New Delhi, 20 December 2023: In a historic and ceremonious event, The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet (HPS), achieved a remarkable milestone by hosting Her Excellency Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu as the Chief Guest, along with Guest of Honour Hon’ble Governor Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan. The other dignitaries included the Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat Raj & Rural Development (including Rural Water Supply), Women & Child Welfare Smt. Danasari Anasuya popularly known as Seethakka and Chief Secretary to Telangana Govt., Education Department Shri B Venkatesham. The Grand Finale Celebrations, flagged off by Her Excellency Hon’ble President Smt. Droupadi Murmu was momentous for the school’s centenary; the other dignitaries added unparalleled stature to the year-long celebrations. The Hon’ble President also visited the HPS Museum – Echoes of Time and congratulated the school on curating its history of 100 years. The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet renowned for producing global leaders recently also rolled out its Vision 2050 as it makes its new innings for the next centenary.
Sharing her profound thoughts on the centenary of The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, Her Excellency Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu said, “Many great personalities are alumni of this school. For any institution centenary year is worth celebrating. In the long 100 years academic institutions could face many challenges. Based on its experiences, The Hyderabad Public School empowers and equips the students to be strong decision-makers. I have learned that academic excellence and character-building have been at the core this school. This school has inspired many students and has fetched great recognition to the country. I felt a deep sense of pride while exploring the school’s museum, which beautifully displays its rich history. I have learned that this school emphasizes innovation and critical thinking which strengthens the foundation of the students. I appreciate The Hyderabad Public School for creating an environment which encourages students from diverse backgrounds to study together and learn from each other. To build a strong school curriculum framework, the stakeholders should also consider life-skills as laid out by NEP 2020 that will foster technical skills and emotional strength to face any crisis. The students should cultivate compassion and empathy and work towards the progress of other people as well. In life, it’s essential to consistently pursue one’s passions, as this fosters positive energy and serves as inspiration for others. I congratulate the school on its Centenary year and extend my wish that this institution may always achieve great heights.”
Hon’ble Governor Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan said, “This institution has produced many stalwarts in many fields – from MPs, MLAs, to leaders in Banking, CAs and lawyers. I foresee MPs, Governors and leaders in making among the students present here. I have learned that this institution was reserved for a special section of society. Since it has been open to public, it has done a great service to students from diverse backgrounds, who have studied here. The school has produced students who have contributed to the development of the state and the country. The message of National Education Policy is centered around – “the power of learning is by doing”. Hon’ble President and the NEP believe in moving the children from beyond classrooms, it’s imperative that we move them to sports field, social field and open stage so they exemplify the activities. The theme of the school exemplifies ‘Be Vigilant’ which sums up how a student and society should behave. Two great elements viz., academics and athletics have been of importance at this school. The school has maintained that the students should concentrate not only on academics but also on sports. Sports and academic activities are the two eyes of academic institutions.”
The enchanting classical dance performance by the students added a cultural dimension to the celebration, garnering appreciation from the distinguished guests and attendees.
On the momentous occasion, Mr. Gusti J Noria, The President of HPS Society, said, “We are very honored to have Her Excellency Hon’ble President Madam at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet for our grand centenary. It only goes to prove the education system that the HPS-Begumpet has grown to be. We hope and pray that this crescendo of excellence of our legacy institution will leave its footprints on the sands of time.”
The Grand Finale Celebrations, scheduled to continue until the 27th of December 2023, promise a diverse array of events. Highlights include the HPS Centenary Golf Tournament on 25th December, the HPS Carnival featuring Vintage Cars and Super Cars on the 25th and 26th December, Entrepreneurship Summits Learning Zone with Book Reading Sessions, Panel Discussions, Youth Parliament, The Bartender (Live in Concert), Time Capsule preserving 100 years of HPS memories (to be opened during the 125th anniversary of the school), Photography Exhibition, Alumni and Staff Grand Reunion and Dinner, and The Grand Finale – a Musical Concert by Shankar Ehsan Loy on the 27th December, marking the conclusion of the year-long grand centenary celebrations and leaving behind a treasure trove of memories.
This remarkable event hosting such esteemed dignitaries on its centenary solidifies The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet’s legacy as a beacon of educational excellence and cultural significance.