From its inception, DPS Pune has striven to make its students aware of the importance of being a responsible 'eco-citizen'. In the past, these efforts have seen very successful drives for reducing and banning the use of cheap and environmentally hazardous plastic bags, and firecrackers on Diwali. We constantly encourage students to reduce- reuse-recycle- materials made from natural resources. We even have a paper recycling plant set up in the campus itself. Students distribute paper, cloth and jute bags in the residential areas, going home to home to promote an eco-friendly society. A drive was launched to discourage synthetic drinks and promote indigenous drinks for a healthy mind and body. The students have set up bird houses stocked with bird food.
DPS students are helped to master the expanding horizons of technology. To entwine science and projects students get hands on experience with the Weather Station in the school premises. Our students have proved their mettle in the field of Sports as well. Students have already played nationals in Archery. A child had been declared ‘Sportsman of the Year’ by the Maharashtra Government, and represented The Asian School games.
It has been our perpetual endeavour to inculcate the traditional values in our students and encourage them to love and appreciate our rich and colourful heritage. To revive the dwindling spirit of our Indian artistic and cultural heritage, DPS, Pune has joined hands with SPICMACAY, a non-profit, voluntary movement for the promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture. The primary objective of this organization is to promote Indian classical music and culture amongst the youth, to facilitate the exchange of traditional Indian values and to generate awareness amongst the youth about the rich cultural traditions and heritage of India. DPS, Pune also conducted a National School for seven days in school premises .Over those seven days, the students were exposed to the very best of Indian heritage with maestros like Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pts. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Prof. T N Krishnan, Vidwan T N Seshagopalan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Guru Kalamandalam Gopi, Pt.,, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Shri Uday Bhawalkar, Shri Raghunandan Panshikar and Shri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav. More than 350 students from over 80 schools made DPS their home for these seven days.
A Civic Project, The Bala Janaagraha Program was introduced to DPS Pune in the academic session 2012-13. ‘The Civic Project’ was introduced to the students to enable the student to develop a deep sense of awareness and responsibility towards the community through interaction with various members of the community. The project is about the study of roads in the neighborhood in the city. DPS, Pune received two ‘Little Champion of Change Award’ in Bangalore, in the State levels Finale.