SPRINGDALES SCHOOL DHAULA KUAN It was a moment of great pride for Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan to have Hon’ble Mrs. Meira Kumar, Former Speaker, Lok Sabha as the Chief Guest on the occasion of The Valedictory Function of Literacy Week-2017 held on Monday, September 11, 2017 in the Hall of Friendship and Peace.
The festival was a celebration of 29 glorious years of the Delhi Schools’ Literacy Project, and an endeavour to bring the school and community together, working collectively towards the goal of an inclusive, integrated and socially just society; with everyone enjoying equal rights and performing their social responsibilities.
Welcoming the guests, Principal, Dr. Jyoti Bose highlighted that the work of eradicating literacy from Delhi State carries on unabated. She affirmed her faith in the programme saying that “our spirit grows from strength to strength with more and more schools joining the movement.”
Giving away the Awards and Trophies to the schools for myriad activities including Poetry Recitation, Street Theatre and Poster Making that took place during the Literacy Week, the Chief Guest Mrs. Meira Kumar complimented DSLP for brightening the world with the lamp of literacy. Calling education as a vehicle for social change, Mrs. Meira Kumar suggested that education today should amalgamate intellect with sensitivity. Guiding the students for a better tomorrow, she administered the oath urging them to serve their elders, renounce dowry, dismantle caste system and be respectful to all religions.
At the presentation of awards, the M.P. Mathrani Trophy for excellence in the literacy Week in South-East Zone went to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. In North-West Zone the trophy was won by Springdales School, Pusa Road. The S.M. Arya Memorial trophy was awarded to Manav Sthali School, New Rajinder Nagar. The Henry Selz Trophy for the maximum interaction between the school and the community was won by Dev Samaj Modern School, Nehru Nagar. The Laxman Aggarwal Trophy for the Best Street Theatre in North-West Zone was bagged by Guru Teg Bahadur 3rd Centenary Public School, Mansarover Garden. Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan won the H.L. Verma Memorial Trophy for the Best Street Theatre in South East Zone. The Sri Ram Jolly Memorial Trophy for the Best Group Song went to New Era Public School, Maya Puri. OSA Living Is Giving Trophy was awarded to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Honorary Advisor and Founder of Delhi School Literacy Project, expressed her satisfaction on making 15500 learners of Delhi literate and complimented the student volunteers for thinking beyond themselves.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. P Loomba, Honorary Secretary, DSLP.