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Awards & Recognitions
 
 
Award by the CISCE, New Delhi
'SOARING ABOVE THE REST' Award was presented to Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Dr. Bharti Gandhi Founders of City Montessori School, Lucknow, by the 'Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations' in grateful appreciation for their invaluable contribution to Peace through Education on 12th December 2014.
 
 
 
Dr Jagdish Gandhi awarded the honorary doctorate degree given by
the Inca Garcilaso University, Peru, 2014
 
 
Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder of City Montessori School was conferred with the prestigious Honorary Doctorate Degree by Inca Garcilaso University in Peru on 15 October 2014 in recognition of his 55 years of continuous efforts in the direction of World Unity and World Peace at global level.
 
FACULTY OF LAW, University of San Martin de Porres awarded Diploma Recognition to Dr Jagdish Gandhi considering his important participation as an exhibitor at the conference 'THE ROLE OF JUDGES IN THE CULTURE OF PEACE' organized by the Superior Court of Lima and Law at the University of San Martin de Porres on October 13, 2014
 
 
 
Dr Jagdish Gandhi receives the 'Yash Bharti Award'
by the Uttar Pradesh Government, India
 
 
 
'Culture of Peace Award' presented to Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi
by Goi Peace Foundation and World Peace Prayer Society, Japan
 
 
 
 
 
Education World survey ranks CMS on the top for
Internationalism in schools
 
 

As per the India School Rankings 2012 released in the September issue of the Education World magazine, CMS has scored the maximum of 89 points in 'internationalism,' which is one of the 14 parameters of excellence on which the survey was conducted to list the country's top schools. According to the Chief Editor of Education World Mr Dilip Thakore, internationalism as a parameter to judge schools' performance was introduced to impact the importance of promoting a broad-minded globalism among students in an incrementally globalising world.

At this nation-wide survey conducted by the premier market research and polling company C fore, Delhi, CMS was recognised for organising 32 international events and sending student delegations to participate in various international camps and conferences every year with a view to provide global exposure to its students and teach them lessons of world unity, world peace and global brotherhood. Besides the above, in this survey CMS has been placed on 6th position nationally in two categories viz., 'Value of Money' and 'Leadership/Management Quality' and on the 7thposition for 'Community Service.'

For this achievement, CMS was awarded a Special Merit Award at the Education World India Schools Ranking Awards ceremony held in New Delhi on 29 September 2012. President and Chief Operating Officer of CMS, Prof Geeta Kingdon and Head of CMS Quality Assurance and Innovation Department, Mrs Susmita Basu received the honour on behalf of the school.

 
 
Dr Jagdish Gandhi receiving the honorary doctorate in law bestowed by the University of Conception del Uruguay, republic of Argentina on 21st August 2012
 
 
 
Dr Jagdish Gandhi receiving the honorary doctorate in law given by
the University of Mendoza, Republic of Argentina on 23rd August 2012
 
 
 
Gusi Peace Prize awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi
 
 
 
Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by
UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
 
 
Certificate of Appreciation of Holistic Education awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by Asian Congress for Media and Communication, Philippines
 
 
 
Plaque of Extraordinary Global Distinction awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by Economic Development Strategists Institute Inc, Philippines
 
 
 
Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by
Saint Francis of Assisi College, Philippines
 
 
 
'Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award'
 
 
Founder Manager, City Montessori School [CMS], Dr Jagdish Gandhi receives the
Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award presented by Seemapuri Times Magazine, New Delhi
 
 
The Hope of Humanity Award
 
His Holiness The Dalai Lama presenting 'The Hope of Humanity Award'
to Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Convener of the annual International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (ICCJW)
& Founder-Manager, City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow on December 10, 2010.
 
'The Hope of Humanity Award' certificate
 
 
Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education, Russia 2009
 
Honorary Doctorate Degree
in Education 2009 by Bashkir State Pedagogical University, Ufa, Russia, was awarded to Mr Jagdish Gandhi in recognition of his efforts spanning over 50 years towards ‘Creating a World Fit for Children and Generations Yet-to-be born’.
 
 
Guinness World Record Certificate, World Level, Certificate last updated in 2010
 

CMS received an updated certificate in October 2010 from the Guinness World Records that stated:
‘The largest school in terms of pupils is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, which had a record enrolment of 39,437 pupils on 9 August 2010 for the 2010-2011 academic year.’’

CMS received this Guinness Award in 1999. Since then it has continued to break its own record over the years.

(CMS has currently have over 45,000 pupils)
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award, Government of India 2008
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award 2008
was handed over to CMS Kanpur Road Campus by Mr Jyotiraditya Mahavrao Scindia, Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and IT at the All India Prize Distribution Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
 
 
Bandaranaike Global Excellence Award, Sri Lanka 2007
 
 
The Bandaranaika Global Excellence Award 2007
was awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi for his outstanding and par excellence contribution to quality movement the world over including Sri Lanka. Dr Gandhi has been instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in quality movement by launching Quality Circles in Schools in 1993 and later spreading the philosophy of Kaizen and quality circles as an integral part of total quality management (TQM) and for creating a worldwide movement for global quality in education.
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award, Government of India 2005
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award 2005
was given to CMS Aliganj Campus by Hon Mr A Raja, Union Minister For Information Technology, Government of India, and received by Mrs Gauri Khanna, Principal.
 
 
Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award, World Level 2005
 
Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award 2005
was given to CMS for being an exemplary school and a role model to the world.
 
 
Bhartiya Awam Society UP Award, India 2005
 
 
Bhartiya Awam Society UP Award 2005
was given to CMS by Bhartiya Awam Society UP for its unique working and dedication to world peace and universal brotherhood.
 
 
Nuclear–Free Future Award, India 2004
 
 
Nuclear-Free Future Special Achievement Award
was awarded to City Montessori School as special recognition of its mission to make the
future nuclear-free on behalf of the world's children.
 
 
Peaceful Schools International Recognition, Canada 2004
 
 
Peaceful Schools International Award 2004
was given by Peaceful Schools International, Canada, to City Montessori School
for its contribution in building a Global Network of Peaceful Schools.
 
 
Life Link Campaign Recognition, Sweden 2004
 
 
Life Link Campaign Award 2004
was given by Life Link Campaign for CMS contribution to Youth Caring and Sharing Peace Actions.
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award, Government of India 2004
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award 2004
was awarded to CMS Gomti Nagar Campus by the President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam,
and received by Ms Manjit Batra, Principal, at the All India Prize Distribution Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
 
 
World’s Children Prize for the Rights of the Child, Sweden 2004
 
 
Global Friend of World's Children 2004
title was given to CMS by the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child by Children's World, Sweden
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award, Government of India 2003
 
 
Computer Literacy Excellence Award 2003
was awarded to CMS Kanpur Road Campus by the President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam,
and received by Dr (Mrs) V Kamran, Principal, at the All India Prize Distribution Ceremony organised
at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
 
 
Verdlaun Excellence Award, Iceland 2003
 
 
Council for Global Education's Excellence Award 2003
was given to CMS by Islensku Menntasamtokian Ses, the Education Society of Iceland, for Excellence in Academics.
 
 
Key to the City of Georgetown, USA 2002
 
 
The Key to the City of Georgetown, USA,
was awarded to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by the Mayor of Georgetown, Mr Everrete Varney, on behalf of
all its citizens for being a ‘true visionary’ in the field of education. Dr Gandhi has introduced the concept of
Quality Control Circles in education and is the Founder-Chairman of the World Council for Total Quality and Excellence
in Education (WCTQEE).
 
 
UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, World Level,
UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France 2002
 
The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 was awarded to
CMS in recognition of its efforts to promote universal values of education for peace and tolerance.
The Director-General of UNESCO handed the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education to Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, founders of CMS at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. In congratulating CMS, Mr Matsuura said,
“A school must act as a lighthouse of society, providing direction and guidance, for each child is potentially the
light of the world... as a future conscious and proactive member of society.”
 
 
Quality Pioneer Award, Mauritius 2000
 
 
The Quality Pioneer Award 2000
was given to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by HE Mr Cassam Uteem, President of Mauritius, Port Luis, Mauritius,
for his pioneering contribution in introducing the concept and practice of Quality Circles (QC) in education.
The Ministry of Education of Mauritius subsequently made Student Quality Circles (SQC's) as initiated by CMS
compulsory in all government schools of Mauritius.
 
 
Derozio Award India, 2000
 
The Derozio Award 2000
was given to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by India's premier Board for education,
the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. When the Award was set up in
memory of the great Indian visionary, educationist and poet, Henry Vivian Derozio, Dr Jagdish Gandhi was
the unanimous choice of the Jury and its first recipient in India. The award was handed to Dr Gandhi by Mr Abdul Halim, Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, at a special function held at St Xavier's College, Calcutta.
The citation noted that the award was being given to Dr Gandhi for his "Outstanding Contribution to Education and
Human Enrichment." Dr Gandhi donated the cash part of the award back to the ICSE Council for use in the cause of education of poor children.
 
 
Friend of Young Physicists, Poland 1999
 
Friend of Young Physicists Certificate 1999
was given to Dr Jagdish Gandhi by the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw,
for his contributing and promoting interest in physics education among students of High School and Intermediate classes.
 
 
Guinness World Record Certificate, World Level, First recognition in 1999
 
World's Largest School Recognition 1999 was given to CMS by Guinness World Records.
The certificate signed by the Keeper of the Records and stated:

‘‘The largest school by pupils is the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, which had a world record enrolment of 22,612 pupils in 1999.’’
 
 
Peace Representative, World Level, 1988
 
The World Peace Prayer Society in 1988 recognized
Dr Jagdish Gandhi as their Peace Representative
in Lucknow, India, signed by the Chairperson, Mr Masami Saionji and President Mr Hiroo Saionji.
 
 
 
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