A Star in the sky has been named after Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Uppal, Hyderabad due to the efforts of some alumni belonging to the 1982-84 batch of the school and now settled in the USA.
The International Star Registry maintained in Switzerland had issued a certificate recording it in the astronomical compendium "your place in the Cosmos". The star named after the school is in the "Ursa Minor" constellation (Laghu Sapt Rishi Mandalam).
The group of students passed out their school in 1984 and are now heading top companies in the US. On what led the Class of 1984 to take up the "starry expedition;" Mr.Vikas Sinha, Director at SPSS Inc. Chicago said, "We always wanted to give back something to our school which has instilled in us values and ethics.
The 12 years at school have a profound impact on our personality." Others, who along with Vikas put their school on the top of the world are : Shashi Mehrotra - Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President at The Legend Group, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and M Srikant - CEO of Trianz Corp.