3 February 2018
A two-day Model United Nations (MUN) started at GGDSD College here today. More than 100 delegates with international representation from Japan, France, Brazil and Thailand and from different parts of the country are participating in the MUN. This is the 5th MUN being hosted by the College. The theme of this year’s MUN is ‘FEN NIEUW BEGIN’ which means ‘ New Beginning.’
Inaugurating the MUN, Principal of the College Dr. Bhushan Kumar Sharma highlighted the importance of forums like MUN. “The world needs to solve issues amicably through intelligent and focused dialogue. Forums like the MUN help provide an intellectual platform for exchange of ideas and to stimulate young minds to think about nation building, world progress and world peace. It arms the future leaders and diplomats with the necessary skills to negotiate effectively and contribute meaningfully to society.”
Dr. Balraj Thapar, Director, SD MUN welcomed the delegates and focussed on the aim of the conference which is to educate, engage and empower the students in the realm of global issues facing world. He said, “The MUN Programme allows students to take on the role of diplomats of foreign countries in simulation of UN committee meetings. It provides the perfect platform to sharpen research and deliberation skills of the students, thus shaping the minds of future diplomats and valuable citizens of the country.”
Dr. Monica Soni, teacher in-charge, SD MUN emphasized on the peer learning by the students during the MUN. “It is a learning platform and by listening to the ideas presented by the peer, everyone takes home a fresh perspective and enhanced knowledge about the issues troubling the world and the possible solutions to the problems,” she shared.
The Committees of this year’s MUN include the following:
- United Nations General Assembly (DISEC)
- United Nations Commission on Status of Women
- All India Stakeholders Meet
- World Health Organisation (Historic)
- International Press
The students also presented a cultural programme on the inauguration of the conference. The event was jointly organised by Departments of English and Political Science of the College.