Annual fiesta- Veracity 2019

Annual fiesta- Veracity 2019
Delhi Public School North Kolkata celebrated its Annual Day – 2019 titled Veracity 2019 with vibrancy and life being propelled into magnificent and reverberating celebrations at Science City auditorium on 7th and 8thof January.The two day spectacular programme commenced with the auspicious ceremonial lamp lighting by the distinguished assembly of guests. Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, the honourable Governor of West Bengal was the chief guest for the show and felicitated the CBSE board toppers. He was in all praise for the remarkable achievements of the school and congratulated the management, Principal, teachers and students for theircommendable performances and the significant progressmade by the institution in a span of just 5 years. He reiterated that the students have smartly carved a niche for themselves.He added that students should not only be imparted excellent education but also be given great scruple and values so that they can effectively serve their nation.
The Principal, Ms. Sujata Chatterjee welcomed the gathering and presented the school report accentuating the progress of the school throughout the year. The honourable members of the school management, President Board of Trustees, Principal-Delhi Public School North Kolkata felicitated the young achievers of the session 2018-2019 with prizes and certificates. It was followed by the cultural program Veracity, 2019 where students enthralled the audience with scintillating performances in dance and music. The programme was an amalgamation of various hues. Theme based dances both Western and Folk dances captivated the guests. The props and costumes added colour to the festive occasion with the synchronized dance movement to the foot tapping music. The Vote of thanks was proposed by the Principal and the programme culminated with the National Anthem.

6th Sikki Inter School and Senior Karate Championship 2020

Priyasha Bhattacharjee
Class IV Section D
On 12th of January 2020, which happens to be Swami Vivekananda’s birthday I participated in the 6th Sikki Inter School and Senior Karate Championship 2020. It was held at Nainan Bandhav Samity at Baranagar. I had participated in 10 years Girls Kata and -30 kg Kumite for Girls. I have won the Gold medal in Kata and the Bronze medal in Kumite. This is my first Gold medal. The day was very tiresome but after winning the medals I felt rejuvenated. For the next year I am targeting Gold in both the events.

1. Event: Girls Kata 10 years
Position: 1st
Medal: Gold

2. Event: -30 Kg Kumite for Girls
Position: 3rd
Medal: Bronze

State Championship

Subhanan Ghosh
Class IV Section F
I got this trophy and certificate for securing 3rd position in a tournament. I play table tennis. The tournament was held in Belgharia Azad Hind School of table tennis. I learn Table Tennis under the supervision of National coach Avijit Roy Chowdhury in Kishor Mahal Dum Dum. The tournament was held on 11th an 12th of January 2020.

Apart from this I had also won 2nd place in a tournament held in Bonhoogly Avijan Sangha Club held on 22nd Sep 2019.

I have been receiving the training for last 2 years and played multiple tournaments including State Championship.

Sreevats Bhagat

Hi everyone!! I am Sreevats Bhagat from class IV, sec I. Cricket is my passion. I have been learning cricket from the past one year. I am associated with the ‘Paik Para Sporting Club’. In the month of May our club arranged for a cricket tournament. I was eagerly waiting to participate in that tournament. I got selected as the captain of my team. I was so delighted to receive the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy. It was one of my best memorable moments in life. My parents were very proud. And I am proud to be a part of the team and the institution.

Regent Super Kings”.

Ayush Nandey
Class IV Sec F
I had won the best batsman trophy in the cricket tournament held in our residential complex.
There was total 8 teams with seven players in each team. My team name was “Regent Super Kings”. I won the best batsman trophy by scoring 82 runs in the semifinals.
Though our team lost in the final but still I received the trophy.
It was a very good tournament for me. I gained a lot of experience from the matches that I had played.

Abacus Fun

Arush Choudhury
Class IV Sec E
Abacus Fun
I have recently won the 2nd prize in SIP Abacus contest and qualified for 3rd level.
It was a great experience. I have been learning abacus for the last few years and it is a great experience.
I would like to qualify for the next levels successfully.

MY DREAM TO BE A SWIMMER

Jagyosenee Paul
Class 4 Sec F
Swimming has been my favourite pastime since the last three years. I have learnt swimming in Bangur Swimming Complex. A swimming competition had taken place in that club in which I had participated. I have taken the first position in that swimming competition.
Getting the gold medal has made my parents and my teachers very proud of me.
It has been an extremely encouraging experience. My aim is to become one of the best swimmers of the country one day.

KARATE FEDERATION CUP

Madhusree Chatterjee
Class 4D

The 18th All India Inter School & Senior Karate Championship FEDERATION CUP 2019 was held at DPS, Siliguri from 14th to 15th December. I feel myself lucky to get a chance to participate in such a prestigious competition. There were many participants coming from different places of India. I was excited but didn’t get nervous. After a few hours I got the opportunity to perform and snatched the 2nd position .It was a remarkable moment for me to receive the Silver medal from Mr. Premjit.
I look forward to win more prizes in future so that I can make my family members, friends and teachers proud of me.

HUDDLE RACE

I am Chanchal Agarwal from class IV C, got a certificate and a medal for race this year. I had participated in the huddle race. It was held in salt lake. The judge was Mr. Saroj Kanjilal. There were 5 participants. Few were from other schools as well. I tried my best to win the race. When the judges were about to announce the names of the winners I was very nervous. And when I finally got to know that I have won the prize, my heart filled with excitement! My peers and parents were really proud of me.

Chanchal Agarwal
IV C

drawing in t2

Anvita Sarkar
Class 4 section G
I have been learning how to draw for quite a long time. Last month I had participated in a drawing competition which was held by the institution where I had learnt how to draw.
I came first in the competition. The most exciting part was that my name was published in T2 which is the supplementary of The Telegraph. It has been a very proud moment for me my mother and my teacher as well. I hope I get more such opportunities to make them proud.

UCMAS- IG AND STATE LEVEL

UCMAS- IG AND STATE LEVEL
RupayanSaha
Class 4 sec E

My name is RupayanSaha and I am a student of class 4. Apart from my studies, I associate myself with different activities and hobbies among which I feel the most interested in Abacus.

My acquaintance with abacus started in April 2016 , when I had taken admission in UCMAS academy in Sodepur. UCMAS is an internationally based academy and different students from different parts of the world participate in competitions organised by UCMAS. There are generally two types of competitions organised by UCMAS- IG and State level and I have taken part in both of them of which the exams for IG are held in the centre itself and the state level was held in St.Xaviers’s college at first, at kakurganchi the next two times and at Nicco Park this year. In the state level, one has to do mental calculation of 200 sums within 8 minutes. I have bagged distinction in IG for 3 times and acertificate for mental and abacus the other time.

Apart from this, there are exams for 8 different levels in within the span of 4 to 6 months difference. I have already crossed 7 levels and have meanwhile appeared for the 8th level in November. I have received 3 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal in these level exams. Along with this a star of the class badge for my good performance in the class. With the passing of this level, my course due abacus will be fulfilled and I will be called a graduate in abacus.

FUSION DANCE AND COUPLE DANCE

FUSION DANCE AND COUPLE DANCE

Hi everyone!! I am Janvi Mahato from class IV C, got the certificate of appreciation this year. I was absolutely overwhelmed to receive the certificate and my parents and friends were proud. It was held in Dunlop. The judges were Vivek Prasad and Prince Kumar. I performed in the categories of Fusion Dance and couple dance. There were 20 participants. When the judges announced the name it gave me goose bumps in joy and excitement!! It was a wonderful experience for me.

Janvi Mahato
IV C

5TH INTERNATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

5TH INTERNATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Hello everyone!! This is Anksh Das from class IV. Karate is a sport I am passionate about. I learn karate from Patipukur Swami Sangha. There are two types of martial arts- Kata and Kumite. I have won 3 gold medals and 4 bronze medals in different karate championship competitions. I received the first gold medal when I was white belt. I was astonished to see the gold medal first time in my life. From that day I sat for all the exams and achieved brown belt.I got double promotion from purple bglt to brown belt. Few days after I had received the brown belt, I participated in the 5th International Karate Championship at Netaji Indoor stadium on 26th July. Early morning I went there for the event. There were people from different countries to showcase their performance. I won two bronze medals there. I aspire to receive the black belt now which is a great responsibility. I would like to attend more competitions and prosper.

Anksh Das
IV

Karate Championship

Riddhiraj Mukherjee
Class 4 section F
Karate Championship

I have won a Gold Medal in the 5th SIKKI Inter School and Senior Karate Championship 2019 organised by SEISHINKAI INDIAN KARATE-DO & KICK BOXING INSTITUTE held on 20th January, 2019 at Nainan Bandhab Samity, 4 Sashi Bhushan Basak Lane, Kolkata-700036.
It was a great achievement for me to win the Gold medal in Kata Demonstrations.
I hope to improve myself and win in more such events in future. It has been a thrilling experience and I will try my best to participate in more such programmes.

Swimming competition

Saanvi Ranu
Class- IV Sec- G
Swimming competition

This swimming competition was held at 17 Pally Nagarik Samity Belgharia on 29th September 2019 where I successfully completed the event and secured the 1st place.
I have learnt swimming in Dr. Prasanta Roy swimming training centre for the last few years. It has been my hobby since then. I have been waiting for such an opportunity and finally I got a chance to prove myself.
I am still trying my best to improve myself and I hope that I will become an excellent swimmer in future.

Swimming Football and more

Mehul Mondal
Class IV Sec E
Swimming Football and more
On 1.11.2019 I had gone to Delhi Public School Howrah to participate in a swimming competition. I had also participated in a football match called Foot-o-Magic and another competition called Hit-the-Target.
I was an excellent day for me. I felt very excited. Students from many other schools had also come to participate in the competition. I got the second prize in the swimming competition and I got the third price in the football match for scoring 3 goals and I also got the third prize in the Hit-the-Target competition.
It was a very good day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would be very happy to participate in more of such events.

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Sky full of fireworks, mouth full of sweets…
No home task and only fun, come on let’s do it!!
Diwali is a festival of lights, rejoice, wealth and prosperity. This Hindu festival is held in honor of Lakshmi and Ganesha, the god and goddess of wealth in the month of October or November with the lighting of lamps in homes and temples.
To celebrate this sacred festival, all the students of Nursery and Upper Nursery from the Pre-primary section of Delhi Public School, North Kolkata have gathered and wished for the happiness and prosperity for everyone. The young little munchkins from Nursery started their day by coloring crackers!! Their glistering faces were full of excitement, joy and thrill!! It followed by two more activities of making ‘Rangoli’ with flowers and decorating Diyas. The Upper Nursery champs spent their day by making Lanterns, Rangoli and also decorating Charts for Diwali. The endeavors of the students were mesmerizing!! The tiny faces sparkled in joy as they wished each other a very joyous and prosperous Diwali!!
Soumi Sarkar
Assistant Teacher

Swimming competition

Saanvi Ranu
Class- IV Sec- G
Swimming competition

This swimming competition was held at 17 Pally Nagarik Samity Belgharia on 29th September 2019 where I successfully completed the event and secured the 1st place.
I have learnt swimming in Dr. Prasanta Roy swimming training centre for the last few years. It has been my hobby since then. I have been waiting for such an opportunity and finally I got a chance to prove myself.
I am still trying my best to improve myself and I hope that I will become an excellent swimmer in future.

Yoga competition

Antarjita Mondal

Class 4 Section G
Yoga competition

A yoga competition was held on 16th December, 2018 Sunday at Bongaon. I had participated in it as I have been learning yoga for quite some time. On my way back home my teacher called me and told that I have won 2nd prize at district level. I was very happy because I was promoted to the next level.

Table-Tennis Championship

Table-Tennis Championship
I have been playing table tennis for more than a year now. I have learned to play it in Bhadrakali Athletic Club.
Our club had organised a table tennis championship game on 20th September 2019. I had participated in it though I was very nervous to participate. It was the East Calcutta District Championship organised by East Calcutta District Sports Council. Players from many other clubs had participated in it. I had played against a participant who was from Dinabandhu Club. He was quite good at playing the game. After a few rounds I was able to beat him. I was given the winner’s trophy along with a certificate.
It was a very proud moment for me. My aim is to become an excellent player in future and I hope to get more such opportunities in future.

Ishan Kumar Rai
Class IV Sec A

Our tribute to Sardar Patel on his Birth anniversary

Our tribute to Sardar Patel on his Birth anniversary .

‘There is something unique in this soil,
Which despite many obstacles,
Has always remained,
The abode of great souls.’
– Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
One such great soul was Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who with his far-sighted vision and great oratory skills was able to reconcile the 550 princely states of India which gained him the sobriquet, ‘Iron Man of India’. Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875,in Nadiad village of Bombay Presidency to Jhaverbhai Patel and Ladbai, who never knew that their son would grow up to become such a great visionary. Patel has served as the first deputy prime minister of India, and also as the Home minister during political integration of India and during the Indo-Pak War of 1947. He was a great disciple of Mahatma Gandhi and has always headed the nation towards self rule. He led the Satyagraha of Bardoli in 1928 which resulted in great success to make the British believe that their ‘Divide and Rule’ strategy had been overruled by Indians. His contribution to Indian freedom has been unmatched and unparalleled. His moniker ‘Unifier of India’ is evident of his contribution and vigour that he devoted to make his country free from the bondage of the British.
Our reputed school held an essay writing competition for classes V to IX on the National Unity Day. We had to write on one of the five topics, each describing Patel’s vital role in history of Indian independence. We wrote our essays during the one hour long Class Teacher’s Period at 11 am. Before that, we took a pledge, resolving to lead our nation into an abyss of perpetual prosperity and exhilaration, which was read out by our class teacher. We had been instructed to bring A4 sheets to write our essay on. It was compulsory for all students to participate to help teachers bring out the creative essayists in all of us. A day before the competition, our English teacher elucidated to us through a Power point presentation, on Patel and his numerous contributions to our country. This set the stage for us to know that the soil on which we are born has given birth to such charismatic, dynamic and virtuous personalities and visionaries. After our essays were written and the number of words were counted (as we believed that exceeding the word limit could put us in a dangerous position and could mean that our hard work could go waste), we submitted the essays to our class teacher and most of the students rushed out to play out in the corridors it was lunch break.

The students wrote about Patel’s achievements, contribution, the brotherly equation he shared with Gandhi and all the information they could muster. This essay writing competition made us believe that there is a Sardar Patel and Gandhi in all of us, the wait is just of realizing this fact. Once we do so, we all can be called true citizens of India.

“Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat . He must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in his country with certain duties.”- As said by Sardar Patel is the need of the hour. All Indians should realize the duties they levy upon themselves along with the facilities and rights they enjoy, being a citizen of India.
Let us keep the Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi inside us awake and always work for the welfare of the paradise we live in, our beloved motherland, our Incredible India.

Niharika Biswas
VII A
Roll no.18
D.P.S. North Kolkata.

KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

On 20.10.19 8th ISKF Bengal State Karate Championship 2019 was held at Railway Institute hall Naihati, West Bengal.

I participated in both individual and group KATA competition and in both the categories I won gold medal.

I feel very happy and proud to win this award. In future I will try my level best to win more gold medals for my institute, school and my family.

Riddhima Mukherjee
Class IV Sec F

International Karate Championship

International Karate Championship
The 5th International Karate Championship- 2019 was held on 27thJuly 2019 in the Netaji Indoor Stadium. I consider myself fortune enough for being able to participate in it and win a bronze medal.
I was very excited to get such an opportunity. When I entered the stadium it was quite crowded. Participants from different parts of India and also from outside India had participated in it. I participated in ‘Individual Girls Kata (10 years).
I was very apprehensive before I got the medal. My parents and teachers were also very proud of me. I have now set my eyes on the gold medal for the next year.

Priyasha Bhattacharjee
Class IV Sec D

Winning a Fashion Competition

Winning a Fashion Competition
On 19th October 2019 a fashion show was held in our complex, Godrej Prakriti. Many girls and boys living in our complex participated in the show.
The show was all about how confident and fashionable we were we are and how comfortably we can carry ourselves in front of everyone.
It was the first time I walked on a ramp. The guest judge was Isha Saha who is a very popular and talented television actress. When I walked on the ramp I walked with confidence and grace and I won the first prize.
I was very happy when Isha Saha herself handed over the certificate of appreciation and the winner’s trophy to me.
Saanvi Acharya
Class IV section E

3rd prize in State Level Karate Championship 2019

I am Srijani Biswas from class IV-A DPS North Kolkata. Today I want to share my feelings when I got 3rd prize in State Level Karate Championship 2019 organized by Martial Art Institution on 8th September 2019.
I reached the venue 7 am in the morning at Dumdum Cantonment where the competition was held. After the inauguration program, out tournament had started near about 11 am. After few hours I got the opportunity to perform and I got the third position both in Kata and Fighting.
Our karate teacher instructed us to sit quietly and watch the match after that. Our teacher was really happy since I won the 3rd prize. I got the appreciation and blessings from all the instructors as well as the participants.
I was so excited and happy to receive the medal along with the memento and also glad to see my parents happy and proud.
It was a real boost for my confidence and self-esteem. Hard work and patience have never been waste as I always focus on my goal. I hope to reach my goal one day and make my nation proud.

Srijani Biswas
IV A

SWIMMING COMPETITION

SWIMMING COMPETITION

I have been going for swimming classes for the last few years and this year I got a chance to participate in an inter-club swimming competition organised by Bangur Ahoban Club.
It was a 20 metres swimming competition for boys. I was very excited to get a chance to participate in it. I secured the second position in the competition.
I felt very happy to have won the medal. I will improve my skills and will definitely secure the first position next year.

Srijay Chatterjee
Class -IV Sec- A

REPORT ON SEMINAR ATTENDED

REPORT ON SEMINAR ATTENDED
THE KHELO INDIA NATIONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT PROGRAME WAS ORGANIZED BY THE CBSE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, BHUBANESWAR ON 30th SEPTEMBER 2019 AT ASIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AND PLAYING FIELD. The PROGRAMME WAS MENTORED BY DALIA JANA AND MINAKSHI DAS. FIRST OF ALL WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK PRINCIPAL MAM FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE KHELO INDIA NATIONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT PROGRAME. THE WORKSHOP WAS VERY INTERESTING AND GAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MANY ISSUES IN REGARDS TO KHELO INDIA PROCEDURES, AS A TRAINER WHO NEEDS TO DO SOME TEST AND MEASUREMENT IN KHELO INDIA PROGRAM. IT WAS A VERY ENRICHING EXPERIENCE FOR US. BOTH SESSIONS OF THEORY AND PRACTICAL WERE DONE AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF QUESTIONS WERE DISCUSSED . SUCH TRAININGS ARE IMPERATIVE TO BRING WHOLESOME DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHILD. WE HOPE TO INCORPORATE MANY OF THEIR SUGGESTIONS IN OUR SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

My Balloon Container

My Balloon Container
Hello friends!! My name is Anant Srivastava and I am a student of class IV- A. I am going to share my experience about the balloon container I made recently. On Fridays, the first two periods are allotted for hobby club, and I am a member of the Art and Craft club. Our teacher told us to bring some balloons, 128 buttons, and gum. After blowing the balloons we covered it partly with buttons and let it dry for 3 hours. As we cut the end of the balloons slowly it released all the air and took the shape of a container. Initially I thought it would be a very hard task for me but after completing I was very pleased to see the result. The toughest time was to protect it for 3 hours. I had to hold it in hand the entire time while returning home. Dear readers, you should also try; it’s great fun!! Best of luck!!

Anant Srivastava
IV A

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Cricket is my favourite sport. I am very much fond of playing cricket. I play cricket almost on a regular basis and I often participate in cricket tournaments. This year Sreebhumi Sporting Club had organised an intra-club cricket tournament.
My teammates were very excited to participate in the tournament. We were quite confident about ourselves. It was an amazing experience playing with the opponent team. They were also brilliant players. When my turn to bat came I gave it my best. I can never forget the moment when I hit a six and everyone cheered me.
I was on cloud nine when the trophy was handed over to our team. I felt extremely proud of us. It has been a thrilling experience. I hope we get more such chances in future.

Rishant Das
Class-IV sec-K

ANNUAL INTER-SCHOOL SCIENCE QUIZ BY BITM

ANNUAL INTER-SCHOOL SCIENCE QUIZ BY BITM

Rahul Konar ( Class- IX –D), Satwata Dutta (Class- VIII)and I ,Brahma Kumar Bhattacharyya ( Class-IX-D) represented the ‘Senior group of our school in the ‘Annual Inter-School organized by BITM this year.
We were taken there from school via school’s own transport, accompanied by our very own respected Reetom Sir.
We dispersed from our school at around 12:00 P.M and reached there at 2:00P.M. Besides ReetomSir, we were also accompanied by Krishanu ( Class – VII), Mayukh( Class- VII) and Parijat ( Class-VII) , who represented the ‘Middle’ group of our school.We had to compete with ‘Loreto, Sealdah’ , Middle group. The quiz started with our school’s middle group on one side and ‘Loreto, Sealdah Middle group’ on the other side. However, unfortunately our middle group got thirty marks while Loreto students got forty marks ,thus missing the chance to win by an inch.
Then came our chance to compete with Loreto Senior group.Thecompetition was quite interesting due to the tough competition between us. At the end we got fifteen marks while they scored twenty two and a half marks. We lost but had a lot of fun in the excursion. We experienced the grandeur of the technological provisions in BITM. We had solved various problems in science. The scientific problems seemed to have become real while standing in front of the archives. Indeed, it was a, great learning experience for all of us. I am sure that next time we will study hard and bring laurels for our school.
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BRAHMA KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA
CLASS – IX SECTION- D

HEAL THE WORLD!!

HEAL THE WORLD!!

There was an incredible workshop on history hosted by one of the most prestigious educational institution of Kolkata, Indus Valley World School. Delhi Public School North Kolkata was among the many notable schools invited on this special occasion. As the world peace day, they were celebrating 20th September by consolidating all the renowned institutions of Kolkata on one platform discussing about “peace and the post war generation.”
There was a brief introduction about peace and how it is interwoven with man’s enlightenment given by the respected chancellor of Ashoka University and the indispensable monarch, Dr. Rudrangshu Mukherjee.
We were taken to a trip down the memory lane by short introductions and videos which conspicuously reminded us again about the catastrophic aftermath of a war. We were given a chance to voice our opinions and viewpoints about peace and how it should be maintained in today’s contemporary world. We were shown certain clippings and short documentaries which gave us some idea about the post war period and also the enormity of the casualties sent chills down our spine. We were advised to watch some of the notable Oscar winning films such as “the Nuremberg Judgment” etc to transform ourselves from “more learned” to “less learned” youth in the post war era. We also had an interactive session on this issue and discussed on how to begin with the grass root level to spread worldwide peace and stop vandalizing the human civilizations. The workshop concluded with the promise taken by us that we will commemorate each and every day and not just one day in the near future as “Peace Day’’ and celebrate the eternity and infinity of peace.

CHIRAG CHATTERJEE
CLASS X E

FASHION SHOW REPORT

FASHION SHOW REPORT

An unusual Sunday it was, with an array of colors and appreciation. The 8th Gurukul Awards took place on the 8th of September 2019 at Vidya Bharati Kolkata. An award ceremony which witnessed the best of the best. DPS, North Kolkata had even more reasons to be happy, as accolades and appreciations clattered the hallway when it delivered power packed performances. The award ceremony marked the excellence in the fields of academic and overall performances. Out school, Delhi Public School, North Kolkata participated in Western Dance and Fashion Show, and bagged the first runner’s up trophy. Our students not only won the trophy but won hearts as well. The event witnessed head to head competitions amongst a few leading schools and mutual respect for one another. The Western Dance competition not only witnessed hard work but sheer teamwork and mutual respect for one another. On the other hand, the Fashion Show showcased beauty, fashion but with a little twist.
The overall performances were splendid and the children along with their parents witnessed victory and hard work.
– Dance Department, DPS North Kolkata

REPORT ON SWIMMING COMPETITION

 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

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

READ ALOUD!!!

READ ALOUD!!!

“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

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

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

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.

 

Devishi Ghosh

Class -IV

Sec- K

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY

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.

 

Sampurna De

Class-4 section-E

DANCE COMPETITION

DANCE COMPETITION

 

 

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.

 

Saanvi Acharya

Class: 4 sec: E

PCRA – DRAWING COMPETITION

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.

 

Name- UtsaPal

Class- VII

Sec- D

Roll no- 38

TABLE TENNIS SUMMER CAMP 2019

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.

 

Nilormi Das

IV C

Hindi Poem Recitation Competition

 

 

 

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.

 

Saloni Mukhejee

Class VIII B

Photography Competition at Princep Ghat

 

 

 

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.

 

Ritashna Mukherjee

Class VIII B

FIT INDIA MOVEMENT

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.

Reportees:

Soumi Sarkar and Mouli Paul

(DPS North Kolkata)

TROPHY IN STATE LEVEL ABACUS COMPETITION

TROPHY IN STATE LEVEL ABACUS COMPETITION

 

On 7th of July 2019, I went to the Netaji Indoor Stadium to participate in State Level Abacus Competition. The exam started at the scheduled time and ended exactly after eight minutes. After the exam there were some speeches by the organizers and some dance performances. This was followed by the Prize distribution ceremony. Sir called my name and I went up to the stage. Sir gave me a trophy for securing the fourth position. After that I happily went home with my parents.

 

DESHNA ROY

CLASS III F

LOGIQUE 2019

LOGIQUE 2019

WE, the students of Delhi Public School North Kolkata, have had the privilege to participate in Logique ’19 on the 3rd of August this year. Logique is an annual fest hosted by Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, Kolkata. The entire fest seeks to foreground the cream of Mathematics, Technology and Logical Reasoning.

The participants were entertained with a meticulously conducted opening ceremony followed by the Chief Guest’s speech. The events commenced from around 9:30 a.m., which included Competitive Programming, Web Development, Gaming event, Quiz and other general events.

We participated in almost all events which helped us enrich our competitive skills and gather experience.

The fest came to end with an engaging closing ceremony which was again followed by the distribution of prizes. The winner of Logique – 19 was Delhi Public School Ruby Park, the host school and runner up was Ram Krishna Mission for Boys. The final conclusion was drawn by the head of the host school with the Vote of Thanks.

Delhi Public School Ruby Park succeeded to implicate the values and ideals of discipline, cooperation and sportsmanship as to conduct Logique- 19. The events were enlightening as well as fun-filled. The volunteers were very efficient and helpful. The interactive skills of the teachers and students added to the degree of the event’s success.

 

RUDRANI CHATTERJEE

CLASS XI C

H.P LOHIA DEBATE COMPETITION

H.P LOHIA DEBATE COMPETITION

The reputed H.P Lohia debate was held on Thursday 1st August in Gyan Manch. I, Akash Sarkar XI A and Anurag Chowdhuri XI B participated in the event from our school.

The competition was hosted by Abhinav Bharti High School. A week before the competition the topics were given. Initially, we were given three topics to prepare. Our teacher Mekhla ma’am helped me a lot with the content. Anurag had been the most cooperative and fun debating partner too. The practice sessions were mostly all about brainstorming, noting down points, discussing and ultimately creating stronger arguments. Our Principal ma’am had been very supportive too.

On the day of the competition, our school was given the topic ‘What India thinks today Bengal thinks tomorrow’ through a lottery system. A total number of fifteen schools with two speakers from each school participated in the competition. All the speakers came up with very different arguments and each speech seemed to add a new dimension to the debate. Every speech was followed by a rebuttal session. The entire day was enriching and even though we could not win any prize, we were motivated to continue debating and researching on various topics.

 

Akash Sarkar

XI A

LOGIQUE- 19

LOGIQUE- 19

 

The students of Delhi Public School North Kolkata had had the privilege to participate in Logique- 19 on the 3rd of August 2019.

Logique is an annual fest hosted by Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata. The entire fest seeks to foreground the cream of Mathematics, Technology and Logical Reasoning.

The participants were entertained by a meticulously conducted opening ceremony followed by the speech of the chief guest.

The events commenced from 9:30 a.m. which included Competitive Programming, Web Development, Gaming Event, Quiz and other general events.

We participated in almost all events which in turn enriched our competitive skills and experience.

The fest came to an end with an engaging closing ceremony which was again followed by the distribution of prizes. The winner of Logique-19 was Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata, the host school and the runner up was Ram Krishna Mission for Boys. The final conclusion was drawn by the Head Boy of the school with the Vote of Thanks.

Delhi Public School Ruby Park succeeded to implicate the values and ideals of discipline, cooperation and sportsmanship in organizing the whole programme. The high interactive skills of the teachers and students added to the grace of the programme.

 

RUDRANI CHATTERJEE

CLASS XI C

INTER- SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION (HUB OF LEARNING INITIATIVE)

 

 

INTER- SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION (HUB OF LEARNING INITIATIVE)

 

A quiz competition tests our knowledge and improves our intellect. Quiz competitions spread euphoria and excitement among the students. The anticipation of the question, the thrill of knowing the answer and the feeling of triumph when it is declared the correct one makes quiz very exciting.

On 31st July 2019, we (Swapnendu Chatterjee, Kaustuv Kundu and Bibek Pal) went to Indus Valley World School to attend an Inter-school Quiz Competition. The competition was conducted in the auditorium of Indus Valley World School in which 6 teams, each comprising 3 fervent participants, gave tough competition to each other. The rules and regulations were explained in the beginning. The quiz competition consisted of 6 rounds with questions based on ‘flags’, ‘food and its origin’, ‘historical significance of monuments’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘language and literature’ and ‘religion’. The quiz master awakened our curiosity through the challenging questions that he hurled at us. All the teams showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Though some of the questions were very tricky, we did not hesitate to answer them. With each round, our confidence soared high. We aced the ‘Food and its origin’ round by answering some of the most baffling questions. We were exhilarated to hear the thundering applause of the audience and the other teams. We were leading at first, but failed to secure the first position by falling short of just fifteen points. The results did not dampen our spirits; it was the experience that enriched us and made us feel like winners. We secured the second position and were lauded with a certificate. We congratulated the other teams and after a cordial embrace, we left the stage. We walked out of the auditorium with triumphant jubilance, ready to take on the next challenge with greater zeal and knowledge.

We would heartily thank our Principal Ma’am and Coordinator Ma’am for believing in our abilities and giving us a chance to participate in such an incredible competition where we could explore our potential in the truest sense.

 

SWAPNENDU CHATTERJEE            VII E

KAUSTUV KUNDU                           VIII C

BIBEK PAL                                        VIII C

DPS NATIONAL SHOOTING CAMPIONSHIP

DPS NATIONAL SHOOTING CAMPIONSHIP

 

Udaipur 20th July, 2019 – There was a DPS NATIONAL SHOOTING CAMPIONSHIP conducted by DPS society in Rajasthan hosted by DPS Udaipur from 19th July to 20th July.

I am Nishan Kar of class X section-C roll no-16. I had participated from our school, DPS North Kolkata, in the ‘DPS NATIONAL SHOOTING CAMPIONSHIP BOYS (OPEN) 2019-20’ held at DPS Udaipur and it was a good experience for me to participate in this type of competition. I have gained a lot of experience in my sport. Our school came secured the 8th position out of 21 DPS that had participated there and my individual ranking was 13th out of 42 pistol shooters. I had tried my all best to take our school to the top rank table. However, this time my luck not good. My pistol had an internal damage on the match day. So I could not shoot properly on the match so our school ranking was not so well. I came to know that when the match started. So I thought that I was out of this competition but Ayan sir cheered when there was a bad shot. So I was somehow able to complete my competition not so well but little better than the others. And it was a wonderful competition.                                                                       I am thankful to my school for sending me to this type to national level competition. I promise to do better and try to win the next competition.

 

Nishan Kar

Class X section-C

MY HOBBY CLASS- ART & CRAFT

MY HOBBY CLASS- ART & CRAFT

 

My hobby is Art and Craft. It is an interesting club. We have a lot of fun there. On the first day we met our art teacher and sat group wise to make creative things with paper. First day we mad beautiful paper flowers with coloured papers twisted together. Each group made one flower. All members of the group helped one another to make the flower. In the next two classes, we made envelopes out of coloured papers. I am very excited about what we are going to learn in the next class.

 

ANAMIKA MAZUMDAR

CLASS IV SEC A

MY FAVOURITE HOBBY CLUB – ART & CRAFT

MY FAVOURITE HOBBY CLUB – ART & CRAFT

Art and craft are beautiful creations made by us using our hands; craft is an excellent hobby. My name is Tejaswini Biswas. I study in DPS North Kolkata, Class IV A. This year, in school, we were introduced to many hobby classes like dance, aerobics and art and craft. I chose art and craft because I know that I can express my creativity and enjoy the pleasure of expressing my inner thoughts and feelings.

In the first week, we made folded paper flowers in groups of five members. We enjoyed the activity a lot. In second week, we again made paper flowers but this time twisted the papers and made them into cones. That was real delight. This was again a group activity. Our teacher helped us when we had a problem. I like my teacher a lot. In the third week, we made colourful envelopes out of paper. I love going for the hobby classes.

TEJASWINI BISWAS

CLASS IV SEC A

MY SCHOOL

MY SCHOOL

The place where the children of tomorrow study, where the future of nation is shaped, is called school. Since, education is an essential weapon for future, so the good schools of today are important for the best future of a nation. I am proud of myself that I am studying in one of the best schools of my town and I consider myself to be fortunate for this.The name of my school is DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA.I go to school with my other friends. We study in our school in a great friendly environment. We reach school at the fixed time.

As soon we reach we line up for attending the assembly. Attending the school assembly is a wonderful experience. I really enjoy myself for being first in row in school assembly. As soon the assembly ends we rush to our respective classrooms.

We greet each other. Meanwhile, our class teacher comes into the classroom. We all stand up in her respect. She nods in affirmation and with great smile she asks us to sit down. She teaches us from her experience. She shares her knowledge and motivates us for doing our best in our life.  In fact, all of our school teachers are very kind a very professional in teaching.

I am proud of my school because it provides us all the basic facilities like a big playground, a central library, a big auditorium hall, a science lab and a good computer lab. We study under the guidance of the best teachers.

We take part in all school activities. One of my school fellows is the best singer and dancer. She has recently won the best singer award in annual arts festival. Our school organizes all important national events like Independence Day, teachers’ day, father’s day etc.

The best schools are those who make the students strive for the best. I consider my school as the best school because it supports and encourages every student to do the best and make progress. The best school is also made by best teachers.

Fortunately, my school provides the best environment, the best teachers and the best facilities. That is why my school is rated one of the best schools in my entire area.

PRIYANSHU PAUL

VI C

KABADDI JUNIORS

KABADDI JUNIORS

On the 17th of July 2019, all team coaches gathered at the venue, Dalhousie Institute, Park Circus, for match fixtures. There were 8 groups and each group consisted of 3 schools. The total number of teams was 24. Our school, DPS north Kolkata was in group A and we played two matches in the tournament.

The first match was against Bhavan’s G K Vidyamandir. We defeated Bhavan’s by a large margin. The score was 23 – 14. Satyaki Mukherjee of our school alone scored 13 points in this match.

The second match was against MC KEJRIWAL VIDYAPEETH. We lost the match due to lack of confidence. Our players were very disappointed after losing the match. The score was 10 – 34.

Finally, there was a photo session and the participation certificates were distributed. It was a fabulous experience for our players and our physical education teacher. The whole tournament was broadcasted in Star Sports and Hotstar.

The participants were Satyaki mukherjee (VIII D)

Shreyas Gupta (VII C)

Samriddh Chakraborty (VII A)

Dev Gupta (VII A)

Chetan  Agarwal (VII A)

Swastik Das (VI E)

Vivek Singh (V H)

Tanishq Majumdar (VII C)

Subhadeep Roy (VII D)

Spandan Chakraborty (VII C)

Harshil Agarwal (VII D)

Arya Chakraborty (VII C)

 

ARYA CHAKRABORTY (VII C)

EDUCATION IN MY SCHOOL

EDUCATION IN MY SCHOOL

Illiteracy is the root cause of poverty and ignorance. The Union Government has provided the Right to Education to its every citizen. Schools are the places where one can get the opportunity of learning by different courses and syllabus and develop themselves into intellectual human beings. Schools are not only the source of knowledge but there we also learn the principle of behaviour, filled with morals and ethics as well the importance of discipline. There we learn fraternity and become aware from the feeling of co-operation. In the sports ground, we become physically strong and learn to accept defeats with courage. There we also learn paying respect and value of time.

Everybody going to school has a deep respect for her/his school and teachers and feels proud. I got admission in a school which is much better than any other schools in my opinion. I can give a reason for that. After my admission in Nursery class, I am still in the same school pursuing my studies. I love my school and the teachers are so much concerned with students that I can’t think my life without them. Teachers are dedicated to their work, have love and care for the students without any kind of discrimination and ensure the growth of every student. They solve the problems of students in a manner that is felt easy by the student.

My school has a tall multi-storey building with a huge playground, many classrooms, staffrooms, auditorium, library, laboratories, and a big administrative block. It is coloured sky blue and white with a red roof on the outside whereas the inner walls are painted in different colours giving it a beautiful look. It has a fascinating main entrance with five more exit points. It is well equipped with CCTV cameras and security guards are employed on the gates and other places. There is a multi-tapped mineral water trough, a smart canteen and many washrooms separately for boys and girls.

The staff members are well disciplined and honest to their work that everybody even an outsider is impressed by their behaviour. The teaching faculty is gentle and well educated trained personalities in the town. They are very cordial to the students as well as the parents during the time of Parent- Teacher Meetings and on other occasions.

The principal of my school is a learned person of middle age. She is a fine but strict person. She loves discipline and wants everyone to follow the rules. She always meets the students at the time of assembly and delivers a short speech on many occasions. She loves to wear formal dress to school.

Our teachers are the esteemed personalities of the town and well educated. They deliver their knowledge among the students to make them responsible citizens. Their method of teaching the lessons is so charming that everyone learns well. If anyone has a personal problem they solve it in extra classes or during their leisure time. They not only work for the syllabus but also teach lessons of morality and discipline. Besides they love us but they are strict too. They punish the students if any kind of discrepancy found in their work and behaviour.

My school follows the curriculum of the board and judges the progress of the students through various tests. My teachers teach us according to a lesson plan and after the end of the topic give a test as per schedule. The quarterly and the final examination are held on stipulated days and results are announced in the classes after 10 days.

Many kind of extra-curricular activities are held in my school with the academics. Essay writing, football competition, cricket matches, activities on paper cutting etc are some of them. Our school participates in many inter-school tournaments and students enjoy them. My school is the winner of many events and champion of Volleyball and Kabaddi. Regular health check up is common.

My school provides various means of transport for the students coming from long distances all around the town. Many rickshaws, Auto-rickshaws, small vans and buses ply around the whole town and carry students safely.

The school I study in is one of the esteemed institutions of the town. It runs following the CBSE curriculum. Many of its previous students were benefited from studying in this school.

 

PRIYANSHU PAUL

VI C

Student Counselling Session by Ms. Devlina Lahiri of Anubhav – positive psychology clinic

Today at Delhi Public School North Kolkata, we had a counselling session for Class X by Ms. Devlina Lahiri of Anubhav – positive psychology clinic.

Students of Classes X and XII are always under a lot of pressure, as they are facing Board Exams. To add to it are societal, parental expectations and peer pressure. These students, often do not get a scope to open up, for fear of being criticized or ridiculed.

We at DPS North Kolkata empathize with them and therefore have arranged a counselling session with Anubhav, an organisation which is well known for their contribution in the field of psychology.

OUR EXPERIENCE AT BALLABGARH

OUR EXPERIENCE AT BALLABGARH

 

The INTER DPS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP was held on the 12th and 13th of July 2019. It took placwe at DPS Ballabgarh, Haryana. Forty- five schools participated in the tournament. From our school, Aditya Kayet of Clas III and I, Oishik Kundu, of Class VI participated in the tournament. We scored 4.5 points out of 6 rounds. We tried our best to win. We ended up securing the 16th position out of 45 schools. It was a great learning experience for us.

 

OISHIK KUNDU

CLASS VI A

AWARD IN FINE ARTS

AWARD IN FINE ARTS

 

Hi, I am Ashmeet Mukherjee of Class V B in Delhi Public School North Kolkata. Recently I got an award in fine arts.  I had appeared for a drawing exam from the Tanseen Shiksha Bangiya Kendra. I passed the PP- 3 drawing exam. I showed my humble trophy and certificate in our school assembly. I was very happy when I saw all my friends and the respected teachers clapping for me. I will definitely try to do much better than this next year.

 

ASHMEET MUKHERJEE

CLASS V B

OUR AEROBICS CLASS AT DPS NORTH KOLKATA

OUR AEROBICS CLASS AT DPS NORTH KOLKATA

 

Aerobics is a form of exercise that combines rhythmic free- hand exercise with stretching and strength training. Aerobics helps to lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, reduce asthma symptoms, reduce chronic pain, regulate weight, strengthen the immune system and so on.

Our school, DPS North Kolkata teaches us Aerobics with care. It is real fun to exercise rhythmically along with the music. We enjoy the class very much.

WE ALL LOVE TO DO AEROBICS.

 

CLASS IV STUDENTS

AEROBICS

AEROBICS

 

Aerobics or rhythmic fitness exercise is a physical exercise performed with rhythmic music. It makes our heart pump blood faster and at a regular rate, helps us burn off body fat and improves the strength, shape and tone of our body. Types of aerobics include walking, running, swimming, cycling, acrobatics, rowing and much more. It is usually performed in a group setting led by an instructor. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, aerobics is largely practiced all over the world.

In our school DPS North Kolkata, we have aerobics class. We learn aerobics and enjoy learning it. Our teacher teaches us along with music. It’s a good exercise class for us all.

 

SATAKSHI DAS

CLASS IV D

Parent Counselling Session

Parent Counselling_Class X

 

PARENTS COUNSELLING SESSION

For the last two decades the young generation of the age group 12 to 18 years has been passing through tremendous mental pressure in coping with the mounting expectation of parents regarding academics, behavior, conduct and obedience. This pressure gives rise to various kinds of behavioral disorders in children which are in most cases harmful to the children themselves. We perceive different kinds of psychological problems in teenagers the culmination of which is seen in the increase of suicides or murders among this age group.

Keeping this in mind, DPS North Kolkata took the initiative to address this serious and sensitive issue and organize a parent counselling session on 15th July 2019 in the school auditorium.  ANUBHAB POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC successfully conducted a workshop with the parents of the present Class X students. The psychologists explained the scenario quite explicitly and gave the parents a precise understanding of the young adult psychology and behavioral pattern. They also guided the parents as how to conduct themselves before their children so as to gain their respect and love forever.

Parents shared and discussed their views quite freely. Principal ma’am gave her inputs at various junctures. Overall, the session was extremely beneficial and rewarding for the parents as well as the school representatives present there. Parents said that they would be looking forward to more such interactive sessions in future.

 

DPSNK

CHRYSALIS 2019

CHRYSALIS 2019

On 6th of July, 2019, Delhi Public School, Ruby Park held a fest in their school named CHRYSALIS ’19. There were many events under the fest and our school participated in most of them, like, Mind Matters, Let’s Make Money, Pitch Perfect, One Minute to Fame, Allegro and Football to name a few. The fest ended with a prize distribution ceremony with Anurag Chowdhuri of Class XI B (Commerce) bagging the Best Speaker Award with two more participants of other participating schools.

We, the students, reached the venue by school bus and upon reaching, were escorted to our allotted rooms. We were then escorted to our respective events by their volunteers and all the events went by smoothly. The main attraction of Chrysalis ’19 was Allegro, which was a band performance by the school bands of the participating schools. It was an exclusive event and it lived up to everybody’s expectations.

To end the fest, the school had also invited a magician, who concluded the fest gracefully and with cheers and applauds. In a nutshell, the students had as much fun participating as they had competing with other schools. They learnt about sportsmanship, team spirit and interacting with people out of their comfort zones. They learnt from their failures and took oaths to come back strong and experienced.

 

– AAHELI BARMAN

– XI C (HUMANITIES)

SHISHU SANSKAR BODH PARIKSHA

SHISHU SANSKAR BODH PARIKSHA

 

Apart from my academics in Delhi Public School North Kolkata, I also go to Gyanshala every Saturday. I attend classes there for two hours to gain knowledge on the religion of JAINISM to which I belong. Our trainers there also teach us about moral values, good manners and discipline. While taking the examination SHISHU SANSKAR BODH PARIKSHA I felt happy and confident. After clearing the exam, I got certificate and trophy in an annual programme of Gyanshala in front of 400 people.

The training in Gyanshala helped me to enhance my concentration level, curb my anger and develop a helping nature and a positive attitude towards others.

 

NAVYA SURANA       III E

NYASA SURANA        III F

 

 

PRIZE IN ROLLER SKATING

PRIZE IN ROLLER SKATING

 

I love to do roller skating. I learn roller skating from my sir. I am very good at roller skating. My sir helps me to do roller skating properly. He helps me whenever I have a problem. I have won in the roller skating race and got a prize. I showed my prize in the school assembly. All my friends clapped for me. I was very happy.

 

SIDDHANT AGARWAL

CLASS III C

FIRST PRIZE IN DISTRICT LEVEL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

FIRST PRIZE IN DISTRICT LEVEL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

My name is Srijani Biswas. I read in Delhi Public School North Kolkata, Class IV A. I got the First Prize in District Level Karate Championship, organized by Martial Art Institute on the 16th of June 2019.

I was very excited on that day before the start of the competition. However, when I went inside the ring for the match, I totally concentrated on the match.

Those who believed in my abilities, like, my parents and elders were really very happy at my success. Their love and faith helped me to win the first position in the competition. The day was very special for me.

 

SRIJANI BISWAS

CLASS IV A

Under- 8 category of Common Wealth Chess Championship 2019

Under- 8 category of Common Wealth Chess Championship 2019

 

I went to participate in the Under- 8 category of Common Wealth Chess Championship 2019.the tournament was held in New Delhi at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel from 01.07.2019 to 07.07.2019.  It was a thrilling experience to be a part of the championship where competitors from countries across the world like Bangladesh, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore etc took part. I scored 4 points of possible 7 rounds and secured 22nd place on the merit list. In the presence of the Chief Arbiter Mr.RS Tiwari, Organizing Secretary Mr.A K Verma and the President of the Common Wealth Chess Association Mr.Bharat Singh, I was awarded with the certificate of participation. The tournament fetched me a learning experience as I got the opportunity to develop my skills and techniques under the guidance of my mentors. I felt extremely proud to represent my country, India, in a huge platform like this.

Aditya Kayet

III F

Delhi Public School North Kolkata

MY FIRST DAY EXPERIENCE OF HOBBY CLASS- CREATIVE & FUSION DANCE

MY FIRST DAY EXPERIENCE OF HOBBY CLASS- CREATIVE & FUSION DANCE

 

In our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata we have Hobby Classes from Lower Nursery to class IV. In such classes we get a chance to enjoy our hobbies and create a bond with others. There are many hobby classes in our school, such as, Art and Craft, Fusion Dance, Aerobics etc.

I have chosen Dance as my hobby. The first day I was very excited to join the class. The first and second period of Thursday is our dance period.

On the first day our dance teacher told us that there are different types of dances in India. India is a big country. Different types of people live here. They have different cultures. They dance in different ways. In Orissa the Odissi dance form is popular. In South India Bharatnatyam and Kathakali are famous. In North India we have Kathhak  and North- east of India Manipuri as popular dances. Folk dances are well- known in all parts of India. I am interested in all types of dances. Dance ma’am said that she will guide me to choose what type of dance I should take.

 

RIDDHIMA BASAK

CLASS III E

HOBBY CLASS – FUSION DANCE

HOBBY CLASS – FUSION DANCE

 

In our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata we have Hobby Classes from Lower Nursery to class IV. In such classes we get a chance to enjoy our hobbies and create a bond with others. There are many hobby classes in our school, such as, Art and Craft, Fusion Dance, Aerobics etc.

My hobby is Fusion Dance. I feel delighted when I go to the Hobby Class. We learn the modern dance forms here. I feel encouraged to take part in different activities.

 

 

RIDDHIMA DUTTA

CLASS III K

HOBBY CLASS – ART AND CRAFT

HOBBY CLASS – ART AND CRAFT

In our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata we have Hobby Classes from Lower Nursery to class IV. In such classes we get a chance to enjoy our hobbies and create a bond with others. There are many hobby classes in our school, such as, Art and Craft, Fusion Dance, Aerobics etc.

My hobby is Art and Craft. We have this Hobby Class in the 3rd and 4th periods on Friday. Our teacher is very friendly.

In the first class we were with three other sections. Our teacher split the class into groups consisting of five to six children each. Then we had a group activity of making flowers with pieces of paper. We had fun. We were joyous to see the beautiful flowers we made.

I am looking forward to the next class.

 

AVIRUP CHOWDHURY

CLASS IV H

HOBBY CLASS – AEROBICS

HOBBY CLASS – AEROBICS

In our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata we have Hobby Classes from Lower Nursery to class IV. In such classes we get a chance to enjoy our hobbies and create a bond with others. There are many hobby classes in our school, such as, Art and Craft, Fusion Dance, Aerobics etc.

I have chosen Aerobics as my hobby. I have joined the Aerobics class in school.

Aerobics is cardio exercise with stretching to improve body fitness. It keeps our body and mind energetic and fresh. It is a very good exercise for our heart.

I am thankful to our school for providing us this opportunity to learn Aerobics here.

 

BIDITA PAUL

CLASS IV H

FIRST POSITION IN ECONCLAVE 2019

FIRST POSITION IN ECONCLAVE 2019

 

The day we were waiting for had arrived. We started around 7:50 a.m.on the 2nd of July after being blessed by our Principal ma’am. We were a team of four students, Taniya Sarkar, Soham Roy Chowdhury, Ankit Das and myself Abhiroop Kumar Banerjee, accompanied by our Economics teacher Madam Meghna Sen Saha. Enroute to DPS Megacity where the programme was to be held, we were having butterflies inside the stomach due to anxiety and nervousness.

We reached around 8:30 a.m. and entered the school auditorium where the event was to be held. We were welcomed with the warm smiles of the teachers and students there.

We registered at the registration desk. There was a lottery draw to choose who would speak first, second etc. We got the third chance to speak on the topic, “Is India ready for a cashless economy?” When our turn came we headed to the stage area. Our technical team, consisting of Taniya Sarkar and Ankit Das, headed towards the computer to present the slides. Our speakers were Soham and myself. We had fifteen minutes for the presentation and we completed by 14 minutes. After this, we had the Question- answer session with the panel of judges, Dr. Saswati Mukherjee and Dr. Maitreyee Ghosh both associate professors of Presidency College and Bethune College respectively.

There were twelve participating schools, including our school. The schools were DPS Ruby Park, BSS Shiksha Niketan, La Matinere for Girls, Don Bosco Park Circus, Mangalam Vidya Niketan, DPS Newtown, Lakshmipat Singhania, Mahadevi Birla Sishu Bihar, National English School, Don Bosco Liluah and the host school DPS Megacity.

The judges and the audience were very convinced with our presentation and we received the loudest ovation of the day. The event ended with prize giving session. We were handed over the First prize. The brilliance and grandeur of the golden cup lifted our hearts. This was their fourth year of organizing the Econclave whereas it was our first year of participation. Thus, a reason to celebrate!

 

ABHIROOP KUMAR BANERJEE

CLASS XI HUMANITIES

ALL BENGAL OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019– FIRST PRIZE IN JUNIOR CATEGORY

ALL BENGAL OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019– FIRST PRIZE IN JUNIOR CATEGORY

 

This year I had participated in the All Bengal Open Chess Championship which was held at the Bengal College of Engineering, Durgapur, West Bengal on March 2019. It was my 6th Chess Tournament. Earlier I had never won a prize. In this tournament I played opposite senior players and senior citizens too. I played six rounds and scored three points and became the Champion in my age group.

As it was an open championship match so I got a chance to play with seniors as well as rank holders. Therefore, I got a chance to learn a lot of things from them and gathered good experience. I was very excited to play with them as they were as old as my grandfather. I believe this was the best experience of my life till now.

 

ANKIT NAG

CLASS IV G

Business Conclave

Business Conclave

In 2nd July, four of our students of Class XI – Soham Roy Chowdhury, Abhiroop Banerjee, Taniya Sarkar and Ankit Das, participated in Business Conclave – organised by DPS Megacity. Our performance was applauded by all present in the Business Conclave.

Our Students learnt a lot too and benefitted from their participation in the conclave.

Special thanks to our teachers Meghna Sen Saha , Debkumar Roy and Sourav De for their collabrative efforts to train our students.

Finally, we have won the conclave defeating the host DPS Megacity and runners-up Lakshimipat Singhania Academy.

MY FIRST CERTIFICATE

MY FIRST CERTIFICATE

 

I am so happy because I got a certificate for coming first in Fine Arts. I got the certificate from my drawing teacher. My friends were very happy. They said to me, “You are the best in drawing.” My family members were very happy as well. My grandfather gave me basketball and a pencil box as gift. My brother bought me an ice- cream and my father took me for a movie.

In the school morning assembly I was called to go up on the stage and show my certificate to Principal ma’am, teachers and all the students present there. Everyone clapped for me. I was again very happy.

 

VISHIST GUPTA

V  B

 

MY EXPERIENCE AT SCHOOL

MY EXPERIENCE AT SCHOOL

The school is such a sweet heaven on earth that prepares the small minds for great tasks. The school provides education to live better and make progress for tomorrow. Not only does it provide education but it is a tool of character building of a nation. The good schools are true assets of a nation. I am blessed to study in such a great school. My school is the best school in our entire city.

I study in one of the best schools of our city, DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA.   It has a big and beautiful building that looks shiny from far away.

I reach school on time. I come to school with other friends of mine. We happily enter into the schools with great confidence. We take part in school assembly and then we move into our classrooms.  As I enter into my classroom I feel quite relaxed.

Our Class teacher greets us daily and asks about us. She is quite cool and kind human. She entertains us along with teaching her subject. We learn a lot of things like disciple, self help, confidence and cooperation here.

My school has the best available facilities like playground, a library, science labs, and a great computer lab. The library of our school is very big and has the books for all students.

We take part in all school activities like singing, dancing, quiz competition, writing competition, debate competition and others. In fact, it is the result of the hard work done by our teachers.

The good schools are the real blessing of God. They serve the nation. They prepare the way for national progress. It is blessing that our country has so many great schools. I feel myself proud of studying here in this school. I hope I will brighten the name of my country and my school.

 

PRIYANSHU PAUL

VI  C

MY ART COMPETITION

MY ART COMPETITION

 

This was our final examination in Tulika and I was in PR 1. I was asked to draw the picture very nicely. This exam was held in one of the colleges in Dakhshineswar. I received a certificate from Sarva Bharatiya Charu Kala Mandir. In the certificate it was written that I passed the PR 1 level with first division and secured distinction in the practical.

Different sections of Tulika were seated in a big room in their allocated places. There were more than 99,000 students taking the exam. I felt proud to be a part of this competition.

At school my success was appreciated by Principal ma’am in the assembly.

 

ADITI MAHANTI

V B

CELEBRATION OF 5TH INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY IN SCHOOL

The 5th International Yoga Day was celebrated on the 21st of in our school with the appropriate gesture, keeping in mind the proud fact that, it is our country India which has taught the rest of the world the power of Yoga.

We had our normal morning assembly in which a few of our schoolmates displayed some Yog asanas. This was shown in accompaniment to a slow and soothing music and the benefits of the Yog asana being narrated by a group of students.

We had a guest yoga trainer to teach POWER YOGA to the students of Classes V, VI and VIII.  That was highly educative and beneficial physical exercise session for all of us. With thank the school management and principal ma’am for giving us this opportunity to learn so much about the body, its functioning process and what keeps it good working condition. Above all, we are thankful to our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving the world a Yoga Day.

 

DPSNK

THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2019 – 2020

THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2019 – 2020

We are extremely glad to have the newly elected Council Members for the academic year 2019-20. The Investiture ceremony was held on the 21st of June 2019 right after the morning assembly. The previous year council members marched up to submit their badges while the new council member,s solemnly and with due respect, took up their new badges and responsibilities.

The new Head Boy is Raunak Datta of XI Science; the new Head Girl is Aaheli Burman XI Humanities and the School Sports Captain is Aawaan Kumar Pattanayak of XI Science. Each of the four houses has a House captain and Vice captain and eight prefects. In all there are 43 members in the council. Altogether they vowed to work for the up keep of discipline and order in the school and carry out the duties designated to them.

 

DPSNK

THE AWAKENED CITIZEN PROGRAM

THE AWAKENED CITIZEN PROGRAM

AWAKE ARISE AND STOP NOT TILL THE GOAL IS REACHED…SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

The two- day level 1 training sessions of Awakened Citizen Program conducted by Ramakrishna Mission resource persons Mr. Sanjib Sengupta and Ms. Kuheli Sen, was held in our school premises on the 13th and 14th of June 2019. The entire two- day training was received by 21 teachers of Delhi Public School North Kolkata and 3 teachers of Indira Gandhi Memorial High School Dum Dum. The sessions were held with accurate precision as devised and recommended by the Ramakrishna Mission. For this purpose all necessary training tools were sent by Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi by courier a week before the training.

During the sessions teachers understood the value of this CBSE recommended programme and the usefulness of implementing it in classroom teaching. On the first day, teachers were introduced to the programme and led through some explorations and videos to imbibe in them the essence of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. The universal and unique possibilities of individuals were thoroughly explained. On the second day, a demonstration of class presentation was given by the trainers and teachers were grouped into 6 groups of 4 teachers each. Each group was given one Universal Possibility to present before others. After some preparation the presentations started. All the groups presented as good as possible. Mr. Sengupta guided the teachers wherever it was necessary.

At the end of the second day teachers were asked to write their feedback in a regular feedback form. Most of the teachers showed immense enthusiasm and found the programme to be extremely helpful in developing the desired personality and strength of character in young students. What impressed everyone was the value of acceptance and Shraddha.

All 21 teachers of DPSNK and 3 teachers of IGMHS received the ACP Level 1 certificate for attending and participating in the training.

 

DPSNK TEACHERS

TANUBHAB BISWAS BAGS PRIZE AT THE ALL BENGAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

TANUBHAB BISWAS BAGS PRIZE AT THE ALL BENGAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Tanubhab Biswas, Class II Sec G, represented DPS NORTH KOLKATA and stood fourth in the under eight age group of all Bengal chess championship. The event was organized at the Saturday Club by ALEKHINE CHESS ACADEMY in association with THE TELEGRAPH. It was a proud moment for the school as well as the parents when Tanubhab went up the stage to receive his cup. We congratulate Tanubhab on being able to embark upon this journey of success and pray that his success graph be ever on the rise.

 

ALL HIS WELL- WISHERS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS

FELICITATION CEREMONY – 1ST INTERNATIONAL RANKER OF THE IEO

FELICITATION CEREMONY – 1ST INTERNATIONAL RANKER OF THE IEO

 

2nd June 2019

It was the 21st award ceremony of the SOF. I was one of the award winning participants because I was placed as the 1st International ranker of the IEO. The ceremony was held at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15, Janpath Road, Janpath, Windsor Palace, adjacent to Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. Only up to 2 people (my parents) could accompany me. The ceremony started at 10 a.m. sharp. The chief guests were as follows:

Mr.Michael King (Director of the British Council and IEO exams in India)

Mr.Ranjit Kr. Pandey (Director of the ICSI)

Mr.Mahabir Singh (Founder of SOF)

Mr.V.Ramaswamy (Member of ION TCS)

Mr.Dipak Mishra (Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court)

Madam S. Mishra (Wife of Mr.Mishra)

As I was placed 1st in IEO, I was awarded a gold medal, certificate of outstanding performance and Rs. 50,000. I was awarded by Mr. Michael King who told me that “My boy, you

study for knowledge. And congratulation for your achievement.” Photographs were clicked and we had lunch too. After the noon, we boarded the flight at 8 p.m. and went home to a cheering party for me.

 

PRIYANSHU BISWAS

Class-V Section-E

POETRY WORKSHOP BY DPS NORTH KOLKATA- LIMERICKS

POETRY WORKSHOP BY DPS NORTH KOLKATA- LIMERICKS

 

A poetry writing workshop with a fancy name Limericks Poesy Summer Daisy was organized by DPSNK on the 14th and 15th of May 2019 for classes V and VI respectively.

The workshop started with laughter yoga followed by reciting some Limericks and even composing a few. Students even enacted on what they composed.

 

An Observer

KABI PRONAM- A TRIBUTE TO THE POET LAUREATE – KABIGURU RABINDRANATH THAKUR

KABI PRONAM– A TRIBUTE TO THE POET LAUREATE – KABIGURU RABINDRANATH THAKUR

 

This year the Rabindra Jayanti celebration in Delhi Public school North Kolkata had a distinguished touch to it as we had as our honoured guests the parents and guardians of the participants. The programme was held in the school hall on the 10th of May, in the afternoon. It included the dance drama Bhanusingher Padabali and a dance collage named Rabindranath and Freedom apart from songs, poem recitations and guitar recital.

The enthralling performance of the students cast a mystic awe on the audience. The parents were overjoyed to see their children so majestically dressed and perform with such excellence although they had very short period of practice. The whole team of performing art and music teachers had done a splendid job, was the common accord.

All girl participants were in their costume or white red bordered Saree and the boys in costume or Kurta Pajama. They looked extremely pretty and the parents could not keep themselves from taking snaps of every bit of the programme.

We thank the School Management and our respected Principal ma’am for giving us this opportunity to celebrate Kabiguru’s 158th birth anniversary in such a splendid manner.

 

A Teacher

A BUzz TO SOUTH POINT SCHOOL

 

A BUzz TO SOUTH POINT SCHOOL

 

The honour to represent Delhi Public School North Kolkata on the grounds of South Point High School is our dream come true. Our director Mr Goutam sir , our dance choreographer Mrs Udita ma’am and our assistant teacher Saswati ma’am, not only made us realize the importance of the play for our school but also the importance of the environment we are living in is dying out slowly. Also to realize this fact of coming destruction, we held a play “the life of seed”to convey the message to people. So here all it starts …..

Our director held an audition of the characters required for the play. He recorded the names of the participants and handed over the script to us.We started our rehearsals and continued for couple of days. The main idea of the play was to bring our those lost positivity like hope, light, and rhythm and motivate our motherly earth, air and water… our assistant teacher selected two students, Soham and Ankita who would control the lightings and set ups. They both made us rectify the points we were lagging behind .They kept on correcting us during the rehearsals.

On 8th may we had our stage rehearsals in south point high school .We were allotted one and half hour for our rehearsals. We rehearsed and we rectified our mistakes and practised the play again after going back to our school and we had a stay back till 5 in the afternoon. We practised and sir made some required changes needed in the play .Our sir also discussed about different things we had to keep in our mind like our voice should be audible through the hanging microphones, the words shouldn’t overlap, the dialogue should go slow so that we don’t finish the play before 20 minutes .But among all of these hurdles our teachers kept on supporting us which helped us gain our confidence.

On 9th May we came to our school and our teachers helped us to put our costumes. Then there was a make-up artist who did our make-up. After putting our costumes and make up on, we rehearsed for the one last time. We got on to the school bus and reached south point high school. A prefect of south point high school showed us to our green room. Soham and Ankita took our dialogue rehearsals again in the green room. We were called upon by the prefects and we went to the back stage. After an announcement we started our play. Unfortunately our play ended in 18 minutes which did not meet the criteria of finishing the play in approximately 20 minutes. After our performance we left the green room and while moving back to the bus we got our participating certificates and got food packets. We stayed there for a while and then boarded the school bus with the props.Udita ma’am in the programtill the end for the results. At last heritage school went the first prize and Gokhel school won the second prize .Even if we didn’t get any prize but we got to experience some true forms of sheer hard work as well as team work which will lead us to the brighter future of Delhi Public School North Kolkata.

 

Astha Guha

IX D

Exuberance and Enigma Kalakosh 2019

Exuberance and Enigma

                                                      Kalakosh 2019

 

Kalakosh the annual school fest of South Point High School was a huge success like every time. Like every other participating school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata, had taken part in the event and was appreciated by all. Our participants of Satrangi, the inter school singing competition, witnessed some beautiful composition from different schools, which not only set the energy but mesmerised us all. Around eight schools from different parts of the city had competed against each other. The event had a preliminary round, followed by the three segments, TARANG, TARANNUM, and TERE SUR AUR MERE GEET. Our school had excelled graciously in the preliminary round, as held on the 22nd of April 2019. The song “Papa kehte hain” stole everyone’s heart in the prelims.

 

On the final day of the event (7/5/2019) we witnessed a whole round of appreciation and applause. As we all say, “Participation is more important than winning” we the students of Delhi Public North Kolkata, not just participated, but won hearts too. A standing ovation by the judges Kalyan Sen Barat and Chandrabali Rudra., and the entire crowd of the auditorium made our day. Though our school didn’t manage to bag a position in the competition, but we did manage to be remembered by all. The song “Amar swadh na mitilo” by Hemanta Mukhopadhyay though, did not carry us to the winner’s desk, but made us proud, as we put our best efforts, only to win hearts. The event took place at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, while the event had myself  Sreesha Ganguly of class 11A, Mayurika Das of 8A and Manjima Chakraborty of 9D as participants.

 

Sreesha Ganguly

XI A

AN ARRAY OF COLOURS

AN ARRAY OF COLOURS

 

Manthan 2019, hosted by AbhinavBharati High School, was a huge success. The fest took place on the 2nd of May 2019 and was supported by schools from all across the city. About nineteen schools participated in this event and made it a huge success. The fest only involved the students of classes KG to 2. What surprised us all was the poise and uniformity of the performing students. Both on stage and off stage events were managed well by the hosting school. Our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata had participated in all the four events. The little dancers dazzled in THIRAKTE KADAM, giving us all a taste of how culturally colourful India is. On the other hand, SUR ANEK witnessed the magical land of Indian folklore. Let’s not forget the artists of our school who managed to spread colour in events like RANGOLI and NAVRANG.

The day was well spent at Gyan Manch as magic and colours spread all across and, we experienced these little feet all set to take the big leap.

 

Students of DPSNK

 

 

Special Assembly on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Special Assembly on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Date : 12.04.19

On the day of 12th April, I Ayanjyoti Roy of 9A and my friend Sannidhya Singha Roy of 8A assembled in morning assembly time and celebrated the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the chairman of Indian Constitution. We together spoke about the great personality and recited the Preamble of Indian Constitution. We all remembered him with great respect. I feel proud to be a part of such an important assembly.

 

Ayanjyoti Roy

(IX A)

SWACHH BHARAT ART COMPETITION – NATIONAL LEVEL WINNERS

 

SWACHH BHARAT ART COMPETITION – NATIONAL LEVEL WINNERS

 

 

In this blog, I would like to narrate about an interesting experience of a drawing competition at our school. I remember the day’s atmosphere to be very picturesque and the art work of every student amazed me. Our art room looked vibrant on that day.

 

This competition was organized by the Government of India, and the students who qualified for the second level were a part of it. All the participants who had gathered in the school art room were very enthusiastic and in high sprit. The competition witnessed children from grades I to XI, who participated with their utmost zeal and enthusiasm and also showcased their talents aesthetically on their sheets.

 

This was a great initiative taken by the Government to emphasize the importance of events that enhance creativity and confidence of children ensuring an overall development in their personality.

 

I being a part of the event have enjoyed myself thoroughly and I am sure everyone else had felt the same which was evident by their delighted faces.

 

 

Alakananda Banerjee 

X-E 

 

याभ अवताय गुप्त प्रततबा ऩुयस्काय 2019

याभ अवताय गुप्त प्रततबा ऩुयस्काय 2019
याभ अवताय गुप्त प्रततबा ऩुयस्काय के ऩरयचचाा ऩरयसय भें अऩनी उऩस्स्थतत दजा कयाते हुए हभ गवा का अनुबव कय यहे हैं । प्रततबाशारी तथा गुणवान मुवा ववद्मार्थामों को ऩुयस्कृत कय उन्हें हहिंदी के प्रतत प्रोत्साहहत कयने की मह एक अच्छी ऩहर है । नए मुग की चुनौततमों को ध्मान भें यखते हुए ववद्मार्थामों को हहिंदी शशऺण के प्रतत कैसे रुर्च जागृत कयें इस ऩय सबी प्रततबागी शशऺकों ने अऩने-अऩने ववचाय व्मक्त ककए । कुछ शशऺकों ने हहिंदी ऩाठ्मक्रभ की त्रुहिमों की ओय सफका ध्मान आकृष्ि ककमा औय इस ऩय सबी शशऺक एक भत थे। अत् ऩाठ्मक्रभ भें सिंकशरत सबी ऩाठ छात्रों के जीवन , ऩरयवेश तथा भानशसकता से सिंफिंर्धत हो इस ऩय सबी शशऺकों ने सवासम्भतत से एक याम प्रस्तुत ककमा औय सन्भागा से मह आग्रह ककमा कक उनकी फात फोर्ा अथवा काउिंशसर तक ऩहुिंचे । फडी ववनम्रता के साथ सन्भागा जैसे प्रततस्ष्ठत अखफाय ने मह आश्वासन हदमा है कक वह उनकी फातों को ऩहुिंचाने का अथक प्रमास कयेंगे औय इस गिंबीय ववषम ऩय अवश्म ववचाय ककमा जाएगा । औय इस प्रकाय के अच्छे जरऩान व्मवस्था के साथ शशऺकों को योचक उऩहाय देकय उन्हें सम्भातनत कयते हुए कामाक्रभ का सपरता के साथ सभाऩन हुआ ।

SOF – IEO – INTERNATIONAL RANK – FIRST

SOF – IEO – INTERNATIONAL RANK – FIRST

 

Good morning Sirs, Mesdames and my dear friends; today, I am honoured by the prestigious SOF Foundation which works hard towards encouraging students in the advancement of Science and Technology. The worldwide examinations conducted by this foundation are of immense help in the arena. I thank almighty God that I have been awarded with the first international Rank of excellence in the IEO. My family, my school, DPS North Kolkata, and all my near and dear ones are extremely happy and proud of me. I am grateful to the SOF, my school DPSNK my teachers and above all my parents and well- wishers without whose guidance and blessings,  I could not have risen to this platform. My parents worked day and night to bring me to this level. I am glad that I could bring a smile to their faces. Thank you all.

PRIYANSHU BISWAS

CLASS V E

Workshop: Shift of Paradigm

 

 

Workshop: Shift of Paradigm

Resource person: Smt. Chitralekha Bhaskar

Date: 13th April, 2019

Class: Lower nursery to V

A workshop on ‘Shift of Paradigm’ was organized at Delhi Public School, North Kolkata on 13th April, 2019. It was conducted by resource person, Smt. Chitralekha Bhaskar who enlightened the teachers with tips on effective classroom management.

The workshop focused on the elements of classroom management which include- content management and conduct management. Various activities were undertaken to illustrate these elements with an involvement of the listeners.

Mrs. Bhaskar emphasized that there are innovative methods of teaching that are available at hand and teachers should be curious enough to find out about and use them. The responsibilities and duties of teachers must be parallel to the needs and the creative minds of the children. Teachers also have the added responsibility of understanding the ever-growing and animated mind of a child.

Activities done:

  • Story about “Smile”
  • Activity on the good qualities of the teachers- A paper was attached at the back of the teacher’s dress and two minutes were given to fill the page by their colleagues- What others thought about you.
  • How to teach increasing and decreasing order (height wise).
  • How to teach alphabetical order.
  • Emotion activity- Chits were given to groups of teachers and they had to perform the word written on the chit without saying any words.
  • Performance test of teachers to enhance their teaching skills.

 

The workshop was an interactive one which helped the teachers devise innovative strategies which can be applied in real classroom situations. Overall, it was an excellent refresher for the teachers.

 

Riya Dutta & Priyam Roy (Primary Teachers – DPSNK)

HASYA KALARAV KAVITA SAMMELAN

HASYA KALARAV KAVITA SAMMELAN

 

I had participated in the HASYA KALARAV KAVITA SAMMELAN under the Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit languages celebration “Triveni” organized by Delhi Public School Society in the premises of Delhi public School, Bulandshahr. I was selected for the Hasya Kavita Vachan by Asha Ma’am of our school. I was sent by our school, DPS North Kolkata along with our Hindi teacher, Narayani Ma’am. My mother also accompanied us.

We went to Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh by train. The event took place on the 20th of April 2019. Many core schools and even franchise schools participated in the competition. Among them were DPS Sitapur, DPS Hapur, DPS Vasantkunj and many more. I recited a humorous poem in Hindi titled “Chamatkari Tabeez” written by Asha ma’am.

In my group, DPS Agra Road bagged the first position, followed by DPS Hapur and then by DPS Sitapur. I enjoyed and had a good experience there.

 

KHUSI BHATTER

X C

A WORKSHOP WITH THE LEGEND – CBSE RESOURCE PERSON MR. BALASUBHRAMANIAM

A WORKSHOP WITH THE LEGEND – CBSE RESOURCE PERSON MR. BALASUBHRAMANIAM

On the 6th of April 2019 the teachers of DPS north Kolkata had the rare privilege to attend a workshop by Mr. Balasubhramaniam, ex- cbse director and resource person and a teacher in the truest sense of the term. Bala Sir conducted the workshop on Classroom management and the Role of a Teacher. The workshop began with the profound importance of World Health Day. “Health is the real wealth, not gold and silver”, Mahatma Gandhi. Bala sir emphasized that a teacher should possess a sound body along with a sound mind. Teacher should be an embodiment of unparalleled energy, vivacity and enthusiasm.

A teacher brings energy to the classroom; she provokes the curiosity of the child and allows his/her aspiring mind to soar high on the wings of his own poetry. Bala sir then quoted Guru Kabir Das and said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops”. A teacher is revered as a Guru in Indian parlance; it is the teacher who acts as a lasting contributor to the progress of mankind. An ideal teacher is enthralled with the art and act of teaching.

Bala sir cited examples of great Indian teachers and patrons of learning. He said that the words of the teacher should be able to create wonders. He should walk into the class like a hero; should always stand in the class and have eye contact with his students. This creates a Funnel Effect. There should be congruence in his words and actions. Teaching is an art. Teacher’s position in the classroom and in front of the blackboard while writing and teaching is of vital importance. He stressed on Pedagogical Intelligence, sensitivity towards learners. Finally, Bala sir taught us the Purpose of Mind as proposed by Aristotle and the various methodologies involved in teaching.

The whole session, organized by Madhuban Publications was extremely rewarding and beneficial.

 

Bidisha Saha & Seema Mukherjee (Teachers – DPSNK)

THE SPOILED BIRTHDAY

THE SPOILED BIRTHDAY

One day mother suddenly entered Ritu’s room. It was late in the night and Ritu was playing games on her laptop. Next day, it was her birthday and her mother had brought her a new dress as a surprise gift.

She wanted to leave it a near her head so that she might receive a pleasant surprise on waking the next morning. However, when mother entered the room she found it was absolutely messy and dirty. She had expected Ritu to be sleeping. When she saw her awake and playing she was highly disappointed. She scolded Ritu, but, Ritu did not pay heed to her words.

Next morning, Ritu did not behave well and nobody in the house spoke to her. The whole day passed like this and there was no happiness for Ritu. Only then Ritu realised that we should behave well and never ignore the advice of elders.

 

UDITA GHOSH DASTIDAR

CLASS V E

ALL MY HOMEWORK EXCUSES

ALL MY HOMEWORK EXCUSES

I had my homework done

But it was eaten by a dog with a bun.

I snatched it from him to hide

But the aliens came in a UFO flight.

They took my homework to space

To make my happiness less, less, less.

Mother said, “Do homework with care,

Keep record of your homework fair.”

I did my homework again

And kept it in the kitchen.

My brother came and threw it in trash,

I rushed to the kitchen with a crash.

My brother told me, “Sorry”

But I was in much worry.

So, what should I do, ma’am, with my homework

When there is trouble in my home and work?

 

SREEZA GHOSH

CLASS V E

ALL INDIA “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION 2018-19

ALL INDIA “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION 2018-19

 

The ALL INDIA “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION 2018-19 was held in our school in December in response to a bid to the Jan-aandolan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to spread the awareness about a clean India. “Swachhata” was the soul of Mahatma Gandhi’s preaching, and, to commemorate this and celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, which would fall on 2019, our Prime Minister had embarked upon this programme of “SWACHH BHARAT” ART COMPETITION for school children in the State and National Levels.

The National Education and Human Resource Development Organisation had communicated with the school through a letter. It was an initiative of the National Education and Human Resource Development Organisation and the National Economic Growth Times. Our Vice- Principal and Art teacher organised the competition at the school level within the school premise. The response from the students’ side was overwhelming. Students from Nursery up to Class X had participated in the competition with enthusiasm.

The number participants went up to hundreds and 37 students won the school level prize. All these students acquired first to tenth position in the competition. They were awarded with medals and certificates.

 

A TEACHER

YOGA COMPETITION

YOGA COMPETITION

I participated in a Yoga Competition on the 19th of August 2018. I won a medal in it. I learn yoga in Jagriti, an institute. I have been learning yoga for the past three years. In this competition many girls like me participated. I showed five types of Asanas in this competition. I like to do yoga very much. It is very good for our health.

My name was announced in the school morning assembly and everyone clapped and congratulated me. I felt very happy at this.

I will try to win more prizes in future.

 

PAKSHALIKA ADHIKARY

CLASS III G

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE KARATE NATIONALS

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE KARATE NATIONALS

On the 9th, 10th and 11th of November 2018, I participated in a Shotokan National Karate Championship in Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, near Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

The first day there was a seminar in which we got training by the Indian Chief Shivan Shiv Panchal. The second day the tournament began. Participants from West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and many more states were present. At first we had the Kata or Application Competition. After waiting for a long time my turn came. We were divided in groups of eight members. I was a bit tensed about the Haryana players. They were very strong, but, with immense effort and concentration I won two matches and qualified for the finals. My competition was with a boy named Mainak. He was from the same club as I am. I lost to him and was able to bag the silver medal.

Next we had the Kumite or Fight Round. In this we were divided into groups of sixteen. I won the first match by three points. However, I lost in the second round to the Haryana boy. He won by six points. I got medal in this and returned home empty- handed.

On the third day, there was only one competition of the team Kata. I was the leader of my team. My team consisted of Swastik Majumdar (Orange Belt), Srijan Mitra (Blue Belt) and Myself Arkadeep Nag (Purple Belt). There were five teams. We won the first match but lost the second. We got a Bronze medal each.

Thus, I won a silver medal and a Bronze medal at the National Level.

When I produced my medals in my school, DPS north Kolkata, my name was announced in the morning assembly and my friends congratulated me. I felt very happy again.

 

ARKADEEP NAG

CLASS V E

MEDALS IN SWIMMING AND SPORTS

MEDALS IN SWIMMING AND SPORTS

I Suryodita Chakraborty reading in class V of DPS north Kolkata, am happy to share with you my achievement in the swimming sport. I had participated in the Annual Swimming Competition of Bally Swimming Club in July 2017. I won a Silver medal in freestyle and a Bronze medal in Backstroke.

I also won a gold medal in our school Annual Sports Meet 2018 in the event called Stop- and- Slip. I will work harder to win more competitions in future.

When I produced my medals in my school, DPS north Kolkata, my name was announced in the morning assembly and my friends congratulated me. I felt very happy.

 

SURYODITA CHAKRABORTY

CLASS V

AN EXPERIENCE OF SIT AND DRAW COMPETITION

AN EXPERIENCE OF SIT AND DRAW COMPETITION

On the 26th of January 2019, an All Bengal Sit and Draw Competition was organized by Uttar Kolkata Sandipan at Jhamapukur Park in Kolkata. The programme started at around 4 p.m. I participated in the competition. We were given a total time of one and a half hours for drawing. There were five groups in all, namely, Groups A, B, C, D and E. The topic was “Draw a picture according to your wish”. They announced the winner’s name after 6 p.m. I won the ninth position in Group C. I am proud to be a part of this competition. I drew a scene with waterfalls. I was very happy and excited when the members of the committee announced my name. They said that my picture was chosen because it was colourful. I wish to participate in this competition every year.

When I produced my prize in my school, DPS north Kolkata, my name was announced in the morning assembly and my friends congratulated me. I felt very happy again.

AISHANI BANERJEE

CLASS III J

A TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

A TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

There was a table tennis tournament in my table tennis academy. The name of the academy is Happy Feet, located in Laketown, VIP Road. It had taken place on the 11th of December 2018. Our table tennis sir hit a ball and we had to hit it back to sir again. There were five rounds and my scores were satisfactory. Then there was a tie between me and another boy because both of us were in the third position. So, we had a tie-breaker round. In that round I won and secured the third position for me. I received a trophy and a certificate. The first position was secured by a boy younger than me and that was a lesson for me.

When I produced my trophy in my school, DPS north Kolkata, my name was announced in the morning assembly and my friends congratulated me. I felt very happy again.

 

MAYANK BISWAS

CLASS III J

MY TROPHIES IN ABACUS, DRAWING AND SWIMMING COMPETITIONS

MY TROPHIES IN ABACUS, DRAWING AND SWIMMING COMPETITIONS

I am Asika Barua reading in Class V E of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. I won the first prize in an Abacus competition in the Kids Level on 25th April 2015. I had been to Asansol for appearing for the examination. I secured a certificate, a medal and a trophy.

My next achievement was prize for securing a distinction in the Drawing examination. I had been to Hooghly in West Bengal for appearing in this examination. Here I was placed first in position and was given a certificate and a medal. This examination was held in 2014.

Last year, in the month of April I came second in a swimming competition that was held in Sodepur, Kolkata. I was awarded a trophy in this competition too.

ASIKA BARUA

CLASS V E

THE PRIZES I WON

THE PRIZES I WON

Drawing is my passion. I am fond of drawing from my childhood. So, I participate in many Sit and Draw Competitions. I am glad that am able to perform well at the competitions and am able to win many prizes from different organizations. I participated in drawing competitions like Dr. Krishna Drawing Competition, Tuli Art Centre Drawing Competition, Prayash Drawing Competition, Chitra Bharati Drawing Competition and Baranagar Sishu Udyan Club Drawing Competition etc. Judges in all competitions praised my drawings. This was an added pleasure to me.

I stood first in Tuli Art Centre Drawing Competition and Chitra Bharati Drawing Competition won two trophies, a gold medal along with certificates. I got the second prize in Baranagar Sishu Udyan Club Drawing Competition. I wish to win many more prizes in future.

When I produced my prizes in my school, DPS north Kolkata, my name was announced in the morning assembly and my friends congratulated me. I felt very happy again.

 

SWARNAVA PAUL

CLASS V E

MY FIRST SUCCESS IN THE KARATE INTER- CLUB DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

MY FIRST SUCCESS IN THE KARATE INTER- CLUB DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

27th January 2019: It was my debut at a district tournament. I was a little nervous. Many students from different Seigo – Kai Karate Institutions in the state had participated in this competition. I was pitted in one of the 40 sets of 4 students. My first fight was against Ayan Ghosh of the 5th Kyu from Barrackpore. The match was of 1 minute 15 seconds. I was defeated by 2 points. But I won the eliminator round against Spandan Shaw of the 4th Kyu, same as mine, from my own club. He wa quite good but I was able to defeat him by 1 point. I must say that it was a tricky match. How fast were his kicks! But I brought him down with a sweep. The fight was a memorable one which lasted for 46 seconds. I bagged a bronze medal, which was a great accomplishment. It became even more prestigious when I was given the medal by the Seigo- Kai- Karate – Do Secretary, Mr. Kaushik Dhar. This was an experience that I would cherish for life.

AAYUSH DE

CLASS V E

1ST DAN BLACK BELT

1ST DAN BLACK BELT

I started learning Karate in January, 2013. I participated in the 1st tournament in Baranagar Open Karate Championship held on 1st February, 2015 & secured GOLD medal in KATA.

I played District Championship on 22nd March, 2015 & secured TWO GOLD medals in KATA & KUMITE category.

I played Bengal Championship on 10th May, 2015 & Secured TWO GOLD medals in KATA & KUMITE category on behalf of DPS NORTH KOLKATA and got chance to participate at 14th INDIA INTER SCHOOL & SENIOR KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2015 which was held on TIRUPPUR, TAMILNADU, INDIA.

Then I played the National Championship on 08th August, 2015 to 09th August, 2015 at Tiruppur, Tamilnadu & secured one GOLD medal in KATA category and one BRONZE medal in KUMITE category.

Next, I played the INTERNATIONAL OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP – 2015 at Khudiram Anushilon Kendra, Kolkata & secured GOLD medal in KATA category.

I also played the District Championship on 07th May, 2016 & secured TWO GOLD medals in KATA & KUMITE category on behalf of DPS NORTH KOLKATA.

I played the Bengal Championship at Barasat & secured GOLD medal in KATA and SILVER medal in KUMITE category.

On 03rd June, 2016 to 04th June, 2016 at PATNA, BIHAR I played the National Championship & secured GOLD medal in KATA category and BRONZE medal in KUMITE category.

I participated in the  2ND INTERNATIONAL OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP – 2016 at NETAJI INDOOR STADIUM, Kolkata & secured ONE GOLD medal in KATA category and ONE SILVER medal in KUMITE category.

I played the District Championship on 22nd May, 2017 and got FIRST place in KATA category.

I also played the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP on 16th-17th December, 2017 at BHUBANESHWAR, ODISHA & secured SILVER medal in KATA category.

I Achieved BLACK BELT on  09.02.2018.

I also played several championships and invitational tournaments and got medals in all.

NOW SAMPRITI IS ELEGIBLE FOR THE POST OF COACH & REFEREE/JUDGE.

 

SAMPRITI PAL

CLASS VII D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18TH WEST BENGAL WADO- KAI KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

18TH WEST BENGAL WADO- KAI KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

 

On the 22nd of April 2018, I participated in the 18th West Bengal Wado- Kai Karate Championship 2018. This was organised by the West Bengal Wado- Kai Karate Association and it is a Government registered organization. The venue for the Championship was Kristi Hall, New Barackpore. I was ranked 3rd in the Kata event. It was a big surprise for me and my parents when the announcers announced my name as a winner among 100 students. I got a certificate and a Trophy as my reward. It is a memorable day of my life.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

Asmita Maitra

III J

VERACITY 2018

VERACITY 2018

Delhi Public School North Kolkata organised “Veracity 2018”, the Annual cultural programme of our school on the 21st and 22nd of December 2018. This is the event we all wait for throughout the year, for this is the time to appreciate the achievements and showcase the talents of students who have helped us to reach this height and create a niche for ourselves. The world is full of gems and we are proud to have some in our school who have contributed to the making of this year’s Veracity. We were expectant that these days will be full of exuberance and excitement and will create memories to be treasured.

We began with the National Anthem both days. On 21st morning we had as our Guests of Honour, Madam Sonali Sen, Principal of DPS Newtown and Mrs. Arni Seal, author and social worker. Our Guest of Honour in the evening same day was Mr. Suddhaniya Karan, Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya I, Saltlake, Kolkata. On 22nd morning we had as our Guest of Honour, Dr. Othman Boulussa, Spate Doctorate in Bio-Physics, Doctorate in Physical Chemistry and retired as Guide Researcher in Curie Institute, Paris. We also had Dr. Debabrata Nag, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University on the same day. After the introduction and felicitation of the Guests on all the three occasions we had the Lamp lighting ceremony by our Management and Guests. This ceremony had a unique feature this time. The Chorus sang while the lamp was lighted and rows of teachers and students walked up to the stage with little lamps lit in their hands. They came and stood in front of the stage. This was followed by speeches by the guests and our Principal Ma’am.

On 21st morning, the main programme began with a Choir performance by students of Class IV. It was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. Our Guests of Honour, Trustee sirs and Principal ma’am gave away the prizes to the deserving students. Then the students of Classes IV staged a rocking performance on Folk dances over the world. We had an African folk dance, a German folk dance, a Malaysian folk dance, a Czech folk dance, a South American folk dance, a Turkish dance, a Japanese dance and a Pakistani dance. This was followed by a Hindi Play ‘Andher Nagri Chowpat Raja by the students of IX and XI.

 

The evening programme that day began with an Instrumental performance by students of  Classes VI and VIII. This was followed by Prize distribution, an English play and a Bengali play.

The theme of the English play was to raise children in the best way possible. However, most of the parents raise their own children. The thought of raising the children of others, who are orphans or physically and or mentally challenged and under- privileged is a challenge in itself. The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The Sound of Music Replayed which our friends had put up was an adaptation of this story of the Von Trapp family. In our version, we have made some changes; Captain Von Trapp was shown as a retired Major here and Fraulein Maria had been transformed from a governess to a teacher of Major Plummer’s small school (Graz special School) for “The under- privileged and mentally challenged.”

The Major with his very curt and sharp- tongue whistling to the children much to the disgust and embarrassment of Maria, the children too naughty and Maria very sweet, understanding and patient was altogether entertaining and message- bearing. We watched the journey of Maria from a carefree young maiden to a caring mother of God’s children.

The Bengali play was a performance of the legendary dance drama Tasher Desh by Kabiguru Rabindranath Thakur. In our daily life we face conflicts and competitions but remember it is only the passionate ones who win over at last. The circus of education was checked out exhaustively in this play.

On the morning of 22nd December, the main programmes apart from Prize distribution were the Choir performance, an Instrumental STRINGS AND TUNES by Classes IX, X and XI and Folk dances over the world performed by students of V and VI.

On all three occasions the function was brought to a conclusion after a vote of thanks by our respected Principal Ma’am.

 

A Teacher.

ANNUAL SPORTS MEET 2019

ANNUAL SPORTS MEET 2019

‘A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body’. Keeping this statement in view, Delhi Public School North Kolkata had organised its Annual Sports meet 2019 at the Sports complex of Sports Authority of India, Saltlake, Kolkata on 19th January 2019. The ground, the track and the stage area was beautifully decorated with colourful balloons, ribbons and flags of the different houses. The Chief Guest for the day was Dr. Rekha Vaisya, the Principal at Bhavans’ G K Vidyamandir, Saltlake, Kolkata and Mr. Manmeet Singh, Director of Sports Authority of India, Saltlake.

The programme started sharp at 10 a.m. with the hoisting of National and School flags. Then there was the felicitation of the Chief Guest. Everyone was extremely glad when the Chief Guest declared the Sports Meet “Open”. Like all other sports event our school began with the March Past comprising of Class III students of all the four houses – Bhagat, Gandhi, Netaji and Patel. The junior marching squad then took the oath to follow the rules and regulations of the Annual Sports Meet 2019 honestly and sincerely.

The first event of the day started with the Nursery students. The events had fancy names and music relevant to every event was played in the background to make the events more enjoyable. The first was named SHAPE UP. Then came up the event called COOK IT UP, where the junior Master Chefs prepared Sandwiches. The other two events that took place after that were LET’S PACK UP and FISH YOUR FISH. Along with the races the participants had Fancy Dress Show called THE CARNIVAL. Nursery students wore innovative crowns made by their parents. Such hard work and pains got duly rewarded by the Chief Guest, who ranked them and gave them rewards.

After that the KG students also had a series of interesting events like FRUIT FALL. SHOOTING STARS, CANE CHANGE and SIP SLOW. Among them they also had a carnival in which the kids were dressed up as different characters from the Rhyme World, bringing back memories of favourite Nursery rhymes.

Up next, were the events of Class I students and their theme was BIRTHDAY PARTIES. The events were READY TO PARTY, PRICK–N-POP, DADDY’S BIG BOOTS and ALWAYS AT YOUR SERVICE. After those races, ROCK ON was an event where the Rock Stars of Class I performed a drill enjoying a birthday party.

The next world was the ANIMAL KINGDOM. Here the Class II students enjoyed being dressed as their favourite animals. The events were named, QUACK QUACK, CUDDLE AND CARE, GO BANANAS and FROG FOLKS. They also had a drill named TRIBAL BEATS. This was related to the tribal world. Being assured that these tribals are not ferocious at all, we enjoyed their performance.

The last part of our Annual Sports Meet 2019 comprised of events for the students of Class III. The events were BOLT – A – METER, BATON BOND, MIND YOUR STEPS and NO RISK NO GAIN. This time the kids had a different way of demonstration. The drill was a karate drill and was named FIST AND FURY. Students displayed their techniques in a very swift and skillful manner making it a pleasant striking art.

The Meet ended with the announcement of the prize winners of each event. Overall rolling trophy for March past and drills. The Chief Guest announced the close of the Meet. Our Principal ma’am concluded with a Vote of Thanks.

Priyanka Mishra

Class XI Science

PRIZES AT BRAHMA KAMAL INSTITUTE

PRIZES AT BRAHMA KAMAL INSTITUTE

I am Angad Singh Rayet reading in Class II J of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. I also go to Brahma Kamal Institute of Dance and Drawing. I won the 1st prize in the drawing competition held at Brahma Kamal. I also won the ‘Kala- Krut Award’ for my outstanding performance. The venue of the award ceremony was Mohit Moitra Mancha, Paikpara.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

Angad Singh Rayet

Class II J

E

MY SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS

MY SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS

 

I am Pranjal Lama reading in Class IIID of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. I had gone to a Karate championship and won a Silver medal in fighting and a Bronze medal in Kata. It was held in Netaji Colony. I had defeated 8 persons in the championship and got two certificates also.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

Next year too, I wish to participate in this championship and perform even better.

Pranjal Lama

Class III D

MY LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS

MY LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS

I am Poorna Roy reading in Class III of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. I would like to tell you about the different prizes I won in various events. In the first place, I won a singing competition Group A at Matri Shitala Natyam on the 6th of January 2018 and secured a third position in it. The competition was held at Matri Mandir Puja Ground.

Next, I won the Milangarh Sammelani Drawing Competition Group B. It was held on the 30th of December 2018 at Mahamilan Math. I secured the first position here.

Recently, on the 12th of January 2019, I won a recitation competition at the Milangarh Club. I secured the 4th position in Group B.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

 

POORNA ROY

CLASS III G

MY EXPERIENCE OF WINNING A PRIZE

MY EXPERIENCE OF WINNING A PRIZE

I got a certificate in drawing, last year.  The competition was held on 19th March 2018. The prize came to my hands on 20th March, the next day. My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph.

I wish that I will get many more prizes. I hope my dream comes true.

 

ANURAG BOSE

CLASS III G

MY ART COMPETITION

MY ART COMPETITION

One day I had a drawing competition at College Art Academy, Centre Park, Gholabajar, Kolkata 111. When I went there I was quite tensed. I doubted whether I could win the competition. That day the results were not out. The next day, I was awoken by my parents. They told me happily that I won the first prize in the competition. I couldn’t believe it at first and started to cry out of joy. The next day I got the certificate and trophy.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

 

Ishan Basu

Class III i

MY ACHIEVEMENT IN ABACUS

MY ACHIEVEMENT IN ABACUS

I participated in a ABACUS competition on 17th of June 2018 in Kolkata, West Bengal. I participated in Beginner Level of the Regional SIP ABACUS. It was held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. It was organised by the SIP ABACUS. There were about 700- 800 participants in all. I got a certificate, medal and a trophy from the organisers.  After the competition was over I felt very good. I got to learn how to do calculations very swiftly. I gained a lot of knowledge also.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

 

HIMANSHI AGARWAL

CLASS III G

 

 

KARATE

KARATE

I participated in the 5th Howrah District Shotokan Karate Championship. It was held at Shakti Sangha, Belur, Howrah. I participated in the Kata event alongside 24 other participants. I scored the highest and won the Grand Champion Trophy in the Kata event. I also participated in the Kumite event but ended up short by 3 points and came second after 3 rounds of fights. I was very happy after being the champion in Kata. My sensei was also happy with my performance.

My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

 

Shree Das

Class III G

INTER- CLUB KARATE COMPETITION

INTER- CLUB KARATE COMPETITION

I got the first prize in an Inter – Club Karate Competition. It was held on the 28th January 2019 at Bapuji Milan Sangha, Jessore Road. It was organised by Martial Arts Institution. My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I felt very happy.

 

SRIJANI BISWAS

CLASS III G

ABACUS

ABACUS

I am Tithi Daga reading in Class III G of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. I won the first prize in ABACUS. The competition was held on 4th October 2018. It was held in my ABACUS class. I was given a Gold Medal and a certificate. I was very excited and happy to get the prize. My name was announced in our school morning assembly. The whole school came to know of my achievement and applauded loudly. My teachers congratulated me and took my photograph. I wish to get many more prizes in future.

TITHI DAGA

CLASS III G

INTER HOUSE KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Inter- house Karate Championship Tournament was held in Delhi Public School North Kolkata in the month of December last year. We, the members of Patel House, are proud to emerge as the Champions this year. We receive a meticulous training of Karate in school. We are taught the Kenshinkai Shotokan Karate style. This is a Japanese style of self- defense. We are taught Karate right from Class V. Students, both boys and girls, of Classes VI to VIII participated in the tournament. All the four houses, namely, Bhagat, Gandhi, Netaji and Patel participated in the event.

The competition was quite a difficult one as all our friends are good at Karate. There were two events, namely, Kata and Kumite in which all the four houses took part. There were several rounds. The final round was between Patel House and Gandhi House.  At last, Patel House won the day and was handed over the Victor’s Cup by our Principal ma’am.

 

Members of Patel House

COCOON TO CAMP

Self-reliance and independence are two necessary skills which are imparted to a child during his/her developmental stage. They help a growing child emerge out of the protective shell of their home and develop confidence to face the challenges of the wider world. With this aim in mind, the Delhi Public School North Kolkata organizes an event named ‘Cocoon to Camp’ each year. It is a day of fun filled activities accompanied with a night stay at school.  Students of classIII participate in this event. In 2018 this event was held on the 15th of December.

The following is a brief account of the camp which has been compiled from the writing of two participating students, Arushi Singh and Ashmi Das Sanyal.

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We arrived at our school, DPS North Kolkata, at 9.30 A.M on 15th December, 2018. Our parents left us with our class teachers that morning. We were very excited to see our other classmates. We all lined up and our class teachers took our roll call. We left our backpacks at our respective classrooms and boarded the school bus to visit a special place. We were informed that we were going to visit the Botanical Gardens at Howrah. After a long bus journey we reached the Botanical garden. The place was full of different varieties of plants including some big trees. The special attraction of the place was a huge 400 year old Banyan tree. We learnt a lot about plants from this experience.

We returned to school and changed into our spare clothes. After having snacks we went down and gathered at the lobby area. It was a very beautiful evening and many of us and our friends showcased their talents. There was music, dance and poetry recitation. The main attraction of the evening was a Magic show performed by a student from class five. There was an art activity of hand printing which turned out to be extremely interesting.

We had a mixed feeling while staying away from school at night. We felt happy to stay with our friends but also felt sad because our parents were not with us. Some of our friends also talked about spirits at night. The camp taught us how to manage our things on our own. We learnt to organize our clothes, maintain time while participating in the different activities.

Finally, our friends and teachers also cooperated with us and helped us whenever we needed it. Out teachers also slept in the school and woke us up in the morning. We learnt to share things with others. As a whole we behaved like one big family. We returned home on the 16th of December when our parents came to pick us up from school. It was indeed a very memorable experience.

Revitalising Minds- Motivational talk on Mathematics and career

 

It was the 29th of August 2018. A lecture was conducted by Dr. Debabrata Nag on “School Mathematics and Career”, in our school campus.

Dr. Debabrata Nag is a professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Jadavpur University. He is also a mathematician at heart and was kind enough to visit our school to deliver a speech on The Impact of Mathematics on our Career.

The enriching session started early morning in school with his introduction. Right after that he plunged straight into mathematics. The main focus was on the tricks to solve problems and time management during exams.

From the basic number system to Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry Dr. Nag covered everything in his lecture. Some of the problems he introduced were exceptionally difficult yet very interesting. For competitive exams like JEE, CAT and the like Dr. Nag told us to change our perspective and delve into the soul of the problem.

In a way he successfully brushed up our basics as well as taught us something new. At the end of the session he cleared our doubts and showed us many new ways of solving problems.

It was a real pleasure to have Dr. Nag with us in school. We all benefitted a lot from this session.

 

SIDDHANT GAYEN

CLASS XI A

 

A SEMINAR ON BIOLOGY

 

On 16th of November 2018, our school DPS North Kolkata conducted a seminar on Biology and career opportunities based on this subject. Dr. Urmi Chatterjee, HOD of the Zoology Department, Calcutta University was invited to conduct the seminar for Classes IX, X and Xi Science students.

She was delighted to see such young and aspiring minds like us and greeted us with utmost happiness. She showed and explained the various aspects and prospects of the subject of Biology through Power point presentations and taught us how to learn and love Biology.

We enthusiastically participated in the interactive session and the discussion ended on a happy note. She was able to decrease the fear of the subject from our minds and thus open a new door of opportunities. She also made us understand the importance of Biology in other fields of Science. Hence, it was a beneficial experience for the aspirants in this field and all other learners.

 

Students of IX and X

THROW BALL TOURNAMENT

On the 1st of November 2018, our school, DPS North Kolkata had organised an Inter- house throw Ball Tournament for girls of Classes VIII, IX and XI. There were 12 members in each team. The tournament started around 9 o’ clock in the morning. There were three levels in the game. The first match was between Bhagat House and Netaji House and the second match was between Gandhi house and Patel house.

In the beginning of the first match Netaji House did quite well but Bhagat House played better in the second half. However, Netaji House managed to win the first match. The contest between Gandhi House and Netaji House was not as interesting as the previous one. Gandhi House flopped in the beginning and there was high chance for Patel House to win. However, Gandhi House gained impetus in the second half of the game and won over the blue shirts.

Then the players had the recess. The players rested and refreshed themselves. Half an hour later the final match started between Netaji House and Gandhi House.

Both the house members were excited to win the trophy for their respective house. Students of different classes formed the audience. The score was recorded on a board placed in the playground. Everyone cheered for their own team as the score increased. Even our teachers were tensed and guided the players as far as possible. When the last half was about to end there was a difference of only one point. People were biting their nails and participants were ready for the last throw and catch. Bhagat House threw the ball and hoped that Netaji House would miss it. However, Netaji House made the final catch and won the tournament by one point. Principal ma’am handed the winner’s trophy to the winning team and another to the runner’s up team.

It was a memorable experience for all of us.

 

ANUSHKA ROY

CLASS X B

INTER HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION

On the 2nd of November 2018, an Inter House Debate Competition was held in our school, DPS North Kolkata. The participants of this Debate were selected from Classes IX, X and XI. The Debate Competition was held in the 5th, 6th and 7th periods. Two speakers were selected from each of the four houses, Bhagat, Patel, Gandhi and Netaji. One speaker was to speak for the motion and one4 against the motion.

The topic of the Debate was revealed one hour before the competition. The participants were allowed to take help of the materials available in the school library and two other members of their respective houses. They could not avail the internet.

The judge and the moderator were special invitees from other institutions. After the guest judges arrived the topic was revealed to the speakers. The topic of the debate was ‘Every student is required to take up performing arts course’.

The competition started with the proposition and opposition speakers on the two sides of the judge and the moderator. Our junior coordinator ma’am kept record of the time and vice principal sir, few teachers and class IX students comprised the audience. Debaters were given 4 minutes to speak and the rebuttal round was for 2 minutes for each speaker.

In the end, the Gandhi House participants, Sagarika Mukherjee and Arush Dey emerged winners with a total of 75 points. The judge of the Debate Competition declared the winners and gave us some valuable advice regarding Debate to help us perform better in debates in future.

 

Gandhi House members

Class X

 

FILM STUDIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY

FILM STUDIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Our school DPS North Kolkata provides opportunity for learning Film Studies and Photography in school. The subject is a very interesting one, we get to know about the world of film industries in a very short span of time. Everyone in the class enjoy the subject and loves the lecture which is being provided to them. We the students always wait for the whole week for attending this class because it’s fun learning about the films. Our teacher ‘Debashish Sir’ is a new but popular film director of the Bengali Film Industry.

We got to know how films are made and how the different shots are taken from different angle and sides and moreover we get to know about the type of shots with the help of a camera. I personally got the opportunity to know that there are more than 10 kinds of shots like close-up shots, portrait shots etc. Our teacher taught us, how to operate a camera and take a shot of scene from a film and he even taught how to operate a ‘Drone’ which was an overwhelming learning experience. We also came to know about different kinds of films like comedy, action, etc. and how much effort it takes a single shot with perfection. I took Film Studies & Photography as my C.C.A in standard ‘IX’ and I still want to continue with it. It just makes me happy.

 

CHIRAG PATEL

XI B

VISIT TO THE BOSE INSTITUTE, RAJABAZAR

VISIT TO THE BOSE INSTITUTE, RAJABAZAR

The evening of 26th November, 2018 was probably the time I opened my eyes to the life of one of the greatest scientists of our country, a scientist incognito, ridiculed for his theory once, the great Debendra Mohan Bose, who was an Indian physicist who made contributions in the field of cosmic rays, artificial radioactivity and neutron physics. He was the longest serving Director of Bose Institute. It was also the day I got to envision the scientific breakthrough of the famous scientist Shri Jagadish Chandra Bose, who proved that even plants and non-living things respond to stimuli in a way similar to human and animal behaviour.

We reached the Institute at Rajabazar, prior to the commencement of a lecture and had some time to roam around and look at J.C. Bose’s inventions and journals. The students witnessed the working of many biological instruments designed by J. C. Bose such as, the Prescograph, Phytograph, which measured the rate of oscillation of two lateral leaflets in a telegraph plant. People generally associate the name of J. C. Bose with the invention of microwaves; however, he was also a bio-physicist. He was rebuked by western scientists for his work on stem cells, but nothing could come between him and his research.

Thus, on the occasion of the 134th birthday of J.C. Bose, a lecture session was organized at the Bose Institute, Rajabazar by Prof. Soumak Roy Chowdhury. The topic of the lecture was ‘Going to observe the sky.’ Prof. Roy Chowdhury is in the Inter-University Centre of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune.

The motive was to SEE the vast universe we dwell in and its intricacies. He changed our idea of the space with anecdotes from art and literature using Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. (Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.) There were similar instances which made us stop and ponder. We were left spellbound by the professor’s wonderful voice and attractive presentation. We were awestruck by the way Professor unraveled many mysteries and debunked some popular myths.

Through Professor’s presentation we travelled the darkest corners of the cosmos and felt the uncanny solemnity of creation. We seemed to be flying about in the hall room beyond all geographical barriers, myths and superstitions. We witnessed the beauty of the simple yet intricate details of life. It was a truly transcending experience. We were truly in THE REALMS OF BOSE.

 

ANURUPA DAS

XI A

 

VISIT TO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT BY NETAJI HOUSE

VISIT TO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT BY NETAJI HOUSE

On 5th October this year we went to a food processing plant. An educational trip organised by Netaji House. It was an amazing and a very new experience for all of us. The processing plant is located in Nagerbazar, Dum Dum. It was organised for the educational purpose of Netaji House students of class VIII. Through this excursion we got to learn many new things. The plant, where we went, was actually a shrimp processing plant which exports shrimps to East Asian countries like Japan, Korea etc. Next we were shown and taught about different processing the shrimps go through before shipping and packaging. Over all it was a very nice trip and very beneficial for our learning.

Sampriti Gayen- VIII B

STREET FOOD WITH HYGIENE – AN ACTIVITY BY PATEL HOUSE

STREET FOOD WITH HYGIENE – AN ACTIVITY BY PATEL HOUSE

 

On the 12th of October, 2018, our friends of Patel House, organized a wonderful fest on Street Food. Normally people believe that street food is unhygienic, not prepared or plated in a proper way. However, our friends of Patel House prepared the common street foods like, Pav Bhaji, Paani Puri, Chowmein , Papri and Potato Chaat and the like in a clean and hygienic manner.

At first, they prepared and decorated their dishes. Then we were asked to take our rounds and taste the mouth-watering delicacies. As we did so the presenters described the process of the preparation and the places where those dishes were famous. All of us enjoyed the event very much.

 

Sannidhya Sinha Roy

VII D

Gandhi House

YOGA CLASSES

DPS North Kolkata has introduced cumpulsory yoga classes for its students. In today’s day and age where young students are unable to handle the mental and physical preassures of growing up, yoga can offer the best help. A millenia old process in which people can gain inner mental peace as well as stay fit, yoga can help children in developing greater concentration power as well as staying physically fit.

UNIQUE WAY OF TEACHING COLOURS

UNIQUE WAY OF TEACHING COLOURS IN DPS NORTH KOLKATA

When I was young I learnt about colours, but how did I learn, I cannot recollect. I feel it was not taught in any special way but young ones of my school are getting such an interesting opportunity that I wish to go back to the age of three and rewind my life.

We see many colours around us. In order to introduce such colours to our tiny tots, DPS North Kolkata has taken up a unique way. We here at DPS North Kolkata observe various days as special colour days like RED COLOUR DAY, YELLOW COLOUR DAY , GREEN COLOUR DAY. Not only is the school but also the classrooms are decorated in such colours .Children too dress up in red, green or yellow. They drink and eat foods which are of the particular colours.

For the RED DAY, the students came in red dresses with a red object in their hand. They made red cold drinks and had red colored food too. They introduced those objects by saying a few lines on that object and danced to the tune of ‘My Red Balloon’.

Aheli Burman

VIIIB

POOL PARTY AT SCHOOL

POOL PARTY AT DPS NORTH KOLKATA

The month of May was indeed very hot and the students were quite exhausted. To beat this heat and to make the toddlers feel fresh and cheerful, the school organised for a pool party. This was done on a hot sunny day to increase the excitement ten folds… The students of Pre- Nursery danced to the beat of foot- tapping music splashing in the water and enjoyed to the fullest. It was a perfect chill out for them. Initially some of them were hesitant but the soothing touch of the cold water pacified them and they were later reluctant to leave the pool. They indeed had a pool party.

We could observe the event from our classroom windows and sighed several times as we missed such fun. Never mind, we enjoyed their movements and fashionable gestures. After all, we are their seniors!

Abantika Sengupta

VIIIB

VEGETABLE FAIR

VEGETABLE FAIR (26TH JULY,2016)-

Pre Nursery kids of our school opened a ‘Vegetable Fair’. They were assisted by their teachers to sell the vegetables and take round cut outs of coins. There was a lot of excitement and noise just as it happens in a market. Children were calling customers to buy carrot and potato and cauliflowers. They sold vegetables to Principal Ma’am and Headmistress Ma’am too. They touched and smelt the vegetables and I am sure they will never forget this experience. This way they certainly learned the names of vegetables perfectly and had a game day too.

Aheli Burman

VIIIB

Beware of addiction!

I was wondering how I should attend a workshop on addiction and abuse, when it was announced at school. I knew there are youngsters who are addicts and I always felt, this is a fashionable thing to be an addict, though I never thought I would be someone like that. However, I do not like to attend any serious seminar or meeting. But, after I attended the programme and met Mr. Bobby Chakraborty, I could know so many things about the issue that now I am feeling very strong. Addiction is so dangerous that it may ruin the life of a man! Once addicted, it is almost impossible to get out of it, it is neither fun, as believed by most of the teenagers, nor something to release tension. It is killer. I am thankful to my school, DPS, North Kolkata as this enriching workshop was organized. We should be the soldiers to help addicts to come out of this poisonous element of society.

Rounak Dutta

IXC

Non – verbal Play

Everyone loves trips. It is enjoyable, relaxing and is filled with happy moments. Sometimes it serves some educational purpose also. Our school organized a trip for class VI to ‘Max Muller Bhavan’. We took our Principal’s consent and left for the trip from our school. The starting of the day was nice as we all went by the same bus. After reaching we felt a little commotion but it cooled down as the non – verbal act started. It was directed by Shantonil Ganguly who went to Berlin and got a motivation for creating this type of act. It spread the message that everyone needs a companion for him/her in his/her life. It illustrated the views of a man’s life as he lost all his friends and he was very upset but when he gets his lifelong partnership shadow, he actually starts to enjoy his life. It was a fiction, shadow and comedy play from which we learnt many things. I hope our school organizes more amusing trips which gives the students opportunities to explore different types of knowledge from outside the school.

  SHREYA SINHA

  Class VI – D.

I am proud to be a Dipsite

School is a place unparalleled to its ability to shape one’s future based on his or her potential. A school is often termed as the temple of learning and a house for future citizens. My school, Delhi public School, North Kolkata, is a part of the renowned DPS society known for its educational establishment in the society. However, my school is a young one, which started on 23rd April, 2014. It was a joint effort done by three personalities, already famous in the field of education.

The relation between the teachers and the students are extremely cordial. The students are always helped in need and are cared individually. Special remedial classes are conducted to reduce the pressure of academics of students needing help. Principal Ma’am spend two and half hours every evening to groom the students of class IX, who need some special attention.

We have activity classes like singing, dancing, painting, Film studies, instrumental, debates, cooking, etc. I, myself, have participated in activities like Quiz, instrumental and Photography. Every day is a new day for us, as school assembly is presented in interesting ways. Students perform skits, dance, speech and songs on various topics and themes to spread the awareness and to offer opportunities to each of us to perform in front of all.

I can feel a difference in this school, as we are going through a process of learning and we are never bound in the four walls of class rooms. We are always looking beyond the borders and encouraged to explore rather than to imitate. I am proud of my school.

SIDDHANT GAYAN

Class IX – B

My dear plant

Today I am going to tell you a story of my plant growing inside our classroom. On 30 July I brought a baby sapling to school. We were too excited to place it on the windowsill. We started watering the plant every day and observe its growth. It was getting enough sunlight and air to prepare its food. It is growing day by day, in front of our eyes as we all care for it. Some of my friends like Aditya Mukherjee, Satwata, Sayak and Mehul have also watered the plant. I will never forget their help. Gradually the little sapling is turning into a young plant. It is amazing. It has completed 4 months on 30th November. Flowers are bloomed now. I will never forget this journey of four months growing a plant in my school, DPS, North Kolkata.

 

Rhine Sadhukhan

V C

A VISIT TO AN ORPHANAGE

Have you ever visited a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans? They really need our love, compassion and care.On the 16th of November , 2016 some students of Netaji House of our school Delhi Public School North Kolkata were taken to visit an orphanage and handover some stationeries and friendship bands to the children staying there. When the day for the visit came I was very excited to meet the dear ones and handover some gifts to them.

We started off and reached the destination within some time. In the orphanage, we saw a special park which was made for them. All the children were gathered in that playground. We tied friendship bands on their wrists. We gave them stationeries like pencils, erasers and pens according to their age. They were very happy to get the stationeries. I was delighted and my joy knew no bounds. We cut a chocolate cake for them which we had carried from our school. They jumped with delight at the sight of the cake. They were extremely happy to eat a delicious cake. There were many children of different ages and some were of our age also. We spent two hours with them and then it was time for us to return. Spending a day with them was really a wonderful experience for me and I will cherish these memories forever in my life. I sincerely thank my school DPS North Kolkata for giving me this opportunity.

Mehul Chakraborty

VC

Story Telling Session with Ken Spillman

When I heard that a great author will be visiting our very own, Delhi Public School North Kolkata, I was overwhelmed. The great author who visited our school was Ken Spillman. He is an Australian author. He has penned some famous books like- Jake’s Great Game, Jake’s Gigantic List, Jake’s Cooking Craze, Jake’s Balloon Blast and Jake’s Monster Mess. On that particular day I could not believe my eyes that a great author like him was standing in front of me and even shook hands with me.

He started a story telling session with the students of DPS North Kolkata. The way he narrated the story was extremely awesome. He made actual sounds of kicking a football, the ball hitting someone, an aeroplane landing etc. He also shared his thoughts about his books. After that he encouraged a question-answer session. It was like a dream come true. When I asked him a question, he praised me and answered it lovingly. It was a great experience worth remembering. I wish my school, DPS North Kolkata, gives me more such opportunities to meet great authors in future.

 

Name: Koustav Kundu

Class: V  C

 

CRONY THE CROW

Crony the crow, flew to and fro,

To search for views, to search for news.

It bent its head; it twitched its eye-

It perched on a tree quite ready to fly.

Flew higher and higher till it reached the spot

Where it found information a lot-

It reached the school where children learn,

Their study with activity and play with fun.

The institution is unique with news galore-

With smiling faces filling every floor.

It wrote and wrote with skill and poise:

Bringing all sort of news with perfect grace.

The crow remained anonymous, it remained unknown;

It proved that for a purpose everyone is born.

 

Drawing Competition in DPS North Kolkata

Camlin organised a Sit and Draw Competition in Delhi public School North Kolkata on 20th July, 2016. All the pre-primary classes right from Pre- Nursery to K.G participated in it. The Camlin contest in DPS North Kolkata comprised of approximately 800 children. The topic given was “My Toy”.

The children of Delhi Public School North Kolkata enjoyed drawing their favourite toys. They used their imagination and skill and painted beautifully. Out of the total participating children, 20 of them were awarded certificates and a silver coin each.

I hope that the children of Delhi Public School North Kolkata get more such opportunities to nurture their skill and talent.

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA FOOTBALL MATCH

It was Saturday,10th December 2016, DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA organized an Inter House  Football Match within the premises. I was very excited about this match as I was one of the participants from class VIII Bhagat House. This was my first football match in life and representing my House was a big event for me.

This inter-house Knock-out competition began at around 8:30a.m. with Bhagat House and Gandhi House locking horns at the very outset. The first round for each class from VI-IX was the semi-final and the next was the final. Next semi-final was between Patel House and Netaji House. Patel House won the match.

In the same manner, the four Houses played for each class and the winners for class VII was Gandhi House, for class VII was Netaji House and for class IX was Bhagat House. Since each House won a match the result was a draw and a mixed match was arranged.

We had energy drinks and a light snack and rested for a while. Then we were up on our feet once again to fight the last battle. The mix match semi-final was played between Gandhi House and Netaji House and the other between Bhagat House and Patel House. Gandhi House and Patel House emerged for the finals. The last great struggle for the winner’s trophy began amidst great cheering and shrieking. At the end, Gandhi House made its day with a 2-0 score.

We could hardly hold back ourselves from the show of extreme joy at our victory. A photograph session followed and the Winner’s Cup will be handed over on the Day of the Cultural Programme.

THREE CHEERS FOR GANDHI HOUSE— HIP! HIP! HURRAY! HIP! HIP! HURRAY! HIP! HIP! HURRAY!

 

Yash Shaw

Class – IX A

 

‘Shape It Up’ Workshop

It happens only inDelhi Public School North Kolkata that children visit the most unique and lovely sessions of workshops. On the 21st of November some students who were interested in pottery or had prior experience in it, attended an Art Workshop in Pottery at Victoria Memorial Hall. The place was perfect for creative work with a calm, cool atmosphere where the mind was at ease and ideas poured in abundance.

In the midst of history and nature, students from various schools had gathered for this workshop. Each team sat in a circle and was given balls of clay. We started off on a creative quest, moulding our clay lumps to give shape to our imagination. We discussed our ideas with our team members and decided upon the most interesting and innovative ones. One of them was a tribal mask. A mentor guided us and showed us how to mould the clay properly.

We made things like a basket, a piggy bank, a cup and the most innovative one was a Film Fair Award Model! We had real fun as we learnt a whole lot of new things no matter to what extent our hands and clothes were muddy. We were absorbed in our craft and had a wonderful time. This ended with taking a group photograph with our school art teacher.

This workshop was more a creative adventure for all of us. We will preserve this memory with us throughout our lives.

 

 Anurupa Das

Class – IX B

COCOON TO CAMP

Our school Delhi Public School North Kolkata organized a whole day camp including night-stay with the students of Class III. All the students of Class III were invited to participate in this camp. We reached school on the 3rd of December at around 12:00 noon.

We had a sumptuous lunch and then boarded the buses for a visit to Eco- Park. At the park we enjoyed a lot- playing games and running around with our friends. In the end we sat on the grass and watched the sunset which was an unforgettable sight. The sky looked colourful and the birds’ chirping was a sweet music to our tired ears. In the evening we returned to school.

In school we had a craft workshop and a fireless cooking session. We learnt a good lot of things joyfully. Our teachers helped us in every little thing we did and so we hardly missed our parents. We were rather too excited and did not want to lose a speck of the merriment by thinking about home.

We had dinner together and chatted with our friends. At night we were tucked up in beds and sat snugly in them. Principal Ma’am told us a beautiful story and put us to sleep.

Next morning we woke up early and went to the school terrace to watch the sun rise. We shared our experiences with our teachers and Principal ma’am. We told them what differences we noticed between sunset and sunrise. Then we dressed up had our cheese sandwiches and juice. We were ready to meet our parents at last.

We returned home feeling a bit sad to leave school that day i.e 4th December ,may be for the first time.

 

Rupayon Mitra

III C

ANNUAL FUNCTION VERACITY AT DPS NORTH KOLKATA

When you believe in truthfulness and accuracy you are bound to name your Annual Function VERACITY. Yes the Annual Function VERACITY of Delhi Public School North Kolkata took place on 23rd and 24th December 2017, in the Science City Auditorium. It is the first Annual Function of Delhi Public School North Kolkata since its inception. On the first day the Chief Guest was Pandit Ajay Chakraborty. He blessed the students not only with his precious words but also a beautiful rendition. There was a prize distribution ceremony of such categories which did not define children solely for their academic abilities but an individual in totality. A special category surely needs to be mentioned which is Friend of the school.

Our function VERACITY of Delhi Public School North Kolkata was unique too as children brought out the values, which is a necessity of the hour. There were toddlers dressed as the dolls of the world, a musical like Beeblebeen Beebleboo which showed that a wall cannot separate humanity, other programmes were fusion of jazz and Kathak, mime, ballet, English drama, dance drama like Nodi, skit recitals like Bindaas bandar, song medley, unconventional music bringing melody to buckets, glasses, stainless steel plates and many more.

The entire auditorium was filled with enthusiasm and love of participation. The entire DPS North Kolkata family gave their best to make this huge programme a success. Every heart that throbbed before Christmas with anxiety was thrilled and ecstatic on the eve of Christmas and New Year.

CRONY THE CROW WISHES YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Mock Bazaar

On 24th January 2017 we had a mock bazaar presentation in our class VII at DPS North Kolkata. It was an English project related to the poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ by Sarojini Naidu.

The whole class was full of zeal and enthusiasm. The class was divided into four groups and we took different responsibilities. All wanted to give their best. We went to the bazaar not only to buy things but also to learn and study the behavior of the shopkeepers and customers. All the groups started to prepare different items to be sold in the market. It was a golden opportunity for us to show our potential. All the groups worked hard to give their best .This were an ideal project which gave us an idea of the real scenario of a bazaar or open market.

This project also helped us to develop our communicative skill; we learnt team management, sharing and caring. This activity also gave us the true concept of the poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’.

 

Asmita Pramanik

Mansi Raut

VII D

VISIT TO SWAMI VIVEKANANDA’S HOUSE

On 18 January 2017, we visited the Ancestral home of Swami Vivekananda in Kolkata. We were taken over there in our school bus by our class teachers. When we reached, the people of Ramkrishna Mission welcomed us and took us upstairs. We had to leave our shoes outside and had to maintain silence. We were also not allowed to take photographs. The front portion of the house is newly built of marble.

Upstairs we sat in a balcony and watched a video which was on the early life of Swamiji. We also saw a huge wall sculpture of the Sapta Rishis meditating and the Lord in the shape of a baby embracing one Rishi and speaking in his ears. It is based on the Divine Call that Swamiji got from Sri Ramkrishna before his birth.

After seeing these we entered the old house of Swamiji. The rooms were small but very neat and clean. The furniture was heavy with black polish. There were beds, chairs, tables, book-shelves with many old books and dressing tables. There were prayer rooms and prayer halls. We also saw wax dolls of Swamiji as a child doing many extraordinary things, Swamiji having a vision of Gautama Buddha, and, dolls of brothers (Mohendranath Dutta and Bhupendranath Dutta), father (Biswanath Dutta) and grandmother ( Shyamasundori Devi) sitting in their rooms meditating or reading.

We saw things that were used by Swamiji and his family members, like, clothes, games and physical exercise articles, daily use and prayer offering articles in the house of Swamiji. There were many pictures and statues of Swamiji, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa Dev, Ma Sarada, Sister Nibedita in the house.

We learnt many things and enjoyed the trip with our friends.

 

KOHANA ROY

CLASS IV – C

AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO NETAJI BHAWAN

The British had made India into a colony. They used to take raw materials from India at low prices, make them into finished products, and then sell them in India at high prices. They forced the Indians to use British-made goods, which was inexpensive and banned the Indian products. This way the Indians suffered great losses during the British administration.

To save the Indians from the oppressions by the British, many enlightened Indians raised their voices. One of them was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He was a great Indian patriot and former leader of the Indian National Congress. In his early life, he used to live at 38/2 Elgin Road, in Bhawanipore, Kolkata-700025. The mansion in which Netaji used to live has been converted into a heritage building now and renamed as Netaji Bhawan, where we went for an educational trip of Social Science on 25th of January, 2017.

This educational trip was specially organised for class VIII and we gained lots of knowledge about Netaji and his life. We reached there by school bus. Upon reaching, we saw many sentences engraved on the walls of the whole house which was related to Netaji and his life. At the entrance, a black car was kept in a case in which Sisir Kumar Bose, Netaji’s nephew, helped him to escape around 16th and 17th of January. The car’s name was Wanderer Bla and its number was 7169.

Just opposite to the car, on the other side was the Sarat Bose Hall. After crossing the car, we saw a replica of the Singapore Memorial. It was made by Netaji, in memory of the martyrs of Indian National Army on 8th July, 1945. In front of it was the entrance to the house.

We went upstairs through a wooden staircase. We saw Netaji and Sisir Kumar Bose’s Bedrooms. After that, we saw Netaji’s study room which was flooded with large racks of books. Then we marched on upstairs for the best part of our trip.

Just a floor above, many valuables of Netaji were kept safely in cases. There were two rooms, and both the rooms had many pictures related to Netaji’s life; each picture had a caption at the bottom which made it more easy to read the pictures. Netaji’s clothes were also kept their safely, with a caption each to make the viewers understand. Netaji’s ration card and passport was also kept their along with some case files and letters.

The best thing was, all the students were seen eager to know about Netaji’s life as they were carefully writing down the various information which was on display.

After our educational trip was over, we came back to school by school bus.

Aaheli Barman

Class VIII- B

MOCK PARLIAMENT BLITZ

A mock parliament was conducted by the students of class VIII A, courtesy of our class teacher Ma’am on whither our modern India proceeds. The topic mainly concentrated on the importance of education over military in the sector of annulment of budget.

A group of students represented the Education Minister and associates and another group represented the Ministry of Defence. The roles of the Honourable Speaker, The Advisory Board and the Prime Minister were played by different students. Given the current situation, Military occupied 30 percent of the Annual Budget whereas Education covered a measly 5 percent. The Education Board led by the Minister of Education requested for affixing 10 percent of the Annual Budget for Education while in this case, lowering the Military budget to twenty five percent. The Defence Minister enacted by Krishnapriya Ghatak opposed the proposition by emphasizing on the importance of militarization given India being a superpower and us living in a Nuclear Age. The Education Minister enacted by Khushi Bhattacharya believed in the importance of educating the future generation for a better India. She emphasized that India being a developing nation needs greater minds in larger numbers to make India the greatest nation as it once used to be. There was a heated argument on this matter between the two houses and it was well suppressed and controlled by the Speaker played by Saarnav Gupta. Finally the Advisory Board came to a conclusion of increasing the education bill to 8 percent whereas downsizing the Military Budget to 27 percent which went good with both the houses given even the Prime Minister enacted by Alapan Konar found it a good idea. Finally with the signatures of the Prime Minister, Speaker and affirmation of the President, the bill was passed. This session was then adjourned by the Speaker.

This activity helped us a lot in understanding how a parliament session works putting ourselves in the shoes of the people who run our great nation. This in the long run, helped us to get a better idea of the Parliamentary System of India.

Anurag Choudhuri

8-A

EXPERIENCE OF A ROLE-PLAY

There are many Indians who are remembered for their valuable contributions towards the progress of society and mankind. They have influenced and inspired many people and we learn many lessons from their lives, and playing a role on their lifestyle is much more interesting than reading. On 31st of January, we, the class 5 students of DPS NORTH KOLKATA got the opportunity to arrange a role-play on some great Indians as a part of our SST Curriculum. Different students of our class were given different roles to play. We were asked to dress up like those great people and come to school and act like them.

I was given the role of Mahatma Gandhi. I prepared a speech on him and then collected things for my costume in order to dress-up like The Father of the Nation. In my school, few of my teachers helped me to dress up before the act. The other students have also come well prepared and in proper costumes. One girl dressed like Rani Lakshmi Bai, another student dressed like Pandit Ravi Shankar and another student as Rabindranath Tagore. Many others were also there performing other roles. In my speech I mentioned Mahatma Gandhi’s life, activities, principles and his worldwide famous cry that is “Do or Die”.  This was how I played a role of the Great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

 

BIBEK PAL

VB

Swami Vivekananda

I know a man as great as God

We can tell him as a lord.

He is a man like no other 

We can tell him as a spiritual father.

He is different

He is unique.

He is a person

We wish to meet

He showed us light

Even from the darkest site.

He showed us what to gain

Even from severe pain.

Told us the good in bad memories and faith.

Taught us the real meaning of sacred

With his words he brought-

An end to our confused minds.

For that we thank him a lot .

A humble man was he,

We respect him proudly.

He cured our minds to the core.

But there is one harsh truth that we can’t ignore

That Swami Vivekananda is no more.

But cheer up I know it pains,

But we have a reason for that again,

That he did not die in vain.

By his works, speeches and thoughts that he frames.

He will be there for us again!

      Sayontika Sen Gupta

      VIII C- 24

Trip to Botanic Paradise

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden is one of the largest floral reserves in the world. It is the home to over a thousand species of trees and the Great Banyan tree. Our school had decided on an educational trip to the Botanical Garden for class IX. When the notice came in, we all were overjoyed. The main objective of this trip was a social science project. For this we had to take photographs of different species of trees and bind the pictures into an album. We were thus allowed to carry our cameras or mobile phones along with us.

It was a cold Monday morning. We all were very excited and ready to go to the Botanical Garden. We boarded the bus from school around10 a.m. The Botanical Garden is situated on the banks of the Ganges. It took us about an hour to reach there. It was only after our accompanying teacher collected our passes, we could see the glorious floral heritage left behind by the Englishmen, past the gate. The place was huge and had a great floral diversity. Everyone instantly took their cameras and mobiles out and started taking photographs. I myself had my grand time taking photographs of the diverse varieties of trees. The scenic greenery of the place was enough to amaze me. The pollution free environment made me relax and calm myself from the daily busy lives we lead in the cities. As we moved on, we saw and got to know about different species of trees. Our teachers also helped us recognizing different trees. It was amazing to see such a diverse variety of trees in one place and being maintained so well. Soon it was time to say adieu to the place and return back to our school. At around 12 p.m. we reached the main gate and boarded our bus.

During the time we were there, we had lots of fun and were happy to have visited the place. The place surely is a Botanic Paradise.

 

By,

Siddhant Gayen.

IX B.Trip to Botanic Paradise

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden is one of the largest floral reserves in the world. It is the home to over a thousand species of trees and the Great Banyan tree. Our school had decided on an educational trip to the Botanical Garden for class IX. When the notice came in, we all were overjoyed. The main objective of this trip was a social science project. For this we had to take photographs of different species of trees and bind the pictures into an album. We were thus allowed to carry our cameras or mobile phones along with us.

It was a cold Monday morning. We all were very excited and ready to go to the Botanical Garden. We boarded the bus from school around10 a.m. The Botanical Garden is situated on the banks of the Ganges. It took us about an hour to reach there. It was only after our accompanying teacher collected our passes, we could see the glorious floral heritage left behind by the Englishmen, past the gate. The place was huge and had a great floral diversity. Everyone instantly took their cameras and mobiles out and started taking photographs. I myself had my grand time taking photographs of the diverse varieties of trees. The scenic greenery of the place was enough to amaze me. The pollution free environment made me relax and calm myself from the daily busy lives we lead in the cities. As we moved on, we saw and got to know about different species of trees. Our teachers also helped us recognizing different trees. It was amazing to see such a diverse variety of trees in one place and being maintained so well. Soon it was time to say adieu to the place and return back to our school. At around 12 p.m. we reached the main gate and boarded our bus.

During the time we were there, we had lots of fun and were happy to have visited the place. The place surely is a Botanic Paradise.

 

By,

Siddhant Gayen.

IX B.

“CLEANLINESS IS GODLINESS”

On 17th January 2016 we had a cleanliness campaign based on the chapter of our science book-“Garbage in, Garbage out”in our school DPS North Kolkata. We went for the campaign in our physics period with our teacher and along with our handmade paper bags. We all were instructed to make our own bags for the campaign. We went to the school ground and collected wastes like dry leaves,plastics,newspapers etc and put it inside our bags. It was a really a good campaign as it made us understand about the wastes and how we may reduce wastes and also not throw them here and there. Our teacher explained during the campaign that how you can reuse the wastes to make useful things to decorate our houses out of those. It was good to see that our school ground was not so much dirty and we got a very less amount of dirt. After returning to our class, our teacher explained the importance of this campaign and told us to make some creative things from the wastes that we collected. I made a newspaper dress worn by a girl on an A4 sheet which was made by some useless newspapers and my creativity was praised by my teacher as well as my friends .This made me really happy and surprised that what we were praising is a type of waste whose look has just got a change. Thus, I liked this campaign very much and I hope our teachers look forward for such campaigns again in future.

 By

Shreya Sinha                     

Class- 6 D

GAME OF LIGHT AND SHADOW

In our school, DPS North Kolkata, most of the learning takes place through activity method. To learn about Light and shadow we were taken to the Activity Room by our Class Teacher. At first, ma’am darkened the room by drawing the curtains. Then she lit a candle and placed it on a chair. There was a whiteboard behind the candle. Our teacher asked us to make some figures with our fingers and hand. The shadow of our hands fell on the board. We made different kinds of shapes with our hands and had fun watching the shadows. All my friends loved to see the shadow of an elephant made by me. We also made snakes, zebras, deer, birds, butterflies and so on. We learnt that when light falls on a solid object its shape is seen on another object or screen. This dark shape is called a shadow.

Thanks to our teacher.

Riddhit Majumdar

Class IID

Our School Canteen

Our school Delhi Public School North Kolkata has started canteen facility in the school premise to offer hygienic and tasty food for us. We have to buy coupons of various denominations and redeem them at the canteen. There is a monthly card system for meals too. We get various vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals like Biriyani, Keema Paratha, Aloo Paratha, Chowmein, Manchurian dishes, fish fry, fish finger, butter toast, Maggie and so on and so forth. We can collect coupons through our parents or class teachers from the school office. We produce the required value of coupons at the canteen counter to get our meals or the food we like. We do have to stand in a long queue but the service is quite fast and the lunch break lasts for forty minutes. The canteen is a spacious area with ample space to settle down and eat. There are wash basins for washing hands at one side of the canteen. We can buy food on particular days too. Like on Thursday I , love to take aloo kabli.

It is an excellent arrangement for the students and even our parents are happy with it. Many parents who are unable to cook breakfast or lunch early morning for their children are very much relieved and pleased. We are also extremely happy with the school canteen.

 

Tamoghno Majumder VII D

Ahana Das VII D

Western Music Concert by Bhagat House – DPS North Kolkata

We, humans are social beings. We need a society to live in, friends to talk to and elders to rely upon. Expressing our thoughts and feelings has always been important for us. We chose language over howling and waving our hands. Music is similarly no less than a tool for expressing our feelings.

On 19th of April, we, the students of Bhagat house of DPS North Kolkata hosted a concert on Western Music. Different genres of music such as country, classic, etc were performed. The audience comprised of the students of class 8, volunteers and teachers of respective classes. The songs included “Country Roads” by John Denver, expressing our bond with our country houses,  “Imagine” by John Lennon, a song which dreams of a better world, the classic “Five Hundred Miles” , the popular “All we know” by The Chain Smokers and “Waving Flag” by K’naan. We, the performers were greeted by a very impatiently waiting audience. However, after the programme was concluded with HM ma’ams speech, the crowd cheered loudly.

 

The programme was a short one and so was our time allotted for preparing. The long breaks and the Zero periods were allotted for our rehearsals though it was not ample time but we managed .During our rehearsals, the presence of our House Mistresses – Suchismita ma’am and Asha ma’am really gave us lot of support. They encouraged us when we gave up hope, scolded us yet supported us all along.

Prasun sir, our music teacher had guided us when played the wrong notes or when we sang out of tune. We couldn’t have done half of what we performed, without Sir. He not only corrected our Rhythms and helped us maintain the tempo but also gave his own inputs which made the songs even more pleasant to listen to

It was the first time ever that Shreyan Ray of class VIII D had performed on stage. Even during the rehearsals, he used to use his guitar to express his over excitement by playing a Rock-genre solo or by jumping as if metal springs were attached to the bottom of his feet. Srijita Ray of class VIII D said “It was the most wonderful feeling when we were asked to sing the last song – Waving, Flag again!” Other senior performers too felt the same way!

It was a wonderful opportunity for those of us who love music and we love our school too for providing us with such opportunities and at the same time maintaining our academic performances. And we don’t feel childish at all when we say, “WE LOVE DPS NK!!” It comes from our heart.

 

AKASH SARKAR

IX A

 

Prize Distribution for the Essay Writing Competition

A program was held on 6th May 2017 at Rotary Sadan to celebrate Sister Nibedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary. It was also to award the winners of the Essay writing competition held in 30 schools on 21st April 2017. It was organized by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Harmony under the blessings and support of Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math. The program started with a medley of songs sung by the girls of Sister Nibedita School. It was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the honorable Maharajas of the Mission. They delivered an inspirational speech about Sister Nibedita’s life and congratulated all of the 30 schools which had participated in the essay writing competition on Sister Nibedita’s contribution to the Indian Society. After this, three students were asked to speak about the topic and one of them was Aaheli Burman of Class 9 from our school. Then there was another medley of songs by the members of the Club after which it was finally the time for the long-awaited event of the evening, the prize distribution. Each of the winners was called on stage and was awarded a certificate and a shield for his/her efforts. The winners from D.P.S. North Kolkata were:

·        Anurupa Das of Class 10, who stood First

·        Chirag Chatterjee of Class 8, who stood Second

·        Aindri Kar of Class 8, who stood Third.

Our very dear and respected Bengali teacher Saswati Ma’a, who had accompanied us for the evening and was representing the school, was also called on stage and given the certificates. It was a really a memorable day for all of us. The greatest honor for me was to stand onstage and receive the First prize for my school. I hope I can improve even more, continuing to live up to everyone’s expectations making them proud in the future as well.

Thankyou

Anurupa Das of Class 10 – A

Netaji House – Indian Classical Music

On 26th April 2017 the members of Netaji House of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA conducted a Seminar on Indian Classical Music. Students of other houses of Class IX attended the programme along with our Principal Ma’am, Headmistress Ma’am, Coordinator Ma’am and other teachers. The programme started with a short introductory speech and itinerary of Indian Classical music. Some of the students of Classes IV and V dressed up as maestros of Indian Classical music and spoke a few lines about them. Then one of the students sang a Bandish. They also played instruments on Fusion Music. The students even sang an Assamese folk song. There was a PPT presentation on different kinds of uncommon musical instruments as well as  a chart display. The programme ended with a speech by Principal Ma’am. She appreciated our initiative on Indian Classical music. This activity helped us to learn about the diversity of Indian Classical music and its Maestros.

Guitar Recital Gandhi House

Guitar Recital

Gandhi House

It all started from the second week of March. We, the members of Gandhi House, of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA, were informed about a Guitar Recital programme which was to be conducted by our house on the 20thof March.

Pallav Sir, our guitar teacher and Prasun Sir, our music teacher were given the responsibilities to guide us. Five students were selected for the recital. We were asked to select a few songs for our performance. We selected Raabata by Arijit Singh, the theme song of Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic theme song, Castle of Glass music, Phule Phule ,Love me like you do by Ellie Gouldin. During rehearsals, we faced a few synchronization disputes among us but gradually everything got solved with our effort and hard work. After all our efforts, it slowly took a good shape and we reached the final week.

It was the morning of 20th March, we were excited to perform. In the 5th period we went to the 5th floor. 5/1 room was the venue for our performance. We checked all technical matters, did a stage rehearsal. Class VII was the audience. They were really cheerful. We performed really well but there was a minor mistake from our side. we did not communicate with the audience about what we played; we just performed what we rehearsed without taking into consideration the audience. This flaw was pointed out to us by our Principal Ma’am. The teachers praised us but they also suggested the same thing what Principal Ma’am said.

We had mixed feelings at the end of the show. We promised ourselves not to make any such mistake in future.

Indranil Das

Class X B

INTERSCHOOL CHESS COMPETITION – DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA

We, the students of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA, Srijit Paul, Aishik Kundu, Arpan Das and myself Subhayun Kundu, participated in the Inter School Chess Competition held in Heritage School Kolkata, and secured the second position after defeating Aditya Academy.

Heritage School hosted this competition and the participating schools were seven in number, namely, Heritage School (host), South Point High School, St. Lawrence, Aditya Academy School, Apeejay School Saltlake, Methodist Dankuni and our Delhi Public School North Kolkata.

There were four rounds in all. We tried our level best to top the competition, but secured the second position. We promise to do better next time.

Subhayun Kundu and Sayantan Das

Class X C

PATEL HOUSE BUDDING BAND PERFORMANCE

I am Ritwika Sarkar of Patel House. Through this blog I would like to share a memorable experience of the programme by the Patel House children. The programme’s name was Budding Bands, as it was performed by junior students of classes 3, 4 and 5 on 27th April 2017 . There were even musicians. Soubeer Kole of class 9-A played the keyboard, Rudrajeet Bhattacharjee of class 8-B supported them by playing the guitar and I myself played the maracas. The day’s experience was wonderful for all of us. The nice programme was just reflection of our hard work. The children sang all Bengali, Hindi and English songs. The wonderful anchoring by the students of class 4 took the programme to its supremacy. Students of Class 6 were the spectators. Principal Ma’am gave us an excellent comment which was the best gift to us. This day will be memorable not only for us but also for the whole school.

CAREER COUNSELLING – MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

Being a tenth grader, the most common question faced by me and all my other fellow mates stands, “So what stream are you planning to choose in your Higher Secondary?” Though most of us have thought of a future profession for ourselves, we were still quite unclear about which stream to choose that would take us to our desired professions. But being a Dipsite, you are hardly ever in doubt; after all, the school provides you with all the requirements needed for clearing your qualms, even before you ask for them!

On 19th June 2017, our school had organized a career counselling workshop for the students of class 10.The session was conducted by Mrs Anju Das and it covered several important points that students should keep in mind while choosing a stream in class 11 an eventually, their career paths.

Several topics related to and other determining factors that must be kept in mind while choosing one’s career such as interests, available career options, good colleges for the same, academic potential, life span of career, commercial resources were all thoroughly discussed through few interesting presentations that contained relevant examples. This session also gave us a clear idea about what skills are required in pursuing and being successful in any career in general.

Anju Ma’am’s words regarding the same were also very motivating and inspirational. Finally in the end of the session we were all given a booklet containing the detailed information of all the stream options and various career paths available in and after our class 11.Through this workshop we could have a clear insight into our future and hence can now exactly decide ‘what and how’ we want to shape our own future!

 

                         -Sahana Roy Chowdhury

X-A

REVIEW OF THE ‘STORY TELLING SESSION’ BY NETAJI HOUSE.

The students of Netaji House had organized a Story-telling Session. The students acted out and narrated stories in Hindi, Bengali and English. All the sections of grade III were shown the programme. The programme started with a word from our anchor. The English story was narrated and enacted at first followed by Bengali and Hindi respectively. All the teachers who were associated with the programme were very happy about the performance of the students. In the English story telling session, the story of Robin Hood was performed. In Bengali, the famous series of ‘Thakumar Jhuli’ was recited. A short performance was done in Hindi.

Unfortunately, our Principal ma’am could not witness the programme as she was busy in a meeting. The audience listened to the stories attentively. Everyone was very happy. Our Co-ordinator ma’am congratulated the Netaji House students for their performance. It was their hard work that got them the result. I would like to end with the quotation, “Hard-work is the key to success.”

Akash Chowdhury

Class- VII E

Book making workshop by Gandhi House

On 30th June a book making workshop was organized by Gandhi House. Before this, I always knew how to read books not to make one. The event started at about 11:30 am shortly after we had our recess.

The books were made by grades VII, VIII and IX while grade IV came to see the books which were already made and were on display. While making the books a well prepared P.P.T was shown to us giving us tips on making a good and attractive book. We also had the opportunity of having a brief presence of our Principal ma’am while we were making the books. A beautiful poem on books was recited by a class VI student. Our teachers inspired us a lot while making the books.

After our work was completed pictures of the students were taken with their respective books made by them. Due to this workshop I came to learn a lot of new things and had lots of fun.

Thank you DPS North Kolkata for such an experience.

 

Aarush Dey

IX D

STORY TELLNG WITH PUPPETS

Gandhi House members of Delhi Public School North Kolkata organized and performed in a Story telling session with puppets on the 13th of July 2017 in the school premises. It was a splendid display of voices and colours. Gandhi house members of classes V to IX participated in this programme. They made the puppets themselves and in most cases the stories were original. The puppets were made of paper or cloth. Some of them portrayed the well-known moral stories like ‘The Golden Egg”, “The mischievous shepherd boy”, ‘The foolish lion”, ‘Unity is Strength” and so on. The original stories were based on Road Safety, Helping others, Honesty and so on. The members performed with dexterity and passion. Class III students came to listen to the stories narrated by puppets. They enjoyed the entire performance and were quite lively. A few teachers of Gandhi House as well as other houses attended the programme too.

Pritha Sarkar

IX – B

History Activity Hieroglyphic Script

There are various interesting activities that we pursue in our school. Even we the students of class VI-B of Delhi Public School North Kolkata love to participate in such activities. We all made our history project in the class. We were asked to bring the necessary things in our previous class. We had to bring a clay tablet, cardboard, thermocol and plasticine for our project. We started working under the inspiration of our history teacher Sahani ma’am. We all started to do our work together with great enthusiasm. We made the inscription on the clay tablet or on a cardboard. The whole class was busy with this creative work and our teacher guided us wherever and whenever necessary. With this activity we came to learn how the Hieroglyphic script was written and the meaning of each and every pictorial inscription. It was really very exciting and we all enjoyed the activity a lot.

 

MAYANK RAI

VIB

OUR SMALL STEP AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

Child abuse is when someone known or unknown, causes injury, death, emotional harm or serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse. There was a workshop organized by ‘ARISE’ in its programme ENDEAVOUR at DPS North Kolkata against child abuse for classes II to IV as we felt children of this age are more vulnerable. They were shown a documentary and later an interactive session was held. Knowledge about good touches and bad touches were given and also that there was no specific way to recognize an abusive person. Though the session started quite casually by showing a cartoon but later on children seemed to come out with problems they had already faced. The counselor and organizer of the programme could help them out in a very innovative and mature way.

 

We are little ones let us dance-

We are the future let us bloom,

We are innocent let us be so-

We do no harm so care for us too.

We are like butterflies who love to fly

Do not touch or feel us, we shall cry.

We believe in you, we love you much,

But we do not like that ugly touch.

We are the fairies and the angels on earth,

Let us live so that you know our worth.

Save us, nurture us, train us

Love us, lead us, and guide us.

 

BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP BY PATEL HOUSE BEING AUTHORS OURSELVES

You must all have heard or known that reading books takes us to a new world where there would be all the pleasant things that we dream of. You are also aware of the fact that books also help us in improving our knowledge skills. However, my school DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA came up with a question – why don’t we make a NEW WORLD for ourselves, why don’t we put our knowledge together to make something of our own?

So, on 29th June we the students of PATEL HOUSE organised a book making workshop which couldn’t have been possible without the guidance of our teachers. We had six groups with six students in each groups. Different themes for books had been given to each group like Detective book, Travel and Tourism, Science fiction, Comic book and Story book.

All the members of each group had put their magnificent creative powers together to make their particular book in an innovative way.

Each group showcased their huge creativity, artistic skill, and a lot of enthusiasm.

While participating in the workshop, I learned things like co-ordination and co-operation  and much they are necessary for a successful team work.

I think the workshop was a perfect form of hands-on learning in between our regular studies. I am very thankful to our school and teachers who helped us to have a new experience through this workshop, which I am very sure, would be useful in our future.

 

DEBADRITA MANDAL

IX C

VISIT TO SHANTINIKETAN

In the year 1862, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore was on his way to one of his friends in Raipur – Babu Sitikanta Sinha. To rest he had to find a place and a Chatim tree in Vubondanga served the purpose rightfully. Pleased by the surroundings of the tree, the Zamindar set his mind on buying the property. On learning that his friend in Raipur owned the property, Tagore bought the place and an established a religious meditation centre – Shantiniketan. On 21st of July, the students of class 9 of DPS North Kolkata were taken on an educational trip to this place.

On our first day, after an enjoyable train journey, we stopped at Hotel Basundhara. Soon after having our lunch we left for the University Campus. We were accompanied by several guides inside the campus, who efficiently brought life to the places we saw around us. All of us liked the way the students are taught in Path Bhavan. We envied how they have to appear for weekly tests only. The classrooms under the trees fascinated us. We saw replicas of several works of the great artist Ramkinkar Baij. The Meditation room which opens only on Wednesdays was one of the most elegant buildings in the campus. Later, Mayukh sir, who had accompanied us during the trip explained how the artist used to make his sculptures. Later that day, we went to Amar Kutir where we enjoyed the beautiful view of the river Kopai. Disappointment followed when we were not allowed to go near the river bank. A delicious dinner marked the end of the day for us at the hotel.

 

Next day, firstly, we went to the museum where we got an insight to Rabindranath Tagore’s life. There were articles of which he used, including vessels, pens and even a sword. The museum showed us that the great man was much greater than a poet. He was a philosopher, a lover of nature and most importantly, a visionary. The replica of the Nobel Prize caught most of our attention at the museum. Unlike the previous day, there was no guide accompanying us but that didn’t matter as Saswati mam knew almost everything there was, about Rabindranath Tagore. The weather however didn’t co-operate with our schedule. It started drizzling while we were still seeing the houses of the Tagore family. We retreated to the hotel shortly afterwards. After having lunch, we left for Sonajhuri. It was close to the river Khoai. We were very happy when our teachers allowed us to disperse and buy whatever we wanted on the condition that we had to be back at the parking area by 5 pm. Sonajhuri was the liveliest place we had seen on our entire trip. The tribal girls danced to the rhythms played by the boys. Under trees, there were Baul singers. Handicrafts were being sold everywhere. Many students got their signatures turned into a painting by a very talented artist. All of us were roaming around, enjoying the environment when all of a sudden, it started raining heavily. It was our last day in Shantiniketan(We could not sacrifice the fun for something as petty as rain). Some of us boys started running away from the market. We ran until we were out of breath. Our teachers were scared we might slip and fall but we kept running. By the time we returned to the parking area, we along with our teachers were drenched.

 

We assumed the trip had ended with the car ride back to hotel but we had a surprise waiting for us. A group of folk artists were invited to the hotel for our entertainment. Students were asked to share their feelings and experiences. Some of us sang songs while others clapped and sang along. We were tired but we chose to stay awake and talk to our heart’s content. Few students had fallen sick. It was wonderful to see how no one mocked them and instead, supported them and helped them enjoy as much as they could. With a heavy heart, we bade farewell to Bolpur station next morning. The excursion would never have been possible, if not for our school. We love and respect our school, principal, teachers and everyone else who is a part of the DPS North Kolkata family.

 

Akash Sarkar

IX A

RECENT

Book making

We all know that books are our true friends and the best source of information. Our kindergarten children seem to be very enthusiastic about new and creative books. So this year, we decided to involve them to make their own books. Thus, the Nursery Teachers arranged for a Book Making programme on 23rd June 2017. We showed them how to make books. We gave different topics to different groups and asked them to draw on their own. After that, the teachers joined the pages in the right sequence, added a few words related to the pictures drawn, if necessary. A bit of decoration was done involving the students. The purpose of this activity was to develop and enhance the interest of students in reading books and also to bring out their creativity.

Nursery Teachers

PUPPET FASHION SHOW

Netaji House had performed an activity titled, “Puppet Fashion Show”. Respected Principal ma’am, Co-ordinator ma’am, teachers and our friends were present to attend the programme. Hence, we started the puppet show which was a much awaited one.

The first performance of the day was presented by the four unique playing card suits, the diamonds, the clubs, the hearts and the spades. The diamonds are the achievers, the clubs are the killers, the hearts are the socializers and the spades are the explorers.

The second performance was of the Rajasthani string puppets named, ‘Kathputlis’ and they ravished the stage on a Rajasthani folk song.

Next came Pinocchio who is a fictitious character and protagonist of a children’s novel. His role was played by a puppet here.

Last but not the least, came the team of ‘Goopi Gayen and Bagha Bayen’ to perform on the song, ‘Bhooter Raja dilo bor’.

The Puppet fashion show was a successful one because it was able to entice the whole audience towards it and carried us to a world of imagination and creativity. The whole of the audience appreciated the programme a lot.

By Ankita Dutta

Class IX, Sec – A. 

“Doll making” by Netaji house

In our school life, we get to participate in different kinds of events where each event has its own beauty and we also get to learn something out of it. There are also some events which captivates our heart, to stay with us forever. “Doll making” was one such event that took place in our school, DPSNK.

 

I participated in the Inter- house doll making competition on the 18th of July 2017 and I had really enjoyed it a lot. Nothing was planned for the making of doll beforehand at first. But the day before the competition, we decided that we will be making an Indian doll with a plastic bottle, a magazine, golden and silver lace, bindis and crepe bandages. I was accompanied by my friends Jiya and Aditiya. Our teacher gave us the idea as to how we will make the doll and wished us- “All the Best”.

 

Finally the time came and we all got ready for the competition. When the bell rang, we along with the other participants reached the place where the competition was to be held and sat in our respective places. At first there was much whispering going around but after 5-10 minutes there was pin drop silence that showed that everyone was busy in their work.

 

At first we took out all the necessary things and arranged it in a proper way. Then we started first by folding the magazine pages in a way to make the gown and decorate it with glitters and colourful laces to give it a look of a traditional gown. We made the head of the doll by cutting the upper portion of a plastic bottle and covered it with a crepe bandage. We decorated it with cotton, glitters, bindis and laces and finally we were successful in making a pretty Indian doll.

 

For me it was like going back to my childhood, when I used to be curious as to how things were made. Getting to do so in the competition really was an experience that I’ll never forget in my life ever!

 

Suchana Bhattacharjee

VIII D

RECENT

Shapes day

We see shapes everywhere in our surrounding. We celebrated Shapes day on 5th May 2017 in DPSNK, in Nursery classes. This was to develop and deepen the knowledge of different shapes among the children so they can able to relate the objects around them with respect to shapes. This activity was arranged by all Nursery Teachers. One of the School activity rooms was decorated and displayed with various shape- cut- outs and real objects with various geometric shapes. Games were conducted related to the shapes for the students simultaneously. Students recited rhymes based on shapes. Students brought objects and food related to specific shapes in their tiffin- boxes, so they could relate real objects with the shapes and spoke 2 to 3 lines about the shape of the food. It was a pleasant experience to hear from the little ones. Children enjoyed the activity a lot and had a lot of fun.

Nursery teachers

Together we read

We, the Bhagat House students of Delhi Public School North Kolkata, participated in a Together we read session which took place in our school on 27th day of July, 2017. I enjoyed the session very much. All the Bhagat House students of classes VII- IX were provided with books of their choice from the library. We all sat in silence and read the books and later on shared our ideas regarding the books we read with our friends. Many of us took up books on General Knowledge, Science discoveries and inventions and story books. This was a 60 minutes session. All the students were really thankful to the teachers for organizing such an amazing activity. In our daily lives, amongst the routine studies, we rarely get the time to read other books. But these 60 minutes of a ‘me-time’ which our teachers gave us was really beneficial for all of us.

 

Taniya Sarkar

       IX A

 

PUPPET SHOW

On 27th July we the Patel house members of DPS north Kolkata presented a puppet show before the students of class III.

Out teachers gave us the topics on which we had to showcase the puppets. Our main aim behind the show was to deliver joy to the juniors. This aim was fulfilled. Our presentation was based on the fairy tale Cinderella, the great epic Ramayana, subject- topic Early Humans and Bengali moral story Crocodile and the Monkey. We all got heart whelming response from our young friends. The programme’s aim or the success would not be achieved if there were no one like our teachers. During the rehearsal we had helped each other to make the puppets, to make the scripts and to read the story properly. We are all thankful to our Principal ma’am who keeps on giving us such type of opportunities to know ourselves better individually and help us by developing the creative part in us.

 

DEBADRITA MANDAL

IX C

Boscotsav’17 -Passion for Precision

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.Our school DPS-NK believes in this proverb and hence creates several opportunities for us to showcase and develop our areas of interest.What else can be a better stage than that of an Inter-school Competition for showcasing our talents.

AyushShaw and myself, the Head Boy and Head Girl of the school, attended the first Representative meeting at the host school (DonBosco, Liluah) responsible for the Inter-school Competition, on the 5th of July,2017, accompanied and guided by our teacher Ms. Madhusree Das. We were welcomed and were given a brochure with detailed description of the competitions that were to be conducted.Following which, a doubt clearing session was held and some general instructions regarding the event was given. We were also allotted slot numbers for the final day, by a picking method. After the session we were all given food packets following which we left for our schools.

The very next day onwards began our preparation for the big day.With only two weeks of time in hand we began our rehearsals whole- heartedly.

However, we all felt that the final day arrived too soon.

On 22nd July,2017 all the participants assembled at the school campus by 7am.Excited and nervous,we all boarded the bus and began our trip. However, after entering the DBL campus all our nervousness disappeared and we bubbled with joy and enthusiasm.We were all welcomed there and after the registration,we were assigned a classroom each for keeping our props and other stuff.The events in which we decided to participate were, Unconventional Music, Bosco Orientalic (Eastern dance), Collage Making, Chess, Pictography and Street Play.

The main event began, following an Inauguration Ceremony where the symbol of “Boscotsav’17” was revealed, and lighting of lamp was conducted.

19 schools participated in all. DBL, had also organised for a help desk which cleared all qualms,if any and a Refreshment bar where students from different schools could meet and interact with each other.

Despite the rain, the event was a great success and well pulled through.

The day ended with a prize distribution ceremony where all the deserving winners were honoured. This hour of the day was an overwhelming one for all of us atDPS-NK as we bagged the First Prize in the game of Chess.

It was overall an amazing experience where not only did we get to showcase our talents but also learned several new things and came to know about our actual positions in a bigger sphere.We really cherish and love being a part of such an event as it also gives us the opportunity to make new friends and gather more knowledge.

Environment Dance

On 11th of August 2017, students of the Bhagat House of Delhi Public School North Kolkata, performed a dance drama based on the theme, “Environment”. The dance drama comprised of five songs. It portrayed a story, telling us the importance of our environment and how we humans are destroying it. The first dance performance was on the song “Dekho re noyon mele” where the humans are appreciating the beauty of nature. But then comes man’s greed where he cuts down the trees, which is portrayed through the song “Na kato mujhe dukhta hain”. As a result of the trees being cut, the natural phenomenon which occurs is drought shown through “Bistirno duparer oshyonkho manusher hahakar” song. Another disaster which results due to man’s actions is “Fire”. We portrayed the fire sequence through a music played by Bikram Ghosh. Then, man realises his mistake and craves for rainfall as his crops can’t grow properly. Nature finally gives us the rain through “Jhuti muti mitwa”. Finally our dance ended with the song ” Ekdin jhor theme jabe” where man promises to check his greed and conserve our nature. Students of different classes participated in this programme. A few props were made portraying trees. We all enjoyed practicing for and performing in the entire activity. I am thankful to my teachers for organising such a programme in school.

 

By-

Shreyosi Dutta

9A

Bhagat House

Inter- House Quiz Competition

The DPS houses buzzed with activities. An inter house quiz competition was announced for students of V, VI and VII. I was very much excited to be one of the conductors. This competition was held on 7th July, 2017 in the 6th period. Most importantly our audience was students of Class VIII. The participants along with the audience gathered in room no. 5/1. Riona and I started the programme with a beautiful speech followed by a briefing of the rules and regulations of the Quiz Contest. There were 5 rounds. Each participant was excited and nervous at the same time for the competition. The names of the rounds were as follows:

Round 1 – Based on History and Mythology

Round 2 – Based on Personality

Round 3 – Visual round based on Entertainment

Round 4 – Based on Sports

Round 5 – Based on Science

The various rounds in the quiz helped the participants to showcase their depth of knowledge and intelligence on various topics. First of all, a toss was made according to which Gandhi house to answer first, followed by Bhagat House, then Patel House and finally Netaji House.

The audience cheered their respective houses with full energy and enthusiasm.  Gandhi House won the day; followed by Netaji House. Bhagat house and Patel House got the third and fourth positions respectively. On the whole, we loved the programme and enjoyed it a lot.

 

By Soham Roy Choudhury

IX B

Lemonade day

Lemons are one of the best fruits to be taken during summers. The juice of lemon or even lime is ideal in helping recover from the hot sun and hydrates us well. The juice not only re-hydrates our body, but also supplies essential vitamins and minerals that are easily lost when exposed to heat wave. To escalate this certainty among the children we celebrated Lemonade day on 19th of June 2017 which was organized by the nursery teachers. Our biggest concern was the prospect to encourage to children to apply the knowledge of going with the natural resources. Students became aware of the fact healthy food for good health. Consequently, they prepared Lemon juice. They added lemon juice, sugar and salt in the water, stirred it well and made the juice ready to drink. They served it to their friends & enjoyed the drink and were very happy.

 

Nursery teachers

Caterpillar Making

The experience of working with clay is for sensory development, motor skills, discipline and pride. It helps to settle and calm children and retain their attention. Thus similar activity was introduced to children of pre-nursery to enhance their motor skill. At first a colour was mixed with flour. Dough was prepared. Children made four to five balls with that dough. They put the balls together. Then teacher made eyes and mouth on it. Put straw to make antennae and kept it on the leaf. Thus a beautiful caterpillar was made by the children.

Pre- Nursery Teachers

Inter- house No Fire- cooking Competition

An exciting No-fire cooking Competition was held in our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata. All the four houses, Bhagat house, Patel house, Gandhi house and Netaji house participated in it with great zeal and fervor. We were three to four participants from each house who donned the Chef’s hat and gloves and exhibited our culinary skills to the best of our abilities. The different houses made different gorgeous and mouth-watering dishes, like, Sandwiches, Ruskin Bond (an interesting snack with Kurkure), Chicken Achaari, Paneer Screwers and so on. The event took place in our school canteen. We were judged by our Principal Ma’am. Though she appreciated the efforts of all the houses, Netaji house won the day with their Sandwich.

Sohini Dutta

Gandhi House

Family day

The family day was celebrated on the 28th of July 2017 by the Nursery students of DPSNK. Family Day gave the students a chance to understand the meaning of being in a family and why and how a member of the family talks or behaves in the way he/she does. We celebrated family day in school to inculcate the bond of love and care among the students with their family. Students had been asked to be dressed up in the attire of their favourite family members and say 2 or 3 lines as that member of the house. It was indeed a delight to hear the tiny ones speak as elders. Children were very enthusiastic and they enjoyed the event. The event was a good platform to generate the emotional and social skill among the children so they can value family unity, bonding and concern for one another.

Nursery Teachers

HISTORY ROLE PLAY

On 11th May Thursday our school, DPSNK, arranged for a special teaching learning session that was organised by Oxford University Press in the school premises. Selected students of class VII participated in this audio visual role play. Along with many of friends I also participated in this session. Our history teacher first told us about this role play shooting and then guided us all along. People from Oxford University came and showed us how to do the role play. It was a role play on Akbar and his Ibadat khana and how he used to implement his policies. We were given scripts beforehand and we had to learn it. We rehearsed many a times in the class. Then, finally on 11th May we performed that in front of the camera. It was like a real shooting. I was amazed and happy as it was the first time I acted in front of camera. We had enjoyed it very much. After doing this role play we learned how Akbar abolished Jazia (tax on the non- Muslims) and how he allowed all religions in his Ibadat khana to discuss about religious matters. Akbar’s liberal mind amazed us and we came to know more about Akbar the Great.

Swattik Nag

VII D

Visit to the BSF Ground

The Community Service Week started on 11th of September in DPS North Kolkata. Some students of the Bhagat house of DPS North Kolkata were taken to the army camp in Dunlop. The students were guided through the entire area by Major Gurgesh who spoke of serving in the army, his personal experiences and many other interesting topics. Questions, which were asked by the students, were efficiently answered by him.

On seeing the different models of boats, Utsav Das asked ‘’ Sir, why are these boats mainly used and how many types of boats are there?” Major Gurgesh replied,” Our department is of IWT or the Inland Water Transport. Our operations mainly deal with transporting troops, armed vehicles etc from one bank of the Ganga to the other. There are several kinds of boats. The one in use right now is RML. The ACV is a future concept model where the boat will be propelled by fan like rotating blades.”

Later, we were seated in a room and were allowed to ask questions.

Sourav Shaw asked “Every occupation we take on serves the nation in one way or the other. How does the army stand out in this field?”

The answer came “Serving in the army doesn’t necessarily mean staying at the borders and fighting off terrorists. In every extreme case where the CRPF or the state police fail to contain the situation, the army is called upon. As most of you must know, the operation “Raahat” in Uttarakhand was the greatest rescue operation ever carried out. Recently, in Haryana when riots broke out, only the army was able to contain the situation.”

 

Shilpa Poddar asked “There is a common belief that the Indian army consists of more men. Is there any scope for women empowerment?”

The Major replied “It cannot be denied that we receive fewer ladies as recruits. Most of this is due to social disbeliefs that are pre-existent in our country. However in the army, no discrimination takes place. In the academy where I was trained, the training which we went through, the lady trainees went through the same because when the enemy is going to shoot, he won’t discriminate between woman and man. It is our duty to make every citizen strong enough to take on the several duties we need them to do.”

 

The last question was asked by Sohini Mitra. She asked “What is the kind of training that the recruits go through before they are sent on duty?”

He replied, “The training which recruits go through is tough. It not only works on enhancing the physical capabilities of a person but also creates a sense of fraternity among soldiers. During the training sessions, we weren’t given the time to think. We had to be prompt. Whatever the Sergeant said, we had to do it by hook or by crook. We couldn’t question the commands even if they seemed irrational times. The training, thus strengthens our mind too.”

 

The Major then escorted us to one of the cargo boats where he told us about how the boat works. Delicious food was arranged for us. We ate while enjoying the scenery of the Ganges from the boat. One of the jawans demonstrated water skiing while we ate the food. We learned a lot. On the bus ride back to school, some of us even expressed our interests in joining the army.

 

Akash Sarkar

IX A

INTER CBSC SCHOOLS CHESS TOURNAMENT

      I, Subhayan Kundu, a student of Delhi Public School North Kolkata, ( Class – X), along with Srijit Paul (Class – X), Arpan Das (Class – VIII) and Oishik Kundu (Class – IV) had participated in the Inter CBSC Chess Tournament 2017, organized by the Royal Global School, Guwahati.

 

The Chess Tournament commenced from 7th September 2017 and ended on 9th September 2017. The tournament was concluded in four rounds matches and our School won all the four rounds. Besides our School few other schools participated in that tournament and among them the important schools are Maria’s Public School, Assam; Delhi Public School, Guwahati and other branches; South Point High School, Kolkata; DAV Public School, Assam etc. Our School was the champion in that tournament out of eight teams in total.

 

Our participation in that tournament was sponsored by the School Authority. We reached there in Assam by flight from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to play the tournament and we were accompanied by our chess Teacher Mr. Arindam Das. The weather in Assam at that time was very pleasant. The overall ambience of the tournament venue was very nice and compatible to conduct an inter-state tournament. After completion of the Prize Distribution Ceremony of that glorious tournament we started for our home on 9th September evening by Air. Our parents received us at the Airport in Kolkata. We couldn’t help cheering for ourselves – THREE CHEERS FOR DPSNK, HIP HIP HURRAY!!!

 

 

Subhayan Kundu

X C

Peace to the World – Cranes for Japan from Delhi Public School North Kolkata

There can be no peace in the world unless we are at peace withinourselves; Let us all aim for the inner peace at first –  was the message which was sent to Hiroshima, Japan by the students of class VI to X of Delhi Public School,  North Kolkata through the medium of origami. Colourful Paper cranes were made as a tribute to the brave girl Sadako who fought for her life against blood cancer for nine long years. When Sadako was treated in a hospital she made paper cranes which she believed would be a way to cure her. She lived in this belief for nine long years and at last died. The children’s monument in front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a monument for peace to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.

We were moved to tears to know how fateful was the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and how the Japanese suffered for those two bombs, for generations. Our fervor and zeal knew no bounds when our teachers told us that this was the time to show the world our concern for humanity and peace all over the world. The cranes were a symbol of peace for the Japanese. We made the paper cranes with love and tenderness, hopes and sense of brotherhood. Our paper cranes were received with love and thanks by the Peace Memorial Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan. We pray for peace all over the world, now and always.

The following is the response we got from the Peace Division, Hiroshima on mail.

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for sending the paper cranes with the desire for peace.  We received them and offered them to the Children’s Peace Monument.

To avoid a repetition of the tragedy that befell many victims who died of the Atomic bombing, we are working to build a peaceful world without nuclear weapons.  This will be accomplished not only by our effort, but also by support and cooperation from all over the world.  In line with this, we appreciate your action and desire for peace.

I ask that you continue to keep in your heart Hiroshima’s experience and your hopes for peace.

I close with best wishes for your good health and every success in your activities.

Sincerely yours,

 

Masanobu Murakami(Mr.)

Peace Promotion Division

International Peace Promotion Department The City of Hiroshima

[Contact Office]

Peace Promotion Division

1-5 Nakajimacho, Nakaku, Hiroshima

730-0811 Japan

Tel: +81-82-242-7831/ Fax: +81-82-242-7452

 

 

We are extremely glad to be a part of this endeavor.

 

Students of IX and X

VISIT TO A HOSPITAL

We the students of class VIII were very happy as we visited the “BARANAGAR STATE GENERAL HOSPITAL” on 14/09/2017(Thursday). There we received a lot of information on different subjects from the Superintendent- “JAYOBRATI CHATTERJEE” and the Nursing Superintendent- “SUTAPA GHOSH DASTIDAR”. The hospital had two sections-

I. “PREVENTIVE SECTION”- “IMMUNIZATION and VACCINATION” are given in this section to prevent different diseases like- ‘POLIO’ and ‘SMALL POX’. Pregnant women are also taken care of in this section. The foetus in the mother’s womb is also injected with different vaccines from time to time to ensure its health and growth.

II. “CURATIVE SECTION”- The people affected with different diseases are treated and cured in this section. The minor illness is cured with ‘Medicines’ whereas the major illness is operated by qualified doctors.

The hospital has a number of useful facilities like MEDICAL TREATMENT for diseases like DIARRHOEA, PNEUMONIA, DENGUE, MALARIA etc. The hospital also has a Surgical Ward in which operations of THROAT, EYES and GALL BLADDER are performed. Unfortunately, the hospital has no ORTHOPAEDIC or CANCER sections.

We also came to know about many other things including expired medicines, injections can be TOXIC. So, it is advised by doctors to check the date in the LABEL PANEL before taking any medicine or injections. A person who takes expired medicines and injections can FAINT, suffer through HIGH FEVER and can develop RASHES on their body.

The hospital has a 24 HOUR OPEN MEDICINE SHOP which approves 65.5% discount on the Maximum Retail Price [MRP]. The hospital also has a 24-HOUR SERVICE AMBULANCE certified by the government of WEST BENGAL.

The superintendent of the hospital- “Smt. JAYOBRATI CHATTERJEE” warned us about the fraud news spread by MEDIA regarding the carelessness of the doctors and nurses. She explained us that all the doctors and nurses in the world give their 100% to cure a patient rather than running after money.

We are thankful to our school which conducted this excursion for us so smoothly and helped us to gather so much information which helped us to know more about ‘MEDICAL SCIENCE’.

Upatishra Kumar Chandra

VIII D

Yuvakarshan

“Yuvakarshan”- the Youth Conference, a fest organized by DPS Newtown on 16th October 2017, held a workshop on ‘Potochitro’  an age old art form of India. In the said workshop,I represented my school DPS, North Kolkata under the guidance of Nabanita ma’am. We met at DPS Newtown, Gate no. 2 and registered ourselves by 9:20 am and were given our Identity cards and food coupons. The volunteers were assisting the participants to sit in the auditorium for the opening ceremony. Around 25 schools participated in the ’Yuvakarshan’. All were eagerly waiting with great enthusiasm for the programmes to begin. Madam Sonali Sen, The Principal, DPS Newtown School inaugurated the programme with other eminent guests of Honour. After a lovely and brief breakfast we reported to our venue which was the Western Music Room on the second floor of the school. We were offered comfortable sitting and were given our paper, paints and paintbrushes. The two professionals who came there gave us our topic for drawing. It was a married Brahman lady. The workshop started at 10:35am and lasted till 1:30pm. In the workshop we were introduced to the subject form of art. We were showed some of the ‘potochitro’ paintings made by using natural colours extracted from fruits and vegetables The process of making the the colour extracts usable by thickening it like real paint was also described to us . I realized that it really requires patience and dedication. It was amazing to know that the art is practised by everyone in the artisan’s family. We were given to try our hands on the ‘potochitro’ style. I enjoyed drawing the sketch in its own unique relaxed patterns that when painted finally comes out as a method of storytelling. On completing we submitted our paintings and I was feeling very happy to get the scope of being introduced to the unique art style of rural Bengal. Then we left for the cafeteria to have our lunch. The added fun of the workshop was to make new friends while learning new things. For me it was time well spent. I will treasure this memory forever in the deepest core of my heart and I would cherish this memory whenever I make ‘potochitro’.

Sambodhi Ghosh

Class VII C

 

PATEL HOUSE- SEMINAR ON POLLUTION CONTROL

On 10th August we had a seminar based on pollution in which some of us the students of Patel house had to discuss about pollution and the related topics by preparing a power point ourselves, we realised that it is not only the job of presenting a good discussion before the audience that was the students of class IX but also benefiting ourselves by understanding and being knowledgeable to the concept of pollution. Our teachers helped us by suggesting points for the discussion to make the seminar an interactive one with our fellow mates. During the programme we the participants and the audience interacted with each other. They too shared with us some of the informative facts about pollution control. Each of us got a different aspect of the topic to speak on. We found everyone in the audience were interested about the seminar. We feel wordless in showing our gratitude towards our teachers and for giving us the opportunity to display our learning and talent.

 

DEBADRITA MANDAL

IX C

INTERHOUSE COMPETITION- DRESS AS A PATRIOT

On the 16th of August 2017we had an Inter- house Dress As a Patriot competition. The selected students from each house dressed themselves like patriots.

For example like Bhagat singh,  Rani laxmi bai, Begam Hazrat Mahal, Lal Bahadur Sastri, Jatin Das, Preetilata Waddedar, Laxmi Sehgal, Chandrasekhar Azad, Khudiram Bose and so on.

They spoke with full vigour and zeal. They presented the images of the great personalities who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation. It seemed to be a matter of appreciation to me. I was thrilled to see so many friends of mine dressed as patriots and speaking like them. It was as if i was transported to the time when India was a colony of the British.

Everyone performed very well. However, as  it was a competition so any one had to win. Our Principal Ma’am was the judge of the show , she gave the judgement on the basis of dress, confidence and dialogue. In this judgement Patel house stood first who portrayed the images of Chandra Sekhar Azad, Laxmi Sehgal, Jatin das and Preetilata Waddedar followed by Netaji house then Gandhi house and then Bhagat house.

As a host of the show really I am thankful to my teachers who gave us this opportunity to present the images of the great personalities.

Riona Saha

IX B

INTER HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION

On 31st October 2017, Delhi Public School, North Kolkata held an Inter House Debate Competition for the classes of VIII and IX in the 5/1 Room. The audience in this occasion were the students of class VII and the teachers of the four different houses that took part in it, viz. Bhagat, Patel, Gandhi and Netaji house. The debate discussion was held on the topic ‘Reservation for Women’. A student of Patel House was asked to host this occasion. Four of the houses were seated in separate benches, side-by-side, and were asked to speak either ‘for the motion’ or ‘against the motion’. Each house was represented by four of its students, among which two students spoke ‘for’ and two students spoke ‘against’ the motion. Each student was given three minutes to state their views and a teacher present in the room was asked to keep record of the time. The students speaking ‘for the motion’ stated points like- in the past, women were deprived of their rights. So, now they should get equal representation as men. But, the students speaking ‘against the motion’ countered them by saying- seats aren’t reserved for the male domination and if we are talking about equality, then why reservation? Aren’t the women capable themselves to earn themselves a seat?

Our honourable Principal Ma’am, Mrs. Manjir Ghosh and our co-ordinator ma’am were the judges and they judged the houses on the basis of their presentation, content and fluency. At the end of this competition, with a total score of forty one out of fifty, Gandhi house won the competition along with Bhagat house securing the second position in the competition with thirty seven marks.

This debate competition showcased what the students of our school are capable of as speakers. This also showcased the capabilities of the students to fight to state their opinions by referring to the right points.

–          AAHELI BARMAN

–          CLASS IX- D

INTER- HOUSE KABADDI MATCH FOR BOYS

INTER- HOUSE KABADDI MATCH FOR BOYS

We had an Inter-House Kabaddi Championship Match for boys and girls on the 26th of October 2017 in our school playground. The four houses made four teams for boys with seven players in each team and three substitutes. All the matches were knock-out matches. The Bhagat house boys and Netaji house boys played first from boys’ teams. It was a one-sided match and almost everyone knew that Bhagat House would win. Finally, Bhagat House won with a huge score. Next Patel House and Gandhi House came down to the field. Both teams were tensed from the beginning and a very tough struggle ensued. The spectators were cheering loud and the excitement rose to its height. Gandhi House was able to win by 2 points.

Then, it was time for the finals between Bhagat House and Gandhi House. The spectators were divided clearly into 2 groups. One was cheering for Bhagat House and the other went hoarse with shouting for Gandhi House. The game was on and the whole field resounded with howls, cheers and claps. After a tensed and exciting match Gandhi House won the day. The players of both teams shook hands with one another. The supporters of our house cheered lifted us and hugged us. This gave us a great feeling. I will never forget this day in life. It was really the best day for me this year.

 

ABHISHEK KUMAR DUBEY

IX D

GANDHI HOUSE

INTER- HOUSE KABADDI MATCH FOR GIRLS

The Inter- House Kabbadi Match for girls took place in our school premises on the 26th of October 2017. It was the first Kabaddi match to be held on the grounds of Delhi Public School North Kolkata. It was a very exciting match and all the students who were present there as the viewers kept on cheering for their respective houses till the end. After two matches between Netaji, Patel, Bhagat and Gandhi houses, Bhagat house and Gandhi house went to play the final. Girls of both houses played efficiently but the Bhagat house girls were lucky to win the final match. In case of Gandhi house Boys had won the day.

This was an exciting victory for me as I played whole-heartedly and was cheered by our house supporters. This day will remain as a memorable day in my life. I thank the school authorities and sport teachers to give me the opportunity to play for my House.

 

Srijita Ray

VIII D

Bhagat House

Cooking is fun

On Friday 10th of Nov classes VI and VII had a cooking activity. Avantika Gupta, Triasha Mishra, Tanisha Gupta of VII D and Hansika Banik of VII E were involved in it. We contributed to this activity whole-heartedly. All of us enjoyed cooking a lot that day. Class VI students made “Malai Bahar” and Class VII students made “Fruit N Custard”. Both the dishes were quite tasty. We got our recipes from the YouTube and then discussed with our teachers about the variations we can make. Our Bhagat house teachers guided us in following the recipes. Both the teams worked spiritedly and enthusiastically. Our teamwork was appreciated by all. However, Principal ma’am and Trustee sir declared the “Fruit N Custard” to be the winner. Our joys knew no bounds at this declaration.

Avantika Gupta

VII D

Bhagat House

“Poem Writing Session by Gandhi House”

In School, we have many opportunities to participate in various kinds of activities which help us to show our talent to the outer world and learn something from the activities. “Poem Writing” was one such event which took place in our school DPS North Kolkata, recently.
On 10th November, 2017 we the students of Gandhi House, had a Poem Writing Session on the theme of “Food”. I was looking forward to the competition.  I was very excited to be one of the participants in the session. The selected students were asked to write poems on food theme in their own words in any of the languages- English, Hindi or Bengali. At the starting of the session, I felt a bit nervous because I had never written a poem in my own words in school before but later I managed to write good poem in my own words on Food in English.

It was a great opportunity for us to showcase our poetic talent and our writing talent because many people have the poem writing ability but don’t get the opportunity to showcase their talent. I am very thankful to our school teachers, who gave us this opportunity.  It was a great session and all the participants wrote poems in different languages. It was good for us because through this poetry writing, we were able to gain a command of knowledge, cultivate a strong vocabulary, and learn to write in imagery. Poetry fosters emotional expression, through self expression and exploration of one’s feelings.  It also improves our creativity and critical thinking, and our language of expression. After writing the poems, we gave our poems to our teacher who was the in charge of the session.

For me, it was a great opportunity and I grabbed it and I felt very good showcasing my own poetic talent and because I have never got any such opportunity in my previous school I felt very happy and contented after the session, managing a very good poem. I am very thankful to my school- DPS North Kolkata to explore our talent in writing poems and I would like to get more such opportunities in the future so that I could grab them with both hands!

Here’s a poem by Vinamra Roy Chowdhuryof Class IX D:

Carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats,

We must have everything, nor this nor that

For a growing body, proteins are necessary

As winning is for sports! Make merry!

Healthy bodies are receptive to vitamins

A B D or K

Hope to have a longer life? They have the way

Teenagers are overactive,

Minds travelling fast, they quickly perceive;

Carbohydrates are their only ally;

Bread and starch add to their glory!

‘Cause this is what we make of our bodies ever after,

Intelligence high, brain works like a crafter;

Food is our biggest resource, along with water

It blesses us with life and health ever after.

 

SHREYAS ROY
CLASS VIII-B
GANDHI HOUSE

PREPARATION OF DRY SNACKS

A Cooking workshop was held in our school on 7th of November 2017. The workshop was for the Patel house students; as we do like cooking we participated in the workshop. Four of us participated in this snacks preparation namely;

SUVOPRIYO BORAL 7 D
RISHITA

SENGUPTA

7 E
SUJAL SOMANI 6 C
IRABAN CHATTERJEE 6 C

We had prepared a snack, a juice and a desert.

The workshop started in the second half of the day and we were given two periods to complete our work.

We made a chicken cheese sandwich for the snack; lemonade for the juice and for the desert we madetriple layered chocolate. We garnished the items as well.

After preparing the food, I went to Principal Madam’s room to show her our work. While going I was very nervous and excited as well. She amply appreciated our efforts.

The workshop was really exciting and we enjoyed a lot. We thank our school for giving us the opportunity to learn valuable things in a play way.

 

Rishita Sengupta 7 E

A Visit to a Village

A VISIT TO A VILLAGE – 21 NOVEMBER- DHUCHNIKHALI

In my academic experience so far, I would describe myself as a reader, writer and learner all with different variations but never have I got such an experience of field learning before. First, I would like to thank my respected Principal madam and teachers who included me in this program. It was a long journey to DUCHNIKHALI but it was worth it. Before telling my experience to all I would like to tell that we all have travelled both in land and water to reach our destination. I was excited and amazed after knowing that in such a remote place and quiet underdeveloped and local people and village farmers gathered and had a training centre for farmers But it was not only a training centre it is an organisation known as “AMAR KHAMAR” where some trainers train the villagers how to use their land by cultivating crops like rice, vegetables, fruits e.t.c. They also teach them fishing .Then the farmers are taught how to make profit by selling it in the market. The best thing I found in them was that they teach the farmers to make Bio-fertiliser on their own by making a layer of dry leaves and cover with cow dung for next 21 days. After wards the cultivated rice is sold online. When we visited the home of the villagers I saw men and women were really working hard to grow crops. The farmers showed us a type of ginger which was so aromatic and fresh. They showed us different types of rice, wheat, vegetables e.t.c. Even they showed us the way how they do the husking process by using machine and by using see-saw. Then I realised they are contributing so much to make us healthy by providing us organic food. They never use chemical fertilisers. In the noon they provided lunch to us and served three types of rice 1 Kamini 2 Rupsal 3 Khajurjhori. It was really delicious. I am really thankful to my school to give us this opportunity to visit a village to see the real face of rural Bengal.

SOMANJAN PACHAL

IX D

The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing

I have been reading the newspaper “The Telegraph” along with its supplement “T2” for the last two years. Generally, I used to read the comments and views of the people that came out in the feedback column on the various topics printed in the newspaper. This ignited the desire in me to write about the diverse topics illustrated in T2 and send the same to the newspaper agency. From my childhood I had a keen interest in cricket. Therefore, I decided to write whenever any view was expressed or question was asked about cricket. I wrote and sent for the first time and waited with baited breath for the outcome. Fortunately my maiden attempt brought me a satisfying result. My write-up was published in the T2. The fact that my words were printed in the newspaper, took some time to sink in. I was overjoyed. I made a few more attempts but it was only after a long span that my article was again published for the second time. It was really a proud moment for me to see that my writings along with my name got published twice. I would continue to strive to write more and seek a place in the feedback column of newspapers.

By – Asmita Pramanick, VIII-D

ZOO FESTIVAL

ZOO FESTIVAL

The competitive encounter of clay modelling was organized by THE ZOOLOGICAL PARK, ALIPORE on 15th November, with a fairly large number of interested participants, and, the event was a tremendous success. The event was organized as a shift in the norm, and as an inviting means to stroke the creative talents of the students. From our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata, TOMOGHNA MAJUMDER, DEBAGHNIK DEY, SAMPRITI PAL and I were lucky enough to be chosen. The turn up and the enthusiasm was notwithstanding the fact that a large number of participants had little if any experience of subtle and skillful art of clay modelling. The participants in the competition worked patiently and laboriously for a stipulated duration .The venue was a feast for the eyes with the lush green fields and trees all around. There were displayed some awe – inspiring pieces of clay all around the area based on the theme -” BEAR AND TURTLE “.

Since it was the first attempt for many of the students, some clay artists were present to guide. At the end of the competition, the outcome was a fascinating collection of beautiful and thought provoking creations in clay. The judges patiently surveyed the diverse set of artworks and were extremely impressed by the amount of effort and skill displayed by the teenagers. The most exciting was the level of interaction we all had, the enthusiastic exchange of ideas and friendly banter around us, which all added to the spirit of celebration.

I was AWARDED THE SECOND PLACE IN THE COMPETITION and my joy knew no bounds at this. I was awarded with a check of Rs 3,000, a certificate for merit and another for participation. It was a great learning opportunity for budding artists in an unexplored domain.

Bristi Saha

VII D

Honourable Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurates Library and launches the School Magazine in DPS North Kolkata

Honourable Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurates Library and launches the School Magazine in DPS North Kolkata

On the 13th of December, 2017, I got an opportunity to witness the august presence of our Honourable Governor, His Excellency, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, in our school, DPSNK. It was indeed very kind of him to accept our invitation to inaugurate our school library and release our first ever published school magazine. I was one of the privileged students who were a part of this event along with their parents. Our Governor himself is an extremely educated dignitary and he gave us a brief but inspiring speech about the value of knowledge, books and reading. I was present when our respected Governor inaugurated our school library which has an impressive collection of almost 10,000 books. It was indeed a very proud moment for all of us and I wholeheartedly thank my school for allowing me to be a part of this remarkable event. The press had covered the whole programme and we were all delighted to see the news in The Times of India.

Aaratrika Banerjee

VIII-D

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MY FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL . SWEET DREAM

MY FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL

Once I went to a new school,

On the day that was so cool.

Because of the fog I couldn’t see the sun,

But I hoped that in the school I’ll have some fun.

The teachers to me were good and well,

But suddenly rung the break time bell.

Everybody was in a jolly mood

And they opened their lunch box full of food.

Next we started to play,

In the art class with a piece of clay

The last bell rung

And the final assembly prayer was sung.

Then we jumped onto the school bus,

And went home making a lot of fuss.

This is how I enjoyed the day,

It is none other than DPSNK.

—AYANJYOTI ROY,

VII, D

D.P.S. NORTH KOLKATA

SWEET DREAM

Once I met the Aliens in the Mars,

They were going to mall by cars.

I wanted to talk but how could I?

So I used the body language and said ‘Hi!’

They became my friend, I became theirs.

How fun, so many games, and so merry time I spent,

But suddenly I woke up from sleep

And do you think it was only a dream?!!

— AYANJYOTI ROY,

VII, D

D.P.S. NORTH KOLKATA

Learning the essence of CHRISTMAS

On the 22nd of December (Friday) the Pre-primary children of Delhi public School North Kolkata celebrated Christmas in school. On this occasion all the teachers decorated their classrooms with Christmas trees, stockings, glittering stars, balloons, bells, sticks and colourful papers. All the children came to school in colourful attire; some dressed up as ‘Santa Claus’ others as fairies. All of them were looking very graceful and beautiful just like ‘butterflies in the garden of DPSNK’. One student of class IX (dressed up as Santa Claus) gave a big surprise to the children by visiting them and showering them with gifts. The children enjoyed every moment and enthusiastically celebrated Christmas by singing and dancing to the tune of “Jingle Bells Jingle Bells……”

Pre-primary teachers

Music makes my way

Music makes my way

Hello everyone! I am Priyanshu Biswas of Class III C in DPS north Kolkata. I am feeling fantastic as I have won the Inter- School CCA Synthesizer Competition in December 2017.

Seema Ma’am of our school came to me to know about my success. She was eager to know everything about the competition. I was also happy to share my experience with her.

Ma’am: Which competition did you participate in?

Me: I participated in the Inter- School CCA Synthesizer Competition.

Ma’am: Where was the competition held?

Me: It was held in Future Foundation School, Kolkata.

Ma’am: What music did you play?

Me: I played the tune of the Rabindrasangeet “Jagarone jai bibhabori”.

Ma’am: How did the other participants perform?

Me: All the participants performed skillfully. Some were afraid and instead of looking at the notebook they kept looking at the judges.

Ma’am: What did the judges say about your performance?

Me: The judges said that my key balance and chord pressure were quite good.

Ma’am: And then you won the first prize!

Me: Yes, ma’am. It was a hearty moment for me. I felt really very happy. Though I was a bit frightened in the beginning I performed to the best of my ability and here I am with the first prize. I thanked God, my parents and my music teacher for my success.

Ma’am was very happy to hear my experience and congratulated me. My friends also cheered for me.

Priyanshu Biswas

III C

Tribal mask- making

It was the 8th of December and I was selected for a Tribal Mask making competition which was an event in Rhapsody, 2017 at the Salt Lake CA School. I was excited as well as highly strung for the competition.

We started from our school at around 8:30am, and reached the Salt Lake School at around 9:15am, accompanied by two of our teachers. The Salt Lake School was beautifully decorated. The sitting arrangement was made in the school ground facing the stage. Many other schools had also come to take part in the events. The inauguration ceremony was held, after which one by one the events took place.

I waited for my turn enthusiastically. Then the announcement was made for the Mask making event, I moved to the allotted area where the event was to be held. It was about 2:30pm, I was very nervous, when the staff members told to start with our work… I took a deep breath and started. The event started at about 2:35pm; we only had an hour to complete our work. It was 3:35p.m. and the time was up, and I was happy that I could complete the mask on time. I made a mask inspired by the tribal masks of Indonesia. Then we were told to display the masks and step back. There were many other students from different schools who made very spectacular and innovative masks. Then the judge inspected our masks and also asked us to say a few lines about it. Then the results were finally declared. Just as the judge said that she had decided to give the first position to Alakananda Banerjee of Delhi Public School North Kolkata”. I was astonished for a moment…I was very happy. The judge appreciated my mask and awarded me with the winner’s trophy, the gold medal and the certificate. It was really a proud moment for me, everyone present there congratulated me and appreciated my mask. For this all the credit goes to Mr. Tamal Bhattacharya, I had done a mask making workshop with him in my summer vacations at Nehru Children’s museum and learnt the art of making 3d masks. Also a big thanks to my grandpa who motivated me to do those summer workshops and also I had practised hard for this competition. My family members and my teachers were very happy after hearing this news.

We returned to school at around 6:00pm. We were also provided with food packets. It was really a very nice experience at the Salt Lake CA School.

Alakananda Banerjee

VIII E

Experience of Indian Schools Debating Society

On 18th November, two of my friends, Anuraag Chowdhury, Sreeja Ray and myself went to a debating competition, namely” Indian Schools Debating Society”. It continued for three days. On the first day, that is, on 18th November, there was a workshop for all the debaters who took part in the competition and on the second day, the competition took place. On the third day, there was another workshop for top speakers.

So, on 19th November, we attended the workshop. Our English teacher had also arrived there. It took place in the school, in Salt Lake, named Kanoria Gangabux Bhavan’s Vidyamandir. An ex-debater, who represented Team India in the “World Schools Debating Championship”, taught us about the rules and regulations about this debate competition and it was so different from those which we had in schools. We asked several questions to him and clarified our doubts. It was a whole new experience for us. We got to interact with other students coming from different schools coming around Kolkata. These included Apeejay Salt Lake, Apeejay Park Street, Kendriya Vidyalaya Ballyganj, St. James, Army Public School and many more. We got to know about them and also learnt from them several things. The host school also provided with a food packet every day. Then after a discussion, we did a bit of debate practice with other schools to enhance our skills. We also got to know about our topics and motion and also about our opposition school.

On the next day, that is, on 19nd November, the competition took place. We all were prepared with our topics and so were the other participants. We also were quite tensed. I had a talk with the head girl of the host school. She encouraged me and wished me good luck. We arrived at the school and discussed about the topics within ourselves. Our English teacher also helped a quite lot in this. Then, we had our competition. In the first round, our topic was “This house would institute quotas for women in national parliaments” and our team was in proposition. There were two judges and every participant has to speak for five minutes. We tried our level best. Then came the second round and the topic was “This house believes that developing countries should place limits on rural to urban migration”. We were in opposition. The second round was much better as compared to the first one. We got to know more about this debate and learned from our mistakes from the first round. We were quite satisfied with our performance in the second round. The topic given to us for the third round was “This house would forcibly remove obese children from the custody of their parents and place them in fat camps.” We discussed within ourselves about the topic and started our preparation. It was a different feeling for us as we had never done this kind of debating before. The third round was mainly based on cooperation, teamwork and knowledge. It gave us a new sense of debating. Then after our preparation time was over, which consisted of one hour, the third round began. This round was better than the second one. With each round we got better. Then after the third round the competition came to an end. We were told that the results would be intimated through email. From this competition, we learnt a great deal about the actual debating procedure. We learnt about new ways and got new experiences. This competition also inculcated the values of teamwork and cooperation and more importantly it enhanced our knowledge in various topics. I consider myself to be very lucky to have been able to participate in such a debating tournament.

SAGARIKA MUKHERJEE

IX B

Treasure Hunt

On 2nd October 2017, a lot of students of classes VII and VIII went to 5/1 for a treasure hunt on books. There were 10 groups in all A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J respectively. I was in group ‘E’. Our group consisted of the following students: -Ahana Das (VII-D), Ayanjyoti Roy(VII-D), Brishti Saha (VII-D), Rahul Konar (VII-C) and myself, Sambodhi Ghosh(VII-C). There were 3 rounds in the Treasure Haunt. In the first round we were given to guess the book from the given clues. The marking scheme was such that, 5 points for using just the firstclue, 3 points for using both first and second clues, and 2 points for using all the three clues.Groups A, G and I were eliminated in the first round. We, the Group ‘E’, scored 8 points for our group in the first round. It was divided in two rounds, 1st quarter of round 1 got my group 3 points and 5 points for the 2ndquarter. The second round was to guess the author. We scored 10 points. In the 1st quarter of round 2 we scored 5 points and in the 2nd quarter of the 2nd round we scored 5 points. The third round was to guess the characters. We got 15 points in all. We were supposed to answer questions randomly. The more we answered the more points we gained. We answered 15 questions out of 20 questions. Our team won the game. We won it scoring 33 points in total. Photograph of our group was taken and after a few days we got our certificates. We enjoyed the activity a lot as it was a totally new thing for us and were indeed overwhelmed to achieve the position.

Sambodhi Ghosh

VII C

CCA Tournament – Karate

Three of us Roumick, Sayan and Mayank, of DPS North Kolkata, went for the Inter- School CCA Tournament for Karate. We reached the school campus at 7:15 a. m. Our Karate teacher, Ayan Sir, took us to the venue, Future Foundation School, Tallyganj, in our school bus. We reached there at 8:54a.m. and registered our names. We then went inside and put on our Karate uniform. We were led to the school auditorium for the opening ceremony. After that we went to the competition area. At first the Kata competition was held. When Sayan’s turn came he was quite nervous but he performed very well and won the first round. He won the second round too but could not make it in the third round.

After the Kate fight, the Kumite fight began. Mayank performed in the Kumite fight. He too was quite nervous. In the first round he fought with a white belt opponent. The round was quite interesting as both the players were using the same technique, but, at last Mayank gave a head kick and won the round. The second round was a very exciting one as his opponent was using more powerful techniques, but, Mayank blocked each one and gained points. Mayank won the second round gracefully. However, he too lost the third round.

It’s always a great pleasure for us to represent our school, DPS North Kolkata in various inter- school competitions. Although it was the first opportunity for us all Roumick Saha of VII C made it to the first position, winning a gold medal for his school. Joy knew no bounds when we won the gold at last.

From this competition we learned that discipline and active participation are the keys to success in any field.

Mayank Rai VI B

Sayan Malik VI B

Roumick saha VII C

Inter School Chess Team Championship 2017

This is the fourth time I won a team and individual Inter School Chess Championship. I am feeling very good about it. Earlier in 2016 I have been to Assam and Ranchi to play for my school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata. This time, December 2017, I went to Future Foundation School in Kolkata. Here my companion was Arpan Das, a student of Class VIII. Both of us won the first prize in this tournament. We had to play 5 rounds of the game. In the first and final rounds our opponents were quite good players and put up a tough resistance. However, we won all the rounds. Our Chess teacher could not accompany us that day for some reason. We had been to the venue with another teacher. However, Sir had to wait for us outside the games Hall where we played the tournament.

After the rounds were over we were handed over the prizes by the chief arbitrator. All the teachers and student-players cheered for us. We were extremely happy to be the winners.

Aishik Kundu IV A

INTER HOUSE FOLK DANCE COMPETITION

On the 23rd of November 2017 our school, DPS NORTH KOLKATA, organised an Inter house “Folk Dance Competition”. All the four houses were involved in the competition. We had our Principal ma’am and coordinator ma’am as our guests. Class VII was the audience. Participants were taken from class VII, VIII and IX. At first it was the performance of Bhagat house. They performed Jhumur which is a folk dance of Bengal. The second performance was by Patel house. They performed Bihu, which is a folk dance of Assam. The third performance was by Gandhi house. They performed Ghumar, the folk dance of Rajasthan. The fourth performance was by Netaji house; they performed Cherao which is the folk dance of Mizoram. Each house had 10 participants.

It was a splendid performance. I was visualising the tribal life; their varied dressing patterns and traditions through these dance performances. Our dance teacher, Mahua ma’am, was the judge. After the show Mahua ma’am announced Patel house as the winner, Netaji house got the second position followed by Bhagat house in the third position. I want to thank all our teachers who have given us this opportunity to know the culture of the indigenous groups of our country through this cultural event.

RIONA SAHA (Patel house)

9B

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HAIKU WRITING

There was an Annual Inter DPS English Literary Festival held on 1st December, 2017, Friday under the aegis of Delhi Public School Society. There were two types of events, online events and onsite events. Under online events there were Slogan writing, Haiku writing, Limerick writing, Poetry writing and Twitter talent. Under onsite events there were Spell Bee, Les Quizerables, Proverbial tales, Speech ahoy, Debate and two characters in search of actors (dramatic extract). My partner Tamoghna Majumdar and I were selected for Haiku Writing under online events.
Haiku is a Japanese style of poem writing which consists of three lines. The format of Haiku is that the first line consists of four syllables, the second line consists of seven syllables and the third line again consists of four syllables. On 1st December at about 9 a.m. we assembled at the computer lab, and at a particular time we opened the particular website. For Haiku writing there were different topics like Monsoon, River, and Clouds. We wrote on all the topics first then the one which was best according to the teachers was taken and it was “THE RIVER”. After some two or three weeks the results was out and to our utter delight DPS NORTH KOLKATA stood first in Haiku writing. We were called by Principal ma’am to receive the certificates during the next assembly. It was a wonderful experience.
AHANA DAS
CLASS VII
SECTION D

Budding Scientists gather at Sushila Birla

A Science exhibition of CBSE schools under SAHODAYA was organized on 5th January 2018 at Sushila Birla Girls’ High school premises. The topic was ‘Environment’. Students of classes 6 to 8 were allowed to take part in it. More than 20 schools participated in the exhibition, including our own school, DPS North Kolkata. I was one of the four students from our school that represented our school in the exhibition.

We started our preparations for the exhibition from November 2018. In the beginning, we were guided by our science teacher. Then, we jotted down all the points that we wanted to show in our chart and model. And then, we started making them. We showed a pollution free dream city as our model. In that dream city, only renewable sources of energy like solar energy and wind energy are used. The shops are located much closer to the settlements, so that people need to waste much less fuel to buy their necessities. We showed buildings that can accommodate more people in less area. The houses have skylights, so that its residents can enjoy sunlight during the day. They also have solar panels, so don’t need to worry about electricity at night. The street lamps and the vehicles also have solar panels and CNG buses are also available. We showed a kitchen garden which meant that people can grow their vegetables and other plants. We even showed a playground because we wanted to spread awareness among people about the importance of playing outdoor and keeping our body fit rather than staying at home and playing video games. Factories without proper disposal system are harmful for the environment, but factories are an important part of the human society. So, in our dream city, we have factories with proper disposal units. We also showed some practices which are good for the environment like rainwater harvesting and segregation of wastes. And the best thing about our model was that, we made it only out of scrap materials. In the chart, we displayed some Do’s & Don’ts on keeping the environment clean.

At the exhibition centre we saw participants from various schools with their models & charts. At first the opening ceremony took place; then visitors from different schools came to see the exhibition. Even though, our model was self-explanatory, we described our model to the visitors and were praised for our model and the explanation. The models of others participating schools were also praise worthy. Some of them used innovative ideas. Unfortunately, no winner was declared in the exhibition.

I had a wonderful experience.

UK READING CHALLENGE

The enlightening competition named, UK READING CHALLENGE held on 15th November was organised by BRITISH COUNCIL, with a large number of enthusiastic students who craved to showcase their creativity and uniqueness through reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
From our school DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA, I along with some of my fellow mates took part in this event. As per the rule of the competition we were encouraged to read seven books for seven weeks and also composed reviews of those books with certainly faster our reading habit and analytical thinking. A workshop was also conducted to strengthen the concept of various part of this event that was indeed a very fulfilling experience. For the writing skill part, we had to develop well – crafted, thoughtful, story writing on the basis of a starting sentence, followed by some poster making.
In the speaking skill I was made the group leader of a group called “FOUR GEMS ” we had to deliver a speech on an instantly given topic by the eminent judges. That part was very much conducive to blossom our communication skill, logical thinking and confidence.
In the listening skill part, we were made to listen to a audio clip; on that basis we had to solve jumbled up cut out of a story in a proper order which stimulated our auditory skill, memorizing ability and interpretation expertise.
I was on cloud nine when my name was declared as one of the winner of first prize. I was overwhelmed to be awarded with A GOLD MEDAL; A CERTIFICATE ON MERIT AND A LETTER OF APPRECIATION. This competition was truly instrumental to amplify the young mind’s creativity, overall presentation skill and the boundary of knowledge.
Participating and wining the first prize of this challenge gave me endearing and special feeling.

Bristi Saha

VII D

A Visit to the INDIAN MUSEUM

Our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata, organised a visit to the Indian museum. It was a Patel house programme for class VI. We started our journey at 9.00 am and reached to the spot at 11.00 am. First we entered the painting section. We saw many paintings of the Mughal period. After seeing the paintings we have understood their culture. After that we had entered the sculpture section. We saw many sculptures like Lord Buddha. We also saw the sculpture of “Preaching Buddha” and gathered much information about that particular period. After that we entered the “Coins” section. We saw the coins of Chandra Gupta II, Akbar, Jahangir and many other rulers of that period. At last we entered the Egyptian pyramid section, we saw pyramid, pots and many more things.

We enjoyed the tour very much. Whatever we have read in books, were seen and felt in reality at the museum. We comprehended the whole of the Ancient and Medieval periods through the art, painting and sculpture of the periods.

Kaustuv Kundu (PATEL HOUSE)

6D

Roll- 24

Experience at H.M. Educational Centre

As we are Bengalees we have fervor for reciting poems and singing songs. Though I can sing well I had never tried recitation. One day, my class teacher called me and giving me a form said, “You are selected to participate in the Inter- School Recitation Competition to be held at H. M. Educational Centre.” I replied with hesitation, “But Ma’am I have never recited a poem before.” She said, “Don’t worry, I will suggest a good poem to you and you will rehearse in my presence during the long break.” I agreed to this.

On the day of the competition, I reached the venue after a small hassle. At the centre, we the participants waited for about forty minutes. I was quite tensed and sat revising my poem. Then the judges of the competition arrived and made us understand the rules of the competition. After this we were called up one by one to recite our poems. Some participants recited very well. I too gave my very best over there.

After the whole event was over, all participants sat in a room and chatted for a while.

The next day at school my teacher announced that I came second at the competition! This was great news for me! I got a silver medal and a certificate. Now I feel encouraged and want to participate in more of such competitions.

Kohana Roy

Class V B

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL KOLKATA

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA – Annual Sports 2018

The Annual of our school this year was a two- day event. The 30th and 31st of January were our School Sports days. Our Sports was held in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) ground, Saltlake, Kolkata.

The senior section sports was held on 30th January 2018, i.e., for classes III -IX. On that day, the atmosphere took a festive look. The students reached there by 8.30AM and the parents started coming at 9.30AM. A great interest was observed among the students and the guardians. All of them came in a large number to enjoy the Sports Program. Honorable DCP sir and the famous cricketer of the near past Mohammad Azharuddin were the chief guests. The guests arrived at sharp 10 AM. They were welcomed by the March Past led by the head boy and me, the head girl, followed by various house captains and vice captains with their respective houses. The oath ceremony was also held. The balloons were set free by the principal ma’am. The sports captains of all the houses took Mohammad Azharuddin’s autograph on their bats. After that, classes III and IV did mass drill followed by their races like balance race, frog race and relay race. Then, came the colourful fan dance, performed by classes V and VI followed by various races like flat race, balloon race and mixed hurdles. Classes VII, VIII and IX performed a Karate demonstration. There was a Kerelian drill called Kalaripayatto performed by class IX .There was flat race and relay race for these classes (VII-IX). The winners of each event were handed over the medals and certificates by the guests and Trustee members as and when the events got over. Then came the most exciting part in races, that is, the race of teachers, where Asha Singh ma’am (ladies) and Nitin Ghosh sir (gents) were the winners. The guests were highly pleased with our performance. They encouraged us to take part in sports and games. Then the names of the winners were announced for prizes. The Bhagat house was announced as the winner among all the houses. The sports program ended at 2.30PM.

The second day was equally colourful and exciting. There were some interesting races like Healthy Food, Busy Bee, May I help You, Jack and Jill and Vivacious Veggies. There were drills like Fluttering Flags, Cream and Strawberry and I Love My India. Colours and sportive spirit were displayed in events like Nature in Bounty, Jungle Diaries, Riot of Colours, Grow a Garden, Treasure Hunt and Jack and Jill. The Children enjoyed performing as much as the parents enjoyed watching their kids perform.

Both the days were exotic experiences that are not to be forgotten.

Rinkeeta Sharma (IX-C)

BITM Annual Science Quiz

Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) organized ‘Annual Science Quiz’ for students of junior school, middle school and high school. This year, we, Aryabrata Chanda (Class- VI), Brahma Kumar (Class- VII) and I, Rahul Konar (Class- VII) represented our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata, in the middle school category. On the 31st of October, 2017, we went there to participate in the first round of the quiz. Before the start of the game, the quizmaster told us about the rules of the quiz. There were six rounds based on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, scientists, scientific instruments and astronomy. Ten marks were awarded for answering direct questions and five marks for answering bonus questions. In the first round, we were up against La Martiniere for Boys. Though we were a bit nervous at first, we held on to our nerves and beat them by a good margin of forty points, thus qualified for the second round. The second round was held on 5th December, 2017. Here we competed against Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Delhi Public School, Newtown. Here again, through a marvellous teamwork, we beat Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan by twenty points. Both DPS Newtown and we were on same points. So we both qualified for the third round. The third round was held on 6th January, 2018. Our team confronted the team from Salt Lake School. Both the teams were well prepared and scored an equal number of points after the first six rounds. Even after three rounds of tie breaker, our points were equal. Unfortunately in the fourth tie breaker round, we lost by five points to Salt Lake School. We returned with a heavy heart, but our teachers, our parents and our friends consoled and encouraged us. We hope to win laurels for our school next year.

Rahul Konar

VII C

Rustic Song

On 8th December there was a rustic song competition which was an event in Rhapsody, 2017 at Salt Lake CA School. It was a group song. Along with me there was Anirudha, Dayita, Sneha, Sinjini and myself, Ahana Das.

We started from our school nearly around 8:30AM and reached Salt Lake CA nearly 9:15AM. We were accompanied by two of our teachers. The school was decorated beautifully. At first the inauguration ceremony was held. The sitting arrangement was made in their school ground facing the stage.

I eagerly waited for hours. There were many different schools that took part in this competition. We participated in the junior rustic song competition. Every school was brilliant and it was my first competition. I was quite nervous. After the performance of Salt Lake CA it was our turn. It was my first time to represent my school. Our song was a composition of three folk songs. They were ‘Bindha re palasher bon’, ‘Ekodino uri chali jaye’, ‘Dhoro haal sokto hathe’. We gave our best and keeping in mind all the points Sir told us to be careful about, we gave a magical performance. After us another six schools participated. The Salt Lake School was itself brilliant. So, we lost hopes for winning. After the senior rustic song competition the result for the junior was declared.

We were told to gather behind the stage. The judges came up on the stage and said a few words on the origin of folk songs. Salt Lake CA was the runner up. They received silver medals. Then the judges announced our school’s name as the winner. It was just a dream comes true to me. We went up to the stage and took our gold medals and also received a beautiful trophy. We also received certificates.

We returned to school nearly around 6p.m.. The host school also provided us with food packets. It was really a wonderful experience at Salt Lake CA School.

Ahana Das, Class VII, D

Sneha Kar, Class VII, B

CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S DAY IN DPS NORTH KOLKATA

Our school celebrated Shakespeare’s birth and death anniversary on the 24th of April this year. William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of Aril 1564 and his soul departed on the 23rd of April 1616. Like all previous years, this year too we had a special assembly on the illustrious poet in our school. Swapnil Biswas took us down the ages to talk of the life and works of William Shakespeare. Priyadarshini Banerjee and Shreya Sinha also recited Sonnet 55 by Shakespeare.

The first scene of the timeless play King Lear was enacted by some students of Classes VII and VIII. King Lear, an elderly king of ancient Britain decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, depending upon how much each loved him. Goneril and Regan delivered widely embellished speeches while Cordelia simply says she loves her father as much as a daughter should love her father. This enrages Lear and he disowns her. Later, he dies of grief when his two elder daughters betray him and throw him out. Cordelia also dies in an attempt to save her father’s honour.

The character of Goneril was played by Aahana Das, Regan by Anwesha Chatterjee, Cordelia by Salony and King Lear by Aditya Chakraborty.

SWAPNIL BISWAS

VIII E

WORK YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY LIFE

A man can make impossible possible using the faculty of his mind. But a sound mind can only dwell in a sound body. In order to build a sound body, physical activities are necessary. In this modern hectic life no one has time for physical activities. But we need to incorporate physical activities in our daily routine in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Taking the staircase instead of the elevator, walking to the nearby shop instead of taking our car are good ways of keeping our body active. Good cardiovascular exercises like cycling and swimming will help us lead an active lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle along with junk food is toxic to our body and is the root cause of obesity that has now taken an epidemic proportion in our country and can lead to heart ailments and hypertension quite early in life. Therefore, my suggestion to youth is to eat healthy, exercise regularly and stay happy. Regular exercise, games and physical training are integral parts of our school curriculum.

ANANTIKA SENGUPTA

XB, DPS NORTH KOLKATA

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. “Such were the words of an old saying. We the people of modern era have been constantly giving stress to our mind while our body is left askew. What we fail to understand is that an active body aids an active mind. A sedentary life promises comfort but fails to teach us about the practical world. We are toiling into nothingness when our body is getting alienated and crippled. Many dutiful lessons are learnt on the ground. Also an unfit body means a greater time to accumulate our experiences. Physical fitness also increases the vigilante and confidence of a person. The youth are generally the practitioners of physical fitness. Even walking three miles a day keep the body in good shape. Thereafter, we should look for our body to stay fit and thus can enjoy a benevolent. Regular exercise, games and physical training are integral parts of our school curriculum.

VINAMRA ROY CHOWDHURY

XB, DPS NK

MOVIE SHOW BY CINE CLUB

The cinema is built for the big screen and high sound, so that a person seems to travel to another world and have a real life experience.

The students of Delhi Public School, North Kolkata, celebrated the birth anniversary of the great Indian film director and Oscar Award winner, Satyajit Ray, and that of the first non-European poet to win a Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1913, Rabindranath Tagore, in school through the presentation of films in the school Cinema hall. This celebration was organised by the students of CINE CLUB over three days (2nd – 4th May). Students of different schools came to our school to watch a movie named Rabindranath Tagore, directed by Satyajit Ray. This movie was released on the 100th birth centenary year of Rabindranath Tagore. Satyajit Ray made this film on the works and life of Rabindranath Tagore and the most interesting part of this movie is that you will not find even a single poem that was written by Rabindranath Tagore in this movie. As Satyajit Ray was not happy with the English translation and believed that ‘it would not make the right impression if recited,’ and the people would not consider Tagore ‘a very great poet’, based on those translations. As well as in this movie Ray wanted to illustrate Rabindranath Tagore not as a poet but as a teacher, a philosopher, an author and a lot more. This film is produced by the Films division of India and the cinematography is done by Soumendu Roy. It was edited by Dulal Dutta and the music is played by Jyotirindra Moitra. So on the first day Delhi Public School, Howrah was our guest, followed by on the second day it was H.M. Educational Centre and on the last day it was Indira Gandhi School, Saltlake. We were really excited to watch this movie as it was, in the first place, a black and white movie and secondly it deals with the works of Rabindranath Tagore. After the movie ended, the students asked a few questions regarding the movie to our Bengali ma’am, Saswati Majumdar and our film studies sir, Debashish Sen Sharma, and clarified their doubts. After this the guests got some refreshments and were thanked by the host school for coming. It was really a great experience for me to watch such a historical film.

Students of Class X

Inter – House Western Music Competition

Delhi Public School North Kolkata had organised an Inter- house Competition on Western Music on 27th of April 2018 in the school auditorium. There were two groups, one for Solo performance and the other for Group performance. Classes VIII and IX did the Solo Performance while the Group Performance was done by Classes VI and VII. The competition was quite difficult and exciting. All the participants were brilliant in their performance.

I was given the opportunity to compere the programme. This was quite an exciting work for me because I love western music and am attracted towards some of the artists in the western music world. Our respected judges in this competition were our music teachers. The competition was witnessed by the students of Class VIII, a few teachers and principal ma’am. Gandhi House won the first prize in both categories. I am overjoyed by this because I am a member of Gandhi House.

Teachers appreciated my style of compering. So, I am all the more happy.

Chirasmita Biswas

IX B

Waste Management

The science club of Delhi Public School North Kolkata organised a seminar on Waste Management for the members of class VIII and IX on 27th of April this year. The various types of waste, the hazards of waste generation, ways of waste management etc. were the topic of discussion. The teacher interacted with the students with the help of a power point presentation, which included a video on solid waste management done in San Francisco. At the end, the students took an oath with a song to save this earth from the ill effects of wastes and supporting the ‘Go Green’ drive.

The future action plans related to waste management were also being discussed with the members of science club.

TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BITM

Being a teacher I have attended many workshops where I have learnt how to manage classroom situation, evaluate the students properly, utilize curriculum by doing different activities and when I got a chance to attend a workshop organized by BIRLA INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM, I thought nothing new will be taught, but those two days workshop on science teaching strongly proved me wrong.

BITM organized a two days Teacher’s training programme for 20 teachers of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL NORTH KOLKATA which was held on 14th May and 21st May 2018. We the science teachers of Delhi Public School North Kolkata, reached the venue at 11o’ clock in the morning. Before the start of programme, Mr. Tushar Sengupta told us the historical significance of BITM. It was the residence of Satyendranath Thakur (uncle of Rabindranath Thakur). Our first chief minister Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy getting influenced by Japanese education system planned to establish the ‘TEMPLE OF SCIENCE’ – BITM.

The whole session of the first day was divided in two halves. In first half chemistry related activities were demonstrated by Mr. Tushar Sengupta with interaction and scientific explanation. He trained us how to deliver lesson of chemistry by creating a colourful magical classroom environment. In second half Mr. Debobroto Mukherjee demonstrated us different activities on physics like Bernoulli’s theorem, atmospheric pressure, inertia, electromagnetic induction by using very simple things like plastic bottles, soft balls, papers, lens, bulb etc. He trained us how to make the classroom livelier. Next, Mr. Dilip Ghosh discussed the use of animation in teaching of science where models cannot be made.

Second day (21st April, 2018) was also divided into two halves. In the first half, method of preparation of power point presentation was taught and we, teachers made power point presentation in pairs under the supervision of instructor. Then we visited different science galleries, including ‘HIGH VOLTAGE THEATRE’ which was an indescribable experience.

All of us had a wonderful experience. We will try our best to utilize our knowledge and experience to teach the students. We will remain thankful to our respected principal madam for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this Teacher’s Training Programme.

Science teachers of DPSNK

FLOWERS

Flowers! Flowers!

Flowers everywhere

Make our country beautiful

Flowers are so delightful.

Flowers! Flowers!

Flowers everywhere

Different varieties

Of colourful flowers

We love flowers.

Flowers! Flowers!

Don’t pluck them

We love them

We love flowers.

Flowers! Flowers!

Used in worship

Used in marriages

We use flowers

We love flowers.

By – Purti Sharma and Anushka Baid {VI D}

KOLKATA

Kolkata! Kolkata!

We live in Kolkata

The city of joy and happiness

We are in Kolkata

Kolkata! Kolkata!

Kolkata! Kolkata!

We are in Kolkata

The place of Bengali culture

Kolkata! Kolkata!

Kolkata! Kolkata!

Many places to see

Temples of the deity

Kolkata! Kolkata!

Kolkata! Kolkata!

We are in Kolkata

Enjoying pandal- hopping

During the Durga Puja

We are in Kolkata

We are in Kolkata!

By – Purti Sharma & Anushka Baid {VI D}

Visit to Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality

This year the project on which science club students will work is Waste Management. So, on 23rd June, 2018, 28 students of science club were brought to Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality by school bus.

When a disease breaks out, we blame the environment around us but we don’t think that the cause of the diseases lay within us. We pollute the environment by our thoughtless indifference and selfish actions. Proper waste management is needed to ensure the protection of environment and human health. Waste management is intended to reduce the adverse effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. So, I Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality, we were shown, how they treat the waste products created by us.

At first they weigh the biodegradable and non biodegradable wastes. Next, they separate the biodegradable and non- biodegradable wastes manually. After this the rag pickers pick the products which can be reused. The biodegradable product then goes for processing and producing bio compost. These wastes are taken about 10 tons and the plastics are removed from the waste again manually. Then they are kept as a heap of 8 ft height with a 12 ft base in 7 columns (for 7 days) and each column having 4 rows. One heap is kept for seven days and then they are turned and transferred to the next row. A lot of heat gets generated by the wastes and also the outer part is decomposed by the aerobic bacteria and the inner part by anaerobic bacteria. The liquid produced in this process is very poisonous and is collected in a separate tank. It is again used two purposes – 1. Used in bio gas plant and 2. If the temperature of the waste heap rises above 80 degree, it is showered on the heap to reduce the temperature. The final product from this heap of biodegradable waste is the bio compost. They are packaged and sold to the farmers of local people at a very cheap price.

The whole procedure was explained by Mr. Sanjiv Roy, the technical person and Mr. J. Basu, Mr. Parthapratim Basu, the supervisor and Mr. Rahul Prasad. The project in charge is Mr. Rathidra Bhattacharjee, who also explained the whole process to us. We were also provided with refreshments by the municipality authorities.

The experience was enriching and I was very glad to see that our municipality is working very hard to make our environment healthy and pollution free as far as possible. Due to their great effort the project win a global award in urban solid waste management in the ‘C40 Mayors’ Summit’ held in Mexico City in the year 2017. It was real beneficial learning experience for us and all of us were encouraged to take small steps to make the world pollution free.

Brishti Saha

Class VIII C

RECENT

PARTICIPATION IN EVENTS AT THE BHAVANS

There was a fest organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 22nd June 2018. Our school had participated mostly in every event, quiz, debate, face painting, recitation, music, fashion show and many more. Our team had participated in fashion show which comprised of 6 members. We all had practised a lot for this show and the result was that we have achieved our goal, to be the winner. Our teachers had encouraged us a lot and groomed us to be the best. Our team work has helped us a lot. Our event was on the 21st of June. That day was really special for all of us. Our theme was body shamming, which is a very big problem in today’s society. The presentation was perfect, at first we were a little tensed but after the show began everything seemed fine.

Everyone had cheered for us and appreciated us. The program was held in the auditorium of the Bhavans’ campus. The ramp was a “T” ramp. Everyone was dressed beautifully and our makeover was just perfect. Above all other things everyone had worked very hard and faced each and every event confidently. That day was a very special day for all of us. That was a special moment which had cut a line in our memories and will always stay with us forever.

By Mayuri Banerjee

Class X B

“V” for Victory

On the sunny Saturday of 30th of June 2018, the lush green ground of our school, DPS North Kolkata, was set for the auspicious game of Kabaddi among the four house members. In the semi- final match our Patel House played against Netaji House. We were energetic and excited. All the Patel house team mates were full of enthusiasm and Aahwan Kumar Pattanayak was like a wild storm in the field that day. All of us played with team spirit and vigour. This brought us a fabulous victory with 33 points against the 11 points of Netaji house. We won with a huge difference. All our friends cheered for the players, Aahwan, Ayush, Yash and Krish.

In the second semi- final match Gandhi House played against Bhagat House. Gandhi house won because of their skillful players. Then, after a short break, the final match was played between Patel House and Gandhi House. We shook hands and started the match. The Patel House players Aahwan, Yash, Ayush and myself made great moves and Aahwan got a special 5- point raid, the others did fantastic tackles and led us to a victory number of 42, 20 points ahead of Gandhi House.

After the match was over, the houses exchanged greetings and everyone enjoyed thoroughly.

KRISH GUPTA

CLASS X D

Consider a Tree for a moment

The Patel House members of Classes VI to VIII celebrated the Care of Nature Week through Poem Recitations on the 29th of June this year. We gathered in the fifth floor meeting room in the fifth period of that day, our audience being our friends of Class VII, all sections. Our special invitees were Principal Madam, Vice Principal sir and coordinator teachers.

That day we strengthened our ties with Nature by reciting poems dedicated to Trees. Though the room is an enclosed area, still, we felt the presence of Nature around us as the room resonated with the love of Nature.

The participants were Angira Saha VI C, Shrestha Dev VI C, Purti Sharma VI D, Aarjab Chatterjee VI B, Vedant Gupta VI A, Anushka Kothari VII D, Satwata Dutta VII C, Divyanshu Saha VIII B, Sohini Chakraborty VIII A, Tamoghna Majumdar VIII D, Avik Kr. Singh VI B, Roumik Saha VIII D, Soumoshree De VI E, Swagata Mukherjee VI C, Rishav Pandey VIII C, Gaurav Prakash VIII D, Ankit Kushari VIII A, Swastika Deb VII A.

After enjoying the recitations we asked the audience to comment on the performance and say what they learnt from the programme. The response from the audience was very satisfactory. Then we took an oath – We will Love and Protect trees. We will stop deforestation and encourage forestation. Our programme was a grand success.

PATEL HOUSE MEMBERS

VI – VIII

Fairy Tale Week

The students of K.G. of Delhi Public School North Kolkata celebrated the Fairy Tale Week from 2nd July to 6th July this year, and the week ended with a beautiful interactive session with the parents of the students. Parents were invited to narrate any fairy tale and they dressed up like the characters which they were narrating. On these days the parents came and narrated the stories with great eagerness and enthusiasm. The children also enjoyed listening to the stories. It was an enriching and interactive session, which everyone appreciated. All the parents said that they enjoyed this activity very much and are looking forward to participate in more interactive sessions like this.

K.G. TEACHER

Reuse and Reinvent!

With the increasing concerns related to Global Warming and our Earth gradually dying, we took our “Say no to Pollution” lesson in Social Science class in Delhi Public School North Kolkata to a new level. In order to create awareness among the students to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste products, an activity was planned by the teachers. The students of Class V were divided into few groups and each group was given the task of reusing either newspapers or plastic bottles to prepare different things of their imagination. The outcome was really worth noticing. The students made beautiful hand bags and shopping bags from the newspapers and decorated them. The plastic bottles turned into cars, flower vase, coffee mugs, plant pots and many other things. At the end of this activity, we got the proof that with proper awareness among our children, our world will be in safe hands in the near future.

Suchismita Dutta

Teacher

NETAJI HOUSE ACTIVITY- DANCE PERFORMANCE ON HARVESTING

Harvesting is the process of gathering ripe crops from the fields. It is celebrated in different parts of India. It is celebrated in different parts of India in the form of festivals like Pongal, Baisakhi and Onam. Our school had organised a programme on ‘Harvesting’. It took place on 3rd July, 2018.Some of the students were selected for a dance performance. It was organised by the teachers and students of Netaji house. I was one of them. We were given a chance to show our performance to our honorable principal ma’am, vice principal sir, teachers and our friends. The students of class five were brought to the school auditorium for showing them our performance. The introductory speech was given by a student of the ninth standard. At the end of the programme our principal ma’am and vice principal sir encouraged us with some words of appreciation. All the teachers and students encouraged us a lot. I consider myself to be very fortunate to become a part of such a programme.

Manjima Chakraborty

VIII-C

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

Football is the most famous game and perhaps the oldest game. And the world cup comes after every four years. It is the grandest stage and biggest prize for football. This is the time where people from different countries, different places and from different part of the world come together to witness and cheer up for their teams.

In every four years FIFA WORLD CUP is held in different nations. This time it was held in Russia. Twelve venues across twelve cities were selected for the matches. This was the 21st world cup. This was also the first time where VAR (VIDEO ASSISTANT REFREE) was used in a world cup. Millions of tourists came to Russia from across the globe to witness the game. Every year 32 teams are been selected. This year was the year of the underdog teams. Panama and Iceland was the debutant for the world cup this year. Many heart-breaking incidents took place this year. In the first place, the world cup favourites and the defending champions Germany was eliminated in the group stage. And the teams which were anticipated by people to go at least to the quarterfinals or semi-finals were wrong. Next Argentina and Brazil were knocked out.

The final was played between France and Croati. France outshined Croatia and became victorious. France won their second world cup title. It was really a memorable world cup with many uncanny things which will be remembered for a long time.

ARITRA GHOSH

X D

PRIZES POUR IN

Our school Delhi Public School North Kolkata participated in a programme arranged by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, surrounding many different aspects of the use of technology and its effects in our life. The competitions that our school participated in were-

CLICK – Photography competition
DOODLE MAKING – Making doodles on the event
ROBOTICS – Workshop and practical competition on the basic programming of robotics
BUILD IT – Assembling a PC
E – SPORT – Playing FIFA 18 on PS4 and XBOX
NATURE ART – Creating artistic models with fruit, vegetables etc.
TINKER FEST – Creating circuits with vegetables
F BLOGGER – Blogging about the whole event
We were able to win quite a few prizes, like,

1ST PRIZE IN Doodling Art
1ST PRIZE IN Build It
1ST PRIZE IN Tinker Fest
2nd RANK in the whole programme based on all the competitions.

The participants in these events were Soumyadeep Kushani, Indranil Das, Debojyoti Bhattacharjee, Tamoleen Mazumdar, I Indranil Das and a few others.

Every time we bring in prizes for the school we feel elated and our sense of responsibility increases.

INDRANIL DAS

XI C

INTER HOUSE ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

On the 2nd of August 2018, an INTER HOUSE ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION was held in our school. All the four houses participated in it.

Bhagat House enacted “The Boss came to Dinner”. It was a play based on Parent- child relationship. Gandhi House enacted a play called “Cell- phone Zombies”. It was based on the extreme ill- effects of the overuse of electronic gadgets. Patel House performed the well- known humorous play “Refund” by Frigyes Karinthy. It showed how an undeserving candidate was outwitted by his former teachers, when he came to take the refund of his school fees on false grounds. Netaji House played “The Moral Code” which was based on correction and reformation of criminals.

The judgment was done by Mr. Ujjal Malakar and Mrs. Subhanwita Guha, both theatre personalities. Gandhi House emerged as winner and Patel House was the first runner- up. The audience which comprised of the Class XI students of our school cheered for the performers. Preet Agarwal of Patel House who played the role of Wasserkoff, the student, in the play “Refund” was declared the Best Actor by the judges.

Students of DPSNK

NETAJI HOUSE ACTIVITY- POT PAINTING

On 19th July 2018 a Pot Painting activity was held in our school, Delhi Public School North Kolkata. It was an activity only for Netaji house students. The activity was held for the students of classes V and VI of Netaji house. It was held during the sixth period. After the fifth period when the bell rang we made a line and went to the 1st floor lobby. Everybody sat in a circle and took out their painting materials. The students had brought pots, painted in white colour, poster colours and paint brushes. While we were busy painting the pots, coordinator madam came to see the activity. Our topic was Monsoon. So, everybody drew something related to monsoon. The teachers present in the activity encouraged the students a lot. The activity ended peacefully. Both the teachers and students were happy. Monsoon is a very dull season but the coloured pots brightened up the environment.

Rishita Moitra

VI-E

CELEBRATION OF ART WEEK IN DPS NORTH KOLKATA: SCROLL PAINTING BY PATEL HOUSE

The Scroll Painting is an ancient form of art of Bengal. Our house chose the topic of Lord Krishna to glorify this intricate form of art. The members chosen for this house activity were assigned to do different kinds of work. The Patel house members of Class IX were given to do the major task of painting the different major incidents of Lord Krishna’s life starting from his childhood to his becoming a legend in the Vrindavan. Two students of Class XI including me were chosen to narrate the incidents depicted by the pictures.

After the paintings were ready, they were vertically arranged and fixed up with tape. Then they were rolled into a scroll with the last picture rolled in first. The ends were fixed with plastic rods. During the presentation the first picture was revealed first and the narrative started with the birth of Lord Krishna in King Kansha’s prison- house.

As the narrative proceeded it seemed to be an ancient day “Vishnu Katha” being narrated in front of an audience; here it consisted of our Class XI students. It was a learning session for the Class XI students as the scroll painting was a part of an English lesson of theirs, Landscape of the Soul.

The activity was witnessed by our Principal ma’am, Vice Principal sir and some of our teachers. The whole project was conducted successfully by us and our hard work was appreciated by one and all.

SNEHA RAY

XI SCIENCE

SUCCESS IS SWEET

This is the third time that I represented my school in the Inter-DPS National Chess Championship, this time in Lucknow. Like every year, this year also I enjoyed this tournament a lot. Forty four schools came to compete in this tournament from which our school was one. The host school (DPS Lucknow, Eldeco) had a very good in ambience. The venue chosen by the host school was very good to play a mind game like chess. The tournament was held for two days 20th and 21st of July. After this nerve wracking job my team mate Oishik Kundu and I succeeded to become the champions in this tournament. I contributed 6 points out of 6 rounds to my team and won the board prize of board 1. After the prize distribution ceremony was over, the host school organised a friendly football match between the teachers and the students which was a joyful experience for me and a lot of enjoyment for all of us. On the next day, three of us, that is, Oishik, our chess teacher Arindam Sir and I went for sightseeing in the state of the Nawabs called Lucknow. We went to Barai Imambara and Bhulbhulaiya which were amazing places to know the history of many Nawabs. Next day,we returned to Kolkata. Well, success is always sweet, but, the opportunities of exposure our noble Alma Mater, DPS North Kolkata, provides us are nonetheless sweeter.

Subhayan Kundu

Class XI Commerce

RECENT

CRICKET CHAMPIONS AT KALYANI

It was a rather unequal contest between the students of Delhi Public School North Kolkata and the players of the Kalyani Spandan Club in Kalyani. The team of our school was not only equipped with the regular cricket equipment but also with a zeal to win and take over the champions’ title.

I scored 43 runs. Divyesh Gupta took 3 wickets and Riddhiman took 2 wickets. We scored 95 runs in 17.5 overs. The score of Kalyani Spandan Club was 89 in 20 overs. This was a fabulous victory of our school team and we all rejoiced at it.

This is the first time our school participated in a cricket match against a public club of players. Therefore, the victory is all the more great.

Raunak Dutta

X B

INTER- HOUSE MODEL CITY MAKING COMPETITION

The four houses of Delhi Public School North Kolkata once again locked horns and this time to make the best model city. We planned the best kind of city that can be thought of where an unfailing supply of electricity will be secured with the help of solar energy and wind energy; where factory and domestic wastes can be managed in the best possible way; where water will be used and not misused; where oil can be extracted from unusual sources and used in the best possible way; where multi- storeyed buildings will not face any problem due to height and weather conditions and where bridges will fold away to allow the passage of large ships using a hydraulic mechanism.

We sought to achieve an eco-friendly atmosphere where a densely populated metropolitan city will enjoy good health and happiness. Our friends of Classes VII and VIII along with the teachers came to see our endeavours. We presented our models by explaining them.

Our principal ma’am was very happy to see all the models and could not put one above the other. So, she declared all houses as winners. It was so nice that all of us won at the end of the day.

Students of all houses

VII & VIII

The Stranger on the Road

The Stranger on the Road

Story by – Rajdeep Ghosh

Class X Sec D

Every writer thinks that writing is just imagination on a paper, but I came to know that this can be more than what it is. One Day I was Returning from my office, and came across a strange Person.

The Mysterious Person Came Towards me and asked me one thing, “Are you also a writer?” I was so surprised hearing that from a strange person like him. But some people might think why I am so surprised, and that is because I was an unknown writer and no one knew my real name. People knew only the pen name I used to publish my writings. Well being a bit confused and surprised I replied “Yes I am”. He handed over some pages to me and asked me to trust him and print the writings on the pages. I took some time to think, then decided to publish those writings.

Next day when I saw newspaper I got another shock, there was a picture of the person whom I met the previous day on the road, in the “Dead People” section and it was written that he was a famous writer and died while he was writing his last story. When his body was burned the story was lost and never found. Now if that’s not surprising to you then you are not a human.

That was the time in my life when I came to know that writing is just not creation on paper and it has a spiritual and a magical value, but I am happy that the person trusted me, not only as a human but as a writer. I can never find out what happened that day but whenever I used to tell people his story, I used to describe him as The Stranger on the Road.

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VISIT TO HOSPITAL(NILD) BY NETAJI HOUSE

REPORT

On 30th August, 2018, our school organized an educational visit to NILD (National Institution for Loco motor Disabilities) for the students of Netaji House. NILD is an autonomous government institution which was established in 1978 at Bon Hooghly. The objective of NILD is to provide service to the orthopedically handicapped people and to conduct and sponsor research related to the rehabilitation of the people with Loco motor disabilities. We visited different sections of NILD and also the laboratories where artificial limbs are being manufactured. We spoke to one of the patients, named, Mr. Souvik Kar and also to Mr. Nayan Roy Chowdhury from the administration to get some idea about the services rendered by the institution. Dr. Abhishek Biswas, the Director of the Institution asked us to spread awareness in the society about the problems of people with Loco motor disabilities and about the role of the organization to help them.

Swastika Ghosh – VII D

A journey through the mythical forest of Dooars

It was on the night of 23rd august when we were all set to say “goodbye” to our parents and set off for the train journey in the “Garib Rath Express” which departed at around 9:30pm from Kolkata station.

On the early morning of 24thAugust we reached NJP railway station and then boarded our pre-booked bus and headed towards our hotel, Dream Land, situated in Lataguri. Although we had slept in the train last day, it was obvious that few of us were tired. But it was the beauty of rural life that kept others away from sleep. The beauty of nature and the sounds of birds along with an overwhelming smell of the breeze had already taken a start to make us feel that we were free from the cage of the city-life in which we were tired of living.

As soon as we reached our hotels we were given the keys to our room. We were instructed to freshen up ourselves and then to have our lunch. In the afternoon we were told to get ready and board our buses for visiting the tea garden.

Although we reached our destination pretty much on time, but there was an unknown issue for which we could not enter the tea garden. Although we could not visit the tea garden, we were taken to another place which amazingly beautiful. It was a bridge built on top of river Murti.

We stayed there for around an hour and inhaled the cool breeze blowing all around us and then we headed back towards our hotel. After arriving at the hotel we all gathered in the reception hall and chatted with friends before going for the dinner. After dinner we all went to our rooms to sleep and give our body some time to get energized for the next day.

The next day was really exciting. After breakfast we left for sightseeing. We visited Jhalong and witnessed the beauty of the Jhalong river camps from the top of the mountain roads. Along with this we saw Bhutan border while travelling through the never ending curved roads of the mountains.

Then we headed towards Bindu barrage, made across the Jaldhaka River where we did some amazing photoshoots and also did some shopping and dipped our feet in the flowing water of a small stream.

While returning we halted near a rubber plantation ground and there we learnt how, the rubber that we use to erase the fine lines of the pencil and the same material that we use to make tires which are capable of carrying humongous weight on top of it , is made. A worker of the rubber plantation ground helped us to understand the whole process and also gave us some samples of the raw rubber that is obtained from the trees.

We returned to our hotel and then had our lunch. As soon as we finished our lunch we were all taken to a nearby area where we did some shopping and then we soon returned to our hotel. After taking some rest we all gathered in the garden of our hotel and played games, danced to songs and then went into our rooms to take a short break. We gathered in the dining hall where we were served some snacks.

The evening passed happily discussing about all the things that we say and we all gave our opinions about the whole journey that we had earlier on that day. Then we all had our dinner and went to sleep.

All of us were sad, because this was our last day in Dooars. We all were told to pack our luggage and keep it ready so that we could leave the hotel as soon as we return from The Rocky Island. We started our journey early in the morning and reached our destination quite early. This place was one of the best spot for photography. We found strange spiders, some leeches and some beautiful insects and birds. We all carried salt with us which helped us to kill the leeches whenever we found one around us.

While clicking pictures the only thought I had in my mind was about the poem that I read earlier, “The road not taken” – by Robert Frost. I could relate each line of the poem with the scene I was watching then…I felt, as if the poem was written on that exact scene in front of me.

While returning From The Rocky Island we stopped in the hilly roads of Chulsa where Ali sir took two of us down the hill and made me see the best view of the whole trip. It was a gorgeous river flowing in between two mountains

which were covered with clouds. We dipped our feet into the river keeping in mind that it was very risky for us to do that. I took some great shots and then climbed up the hill. It was really very difficult to climb up the hill, it was around 400ft above the sea level. Ali sir and I found it really tough to climb up without taking any break, so we halted under a tree for some minutes and then again continued to walk up until we reached the place where all of my friends and teachers were waiting inside their buses. We returned to our hotel and then had our lunch. We packed and boarded the buses and started for the NJP railway station.

While travelling from our hotel towards the station , the only thing I wanted in that moment was never to leave the place…I wanted to stay there for my whole like…I wanted to see my friends laughing all day…birds flying all around me….trees on top of my head all throughout the day. Just how a poem goes on for some time and it creates a different mood for the readers and then ends it making us feeling steeped in pleasure…in the same way this tour left us in the middle of a bottomless ocean that we all wanted to drown into until we find the bottom of the ocean.

At around 9:30p.m. our train, Padatik Express, departed from the station. My mind filled with sorrow and tears, I could not sleep the whole night, I started to recollect all those glorious moments that I had spent during the last few days. We reached Sealdah station at around 7a.m., where our parents were waiting to take us back to our “home sweet home”.

It is never possible to deliver the exact essence of such an overwhelming and warm experience. Here, I could just mention some places and some sights that I saw…but the experience that I had in this tour cannot be shared through some words it can be felt perfectly only by living few days of your life in the lap of the beautiful nature.

Acknowledgement

I am really very thankful to my school authority for arranging such a great Tour for all of us. I have no words to describe how my teachers cared for me in this entire trip. I never felt that I am away from my parents rather for me my teachers are closer to me than my parents. I prefer sharing all my feelings and my experiences with my teachers rather than my parents. Whatever I am today is because of my teachers and my parents. I am and always will be really grateful to my teachers who have not only taught me to get good scores but also to be a good human being. They have taught me never to give up, never to lose hope. To me my work is the utmost important thing on this Earth and any responsibility given by my teachers is the most important work for me.

INDRANIL DAS

XI HUMANITIES

In Love with Competitions

Our school, DPSNK, took part in an Inter-school competition organised by Hind Motor high school on 11th of October 2018. It was a part of the Carnival named ‘Cassiopeia’.

Our school participated in almost all the events, music, art and dance both eastern and western. About 10 students participated in the events. We were elated and anxious about the competition. We were escorted by one of our teachers and went in a school bus. As soon as we reached the Hind Motor complex, the events took place one after another.

I participated in the face painting competition and one of my classmates, Jennifer Sheikh was my companion. Jennifer sat patiently for two long hours while I painted her face. Her patience and my learning paid. We secured the second runners up prize in face painting.

Our western dance performance was also a commendable one and received the first runner up prize.

Every participant gave his or her best bit. However, in a competition someone has to win over others.

We joyfully returned to our school after the prize distribution ceremony was done.

ALAKANANDA BANERJEE

CLASS IX E

RECENT