Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder-Manager & Convenor of the Conference

Subject: City Montessori School, Lucknow (India) cordially invites Hon'ble Chief Justices, Judges and Legal Luminaries of the Supreme Courts & High Courts of the World to this Conference on Article 51* of Constitution of India.

Your Honour,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 24th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World on Article 51 of the Constitution of India, to be held from Wednesday, 1st November to Tuesday, 7th November 2023 at Lucknow, India. There will also be an optional sight-seeing tour of Agra to visit the Taj Mahal on 1st November and other conference engagements in New Delhi on 2nd November, 2023. 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.

Humanity is in danger owing to the presence of large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Besides the speed of global warming and climate change has started creating disastrous effect on environment and ecology as seen by unprecedented and untimely floods, thunder storms and heat waves around the world. International terrorism, ethnic and civil wars, lawlessness, poverty, insecurity, human rights violation seriously threaten everyone. The United Nations presently does not have mechanism to redress and adress many problems and issues confronting humanity.

The ongoing wars have brought large scale death and destruction and have adversely affected world economy and may create other problems having international ramifications. It is, therefore, imperative to regulate international conduct, under the improved global governance structure so as to 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 provides for promotion of international peace and security.

*Article 51 of the Constitution of India
The State shall endeavour to:
  1. promote international peace and security,
  2. maintain just and honourable relations between nations,
  3. foster respect for international law... and,
  4. encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

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 59,000 students on roll and is the only school to have been awarded 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. 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,

(Dr Jagdish Gandhi)
Convener of the Conference &
Founder-Manager, CMS