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

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 57,000 students and 3,000 staff across 21 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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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]