Hyderabad, November 18, 2016: The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, a secular, co-educational, day and boarding school for students in grades 1–12. hosted a mega sporting event at its 100-acre campus in Shamshabad. It is held on Friday 18 and will continue on 19 November 2016.
It kicked off with an inauguration ceremony at 9:30am on Friday.
The Tournament features football, basketball and cricket competitions for girls and boys in under-18 and under-15 categories.
And will conclude with the distribution of certificates and a closing ceremony on Saturday at 2:20pm.
The 4th Interschool Sports Tournament has over 600 students representing 15 participating schools: Army Public School; Silver Oaks; Oakridge International School; Meridian School; Delhi Public School Khaja Guda and Nacharam campuses; Samasthi International School; Glendale Academy; Hyderabad Public School Ramantapur; GMR Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Shamshabad; Sreenidhi international School; Indus International School; Chirec Public School; Diamond Jubilee High School; the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad.
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, a new type of school with a social purpose, designed to bridge the worlds between development and education has state-of-the-art sports facilities including professional cricket, football and hockey pitches, as well as basketball and tennis courts. Its sports curriculum has been designed to imbibe the highest value of character, sportsmanship and team spirit along with intellectual, social and personal growth. The 4th Interschool Sports Tournament aspires to profile and promote these values amongst the Hyderabad network of local and international schools.
Its goal is to positively influence outcomes in the developing world by identifying and nurturing students to become expert and effective ‘homegrown’ leaders ready to make positive contributions to their world. The Academies mission supports this vision by providing a world-class international education for exceptional students displaying strong leadership potential, irrespective of their social or economic background or ability to pay.
Opened in 2011, the Academy in Hyderabad is part of the Aga Khan Academies global network of schools being established in 14 countries across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The Academies are part of the AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network), the world’s largest private development organisation.