ANNUAL INTER DPS JAPANESE LANGUAGE FESTIVAL 

‘NIHON NO KAORI-2019’

DPS Dwarka under the aegis of the DPS Society organized Nihon No Kaori 2019 – Annual Inter DPS Japanese Language Festival on Friday, 23 August 2019. Students from twelve Delhi Public Schools participated in various offsite and onsite events.

The Valedictory Ceremony was graced by Ms. Namita Pradhan, Chairperson, DPS Dwarka as the Chief Guest. Dr. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary, DPS Society was the Guest of Honour. The event was also graced by Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan as the Distinguished Guest.

Ms. Namita Pradhan, Chairperson, DPS Dwarka emphasized that there is much more that we can learn from Japan apart from their rich culture and amazing technological expertise. The way people of Japan have overcome the ravages of time exhibits their immense discipline, dedication and determination.

Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in his address complimented the school for organizing such a festival. He acclaimed the zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by the participants from various schools.

Dr. Zeenat Khader, Joint Secretary, DPS Society congratulated the participants and applauded the efforts of the DPS Dwarka team for organizing such an event. She emphasized that the aim of organizing such festivals is to bring the two countries together and further strengthen the bond of friendship.

Ms. Sunita Tanwar, Principal DPS Dwarka emphasized that since Japan is the economic powerhouse of Asia, learning their language is an important skill. It will open doors to employment for students in the near future.

A beautiful cultural programme put up by the students of DPS Dwarka enthralled the audience. The delegates from the Japan Embassy highly appreciated the Japanese Dance and the Japanese Welcome Song presented by the students.
The festival provided the students a platform to exhibit their inherent talent and understanding of the Japanese Language. Various competitions like Japanese Dance, Japanese Song, Picking Beans with Chopsticks, Just A Minute, Making Japanese Dolls and Creating a Mascot were organized to test the language skills of the students.

Mr. Kousuke Noguchi, Director, Japanese Language & Studies at Japan Foundation, Mr. D. Shekar, Senior Programme Officer, JICA and Ms. Uehara Yuga, Japanese Language Advisor at JNU from JICA were the eminent judges for the events. Ms. Anshula Bhatt, Programme Officer, Embassy of Japan also attended the event.

The team from DPS Noida was adjudged the Overall Winners of Nihon No Kaori 2019. DPS Greater Noida and DPS Bulandshahr were the First and Second Runners up respectively.

 
 

INDO-RUSSIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

13 students of  School No. 653 by Rabindranath Tagore, St. Petersburg accompanied by Ms. Shubina Elena, Principal of the school, Ms. Bukareva Galina, Deputy Director,
Ms. Popova Olga, the Dance Teacher and Mr. Mangalam, Hindi and English Language Teacher visited DPS Dwarka as a part of Indo-Russian Student Exchange Programme.

The Russian delegation arrived in New Delhi on 03 April 2018 and their seven day stay with us was an enriching experience.  They visited Taj Mahal - a monument of immeasurable beauty and various tourist places in the capital city of Delhi. Apart from this, Yoga, Music, Pottery, Art and Dance classes were organized for our Russian guests and they also enjoyed learning Hindi and English.

The Valedictory Ceremony was graced by Ms. Nana Mgeladze, Counsellor for Culture, Embassy of Russian Federation as the chief guest. Ms. Evgenia Zeegofer, Second Secretary, Culture, Embassy of Russian Federation and Ms. Lyudmila Fillipova,
Chief Coordinator, Science & Information at RCSC were the
distinguished guests.

Ms. Sunita Tanwar, Principal, DPS Dwarka in her address emphasized that such programmes provide the students a window to the culture and customs of other countries. They are also effective ways of opening the doors to new educational opportunities and can help build bridges of understanding among students from diverse cultures.

Ms. Nana Mgeladze appreciated the efforts of the school in promoting Russian language. A beautiful medley of Indian and Russian dances were presented by the Russian delegates. They also recited Hindi poems and sang Hindi songs which left the audience spellbound. Students of DPS Dwarka will be visiting Russia in the month of October as a part of this student exchange programme.

 

 

JENESYS – Japanese Language Communication/Exchange Programme

03 students of DPS Dwarka – Aks Tayal, Nehal Reshu and Mokshita Sobti of Class XI were selected to be a part of JENESYS programme organized by the Embassy of Japan. They were among the 18 students selected from schools all over India to visit Japan for this Exchange Programme from 20–27 March 2018.

As the group landed in Tokyo, they were enthralled by the beauty of the city which was lined with exotic Cherry Blossom trees. They visited SIMA Institute of International Business and Management which gave them an insight into Japanese culture, politics and history through an interactive session. They were taken to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) and were fascinated by the state-of-the-art robots on display. They visited to Fukuoka Prefecture wherein they had an insightful discussion with the Government Officials regarding the functioning of the local Govt. and current situation of the prefecture’s environmental protection activities.

The group also had the chance to experience traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and got the opportunity to try out wearing Kimonos. At the Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, they learnt about the possible methods to solve urban and domestic environmental pollution problems. The programme was a great learning experience for the students as it helped them understand the economics, history, culture and politics of Japan.   

 

 

EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO USA

38 students of DPS Dwarka accompanied by 04 teachers Ms. Bikramjeet Kaur,
Ms. Ila Sharma, Mr. Surender
and Dr. Subhash Singh Tomar visited NASA, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA from 13–24 June 2018. This educational trip was organised by Ed Terra Adventures.

The group arrived at Orlando, Florida and spent 3 days of learning at the Kennedy Space Centre. The students were provided training under the Astronaut Training Experience programme. The group saw the entire Space Centre through a guided bus tour, visited Rocket Garden, various museums, and attended simulated launching-landing facilities for space shuttles, shuttle manufacturing sites, riding on a shuttle launch simulator and many other adventurous activities. They also saw the historic Atlantis and other space satellites. The highlight of the stay was an interactive session with an Astronaut followed by lunch with him.

During the 11 day trip students visited the famous Universal Studios, Orlando, Cocoa beach, the massive Atlantic Ocean, Niagara Falls, and Corning Museum of Glass. In the New York City places of tourist interest such as the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Centre Memorial, Freedom Tower, Madame Tussads Museum and Times Square were also visited. The group also spent time shopping at the popular shopping malls.

The tour then headed to Boston. It was a life time opportunity for the students to visit the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, apart from the other important landmarks of the city. It was a highly informative and enriching experience for the students to visit the Kennedy Space Centre, a place of great scientific discovery and achievements.

 

EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO JAPAN

10 students of Delhi Public School, Dwarka along with one teacher were selected by JALSTA – the Japan Language School Teachers’ Association for an educational trip to Tokyo, Japan from 12–19 June 2018.

The objective of this programme was to make the students experience an international culture, enhance their language skills, enjoy the beauty of the country and consider Japan as a future destination for higher studies.  The group comprised 25 students and six teachers from four renowned schools of Delhi.

The trip included visit to Mt. Fuji, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo Disney Land and the traditional temple market, Nakamise Dori.  They were also taken to Akihabara, a hub of technological goods and Harajuku, the fashion street of Japan to explore the interiors of the city.

Visit to the Yamawaki Junior High School gave the students and opportunity to interact with the Japanese students and learn about their culture.  The Indian students organized an exhibition wherein traditional Indian costumes and cuisine were put on display.  The trip was a great learning experience for the entire group.