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The Houses

The Six Houses of the school have been named after the four important rivers of India
The House system at DPSSV

The school is divided into subunits called "houses" and each student is allocated to one house. Houses may compete with one another at sports and maybe in other ways, thus providing a focus for group loyalty. The different houses compete against each other in a variety of events during the year, ranging from athletics, to public speaking and co-curricular activities. The house system also enables teachers to observe how students are progressing outside of the classroom. Each house has a dedicated House Captain and a Vice-Captain who, in addition to overseeing the community and activities of their house, is designed to be a source of guidance and support for individual students.

A river teaches us about ourselves, to care about the world, instills a sense of wonder, teaches us to pay attention and listen.

There are six houses in total, each named after one of the rivers of India:
1. Ganga
2. Yamuna
3. Krishna
4. Tapti
5. Narmada
6. Kaveri
The Ganges or Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The holy river Ganga that is of a heavenly-descent; that washes all the sins away is the elixir of the country. Ganga house is represented by colour blue. The cool and calming blue brings peace. While blue conjures images of sky and water, it’s also the color of bravery and dedication. Blue represents introspective journeys and symbolizes wisdom and depth of understanding. The students of Ganga house are as calm and disciplined as the river Ganga. They are brave and dedicated towards carrying forward the ideals of fair play and team spirit.

The Yamuna is the second-largest tributary river of the Ganga and the longest tributary in India. It originates Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier in Uttarakhand. Yamuna house is represented by the colour Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy. It is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. The students of Yamuna house are down to earth and always willing to learn.

The Krishna River is the fourth-biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India, after the Ganga, Godavari and Brahmaputra. The river is also called Krishnaveni. This river is revered by Hindus as sacred. Krishna House is represented by the colour yellow. It's the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. The students of this house are full of energy and exemplify optimism, creativity and happiness.

The Tapti River (or Tapi) is a river that flows through the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. As per legend, River Tapti is the daughter of Surya (Sun God). It is believed that Surya had created the River Tapti for cooling down his own intense heat. Tapti House is represented by the colour pink. It is a calming colour and is associated with love and kindness. This house is also associated with qualities of honesty, loyalty, sincerity and resilience. The students of this house are all- rounders and are passionate about working towards the same goal together.

The Narmada River is a holy river located in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. It is also known as "Life Line of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat". Narmada House is represented by the colour orange. It is associated with joy, warmth, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change and determination. The students of Narmada house are determined, confident and possess leadership qualities. They love to enthusiastically work in teams and march ahead conquering all the obstacles.

The river Cauvery flows through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is considered as life giving spirit and nurturing force. Cauvery house is represented by the colour purple. The colour purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. It is often associated with royalty, nobility, power, and ambition. The house aims at unity and a “never- give up attitude”. The students of Cauvery house are leaders and responsible citizens who consider “Service Before Self” as their motto of life.