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Three DPS students chosen for mock UN

Three students of Delhi Public School here will compete with nearly 1,300 from all over the world at Harvard Model United Nations India-2013 (mock UN) in Hyderabad.

punjab Updated: Aug 14, 2013 23:06 IST
HT Correspondent

Three students of Delhi Public School here will compete with nearly 1,300 from all over the world at Harvard Model United Nations India-2013 (mock UN) in Hyderabad.

Nilambar Mehra, Shahbaz Waraich and Sumanyu Maheshwari will participate in intense debate, face a volley of questions, and be part of talks on the solutions to various global issues. In the third session of the international conference, 90 high school students from Pakistan will also share their views with the gathering.

Harvard Model United Nations, a initiative of the International Relations Council, Harvard University, Boston, since 1953, is an annual international conference organised in Boston, Beijing and Hyderabad for high school students. The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for India and Bhutan supports the event.

Sangeeta Singh, principal of Delhi Public School here, said PV Ramesh, principal secretary of finance in the Andhra Pradesh government, was likely to address the group that included students from the school. "Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize winner and chairperson of the United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, will be keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, while Binalakshmi Nepram, included recently among world's top 100 most influential people in reducing armed violence, will also address the participants," she said.

"The DPS students' assignment is to frame the blueprints of social, humanitarian, and cultural committee of Estonia and the upcoming Oil Summit in the country in 2015," the principal said.

Estonia, a European Union country with high-income economy and one of the highest gross domestic product among breakaway Soviet republics, was a leader in e-government, economic freedom, civil liberties and education, she added.