Chief Of Air Staff Tells HPS Students

Lord Karan Bilimoria, an HPS alumnus, said true leadership lies in empowering others.

HYDERABAD, July 22 (The CONNECT) – The world needs leaders who are compassionate, ethical, and visionary, said Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.

Leadership is a journey of continuous learning and growth, the Chief of Air Staff said addressing Hyderabad Public School’s (HPS) annual Investiture Ceremony.

He advised the students to never stop seeking knowledge, developing new skills, and refining leadership abilities.

He inspected student troops of 152 NCC Cadets from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Girls wings

Lord Karan Bilimoria, Member of the House of Lords and an of HPS who was the guest of honour. “I learned that true leadership lies in empowering others, inspiring collective action, and striving for positive change” he said.


“It is our duty to lead with integrity, empathy, and a vision that transcends individual ambitions. Guided by the values instilled within us during our time at this remarkable school you can shape a brighter and more inclusive society wherever you go,” he explained.

The Investiture Ceremony, HPS principal Dr. Skand Bali,  is a celebration of leadership, character, and the limitless potential of our students. This ceremony encourages and empowers the students to continue making a positive impact within our school and beyond.

Established 100 years ago, The Hyderabad Public School has the distinction of being one of the oldest educational institution systems nurturing leaders of tomorrow. HPS provides 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.