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