Prakash Gupta, IFS

First Secretary Indian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, USA

Mr. Prakash Gupta, born on 27 December 1978, is a pass-out from CMS Station Road Campus (1982-1996). He is currently serving as the First Secretary, Indian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York Mr. Gupta qualified for the Civil Services in 2002, after completing his Masters in English Literature (with Gold Medal). He opted for the Indian Foreign Service, as first preference.Mr. Gupta has held many prestigious positions in the Government of India. he has served in the Ministry of External affairs, New Delhi (2002-2004), Indian Embassy in Beijing (2004 - 2006); Indian Consulate in Shanghai (2006 - 2009); Ministry of External Affairs as the Press Officer for Ministry of External Affairs, handling media relations and visits of media delegation for Prime Minister's visits abroad (2009-2011).He is married to Neha Prakash and has a daughter, Pranjali.

Kids Bonanza

City Montessori school, basks once again in theglory of awe-inspiring achievements of its pupils with the conferring of the prestigious Director General/RDSO Award of Railways to one of its most outstanding alumni Mr. Prashant Kumar Singh during 59th Railway Week Award Ceremony on 16th April, 2014 in RDSO,Lucknow. Mr.Singh has numerous stupendous achievements to his credit which make him a living testament to an exceptional zeal for learning as enshrined in the vision of his alma mater.

Mr. Singh spent 12 years (1984-96) as a student in CMS former 8years at Anand Nagar Branch and later 4years at Station Road Branch and this span fostered all facets of his academic and intellectual faculties to the hilt. Marked by a peculiar quest to lead and quest to conquer, he made his alma mater immensely proud on many occasions! Chronologically, this inspiring saga of success started with his securing cent percent marks in mathematics in both the ICSE and ISC Board examinations of the year 1994 and 96 respectively.

From then onwards, he knuckled down for the best with his blinders on; nothing distracted him from hitting the goal he had set for himself. Synchronising with the momentum, he further bagged NTSE Scholarship with excelling in the regional Mathematics Olympiad and securing top rank in the International Mathematics Competition organised by New South Wales, Australia.The rigorous studies and diligence yielded spectacular rewards as after finishing education in CMS, Mr. Singh got selected in almost all the premier institutes of the country, including IIT Roorkee, MLNR and SCRA for further studies.Taking a call on his instinct, he joined Indian Railway Institute for Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and graduated from there as a brilliant engineer, brimming with innovative ideas.

Professionally, he began his stint as an Assistant Divisional Mechanical Engineer in Alambagh Diesel Shed, Lucknow. His swashbuckling spirit wa rightly acknowledged by the Indian Railways which gave him the privilege of being the youngest officer sent to Germany, Switzerland and France to study the working of Railways in all these three major countries ofthe world in the year 2004. He further won accolades for the Indian Railways in the year 2005 by presenting Railway Tableau during the Republic Day parade in UP and received special award by the then Hon'ble Governor Shri T.G. Rajeshwar.

Adding another feather to his cap, he also turned out to be the youngest officer to receive the venerated Minister of Railway's award from Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav.The year 2006 marked a significant leap in Mr. Singh's career with his joining the distinguished Territorial Army. Here also, he waded through assiduous efforts to carve a niche for himself resulting in his being the representative of Railway Territorial Army in the Prime Minister's Territorial Day Parade as Tableau Commander. Later, in the year 2009 he stood out as the first officer of Indian Railways bestowed with the GM award on the special recommendation of the Territorial Army.

Further his structured grooming with exposure to multiple fields of learning took him to new heights with the coaching depot under his supervision being the recipient of GM awards for two consecutive years (2010 and 2011) on being adjudged best coaching depot in the northern railway.Yet another laurel added to his commendable attainments is the conferring of the General Manager's award to him in 2012 for the significant contributions he has made towards Railways as Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer, towards Scouts & Guide as District Commissioner and most importantly towards Territorial Army as Company Commander.Further addition to this enumeration of Mr Singh's phenomenal achievements is shouldering the task of leading the Railway Engineers Territorial Army Tableau yet again in the Prime Minister's Territorial Army Day Parade much recently on 9th of October, 2012.

The Second Prize won by the Tableau bears testimony to the exceptional feat secured by Mr. Singh in accomplishing the tasks entrusted to him brilliantly.It is noteworthy that owing to the unswerving dedication and accelerated efforts Mr. Singh has put in towards serving and enriching Indian Railways as well as the Territorial Army, he has got the rare opportunity of representing the Indian Railway Territorial Army before the former President of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and the current President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the "Calling on the President' that was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 13.10.2011 and 10.10.2012 respectively.

Taking into account all the milestones achieved by Mr. Singh, it seems sky's the limit for this young achiever who would go on striving all the more to scale new heights in the times to come.