WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA
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Chief Guest, Hon'ble Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of UP, lit the sacred lamp of learning to inaugurate the International Media Conference organized by CMS at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on 5 August 2018. The occasion was made memorable with the luminous presence of renowned personalities like Dr (Mrs) Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Cabinet Minister, Women and Family Welfare, UP; Mrs Swati Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Women and Family Welfare, UP; Mrs Sanyukta Bhatia, Mayor, Lucknow; Mr Avneesh Awasthi, IAS, Principal Secretary, Information, UP, along with several media heads, journalists, academicians and eminent guests arrived from across the country.
Addressing the august gathering, the Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath said that Indian culture is based on the spirit of self sacrifice and balance of body and mind or 'yoga' rather than acquisition of material wealth or 'Bhog'. The state government is fully conscious of the needs of women in society and it has taken several steps for emancipation and upliftment of women, providing them security, education and facilities. Mrs Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Cabinet Minister, UP, said that it is important to end gender violence. Gender equality is embedded in our constitution.
The media heads, journalists, educationists and experts extensively discussed the role of media, society and schools in saving women and girls from violence and crime and its causes, incidents and also solutions. Speaking on this occasion, Mr Shashi Shekhar, Editor-In-Chief, Hindustan, New Delhi said that lessons of yester years and principles of life advocated by our ancient gurus are of relevance in the present times. The media is closely interlinked with happenings in society. Mr Rahul Dev, Senior Journalist, New Delhi said responsible citizens and various organizations should form a network or an organized and united body to promote noble ideas and positive thinking in society.
Mr Sudhir Mishra, Senior Resident Editor, Nav Bharat Times, said that first of all, we must stop discrimination between boys and girls in society and in this, the role of family is of paramount importance. Mr Atul Agarwal, Managing Editor, Hindi Khabar, said that any kind of violent behaviour or immoral and inhuman conduct, whether on the part of boys and girls needs to be condemned and criticized. We should learn to uphold the culture and values of our families and our homes.
Besides, Mr Ajit Anjum, Senior Journalist, New Delhi; Mr Abhijeet Mishra, Senior Journalist, Lucknow; Mr Arvind Chaturvedi, State Head, India News; Mr Ramesh Awasthi, Editor, Sahara Samay, UP/UK; Ms Kshipra Mathur, Senior Journalist, Rajasthan; Mr Akhilesh Anand, Senior Anchor, ABP News, New Delhi; Mr Durga Prasad Mishra, Principal Desk Editor, Press Trust of India, New Delhi and many others expressed their views.
A panel discussion was also held on the topic moderated by Ms Kavita Singh Chauhan, Senior Anchor, India News and the panelists included Mr Vikas Mishra, Editor, AajTak; Ms Neha Batham, Prime Time Anchor, AajTak; Mr Sabu George, Women's Rights Activist; Mr Shripal Sakhtawat, Senior Editor, News18, Rajasthan; Mr Durgesh Upadhyay, former journalist BBC and media advisor, UPEIDA; Ms Piyush Anthony, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF, UP and Mr Aftab Mohammad, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, UP.
A five-member students' delegation of CMS Kanpur Road Campus comprising students, Anvesha Raj, Vishu Baudh, Piyush Roy and Kushal Gautam and teacher, Mrs Ratna Pandey returned from Italy after participating in a month-long Children's International Summer Village Camp (CISV) held there. Another delegation of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I comprising Ritika Pradhan, Ananya Singh, Ishant Singh and Rishi R Bhadauria led by teacher, Ms Rashmi Asthana returned home after participating in the month-long CISV camp held in Mainz, Germany. Upon their arrival, the delegates were accorded a warm welcome by the teachers and parents. The Children's International Summer Village (CISV), England had organized these International Children's Camps in which students' delegations of different countries comprising students aged around 11 to 12 years participated along with their team leaders. During the month-long camp, they were involved in various activities inspiring the young generation to strive for a more just and peaceful world.
CMS Aliganj Campus I is organizing the 4-day International Cultural Olympiad, Celesta International-2018 from 9 to 12 August 2018 at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Around 700 students from various reputed schools and colleges of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, USA and various states of India are arriving at Lucknow to explore their artistic talents in this Olympiad. This information was given by the Principal of CMS Aliganj Campus I and Convener of Celesta International-2018, Mrs Jyoti Kashyap at a press conference held at CMS on 2 August. Addressing media persons, Mrs Kashyap said that the aim of this cultural olympiad is to develop the talents of the younger generation through music and art and equip them with human and spiritual qualities. CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi also addressed the media persons.
Founder of CMS, Dr Jagdish Gandhi led a six member delegation of CMS to the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi on 6 August on a special invitation from Ambassador of Japan, Hon'ble Mr Kenji Hiramatsu. Mrs Nisha Pandey, Principal, CMS Rajajipuram Campus I; Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee, Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II; Mrs Vera Hajela, Principal, CMS Station Road Campus; Mrs Aditi Sharma, Principal, CMS Chowk Campus and Mr Shishir Srivastava, Head, CMS International Relations accompanied Dr Jagdish Gandhi to New Delhi for this programme. The school speech of the great mathematician of India, Shri Shreenivasan Ramanujam was relayed on this occasion and his photograph and artificial intelligence robot was also demonstrated.
CMS Community Radio in association with UNICEF Lucknow, has started a radio programme 'Dastak' on encephalitis. Community members, school students along with Dr Vikasendu Agarwal, Joint Director, Communicable Disease Control, UP, and Richa Srivastava, State Media Consultant, UNICEF, were present on this occasion. A live phone-in programme with Dr Vikasendu Agarwal was held in which Dr Agarwal answered the queries f the listeners about encephalitis and he also suggested ways to prevent it in detail.