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One year has passed. We move on from session 2018-19 to session 2019-20. It seems only yesterday that we were welcoming new students in March 2018. Classrooms were well-decorated, teachers ready with roli-chandan teeka and old students coming forward to greet the new faces. The first day in school was such a buzz and cheer, children happily and excitedly chatting with their friends, waving to the parents who had come to drop them and the support staff all in their prim and proper uniform doing their duty at the gates or near the Principal’s office. School is fun from day one. Let us recount here some of the major events of the year, beginning from the month of March.
Commonwealth Day was the first major international event at CMS. It was hosted by CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I on March 8. Senior Principal, Ms Manjit Batra and Principal, Mrs Abha Anant welcomed the Chief Guest, Syed Ghayarul Hasan Rizvi, Chairperson, National Minority Commission. A Group discussion of students was held on the Commonwealth theme, “Towards a Common Future.”
CMS students performed exceptionally well in the ACER International Benchmark Tests conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), with three students securing 100% marks and winning top positions at international level.
Dr Jagdish Gandhi, our Founder-Manager, visited Morocco and raised a strong voice to promote the interest of the world’s two billion children at the World Judiciary Summit held from 2 to 4 April 2018.
The 10th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF) was organized under the guidance of Mr Varghese Kurian, Head, CMS Films and Radio Division, at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium from 5 to 13 April. Over one lakh students of Lucknow and nearby areas enjoyed watching 1510 children’s films from 94 countries of the world, for nine days of the festival, free of charge.
Deputy Chief Minister of U.P., Prof. Dinesh Sharma presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, conferred by Lucknow University.
In the inspiring guidance of Principal Dr (Mrs) Vineeta Kamran, the students' team of CMS, Kanpur Road Campus was honoured with the coveted WIPRO Earthian Award 2017 for the fourth consecutive year and awarded a trophy, certificate and cash prize of one lakh rupees. The CMS team was awarded for its exemplary work on 'Sustainability and Biodiversity'.
On 10th May, the Teachers’ Thanksgiving Function was held. The day was marked by a Character Building March and A teachers’ conference on the New Model of Education for the 21st century.
May was the month of brilliant results in the ISC and ICSE Board Examinations. CMS students created history beating their own previous records. In ISC, Radhika Chandra and Saman Wahid of CMS Mahanagar Campus, and Sakshi Pradyumn of CMS Kanpur Road Campus topped the All India Merit List with a whopping 99.50% aggregate, while in ICSE, Shreya Bhagat of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I secured 4th position at All India level and Ist in U.P. with 98.80% marks. Out of 5779 students who took the ISC and ICSE Board examination, 2269 students secured 90% and above marks (i.e. 39% of all students scored 90% to 99.5% aggregate marks).
A 64-member students’ delegation left for NASA, USA on an educational trip. They also later performed yoga at the UN headquarters in New York on 21st June, the International Day of Yoga.
Just as school started after the long summer vacations, there was the auspicious celebration of Vidya Ka Parv, held at CMS Gomti Nagar II. Deputy Chief Minister of U.P. Prof. Dinesh Sharma graced the occasion.
On the academic front, it was a splurge of selections in All-India competitions like IAS, PCS, CLAT and IIT, scholarships and study abroad activities.
In June-July, Children’s International Summer Village (CISV) Camps were held in Italy, Germany and France, in which CMS children happily participated. Memories of these camps are etched in their minds and so are the lessons of peace and unity they imbibed during the course of this special training in global living. CMS Station Road and Kanpur Road Campus teams also went to Bulgaria to participate in a Maths Competition.
On 27 and 28 July, a Meritorious Students’ Felicitation Function was held at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I to felicitate the toppers and position holders of the First Comparative Examinations of ISC and ICSE.
Dr Jagdish Gandhi received Swachhta Award from the Chief Minister of U.P., Yogi Adityanath. He was also honoured with Shaan-e-Lucknow award by the organizers of the Lucknow Book Fair.
International Media Conference was organized by CMS World Unity Education Department on August 5. Chief Guest, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of UP, inaugurated this Conference on ‘Curbing Gender Violence: Role of school, media and society.’
International Festival of Music and Dance 'Celesta International-2018 was organized by CMS Aliganj Campus I from 9 to 12 August. The grand music and dance festival opened with a scintillating array of items eagerly viewed by participating 500 students from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and various states of India as well as the CMS parents and guardians.
Early September, was marked by the festival of science and mathematics ‘Macfair International’ organized by CMS Mahanagar Campus under the guidance of Principal, Dr Kalpana Tripathi. The Minister for Women and Family Welfare, U.P., Mrs Rita Bahuguna Joshi inaugurated the event, amidst great eagerness and enthusiasm.
From 13 to 15 September, CMS Station Road Campus organized the 12th Inter-School Kids Bonanza with great fanfare. Principal, Mrs Vera Hajela was the Convenor of this event in which 1000 little ones from 47 schools participated.
CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I continued its trail of excellence winning awards as one of the best schools in India. It was ranked on top by Education World Elite (Emerging Leaders in Innovation, Technology and Education) EW India School Rankings 2018-19.
An ISSE delegation of students and teachers arrived at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I from Peru on an International School to School Exchange (ISSE) visit.
The 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (ICCJW-2018) as held from 14 to 20 November. Over 370 participants including Prime Ministers, Presidents, Governor-Generals, Speakers of Parliaments, Ministers of Justice and Chief Justices and Judges of Supreme Court of 71 countries of the world participated in the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World convened by the CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi at the World Unity Convention Centre, CMS Kanpur Road. The first session was held in New Delhi itself where the Minister of Defence, Govt. of India, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the Chief Justices as the Chief Guest. On 17 November, the Chief Minister of U.P., Yogi Adityanath was the Chief Guest at the opening session in Lucknow, the session being presided over by the Speaker of UP Legislative Assembly, Shri Hriday Narain Dixit. Mr Brajesh Pathak, Minister for Law and Justice, U.P., strongly supported the children’s cause for a central governing authority at world level to formulate international laws for the safety of present and future generations.