18 November, 2022

Grand welcome accorded to jurists and eminent guests arrived from 57 countries to participate in the 'International Conference of Chief Justices of the World'

CMS is building a new future for the world's children

— Shri Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India  
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Lucknow, 18 November: Defence Minister of the country, Shri Rajnath Singh said that City Montessori School is carving a new future for the world's children through this historic Chief Justices Conference. He was speaking today at the 'Welcome Ceremony' of the Chief Justices, jurists and other eminent personalities arrived from 57 countries of the world to participate in the '23rd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World' organised by City Montessori School (CMS). The Defense Minister said that it is a matter of great pleasure that politicians, jurists and legal luminaries from different countries have gathered here for the betterment of humanity and for ensuring a beautiful and safe future for future generations. Surely this conference has established pride for Lucknow on the international stage. Eminent personalities from various countries including Hon'ble Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, President, Mauritius; Hon'ble Sir Rodney Errey Lawrence Williams, Governor-General, Antigua And Barbuda; Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of the Parliament, Republic of Ghana and many more eminent guests graced the welcome ceremony with their presence. Mayor of Lucknow, Smt. Sanyukta Bhatia presided over the ceremony. It may be mentioned that the '23rd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World' is being organized by City Montessori School from 18 to 22 November at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium, in which more than 250 chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from 57 countries, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Speakers of Parliament, Justice Ministers, Members of Parliament, Judges of International Court, are participating.

Earlier, CMS Founder and Convener of the conference, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, warmly welcomed the Chief Guest Mr Rajnath Singh and all the other guests including the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chief Justices from different countries. In his address, Dr. Gandhi called upon all the countries of the world to cooperate to make the world safe and take concrete initiatives to provide a clean and safe society to future generations. CMS President & MD, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon also welcomed the jurists and legal luminaries from the country and the world and said that the establishment of a world full of unity, peace and harmony is definitely possible provided sincere and open-hearted efforts are made for this purpose.

On this occasion, while on one hand, the students presented an unprecedented display of unity in diversity by spreading colorful educational-cultural programs in the honour of the participants from India and abroad, on the other hand, the strong presence of chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from 57 countries added lusture and luminosity to the city of Lucknow and placed it on the world map. On this occasion, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the 'Mahatma Gandhi Award for World Unity' to the President of Mauritius Hon'ble Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun. Mayor Smt. Samyukta Bhatia honoured Hon'ble Ms Justice Josefa Vicenta Izaga Pellegrin, Judge, Superior Court of Lima, Peru by presenting her with the 'Key to the City of Lucknow'.

Earlier, in a press conference held in the afternoon session, the heads of states and jurists from various countries commended CMS for this historic initiative for creating a safe future for 2.5 billion children of the world. The jurists from around the world said that today's biggest need is unity among the countries of the world. This is possible only when the world community is governed by an international legal system. Several eminent judges and legal luminaries including Hon'ble Mr Emil Constantinescu, Ex-President, Romania; Hon'ble Mr Stjepan Mesic, Ex-President, Croatia; Hon'ble Dr Pakalitha B. Mosisili, Ex-Prime Minister, Lesotho; Hon'ble Mr Jean-Henry Ceant, Ex-Prime Minister, Haiti, and many others expressed their views at the press conference.

The President of Mauritius, Hon'ble Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun will be the chief guest on the occasion while Rajya Sabha member, Mr. Sudhanshu Trivedi will grace the occasion as the special guest. Earlier, eminent personalities, jurists and legal luminaries from different countries, will call for a safe future for the world's 2.5 billion children and generations yet unborn through participation in the students' World Unity March which will start tomorrow, 19th November at 8.00 am from Old Chungi and culminate at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Later, in the evening tomorrow 19 November, at 6.00 pm, dignitaries from different countries will visit the newly constructed High Court complex followed by visit to Chief Minister's residence at 5, Kalidas Marg at 7.30 pm where Chief Minister, Hon'ble Shri Yogi Adityanath will meet them over a lavish dinner.