Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s presence at the HVB Academy’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations
~ 50 year milestone attended by underprivileged children from NGO’s associated with the school’s Ujjwal Bhavishya project ~
A tiny seed of hope which was carefully planted a long time back, has now bloomed into something significant and nurturing after 50 years of memories. HVB Academy, the ICSE affiliated multi- cultural school; organized an event on July 1 2013 at the Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, located at New Marine Lines to celebrate its Golden Jubilee.
The celebration commenced with the screening of the film ‘I Am Kalam’, after which the real star of the movie made his entrance. Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam inaugurated the session; subsequently he recited an inspirational speech which was met with awe stuck expressions on the kid’s faces in his presence and a resounding applause. Mr. Kalam later interacted with the students, uplifting their spirits and motivating them to be responsible citizens of tomorrow.
To celebrate the 50 years of imparting value education, students from the IX to the XII standard were present along with underprivileged children from the NGO’s associated with Project Ujjwal Bhavishya were in attendance. Ujjwal Bhavishya is a unique project of the HVB Academy to adopt underprivileged children to take care of their educational needs up till the Higher Secondary level, consequently giving them suitable job placements.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. (Ms.) C. R. Pathak, the principal of HVB Academy said,” Completing the milestone of 50 years, we have sincerely aspired to make sure that others share our jubilation. We would like to thank Mr. Kalam for gracing us with his presence and inspiring the students. I was especially glad to see the smile on our Ujjwal Bhavishya children’s faces and we earnestly hope to add more students to its ambit in the future.”