Paridarshika 2018, the eighth inter-school photography salon had a successful takeoff on August 20, 2018 at Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Vasundhara. To celebrate World Photography Day, Paridarshika was launched on August 19, 2011, with an aim to groom the photography enthusiasts, mentor them on how to participate in a photography salon and sensitise them about the importance of the day by remembering the valuable contribution of French artist and chemist Louis Daguerre, the inventor of photography. The Chief Guest for this prestigious event was Mr. Avinash Pasricha, a groundbreaking figure in the Photography Industry, who, with innumerable commendations and prestigious awards to his credit, has immortalised the art of visual communication and photography. In his interactive session with the young participants, he asserted that “photography is an art of observation … about finding something interesting in an ordinary place” and that there is a vast difference between “taking a picture and making a photograph”. Mr. Pasricha not only appreciated the creativity, dedication, passion and endeavour of the young participants but also gave them handy tips on how to improvise their photography techniques by focusing on the creative aspect of the photograph. For a two-round competition in 6 categories, the event witnessed a tough competition within the 13 participating schools that qualified for the final round. Kartikey Grover of SR DAV Public School, was adjudged the winner of the event while Madhav Goel of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi bagged the runner-up trophy. Certificates of Commendation and the Best Photographer Award were also given in each of the 6 categories, namely, Nature, Macro,
Still Life / Table-top, Candid, Travel and Portrait. In her address, the school Principal, Dr. Jaishree Bhargava, asserted that each photograph displayed in the competition was worth a thousand words. She appreciated the commendable efforts of the talented participants and wished them luck for their future rendezvous with the camera.
4th October Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Vasundhara hosted Paridarshika 2017, the 7th Inter School Photography Competition on 4th October, 2017. The Chief Guest Mr Tirtha Das Gupta, ace photographer, adjudged the photographs on the basis of creative thinking,content, composition, lighting and image quality. The students from various schools participated in the competition and showcased their photography skills in a spectacular way. The Chief Guest not only appreciated the creativity, dedication, passion and endeavor of the young participants but also gave them handy tips on how to improvise their photography techniques.The School Principal, Dr Jaishree Bhargava also lauded the efforts of the talented participants and motivated them to explore in the field further. Shubh Mehta from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan bagged the first position and Shubh Mathur from the host school secured second position in the contest. In different Categories Shubh Mathur of DPSGV got best in Macro Category, Dhruv Raj Kashyap of Amity International got best in Nature & Still life / Product Category, Shrey Goyal of DPSGV got best in Travel Category & Shaswat Yadava of Amity International got best in Portrait Category.