HPS – Library & Information Science (LIS) students visited Pearl Academy Library

The students of Library & Information Science (LIS) of Hamdard Public School visits the Pearl Academy Library, Naraina Delhi. It was an Educational tour of Class XI, Library & Information Science (LIS) students as a part of their practical work.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has  introduced ‘Library and Information Science’(Code No. 079) as an academic elective subject at senior secondary level from the academic year 2014-15 on pilot basis in some selected schools and Hamdard Public Schools (HPS) is proud to be a part of it.

Pearl Academy is a top ranked private institute imparting higher education in the field of Art, design and Fashion. LIS students visits Pearl Academy library along with their subject teacher cum Librarian, Ms. Misbah to get the practical working of a fully computerized library. They not only get the practical knowledge of Acquisition,  Classification & Cataloguing, Reference Section etc but also get well- acquaint with the modern facilities and services such as Barcode System, OPAC (On-Line Public Access Catalogue) provided by the Pearl  library to its users.

Students also enjoyed a lecture on career opportunities; specially organized by Pearl Academy with a refreshment!

Pics of the day:

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson – Book Review

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is an exclusive biography of Steve Jobs Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs who was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.


“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”

This book is about the roller coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing.

The saga of Steve Jobs is the silicon valley creation myth with large, launching a start up in his parent’s garage and building it into the world’s most valuable company. He didn’t invent many things out night but he was a master at putting together ideas, arts, and technology in ways that invented the future. Some leaders push innovation by being good at a big picture, others do so mastering details but Jobs did both flawlessly and relentlessly. He considered “APPLE” his greatest creation a place where imagination was nurtured, applied and executed in many ways, so creative that it became the heaven on earth.

Was he smart? No, he was exceptionally genius. Greatest business executive of our era, the one most certain to be remembered a century from now. He made a company that thrives best at intersections of artistry and technology. Jobs stands as a perfect icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He believed that simplicity  is the best sophistication that’s why his products are best and out of this world.

His creations are married with humanities that fields us the result that makes our heart sing.

This simple and exclusive biography of tech icon is highly inspiring piece of struggling life till his success.

Courtesy: Darshita Singh, Alumni of HPS


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


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Book 1) – Book Review


Magical, thrilling, funny and FANTASTIC!! That’s what you would find when you get hooked to the first part of the ‘Artemis Fowl’ books written brilliantly by the talented author Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen). He is an Irish author and comedian who was born in Wexford, on the south-east coast of Ireland in 1965. His many books include ‘Artemis Fowl series’, ‘Airman’, ‘And Other Things’ and ‘The Supernaturalist’.

The main characters of the book include Artemis Fowl, Butler (Artemis’…..butler), Juliet (Butler’s little sister) and Holly, the fairy.The book revolves around the twelve year old protagonist ‘Artemis Fowl (the second)’ who is a ‘child prodigy’ from Ireland. He is super intelligent and talented but uses his brains in not-so-productive ways. What he is hungry for is gold and he can go up to any extent for it. Artemis belongs to a family of ‘legendary criminals’. They had ‘skirmished on the wrong side of the law’ for years, collecting enough funds to become ‘legitimate’. Artemis’ father (Artemis Senior) had decided to invest a ‘huge chunk’ of the Fowl fortune in establishing new shipping lines in Russia. But the Russian Mafia did not like the idea of ‘westerners’ coming into their markets and so he got a ‘Stinger missile’ fired at their ship the ‘Fowl Star’. His father was on board the ship along with Butler’s uncle and 250,000 cans of cola. Artemis’ mother Angeline Fowl was so depressed by this that she isolated herself into the ‘attic room’. The family lost its billionaire status and Artemis decides to restore the family fortune. This is what sets the background of the story.What follows next is a clever plan. Artemis discovers a world of  ‘armed and high-tech’ fairies and a book carried by each one of them containing the rules and regulations of the fairy world living underground, the last ‘mud-man free zone’ (human free zone) on Earth.
It’s their ‘Bible’. Artemis concludes that if he gets hold of that book, then surely he will be successful in getting his plan to work! The plan-yes, it was to kidnap a fairy and to hold her for ransom, fairy gold, which would make him rich overnight. He is successful in kidnapping a fairy named Holly who is very sensitive to the havoc of nature caused by the ‘mud-men’. Also she is the first female ‘recon officer’ in the LEP force (Lower Elements Police). The story that follows is a good combination of fun, wit and magic. How the fairy public tries to save Holly, how Butler takes on a troll all alone and defeats him, the amusing dialogues, the fact that Holly saves Butler’s life inspite of being aware that he is also involved in her kidnapping, all this make this book a good read. Towards the end when Artemis buys a wish from Holly in return for giving back half the ransom money, it’s very touching when he uses his wish to heal his mother. He, after all is a boy.

Over all this is a perfect book for all, is jam packed with magic and adventure and gives us an important lesson to take care of our environment too.

Reviewed by: Zareen Fatima, XI-B1

Zareen Fatima