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NEET Bulletin (Bureau, Lucknow) 14 October: The four-day International Cultural Olympiad ‘Celesta International-2020’ organized by City Montessori School, Aliganj Campus I, got opened today evening by the Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya. The opening ceremony glittered with the glorious online presence of approximately 55 participating teams of USA, Russia, Bangladesh, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arab, Nepal, and various states of India and presentation of educational-cultural items in their honor. It may be mentioned here that Celesta International-2020 is organized online from 14 to 17 October with the competitions of Traditional Folk Dance, Instrumental Music, Solo Singing, Mask Designing, Celesta Got Talent, Jingle, FreeStyle/Hip Hop Dancing, Stand-up Comedy, and Poetry recitation, etc for the students to display their talents.
Chief Guest, Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, UP, said in his inaugural address that I congratulate CMS Aliganj Campus for organizing a wonderful program online in this period of Corona pandemic and giving students a global platform for cultural and literary activities. This is a unique effort that will help in establishing unity, peace, and cordiality in the world. CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi said on this occasion that CMS is trying to teach children the sentiments of unity, tolerance, love, and peace through this Olympiad.
Ahead of it, the Convenor of Celesta International-2020 and Senior Principal of CMS Aliganj Campus I, Mrs. Jyoti Kashyap welcomed the Chief Guest, Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, dignified guests, and the participating teams and spoke that this Olympiad is organized for the holistic development of students especially their humanistic and spiritual concept. The programme began with School Prayer, Welcome Dance, Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam, World Unity Prayer, All Religion Prayer and Prayer Dance that mesmerized one and all.
Speaking on this occasion, CMS President and Managing-Director, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon said that music and dance are not only meant for recreation, it can also mould the thinking, views and concepts of people. Such creative events are needed now for social growth. Chief Executive Officer of CMS, Mr Roshan Gandhi said that students’ talents will shine during Celesta which is also an international forum to promote friendship and cordiality among the students of different countries. CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr Bharti Gandhi showered her blessings on the participating teams with words of encouragement. The opening ceremony concluded with Vote of Thanks proposed by the Principal and Co-convenor of Celesta International, Mrs Shivani Singh.
Chief Public Relations Officer of CMS, Mr Hari Om Sharma informed that the competitions of Celesta International-2020 will commence tomorrow at 10.00 am. Tomorrow, on 15 October, Thursday, the competitions like Poetry Recitation, FreeStyle/Hip Hop Dancing, Traditional Folk Dance and Instrumental Music will be held.