Education at all stages has been regarded as a powerful instrument for social transformation. One of the main objectives of education is to awaken, in the minds of the pupils, a consciousness concerning the society, nation and humanity at large. In order to generate sense of responsibility among the students towards the society and nation, various activities and projects are undertaken by school. Takshila Educational Society believes strongly in Corporate Social Responsibility. This aspect is manifested through several of its outreach activities which are carried out by DPS Pune to promote and sustain India's rich cultural heritage and folk art, Commitment to society is unwavering at DPS, Pune. Ours is a school with a head, a heart, and a soul; we are proud of our connect with students’ needs and aspirations. The school aspires to adapt to the on-going changes of its learners and the society. It also provides opportunities to accelerate the changes. Our students are the vanguard of ecological sustainability and are responsible 'eco-citizens’. From its inception, DPS, Pune has constantly encouraged students to reduce- reuse- recycle materials made from natural resources. The paper recycling plant set up in the campus procures paper for the day to day activities of the school. Keeping the sustainability and preservation of environment in mind, the students have set up bird houses stocked with bird food. Our students actively contribute their best efforts to enhance the lives of our society, nature and the environment.
Life & Thinking Skills at Delhi Public School, Pune has introduced Project ‘Le Bénévolat, where not only the students but also their parents actively participate and personify the philosophy of “Service before Self”. The school motto and the doctrine of the Ten Core Life Skills are thus exemplified through the dynamic participation of all for Le Bénévolat. Students conduct volunteer work across various sections of society by selecting from any one of the given nine causes; an orphanage, old age home, an organization for special needs, a cancer support center, Junior Red Cross Society, Blue Cross Society, development of slum area, educating street children, and an environmental cause.
This aspiring institution has all its members constantly reinventing themselves, whether it has been in embracing technology, cutting edge learning techniques, ever evolving pedagogy or focused efforts on learner-driven study-in all spheres the student is always at the nucleus of all our endeavours. To entwine science and projects, students get hands on experience at the Weather Station in the school .
Our school gives an opportunity to keep alive the rich heritage and cultural traditions of our country and encourages creativity among students. 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 has also conducted a National School Intensive for seven days in school premises .During those seven days, the students were exposed to the very best of Indian heritage with maestros like Pt. BirjuMaharaj, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pts. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Prof. T N Krishnan, Vidwan T N Seshagopalan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Guru KalamandalamGopi, Pt.,, UstadBahauddinDagar, ShriUdayBhawalkar, ShriRaghunandanPanshikar and ShriKaivalya Kumar Gurav. More than 350 students from across 80 schools made DPS their home for these seven days.
Our school has adopted a programme in civic education i.e. ‘Roads the tender S.U.R.E way.’ The project highlights the liberty of holding an opinion in society i.e. a right to express with a sense of responsibility. It intends to make the student responsive and vigilant citizen. To implement the project effectively, the task is not only to identify a social problem, but also to find a progressive solution and ensure its enforcement.
Read programme is an activity where every week, all the school activities in the school campus come to a halt and all are absorbed in silent reading. This is done to inculcate a reading culture not only among the students but also in teaching and non-teaching fraternity; even the visitors are provided with reading material. To inculcate reading habit, book fairs reading quizzes and many other literary competitions are held regularly .
Our school addresses all the dimensions of a child’s health (Mental and Physical Well Being) through a combination of counselling, testing and interventions. We take a 360 degree view of the eco-system affecting the child. We have joined hands with Jarma Wellness, a leading private sector organization working in School Health. We ensure to develop and inculcate positive health behaviour and attitude amongst our students.