Letter of Invitation

Subject: Invitation to participate in the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World to be held from 14th to 20th November 2018.

Your Honour,

On behalf of over 55,000 students of City Montessori School (CMS) — representing the world's over 2.5 billion children and generations yet-to-be born — we take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (The Global Peace Congress - 2018) on Article 51 of the Constitution of India to be held from Wednesday, 14th November to Tuesday, 20th November 2018 at Lucknow, India.

There will also be an optional sight-seeing tour of Agra to visit the world's seventh wonder The Taj Mahal on 14th November and Delhi on 15th November, 2018. The theme of the Conference is ‘Uniting the World for Children through Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance’. Tentative programme of the Conference is given overleaf.

So far 1098 Hon'ble Chief Justices, Judges and Heads of States from 126 countries have participated in the past eighteen Conferences. Detailed reports of the earlier eighteen conferences are available on our school's website: www.cmseducation.org/article51.

The most powerful common denominator for all the nations is their children. It is imperative that their future be safeguarded. It is our duty to bequeath to our children a better inheritance than that bequeathed to us.

Nobel Laureate Jan Tinbergen had said: “Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations System." We value this view and other similar views and consider it expedient that, to address various issues that face humankind, there is an urgent need for changes in global governance, for enforceable world law and for empowering the International Court of Justice as World Court with wider jurisdiction.

Today, international terrorism, lawlessness, global environmental degradation and danger of world war seriously threaten everyone without exception. It is therefore imperative to regulate international conduct, create an atmosphere of global unity and peace and to ensure a safe future for humanity, especially for over 2.5 billion children of the world and the generations-yet-to be born. In this regard, Article 51* of the Constitution of India acts as a beacon, as it provides for promoting international peace and security and for “respect for international law”.

Article 51 of the Constitution of India
The State shall endeavour to:
  1. promote international peace and security,
  2. maintain just and honourable relations between nations,
  3. foster respect for international law... and,
  4. encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

CMS (a senior secondary school) is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest school by pupils in a single city with, presently, over 55,000 students and is the only school to have been awarded for the year 2002 - UNESCO, Prize for Peace Education. CMS is an NGO associated with the United Nations (UNDPI). CMS upholds that 'A Modern School must act as a Lighthouse of Society' and must concern itself with the affairs of the age. Hence this initiative on children's behalf.

A highlight of the Conference will be the presentation of a petition to the World Judiciary by CMS students on behalf of world's children, to safeguard their future and for protection of their rights. We earnestly look forward to your active participation in the Conference, to deliberate on the need for an improved world order. The collective voice of the World Judiciary is bound to be taken with seriousness, as such, your participation is vital for the success of the Conference and for the cause for which it is being organized. We shall eagerly look forward to your acceptance of our invitation at the earliest so that we can send the logistics of the conference.

With highest regards,

Dr Jagdish Gandhi

Convener of the Conference &
Founder-Manager, City Montessori School

The Rationale

"If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children"  — Mahatma Gandhi


A modern school has a social responsibility to educate its students to be concerned with the needs of the age and to empower them to contribute towards building a better society. The present world scenario presents a grim picture, as there are many problems which endanger the very existence of human beings and all life on earth. The future of the world's children and of generations yet unborn has become progressively more unprotected and insecure during the past seven decades since the advent of nuclear weapons. There is fear of another war which may be more devastating especially because of the large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction with many countries of the world and/or chances of nuclear technology falling into the hands of terrorists or non-state entities.

Tentative Programme Schedule

New Delhi & Agra Visit

7.00 am to 7.30 pm :    To leave hotel at 7.00 am to visit to AGRA to see the Taj Mahal and other monuments of historical importance.

8.00 pm :    Dinner at New Delhi and after Dinner to Hotel.

10.30 am :    To leave hotel for offering floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his Samadhi (Memorial) at Rajghat, New Delhi

12.30 pm to 3.00 pm :   First Session of the Conference followed by Press Conference and lunch

5.00 pm :    Evening Tea

8.00 pm :    Dinner

6.00 am :    To leave hotel for New Delhi Airport for departure to Lucknow

At Lucknow

9:15 am Arrival of Delegates at Lucknow Airport
10:00 am to 11:00 am Tea & Group Photograph at the venue of the Conference
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Presentation of Model United Nations in the Auditorium
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch for Guests in the Auditorium
1:15 pm Press Conference followed by Lunch for members of Press
2:00 pm To leave for Hotels/place of stay
4:30 pm Evening Tea at Pool Side at Conference venue
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Opening Ceremony and Cultural function in the honour of the Delegates at venue of the Conference
8:30 pm Dinner at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
7:00 am to 7:45 am Breakfast at Pool Side
8:00 am to 8:30 am World Unity March
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Inaugural Session of the Conference in the Auditorium
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm 1st Plenary Session in the Auditorium
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)
4.00 pm to 5.30 pm (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) in Conference rooms,
(2) Talk for students in the Auditorium
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Cultural programme and dinner
7:30 am to 8:30 am Breakfast at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
9:00 am to 11:00 am 2nd Plenary Session and speech of Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Convener of the Conference
11:00 am to 11:30 am Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)
11:30 am to 1:00 am (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) in Conference rooms,
(2) Talk for students in the Auditorium
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm 3rd Plenary Session in the Auditorium
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (1) Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) in Conference rooms,
(2) Talk for students in the Auditorium
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Interaction with Chief Justices and Judges (by invitation) in Lounge Room
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Cultural Function followed by dinner
7:00 am to 8:30 am Breakfast at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
9:00 am to 11:00 am 4th Plenary Session in the Auditorium
11:00 am to 11:30 am Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm (1) Meetings of Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) in Conference Rooms,
(2) Talk for students in the Auditorium
11:00 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm 5th Plenary Session in the Auditorium.
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Tea / Coffee Break (at Lounge behind the Auditorium)
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm Final Plenary Session in the Auditorium and moving of Resolution in the House. Consideration and passing of the Resolution
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) in Conference Rooms,
(2) Talk for students in the Auditorium
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Interaction with Chief Justices / Judges by students of CMS
8:00 pm Dinner
7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast at Pool Side at the venue of the Conference
8:00 am to 12:00 noon Sightseeing of Lucknow
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Press Conference followed by Lunch at Hotel Clarks Awadh
2:30 pm onwards Return to Lucknow Airport / Hotel / Venue of the Conference

Topics for Parallel Sessions

Thematic Groups & Topics for Parallel Sessions (Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 1: Creating a Culture of Unity & Peace
Topics for discussion:

1. Peace Education, Cross Cultural Understanding
2. Unity and Co-existence of Religions, Interfaith Dialogue
3. Role of civil societies, media and education for creating culture of Unity and Peace
4. Law Courts and Religion

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 2: Establishing Rule of Law
Topics for discussion:

1. Creation of World Parliament to enact enforceable World Law
2. Limitations of International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court
3. International Judicial Activism
4. Teaching & Training in International Law
5. Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 3: Human Rights
Topics for discussion:

1. Creating Awareness for, and Protection of, Fundamental Human Rights
2. Violence in and against children
3. Rights of Children
4. Rights of Women and Gender Equality

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 4: Global Governance Structure
Topics for discussion:

1. U. N. Reform
2. Need for a new world order on democratic lines
3. Structure of Global Democracy
4. Consideration of options for global structure suggested by various organizations for effective global governance.
5. Role of Youth in Social Transformation.

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 5: Tackling Global Issues
Topics for discussion:

1. Regional and International Terrorism
2. Ethnic and Civil Wars, atrocities committed by misguided forces
3. Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament
4. Conflict Resolution
5. Refugee Problem

Parallel Session - Thematic Group 6: Sustainable Development
Topics for discussion:

1. Problem of Global Warming and Climate Change post - COP - 2015 at Paris
2. International Environmental Law
3. Effect of Global population growth
4. Sharing of natural resources, like mineral resources, water, etc.
5. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Creating Awareness Through Media

Media is a powerful weapon to change the Society. Because of spectacular changes in the field of information technology, media can play important role to arouse the conscience of the people to fight odds in society, especially regarding children and women. Some of the prominent media personalities will be invited to enlighten the Conference on the following issues of children and women:-
1. Welfare and Protection of children.
2. Crimes against girl child.
3. Gender Equality.
4. Crimes in and against children.
5. Punishment of Juveniles committing heinous crimes.
6. Balanced education of children covering three realities of life viz. Material, Human and Divine.

Contact Us

Dr Jagdish Gandhi,
Founder-Manager CMS & Convener

International Conference of Chief Justices of the World City Montessori School
Head Office
12 Station Road, Lucknow (UP), 226 001 INDIA
Phone: 0091-522-2637691, 2637655, 2637658, 2638483, & 2638738
Fax: 0091-522-2638008 & 2635497
Email: info@cmseducation.org

Adv. Sandeep Srivastava
Project Leader

World Unity Education Department (WUED)
City Montessori School
Mobile: 0091-94150-15274, 9235394975
Email: article51@cmseducation.org