Time has taken a full circle and here I am, extending again with pleasure, a warm and cordial invitation to you for the 8th Odyssey International-2018. This event is being organized by Rajajipuram Campus (I) of City Montessori School, Lucknow, and is scheduled to be held from 28th to 31st August, 2018 at CMS World Unity Convention Center (WUCC), CMS Kanpur Road, Lucknow, India.
Language has been the birth and cradle of culture while Literature is its celebration. Literature is the eternal river which takes along with it all the streams and creeks as it flows and fulfills itself into the extensive eonian ocean of humanitarianism. In the modern day global society, English language has touched people and liberally proved itself as being the most efficacious vehicle of communication, warmth and communion. It has developed sustainable relationships across the globe and has deftly broadcasted the subtle nuances of various cultures and movements in history for everyone to understand and appreciate. Renaissance or the revival was one such movement in the history of the world when a creative and adventurous spirit brought about the study of Greek and Roman Classics and culture albeit with a new scientific outlook. It was an all-round awakening and broadening of the human horizons which produced an output of art, scholarship and literature such as the world had not seen since the glory of ancient Athens.
Odyssey is a tribute to English Literature where innovations adorn literature and language. The objective of Odyssey is to encourage students to draw on their resourcefulness in the vistas of English Literature and to persuade them to further explore their creative acumen in the true spirit of the Renaissance. An effort has been made to tap the enterprising and innovative free spirit of the Renaissance into 8th Odyssey International-2018 by making it the pivotal theme for the event.
This year, great surprises are in store in the form of a new and diverse range of activities, designed for both seniors and juniors. Odyssey has added to its illustrious list, an array of innovative events which will showcase your prowess in a spirit which will be competitive as well as propelling (Refer to the list & details of the events in the brochure). The competitions at Odyssey are designed to develop the personalities of all participants, giving them a cutting edge in knowledge, eloquent speech, sharp wittedness and global camaraderie. We are happy to extend hospitality including boarding and lodging to the participants free of charge.
Each team is requested to be accompanied by a senior teacher in the English Department as the Team Leader. The Team Leader is requested to select a topic related to his or her area of expertise in English Language or Literature and send it to us with a write up(refer to the details in the event Open Mike) along with the online confirmation form. The Team Leaders will be allotted a time slot in an Open Mike session accordingly. Schools which are unable to attend Odyssey International 2018 can participate in Cinematics, which is an Event by-Post. The certificates for the event will be sent by post/e-mail.
We accord a special invitation to the Principals / Heads of the institutions to be our Guests of Honour for this event.
A modest amount of Rs. 1000/- (One thousand INR only) per student participant of National Teams and $20 (twenty dollars only) per participant of International Teams will be charged as Registration Fee. There is no Fee for the Principals and Team Leaders and for Events by Post. We request you to pay the Registration Fee through Demand Draft in favor of City Montessori School, Lucknow. The Demand Draft may be sent along with the Registration Form or submitted at the time of Registration on arrival. Kindly refer to the website for registration and other details at the website address given below.
We look forward to your active participation in this educational initiative. The invites are being sent way in advance in order to give your team ample time to make preparations.
With best wishes
Mrs Nisha Pandey
Principal - CMS Rajajipuram Campus-I
Convenor - Odyssey International-2018