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                                                 ISC 2014 Board Examinations started on 11 Feb 2014 with the Physics Practicals.                                                  School Junior Quiz Team stood 2nd at the Nationals of the Shastra Junior Quiz.


90th YEAR CELEBRATIONS- 22nd TO 28th DECEMBER 2013
   The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet completed 90 years of glorious service to the community. The school laid out a week long bouquet of activities to make the 90 year celebrations memorable. THE VINTAGE CAR RALLY The week-long 90th year celebrations began with the Vintage Car Rally showcased on the 22nd of December, 2013. The rally was flagged off by Mr. C.V. Anand, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad and an alumnus of the school. The rally was attended by Mr. P Jagadish Reddy, President HPS Society; Mr A Shyam Mohan, Vice President, HPS Society; Mr Gusti J Noria, Vice Chairman BoG; Mr M A Faiz Khan, Secretary & Treasurer of HPS Society and member BoG; Mrs. Radha Reddy Secretary to Board of Governors, The Principal Col. R S Khatri; and other dignitaries. The vintage cars covered a distance of 7.2 km with every 800 m marking a decade of the school. The students of the Primary wing formed a corridor waving school flags and cheering the participants. More than 40 vintage cars including two vintage bikes from the Nizam and the British period participated in the rally. A photo exhibition on wild life by Mr Ismail Shareef and Mahmood Hussain organised in the Shaheen Block was inaugurated by Mr P Jagadish Reddy. Later a lunch was organised by the Principal at his residence for all those who had participated in the Car Rally THE SCHOOL CONCERT A musical, theatrical and melodious extravaganza in form of The School Concert, held on the 23 December 2013 was a visual and audio feast. It began with the rendition of the school song in four-part harmony. 32 girls from classes VI to IX won the hearts of a spell bound audience through their captivating performance of synchronised hand and finger movements creating a celebratory mood for the evening. The eaglets of Class I presented a fairy tale, The Frog Prince, transporting the audience to the fairy world after which 200 students of classes II to V subtly displayed cultures of various countries housing the Seven Wonders of the World. The history of the School was presented through a sand animation. This was a spectacular visual which kept the audience spell-bound during the break. The school band, Vigil, showcased the instrumental and vocal music talent of our young boys and girls. The English play, Oh God! It is English reiterated the grandeur of good theatre in all its romantic and artistic perfection. Jubilant Spirits, a display of the dynamism of Occidental form of dancing, led the concert to end on a crescendo. THE EAGLES CARNIVAL The school was all dressed up and ready to showcase the Eagles Carnival on the 24th of Dec 2013 which began with the rendering of the school song by the school band, Vigil. The band stayed on to entertain the guests with different numbers. More than 80 games and food stalls were set up as part of this carnival. The games stalls were managed by students of the middle and senior school. The Primary school children participated in a grand costume parade. Camel and horse rides and cartoon characters added to the festive carnival spirit. HPS Has Talent was a contest which saw students exhibiting their talents in the given one minute. The carnival was conceptualised and coordinated by the students of class 11 with some assistance from teachers and the Old Students Association. THE SCHOOL EXHIBITION The school exhibition presented impressive exhibits by children, including the primary school, in various disciplines like art and craft, science, social science and mathematics. Middle and high school children espoused exhibits through their knowledge of history, geography, maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Exhibits on non conventional energy sources were informative. The school space club displayed interesting models. Live demonstrations on various art and craft forms were conducted by students. Mr. A Ranga Rao, former President, HPS Society inaugurated the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the staff and students. Mr.Jagadish Reddy, President, HPS Society acknowledged the creative talent of the students. THE GRAND FINALE The Grand Finale of the week-long celebrations was the musical evening by the well-known playback singer Mr. Adnan Sami. The event was widely subscribed. Mr.Cyrus Broacha and Ms Rashmi Nigam, the comperes for the evening, kept the audience entertained. The evening began with a sand animation presenting the history of HPS, Begumpet. A 3-D mapping of stunning images on the Shaheen Block left the audience spellbound. Later, the Old Students Association felicitated Ex-Principal, Mr. H.L. Dutt, former teachers Mrs. Anwar Hussain, Mr. Hanumantha Rao and Mr. G. Jayanand for their yeoman service to this prestigious institution. This prologue was followed by a spectacular rendition of music and rhythm by the music maestro, Adnan Sami. He kept the audience mesmerised by his melodious voice and his dexterous handling of the piano.
 
Farewell to Mrs. Lakshmi Kanakavalli
   Mrs.J Lakshmi Kanakavalli, the i/c Headmistress of the Primary School, HPS Begumpet, retired on 7 December 2013 after more than 32 years of dedicated and untiring service to the school. She was given a warm farewell spread over a few days. On 7 December a farewell lunch with the Teaching as well as Admin staff was organized in her honour in the new dining hall. She was presented with a memento on behalf of the school after a few members of the staff spoke about her association with the school. The Members of the HPS Society and Board of Governors honoured her in the Board Room on the 11th over a cup of tea and acknowledged her long, untiring and distinguished service to the School. On 13 December the students of the Primary School assembled to bid her farewell. The children presented her with bouquets and cute hand written cards as tokens of their love and respect for her. On 14 December, a farewell ceremony was organised by the staff club of the Primary School. We wish Mrs. Lakshmi Kanakavalli a happy and peaceful retired life. The children, the staff and the school will miss her.
 
Young World Quiz
   Pranav Mihir Kandada & Arjun Kallapur were the first non-Mumbaikars to win The Hindu Young World Quiz, 2013 with an impressive margin of 83 points. The quiz was conducted across 15 centres. The HPS pair won after answering several difficult questions like What was the contribution for which the Yankees remember Francis Scott Key? Which literary work does the Indian National Song belong to and who was its author? One of the rounds required contestants to unveil a portrait - part by part - by answering questions correctly. Every right answer would reveal a segment of the image while wrong answer would obscure it permanently.
 
SPORTS DAY- 29 November 2013
   The Annual Sports Day for the academic year 2013-14 was conducted on 29 Nov 13 with an overcast sky which gave anxious moments to all. The competitive spirit with which the Houses participated is commendable. The programme began with the arrival of the Chief Guest Air Marshal RG Burli, VM. The March Past by the four Houses was followed by the lighting of the Meet Flame by the Sports Captains and Oath Taking ceremony by the school Head Boy. The Chief Guest took the salute and declared the meet open. Track and field events were followed by the relay races of Primary School.The parents, Old students, Staff and Students actively participated in the races and the Tug-of-War. This was followed by the Drill Displays - the colourful Calisthenics by the 6, 7 and 8 boys which was worth watching. The girls of classes 6, 7, 8 and 11 looked very colourful as Aerobic Angels. Synchronized Synergy by the children of classes 3, 4 and 5 with costumes in the school flag colours with the school emblem and 90 years printed on them was stunning. The spectators were impressed with the Yoga exercises performed and formations made by the school boarders and some children of the Primary School. The assembling of the athletes was followed by the Principal"s Report where we were given a glimpse of the different sports achievements of the students of our school beginning from the Primary to the Senior. The Chief Guest in his Address to the gathering appreciated the performance of the students and commended the parents as well as teachers for encouraging the students to participate. He inspired the children to try and always lead a principled life with high values. Furthermore he exhorted all the students to join the armed forces and wished them all the best. The Sports Meet ended with the Prize Distribution where the Vijayanagar won the overall Championship followed by Nalanda and Nagarjuna in the second and the third positions respectively. The spectators were full of praise about the standard and conduct of the event. The School witnessed the largest ever gathering of parents, guardians and Old Students.
 
MINI PRIZE DISTRIBUTION- 25 November 2013
   Prior to the Sports Day, a mini prize distribution for the Primary, Middle and Senior School was organized in the New Dining Hall. Students who excelled in the track and field events were given medals and certificates in the events conducted so far. Dr. K V Rajasekhar, Director, Physical Education, University of Hyderabad was the Chief Guest for Primary School while the Chief Guest for the Middle and Senior School was Arjuna Award Winner, Padma Shri Mukesh Kumar, the International Hockey player and former Olympian.
 
THE EAGLES FEST
   The inter-school creative, cultural, literary extravaganza,The Eagles Fest kick started the commemoration of the 90 year celebrations of The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. It was inaugurated by Maj Gen Cherish Mathson, SM, VSM on the 7 November 2013. This ceremony was attended by the Honorable members of the HPS Society and Board of Governors, Mr. Shyam Mohan, Vice President, HPS Society, Mr. Gusti J Noria, Vice-Chairman BoG, Mr. Marri Adithya Reddy, Member BoG, Mrs Radha Reddy, Secretary to BoG and Mr Masiuddin, President PTA. The Principal, Col RS Khatri introduced the Chief Guest to the distinguished gathering which included participants who had come from different schools of the twin cities. He said that the Fest was a bouquet of 45 literary, cultural and creative activities for all categories ranging from classes 1 to 12. He welcomed all the participants and urged them to take part in the Fest in competitive but gracious spirit. This was followed by a welcome song by the school choir. The Head Girl, Srujana Bej spoke about The Hyderabad Public Schools rich history. The Chief Guest in his speech was all praise for the wonderful environment of the school. He advised the students to make use of all the facilities that were available in school. He struck the right note by personalizing his interaction with the Head boy, Head girl and using the marshmallows analogy to explain an individuals ability to resist temptation. He declared the Eagles Fest open. Thereafter, children belonging to different schools proceeded to the different venues allotted for different competitions. The painting competition and the Indian classical dance for the sub-junior categories were held in the Primary School. The painting, caricaturing and face painting competitions for the juniors and the seniors were held in the Senior School Art Room. The newly inaugurated Dining Hall was the host venue for the Fancy Dress competition and the Beat Group. The Music competitions in the Indian Classical Music (vocal), Creative Writing and the Book Review categories were held in the Science Block. The Middle School was the venue for the Street Play and the Recitation competitions while the Shawcross Hall of the Shaheen Block was the venue for the extremely exciting Turn Coat Debate and Model Press Conference. On the second day of the Fest, Debates, Extempore speeches and Table Topics for the juniors as well as the seniors were held in the Shaheen Block and Yoga Hall of the Middle School. As part of the Cultural Hub segment various dance competitions for the sub-juniors, juniors and seniors in the free style category were held in the New Dining Hall. The Science Block hosted the Light Vocal Indian Music competitions for all levels.The Painting, Tattoo Making, Short Film, Photography and Best out of Waste were the Creative Zone competitions that were held in the Senior School Art room, Computer Lab and the Middle School. The Primary School quadrangle was the host for the Classical Dance competition for the juniors. The third and final day of the Fest began with some more classical and folk dance performances. The students of different schools entertained the audience with their dances, singing while awaiting the results to be announced. The Valedictory function began with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Mr. Prasanna Kumar Mohanty,IAS, Chief Secretary to the Govt. of AP, who was accompanied by the Honorable Members of the HPS Society and Board of Governors, Mr Jagadish Reddy, President of HPS Society, Mr Gusti J Noria, Vice Chairman BoG, Nr MA Faiz Khan, Secy and Treasurer of HPS Society, Mr Marri Adithya Reddy, Member BoG, Mr Masiuddin, President of PTA and Mrs Radha Reddy, Secy to BoG. The Principal undertook the daunting task of introducing the Chief Guest whose impressive bio data left the audience spellbound. Later the Head Girl Srujana Bej presented a brief report on the highlights of the three day Fest. The children of the participating schools saw the Short Film by students of The Hyderabad School, which was adjudged the best. Chandana, Pushti and Payal of the Secunderabad Public School entertained the audience with their melodious song and skilled dance performances. Siddharth of class 4 and Akhil of the HPS recited a poem and sang for the audience. Mementos were presented to the Chief Guest by the President of the HPS Society, Mr. P Jagadish Reddy and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors and President Old Students Association, Mr. Gusti J Noria. In his address to the students, the Chief Guest spoke about character and family values. He said that success could be achieved only through hard work.He quoted from "Ulysses" saying that the students should strive, seek, find and never yield in their quest for knowledge. Later he gave away the prizes to the winners. The major prizes were:- 1. Best Conduct - St. Martins High School 2. Best Participation- Ramadevi Public School 3. Best Turnout - DAV Public School 4. Best Cheering - HPS Begumpet Major Championships 1.(a)Creative Championship- HPS Begumpet (b)Runners up - St Josephs High School,KingKoti 2.(a)Cultural Championship - DAV Public School (b)Runners Up - HPS Begumpet 3.(a)Literary Championship - HPS Begumpet (b)Runners Up - Abhyasa Residential School 4.(a)Little Champions - HPS Begumpet (b)Runners up - Ramadevi Public School 5.(a)Eagles Fest Champions - HPS Begumpet (b)Runners up - DAV Public School The Fest brought out the talent of some of the best schools in the twin cities to compete on a common, powerful platform. The students from more than 18 schools displayed their creativity and talent. The Fest was a wonderful experience in which the former students worked in harmonious tandem with the school and won the admiration of the current students and love of the teachers.
 
New Dining Hall Inauguration
   The new dining hall was inaugurated by Shri Jaipal Sudini Reddy, Honorable Union Cabinet Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences at about 11 am on 18 October 2013. The entire school was quite excited about the event. The children formed a corridor from Gate No.1 to the new dining hall and enthusiastically waved flags at the Chief Guest. The formal inauguration ceremony commenced with cutting of ribbon and unveiling of the plaque, thereby adding another feather to the schools rich architectural cap. The Principal, Col RS Khatri welcomed the Chief Guest and briefly introduced him to the august gathering.Later the Chief Guest in his brief address spoke to the students and emphasized that they should aim at becoming Jack of all and master of at least one. He felt that education should aim at equipping them with the ability to learn and that they must be liberal in their thought as well as outlook. The welcome song was followed by a speech by the Head Girl Srujana Bej who spoke about the schools rich history. Mr.Jagadish Reddy, President HPS Society, Mr.Shyam Mohan, Vice President HPS Society, Mr.Gusti Noria, Vice Chairman BoG, Dr. Vivek MP, Member BoG, Mr. Ram Mohan former Vice Chairman BoG, Mr.M.Aditya Reddy, Member BoG and Mr.Ranga Rao, former President HPS Society, spoke about the New Dining hall and efforts made to turn a dream into reality. Mr.Jagadish Reddy, President HPS Society presented mementos to Mr. Faiz Khan, Chairman Works Committee and Member BoG, Lt Col (Retd) PLN Sarma, former Registrar of the School, Mr.Yashwant Ram Murthy, Civil consultant, Mr. Ram Murthy, Electrical consultant, Mr Mujhaid, Landscape consultant, Mr. Prasad V of Sai Teja Constructions and Mr.Srinivas, JME of the School in recognition of their contribution to the construction of the beautiful hall. Vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. M. A.Faiz Khan, Secretary and Treasurer, HPS Society. Later the invitees proceeded for lunch arranged in the new dining hall. Members of the print as well as visual media were also present to record this momentous occasion.
 
TEACHERS DAY
    "I believe there is no other profession in the world that is more important to society than that of a Teacher" - A P J Abdul Kalam. HPS Begumpet celebrated Teachers Day on 5th September on the occasion of birthday of Dr.S.Radha Krishnan. Aachaarya devo bhava, where the guru or the teacher is considered equal to God, is the very essence of the Indian education. Even in the twenty first century, India still reveres its teachers and wishes to inculcate this great lesson in every mind. The programme commenced with a prayer by our Principal, Col.R S Khatri. Teachers were made to feel special. There was a cultural programme which included speeches, poems about teachers in English and Hindi, skits,mimicry, songs and a run through of dances. The programme in the primary school concluded with the children showering the teachers with rose petals. The Middle School quadrangle witnessed a fun filled programme. Students entertained the teachers with various cultural programmes like dances, speeches and skits. The Shawcross Hall in Senior School echoed with the Rock Band and foot tapping music. "Antakshari" conducted by Class XII students, touched the musical chords of the teaching faculty. The brilliant performances by the students of all classes made it a memorable event.
 
FANCY DRESS
   A charming array of characters was portrayed by the students of classes I and II on the 27th and 23rd August respectively for Fancy Dress Competition. The bouquet of characters ranged from the Dabbahwalas of Mumbai to the Rubiks cube; from project tiger to snakes and ladders. While some wild animals prowled on the stage, exotic flowers exuded their fragrance. While some raised their tender voices against child labour, deforestation, killing wild animals etc. there were others who protested against the use of plastic bags, wrappers etc. Abandoning inhibitions and stage fear these 6 and 7 year olds took to the stage and won the hearts of everyone present.
 
Farewell to KC
   Mrs. Kirti Chaturvedi, the Vice Principal of HPS Begumpet, retired on 31 Jul 2013 after 27 long years of dedicated and untiring service to the school. She was given a befitting farewell in a warm and elaborate programme over a few days in July, 2013. On the 27th a grand farewell lunch with the Teaching as well as Admin staff was organized in her honour in the new dining hall. The Members of the HPS Society and Board of Governors honoured her in the Board Room on 29th over a cup of tea and acknowledged her long, untiring and distinguished service at the HPS. On the evening of the 30th of July a formal farewell ceremony was held which was attended by the entire staff of the school. She was presented with a memento on behalf of the school after a few members of the staff spoke about her association with the school. On the 31st all the students of the school gathered in the new dining hall to bid farewell to their dearest teacher and Vice Principal, "KC Mom"as she was fondly called. The children presented her with bouquets and the small gifts that they had brought as a token of their respect, love and affection for her.In the evening of the same day the staff and the children escorted her from her office to the administrative block.The children, the staff and the school will miss her. The HPS fraternity wishes her a very happy and healthy retired life.
 
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013
   On the cool and cloudy morning of 15 August 2013, as the National flag was unfurled by our Principal, Col RS Khatri, the students, staff and parents stood in reverence to salute India completing 66 years of Independence. Patriotic songs, dances and speeches were delivered with fervor in honour of our Motherland. The programme began with the "Spirit of Jana Gana Mana", a dance by Meera Damaraju. The Head Boy, Rahul Arora, and the Head Girl, Srujana Bej, delivered impressive and thought provoking speeches wherein they talked about freedom, unity, courage, service, sacrifice and truth. The Senior School Choir portrayed the essence of freedom through their melodious rendering, enthralling the audience and igniting the patriotic spirit. This was followed by a musical skit presenting the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre in solemn reverence to the hundreds of innocent victims of General Dyers dastardly order. The children portrayed the sacrifice of these martyrs through their act as a tribute to these unknown heroes. Asha ki Leheren, a ballet by the senior school girls depicted that nothing is difficult when you have hope in your heart. Through their performance the girls conveyed the message that one can achieve even the impossible through hard work and determination. Towards the end of the ballet, a drone, the unmanned flying vehicle, was launched into the air. To the tune of Vande Mataram,the Drone hoisted the national flag high in the sky, celebrating the glorious march of India into the 21stcentury.The Drone was operated by Sai Chalapathi Rao of Class VIII. The Primary School Choir presented the Raag Bahaar where the essence of all the religions was conveyed through the voices of little eaglets. The children of class III in resplendent costumes took us on a journey across India representing the various states, called "India and its Myriad Hues". The function was attended by a large gathering of students and parents in spite of the inclement weather. The Principal addressed the august gathering and reminded the children, teachers and parents of their duties and responsibilities. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
 
INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2013
   On the pleasant morning of 6th July 2013, the School organised the Investiture Ceremony and Academic Prize Distribution. The Chief Guest Maj Gen Cyrus A Pithawalla, AC, VSM, General Officer Commanding Andhra Sub Area, was accompanied by his gracious lady Mrs Farida Pithawalla. The ceremony began with the Chief Guest inspecting the parade. Later the Principal Col (Retd) R S Khatri administered the NCC pledge followed by the speeches by the Head Boy and Head Girl designate, Rahul Arora and Srujana Bej respectively. In his speech, Rahul reiterated that his team would promote social, intellectual and spiritual well being among the students. Srujana said that HPS had instilled in her humility and perseverance. She said that this was the place she had learnt to live and live with dignity as well as grace. The Principal while introducing the Chief Guest to the gathering said that in the Investiture Ceremony being organised in the ninetieth year of the School, it was befitting that the Chief Guest should be a highly decorated soldier, who had won the highest peace time gallantry award of our nation, the Ashok Chakra and had risen to such a high rank. He presented the annual report of the school wherein he informed the august gathering that the students had done the school proud with 100% results both in ICSE as well as ISC. He also informed them about various achievements of the students in co-curricular activities. Then came the solemn part of the ceremony where the Chief Guest invested the Prefects and administered the oath of office to them. Mrs Farida Pithawalla gave away the academic prizes for the year 2012-13. In his speech the Chief Guest urged the newly appointed prefects to work hard and put in their best. He said that a good leader ought to motivate everyone through personal example; he should be intelligent, focused, hard working, knowledgeable and above all compassionate. The Chief Guest was presented with a memento by the Principal. The Investiture Ceremony ended with a march past by the School. Before leaving the Chief Guest planted a sapling in the School.
 
SHAHEEN 2012-13 RELEASED
    SHAHEEN 2012-13 RELEASED On the bright sunny morning of 17.6.13, the school magazine, Shaheen, was released by our Principal, Col. R.S.Khatri and the entire editorial team. Travel through the pages and explore the talent of the students.
 
PROFESSIONAL RETREAT
   PROFESSIONAL RETREAT 2013-14 ( A two day Seminar for the teachers- 7th and 8th of June, 2013) -for scrolling The proverb "work is worship" combines the idea of work and worship. The teachers came back with zest to begin a new academic year fully equipped. They had a two-day professional retreat where in they had a refresher course of the CTS . On the second day, the teachers were enlightened about the importance of Cyber Security by Mr U Ram Mohan, SP, Cyber Crime, CID, Hyderabad and thereafter followed by the basic fine dining training session conducted by "Panache, the finishing school", demonstrating the etiquettes of fine dining.