City Montessori School, popularly known as CMS, has been a pioneer in the field of education serving society since its inception in the year 1959 by a dynamic visionary couple, Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr (Mrs) Bharti Gandhi. CMS is a chain of schools with 20 branches spread all over city of Lucknow. It is known to do things differently through innovation to educate children.

 

CMS believes in providing meaningful education through the three realities – Material, Human and Divine, making the child a Total Quality Person. The institution has been accredited with numerous awards and recognition. CMS’s name also figures in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest number of (over 37,000) students in a single city. It is a recipient of the 2002 UNESCO prize for Peace Education and is the only school in the world to have become the recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

Cinema has been one of the powerful sources of entertainment and enlightenment. We are aware that the visual medium leaves a greater impact on a child’s mind than any other media. Nowadays society presents a distressing picture. In such a scenario, the duty of educational institutions has increased tremendously and media plays an important role in propagating and inculcating good values in students needed for the prevailing age.

For the purposeful use of this medium, City Montessori School’s ‘Audio Video & Films Unit’ came into existence in the year 2002. This unit is constantly striving to make meaningful, educational, pure, clean and entertaining documentaries and films with social messages. These educational films produced here under the banner of "JAI JAGAT FILMS” are telecast through city channels and various national and international socio-channels like ‘Astha’, ‘Sanskaar’ and ‘ZEE Jagran’. The main aim in making movies and projecting them is to educate students, parents and society about their duties and responsibilities, spread message of globalism, teach World Unity & World Peace to inculcate moral values among children. The films that have been produced till date are:

A Seeker of World Unity- Dr.Jagdish Gandhi, Good And Smart, India Shining, Virasat, Ravi, Anmol Ratan, Maa, Sabak, Pacchtava , Roshni, Angulimaal, Sahi Raah, Naukari aur Vyavasay, Astha Ka Aadhar Hamara Parivaar, School Is the Light House of Society, Bapu Ke Saath, Ghar Kiska Hai, Beta and Aao Dosti Karein, God’s Power House, Kya Dekhe Ham. These films are regularly telecast on local cable networks daily at 6:30 pm.

The producers of the films are Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, Founder Manager & Dr.(Mrs) Bharti Gandhi, Founder Director of CMS and head of Audio-Video and Films Division is Mr V Kurian. He is assisted by a team of highly competent and enthusiastic members comprising of Script Writers, Film Directors, Media Consultants, Editors, Cameramen, Assistant. Cameramen and others. The CMS Audio Video Studio has a wide range of sophisticated equipments like Digital Camera Sony DSR-250 p & Sony DSR-370 p Tascam TMD-4000 Digital Console with TDIF Card and in Non- Linear Editing Setup: Avid Xpress plus, Avid Mojo, and Media 100 with DVD card.

We also have to our credit the honor of organizing the First and the Second Children’s Film Festivals in the year 2007 and 2008. During the festival, educational, motivational and entertaining films were shown to children FREE OF COST at various prestigious cinema houses including multiplexes.

CMS also has two Community Radio stations operating at a frequency of 90.4 Mhz from Gomti Nagar & Kanpur Road. Five hours of programmes are aired daily in two shifts, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.