An Introduction

Geofest International is an event for developing the interest of the students in Geography, a part of humanities with a scientific base. On one hand, it deals with man and his environment and on the other it studies the cause and effects of various natural phenomenon occurring on our Earth's surface. During the past century human activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which have created a blanket over earth. Global Warming, De-forestation, Soil Erosion, Extinction of Species, Pollution etc. have become household topics of discussion.

Over the years people have started understanding these global phenomenon and their adverse effects. Mass awareness has to be created among people to conserve environment for a better future of the coming generations. Keeping the above mentioned occurrences in view and to develop a sense of belongingness to our mother earth. GEOFEST International was first organized in 2002. Since its inception GEOFEST International has earned acclaim and goodwill of many institutions and organizations which endeavour to work towards saving the planet from man made problems. Now it has become a world wide event with over 90 National & International teams taking active part in it.

It has helped us to cultivate world wide friendship and brotherhood for mass co-operation to change the present deteriorating scenario of the environment.

Letter of Invitation

Dear Principals of eminent schools/colleges of the world, greetings and best wishes from CMS.


Let me take this opportunity to introduce our institution, City Montessori School. The school, popularly known as CMS had a humble beginning 56 years ago in 1959 with merely 5 students on its rolls. Now it has grown to become the Guinness World Record Holder, for being the largest school by pupils with over 50,000 students on roll and is the proud recipient of the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

It gives me immense pleasure to extend a cordial invitation to your esteemed Institution to participate in the 14th GEOFEST International scheduled to be held from 4th November 2017 to 7th November 2017.

Mrs. Aruna Naidu

Convenor, GEOFEST International and
Principal, CMS, Rajajipuram Campus – 2
Lucknow, INDIA

MESSAGES

Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Manager & Founder-Director

The social responsibility of a modern school is to make every child a gift of God to mankind, a pride of the human race and a potential light of the world by imparting all three kinds of education – Material, Human and Divine.

Prof Geeta Kingdon

President & Chief Operating Officer

Global warming is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet, and it represents a fundamental threat to all living things on earth.


Ms Susmita Basu

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

A small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Schools can play a vital role to unite people across socio-economic, geo-political and generational boundaries to create an environment of harmony throughout the world.

General Rules and Regulations

General Guidelines


  1. The team should reach the venue latest by 3rd November 2017.
  2. A modest amount of Rs 1000/- is being charged per participant as registration fees. There are No registration charges for the Principal / Team Leader.
  3. We request the teams to pay the registration fees of Rs 7000/- for 7 participants through a Demand Draft payable at Lucknow in the name of City Montessori School, Lucknow along with the registration form.
  4. International delegates are requested to send a scanned copy of their passport along with the registration form.
  5. The participating team must comprise 7 participants only – 2 in the Primary Category, 2 in the Junior Category and 3 in the Senior Category accompanied by the Principal of the institution (who would be the Guest of Honour), and a Geography teacher (as the team leader) would make up a team.
  6. Only one team leader per school is allowed to accompany the team, in the absence of the Principal.
  7. Once registered, the team stands obliged to participate.
  8. No change in the names of participants will be entertained once the team is confirmed except under unavoidable circumstances.
  9. Additional members, including infants and children will not be accommodated, due to shortage of space. In case of an additional member the team shall be liable to pay Rs 1500 or $ 22 (for International team) per person per day (The adjustment will be made depending on the availability of accommodation ) .
  10. In case the team wishes to come before 3rd November 2017 or extend its stay after 7th November 2017, some alternative arrangements will have to be made by the team itself.
  11. All the entries submitted for Geofest International 2017 will become the property of the organizers.
  12. All queries should be made at +91-522-2993221, +91-522 – 2418425
    Mobile: +91-9936253505 on all working days.
  13. Kindly send all information either by e-mail, post or fax. All the correspondences should bear the name of the school and city.
    E-mail: geofest@cmseducation.org; rajajipuram2@cmseducation.org
    Fax: +91-522-2638008
    Post: The Principal, City Montessori School, Rajajipuram Campus – 2, C - 1889, Rajajipuram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

Eligibility criteria for Geofest International


  1. The Geofest International will have competition at three levels (Primary category, Junior category & Senior category)

  2. Primary participants should be from standard VII & VIII

  3. Junior participants should be from standard IX & X.

  4. Senior participants should be from standard XI & XII.


A Special Note for Team Leaders

  1. Kindly go through the brochure thoroughly and check the spellings of the names of the participants before filling up the registration form for GEOFEST International.
  2. Kindly mail MS Word file as attachment having school's name and address, team leader's name and names of participants along with their phone no. at
    e-mail: geofest@cmseducation.org, rajajipuram2@cmseducation.org
  3. Geotech & Geotalk (Seniors) will be held simultaneously. Kindly select the participants accordingly.
  4. On reaching the venue, the teams must report to the Control Room, within an hour, and get themselves registered. All the documents including date of birth certificate & departure schedule has to be submitted in the control room at the time of registration.
  5. The team members, along with their leader, will not be allowed to meet any friends or relatives during their stay.
  6. Neither the participants nor the team leader will be permitted to stay in their rooms during the events.
  7. Team leaders must assemble with their teams in the Auditorium sharp at 8:00 am for the Prayer Assembly everyday.
  8. The key of the room should be deposited at the Reception everyday before leaving for breakfast.
  9. Students will wear full school uniform at all times during the competitions. They must wear their identity badges all through the day.
  10. Kindly send your Registration Form at the earliest, as the rooms will be allotted on first-come-first-serve basis.
  11. No teams will be registered over phone. Kindly make sure that the Registration Form reaches the Convenor latest by 10th September 2017 along with the Demand Draft. You may inform us over phone/via email.
  12. Kindly mention your correct email id so that necessary details of Geotalk may be sent to you.
  13. For security reasons, the organizers will not be in a position to allow visitors, individual trips to the city or any such venture which requires the team/members to leave the premises of the Venue. Kindly do not approach the authorities to seek permission for the same.
  14. Team leaders must take care of the belongings of the team members.
  15. Selection of decent costumes for voice and vision should be made which are in accordance with the CMS philosophy.
  16. Team leaders are solely responsible for the safety and security of their team members during the stay.
  17. Team leaders will be personally responsible for the conduct of the team members. Any breach of discipline or violation of rules & regulations may lead to disqualification of the team.
  18. If need arises the organizer's decision will be final and binding on all.
  19. The team is also requested to submit a brief write-up (not more than 10 lines) about the dance presentation (voice & vision) at the time of registration.

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Schedule

Forms

Confirmation Form

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Registration Form

10th September, 2017

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Events-wise Registration Form

10th September, 2017

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Travel Form

10th September, 2017.

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Venue


World Unity Convention Center (WUCC), CMS Kanpur Road Campus, LDA Colony
Kanpur Road, Lucknow INDIA.


Contact Us

CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Rajajipuram Campus - II
C – 1889, Rajajipuram, Lucknow, U.P., INDIA
Phones: +91–522–2993221, +91–522–2418425,
               +91-9936253505
Fax No.:+91–522–2638008
Email: geofest@cmseducation.org
            rajajipuram2@cmseducation.org
Website: http://www.cmseducation.org/geofest