Activities > Heritage Club-2011-2012

Visit to Pictorial Essays Exhibition

Date: 14-02-2012
As a part of OGS Heritage Club activity, club arranged a visit to Salarjung Museum to appreciate the photographs of the exhibition "Pictorial Essays" by two German photographers Which depicted the glory and architectural beauty of monuments Golconda Fort, Charminar, devdis , arches, mohallahs of Hyderabad.

40 club members and teachers Prasanna and Prabhavathi visited the exhibition on Saturday on 11th February 2012. It was the rare treat for the club members and they observed them with keen interest and appreciated the show.

I thank you for giving us an opportunity to visit such a rare exhibition.

"OGS won TWO "Filmit" Awards"

BalShreeAward Winner
Date: 15/02/2012

Open future Filmit India Film Festival

Filmit is a multi cultural project initiated by INTACH Delhi, that aims at nurturing cultural understanding, care and concern amongst school children through the exciting experience of making and sharing films on heritage which will be viewed by the children of India and UK. OGS Heritage club 'Pracheena' made 4 short films as a part of the project.

We are glad to inform you that 'Pracheena' OGS Heritage club received an award for 'Best Screenplay' for the short film 'Laad Bazaar' and 'Best visuals award' for the shot film 'Glimpses of Hyderabad'.

15 students and Incharge of the club V.Satya Prasanna and P. Venkat Rao were given participation certificates by famous film director Nandini Reddy.

INTACH Delhi greatly appreciated the creative inputs made by our school and said that it is expecting more short films from our club.
Press Report
"Pracheena" the OGS Heritage Club affiliated with INTACH DELHI. The OGS Heritage Club organised an exhibition of Manuscripts by former Co-ordinator for national mission for Manuscripts and Smt Padmini, Educational Puppeteer.

Sri Tirumala Rao explained and enlightened the Heritage Club members how to collect, preserve, conserve the manuscripts which are of greater treasure of history . He said that they are the storehouses of knowledge and history. Around 50,00,000 manuscripts are available in A.P in Telugu & Sanskrit languages. These manuscripts are made by men to convey some message to future generations. Around 100 OGS Heritage club members attended the programme and saw the display with enthusiasm.There was an interactive session.

X Clas Students an acting about the Hiroshima Day
9th August 2011


Dt : 10/09/2011
Numismatics is the collection or study of money in all forms such as coins, Banknotes, metals and other items of value and is sometimes called numismatism. A numismatist is a professional or amateur collector. They can also be scholars who study money and the history behind it.

Numismatics deals not only with individual coins but also with groups of coins and treasures.

In Advantages are numismatic topography, the mapping of finds of treasures and individual coins, determining the system of trade routes, and identifying the place where particular coins were minted.

A Numismatic expo was arranged by 'Praachina '. The Numismatic Expo on 10/09/2011 Saturday, on 2nd Parent teacher meeting, many students and teachers exhibited their collection of coins and notes of contemporary, Nizams, ancient etc…Around 1232 coins and 100 currency notes were on display.

The Expo was inaugurated by Sri. J.Tirumala Rao . a manuscripts professor.

Guest , parents and students appreciated the collection and enthusiasm of the participants. It was supervised by V.Satya Prasanna, Incharge O.G.S Heritage Club.
Sri J. Tirumala Rao noted manuscript and ancient arts expert is watching the coins and currency of various country at the numismatics exhibition inagurated by him



Indians are proudly celebrating 65th Independence day, we salute our freedom fighters and builders of modern India and reaffirm our commitment to empower the under privileged to realize their aspirations.

On this occasion OGS Heritage club arranged a slogan campaign on freedom. A beautifully decorated cloth with title

“ JASHN- E- AZADI @ 65 “ was arranged. Many dignitaries like Sri M.Vedakumar Chairman of Oxford Grammar School, Sri Gaddar President TPF , Om Dabera of INTACH , Head Mistress , parents , Teachers and many students wrote slogans of freedom to express their patriotism.

The members of OGS Heritage club “ Prachina “ volunteered in this unique activity. It was organised by V.Satya Prasanna Incharge OGS Heritage club This attempt was appreciated by many.


INTACH FILM IT Tech Workshop

INTACH is dedicated to the conservation of our national and cultural heritage and has been working with schools . It arranged a film IT workshop for schools involving students to inculcate the interest in our culture.Being a member of INTACH Oxford Grammar School’s Heritage Club is actively participating in various programmes of it.

On 1st August, seven students of class VII and two teachers V.Satya Prasanna and K.Sahitya of ‘ Prachina ‘ the Oxford Grammar School heritage Club attended Film It tech workshop at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan , Jublee Hills. Where in they learned the techniques of developing short films on our culture that can be shared through internet with school children in the U.K by Paul Clifford project manager , Museum of London U.K.
On 2nd August the children showed great enthusiasm (eager) and interest in the workshop. They are all charged to make short films.

The delegation constituting of Paul Clifford – Programme Manager , Purnima Dutt -Heritage education , Anuradha Reddy – Convenor INTACH Hyderabad Chapter Visited the school and interacted with students.


Philately is a delightful hobby that sharpens and satisfies your aesthetic tastes. While expanding your knowledge of and interaction with the world you live in, you get to know interesting details of politics, history , prominent personalities, national and international events, geography, flora and fauna, agriculture, science, monuments, soldiers, warriors, scientists, arms and ammunition, modes of transport etc. Coins and stamps will be collected with great enthusiasm.

The Philately expo was visited by 10 Oxford Grammar School Heritage club members with teachers V.Satya Prasanna on 31st July at PAPSI, Red Hills.

Coins and notes of different countries, coins of ancient, contemporary, Nizaams, were on display. Students showed keen interest in observing the smallest coin of 0.34 gm and biggest – 1 kg gold coin and many more.
It was very informative and educative and they realized that philately is a very important hobby to be cultivated.

Treasures  Of Ancient China

“ Prachina “, the Oxford Grammar School Heritage club members visited the Salar Jung Museum to explore the ‘ treasure of Ancient China ‘ on Tuesday 26th July. 63 heritage club members accompanied by teachers V.Satya Prasanna  and R. Prabhavathi.

The children observed the art and antiques with keen interest and enthusiasm.

They visited founder’s gallery, Ivory carvings gallery, velled Rebacca and Jade room, western block etc., Children noted some important information’s.

On the whole it was a memorable experience.

Dt : 12/07/2011
Neptune’s 1st Birth Day
On 12/07/2011 planet Neptune which was discovered in 1846 on 12th July has completed one revolution in 165 years.
On this occasion ‘ Sri Raghunandhan ‘ eminent Scientist and the director of Planetary Society of India conducted a work shop on planet Neptune , for teachers.
In this programme he elaborated the origin of Universe , and all celestial bodies and particularly planet Neptune.
He gave a PPT presentation of the revolution of planet Neptune around the sun.
This work shop was attended by V.Satya Prasanna
Heritage Club Activity
On 28/03/2011 members of OGS Heritage club visited daira Art Gallery to see the paintings of Ravi Gossain with a theme cultural painting.
Students were happy and excited to see the paintings. Mrs Atiya Amzad explained the theme of every oil painting
Children was given material and were asked to draw butterflies. The works of children were keenly observed and appreciated by her
Annual Heritage Day Celebrations
Date: 18/04/2011

Oxford Grammar School Heritage club members K.Kavya, Chandana, Vandana, P.Prathusha and V.Satya Prasanna Incharge Heritage club ( O.G.S ) participated in the world Heritage day’ celebrations on 18/04/2011 at salarjung Museum conference hall, Hyderabad. His Excellency Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sir.E.L.Narasimhan was the chief guest.

Eminent personalities from Archeological department and INTACH were impressed with the activities of the OGS Heritage club and extended their support for our future programme.

Members of Heritage club (OGS) sang the National Anthem on the stage. Heritage Awards were given to the persons for well maintenance of Heritage buildings.’ Exhibition of photographs of Heritage sites of Hyderabad was arranged children showed keen interest in the exhibition and asked many details of those heritage sites.

Students of OGS Heritage Club singing National Anthem on the occasion of Heritage Day Celebrations @ Salarjung Museum on 18.4.11
Students of OGS Heritage Club
along with His Excellency Sri.E.L.Narasimhan
on the occasion of
Heritage Day Celebrations @ Salarjung Museum on 18.4.11
Heritage Club

Heritage club members of Oxford Grammar School visited the Daira Centre for atrs and culture to see paintings of Historical monuments and buildings of Hyderabad on 11th March , 2011.

The members also enjoyed the crafts exhibits displayed at the art gallery specially maintained for children.

The organizers of gallery Atiya Amjod was very happy for the interest and enthusiasm shown by our students.

Members had an interactive session with her.

Heritage Exhibition
August 2010
On August 14 & 15 Heritage exhibition of old belts, wooden toys, hand sticks and clocks were arranged. It was visited by all. Students, parents, teachers and many others. The Chairman of O.G.S visited and appreciated the collection and arrangements of the exhibition by O.G.S Heritage club. Many parents wrote their views in the opinion book.

The Indian National Trust for Art and cultural Heritage
Shri. M. Gopala Krishna, IAS (Retd.).,
39, Avantinagar,
Convenor, A.P.State Chapter & Basheerbagh
Hyderabad Chapter
Phone: 23227749
Dt. 21.4.2010

A delegation comprising Ms Alekhya,Master Pranay Kumar Jain(Students) and Mrs.V.Satya Prasanna (a Teacher) had been to Hamedan,Iran to attend 24th International Film Festival for children and young adults,2010 as international child jurors. The degation has met today His Excellency Mohamud Safari Farkhud, Consulate General of Islamic Republic to thank him for granting Visa permission and to share its experience in Iran particularly at international event.

The children of the delegation while interacting with him said that it’s a life time achievement to attend such an international event where they had a rarest opportunity to stay together with their counter parts who joined at the festival from various countries by sharing the culture, tradition etc., These jurors had a privilege of viewing and rating awards which are of world class. The memorable thing is interacting with the eminent film makers and technicians which enriched their knowledge.

His Excellency curiously listened to them and asked about other aspects of Tehran and Hamedan like heritage history etc., He expressed that there are similarities in culture, tradition, civilization and heritage between Hyderabad and Iran, this relationship has centuries old recognization and due to these reasons though he is away from Iran but he feel at home.

The delegation presented him Quran as a gift. He gave us a C.D of “Ancient Land of Beauty and Wonder.

Indian National Trust For Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi which has been striving to promote heritage among the school children and teachers at National Level, has initiated heritage education Nation wide. Heritage Educational Publications, documentaries and films are being prepared apart from conducting various workshops, heritage walks, exhibitions, essay writing and elocutions competitions to involve the students and teachers practically for greater impact on heritage at School and college level all over India. The stress is on tangible and intangible heritage. As part of it National Level Competitions are held through the projects prepared by the respective schools of various states, which will be sent to the Head Quarters (New Delhi) to scrutinize for selection of National Awards.

In this context, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Jubilee Hills has been adjudged as 1st Runner Up alongwith Sri Shankara Vidyashramam, Chennai, this Award is shared among these schools.

Similarly, Oxford Grammar School, Himayatnagar has been adjudged for 2nd Runner Up Award out of the best 5 schools selected from all the States which competed National Level. In this connection, it is mentioned that last year Oxford Grammar School has won the lone 1st Prize at National Level and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Jubilee Hills got honoured with consolation prize.

The efforts of INTACH Hyderabad Chapter have resulted in formation of 24 Heritage Clubs at School and college level. These clubs conduct various heritage related activities at regular intervals under the guidance of INTACH Hyderabad Chapter.

Recently, on 18th April, 2010 World Heritage Day was celebrated by INTACH Hyderabad Chapter under the auspicious of Sri.M.Gopala Krishnanan, Convenor INTACH A.P. and Hyderabad Chapter has organized the Heritage Awards Function to commemorate World Heritage Day, where Awards were given to the owners of the well maintained heritage buildings in twin cities from the hands of His Excellency: Sri.Narasimhan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. It has been customary over the years. On this occasion the above 2 schools have been given away respective awards by His Excellency.

Farabi delegation of Oxford Grammar School
meets the consulate general of Islamic Republic of Iran
His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Safari Farkhud is greeted by the delegates,
from L to R Mrs.Fahmida, Master Pranay Kumar Jain, Ms Alekhya, Mr.Niroomad(Cousullate official) and Mrs. Satya Prasanna.jpg


Held on 11 th March, 2006
OXFORD HERITAGE CLUB organized a One Day Workshop on " NAKASHI SCROLL PAINTING" & "TOY MAKING" for the students of twin cites on 11 th March, 2006 from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Children's World, St.No.11, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-29 .

"Nakashi" Means a tribe is known for its new style of painting using the natural colors and earth colors to depict the stories from Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. This style of paintings was started at Chirala a small village in Warangal District. The style was practiced only by two families and still carried by them. Basically this style of painting was used to decorate the walls of their houses but gradually it spread to the walls of temples. The art includes the different styles of depicting the characters and using prominent colors. There is no mixing of colors. Mr. Vedakumar the Director of Children's World said that, by recognizing the need of its revival Janapada, and Children's World organized the first workshop on "Nakasi Painting" 5years back at Children's World and later to make it known to the people of Twin Cities many workshops were carried out in time intervals. Now Oxford Heritage Club is organizing this workshop, he said. Mr. Mudhusudan expert of Nakashi Painting and Mr. Mallesh expert in toys making are the resource persons and participated in today's workshop organized in the Children's World campus. 40 students from 20 schools of Twin Cities took part in the workshop.
Prof.J.Tirumala Rao, Director Oriental Manuscript library, visited the workshop and praised the organizers for their efforts in encouraging the traditional art which is on the edge of its disappearance. He congratulated the student participants for taking interest in learning the art and advised the students to carryout the glory of the art and to see that it come back to its existence.