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Exhibition Society

The Exhibition Society is a non-profit organization registered under the Companies Act 1956. It was started in the year 1938 by Osmania Graduates Association (OGA) to promote industrial development in the erstwhile Hyderabad State by organizing industrial exhibitions to promote products manufactured by small and medium scale industries within the country.

The Exhibition Society was formally registered in 1944 with the following objectives:

  • Promote social, economic and industrial environment in the state in particular and in the country in general.
  • The Exhibition Society will be used as a medium to educate people and to project an image of self-reliance and self-help.
  • The membership will be limited and members will not be paid any remuneration for the work rendered and that all the profits and savings will be utilized for development purposes.

Today the Exhibition Society is an 80-yearold organisation. Its members are from various walks of life including, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Govt. Servants, Advocates, Engineers, IT professionals, Social Entrepreneurs, etc, united by their common resolve to work on a voluntary basis, particularly in the areas of vocational training and higher education for women. Through the last 8 decades, members demonstrated extraordinary commitment towards the society through their lifetime and gave their personal time all round the year. Their consistent support gave the society’s initiatives much-needed continuity to fulfill long-term objectives. Such a contribution called for great sacrifice by the members.

The proceeds generated from the activities of the Exhibition Society are utilised for sponsoring and managing 18 Educational Institutions located in the rural and backward areas of Telangana, giving quality education to about 30,000 students every year.

The Exhibition Society conducts the All India Industrial Exhibition (AIIE) every year, popularly known as “Numaish”. The 1st AIIE was conducted at Public Garden in 1938 and the venue was shifted to the present Exhibition Grounds in Nampally in 1946. The Exhibition Society celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1965, Golden Jubilee in 1998, Diamond Jubilee in 2000 and Platinum Jubilee in 2015.

The All India Industrial Exhibition is a heritage event closely woven into the ethos and history of Hyderabad and the citizens eagerly wait for it every year. Many State Govt. Departments, such as, Police, Fire & Disaster Management, Electricity, GHMC, R&B, RTC, Metro, etc., participate and facilitate in the smooth conduct of the event.

This is perhaps the only instance in the world where the alumni of a university have been responsible for establishing educational institutions for the needy and support them financially by conducting an industrial exhibition every year.

Over the years several luminaries and statesmen inaugurated and graced the All India Industrial Exhibition, including, Sir C.Rajagopalachari, Governor General;Dr.Rajendra Prasad, President of India;Dr.S.Radha Krishnan, President of India;Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India;Dr.V.V.Giri, Vice President of India;Shri Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, Frontier Gandhi;Dr.Zakir Hussain, Vice President of India;Dr.Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, Vice President of India;Dr.N.Sanjeev Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh;Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Union Minister of Industries;Smt.Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India;Shri Morarji Desai, Union Minister for Finance;Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India; Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, Governor of Andhra Pradesh;Shri.P.V.Narashima Rao, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh; Sri K.Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana; and many other Central Ministers and Chief Ministers from different States.

The Exhibition Society has been making a big impact and contributions in the state and country through its various activities, such as:

  • Generating significant income for the Government since its inception by way of GST, Trade License Fees, Property Tax, Utility Charges, etc.
  • Providing employment to about 2,000 teaching and non-teaching staff (impacting about 10,000 persons) through the educational institutions sponsored and managed jointly with OGA.
  • Provide direct and in-direct employment every year to about 10,000 persons.
  • Providing opportunity to about 1,000 enterprises (mostly small & medium scale) to market their products and earn income to sustain for rest of the year.

Sri K.Chandrasekhar Rao Garu, Hon’ble Chief Minister inaugurated the All India Industrial Exhibition in 2015 and 2016. Keeping in mind the stupendous work being done by the Exhibition Society and OGA, the Hon’ble Chief Minister assured to give additional land to the Exhibition Society in other locations for establishing more educational institutions.

With continuous and generous support from the Government, general public and sustained and unstinted cooperation and spirit of dedication from our Hon’ble Members, the Exhibition Society is confident of reaching new heights of excellence in service of the needy.

S.No Institution Name Location
1 Sarojini Naidu Vanita Maha Vidyalya Hyderabad
2 Kamala Nehru Polytechnic for Women Hyderabad
3 Sarojini Naidu Vanita Pharmacy Maha Vidyalaya Tarnaka
4 Shankerji Memorial Girls High School Hyderabad
5 Kasturba Gandhi Degree College for Women Secunderabad
6 Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women Secunderabad
7 Sardar Patel College Secunderabad
8 Central Institute of Commerce Secunderabad
9 Sri Venkateswara Engineering College Suryapet
10 Sri Venkateswara Degree College suryapet
11 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy College Bhongir
12 Lal Bahadur College Warangal
13 Lal Bahadur College of Education Warangal
14 Exhibition Society & Osmania Graduates Association College of Education Pargi
15 Sri Ramalingeshwara Degree College Kulekcherla
16 Sri Brahmarambika Mallikarjuna Swamy College of Education Kalwakurthy
17 Rajiv Gandhi I.T.C Nirmal
18 J.V.Narsing Rao Vidyaniketan School Nirmal