Aga Khan Hostel, Hyderabad which was established in 1955 by Late Mr. Kanjibhai Hemani, with a modest student strength of 25 students celebrated its 63rd Hostel Day on January 27, 2019. The occasion included a variety of events. A farewell function for the outgoing Class X students was followed by an award ceremony for students who had excelled in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. A cultural programme comprising of skits and song and dance performances presented by the students on the theme, ‘We Are a Family’ was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience as was the ‘Mr. Hostel’ competition. Unexpected rain in no way dampened the enthusiasm of either the performers or the audience. If at all, it enhanced the mood of celebration.
The Hostel Day celebrations gave the young participants a platform to showcase their cultural, creative and communication skills before their parents, peers and a host of dignitaries. Ms. Nimet Reiner, Director of AKES Global graced the function as Chief Guest. Board Members of the AKES (I), Presidents and Honorary Secretaries of the Regional and Local Councils, the HMC Convener and the Principal of the Diamond Jubilee High School were also present. The interaction between the parents and dorm parents of the children at the hostel, as well as a meeting of the parents with the Head of the hostel was arranged for.
In keeping with tradition, the function concluded with a formal Vote of Thanks and the rendering of the national anthem.