Sunday, May 30, 2010


The council for 2010-2011 took oath of office on the 28th of May, 2010. The chief guest, Mrs Mehmood, mother of the newly elected Head Girl addressed the house and praised the school for inculcating values in the students. The wonderful march music was played by Sir Paul, who has recovered, and is keen to start teaching again in the next term. Welcome back, Sir Paul!!

Mehfil e Milad 2010

Like every year, this year's Mehfil e Milad was a success. Thevenet Centre children also took part along with the senior section girls. Prayers for peace and harmony were presented by the students in beautiful, melodious voices. Late Mrs Abida Hamid's mother was invited for the occasion. Mrs Abida was always a part of the Milad preparations and she will always be missed by the faculty and pupils of CJM.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Asma Jehangir addresses pupils in her Alma Mater

Asma Jehangir, the renowned lawyer and human rights activist, is a past pupil of CJM Lahore. She took time out of her busy schedule to visit CJM on the 26th of May, 2010 on the invitation of our Principal Sr. Pilar.
She addressed the students of class 9 and class 10 regarding her role in the Women Rights movement of Pakistan. Her struggle, her companions, her will to succeed, all was discussed in great detail. She mentioned how her democratic spirit was cultivated during her years in Convent and how this background gave her the strength to become a lawyer and then a champion of human rights, especially women rights and minorities rights.

The speech inspired the students. They were spellbound by her honesty and frank observations as well as her praise for the value of tolerance propagated in CJM. Her message to the students was to have a mind of their own, and a will to voice the truth that is in their minds.

Asma had to be in the Lahore High Court and had very little time for autographs. She still managed a few and the students were thrilled. Sr Marie Cecil and Sr Pilar accompanied her as she left the lecture hall.

Monday, May 17, 2010

FWD: Join the WWSF World Campaign 2010

"No violence against children is justifiable and all violence against children is preventable." - Prof. Paulo Pinheiro

Join the WWSF World Campaign 2010 for making prevention of abuse and violence against children a global priority.
Dear Friends and Partners,
WWSF is happy to celebrate with you this year the 10th Anniversary of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November. Last year, 785 organizations from 127 countries joined the international coalition marking not only the World Day but also the Prevention Education Week 13-19 November, or supporting the Day in general.
Launched in 2000, the World Campaign & World Day have as their main mission to create a global culture of prevention. We sincerely hope that you will join the 2010 coalition and to help make prevention a worldwide priority. We also invite you to encourage your members and partners to do the same.
Please find online the 2010 Campaign Registration Form to be returned by 1 June and tick all the corresponding boxes in order to be considered as a coalition member, and describe your planned activities to qualify as an active member. We also give you the link to the introductory page of the campaign
To know all about our programs, please visit our revamped new web site, which gives you updated information on our children and on our women section.
We are pleased to share with you that WWSF is in the process of creating a new interactive web site with the aim to involve young people in prevention of abuse and violence among children and adolescents.
We look forward to counting you among the 2010 coalition members and celebrate with you the power of partnership in creating a global culture for prioritizing prevention.
Elly PradervandWWSF CEO and interim Children’s Section coordinator
WWSF Women's World Summit Foundation – Children’s SectionSecretariat: 11 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, SwitzerlandP.O. Box 143, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland

Thursday, May 13, 2010

CJM in a Student Exchange Programme

Convent of Jesus and Mary was one of the three schools from Pakistan invited to participate in the Student Exchange Programme organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. This council was founded by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in 1950, with the aim to promote cultural and intellectual exchange between countries. Sister Pilar and Ms Shezra Mansab accompanied Meera Mehmood, Sara Tahir and Anoop Hafiz. It was a multidirectional exchange, providing teachers and students the opportunity to experience the diversity and richness of Indian culture, and exchange views with the other SAARC countries about their educational systems. This interaction becomes increasingly important in today’s world, when the local and the global impinge upon each other at all levels: social, economic, political and cultural. Crossing boundaries creates new avenues for exploring and widening our cultural heritage and expanding our infosphere.

One of the participants from CJM wrote:

"Our visit to India remains a great learning experience. Socio-cultural similarity coupled with astonishing, interactional enthusiasm induced pleasant feelings between the neighbouring countries.
During this trip, we had the opportunity to visit Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. All these three cultural capitals made us appreciate the rich traditions of India. We had an interesting cultural contact while living with our respective host families.
A meeting with the Governor of Rajistan triggered a new confidence among us students. We salute the Pakistani and Indian governments, along with ICCR to organize this memorable visit to the heart of India.
Thanks CJM, Lahore
Anoop Hafeez"

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