MONTHLY BULLETIN OF CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW, INDIA

Personality Development

CMS creates a better future for all children by maximising
their opportunities through quality education and initiatives for unity and development.

CMS Gomti Nagar I to organize the 19th Commonwealth Youth Conference on March 8

March 2018

Thousands seek inspiration from CMS Republic Day Tableau based on World Unity, Peace and Justice

CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi addressing the students at the tableau site

Students, parents and teachers flocked in thousands at CMS Kanpur Road Campus to see the grand and spectacular CMS Republic Day Tableau which stole all hearts at this year’s Republic Day Parade with its teachings of religious harmony, Oneness and Brotherhood of mankind. The venue where the tableau is stationed has become the centre of attraction for the students of CMS and other schools and colleges. The CMS Founder-Manager Dr Jagdish Gandhi continually addressed the students at the ‘Jhanki Site’ explaining the themes of the tableau, that all the religions have come from the same source and their spiritual teachings are essentially the same. The Avatars or Manifestations of God- Ram, Krishna, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Guru Nanak, Mahavira, and Baha’u’llah brought social teachings according to the exigencies of the time and the needs of the Age in which they lived. The message of religious unity and harmony inherent in this CMS tableau inspired students, parents and teachers to work for the welfare of all humanity and live together in peace. The tableau gave the message to make the world safe and secure for the coming generations by creating World Unity and World Peace through the enactment of World Laws under a duly constituted World Parliament, World Court of Justice and a World Executive.

Prof. Geeta Kingdon, President, CMS

From the President's Pen...
Dear Parents,

While February has necessarily kept heads down and studying, it has not been without excitements and achievements of its own. Please read the Bulletin in detail to learn of the opportunities at CMS, so that you can take full advantage of these opportunities for your own children.

43 students of class 12 th have received admission offers from various universities abroad by late February, many of them with generous scholarships, to start their studies from Autumn 2018.

Two highly prestigious environmental awards were received by the eco-club of CMS Kanpur Road campus (WIPRO’s Earthian Award of Rs. 1 lakh) and the eco-club of CMS Station Road campus (Centre for Environment Education’s Paryavaran Mitra Earthian Award).

Many students have received other significant awards – for example, ‘all-expenses- paid’ trip to NASA (USA); a Rs. 40,000 award from the Government of India; being shortlisted for interview for the TIMES-SPARK scholarship by Times of India; and many others (please see inside).

The two day study leave for students just before the exams was used to train pre-primary and primary class 1 and 2 teachers in use of the Fitzroy English teaching method, since the spectacular success of the Fitzroy phonetic method in promoting early reading in the pre-primary classes has led to our decision to introduce it in classes 1 and 2 as well. Syllabus meetings of all classes were also held in February. The Junior Youth Empowerment Programme (JYEP) coordinators received extensive training over the exam period, to re-equip them to train around 1500 JYEP animators immediately after the exams. Music teachers have also received training in western music once a week throughout February.

Parents of senior students of classes 9 – 12, please block your diaries for the CMS Careers Day on Sunday 22 nd April, a very helpful opportunity for students to learn about the different careers and ask industry-experts their questions.

Festival Logo and Poster of CMS International Children's Film Festival unveiled

Lighting the lamp ceremony

Unveiling the logo and poster of the International Children’s Film Festival at CMS Kanpur Road Auditorium on 20th February 2018 was a befitting introduction to the Festival. Recognizing children’s films as a powerful medium of social change, the CMS Films and Multimedia and Radio Division has taken upon itself to organize the world’s largest Children’s Film Festival at CMS from 5 to 13 April 2018. The Festival receives the kind patronage of the CMS Founders Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi with Mr Varghese Kurian, Head of CMS Films Division as the Festival Director. It aims at inculcation of good human values through films by providing healthy edutainment and encouraging young minds to aim high in life to realize their dreams and preparing them to meet the challenges of the 21st century with confidence. Approximately 1510 children's films from 94 countries will be screened at the Festival absolutely free of charge. (For more detail please click here)

‘WIPRO Earthian Award goes to CMS Kanpur Road Team

CMS Kanpur Road Team has been honoured with the prestigious 'WIPRO Earthian Award' for the fourth consecutive year and awarded a trophy, certificate and a cash prize of one lakh rupees. The CMS team has been honoured for its exemplary work in the field of 'Sustainability and Biodiversity'. Recently, at a grand function held at the Wipro auditorium in Bengaluru, the Chairman of Wipro, Mr Azim Premji honoured the CMS teachers Mrs Neelam Pandey and Mrs Kavita S. Shahi and the students namely Vishesh Upadhyay, Chandrima Nath, Himanshu Mishra, Tweesha Sahni and Shruti Yadav.

Senior Principal, Mrs Jyoti Kashyap conferred
'Best Principal Award’

Mrs Jyoti Kashyap, Senior Principal of CMS, Aliganj Campus I has been honoured with the 'Best Principal Award' at a felicitation function held recently at the Fine Arts Society auditorium, Chembur, Mumbai. The award comprised a plaque, certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-. Mrs Kashyap was conferred this prestigious award by the Saevus Wildlife India, a leading organization promoting wildlife and nature conservation.

CMS Station Road wins Paryavaran Mitra Earthian Award

For working towards environmental conservation and for motivating students to make efforts in this field, the CMS Station Road Campus has been awarded the national 'Paryavaran Mitra Earthian Award'. Among the 300 schools nationally, two schools from UP have been selected for this award and CMS Station Road Campus is one of them. The Paryaran Mitra Earthian Award is a very prestigious venture of the Centre for Environment Education, Ministry of Environment and Forests that is specially awarded to students and youth to encourage greater concern for environmental issues. CMS Station Road Campus was conferred with this award for its students' remarkable work in the field of 'Biodiversity and Sustainability'.Congratulations to Principal Mrs Vera Hajela and to Mrs Najma Yousuf, Environment Coordinator of the campus!

50 CMS students qualify state level NTS Examination

Out of 706 students selected from U.P. in the National Talent Search Examination at the state level, 94 students are from Lucknow. Of these, 50 students belong to CMS alone while the other 44 are from various other schools of the city. They will compete in the national level examination which will be held on Sunday, 13 May in Allahabad.

43 CMS students offered admission to foreign universities

This year, till date, 43 CMS students have been offered admission to top foreign universities of USA, U.K., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Ireland. More offers are expected in coming months. Many of these admission offers are with scholarships.


CMS alumna Divya Tuli honoured at UP Investors Summit

Divya Tuli, a former student of CMS, Kanpur Road Campus was honoured with the prestigious Pravasi Bharat Ratna award at the UP Investors Summit. The award was presented to Divya amidst huge applause by the Minister for State for External affairs General V. K. Singh and State NRI Minister Mrs Swati Singh, for social, charitable and community work in the U.K. where Divya lives and works. Divya graduated from CMS Kanpur Road Campus in 1997.

Divya was conferred this prestigious honour in recognition of her exemplary services to the country as a Non-resident Indian. After receiving the award, Divya recalled her days in CMS and said that CMS education positively impacted her career preferences and helped her choose the right profession. She also fondly recalled her teachers who encouraged her in every sphere, be it academics or extra-curricular activities.