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CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi has been honoured with 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his unparalleled and outstanding contribution in the field of education. Speaker of Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha, Shri Premchand Agarwal and Higher Education Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Dhan Singh Rawat, bestowed this honour upon Dr Jagdish Gandhi by presenting him a memento and certificate at a glittering 'Education Excellence Award Ceremony' held at Hotel Sarovar Premiere, Dehradun, Uttarakhand in August 2019. On this occasion, several dignitaries and renowned personalities from the field of education, literature, journalism, etc. were present.
August has been a month of scintillating internal and international events, creating mind-expanding and out-of-class learning opportunities for our students.
CMS student teams returned happily from Austria, France, Norway where they had gone for month-long CISV (Children’s International Summer Village) camps. In this month CMS student teams also returned triumphant with trophies and awards from Mauritius and South Africa, where they had gone for a Quality Summit and Maths competition respectively.
The ‘Odyssey 2019’ by the CMS Rajajipuram campus I, the four day international event to celebrate the English language, was spectacularly successful. With participation of school teams from 5 countries and several Indian states, it authentically created the look and feel of Jacobean England, and brought to life the literary works of Shakespeare through ‘period costumes’ and renditions of famous tracts from Shakespeare’s plays, soliloquys and sonnets.
It developed a love for the English language by giving students a sense of its richness which enables finding just the right words to express the very particular nuances one wishes to convey. The cultural items were delightful, a special attraction being a rendition of the Lion King, the Disney film. Congratulations to the indefatigable Principal Mrs. Nisha Pandey and her amazing team of teachers, for the sheer scale of their ambition in organizing Odyssey 2019!
The Child Well-Being Survey of CMS junior and senior students and its fascinating findings were discussed in-depth at our psychological counsellors’ August meeting. The survey has permitted a better understanding of our students’ patterns of diet, nutrition, physical exercise, internet usage, experience of bullying and cyber-bullying, and of their attitudes towards gender, the environment and their general well-being. This will permit more targeted counselling at the campuses. I am delighted to report that the Virtues Project for which extensive training of about 500 teachers was completed in June has finally got its full time champion in CMS from mid-August and we expect the work under this project to pick up speed, working alongside the Junior Youth Empowerment Project.
A 23-member delegation of CMS Kanpur Road and Aliganj I Campuses returned victoriously from Mauritius after winning 12 prizes in different competitions, at 'Quality Youth Initiative Summit held there from 22 to 27 July 2019. This international summit was jointly organized under the aegis of the Mauritian Society for Quality Control Circles and the Mauritian chapter of the World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education. While on one hand students of CMS Kanpur Road Campus, led by the senior teachers Mrs Shivani Singh and Mr Devesh Kumar Trivedi, won five second prizes in Case Study, Kavi Sammelan (senior), Kavi Sammelan (junior), Arts & Poster Making Competition and Cultural programme competitions, on the other hand the team of CMS Aliganj Campus I, led by their teacher Ms Shuchi Tewari along with Ms Praneeta Garg as deputy leader, won the Philip Crosby Award in Case Study Presentation; Excellence Award in Cultural Presentation; Best Speaker Award in Kavi Sammelan and third prizes in Poster & Slogan Competition and Debate. Besides, they also won the 'Best Innovative Team Award'. Students' team of CMS Kanpur Road Campus comprised Ananya Patel, Rimi Patel, Shashwat Patel, Shiva Patel, Shivangi Patel, Yashasvi Patel, Rahul Arora, Shringarika Gupta, Suhani Tripathi and Jyothsna Gurnani, while the team of CMS Aliganj Campus I comprised Lavanya Sisodiya, Ayushi Kesarwani, Jahnvi Shukla, Harsh Singh Verma, Shreyash Kumar Singh, Priyanshi Kishor, Anshika Gupta, Kashish Nigam and Tumul Shukla.
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.
The charm and beauty of the English language, is unmatched and it continues to inspire the young and old alike. CMS Rajajipuram Campus I organized a 4-day International English Literary Festival 'Odyssey International-2019' from 21 to 24 August 2019 at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Around 500 students from South Africa, Iran, Sri Lanka, Nepal and various states of India participated in the exciting contests like Cogitation (Debate), La Mascarade (Skit), Frescos (Painting), Satirical Caricatures (Cartoon making), Epode (Write, Paint & Illustrate), Spectacle de danse (Choreography), Alter the denouement (change the climax of a classic), Covert Intentions (Paper sculptures) etc., team events like Bedizenment De Shakespeare (Softboard displays) and Philharmonic (Resplendent Playback); Event by post 'Cinematics'; Non-competitive events like Global Colloquium - Video Conferencing and The Thespian's Dream (Talent Show), and won several prizes and trophies.
Chief Guest, Mrs Kyoko Hoshino representing the Embassy of Japan and Peace Promoters from South Korea namely Ms Park Ah Reum, Ms Seo Eunjeong and Ms Kang Wonyoung along with thousands of CMS students and teachers paid homage and respect to those killed in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, 74 years ago on 6th and 9th August 1945 respectively.
A five-member students' delegation of CMS, Gomti Nagar Campus II returned from Vienna, Austria after participating in a month-long Children's International Summer Village (CISV) Camp held there from 5 July to 1 August 2019. The delegation comprised four students namely Krishna Mehrotra, Sarika Yadav, Sanskriti Saigal and Jaskaran Singh led by Ms Jasjeet Kaur, teacher at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II. Similarly, a five-member students' delegation of CMS Indira Nagar Campus returned from Alsace, France after participating in a month-long International Children's Camp held there from 5 July to 1 August 2019. The delegation comprised students Abeer Manaktala, Pragati Saxena, Akshat Pandey and Shambhavi Chauhan and their team leader Ms Deepika Agarwal, teacher at CMS Indira Nagar Campus. A third delegation of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I returned from Hordaland, Norway after participating in a month-long International Children's Camp held there from 5 July to 1 August 2019. This delegation comprised students Urvi Sachan, Adwitiya Sachan and Kisha Yadav and their team leader Ms Prachi Dubey, teacher at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I.
The birthday of CMS Founder-Director, Dr Bharti Gandhi was celebrated on 8 August at the CMS Head Office as well as CMS Gomti Nagar II auditorium and various campuses as Founders Day with great enthusiasm in an atmosphere of joy and gaiety.
CMS wishes all its teachers a Very Happy Teachers Day on 5th September 2019. The Award Ceremony of Teachers will be held on 6 September at CMS Gomti Nagar II auditorium. Prizes in cash and kind worth over one and a half crore rupees will be given away to the most meritorious and dedicated teachers of the institution.