October 28, 2023, Hyderabad: Music lovers gathered eagerly at The Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet to witness a magical ghazal concert by the renowned maestro Talat Aziz. The grand event presented by Jagirdars College & The Hyderabad Public School Old Students Association was part of the school’s year-long centenary celebrations and was made more special with the ghazal rendition from its stellar alumnus Mr. Talat Aziz.
The ghazal evening was filled with nostalgia and celebrations. It united individuals through their shared love for Ghazals and created lasting memories for everyone present.
For Talat Aziz Maestro, performing at his alma mater was more than just a typical event. It was a homecoming, a return to his roots. His joy and excitement were evident as he prepared to pour his heart into his performance for the school that had played a significant role in nurturing and shaping his life. On performing at HPS he said, “It is wonderful to be back to the place that shaped me as a person and educated me in multiple ways. It was as if I was here only yesterday filled with the joys of schooling under the watchful eyes of my dear teachers. I have been coming back here, and every visit is worth cherishing. It is great to see Hyderabad grow the way it has by leaps and bounds, and very nice to see HPS celebrating its hundred years. I wish you more success in the future.” He shared anecdotes from his school days giving the audience a glimpse into the artist’s formative years at HPS which added a personal touch to the evening.
The open-air theater, with a capacity of 2,000 enthusiastic audiences, was transformed into a realm of melodies and emotions for this musical spectacle. Talat Aziz began by singing some of his timeless Ghazals, each note infused with nostalgia. His voice resonated through the hearts of the audience, leaving them spellbound.
From the classics to his own compositions, the maestro had everyone swaying to his tunes. It was an evening that transcended time and transported the audience to a world of poetic beauty.
The Hyderabad Public School’s centenary celebrations were a tribute to the school’s remarkable journey over the past hundred years. Distinguished alumni who had achieved great success in various fields were honored, making it a truly momentous occasion. The two-hour concert was a beautiful blend of music and emotions, leaving an enduring mark on all those fortunate enough to be there.
About HPS Begumpet
Established 100 years ago, The Hyderabad Public School, also known as HPS, has the distinction of being one of the oldest educational institution systems nurturing leaders of tomorrow. The HPS way makes learning the focus instead of teaching, helping it to stay in tune with changing times and delivering top-notch education to its students. What sets HPS apart is its ability to provide an ecosystem for all-round development, incorporating learning methodologies that rely on self-discovery, encourage curiosity and develop value-based leadership and management skills of the students. With a 120-acre campus, state-of-the-art labs, naturally ventilated classrooms, unparalleled sports infrastructure, residential facilities, and best-in-class faculty students, both day and boarding, have access to the best of facilities and teaching staff. Interestingly, Shaheen – the majestic Eagle – is the mascot of the school and is a reflection of the institute’s philosophy to always conduct oneself with dignity and respect and yet soar above the rest.
HPS’ alumni base boasts of successful and well-known CXOs who run global corporations or are influencers in their fields. In 2019, the Harvard Business Review placed three of its alumni among the “Top 10” best-performing CEOs globally. These include Satya Nadella, Shantanu Narayan, and Ajay Pal Banga. The HBR rating is a testimony to HPS having found the secret sauce to creating leaders of tomorrow. Significantly, Mr. Banga was recently nominated for the post of President of the World Bank by the US President Joseph R. Biden.
In 2023, HPS is proudly celebrating its centenary completion, and is gearing up to achieve its vision of becoming one of the top schools globally by 2050.