|The School has a natural talent for breeding pioneers and champions in every field. Today it holds its head high, for its students have carved a niche in fields as diverse as media , sports , business and the field of literature ,art and culture. From ex-ITTians and Hardvardians to sportsmen of international repute, the School can also boast of media artistes and fashion designers. The school is proud of a large number of alumni like Arjuna Awardee Bhanu Sachdeva, Simran Shergill , Udai Rao, Ranna Gill , Siddharth Tandon , Rajan Kukreja , Akshay Singh , Nishit Saran ( writer and film director ) , Abha Davesar ( author of three books ), Chetan Prakash ( author ) , Manisha Koirala , Neha Dhupia , Manpreet Brar , Shonali Nagrani , Sonali Chander , Richa Pant , Aman Verma , Rahul Kanwal , Mini Menon and Mitali Mukherjee amongst others, who have brought glory to the institution. Mrs Divya Sharma blazed the trail for girl's entry into the Defence Forces by joining the Army as the First Lady Officer in the Corps of Signals in 1993.|
|Time and again , the School has been giving the Indian Defence Services many of its glittering jewels - soldiers who are tough but sensitive , unyielding in their integrity and patriotism.. Many of the alumni in the Defence Services have sacrificed their lives for the nation |
An alumni who deserves special mention is Navin Gulia . Just before the Passing Out Parade of the IMA he met with an accident while undertaking the Obstacle Course . He had serious injuries and after a long period of hospitalization was declared hundred percent disabled. However he has never given up the zest to fight his disability and continues to live life better than the fittest. His favourite quote is ' The only thing that can beat the power of the mind is the courage of the heart and if you have both , nothing can beat you '. In Sept 04 , he undertook a mission to drive to Marsimik La , the highest motorable Pass in the world at 18,632 feet . The Pass is 332 feet higher than the base camp of Mt. Everest. He was flagged off from the School on 9 Sept 04 . Despite all odds, Navin successfully completed his mission covering a distance of 1105 kms. and has now entered the Limca Book of Records for this achievement . He can be contacted on http//geocities.com
|The Old Students Associations of the Army Public School , a Registered Body with Mrs. Shakuntala Davesar of the 1965 Batch as the executive President was set up with the aim of inculcating a feeling of fraternity amongst the ex-students and generating a sense of belonging towards their Alma Mater. The association endeavors to increase its strength and its executive body shows a keen interest in furthering its activities. |
|The alumni of the school are its ambassadors . The School looks forward to their valuable inputs and suggestions at registration link . The alumni are requested to register themselves ( if they are not listed ) |
Second Saturday of February every year will be celebrated , in School as the Reunion Day for OSAPS.
The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan (TAPS) is a public school located at Delhi, India. It is operated under Indian Army supervision under the aegis of Indian Army welfare Education society (AWES). It is the flagship school of the chain of Indian Army Public Schools.
It was called Defense Services Public School and had a strength of 21 children and two teachers. By July 1959, the classes extended up to VIII and July 1961, it was upgraded to class XI with 600 children and 32 faculty members. The school shifted to its present campus on Upper Ridge Road, since renamed Vandemataram Marg, in 1970. In July 1976 the school got its present name, Army Public School. It has since been affiliated to CBSE New Delhi & Directorate of Education, Delhi. A humble initiative in 1953 has transformed into a giant leap today. From a small beginning of 21 children, the number of students in the school has gradually increased from 1500 in 1976 to nearly 5000 currently.
The school has an area of over 31.5 acres (127,000 m2), which includes a number of sports grounds. The school has four wings and an auditorium:
- Main Block (Secondary Wing - class VI to X)
- Malhotra Block (Senior Secondary Wing - class XI and XII)
- Primary Wing (Class I to V)
- Activity Wing (activity rooms, computer lab, MI room)
- Raina auditorium
The school has three cafeterias, a children's science park, and a hostel for boys known as Ridgewood Hostel which is quite famous in the south campus for its unity and strength.
It has six basketball courts, two football fields, one hockey field, two tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a huge slide, a gym, and a bank.
Magazines and publications
Students publish an annual magazine called Aviral. It contains articles on various school events of the past year, literary works from students of all standards and achievements, and accolades received by students and school staff in the past year. Every year the passing batch is given a full page spread where the students share the content about themselves and the teachers. The name Record was changed to Aviral in 2004. The school publishes a number of newsletters every year and also contributes to newspapers and other magazines in India.
The students and alumni of the school are referred to as "Tapsites".
- Ritu Beri, designer
- Chetan Bhagat, author
- Abha Dawesar, author
- Bhanu Sachdeva, 1998 Arjuna Award Winner
- Mini Menon, author
- Manpreet Brar, model, Miss India runner-up, 1995
- Sunil Chettri, Indian football player and National Team Captain
- Robin K. Dhowan, former Chief of Naval staff (Retd.)
- Neha Dhupia, actress
- Manisha Koirala, actress
- Shiney Ahuja, actor
- Shonali Nagrani, actress
- Rahul Kanwal, Executive Director of India Today
- Anuj Nayyar, war hero and Mahavir Chakra awardee