EXPRESSIONS 2021 Inter-School Literary and Cultural Bonanza
WHAT LIES BEHIND YOU AND WHAT LIES IN FRONT OF YOU, PALES IN COMPARISON TO WHAT LIES INSIDE OF YOU
EXPRESSIONS 21’ -A Literary and Cultural Bonanza took off ground on the 4th and 5th October, 2021, from the Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, with over 280 students participating from 14 schools in 19 events virtually.
Excited Storytellers made their puppets come alive in narration, dancers and singers were ambassadors of culture, actors, musicians, radio jockeys, mime artists, comedians and monologuers crafted a theatrical ambience and Art found enthralling expression on paper and fabric.
Activities included a moral value and conveyed a social message. Students exhibited fabulous talent, and for all who were involved it was not only learning that was engaging and fun but also inspiring. Students had an opportunity to put out their best creative performance, individually and as teams for various events.
The two-day event culminated with a closing ceremony and announcement of Prize winners.
Army Public School , Bolarum conducted Inter School virtual competition on 31st July 2021 . Twelve students participated in various competitions for all the categories of students .The different competitions were Poem recitation ,Bob the builder, Whirl and twirl ,Ek kahani Kathpuli ki zubaani ,Face Painting, Eco rap ,Let’s twist the grand ma stories. Doodle- Name Art, Kavyanjali, Gajab ke chutkule, Pronto Cartoon, PANACHE- Eco friendly ramp walk.
Our students have prepared and participated in the competitions with enhanced talents , creative thoughts , all the ideas full of passion. This event is an initiative to personality growth through active participation of the students.
We congratulate Shruti Raga for winning a third prize in Doodle -Name Art competition.
CLASS 11 – ORIENTATION PROGRAM – (2021-22)
Orientation gives a sense of affiliation and bonding with the organization.
Having crossed the great milestone, of Class 10, enthusiastic students embarking on the journey to class 11 were received at, The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, in an Online Orientation Programme on the 28th June 2021.
The School welcomed the students and parents. This gathering was addressed by , Dr Narasimha Reddy, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School who called on students to understand the importance of co-curricular activities as a step towards their bright future.
New entrants to the school were treated to a visual presentation of school activities and a panoramic view of the school campus and infrastructure, with school going Online in the present circumstances. Students understood that they have a great scope to enhance their knowledge, skills and interests and develop a holistic approach in their life.
Students were encouraged to pose questions and seek clarifications through a Q/A session. This session gave a kick start to the Class 11 (2021-22). Students were directed to their online classes on conclusion of the session.
INTER HOUSE ENGLISH DEBATE COMPETITION
On 10th July,2021, The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur conducted the online Inter House English Debate competition. This debate competition marked the first of the series of competitions that have been planned through the course of this academic year. This event being conducted online for the second time in a row has been nothing short of nail biting.
The competition was judged by Mr.Nihal Kovvali a successful Lawyer, Mrs.Saira John Senior English teacher at Modern School, Delhi and Mrs.Jessica Saajan Public Speaking Trainer form John Maxwell , USA. They had the challenging task of judging our dynamic and knowledgeable finalists who put their best foot forward in ensuring they contribute towards their houses emerging as winners.
The topics : –
The house believes that increasing use of social media is making us socially inept.
The house believes it is unethical for Pharma giants to patent the formula of the vaccine in a pandemic like this.
The house believes that the rise of tech juggernauts threatens the fabric of society.
The Winners of the Inter House English Debate are as follow:-
1st Position – Nalanda House
2nd Position – Vijayanagara House
3rd Position – Nagarjuna House
4th Position – Taxila House
Another feather in HPSR’s cap in the successful organisation of this online Inter House English Debate Competition.
IPSC TEACHERS CONCLAVE 2021 – BY MAYO COLLEGE , AJMER.
THEME : SOCIETY 5.0
The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur is a member of the Indian Public School Conference. The IPSC virtual Teachers conclave was conducted by Mayo college , Ajmer from 5 th july – 7 th July 2021. Mrs Kiran Punjwani ( Vice Principal) and Ms. Padmavati ( HM – Primary) attended the conference. The theme for the Teachers Conclave was SOCIETY 5.0. The key note speakers threw light on shaping the future of humanity and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a role in changing the society. The speakers talked about how AI can be used in developing solutions in the field of health , agriculture, education sectors and discussed the impact of AI on the society . Also they mentioned how the lack of data security will be a great threat to the society.
The Director of Mayo college Lt. Gen S H Kulkarni mentioned that AI will change the landscape of learning while Ms. Nishi Mishra Chairperson IPSC talked about imparting value centric education . Also she said that Society 5.0 will be a super smart society.
Giving back to the society – Vaccination Drive at Hyderabad Public School ( R )
On the 17th & 18th of June 2021, The Hyderabad Public School (Ramanthapur) organised a free COVID inoculation ( Vaccine : COVISHIELD) drive for the school staff and their dependents ( spouse, parents, children over 18 years of age). The school took this step in order to accelerate the vaccination of the school staff and achieve the goal of a fully inoculated staff before the physical reopening of the school. The vaccination drive also ensured that the school and staff and their dependents were inoculated in a complete safe and secure environment without having to worry about the administrative procedures to secure a vaccination slot. This initiative taken by the management was truly appreciated.
SWD SPONSORS LENOVO TABLETS
With remote learning extending into the second consecutive academic year, The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur in yet another initiative reached out to the Social Welfare Department which in turn facilitated the distribution of Lenovo Tablets to the Telangana SWD sponsored students.
The hon’ble TRS Uppal MLA Mr.Subhash Reddy , who is also a member of HPS society, gave away the devices to the students in the school premises on the 30th of June 2021. We received a total of 290 tablets from the Social Welfare Department .Principal Dr.Narasimha Reddy with the help of his teaching staff arranged the smooth distribution of gadgets ,thus ensuring that no child is left behind and learning continues for all the students.
We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teachers’ hand because it is the pen and paper of our time. We commend the Department’s efforts for taking into consideration the need of the hour which will benefit the students greatly.
Telangana State Biodiversity Board, Celebrated
International Day for Biological diversity -17 th May to 20 th
Telangana State Biodiversity Board has conducted various online competitions for school students as part of International Day for Biological diversity (22nd May 2021). Our primary students participated in the competitions and won prizes. In English Elocution Dhruv Kota of 5A got 2nd position and Akshara Gururaj of 5A got consolation.
In Painting competition B.Prerana of 5A got 2nd position, P.Arush of 3E got 3rd position and Komal Banda of 3A got consolation.
Cyberabad Traffic Police Celebrated National Road Safety
Month 2021-18 January to 17 February 2021
In view of National Road Safety Month, Cyberabad Traffic Police conducted Road Safety awareness contests for school children. C. Tanishaa of Class 1 B and Akshara Gururaj of 4 A have participated and won consolation prizes in the Essay Writing Competition as part of National Traffic Safety Month on 18 January 2021. They have also received a Certificate and Rs.1000/- from a famous film actor, Shri N T Rama Rao Jr, V.C. Sajjanar IPS and Cyberabad Dy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Vijay Kumar IPS.
We rejoice that there is an institution like the United Nations, for it is the symbol and hope of the new world of light dawning beyond the clouds
We owe it to ourselves to find out why the light does not spread and disperse the darkness……..S.RadhaKrishnan.
MUN is a great start to become a great leader and a change- maker. It is a platform to grow as a person of strong convictions, to master social and emotional intelligence, and to experience and apply learning to life.
Samuel Johnson said – ‘Self Confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.’ MUN instills in our youngsters, some dynamic and some nervous delegates, the obligation to be passionate about world events and be convinced to speak and negotiate the truth with an undivided mind.
The fun and entertainment of public speaking exercise and the bonding with other members of Model United Nations is an experience that never goes away.
HPSR MUN : 2020-21
“No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings” – John F Kennedy
The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur conducted its first ever virtual MUN with students from almost 15 schools participating over a span of two days. Students played the role of delegates solving real world issues with the policies and perspectives of assigned country. This platform helps students to develop confidence and leadership skills MUN, public speaking, teamwork and negotiation in a safe and structured environment.
The Day commenced with the inaugural ceremony that witnesse the hoisting of the UN flag by the Principal Dr. Narsimha Reddy, the lighting of the lamp, the declaration of the meet open and the handing over of the gavel to the UN Secretary General. The Inaugural culminated with a welcome dance and a song rendition.
All delegates clicked on the links of their respective committees and proceeded with the start of the MUN assisted by teachers and designated Chair and Vice Chair Persons.
At the end of an extremely remarkable two-day negotiation, conflict resolution and cooperation the most spirited were recognized with accolades and Prizes. With the Head Girl rendering the Vote of Thanks, the UN flag was lowered denoting the end of the MUN proceedings.
Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. – Will Smith
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
UNITED NATIONS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Harsha Manchella of grade XI participated in the Model European Parliament under the ‘Connected Europe programme’ , a part of the MOVE series supported by AFS Germany and the Mercator Foundation .
The event was held from the 13th of November to 29th of November 2020 . Harsha had the unparalleled opportunity of representing the Identity and Democracy party from the Austrian constituency.
The event exposed the structural and functional aspects of the European Union to Harsha, who was piqued by the sheer diplomatic environment around him, on top of being the only non-European attendee of the event. Harsha passionately raised questions and steered discussions on topics ranging from Climate Change to refugee policy. More importantly, Harsha recalls the event of being an insight into the differences between the Indian and European method of parliamentary functioning. The vision of AFS and its events is not merely cultural exchanges, but helping equip the students with the requisite exposure of the social, economic and political labyrinth surrounding them, which would eventually become their institutions to administer and govern.
Field Trip to Ramky Enviros C&D waste recycling plant
On the 20th of January, 2021 the students got an opportunity to go on a field trip to Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd’s Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant located in Jeedimetla industrial strip of Hyderabad . This was exclusively for the students of class 11th who have taken Entrepreneurship as a subject and have the desire to start their own ventures in the future.
The students were left elated listening to the operational and functional aspects of the Plant, along with the scale of its services from Mr.Gowtham Reddy , CEO and Mr.Satya , Project head for C&D waste management.
The students were also given a guided trip of the processing units of the plant by the site engineers. The engineers were eager to share their knowledge and expertise on the plants technology, particularly the waste recycling mechanisms and their significance in the unit.
The school was extremely fortunate and proud to have been presented with this opportunity by Mr Gowtham Reddy , CEO, Ramki Enviro Engineers Ltd, and an illustrious alumni of the Hyderabad Public School Ramanthpur, batch of 1987, along with the help provided by the HPSR Alumni Association
AFS:Virtual Effect + Global Citizenship Education Workshop
Be the Change Maker
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. While human progress is inevitable, it is essential that our actions and methods touch each and every individual around us, ensuring that the collective contribution of society is not hindered. While each one of us had our own perception of this target, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) workshop, organised by the AFS was an astonishing and mind-altering event for the participating students which condensed the question of universal change into a more coherent solution, permeating one’s minds and getting synthesized with our own previous knowledge of the goal. The current pandemic exposed us to the immense need for global citizenship, and this workshop perfectly encapsulated the idea, helping link the road ahead of us in terms of bringing a change with the current problems plaguing our world now. Now, we understand that Change making is all about working for betterment and being able to influence others to do the same.
Webinar on “Responsible Online Behaviour”
On 29th December 2020, an apprising webinar was hosted by The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur” on “Responsible Online Behaviour”. It was attended by all the faculty members and the students along with their parents.
The Resource person Ms. Janice Verghese is a Cyber Lawyer and Cyber Security Specialist, Manager-Communications and Training Cyber Peace Foundation.
This initiative was aimed at engendering a general cognizance around protecting oneself from online malpractices. The students were taught how to check the legitimacy of apps, the proper utilisation of built-in security features for the devices being used and other such ways to make sure cyber security is optimal. Scamming and various forms of phishing were addressed too as prevalent issues where cyber security is concerned. Having knowledge of such malpractice makes us fit to interact with online interfaces. Along with cyber security, students were informed about creating a safer online ecosystem via making use of the reporting option on almost all social media websites. The students were also made aware of the detrimental impact of falling prey to harmful online practices and were implored to always approach the digital ecosystem with caution. Safeguarding oneself from toxic online practices has attained paramount importance in an ever increasingly interconnected world.
We at The Hyderabad Public School Ramanthapur are delighted to introduce “Entrepreneurship” as a subject in the Class 11 academic curriculum supported by the “The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE Hyderabad) and the Alumni Association”.
Mr Jay Reddy and Mr Ashwin, two effulgent alumni of The Hyderabad Public School Ramanthapur, were invited to the school on 25th November 2020 to provide an expert insight into experiential learning and motivate the eager students. Mr. Ashwin recalled his school days which instilled leadership qualities in him and sparked his interest in entrepreneurship. The inspirational talk made a lasting impression on the minds of the young leaders and urged them to think outside the box and explore their entrepreneurial flair.
Mr Jayaram Reddy graduated from IIT Delhi and completed his MBA from the Michigan University. He is a successful angel investor and serial entrepreneur based in USA. Mr Ashwin is also a member of the HPS Society along with being an entrepreneur.
World Read Aloud Day
Ruskin Bond said,” Books are man’s best friends and are more than the king’s treasure”.
So, it is important to read books, breathe books and feel books.
Unfortunately, reading habit is dying down as the world has adopted technology at a fast pace. But nothing can beat the feel of a book in your hand while reading sitting on your settee. A ‘Kindle’ cannot substitute the book.
Armchair traveling can make one’s life very interesting. You go around the world without spending anything with an added advantage of gaining knowledge and wisdom.
Today to commemorate World Read Aloud Day, I urge the young and the old alike to Read, Read and Read.
DEAR – Drop, Everything and Read Aloud should be the motto.
Reading habit can make you a happier and a wholesome person.
CENTRE FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY- YOUNG INNOVATOR’S PROGRAM 2021
“The Science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”
The Young Innovator’s Programme has been conducted this year too by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), despite the Pandemic.
B. Vijay Adithya of 9B and Lavanya Karki of 9A had the opportunity of visiting and working with some great scientists and researchers and getting hands-on experience in the labs of CCMB from the 6 th -13 th January 2021.
The thrilling and knowledge-rendering experience started with an online lecture that was given by Prof. Gagandeep Kang on her life, work, and infectious diseases, followed by an online test.
The 5-day schedule began with an address by CCMB Director Dr. Rakesh Mishra and included a short movie on LaCONES (Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species), onion peel experiment, facts about fruit flies, extraction of DNA from blood, an exciting and informative game called ‘The Central Dogma, crystallization of proteins, and many more.
The valedictory function witnessed these innovators awarded with certificates followed by an interactive session.
The excited students vouched that this remarkable trip aroused an interest in Science and hoped to do their best for the people and the Nation.
PRE PRIMARY- ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS CONDUCTED ON 3RD APRIL 2021.
The Pre Primary Orientation program is conducted every year for the Parents of Pre-Primary students to show them the Facilities, Infrastructure at HPS and to make them aware of the academics & activities at HPS for the holistic development of the students.
We also talk about the LIFE @ HPS as the student grows up from PPI to class 12th.
The program also emphasizes on the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the students which is necessary for their growth.
AFS MASTER CHEF
The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, could treat itself to yet another cherry on the top when young B. Vardhan of Grade 7B was served the First Position in the AFS India MasterChef .
AFS India provided the platform to help students, especially in the Lockdown period to flaunt their culinary skills as part of the AFS Intercultural Programs India with Paraguay being the Invited Guest Country.
Vardhan claims to be a foodie, interested in the art of cooking was adjudged the winner at the National level.
The two-level competition ended in good taste with a South Indian Mid-day Meal presented on a Banana leaf, to the Paraguayan guest.
The eggplant curry(Brinjal / Gutti Vankaya ), most famous in Telangana, Dal and Tomato Rasam, Cucumber pickle, with white rice and Papad was the winning dish.
CCT Pilot Programme (NEP 2020)
Creative and Critical thinking, abbreviated as CCT, is a major component of the National Education Policy 2020, which is reshaping education in the country. ThinkTac is an experiential education company that is working with CBSE to create engaging programmes that develop CCT skills. Our School has partnered with ThinkTac to offer a short programme for VII standard students. The goal of the CCT pilot is to familiarise students to the experiential pedagogy.
Under an initiative called ‘SpaceShare’ by Satellize, 10 payloads will fly into space aboard ISRO’s next polar orbiting satellite. 10 projects were selected by Satellize from all over India based on their creativity and usefulness. The projects were to be made on a Printed Circuit Board of dimensions 16 cm x 10 cm.We are proud to note that The Hyderabad Public School Ramanthapur was the only school shortlisted among 10 other institutions like IIT Bombay, Vellore Institute of Technology, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Hindustan University Chennai, etc. The project is about studying the variation in earth’s magnetic field strength. The earth’s magnetic field strength varies from the equator to the poles. This project will help in studying these variations and deduce patterns in the variations. The materials used include a magnetometer, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and an arduino nano. The payload is made in such a manner, that it can withstand the temperature variations, pressure variations and vibrations in space. The Space Share Project has been submitted to Satellize, M/s Exseed Space Innovation Pvt. Ltd. which will be further delivered to ISRO for integration into the
HPSR YOUNGPRENEURS PROGRAM 2021
HPSR Youngpreneurs is an innovative and exciting initiative taken by The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur in coordination with The HPSR Alumni Association and TIE Hyderabad. This program is the culmination of the course on Entrepreneurship introduced in class XI in the year 2020. The Principal Dr. S Narasimha Reddy has always harbored a vision to nurture self-reliant independent thinkers and HPSR Youngpreneurs enables the school to realise this vision. Dr. Reddy strongly believes in the ideology that students of HPSR should have roots to hold on to and wings to fly to seek what lies beyond the horizon. The school is grateful to Mr Ashwin and Mr Jayram Reddy, Alumni of HPSR for making this entrepreneurship program a reality. The ‘Learn to Earn’ module of CBSE introduced the students to the core concepts of Entrepreneurship.
HPSR Youngpreneurs’ take this learning to a new level by exposing the students to real life entrepreneurs and their stories while highlighting the practical implications of their learning. A total of 38 students from classes IX, X and XI were divided into six teams who were guided by their subject teacher through the event. The School reached out to successful entrepreneurs, the alumni of HPSR, from all across the world to mentor each team and chisel their business ideas into a product prototype. All the six teams were given online training sessions which ran from 20 th -27 th March 2021. The Youngpreneurs were trained on business models, lean canvas, idea validation & MVP development, working in team, design thinking and rapid prototyping and mentor introduction. The grand finale scheduled on 2 nd May, 2021 was a culmination of program wherein the Youngpreneurs presented their product prototypes along with their business plans. The event started with an address from the Principal, Dr. Narasimha Reddy. This was followed by context setting, jury criteria and jury introduction. The most awaited team-wise business plan competition consisted of a 1-minute elevator pitch, 10 minutes recorded pitch and 5 minutes of Q & A session. It was a privilege to have Mr. Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO, Actifio , as the Chief Guest. He gave a key note address to the gathering. The most awaited business plan competition awards were announced with the permission of the jury. The results of the HPSR Youngpreneurs are as follows–
|S.No||Category Award||Team Name||Team Members|
|1.||1 – Minute Elevator Pitch Award||Unmask||SreeHarsha,Praneeth,Aryan, Nyasa, Vishwajeeth and
|2.||B – Plan Competition – Runner||Billelectro||Kavish,Poorvi,Sanskriti,Pranay,MdSaif,V Hari, Anugna|
|2.||B – Plan Competition – Winner||Unmask||SreeHarsha,Praneeth, Aryan, Nyasa, Vishwajeeth and Rayaan|
To encourage the innate talent of the YoungPreneurs, the Jury announced few other awards too.
Team Wowinsite won the best team for ‘Sustainability’.
Team Sadhan won for ‘Persistence ‘.
Team Aerodrones Best team for ‘Customer empathy.
Team Studentorzo for ‘Perseverance and Planning‘.
The competition may have come to an end, but it heralds a new beginning – towards making our
students Atma Nirbhar, in line with our honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji’s dream.