Dear Principals of eminent schools/colleges of the world.
Greetings and best wishes from City Montessori School, Aliganj Campus I, Lucknow.
Let me take this opportunity to introduce our institution, City Montessori School. The school, popularly known as CMS, had a humble beginning 63 years ago in 1959 with merely 5 students on its roll. It has grown to become the Guinness World Record Holder, for being the largest School by pupil with over 60,000 students on roll. The School is also the proud recipient of the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.
It is our pleasure to invite your school to participate in the 14th International Cultural Competition Celesta 2023 organized by our School every alternate year with the aim of promoting cross cultural interactions among the children of the various countries of the world on a global platform with an array of competitions in the field of music, dance and art. This four day festival has earned quite a name for itself and we have been getting entries from all around the world along with all the states of India.
The need for Celesta was felt when it was realized that modernization is diminishing the traditional forms of culture and art. It would be a grievous mistake if our cultural past is lost in the humdrum of modernization since our rich cultural heritage must be preserved as our emotional symbol.
We welcome your participation in CELESTA International 2023 to witness the astonishing and amazing beauty as it unfolds itself day by day in this four-day long cultural fiesta.
We accord special welcome to the Principals of the Schools invited to be with us. Keeping in mind the deluge of entries, preference will be given to teams accompanied by the Principal of the institution. The Principal is not expected to be the team leader but would be a special “Guest of Honour” as we would deem it an honour if the Principal could accompany the teams.
This competition is scheduled from the 16th to 19th of August 2023. It is our endeavour to focus on cultural exchange for positive and constructive purposes.