti Kendra’ situated at Harduaganj, Aligarh. They took a tour of the ashram to gain insight into Gandhiji’s life and his philosophy. They could also observe the process of spinning cotton into yarn on the Charkha. They also visited the galleries in the ashram. Students of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh got well acquainted with the production of Soaps, Oil spiller machine and its procedure of production. This visit was very useful for them and helping to learn lots of things about Gandhiji and his thoughts to be implemented in our daily life. Observance of the Khadi products, the dedication, hard work of village people, encouraged the students to use Khadi products daily and wearing at least one pair of hand spun khadi garment.
UNESCO has declared 21st February as International “Mother Tongue Day” every year to promote the dissemination of mother tongue and awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions.
D.P.S. Civil Lines Organised the special assembly on 20th Feb 2020 on this occasion, as 21st February was holiday due to Maha Shivratri. As a part of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” students of D.P.S. Civil Lines are learning the languages of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya along with the song and dance of these states. It added an additional flavor to their learning. “Matra Bhasha Diwas” was celebrated with full fervor and showcased the National Integration, cultural and social integration among Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
Preamble of Indian Constitution was read in Hindi by Ananya Gaur of class XI, students of class VII & VIII participated in the mind boggling quiz conducted in Hindi which comprised of very interesting questions based on different languages being spoken in India. Students of class VI & X presented a Rajasthani folk song and students of class VII & VIII presented a foot tapping dance of Meghalaya.
The Principal Ms Rajani Singh gave a thought provoking speech and inspired the students to live in unity and harmony as this will help in progress of the Nation. She said that it is important for students to comprehend the rich cultural heritage, traditions of different Indian regions and beauty of Indian regional languages.
Delhi Public School Civil lines Aligarh, held its Annual Athletic Meet ZEALATHON, on 16th February 2020 in the school playground. Total students were 430 at this great event.
It was a day filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere. The programme began with the felicitation of the venerable guests with a sapling.
The Principal Ms. Rajani Singh extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries. The esteemed guests were Honorable Mohammad Furqan (Chief Guest) Mayor of Aligarh and Mr. Rakesh Kumar Malpani, ADM City (Guest of honour) Aligarh, most respected Mrs. Priya Jain, Member of school managing committee, Principal Heritage International School, PTCC members Mr. & Mrs. Mohit Gupta and Mr. & Mrs. Pankaj Juneja.
The much awaited Annual Sports Day was declared open by lightening of torch by the chief guests. The ceremony began with hoisting of DPS flag, the guests were welcomed by a spectacular and synchronized March Past. The students showcased the true spirit of sportsmanship. The students of class Nursery to two participated with great enthusiasm. There were different kinds of races like Skipping Race, Frog Race, Mat Race, Honeybee Race, Jelly Fish Race, Bunny Race, Hurdle race, Obstacle Race, Relay Race and Bamboo Drill Race were the main attractions, and this was followed by Prize Distribution. Aerobics was done by the students with spontaneity and zeal.
The spectators were particularly impressed by exhilarating field performances showcased by the students .A beautiful musical rhapsody was presented by the students who won the hearts of all the spectators. A colorful Bamboo Drill was presented by the students of class-I and II.
The Parents also took part in various Field activities. There after a spectacular and radiant Grand Finale was presented by the students. The audience applauded the efforts of the students. The guest of honor blessed the students with his words of wisdom and praised the efforts of the school .This was followed by rendition of Vote of Thanks. The programme ended with singing of National Anthem.
DPS Civil Lines organized the joyous Blessing Ceremony on Wednesday, 5th February 2020, for the aspiring students of class X, who are soon going to appear for their Board Exams.
Program began with lighting of the lamp followed by the motivational song presented by the school choir group.
Mrs. Rajani Singh, the Principal, administered the exhortation and blessed the students. She emphasised the qualities to be preserved throughout the life and quoted the example of ex President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and insisted the students to remember 4 I’s of success.
The Principal and the teachers applied Tilak on the forehead of students and blessed the students for their exams. Students kindled candles and were motivated to be upright and rise upwards with wisdom and knowledge.
Delhi Public School Civil Lines Aligarh organized the admission test for classes Play Group, Nursery and Prep.
The interaction session was to showcase the parents and kids about storytelling activity. Ms. Neelam Narang the resource person, associated with the scholastic for past four years shared her immense knowledge about the child development and teaching. The Principal, Mrs. Rajani Singh addressed the gathering and said that every child is not the same; the learning process of each child is different.
She added that how stories leave a major impact on the child, if taught with some interesting tricks like role play and with props like pla cards, puppets etc.
Republic day celebration at Delhi Public School Civil Lines Aligarh was a day of rejoicing with hearts filled with patriotism and enthusiasm. Special assembly was organized on this occasion on Saturday, 25th January 2020. Hannah Qamar of Chenab House conducted the assembly wherein self composed poem by Tabish Shah Mohsin and a speech by Imbesat Mohsin were cheered by everyone with applauded hands. Assembly culminated with the foot tapping patriotic song presented by the teachers.
Madam Principal Mrs. Rajani Singh addressed the students with the greetings on 71st Republic Day and briefed about how India adopted its world renowned Constitution on 26th January 1950 and became a Sovereign Democratic Republic India. She conducted a Quiz for the students which turned out to be very informative and knowledgeable for everyone.
EK BHARAT SHRESTHA BHARAT is a programme launched by the Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on Ekta Diwas (31 Oct 2015) in which DPS Civil lines Aligarh is conducting the activities as per the CBSE guidelines. Special Assembly was organized in Delhi Public School, Civil Lines Aligarh on 21st January 2020.
State Day of Meghalaya was the occasion in which students of classes VII & VIII conducted the special assembly on the state Meghalaya. The students began the assembly with the introduction of the state Meghalaya.- the Abode of Clouds. The purpose behind conducting this assembly was to execute the spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat in which students were made aware about the culture, climate, location, and language of the Meghalaya state. Omer Ahmad Khan conducted the assembly with Krishna Kumar Varshney and Abbas Hossein Abedi.
Main highlights of the speech, presented by Ariz Aryan on this occasion, were about the facts and beauty of Meghalaya. A melodious song in the Khasi language was presented by the choir group of DPS Civil Lines.
The Vice Principal Mr. Sharad Agrawal addressed the students and briefed them about the EK Bharat Shrestha Bharat as this programme is to boost cultural connection between different parts of the country. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
Subhrajit Sahu who hails from Delhi Public School Civil Lines brought glory to the school by winning the award at the National Level. He took part at ‘Lajpat Bhawan’ Auditorium. On 19th January. He showcased his talent in the Competition named Mukabala Hunar Bazon ka presented by Tarana Art and Music. He was bagged First Runner-up Award . He spellbound the audience with his magical voice.
It is to be noted that Subhrajeet got selected through constant scanning and was guided by experts. Seven competitors were chosen along with this super star. With this competition skills of Shri Debendra Kumar Sahu were also accredited. He was honored with the title of ‘The best Guru’.
The Principal Ms Rajani Singh blessed Subhrajit and wished him success for all his future endeavors.
The existence and successful survival of “Democracy” in such diverse conditions is the most celebrated fact about our country and constitution is its backbone. To reinforce the significance and importance of constitution the government of India declared the 26th of November as Constitution Day on 19th November 2015 by a gazette notification in remembrance of the Father of Indian Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar.
The occasion was also celebrated in the premises of Delhi Public School Civil lines, Aligarh in all its solemnity. It was marked by the conduction of a ‘Special Assembly’ by the students of the school. The celebration started with seeking the blessings of the almighty. Followed by the thought for the day “The flavour of tricolor should not be depicted only through our words but also through our actions.’’.
This was followed by interesting facts. A specially designed quiz was conducted to enhance the awareness of the students about their constitution. The answers were fast and prompt. An apprising speech was given to elaborate about Constitution Day and the importance of being a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, and Democratic and Republic country. A mesmerizing poem was recited by the student to commemorate the feeling of patriotism.
A skit on fundamental rights was presented to create awareness among the students about duties and rights of the citizens. The skit was followed by pledge. Assembly ground echoed with the voice of the students taking pledge.
Students of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh also attended the live address of the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi at Lok Sabha. The address revealed the facts and importance of the Fundamental Rights and Duties.
The Principal Ms Rajani Singh mentioned that India’s Constitution stands out in myriad ways. It is flexible, detailed and practical. She spoke on social revolution and ‘harmony and balance between our rights and duties’ enshrined in the Constitution of India. In her address she said, “The constitution is the foundation of the country’s political system under which its people are governed. Constitution of any State legislature, executive and judiciary wings establishes their powers, the demarcation of their obligations and regulates their relations with the public. In fact, each of the ideals of its founders and creators of the Constitution is the mirror of the values and dreams of the people and is based on the specific social, political and economic goals and faith and aspirations of its people.” The assembly culminated with National anthem.
Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru.
As the nation celebrates the birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and his love for children in the form of Children’s Day. A Special Assembly was held at Delhi Public Civil Lines Aligarh to mark this occasion The conduction was done by the Teachers.
As usual, it began with chanting of prayer to seek the blessings of the Almighty. The conduction was done by Ms. Riddhima Arora. A meaningful thought was conveyed by Ms. Shehnaz. News headlines were read by Mr. Arjun Singh Rana.
An appraising speech was delivered by Mr. Abdul Saad. A mind boggling quiz was conducted by Ms. Krati. Two beautiful poems were recited by Ms. Rashmi Vashistha and Ms. Tarannum Naaz respectively. The song sung by Ms. Charu Varshney spellbound the students.
A foot tapping number was presented by Mr. Manoj and Ms. Bijani. The show stopper was an energetic and rhythmic dance performance by students of class IX-C.
Vice Principal Mr. Sharad Agarwal shared his words of wisdom with the students. The Principal, Ms. Rajani Singh blessed all the children happiness and added that they are the ‘Nation Builders’ as the future of the nation is vested in them. She expressed her hope that they would lead the nation successfully to its growth and prosperity, assuring them that they are loved and valued by all.
A special assembly was conducted at DPS Civil Lines on the topic Eat right, eat safe and eat substantially . According to FSSAI, one in four Indians is at risk of dying from one of the Non-Communicable Diseases, such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease or cancer. Diabetes has become India’s fastest growing disease since 2000. Children were made aware about nutrition, quality of food; types of Preservatives .A healthy life style should be adopted. Reduce the intake of sugars, salts and oils. Students are the future of this country so to change their mindset and develop healthy eating habits is very important. The students were made aware about the habit of maintaining personal hygiene. They were taught to wash their hands properly.
A message was conveyed that ill effects of sedentary lifestyle and nutritional imbalance can lead to many diseases. The assembly was culminated by vote of thanks by honourable Principal Madam.
A special assembly was conducted in the School ground by the Jhelum House on the topic of the festival of lights – Diwali. The objective of the assembly was to make the students aware of this festival – why and how it is celebrated. The assembly commenced with prayer, followed by Doha, its meaning, thought, news update, talk, poem and nukkad natak.
The students heralded the festival of lights, Diwali, by presenting a cultural extravaganza with a lot of joy and enthusiasm where in the whole school set in the mood of festivity by invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ram.A mesmerising song was presented by the school choir. An inspiring skit was also dramatised. A powerful message of dire consequences of adding to the pollution of the environment by bursting crackers was brilliantly staged as well. The students took a pledge to have a pollution free and eco-friendly Diwali and save plants for the future generation. A captivating dance performance was the bonus bonanza of the day. The School Principal, Mrs Rajani Singh with her words of wisdom, wished all the students a very happy and a prosperous Diwali.
Teacher Exchange Programme was conducted for the teachers of the member schools of Hubs of Learning at DPS Civil Lines Aligarh on 23.10.2019. The purpose of the Teacher Exchange Programme was to share the activity based, best and innovative methods of teaching, the most essential way of teaching for young toddlers in the pre primary classes. To promote the Learning by Doing and Experiential Learning based teaching, different ways of classroom teaching were demonstrated by the teachers of DPS Civil lines Aligarh. The teaching methodology was shown to them through activities using various teaching aids and the ways to make the class room teaching more effective and interesting for the learners of Pre Primary classes. Teachers of HOL actively participated and cherished the puppet show, phonic drill presentation, Hindi & Math teaching in a play way method and song of alphabets and Hindi counting. They assured the Principal of DPS Civil Lines, Ms. Rajani Singh, that they will be applying these activities in their teaching.
A special assembly was conducted on 18th October 2019 in the school to welcome the French delegates in the institution. In its endeavors to provide a platform for global learning to the students, DPS Civil Lines has become a part of Indo-French Students Exchange Programme. This type of programme has always nurtured and supported the academics.
For this day we had 20 students along with three teacher escorts from France. These students were accompanied by students of DPS Civil Lines and DPS Aligarh as buddies.
The assembly commenced with prayer led by the Principal of the school followed by Saraswati Vandana. The delegates were welcomed by the Principal by giving a greeting turban as a token of remembrance. A poem in French was recited by Sanchi Popli of class VI and was appreciated by all. Akriti Rai of class X gave the speech highlight the cultural values of India. To make this assembly memorable for the delegates cultural performances were presented on the stage. After the Principal’s address the assembly concludes with the national anthem of France followed by India.
After the assembly the delegates had time of fun playing football and performing activities in the dance and arts departments. A documentary presentation was also arranged to provide highlight of indian culture and tradition.
Every bit of time was enjoyed by the delegates being in the campus. They could find on atmosphere of being home in the school premises. The delegates appreciated the hospitality given by the institution and assured of their return to meet everyone once again.
The Card Making Competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 16-10-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The theme was based on Diwali. This festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Students participated keenly and made beautiful cards by dint of their creativity. To encourage the talent, certificates of merit were given to all the winners.
The Gift Wrapping Competition of classes III-IV was held on 16-10-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity, decorated their boxes with colourful papers, beads etc. The creativity was amazing. Students were judged on the parameters creativity and presentation. Judges appreciated and applauded the creativity of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
The Poster Making Competition of classes V-VI was held on 16-10-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The theme was based on Benefits of Drinking Water. This competition brings attention to the importance of water as a resource through art created by our students. The purpose was to encourage our young artists to express their own ideas in relation to the chosen theme. The creativity was amazing. Students were judged on the parameters creativity and presentation. Judges appreciated and applauded the creativity of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
In the time and age of auto-correct, predictive text and spell check, the Spell- Bee competition for Gr. VII-VIII students held at DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh came as a whiff of fresh breeze.The Intra Class Spell- Bee competition for Gr.7-8 students was organized by the Department of English; in the school library on 16th October2019.There were four teams from each grade. The competition comprised of three rounds. Students participated with great enthusiasm and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle.All the rounds of the Spell Bee held the audience ‘spellbound’, with almost all of the 32 participants spelling each word correctly. It was a nerve-wracking task to reach to the two final contestants
The Declamation Competition of class XI was held on 16-10-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic is Biodiversity-Relevance & Conservation and Can human rights be universal rights. It was aimed to develop communication skills and promote critical thinking among the students. Students were judged on the parameters like confidence, pronunciation and presentation. Judges appreciated and applauded the creativity of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
An Inter-House Declamation Competition was organized on 14th Oct 2019 in the senior library of the school .The theme of the competition was “Revolutionaries of India” (1857 to 1947) . The competition was organized to make students familiar with the people or groups believing in armed revolution against the British.
There were following students who represented their House –
Ganga –Dev Aryan Cilson, Rhyddima Rajpuri
Ravi– Hetal, Aryan
Jhelum– Pratyaksh, Poorvi.
The Vice-Principal Mr Sharad Agarwal and an English teacher Mr Amit Paul were the jury for the event .They congratulated the participants for their presentation and gave tips to do better the next . With the scores given by the judges the result was as follows:
A special assembly was conducted on Dussehra by our students in which they spoke on the significance of the festival and how it is celebrated in the country.Various activities including speech , song glorified the occasion. Students depicted the story behind the celebration of this festival through a musical dance drama conveying the message of ‘Victory of Good over Evil’. Honourable Principal madam apprised the students about the importance of the festival and applauded the students for their mesmerizing performance..
Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than to give one.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.
2nd October was celebrated with great zeal, enthusiasm and patriotism to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, a pioneer of truth and non-violence.
The assembly began with the lighting of ceremonial lamp to invoke Goddess Saraswati. It was followed by the Floral Tribute to Gandhi Ji, the Father of our nation. Dev Aryan Cilson, the Head Boy and Dhruv Mittal, the President of Student Council greeted the galaxy of intellectuals by their Welcome Speech.
It was a matter of great pride that the Inter School Bhajan Singing Competition, was the first event of its own type which was organized by DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Six school of Hubs of Learning along with three other schools participated with their top singers for this Competition. Being the lead collaborator, DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh was not the part of this memorable competition which was conducted to accolade tribute to Mahatma Gandhi Ji.
On this pleasant morning the participants from the ten schools were ready to put up something spectacular. All the teams participated with so much enthusiasm and talent that everyone went home in high spirits and elated! Each group had between 12 and 15 students. Every group had to sing one Bhajan. They sang the Bhajans melodiously, when they left the audience awe-struck! The lilting notes were soulful and enthralled the audience thoroughly. The rhythmic playing of instruments added spark to the competition.
Three distinguished and prominent Judges were there to glance the melody, tone, sruthi, co-ordination and overall feel of the groups’ performance. The three eminent Judges on the occasion were Mrs. Neeru Singh, retired Lecturer, Tika Ram Inter- College, Mrs. Meenakshi Nagpal, Director of Sangeetika, Sangeet and Nritya Kal Kendra, Aligarh and Mrs. Rajani Singh, Principal DPS Civil Lines Aligarh.
The judges beautifully explained to the students, how to improve the singing skills. They appreciated and recognized each group with their strengths.
Competitions give an opportunity to every student to display the talent he/she possess. The students of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh showed through their folk song on the contribution of freedom fighters. It was followed by splendid and very graceful patriotic dance performance. The students laid emphasis on non-violence with the thought “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up”. The event was concluded with a Medley of Gandhi ji’s Bhajans as a tribute to Gandhi Ji.
Range Hills Public School bagged the Winner Trophy, the First Runner-up Trophy was bagged by St. Jones Senior Secondary School, Atrauli, the Second Runner-up Trophy was achieved by Shanti Niketan World School and Consolation Prize was secured by DKSM Public School.
Mrs. Rajani Singh, Principal DPS Civil Lines Aligarh encouraged the students to take part in such kind of activities that help them meditate and connect to God. She congratulated all the participants for their confidence in singing.
Spontaneity and confidence were the hallmark of this competition. The students left everyone mesmerized as they presented their talent so immaculately and effortlessly. They were applauded for their superb performance. Winners were awarded with certificates. The programme culminated with Vote of Thanks and the rendition of the National Anthem.
Recognising the vital role of the schools in spreading the swachhta awareness and implementation across the country, CBSE directed all schools to observe the Swachhta Pakhwada from September 1 to 13 , 2019.
Under this directive, Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh enthusiastically organised various competitions, speeches, Nukkad Natak, debates and other activities for the realisation of the programme.
‘A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary in 2019,’ said the honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Swachhta Mission was launched on October 2 , 2014 and aims to achieve the vision of clean India by October 2, 2019.
Keeping this mission in mind, during the week to celebrate Swachhta Pakhwada, all the students of the school were engaged in different activities. Special lectures were arranged for them in the morning assembly.
The junior classes were engaged in painting competition,essay writing, hygiene and rally, based on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The teachers were directed to sensitise the students in their classes about the importance of cleanliness of the surroundings. Green School Drive was organized making the students aware about the importance of cleanliness in their surroundings. Under the community reach programme the students were made aware that “God has given two hands; one to receive and the other to give with.” To sensitize the students towards the under privileged in society DPS Civil Lines organisied ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ Day under community reach. the students donated few items in one of the orphanage. This activity inculcated the habit of sharing is caring and giving happiness to ones who cannot afford. The senior students took the responsibility of sensitising common people around their locality about the cleanliness and hygiene practices. Nukkad Natak portraying the urgent need to keep the surroundings clean was performed. The students conveyed that the idea of cleanliness should not only remain on paper and in photographs but should be made a reality. In the end the students took a pledge to maintain cleanliness and spread this message around.
Exhibition of the models and charts was the main attraction of this program. This was highly appreciated by all.
On the concluding day in the assembly the students presented thought related to swachhata theme. The students were felicitated who actively took part in this great mission. The students who made beautiful dustbins out of waste material were rewarded.Students made wonderful models and were felicitated with badges and certificates. The senior class students were awarded for their participation in street play.
The assembly concluded with The National Anthem.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh celebrated Teacher’s Day with great gusto and gaiety on 5th September 2019. A Special Assembly was conducted to celebrate this day. The event started with the lamp-lighting and garlanding of ‘Goddess Minerva’ and Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan by our Principal escorted by Vice Principal and Senior Mistresses followed by thought of the day, facts of the day and a poem. Later on, a ‘Welcome Speech’ was delivered by the President Girl.
The students of our school performed several scintillating cultural performances to exhibit their love, respect,, acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by the teachers towards their development. The cultural programmes incorporated orchestral performance, dance, group songs and skit. A speech was rendered by our Head Boy to tell the importance of this day. In her address, our Principal, MS Rajani Singh, wished the teachers and said, “Teachers play a vital role in making their pupils accountable citizens of tomorrow and wonderful human beings. They are the cornerstone of students’ future and there’s nothing worth enough to gratify them for their selfless service and commitment.” The teachers, after this, were felicitated by Student-teachers by giving cards. All the teachers enjoyed and appreciated the programme.
The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks extended by President Boy to each and everyone which was followed by National Anthem.
Get up, Dress up, Show up and Never give up
The Fancy Dress competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 24-07-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The theme for the competition is fruits, vegetables, animals, freedom fighters and planet earth for various classes.
Quality of education imparted is determined by quality of students. It was amazing to see our students dressed up adorably in vibrant colours of fruits and vegetables, it is always a pleasure to watch the toddlers dressed up as different colours, to give tribute to our freedom fighters students dressed up in costumes of freedom fighters like Rani Laxmi Bai, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh etc. and Earth, our home planet, is a world unlike any other and to represent it students dressed up in an attire which shows our planet Earth. Each child got an opportunity to come up on stage and speak a few lines about what they were dressed as. Their expressions and confidence was admirable. The motive for conducting such an activity was to enhance the confidence of students. To encourage the talent, certificates of merit were given to all the winners. It was a fun day filled with lots of learning.
Magic is something you make
The Wall hanging competition of classes III-IV was held on 24-07-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students displayed their creative talent in the form of wall hanging with the use of different decorative items. Students were judged on the parameters creativity and uniqueness. Judges appreciated and applauded the creativity of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
The desire to write grows with writing
The Calligraphy competition of classes V-VIII was held on 24-07-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Competition was organized to improve presentation skills and to inculcate habit of good handwriting. They exhibited their writing skills in different forms of calligraphy styles. Students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity. With the motivational quotes and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi, students presented good styles of calligraphy. The creativity was amazing. Students were judged on the basis of creativity and presentation of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Delhi Public School, Civil Lines Aligarh is observing Cleanliness drive under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Programme’ from 1st September to 14th September, 2019. The main purpose of this programme was to create awareness among the students regarding Cleanliness and its benefits. Under this programme, all the students from Nur –XII will participate in different activities.
On the first day of the drive ‘Swachhta Shapath’ was observed .Students actively participated in taking the pledge to make our surroundings clean. On the same day the students actively participated in the ‘Nukkad Natak’ on the topic Cleanliness Drive. With a view to sensitize people on cleanliness and making Swachh Bharat Mission a mass movement, “Nukkad Natak” was held in a Primary School, “Talaspur kalan” Aligarh.
Students tried to create awareness among the children as well as people to keep their city clean and to help in maintaining greenery. It was followed by a pledge to make their surroundings clean for a healthy life. The Students actively participated in the Nukkad Natak in order to create a mass awareness.
The Day of Love and Fortune. The Day of Birth of Lord Krishna. A Friend & Devine Guru
Vedic writing says that Krishna has a stunningly beautiful spiritual form (Krishna means “all- attractive”), he plays a flute, His complexion is like a dark rain cloud, He wears Peacock feathers in his long, black, curly hair, the soles of his feet are decorated with auspicious symbols, His voice is like rumbling thunder, and a unique gem – kaustubh.
Lord Krishna’s birth was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in Delhi Public School Civil Lines Aligarh. The students depicted the importance of the occasion by the scintillating dance performance representing his leelas. This was followed by a mesmerizing group song by the choir on Lord Krishna which perfectly suited the festival. The ambience was full of chants of Lord Krishna.
The blooming buds from Pre Primary section were the center of attraction; they won the soul of spectators by dressing in the special attire.
It also made the awareness about Indian tradition, custom and culture. It conveyed the strong message Victory of Good over Evil. The special assembly concluded with the message of the Principal reminding the students that devotion and obedience play important role in our life.
DPS Civil lines Aligarh, Celebrated Independence Day & RAKSHA BANDHAN with unprecedented patriotic fervor on august 13th, 2019.the gaunt of celebration and activities held in the campus consisted of special morning assembly poetry recitation, dances drama and tying rakhi on a tree. Giving message that we the students of DPS Civil Lines will save the environment and trees. The budding buds of class I showcased themselves as national heroes with their slogans.
The Student Took A Pledge That We Will Serve Our Motherland India, With Heart, Body And Soul To Bring Glory And Laurels With Our Dignified Deeds.
A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe.
DPS Civil Lines Aligarh organized an orientation programme for the parents of Nursery to Grades Two students in the school. The aim was to familiarize the parents as ‘partners in progress’ with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities.
The programme began with the Welcome Address by the school Vice Principal, Mr. Sharad Agrawal about the core values of the school. He shared that childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for a child. It was followed by the introduction of teachers. The team of teachers apprised the parents with the school ethos and the spirit behind the teaching methodology.
Parents of Early Years enjoyed the wonderful rhymes and jolly phonics session, puppet show based on the theme of ‘Cleanliness Drive’ along with the teachers. They were sensitized about the development of personal, social, language, gross and fine motor skills through various examples and hands-on activities.
The teachers gave an overview of various subjects and co-scholastic activities which provided the parents an assurance that the curriculum involves hands-on learning activities.
The orientation programme ended on a good note with the aim of nurturing our children into happy and skillful citizens. The parents later had the opportunity of interacting with their respective class teachers. Overall, it was a fruitful session and a step towards a strong partnership.
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Children had a great time in summer camp and surprisingly they couldn’t realize that they were learning.
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The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.
DPS Civil Lines Aligarh organized a session on Traditional and New Age Careers for students and parents of class XII on 11th July 2019 in the school auditorium. Every student faces the question of ‘what next’ after class 12th. They have to decide a stream out of – Humanities, Science and Commerce and the only career guidance she/he has is the opinion of their parents and the judgement of their teachers based on marks and the comments of their friends and neighbours. It is at this point that a career counselor steps in and helps the child sail through these turbulent times.
The session commenced with the school Vice Principal, Mr. Chandra Shekhar reiterating the importance of knowing one’s potential and subject of interest before making a decision. He emphasized on the importance of making informed decisions. In addition to this, selecting the right university for higher education is equally important.
The resource person Mr. Abid Akhtar, an eminent career counselor, advocated this quite emphatically. He is a prolific educator who has been associated with counseling and guidance for the past many years. Mr. Abid Akhtar reinforced the basic factors in choosing one’s career which employ aptitude, interest, ability and personality. He discussed with the students that an ideal job is a combination of what one loves, what one is good at and what pays well. He reiterated that students should be able to identify their subject choices with combinations of each course for future prospects. He briefed them about various leading universities and business schools and the need for a preparatory programme for each student seeking admission for the same.
The interactive session specially focused upon Goal Setting, Seeing Beyond the Horizon, Failure is a Stepping Stone, Winning Edge, Image Building and Positive thoughts, Time and Stress Management, Dealing with Expectations of Elders, Ethics and Values in life, Mind Mapping, How to remain Motivated, Hobbies and Personality Development.
The session concluded with the idea of the parents being partners in the decision making process. It was our endeavour through this counseling to bring the students and teachers together to understand the effectiveness of career counseling and guidance and make recommendations that would help students and the teachers to come as close as possible to a ‘match’ between the students profile and courses available.
Van Mahotsava– in its original aim, every citizen of India is expected to plant a sapling during the Van Mahotsava Week from 1st July, 2019 to 7th July, 2019.
A weeklong festival of tree planting is organized every year in the first week of July at DPS Civil lines Aligarh and children are motivated to take part in the plantation. On 3rd July, 2019, students of Ganga House presented the special assembly and discussed about the adverse effects of cutting trees. Students participated in tree plantation with full zeal and gusto. The Principal of the school Ms Rajani Singh encouraged the students to take the ownership of the plants and to be dutiful for the post planting responsibilities as nurturing them and watering them for at least once a week.
The Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) conference was held at BLS Hathras on 27th and 28th April. The students of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh participated with great zest and zeal.
Students were divided into different committees on the basis of their selected topics.
Members of IIMUN made the students understand about how they have to debate in favour or against.Three sessions were conducted on the first day of IIMUN conference and students were also provided with lunch and high tea. The first day of the conference was winded up with the social fun at BLS.
The second day of the IIMUN conference began with the 4th session and 5 session after the lunch.After the high tea IIMUN member and director felicitated the student delegates with certificates and the winners were awarded with the medals.
Malvika of class 9-A won the title of “Best Delegate” from the committee UN Women and Kunjal was the “Best Verbal Mentioner”. The two days long IIMUN conference ended up with great learning experience for the students of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh and they learnt a lot for their new beginnings.
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents.
A Parent teacher meeting was organized by DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh on 11th May, 2019 for classes Nursery to XII. Parents met the class teachers and the subject teachers for a detailed feedback on the progress of their child. The main purpose of the meet was to create a common platform where parents and teachers could come together to enrich the student’s educational experiences and discuss various issues regarding holistic development of students.
The parents were quite delighted to know about the performance of their children. They expressed their satisfaction towards the school for providing facilities and encouragement for extracurricular activities which helped in overall development of their wards. They appreciated the efforts of Principal and the teachers towards enhancing the personality of the children.
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
The day which recognizes the essence of a mother, was celebrated on 10th May, 2019 in high spirits and merriment. This being one of those occasions that none of us can afford to miss, was zealously enjoyed by one and all. The children irrespective of nationalities, castes, cultures and genders have emotions binding them to their mothers.
Keeping this bonding sentiment in mind, a general assembly was conducted for classes 3 to 6 to celebrate this momentous day. Teachers made an earnest effort to in still the importance of mother in a child’s life through effective thematic presentations like group song, group dance and a skit.
The thought of the day was given by Vaishnavi Saxena. A beautiful poem was recited by Nishika Gupta and Ritwika Siakrwar. The student-choir sang an enchanting song- ‘Maa, meri maa, Pyari maa.’ A foot tapping dance was presented by a group of students which took the attraction of the audience. The most important part of this assembly was a small skit presented by two students. The performance was so marvelous and mesmerizing that everyone was filled with tears and collected the applause of all.
Our Principal, Ms Rajani Singh, inspired the children to inculcate virtuous deeds and resort to ethical ways that make the parents happy and contented. All in all it was an enjoyable and memorable day for each and everyone which left an indubitable mark on the innocent hearts.
Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, celebrated 8th May as ‘World Red Cross Day’ on the birth anniversary of Sir Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross Movement. A special assembly was conducted by Jhelum House for classes VII to XII. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer, the thought of the day and news headlines. A speech was also delivered by Jewaria Tasneem.
In order to inculcate the value of help through the artistic skills, a ‘NUKKAD NATAK’ was presented by a group of students zealously. The skit focused on the ‘importance of blood donation’. Our Principal, Ms Rajani Singh, in her address, threw light on the significance of this day. She boosted the children to donate blood.
The Principal also appraised the participants of IIMUN by bequeathing them with accolades. Malvika of class IX A was honoured with gold medal for ‘Best Delegate’ while Kunjal Singh of class X C for ‘Verbal Mentioner’ by BLS International School, Hathras.The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
Inter House Taekwondo/Carrom Competition 2019-20
On 3.5.19 Friday our school had organised many competitions to give a platform to the students to encourage and motivate them. Students had enjoyed and learnt as well. Sports competitions are meant to embed the feeling of sportsmanship and togetherness. They compete each other with true sports man ship. Carrom is the game of mind. Which, gives a set target to achieve It is the way to teach a child team work and patience.
Inter House Solo Dance Competition 2019-20
On 3.05.19 solo dance competition was held in DPS CIVIL LINES, ALIGARH. In the competition of solo Dance they danced on folk song among the beats of Rap and western music of today they tried their level best to present the dance form. For that they had to select the folk song than dance on it. The idea behind it was fulfilled to introduce our culture and rituals to them.
Inter House Cooking Without Fire Competition 2019-20
On Friday- 3.5.19 cooking without fire competition was organised by DPS CIVIL LINES, many new recipes came forward Teachers and students both took part enthusiastically to prove their calibre. The feeling of competition itself a unique idea to achieve good products. It is a good concept to create an innovative nature in students. Without fire many items can be prepared. Sometimes students do the wonders. As they made chocolate cake with cookies, and daulat ki chaat with curd and caster sugar.
The International Workers’ Day, also called as Labour Day was celebrated at DPS Civil Lines, with great aplomb on 2nd May 2019. The general assembly kicked off with the workers’ welcome and acknowledging their hard work and contribution to the school. Prayer marked the beginning of the program followed by thought of the day, news headlines and a group song. Then, a speech and a poem by Khushi Jain and Bidisha Ghosh of class 12C respectively lauded the ceaseless efforts of the work force of the nation and the school in particular.
The event was designed to forge a better understanding of the labour community among our students who must learn to respect and appreciate their efforts. The students highlighted the historical events that contributed the emergence of labour rights and the significance of the day in the present scenario.
During this our Hindi teacher, Ms. Neeru Paliwal also threw light on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. She also advised the students to keep their classrooms, corridors and other places neat and clean.
Our Principal, Ms. Rajani Singh, showed her gratitude to the fourth class employees of the school for their commendable service. In her address, she acknowledged the contributions of the work force of the school for their continuous efforts for the welfare of the institution. She appreciated the hard toil put in by them throughout the year. At last the employees were presented with the beautiful cards made by our students as a mark of their affection and respect. The assembly proved to be a successful one as it was inspired and motivated by Mahatma Gandhi’s endeavors as well as service to this class.
Together for a Better Tomorrow.
Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, was founded to promote and devote to its students, learning, growth and development. We value diversity within our schools and community, built on trust and participation with a sense of pride.
To live up to our ideology, Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, conducted an orientation programme for the parents of class IX to update them on the latest exam. Reforms, changes with regards to syllabus, and also to update them on the latest circulars of CBSE.
Presentations on Exam pattern, Blue prints, Books, changes in syllabus, Marking schemes, Latest CBSE circulars and many more topics were undertaken.
Exchange of Ideas, expectations, dreams, values were talked upon in the interactive session that followed.
When people come together as a team, share a dream and focus on enriching their goal, a lot is accomplished…..
As a step towards inspiring, educating and motivating children to act, a special assembly was conducted on 24 April, 2019 by the students of Ravi House to celebrate Earth Day. The assembly began with the student-choir singing a melodious song on the importance of this day. The thought of the day was spoken by Hetal Juneja of class 9A.
To dedicate this day to Mother Earth, a dance troupe performed on the theme “Return to Nature” which was well choreographed and kept toes tapping. The dance sequence exhibited the harm caused to our environment by mankind for their personal benefit, the ill effects of environmental pollution on living beings and showcased the solutions to save Mother Earth. The importance of Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Rethink, Reduce, was emphasized to protect and preserve our natural resources. A soulful poem with title ‘SAVE EARTH’ was recited by Janhavi Batra of class 12B on understanding our duties towards Mother Earth as responsible citizens of the country.
The Vice Principal, Mr. Chandrasekhar applauded the efforts of the children as well as tutors and urged them to be more responsible towards the environment. He told all how Mahatma Gandhi made his efforts to keep this earth neat, clean and pollution free. He also took a promise from the students that they along with their parents will adopt some potted plants in their own homes and nurture them to make a difference as every small effort counts. The assembly ended with the Principal’s motivating words: ‘Observe each day as Earth Day’.
Delhi Public School Civil Lines organized a ‘Welcome Assembly’ on April 1, 2019. The assembly began with prayer. This was followed by the thought for the day and news headlines. The students exhibited their excitement for the commencement of the new session (2019-20). Cheerful and sparkling words flew in the assembly to motivate the students and invigorate their spirits with optimism and dynamism. The teacher-choir group sang a mellifluous song specially composed for the students’ welcome.
The Principal welcomed the students and teachers and showered her blessings for the new session. They were congratulated for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The students were advised to raise the bar and focus on their new goals and aspirations. The new teaching staff was also introduced. Everyone was motivated to work harder to bring greater laurels to the school. The assembly was a celebration of school and education!
Inter Class Story Telling Competition 2019-20
The Story telling competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 1-5-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students were judged on parameters like creativity, presentation and uniqueness. The young enthusiastic story tellers armed with their props come forth with wonderful tales. While some stories gave the audience reinforced about moral values, Life history of Mahatma Gandhi and so on. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Fancy Dress competition Competition 2019-20
The Fancy Dress Competition of classes III-IV was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic for the competition was Freedom fighter of India. The purpose of providing them a stage, to speak in front of the audience has been successfully achieved. All the students participated and performed well. Students were judged on the basis of costume, confidence and presentation of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Gift Wrapping Competition 2019-20
The Gift wrapping competition of classes V-VI was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity, decorated their boxes with colourful papers, beads etc. The creativity was amazing. Students were judged on the basis of creativity and presentation of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Collage Making Competition 2019-20
The Collage making competition of classes VII-VIII was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students beautifully expressed their ideas on the topic Mahatma Gandhi-the power of influence. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Declamation Competition 2019-20
The Declamation competition of classes IX-X was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic is MAHATMA Gandhi-the apostle of peace/ Role of Gandhi in India’s Freedom Struggle. Students beautifully present their thoughts. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Extempore Competition 2019-20
The Extempore Competition of classes XI-XII was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students actively participated in the competition. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class English/Hindi Recitation Competition 2019-20
The English/Hindi recitation competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 10-4-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Beauty is the realm of the poetry; the children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, rhyme and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. The competition inspired the children to come forward and recite on stage. The children came up with different poems and recited them with great zeal and enthusiasm. Students were judged on parameters like creativity, presentation and uniqueness. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Poster Making Competition 2019-20
The poster making competition of classes III-IV was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The main objective of the competition is to engross the hidden talent of the students. The student expresses their feelings in the form of quotation, painting etc. on the topic ‘I care for Mother Earth’. All the students participated and performed well. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Slogan Writing Competition 2019-20
The slogan writing competition of classes V-VI was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic for the competition is ‘Save Earth/ Dharti Bachao’. The students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity, enthusiastically expressing their views in slogans and conveying the topic using art and colour medium. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Creative Expressions Competition 2019-20
The creative expressions competition of classes VII-VIII was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students beautifully expressed their ideas. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Students wrote self composed poetry and amazing creativity was reflected through their participation. The main aim of such competition is holistic development of a student. The competition provided excellent opportunity for enriched learning experiences beyond the curriculum. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Delhi Public School Civil Lines celebrated Kindergarten Graduation Day on 16 March, 2019 . Tiny tots dressed up with nice attires performed different activities like music, dance and skit which was appreciated by all gathered.
The Chief Guest Mr. Mohanlal Agrawal, CMO, Aligarh was given a floral welcome by our Principal Ms. Rajani Singh and our Vice Principal Mr. Chandrashekhar. He, in his convocation address, complimented the graduates on their achievements, also congratulated the teachers for their dedication and hard work in shaping the students through education and other co-curricular activities.
The ceremony started with the smart kids of primary and pre primary dressed in graduation robes and mortarboards walking the stage. The glimpses of festival ‘Holi’ were also seen during the program. A group song ‘True Colours’ was also presented by our teachers.
The Principal along with the Chief Guest felicitated the students with Certificate of Graduation. In her address, the Principal blessed the children for their bright future ahead. Eventually, our Vice Principal rendered the Vote of thanks.
It was indeed a joyous and memorable day for not only the little ones but also for the parents and the mentors as they witnessed their children receiving their Diplomas from the guests.