WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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World's biggest International Children's Film Festival, ICFF‐2018 organized by the Films Division of CMS began at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on 5 April 2018 amidst a colourful educational‐cultural programme presented by the CMS students. Chief Guest, Mr Satish Mahana, Minister for Industrial Development, U.P., inaugurated the ICFF‐ 2018 by lighting the lamp of unity and peace. The occasion was further dignified by the august presence of several renowned personalities of India and abroad including film actress Sonal Sehgal, Mr India 2017 Mr Jitesh Singh Deo and child actors Darsheel Safari, Prabhjyot Singh and Anushka Sen, who especially arrived here at Lucknow to urge the children to see educative and motivational films. The 9‐day International Children's Film Festival (ICFF‐2018) is being organized from 5 to 13 April at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. The festival has the dual purpose of instilling human and divine values in children leading to their character development through educational films. Over 1510 children's films from 94 countries will be shown free of charge during the nine days of the International Film Festival. Elaborate arrangements have been made for nearly one lakh students of over 500 schools in the city of Lucknow.
CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi visited Morocco and raised a strong voice in favour of the world's two billion children at the World Judiciary Summit held there from 2 to 4 April 2018. He met Mr Mohammed Auajjar, Minister of Justice of Morocco; Mr Mohamed Abdennabaoui, first Prosecutor General of Morocco; Mr P P Chaudhary, State Minister for Law and Justice, Govt. of India; Ms Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India in Morocco and other dignitaries. This International Judicial Conference was organized from 2 to 4 April by the Ministry of Justice of Morocco under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco in collaboration with the High Council of the Judicial Power and Presidency of the Public Prosecution on the theme 'Judicial Independence, Ensuring the Litigants Rights and Respecting the Rules of Justice'. Chief justices, judges, legal luminaries and several eminent personalities from around the world participated in this conference. Dr Gandhi, who was accompanied on this visit to Morocco by Mr Sandeep Srivastava from CMS World Unity Education Department, returned home on 5 April 2018.
World Autism Awareness Day (2 April), International Day of Sports for Development and Peace (6 April) and World Health Day (7 April) were observed at all CMS campuses with full zest and fervour. The 2018 World Autism Awareness Day focuses on the importance of empowering women and girls with autism and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges. The International Day of Sports looks at the sports as a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and networks, and to promote ideals of peace, solidarity, non‐violence, tolerance and justice.
World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year
By making children a part of these celebrations, CMS seeks to instill in them awareness about various issues of global importance and values that will help them lead the world as conscientious world citizens.
Anirudh Deep, a meritorious student of CMS Station Road Campus has been awarded Dr Ambedkar National Merit Award for his academic excellence by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. Anirudh has been awarded a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/‐ and a certificate of merit for his outstanding performance in the ISC (Class XII), examination.
Varuni Hazra, a talented Class VIII student of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II won the first prize in State level painting competition on water conservation and pollution organized under the aegis of Central Ground Water Board, Northern Region. She was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 6000/‐, a certificate, and other attractive gifts by the organizers.
Anushka Trivedi of Class IX, CMS Rajajipuram Campus I, won the second prize of zonal level National Essay Competition organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, winning a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/‐. The competition was organized on water conservation and pollution in which this very talented student of CMS proved her mettle over thousands of contestants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand with her views on environment protection, water and energy conservation and other societal issues in her writing showcasing CMS students' concern, awareness and commitment for environment protection.