Students turned out in their best on the occasion, for it was a day that comes only once a year.

The Jubilee Hills Public School celebrated its ‘Annual Day’ on January 24 in a grand fashion, with Medak district Collector A. Dinakar Babu taking time off to attend the function as the Chief Guest, accompanied by his wife Anuradha.

School chairman A. Murali Mukund pointed out that education had a broader connotation.

The focus, he said, should be on completion of syllabus and participation in sports, as much as it was important for the students to imbibe values and be socially responsible.

Global citizen

Chief Guest A. Dinakar Babu said that education brings out the best in everyone but the need of the hour was to be a global citizen.

Parental support and school socialisation brings out the personality of the child. He appealed to the students that they should tackle social evils that still prevail in the society.

Mr. Dinakar Babu gave away awards to outstanding students, while Mr. Murali Mukund felicitated teachers. Sri. Kode Satyanarayana gave away the President’s Best Student Award and Best Boy Student Award.

Challenges of 21st century

In her welcome address, Principal M. Varalakshmi highlighted the school’s progress and the students’ achievements and inspired them to work towards their goal, while Head G. Sree Devi underscored the need for students to be empowered enough to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Senior Head Boy K. Pradyumna Rao and Head Girl Swechcha K. proposed the vote of thanks.

The audience was enthralled by the variety of programmes presented by the children .

The function was attended by the parents, alumni, media people and other dignitaries.

R-Day celebrations at Oxford Grammar School

The 64{+t}{+h}Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and gaiety with Chief Guest, Raghunatha Rao, Deputy Director, National Institute of Nutrition hoisting the tri-colour.

It was followed by patriotic songs rendered by students and others.

Mr. Raghunatha Rao said a school could be compared to wholesome food that gave the necessary nutrients to children.

Headmistress Fahmida Shameen addressed the gathering and presented a brief report on the school’s activities.

R-Day at The Creek Planet School

The campus was tastefully decorated on Republic Day with flags, ribbons and balloons and the spirit of patriotism was all-pervading. Interestingly, the flag was hoisted by a senior student, Aishwarya, followed by the students rendering the National Anthem.

The march past by smartly-turned out students was impressive and drew applause and the special programme that included patriotic songs, drill display, demonstration of self-defence and speeches by several people including the students was well-received.

Trophies were presented to the students for the winners of the Inter House Competitions and the Overall Best Performance Award went to Mars House.

The celebrations saw the presence of the Executive Director Padmaja Paturi, Director Narendra Prasad, Vice Chairman Panduranga Chary, while Aishwarya was the Chief Guest, accompanied by her parents.

The programme came to an end with a vote of thanks by Roopa.

Quiz contest by Ramanath Secondary School

To mark the 64th Republic Day celebrations, Ramanath Secondary School, NSTL organised inter-school ‘Ahamahamika Quiz’ for students from Class V to VII. Of all, 534 students have participated from 26 schools.

A total of 35 questions were posed on freedom fighter and spiritual teacher Acharya Vinoba Bhave.

The first prize was bagged by J. Sai Supriya of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan. At the end of the competition, Director of NSTL S.V. Rangarajan appreciated the winners and distributed the prizes.

R-Day at Little Angels School

Variety and gaiety marked the celebrations of Republic Day at Little Angels School, MVP Colony as three students of Class X Tanveer Fatima Shaik, P.B.S.N. Harshini and P. Guru Pooja were the chief guests of the day.

To appreciate their hard work and perseverance in securing 98.83 per cent in the half-yearly examination, they were honoured on the occasion.

Principal and Correspondent of the school C. Venu Mohan, students and the teachers paid tributes to the freedom fighters.

Mr. Venu Mohan urged the students to give priority to extra curricular activities along with their studies.

Later the national flag was hoisted by the toppers of the school and prizes were given away to the students in various categories.

Students also staged cultural performances apart from demonstration of yoga asanas by S.V. Satwika Reddy (Class VI).

Patriotic aura at Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan School

A slew of cultural performances were staged by the students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan on Republic Day apart from performing traditional ‘tappetagullu’ by a group of dancers.

Experts delivered lecture on patriotism and the importance of being responsible citizens.

Professor of Pulmonary Medicine of Guntur Medical College Allena Prem Kumar, chief manager of Union Bank of India Puvvala Bhaskar Rao, faculty of applied geology of Andhra University Kandrapa Vishwanath, paediatrician of Seven Hills Hospital Rajni Mukherjee, consultant surgeon Goli Bhaskara Rao and director of SYA India Jayashree Hattangadi were among the invitees who shared their views on various facets of education.

Later, prizes were given to the students who excelled in different streams.