MUN-Grades IX & X Competition

MUN-Grades IX & X Competition

DSE Attapur conducted the first virtual Inter-House competition of the academic year 2021-22 with zeal on 24th July, 2021. CONCLAVE- The MUN (Model United Nations) was organised to educate students about public speaking, debate, diplomacy, problem-solving, persuasive writing, and teamwork. Professor A. V. Satish Chandra – Department of Political Science, Osmania University and Ms. Manju Gupta, Educational Consultant, at St Michael’s School. were the eminent judges of the day.
The four houses- Knights, Samurai, Spartans, and Trojans presented their positions papers with the agendas – BROADENING THE SCOPE OF WOMEN’S CITIZENSHIP, LEADERSHIP & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION (CSW), DISEASE CONTROL IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES (WHO), ESTABLISHING INDIAN OCEAN AS A PEACE ZONE (GENERAL ASSEMBLY) and ELIMINATING CHILD LABOUR (UNICEF) respectively.
The competition started with an introduction of the United Nations and then the explanation of what is MUN. The students learned about the importance of coming together to achieve a common goal in the true spirit of the United Nations.
There was a noticeable change in the students’ demeanor as they opened debate. There was no twiddling of thumbs or stutters, instead shedding their laid-back attitudes, donning a professional and serious manner, the students transformed into delegates representing different countries. Every delegate had thought provoking and eye-opening speeches which were articulated eloquently and emphatically,
The Principal, Mr. Augustine Thomas appreciated the participants for their research into the global concerns and delivering it perfectly. The judges Mr. Satish Chandra and Ms Manju Gupta shared their views and valuable inputs with the delegates and praised the participants for their well worded and riveting speeches.
The Knights secured 1st position and the Spartans stood at 2nd. The ‘ Best position paper’ award was bagged by Koundinya Srivardhan from Trojans and the ‘Best delegate’ award went to T.Vidush of Spartans.

This competition, enlightened on many world topics that the young generation has to ponder upon. The speeches threw light on the many essential issues in international relations and the structure, aims and procedures used by the United Nations to resolve disputes between nations. Through this activity we were acquainted with issues in international relations and the experience of Preparing for, and participating in, a Model UN conference. It helped students not only develop confidence and leadership skills but also how agendas are presented on global issues.

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