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The 23rd International Science Olympiad, Quanta 2018 was organized by CMS Chowk Campus from 24 November to 27 November, in the guidance of Principal, Mrs Aditi Sharma. Competitions like debate, science quiz, aqua challenge water-craft race, acta mathematica, obstacle robot race, mental ability test etc were organized.
The 8th International Young Mathematicians' Convention (IYMC) was organized by CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I from 2 to 5 December, with participation of around 700 young mathematicians from 16 countries of the world in the dynamic leadership of Senior Principal Ms Manjit Batra and Principal, Mrs Abha Anant. The motivating presence of maths experts Dr Simon L Chua from the Philippines, Prof. Wen Hsien Sun from Taiwan and Mr Mark Saul from USA, made the occasion truly unforgettable.
Winter season witnessed the 5th International School Cricket Premier League (ISCPL) from 8 to 13 December convened by the Principal of CMS Kanpur Road Campus. It saw active participation of 16 cricket teams from noted schools of Australia, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman and various Indian states. Sports lovers called it the 'Mahakumbh' of cricket.
Another great event for the primary and junior classes was the 12th Eureka International, an Educational and Cultural Festival organized by CMS Anand Nagar Campus from16 to 19 December2018. Principal, Ms Reena Soti, welcomed all the guests and participants to this festival of talents.
It was a great day when the CMS Republic Day Tableau, based on the teachings of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 150th birth anniversary, was awarded the first prize at the Parade. Our Founder-Manager, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and the CMS President, Prof. Geeta Kingdon received the dazzling Trophy from His Excellency, the Governor of U.P., Mr Ram Naik at ‘Beating the Retreat’ Function. Several of our Campuses had presented cultural items and March Pasts at the Republic Day Parade and many of them won prizes for the same.
Before the end of December we had begun with the 26th Children's International Summer Village (CISV) Camp ‘Criss-Cross’ Village, hosted by CMS Quality Assurance and Innovation Department, from 28 December, 2018 to 24 January, 2019. Children aged 11-12 years, stayed together, ate and played together, sang songs and lullabies and participated in activities related to peace and unity under one roof for a whole month.
CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi was honoured with Ist Fr J. Maurus National Award in Mumbai instituted by the Society of St Paul for Innovation in Education.
The two-day International Conference on Character Education and Future Impact was organized from 2 to 5 February, under the leadership of Mrs Farida Vahedi, Head of the CMS Youth Empowerment Department.
With the academic year closing, we now look forward to the Divine Education Conferences where result cards will be given and prize distribution will be held. New resolutions will be made for the future. While farewells are always tearful but for those leaving CMS, we have all the good wishes in our hearts. May they shine like stars wherever they go and bring name and fame to their alma mater!
April is an exciting month on the musical front, with music from around the world coming to CMS. I am delighted to announce that Jack and Joel – a musical duo from Oxford University who have featured on ‘The X Factor’, and also former bandmates of mine from Out of the Blue – will be spending a week in Lucknow, touring all the campuses of CMS and conducting two concerts (at Gomti Nagar II at 6pm on Saturday 6th April, and at WUCC Kanpur Road at 6pm on Sunday 7th April). They will be performing their unique brand of pop music, with their vocals and instruments also accompanied by beatboxing, plus a few a cappella numbers. (I am happy to mention that I shall also be doing a few guest performances alongside them!) This should be a good opportunity for students and others to experience something a little different from the norm, to enjoy something special at school, and to gain exposure to the performing arts of a wide variety of cultures.
As a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee Year of CMS, as well as to mark 70 years of Indo-Austrian diplomatic relations, CMS is also hosting a historic international Western Classical Music concert on 20th April (7pm at CMS Gomti Nagar II) – conducted by Maestro Vijay Upadhyay of the India National Youth Orchestra and Chorus, in collaboration with the Philharmonie Der University Orchestra from Wein, Austria (who are travelling to Lucknow just for this event) and the Ministry of Culture, Dominican Republic. It is particularly pleasing to note that CMS students who have been receiving individual tuition in Western Classical violin and singing will be participating in this orchestral performance. This is an extremely unique and rare opportunity, and we hope that many will take up the chance to come and witness this historic event!
The Child Well-Being Department, organized a series of workshops for Principals, Senior and Junior Incharges, School Counsellors and students in the enlightened guidance of Mrs Aruna Gupta, Coordinator, Child Well-Being.
On 9 January, a workshop on “Creating a Secure Base at Schools” was held at CMS, WUCC conducted by Ms Mihika Mehrotra, Clinical Psychologist and Ms Mallika Verma, Counselling Psychologist from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. CMS Principals, Vice Principals, Senior Incharges and School Counsellors participated in it On 28 February, a session on Life Skills was conducted by Dr Alka Agarwal, Consulting Nutrition and Psychological Counsellor and Guest Lecturer in Police Training College, Moradabad for school counsellors, wherein many different case studies of students taking drugs, handling frustration, anger management were discussed. Dr Agarwal also discussed the need to sensitize students on how to take failure positively.
On 22 January, CMS Child Well-Being Counsellors attended a national conference on “Piercing the shroud of silence… A step towards eradicating child sexual abuse, “Protection of children against sexual offences Act, 2012” organized by Anvarat Foundation and Think India at Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University.
Besides, in every CMS campus, Complaint Committee under Sexual Harassment of Woman at workplace(Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 is having its meetings regularly.
Divine Education Conferences were organized in all the CMS Campuses wherein the children showcased their multisided genius and enthralled the parents with their histrionic and dramatic abilities on stage. With exams over, and the session 2018-19 coming to an end, the stage was set for cultural items, songs and dances. Report cards were distributed and farewells were organized for the outgoing students. The CMs Founder-Manager, renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi enlightened the parents and students about the CMS pattern of education which addresses the three realities of man-material, human and Divine so that each child realizes his/her potential to the maximum and becomes a World Citizen, ready to take up new challenges and serve humanity.
A new reading programme was launched at CMs Rajajipuram Campus I on 18 March 2019. Mr Kavish from Stones to Milestones was the resource person who introduced the FREADOM app to the parents which is a new concept and technology introduced in the curriculum to enhance the reading abilities and interest of the child in reading as well. He said that reading is as enjoyable as dancing in the rains and playing in the field. This app has lots of reading activities and innumerable stories to suit the age and grade of the child. FREADOM PASSPORTS and WOW codes were distributed to each parent and they were asked to install the app there and then. The parents gave a positive response and were excited to start the programme with the child.