The Dosco Philosophy
As mentioned in the book "Doon, The Story of a School" the founders of The Doon School envisaged a school that would provide leaders in every sphere of national life, leaders who would show the way to their countrymen in shaping the destiny of India.
The resulting education philosophy of the school was that the three things upon which a person's value as a member of humanity would depend would be
- the health and strength of his body,
- the vigour and accuracy of his mind
- his character and personality.
The Old Boys Society has a website whose philosophy is to support the DSOBS and to inspire and remind both old boys and students (Doscos) alike of those ideals, beliefs and guiding principles that began the school and upon which the school continues to thrive. To always know what it takes to be a leader, to be a genuine leader and to make the kind difference that extends far beyond personal gain and benefit. The website aims to do this by:
1) Providing news, analysis and commentary on all things Doon,
2) Highlighting leaders and role models from within the Doon community,
3) Bringing Doscos from around the world, different generations and walks of life together for meaningful conversations,
4) Serving as a resource and support base for Doscos, the DSOBS and all other Dosco related endeavours.
Click Here to go to the Doon School Old Boys' Society Website
Old Boy and Lok Sabha member talks at Doon
Old boy and former Lok Sabha member Mr Dushyant Singh gave a talk to the boys on Sunday May 12th titled Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector in India.
An interesting and topical discussion took place with particular interest to the large numbers of boys studying economics and business.
Latest Chandbagh now published
Tata House boy appointed School Captain 2013
Congratulations go to Siddarth Sethi who has been elected School Captain for 2013. Siddarth is currently preparing to apply to the first class universities in the US to study Finance and Business.
Siddarth has combined a very strong academic profile with his love of sport and his interest in the finance aspect of social service project. He gained an ISCE average of 94.6% and has played squash in the Nationals in 2011. His love of sport has also seen him win the IPSC bronze medal for squash in 2011 and 2012, a silver medal in IPSC badminton tournament in 2008-2011 and a silver medal in the District Athletics meet in the 400 metres in 2011.
Siddarth has played in the school teams for cricket, badminton, hockey and athletics and squash.
He is the finance officer for the Micro Finance Project, one of the many School's social service projects.
Siddarth is one of a pair of twins in School. Kabir his brother, is in Hyderabad House is also a prefect and Siddarth and Kabir's father Mr Sethi is an Old Boy of the School.
Old Boy wins another award
Congratulation to Mr Analjit Singh, Chairman of Max India Limited was awarded yet another award on 16th January 2013. He was one of only two winners of the Pride of Nation awards given by the Doon Council, in the presence of the Chief Minister. Mr Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2011.
Ruskin Bond releases book July 2012
Author Ruskin Bond was the guest of honour at the launch of Birding in the Doon Valley co-authored by Dosco, Suniti Bhushan Datta.The book aims to be a reference work and is the first of its type for the region.
Jaipur House continues its march to academic success in 2012
Congratulations to Jaipur House for producing the ISC topper in 2012, Raghav Puri is off to his first choice college, SRCC in Delhi as well as Nipun Batra’s scholarship to read Natural Sciences and who has a place at NUS.
Old Boy Opens Hospital
Mr Analjit Singh ex Jaipur House and Chairman of the Board of Governors opened a new hospital in Derhadun on May 25th 2012. Max Health Care’s hospital will provide the city with world class facilities only 15mins drive away from School.
The School choir sang at the opening ceremony.
Chairman of Governors and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011
The school is delighted to announce that the Chairman of Governors, Mr Analjit Singh has been selected to the final fourteen of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011.
This is the only global award to honour entrepreneurship. Ernest and Young began this award thirteen years ago and was established to encourage India's best visionary leaders.
Mr Singh, from Jaipur House, is the Chairman of Max India Group. The country winner will represent India at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo on 10 June, 2012.
“We deeply value the role of entrepreneurs and our commitment to help entrepreneurs succeed is something which motivates us each day. Over the years, our Entrepreneur Of The Year program has mirrored the emergence of Indian enterprise on the global stage. Our finalists are drawn from different parts of the country, but each one of them has demonstrated an ability to boldly venture into uncharted territory, overcome the odds with their courage and conviction and contributed very significantly to India’s emerging entrepreneurial ethos. This is what sets them apart as visionaries of the universe,” says Farokh Balsara, Partner and EOY India Programme Leader.
The winners join the ranks of legendary business leaders and award recipients such as N.R Narayana Murthy (Infosys), Ratan Tata (Tata Group), Mukesh D Ambani (Reliance), Sunil Bharti Mittal (Bharti Group), Kumar Mangalam Birla (Aditya Birla Group), Subhash Chandra (Zee Telefilms), Anil Agarwal (Vedanta), Tulsi Tanti (Suzlon), Anand Mahindra (M&M) and Dilip Shanghvi (Sun Pharmaceuticals).
President's Police Medal Awarded to Dosco
Congratulations to Abhinav Kumar (ex289 Tata House 1991) for receiving the President's Police Medal for 'Meritorious Services' on Republic Day.
Mr Kumar is currently the DIG CID Uttarakhand Police.
Dalai Lama graces the Doon School
The Doon School celebrated its seventy-sixth Founders celebration with its Chief Guest the Tibetan Spiritual Leader the Dalia Lama. The Dalai Lama, answered questions from the boys. Issues raised including dealing with anger, the issue of corruption and the ability to balance an individual’s aspiration versus the aspirations of society. ‘It is better to be wise and selfish, rather than being foolish and selfish’ he told the audience of over two thousand boys, parents, past pupils and guests. ‘Twenty years from now, I may be in heaven or hell, but I will be watching you’, the Dalai Lama told the boys and ‘be truthful and honest and avoid being self-centred. The best way is to fulfil your own interest is to work of the well being of others’.
The Dalai Lama also addressed 4,000 members of the Tibetan community in the school, before his departure to Delhi and then onward to Japan.
Founders Programme 2011: Superb Performing Arts and Music Concerts
Over two thousand boys, parents, past pupils and guests attended a programme of events which included exhibition sports matches, a concert by the Music Society in the Music School and an exhibition in the Design and Technology Department.
Jesus Christ Superstar: The rock opera that rocked!
The Rose Bowl was the venue for this year’s Founder’s major performance. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway, just over thirty years ago. This exciting, but challenging rock opera was performed for three nights including a schools’ performance. A moving interpretation was given by Karan Singh as Jesus and the orchestra and choir (with many boys in D, C and B form) were conducted by the Director of Music, Mrs Chaturvedi. The musical was directed by Arjun Rao. All three performances were given a standing ovation. The school looks forward to more musicals productions in the future.
Founders Programme 2011: Pavan Vaish Trophy Room unveiled
The school offered a second highly creative exhibition of art work in the school’s Art and Media School. Sculpture, ceramics and painting were on display from boys across all age groups, including the ICSE and ISC and IB public examination exhibition.
The school is most fortunate to have professional artists as part of the Art and Media School staff. The Headmaster and Head of the Art and Media School, were delighted to inaugurate a new Trophy Room, given by Pavan Vaish, an Old Boy and member of the Class of 86. His generosity has enabled the school to have two hundred of its trophies visible to all. The school is most grateful to him for his support in this venture.
Founders 2011: Tata House celebrates its Platinum Jubilee on 28th October 2011
Tata House Old Boys will celebrate the House's Platiumun Jubilee with a High Tea at 4.15pm.
There will be a Tata House Platinum Jubilee Dinner at the Hotel Pacific, at 8.30pm.
Founders 2011: Opening of the Kashmir House Photographs on 29th October 2011
- Chief Guest: Oldest Old Boy in Dehradun: Mr Anant Ram Iyer 250 K(1939 Batch)
- K House will also sell two pieces of memorabilia. One is a plate which has the Kashmir House design and the Doon School and House logo. The other is a pair of coffee mugs with the same design. The entire proceeds will go in developing a House library.
- A Kashmir House sketch will be released made by Alawi Singh (576-K)
- A CD containing all photographs will be gifted to all present for this occasion.
Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia opens DSMUN 2011
Parent and Old Boy Mr Jyotiraditya Madhavroa Scindia, opened DMSUN 2011 on Friday 19th August. Twenty schools, represented by nearly two hundred delegates from all over India, as well as from Jordan and Dubai, arrived for DSMUN 2011 on Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th August. More news soon…
‘Star Struck’ Dosco talks to Times of India
Jayant Mukhopadhyay, who left school in May, was featured in The Education Times, a weekly supplement published with The Times of India. Jayant, from Hyderabad House, was interviewed for an article about studying in the USA. He spoke of Doon as a great teacher because it was a boarding school that provided him with an all-round education that stimulated his mind in the fields of sport, debating and music. His interest in space led him to the study of rockets. Armed with his IB diploma of 39 points, Jayant is heading to Ivy League college Cornell to read mechanical engineering with a minor in aeronautical engineering. He follows his elder brother to the US. His father is also an Old Boy of Doon. He will be sharing a room with the School Captain from 2010 and winner of the Tata scholarship to Cornell, fellow class-mate Arnav Sahu.
Old Boy Anish Kapoor’s first exhibition in India
Anish Kapoor, one of the world’s most successful sculptors, exhibited for the first time in India in November- January 2011 and his works were on view at shows in Delhi and Mumbai. His latest exhibition is currently on in Paris. Anish Kapoor’s gigantic, lndmark sculpture will grace the environs of the London Olympic Stadium in 2012 and promises to become a new Eiffel Tower.
Mr Manpreet Badal, speaks at Doon, March 2011
Mr Manpreet Badal, an old boy of Tata House and former Finance Minister of the Punjab, addressed the school and spoke of the number of scams, the food inflation crisis, poverty and the absuse of power that posed serious challenges to India’s politicians, in his address ‘Building a Modern India’. Mr Badal encouraged the boys and guests to become involved and to take an interest in politics for the sake of the nation’s future.
Chairman of the Board awarded Padma Bhushan
The school community was delighted by the announcement on Republic Day of one the President’s highest awards for civilians to The Doon School Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Analjit Singh. The President awarded the Padma Bhushan to Mr Singh for his services to Trade and Industry in India. The Doon School is delighted to have such a distinguished Dosco as Chairman of Governors.
Third generation of the Khanna family elected School Captain, February 2011
The Khanna clan has produced a third generation School Captain at The Doon School. The current School Captain, Vihan Khanna from Hyderabad House, grandson of Mr B.N. Khanna and Mrs Shila Khanna, is studying the IB and will be applying to top US colleges. In addition to three generations of School Captains, the family has also produced many House Captains. Each generation’s School Captain was born in a different country, successively Pakistan, India and the United States.