2nd Career Growth Workshop at DPS Noida on Sat. 18th Oct. 2014

In a world buzzing with endless advice on which Career to choose, what to do after school….your Dipsites Association has created a quiet space where High School DPS students can hear senior Dipsites about their journey; and begin to think differently.
Career Growth Workshops is about sharing ‘the element of personal discovery’, truths about capacity for achievement, balance, and fulfillment, in some defined professional areas.
You will be happy to know that efforts by your Alumni Association assisted by Dipsite Simrat Gulati and Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal, are in full steam for the 2nd Career Growth Workshop for students of DPS Noida at the school on Sat. 18th Oct. 2014 from 9am-2 pm
The feedback from the students and school is that the 25 Dipsites, including 3 from overseas, who volunteered to speak at the 1st Career Growth Workshop at DPS sector 45 Gurgaon on Sat. 19th July 2014 were extremely enthusiastic, cared genuinely about what they are doing, the people with whom they work, and the people they serve. They expressed a joy that seemed to come from deep within, not forced or superficial. One could sense their genuineness and believe they were not just playing a role for last 2 to 3 decades. 
One student even commented, ‘Meeting these senior Dipsites, one realizes their work is consistent with their purpose. You might say they are living on purpose.’
How gratifying to hear such wonderful thought from DPS students. 
Please click here to see the empty slots and volunteer. 
Or point us to some Dipsite (alumnus of any DPS school) who might not yet be on our database but would be happy to spare 4-5 hours on Saturday 18th Oct. morning…to share the journey of their professional life.

CA Rajiv Soni

President, The Dipsites Association

cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon

2nd Career Growth Workshop by the Dipsites Association

You will be happy to know that your Alumni Association will conduct the second Career
Growth Workshop for students of DPS Noida at the school on Sat. 18th Oct. 2014 from
9am-2 pm

DPS Noida has requested for speakers in the following categories. The Alumni
Association will endeavor to accommodate all volunteer Speakers, first those who did not
speak last time.

1. Advertising & Mass Comm.
2. Airlines
3. Architecture
4. Banking
5. Creative Arts
6. Chartered Accountancy
7. Diamond Merchandising
8. Defence Service
9. Film Making
10. Govt Service
12. IT global
13. Journalism/ Media
14. Law & Legal Service
15. Marketing & Management
16. Medical- Pharmacy
17. Travel Trade

Please do pass this around to Dipsites (of any DPS school) that you might know inquiring
from them of their interest to be a part of this unique endeavor.


CA Rajiv Soni
President, The Dipsites Association
cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon

DIPSITE Career Growth Workshop 19th July 2014



On 19th of July 2014, Delhi Public School, Gurgaon, hosted a career growth event “Dipsite Connect” an initiative of the DPS Alumni. This event brought under one roof a panel of twenty professionals from across the country along with five Dipsites from USA and Japan, through videoconferencing. They recounted their journey in their respective professions, the challenges faced and the sense of satisfaction experienced thereafter. They answered the questions put forth by the students of classes X, XI and XII to enable them to make informed career choices.

Principal Ms. Aditi Misra warmly welcomed the guests and thanked the speakers for being living-examples of the motto ‘Service before Self.’ She reiterated the importance of proper career guidance in today’s challenging scenario. Ms. Misra specially thanked Mr. Salman Khurshid for his gracious presence and encouragement at several milestones along the journey of DPS Gurgaon. Ms. Misra extended a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Rajiv Soni, President DPS Alumni Association, for spearheading this initiative and for making it a reality. She expressed her gratitude to Mr. Pramod Grover, Chairman, DPS Gurgaon for encouraging her to walk the untrodden path.

At the start of the event the school choir mesmerized the audience with a musical fusion rendition of the folk song ‘Kesariya’.

Mr. Rajiv Soni, introduced the speakers and thanked the principal for her vision and unstinting support in making this endeavor a possibility.

Mr. Salman Khurshid, patron of the DPS Alumni Association gave the key note address. He expressed his joy at such an event.He spoke of the strength of an idea and the need for creating a virtual Dipsite family, to ensure that everyone, far and near stay connected. He appreciated this philanthropic initiative of the Dipsites and Principal, Ms. Misra.Mr. Pramod Grover, Chairman Delhi Public School, Gurgaon declared the meet open applauding this pioneering initiative.

This event was an enriching experience for all who attended as it was an effort to connect the past, present and the future.

Career Growth Workshop by the Dipsites Association


Efforts are on for the first Career Growth Workshop by the Dipsites Association.
Slated to be held on 19th July 2014 at DPS Sector 45 Gurgaon, the following Dipsites
have confirmed their participation: www.dps-alumni.com

Career                                      Dipsite
1. Advertising & Mass Comm.         Simrat Gulati
2. Architecture                           Fuad Mallick
3. Creative Arts                          Rekha Bajpai Aggarwal
4. Chartered Accountancy           Rajiv Soni
5. Diamond Merchandising             Anil Alag
6. Defence Service                   Col. Rajeev Anand
7. Film Making                           Rohit Kaushik
8. Hospitality (Corporate & Overseas)  Sanjiv Rai
9. Journalism                             Shivani Khanna
10. Law & Legal Service              Suman Jyoti Khaitan
11. Management Consultancy       Vinayak Vipul
12. Marketing & Management       Anil Bahadur Mathur
13. Marine Engineering                Manoj Srivastava
14. Medical- Pharmacy               Bhanu Dua
15. Dentistry- Medicine              Dr. Narendra Nath Singh
16. Media & Newspaper              Ravinder Kumar
17. Restaurants/ Hospitality        Rajesh Chugh
18. Travel Trade                       Ranjit Vig

We are still looking for Dipsites in the following categories who would want to
contribute by sharing their experience and knowledge:

1. Airlines
2. Banking
3. Events & Public Relations
4. Fashion
5. Government Service
6. Internet Related
7. Medical- Physiotherapy
8. Medical- Surgery
9. Retailing
10. Software Development
11. Teaching- Training
12. Telecom
13. Theatre

Please do pass this around to Dipsites (of any DPS school) that you might know
enquiring from them of their interest to be a part of this unique endeavor.


CA Rajiv Soni
President, The Dipsites Association
cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon

Final Email to Speakers

The Career Growth Workshop is shaping up well. Slated for 19th July 2014 at DPS Sector 45 Gurgaon.

May I request you to send,  preferably by  Wed. 14th May 2014, a pic (100×100  )pixels and a few lines (max of 750 words)  about yourself so that we can put it up on  the Speakers Profile Page.

 To let you know how it will look:

1. Click here to go to  www.dps-alumni.com                                              

2. On the top left of Homepage, Click on Career Growth Workshop                                

3. On the Career Growth Workshop page, click on your name will get your profile. As an example, you may click on my name (Rajiv Soni) in the Career no.6 Chartered Accountancy.

Best regards,

Rajiv Soni

A Career Guidance Workshop by Dipsites

The Career Information Workshop has evolved to: A Career Guidance Workshop with the important objective of ‘introducing the students to various career options and clearing misconceptions and doubts that they may have about such options’. 

The workshop will be held on Saturday 19th July 2014 at DPS Sector 45 Gurgaon, a shining star in the galaxy of DPS schools under Principal Mrs Aditi Misra.( also a Dipsite)

We thank Principal Mrs Aditi Misra for lending her experience  and time in guiding us how to steer this venture.

Format of the Career Guidance Workshop: Separate 30 minutes sessions will be held for each field where there would be a short presentation (10-12 mins) by the professional, a Dipsite, followed by an interactive session(18-20 mins) with the students. Each Dipsite professional will be requested to take three such sessions depending on the number of students opting for it.

The school has allocated 20 smart classes with overhead projectors (and one with Video Conferencing facility for some Dipsites overseas) wherein these sessions of about 45 minutes duration will be held.

DPS Alumni who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and professions have volunteered to come and share nuances of their professions. This is a HUGE gesture and The Dipsites Association is grateful to:

1.Suman Khaitan           Legal profession
2.Simrat Gulati              Advertising and Mass Communication
3.Rajesh Chugh             Restaurants/ Hospitality
4.Anil Bahadur Mathur    Marketing
5.Anil Alagh                   Diamond merchandising (via Video Conferencing from Tokyo)
6.Sanjiv Rai              Hospitality (corporate; India and overseas)
7. Deepika Metange   Physiotherapy
8. Rohit Kaushik        Film making
9. Ravindra Kumar     Media & Newspaper
10. Rajiv Soni            Chartered Accountancy
11. Bhanu Dua               Pharmacy 

12. Rekha B. Aggarwal   Creative Arts

13. Shivani Khanna        Journalism            

14. Fuad Malik          Architecture (via Video Conferencing from Bangladesh)

and many more.

We are looking for Dipsites volunteers in: Airlines, Banking, Creative art,Performing Arts, Events & Public Relations, Fashion, Government Service, Hotel & Restaurant, Internet related, Law, Marine Engineering, Medicine, Retailing, Software development, Teaching & training, Telecom, Theatre, Business Management, Retail.

Audience: Class 11 and 12 students of DPS Sector 45, Gurgaon, totalling 600+

Besides the Resource Persons , Dipsites who wish to be part of this endeavour are requested to write to Ms Sapna Dhawan( by 1st July),who will send them an entry pass.

Venue: DPS Sector 45, Gurgaon, Saturday, 19th July 2014,  8 am-12 noon 

Looking to your volunteering to participate in the event as well as your suggestions at the earliest. Let us join hands to make this path-breaking exercise a grand success


CA Rajiv Soni

President, The Dipsites Association

Cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon

New Members in governing body, DPS Society

Further to our meeting on 4th April 2014 on ‘Dipsites representation on Governing Body of DPS Society’, attached herewith is the former President’s communication to current Chairman.

In view of this, we Dipsites should pursue our case of being represented more actively. 

Feel free to post this on your social networks.


CA Rajiv Soni
President, The Dipsites Association
cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon


Dear Shri Shunglu,

Although I have not received any information from the Society office on the induction of new Members, from Smt Shovana Natayan’s e mail I gather that such an initiative is under way. Whilst I refrain from taking up the matter on merits, I am clear that this is an unacceptable way of taking up such an important function of the Society. Our past, established practice is that Members are inducted by circulation once the Chairman has ensured consensus amongst present Members. It would be very counter productive to depart from that practice and that too without first discussing the issue in a Society meeting. For some inexplicable reason the Society meeting is not being called. Furthermore with the Society election under serious question, having been found defective by the Disputes Resolution Committee and now subject to litigation I the High Court, I cannot see how lawfully or even morally this is permissible. I am afraid any attempt to push this through will only embarrass eminent persons and make us a laughing stock. Already there is much speculation in the media.

Besides the unseemly haste to induct new Members we seem to have overlooked the wide spread desire that we consider the induction process in some detail. The Dipsites Association have a legitimate claim to be considered as stake holders and therefore better equipped and entitled to be inducted. I believe that these issues have not been brought to the notice of those eminent Members who may have initiated the proposals or approved by circulation. Please understand that any final view in this will not be acceptable. As former President of the Society I deserved the courtesy of prior information and consultation. Sadly these too have been sacrificed at the alter of ambitions that are not shared by all Members.

Best wishes,

Salman Khurshid