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    ALUMNI & EVENTS                                                                                                             MAY 2020  (8)
               CMS alumni on the ladder of success                           ZOOM Birthday Bash at CMS Gomti Nagar Extension

                  Mr Suranjan Shukla, A Rising Lawyer                                                        sing and wish Batra Ma’am on her special
                  Ex-student of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus                                                       day. Ma'am Batra was caught off guard
                                                                                                             and taken by complete surprise. Thanks to
                 Suranjan has worked his   engagement with a variety of societal,                            our Principal Ms Sangeeta Banerjee, the
                 way up to reach a high   political and philosophical issues was key in                      official zoom link was leaked to the entire
                 point of success as a   developing my interest in the law, and its                          staff.
                 lawyer of repute. He is   underpinning of societal interaction and                          Well you can’t have a party without
     currently working in India's most   change."                                                            Raising a Toast. So, we all raised our
     prestigious law firm in Delhi (Amarchand   He recalls a quizzing experience of Class VI                 glasses (spoiler alert: filled with soft drinks
     Shardul Mangaldas).               saying, "I attended a quiz during one of the
     Suranjan joined CMS in the year 2000 at   many, many intra-collegiate and                               and Water only) for Batra Ma’am’s good
     the Gomti Nagar Campus. His father is a   intercollegiate fests CMS does (I think it                    health and happiness, Soon her favourite
     manager at Allahabad Bank, while his   was Eureka), which was the first time I   It was a surprise birthday party on 3rd   Pineapple cake arrived with candles
     mother works with the Life Insurance   realized just how much fun quizzing could   May, for Senior Principal, Miss Manjit   (which we had pre-ordered). Ma’am Batra
     Corporation of India. The educated parents   be, and what the joy of navigating through   Batra. Campus Reporter, Ms Nidhi   was overwhelmed and touched by these
     taught him to respect learning and to set   complicated framing to figure out the right   Sharma reports-  gestures but we kept on rolling in some
     high standards.                   answer was... it imbued me with a   Who says we can’t throw surprises in a   more while singing the birthday song.
     After completing his schooling, he sat for   fascination with the activity that resulted in   Lockdown? Well, 3rd May every year is   We finished our party by presenting a
     the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT),   me being a quizzer throughout the rest of   celebrated with grandeur, gratitude and   short video prepared by the core team for
     which was administered by the National   my schooling, and in college."  great fun, as it is the birthday of our   the occasion. We wanted her to know that
     Law Universities of India. He secured the   Lastly, he advises the younger students to   guiding star, the much respected and   she is special and that we are privileged to
     All-India rank 31, which allowed him to join   broaden their perspective and see the   beloved Senior Principal of CMS Gomti
     the National Law School of India University,   world as a whole. In his words, "Broadening              be under her guidance.
     Bangalore. After completing his B.A. LL.B.   one's perspective, and reading about,   Nagar, Ms Manjit Batra. This year was no   Since Zoom could not accommodate more
     (Hons.) from there, he started working with   debating, and deliberating on, socio-  different.         than 100 at a time, teachers kept coming
     a law firm in Delhi.              political issues is about more than idle   Under the guidance of our Respected   in batches (though none wanted to leave)
     CMS has left an indelible mark on his   gossip: it is about how we see the world,   Principal, Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee, we were  Thus, all the 240+ staff members of CMS
     career development. He says, "The   our place in it, and how we would like to   able to plan out a SURPRISE PARTY for her.   Cambridge and GN Ext were able to wish
     emphasis on co-curricular activities, and   see them both change."    Don’t worry we all were in our homes   ma'am at almost the same time.
     more importantly, the encouragement of                                safe.                             When you love your work, colleagues
                                                                           It seemed to start off as just another,   become your family and a sister like
    Council for Indian School Certificate Examination introduces           regular meeting for the 14 member core   Ma'am Banerjee knows how to make her
                                                                           team of Gomti Nagar Extension. Then   sister smile eternally.
                      new rules in ISC and ICSE for                        suddenly other staff started joining in to   That's called Team Work!
               Internal Examinations of Classes IX & XI
     CMS is duty bound to abide by the rules of   No other criteria will be used for   Online MUN conducted by CMS Rajajipuram Campus I
     the Council                         promotion from Class IX to Class X.
     Council for the Indian School Certificate   l Promotion from Class IX to X on trial   CMS Rajajipuram Campus I
     Examination (CISCE) conducts ICSE and ISC   basis, on re-examination or awarding of   conducted an online MUN
     Board Examinations every year at All India   grace marks will not be accepted by the   conference with Covid19
     level for Classes X and XII respectively. The   Council. Transfer Certificate should not   as its agenda. The
     ICSE Exam is based upon syllabi of Classes   be issued with 'Promoted to Class X' if   participating students
     IX and X while the ISC exam is based on   the student has not met the required    from senior section talked
     syllabi of Class XI and XII and the Merit List   promotion criteria.   Mrs Nisha Pandey  about the complications
                                                                              Senior Principal  faced by various countries
     is prepared at All India level by the Council.  Rules of Promotion from Class XI to XII (No   CMS Rajajipuram Campus I
     Rules of Promotion from Class IX to X (No   Re-Exam is allowed)                   and their possible
     Re-Exam is allowed)               l It will be the responsibility of Head of   solutions.
     l The Council has set up new rules for   the school to ensure promotion from   The conference was conducted on the
       promotion of students from Class IX to X   Class XI to Class XII will be done on the   zoom platform with every delegate having
       and Class XI to XII on the basis of   basis of the cumulative achievement   its separate Power Point presentations.
       Internal Examinations in classes IX and   level of the student throughout the   The Delegates of India and China talked
       XI respectively. According to the New   academic year in the subjects he/she   about the halt of development caused in   of Germany, Israel, Netherlands and
       Rules for promotion of students from   has been registered for. For promotion,   their countries due to the lockdown. This   Canada discussed about the importance of
       Class IX to X (ICSE) based on Internal   a candidate is required to have obtained   was followed by the delegate of South   media, police and education in combating
       Examination in Class IX –         at least 35% marks in a minimum of four   Korea raising the motion for the steps   virus. The last caucus had delegates from
     l It will be the responsibility of the Head   subjects which must include English, on   taken by the countries to find vaccination   Iran, Australia and Switzerland who gave
       of the school to ensure that promotion   the cumulative average and a minimum   for the virus. Students who acted as   an action plan to save humanity from this
       from Class IX to X will be done on the   attendance of 75% of the working days.   Representatives from World Bank, WHO   global crisis. Congratulations to the
       basis of the cumulative achievement   No other criteria will be used for   and UN Environment Programme   indefatigable Principal Mrs Nisha Pandey
       level of the students throughout the   promotion from class XI to class XII.  mentioned about the readiness by   and her amazing team.
       academic year in the subjects he/she   l Promotions from Class XI to XII on trial   agencies of the United Nations. Delegates
       has been registered for. For promotion,   basis, re-examination or awarding of     CMS Earth Day Celebrations
       a candidate is required to have obtained   grace marks will not be accepted by the
       at least 33% marks in a minimum of five   Council. Transfer Certificate should not   On 22nd April 2020, we celebrated Earth   Campus Reporter, CMS India Nagar,
       subjects which must include English on   be issued with 'Promoted to Class XII' if   Day. CMS Campuses were alive and   outlined some of the activities on this
       the cumulative average and a minimum   the candidate has not met the required
       attendance of 75% of the working days.   promotion criteria.        buzzing with activities online. Zeenat   day like watering the plants, switching off
                                                                           Khan, Campus Reporter for CMS Aliganj I   electrical appliances, saving water,
                                                                           writes, "The Earth is healing. Let the   conservation of nature etc.
                                                                           earth feel happy and young again." It was
                                                                           the 50th anniversary of the UN
                                                                           International Earth Day. Divya Nigam,

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