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
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 Ramki Enviros C&D waste 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 the 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.
- 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 6th -13th 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.
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. Various questions asked by students were answered enthusiastically by her. This was followed by an online selection test. Two students from our school- B. Vijay Adithya of 9B and Lavanya Karki of 9A were blessed with the opportunity of visiting CCMB from 6th -13th January 2021 and working with some great scientists, researchers and getting an opportunity to work in the labs of CCMB and getting to do some hands-on-experience ourselves. The YIP began with an address by CCMB Director Dr. Rakesh Mishra and a short movie on LaCONES (Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species). We were then taken to a lab where we were shown various cells of the villi in the small intestine. We also did the onion peel experiment and the surge of pride in looking at our self-prepared slides while wearing the CCMB-gifted lab coats was enormous. On the second day, we were taken to the fly lab and taught about fruit flies. We were also taken to the Innovation Hub. The third day had another exciting experience in store as we saw the extraction of DNA from blood. On the fourth day, we played an exciting and informative game called ‘The Central Dogma’ and finally on the fifth day, we crystallized proteins and went to the fish facility. The sixth day was the valedictory function when we were awarded certificates and an interactive session followed. It was indeed a lifetime opportunity. The interest this trip has aroused in us an interest in Science that is remarkable and we hope to do the best we can for our people and our nation in the field of Science. The YIP that was conducted during the Pandemic also served as an inspiration for working safely in the Pandemic with all the precautions.
BY: LAVANYA KARKI, 9A