The bulk of the co-curricular programme is implemented through Thursday Activities held every Thursday and SUPW sessions held every Wednesday. Apart from these, various on-and off-campus programmes include Night Camp, excursions and trips, and inter-school and intra-school competitions. Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through a ‘Student Council’ that is governed by a prefect body.
During summer vacations, camps are organized with inputs from outside experts in several streams which include audio-visual workshops, dramatics, swimming, etc. To encourage and enthuse students, interactive sessions are conducted with visiting experts and celebrated artists, scientists, and thinkers throughout the year. With a view to reiterate values that make humankind divine, the current academic year has been dedicated to the theme, ‘It’s all about Respect’. We ardently believe in instilling a deep notion of respect for one and all amongst our students. We aspire for them to be sensitive and humane citizens. Our society rests on the concept of respect; respect not only for others but also for one’s own self. Self-respect, in turn, leads to self-discipline.
We are also adopting Financial Literacy Programme that aims at fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial skills to link education to practical and contextual knowledge.
This year we provided a platform to students across our four schools to be a part of ‘Book Writing Project’. Auditions were held, students were shortlisted over a number of rounds and finally 27 stories unfolded. These have been published under the title, Cobalt Blue. The book is a masterstroke in terms of opportunity and exposure the authors get, and the icing on the cake is that our students have illustrated these stories, too!
With the great success of the Takshila Value Series that started with Ashwath, and progressed with Arête and Avigat, we have introduced Ahsaas and Amizhdham, anthologies of Punjabi and Tamil poetry, respectively. These poems have been artfully collected and embellished from multiple sources to provide a glimpse into the rich heritage of the two regions.
DPS Patna students have not lagged behind in the field of sports as well. Our students have won laurels for themselves and the school by winning acclaims at state as well as national level championship in various sports.