WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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CMS Founder‐Director Dr Bharti Gandhi was honoured with 'Devi Award' by the Home Minister, Hon'ble Mr Rajnath Singh, at a grand felicitation function held under the aegis of The Sunday Standard of New Indian Express Newspaper in New Delhi at Hotel ITC Maurya. Union Home Minister, Hon'ble Mr Rajnath Singh, presented a memento and a certificate to Dr Bharti Gandhi in the presence of renowned dignitaries. Dr Gandhi is a well‐known figure in academic circles for providing commendable services towards empowering women, bringing about educational excellence, and encouraging innovation in education. A child psychologist and counsellor, she has introduced several novel concepts and methods in teaching children which have revolutionized the entire concept of holistic education making it more child‐centric, practical and humane than ever before. She firmly believes in children's rights, women's empowerment, and world unity through education. Dr Bharti Gandhi has worked shoulder to shoulder with her husband, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, and under their enlightened guidance the school has achieved the high distinction of producing the best results in ISC and ICSE Board Examinations, won the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002, and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest school in the world in a single city, its number of pupils exceeding 55,000.
Jitesh Singh Deo, an ex‐student of CMS Mahanagar Campus won the crown of Mr India 2017. 17 contestants qualified for the final round but Jitesh outshone them all to become Mr India 2017. Popular Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut conferred the Mr India awards at a glittering ceremony. CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi expressed his profound happiness over this grand success of Jitesh and expressed his belief that this exceptional CMS student will go on to win Mr World 2020. Jitesh studied in CMS upto Class XII. He fondly remembers his teachers and gives credit of his success to CMS saying, “The learning process for anyone begins in school. Therefore, all the credit for my success goes to my school.” He further adds that his success mantra is Mahatma Gandhi's words "Be the change that you want to see in the world.” His message to the current crop of students is: "Set your goals and work hard for them till you achieve them. Ups and down are part of our life and one must not get de‐motivated ever."
Additional Municipal Commissioner of Lucknow, Mr P K Srivastava spoke on CMS Community Radio creating awareness regarding about clean environment and also answered CMS students' queries on cleanliness during live telecast of the program 'Sawanrein Dhara, Nikharen Paryavaran' at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I studio of CMS Community Radio. Several cleanliness issues like Clean Survey 2018, waste management, solid waste management, liquid waste management etc were discussed . Mr V. Kurian, HOD, CMS Films and Radio Division, was also present at the time of this live program. At the live programme of CMS community radio, Mr P K Srivastava discussed with CMS students about freeing Lucknow from open defecation, process of building general and personal toilets and scientifically destroy garbage. He also informed the students about the Cleanliness App.
A 12 member delegation of CMS Kanpur Road Campus returned from an educational tour of Europe and was accorded a warm welcome by the parents and teachers of CMS. The European trip was organized under the International Award for Young People (IAYP) Programme. During this educational tour, CMS students visited Germany, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic etc. to know and learn about the educational, historical and natural landmarks there and also experience the culture, custom, food habits, languages of different countries. The delegation comprised students, Aditya Agarwal, Aniket Sharma, Gagandeep Singh, Raghav Chandra, Raghav Tripathi, Aastha Bhaskar, Varandeep Kaur, Anurag Singh, Saksham Chaturvedi and Arsh Saluja. Senior teacher of CMS Kanpur Road Campus, Ms Shipra Bajpai was the leader of this team while Ms Swarnlata was the deputy leader.
Students of CMS Asharfabad and Aliganj Campus II put up a grand show of talents at their 'Annual Mothers and Grandparents Day' held respectively at CMS Aharfabad auditorium and CMS Gomti Nagar II auditorium on 17 December 2017. Parents and grandparents were thrilled to watch the educational‐cultural programmes of students which not only showcased their multi‐faceted talents in music and dance but also their innovative and creative skills. The parents' and grandparents' participation in the programme was a special attraction and it greatly boosted the efforts of the students.
CMS and Lucknow Nagar Nigam (Municipal Corporation of Lucknow) jointly organized the demonstration of 'Cleanliness App' in different campuses of CMS to sensitize and motivate the students, teachers and parents for Cleanliness Mission. On this occasion, Additional City Commissioner of Nagar Nigam, Mr P K Srivastava apprised about Cleanliness Mission and in detail informed them about 'Clean Survey 2018' and 'Cleanliness App'. He said that CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi is the Brand Ambassador of Cleanliness Campaign of Nagar Nigam and commended CMS for its support in sensitizing people for keeping the town clean and green.