A Celebration of Creativity: Delhi Public School Surat & Tapi.

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

Astronomy Sessions held by DPS Tapi and Mr. G.R.Sivakumar

Astronomy Club of DPS Surat and Tapi recently conducted a few Astronomy sessions for Students of Class IV,V and IX. The experience was amazing as students were quite with the technologies used there and were amazed by looking at the stars, away from city lights and pollution. They were provided with delicious food and a pleasant stay for the night (Although none of them were ready to sleep till 3 am). Mr. G.R.Sivakumar (Mentor of Astronomy Club) helped the students to have an interesting and amazing night. Here are some of the photos which can show their excitement as well as their eager to know more about planets and other Astronomical things. (Image Courtesy: DPS Astronomy Club and DPS Tapi)

Surat Literary Festival-2015 | Kahani

The art of storytelling is one of life’s most powerful skills because a good story can make us laugh or cry. Storytelling is built into the fabric of our lives, from the fairy tales and folktales of childhood to the nostalgic reminiscences of our grandparents. Stories enable the interactive use of words, music and action to stimulate the listener’s imagination.

We celebrate storytelling in Surat through the Surat Kahani Fest 2015, a 2-day Literary Festival on the 28th and 29th of November. Our aim is to re-establish this art-form in our lives through the works of famous literateurs of Hindi, Gujarati and other Indian languages. A galaxy of theatre, television and cinema artists will present story-telling live. Surat Kahani Fest 2015 will also be an opportunity to rendezvous with some great modern actors and artistes.

Surat Kahani Fest 2015 promises two days of entertainment and information and offers a tribute to the memory of famous Indian storytellers of all time. This festival aligns the scientific-digital age to the ancient creative art of storytelling and writing. This program is an initiative of Delhi Public Schools, Tapi and Surat, Nalanda Education Society and a few literary minded denizens of Surat.kahanicvr1 copy

Details of the Programme and Artists will be available soon can be seen on our Festival Website http://www.suratfest.org