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Letter of Invitation

Dear friends,

"The world is not ours, the Earth is not ours, It's a treasure we hold in trust for future generations."

An African proverb often quoted by world leaders as they plea for oneness of mankind.

It's about time we prioritize action oriented study to conserve this treasure and form a global community of like-minded people who are self motivated agents of change and can drive the world out of its problems.

As my utmost duty towards sustainable development of the planet that sustains me and billions others, I take this opportunity to invite all the schools to be active members of VASUDHA International - A Quest for Sustainable Development, a movement that will make us all rethink our lifestyles to sustain our planet for all the future generations.

Mrs Shameem Singh

Convenor, VASUDHA International &
Principal, Rajendra Nagar Campus II

MESSAGES

Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi, Founders, CMS

Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder-Manager
Dr Bharti Gandhi, Founder-Director
City Montessori School, Lucknow

We are delighted to learn that Rajendra Nagar Campus II is organizing 'VASUDHA International - a Quest for Sustainable Development'. The world is changing and our children must be equipped with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to not only carve a niche for themselves in their chosen field but also be agents of profound social transformation...

President and Managing Director (MD), CMS

Prof Geeta Gandhi
President and Managing Director (MD), CMS

The environment is currently the world’s most urgent common concern. All good people and nations want to save the environment but they wonder what to do and whether anything they may do individually will be effective. Any action to save the environment requires sacrifice of consumption but lack of willingness to sacrifice exacerbates environmental inaction...

Roshan Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CMS

Roshan Gandhi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CMS

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) aims at empowering learners of all ages with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address the interconnected global challenges we are facing. Learning must prepare students and learners of all ages to find solutions for the challenges of today and the future...

Susmita Basu

Ms Susmita Basu
Superior Principal & Head, Center for School Improvement

We all have a choice, we all have a say, We are spectators in life or we get in and play.
Whichever we choose, how we handle life’s game, The choices are ours, no one else to blame.

The world is changing and we as educators need to take a pause and reflect on this...

Susmita Basu

Mrs Sonali Chowdhury
Event Coordinator

Education for Sustainability is an educational approach that aims to develop our students with the values and motivation to build awareness and knowledge on sustainability issues and to take action. It seeks to develop students who are able to think critically, innovate and provide solutions towards more sustainable patterns of living for the 21st century....

What is Sustainable Development and
does it involve Schools and Students?

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” — Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The objectives are important and world changing and require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. Still, there is a lot an average person or a small group can do.

From reducing waste, switching off the lights when not in use, and walking, using bikes or public transport, to raising voice against gender discrimination at home or in our workplace and sharing social media posts about women’s rights or climate change, to holding activities like workshops, demonstrations, conversation with a field expert, panel of speakers, or any other event where people can interact in an informal atmosphere and share experiences — there is so much each individual can do to make an impact!

Schools deemed as the lighthouses of society are the only hope of this planet as they can build bridges and connect the dots by making sustainability, curricular and pragmatic.

Education for sustainable development empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for Environmental Integrity, Economic Viability and a just society.

The CMS Legacy - Changemakers worldwide

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City Montessori School (CMS) is the world’s largest school, with over 55,000 students and 3,000 staff across 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow. Founded in 1959 with 5 children on a borrowed capital of Rupees 300 by Drs Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, CMS, today, is affiliated to ICSE and Cambridge school boards and is among the best schools of the country known for delivering excellent results. Beyond these achievements, Drs Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi started CMS with a vision to inspire generations of children to become socially motivated and conscious citizens of India and the world. Their motto “Jai Jagat” - 'Hail the World', in contrast to the popular post-Independence greeting 'Jai Hind' ('Hail India') at the time of CMS's foundation - has been the school's greeting from the beginning. The efforts of CMS in building a better future for the children and people of the world have been universally acknowledged with the City Montessori School Society being accorded NGO status by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI).

CMS places great emphasis on children's all-round development, moral character, and international exposure and has created a stimulating learning environment that both supports and challenges the individual student. In line with the Peace Education agenda of India’s National Curriculum Framework 2005, CMS has had a commitment to Global Citizenship Education. The school has included and integrated global citizenship education in its curriculum, teacher training and assessments.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
17 Goals to Transform our World

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Suggested areas of study for five themes

Timeline

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Contact Us

For Participants

Event Coordinator, Ms Sonali Chowdhury

Mobile No. :  +91 9839508973
Email: sonali.chowdhury@cmseducation.org
WhatsApp :  +91 9140336528
Available between: 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs [3:00 PM to 6:00 PM IST]

Data and correspondence Coordinator, Ms Garima Kesarwani

Mobile No. :  +91 9839477118
Email: it.rajendranagar2@cmseducation.org
WhatsApp :  +91 9140336528
Available between: 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs [ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM IST]

For Panelists

Coordinator for Manthan Panelists, Abhishek Agarwal

Mobile/WhatsApp No. :  +91 9235394992
Email: abhishek.agarwal@cmseducation.org
Timing: 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs [10:00 AM to 5:00 PM IST]