These days, I come across many people who have recently started Photography as it is considered ‘really cool’ and help to show off in front of their friends and family. But some of them (as from my personal observation) find it really intriguing and wishes to learn more with no motive of ‘show off’. Hundreds of thousand posts different photographs each day which are amazing in their own way but some schools and institutions are taking this to a whole new level. I have been visiting many institutions’ websites looking for extra co-curricular activities conducted by them for students and one great example of this that I would like to share it with the world today is of Delhi Public School Surat. Founded in 2003 in Surat City of India, this institution is #4 best school in the west zone and #1 in their city which focuses on students’ overall development and encourage their talent by giving them a proper platform. One of them is Photography, Surprising?
Yes, the School conducts Introductory Courses for students of Class 10 for 10 Working Day with a field trip at the end of the course every year. The Mentor/Instructor of this course is Former Principal of the school who has been practicing Photography for nearly a decade now. According to Mr. G.R.Sivakumar (who conducts these courses) : ‘We don’t click a photograph, we make one’. Students have been participating in this course in large number and last year, they conducted this course for nearly 200 Students!
Many students still regularly practice photography and are thankful to school for taking this initiative in order to enhance their observation and patience. Schools like DPS Surat are taking a step towards better India and proving that with academics, extra co-curricular play an important in every student’s life. You may visit their school’s Photography blog in which they upload portfolios of newly made photographers and encourage them for greater success.
Some of the best shots by students of Delhi Public School Surat are uploaded below. Enjoy!
Credits: DPS Surat Photography Club : http://www.dpsphotoclub.net. All Rights Reserved.
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– Raj Ondhia