VISIT TO BLIND SCHOOL BY SOCIAL INITIATIVE CLUB

MONTH : DECEMBER 2019

With an aim to make the students understand the power of empathy, integration and empowerment, ‘The Social Initiative Club’ organized a visit to ‘JPM Sr. Sec. School for the blind’. The students interacted with the visually impaired children. The students were made familiar with the Braille system of writing used by the visually challenged.

The students took a tour of the training center where the students of the blind school learn multiple skills like candle making, sewing and making of paper bags. The students also learnt how a screen reading software enables the visually challenged to use computers.

Having internalized the concept of will power, self-respect, and self- confidence the children happily bid goodbyes to the residents of the blind school.

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CELEBRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND WORLD PEACE

Social Initiative Club of DPS Dwarka organized various activities and competitions to mark ‘Human Rights and World Peace’

  • An Intra School Debate Competition was conducted by the Social Service Initiative Club on topics provided under the topic ‘World Peace and Human Rights’ for Classes IX and XI students on 04 September 2019. The competition was conducted at the school auditorium. There were 6 teams of Class IX and 5 teams of Class XI. Two esteemed judges were Ms. Kasturi Dutta and Ms. Manu Kohli from the school.

The Winners were:
Class IX – Topic for Debate:  There should be major/severe punishments for crimes committed by Juveniles
I Position        - Adhyaa Malik
II Position       - Arnav Gupta
III Position     - Bhavi Khanna

Class XI – Topic for Debate:  Is our right to privacy being questioned in this Digital Era?
I Position        - Arnav Aggarwal and Jayanti Sharma
II Position       - Sanaka Banerjee and Suvash Yadav
Consolation (Special Mention) – Eshaan Yadav and Akshat Mahajan

  • An Intra School ADMAD Competition was conducted by the Social Service Initiative Club on the topic ‘World Peace and Human Rights’ for Class IX students on 27 August 2019. The competition was conducted at the school auditorium. Two esteemed judges were Ms. Geetika M. Puri and Ms. Priyanka Khattar from the school.

The Winners were:
I Position        - Team of Class IX D
                           Gaurika Agarwal, Swasti Thakur, Simran Sethi, Manya Sharma, Ananya Sharma and Vanya Sikka
II Position       - Team of Class IX B
                           Prishita Matreja, Gaurang Dhall, Jaanya Arora, Nysaa Shukla, Amogh Sharma and Aishwarya Setia
III Position     - Team of Class IX A
                           Prasann Saraswat, Anannay Singh Dhankar, Aryaman Singh, Aditi Lakhera, Jahanavi Tiwari and Kartikay Giri

This proved to be a unique opportunity for the students, who gained knowledge and perspective on a wide range of topics.

  • Slogan Writing and Poster Making Competition was conducted by the Social Service Initiative Club on the topic ‘World Peace and Human Rights’ for Class VIII students on 02 September 2019 within the school premises.

The Winners were:
I Position        - Jiya Shah VIII B
II Position       - Samaesha Suman VIII D and Navya Bora VIII B
III Position     - Shivangi Arora VIII A and Dakshita Bhatt VIII B
Consolation Special Mention – Garvit Soni VIII E, Ridhima Rudra VIII E, Jiyanti Rudra VIII B,  Hansika Malik VIII A and Misha Bansal VIII E

 
 
VISIT TO GODHULI (An Old Age Home)

MONTH : OCTOBER 2019

With an aim to sensitize our students towards the people in the ripe years of their lives and impart the value of respecting senior citizens, ‘The Social Initiative Club’ organized a visit to ‘Godhuli- An Old Age Home’. The students presented a poem and interacted with the elderly. They listened enthusiastically to their words of wisdom. The students also presented handmade greetings cards to the elders.

Having internalized the concept of respecting and spending quality time with the elderly especially one’s grandparents, the children happily bid goodbyes to the residents of Godhuli.

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TOPIC :THE LAND THAT I LOVE (PATRIOTISM)

MONTH : AUGUST 2019

To instill patriotic fervour among the students, ‘The Social Initiative Club’ conducted an array of enthralling activities like slogan writing, discussion etc. in which the students participated with great zest and enthusiasm.

To sensitize the students about their duties towards the nation, an ‘Awareness Rally’ was carried out by the students. They checked for running water and leakages. They reinforced switching off of lights and fans when not in use. They took a pledge to save water and electricity in their school, homes and surroundings thereby creating awareness about the importance of conserving resources.   

 
 

TOPIC: GROW MORE TREES

MONTH : JULY 2019

Preserving the beauty of our Earth is a collective responsibility. In order to sensitize students towards the need to conserve our environment, The Social Initiative Club held an interactive session on tree plantation, where the children zestfully participated in the discussion and shared their views on the same.

An array of stimulating activities were planned with an aim to create awareness among the students about the significance of planting trees. A collage making activity was conducted to facilitate children in understanding the need to protect our resources. Students made captivating collages emphasizing the same.

A poster making activity was held wherein children made beautiful posters depicting the need to plant trees. They also participated with great zeal in poetry recitation which highlighted the importance of protecting our environment by not cutting trees. In order to keep our city green and serene, students participated in ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ as well. It was a great learning experience for the learners and imparted valuable knowledge to them about tree plantation.

 
 

TOPIC : BE CLEAN, BE HEALTHY!

Cleanliness plays a vital role in our daily lives and emphasizing the same,  ‘The Social Initiative Club’ conducted an array of enthralling activities like slogan writing, discussion etc. in which the students participated with great zest and enthusiasm.

To sensitize the students towards the need for a ‘cleaner, healthier world’, an ‘Awareness Rally’ was carried out by the students. They took a pledge to clean their school, homes, public places and surroundings thereby creating  awareness about the importance of being clean and healthy.   

 
 

WATER CONSERVATION – A Social Initiative by DPS Dwarka

DPS Dwarka is an environment conscious school. Due care is taken to ensure sustainability and maintenance of natural resources.  Water conservation is accorded prime importance and various initiatives are taken up by us in this direction:

Painting Competitions

  1. Art Club of DPS Dwarka organized a Poster Making competition for the students of Class XI on the topic Water Preservation and Conservation.
  2. An Inter-house Poster & Slogan writing competition was organized for Class VII on Water Conservation.
  3. A colouring competition was organized for the students of Class Pre-Primary. A worksheet titled ‘Water is life’ was provided to the students which was coloured beautifully by them.
  4. A painting competition on the topic ‘Future without water’ was organized for the students of Class II.
  5. Students of Class III wrote colourful slogans on the ‘Need for conservation of water’.
  6. Poster making competition was organized by the Environment Club for Classes VI & VII on ‘Reduce & Reuse water resources’.

Project Work / Essay Competitions

  1. Students of Classes IX and X participated in a competition on Water Conservation.  They researched and prepared project reports on sources of water, the need to save water, watershed management and rainwater harvesting.
  2. Students of Class IX participated in a competition on Water Budgeting. They prepared project reports highlighting rainwater harvesting in residential and factory areas, filtration of sewage water and converting it into usable water.
  3. Social Service Initiative and Environment Club of the school collaborated in a research work on Reduce, Recycle and Reuse wherein the students of Class VIII researched and wrote Essays on the same.  Best essays were awarded.
  4. Essay Writing Competition on Water Conservation: Need of the Hour was organised for the students of Class V.
  5. Hindi Essay Writing Competition on ‘Jal ka Mahatva’ was organised for the students of Class IV.

Debate/Declamation / Recitation / Just-A-Minute Competitions
Inter-house ‘Just-a-minute competition on the topic ‘Slow the Flow’ was organized for the students of Class V.

  1. Inter-house Recitation Competition on WATER was organized for the students of Class VI.
  2. Hindi Speech competition on ‘Swachh Jal, Swachh Jeevan’ was organized for the students of Class VII.
  3. Hindi Declamation competition on ‘Jal Jeevan Ki Anivaryata’ was organized for the students of Class IX.
  4. Eco-Club of the school organized a Debate competition on ‘Privatisation of water supply will ease the problem of water scarcity’ for the students of Class X.
  5. English Debate competition on ‘Technology can help avert water crisis in India’ was organized for the students of Class XI.

Awareness Programmes
The Social Service Initiative Club of the school organized ‘Green School Drive’ for Class VI in November 2018 and for Class VIII in October 2018.  Plantation drive was organized to spread awareness about afforestation and water conservation.

    • Workshops / Sessions on Energy and Water Conservation are regularly by representatives from Tata Power Energy Club and other resource persons.
    • Hand washing day for various classes is another salient feature of the school.  Importance of hand washing and judicious use of water is emphasized by the teachers.
    • Special assemblies are conducted periodically by students of various classes on themes like water conservation, save earth etc.
    • A march was undertaken by the students of Class I to garner support from other students in their efforts to save water in school and at home.
    • Project on ‘Rainwater harvesting’ is prepared by the students of Class V as a part of their annual assessment.
    • Environment Club has implemented a plan to prevent water wastage in washrooms.  One litre reusable plastic bottles filled with water were placed in the cisterns.  By placing the bottle, less water is needed to fill the tank and hence less water is being flushed. This was ensured with the help of a plumber and maintenance staff.
 

COMMUNAL HARMONY CAMPAIGN WEEK & FLAG DAY

Students & Staff of DPS Dwarka have contributed an amount of `9250/- towards National Foundation for Communal Harmony. This was an initiative taken up by the Social Initiatives Club of DPS Dwarka to celebrate Communal Harmony Campaign Week & Flag Day from 19–25 November 2018.