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Abhijot Singh, a class VII student of Delhi Public School, Mohali is one of the winners of CBSE Reading Challenge from the Chandigarh Region. Abhijot’s success in securing a position in the all-India level made the school proud by being one of only three candidates from Punjab who won the prestigious challenge. The competition was open to the students of all schools, affiliated to CBSE all over India and abroad. The students had to go through different stages of reading activity to get shortlisted to the next level of the contest and emerge victorious. The Central Board of Education conducts multiple activities throughout the year to bring out the hidden talents in the students and give them ample exposure in different fields. The CBSE Reading Challenge is one such activity which was conducted this year.

To hone the dancing skills of students, an Inter House Solo Dance Competition was organized for classes VI- X. The vivacious dancers from the six houses i.e. Ravi, Satluj, Ganges, Chenab, Yamuna and Jhelum set the floor on fire with their energetic performances which was a true reflection of their passion and hard work. The fun filled extravaganza featured varied forms of classical, western and folk dances such as Bhangra, Kathak interspersed with western style which kept the audience enthralled. The contestants performed their dances with grace, skill and coordination. Graceful movements, attractive costume, colorful props narrated a story in itself.

DPS Mohali organised the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony in keeping with the tradition of upholding the legacy of excellence and awarding the meritorious students of classes IV to X during the academic year 2022-23 on Friday Dec 01, 2023. Dr.Ritesh Arya, a well-known geologist graced the occasion with his presence as a Chief Guest.The ceremony commenced with a Welcome Song by the school choir and followed by mesmerizing Dance Performance and Poetry Recitation. The Chief Guest, Dr.Ritesh Arya in his address congratulated the young Jubilant prize winners and blessed them to sour high and make a positive change in the society.

Kalautsav-2023 at DPS, Mohali An atmosphere of celebration filled Delhi Public School, Mohali when teachers and students of different schools gathered to celebrate a vibrant Inter-School event, ‘Kalautsav’, wherein a huge number of students from schools across the tri-city showcased their skills in their respective events. With an aim to create awareness among young learners about sustainability, the school hosted the competition to hone the talents of the young scholars. The inter-school event, which comprised of many competitions, was a fusion of talent, imagination, creativity and alertness. The participants prepared zealously to excel in both online and onsite events like ‘Preserve the Blue’ - Fancy Dress, ‘Science the Species’- Rhyme Recitation Competition, ‘Talking Titans’-Declamation Competition, ‘Combat Climate Change’-Slogan Writing Competition, ‘Adhunik Natyam’ -Street Play Competition, ‘Productive Pattern’-Poster Making Competition, ‘Empowering Equalities’-Dance Competition, ‘Promotion of Peace’- Poetry Writing Competition, and ‘Big Business’- Entrepreneurship Competition, ‘Engage and Inspire’- Photo Story Competition. The Chief Guest, Mrs K. Sunita Seshadri, Dy. Director NIPCCD, appreciated all the participants and spoke about an unlimited potential in every individual that should be explored. She wished all the participants to indulge in healthy competition and walk back with some useful takeaways from the event.

India has myriad of cultural heritage, landscapes, flora and fauna, customs and traditions which makes it truly incredible. Keeping in view of this Delhi Public School, Mohali organized an ELS on ‘Atulya Bharat’. States like Rajasthan and West Bengal were covered under this. The show on West Bengal was a spectacular event which highlighted the culture, traditions and achievements of the sweetest part of India. Children showcased an enchanting dance performance which left everyone spellbound. Kids even spoke about this wonderful state at length be it language , culture, dance forms , agriculture etc. Blessings of Goddess Durga were also invoked thus reliving West Bengal in its true form. ElS on Rajasthan State was an extravaganza of colours, music and dance with loads of information on this incredible state. The kids performed a foot tapping Rajasthani dance which was indeed scintillating. Children even highlighted the main aspects of this state . Handouts of this state with the interesting facts were also given to the parents. The whole ambience and décor indeed added to the Atulya Bharat.

The celebration of Diwali, ‘The festival of lights' came alive at Delhi Public School,Mohali when the whole school wore a festive look with Diyas and lanterns adorning the corridors. A special morning assembly set the ball rolling for the Diwali celebrations to be followed in the school. The students talked about the significance of the festival - how good always conquered the evil and also about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India. They showcased the spirit of Diwali by culminating the assembly through a mesmerising dance performance. To mark this occasion, Inter-Class Competitions like Poster Making, Diya Arrangement, Toran and Rangoli Making were organized for the students of Classes III – X. In addition to that,the Eco club of the school created decorative lights using old plastic bottles to light up the school on Diwali as part of their project 'Waste Wise'.It added the perfect setting to the festivity. The activities permeated the school premises with an atmosphere of togetherness and hope. The young students proved that creativity and talent do not have boundaries. Besides sensitizing students about the ill-effects of crackers, the guidelines of environment-friendly options for celebrating Diwali were also shared with them.The whole school reverberated with energy and enthusiasm hoping that this Diwali would bring utmost peace and prosperity in everybody’s life.

DPS Mohali observed the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2023. A special assembly was conducted by the students with an aim to promote gender equality across the nation. The assembly began with a thought for the day followed by a poem recitation. The school choir sang a lively song “Aashaein” which emphasized on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment. The main highlight of the assembly was the contemporary dance performed graciously on the blend of music. An oath taken in the form of a poem made children aware of their duties towards empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality for sustainable development. The assembly concluded with a soulful rendition by children. To take this initiative further, students of DPS Mohali and Harmony International School, Bauchi, Nigeria met each other virtually under the Foreign Students Exchange Programme. The students from both the school, got a chance to discuss their thoughts about making progress in the lives of girls and women. A PowerPoint presentation was shared and a play was staged, to sensitize each other about the critical state of girl child in both the countries. After sharing their perspective on this worldly matter, the students and staff of both institutions took a pledge to save the girl child.

Ms Suhani Sharma, a class XI student of DPS Chandigarh oriented the students of DPS Mohali to join hands in her ‘Waste Management Initiative’. Suhani has been a keen participant in several environment related events and has been voicing her concern on several platforms. In continuation with this keen desire to being about accountability and responsibility, Suhani has initiated the ‘Sustainability Leadership Programme which has been approved by Mohali Administration. Spreading over two phases, the programme aims to sensitise students on this crucial issue and make them advocates of environment protection. Through her brilliant presentation she moved the children to be an active participant in this endeavour.

DPS Mohali celebrated the completion of 77 glorious years of India’s independence with great fervour. The whole premises was lit up with the colours of the national flag as part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign. The event featured a relay of the flag hoisting ceremony within the school premises. The ceremony took place amidst the rendition of the National Anthem. To mark the celebrations, an assemblage of events took place ranging from thought provoking speeches, heart warming poem recitation and equally amazing patriotic songs by the school choir. In accordance to the present challenges faced by our country and to redeem the glory of our motherland, the students pledged to work towards a responsible tomorrow. The honourable Deputy Director Mrs.Reema Dewan gave her wishes to students, teachers and parents present on the occasion. She also urged the students to realize, understand and cherish our coveted freedom and work towards a progressive nation. Everyone was immersed in the spirit of patriotism and celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm.

With an aim to provide a conducive environment to the future sports legends Delhi Public School, Mohali hosted an Inter-House Badminton Competition for the students of classes VI-X. Students of Ravi, Satluj, Jhelum, Chenab, Ganges and Yamuna House competed against each other to bag the winning trophy.

“He, who plants trees loves others besides himself.” The students of Delhi Public School, Mohali celebrated ‘Earth Day’ with great optimism and enthusiasm, a much-needed sentiment in a world ravaged by extensive climate change and did their bit. The students were made aware of the theme of Earth Day 2023, i.e. ‘Invest in Our Planet’. Students were explained the importance of focussing on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystem. As a part of the Earth Day Celebration, a special assembly was conducted by the students of class V which helped them develop an understanding of what it means to care for our environment and our planet. Many activities were conducted in all classes throughout the school wherein students painted posters, made interesting things out of waste material and wrote slogans to inspire their fellow classmates. The tiny tots of Pre-Primary also enjoyed doing plantation activity as a part of the celebration. The students vowed to become the torch bearers of saving ‘Mother Earth’ and pledged to celebrate each day as ‘Earth Day’.

The students of Delhi Public School, Mohali gathered to celebrate the joyous festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr. The festival that upholds the spirit of brotherhood, love and secularism, was celebrated with great enthusiasm wherein a special assembly was conducted by the students of class IX with the objective of spreading the message of love and brotherhood. The assembly started with a heart-warming poem depicting the ‘unity in diversity’ of India. A magnificent skit depicting the five pillars of ‘Islam’ and the significance of Id was also well-presented by the students. The dance performance on the tunes of Qawwali filled the environment with happiness and love. The spirit of Eid was well imbibed by all the students and they wished each other ‘Eid Mubarak ’.

“Religion is for Man and not Man for Religion” The month of April marks two important events ‘Ambedkar Jayanti’ and ‘Baisakhi’. A special assembly was recently conducted by the students of class V in order to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and his contributions for the people of India. Students of class X also presented a special assembly to celebrate Baisakhi which marks an important harvest festival and the Sikh New Year. The students of Grade V presented a speech underlying the principles and contribution of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in drafting Indian Constitution. On the other hand, students of class X blossomed the environment with magnificent ‘Bhangra’ to celebrate Baisakhi to spread happiness and joy.To reinforce and assimilate the knowledge gained, an open quiz was conducted which made the environment very lively and interesting.

Punjab Government has declared a holiday today i.e. 26th April, 2023 due to the sudden demise of Punjab’s Ex-chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal. Thus, the school will remain closed today.

Parents are requested to immediately uninstall Iscuela (third party school portal app) as it has been hacked at the backend.

An interactive counselling session was organized in DPS Mohali to sensitize the students regarding the need to be empathetic towards their peers. Ms Anchal Sharma, a counselling Psychologist from Fortis, conducted a workshop on "Bully to buddy" for the students of Class VI - IX. The reflective session stressed on the negative impact of a bully on others. The content of the session was lucid and apt. The children actively participated and enjoyed various activities conducted by Ms Sharma. It was indeed a fruitful session that taught children to be assertive and mindful of their words and actions.

To give exposure of different culture, study environment, faculty exposure and learn cross cultural management, Delhi Public School, Mohali has collaborated with Harmony International School, Bauchi, Nigeria for the Students Exchange Programme. Afro -Asian Children Friendship Club is an outcome of the institute’s academic collaboration. To build this camaraderie, a team of students was made from both the schools who will meet each other virtually at regular intervals. This friendship club will not only be a life-enriching experience but also develop a global perspective on various worldly matters. The students and staff planted fresh saplings as a symbol of upcoming union between two institutions in the session 2022-23.

The students and staff of DPS, Mohali had the honour of interacting with Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, Chairperson National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. Mrs Bhattacharjee also happens to be the Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She addressed the students in the most loving manner and shared many fond memories of ‘Bapu’ with children to motivate them. While interacting with the children, she insisted them to search the ‘Gandhi’ within them and emerge as leaders of the world. Mrs Bhattacharjee has served as the chairperson of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, and has also been the Vice Chairperson of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti and Convener of Save Ganga Movement. Mrs Bhattacharjee also inaugurated the Indo-African Friendship Club at DPS Mohali. The event was organized in association with NGO, Yuvasatta.

DPS Mohali celebrated its Second Day of Annual Day Celebrations ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ on Saturday December 03, 2022 amidst great splendor, mirth and zest. The Cultural Programme celebrated the spirit of rich Indian culture. The show began with a Welcome Song by the school choir with instruments synchronizing in rhythm with the mellifluous serenading of the School’s budding musicians. Yoga, being the heritage of India was also performed, portraying the idea that true celebration of life is giving some time to your body and manifested in spending life in healthy, harmonious and pleasant way. The show also comprised of a motivational dance on ‘Women Empowerment’ projecting how the twenty-first century women are emerging as leaders of the world. The show was filled with many foot tapping performances that gave a social message as well. The show ended with a scintillating Kathak performance filled with hues and vibrancy in its energetic and synchronous moves. The chief guest of the event Mr. Amit Talwar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Mohali addressed the gathering and congratulated the students’ efforts in putting up a grand show as their annual celebration event. Dy. Director Mrs. Reema Dewan appreciated the efforts put in by the students and teachers. She emphasized that such events in the school give space to every child where they become masters in what they are doing, if not perfect. She also thanked the parent community for their trust in DPS ethos.

A Special Assembly was conducted at Delhi Public School, Mohali on the occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’. The assembly began with a special tribute to the‘Father of the Nation’. Students articulated Gandhi Ji’s ideology and contributions towards Indian independence skillfully through various mediums like- songs, thoughts, talks and a skit. The audiences were left spellbound with the melodious vocal performance by the choir group on a beautiful song ‘Vaishno Jan To’ which filled the ambience with a feeling of patriotism for our country and gratitude towards Bapu. Towards the end, Vice Principal Ms Pawan Singh motivated the children to imbibe the teachings of Gandhiji in their lives. To mark the occasion, ‘Peace Club’ was also established in school to promote the feeling of brotherhood, companionship and patriotism among students. The winners of various competitions were also well appreciated and felicitated in the assembly.

In order to promote women empowerment and female leadership, Girls Parliament was formed formed at Delhi Public School, Mohali. Mr. Pramod Sharma, from Yuvsatta facilitated students regarding the proceedings of the Parliament and motivated them through self-confidence and capacity-building exercises. Students were encouraged to speak up and assert themselves as citizens whose voices deserve to be heard. As part of the Mock Parliament session, a Council of Ministers was also formed. who plan to undertake various activities and projects to promote ‘Girl Power’. Vice- Principal Mrs.Pawan Singh pinned the badges to the appointees and administered the oath of office.

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Independence Day celebrations at Delhi Public School, Mohali was a melange of patriotic activities which created an atmosphere of national pride throughout the premises of the school. DPS Mohali celebrated the completion of 75 glorious years of India’s independence both online and offline with the same fervour. The school organised an Independence Day celebration on August 15 and invited all the students and their parents for the commemoration that was streamed live. The event featured a relay of the flag hoisting ceremony within the school premises. The ceremony took place amidst the rendition of the National Anthem. To mark the celebrations, an assemblage of events took place ranging from speeches, patriotic songs to dances. The honourable Deputy Director Mrs.Reema Dewan gave her wishes to students, teachers and parents present on the occasion. She also urged the students to realize, understand and cherish our coveted freedom and work towards a progressive nation. Everyone was immersed in the spirit of patriotism and celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm.

Students of class IX of DPS Mohali Celebrated the World Conversation Day with great zeal and promise. A special assembly was organised on the occasion which aimed at sensitizing one and all towards the need to conserve our precious natural resources. The students gave a very meaningful and informative message on reasons and ways to conserve our resources. The highlight of the assembly was a dance performance which carried a deep message. The children came up with several facts which called for an apology on behalf of man who has thoughtlessly consumed natural resources for personal gains. This was followed by a pledge wherein children and adults together resolved to conserve our ever depleting natural resources in whatever ways they could with the thought that, ‘every small drop contributes to the ocean’.

Delhi Public School, Mohali celebrated French National Day on July 14, 2022. The day started with a euphonious presentation of French national anthem followed by a few fascinating games like Tambola which was played with French numbers. Students shook a leg on French songs, ate luscious French cuisine and experienced the incredible French culture very closely. Students were also made aware about the significance of Bastille Day. Students showed full enthusiasm decorating the board and enjoyed the day to its fullest.

Delhi Public School, Mohali celebrated the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima with a lot of reverence. The school conducted a special assembly to mark the occasion and to acknowledge the contribution of Gurus in shaping the personalities of their disciples. The celebration commenced on a happy note with student reciting the Dohas, followed by an inspirational speech highlighting the importance of teachers in a student’s life. Students also performed an ecstatic prayer dance expressing their love and gratitude towards their teachers. The Vice Principal, Mrs Pawan Singh enlightened the students on the significance of ‘Guru Purnima’.

Yoga embodies unity of mind, body, thought, and action and is a holistic approach that is valuable to our health and our well-being. To help celebrate the International Yoga Day on the 21st of June and to convey the message of keeping mind and body fit through various asanas, the activity- “Yoga for Health – Yoga in a Home” was organized. Some videos explaining a series of basic yoga-asanas which help developing a lifelong awareness of the importance of their physical and emotional health were shared with students. They were asked to send a collage of their pictures performing Surya Namaskaar or sun salutation; a gentle flow linking a series of asana poses. The students enthusiastically participated and closed their practice with a series of Pranayama - controlled breathing exercises. The whole session inspired the students to be optimistic, energetic, and confident.

Van Mahotsav, the festival of trees was celebrated in DPS, Mohali with great fervour and enthusiasm. The students of Eco-Club of DPS Mohali took the initiative of organising plantation-drive in the school campus and sensitised other students to safeguard the flora around them. Students collectively discussed measures to protect the environment and realized the fact that increasing the green cover can help in maintaining the balance in ecosystem. The light monsoon showers on the occasion further added to the beauty of the freshly planted saplings.

Delhi Public School, Sector-92, Mohali is organizing a mini carnival in the school premises on Sunday 6th March,2022 from 10 am to 5 pm. Open to all, the fest has many attractions for children such as bouncies, joy rides, magic show, carnival games and food stalls. The event marks the onset of spring which is the season of new beginnings.

The pandemic has confined the students to their homes, but it cannot dampen their patriotic spirit and pride for the nation. In the times of virtual learning, Delhi Public School, Mohali has remodelled their Republic Day rituals to keep the fervour of this important day alive in students and staff members. Republic Day has always been a very colourful celebration in the school, and this time too we kept the same energy alive through the virtual medium. Children participated in various activities organized for them. The celebrations included the presentation of patriotic songs, speeches, role plays, dances and several art activities, all through the virtual medium. The synchronised display by students despite being in different homes was noteworthy and added to the pride and nationalistic spirit of our country. It was a great day of elation, a day of love and respect for the country instilling in the students the value and reverence for the gift of freedom. Although connected through a virtual strong, the feeling of oneness and patriotism was static in all the little hearts

As the pandemic still continues to affect the world, we all know that it has taken a particular toll on children who are confined to their homes. Delhi Public School, Mohali organised a special Webinar on ‘Mental Toughness’ and the ‘4C’s of success’ for all the young learners of school. The webinar was led by Ms Aanchal Sharma from Fortis Hospital, Mohali who holds a special rapport with kids when it comes to sensitive topics like mental health. It was an interactive session as children participated actively and discussed the issues that they face each day. Ms Aanchal also stressed on the importance of ‘Time Management’ for children. As the semester end exams are approaching the webinar was of utmost importance to children as it taught them ways by which they can make most of the limited time that is left in their hand without stressing themselves.

The week-long virtual summer camp, organised for the students of Delhi Public School, Mohali marked its finale on Friday. Children explored their potential and expressed their creativity in the field of art and acquired knowledge about Vedic Mathematics, Dental Hygiene and Compassion towards animals in the camp. The special webinars were initiated by experts in various fields. The camp was a wonderful combination of engaging activities and knowledge worthy workshops. The parents appreciated the efforts made by experts and teachers to train their kids. The children were given certificate of participation for some of the sessions they attended.

In order to sensitize the young minds about the importance of protecting and healing our earth, the children of primary classes of Delhi Public School, Mohali showcased scintillating virtual shows titled “Heal the Earth”. The children were infused with great zeal and optimism, a much needed sentiment in a world ravaged by both climate change and the pandemic and did their bit…. The children spoke about the dangers of fiddling with the mother earth and the ways and means by which we can undo the damage already done. Their deep resolve to do their bit was exhibited in the form of a presentation showcasing their plantation and germination activity and it was inspiring to see the kids understanding on what it means to care for our environment and our planet. The glimpses of their art activities on earth were quite artistic and gave the message of hope. The mesmerizing dance performance of the kids with the message of protecting and healing the earth was quite loud and clear and left everyone spellbound. The students vowed to become the torch bearers of saving our mother “ Earth” and resolved to celebrate each day as “Earth Day”.

DPS Mohali enthused with the joy of dancing celebrated International Dance Day on April 29,2021 virtually with great zeal and fervour. The day is dedicated to dance, dancers and dance enthusiasts. This is a day not only to entertain but also educate students about the art form making them more appreciative of the world of dance. The dipsites grooved to the popular global dance forms like contemporary, jazz and fusion. The students thoroughly enjoyed the foot tapping music along with exquisite dance forms. The dance not only helps in expressing emotions but also relaxes our mind ,body and soul.

To emphasise the importance of books, World Book Day was celebrated at Delhi Public School, Mohali on 23rd April, 2021. In the virtual interactive session wherein children talk about their favourite books and the characters in it. The students designed their book covers using their creativity and imagination. This activity was conducted to lay emphasis on the importance of reading books and inculcating the habit at an early age.

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.” How true it is! The primary students of Delhi Public School, Mohali celebrated ‘Earth Day’ virtually with great optimism, a much-needed sentiment in a world ravaged by both climate change and the pandemic and did their bit. The students were made aware the theme of Earth Day 2021 i.e., "Restore Our Earth". Students were explained the importance to focus on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. As part of the Earth Day Celebration, a plantation activity was held in which students planted saplings which helped them develop an understanding of what it means to care for our environment and our planet. The tiny tots of Nursery also enjoyed doing germination activity as a part of the celebration. The students vowed to become the torch bearers of saving ‘Mother Earth’ and resolved to celebrate each day as ‘Earth Day’.

The students of DPS Mohali and DPS STS Dhaka met each other virtually on Saturday,Apr 3,2021 and got a chance to discuss their concerns about the global issue of water scarcity in the world. They researched water availability on Earth and discussed methods that can be used to purify and conserve this critical resource. They also urged each other to assess how much water they and their families typically use and think about reducing their water usage. Finally, they explored different techniques being employed for water management around the world, including the use of dams to create reservoirs. Apart from putting forward their concerns, both schools' students also gave presentations about the diversity of languages and dialects' reality. It was visible that it is not the numerical strength of the speakers of a critical language. The necessary fact is that it’s the language which facilitates multiple forms of human cooperation. The students learned about the assimilation of one language into the other and shared the nature of linguistic diversity observed in India and Bangladesh.The meeting ended with a valuable question-answer round which helped them understand the topics thoroughly.

To take a break from the mundane routine and to make the children live the glory of cartoon characters & community helpers, the primary wing of Delhi Public School, Mohali showcased virtual shows on ‘ Super Heroes of Our Community’ and ‘ Toon World’ Cartoons being the lifeline of children, they lived each and every character with great zeal. They were bubbling with immense excitement for this. They went an extra mile to look like the character they were playing. Their costumes and props added sparkle to the whole show. Characters like Doremon, Barbie, Moana, Optimus Prime,Chota Bheem, Elza ,Anna,Tarzan to name a few were all there and took everyone to the glorious world of cartoons. The show on the community helpers was a perfect tribute to the Super heroes of our community. The tiny tots played the role of helpers like Policeman, fireman, teacher, doctor etc with great interest. Their enthusiasm was exuberant.

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Amidst the chaos, one can find an oasis and amidst the pandemic a ‘Virtual Tour’ can be a great relief from the mundane life. So the little ones of Delhi Public School, Mohali went for a virtual exploration to their much loved , their own school ‘Delhi Public School Mohali'. The kids set off for the tour with the hand sanitizers, masks , party tiffins, sunglasses, school bags all in place…. The kids relived their school memories through this tour. Excitement and happiness was quite visible on their faces. The kids shouted with joy throughout the tour be it games arena, pool area, play zone, activity room, library, sports room, or their own classrooms. Kids had been missing their school for such a long time and this tour proved to be so wonderful. They were longing to get back to school and their memories were refreshed.

Billions of children are currently unable to attend school because of COVID-19 but learning cannot stop.This pandemic has revealed how deeply interconnected learning and innovation is. Keeping this in mind,students of Delhi Public School, Mohali, showcased their talent in an exclusive Virtual Class Show. The show was organised to showcase how important it is for young people to adapt with the new ways of learning and to cultivate a spirit of exploration in these unprecedented times. The ‘Virtual Talent Show’ gave the students an opportunity to showcase their singing talent and culinary skills. They also amazed parents and distinguished guests with some amazing tricks of Science and Mathematics. Despite being confined to their homes, this initiative taught that students, parents and teachers throughout the world can still engage in learning adventures together. Parents were proud and thrilled to see the initiative taken by the school which fed the curiosity of home-bound students, who are the future stewards of our country.

As the need of the hour, we are trying to educate our children about ‘Good Touch’ and ‘Bad Touch’. In Keeping with this Delhi Public School, Mohali organised a virtual session on the same. The children were sensitised about the good touch and the bad touch in a very child friendly way. Some ground rules for safety like Saying NO, running away, confiding in parents and forming their safe circle were discussed at length.

While the campus is closed now due to COVID-19, we do not want our students to miss the opportunity to showcase their talents. Technology has taken a new meaning to stay connected. The ‘WOW’ show was organised for the students of Delhi Public School Mohali. The students assembled in an invigorating virtual classroom to showcase their talents and skills. The synergy of the students was testimony of the undamped spirit and resilience of the human nature, epitomizing the theme of the show, ‘Wonder of Words’. The virtual platform was illuminated by the vigorous creativity of the students. Each one of them was very delighted to get a platform to showcase his/her talent and skill. The show drew an enthusiastic response from the students who presented their melodious songs, eloquent recitation, stand -up comedy acts and also explored their scientific and culinary skills. All the entries were compiled to create one amazing show where students performed live in front of their parents. The students won a thunderous applause from the audience for their riveting performance.

Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a while but our hearts forever and to honour them the primary wing of Delhi Public School, Mohali celebrated the ‘ Grandparents Day ’ virtually on 13th September, 2020 with great fanfare. The children exhibited their true love and gratitude for their grandparents straight from the heart by presenting an action song. Their dance performance left everyone spellbound. This was followed by sharing the candid moments of the children with their grandparents. It left everyone nostalgic and overwhelmed with emotions. The virtual show culminated with the card making activity for the loving grandparents for their infinite love and wisdom.

Global Tiger Day or International Tiger Day is observed on July 29, every year to raise awareness about the declining population of the wild cats and making efforts to conserve them. To make kids aware an interactive session was organised for the young Dipsites. The tiny tots pledged to do their bit to save tigers from going silent forever. They enjoyed doing Slogan Writing and Mask Making Activity in their virtual class.

Independence Day celebrations at school often mean a melange of patriotic activities which creates an atmosphere of national pride throughout the premises of the school.But this year, Covid-19 has shut schools indefinitely and added a twist to the 74th Independence Day celebrations. DPS Mohali decided to take the digital route to celebrate the day with the same fervour. The school organised a virtual Independence Day celebration on August 15 and invited all the students and their parents for the commemoration that was streamed live. The event featured a relay of the flag hoisting ceremony within the school premises in the presence of a very limited gathering. The ceremony took place amidst the rendition of the National Anthem. To mark the celebrations, a virtual assemblage of events took place ranging from speeches, patriotic songs to dances, all done online. Everyone was caught up in the spirit of patriotism and celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm. Whether pandemic-induced lockdown or not, Independence Day was celebrated, the ‘new normal’ way with patratriotism taking a digital expression.

DPS Mohali celebrated Janamashtami during a special online class. Children watched a short movie based on the life of Lord Krishna and took part in various activities like matki decoration and crown decoration. Students also dressed up as Radha and Krishna and gave dance performances.

Father's Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, parental bonds and the role of fathers in shaping the lives of their children. DPS Mohali celebrated the day in their own special way. The spirits of young dipsites were not dampened during these unprecedented times ,they celebrated Father's Day with great fervour and zeal which depicted their unending love and gratitude for their fathers. The kids made cards, badges, trophies for #1dads. They also prepared a dance number to tap their feet with their fathers. Fathers truly felt special with these wonderful gestures.

Celebrated across the world on July 28, World Nature Conservation Day is yet another day that reminds us of the importance of nature in our lives and why we need to conserve it. The day gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about the conservation of Nature and encourage sustainability. To mark this day the budding artist of DPS Mohali pledged to protect, conserve and sustainably manage our natural resources through a creative Poster Making Activity.

To commemorate the sacrifices of our brave hearts Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated nationwide on 26th July every year.To salute and pay homage to martyrs, Poster Making Activity was organised for the students of DPS Mohali.Even these novel circumstances did not deter the young ones to honour the heroes who lost their lives in war.

To mark the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, National Sports Day was celebrated at DPS Mohali wherein various activities like Poster Making,Class Discussion and Quiz were organised for the students. The children also spoke about their inspiration Major Dhyanchand and importance of sports in one's life

The Covid-19 lockdown has brought the world to a standstill. Celebrations of almost every kind have been put on hold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Mother’s Day. Sure, you cannot get your mom fancy gifts that you may have thought of or step out of the house, but you can always make her feel special with the gifts that have a personal touch. Keeping this in mind, Delhi Public School Mohali came up with quarantine special Mother’s Day activities which encouraged children to do something for their mothers as a token of their love. Despite being stuck at home during this lockdown, the day was celebrated with great enthusiasm to make mothers feel special. Everyone shares a different bond with their mother so the celebrations varied from home to home . Some children made greeting cards for their moms, while others cooked up a storm in the kitchen to serve their moms, a delicious cake. Few also made a collage out of all the pictures of their moms and took them on a walk down the memory lane. This way, they pampered their mothers and displayed their love for their loving moms on the occasion of Mothers’ day.

DPS Mohali understands that extraordinary circumstances need extraordinary measures. Being the first school in Mohali to start online classes, the school has carefully planned a study package of two hours that students have to sit through daily, divided over several subjects. A routine has been drawn up. The students have been given links, which they use to log on to the virtual classroom. Apart from online teaching via a video-call app, teachers are also sharing chapter-wise assignments of different subjects. Hence, this way ,the students can look forward to being connected virtually .The online sessions began from April 1 and all the students seem glad to be back in class. Other than academics, the students are also engaged in several art activities to keep stress at bay in these tough times. The school has received an overwhelming response from students and parents who look forward each day to new initiatives taken up by the school.

The reduced fee structure for the first and second quarter of session 2020-21 will be charged for the third quarter also because of the Corona Pandemic. It is reflected under fee structure as conveyed earlier. All pending dues are reflected in the Individual payment gateway.

The 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was celebrated with great exuberance at Delhi Public School, Mohali. A special assembly was conducted by students of to mark the occasion. The Students came dressed in traditional Sikh attire and the assembly commenced with a prayer followed by a demonstration of the customary ‘Prabhat Pheri’. Students also recited Gurbanis and the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji were shared with the students. The children were urged to follow the path of universal brotherhood and peace to promote national integration and communal harmony.

“The greatest significance of Diwali is to light up new, bright and colourful dreams, fresh hopes and undiscovered ways.” The exhilaration and celebratory spirit that Diwali brings is unmatchable. To add to the festive fervour, students of Delhi Public School , Mohali presented a special assembly on Diwali on Tuesday, Oct 21. The students presented a short skit in which they emphasized that usage of crackers has become a major problem as it adds to pollution level and causes harm to animals. They highlighted on the importance of saying ‘No to Crackers’ and urged children to be sensitive to the environment by celebrating a clean and cracker free Diwali. The assembly came to a close with a traditional Diwali Dance. The dance performed in colourful costumes and foot tapping music highlighted the festivity and good cheer of the festival.

To enhance the confidence and oratorical skill of the students, Delhi Public School Mohali organised an English Story Telling Competition for the students of Primary wing on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Students used their imagination to create moral based stories on topics such as honesty, loyalty and truthfulness. These young story tellers used a variety of props to make their stories interesting and expressive. Each story concluded with moral highlighting different values of life. The students’ enthusiasm and passion observed in the competitions was praiseworthy.

DPS Mohali conducted an interactive session for teachers on ‘ How to develop leadership qualities amongst children’ on Saturday, October 19,2019. Mr. Yogesh Sharma a renowned motivational speaker who has an experience of over two decades in IT industry and has changed the lives of more than 6700 employees in various organizations was the resource person for the same. The fact that the actions, beliefs and experiences play a pivotal role in the personality development of a person was discussed at length. Emphasis was laid on various learning styles for children and how positive reinforcement can help the children boost their self esteem. Teachers being the major influencing factor in child’s life can encourage children to develop leadership qualities and can also inculcate out of box thinking. This session certainly succeeded in changing the perspective towards positive thinking.

Amidst much fanfare, the evening sports academy at DPS Mohali was launched by Cricketer Prashant Chopra. The academy which offers Cricket, Lawn Tennis and Football by expert coaches is open to students of other schools as well. While interacting with young players, Prashant Chopra, who plays for Rajasthan Royals Team, motivated them to play with full sincerity and dedication.

Delhi Public School, Mohali buzzed with action as students and teachers celebrated Earth Day with a week- long energised eco-activities .Class wise assemblies and talks were held to spread the message of saving the planet. Children pledged to become trustees of the earth and save its resources for the future generations. They also wrote message and slogans on themes ‘Save paper, Save trees’ and ‘Reduce- Recycle -Reuse’ which were later displayed in the form of a collage. The tiny tots of Pre-Nursery did their bit by participating in a plantation drive organised for all classes. The highlight of the celebration was a Poster Making Competition organised for the entire school where-in students and parents participated collectively .It was indeed overwhelming to see the parents’ enthusiastic participation in the competition which aimed at demonstrating support for environmental protection. Commenting on the event, the Dy.Director Mrs Reema Dewan, said that it was an attempt towards the families coming together and jointly pledging to save the planet.

Mother’s day Celebrations kick started at Delhi Public School Mohali today amidst great fervor and joy. The celebrations which will span over a week will see children putting up shows for their mothers in their own unique manner. On the first day, the children of Class Nursery came up with a presentation to convey their thanks to their moms for their unconditional love. To make the celebrations even more special, both moms and dads were invited and several fun filled activities and games were organized for them. The highlight of the event was the melodious rendition of the song, ‘I love you’ Mommy’ which left everyone emotional. Later the children presented specially handcrafted crowns for their mothers as take away favors. Mrs. Reema Dewan , Deputy Director wished the mothers on their special day. She said that occasions like these are great opportunities for the parents and children to collectively participate in celebrations thereby strengthening family bonding.

Delhi Public school Mohali echoed with Friendship Day Celebrations as the entire school plunged into several activities organised for the students. The day began with a special assembly wherein children came up with beautiful messages dedicated to their friends. They also shared why their friends were special for them. Later during the day children participated in activities such as Card Making and Poetry Recitation. To further reinforce the day’s theme, a special story telling session was held where the children learnt about the legendary friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama. A related craft activity followed the session. The Dy.Director, Mrs.Reema Dewan wished everyone on the occasion. Commenting on the celebrations, she said that considering the valuable role friends play in our life, it is important to have a day dedicated to friends and friendships.

Students and staff of Delhi Public School Mohali, celebrated International Family Day on May 15. The day was packed with several activities and interactive sessions organized for the children highlighting the importance of strengthening family units. Children made beautiful cards expressing the love they had for their families. They came up with some very special facts as to why their family was special. Movies and Power Point Presentations on family bonding further reinforced the theme of the day. Commenting on the occasion, Mrs. Reema Dewan , Deputy Director, said that International Family Day is observed globally to celebrate the significance of families, people, societies and cultures around the world. She added that celebrating such days in schools highlights the role of family as an educative and socio-cultural agency.

Independence Day was celebrated at DPS Mohali with great enthusiasm and pride. The tricolor was reverently unfurled with the National Anthem playing in the background .The entire school wore a saffron and green attire with beautiful handcrafted decorations made by the students. A special assembly was also held on the occasion. Children presented a captivating ballet to salute the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. The melodious rendition of some inspiring patriotic songs by the school choir was the highlight of the show. The entire celebration was dedicated to our National Hero, Late Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. The Dy.Director, Mrs.Reema Dewan wished everyone on the 69th Independence Day of our country .While interacting with the children she motivated them to value the freedom that we enjoy in today’s time.

Come summer, camps gather eager participants who wish to explore, innovate and create. To ensure that the much awaited summer break is relaxing yet constructively utilized, DPS Mohali has organised ‘Smart Shrubs’ a 3 week long summer camp in the school. The first of its kind in the city, Smart Shrubs offers a wide range of carefully selected activities for the young campers aged 3 to 8 years. The popularity of the camp is very much evident from the overwhelming response of children eager to avail the rich experience the camp offers. A balance mix of fun & learning, each day involves a selection of activities ranging from Poise & Personality Development to Art and Craft, from Simple Science experiments to Exciting Recipes, Music, Dance and much more. The parents have been highly appreciative of the camp. They feel what better way for children to unwind and have fun in a safe environment besides being constructively occupied at Smart Shrubs Summer Camp 2015. The Deputy Director, Mrs.Reema Dewan said that such camps help build self-confidence and social skills in children. She added that the sessions provided in the summer camp are based on the learning skills and objectives of the primary school curriculum.