Municipal Commissioner Mohammed Abdul Azeem on Tuesday said schools run by the VMC had produced several meritorious students who went on to occupy key posts in society after their education.
Addressing a meeting organised in connection with the re-union of the 1951 batch of the alumni association of A.K.T.P. Municipal High School, he cited the example of Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge Justice S. Ramamohan Rao, an alumni of this school and said that the present generation of students must draw inspiration from such people.
Justice Ramamohan Rao, who was the chief guest on the occasion, complimented the efforts of the organisers of the reunion. He said many students of this school were doing well in life by occupying important positions.
Acknowledging tireless efforts to put together an event of this nature, he said that while the Corporation authorities were playing their role in improving the infrastructure facilities, the alumni association members must also contribute their mite for the cause.
Mr. Azeem, who graced the occasion, said that he was happy to be part of the celebration in the school which had produced eminent personalities like Justice Rao. He said that it was a misconception that municipal schools were below par when compared to corporate institutions.
The Commissioner also spoke at length the ‘green’ drive taken up by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC). He said as part of its green mission, the VMC had embarked on a special sanitation drive besides ushering in greenery wherever possible. Basic infrastructure in schools was being improved by utilising funds allocated under the Rajiv Vidya Mission, he said.
Later, the alumni association members felicitated retired headmaster and other teachers.
Deputy Education Officer in VMC K. Durga Prasad and several others were present on the occasion.