My DPS Mathura Road experience..

Sorry but there is no '14 years back when I entered this school...' in my coming words (no this is no speech.. it's what I feel and what I want to share...).. because I wasn't a part of Delhi Public School Mathura Road, 14 years back... but I do remember all the moments I spent here...

I entered this school on a Thursday morning... dressed in white shirt and blue jeans.. my dad wanted to shift from Rohini to central Delhi and he had applied in certain school here... DPS Mathura Road and Sardar Patel had replied.. my dad wanted me to go to DPS Mathura Road first..
I remember the first time I passed from the the 'Jhandewalan Temple' and from where the Metro is now running... Central Delhi was alien to me.. and today I can lead you to almost all places... My old school.. DPS Rohini was.. well again a DPS and really big.. but DPS Mathura Road was considered huge.. both area and achievement wise..
I entered the school with alot of positive attitude.. there is no arguing back about education to my parents.. they have to be right and so I do as told...

As I entered the gate.. and towards the reception.. I had no idea what next.. I had a written test and I was scared with that... I sat in the receptionist's room with 3 papers and my pen and sat doing my 'science, english and Mathematics (then Maths)'...
The copies went for correction immidiately and me and my dad were asked to wait.. the results came and we were supposed to meet the Principal who will tell the results and decide whether to give the admission or not... however.. it took a little longer and my dad was tired of waiting.. he had a meeting to reach and so he asked me to sit in the completely new place alone.. My dad told the PA to the principal then Mr. Rana that I was there alone and he will send the car back in 15 minutes to take me home... I dont know why my dad did this.. had he taken me with himself.. I wouldnt be in this school only...

Whatever.. I decided to do as asked and sat admiring the aquarium in the reception waiting area.. When I had initially entered the school main building, I saw the aquarium, the tropies outside Principal's room and the 2 big vases at the gate to the Principal's room... I had made a mental note to admire them later... while waiting I also saw a girl with her grandmother.. I had no idea why were they there.. but from then, I have seen the 2 at the same place so many times that I dont find it out of different now.. indeed I will, if it doesnt happen... wont mention the girl for I wouldnt want to hurt anyone (including myself :P)

However it was just a few mintues that I was alone and then a person from the Principal's room came and announced my name.. apparently the Principal wanted to meet me.. I told them my dad had gone but they said I was fine...
First time entering the Principal's room was like entering heaven from Earth.. I have to mention my Principal has a good taste... the room is completely wooden (I dont know about the floor for it is carpetted golden ever since).. the room has a yellowish glow and a warmth you wouldnt want to escape.. there is the Principal's huge wooden desk with his chair and computer and files and ofcourse the television screen showing the corridors.. on one side and on the other there is a very comfortable sofa with another aquarium... right in front are the trophies and pictures of the principal.. It made me shiver once.. I greeted the principal and took a seat when he asked me too.. he meant pure business.. and he told me that I scored best in math, then english and last science... I knew it and it was because I hadnt studied some things asked.. thats it.. he looked at the answer sheets.. to the screen with kids in corridor and told I am in and to collect my admission letter from Mr. Simon...

Yeapiee.. so I was here.. something struck me.. I wanted to go to Sardar Patel due to some personal reasons but this something wasnt enough to hide my happiness.. they say that its very difficult to get into a public school.. but here I was.. all alone and admission granted into one of the best schools of Delhi.. I told Mr. Rana what sir had said and he showed me the way to Mr. Simon... trust me.. I dont know about the corruption part but Mr. Rana has been really sweet to me.. and I donot fear declaring it - the new Paul guy suxx to the core..
Well I dont remember but it to be Mr. Rana.. he told I can join the school from this very day... and I told him.. I cant.. I am not in uniform... I dont have the books and further my dad will send for the car any moment.. I have to go home.. Meanwhile.. Mr. Simon told an age to ready the letter.. I told him I am in.. but he said that no I am not.. I tried to tell him that the Principal said so.. and he says no you are not.. I gave up arguing.. I knew I was in.. one guy couldnt just stand against the Principal..

I went home.. got snaps clicked for the admission processes.. and then I was in from Monday... my class 8 C (sorry if it was B but I remember it C) was totally crazy... I sat with Sofa (Sophia).. her bestie then was Akanksha who had a compartment and so wasnt attending school for sometime.. then I didnt even know what's a compartment but I didnt bother asking.. there was a Shruti in my class and this spread like news... I know one thing.. I remember everyone from my 8.. they may or maynot do so... but each of them is special.. they made 8 the most interesting section I could get into..
Thanks to - Karishma, Shivangi Raheja, Shivangi Goel, Ananya, Radhika, Sophia, Akanksha, Shruti, Shefali, Deeksha, Tarini, Shreya, Shweta, Aditi, Naila (who joined after me), Rishabh, Ankit, Akshat, Kunal, Akshar, Sagar, Akshays (there were 2 and I mean both), Amit (sorry), Abhinav, Rohan, Inderjit... I am sorry if I am missing on anyone... but I will remember all of you forever.. and yea - thanks for being there!
My 8 class memories are really sweet - remember going somewhere (I think DPS Noida) in a car from school and teasing Akshar about Radhika... the Christmas dance and asking Principal to let us do it on stage.. looking for the remix cassette.. Rishabh's all acts in the class.. Goel's getting Varun numerous popularity.. ASHA RANI SOOD!!... Rawat sir.. Sofa's getting best marks in hindi.. Poonam Gupta ma'am.. Adarsh maam, Deepti maam (the trainee math)... Mamta maam (trainee sst)...




and then 9th.. where the school gave me the most.. I got a bestie for life - Shivangi Raheja.. and the list is huge.. Adi (sorry Shiv... but someone takes away the credit from you.. but because of you Adi talked to me for the first time..), Marwah maam, Oracle classes, Kamini maam, Harpreet Maam, Pinku.. the computer gang - Naman bhaiyaa, Varun Bhaiyaa... and then other new students I had in my class - Juhi, Ashna, Zarah, Isha, Parul, Mehak, Sanchi, Kritika, Jona, Pooja... and yes how can I forget Vinni (the diva teacher), Anupama Khanna maam, mummy :P, Jyoti maam, Fatima maam... that organising assembly with Sudhakar sir and Lalit maam for the first time and coming to school so early.. all assemblies.. saying we can dance better.. the 'choti si asha' on Children's Day... the legendary PHOTOCOPY room :D LOL

The burning of Ravana and the other statues on Deepavali, the holi balloons, the crackers in the canteen.. the falling apples... getting pic clicked.. getting cell secretly...

the lady guards.. I remember once there were male guards and poor thing they never got anywhere near to know what we are upto.. but didis (lady guards) talk to us and are really sweet.. and this reminds me that I need their pic too :D

I will miss my labs.. the computer lab (I miss it already)... the bio slides (whatever 2 - 3 I made)... my physics and chem lab.. and most importantly the math lab which never got set up for we needed a new Vice Principal room :P... the lecture rooms.. MPH.. all the workshops... I met Dr. Nath in that MPH and so that MPH will be always the best hall I enter..

Then my topsy turby experience at the hostel.. attending Narayana classes at hostel.. never made me a hosteler but yes I got to be a suspecious day scholar.. so I was like balancing both boats.. but those classes made me meet some of the best men walking this Earth.. I am never gonna forget them - Anurag sir, Dash sir, Anoop sir, Pandey sir and Deepak sir... Because of them I had a great time at the centre and made some really good friends...
Most importantly.. Rehman maam and Rawat sir have been so sweet to me always.. that trust me it was a Princess Life that I lived under their shelter.. John sir, Happy maam have been great too.. the mess food.. trust me I love it.. I know you guys at hostel eat it daily but common its just like my mum cooks and still different so ofcourse I love it.. Then I am a little scared of Menrai maam and Anita maam.. but Menrai maam smiled at me at the farewell and I dont know why I felt like hugging her...

Honestly.. these are numerous and I will never complete writing them...

Then 11th was rocking too.. I know I wasnt a kind to suit my class but honestly guys you believe it or not I have stood with you all for long... and like always.. thanks for giving me 2 interesting years and a class that's always in highlights :D

I enjoyed every moment of it.. all fights.. I rediscovered myself in 11th.. came to face my fears and enforce my strengths.. ofcourse alot of people get credited for this.. specially Dr. U.S. Arora sir.. no I dont hate him.. but I dont know what was the story then... today I know he was a better choice than Adi.. unfortunately I dont have the time left to start knowing him.. but I hope aal remains well with him...
Then J.P. sir.. OMG.. he's even more forgetful than me and still so good with his work.. He is cute according to me ;) .. Mahua maam.. she's been the sweetest all along and even strict... she's taught us to be beautiful inside out.. She's one perfect person... pretty.. charming.. intelligent.. organised and she can talk to anyone with so easy.. I really envy her dresses :P
Naveen sir... trust me.. zindagi dobara dilchasp hui.. toh hum zaroor milenge... inshallah! He's been the most interesting person I have known for the past 2 years... he just pops into my life.. comments.. and goes.. even before I know he was here and then I have to spend hours to think 'what?'... he never leaves a chance to throw a question at me.. and thanks to him.. I have learnt some interesting answers.. :P
Sudha maam... fine.. I did hate that appointment affair and all.. but today when I see the whole picture.. she's been really sweet to me... and to all of us for that sake.. and whatever and whichever way she is.. I would want her to remain the same.. her smile fills the days with flowers.. a teacher that never stops smiling...
Tuli maam.. thanks for teaching me Economics.. trust me.. I am the worst choice to deal with money... and you taught me Economics for 2 years.. this is really calling for a huge award! :P

Okie.. I know I started off all over again.. but sorry... I think I will better write a small book with the whole story :P... all in all.. I am really proud of being an Indian... being a girl.. and from this moment onwards.. I am proud to be a part of DPS :D

Dont let me go into long.. but just I want to thank you if you were a part of DPS Mathura Road while I was here.. thanks a ton!

Comments

Mayank said…
d school wud b awesome at dat time!
i searched asha rani at google and saw ur blog. amazing :) now asha rani has become d co-ordinator and its really terryfying to go out of the class with a rate of 1 yellow card to a student everyday it is very terryfying to go out of d class!
Mayank said…
d school wud b awesome at dat time!
i searched asha rani at google and saw ur blog. amazing :) now asha rani has become d co-ordinator and its really terryfying to go out of the class with a rate of 1 yellow card to a student everyday it is very terryfying to go out of d class!
Luna Lovegood said…
Coordinator?? :O
of which class??

Bless your souls!
Anonymous said…
This is my last year as a student of dps mathura road.
(Had the farewell today)
I read ur blog and relized a lot has changed asha maam has left the school n hell I was terified of her till class 8th and Rawat sir left school when i came in 7th.
Oh and now we girls have suits instead of skirts and as usual the ever changing canteen as changed again.
The vice pronciples have changed.
It was fun reading abut ur experience
Luna Lovegood said…
Hey dear,
The school will always be a part of me and that is something that will never change. I am glad it happened to me as it has made me the one I am today!!
Glad you liked

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