Bha­vans or­ga­nizes ‘Model United Na­tions -2016’

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All the world is a stage and Bha­vans be­came a stage of the world on Novem­ber 3, 2016. The third edi­tion of Bha­van’s Model United Na­tions a one-and-ahalf-day event, was con­vened at In­dian Ed­u­ca­tional School, Kuwait (Bharatiya Vidya Bha­van) on Novem­ber 3, 2016 with a for­mal in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony graced by Josephine Moss, the UN Co-or­di­na­tion Spe­cial­ist in the Of­fice of the United Na­tions Res­i­dent Co­or­di­na­tor, Kuwait.

The pro­ceed­ings of the day rolled on with the tra­di­tional light­ing of the lamp fol­lowed by the UN An­them. In her ad­dress, Josephine en­light­ened the gath­er­ing with a thought pro­vok­ing speech on ‘Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals.’ (SDG-2030) of the UN which had in­deed a tran­quil­iz­ing ef­fect on the au­di­ence. She grate­fully and ap­pre­cia­tively men­tioned the Hon­or­able Amir of Kuwait’s gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions of 1.5 bil­lion $ to­wards the United Na­tions Hu­man Rights Coun­cil.

Josephine also called for a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort by the stu­dent com­mu­nity and the UN, for achiev­ing a so­ci­ety which is tech­ni­cally ad­vanced and hu­man­i­tar­ian value based. The need of the hour de­mands a world of har­mo­niously knit­ted souls to make the world a bet­ter place to live in, to ex­tend the ex­tinc­tion of man on the planet. She also opined that there can be de­lib­er­a­tions on ‘hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions’ in the forth­com­ing edi­tions of BMUN. She em­pha­sized the fact that to­day’s youth, the fu­ture diplo­mats should have the abil­ity to solve prob­lems, and to shoul­der re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for which these kinds of sim­u­la­tions of the UN pave a path. She ap­plauded the painstak­ing ef­forts taken by the Bha­van’s MUN Club for host­ing such a mean­ing­ful de­lib­er­a­tion at Bha­van’s BMUN 2016. Prin­ci­pal T Premku­mar pre­sented Josephine with a me­mento and ex­pressed his grat­i­tude for ac­cept­ing the in­vi­ta­tion and speak­ing to the del­e­gates.

The cer­e­mony gath­ered mo­men­tum with ‘Gavel Hand­ing Over’ by T Premku­mar, the prin­ci­pal, In­dian Ed­u­ca­tional School, Kuwait. The sim­u­la­tion wit­nessed a strong clash of ide­olo­gies of the 48 po­ten­tial con­tes­tants rep­re­sent­ing var­i­ous schools in Kuwait.

The third edi­tion was di­verse by all means as there were four par­al­lel com­mit­tees such as The Gen­eral Assem­bly de­lib­er­at­ing on Brexit and its af­ter­math and on Non­Pro­lif­er­a­tion Treaty (NPT), The His­toric Se­cu­rity Coun­cil de­bat­ing on Kargil War with a freeze pe­riod of May 1999, ICC (In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil) an un­con­ven­tional com­mit­tee, which is the first of its kind on a UN plat­form dis­cussing ‘the Im­pact Of Premier Leagues on Cricket’, last but not the least the World Me­dia Coun­cil ‘WMC’ where stu­dents played the role of the re­porters and pre­sented their re­ports of their re­spec­tive com­mit­tees at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals.

Dr Prathap Un­nithan, a toast­mas­ter par ex­cel­lence, cur­rently serv­ing in the den­tal causal­ity depart­ment at Amiri Hos­pi­tal, Kuwait, ad­judged the speak­ing skills of the del­e­gates. Sum­mit of ex­cel­lence was put up by the MUN core com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee was ad­journed by 3 in the af­ter­noon of the first day with up­dates lead­ing to its next day’s progress.

Day two of the event started sharp at 8:30 in the morn­ing with the del­e­gates back with a bang shak­ing off the early win­try numbness, de­ter­mined to climb up the podium hold­ing the cov­eted tro­phy high up to the smil­ing Novem­ber sun. The com­mit­tee pro­ceed­ings had the fram­ing and vot­ing of the draft res­o­lu­tions of­fi­cially drafted by the dif­fer­ent blocs within the com­mit­tee.

By 11am, the of­fi­cial pro­ceed­ings of the vale­dic­tory func­tion started, which had Ma­hesh Iyer, the prin­ci­pal, SMART In­dian School, Kuwait as the guest of honor. Sriee Aswathaman, a mem­ber of the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee BMUN-2016 wel­comed the guest of honour, the dig­ni­taries, the del­e­gates, the fac­ulty ad­vi­sors and the par­ent com­mu­nity to the event.

The stal­warts of BMUN 2016, the del­e­gates came and shared their in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ences, and jour­ney with BMUN. Jaidev Shri­ram, a del­e­gate from FAIPS-DPS men­tioned that there was no par­al­lel to BMUN and thanked Bha­vans for or­ga­niz­ing a ‘top-notch un­match­able event.’

The much awaited mo­ment of the event, the prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony was hosted by Shiv Govind Dahima, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of BMUN -2016. The guest of honor, Ma­hesh Iyer, the prin­ci­pal, SMART In­dian School Kuwait, T Premku­mar, the prin­ci­pal, In­dian Ed­u­ca­tional School Kuwait and the se­nior vice prin­ci­pal, IES, Suresh V Balakr­ish­nan fe­lic­i­tated, and gave away the tro­phies for the Best Del­e­gate and the Best Po­si­tion Pa­per of each com­mit­tee. The over­all tro­phy of BMUN 2016 was bagged by FAIPS-DPS Kuwait.

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