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Subject: Invitation to participate in the 18th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World from 8th to 14th November 2017.

Your Honour,

On behalf of over 53,000 students of City Montessori School (CMS) — representing the world's over two billion children and generations yet-to-be born — we take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 18th "International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (The World Judiciary Summit 2017) on Article 51 of the Constitution of India" to be held from Wednesday, 8th November to Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at Lucknow, India.

There will also be an optional sight-seeing tour of Agra (Red Fort a historical fort in the city of Agra. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when Mughal capital was shifted from Agra to Red Fort in Delhi) and world’s seventh wonder Taj Mahal) and Delhi on 8th and 9th November 2017.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Uniting the World through Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance’.

So far 1002 Hon'ble Chief Justices, Judges and Heads of States/Governments from 125 countries have participated in the past seventeen conferences (list enclosed). Detailed reports of the earlier seventeen conferences are available on our school's website: http://www.cmseducation.org/article51.

The most powerful common denominator for all the nations is their children, and it is imperative that their future be safeguarded. No nation can ignore it. You would kindly agree that it is our duty to bequeath to our children a better inheritance than that bequeathed to us.

Nobel Laureate Jan Tinbergen had said: “Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations System."

We value this view and other similar views and consider it expedient that, to address various issues that face humankind, there is an urgent need for changes in global governance, for enforceable world law and for empowering the International Court of Justice as World Court with wider jurisdiction.

Today, international terrorism, extremism, global environmental degradation and danger of world war seriously threaten everyone without exception. It is therefore imperative to regulate international conduct, create an atmosphere of global unity and peace and to ensure a safe future for humanity, especially for over two billion children of the world and the generations-yet-to be born. In this regard, Article 51* of the Constitution of India acts as a beacon, as it provides for promoting international peace and security and for “respect for international law” [please refer to Article 51 on the right hand side above].

CMS (a senior secondary school) is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest school by pupils in a single city with, presently, over 53,000 students and is the only school to have been awarded for the year 2002 - UNESCO, Prize for Peace Education. CMS is an NGO associated with the United Nations (UNDPI) CMS upholds that 'School must act as a Lighthouse of Society' and must concern itself with the affairs of the age. Hence this initiative on children's behalf.

A highlight of the Conference will be the presentation of a petition to the World Judiciary by CMS students on behalf of world's children, to safeguard their future and for protection of their rights. We, therefore, earnestly look forward to your active participation in the Conference, to deliberate on the need for an improved world order. The collective voice of the World Judiciary is bound to be taken with seriousness the world over and, as such, your participation is vital for the success of the Conference and for the cause for which it is being organized. We shall eagerly look forward to your acceptance of our invitation at the earliest so that we can send the logistics of the conference.

With highest regards,

Dr Jagdish Gandhi

Convener of the Conference &
Founder-Manager, City Montessori School

The Rationale

"If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children"  — Mahatma Gandhi


A modern school has a social responsibility to educate children to be useful to the society and to prepare them to shoulder responsibilities when they grow up. The present world scenario presents a grim picture, as there are many problems which endanger the very existence of human species, flora and fauna and all life on earth. Many problems are multiplying faster than the efforts to contain them. Lawlessness and terrorism have raised their heads- ugliest in the history of mankind. The situation is stark and dreadful. The future of World's children and of generations yet unborn has become progressively more unprotected and insecure during the past six decades since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is fear of another war which may be more devastating especially because of the large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction with many countries of the world or because there are chances of nuclear technology falling in the hands of terrorists or non-state entities.

Tentative Programme Schedule

New Delhi & Agra Visit

7.00 am to 7.30 pm :    Visit to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and other monuments of historical importance

8.00 pm :    Dinner at Baha’i House of worship (Lotus Temple) and reception by National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of India

10.30 am :    To leave for offering floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his Samadhi (Memorial) at Rajghat, New Delhi

12.30 pm to 3.00 pm :   First Session of the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World and Press Meet at Hotel Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi

5.00 pm :    Evening Tea

8.00 pm :    Dinner

6.00 am :    To leave hotel for Airport for departure to Lucknow

At Lucknow

10.10 am :    Arrival of Delegates at Lucknow Airport

10.30 am to 11.30 am :    Tea & Group Photograph on the stairs front of Fountain

11.30 am to 12.15 pm :    Model United Nations(by Aliganj-I) in the Auditorium

12.15 pm to 1.00 pm :    Lunch for eminent guests in the auditorium

1.15 pm :    Press Conference (Press Lunch in CISV Building)

2.00 pm :    To leave for Hotels/accommodation places

4.30 pm :    Evening Tea at Pool Side

5.00 pm to 8.30 pm :    Opening Ceremony, Cultural Function in the field with Special Programme by Federation of World Peace & Love (FOWPAL) Taiwan Followed by Dinner at Pool Side

7.00 am to 7.45 am :    Breakfast at Pool Side

8.00 am to 8.30 am :    World Unity March

9.00 am  :    Inaugural Session of the Conference in the Auditorium

11.00 am  :   Speech of Dr Hong & Ringing the bell of Peace by FOWPAL Taiwan

1.00 pm to 1.45 pm :    Lunch at Pool Side

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm :    1st Plenary Session in the Auditorium

3.30 pm to 4.00 pm :    Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)

4.00 pm to 5.30 pm :    (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1,2, 3,4,5 & 6) in Conference rooms,  (2) Talk for students in the Auditorium

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm :    Cultural Function with Special Programme by Federation of World Peace & love (FOWPAL), Taiwan followed by Dinner at Pool site

7.30 am to 8.30 am :    Breakfast at Pool Side

9.00 am to 11.00 am :    2nd Plenary Session and speech of Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Convener of the Conference

11.00 am to 11.30 am :    Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)

11.30 am to 1.00 pm :    (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1,2,3,4,5 & 6) in Conference rooms, (2) Talk for students in the Auditorium

1.00 pm to 1.45 pm :    Lunch at Pool Side

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm :    3rd Plenary Session in the Auditorium

3.30 pm to 4.00 pm :    Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)

4.00 pm to 5.30 pm :    (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1,2,3,4,5 & 6) in Conference rooms,  (2) Talk for students in the Auditorium

5.30 pm to 7.00 pm :    Interaction with Chief Justices and Judges (by invitation) in Lounge Room behind Auditorium

7.30 pm to 9.30 pm :    Cultural Function with Special Programme by Federation of World Peace & love (FOWPAL), Taiwan followed by Dinner at Gomtinagar -II Campus

7.30 am to 8.30 am :    Breakfast at Pool Side

9.00 am to 11.00 am :    4th Plenary Session in the Auditorium

11.00 am to 11.30 am :    Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)

11.30 am to 1.00 pm :    (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1,2,3,4,5 & 6) in Conference Rooms,  (2) Talk for students in the Auditorium

1.00 pm to 1.45 pm :    Lunch at Pool Side

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm :    5th Plenary Session in the Auditorium

3.30 pm to 3.45 pm :    Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)

3.45 pm to 4.30 pm :    Final Plenary Session in the Auditorium and moving to Resolution in the House.  Consideration & passing of the Resolution.

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm :    (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1,2,3,4,5 & 6) in Conference Rooms, (2) Talk for students in the Auditorium

5.30 pm to 6.30 pm :    Interaction with Chief Justices / Judges by students of CMS.

7.00 pm :    To leave for dinner

8.00 pm  :    Cultural Function with Special Programme by Federation of World Peace & love (FOWPAL), Taiwan followed by Dinner at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan, Gomtinagar, Lucknow

7.30 am to 8.00 am :    Breakfast

8.00 am to 12.00 noon :    Sightseeing of Lucknow

12.30 pm to 2.30 pm :    Press Conference followed by Lunch

2.30 pm onwards :    Return to Airport / Hotel / Venue of the Conference

Topics for Parallel Sessions

Thematic Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 1: Creating a Culture of Unity & Peace
Topics for discussion:

1. Peace Education, Cross Cultural Understanding
2. Unity and Co-existence of Religions, Interfaith Dialogue
3. Role of civil societies, media and education for creating culture of Unity and Peace
4. Law Courts and Religion

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 2: Establishing Rule of Law
Topics for discussion:

1. Creation of World Parliament to enact enforceable World Law
2. Limitations of International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court
3. International Judicial Activism
4. Teaching & Training in International Law
5. Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 3: Human Rights
Topics for discussion:

1. Creating Awareness for, and Protection of, Fundamental Human Rights
2. Violence in and against children
3. Rights of Children 4. Rights of Women and Gender Equality

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 4: Global Governance Structure
Topics for discussion:

1. U. N. Reform
2. Need for a new world order on democratic lines
3. Structure of Global Democracy
4. Consideration of options for global structure suggested by various organization for effective global governance.
5. Role of Youth in Social Transformation.

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 5: Tackling Global Issues
Topics for discussion:

1. Regional and International Terrorism
2. Ethnic and Civil Wars, genocide by misguided forces
3. Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament
4. Conflict Resolution
5. Refugee Problem

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 6: Sustainable Development
Topics for discussion:

1. Problem of Global Warming and Climate Change post - COP - 2015 at Paris
2. International Environmental Law
3. Effect of Global population growth
4. Sharing of natural resources, like mineral resources, water, etc.
5. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Creating Awareness Through Media

Media is a powerful weapon to change the Society. Because of spectacular changes in the field of information technology, media can play important role to arouse the conscience of the people to fight odds in society, especially regarding children and women. Some of the prominent media personalities will be invited to enlighten the Conference on the following issues of children and women:-
1. Welfare and Protection of children.
2. Crimes against girl child.
3. Gender Equality.
4. Crimes in and against children.
5. Punishment of Juveniles committing heinous crimes.
6. Balanced education of children covering three realities of life viz. Material , Human and Divine.

Contact Us

Dr Jagdish Gandhi,
Founder-Manager CMS & Convener

International Conference of Chief Justices of the World City Montessori School
Head Office
12 Station Road, Lucknow (UP), 226 001 INDIA
Phone: 0091-522-2637691, 2637655, 2637658, 2638483, & 2638738
Fax: 0091-522-2638008 & 2635497
Email: info@cmseducation.org

Adv. Sandeep Srivastava
Project Leader

World Unity Education Department (WUED)
City Montessori School
Mobile: 0091-94150-15274, 9235394975
Email: article51@cmseducation.org