It strengthens the image of a country in the world when it is known to be the land of something that is recognized worldwide and wonder for other people around the globe. As a citizen of that country, your chest would swell up with pride if it is known that your country is home to something largest in the world. It is highly satisfying.
India is a vast country with rich culture and heritage, apart from being the land of some of the greatest leaders, diversity, rivers, minerals and much more, India also is the home to World’s largest school. As an Indian reading, this blog will make you even more proud of our nation.
City Montessori School located in the city of Lucknow; one of the largest states of India also the capital of Uttar Pradesh was certified by Guinness Book of Records as the World’s largest school in 2013. The school already has a glorious past and considering the recent achievements, in the last academic year 2,500 teachers were in charge to educate 39,437 students in more than 1,000 classrooms in the school premises. This is no less than a wonder to accommodate and educate such a large number of students at Lucknow’s City Montessori School.
In the unforgettable year of 1959, the foundation of City Montessori School. was laid by Bharti and Jagdish Gandhi with just 5 students and a total of 300 borrowed rupees. Dr. Jagdish Gandhi was greatly inspired by the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. Mahatma had so great influence on him that he even changed his surname from Aggarwal to Gandhi because of it. At the age of 81, he is still well recognized for his inspiring speeches addressing the youth of the nation. His selfless efforts and sacrifices to provide quality education to children have led him to create this school which now on one single day is providing quality education to more than 55,000 students.
Having a prior vision of the target of the goal makes it more achievable for the doer. Human vision has all the power in the universe if it is supported by hard work, patience, and determination then the world gets to see something big of the human.
Such a farsighted vision of Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Bharti Gandhi enabled them to establish a benchmark of Guinness world Record for others, leaving behind a trail of great success stories. City Montessori School has been certified as the world’s largest school with 18 branches in the city-shaping up the future of the children studying in it.
If you are willing to opt City Montessori School for further schooling then it becomes quite necessary for you to know that the school is affiliated to the council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (IGCSE) and is also affiliated to the International General Certificate of Secondary education. The overall development of students in a school requires proper attention to their course curriculum and pedagogy, both the factors are very well taken care of in the school.
Uttar Pradesh is in dire need of schools. With an enormous population of more than 20 crore, it becomes very difficult to educate due to insufficiency in needful resources. The Northern state has a literacy rate of 67.68% even below India’s national average of 74% and ranks 29th among India’s 35 administrative divisions, according to the 2011 census. More than half a century later, the school, which spreads over several campuses, is a ray of hope to improve the stats by educating a larger and larger population of the state every year.
Dr. Gandhi started CMS to promote peace into the world and therefore till now the education of the students of CMS is carried out in such a way that students would always choose peace and harmony over hatred.
It is due to his noble beliefs and initiatives that led to CMS being awarded UNESCO prize for peace education in recognition of its efforts to promote the values of education of peace and tolerance. Also, Dalai Lama, himself conferred the founder with the Hope of Humanity award too.
India, a country of extremes, we see or hear about several wow facts daily which makes us feel proud even more of us being Indian. The City Montessori School, Lucknow, the World’s largest school is one such wonder not just for Indians but for people all around the globe. It is an institution with a rich history and clear vision for the benefit of society by educating the young minds of India. Standing still on its moral values and ethical principles, the school completed its 60 glorious years in 2019 and will continue to contribute to the field of schooling and education for children in India.