― Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Dr Jagdish Gandhi was born on 10 November, 1936 in a poor family in the Barsauli Village in district Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Influenced greatly by Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave and others, a young and idealistic Jagdish Gandhi ventured in 1959 to create a new mindset through education. With just five children on roll, no personal wealth, and the equivalent of Rupees 300/- (US $10) in borrowed capital, the motivated Dr Gandhi began his own personal experiment in Lucknow, India, some fifty one years ago in the name of City Montessori School.Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
However Dr. Gandhi thru his diligence n never tiring attitude took cms to great heights . Under his guidance cms became nt just another scul. it became a promise to take us frm strentght to strength . A promise he fulfilled again n again n again.
under his leadership CMS inculcated in students the philosophy of 'Jai Jagat' (Glory be to the World).Today CMS organizes 32 international events regualrly (most of these are held annually while others every alternate year) to promote world unity and world peace.
CMS was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2002, the first school in the world to be so honored, in recognition of its efforts "to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance at a time when these values are increasingly being challenged". The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 was awarded to CMS in recognition of its efforts to promote universal values of education for peace and tolerance. The Director-General of UNESCO handed the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education to Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, founders of CMS at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. In congratulating CMS, Mr Matsuura said, “A school must act as a lighthouse of society, providing direction and guidance, for each child is potentially the light of the world... as