“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.”
Every year DPS Greater Faridabad celebrates its birthday on 22nd April. It is time to reflect on the beginning that took place and how, since the inception, changes have come paving the way for success over the years. The deep connection of DPS Greater Faridabad family has always been displayed in its sense of growth, togetherness and compassion that shines and radiates energy to everything around! TENTH YEAR OF DPS GREATER FARIDABAD on 22nd April, 2022– exemplifies the emotional maturity and a rounded and grounded sense of self, one that is progressive and is able to sustain independent thought and compassionate values.
The celebration of the day commenced with a warm welcome to the chief guest Mr. Rakesh Khatri, who has been gardened with the title of ‘The Nest Man of India’, Mr. Kamlesh Kholiya, Sustainable Development Goals Manager- South Asia Markets, Tetra Pak India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Dhruv Sharma– Operations Lead Arcedtech and Mr. Rumit Walia– Assistant Manager Outreach, Earth Day Network. After that there was our traditional auspicious Lamp-Lighting ceremony to seek the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. It was followed by a thought provoking poem on plight of Birds by Anusha Sharma of Class IX and a soulful lyrical dance performance by Kashrija Gupta of class XII.
To commemorate the Tenth Year of our prestigious School which coincides with Earth day, various creative activities were organised at the school campus. Environmentalist, Mr. Rakesh Khatri, who is renowned for his initiatives of birds conservation, addressed the august gathering and inspired them to set an example for others by nurturing nature. Thereafter, he conducted a workshop to give the volunteer students of host schools as well as guest participant schools, a chance to build a “Nest for Birds”. The nests were made of eco-friendly material such as jute, bamboo, and coconut. Each of these participants received a certificate for their wonderful performance. The enthusiastic participation of the students evidently spread a message why we need to conserve and care for these tiny, tender creatures. “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.”
As true ecozens of the country, our young Dipsites are always actively involved in a plethora of activities and initiatives that contribute to conservation of nature and natural resources. A waste paper drive, an initiative by Sustainability and Eco Club of our school was organised in association with ARC. The school collected more than 500 kg. of waste paper which will be used to make stationery items like notebooks and pencils etc. for underprivileged children.
With a view to sensitize and motivate the children to do their bit towards making their planet even more beautiful, the Interact Club of Delhi Public School Greater Faridabad – ‘AGRANI’ in collaboration with Rotary Club launched the project – ‘ पुनरावृत्ति ‘ i.e. “reduce, reuse, recycle” project. With an aim to make this mission succesful, the proud parents of the school joined their hands in this grand initiative in order to bring the sunshine of knowledge into the life of these children as “Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special “.
The Principal, Ms. Surjeet Khanna appreciated the efforts of all the students and asked them to thank our benevolent Mother Earth for all its bountiful gifts in the form of all flora, fauna and beautiful landscapes.
The day culminated when the students extended a formal vote of thanks to the chief guest, other eminent dignitaries, the guest schools and all the participants. The entire event turned out to be a very fulfilling and thought provoking platform not only for the students but also for the teachers. All the participants were gratified and dispersed with a spirit of ecstasy.