Delhi Public School, Ranchi celebrated its 30th Foundation Day with much pomp and show here on Wednesday. Around 500 children of classes IX to XII got a chance to participate and paid a tribute to the founders of the school and the school’s development ever since its inception.
The Chief Guest of the function was Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh of Jharkhand High Court, while Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad and Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay graced the occasion as the Guests of Honour. Students were blessed by the presence of various other esteemed dignitaries. The members of the school managing committee, principals of eminent schools of the city and other dignitaries of the city were also present for the occasion.
The programme began with the rendition of the welcome song, which was followed by the instrumental musical gala which was a beautiful blend of Indian & Western Music. The cultural fiesta was meant to honour the eminent dignitaries for their incredible contribution in the field of law and order and it was marked by a series of exotic talents thus creating a festive mood.
Principal Ram Singh greeted everyone present very warmly on this momentous occasion. He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the guests for being a part of the celebration. He emphasized on the necessity of the Holistic development of the child’s personality and how the school is constantly working for the same. He explained the 30 years journey of DPS Ranchi in which the school has gradually developed from a bud and blossomed into a flower. He talked about the academic as well as the infrastructural initiatives taken by the school in recent years.
A dance drama: SHAKUNTALA, which aroused the energetic audience on the edge of the seats, was performed. Audience was spellbound to see such young children giving such enigmatic and jaw dropping expressions with the help of mudras of Indian classical dance forms. This was followed by the release of the school magazine: ‘Dips Time’.
The Chief Guest, Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh expressed his thanks to the principal for inviting him in the function. He showed his concern on the present day education system. He emphasised on the promotion of creativity in place of marks and requested the schools to allow the children to choose their field as per their interests. He was impressed by the initiatives of Ability Test, Enhancement and remedial classes and the competitive atmosphere of the school. He admired the experiments and innovative initiatives taken by the principal. At the end, he invited the students to come up with a healthy spirit of competition.
The ending was marked by the grand finale done by the students. All the participants gathered on stage as a display of unity in diversity.
Other eminent guests also said that it’s a matter of immense pride that this school not only imparts quality education but also works on the holistic development of the students.
Over 500 students joined hands in making the programme a kaleidoscopic display of immense talent which was a clear reflection of the ideals of the school. The parents left the hall feeling energised and overwhelmed with happiness.
Brimming with smiles on their faces and they also appreciated the invigorating show.