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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School

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Type  Public School
Principal  Shri P. Rama Hanuman
Area  12 acres approx
Phone  040 2302 4910
Number of students  2,410 (2007–2008)
Established  1977
Campus  Rural
Nickname  Bhavanites
Founded  1977
Faculty  92
Address  BHEL, RC Puram, Hyderabad, Telangana 502032
Founder  Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Motto  aa no bhadhrah kratavoyantu vishvataha (Sanskrit)

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School- BHEL (BVBPS BHEL-RCPuram) is a co-educational high school with enrollment from Nursery (Pre-School) to X Standard. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), India and is located in the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL) township. Its parent body is the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan educational trust founded by Kulapathi Dr. K.M. Munshi in 1938.

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The BHEL campus, located in the Medak District was started at the request of the BHEL Management to serve their children and others from the neighbourhood. It started classes on 18 July 1977 with 475 students enrolled.

Administration

Past principals

  • 23-05-1977 to 08-05-1981 - Shri H.C. Katyal
  • 20-06-1981 to 09-08-1984 - Shri G.S. Negi
  • 06-02-1985 to 25-08-1986 - Shri V.G. Purushottham
  • 26-08-1986 to 31-08-1996 - Late Shri P.V. Krishnayya
  • 01-09-1996 to 31-07-2007 - Shri V. Adinarayana
  • 03-08-2007 to present - Shri P. Rama Hanuman
  • Prayer

    The school follows a traditional chanting of sanskrit slokas. Every Friday there is a Sarva Dharma Prayer, translated as All Faith Prayer.

    Prayer: https://web.archive.org/web/20110913215343/http://www.bhavanites.org/FILES/prayer.htm

    Pledge

    The Bhavanite pledge says:

    As the pupil of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School,I solemnly pledge myself to self-less service of my motherland and her culture. I shall consider no sacrifice is too great for the protection of my country and for the preservation of all that it stands for. Unto the greatness and glory of my land, I dedicate myself. It shall be my constant endeavour to realise the ideals of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, the basic principles of our ageless culture and to conform to the way of life prescribed by it.

    Houses

    The students are organised into houses, enabling growth of team-spirit by working together. The houses, named after characters from Hindu Mythology, are:

  • Students of Pre-Primary to UKG- Dhruva
  • Students of I to V Std- Prahalada
  • Students of VI to X Std, are organized into six houses:
  • Abhimanyu Blue(Light)     
  • Arjun Yellow     
  • Ashwathama  Orange      
  • Karna Green      
  • Markandeya Purple      
  • Vasishta Red      
  • Inter-house competitions are conducted in fields ranging from literary to music and dance. A Prefect is in charge of the activities of the house. The responsibility is given for a month thus giving opportunity to each student who are predominantly of class VI and above. The Captain and Vice-Captain (both girls and boys), usually elected democratically by the student pool, shoulder the responsibility of the success of the house for that academic year. They are typically students of class X who are really very dynamic leaders who take the house forward.

    Every house is assigned three teachers, a co-ordinator and two wardens who oversee the functioning of the house and guide the students and their leaders. One teacher is the Overall House Co-Ordinator for that academic year.

    The House Function's are held once every alternate years where students compete in Group Classical/Semi-classical singing and Performing Arts- Dramatics and Traditional Dance with Live music and singing. Students are encouraged to make their own props and stage settings.

    Events

    Annual day is celebrated in the month of March, that culminates that academic year. The principal presents the Annual Report and releases the annual school magazine. Gold-Medal awardees are congratulated by the Chief Guests for their achievements, in academics and sports. The house with maximum points achieved through the year is given the Winner's shield and the subsequent house wins the Runner's-Up shield. The program culminates with cultural programs by the students.

  • Foundation Day is celebrated in November. It marks the beginning of the academic year where the Prefectorial Body, comprising the Apex Body and House Captains, is sworn in. Student's who scored the highest in the class X Board exams the previous year are congratulated. Awards for all-round development are also given.
  • Sports Day honours the achievers in sports; individual, inter-school, district and state level, and inter-house champions of the academic year.
  • Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5 September each year, marking the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an Indian philosopher and statesman. In Bhavan's BHEL, it is celebrated with great pomp, where every student of class X is assigned the role of a current teacher. The class X students take on onus of teaching, maintaining roll call and discipline in their respective class for the day. The best teacher, one from Primary and one from Middle/High School is awarded the next day.
  • Baal Divas (Children's Day) is celebrated on 14 November each year, marking the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, First Prime Minister of India known for his work for the welfare, education and development of children and young people. This is a special day since uniforms are forgotten, classes are cancelled and candies are distributed. The teachers prepare special programs for the children.
  • National holidays, Republic Day on 26 January, Independence Day on 15 August and Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October are also celebrated in the school.
  • Bhavanites Trust

    The batch who graduated class X in 1985 launched an alumni movement, starting the Bhavanites Trust in 2007. The trust raises funds for the school infrastructure and organises alumni meets.

    On 9 January 2008, the Income Tax department of India approved Bhavanites Trust's application for Income Tax exemption. All donations to Bhavanites Trust will be exempt from income tax to the extent of 50% of the donated amount.

    Bhavanites projects

  • Donate furniture
  • Water purification system
  • Computer lab enhancements
  • Playground improvements
  • In October 2012, 5 ex-students from the Batch/Class of 1992 (Vijay Kalaga, Aditya Ram Thota, Satya Sai, Mohammed A. Mannan and Vikesh Koorma) revisited the Bhavans pledge as taught to them while in school "___I solemnly pledge myself to self-less service of my motherland and her culture., " formulating an idea—a charitable improvement project called "Save your school".

    In 2011/2012 one of the ex-student from Batch/Class of 1988/Class XII (Anil Venkat Nuka) contributed INR 60,000 in the memory of his late mother towards setting up new infrastructure like curtains etc. for stage management of the school dais and it was in use from then on for all important school functions and it was first used when the school celebrated its Annual Function in that year.

    Inspired by how alumni groups work in US and UK, the Class of 1992 aims to connect back with the school leveraging social media (especially Facebook) as an enabler.

    They first photographed the pictures of the current state of the school, and emailed them over to their batch-mates worldwide. As of 25 December 2012, the Class of 1992 has contributed Rs. 1 lakh, and aiming to collect more from their global classmates by February 2013. A project will be collectively chosen in their social Facebook group. Some of the lessons learned by them in this charity exercise:

  • Girls do come first when it comes to showing results first - The Class of 1992 girls were the first ones to mail in cheques/checks towards the project.
  • The language of old friends is not words but meanings.
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step - The "Save your School" initiative aims to do more in the future, based on the success of this small improvement project. This will be a show case project to approach more Bhavanites in the future. The future goal is to follow the guidelines of the Bhavanites trust.
  • Pledged values seldom die - Majority of them were willing to make a contribution right the first time they were contacted.
  • This is a group effort not an individual's - After 20 years of graduation and separation from school, the credit actually goes towards the group (Class of 1992) in instantly coming together and forward.
  • Organization

  • President
  • 2007–present: Srinivas Babu P.
  • Treasurer
  • 2007–present: Anand P.
  • Secretary
  • 2007–present: Subhash Ainapurapu
  • Counsel
  • 2007–present: Phanindra Alugadda
  • Auditor
  • 2007–present: Rama Murthy VSB
  • Board of Advisors

  • Satish Maripuri Class of 1980 2007–present
  • Vinod Aachi Class of 1985 2007–present
  • Geetha Paladugu Class of 1984 2007–present
  • Ravi Potharlanka Class of 1983 2007–present
  • Prasad Inampudi Class of 1984 2007–present
  • Alumni Coordinator Venu Palaparthi  Class of 1985
  • Co-curricular competitions

  • Bournvita Quiz Contest
  • INCA MAP QUIZ
  • Talent Tests
  • Each year, a prefectorial body called the Apex Body is set up to assist in maintaining discipline. The students are appointed by the teachers. The posts (for boys and girls alike, and with an assistant (one of each)) are Head Boy/Girl, Cultural Secretary, Literary Secretary and Sports Secretary.

    Sports

    The school has grounds for soccer (football), hockey, cricket, volleyball, and basketball.

    References

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School Wikipedia


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