“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay,” Tibetan spiritual leader in exile Dalai Lama said once. With that thought process as inspiration, P. Obul Reddy Public School has initiated a move to explore the latent talents in students, yet again.

Driven by students’ enthusiasm, the school held its first convention of the Mock United Nations (MUN) known as PORPSMUN-2013 on November 9 and 10 with academic assimilation. About 300 students from different schools in the twin cities represented various countries as delegates.  

The conference featured six committees -- the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Disarmament and International Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the Special Council. The executive board of PORPSMUN-2013 was constituted with student diplomats holding portfolios to supervise and ensure smooth functioning of each council.

The participants played as diplomats representing countries in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations. They investigated international issues, debated, deliberated, consulted and then worked out solutions to world problems. The MUN was organised to spread awareness about global issues among the students.

JHPS wins match

The Under-14 boys cricket team of the Jubilee Hills Public School (JHPS) participated in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) tournament and won laurels. During the league match held on November 7, JHPS played Little Flower High School. JHPS won the toss and elected to bat first. It made 412 runs losing 8 wickets in 40 overs and in reply LFHS were all out for 189 runs in 32 overs. JHPS won the match by 223 runs.

Captain K. Prajwal scored 113 runs and took two wickets conceding 20 runs. K. Uday Goud also scored a century (112) while K. Ajay Goud contributed 80 and took 3/30 and P. Suhas Reddy took 3/40. Chairman of the school A. Murali Mukund and principal M. Varalakshmi congratulated the team.

CBSE athletic meet

The CBSE Cluster-VII athletic meet 2013-14 was conducted by SPSS English Medium Residential School at Davanagere in Karnataka from November 8 to 10. A class X student of JHPS M. Asta Lakshmi participated in the long jump competition and bagged a silver medal and also got selected for nationals.

Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at VIP’s International School here recently. Grandparents who participated in the fete were given a heart-warming welcome with roses. The celebration started with the verses from Quran to invoke god’s blessings.

The tiny tots in colourful attire set the pace of the celebrations and the grandparents were overjoyed to see their little wonders dancing and singing to the tunes of their era. MLA Ahmed Pasha Quadri participated as the chief guest and Moghalpura Corporator Mohammed Mukkaram Ali as the guest of honour.

The game ‘Tailing the Cat’ made the grandparents nostalgic and took them down the memory lane. ‘Passing the Parcel’, another game, was an interesting extension of fun and frolic. And to create an aura of happiness were a few warm up games. - Special Correspondent