A delegation of students and teachers from Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri, attended the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) in Philadelphia. It is one of the world's toughest and most competitive debates at the high school level. Spread over four days, over 3,000 delegates participated in hours of grueling debate. Everyone tried to convey their country's point of view, on brain drain, the uprising in the Arab world, climate change, the children in Haiti, violence against women or internet protection rights, all with a common objective - to attain a consensus that benefits all 192 countries of the United Nations. On the fourth and final day, the students' solutions were accepted by the committee and they were happy that two months of their hard work had paid off. Out of a delegation of 14, Anuvrat Baruah won outstanding delegate and Abhishek Chowdhary won verbal commendation.
Springdales School, Pusa Road, hosted the 33rd Y Kumar Memorial Assembly for Peace and International Understanding. Gauhar Raza, eminent Indian scientist, delivered the memorial lecture on 'emerging trends in global politics in the post Cold War era'. Principal Ameeta Mulla Wattal outlined the power and vitality of youth who would inherit the future. The programme also included an 'Invocation on the new Millennium'. The topics ranged from education, gender, changing world scenario to sports. The trophy for overall excellence was secured by Sanskriti School, while DPS RK Puram, Mother's International and the host school were commended for their effort. Dr Rajni Kumar, chairperson, Springdales Education Society and P Loomba, manager, Springdales, Pusa graced the occasion.
Indraprastha International School, Dwarka, hosted a mega sports day at the Dwarka Sports Complex, where 2,000 students - four to 15-year-olds - kept the 4,000 strong audience spellbound with their spectacular drills, highly synchronised display of physical fitness. Mahabali Satpalji, additional director of education (sports), was the chief guest for the occasion. He said, "I have never witnessed such an amazing school sports day. Keep up the good work children." Chairperson and chairman, Indraprastha Group, Mrs and Mr AS Rana encouraged the talented and budding sportspersons of the school by giving away medals.
Sachdeva Public School, Pitampura, organised its annual day and prize distribution function. Chairman SK Sachdeva urged students to march forward to greater heights of achievement. Young athletes of middle classes showcased excellent co-ordination through graceful aerobics exercises while tiny tots presented a dance drama depicting the virtues of perseverance with intelligence in life. Vibrant dances were performed. Principal Kiran Gambhir congratulated students and the staff on the successful programme.