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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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08 - 16 April 2018

9-day 10th International Children's Film Festival concludes

Best children's films from around the world awarded prizes worth over Rs. 10 Lacs

Actors, Darsheel Safari, Prabhjyot Singh and others at the press conference with CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi Mr Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, UP, with other celebrities and CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, lighting the lamp of learning

The 9‐day 10th International Children's Film Festival, ICFF‐2018 organized from 5 to 13 April 2018 by the Films Division of CMS concluded with a grand closing ceremony inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, UP, at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on 13 April. At the award ceremony of ICFF 2018 organised on 11 April, the best children's films from all over the world were awarded cash prizes worth 10 Lac rupees. The Chief Guest of this special occasion, Mr Rajesh Agarwal, Minister for Finance, UP, gave away the trophies, certificates and cash awards to the winners in different categories. It may be mentioned that the best educational children's films of 94 countries were screened free of charge at this film festival. The well‐known personalities from films and TV who graced the ICFF 2018 included actors, Raza Murad, Mukesh Khanna, Anup Soni, Aashika Bhatia, Smita Mohla, Gazala Selmin, Anirudh Dave, Sonal Sehgal; Comedian Dipoo Srivastava; Mr India 2017, Jitesh Singh Deo; Miss UP, Ms Shefali Sood; singers Abhijeet Ghoshal and Anupama Raag; script writer, Atul Tewari; film director Suhail Tatari; film producer Mr Aashish Singh and child actors Darsheel Safari, Suhani Bhatnagar, Siddharth Nigam, Prabhjyot Singh, Anushka Sen Bhavesh Balchandani, Riya Shukla, Rudra Soni, Dev Joshi, Ameya Pandya, Aarav Shukla, Avneet Kaur, Naman Jain, Riya Shukla.

Actor Mukesh Khanna and comedian Dipoo Srivastava

Mr Rajesh Agarwal, Minister for Finance, UP, and renowned actor Raza Murad giving away the awards

Actor Anup Soni

Actress Smita Mohla

Ms Shefali Sood, Miss India U. P.

Child actor Siddharth Nigam

Mr India World, Jitesh Singh Deo with CMS President, Prof Geeta Kingdon

THE ICFF 2018 AWARDS

  • Best Short Fiction award given to the Korean film DREAM LETTER directed by Jung Ye‐bin comprised a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 85,000/‐ to the Director and a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 65,000/‐ to the producer Lee June gets Special Mention Certificate was given to the Egyptian film FROM INSIDE directed by Ramy Gabry.
  • Best Short Animation award went to the Georgian animated film GENO directed by Dato Kiknavelidze comprised a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 85,000/‐ and a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 65,000/‐ to the producer Lali Kiknavelidze.
  • Special Mention Certificate was given to the Lithuanian animated film RUNNING LIGHTS directed by Gediminas Siaulys
  • Best Short Documentary award given to the Iranian short documentary film THE GIRLS directed by Fery Malek‐Madani comprised a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/‐ to the director and a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/‐ to the producer Art Cantara Association Special Mention Certificate was given to the Japanese animated film SHIMAJIRO AND THE RAINBOW OASIS directed by ISAMU HIRABAYASHI.
  • Best Children's Feature Film award given to the Chinese film BALLAD FROM TIBET produced and directed by Zhang Wei comprised a Golden trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 1,25,000/‐ to the Director a cash prize of Rs. 1,25,000/‐ to the producer.
  • Special Mention Certificate was given to the Iranian film MAHTAB directed by Vahid Pakzad.
  • Both the young jury and main jury unanimously recommended the Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi award Special Jury Award to the Austrian film HALIM directed by Werner Fiedler. The award comprised a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/‐ to the Director and the producer Werner Fiedler, got a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/‐.

UN International Day of Human Space Flight observed at CMS

International Day of Human Space Flight, as declared by the United Nations, was observed at many CMS campuses on 12 April 2018. The day is celebrated to reaffirm the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well‐being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. It may be mentioned that every year in June, CMS sends its students on a trip to NASA wherein they closely experience the space activities. CMS students also get an opportunity to know the various aspects of space research like launching pad, simulation, real life models, Kennedy Space Centre Complex, Rocket Assembly building etc.

Open Day organised by CMS Asharfabad Campus

CMS Asharfabad Campus organized its 'Open Day Celebrations' on 14 April at the beautifully decorated school premises with great joy and enthusiasm. A large number of students participated in the celebrations to showcase their childlike talents that left the parents and guardians mesmerized with their skills. Melodious rendition of songs, music and several creative activities brought the students' talents to the fore. The parents eagerly took a round of the campus appreciating the broader and bolder education policy of CMS and the school's efforts to impart quality education.

CAMPUS BUZZ

Special assembly on Chipko Movement at
CMS Rajajipuram Campus II
Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) activity at
CMS Aliganj Campus II
Baisakhi celebration at
CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II
CMS Jopling Road students visit Regional Science Centre
Parents' orientation programme at CMS Aliganj Campus I
Baisakhi celebration at CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus III
An activity on nutrition held at CMS Indira Nagar Campus
Parents' Classroom Visit at CMS Anand Nagar Campus
Red Day celebration at CMS Station Road Campus