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Mr. J.D. Tytler From 1949 to 1952
Revd. J. D Tytler - it was his vision that pushed the fledgling from its nest , allowing it to take flight. Accompanied by a plethora of skilled educators, he laid the foundations of the spirit of self-less service and creativity that our school has diffused into the society, by founding New Delhi Church High School in 1941 with a handful of students (Suman Narain, The Pai Sisters ; Kanika, Sharda and Shanti, Nimmi Mehra, Anjali Shastri, Kamal Marwah, KK Sharma, Jonathan Kolet, Harry Mamak, Manju Khaneka and many more).

In 1947, the institution was rechristened Naveen Bharat School and shifted out of the church compound, moving instead to North Avenue. The new campus had a rocky graveyard, a few stunted trees and a few hillocks and the clinic was placed on one of those hillocks. However, it was on these hills that the school overcame the obstacles and began to fostered survival skills as a part of its curriculum.

Finally, by 1949 the school moved to it's present location had gained the status of a or rather The Public School, and hence gained the epithet that today has become, world renowned - The Delhi Public School.
 

 

  Mr. K.C. Khanna From 1952 to March 1962
A true educationist, Dr.K hanna created a 'sense of Purpose' at the very start. The staff and the children steadily increased in number. The school attracted the elite and even children from the diplomatic mission. The fact that the President Dr. Zakir Hussain sent his Grandson and Chester Bowles his children – speaks volumes of the school's reputation, though still in tents.

Dr K C Khanna acquired the present land on which the school stands today, and started the construction of the school building, the foundations of which were laid by Dr. S Radha Krishnan, the then Vice President in April 1956.

Besides academics, he focused on building well rounded individuals, promoting Theatre, Dance Productions and Debates. He personally staged multiple productions the most famous of which was Balwant Gargi's 'Kanak Di Bali' and organized a fund raising dance recital at Sapra House.
 

 

  Mr. Din DayalFrom March 1962 to January 1979
Often described as “the most legendary principal the DPS clan has ever seen”, his dedication, paved the way for the exclusive, spiderweb community DPS enjoys today. Under his tutelage, the school witnessed immense growth, particularly with the creation of the Hostel Wing, whose foundation stone was laid by the renowned scholar Dr Tara Chand. Additionally, The Himalyan Hall, (The boarding, house mess) a place most of today's boarders do think so fondly off, was inaugurated by Lt Gen. Har Prasad. Shri Din Danyal organized regular “SHRAM-DAAN” on weekends, when students performed physical labor and helped voluntarily in the construction of the school swimming pool.

The commitment of Teachers like Ms. S. Sanyal, Dr. Vidya Topa, Mrs. Loemba, Mrs. N.Kapur, Mrs. M Baligu, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. S. Jeet, Mr.Rao, Mr. Kansal, Mrs.P.Krishnan, Mr. VK Varma, Mr. Rajinder Singh, went a long way in shaping what he thought DPS should be.

DPS's very own Alexander, he extended the reach of the DPS clan by forming DPS RK Puram in 72 and East of Kailash in 74.

His wish to expand the DPS family and to extend quality education to more children, led him to establish DPS RK Puram in 1972, and it's Junior wing at East Of Kailash in 1974.
 

 

  Dr. G.P.S. WaraichFrom January 1979 to May 1985
Mr. Din Dayal retired in 1979. Dr.GPS Waraich was trusted with the responsibility of keeping the DPS flag flying just as high, and he did his duty with excellence. Not only did he uphold the lofty traditions of this institution, under him, the school also made great progress in all spheres.

Dr. Waraich was an able and loved leader. With teachers like Dr.Tiwari, Mrs. Majumdar, Mr. Verma, Mr. Goel, Mr. Rampal Singh, Mr. Arya, Mrs. Nakra, Mrs. Subbarayan, Mr. Lobo, he took DPS to new heights.

Dr. Sanjay Chugh, Head Boy of '79 batch fondly recalls: School gave one love, warmth, a tremendous reservoir of self-confidence and self-esteem that prepared one to step out and face all challenges in life.

Mrs. D.Khera recalls that the determination of the principal and teachers made DPS a name to reckon with.

Lakshmy Iyer believes that the DPS Experience was a lot beside studies, It was about giving you individuality, giving you the courage to face the real world.
 

 



  Mrs. N.K. Kapur and Mr. S.L. DhawanFrom May 1985 to October 1988 and From July 1989 to October 1991
Master of their subjects, both Mrs. Nirmala Kapur (May 1985-88) and Mr. S L Dhawan (Oct 88 – Oct 91) first headed their departments (Biology and History) respectively and then became the torchbearers of the school. They continued the hard work of their predecessors .Loyalty and Commitment towards the school were their key words.

Jasdeep Singh '86 batch believes that no institution can match up to DPS which prepares you for the real world. It provides an optimum combination of studies ,sports and discipline ,which help mould a person.

It was under Mr. Dhawan that the dance drama 'Ek Mehkta Gulab' staged in 1989 ,the centenary year of Pt. Nehru was an affectionate tribute to him .It received wide acclaim.
 

 

  Mr. R. D. SinghFrom April 1992 to May 1993
A true gentlemen, Mr R.D Singh (April 92 – May 93) held the reins for a short period. He administered the school with grace. A warm person, he was very close to the students. He often preached the importance of strong Teacher-Student relationship. Though short, his tenure is remembered fondly by one and all.
 

 

  Mr. K.N. SardanaFrom August 1993 to October 1998
General Sardana was an educator from the Army Education Corps. He gave the school stability and a positive direction to meet the challenges of a changing society.

Discipline in the school was impeccable during his reign.

Annual Days became a regular feature of the school. These included productions like “Grease”, “A mid summer night's dream”, “Bandhan Mukti ka”, “Raah-de-Radhe”.

Ulka Kelker (Head Girl – '95) states: “My thoughts, attitudes, values, behavior, have all been moulded by the 11 years spent in DPS. Dipsites have excelled in the field of their choice. We are proud of our school.
 

 

  Mr. M.I. HussainFrom December 1998 to Till
The youthful zest, endeavor and commitment of Mr. M.I. Hussain has taken the school to yet greater heights. The old traditions have continued but given new shape. A fresh impetus has been given to all spheres of school life to keep up with the times from improvement in academic standards, physical fitness, health, revamping of infrastructure, face-lift to the campus, concern for the marginalized.

His fine eye, for aesthetics, and concern for the environment has lent special charm to the campus. All activities wear a stamp of his cultural sensitivity. Under his dynamic leadership, the school has been moulded into an institution to reckon with.
 


 

 



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