Letter of Invitation

Dear Sir/Madam,

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.

Mrs Nisha Pandey

Principal, CMS, CMS Rajajipuram Campus-I, Lucknow
Convenor - Odyssey International-2018

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. It is, therefore, the purpose of CMS education, to release the capacities latent in the child, develop analytical abilities, confidence in oneself...

Prof Geeta Kingdon

President & Chief Operating Officer

In this era of globalization and Information & Technology, English has a special central role in promoting communication across the world. English has become a link language in the real sense linking people across social, national and international divides. By providing a medium of communication, it is the chief means of advancing the goal of “universal brotherhood”.

Ms Susmita Basu

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

English learning over the years has been an enriching and ameliorating experience because it has provided all its learners a rich and a varied source to communicate with people of different genres throughout the world. Not only this, the flair of English writing has provided a huge crescendo/pinnacle for learners and writers to explore various cultures in diversity.

Rules and Regulations

  1. The participating schools are permitted to bring maximum Five Participants from the Senior Category (Classes: XI and XII/ Age: 16 - 18 years) and Five Participants from the Junior Category (Classes: VIII, IX and X/13 - 16 years). A total of ten participants from each team.
  2. Each team will be accompanied by a Team Leader. The accompanying team leader should be a senior section English teacher. The Principal accompanying the team will be the Guest of Honour.
  3. The participating team leader is requested to select a Topic related to his/her area of expertise in English Language/ Literature and send it to us through the Confirmation Form. The team leaders will be allotted a time slot to speak in the Open Mike Session accordingly. Please refer to the Open Mike Section for further guidelines.
  4. Each team will be provided with a Team Buddy during the Registration in order to facilitate effective participation.
  5. An Orientation Programme for the participating teams will be held everyday at 9:00 a.m. after the assembly in the World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC) CMS Kanpur Road Auditorium. It is mandatory for all the participating teams to attend the same.
  6. Meeting for the Team Leaders will be held at the end of everyday after dinner at the venue specified at the control desk.
  7. Though recommended, it is not essential for a team to participate in all the events. However, once registered for an event, the team is obliged to participate in that event.
  8. The multimedia for any event should be in the prescribed format. The organisers will not be able to provide the facility to change the format of the required presentation.
  9. The number of teams that the organizers can accommodate is limited. Therefore the interested schools must mail us the confirmation at the earliest failing which it may not be feasible for the organizers to entertain more entries.
  10. Registration for all local teams will be done on 27th August, 2018 at 9:00 am and for National & International Teams registration will be done at the time of their arrival.

Registration

  • Registration for all local teams will be done on 27th August, 2018 at 9:00 am. All national and International teams should reach Lucknow and report at the Control Desk, CMS WUCC Kanpur Road latest by 12.00 Noon on 27th of August, 2018 for the event Ensemble de Renaissance(Refer to the activity in the Events Section).
  • Team leaders and participants must check for any error/ change in the names of participants before registration at the registration counter and submit the duly verified list.
  • All event notices will be displayed outside the Control Room and the Reception area of the residential facility. Team leaders are requested to update their teams accordingly.
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to each participant. First, Second and Third position holders will be awarded 10, 8 and 6 points respectively and the First, Second and Third Consolation Prizes will be awarded 5, 3 and 2 points respectively. These points will be added to the total tally of their respective teams.
  • The Championship Trophy will be awarded to the team that earns the maximum points and The Runners up trophy will be given to the next best.
  • Special prizes will be given to the most versatile participants and best actors from both Junior as well as Senior Sections.
  • The teams are requested to carry their school banner (4ft by 2ft), school flag (3ft by 2 ft), soft copy of the school prayer, school song (if any) and national song (for international teams) in mp3 format along with them. They should also carry a brief school presentation having the Logo, Principal's photo and a few slides (maximum 10) containing the school information that they would like to share. This must be given at the control desk during the registration.
  • Kindly adhere to all the timings given in the schedule of events. The team should be strictly disciplined throughout their stay in Lucknow.
  • Medical facilities and a communication centre (for telephone, fax and e-mail facilities) are available at the venue on payment.
  • Meals will be served at the timings given below:
    Breakfast:7:00 am to 7:45 am
    Lunch :1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Dinner:8:00 pm
  • All the participants are requested to follow the timings.
  • Each participating team is required to confirm their participation by mail through the prescribed format enclosed as the Annexure A latest by 1st May-2018.
  • The participating team must send their Registration form (Annexure B) by post along with the travel details form (Annexure C) to the under mentioned address latest by 30th July-2018.
  • Each participating team must send their entry for the event by Post-CINEMATICS in a CD along with the attachment given in the Registration Form latest by 15th of July 2018. No CD will be accepted at the time of registration.
  • Important note : For the events, La Mascarade and Spectacle de danse we will be able to accommodate the first 40 entries only.
  • In the event of an unavoidable clash between the competitions, the teams are requested to co-ordinate with the team buddies and inform at the control desk on the day of the event, so that a maximum possible participation can be ensured in all the events.

Code of Conduct

Dress Code

  • Full uniform of the respective school should be worn by the participants from 8:00 AM till the end of the competitions for the day except for the time when they have to change for the events that need costumes.
  • Identification badges will be presented to the participants on their arrival which must be worn by the participants at all times from 27th August till 31st August, 2018.
  • Team leaders must assemble with their teams and team buddies in the auditorium at 08:00 AM sharp for the Prayer Assembly everyday. They are requested to sign at the entrance to ensure their presence. Delay or absence during the assembly will lead to disqualification of the latecomers for the subsequent events of that day.

Accommodation

  • Only students of the participating teams and their team leaders shall be accommodated. Infants or younger children will not be accommodated.
  • The visiting teams (outstation) along with their team leaders must be present at the venue at all times from 27th August till 31st August, 2018. No one will be allowed to leave the venue without informing the Convenor.

Discipline

  • Proper discipline and decorum is to be maintained by the participants during their stay.
  • No relatives or friends will be allowed to meet any participant till the conclusion of all the events of ODYSSEY 2018.
  • The team leader will be personally responsible for the conduct of the team members.
  • The teams are requested to co-operate with their team buddies in maintaining punctuality and discipline.
  • Any participant found venturing out of the residential premises after the events for the day are over will be considered as Breach of Zone and will immediately be asked to withdraw from the events.
  • Any breach of discipline may lead to the disqualification of the team and the organizers may be compelled to request the team to withdraw from the subsequent events.

Responsibility

  • Participants are advised to take adequate measures for the safety of their belongings.
  • The organizers will not entertain any complaint in this regard.
  • Printing and typing facilities will not be provided at the venue.
  • All the team leaders are required to attend the briefing which will be held after the proceedings of the day are over for the dissemination of important information for the next day. (Please refer to the schedule).
  • SPECIAL AWARDS will be given to the Team Leaders for the following categories.
  • Punctuality
  • Discipline
  • Cleanliness and Maintenance of Rooms
  • Co-ordination and Communicative skills
  • Maximum Participation

Validity of Entry

  • The participating schools must ensure that their entries are complete in all respects.
  • The entries must be duly forwarded by the head of the institution.
  • Kindly adhere to the deadlines stipulated in the brochure.
  • The entries which do not conform to the rules specified for each competition will stand disqualified.
    **A team has to participate in the events(s) in which it is registered. Withdrawal and non participation from the registered event will lead to disqualification.

Judgement of the Events

The sanctity of the final events will be monitored by Specially invited Judges who will be experts in their respective fields and will not be related to City Montessori School, Lucknow.

Schedule

Events at a Glance

Odyssey - Renaissance

Celebrating the Generation Z

The participants are requested to go through the prelude to all the events in order to understand appropriately, the level of expectation of the organizers before starting their preparations.

Competitive Events

Seniors (Classes: XI and XII/Age: 16 years - 18 years)
  • Cogitation
  • Frescos – Story on the wall
  • Satirical Caricatures – Illustration through cartoons
  • La Mascarade

Juniors (Classes: VIII, IX and X/13years- 16 years)

  • Spectacle de Danse
  • Covert Intentions – Character behind the mask
  • Alter the Denouement
  • Epode – Write, Paint and Illustrate

Team Events

  • Ensemble de Renaissance
  • Symphony

EVENT BY POST

  • Cinematics - Students from either category can apply.

Non - Competitive Events

  • Video Conferencing
  • The Thespians' dream

Team Leaders' Initiative

  • The open mike session

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Forms

Confirmation Form

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Contact Us

Mrs Nisha Pandey
Principal and Convenor Odyssey International 2018

CMS, Rajajipuram Campus I
Sector-1, Opposite Talkatora Thana, Rajajipuram
Lucknow, U.P., INDIA
Phones: +91–522-2414737, +91–522–2415690
Email: rajajipuram1@cmseducation.org
Website: http://www.cmseducation.org/odyssey