Letter of Invitation

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the city of Nawabs,

Let me take the opportunity to introduce our institution, City Montessori School. The School, popularly Known as CMS, was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2002, the first school in the world to be so honoured, in recognition of its efforts "to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance, at a time when these values are increasingly being challenged".

It gives me immense pleasure to extend a cordial invitation to all bright and enthusiastic young minds, to participate in the 14th Macfair International (International Youth Festival for Science, Mathematics and Computer Science) scheduled to be held from 29th August to 1st September, 2020. Participation of your Institution in this event will give your students an opportunity to compete with students of various countries of the world. It will create an interest in the students to increase their knowledge in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dr. (Mrs) Kalpana Tripathi

Principal, CMS Mahanagar Campus &
Convenor, MACFAIR International

Why Macfair

To know, To understand and to Rely on Results.

Curiosity is the essence of life. Human species haves a thirst for knowledge that reaches far beyond our personal needs. Science and Maths help our understanding of the world around us. Science is one of the oldest and most important academic disciplines and covers a wide variety of subjects. It is an on-going search for truth driven by human curiosity; it has relied on reasoning, observation and experimentation.

There has been a vast journey of Historians, Philosophers, Mathematicians and Scientists who have contributed greatly to unravel the mysteries of nature. Macfair International-2020 is an attempt to connect the students to this vast journey of discovery of truth. Soon after civilisation re-emerged, so did mathematics. The mathematician René Descartes brought geometry with number. With his ideas of coordinates, places and shapes could be manipulated as never before. His work also enabled the idea of curved space. The mathematics of curved space made possible the theory of relativity. The manifesto of the second revolution in geometry was written by a mystery man, Euclid in his book ‘Elements’. Euclid opened a window through which the nature of our universe has been revealed.

Today we explore space as millennia ago we explored the earth. A few people have travelled to the moon and mars. Unmanned ships have entered the outer reaches of the Solar System. Over the centuries, genius and geometry have helped us gaze beyond our horizons. What can you prove about space? How do you know where you are? Can space be curved? How many dimensions are there? These are the questions behind the five geometric revolutions of world history. It started with Pythagoras to employ mathematics as the abstract system of rules that can model the physical universe. All fundamental principles & concepts of mathematics can be adequately explained in real life by analysing the understanding principles in real terms. Today mathematics, science and computer science have given rise to new branches, like Artificial Intelligence. It deals with helping machines, find solutions to complex problems in a more human like fashion. Artificial Intelligence is associated with computer science, but it has many important links with Maths, Psychology, Biology and Philosophy. Our ability to combine knowledge from all those fields will ultimately benefit the progress of mankind.

We each exist for but a short term, and in that time, explore but a small part of the whole universe. Scientists have become the torch bearers for discoveries of our quest for knowledge. The purpose of Macfair International-2020 is to help you give the answers to these questions suggested by discoveries and theoretical advances.

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

--Edwin Powell Hubble


Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Manager & Founder-Director

Amongst the greatest of all the great services that can be possibly rendered by man to the Almighty, is the education of children, building their character and inculcating in their tender hearts the love of God...

Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

President & Chief Operating Officer

For sixty years, CMS has striven to create global citizens, imbued with the ethos of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam (the whole earth is one family). In this diamond jubilee year we celebrate the fact that CMS has helped to mould the thinking of scores of thousands of students towards peaceful existence...

Mr Roshan Gandhi Forouhi

Director of Strategy, City Montessori School

I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind...

Ms Susmita Basu

Superior Principal &
Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

With a rich legacy of more than sixty years, City Montessori School continues its onward march to spread the light of education and pave the path of academic excellence for each and every student that enters its hallowed portals...

Dr S C Tripathi

Secretary, Macfair International 2020

Implication of Science and Technology to mans' use is as old as 2500 B.C or much earlier when the people, of Indus Valley Civilization came to know first time about the fire and the wheel. Majority of the discoveries that occurred in the ancient years were mostly the result of serendipity. But, these chance discoveries sowed the seed of the art of science in the minds of our ancestors...

Mr Atul Bajpai

Co-ordinator, Macfair International 2020

Mathematics is a field that many people shy away from, but there are some who had a passion for numbers and making discoveries regarding equations, measurements, and other numerical solutions in history. They looked for ways to understand the world as it relates to numbers and their contributions have been very important for their generation and beyond...

Tentative Programme Schedule

General Rules

General Rules-

  1. Team composition: A college/school can send a maximum of eight (Maximum of 4 participants from senior category and maximum of 4 from the junior category) participants.

  2. For qualifying to win Champions Trophy, it is mandatory to participate in both the categories.

  3. The Junior category will include participants from Classes 8-10 (age group of 13-16 yrs)
  4. The Senior category will include participants from Classes 11-12 (age group of 17-18 yrs).
  5. It will give us immense pleasure to host a team accompanied by its School/College Principal as our very special guest for the event.
  6. Registration Fee:

    • Local teams (From Lucknow) : ₹ 1,500/- per team.

    • National teams and the Teams from Indian sub-continent*: ₹ 1,500/- per participant
      * The teams from Indian sub-continent can pay an equivalent amount in their own currency or in Indian currency.

    • International teams : US $ 20   per participant

    • Registration procedure : Each participating school/college is required to fill the registration form duly attested by the Head of the institution and send it to the convener by 10th, August, 2020.

    • There is no registration fee for the Chairman/Director/Principal/Team Leader accompanying the team.

    • The registration fee will be paid through Demand Draft in the favour of “City Montessori School, Lucknow”, payable at Lucknow.

    • Additional members, including infants and children will not be accommodated.

    • The organizers will be pleased to provide board and lodging facilities to the teams free of cost. This also includes transportation from and to the railway station /airport at Lucknow.

    • The complete registration form and Travel form can be sent by post or E-mail :
      Email IDs: mahanagar@cmseducation.org,  ktripathi2@gmail.com

      Postal Address :
      The Principal,
      City Montessori School, Mahanagar Campus
      90-A, Mahanagar, Faizabad Road,
      Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh -226006.

    • All queries should be made at - +91 - 522-2330011, +91 - 522 - 2330013 (between 10 am and 12 noon on all working days.)

    • All the entries submitted for Macfair International 2020 will become the property of the organizers.

Awards for Merit / Participation

Award for Merit / Participation

Point System : Teams /Participants will be awarded points as follows:



5 Points



3 Points



1 Point

The team scoring the maximum points shall win the Champions Trophy.

Team Trophy: There will be only one Champions Trophy.

Individual Trophies: Individual trophies and certificates will be awarded to all winners in individual events.

Participation Certificate: The participation certificates will be awarded to all the participants.

Final Decision: All Judges will be experts in their fields and will in no way be connected with the HOST. The decision of the Judges will be final and binding.

A Special Note for Team Leaders

  • The team should reach the venue latest by the morning of 29th, August, 2020.

  • Kindly go through the brochure carefully and check the spellings of the names of the participants before filling up the registration form.

  • On reaching the venue, the teams must report to the control room, within an hour, and get themselves registered.

  • Neither the participants nor the team leaders will be permitted to stay in their rooms during the events.

  • Team leaders must assemble with their teams in the auditorium at 7:45 am sharp for the Prayer Assembly.

  • Everyday, before leaving the room, the key of the room should be deposited at the reception.

  • Students will wear full school uniform at all times during the competitions.

  • Kindly send your Registration Form at the earliest, as the rooms will be allotted on first come - first serve basis.

  • Registration form must reach the Convener latest by 10th August, 2020.

  • For security reasons, the organizers will not be in a position to allow visitors, individual trips to the city or any such activity which requires the team/members to leave the premises of the venue. Kindly do not approach the authorities to seek permission for the same.

  • Sight seeing will be arranged on 31st August, 2020 and 28th evening for the teams that reach on 28th August, 2020 before 04:00 pm.

  • Team Leaders must take care of the belongings of the Team members.

  • Team leaders are solely responsible for the safety and security of their team members during the stay. For this reason no team members will be allowed outside the Guest House after 10:00 pm.

  • Team leaders will be personally responsible for the conduct of the team members. Any breach of discipline or violation of rules and regulations may lead to disqualification of the team.


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Group Photograph
Procession March
Inauguration by the Chief Guest

Cultural Performance
Cultural Performance
Cultural Performance

Event on Stage
Cultural Performance
Feedback Session

Prize Distribution
Prize Distribution
Junior Category Champion

Overall Champion
Senior Category Champion


Registration Form

10th August, 2020

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Participation Form

10th August, 2020

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Travel Form

10th August, 2020

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Contact Us

Dr. (Mrs) Kalpana Tripathi
Principal, CMS Mahangar Campus &
Convenor, MACFAIR International

Mahanagar Campus
90-A, Mahanagar, Lucknow, India
Phones: +91-522-2330011, 2330024,
Fax No.:+91-522-2384730, 2638008
Email: macfair@cmseducation.org
Website: https://www.cmseducation.org/macfair