WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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Ms Susmita Basu, Superior Principal and Head, CMS Quality Assurance and Innovation Department and Secretary UP Chapter of CISV India, and Mr Anirudh Singh, Head, CMS World Unity Education Department and Co‐ordinator, UP Chapter, CISV India, participated in the CISV Global Conference held in Veldhoven city of The Netherlands. Educationists and CISV Camp organizers from various countries participated in this international conference organized from 14 to 19 August 2018. Conference was based on the theme 'New Horizons, reflecting CISV’s ambitions for increased reach and impact' and it aimed at strengthening CISV activities in various countries and promoting inter‐cultural and international understanding among the students of various nations. This international conference added a new chapter in the field of global education as it brought together the diverse cultural experiences of each member country and fostered a close positive working relationship between all the participants.
CMS Kanpur Road Campus organized a 2‐day CISV Mini Camp which concluded with the National Presentation and New Parents Evening held at the school auditorium amidst joyful and sparky atmosphere on 20 August. CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp of learning. During the CISV Mini Camp, students stayed together for two days to learn the traits of world unity, world peace and fraternity.
Four topper students of CMS namely Radhika Chandra, Saman Wahid, Sakshi Pradyumn and Mansi Acharya celebrated the Independence Day with Hon'ble President of India, Mr Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan. These outstanding students were specially invited to be a part of the celebrations at the President's House where they had tea and refreshments with the eminent dignitaries present at the function. On this occasion, besides the President of India, various eminent personalities like the Vice President, Prime Minister, Chairperson of Loksabha, Former Presidents and Prime Minister, several ministers and bureaucrats were present. All these four are the national toppers of ISC (Class XII) Board Examination this year. This is the first time when the President of India invited Board toppers in this special function.
CMS bid an emotional farewell and paid rich homage to the former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee remembering the good old days when he was amongst us. All workers of the CMS Head Office kept silence for two minutes and prayed for peace of the departed legendary leader's soul while all CMS Campuses remained closed as a mark of the respect for the departed soul.
Renowned educationist, Dr Sohayl Mohajer conducted a seminar on Child Well‐Being titled, “An Overview of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders” for the teachers of CMS Indira Nagar Campus on 21 August. Dr Mohajer explained about external and internal behaviour in children with behavioural disorders. He said that those with external disorder were violent and aggressive, those with internal disorder were loners with anxiety and mood disturbances and opined that teachers need to be vigilant and recognize such disorders and deal with great understanding and love while handling such children. In fact they should replace an authoritarian attitude with the power of love and care so that children are able to open out and share their problems freely.
All 18 CMS campuses celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm and joy. At the CMS Head Office, the CMS Founders, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi unfurled the tricolour and led the celebrations, while the Principals hoisted the national flag at their respective CMS Campuses. Cultural items, patriotic songs, dances, elocution and speech contests etc. marked the Independence Day Celebrations at the CMS Campuses.