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Lucknow, 18 December : The five-day International Football Tournament ‘Concord-2022,’ being organized by City Montessori School, Station Road Campus, was inaugurated with great verve and splendour here today at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Songs of World Unity and World Peace rent the air while the presence of bubbling, young footballers from Nepal, Bangladesh and various states of India, made the atmosphere jubilant and inviting. Chief Guest, Shri Vipin Sharma, Director, RPS International School, Gurgaon, inaugurated this mega event by lighting the lamp of learning. Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Shri Sharma said that such Sports tournaments besides promoting discipline, team spirit and good sportsmanship, also promote unity and peace. These are the qualities of a good player and it is also these qualities which make a person an ideal citizen of society. He congratulated City Montessori School for organizing such a mega sports event. It is worth mentioning here that Concord-2022 is being organized from 18 to 22 December in which student teams from Nepal, Bangladesh and various states of India are participating.
Earlier, the opening ceremony of Concord-2022 began with the All Religion and World Peace Prayer. Holding flags of various countries, CMS students marched ahead, with the message ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth!’ The students presented various cultural items displaying the rich diversity of Indian culture. On this occasion, Founder-Director of CMS and renowned educationist, Dr Bharti Gandhi said that this sport event will not only give opportunity to young players to test their football skills rather it would spread the qualities of self-sacrifice, team spirit, good sportsmanship and brotherhood. Convenor of Concord-2022 and the Principal of CMS Station Road Campus, Mrs Deepali Gautam conveyed her best wishes to the young players and said that they will not only showcase their sports talent in this tournament but also increase the pride of Lucknow on the world map.