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Lucknow, January 29 : At the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony held at Reserve Police Lines today, the Chief Secretary of U.P., Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, awarded the maximum number of 12 prizes to City Montessori School for its various items presented at the Republic Day Parade this year. On this occasion, the CMS tableau based on the theme ‘Blessed is the spot where prayers in praise of God are offered’ was honoured with the ‘Chal Vaijayanti’ trophy as the first prize. CMS Founder and eminent educationist Dr. Jagdish Gandhi received the trophy. Speaking to the media persons in an informal talk after the “Beating the Retreat” ceremony, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi said that our real success lies in the fact that this tableau has been successful in imparting the important message of Sarva Dharma Sambhav (Unity of the Religions) to the entire society.
Chief Public Relations Officer of CMS, Shri Hari Om Sharma informed that in the ‘Beating the Retreat ceremony, CMS was awarded 8 first prizes, one second prize, and three third prizes for its various items presented at the Republic Day Parade. The first prizes were awarded in different categories to CMS Kanpur Road Campus for ‘Bharat ka Teekakaran’, CMS Aliganj (Campus I) for Boys’ March Past, CMS Gomti Nagar (Campus II) for Girls’ March Past, CMS RDSO Campus for Girls’ Flag March, CMS Rajendra Nagar (Campus I) for Dance Presentation ‘Bharat ki Beti,’ CMS Rajajipuram (Campus I) for the dance performance ‘Bharatvarsh ki Viranagayein’ and CMS Kanpur Road Campus for Pipe Band presentation. CMS Anand Nagar Campus was awarded the second prize for its ‘Sabko Avsar, Sabko Unnati’ drill while the Flag March of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, Dance performance of CMS Mahanagar Campus, and Brass Band presentation of CMS Kanpur Road were awarded the third prizes in their respective categories.