Zara Khalid, Zainab Tayyab, Syed Mansoor Qutab and Salman Ahmed had never got as many Eid wishes. The students of The City School in Lahore were a happy lot as they celebrated Eid with fellow students from across India.
The four were in New Delhi to participate in Indian Model United Nations (Inmun), conducted by Ryan International Group of Schools. Accompanied by two teachers, Aniqa Shafique and Farkhanda Saleem, the students are celebrating the festival across the borders, miles away from home.
“We are impressed with the gesture of people here. We have never received so many wishes on Eid. Everyone we meet wishes us Eid Mubarak,” said Mansoor, a Class 11 student, who aims to study actuarial science.
The group were trained for the debates for over a month by a student from the Lahore School of Economics, Umer Sahi, who has been an active participant in mock UN sessions.
“Right from the dress code, etiquette, language, networking, gesture and loads of research, we have been thoroughly trained on various topics that matter here. Nobody can stand here without thorough preparation,” said Zara, who studies in Class 10.
The group decided to watch Chennai Express at a theatre and savour the delicacies offered by city restaurants on Eid.