August 20, 2019
The ninth inter-school photography salon had a successful takeoff on August 20, 2019 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 J M Daguerre, the inventor of photography.
The Chief Guest for this prestigious event was Mr. Neeraj Priyadarshi, a veteran photojournalist with an internationally acclaimed career and the National Photo Editor of the Indian Express, 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 where each click requires personality, attitude, strength and above all, a mind and soul that delves into a world that others are incapable of visualizing.” Mr. Priyadarshi not only appreciated the creativity, dedication, passion and endeavour of the young participants but also gavethem handy tips on how to improvise their photography techniques byfocussing on the creative aspect of the photograph. For a two-roundcompetition in 6 categories, the event witnessed a tough competition withinthe 14 participating schools, 58 photographers and more than 200 photographs that qualified for the final round. The photos were judged on the basis of Creative Thinking, Content, Composition, Lighting and Image Quality. Aditya Saxena of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Vasundhara was adjudgedthe winner of the event while Aadhyatm Verma of D.P.S. Indirapuram baggedthe runner-up trophy. Certificates of Commendation and the Best Photographer Award were also given in each of the 6 categories, namely, Wildlife/Nature, Macro, Still Life/Table-top, Candid, Travel and Portrait. In his address, the school Principal, Mr. Trilok Singh Bist, appreciated thecommendable efforts of the talented participants and wished them luck fortheir future rendezvous behind the camera. He asserted that photography has become a "powerful mode of visual expression in the recent past, that touches human life in a thousand ways."
Keeping in mind the all-round development of the students Delhi Public School Ghaziabad, Vasundhara organized 19th Mega Quiz Contest on 20th July 2019.The theme of Mega Quiz 2019 was World Mythology, a mythical odyssey. Old myths, old Gods and old heroes have never died. They are all sleeping at the bottom of human mind, waiting for a call. They represent the wisdom of our race.
Being aware of various mythologies of the world help the students understand the ways in which communities think and function. It teaches them about good and evil and unlocks their imagination. Fifteen schools from Ghaziabad and NCR participated in this grand event. The quiz began with a preliminary round and eight schools were selected for the activity based, semi-final round. The honourable Principal, Mr. Trilok Singh Bist welcomed the chief guest of the day, Mr. Kuriokose, the Principal St. Thomas Indirapuram.The Principal announced the four finalists viz Cambridge Noida, Sun Valley International, DPSGV and Lotus Valley Noida. He also announced the quiz masters.
The final round of the quiz commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony followed by a welcome song sung melodiously by the choir group of the host school and a mesmerizeing classical dance performance. The four finalist teams participated enthusiastically in the quiz. There were eleven rounds in the final quiz. Lotus Valley Noida won the contest and the host team, DPSGV was the runner up team. The event was indeed a great success!