Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Public School (HPS), Begumpet, has officially unveiled its plans for the Grand Finale of its highly successful year long centenary celebrations. The school today announced an investment of 17.5 cr for Multi sport facility and 10 cr for an innovation Centre (similar to T Hub) to foster entrepreneurship.
The finale will be inaugurated on the 19th of December and the programs will be held between the 24th-27th December 2023. The finale celebration which comprises of more than 50+ activities curated for the HPS fraternity comprising of students, staff, alumni & parents.
The four-day Grand Finale will feature a monumental fundraising initiative, aiming to raise INR 17.5 crore for a state-of-the-art green field Multi-utility sports center designed by renowned architect Hafeez Contractor. This is part of the school’s audacious Vision 2050 to raising INR 150 Crores for monumental development plans. The school is one of the few schools in the country that provides donors 80G Tax exemptions and has an FCRA license to accept foreign donations. It is actively promoting Educational Philanthropy and the concept of giving back, that is very popular in the western world in most legacy not for profit institutions.
The school is in the process of constructing an Innovation Centre projected at a cost of 10 cr, similar to T-Hub to foster entrepreneurship and innovation culture at school level itself, generously funded by HPS Alumni. Spanning 15,000 square feet, this unique facility stands as a pioneering project, making HPS the sole school in the country to boast such an achievement. The faculty will actively encourage hands-on learning experiences in robotics and AI within this center.
The Grand Finale week will be kickstarted with an HPS Centenary Dinner, an exclusive limited seating Fund Raising Dinner, on the 24th of December, 2023 at the Taj Falaknuma Palace. The dinner is set to be attended by distinguished guests and alumni from around the world with the purpose of raising funds for the HPS Centenary Sports Center.
The ensuing three days, i.e. 25th to 27th of December will see the entire HPS universe of over 15,000 people culminate in the campus and celebrate 100 years of the school. This is expected to be perhaps the largest celebrations held by any school in India. With a purpose to celebrate its centenary, exchange ideas, share knowledge, network and strengthen the HPS family further, a series of events across the campus are planned. Some of the key highlights include a spectacular HPS Carnival, a HPS Museum – The Echoes of Time, HPS StartX – an Entrepreneurship Summit, a Sports Reunion, The Centenary Golf Tournament at the Hyderabad Golf Club, a regal Vintage Car Showcase, a Speed Networking sessions, a learning zone with Book Readings, Panel Discussions, Workshops, the depositing of a Time capsule, a stunning performance by the popular band “The Bartenders”, a Centenary Alumni Reunion dinner along with “Best Kept Secret” playing live, Art Competition, Photography Competition, a mock Parliament session, and many more activities. The finale concert will be held on the 27th of December in the front field with the 100-year-old building as the backdrop. The renowned trio – Shankar Ehsan Loy are set to enthrall the audience at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.