The 10kW solar system was inaugurated on 29th Septemer,2018, by DTEA Secretary,Sh.Raju,in the presence of other Governing Body Members, members from other schools and from the DTEA Alumni Trust, Go Solar Project members, Mr Raju Krishnan and Dr Mani Arul Nandi and other well-wishers. The program showcased the journey of the Go Solar team right from the renovation of the school building providing facilities to the school including the solar plant. The distinguished members headed by the Secretary applauded the efforts of the team and appreciated the initiatives of all the DTEA Alumni in helping the management in taking DTEA back to its pristine glory. Vice Principal Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan welcomed the gathering and thanked the alumni for their strenuous efforts towards the development of the school. She also thanked the Secretary Sh. Raju for his vision, commitment, support and stewardship which were instrumental for the success of the GO Solar project.
The launch of ATL on 20th Sep.,2018 in the school was a spectacular event in the history of DTEA, Pusa Road. The lab was Inaugurated by Shri Ramanan, mission director of Atal Innovation Mission, Sh. Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Resident Commisioner, Tamil Nadu Govt at ND, Dr Unnat Pandit, chief of operations at AIM. The occasion was graced by the presence of members of the Governing Body of DTEA, Principals, teachers and students from DTEA and other schools, parents, welwishers, and a large number of alumni. All the three guests reiterated the importance of the Tinkering lab to the students and hoped that DTEA would produce another scientist like Dr. Abdul Kalam. It would also give an opportunity to the students to not only chase their dreams but to realize it. The future would see the lab churning out young and innovative entrepreneurs, who would provide employment to others. Everyone applauded the efforts to provide quality education to the students of DTEA by the management. Special mention was made regarding the support and motivation provided by our young and dynamic Secretary, Shri R. Raju. The future of DTEA looks bright and it would once again scale those heights which it is used to. All the guests and visitors visited the lab and were elated.The function ended with the National anthem.
The students of DTEA Pusa Road got an opportunity to visit National Habitat Center on 17th of September to attend a summit on the occasion of 24th Ozone Day. There the students learnt about the problems associated with its degradation, ill effects and even other problems by speeches and video presentations. The chief guest of the occasion was our Union Education and Technology Minister Dr. Harshwardhan. All the personalities addressed the participants and explained our role to save our environment through posters, templates and speech. Prizes were given by the minister to the students in different fields for their excellent presentation. The audience took oath to save environment by stopping the use of pollutants and anything that supports the depletion of ozone layer. The students were accompanied by Mr. Rohit. The summit ended with a vote of thanks by students who had understood the concept of ozone depletion.Students returned with enhanced knowledge, creative ideas and about our crucial role in preserving the environment.
To follow the motto of “Green Delhi, Clean Delhi” a “Tree Plantation Drive” was successfully organized in the
school premises on 7thSeptember, 2018. Eco club students, teachers and parents participated in the drive that saw the plantation
of about 30 healthy saplings in our school premises to spread a word on the increasing levels of pollution and ways to control it.
Prior to the plantation activity our Vice Principal gave an emphatic speech on tree plantation and importance of green belt in our
“The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth.”
Teacher’s day is a special day for the teachers and it may include celebrations to honor them for their contribution in the field of education. This day is dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan the second President of India. The great academic philosopher and one of the most well known diplomats, scholar was above all, a great teacher.As a tribute to him, his birthday is observed as teachers' day. A celebration was held in our school by students of class XII on 5th September, 2018. The whole function was planned by Harmony house teachers and class XII students. Our Vice Principal paid homage to Dr Radhakrishan by garlanding his photo. Students started the programme by reciting the Guru Vandana followed by a song and a skit.A speech was given in English by class XI student. The class XII students honored the teachers by presenting them a rose and a pen as a token of love and respect. After lunch the responsibility of teaching was taken up by the students. The best three student- teachers were judged given gifts. It was a great experience for them to go to different classes to deal with junior classes.They succeeded in maintaining the discipline in the school.
An inaugural function was organized on 1st Septemer, 2018, at the school commissioning the newly laid football field and installation of CCTV cameras. Dr. A. Koan, IPS inaugurated the CCTV network in the school. He advised the students that hard work towards achieving goals will always lead them to victory. K. Murugan, Jt. Director, CEP inaugurated the football field. The school Secretary R. Raju, Jt. Secretary Ravi Nayakkar and treasurer Shanmuga Vedivel presided over the function among other dignitaries.
A Fire Safety Programme was organised in our school on 24.08.2018, to create a fire safety mind set amongst the students and emphasize on simple yet effective fire safety practices. A Divisional Officer from Delhi Fire Police addressed the children about the fire prevention practices, and dealing with different types of fire and using portable fire extinguisher to fight small fires. Questions from students were also invited and answered by the concerned official. Our Vice Principal Madam, Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan expressed her thankfulness to Delhi Fire Police officials for conducting the programme in our school and making children aware about the fire safety practices. The disaster management team of Mrs. Anjana ans Ms. Mansi organized the programme.
An educational trip was organized by our school to the National Science Centre, Delhi for the students of class XI & XII on August 23, 2018 and for classes VI to X on 25th August 2018. The visit proved to be a catalyst to arouse curiosity in the minds of school students and was a thrilling and motivating experience. Students of class XI and XII attended a seminar on robotics and performed an activity for making the line follower robot at Innovation Space Centre inside National Science Centre. The students actively participated and enjoyed the activity. At the same time, class VI, VII, VIII, IX & X students made roller coaster & reaction car using paper, DNA isolation was performed by senior students. They enjoyed doing these fun-filled activities.The senior students were accompanied by Mrs. Seema Joon and Mrs. Santhi Nagrajan and the junior students by Mrs.Fanita Jayabalan and Mrs. Velam Subramanian. This educational trip was only possible due to the efforts made by our Vice Principal Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan who always permits trips for inquisitive learning. This also fostered and tinkered a scientific approach in the students.
Road Safety Programme was held in our school on 20.08.2018 with a view to raise road safety awareness among students and to prevent casualties on road. Ms. Pushpal Kaur, ASI,addressed the students about roads safety measures and also imparted traffic rules to be followed while driving. A quiz was also conducted and prizes were awarded to the winners. Our Vice Principal Madam, Chitra Radhakrishnan reiterated the need to abide by the traffic rules and expressed her thanks to the officials of Delhi Traffic Police for conducting the programme.
A musical concert was organized by ‘SPIC MACAY’ in the premises of DTEA Pusa Road on 18th August. The artists on this wonderful occasion were Shri Shashank Subramaniyam, a great flute player, Shri N.C. Bhardwaj, mridangam player and Shri Giridhar Udupa, ghatam player. The program was organized to promote Indian culture among the students. Class 11th and 12th students got a chance to see the live concert. Our Vice Principal Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan along with several alumni graced the occasion. Audiences were overjoyed by listening to the musical notes of the flute in tune with mridangam and ghatam.All the students attended the concert with zeal and enthusiasm.
Independence Day was celebrated on 14th August in our school premises with great fervor and enthusiasm. The national flag was hoisted by the chief guest, Shri Raja and Smt. Radhika Raja, alumni of DTEA. The event was presided over by Sh. Ravi Nayakar, Jt. Sec., DTEA, Sh. Shanmuga Vadival, Treasurer, DTEA. Shri Rajendran(Jt Sec.) and Shri Paramshivam, (GB member) of DTEA Sr. Sec. School Pusa Road were among host of dignitaries who participated in the function. The chief guest addressed the students and emphasized the importance of the day and need for every citizen to appreciate the independence and sovereignty of the nation earned through numerous struggles.Students of the school presented various programs like speech in different languages, group dance, patriotic songs and skit. The skit presented by the students of class XII was fabulous and it created a patriotic feeling in everyone’s heart. The Investure ceremony for the newly appointed student council members was also held by our chief guest on the occasion. The students were awarded prizes for their excellence in academics.
The Wild life Trust of India celebrated Gaj Mahotsava on 13th August, 2018 at Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts. Around 30 students from classes IX to XII of our school were taken by Eco Club incharges - Mrs. Fanita Jayabalan and Mrs.Velam Subramanian to participate in the programme. The aim of the Gaj Mahotsav was to generate political and public support which will lead to positive conservation action for the elephants. As part of the celebration there were activities for open participation. Our students participated in quiz, clay modeling and painting. They visited elephant art piece exhibition, elephant themed art gallery, photography exhibition, bio-diversity wall & book stalls. The concerned official of Gaj Mahotsava explained in detail and interacted with the students making them more aware about the issue. Overall the trip was fascinating and a new experience for the students.
A small pooja was organised for the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of traditional gate representing South Indian architecture at DTEA Pusa Road on 27th April, 2018. The gate is symbolic of South Indian art and culture and would make every Tamilian proud of his roots. All this has been made possible due to initiative of our Hony. Secretary Sh. R. Raju and benevolence of an anonymous well wisher. The Secretary expressed his desire for construction of similar gates in all the other DTEA Schools in the near future. The pooja was attended by the JS of the school Sh. Rajendran, GB member Illayaperumal, PTA Jt. Sec. Sh. Paramshivam, well wisher , Sh Parthasarathi and all the staff members.
The students of D.T.E.A Pusa Road,grabbed the opportunity when the IIT, Delhi opened its doors on Saturday 21St of April 2018, to over 6000 school students so that they could have a look at the institutions innovations and marvel’s including several robotic forms. Students of class 10th & 12th huddled in groups around the amazing products created by the young minds of IIT Delhi at its 14th Open house. The wide eyed students were impressed by various creations of the IIT students. The students were taken around the campus labs. The visit created not only interest amongst the students but also motivated them to take up science in future. It was a great learning experience for our school students. Our school Principal R. Chitra along with two alumni Mr Ganesh Iyer and Sq. Lr. Chandrashekran organized this educational trip for students.The students were accompanied by their teachers Mrs Seema Joon and Mrs Fanita Jayabalan.
An educative and informative lecture of one hour was arranged for the students of class X and XII (Science) on the topic “METALS AND ITS EXTRACTION” on 16thApril, 2018 in our school AV Room. The lecture was delivered by our alumni Dr. L. Pugazhenthy, an executive director of India Lead and Zinc Development Association, New Delhi & Former President of The Indian Institute of Metals. The lecture was thoroughly interactive and interesting and it helped the students to learn about the extraction process developed from Bronze Age to Nano age. Moreover the lecture was stimulating and inspiring for the students.
National Science day was celebrated in our school with great enthusiasm and exuberance on 28th of Feb, 2018,in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect.The day is celebrated as National Science day in honor of the great scientist and Nobel Prize winner Sir Chandrasekhar VenkataRaman for his invention on the same day in the year 1928.Our PGT Shanthi Nagarajan spoke about the importance and objectives of the day. Rishab of class XI B gave a speech in English reiterating the importance of science and technology in the society. A short science quiz was conducted by Mrs Fanita Jayabalan in the assembly and gifts were given to the winners. Charts related to science and placards of different scientists were displayed, imparting useful information to the students.The theme for National Science Day 2018 is “Science & Technology for sustainable future”.
69th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur by our School in the school premises on January 25, 2018.On this historic day our principal in charge Chitra Radhakrishnanspoke about the sanctity of the occasion and the role played by the Constitutional makers, with particular reference to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. She threw light on various tasks to be undertaken by the present day students who are the future citizens of the country. She read the preamble of our constitution which was repeated by the students. Students from different classes delivered speech in English, Hindi and Tamil, that initiated a new zeal of patriotism among the students.Exemplary dance performance along with a patriotic songs was displayed by the students from the primary wing whichmesmerized the audience.The programme ended with the distribution of sweets.
A 10 day self-defense training programme was held for the girls of classes 6th to 11th from 21 st November,2017 to 4th December, 2017 to teach the girl students how to protect themselves in times of an emergency. Around 100 girl students underwent the training and displayed it in front of Mr. Anurag Krishna head northern region of CSR in TCS. He applauded the performance of the students and distributed certificates in the presence of teachers and the members.
It was time again for nostalgia,as around 75 ex-students of 1967 batch of seven DTEA schools,gathered on 27th October,2017,to relive old memories.The Alumni Meet was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the members of the group. This golden jublee occasion was a memorable and remarkable event as the ex-students from all over the world could come and participate in the event.The alumni shared their experiences and memories filling the environment with lighter and nostalgic moments. They fondly recalled their school days,the mischief they had done and the achievements they had accomplished.They visited the campus, classrooms,and laboratories and interacted with the students.It enabled them to notice the changes and lot of development that had taken place ever since they left.They organized the lunch and invited the teachers and students to partake it.
Senior Rhythmic Yoga Competition
Saurav Nagar of class 12 won the 1st prize in Rhythmic yoga competition at senior level.
Junior Rhythmic Yoga Competition
Puneet of class 11 won the second prize inRhythmic yoga competition at junior level.
Sub Junior Rhythmic Yoga Competition
Swami raj of class 8 won the 1st prize in Rhythmic yoga competition at sub junior level.
Zonal level Yoga Competition
The senior yoga team of our school comprising of 17 students from classes 6th to 10th won the 3rd prize in group yoga competition at zonal level.
Zonal Athletic Meet
Divyansh of class 11th won the 1st prize in the zonal athletic meet at senior level.
Subramanian Bharathiyar was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, an Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamilnadu. His birthday was celebrated on 11th December, 2017 at D.T.E.A, Pusa Road. Our Vice Principal Ms. ChitraRadhakrishnan paid homage to his portrait by offering flowers and garland. Speech was given by the students in English and Tamil about his achievements. Students from primary wing recited beautiful poems which were written by MahakaviBharathiyar.
InterzonalKho-Kho competition for boys was organized at DTEA Sr. Sec. School, Pusa Road for three days. Honorable President Sh. Sooriya Narayanan inaugurated the competition. About 27 schools of zone-28 participated at junior, sub-junior and senior levels. Our school senior boys won the third position and made the day memorable.
Gender inequality has been a bone of contention for a very long time in India. However, in recent times a lot of awareness has been created about the issue. Keeping in line with the same a workshop on “Gender Sensitization” was organized by DCP Women Cell, Delhi on 17th Nov., 2017 for classes 9th -12th.Around 200 children listen to the lecture on the topic given by the members of the women‘scell.
Every year we celebrate children’s day with great enthusiasm at DTEA Sr. Sec. School, Pusa Road.This year also we celebrated the children’s day with great interest and fervor. Students decorated the school with posters, charts and pictures of Sh. Jawaharlal Nehru and important photographs related to freedom struggle. During the morning assembly our Vice Principal Ms Chitra Radhakrishnan delivered a speech about the great leader and first prime minister of India. Ayushi Srivastava of class X and Prithik of class IV gave a speech in English about his servicesto the country and his love and affection towards the children.The students were distributed sweets and the spirit of children’s day could be felt everywhere in the school.
Eye Camp was organized at D.T.E.A Pusa Road for one week from 6th to 13th November, 2017.Expert eye specialists from AIIMS did the eye check-up for the students from class V to XII and also for staff members of the school. Mrs VijayaLakshami, retired principal of D.T.E.A, coordinated and assisted the doctors. Spectacles were prescribed for the needy students. The Eye Camp was very essential for the children. It was organized by MEA - DTEA Banyan Delhi consisting of old students of DTEA.
Our school celebrated the annual day on 28th October, 2017 at Maharashtra Rangayan. The chief guest on the
occasion was Mrs. Indubala, retired Principal of D.T.E.A and the Guests of Honors were Mrs. Padmaja Krishnan, alumni of the school
and Shri Subramaniam, a young Congress leader representing the Tamil community in Delhi. The theme of the day was ‘Cultural Unity’.
The students presented the different cultures of the five zones of India namely North, South, East, West and Central through
scintillating and colorful dance performances. Attired in beautiful dresses they danced to the rhythmic songs of different regions
which left everyone spellbound.
The one and a half hour programme won the hearts of a large number of audiences. It was appreciated by the Secretary of D.T.E.A, Sh. Raju, Jt. Sec. Ravi Nayyakar, members of Pusa Road managing committee, members of other schools, Principals’, Vice Principals’ and PTA members. Secretary Shri Raju who gave away the prizes to the students who topped their class and subjects encourage the students through his motivating words.
Health Check-Up was undertaken at our school for the students of class XI by the medical faculty of Ganga Ram Hospital who are under ‘Internship’. The blood pressure of the students and teachers were checked. A questionnaire was filled up by the students which contained basic information about heart and brain related diseases.The programme created awareness among the students about the fatal diseases related to heart and brain.
On the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee Foundation day celebration 2017, CSIR- NISCAIR organised an exhibition on ‘’Indian raw materials and products Expo’’ on 25th Sep’2017, at Pusa Campus. Twenty students from class IX to XII and two staff members participated in the unique expo. It was found to be an opportunity to enrich the knowledge on various fields of science. It was a great opportunity for the students to interact with the scientists of various fields and gain knowledge.
International Literacy Day was celebrated on 8th September 2017 in the school premises .This day is celebrated
to create awareness among the students about literacy skills. This year the theme is “Literacy in the digital world”. Literacy is
the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.
On this day, a speech was given by students on how to inculcate digital literacy skills. They also focused on different ways to improve digital literacy, which will help to combat poverty and increase the participation of youth in community development.Colorful charts were also made in Tamil, English and Hindi. Vice Principal, Ms Chitra Radhakrishnan addressed the students about the significance and importance of this day.
Teachers’ day was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm on 5th September, 2017. This day marks the birthday of the
second President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who was a renowned educationalist. The day witnessed active participation from both
students and teachers. Students organized various cultural events to mark this day. They played the role of teachers to pay tribute
to the valuable contribution made by teachers to the society. The best students were awarded prizes in the evening assembly for their
performance as teachers.
Vice Principal Ms Chitra Radhakrishnan highlighted the achievements of significant personalities in the field of education. She also motivated the students and the teachers to work hard and excel in their respective fields.
There is a simple mantra in today’s times that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body.So for a healthy body one
should stay fit and agile. Our school celebrated sports day on 29th September 2017 with full vigor and enthusiasm.The enhancement
of physical and mental development of children is certainly the most important contribution of sports.Moreover playing sport enables
them to create friendships,build teamwork and positive self- esteem.
The celebration on this day marks the tribute to the legendary hockey wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. Various sports events and games were organized in our school by our PETs teacher, Ms. Krishna Devi & Mr. Bhupender. Vice Principal, Ms Chitra Radhakrishnan addressed the students about the significance and importance of this day and appreciated the efforts of the teachers in organizing the event.
DTEA Sr. Sec. School, Pusa Road celebrated the 70th anniversary of Indian independence on 14th Aug 2017. There was a festive mood and patriotic spirit in the school. During the assembly, the Vice Principal Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan, delivered a speech about the importance of the day and about the national leaders who strived hard to obtain freedom from the British. As this year, we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, a pledge ceremony was organised during the assembly. Students took pledge to make India clean and rid the country from poverty, corruption, terrorism and communalism. On this occasion a Quiz and painting competition was organised and the winning teams were rewarded.All the activities were conducted in a befitting manner and the spirit of freedom could be seen everywhere.
The school celebrated the World Book Day on 22nd April’ 2017, to create awareness among the students about the importance of promoting reading, publishing and also protection of intellectual property through copyright around the world. The day is celebrated to make children aware of the importance of authors, poets, publishers, teachers and librarians, who provide resources to everyone for reading. A student gave a detailed speech about the significance of the day.Vice Principal Madam, Ms. Chitra Radhakrishnan addressed the students about their duty to respect and protect the literature they have, as these are very valuable resource for the next generation.
D.T.E.A Sr. Sec. School, Pusa Road celebrated its Annual day on 18.02.2017 at Delhi Tamil Sangam, R. K. Puram with great pomp and show. Members of the D.T.E.A Management, headed by the DTEA President Sh. M. Sooriyanarayanan, Vice President Sh. R. Mani,Hony. Secretary Sh. R. Raju, Principals, Vice Principals members from the other DTEA Schools, parents and students were present in large number to grace the occasion. The programme began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp and the prayer. The Principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam welcomed the guests and presented the Annual Report, highlighting the achievements of the students for the Academic year 2014-15 & 2015-16. A presentation highlighting the efforts taken by the Management to give quality education to the students by providing the best infrastructure was shown in the function. The prize distribution drew a large round of applause which motivated and inspired the students.The cultural programme themed ‘Joy of Learning’ gave an opportunity to a large number of students to exhibit their talent.
October 15 is celebrated as Global Hand Washing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It was celebrated in our school on 15th October, 2016.Informative charts were displayed by the students and a speech was given by Ritika of class X.
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4. It was celebrated in our school on 4th October, 2016. Students from the primary wing wore masks of different animals making a sight to behold. A speech was given by S. Megha of class VII on the role of animals in the survival of this planet.
Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas
Karamchand Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation" on 2nd October, 1869.
It was celebrated in our school on 1st October, 2016. Our principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam paid homage to the Gandhiji by offering flowers to his portrait. She also gave a speech encouraging non-violence among the children.
The birthday of Lal Bahabur Shastri, which also falls on 2nd October, was celebrated in our school on 1st October, 2016. Students dressed as soldiers and farmers adorned the stage reciting his slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ coined by him.
The clean India drive was observed on 29th September, 2016 in our school on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October. To inculcate the spirit of hygiene and cleanliness among the children different activities were performed like formation of a human chain and a street play.
Periyar Erode Venkata Ramasamy was a Dravidian social activist and former politician from India, who
founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. He propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect, women’s
rights and eradication of caste. He opposed the exploitation and marginalisation of the non-Brahmin indigenous Dravidian peoples
of South India.
His birthday was celebrated on 17th September, 2016 in our school. A floral homage was paid to his portrait. Charts prepared by the students were displayed in the assembly. Speeches were also given by the students to remind us of his contributions to the modern Indian society.
Hindi Diwas is an annual event celebrated on 14th September in Hindi speaking regions of India. It serves to promote and propagate the Hindi language. Keeping in line with this objective, it was celebrated in our school on 14th September, 2016. Students prepared different charts, recited poems and gave speeches on the occasion.
International Literacy Day was celebrated in our school on 8th September, 2016. This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. Colourful charts and banners were displayed by the students. A speech was also given to highlight the importance of the day.
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 3rd September, 2016 in our school in respect and deference of
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September, 1888. He was a great scholar, philosopher and teacher of modern
India and was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954. He became the first Vice President of India (from 1952 to 1962) and the second
President of India (from 1962 to 1967).
The portrait of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was garlanded by our principal, Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, and a speech was given by our student Rashida of class 11th marking the occasion. Students of class 12th played the role of their teachers.
Ozone Day was celebrated in our school on 1st September, 2016. Poster making and slogan writing competitions were organized for the students of classes 8 to 12 to create awareness about environmental issues.
Ramakrishna Mission organized a value education programme for class 7 in the computer Laboratory of our school on 1st September, 2016.A video on values was shown to them. Students were also briefed about the ‘Awakening India’ programme.
Cartoon network in collaboration with Link Pens, conducted a game show in our school on 27th August, 2016 for classes 1 to 10.Different prizes including medals and certificates were given to the winners.Dabur toothpaste and lollipops were distributed among the students and teachers.
The Independence Day was celebrated with great pomp and show in our school on 12th August,2016. Mr.Sooriyanarayanan,President DTEA (Regd.) and Mr Ravi Nayakar, Joint Secretary DTEA (Regd.) obliged us by being the chief guests for the occasion. They hoisted the Indian flag under the rumble of patriotic songs sung by our students. To make the day a memorable one, students presented a vibrant show of cultural events which included energising dance performances, patriotic songs and a play reminding us of the various sacrifices made by the freedom fighters.At the end of the event sweets were distributed to all the students and staff members.
To make learning interesting an exhibition was organised in our school on 6th August,2016 on different subjects. Students from classes 1st to 12th enthusiastically participated in it by making and presenting colourful and informative charts and models on myriad topics. They were judged by Dr. Rajarajan and Dr. Venkatesan. The chief guest, Shri K. Hariharan, an alumni of our school, alongwith Mrs. Indu Bala inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp.
Kumarasami Kamaraj, better known as K. Kamaraj(15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975), was a leader of the Indian National Congress, widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He served as Congress president for four years between 1964-1967. Kamaraj was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1954–1963 and a Member of Parliament during 1952–1954 and 1967–1975. He was known for his simplicity and integrity. His birthday was celebrated in our school on 15th July, 2016 by paying homage to him, by our principal, Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, by offering flowers and lighting a lamp. Bavaharini of class 11th gave a speech on the occasion highlighting the many contributions made by him. Students also prepared various charts and other displays.
World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was organised in our school on 11th July, 2016. The PGT Geography of our school, Mrs. Anjana provided some basic information about this day to the students. Gautami of class 12th spoke about the most populous countries of the world and the time it takes for the population to double itself. Many students from class 10th and 12th also made colourful and informative charts on the occasion.
Kanakasabai Subburathinam, popularly called Bharathidasan was a 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues. His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays. April 29th is devoted to the celebration of his birthday. In our school, speeches were given by the PGT Tamil, Mr. J Krishnamurthy, and students of class IX and XII to mark the occasion. Attractive charts were also prepared by the students highlighting the contributions of the great poet.
World Book Day is an yearly event celebrated on April 23rd every year, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On 23rd April, 2016, the same was celebrated in our school with an inspirational speech by our principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam. Students were encouraged to read myriad books to enhance their knowledge and vocabulary.
Children's day, in hindi known as "Bal Diwas", in India falls on November 14th every year. Children's day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru's birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood and Nehruji's love for them. Various activities and competitions for the students were held in our school like rangoli, mehandi, card making and wall hangings and so on. Sweets were also distributed to the children.
National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year. Students of our school gave speech on the occasion along with colorful charts.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was introduced by Govt. of India and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. The intent is to pay tribute to Patel, who was instrumental in keeping India united. It is celebrated on 31st October every year as annual commemoration of the birthday of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding leaders of Republic. In our school Shanu of class XI gave a speech on the occasion and students took a pledge to build a united nation and world.
United Nations Day was celebrated on 26th October, 2015. This day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. Our PGT political science Mrs. Mercy Nirmala Rathnam and Sangeetha of class 11th gave informative speeches on the role and contributions of the United Nations organization towards global development.
Global Hand Washing Day was celebrated in our school on 15th October 2015 to create awareness among students about the importance of hand washing. Mrs. Huma Bareja (Domestic Science teacher) emphasized on the importance of hand washing with soap and the different ways of preventing various diseases. Srivats of class X explained about this simple and affordable practice of hand washing with soap. Our principle Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, advised students to adopt the habit of hand washing which is seldom practised among school children.
Nature day is celebrated every year on 3rd October to create awareness among people to save and protect our nature from various kinds of destructive agents like industrialization, use of CFC releasing appliances, global warming, deforestation, poaching etc. Students of higher classes spoke about the importance of this day. Children wore costumes depicting animals, models of topographic structures, rainbow and celestial bodies made the event more colorful.
Every year 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanthi in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. United Nation Organization has declared this day as International Day of non-violence, since he adopted the path of non violence during the freedom movement. The students took a pledge to observe peace and harmony in the society. Students of class X, XI and XII spoke about the life of Mahatma Gandhi in Tamil, Hindi and English.
Legal Literacy Club has organized a meeting on 07.10.2015 regarding “Fundamental Duties” and “ Laws relating to children and women”. Our Principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam gave an introduction about the legal rights of citizens. Our Political Science Teacher Mrs. Mercy Nirmala Ratnam spoke about the importance of Fundamental Duties. Students from Class XII A Km. M.S.Pooja read out the “list of Fundamental Duties “and Master Kanishk emphasized on Laws relating to women and children. Informative charts were also displayed.
Ozone day is celebrated every year since 16th September 1994 to mark the day back in 1987 when the Montreal protocol was signed. PGT Biology Mrs. R.Priyanka and Aashi of XI B spoke about the formation, depletion, uses and ways of reduction of ozone layer. Visuals were made by students which depicted the problems caused due to depletion of ozone layer.
137th birthday of Shri. Periyar E.V Ramaswamy was celebrated in our school premises on 16th September 2015. He propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect, women’s rights and eradication of caste system. Speech was given by a student of XI A. Our Principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam and Vice Principal Mrs. Gayathri V.K garlanded his portrait.
Hindi Diwas is an annual literary day celebrated on 14th September every year as it was adopted as official language in 1949. This day was celebrated in our school to propagate the language and its cultural heritage and values. Children made colorful charts and our PGT Hindi shared the importance of this day and Megha of class VI B gave a speech.
On 4th September 2015,Teacher’s Day was celebrated at DTEA, Pusa Road with great enthusiasm. DTEA President Mr. Sooriyanarayanan and Secretary Mr. R. Raju wished the teachers and students on this great occasion. Principal Smt. Chitra Vasagam garlanded the portrait of Shri. Radhakrishnan and addressed the students stating the importance of the day. Students of 12th Arts sang “Guru vandana” and Taniya of 12th C gave a speech. Later, students listened to the interactive session by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with children from various schools.
National Sports Day (In honour of Major Dhyan chand, famous hockey player) was celebrated in our school premises on 29th August 2015, in presence of chief guest, Mrs. Sowmya and Mr.Venkataraman alumni of our school and the PTA members of DTEA, Pusa Road. Basket ball court was inaugurated by the chief guest. March past and mass P.T display by the students made this day sportier.
D.T.E.A Sr. Sec. School, Pusa Road took pride in joining hands with Govt. of NCT Delhi, to organize ‘TREE PLANTATION DRIVE’ inside the school campus on 26th August 2015. Our alumni Mr. Karthik(1986) and Mrs. Nalini Shankar(1973) were the chief guests of this special day. They planted fruit bearing trees like Jamun and Pomegranate. DTEA secretary Mr. R.Raju and Jt. Secretary, D.T.E.A Pusa Road,Mr. R.Rajendran also joined hands in the tree plantation drive. Our chief Guests also spared their valuable time with the students and appreciated them.
Training in Self Defence for girl students studying in classes VI to XII of our school, was given on 25th August 2015 in the school premises. Two lady constables appointed by the Commissioner of Police gave the training.
The programme was initiated by Secretary, DTEA (Regd), Sh. Raju. He was present today at the start of the programme and enthusiastically encouraged the students. All the students will be awarded with a certificate after the training which was scheduled for 10 days by Delhi Police. Vice Principal Smt. Gayathri thanked the Secretary, DTEA (Regd), Sh. Raju for organizing this programme which is very much essential for the girl students.
Sadbhavana day was celebrated in our school on 20th August 2015. On this occasion our vice Principal Mrs. Gayathri V.K gave a speech in which she suggested our students to have good will towards every one and inculcate non-violence among them. Our political science teacher Mrs. Mercy Nirmala Ratnam also shared the importance of Sadbhavana day and to promote national integration and communal harmony among the students. Taniya of XII C took pledge which was followed by the students and teachers. Such celebrations help in inculcating patriotic feelings and cordial relationship among the youngsters.
The 69th Independence Day was celebrated in our school on 14th August, 2015 in the presence of Joint Secretary of Mandir Marg Mr. Ravi Nayakar, General Body members of DTEA and Panel members of DTEA Pusa road. Chief Guest MLA Mr. Vijender Garg hoisted the national flag and gave an inspirational speech on the importance of this prestigious day. Our children also added color to this day by performing dance, music and skit.
Recalling the history of quit India movement, which demanded complete freedom from Britishers under the leadership of Sh. Mahatma Gandhi, the students of our school delivered speech in English, Hindi and Tamil on 7th August 2015. They demonstrated various events related to the movement by exhibiting charts, placards and slogans of great leaders. Our principal Smt. Chitra Vasagam advised the children to follow the path of truth and non-violence. History teacher Smt. Meenakshi Ramesh kindled the freedom spirit in children by telling them about the significance of the day.
6th August 1945, was the day when United States, for the first time dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan in 1945 which shocked the entire world. This disastrous bombing led to the death of more than 3000 people and an equal number of people wounded. Our school paid homage and observed silence for the people of Hiroshima who were engulfed in the after effects of attack. Children displayed charts and placards depicting the impact of atomic bomb, under the guidance of history teacher Smt. Meenakshi Ramesh. Kanishk and Prabhu Raj of class XII A spoke about this day. Our principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam along with Smt Geeta Sridharan (PGT Eng.) asked the students to take pledge to live in peace and harmony .
International Tiger Day was celebrated in our school on 29th July to create awareness for tiger conservation. Introduction about the importance of this day was given by Biology teacher. Innovative and attractive charts were made by Narendra, Punniyamurthy and Ayushi of class XI-B. Aashi Yadav of the same class gave information regarding decline in Tiger population. She stressed the need to conserve tigers also. Children of primary wing wore costumes and made the celebration colorful.
The death of our former president Sh. APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday, 27th July 2015 has left our country in a state of deep mourning.Our school paid homage to the great soul. Our principal Smt. Chitra Vasagam paid floral tribute to the legend and addressed the students. Kanishk of class XII A and Shanu Chauhan of XI A spoke about the ‘Missile Man’.As a tribute to Dr. Kalam, a song, he cherished, which was sung in his presence on various occasions was played. At the end everyone observed silence for two minutes for the departed soul.
Kumarasami Kamaraj, better known as K. Kamaraj, was an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He made major contributions in the field of education and trade. He was the first to introduce mid day meals and uniforms in schools. Our school celebrated his birthday on 15th July, 2015. Our Principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, PGT Tamil Mr. Krishnamurti, and a student of class XI Miss Bhavaharini spoke about his life and achievements.
An interactive session was arranged for the parents of class X with our principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam on 10th July 2015 in the school premises. The meeting started with principal thanking the parents for their presence inspite of heavy rain that morning. Principal then gave knowledgeof the complete exam pattern to be followed for their wards including the weightage of marks that would be taken into account during the time of promotion, introduction of class tests every week in different subjects, regarding the regular attendance, uniform, haircut and the basic behavior in the school campus and the importance of reading newspaper. Principal and vice principal then asked the parents for their opinion regarding the improvement that could be made with respect to their wards. Few parents volunteered themselves and appreciated the steps taken by the school for the progress of their wards on their results. With much satisfaction, they assured to co-operate with the initiatives taken by the principal and the teachers.
World Population Day was celebrated in our school today, on 10th July 2015, in the school premises in presence of our principal Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, Vice Principal Mrs. Gayathri V. K. and the honorable GB members. Information was given about the following issues:
1.Problems faced by different countries especially developing countries.
2. Raising the awareness of sustainability and urbanization.
3. Increased violence against women.
Finally the message by the Secretary General of UN Mr. Ban Ki-Moon was also read out by our 12th class student Kanishk. The celebration was marked by the enthusiastic participation of our XII Arts and XI Commerce students by displaying beautiful charts.
30TH June 2015 marked the retirement of Mr. Ravinder Kumar the PET of our school. A grand farewell function was arranged for him, Mr. Ramaswami (TGT Maths) and Mrs. R. Rajeshwari (TGT Hindi) who retired on 30th April, 2015. Teachers from different branches of DTEA gave them their best wishes. Mr. Suriya Narayanan (Honorable President DTEA (Regd.)), Mr. Ravi Nayakar (Jt Secretary DTEA (Regd.)), Shanmuga Vadivel (PTA Secretary Mr. Rajendran (Jt. Secretary, Pusa Road),) and Mr. Ilaya Perumal (GB Member) graced the occasion.
164th birthday of the greatest poet of all times, Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore was celebrated in our school on 8th May, 2015. Mrs. Geetha Sridhar, PGT English, gave us valuable insight into the life of the great poet. Adeeb Khan of class XII also spoke about the Nobel Prize winner.
Celebration of Red Cross Day was organized in our school on 8th May 2015. The programme started with a speech by our respected principal, Mrs. Chitra Vasagam, who gave the students some basic knowledge about the objective of celebrating this day and the importance of Blood Donation. It was followed by a skit by the students of class VIII depicting the need for blood donation, which is a life saver. A dance performance by the students of the primary wing enthralled all. Students of the senior classes gave an inspirational and informative speech. It was followed by a song by the students of class XII.