Launch of a portal, a friendly match between students and teachers and a host of cultural programmes marked the beginning of the year-long silver jubilee celebrations at Delhi Public School (DPS), Dhanbad, on Wednesday.
The day kicked off with senior students presenting Saraswati Vandana followed by a welcome dance set to the music of Ananda Shankar.
Chief general manager (E&M) of BCCL K.K.S. Sinha was the chief guest. Exhorting the students to excel in academics, Sinha, also pro-vice chairman of the school established in 1988, said BCCL would extend all kinds of support for successfully organising the functions all year long.
He also inaugurated a portal in the name of silver jubilee on the school’s website, www.dpsdhanbad.net. Former students of the school can register at the portal to take part in the celebrations.
Principal K.B. Bhargava also urged the students to work hard so that they can become CBSE toppers besides making it to the top 10 list in IIT-JEE. “We have the best talents in our school. The need of hour is to realise their potential and translate it into achievement,” Bhargava said.
The other events of the day included a speech on history of the school by a class XII science student. Udayan Singh spoke on “24 years down the memory lane”. Students of the junior wing presented two group dances, highlighting the victory of good over evil, while the orchestra team performed under the guidance of music teacher, Kaushik Das.
The day ended with a friendly cricket match between two teams comprising both teachers and students. While DPS Daredevils was led by sports teacher I. Raza, the other team, DPS Superkings, was captained by Bhargava. DPS Superkings won by six runs.