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Teachers Thanksgiving Function at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II Auditorium on 10th May 2018
On 28 April, 2018, CMS Founder-Manager, Dr Jagdish Gandhi was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the University of Lucknow for his long, dedicated and exemplary services to the noble cause of education. The award was presented by the Deputy Chief Minister of U.P., Dr Dinesh Sharma in the presence of the VC Lucknow University, Prof. S. P. Singh and other dignitaries. Dr Jagdish Gandhi was the elected President of Students’ Union at the University of Lucknow in 1959. He was an exemplary student and became a world class leader who rose from humble beginnings to become a renowned educationist and Founder of the world’s largest school recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records with over 55,000 students on its rolls and received the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.
Apart from bringing the thrill of the new school year and many joyous and educative activities, April saw two major exciting events at CMS – the glittering International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF), a fabulous ‘edutainment’ opportunity, and the more serious Careers Day for senior students of classes X and XII.
The ICFF brought together the best children’s films from 94 countries, and opened up magical new worlds for young people. For 8 days, it lightened up the lives of approx. 1 lakh children of Lucknow with fun and wonderment, fired up their imagination, and opened new vistas before them – exposing them to the cultures, tastes, values, joys and predicaments of children all around the world. While not overtly intended to be educative, the films were inevitably edifying and not only entertaining: they taught child audiences both about the wonderful diversity in the world and also about the similarity of human emotions / experience across the world. In this way, young viewers learnt about the oneness of humanity (Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam) in a subtle and beautiful way.
The Careers Fair brought together stellar experts from all the major occupations and professions. At least 2000 CMS students and their parents attended the Fair and heard about how to prepare for college entrance, successful careers, and for life – from eminent experts (see more detailed news on pages 1 and 2 of this Bulletin).
Eight students bagging the Government of India’s Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) award is an amazing tally for this highly coveted, prestigious and rewarding national scholarship of
₹ 4.64 lakh per student. Congratulations to these 8 formidable intellects! The tally of offers from universities abroad continues to rise, and the ICSE / ISC exam results are expectantly awaited…
At the threshold of the onset of summer holidays, I wish all students, parents and staff a very happy and restful vacation !
The exciting nine-day film festival came to an end on 13 April, 2018 with the Deputy Chief Minister of U.P., Hon’ble Mr Keshav Prasad Maurya inaugurating the closing ceremony of the nine-day edutainment feast at CMS Kanpur Road. Celebrities from the film and media world further made the occasion memorable with their glittering presence.
Earlier, the 10th International Children’s Film Festival organized at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium kick started on 5 April 2018 with a grand opening ceremony, inaugurated by the Chief Guest for the day, Shri Satish Mahana, Minister for Industrial Development, UP. There was thunderous applause as the Minister declared the Festival open to the thousands of students of various schools assembled to watch the children’s educational films from 94 countries of the world. Indeed it is rightly termed the world’s largest festival.
Eight CMS students of Gomti Nagar Campus I have been selected for the Govt of India Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY Fellowship). They will be getting a total of ₹ 37,12,000/- (Thirty- seven lakh, twelve thousand rupees) as scholarship for higher studies for five years. Every month, these brilliant students will receive a scholarship amount of ₹ 5,000/- and ₹ 20,000/- as annual contingency grant during the first to third year of graduation. At M.Sc. level, they would be getting monthly stipend of ₹ 7,000/- per month and annual contingency grant of ₹ 28,000/- for two years. Thus each student will be getting scholarship of ₹ 4,64,000/- during five years of higher education, totaling ₹ 37,12,000 for all the eight students.
CMS Founder & Convenor of International Conference of Chief Justices of the World ( ICCJW) Dr Jagdish Gandhi, accompanied by Project Leader, ICCJW, Mr Sandeep Srivastava, attended “First International Justice Conference” held in Morocco from 2 to 4 April, 2018. Dr Gandhi was invited by His Excellency Mohamed Auajjar, Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco organized by The Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco in collaboration with the High Council of the Judicial Power and Presidency of the Public Prosecution on the theme “Judicial Independence, Ensuring the Litigant's Rights and Respecting the Rules of Justice”.
The conference was attended by eminent personalities from around the world such as Ministers of Justice, Presidents of Public Prosecution or Presidents of High Councils of Judicial Power. Dr Gandhi’s ideas were very well received in the country of Morocco.
Dr Jagdish Gandhi also met with the H.E. Mostafa Fares, First President of Court of Cassation, Morocco, H.E. Mohamed Aujjar, Minister of Justice, Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and H.E. Mohamed Abdennabaoui, the First Prosecutor General of Morocco.
Amidst great demand of the student fraternity, CMS Career Counselling Cell organized a grand 'Careers Day' on 22 April 2018, at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium wherein thousands of students learnt to choose careers for themselves in the guidance of various career experts and also learnt to prepare themselves for such choices and to plan for it. Earlier, the Chief Guest, Dr Vikram Singh, Pro-Chancellor, Noida International University lit the lamp of learning to formally inaugurate the ceremony. CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, in his speech motivated the students to make correct judgements at this crucial stage of life. On this occasion, Dr Vikram Singh said that 'Careers Day' provides a golden opportunity to students for exploring career options on a global platform with experts guiding the students to aim for careers not only in India but also in the USA, U.K. Japan, Australia and other countries. Speaking upon the choice of Civil Services as career, Ms Ministhy S., IAS, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, said that the prime challenge in children's lives is to be a good, sensitive, gentle and decent human being. She told children to join civil services not for its glamour but to be the voice for those who are unheard. Mr Jayant Krishna, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, NSDC, advised students to take command of their life and career and be ready to face the visible and invisible problems coming their way. He motivated children to keep their eyes and ears open to learn good things. CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon gave an overview of the programme while Director of Strategy, Mr Roshan Gandhi, thanked the experts for sparing their valuable time and interacting with the students. Mr Shashank Srivastava, Coordinator of CMS Career Counselling Cell did the compering.
CMS Transport Department organised a Transport Safety Meeting on 27 April 2018 wherein CMS President Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon discussed in detail the safety and security of children who avail school transport. She expressed her deep concern over the recent Kushinagar mishap and urged the transport staff to learn from the incident and to take every possible safety measure to prevent such fatal accidents. She added that there is no tolerance over breach of school transport safety and instructed every transport staff member that school transport must comply with all the standards set up by the government including traffic rules & regulations, driver selection and training, school vehicles servicing and maintenance.