TIME TO ACT, TIME TO CHANGE: R-NPSMUN 2018
An air of excitement and exuberance prevailed on the sprawling premises of NPS Rajajinagar; 240 well-dressed young delegates were all ready to play their roles in a simulation of the Model United Nations- R-NPSMUN-2018- the maiden inter-school MUN conference organised by NPS Rajajinagar on 28th , 29th and 30th August.
There were 6 Committees namely DISEC, UNSC, The Commission for Reforms in the Education System of India (CRESI), Axis Tripartite, FIFA Council and the International Press Corps- each with challenging agendas involving stimulating deliberations and arbitrations over the 3 days. The delegates were engaged in passionate debates, negotiations, charting out directives, resolutions and defending their stance as diplomats with responsible portfolios to live up to. The Press were at their best covering mind boggling crises and grilling the delegates’ knowledge about everything related to current affairs.
The Executive Board comprising The General Secretary Deepika Karanji, Director General Chinmaya P, The Heads of Tech, The Logistics Team, Head of Delegate Relations and Organising Committee members and the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Rapporteurs of each of the committees along with the faculty members of the MUN Club, worked tirelessly for weeks to ensure the smooth functioning of this mega event.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the Guest of Honour, Dr. Sreelakshmi Gururaja, formerly a Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF, New York and India, with a distinguished academic background and an eminent personality in her field. Her inspiring words enthused the audience and they were all charged to participate in the conference.
The competition was intense and selecting the winners was a challenging task. The Awards Ceremony announced the Best, Outstanding and Commendable Delegates from each committee along with Best Position Papers and some Special Mentions too. The trophy for the Best Delegation was bagged by NPS Koramangala.
This 3 day awesome, wholesome simulation of the United Nations which forged new friendships and ties between students of the NPS group of schools, was a great platform for learning diplomacy, honing oratory skills and getting connected with world affairs. A truly intellectually stimulating activity indeed!!