The three-day Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh Model United Nations (BVCMUN), which concluded on Sunday with and a cultural programme, managed to reduce the ideological gap between students of different countries.
During the sixth edition of the BVCMUN, 320 students from 52 schools, including schools from Pakistan, Dubai and the USA engaged in debates over matters of international concern. The event provided the participants an opportunity to hone their skills in matters of current events, international relations and diplomacy.
The MUN, which functioned on the theme of 'Ad Altiora Tendo-Strength in Solidarity', succeeded in bridging the distance between students of different nationalities.
A student delegate from Pakistan, said, "Initially I was a bit reluctant to visit India but through the course of the MUN I received so much affection from the people here that I am overwhelmed with emotions. I will always cherish my time spent in India."
Students participating in an MUN at Bhavan Vidyala Chandigarh where they represented different countries from all over the globe. (HT Photo/Karun Sharma)
Commenting on the event, Paige Whitlock, vice-principal of USA's McLean High School said she was lucky to be the part of the MUN.
"It was a brilliant experience to be here. Students from various countries were together and shared a common platform for learning. I loved the culture and people of India", she said.
Bhavan Vidyalaya's chairman RK Saboo thanked the student delegates, advisors and staff of different schools for making BVCMUN'15 a great success.
"I am thankful of all the schools for accepting our invite and participating in the event. The students showcased commendable unity and integrity during the MUN. I am happy that the students were exposed to global diplomacy here", said Saboo.
The agendas discussed during the sessions exposed the students to the issues of immediate concern like the situation in the Middle East with special emphasis on the threat to peace and security, illegal surrogacy and commercialization of human reproduction and trilateral confidence building measures between India, Pakistan and China.