|Here is the text of the speech of the President Dipsites Association at the launch of DPS World
Foundation on Sunday evening 16th August 2015 at Leela hotel, Chanakya puri New Delhi.
Some Initial pics are here. More are being added, please check back soon.
“Good evening Dipsites, Ladies and Gentlemen,
But as often happens in the affairs of humankind, in the pursuit of growth, the essence and soul of the idea is
Three former students and one former Principal of DPS have over the years remained in an ineffective minority
The alumni of DPS Mathura Road were lucky to have a registered Association but the other schools did not think
Looking at the remarkable collection of talent some Dipsites felt that the Association has a limited charter that
Thus was born the idea of exploring the special world of Dipsites and marshal it’s untapped
Born of DPS but reaching Beyond. It draws inspiration from DPS but goes beyond that
Drawing inspiration from legendary Principal Mr. Din Dayal and three evocative pieces of
DPS World Foundation then.is a movement.
A movement that encompasses an ambitious, noble, productive journey to enrich the world with
This knowledge initiative conceptualized and spearheaded by a group of prominent Dipsites
The Foundation is conceived to be largely populated by Dipsites in whose definition are included
The constituent governing body consists of eminent personalities as Life Trustees, Term Trustees,
Now, a word about membership of Dipsites to DPS World Foundation..
The benefits will include:
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There will be criticism, scoffs, even attempts to thwart efforts, but that makes make it even more challenging.
Come; let us all join this movement. to give meaningful and wholesome expression to the vision of Dipsites.
|Many Dipsites have been keen to have a culinary event, and so having spoken around one has the
following options :
* Guests can be made to taste different wines and attend an engrossing session on wine-pairing,
* A cooking demo and session by a leading Chef on Indian/ Continental cooking, followed by an
We would like to know which of the above two options finds favor with you, expected participants,
Do share your thoughts to enable us to finalize the plan and confirm all arrangements.
CA Rajiv Soni
|Some enterprising Dipsites have got together to form the DPS World Foundation with
ambitious programs of providing connectivity amongst alumni and former
teachers and principals of DPS Schools.They have requested the Dipsites Association to accept a fraternal relationship under
which all courtesies and special cooperation has been offered to the Association including
sharing of membership.
Since this is consistent with the objectives of the Association, the committee has agreed
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|We are delighted to share with you the response from Dipsites, in order these were received
until eve of 27th May 2015.
Piush Kumar: …happy to vet ideas if there something
Vinod Kumar Mehra: Noble initiative. We can arrange a skype to understand the
Huma Siddiqui: good initiative but there shld be some sort of get together where we can do
Rakesh K Mathur: Why just entrepreneurs ? Why not excellence in any field ?
Pawan Bakshi: Excellent Initiative.
Rajesh Chugh: This is a very brilliant idea..
Vinod Kumar Mehra
Deepak Nijhawan: Sorry for the delayed response. My daughter Sonia is getting married on
On the fun side check out the wedding site my daughter and fiancé launched last week. It is
Sincerely,Deepak Nijhawan. President, Infocon Systems, Inc
Sumit Kumar: Brilliant … That’s an awesome idea, tapping the DPS wealth of talent &
Rishi Kappal: I am setting up an entrepreneurial accelerator in Pune. Would like to do
Tushar Somani: I would be happy to support this, and agree that it is a great idea!
Kingshuk Ganguly: I am happy to be involved.
Atanu Das: Its a great move, I support the cause. Wish to get good response from
Manav Khurana: Would be more than happy to participate and provide inputs and
Prof. Nita Verma: what a gr8 idea n endeavor…. we dipsites can surely collectively
Manish Chaturvedi: Sure, I am interested . Keep me update .
My team and I are putting together the methodology for putting into action the inputs of the
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|In the recent past, I was approached by some High School students of a DPS school to mentor them
on a rather unique Internet based application. That set us thinking…and we sent out the following
email to just a few Dipsites:
We are restructuring The Dipsites Association and among the first few activities that we want to pursue
is: Start a platform for young Dipsite entrepreneurs needing mentoring, seed
capital and support.
Young India needs to be encouraged to Innovate. To create change; To disrupt the
The plan is initially to look for Innovations in High School students of all DPS schools.
In this regard, my team and I seek inputs/ guidance from you…and certainly,
Just some things that disturb me:
Within two days, we got an encouraging response from two Dipsites- Piush Kumar (Hong Kong/ US based)
They say ‘from little acorns grow mighty oaks’ and so… as we table the first app of two 17 year old
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Dr Sharda Nayak made a bold move to displace Vijay Shunglu whose flawed election as Chairman and subsequent questionable decisions have caused great anxiety and concern to. Members of the DPS Society.
She believes she has the support of all Members who are not tied to any compulsion. Mr Shunglu had himself similarly displaced Narender Kumar and midway brought Mr Ashok Chandra to be Chairman. The accepted tradition of no-confidence has operated in DPS Society from the ouster of the legendary Din. Dayal, Justice N N Goswami, Narender Kumar, but obviously has to be tested in GB meeting by a majority. It is Mr Shunglu’s obdurate refusal to allow a majority consideration of the issue and indeed manipulation to introduce new members without lawful sanction of the GB that caused the crisis.
The way out is not to maliciously involve the police and use strong arm tactics of requisitioned goons under the supervision of unlawfully reinstated Principal of DPS Faridabad but to convene a meeting of the GB where all matters but particularly the report of the Election Disputes Resolution Committee ought to be considered.
This is not the time to hide behind false curtains of moral approbation and patently untruthful accounts of events by obviously interested parties but to accept the wrongs that have been committed by the establishment and the spirit of satyagrah that Dr Sharda Nayak exhibited peacefully.
This issue cannot be decided by the police merely because there is a stand off between members and there is no cause to believe that peace is threatened. It has to be a decision of the members at a GB meeting or else to pronounced by an appropriate court of law.
Dipsites respected principal Mrs Aditi Misra, Dinesh Dayal, Vipul Sachdeva, Rajesh Chugh,
Rajat Tandon did us all proud when they were conferred with KARAMVEER CHAKRA 2014-2015
on Sat.21 March 2015 in New Delhi. Click here for pics.
The “KARMAVEER PURASKAAR (KVP)” is the Global Awards for Social Justice and Citizen Action
instituted by the people sector with various partner organisations, citizens at large and media supporters.
The awards are a part of the RIGHT every WRONG movement… and were sponsored by iCONGO
(acronym for the “Indian Confederation of NGOs”.) in partnership with the alumni organisation of DPS,
The Dipsites Association.
Lets give them a big hand.
CA Rajiv Soni
President, The Dipsites Association
cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon