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Senior Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus, Ms Manjit Batra, has been honoured with a national level 'Leadership Award for Excellence in Co-Curricular Education.' She was awarded a Certificate of Honour at a grand felicitation function held at the Imperial hotel in New Delhi. Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II, Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee was also present at the honouring ceremony. Educational institution 'Scoolstars' and a research team of 'Koshient Ventures Pvt. Ltd.' selected Ms Manjit Batra for this award on the basis of one year long intensive study of over 8400 independent schools in India, based on historic data, community and parental perceptions and reviews publicly available about the schools.
Apurva Chauhan, Class XII student of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I received her level 4 ABRSM Diploma at the ABRSM Diploma Awards Ceremony for South East Asia at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 April 2019. At 15, Apurva is the youngest Indian to join the elite group of world renowned opera singers such as Cecilia Bartolli (Italy), Renee Fleming (USA), Montserrat Caballe (Spain) etc.
Apurva was the youngest singer to perform in the joint concert of the India National Youth Orchestra and Chorus and the Vienna University Orchestra and choir in Bengaluru in 2017. She has her own rock and pop band. She is a soprano who performs in Italian, French, German, English and even Hindi languages. Apurva's repertoire includes arias from Mozart, Beethoven, Purcell, Puccini and Vivaldi among others. Besides, Apurva has also composed jingles and background scores for ad films.
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.
The popular singing duo, 'Jack and Joel', from the University of Oxford, UK, performed in live concerts at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II and CMS Kanpur Road auditoriums on 6th and 7th April respectively. The audience clapped madly as Jack and Joel poured out their bag of musical numbers and treated them to the highs and lows of Pop music along with beat boxing and sound of drums. CMS Director of Strategy, Mr Roshan Gandhi, a former student of Oxford University joined the duo to make a threesome and sang some of the songs with them. Some of the musical compositions were 'Love Yourself’ by Justin Beiber, ‘Thinking out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars, ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz etc. The musical duo of Jack and Joel was at CMS from 2nd to 8th April on special invitation of the school, carrying out music workshops for CMS students at various CMS Campuses.
A Western Classical Music Concert was organized at CMS Rajajipuram Campus I on 8 December 2018. The programme was held in the able guidance of Music Maestro, Mr Shamim Movahhed and Mrs Jinous Yegan, a Western Classical singer. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the musical evening. It is to be noted that in the guidance of these music experts, CMS students of various CMS campuses secured high distinction in great number in Music Examinations conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). They have excelled in all categories of music, singing, violin, piano as well as music theory.
Mrs Jyoti Kashyap, Senior Principal, CMS Aliganj Campus I, and Mrs Abha Anant, Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, were felicitated at a grand ceremony held in Mumbai for their respective campuses making it to the list of top 50 schools in India as "Future 50 schools shaping success" under the National Curriculum category.
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.
Tata ClassEdge organized a national level ClassEdge Classroom Championship program for its ClassEdge users. Out of 1900 teacher participants across the country, the top 6 teachers selected were from CMS and they were also the only selected candidates from the entire UP. Ms Sana Shamim of Rajajipuram Campus I and Mr Harkirat Singh Gaur of Gomti Nagar Campus I were ranked 6th and 7th respectively from among the top 10. Both the teachers received a cheque of Rs 20,000 each. The following four teachers of CMS who secured positions among the top 50, received a cheque of Rs 10,000 each: Sfurti Verma (Indira Nagar), Guneet Kaur (Rajendra Nagar III), Reema Sethi (Rajendra Nagar III) and Nivedita Shukla (Kanpur Road). Teaching-learning process and innovation go hand in hand and these teachers have proved it at every step.
Five CMS teachers scored national ranks in the prestigious CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad 2018. These teachers were, Ms Shan Ara Khan who secured 12th rank Nationally as Junior English teacher, Ms Sneha Dwivedi who secured 15th rank Nationally as Junior Science teacher, Mr Ajay Pathak who secured 16th rank Nationally as Senior Physics teacher, Ms Geeta Lalchandani who secured 30th rank Nationally as Senior Chemistry teacher and Ms Kanika Kapoor, who secured 34th rank Nationally as Junior Maths teacher.
Shan Ara Khan and Sneha Dwivedi are teachers at the Cambridge Section at CMS Gomti Nagar Extension Campus, Ms Kanika Kapoor is a teacher at CMS Rajajipuram Campus while the other two teachers (Ajay Pathak and Geeta Lalchandani) belong to CMS Gomti Nagar Campus. Shan Ara Khan secured 44th rank across all categories, out of the more than 60,000 teachers who took the test nationally.
Founded in 2014, Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) works to empower teachers and catalyze their professional development through the annual Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO), a unique national competition in the format of an objective, multiple-choice test based on the CENTA Standards which is highly practice-oriented. More than 60,000 teaching professionals from 10,000+ schools in 2000+ cities and towns across India and UAE are part of CENTA's endeavour to connect teachers with career opportunities and professional growth. CENTA TPO benefits teachers by benchmarking their competencies against the well accepted CENTA Standards of teacher performance and identifying strengths that can become valuable differentiators and new skill areas that can become potential for growth.