Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, successfully hosted a three-day conference of Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN), Navi Mumbai on 29th November to 1st December, 2019. The event was a CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) initiative of the IB students wherein the event gave an opportunity to explore different aspects of CAS. The conference was an academic simulation of United Nations (UN) including committees like SOCHUM, SSNI, UN Women along with other student friendly committees for new comers like Harry Potter and Marvel. Students participated as delegates of different countries and handled global agendas to solve local, national and international issues by means of role-plays and deliberations in committee sessions. More than 150 students from 15 Mumbai and Navi Mumbai educational institutes participated in this event.
The grand opening of the event was interweaved with many cultural performances by host school along with Dance Academy and singing Academy (partners of IIMUN). The principal of the school, Mrs. Shraddha Sardesai, presented glimpses of the host school to the audience. The guests of honour of the event Mrs. Shyamala Nath, CEO, Women India Trust,Fashion Icon, Ms. Praniti Rai Prakash and the IIMUN Founder and President, Mr. Rishabh Shah shared their valuable inputs on ‘success’ with everyone.
The second day witnessed many sessions of fascinating and captivating discussions followed by a MUNclave session with Fitness Guru Dr. Mickey Mehta. He shared his invaluable views on mantra of a healthy life for school students. The third and last day began with a blissful yoga session organized by a team from Isha Foundation. The day progressed into sessions of extraordinary solutions proposed by the delegates in each committee. These solutions were compiled into resolutions by the Executive board which in turn forwarded them to IIMUN. The deserving students were felicitated with medals and certificates by the members of respective Executive Board. At this juncture The Director of Dr Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, Dr. Latha Venkataraman appreciated the efforts of each committee, congratulated the winners and emphasized on the need to bring in a global outlook in the academic curriculum
The Charge d’Affair of the IIMUN team Mr. Abdul Ghani Punjabi thanked the host school for their excellent hospitality, management and logistic support. The organizing committee of the IB students were especially appreciated for their seamless coordination of the entire event.
Students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel participated in The Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) held at The Retreat Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August, 2018.
The team of delegates comprised of Varun Iyer, Aayush Bhosle, Hrishit Jangra, Hritvik Malhotra, Abhyudaya Sengar, Vivekaditya Sharma, Vishal Tripathi, Siya Narwekar and Zainab Shaikh. They were representing Country of Turkey in various committees like SOCHUM, ECOSOC, ECOFIN, DISEC, ADMIN LEGAL and SECURITY COUNCIL.
The conference served as an enriching learning experience for the students, where in they understood the current global issues faced by various nations, debate techniques and research skills, thus giving them a holistic learning experience.
The Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) Navi Mumbai Chapter commenced on 21st October, 2016 at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel. As the conference was the 2nd edition of IIMUN in the city, students and teachers were confident that it will be an enriching experience with lots to learn.
With intriguing committees like the BCCI, ECOSOC, UNEP and the UN Security Council, there was never a dull moment during the debate session in the following two days. The opening ceremony had various performances and speeches, increasing the excitement each second. Considering the impressive reputation IIMUN has, it was no surprise that the MLA of Panvel, Shri Prashant Thakur, the Chief Guest of the event, gave a message of appreciation and motivation to the young diplomats.
All through the two days of this educational simulation of the U N committees, there were many clever debates, exchange of ideas, critical thinking and a significant urge to find solutions to issues of global concern in keeping with the objective of the United Nations – to foster growth and peace all over the world.
The closing ceremony was no less a memorable event, even though the delegates had a very busy day. The founder President of IIMUN, Mr. Rishabh Shah, graced the closing ceremony with his presence. He addressed the gathering, sharing his own MUN experiences, a few witty jokes here and there, truly inspiring the audience while emphasizing on the importance of MUN and how it seeks to develop speaking skills and the ability to collaborate and compromise at the same time. The award ceremony was highly awaited, with loud cheers of anticipation throughout. The Chair of the UNSC even introduced a new award – honorable mention of cuteness; to appreciate the younger students in the committee, spreading lots of joy in the committee room. Ryan International School, Sanpada bagged the Best Delegation Award.
The commendable hospitality and arrangements made by the Host School only added to the successful outcome of the conference.
All in all, this was another outstanding conference held by the IIMUN, adding to the list of many.
Day 1 – 21st October, 2016
Day 3 – 23rd October, 2016