The Hamdard Delton Squash Championship 2018

The Hamdard Delton Open Squash Championship 2018, the star SRFI rated tournament jointly sponsored by Hamdard Education Society and the Delton group concluded on Wednesday 14 Feb 2018 at the Society’s Talimabad campus in Sangam Vihar, New Delhi. This year a record 410 players from all over the country participated in the 5-day championship. The winners were as under:

Girls U/11-Anahat Singh Boys U/11-Dev sharma Women-Sachika ingle

Girls U/11-Akshay shri Boys U/13-Ansh Tripathi Men-Ranjit Singh

Girls U/15-Diksha Aurobindo Boys U/15-Jaivir Singh Dhillion

Girls U/17-Navmi Sharma Boys U/17-Sankalp Anand

Prof. Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities [AIU] was the Chief Guest. He congratulated the winners stressing the importance of a healthy competitive spirit in life. Commenting on the rising standard of squash, Tournament Director, Mr. Syed Samar Hamid and Mr. Vijay Kumar Goel expressed great hope of seeing greater number of Indian players making it to the International level. They exhorted the participants to improve their national ranking by giving progressively improved performance.

Pic of the day!

Squash Pic

Source: Times of India, March15, 2018 (Thursday) p.06

Coutesy: Ms. Misbah, Librarian-HPS




Hamdard Readers’ of the Year Award 2017-18

Hamdard Public School has awarded its avid readers for ‘The Readers of the Year 2017-18′ as per their Classes, on the occasion of Co-curricular Activities (CCA) Finale held on 19.02.2018.

The Honorable Chief Guest Mr Samar Hamid, Secretary HES along with our respected Principal Mr. Zubair Ahmad Khan have distributed the trophies and certificates to the Best Reader of the classes which inspired one and all present there. Readers of the Year Award is a motivation to all our students.

Ms. Misbah, Librarian, HPS has done a marvelous job in creating them an avid reader and also transformed the collection and infrastructure of HPS Library.

Class VI : Mohammad Hamdaan Ansari          

Class VII : Saniya Jafar                                            

Class VIII: Mohammad Omar Bin Raza           

Class IX : Amna Mannan                                         

Class X : Umama Mahmood                                   


Class XI : Rehan Arif    

Courtesy & Source : Ms. Misbah – Librarian, HPS

Hamdard Public School Celebrates “The Library & Information Week 2013-14”

Hamdard Public School, Talimabad, celebrated ‘The Library & Information Week 2013-14’ initiated and organized by Ms. Misbah, Sr. Librarian with her team. The week was commenced on 3rd February 2014 with the Book Exhibition. The whole week was full of activities for the students. The main objectives behind the whole week activities were to make students aware regarding the Library resources, services, develop creativity, literary knowledge, reading habit and creative writings. To achieve these objectives, a number of events as book cover design, quiz contests, story writing, book reviews writing and others were organized. The participation of students in the events and over all in “the Week” was overwhelming and enthusiastic.

The conclusion of the “Week” and prize distribution ceremony was organized in the school’s Audio Visual hall on 7th February 2014 (Friday).


Dr. B. N. Singh, Deputy Director CBSE was the chief guest for the occasion; he distributed the prizes to the winners for different events organized in the week.

Mr. Samar Hamid, Addl. Secretary HES, Prof. A. A. Zaidi, Manager HPS, Mr. Athar Ali, Dy Director HES and Mrs Zakia Majid Siddiqui, Principal, HPS grace the occasion as the Guests of Honour.


To promote the reading habits among students the special awards as ‘Best Reader’ and ‘Best Critical Reader of the Session’ has been awarded to the voracious readers.

Dr. Singh has appreciated the tremendous efforts of the librarian and support by the management.

Mr. Samar Hamid Addl. Secretary Hamdard Education Society has announced this year as the “Reading Year of Hamdard Public School”

Mrs Zakia Majid Siddiqui Principal, Hamdard Public School pays her best gratitude to the chief guest and other dignitaries and also congratulated the librarian and her team for the successful completion of the week.

Pics of the day:

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Source: HPS Senior Library


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has organized its second ‘International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health and Well-being Summit–2013′  in collaboration with ‘Expressions India’, a private entity which describes itself as ‘A community based outreach programme for promotion of life skills Education, School Health & Community Wellness’.
The summit has held in two stages i.e. regional summit and international summit. Hamdard Public School, Sangam Vihar has participated in the International summit held at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi with its  team of four students, Maryam Siddiqui, Shohra Islam, Wajiha Khanam and Bushra Ghazi, along with a teacher Ms. Ranu Mazumdar. The three day event was graced by the presence of many distinguished personalities, such as Mr.Vineet Joshi, Hon’ble Chairman CBSE and Mr. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble HRD Minister of India, among few others.
The event, aimed at motivating students to be healthy and inculcating values and life-skills in them, comprised of many competitions, such as ‘On the spot painting competition’, ‘Theme song on gender and values’, ‘Thematic jingle’, ‘The Wellness elocution’ and ‘The adolescent Whiz Quiz’, which proved to be real tests for the creative skills of the children. The co-scholastic events included the Youth Parliaments, various workshops and seminars, which proved to be enjoyable as well as informative.
Hamdard Public School got a prize for distinguished participation in the Global School Health Exhibition and the stall of school was appreciated by all. Maryam Siddiqui, a student of class X also bagged a prize for meritorious performance in the Wellness Elocution. The students were extremely happy to have been a part of it, and thanked Hon’ble Madam Pricipal, Mrs. Zakia Majid Siddiqui, for her endless support and motivation. It was a great learning experience for them.
Pics of the day:
Maryam, HPS student with Mr. Vineet Joshi

Maryam, HPS student with Mr. Vineet Joshi

Hamdard Public School delegates with Mr. Pallam Raju

Hamdard Public School delegates with Mr. Pallam Raju


























Source: Maryam Siddiqui, X-E


Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker prize 2013 for “The Luminaries”

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.


Eleanor Catton, the 28-year old author from New Zealand has won the Man Booker prize 2013 for her novel, The Luminaries, published by Granta.

She is not only the youngest novelist to win the coveted literary prize, but has set a new record for the longest winning novel. The Luminaries is 852 pages.

The prize was announced by Robert Macfarlane, Chair of the panel of judges, live on BBC News from London’s Guildhall. The Duchess of Cornwall presented Ms. Catton with a trophy, and Emmanuel Roman, Chief Executive of Man presented her with a cheque for £50,000.

Ms. Catton is also the last winner of the Booker prize that is presently confined to writers from the Commonwealth countries and Ireland. From next year, the prize will be opened up to writers from all countries.

The Luminaries is a murder mystery set in New Zealand during the gold-rush of the late 19 century, with astrology a running theme through the book. It was described by Mr. Macfarlane in his announcement speech as being “animated by a weird struggle between compulsion and conversion: within its pages, men and women proceed according to their fixed fates, while gold – as flakes, nuggets, coins and bars – ceaselessly shifts its shapes around them.”

Despite its size, the book is “as intricately structured as an orrery. Each section is half the length of its predecessor, right down to the final, astonishing pages,” Mr. Macfarlane said.

The judges returned to the book three times, he said, and it took just under two hours to decide on the winner. “We have dug into it and the yield it has offered at each new reading has been extraordinary.”

Ms. Catton described her immediate reaction to the news of her win as seeing a “white wall,” even as she searched her bag – she had bought a new one as her book would not fit into the old one – for the piece of paper on which she had written her acceptance speech.

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the 50,000 pounds ($80,000) prize with her book ‘The Luminaries’.

“With The Luminaries I had a question that I wanted to ask, and the question led me in my research from book to book, and in my writing from scene to scene, and I still do not feel that I have answered the question in a definitive sense, but the book is the answer to that question,” Ms. Catton said at the post-event press conference.

The question, she said, “has to do with self-knowledge, and the degree to which the knowledge of your own destiny corrupts a person. A lot of the characters in the book are engaged with their own past.”

Ms. Catton was just 25 when she started writing The Luminaries, her second novel. Her debut novel The Rehearsal (2008) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the second New Zealander to win the Booker, after Keri Hulme for The Bone People in 1985.

This year’s shortlist for the prize has been described as among the best in the Booker’s history. It included Harvest, by Jim Crace; The Last Testament of Mary, a 100-page novella by Colm Toibin; A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; and We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo.

Eleanor Catton was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She currently lives in Auckland.