Menstruation is still a taboo in India, and it is common for people across society to feel uncomfortable about the subject. Under the scheme of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Ek Diwasiya Karyashaala (One Day Workshop) was organized on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Kalchhina, Modinagar to ensure that adolescent girls and women have the necessary support and facilities.
Students of DPSG came forward to raise awareness through ‘Street Play’. Through their play they sensitized the people present about the importance of health and hygiene during menstrual cycle. They expressed the necessity of menstruation and the problems caused by negligence. The students also explained, that, to maintain health during this time, girls and women should consume a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of green vegetables and fruits. They should take care of themselves and not exert themselves physically. Lastly, they emphasized that Menstruation is a ‘condition, not a disease’.
INTERNATIONAL INTERACT WEEK
DISTRICT INTERACT LEADERSHIP ASSEMBLY, 2019
ME TO WE
“We Interactors are the youth, we Interactors are the future and WE WILL change the world.”
The District Interact Leadership Assembly was held at G.L.Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management , Greater Noida on October 16, 2019.
Eminent guests present on the occasion were Mr Alok Gupta, District Governor, DG Rotarian Mr Deepak Gupta. The guests addressed the gathering and encouraged the students to participate in more activities which benefit the propitious sections of the society.
The ceremony was held for the Installation of the new District Interact Team. The event started with the melodious rendition sung by Interactor Tejal Tyagi of DPSG.
15 ZIR (Zonal Interact Representatives) from across the District and Delhi NCR were selected after a round of interview. Sanya Tyagi, DPSG, was selected as the ZIR and was given a badge. Sneha Gupta was selected as the Sergeant at Arms.
In the end, DG Rotarian Deepak Gupta held an interactive session with the Interactors wherein implementation of the following projects were discussed.
1. Each one, Teach two
2. Know your Numbers (BP, sugar levels, Body Mass)
3. Prevention from Non-Communicable Diseases
4. Counselling for acid attack survivors
5. Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients
6. Happy Clinics for the people who are suffering mental problems.
DRIVE - KADRABAD VILLAGE
Report on Swachhata
Recognizing the vital role of the school in spreading awareness about SWACHHATA MISSION , DPSG observed ‘ SWACHHATA PAKHWADA- Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat’ from 1st to 15th September, 2019. Multifarious activities were organized - like Plantation drive, Poster making , Slogan writing, Letter writing and conducting a Special Assembly on Hand wash day to create awareness among the students regarding health and hygiene.
Students from classes VII to X enthusiastically took part in the Plantation Drive wherein they planted plants of various kinds within and outside the school premises.
Students of class X visited the underprivileged children of Poorv Madhayamik Vidhyalaya, Morta, on 4th September, 2019 where they made them aware about Swachch Bharat Abhiyan launched by our respectable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. They were taught about the importance of personal hygiene as well as the significance of keeping their surroundings clean.
Students participated in Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions with great vigour and energy from 7th to 9th September, 2019 and created innovative posters and slogans to promote ‘Hand Wash Day’.
Community service enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it the most.
Keeping in sync with this thought, students of Interact Club visited Poorv Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Morta. On reaching there, DPSGiites introduced themselves and interacted with the students at Morta. Students spent their day by teaching and enjoying the students at Morta. They also celebrated Independence Day with them. They told them about the importance of this day, narrated some of the famous incidents of the freedom struggle and how valiantly these heroes of our nation fought against the British rule for a free and united India. The students truly delved into the feeling of patriotism. They organized a poster and slogan writing competition and distributed gifts. The students of Morta participated in these activities with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm.
On the occasion of Kishore Diwas, DPSG organised a Sanitation Drive in Anganwadi School of Bisokhar, Modinagar on August 8, 2019. This visit focused on encouraging the use of sanitary napkins during Menstrual Cycles and maintaining proper hygiene. The students discussed the importance of using sanitary napkins during menstrual cycles and also demonstrated its proper usage and disposal. They talked to them about the cleanliness necessary during this period and home remedies which can be used for the problems faced. They also made them aware of the importance of doctor visits when required. The DPSGiites actively interacted with all the girls and women present there. They also distributed sanitary napkins to the women.
In future projects, they look forward to sensitize more and more girls about the utmost importance of using clean and safe products and maintaining sanitation.
If girls and women are to live healthy and productive lives, with dignity, menstrual hygiene is a priority. In many areas, there is complete neglect of menstrual hygiene due to low awareness levels and lack of access to sanitary products.
Keeping in sync with this, girls from Secondary Wing alongwith their teacher incharges visited Tyodi village, Muradnagar on July 19, 2019. This visit was a part of ongoing Sanitation drive wherein the aim was to sensitize the females of the village about hygiene and sanitation, and use of sanitary napkins for their monthly menstrual cycle. They were told about the basics of menstrual cycle. And how using a cloth can lead to severe diseases and infections. Many of them were so poor that they couldn’t afford to buy the expensive sanitary napkins. So they were enlightened about various programmes initiated by the government about the free distribution of sanitary napkins . In the end, sanitary napkins were distributed to everyone . It was indeed educative experience for both the village folks as well as the girls of DPSG.
Delhi Public Ghaziabad has always been working for under privileged sector of the society, for their betterment. School is also associated with the Rotary Club, a non-profit organisation and has taken initiative to make improvements in the remote areas. The school encourages students to take an active role to help provide a better future for these children. The school believes that it not only helps the needy, but also enhances the personal knowledge, grow from new experiences and develop interpersonal communication skills that builds character of the DPSGiites. Keeping in sync with this, the school has an Interact Club which is led by the students of class 10.
The esteemed guests present on the occasion were Mr Kshitij Gupta, President Rotary Club; Mr Pawan Rastogi, President Elect; Mr Pankaj Gupta, Mr Ashok Saha, Mr M. M. Aggarwal; Mr Salil Bansal, Treasurer; Mr Sachin Vats, Interact Chair
The assembly started with the Lightning of the Lamp. The melodious song and classical dance left the audience enthralled. The team of 2018-19 proudly shared their experiences with the new torchbearers and showcased all their efforts for the upliftment of the society. The guests honoured the volunteers of the Interact Club with badges, and the guests congratulated upcoming 2019-20 team, they shared the upcoming plans and encouraged the students to work hard for a better society. The school teachers along with the esteemed guests sensitized the students of class 10 attending the Installation Ceremony about the work of the Interact and Rotary Club and importance of Community Service. They were urged to understand the need of the hour, selflessly devote themselves towards a shining future. The Assembly aimed at teaching the students that helping costs nothing, but it changes everything.
Visit to BHOJPUR VILLAGE was organised on May 8, 2019. The main objective of organizing this visit was to spread awareness about usage of sanitary napkins. Students of class 10 participated with full responsibility. Middle aged ladies and young girls were told about the importance of using napkins. They were also briefed about the steps to use and dispose them. Students discussed about health issues faced by females due to use of cloth. DPSG donated two sanitary napkin wending machines and got it installed in their Anganwadi centre. The school also distributed sanitary napkins to all the girls and ladies of the Bhojpur Block.
DPSG in collaboration with District Administration Ghaziabad organized a visit to Primary School in Gadana on February 25, 2019 to celebrate the ‘Laadli Diwas.’ A team of students along with their teacher incharges visited the school. This visit mainly aimed at creating awareness and sensitizing the girls about Health and Hygiene during the Menstrual Cycles.
Team DPSG interacted with the girls there to help them understand the importance of cleanliness and sanitation during the menstrual cycle. The girls were reluctant to discuss their problems, so, the idea of a ‘Suggestion Box’ was proposed. Girls wrote down their problems and put them in the suggestion box which will be discussed during the next visit.
Girls in Gadana were unaware about the proper usage of sanitary pads and many did not use them at all. DPSGiites distributed sanitary pads to these girls and encouraged them to start using them. Proper disposal methods and necessary precautions were also discussed.
November 3, 2018
An Anti-cracker Rally was organized by Delhi Public School Ghaziabad wherein students from Secondary Wing visited Rajnagar District Centre, Ghaziabad before Diwali. The aim of this rally was to make students and people aware of the environmental and pollution hazards due to unchecked bursting of fire crackers. People were made to understand that the festival of lights can be observed without bursting fire crackers. Students participated in the rally with full zeal and enthusiasm. It proved to be a good learning experience for them.
Visit to Morta
July 31, 2018
Health Check-up Camp
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body and a healthy body is the key to a happy, hale and hearty life.
DPSG firmly believes that healthy students of today can create a healthy and progressive community of tomorrow. Keeping up with its standards, DPSG Interact Club in collaboration with Rotary Club, Ghaziabad organized a Health Check-up Camp for students at Poorv Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Morta. The students of class 9 along with the school interact team enlightened them about the importance of good health, various ways of keeping themselves fit and healthy, and the need of taking a balanced diet.
The whole body check-up was done which included dental hygiene, eye sight test, growth pattern, height and weight as well as the mental and physical health status of the students. Dental care was one area of major concern with the students at Morta. They were given tips of brushing their teeth properly and advised regular dental check-ups at short intervals.
Overall it was a remarkable experience for both, students at Morta and the DPSGiites. The students of Poorv Madhyamik Vidyalaya promised not only to look after themselves, but also to spread awareness amongst the people there.
Service to Society
A team of 17 students from Secondary Wing along with their teacher incharge, Ms Ruchi Anand visited Adwait Public School on October 12. The aim was to sensitize our students to needs of underprivileged children. The students distributed food packets, books, and toys to them. They shared the nuances of making Madhubani painting with the students there. They were also shown the decorative material made by special kids for Diwali.
In all, students had a good experience and understood that true happiness lies in helping others.
Visit to Asha Vidyalaya Ingraham Institute
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
Keeping in sync with this thought, students from Secondary Wing went to Asha Vidyalaya Ingraham Institute, a school for students with hearing impairment on October 16. The students interacted with the teachers and learnt that they were taught using sign language. The mesmerising dance performance by students of Asha Vidyalaya left everybody spell bound. What left them amazed was the fact that they were dancing even though they didn't know the beats. They had a very positive outlook towards life despite having hearing impairment. The students distributed sweets and food items to them. After receiving the gifts, the smile on their sweet faces was a sight to behold. Our students also visited Sanyas Ashram, Gandhi Nagar and distributed sweets. Overall it was an endearing experience filled with knowledge for DPSGiites.
Visit to Morta Village
The students of the Interact Club accompanied by two teachers paid a visit to Morta Village on 13th October, 2017 to celebrate the festive spirit of Diwali with underprivileged children. The students explained the importance of the ‘Festival of Light’ to the children and played various games with them.
A ‘Diya Decoration’ competition was also organized wherein all the required material was supplied by the club students and prizes were distributed to the best three diya decorators. In the end, all the kids were given Diwali gifts.
Visit to Morta Village
A team of students from class XE accompanied by Ms Poonam Goel visited Poorv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Morta on 29th July, 2017. This visit was a part of ongoing programme that DPSG initiated by adopting Morta village. The session conducted by team DPSG focused on speaking activities. Just a Minute (JAM) activity was conducted by the students as a part of ‘Community Outreach Programme’ All the students participated enthusiastically. The children belonged to different classes ranging from classes 7 to 10. The winners were awarded colour boxes and stationery items. Such activities would surely help students fight stage fright and enable them to emerge as confident individuals. . In all, it was an enriching experience for the DPSGiites indeed!
Everyone in democracy has a right to vote. The students of class XI of DPSG organized a rally to spread awareness on the importance of voting. The rally was aimed at educating people on their right to vote and their right to select their own representative. The enthusiastic children spread this enthusiasm in the voters to be a part of the democracy and use the right judiciously.
Providing support to the needy and underprivileged is the responsibility of every individual. Delhi Public School has been taking small strides by preparing students to be benevolent individuals. Shaping them into true human being is an endeavour of DPSG. To train the young minds for philanthropic endeavours and imbibing in them the attitude of giving back to the society, a donation drive was organized by the Community Connect Club.
3rd August, 2016
Guided by the belief that every life is valuable in itself , DPSG has adopted Morta village under the Community Connect Programme.
In order to increase literacy and foster a love for technology in this digital age, classes were taken at Poorv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya on 3rd August, 2016. The young volunteers of DPSG, Secondary Wing enthusiastically taught the students of classes VI-VIII how to draw pictures on computer using paint brush and typing on MS Word. It was an enriching experience for the under-privileged students.
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad has always believed in instilling in its students the sense of responsibility towards society and thereby offering service to the nation. On 20th July, 2016 a group of 15 Interact Club students from classes X and XI accompanied by teacher incharges Mrs. Soma Singh, Mrs. Reena Chaudhary and Mr. Nitin Kumar started off on their noble mission of making the staff and students of Poorv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Morta digitally literate. The students were equipped with laptops and had planned the lessons well. The team DPSG was greeted warmly by the students of Morta Village. The Morta students were sensitized towards the importance of technology in today’s times and were made abreast of various components of a desktop computer. Various drawings made by these students using computer was a treat to eyes. Later the students were given hands on experience on the MS word tool and typing. It was an experience where the young leaders of both the schools exchanged knowledge, skills and values.
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad has always believed in instilling in its students the sense of responsibility towards society and thereby offering service to the nation. On 20th July, 2016 a group of 15 Interact Club students from classes X and XI accompanied by Mrs. Soma Singh, Mrs. Reena Chaudhary and Mr. Nitin Kumar started off on their noble mission of making the staff and students of Poorv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Morta digitally literate. The students were equipped with laptops and had planned the lessons well to teach digital literacy to the underprivileged children of this school. The team DPSG was greeted by smiles of students of Morta Village and a very unique spark of enthusiasm in their eyes was worth cherishing. The Morta students were sensitized towards the importance of technology in today’s times and they were made abreast of various components of a desktop computer. The drawings of computer made by these students was a treat to eyes. Later the students were given hands on experience on the MS word tool and typing. It was an experience where the young leaders of both the school exchanged knowledge, skills and values.
Students from DPSG, Secondary Wing participated in a cleanliness drive held at Gejha village, Noida on 7th May, 2016. They picked up litter from the path. They were provided with masks and gloves . The garbage was then loaded in a truck. The students learnt that one should not throw garbage here and there. This session definitely helped the students understand the significance of cleanliness as well as importance of sanitation, hygiene and health.
APRIL 6, 2016
A team of class 10 students accompanied by Ms Ranjana Goel visited Poorv Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Morta on 6th April, 2016. This visit was a part of ongoing programme that DPSG initiated by adopting Morta village. The session conducted by the DPSG students focused on the importance of sanitation, hygiene and health and thus sensitized them about this very important issue. They taught the students in the government school in Morta. Particularly those topics were taken up which the students of the government school found difficult Moreover, they conveyed them the significance of education in one’s life. The children belonged to different classes ranging from classes 1 to 8. Everyone there participated enthusiastically. Later on the students from both schools played kho-kho. Students from DPSG also learned to play a new game, gilli-danda. In all, it was an enriching experience for the DPSGiites indeed!