On behalf of the entire Secretariat, I would like to take this opportunity to extend you all a very warm welcome to the introductory edition of the Delhi Public School Jaipur’s Model United Nations – 2016. I also welcome you to the Pink City of India, Jaipur; the city known around the globe for its rich culture and heritage.
“You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.”
These powerful words by Benazir Bhutto exquisitely epitomize the ideology of any Model United Nations Conference. An MUN Conference provides an innovative platform to motivate the thinking of unconventional thinkers and helps nourish the young ideas sprouting in developing brains. MUNs serve as a tool in order to understand the world’s really complex way of thinking and acting so. An MUN not only shows how to debate and approach issues in international relations, but also such essential skills as public speaking, diplomacy, cooperation, negotiation, leadership skills, team work and compromise.
An MUN Conference provides an healthy environment to ponder upon the basic global questions and exponentially increases the knowledge of the participating delegates. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, in one of his speeches said – “Knowledge is Power. We need to strengthen education systems so that young people can benefit from cultural diversity, and not be victimized by those who exploit differences.” MUN Conferences play a pivotal role in achieving this dream of Honorable Secretary General, by bringing a revolutionary change in what we study and how we study. And how not to mention all the people one meets in an MUN conference; People who usually share the same interests, people from whom we learn some of the most important lessons of life. MUNs unite people from contrasting backgrounds from all around the globe, thus imbibing in them a sense of unity and collectivity. They are a fun way of learning about the current world affairs, as being globally aware is of utmost importance in our fast paced era.
The 2016 edition of the DPSJ MUN will consist of 7 committees; General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, Lok Sabha, All India Political Parties Meet, Meet of Islamic Warlords and The Superhero Committee. The last two committees are the brain child of the DPSJ MUN Secretariat and the Executive Board. We hope that this initiative of ours to introduce such extremely innovative and unheard of committees would be liked and appreciated by all. We firmly believe that the variety of committees and agendas will ensure engaging and thought-provoking experience for each and every delegate.
The Secretariat has been working hard since months to provide all the participating delegates exciting and engaging three days of debate and diplomacy. We believe that each and every participant will have an unforgettable experience along with a comfortable stay. We look forward to innovative proposals that will form a new future characterized by a secure and safe environment. We hope to see passionate delegates who would believe in the doctrines of peace and tolerance and not in the illusions of violence; ones who strive to work for the country and the world. As rightly said by John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country.”
Hope to see you all!
Eklavaya Singh Shekhawat
DPSJ MUN – 2016