Lucknow : City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus I organized the
20th Commonwealth Youth Conference today at its auditorium with great zeal and enthusiasm to mark the Commonwealth Day. Chief Guest, Mrs Padmaja Chauhan, IPS, Inspector General of Police, UP Police Recruitment Board, ceremoniously inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp of learning. On this occasion, CMS students presented educational-cultural items like All Religion Prayer, World Unity Prayer, melodious Commonwealth song and songs of World Unity and World Peace spreading the messages of peace, unity and brotherhood. The prime attraction of the celebrations was the speech contest where CMS students discussed the theme of Commonwealth, ‘A Connected Commonwealth’ stressing on the development of inter-cultural understanding among the nations. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Youth Conference, the Chief Guest, Mrs Padmaja Chauhan, IPS, said that such events play a motivational role in associating youth with the world fraternity and creates an atmosphere of unity, peace and brotherhood. She expressed happiness saying that it is commendable that CMS involves children in the efforts of world peace and world unity. She motivated the students on this occasion saying that this was a crucial time for them as they were appearing for their final examinations and it was natural for them to feel stressed. She outlined a strategy advising them to have daily short term goals and achieve their targets in a stipulated time frame. Earlier, the CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, in her Welcome Address, said that the Commonwealth Day encourages us to build up a life based on the values of equality, cooperation, tolerance, exchange of ideas, cultural exchange, unity in diversity, freedom and humanity which the Commonwealth preaches. On this occasion, CMS students delivered enlightening speeches on the theme of the Commonwealth ‘A connecting Commonwealth’. Chandrashish Kukreti of Class XI said that the internet was a powerful medium of connecting people of the world and establishing a process of communication and peace. It will lead to World Unity and World Peace. Mansvi Pathak said that exchange of thoughts and ideas is extremely beneficial for people of all nations. Sustainable development of the earth’s resources must be taken up by collective will of the people. Devashish Pandey said that the Commonwealth brings about World Unity and the Rule of Law. Several peace organizations world in coordination and cooperation for the benefit of all human beings. Angeera Singh said that a connected Commonwealth helps to take care of the environment and address issues like protection of rivers, forests, diversity of wild life, global warming, eco systems etc. Commonwealth countries are engaged in working for social upliftment and security of women and children and human rights. The compering was done by Devashish Gupta and Akshita Tripathi. Addressing the huge gathering on this occasion, renowned educationist and Founder of CMS, Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that peace can only be established in this world with the cooperation of youths and children. Commonwealth festival gives us an opportunity to be associated with the global family. Ms Manjit Batra, Senior Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Campuses, said that the Commonwealth Day is celebrated around the world with the hope to unite the world, establish peace and unity and unite the entire humanity. The Commonwealth Day promotes the idea behind ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ and uniting the world is the main objective of this day. At the end, the convener of Commonwealth Youth Conference and Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, Mrs Abha Anant proposed the vote of thanks