OVERTURE, the farewell programme for the outgoing class 12 batch of DPS Ruby Park was held on Sunday, 24th February 2019. Different competitions and performances were organised for the students of class 12. Teary-eyed but with hearts filled with hopes for their upcoming ventures, they crossed the threshold of their alma-mater.
Saraswati Puja 2019
Saraswati Puja, the festival to celebrate the goddess of learning and music, was celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour by the students and staff of Delhi Public School, Ruby Park on 9th February, 2019. Everybody came together on this auspicious day of Vasant Panchami, which also marks the advent of Spring Season.
The colour yellow (basanti), signifying the season of spring, was prevalent not only in the traditional attires worn by students and staff but also in the aesthetically designed handmade decorations (under the guidance of the Art Department) by the students using environment friendly material. Students of Classes VII-XII attended the puja and offered pushpanjali to seek blessings from the goddess for their forthcoming exams.
The entire campus had a festive look and all the decorations and arrangements for the puja were done by the students. The serene ambience, the artistically done alpanas, the sound of conch shells, the chants of the sacred mantras, melodious devotional songs sung by the students filled the air of AV Annexe Hall during the cultural programme performed by them. The students shouldered the responsibility of all the arrangements for the puja under the guidance of their teachers.
The celebration helped the students to stay in touch with the customs of our country, learn the qualities of team work, leadership and cooperation as well as strengthen the bond between students and staff of the school.
Republic Day Special Assembly 2019
Keeping the tradition alive, Delhi Public School Ruby Park organised a special assembly on the occasion of the 70th republic day of India. The event commenced with hoisting of the national flag by our hon. Chief Guest Brig. Samir Varma followed by the recitation of our national anthem. The spectators were then welcomed by a melodious rendition of “Ae mere pyaare watan” and “Dhono dhanno pushpo bhora” by our school choir. Subsequent to this heart warming presentation was an address by our Principal ma’am. This was followed by a speech delivered by the pro vice chairman Shri Alok Tibrewal. This was followed by a skit by the Hindi department depicting the events that led to the framing of our constitution. The next performance, the English play was an attempt to make today’s youth realise the essence and importance of this day while the Bengali play was a tribute to the fearless patriot, Matangini Hazra. After this was a spell binding dance recital by our school dance troupe as a tribute to our gallant martyrs. Our hon. Chief Guest Brig. Samir Varma then delivered a speech reminding the youth about the role they play in the development of our country. Our vice Head Boy then concluded the event by delivering the vote of thanks.
Seminar on ‘Education in Germany’
The students of classes 11 and 12 attended a seminar on EDUCATION IN GERMANY held on 17th Jan 2019 in the campus of DPS Ruby Park. The resource person, Ms. Ksenia Neberezhneva happens to be the Head of Admissions from Eurasia Institute of International Education, Berlin.
Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata hosted its 16th Annual Senior Sports Day on 13th January 2019 at Gitanjali Stadium. The 2-day grand meet was graced by Mr. Indranil Sen as the Chief Guest and Mr Mehtab Hossein, Mr Arun Lal, Mr Atanu Lahiri and Brigadier N.S. Mukherjee as guests of honour.
The meet began with a melodious rendition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup song, ‘Wavin’ Flag’ by the school choir. The event was flagged off with the Lighting of the Torch and formal Oath Taking. In her welcome speech, Smt. Anusree Ghose, Principal, DPS Ruby Park highlighted the necessity of sportsman’s spirit and boosted the confidence of the participants, before declaring the Meet open. The show events included Aerobics, Karate, Yoga and Mass drill. But it was the March Past- a grand spectacle of colour, rhythm and precise synchronization of the 6 Houses, that truly stole the show.
The event culminated with the Prize Distribution ceremony. The March Past Trophy was bagged by Teesta House while the Best House Trophy was also clinched by Teesta House.
16th Annual Sports Meet 2018-19 – Day 1
Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata hosted its 16th Annual Sports Day for Nursery to class 6 on 12th January 2019 at Gitanjali Stadium. The grand meet was graced by Ms. Sutirtha Mukherjee (Indian Table Tennis player, Rank 1) as guest of honour.
The meet began with the inaugural speech by Smt. Anusree Ghose, Principal, DPS Ruby Park followed by the welcome song performed by the school choir. The Principal along with the Guest of Honour and members of the Managing Committee hoisted the school flag and lit the ceremonial torch. This was followed by the parade of the Bulbuls from the junior section and the Girl Guides from the senior section of the school. The Annual Sports Meet was declared open by the Principal. The show events included Aerobics, Karate, Yoga, Races and Mass Drill.
Christmas Assembly 2018
The entire family of DPS, Ruby Park came together to put up a Christmas Special assembly on 19th December in the Annex AV hall of the school.The programme began with the school choir welcoming everyone with their beautiful rendition of welcome songs followed by a welcome address. The show proceeded with the colourful and vibrant dance performance of our tiny tots of class 2 ushering the festive spirit. Though Christmas is traditionally celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus, it also reminds us of a very important fact that God has always been beside his children as a benevolent father, a guiding friend and a loving spirit. To present this the children of class 3 were the next on stage to enacta part that has been mentioned in the old Testament of the Bible, the story of a righteous man Noah and how his deepest faith in God led him to protect the world from a great flood sent by God and how he goes on to create a new world. The students of Class 4 performed in continuity to this theme and went on to narrate the story of Christ’s nativity from the new testament of the Bible. Both the plays was a celebration of the fact that just like the multiple forms of God, his love and greatness towards his children has always been many fold. As Christmas is incomplete without Santa and the tunes of ‘Jingle Bells’ so is our Special Assembly and hence the kids of Class 4 danced to a modern rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’ with the parents and the people present there cheering and welcoming the little santas as they wished everyone and spread the joys and cheers of Christmas. The programme concluded with the school choir singing an array of bright and soulful Christmas Carols followed by a vote of thanks. Later there were tiny santas going around in the primary section distributing candies.
Durga Puja Special Assembly for Senior School 2018
Students of DPS Ruby Park participated in the Durga Puja Assembly to ring in the festivities. The residents of the old age home ‘Nabaneer’ were the guests at the assembly which began with a rendition of “Jaya Jaya Jaga Janani Devi” and were welcomed with gifts on this joyous occasion. The Hindi Skit “Shumbh Nishumbh Badh” portraying the triumph of good over evil as Ma Durga slays the asuras to save the world from the evil forces. This was followed by the Bengali Skit “Nana Rupey Durga” which showcased the numerous forms in which the Goddess is worshipped. There was an enthralling dance performance- a fusion of classical and folk dance “Akal Bodhan” with almost 250 participants. The programme was attended by Shri Subrata Bakshi, honourable Member of Parliament and Dr. Sudipta Ghosh, an eminent educationist and member of the managing committee of the DPS Society.
The seventh edition of the inter-school fest was organized on 14th July 2018 by the students and teachers of Classes 11 and 12 in the school premises in which twelve schools, including the host school participated. The fest began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by the Principal’s address. Stirring events like In’quiz’ition (Quiz), Pitch Perfect (Product Pitching), Let’s Make Money (Trading Event), Graffito (Graffiti Making), Snapshots (Photography), Cerebral Conundrum (Debate), Allegro (Western Band), Slamdunk (Basketball), Kick-Off (Football) and Ping Pong (Table Tennis) were adjudged by celebrity names from various walks of life. At the end of a day of intense competition and warm camaraderie, DPS Ruby Park, Kolkata emerged as the winner with The Heritage School as first runner up.
The Inter House Senior Level Mathematics Quiz for classes XI-XII was held on 08th August 2018 in the Main AVR under the guidance of the Mathematics Department and was conducted by Debaditya Pal and Soham De of XII I. Each House consisted of 2 participants, one from XII and the other one from class XI. A total of 160 students from class XII comprised the audience. At the end of an exciting Quiz, Teesta House emerged as the winner followed by Jhelum and Narmada.