Sania Mirza born on 15 November 1986 is an Indian professional tennis player. A former doubles world No. 1, she has won six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player. Throughout her career, Sania Mirza has established herself as by far the most successful Indian female tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and most high-profile athletes in the country.
Sania Mirza’s sporting career
In her singles career, Mirza had notable wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, and Marion Bartoli, as well as former world No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka. She is the highest-ranked female player ever from India, rising at world No. 27 in mid-2007. However, a major wrist injury forced her to give up her singles career and focus on the doubles circuit. She has achieved a number of firsts for women’s tennis in her native country, including surpassing $1 million in career earnings, winning a singles WTA title, and winning a major title as well as qualifying for the WTA Finals in 2014 alongside Cara Black, defending the title the following year partnering with Martina Hingis.
So far, Mirza is the only Indian female player to win a WTA title of any kind, and the only to reach the top 100 singles rankings. With 42 crowns, Mirza has won more WTA doubles titles on the tour than any other active player. In addition, she has spent 91 weeks as the world No. 1 in doubles. In 2005, Mirza was crowned the WTA Newcomer of the year, and in 2015 she and Martina Hingis were the doubles team of the year, and later had a 44-match winning streak, one of the longest in history. She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.
Sania Mirza and unending achievements
Mirza was named one of the “50 Heroes of Asia” by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the “33 women who made India proud”. She was appointed as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November 2013. She was named in Time magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Sania Mirza completed her schooling from Nasr School
Nasr School is a private school chain in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, run by The Nasr Education Society and affiliated to CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations). Nasr Education Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee year in 2015. It was founded by Begum Anees Khan for her daughter, Aliya, in June 1965 with the help of Mrs. Raees Hassan and Begum Najamuddin Khan. The meaning of the word Nasr in Arabic is “help”.
Details regarding the school
The Nasr Education Society runs Nasr Schools in four locations in Hyderabad. There is Nasr Pre-Primary School at Somajiguda and Gachibowli, Nasr School for Girls at Khairtabad and Nasr School for Boys at Gachibowli. The Society also runs a school for underprivileged girls in Somajiguda and charges no fee for their education. They provide free books, uniforms,and food to these girls and aim to uplift the living standards of these girls by educating them.
The school organizes many competitions and activities. Nasr is home to a number of clubs, which are popular among students such as The Nasr Dramatic Society (NDS), The Nature Club,The Literary Club,The Red Cross,The Interact Club and the Nasr Riding Club. The school students also take part in social activities. Additionally, teachers publish an annual magazine, “Echo.” The editorial board includes a Student Editor, Staff Editors, Creative Editors, Main Reporters, etc.
A concept in Nasr is the democratic way of electing the student leaders known as the Office Bearers. The School Captain takes charge. After a rigorous process of nominations on the basis of Academics and Overall Participation, elections take place in which the students vote and elect their representatives. The Office Bearers are responsible for leading the school and helping the management in organizing various events. There is a School Captain, Vice Captain, Sports Captain and the various House Captains and prefects. Each Club has its own set of Office Bearers.
Both the Girls’ and Boys’ School Office Bearers meet regularly to discuss and formulate plans for maintaining discipline among the students, and to organise various educational and extra-curricular activities. Regular excursions also take place. They may be in the form of House excursions or Class excursions. There is usually an educative element to these trips. The students visit tourist locations in different cities and towns. Intra- and inter-school contests take place in order to encourage students to participate in extra-curricular activities and showcase their talents. These may be in the varied fields of literature, public speaking, sports, music, art, etc.
Nasr Dramatic Society (NDS)
The Nasr Dramatic Society (NDS) began in 1980 for the Girls School at Khairatabad and in the year 2004, for Nasr Boys at Gachibowli. The dramatic society started with a view to nurture the talent of young thespians, their creativity, and their intellectualism. NDS’s plays take place in Hyderabad’s theatres. The Nasr Dramatic Society of Nasr Girls & Boys is the youngest and the only school dramatic club affiliated to the National School of Drama in Delhi.
Nasr Riding Club
Nasr Riding Club started in 1999 under the guidance of the Secretary of Nasr Education Society, Nawab Mir Khutubuddin Khan. The club has its own string of horses. The club members take part in many on- and off-field activities.
Nasr Nature Club
The school has club wings for both Nasr Boys’ School, Gachibowli and Nasr School, Khairatabad. The Nasr Nature Club (Boys) adopted Vikas, a one year old Royal Bengal Tiger at Nehru Zoological Park on 13 January, 2015. The school students take part in raising funds for “Project Tiger” too.
Alumni include tennis player Sania Mirza, actress, model and Miss Asia Pacific 2000, Dia Mirza , IPS and Additional Director General of Police (Sports), Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Former Tennis Player Mishgahn Omer and writer/ journalist Anuradha Roy.
Nasr School in India School Ranking 2017 ranked number 1 day school for girls in Andhra / Telangana and Number 1 in Hyderabad; Ranked Number 5 in India Education World. Nasr Boys School in India School Ranking 2017 ranked number 1 day school for boys in Andhra / Telangana and Number 1 in Hyderabad; Ranked Number 7 in India Education World. National Award for Meritorious Service, received by Mrs. Madhubala Kapoor, principal of Nasr School for Girls, in the year 2009. Acharya Devo Bhava 2014 Award Brainfeed Magazine, received by Mir Hafeezuddin Ahmed, Principal (Nasr Boys School).Excellence Award (2014) to Nasr School for WCRC Leaders. Nasr became one of the fastest growing brands in India, one of the Top 100 best Schools in Asia and as one of The Most Promising Brands of India by WCRC Magazine.
Kamran Khan of class 10 writes, ” We have the best environment. The school provides a lifetime experience which includes the growth of our skills. The teachers are very warm. I encourage others also to get admission here. I love my school.” Neha Singh, an ex-student says, ” I will always cherish my school memories. They are the best. I found some very close friends and good teachers. The environment of my school was very good. I enjoyed my schooling a lot.”
Website : http://nasrschool.in/
Phone number : 040 2330 7555
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