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DPS Durg celebrated its Fifteenth Annual Day on Friday, the 19th January, 2018 amidst great zest, vibrancy and elation. Shri Abhishek Singh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the Hon’ble Chief Guest on the occasion. Among other dignitaries present were Shri Vivek Varma, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS Durg, Dr. Himanshi Dwivedi, Managing Editor, Haribhoomi and Member, Managing Committee, DPS Durg, Shri H. S. Batra, Member, Managing Committee, DPS Durg, other Government Officials, Principal, Mr. Anupal Sagar, members of the PTA, Press, Parents and students.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Abhishek Singh, escorted by the other dignitaries and the Principal. This entailed the bouquet presentation and pinning of badges. The Principal, Mr. Anupal Sagar welcomed the guests and introduced the Hon’ble Chief Guest to the gathering. He shared the School’s Annual report of the past session. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony, managed by Mrs. Moushumi Mukherjee-Incharge, Examinations, where the Hon’ble Chief Guest gave away prizes to the academically meritorious pupils of the school. The best House for the last session-2016-17 was declared as Shivalik House and the shield was received by the House Warden – Mrs. Nandini Ghosh along with the House Captains. The shield for the March Past was received by the Nilgiri House Warden- Mrs. Lissy Santosh and the House Captains.


The Cultural programme based on the theme ‘Quest for Peace and Happiness’ comprised the Welcome Dance, a Tableau ‘Sapno Ka Bharat’ depicting the ancient India’s condition, sacrifices, pride, heritage and the current scenario. The Rising Stars was a musical show, where the budding music talents of the school played and rendered mellifluous songs. This was entailed by Satyameva Jayate, a Dance Drama which projected the concept of truth and that it always prevails. The English skit-‘Oliver finds happiness’ was an enactment of the idea that after pain, hardship and grief, one finds true peace and happiness when some kind, empathetic soul reaches out to you to alleviate your pain. Chhattisgarhi Folk Dance was a scintillating presentation of various dance forms. The silent skit depicted God Almighty’s benevolence and benedictions over humans entrapped by satanic or evil forces, thus being facilitated with peace & happiness. The Western Dance was an energetic performance of the dance forms ‘House & Krump’ by the senior wing students.


The Chief Guest Shri Abhishek Singh was superlative in his appreciation of the students, teachers and management for a classic programme presented. He stated that he felt highly honoured and elated to have visited DPS Durg. He lauded the vision and the relentless hard work done by students and their mentors for presenting such a message oriented programme. A student is a celebrity while he performs in his school and one must appreciate the glory of their celebration. He urged parents to encourage and praise their children for their good work and achievements more than criticize them, as appreciation gives them indomitable strength to face the world as its only school where children can make mistakes, freely learn from them and improve as well to become exemplary.


The Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. K. S. Bisht, the Headmaster of the Senior Wing. The programme was compered by Ms. Zohra Husain – Activity Incharge. The Cultural programme was well managed by Dr.Sharmishtha Nandy, HOD, Music & Dance alongwith her team members Mrs. Deepika Nandy, Mr. Subrato Baidya, Mrs. Shraddha Kashyap and technically supported by Mr. Anchal Jain. The smart anchors of the Cultural Programme were Nayonika Banik, Munishkant Malhotra, Shooroque Farooqui, Isha Agrawal, Swaraj Dhami, Ishika Jain and Anwaar Khan. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.

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