Dipsites representation on DPS Society board

It is with a heavy heart I have to share with you that the DPS Society that manages all DPS schools has been fraught with infighting, rebellion, and dissatisfaction on personal grounds- with no concern for any of the DPS Schools. Obviously, since they are not from DPS. They cannot feel for DPS the way we feel.

One example of such dissent is detailed here below .

 

You will be surprised to know that there is no representation of your Dipsites alumni association on the Governing Body of the DPS Society. Whilst the current members are eminent personalities in their own fields they are not from DPS schools- and therefore do not have feelings for DPS. There are several instances where Dipsites have not been allowed to enter the school…even when it was not for an admission.This is insulting to say the least. The Mumbai DPS Career Information Workshop, last year, was canceled at the last minute after all arrangements had been made. This was at no cost to the school, DPS Navi Mumbai, and of immense value to the students/ their parents. 

And now, the Delhi Career Information Workshop will be held in a non-DPS school.

There are many more instances.

 

There are many accomplished Dipsites, and at senior positions, who should be in the Governing body of DPS Society. 

 

Please do let us have your views/reply in writing.

 

Always at your service,

 

CA Rajiv Soni

President, The Dipsites Association

cell: 98-993-28283 Gurgaon

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From: Sharada Nayak <nayak1000@gmail.com>
Date: 12 March 20149:53:03 pm IST
To: All members of DPS Society

Subject: my letters to Mr. Shunglu

After a month long frustrating period of trying to work with Chairman Shunglu I sent the following letters to him when he constituted a selection committee without consulting me, listing members who are not as per the rules of CBSE or Haryana Education Dept..

 

March 10.
Dear Mr. Shunglu,

I was at DPS Faridabad when the Resolution circulated by you was given to the Offg. Principal to get signatures of the Haryana MC members.

 

This Selection Committee was not discussed with me and does not have my approval.

I therefore reject it.

 

I showed you the enclosed tentative list two weeks ago which I had drawn up according to guidelines we have followed, but you refused to discuss it at that time. I may add that the persons listed are selected by designation and are not my personal friends.

Sharada

 . Subsequent letter dated March 11th
 March 11, 2014

Dear Mr. Shunglu,

I must remind you that you appeared as a witness in the inquiry instituted by the Managing Committee of Delhi Public School, Faridabad against Mr. Anil Kumar. So fairness and justice demands that you keep yourself away from any decision with respect to Mr. Anil Kumar and/or with respect to any litigation in the matter in which you had appeared.  In the circumstances, the legal position attained by you in this case cannot be changed merely because you have taken over as chairman, DPS Society.

 

The case against Mr. Anil Kumar is now listed for hearing on 14th of March at Faridabad courts. It pains me to note that the entire team of lawyers has been changed by you without consultation with the school managing committee, which everyone suspects is for a definite purpose than to protect the interest of the school and DPS society.

 

In view of the above I intend to engage a lawyer to represent the case of DPS Faridabad, dispassionately and without any group or person affiliations in the society.

 

It is my observation that the disruptive element at DPS Faridabad is a group of allies of the former principal Mr. Anil Kumar. Until his case is disposed off, we should wait and then take a decision on a principal, because whoever heads the school will have to face these internal dissensions.

 

I sent you a letter  yesterday (March 10, 2014) rejecting the Selection Committee you had constituted for selecting a regular principal for DPS Faridabad, because you had circulated a Resolution to the Managing Committee without consulting me.

 

In continuation of that letter I am of the view that we may not hold a selection for some time and allow the present arrangement to continue.

 

Yours truly,

 

Sharada Nayak–This afternoon I was informed over the phone by the principals of DPS Faridabad and Dwarka that I had been removed from Chairmanship of both schools. I believe I have been removed from some satellite schools as well. but as yet i have not heard anything officially. 
I will soon be sending you a narrative account of my work association with Mr. Shunglu since February, who I supported in the recent election with full trust and confidence in his integrity. To say I am disappointed is an understatement .

I have had a wonderful relationship with over twenty schools in the last 15years where I have received respect and been accorded a dignified status, coloured with warmth and appreciation.This denoument comes as a disappointment because it does not behove an educated person with a distinguished record of service to be so petty and vindictive. But I will still continue to work in the capacity of an elected life member of the Working Committee. As for parting from the schools, which are the raison d’etre of our association, I can only quote a good friend of mine who in similar circumstances said with a smile “I go as I came, fired with enthusiasm”!!                     ________________________________________________________________
D-41,
SujanSinghPark
New Delhi – 110 003.
Phone:011-2469-4582
E-mail:eduresou@gmail.com (office)
nayak1000@gmail.com (personal)

 

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30 thoughts on “Dipsites representation on DPS Society board

    • Thank you so much Sanjiv- The Alumni Association deeply appreciates your support for Dipsite Shivani Banerjee…whom you have never met. The fact that you contributed a fabulous sum towards her son’s blood transfusion operation in the US itself shows what we Dipsites can do- once we come together.
      I know you are in Prague…but can u you give us some more of your thoughts on this? Perhaps on how to mobilise Dipsites in Europe with you as Chair?
      Best,

  1. Dear Rajiv ji, I fully appreciate the concerns shared and we should definitely find a way to address them
    regards

    • Thanks Deepak. The Alumni Association appreciates your support and requests you to bring together more Dipsites together. A good way is through your initiative of holding a singing/ Karioke evening of/ for Dipsites….
      Lets go for it 🙂
      Best,

  2. I agree with your stand , we have no representation at all. The society is being hijacked by all those who have no attachment with this institution. I know only Salman who was one year junior to me. He should have taken this up.

    Regards
    Virat Sarin

    • Virat ji, Thank you so much for writing in.The Alumni Association deeply appreciates your support. Can I please call you/ meet you…. can u you give us some more of your thoughts on this?
      Best,

  3. Hi Rajiv, I totally agree with you and this matter has been taken up earlier also but some how it never took the centre stage. I guess, lack of time and interest to fight a strong body. I and my fellows would, Iam sure, like to throw out the usurpers and get dedication, sanity and respect back to our schools and the society. I think interested ‘Heads’ should be got together and a way found .

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Rajivji, Thank you so much for writing in. The Alumni Association deeply appreciates your support and looks up to you- you having been a member of the Alumni Association governing body some years ago 🙂
      I would request you to please guide us in how we can steer this ahead successfully. May I please call you on this, Sir?
      Best regards,

  4. This is outrageous. If the Society is to represne the educational values of a DPS education it should have at least some representation from Dipsites. What ARE the qualifications of the Society members? Perhaps there should be an honest debate about this, before membership criteria can be determined. Why do non DPS alumni get from this membership? How can the benefits be withheld?

    Poonam

    • Thank you so much Poonam for writing in from Iowa. You being a senior Dipsite (Headgirl, 1975 batch) and now respected Associate Dean of College for Diversity and Inclusion at Grinnel College Iowa, USA… we, The Alumni Association, deeply appreciate your support.
      Can you please guide us with some more of your thoughts on this?
      Best,

    • Thank you so much Deepak, for writing in- The Alumni Association deeply appreciates your support. I know you are in the US…but can u you give us some more of your thoughts on this?
      Best rgds,

  5. Dear Rajiv bhai,

    This is great initiative on something very prestigious for DIPSITES.
    Let me know if jointly something has to be done in Mumbai.

    best regards,

    Shaminder

    • Thank you so much Vikram ji The Alumni Association deeply appreciates your endeavors, and requests you for guidance and blessings to be able to recreate that magic once again.
      Can we please meet you, Sir, and take some inputs on this?
      Best,

  6. Dear Rajiv Ji,

    This is unfortunate. There is a strong need to stream-line the things​. Let’s work to dissolve the present governing body & hold fresh elections with active participation from DPS Alumni.

    Regards,

    Dr. Sunil Gupta
    Economic Research Unit-JPC
    Ministry of Steel

  7. Dear Sir

    I am glad to here about the response, I too feel the same the Value which DPS name have would lead to leave a benchmark in governance of schools for our Country.

    I would love to participate in this program, but due to certain exigencies of Work at Dharwad, I am unable to attend the same.

    With regards

    Rana

  8. Dear Rajiv,

    Indeed an upsetting situation. I agree with Dinesh. We should find a way to dissolve the current society and start afresh

    Rgds,
    Saurabh

  9. Rajiv sir,

    Not much to say, but truly agree with you. I remember, when we together, face the music when we tried to get in to DPS mathura road through security. Hopeless!

    This things are much bigger and broader issues than the example i state above….we should build a better DIPSITES society who stood by there members and help the new generation grow…!

    Always with you..

    Regards

    Atanu

  10. Dear Rajiv Soni,

    Congratulations for all the marvellous work you are doing to keep the Dipsites flag flying.I have tried to give you a helping hand in this period of ill health of your father.Hope he recovers very soon.

    I have fixed the meeting re the Dipsites representation in DPS Soc. and other issues for 4th April,Friday,5pm at Conference Room at Rotary Habitat Centre(53,Pushp vihar,Opp.Saket police station).The place seats around 25 and with tea/coffee/cookies settled @Rs.3000/-
    Hope you and other fellow dipsites find the above suitable.

    Regards
    MANOJ SRIVASTAVA 1976 batch
    mob.9810038854

  11. Dear Rajiv Soni,

    Congratulations for all the marvellous work you are doing to keep the Dipsites flag flying.I have tried to give you a helping hand in this period of ill health of your father.Hope he recovers very soon.

    I have fixed the meeting for 4th April,Friday,5pm at Conference Room at Rotary Habitat Centre(53,Pushp vihar,Opp.Saket police station).The place seats around 25 and with tea/coffee/cookies settled @Rs.3000/-
    Hope you and other fellow dipsites find the above suitable.

    Regards
    MANOJ SRIVASTAVA 1976 batch
    mob.9810038854

  12. Hi
    Regret won’t be in Delhi for the meet ..would have loved to ..–I am ready to send the 500 Rs . Subscription …please advice if the same can be done through net banking
    Cheers
    Rohit

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