On behalf of over 56,000 students of City Montessori School (CMS) — representing the world's over 2.5 billion children and generations yet-to-be born — we take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 21st International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (The Global Peace Congress - 2020) on Article 51 of the Constitution of India to be held from 06th to 09th November 2020 at Lucknow, India. So far 1299 Hon'ble Chief Justices, Judges and Heads of States from 136 countries have participated in the past twenty Conferences.
The most powerful common denominator for all the nations is their children and no nation can ignore the fact that it is our duty to bequeath to our children a better inheritance than that bequeathed to us. Therefore, the theme of the Conference is ‘Uniting the World for Children through Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance’. Tentative programme of the Conference is given overleaf..
Nobel Laureate Jan Tinbergen had said: “Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations System."
Today, international terrorism, lawlessness, global environmental degradation and danger of a world war seriously threaten everyone without exception. It is, therefore, imperative to regulate international conduct, create an atmosphere of global unity and peace and to ensure a safe future for humanity, especially for over 2.5 billion children of the world and the generations yet-to-be born. In this regard, Article 51* of the Constitution of India acts as a beacon, as it promotes international peace and security and “respect for international law”.
CMS (a senior secondary school) is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest school by pupils in a single city with, presently, over 56,000 students and is the only school to have been awarded for the year the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education that is received in the year 2002. CMS is also an NGO associated with the United Nations (UNDPI). CMS upholds that 'A Modern School must act as a Lighthouse of Society' and must concern itself with the affairs of the age. Hence this initiative on children's behalf.
A highlight of the Conference will be the presentation of a petition to the World Judiciary by CMS students on behalf of world's children, to safeguard their future and for protection of their rights. The collective voice of the World Judiciary is bound to be taken with seriousness the world over and your participation is vital for the success of the Conference and for the cause for which it is being organized. We shall eagerly look forward to your acceptance of our invitation at the earliest so that we can send to Your Honour the logistics of the Conference.
With highest regards,
Convener of the Conference &
Founder-Manager, City Montessori School
"If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children" — Mahatma Gandhi
A modern school has a social responsibility to educate its students to be concerned with the needs of the age and to empower them to contribute towards building a better society. The present world scenario presents a grim picture, as there are many problems which endanger the very existence of human beings and all life on earth. The future of the world's children and of generations yet unborn has become progressively more unprotected and insecure during the past seven decades since the advent of nuclear weapons. There is fear of another war which may be more devastating especially because of the large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction with many countries of the world and/or chances of nuclear technology falling into the hands of terrorists or non-state entities.
Children are the common denominator for all the nations of the world and, thus, their concerns are not theirs alone. It is imperative that we create conditions where children’s concerns are attended to, their concern to feel protected and secure, have equality, justice and freedom, access to education, nutrition, health and shelter, and a clean sustainable environment, so there is healthy adulthood for them and for the generations yet unborn.
Why this Global Peace Congress by a Montessori School?
The City Montessori School at Lucknow in India, with over 56,000 students on rolls, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest school of the world, a recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education (2002) and an NGO recognized by the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), considers it as its duty to highlight the cause of a safe and secure future of the over 2.5 billion children of the world and the generations yet-to-be born, who are the common concern and the common denominator for all the countries of the world.
The vision and responsibility of this Montessori school
The City Montessori School (CMS) is a senior secondary school and it believes that ‘A Modern School must act as a Lighthouse of the Society’ and concern itself with the affairs of the age.
Dr Jagdish Gandhi,
Founder-Manager CMS & Convener
Adv. Sandeep Srivastava