Tuesday, December 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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DPS ensures kids’ holistic development: Principal
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 16
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, celebrated its Annual Day with great aplomb at Talkatora Indoor Stadium here. Mr Jagmohan, Minister of Tourism and Culture, was the chief guest. Also present on the occasion were Mr Salman Khurshid, President of the DPS Society, Mr Narendra Kumar, Chairman, DPS Society and other distinguished dignitaries.

The programme began with the lighting of the lamp to the chanting of Sanskrit slokas followed by a welcome song by the school choir. A brochure was also released on the occasion.

Principal M. I. Hussain’s Annual Report was a unique multi-media presentation focussing on the academics and co-curricular achievements of the school. It highlighted the excellent academic and co-curricular achievements of the school, sports highlights and cultural activities. He spoke of how care had been taken not to neglect the spiritual and emotional health of the children, ensuring their holistic development. The school, not overlooking its duty to society, runs its Ibtida Shiksha Kendra for the underprivileged children. He also stressed the school’s commitment to environmental issues like banning the use of crackers and plastic bags and adopting eco-friendly measures such as rainwater harvesting and recycling waste. Global awareness was enhanced through participation in mock UN sessions.

Then Mr Jagmohan awarded gold and silver medals, Marker cups, cash and proficiency prizes to the ace performers in Class X and XII board examinations, all-rounders from Nursery to Class XI and the highest scorers in different subjects from all classes.

In his speech, Mr Jagmohan applauded the achievements of the school and the tremendous input of the principal, staff and the children in putting up an impressive show. He was appreciative of the deep commitment of Mr Khurshid and Mr Narendra Kumar. He expressed the view that education does not mean merely learning from books. Life is a big teacher and learning is a continuous process. The purpose of education is to make us more compassionate, mature, inquisitive, creative and original in our thinking.

`A Fine Balance’, a musical, stole the show. It was an impressive in-house production, written and directed by Mrs R. Nandkeolyar with 700 schoolchildren from Classes I–XI participating. The theme-very relevant to the contemporary scenario-was the clash between modernity and past traditions. The lure of the hi-tech world with its super-efficiency, accuracy and speed is juxtaposed against nostalgia for the charming old world where there was closeness and intimacy. The presentation struck a fine balance between the two diverse worlds, suggesting that we should cherish values like patriotism, protecting the environment and upholding strong family ties. 



Dulina accused in judicial custody
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, December 16
The six persons, who were arrested in connection with the Dulina lynching case, were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sanjeev Jindal, here today. The court sent them to judicial custody till December 27


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