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April has been an incredibly busy and joyous month at CMS – with many enriching events and out-of-class learning opportunities for students. Visiting UK duo Jack and Joel’s musical roadshow kicked off the month nicely when their contemporary-music performances rocked students in every CMS campus.
The Commonwealth Day was organized meaningfully at Gomti Nagar I campus to reaffirm the values of democracy, rule of law and multilateralism. Aliganj I campus organized a hugely successful Model United Nations (MUN) which attracted so much interest, they had to close registration after 440 applicants from across scores of schools of Lucknow and the surrounding region, and the event greatly raised senior students’ understanding of world affairs. Several campuses held their Open Days. A new reading programme ‘Stones to Milestones’ was introduced on a pilot basis in three campuses. The Anand Nagar and Rajajipuram I campuses got attractive new primary libraries, and Anand Nagar got new modern laboratories. A flurry of career counselling activities took place in April. First CMS hosted the IC3 Regional Forum of the International College & Career Counselling (IC3) Institute, in order to empower all our campuses to run a robust, fully-functional college counselling service. Secondly, the CMS Careers Day on Sunday 21st April attracted 23 foreign universities and 12 Indian universities, and about 25 other experts of different fields to guide students in various careers. The crowning glory of April was the concert of the India National Youth Orchestra and Chorus (INYOC) on 20th April where 77 CMS students and 19 CMS teachers joined 168 instrumentalists and singers from across 17 countries and 11 Indian states to sing and play western classical pieces by European composers of the 18th and 19th centuries - Grieg, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Faure and Schubert, to celebrate the joyous Diamond Jubilee of CMS !
CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi was honoured with'Inspirational Icon Award' for his unparalleled services through education and to secure and safeguard the future of the younger generation. Dr Gandhi was felicitated at a grand function organized by the Discovery Education Media in New Delhi. The Director General of Federation of Leaders in Academic Research and Education (FLARE), Mr Devendra Kumar Jain presented a memento and certificate to Dr Gandhi.
A delegation of 15 teachers from Germany visited CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II to study the pattern of CMS education. Mr Roshan Gandhi, Director of Strategy, CMS welcomed the German Teachers’ delegation and said that their visit will forge stronger relations between India and Germany as both countries have a lot to learn from each other. Ms Manjit Batra, Senior Principal, and Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee, Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II as well as Mr Shishir Srivastava, Head of International Relations Department, CMS were present.
A seven-member delegation of CMS Mahanagar Campus participated in a CISV Youth Meeting held from 14 to 21 April at Rogaland city of Norway. The CMS delegation comprised the following: Mrs Monika Airon, teacher of CMS Mahanagar Campus as leader of the team and students, Shubhangi Sinha, Samriddhi Sharma, Bhavini Srivastava, Sandesh Yadav, Ishant Pal and Arnav Singh. These young delegates exchanged thoughts on peace during the seven-day meeting forming a new global culture full of friendship, cordiality and brotherhood.
CMS organized a grand 'Western Classical Music Concert' on 20th April at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II auditorium to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (1959-2019) of CMS and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 168 musicians from 17 nations and 11 Indian States representing the Vienna University Philharmonic Orchestra, India National Youth Orchestra and Choir (INYOC) and musicians from the Dominican Republic performed selected pieces of music of the great 18th & 19th century music artists viz. Borodin's Polovetsian Dances, Tchaikovosky's Nutcracker Ballet and Grieg's Peer Gynt suite, under the baton of maestro Vijay Upadhyay. Vijay Upadhyay's own fusion composition of Indian and western music on Gandhiji's Bhajan 'Raghupati Raghav' brought all the people together. Shri Hriday Narain Dixit, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, UP, was the Chief Guest while the Ambassador of Austria, Brigitte Oppinger Walchshofer; Ambassador of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr Jean Claude Kurgener; Director of the National Youth Orchestra in Dominican Republic, Alberto Rincon, were the special Guests. Managing Director of INYOC, Sonia Khan coordinated the event. The full orchestra instruments used included violins, violas, cellos, double basses, India's only harp, flutes, French horns, oboes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets, tubas, drums, timpani etc.
This year, three CMS students have been selected for the most coveted Indian Administrative Service, elevating the school flag high. Ayushi Singh (86th Rank) of CMS Mahanagar Campus, Kriti Pandey (389th Rank) of CMS Aliganj Campus I and Siddharth Gautam (538th Rank) of CMS Rajajipuram Campus I are the proud achievers.