Monday, May 23, 2016

   

  Rest Is Not Idleness, And To Lie Sometimes On The Grass Under The Trees On A Summer’S Day, Listening To The Murmur Of Water, Or Watching The Clouds Float Across The Blue Sky, Is By No Means Waste Of Time.       
                                                                                                        -John Lubbock                                                             
It’s that time of the year when there is cheer in the air…Holidays are here. Vacation itineraries are being planned to perfection. To beat the scorching Delhi heat, everyone ventures out to idyllic destinations, relaxes in refreshing getaways. Some indulge in adventurous activities while others catch up with family and friends.
Holidays surely are a fun way to momentarily get away from the mundane humdrum of life and refreshen ourselves. We need to enjoy and unwind, making the most of our holidays.
However, at the same time, holidays are also an opportune time to reflect. Ponder on our tasks ahead, plan out our pending goals, strategize our work…so that once we come back rejuvenated from the break, we are sorted. We get a head start to begin with and are also crystal clear in our minds about the road ahead.
So children, enjoy your vacations to the fullest…bring back rich experiences and vibrant memories. Explore new places, discover things, build your repertoire and develop creative skills…


Friday, January 1, 2016


Let us dedicate the New Year to environment protection.............

The year 2015 ends and the new year starts,
But the same message rings in all peoples' hearts.
Time flies, calendar rolls and date changes,
Water continues to flow through the Ganges.
Issues still burn and concerns still remain,
And we continue to endure that nagging pain,
While still hankering after crass commercial gain.
It's time to reflect upon our living approach,
Our basic fundamentals we need to broach.
Our planet is in a bad shape and reasons we know,
Unmitigated pollution, global warming and El- Nino.
Nature is all powerful; no mercy it will show,
Our castles and mansions it will quickly blow.
Tornadoes, floods, wildfires and extremes of climate,
Are a daily warning of humanity's impending fate.
We should change  paradigms, before nature we should bow,
In commercial pursuits we need to go slow.
Humans should be more humanistic, less materialistic,
To our everyday lives this principle should stick.
Let us dedicate 2016 to environment protection,
And make the earth better for our next generation.
                                                          

                            WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR !

Principal
DPS Vasant Kunj


Friday, September 4, 2015

A Tribute to teachers


From soul searching darkness to light
Is a journey together we alight
She provides strength to my flight
For I know her hands will hold me tight
And never let me be out of sight......

These lines were beautifully etched on a card that I received from one of the students on the morning of teachers day.

It set me thinking of the enormous trust and faith placed in us by our learners. When those shining eyes and bright faces look at us as role models and mentors........ I feel humbled and honoured at the same time.

I take this opportunity to call out to all my fellow teachers to pledge our utmost sincerity to this chosen profession of ours, that provides us with the power to affect lives positively. It gives us the unique opportunity to be of service to the community, nation and the world at large by our ability to inspire the process of erudition and growth.

Despite the challenges and roadblocks, the tight schedules and substitutions,the syllabus deadlines and examinations , let's all ENJOY the process of teaching and enabling our learners to truly blossom.

Wishing you all a very happy teachers day !!

Bindu Sehgal

Monday, April 20, 2015

WELCOME TO THE NEW SESSION


A very warm welcome to all of you as we enter the new academic session. Like the fragrance of new blooms that fill the sylvan surroundings, the bright and cheerful faces of the children all dressed in their crisp white uniforms adorn the aisles of  DPS Vasant Kunj.

It is that time of the year when we are all charged up, plan and execute future endeavours, pave way for growth and charter a new course. We fill our bags with new books and hearts with new desires and our eyes firmly set on our goals we begin this journey of the next 365 days. As someone has rightly said, "the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."  Windows that will open into opportunities , growth and progress.

I want to share with all of you a poem by a ten year old boy who talks about doing our best at school;

MY SCHOOL PROMISE
Each day i'll do my best
And i won't do any less.
My work will always please me,
And i won't accept a mess.
I'll colour very carefully
My writing will be neat.
And i will not be happy ,
Till my papers are complete.
I'll always do my homework,
And try my best at every test.
I won't forget my promise,
To do my very best.

So lets all pledge this new session to do our very best at the tasks assigned to us.

Good luck and God bless.



Bindu Sehgal
Principal

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hard work is the shortest route to success........

No matter how cliche'd it sounds but such is the truth that resonates behind most success stories.

Dear children,

Success most definitely is a blend of factors, but the shortest and the surest route to its achievement is paved by consistent hard work .
As you all are moving towards an important part of school life-- the board exams----

I send forth all my good wishes and blessings. I also do sincerely hope that the hard work put in by you and your teachers bears the most beautiful fruit.

My only piece of advice in these last few days to you before the exams would be to:
1. Remain FOCUSSED
2. Eat HEALTHY
3. Work on your STRENGTHS
4. REVISE all notes given by the teachers

As they say God helps those who help themselves, we need to take the first step towards pursuing our dreams .
Exams are important aspect of our lives but not the be all and end all of things. Consider them to be a stepping stone towards building on our future endeavours .

Wishing you all the best ......


Bindu Sehgal
Principal

Friday, November 21, 2014

MY THOUGHTS ON CHILDREN’S DAY


The Unicef statistics reveal their are half a billion children in India. Though a lot needs to be done to ensure the survival, growth and development of this asset: its children.

This children’s day my heart goes out to a part of this population that has succumb to pressure the pressure of child labour.
Why do we celebrate this day ? Yes , we do pay homage to a great leader whose love for children is immense , but as a nation out true homage to this great man would be to built a country that values, cares and support its children. we need to provide them with real education, avenues for growth, proper nutrition & low cost health care facilities.

Then indeed we would be celebrating children’s day in its true spirit.
spending the last three decades in the field of education, i have realise untapped potential that lies in this asset. providing children education implies making the next generation competent and innovative enough
to face the challenges of highly complex world.

so lets pledge to provide every child with a smile, reach out and make a difference to the lives of this greatest asset.
In the words of his holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar “ lets unleash a world of intention, attention and manifestation”. If we pay attention to a good intention, the cosmos will manifest it.
Wishing all my students and children at large a  very happy children’s day.

Bindu Sehgal.

Monday, September 15, 2014

No Excuses

No Excuses

Excuse is a big enemy of efficiency, performance and growth. It is the refuge of the cowards and the ignorant. It is the sanctuary of those who wish to remain in the dark cloud of illusion
 and are afraid to face the existential realities.

Excuse  is the glib explanation offered by us when we commit blunders and are afraid to own them. It is the shelter of the weak and inept. Hence it hinders growth like nothing else. It is an exercise in self deceit and a show of untruth.

An employee is reprimanded by his employer for shoddy work performance and he tries to throw blame at his peer who gives him vital inputs for his items of work. A physician treating a patient is unable to make a precise diagnosis with little improvement through treatment. He continues with the treatment out of commercial greed telling the patient that his ailment is complicated and will take a longer time for cure. A politician is elected to power by his voters on the basis of lofty manifesto promises but after elections, does not deliver on his promises and gives a glib explanation stating that the mess created by his predecessor is the reason for delay in turnaround of things. A  school teacher not good at his job blames the inattentive and indisciplined pupils for their poor results. A habitual late comer to the office has a long list of patent excuses to choose from. An executive reaches his place of business appointment late but he could have made it in time by proper time management even with the traffic jam that he blames it on.

A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

Excuses for non performance are given by the dishonest and the indisciplined. Excuses are tools used by self righteous persons to create or maintain good impressions on others even if it means being dishonest to their  own selves. Excuses are alibis for failure.

Why do we really indulge in offering excuses? We , in most cases, know in our hearts that we are not being true to ourselves but the devilish mind prevails over the intellect and entraps us in the vortex of lies and we have to pay heavily to come out of it.  We have to pay by penalty or penance to reconcile with the realities.
A man who offers excuses is not a realist.  He lives in a make believe world and befools his own self although he thinks he is befooling others. What an irony!

No human being is perfect. We are all limited of intellect, understanding and knowledge. We are continually on a learning curve and we continue to imbibe knowledge and refine understanding till our last breath. Therefore, there is absolutely nothing wrong in admitting to a mistake. To err is human after all. The important thing is to acknowledge that we went wrong and correct ourselves. The important thing is to correct course before it is too late.


Bindu Sehgal