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CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I organized the 20th Commonwealth Youth Festival with great zeal and enthusiasm on March 2. The festivities were held in the Campus auditorium with the Chief Guest Mrs Padmaja Chauhan, IPS, I.G., UP Police Recruitment Board, doing the honour of inaugurating the great event. The portrait of Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth was garlanded and the CMS Choir sang the Commonwealth song especially composed for the occasion by Music teacher, Mr Leslie Scott. There was a speech contest, in which CMS students discussed the theme of the Commonwealth, this year, 'A Connected Commonwealth.'
Earlier, the CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, in her Welcome Address, said that the Commonwealth Day reminds us to conduct our collective public life based on the values of the Commonwealth such as freedom, equality, respect for the law, international cooperation and humaneness. CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Senior Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar, Ms Manjit Batra, and Director of Strategy, CMS, Mr Roshan Gandhi, also addressed the audience and enlightened the children and parents about the importance of the Commonwealth in bringing about peaceful relations between nations in this strife-torn world. Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, Mrs Abha Anant, Convener of the Commonwealth Youth Conference, delivered the Vote of Thanks.
CMS campuses are now abuzz with the excitement of a new beginning and a fresh academic session – with new resolutions, renewed vigour, batteries recharged after exams and joyous Holi. Poised and confident, our students are ready to take on the world, to achieve new heights in sports, music, debating, community service and academics, as in the previous year when three of our students touched the zenith with their All India Rank 1 with 99.5% aggregate mark in the ISC class 12th Board Exam.
This month, 5 of our students of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I & II brought global honour to the school by securing the top place (100th percentile) internationally in various subjects in ACER’s International Benchmark Test (by the Australian Council for Education & Research), and Amna Khan of the same campus topped the ISFO Olympiad in English Language and earned a fully-paid trip to Singapore.
The CMS Gomti Nagar I campus students celebrated the 20th Commonwealth Youth Fest with great zeal reminding us of the significance of shared history and shared values of democracy, equality, respect for human rights, and multilateralism.
CMS Aliganj II campus had an electrifying CISV Open Day – Mosaic Project 'Rang De' at the Lohia Park’s Amphitheatre, to celebrate and recount the tale of the environment project they adopted over the past year involving the cleaning and beautification of the area under the flyover near the school. The atmosphere at the Open Day can only be described as euphoric, with a carnival feel, rocking music by the students, absorbed concentration of fathers (yes fathers!) and mothers in a variety of creative arts, delectable food, and with students presenting street theatre (Nukkad Natak), multimedia presentation on their environmental project, karaoke, dance, etc.
To celebrate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi, 70 years of Indo-Austrian Diplomatic Relations and 60 years of the founding of CMS, our school, along with India National Youth Orchestra and Chorus, the Philharmonie Der Universitat at Wein in Vienna, Austria and the Ministry of Culture, Dominican Republic, is organizing a historic International Concert conducted by Maestro Vijay Upadhyaya on 20 April, 2019 at 7.00p.m. at the CMS auditorium, Gomti Nagar II. This Concert is also a tribute to CMS and its Founders for completing a 60 year successful run of the institution, this being its Diamond Jubilee Year (1959-2019).
The 11th world's biggest International Children's Film Festival (ICFF-2019), organized under the aegis of CMS, is starting on 4th April at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. During this nine-day fest, educational and entertaining children's films from 101 countries will be screened absolutely free of charge. Mr Varghese Kurian, HOD, CMS Films and Radio Division, is the Festival Director. Earlier, on March 2, the Festival Logo and Poster of ICFF-2019 was unveiled at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium by the Chief Guest, Shri Rajan Shukla, IAS, Principal Secretary, Civil Defence and Political Pension, UP, amidst great jubiliation.
A host of film personalities and child artists will be gracing the film festival including Anushka Sen, Japtej Singh, Rudra Soni, Aman Siddiqui, Rubal Jain and Darsheel Safari etc. Towards the end of the Film Fest, a grand award ceremony will be held wherein cash prizes worth Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakh) will be awarded to the Best Children's Films in various categories.
CMS Station Road Campus is hosting the International Football Tournament ‘CONCORD’ from March 31 to April 4 at Jai Jagat Stadium and Chowk Stadium, Lucknow.
Amna Khan, a student of Class X, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II, has been declared a rank holder in English by the International Society for Olympiad (ISFO). Due to her brilliant performance at the ISFO Examination, she has been awarded an all-expense paid educational trip to Singapore. The trip is scheduled from 4 to 7 April. Congratulations, Amna!
Ayush Raghvendra, a talented student of Class VIII, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II secured 100 percentile in Mathematics at the International Benchmark Test (IBT).
4 students of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I have secured 100 percentile in the International Benchmark Test conducted by ACER. Praharsh Chaturvedi of Class VI A and Akriti Samyak of Class VII F have scored 100 percentile in IBT English. Adhyatm Agnihotri of VII C has scored 100 percentile both in IBT Math and Science. Kavya Gupta of Class IX J scored the same score in IBT Reasoning. We are proud of these students and congratulate them on their achievement.
Kashish Khan, a gifted child of CMS Rajajipuram Campus I, has been awarded the ABRSM Level 1 award in Graded Examination in Music performance (grade 1) and passed with distinction in 2018. She also performed in High Scorers' concert at La Martiniere College.
On 10 March, the air was resplendent with the diverse colours of Holi as CMS Aliganj Campus II organized the Open Day of its CISV Mosaic Project, 'Rang De' at the amphitheatre of Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. On this occasion, the students and teachers motivated the citizens of the Lucknow to actively contribute towards sustainable development and help in building a just, peaceful, clean and pleasant society through a variety of educational-cultural programmes and competitions. This CISV Mosaic project, 'Rang De' was conceptualized and developed under the leadership of Mrs Shivani Singh, Principal of the Campus and executed with the combined effort of all the staff and students. Items like Nukkad Natak, Multimedia Presentation, CISV song and competitions like face painting, mehendi, poster making, card making added zest and vigour to the show. Food stalls were an added attraction for parents and children.