WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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'Ashva' team of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, comprising student members Astik Saluja, Utkarsh Singh and Kartik Khanna, led by their teacher Mr Siddiq Alam Khan, returned after participating in the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC-2018) held at the University of Waterloo, Canada. 17 teams from USA, Canada, Poland, Thailand, Egypt and many other countries participated in the contest in which only CMS team 'Ashva' was the school level team while the rest were all university level. The CMS team performed very well in Drag Race and Circuit Race events and were awarded Judge's Discretionary Prize which carried 500 US dollars besides the medals and certificates.
Sarah Rihab, Class VIII student of CMS Jopling Road Campus was declared the winner in the video category of the YRE programme India contest, based on SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The essence of the YRE Programme - India, is to encourage students aged 11-21 to investigate a specific environmental issue in their community, propose solutions and articulate their findings through the media of writing, photography or videos. Sarah is the only one participant in the country declared as the winner in the video category. The video highlights the contribution of the campus towards SDG11 and SDG15 through an action project whereby packets made from old newspapers were given to the Lucknow Zoo to make this zone free from plastic pollution.
The outstanding Class X students of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, Adhwant Mishra and Sakshi Sachan won the Best Team and Best Speaker Award in the prestigious Frank Anthony Zonal Debate Competition organized under the auspices of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi in which the students of several noted schools participated. Besides, Sakshi Sachan was declared the Best Speaker due to her flawless speech full of humane approach.
In recognition of his commendable performance as a part of the IAYP (International Award for Young People) programme, Sakshi Pradyumn of CMS Kanpur Road Campus, the outstanding student who created history by becoming the All India Topper in the ISC Board Examination 2018 was given the Gold Award on 10 July 2018 by Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India at the Annual Gold Award ceremony held at the Indian International Centre Max Mueller Bhawan. He fulfilled the requisites for getting the coveted gold award. He has a balanced and an integrated personality and is self-motivated towards social service and philanthropy. He was an active participant in all IAYP activities.
World Population Day, as declared by the United Nations Organisation, was observed at all CMS Campuses on 11 July. This annual event, observed on July 11 every year, seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.