On the auspicious ceremony of the 100th Birth Anniversary of late Dr. L.H.Hiranandani on 18 September 2017, a programme was organized by the students of HFS International School, Powai to pay their respect to the eminent doctor, philanthropist and visionary who established the school on this day in 1990.

Amidst great exuberance and enthusiasm, students, teachers and parents welcomed Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, the worthy son of late Dr. Hiranandani and also the trustee of the school who graced the occasion by his presence. Students put up their best performances through music recitals and dance and also read out their literary compositions amidst great applause. However, the most poignant moment of the ceremony came when Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani took the stage to address the students. Through his reminiscences, we came to know that the school was founded at that particular phase when their company was being set up amidst great challenges. However, such was the dogged determination, persistence and will power of the founder, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani, that challenges gradually grew pale into insignificance.

The institution bloomed and blossomed under the patronage of the great leader Dr. Hiranandani. He embraced the audience with sparkling humour and also set the tone of the day for the inspired young minds. Mr. Hiranandani urged the students to nurture a “dream” close to their hearts and strive ceaselessly to achieve excellence. Thus reverberating the motto of the school, “ Qualitas Excellentia Diligentia”.

A gifted orator, Mr. Hiranandani then went on to recount through lively anecdotes how avarice for wealth can wreak havoc in the lives of the young causing annihilation of life and existence. In a materialistic world where the” value system” of individuals is threatened at every juncture of life, his words ring out an alarm for all of us. He also, inaugurated the Reading Club by releasing the reading club manual.