Raffles International School, India Campus, celebrated its inaugural EDITION RIBMUN on 16-17th February 2017. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of UN member states, to debate current issues on the Organization’s vast agenda.
The aim of conceptualizing this RIBMUN is to provide students with an International conference experience. First day commenced with an amazing opening ceremony. The chief Guest of the event Lt. Colonel Mr. Narendra Dagar urged the students to utilize their full potential and give their best for making their future bright.
It is well said that “Debating and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture”. It was a rapturing occasion to see children from a tender age of ten to eighteen participate with such a zeal in the conference. Moreover, their curious minds were clouded with ‘how’ and ‘why’ of each meagre proceedings of the conference. It was appealing to see them in polished clothes, striving for an opportunity to debate and replenish themselves with immense knowledge. They worked day and night, sweating and slaving just to present their countries perfectly and intensify and proliferate their general knowledge on world news. It was a privilege for us to see the future of our country in good hands. They are a motivation to others and also to us by showing such energy and enthusiasm enriching and forging their young minds to labour.
We saw a healthy competition in the committee and especially the younger ones startled us by showing such a great amount of confidence. First day evening concluded with and Social Evening for delegates to mingle around and experience what’s it to be in the shoes of a Diplomat. The entire event came to its conclusion on the second day with the prize distribution ceremony. The conference helped student grow into leaders, discover their futures, become confident, and form lasting friendships.
By Ms. Anjana Agnihotri
Edited by Ms. Anjana Agnihotri
Raffles International School