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Jamshedpur, Jan. 30: Did you know that the Namdhari Sikhs are forbidden to spend more than Rs 13 for their wedding, or that melody queen M.S. Subhalaxmi was the first Indian to perform at the UN General Assembly on UN Day?

These were just a couple of questions that kept all the six finalist teams from various school guessing at the 15th Seuli Seal Inter-school Contest held at the Dakshin Bharatiya Mahila Samaj English School (DBMS) today.Though Little Flower School walked away with the top honours, the hosts and Kerala Samajam Model School (KSMS) fought it out to emerge second. Sacred Heart Convent and Loyola followed, with both clinching the third slot.

A Tamil play in progress at Madrasi Sammelan in Bistupur. Picture by Bhola Prasad Jamshedpur, Dec. 11: Moving away from DJ Nights and quiz contests, city-based Dakshina Bharata Mahila Samaj (DBMS) today launched a drama festival for students of the four schools under its banner.

Students of the schools would present five plays in three languages (English, Hindi and Sanskrit) at the DBMS English School auditorium. The drama festival, which ends in December 11, would culminate with the staging of the Tamil play Thumbikain Thadei. Members of the DBMS Samaj would stage this play at the Madrasi Sammelan.

For Latika Das, teaching is more of a passion. Picture by Srinivas Her name and flawless Bengali can mislead anyone into believing that she is a Bengali. Latika Das smiles and says, "Yes, everybody thinks I am a Bengali. I am a Malayalee who just happened to learn the language while interacting with friends. It is all a matter of coincidence."

An alumni of Sacred Heart Convent School, Latika was fascinated with dance at one time. Today, however her name has become synonymous to quality education and DBMS English School, where she has spent almost 25 years of her life. She was the Principal there as well.

Vision of excellence spins success story

DBMS English SchoolWay back in 1940s a group of like minded women came together with a desire to achieve the impossible and with an unrelenting zeal to make their dream, a reality. Their congregation gave birth to Dakshina Bharata Mahila Samaj (DBMS) in August 1944.

In the initial years, classes were conducted in a small house at the BH Area in Kadma. Later, the school expanded and thus came up the DBMS Hindi Medium Girls' High School in 1961. With every passing day the school started adding a new feather to its cap and every wish culminated into a reality.

With not many job-opportunities, many prefer to go for a small-scale private venture. At a time when there are not many job-opportunities, self-employment is a source of livelihood for many. Even the government has been emphasising on entrepreneurship. A bakery or a confectionery is a suitable option for those looking for a venture to start.

Those who wish to pursue a career in this field can look forward to a professional course at Kadma-based DBMS Career Academy.