THE CHIEF MINISTER, CHHATTISGARH GRACES DPS DURG’S THIRTEENTH ANNUAL DAY
DPS Durg celebrated, its Thirteenth Annual Day on Saturday, the 21st November, 2015 amidst great zest, vibrance and elation. Dr.(Shri) Raman Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh State was the esteemed Chief Guest. Among other dignitaries present were ShriVirSenSindhu, Joint Managing Director, ACB India Ltd., Smt. RamshilaSahu, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister-Women & Child Development and Social Welfare Development,ShriHimanshuDwivedi, Managing Editor, Haribhoomi, ShriVivekVarma, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS Durg, Mr. H.S Batra, Member, Managing Committee, DPS Durg,Smt. R. Shangeetha, District Collector, Durg and other Govt. officials,Capt. Salil Baron Ray, the Principal Mrs. M. PerwinRasheed, members of the PTA, Press, Parents and Students.-
The programme commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest, Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, escorted by the other dignitaries and the Principal. Entailing the bouquet presentation and pinning of badges, the Hon’ble Chief Minister launched the School’s Website. Prior to the commencement of the function the Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated DPS Durg’snew Computer labs. Next, the Principal formally welcomed the eminent guest and introduced the Hon’ble Chief Guest to the gathering and read the School’s Annual report of the past session. This was followed by the Prize Distribution ceremony where the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr. (Shri) Raman Singh Gave away prizes to the academically meritorious pupils of the school.
The Cultural programme based on the theme ‘India – The most Progressive Nation’ commenced with a scintillating ‘Welcome Dance’. The Classical Dance on Tableau ‘The origin of Ganga’ depicted the Ganga’s holy origin, the cause of its pollution and the message that it needs to be purified and given back its original glory. The English Play, ‘The tale of Melon City’, pupils enacted to project the message of how important it was to do ones own work with grace and sincerity as a responsible citizen of India and not to shift blame on others, in order to make our country, progressive. The ‘Orchestra’ was a musical presentation by students using waste materials as musical instruments as a realization of importance of recycling and reusing waste materials to produce fruitful outputs and that youthful energy should be utilized and channelized to work effectively for the progress of the nation. The entire programme was planned, conducted and co-ordinated by the students under the mentoring and grooming of teachers.
The Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh while addressing the gathering contended it was a good coincidence that both his Government and the DPS Durg’s inception and tenure have undergone 12 years. He stated that DPS Durg started with 745 students and has now 4045 students who have smartly carved a niche for themselves, winning several International, National laurels. He further stated that when we reward students with prizes, it’s like we are rewarding our state or country’s future. He viewed that imparting quality education to children has always been a challenge. He added that students should not only be imparted excellent education but also be given great scruples and values so they can effectively serve their state as well as their nation. The Chief Minister highly lauded the DPS Durgschool. Management, staff for grooming students to have Indian cultural roots and global eminence. He expressed his great elation for having visited DPS Durg and apprised the gathering that it had always been his keen desire to visit DPS Durg and that he always enjoys and makes it a point to visit children’s programmes as they are the future of the country.
The Vote of thanks was proposed by the Head Master of the Senior Wing,Mr. K. S. Bisht. Anchors of the cultural programme were SMAhsanAbdal, AnushkaAman, Amrita Soni,T. Ravindra, Hrishika Chaturvedi and Sumbul Ahmed. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.