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India’s premier education magazine 'Education World' which publishes national school rankings every year has declared CMS to be among India’s Top 3 Most Respected Education Brands. At a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Leela Ambience Gurugram on 28 September, the Deputy Election Commissioner of India, Mr. Sudip Jain conferred the prestigious title on CMS through the President of its Board, Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon. Also present to receive the award was Ms Susmita Basu, Superior Principal and Head of Quality Assurance and Innovations Department, CMS.
The Education World Grand Jury awards were given out in 11 different categories, 'India’s Top 10 Most Respected Education brands' being the most prestigious category wherein the country’s best education groups were awarded for imparting quality education and contributing in the country’s growth and development. CMS was ranked 3rd among the national top-ten education brands.
September was full of important events at CMS, including Teachers Day, the International Festival of History and Civics (‘Reflections’), and the International Media Conference on Gender based Violence.
Our Teachers day on 6th September was made very special by the presence of the Union HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank", who gave away prizes to the most outstanding CMS teachers of 2019. It was a joyous occasion, a special feature being the dances by our teachers themselves from four different states of India, depicting national unity.
Many senior media-persons from different parts of India attended the CMS International Media Conference, and we especially welcomed as Chief Guest Mrs Rita Bahuguna Joshi, MP. Having greatly enjoyed this high calibre conference, teachers returned back resolved to create a culture of gender equality within their classrooms and campuses.
Several new pedagogic techniques and tools have been introduced in CMS in the recent past and through the Bulletin, we will be introducing some of these to you. The current issue considers the use of the Fitzroy phonics method among pre-primary children, a programme that has delighted teachers with the immediacy of its impact on very young children’s ability to read English.
The CMS central safety and security committee met in September and reviewed both the Minutes of the monthly Campus Safety and Security Committees’ meetings and the separate campus-visit reports from the CMS Environmental Health and Safety Officer. In September, training was provided to staff on using the campus Fire-Safety equipment, and to campus support staff and drivers on etiquette and on the POCSO Act.
I am delighted to share the excellent news about CMS’s place in the national annual school rankings by the Education World magazine. At a glittering ceremony in Delhi on 28th Sept, CMS received the Grand Jury’s award for being among the national top three ‘Most Respected School Brand’ of India. What an amazing accolade CMS! Another major recognition is that CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I was declared the Best Co-Ed School in Uttar Pradesh, and also the honourable Principals of five CMS campuses got awards at the Delhi ceremony for being in the top 10 schools of Lucknow. Congratulations CMS!
India's premier education magazine, 'Education World' has declared CMS Gomti Nagar Campus, the top Co-Ed school in Uttar Pradesh. In the school rankings published in the September edition of the magazine, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus is ranked the best Co-Ed School in Uttar Pradesh. Altogether, five CMS campuses figure among the top 10 co-ed schools of Lucknow. CMS Aliganj Campus and CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus are ranked at 5th and 6th spots respectively whereas CMS Rajajipuram and Kanpur Road Campuses occupy 9th and 10th spots among the best schools of the city. The principals of these CMS campuses were awarded at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurugram by the editor of the Education World Magazine, Mr. Dilip Thakore.
CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi congratulated the principals of these outstanding campuses and said that all CMS campuses have been consistently producing best results in the country and have contributed immensely in making Lucknow a national hub of quality education.
A forty-three member CMS delegation comprising students and teachers of CMS RDSO Campus, Gomti Nagar Campus I, Indira Nagar Campus, Aliganj Campus I and Station Road Campus returned home after participating in 'International Mathematics Competition' held in South Africa from 1 to 6 August 2019. The delegation was warmly welcomed by the teachers and parents at Amausi airport upon their arrival. On this occasion, CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi also welcomed the delegates. This International Mathematics Competition was organized in Durban city, South Africa, in which around 30 countries participated. At this international competition, individual and team contests were held for junior and senior category students. The team of CMS RDSO Campus was led by the Principal, Mrs Aruna Naidu whereas the team of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I was led by the Principal, Mrs Abha Anant; team of CMS Indira Nagar Campus was led by the Principal, Mrs Ruchi Bhuwan Joshi, team of CMS Station Road Campus was led by the Principal, Mrs Vera Hajela and the team of CMS Aliganj Campus I was led by a senior teacher of school, Mrs Sumita Chatterji.
CMS national toppers of ICSE and ISC were honoured by the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, at the Uttar Pradesh Meritorious Students’ Felicitation Function, on 1st September 2019, at the Ambedkar Sabahgaar, Kanpur Road, Lucknow. Each student got a cheque of Rs one lakh, a tablet, a certificate and a medal. Their parents and Principals were also honoured with shawls, turbans and brass statues of Goddess Saraswati. On this occasion Dr Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister UP, Professor Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, President, CMS, Dr Kalpana Tripathi, Principal, CMS Mahanagar Campus Dr Roger David Kingdon, Scientist, U.K., Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder, CMS and others were present.
CMS Rajajipuram Campus I organized the International Festival of English, Odyssey from 21 to 24 August 2019 at CMS Kanpur Road Auditorium. Chief Guest, Dr Mahendra Singh, Cabinet Minister, UP, formally inaugurated the festival on 21 August. This English Odyssey, brought together about 500 young students of South Africa, Nepal and various states of India bursting with literary talent, to showcase their hidden talents in various aspects of English Literature through competitions like Thespian's Dream (thrilling Talent Show), Spectacle de danse (Choreography), Cogitation (Debate), Satirical Caricatures (Cartoon making), Cinematics (Poster Presentation), Frescos (Painting) etc. Most of these competitions were based on Shakespearean poetry and drama. It was a marvellous experience for children as well as teachers to witness literary characters acting and performing on stage. Mrs Nisha Pandey, Senior Principal of CMS Rajajipuram Campus I was the Convenor of this international event. The Overall Championship of 'Odyssey International-2019' went to Springdale Senior School, Amritsar, Punjab whereas the runner-up trophy was bagged by the host school, CMS Rajajipuram Campus I. Chief Guest, Shri Rajshekhar, IAS, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, gave away the prizes to the winners.
'Reflections-2019', a four-day international festival of History and Civics was organized by CMS Mahanagar Campus under the guidance of Principal, Dr Kalpana Tripathi, from 31 August to 3 September. Around 500 students of Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Qatar and India participated in this festival held at CMS Kanpur Road Auditorium. On 31 August 2019, the Speaker of UP Legislative Assembly Shri Hriday Narain Dikshit inaugurated the Festival. The inaugural ceremony was replete with music and dance by the students of CMS Mahanagar Campus. During the next few days, competitive events were held including Antiquity (Quiz), Lyceum’s Sophistry (Extempore), Self-Odyssey (Creative Writing), Hieroglyphics (Brochure Making), The Last Supper - (Poster Making Competition),Dialectic (Debate), Assembly of Ecclesia (Group Discussion), Donatello’s David(Model Display), Socrates Speaketh, Elysian Theatre (Movie Making), Pursuit (Projects on Community Services) and Rhythm n Vision (Choreography) etc. Historical figures from the pages of history, kings and queens, set the stage on fire with their powerful speeches and magnetic presence. It was CMS Mahanagar Campus at its best, rolling out the scroll of historical events down the ages at this five-day International Festival of History and Civics “Reflections 2019”. At the end, a grand prize giving ceremony was held at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. The Overall Championship of Reflections-2019 went to Navrachana School, Sama, Vadodara, Gujarat whereas Richmond College of Sri Lanka was runner up. CMS President Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon and Scientist Dr Roger Kingdon honoured and gave away prizes to the winners.