Cicero's Carnival is the biggest carnival in the country for school students. It started as an experiment and today it has grown into a big event which sees participation from all schools across the country.
We at IIPM believe your education is incomplete if all you did in school was study! There are various other activities that 'teach' you more than just course books, the most important being the sports field. It teaches you one of the most important lessons in life and that is, how to deal with failure. You learn that it's ok to fail and it's ok to commit errors. Most importantly you learn that failure is not final for there is always another game that can be won.
Cicero's Carnival gives students a chance to rediscover themselves as they compete with the best players across the country. It gives students a chance to develop their competitive spirit and put in a good fight, for nothing is more satisfying than emerging victorious against strong competition. After all, competitive spirit is not about wishing the other to fail but rather is about pushing yourself to excel and exceed that standards of excellence established by your peers. Victory is not just winning but also about being able to tell after a fight that “I gave it all I could. I gave it my best'. That is also the spirit of Cicero's Carnival. It's not just about winning or losing; it's about learning to develop that 'competitive spirit'. The various competitions at the carnival are designed to help you excel as an individual as well as a team. As the saying goes “If you think you think you can, you can”. The carnival is a place where you can test your beliefs and your competitive spirit.
Cicero's Challenge gives students that chance to come out of their class-rooms and have fun while they compete with each other. It gives them a chance to think beyond and dare to do different things. This is what drives IIPM and we passionately believe that if you dare to do things that you believe in, then you are bound to achieve success.
It gives me immense pleasure to see how this carnival has grown, and how every year thousands of students come to attend it. There is no greater satisfaction than to see these very young and very bright minds come here and not just sincerely and passionately compete with each other but also have fun, make new friends, discover their hidden potential and take away not just some fabulous prizes but also some fantastic memories.
I hope as you read this special edition, you too get a feel of the carnival atmosphere and the competitive spirit with which the environment was abuzz that day.