Unfolding the pages of History, we realize the contribution of ordinary and extraordinary, founders and destroyers, high intelligence and intense desires, welfare and visionaries. History leaves an indelible mark on the minds and character of people; it teaches how to pass the crossroads of despair and hopelessness. The extraordinary amongst us have altered the course of history by resolving the causes of ignorance, scarcity and inequality.
They were the prophets of human welfare, who equipped mankind with the tool called education, to overcome any catastrophe of life. All these ambassadors of human race were diverse in their approach but worked towards a common mission that is to refine human life continuously from a state of barbarism to an enlightened and disciplined civilization.
Francis Bacon- the British statesman and philosopher rightly said, “History makes men wise, poets-witty, Mathematics-subtle, nature philosophy-deep, moral-grave, logic-rhetoric and people enlightened.”
People are intelligent enough to draw boundaries but still not wise enough to overcome conflicts, ignorance and inequalities. Still many dimensions of human harmony remain unattained, missions and goals unaccomplished. To overcome our living limitations, we forward legacies………may be one generation structures programmers and methodologies and the next harvests the results but everyone has to do one's bit. We must strain all our nerves to attain material, human and divine objectives.
As Thomas Carlyle defines,” The whole past is the procession of the present.” Hence, students need to take inspiration from the lives of the great leaders, must become the beacon light and safeguard their future. Our upcoming generations must create history instead of merely writing it. The missions initiated by the visionaries of all times should be fulfilled by them. They must imbibe stern accuracy and bold imagination through which human race soars to greater heights.
It is for this purpose that Reflections—an international youth competition of History & Civics is organized. The Fest aims at empowering today's youth to face the challenges, derive methodologies and emerge as game changers and trend setters. The platform brings them together to improve the present and work for a peaceful, and blissful global society.
Convener Reflections & Principal
CMS Mahanagar Campus
Let me take the opportunity to introduce our institution, City Montessori School. The School, popularly known as CMS, was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2002, the first school in the world to be so honored, in recognition of its efforts "to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance, at a time when these values are increasingly being challenged".
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, will power and goal-setting competencies and instill the vision that will enable a child to become a self-motivated agent of social change.
With a view to promote the ideals of World Unity and World Peace across the globe, CMS organizes 30 theme-based international events. Reflections International 2023 (International Youth festival for History, Civics, Legal Studies and Psychology) is being organized by CMS Mahanagar Campus from 5th Aug to 8th Aug 2023. It gives me immense pleasure to extend a cordial invitation to all bright and enthusiastic young minds, to participate in the 8th Reflections International. Participation of your Institution in this event will give your students an opportunity to compete with students of various countries of the world and gain more exposure and confidence.
History is inescapable. It studies the past and the legacies of the past in the present. Education is not 'just' concerned with teaching specific tasks but it entails forming and informing the whole person, for and through the experience of living through time. History is essential for 'rooting' people in time especially children who are the future citizens of the world. While Psychology and Legal Studies generate different kinds of skills and knowledge needed for tasks in society. It is for this purpose that Reflections—an International youth competition is organized. The Fest aims at empowering today's youth to face the challenges, derive methodologies and emerge as game changers and trend setters. The platform brings them together to improve the present and work for a peaceful, and blissful global society.
We specially invite respected Principals of participating schools and colleges, along with their team members as our special Guest of Honour.
Kindly visit our website www.cmseducation.org/reflections for further updates and contact us on our e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Looking forward to your participation in an exciting and rewarding experience at Reflections International-2023.
School is the light house of the society and every child is potentially the light of the world. With this belief, CMS imparts value education to its students to prepare them for the modern society with its uncountable challenges. Education needs an expanded definition that frees it from today's largely economic context and acknowledges its role in transforming both individual lives and entire society. A modern school also needs to concern itself with the affairs of the age in which we live. The past teaches us about the present. History gives us the tools to analyse and comprehend events of the past, to prepare us for the present and future. It helps us to realize how different our experiences are from that of our ancestors, yet how similar we are in our goals and values. Studying History helps us to understand complex situations and dilemmas which shape the global and local relationships between people and societies. Thus, history is the best teacher for mankind to shape a better world.
With a view to promote the ideals of World Unity and World Peace across the globe, CMS organizes 30 theme-based international events. We are very happy to know that Reflections International 2023 (International Youth festival for History, Civics, Legal Studies and Psychology), is being organized by CMS Mahanagar Campus from 5th to 8th August 2023.
We are happy to see that the Principal and teachers of CMS Mahanagar campus have taken the initiative to organize the appropriate programme to make the youth realize their duties towards their future endeavours.
I wish to congratulate the teachers of CMS Mahanagar campus for toiling hard to make the event successful.
Ever since humans have inhabited the Earth, they have left the footprints of their existence on the sands of time and it is through the pages of history that we come to know who we are, where we come from and where we are potentially headed.
Like previous years, this year too, CMS Mahanagar campus is ready to set the time machine and give us a ride to our glorious past. Besides a rendezvous with history, it will be a unique experience for the children to develop perception and to understand the problems of self and surroundings as well as of the society through Legal studies and Psychology. Students need to have awareness, knowledge and understanding of rights and legal issues. Together with the confidence and skills they need to deal with disputes and work for world Unity and justice.
I would like to extend my warm wishes to the Principal and her efficient team for organizing Reflections -2023. This Mega event will help the students to be a better version of themselves by identifying their worth as world citizens and individuals of substance.
I would like to convey my thanks to the participating teams as well as their schools for extending their generous support in making this youth festival a great success.
Let the essence of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam spread to the corners of the world through Reflections-2023
As Spanish philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." The past creates the present. Our modern world exists because of events that happened long before our time. Only by understanding those events can we know how we got here and where to go next. History is full of transitions that have altered world's story. When you build your knowledge of history, you know more about what created our present day. When we instill good values in the minds of young people, we are collectively working towards progressive future of mankind.
At City Montessori school, our endeavor is to create global awareness among young minds and achieve world peace. These young learners are coaxed to develop the ideas of humanity and community service. Hence, organizing various national and International events to develop such values and traits in our learners is our tradition. We hope that through this event there is a strong ethical and moral values created in the youth so that they are well equipped to face the challenges of life and attain immense success in their ventures.
I wish the dynamic Principal Mrs. Kalpana Tripathi, Mahanagar campus and her dedicated team all the best for holding Reflections-2023. I also extend my best wishes to all the participating institutions and hope that this event turns out to be a memorable experience for all.
Law is the mirror of life and life is the mirror of history. It is impossible to understand law and legal trends of any period, without learning and understanding the real life history. The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral; by liberalizing the mind, it prepares us to live more humanely in the present and to meet the future. History is relevant as it lays out a road map as to where we were and where we may be going to create a better world for all to live.
As an educator we have responsibility of making every child wise, talented, law-abiding and just. Keeping this aim in mind we proudly declare that Reflections International is not just about History and civics but it also has Psychology and legal studies in its domain now. With all glittering and a new face -Reflections International 2023, shall turn over the chapters of History, Civics, Psychology and Legal studies one more time with the Youth of today to make them Good, just and informed citizens of tomorrow. Whether we're talking about our role in our community or in regards to our nation on the whole, each one of has a role to play. Let's work together and make this world a better place for all to live… Jai Jagat!!!
Competition is good for the human spirit to innovate and seek to achieve new heights and to develop social skills and empathy. The interactions or conversations elicited by events helps students build relationships, understand different perspectives and engage other cultures. The confidence gained by the participants during the fest will go a long way in helping them shape as responsible adults navigating a fiercely competitive adult world successfully.
With this hope, we at Reflections International 2023, welcome all like-minded and concerned world citizens to interact, compete, think logically and organize ideas. The Fest aims at empowering today's youth to face the challenges, derive methodologies and emerge as game changers and trend setters. We hope this platform brings all of us together to improve the present and work for a peaceful, and blissful global society.