REPORT ON SWIMMING COMPETITION
I felt extremely happy after I had won the first prize in a swimming competition organized by Bangur Swimming Complex. When I went there in the morning, I was very much excited. There are two pools (small pool for kids, big pool for rest of the people). Total area is well decorated. Many people had assembled. There were many contestants but that did not deter me from reaching my goal. I was not nervous as I had already grabbed the ‘SWIMMER ‘ certificate to face district or state level championship. I had participated in two events – back stroke and free style and I had won Gold medals in both styles. My parents, rest of the family members and teachers are all happy. I believe this is just the beginning..!
-Madhushree Chattyopadhya, Grade IV D, DPS North Kolkata
Report on shooting Competition
I was overjoyed when finally I was declared the runners up in U-17 Air pistol category in West Bengal State Shooting Competition, 2019 held between 13th– 15th September, 2019 at B.G Mallik Rifle Shooting Range, Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal. Intially I was little apprehensive of participating in this competition but with the encouragement of Ayan Sir(Sports Department- DPS North Kolkata) ,I got motivated to take part and represent my school. I take this opportunity to thank my school and my well wishers without whose support my success would have been impossible.
Nishan Kar, Class X, DPS, North Kolkata
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. With the noble and unique mission to instill a passion for reading and enhance creative imagination , DPS North Kolkata observed reading week between 9th– 13th September, 2019. A plethora of activities was held to celebrate the joy of reading in the school campus. The school’s soft boards were adorned with the outstanding and popular works of acclaimed writers of English and Bengali literature. Children irrespective of their grade in which they study participated in the event with zeal and fervor. They read the book assigned for their grade and prepared story charts to show the plot development, researched about the author and even designed book covers. Detailed and constructive discussions centering on the aspects of the story and the authors were done at length. It was great to find young children from the junior classes reading Roald Dahl, Robert Southey, Narayan Gangopadhaya, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens with such energy and passion. The corridors of DPS were buzzing with discussions about the famous characters and their creators. The outcome of these planned activities was enriching as it encouraged the children to become avid readers and catered to the holistic development of the children. The reading week at DPS, North Kolkata was one of our many little ways to broaden a child’s world.
Receiving a prize from Saroj Khan
The event occurred in March 2018. It was a inter school competition hosted by Gurukul. I danced to the tune of some popular Hindi songs. It was a western dance competition.
The event took place at Kolkata. Saroj Khan was the leading judge. I got a first prize in the competition and a certificate for doing well. Saroj Khan handed over the certificate to me. It was a wonderful experience for me, I shall never forget the moment when the result was announced and I was selected as the winner.
I want to participate in such events in future as well. I feel lucky to be a part of this. I am searching for future opportunities. It was a lifetime experience to receive a prize from the legend Saroj Khan herself. I try my best for more such achievements in my life. I love dancing and I will perform whenever I get to know about such events in future.
Name: Shalmi Dutta
Class:IV Sec: K
WORLD PEACE DAY
On 20th September, 2019, Sayontika Sengupta and I from D.P.S. North Kolkata went to attend a sculpture workshop at Indus Valley World School. Apart from our school, many renowned schools of Kolkata more were present to be a part of this event. A famous Sculptor was also present to mentor us. It was an enriching experience as several techniques were presented and taught to us which helped us to know more about this art. As the event was organized to commemorate’ World Peace Day’. We made a book under a derby hat with leaves fallen upon them out of Natural Clay. Peace was the name of the book. Through the sculpture we depicted two meanings.Leaves fallen on the derby hat and the book symbolizing nature, preaching the importance of peace and harmony. Reading a book is like taking a trip down the memory lane and the derby hat with leaves tells about that one person who with a book had helped to spread the ideas of peace far and wide. Our ideas and work received tremendous appreciation from everyone present. It was indeed a fulfilling experience and I am grateful to my school for giving me an opportunity to be a part of such an interesting event
–Ritika Ghosh, DPS North Kolkata
INTRA CLUB RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT
I have been learning chess for the last 8 months and have participated in my first tournament last month in August. The date of the competition was August 25th and it was an INTRA CLUB RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT.
The tournament had 6 rounds and each player had to play all rounds. I became 4th in my category although I didn’t get a chance to win any game.
I am just a learner of chess belonging to the beginner category. It is not about winning or losing but participating in many games so that I can learn the game. I like chess and hopefully after 2 / 3 years I can become a good chess player.
A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY
Birthday parties are always fun. I always enjoy attending birthday parties especially of my friends’.
I love the balloons, cakes, party poppers and everything else about birthdays. The most memorable birthday party that I had attended was of my best friend’s. Her birthday is in the month of January and we always celebrate it with all the fun. We enjoy a lot of games and activities. The last time we had a most photogenic child contest and I was selected as the winner.
We had great fun and I would like to have the same kind of party on my birthday.
I am very excited to write about my experience of participating in a dance competition which was held in our locality.
There were many boys and girls who had come to participate in the competition. I was feeling nervous in the beginning because they performed really well. My mother was there to support me. She told me to give it my best. When I was on the stage, I felt confident and I was not nervous anymore. I did my best and it was such a great surprise for me when the anchor announced my name as the winner.
I felt very happy and my mother was very proud to see me receiving the prize. That is an unforgettable moment of my life.
Class: 4 sec: E
PCRA – DRAWING COMPETITION
I am very grateful to PCRA which had organised a drawing competition on 14th August, 2019.It was abeautiful and an Eco-friendly step towards conservingnature. PCRA is an organisation which is one of the Indian Organisations to have taken a step towards oil conservation. Initially, I was bit sceptical about what I should draw as the concept was new to me. But I took up the challenge and took the plunge. I realized that it would not just be a piece of art but it should convey a very important message to save our mother earth. Natural resources are very important to us and it is imperative that we preserve them and use them judiciously in our daily life. The task was difficult as simple and abstract ideas were given and I had to give shape to an idea which would disseminate the message of conserving nature for the betterment of humanity. When the result was announced and I came to know that I was the winner, I felt on top of the world. It was a matter of pride as I could bring glory to the school and also Iam successful in conveying my idea. I want to thank our art teachers who gave me an opportunity to represent my school and be a part of this event. The beautiful recollections of winning a competition of such stature would be carved in my memory forever.
Roll no- 38
TABLE TENNIS SUMMER CAMP 2019
In YMCA Chowringhee, TABLE TENNIS SUMMER CAMP 2019 was arranged in 2nd June 2019. We had to report at 8 o’clock in the morning. All of us including our Secretary Subrata Sir were very excited for the tournament. It started at 10 o’ clock in the morning. The player count was 7. We got the privilege to perform at the beginning with my batch mates Tanysta, Rajdeep, shoka and Srestha. There was a situation at the end when we had a tie between me, Rajdeep and Shoka. Our secretary Subrata sir suggested to take my game point since that was the highest. After the final phase Tiyasha took the first position and I became the runner up. But we had a really great time the entire day.
Hindi Poem Recitation Competition
My happiness knew no bounds when I got to know that I had got the opportunity to represent my school in Interschool Hindi Poem recitation Competition to be held in DPS, Ruby Park, Kolkataon 24th August, 2019. My teachers, Narayani Ma’am and Asha Ma’am not only accompanied me to the venue but they had been a constant pillar of support for me. Though initially I had butterflies running in my stomach as many acclaimed schools were participating but finally I managed to overcome my fear and gave my best performance. The speech was just perfect with the right voice modulation and correct pronunciation. Everyone present in the auditorium was spellbound by the performance and gave a huge round of applause. I was overwhelmed with joy when I received the news that I secured the third position. It was a moment of pride and glory for me and my teachersas I had beaten 16 participants representing several esteemed educational institutions of Kolkata. I was awarded a big shield and a certificate by Vivek Sir. Everyone including the other participants appreciated my performance. For me, I had never expected such an outcome as my mother tongue is Bengali and Hindi is not my forte. But definitely such an accomplishment has boosted my confidence and has motivated me to earn more laurels for my school. Looking forward to participate in more such interesting events and thank you DPS North Kolkata, my school, for giving me this exposure where I got to exhibit my talent and prove myself.
Class VIII B
Photography Competition at Princep Ghat
I was on cloud nine when our CCA coordinator ma’am informed me that I would be the part of the team that would participate in the Annual Exercise. Byte Photography Contest organized by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. I got up early on the day of the event on 20th July 2019 as the intense excitement didn’t allow me to sleep. My father accompanied me to the venue where several other esteemed schools of Kolkata had already assembled to be the part of this mega event. Mouliparna Ma’am and Indranil Das were also part of our team. The event initiated with a group photo session followed by the announcement of the theme. I was in the class VIII category and our theme was nature. It was a unique learning experience for all of us as not only we clicked some superb and captivating shots but we also gained knowledge about different photographic techniques from other teams. The event concluded with the distribution of prizes and some mouth watering refreshment provided to us by the organisers. This experience would indeed be etched in our memories for ever.
Class VIII B
FIT INDIA MOVEMENT
“Fitness has always been an integral part of our culture.”
– Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India movement’ on 29.08.19 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi at 10 am. This initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards healthier future. He launched this nation-wide campaign to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.
Delhi Public School North Kolkata came forward and took an initiative to encourage the young minds by showing them the live telecast of this movement.
The launch was attended by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and National Sports Awards 2019 winners among others. The colourful ceremony included a presentation of India’s indigenous martial art forms and sports. Mr. Kiran Rijiju expressed his gratitude for the movement being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand. The winners of national sports awards were congratulated for their achievements.
On the launch of the programme, PM Modi launched a “Fitness Logo”. Additionally, he will launch a “Fitness Pledge” that reads, “I promise to myself that I will devote time for physical activity and sports every day and I will encourage my family members and neighbours to be physically fit and make India a fit nation.”
Fitness is not just a movement in India; globally it is being taken seriously. Lifestyle disorders are on the rise. We can ensure we don’t get these just by being fitness-conscious. Our health and well-being are in our own control. Fit India Movement is aimed at encouraging people to give priority to sports and fitness in their day-to-day lives.
Soumi Sarkar and Mouli Paul
(DPS North Kolkata)