Dr Jagdish Gandhi's Philosophy
The philosophy of 'Jai Jagat' (Victory be to the world)
Under Dr Gandhi's inspiration and guidance, his school has
adopted Saint Vinoba Bhave’s philosophy of
(Victory be to the world). Therefore, CMS education
revolves around the twin poles of Godliness and globalism. While
daily prayer-assemblies ensure that children are spiritually
nourished, globalism is inculcated in them through activities
such as Children's International Summer Village (CISV) camps,
International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) exchanges and
various other international events that CMS organizes every year
to provide an opportunity to children from different cultures
and nationalities of the world to come together and experience
global exposer and cross-cultural interaction.
School as the ‘Lighthouse of Society’
While the philosophy of Jai Jagat
is the guiding principle behind all school activities at CMS, Dr
Gandhi believes that the school must act as a Lighthouse of
Society, providing meaningful education, spiritual direction,
guidance and leadership to students, parents and the society in
general. He feels that school must also concern itself with the
affairs of the age which are plaguing the world today. He
believes that the purpose of today's education should be the
redemption of humankind from disunity and to bring unity of
hearts which requires purity of hearts and purity of motives.
All Religion Prayer and World Unity Prayer
Dr Gandhi was the pioneer in organizing all religion-prayers
before the commencement of all school events. On these
occasions, students attired in traditional costumes of various
religious render their
respective religions' prayers sequentially on one stage.
Particular care is taken to teach children to respect all
religions by educating them that the basic teachings of all
religions are the same. A unique feature of CMS is to organize
(i) All Religion Prayers (ii) World Unity Prayer Ceremony and
(iii) Children’s World Parliament, before the commencement of
all school events.
CMS sees every child as a potential light of the
The cornerstone of
CMS educational philosophy is a firm belief that,
“Every child is potentially the light of the world, as well as
the cause of its darkness; wherefore the question of education
must be accounted as of primary importance." CMS believes that
the school has the most important role in shaping human
potential. A modern school must therefore, act as a lighthouse
of society, providing meaningful education, spiritual direction,
guidance and leadership to its students, parents and the society.
Creating lifetime learners
CMS believes that the
destiny of man is shaped in the classroom. To prepare the
leaders of tomorrow to face the challenges of the 21st century,
we are preparing children for a world outside the classroom that
is constantly changing and challenging.
It is no longer
enough for workers to learn one set of skills and hope that
would keep them on their jobs for a lifetime. The highly
competitive global economy expects employees to adopt new
technical skills or they will be left behind. CMS creates
lifetime learners who are trained to constantly upgrade their
skills and knowledge.
CMS children are
conscious of their own strengths and weaknesses. They want to
learn all the time because they are involved in competition with
themselves and not with someone else.
CMS — a place where every child excels
The academic and
co-curricular achievements of CMS students have placed the
school amongst the foremost educational institutions of the
world. Its students participate in a record number of national
and international activities organized to broaden their horizons
and in particular to equip them with an international outlook
and a global vision.