ucknow, 16 August : Minister for Women’s Welfare, Child Development and Nutrition, UP, Smt. Baby Rani Maurya ceremoniously inaugurated the ‘Celesta International-2023’ this evening at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. The 4-day International Cultural Fiesta ‘Celesta International-2023’ is organized by City Montessori School, Aliganj Campus I from 16 to 19 August at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium in which around 500 students from top schools of USA, Bangladesh, Nepal and various states of India are participating. At the scintillating opening ceremony of ‘Celesta International-2023’, Bhajan Samraat, Padmashri Anup Jalota captivated the hearts of Lucknowites with his musical stream of Bhajans that filled the atmosphere with divine radiance and symphony. His mastery over rhythm and melody were a delight to listen and enjoy. Mr. Jay Sand, a renowned musician from America also mesmerized the audience with his unique presentation. Apart from this, CMS students presented several educational-cultural items in honour of the distinguished guests, participating teams, parents and guardians.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Chief Guest, Smt. Baby Rani Maurya said that CMS has taken a commendable step in organizing this International Cultural Olympiad and bringing various countries and cultures to compete on a global platform. This creates a feeling of unity in diversity. Music and dance add joy and spice to life. CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that CMS Aliganj is setting up a fine example of universal peace, unity and love through this International Music and Dance Festival. On this occasion, Convener of Celesta International-2023 and Senior Principal of CMS Aliganj Campus I, Mrs Jyoti Kashyap said that at this international fiesta, the participants from India and abroad will not only display their talents in various contests but also showcase the rich culture and tradition of their own countries. Co-Convener and Principal, Mrs Shivani Singh said that the objective of Celesta is to bring out the multi-faceted talents of children leading to their balanced growth and development and also develop them spiritually.