Celebrations of the 70th Independence Day @ Hamdard Public School!

Hamdard Public School celebrates the 70th Independence Day of our country with a high spirit of patriotism and enthusiasm.

There was a special Independence Day Assembly arranged by Ms. Afreen and Ms. Nazli (Social Science Dept.). The program commenced with the Flag hoisting by the School Principal Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan, followed by the significance of I-Day speech, glorified patriotic songs, poems and skit.

Through skit the students has presented the glimpse of various movements from history of freedom struggle: first group of students presented Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, second group presented the Non-Cooperation Movement, followed by the Dandi March and Quit India Movement.

A short and energetic speech has been delivered by our Principal, Mr Zubair Ahmed Khan which was filled with glory of our country and concluded at “Saare jahan Se Achcha, Hindustan Humara”.

The celebration came to an end by enchanting Our Rashtra Gaan “Jana Gana Mana” with full respect and a high spirit.

Pics of the Day:

Source: Ms. Afreen Thabassum 

Courtesy: Ms. Misbah, Librarian

Four-year-old Shayan Jamal of ‘HAMDARD PUBLIC SCHOOL’ makes it to Delhi school’s U-12 team


Meet 4-year-old batsman Shayan Jamal, possibly Indian cricket’s next wonder boy

Jasvinder Sidhu, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 21, 2016

Barely a year old, Shayan Jamal used to have his gaze fixed on TV whenever a cricket match was on. Aged three, he took stance in front of a wicket for the first time. And believe it or not, all of four years now, Shayan has been chosen in his school’s U-12 team.

What strikes you on meeting the boy is how well he plays the cover drive. He also has solid forward defence. It is too young an age to even hold a proper cricket bat, leave alone play at any level. But there is enthusiasm all around.

“I want to play for India one day, like Virat Kohli. I admire him because he is a good batsman and scores centuries,” says Shayan, KG student at Hamdard Public School in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar.

Shayan’s father, Arshad, a former club level cricketer and a modest businessman, is guiding him.

“Shayan’s cricketing sense is strong and he his hungry to play cricket. If I give him a break for a day or two, he begins to pester me, asking ‘why we’re not going for nets! His game is natural. I am just trying to mould him,” says Arshad.

He has a cloth business but his entire focus is on his son.

“My family and friends think I am wasting my time on Shayan. But I feel god has sent him with exceptional talent. I can’t do injustice to him. I am confident god will show the way,” Arshad, who used to be a pace bowler, told HT.

It is too early to say whether Shayan will sustain his interest in the game as he grows up. However, for now his basics are strong and he knows how to leave the ball pitched outside off-stump, and play the late cut.

“I enjoy playing cricket. I want to play more. I also like fielding,” says the shy kid.

Source: Jasvinder Sidhu, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 21, 2016

Courtesy : Hps Librarian, Ms. Misbah

Joint pre-medical exam likely for 2016-17 session

The All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance exam for the academic year

2016-17 may not be held as scheduled on May 1,2016. A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking a direction to hold the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) this year, which will be a joint medical entrance test for all medical colleges in India.

In its April 11 judgment, the Supreme Court recalled its 2013 verdict that quashed NEET and made it possible for the Medical Council of India (MCI) to hold a common examination for all dental, undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

MCI, the country’s top body responsible for regulating medical education, sent a proposal to introduce the common test in the 2016-17 academic year to the Union health ministry. “It could be possible to hold NEET this year if the time schedule fixed by SC is extended. We have forwarded the proposal to the government, let it take a call,” Dr Jayshree Mehta, president, MCI, told HT.

Senior health ministry officials said the ball was now in the HRD ministry’s court. “The onus of conducting the exam is on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that comes under HRD. We had written to them and if they agreed it was possible, we would have approached SC for an extension,” said a senior official.

India has more than 400 medical colleges, including government and private — currently, only government institutions have a common medical entrance test. These colleges offer 31,000 undergraduate medical and dental seats (MBBS and BDS) and 11,000 PG (MD) seats.

The CBSE was planning to go ahead with the May 1 exam. “There were talks at the higher level but we weren’t conveyed anything. In such a scenario, we had no choice but to go ahead with the exam. If there’s a directive from court or otherwise, we may reconsider,” said an HRD ministry official.

A plea was also made to stay the exam. MCI’s senior advocate, Vikas Singh, informed court that the body was ready with a test schedule. But CBSE counsel submitted that he needed instructions on whether it was possible to hold the exam.

Courtesy: Hindustan Times, 28 Apr 2016 – p.15

HPS Celebrated ‘The World Book & Copyright Day-2016’


23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

It was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. In this regard, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.

Courtesy: Ms. Misbah, Sr. Librarian & blogger, HPS