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When kids led delegations to the 'UN'

Published: 22nd July 2014 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

Student-delegates

CHENNAI: The valedictory of Chettinad Vidyashram’s 6th Model United Nations (MUN) was held on Sunday. The event saw the participation of over 25 schools.

This year, two delegations — The Union of European Football Association and the League of Nations — were introduced.

“The students are very enthusiastic and creative, they come up with a set of new delegations or new ideas as years pass by,” said principal Amudha Lakshmi.

This year, the MUN, saw participants from Maharashtra, Bengaluru and even the UAE.

“I came to know about MUN through my friend Pradeep, whom I met in Chennai six months ago. Most delegates in Economics and Finance council were first-timers, and teaching them was a learning experience,” said Abhishek Verma, a student from Vidya Niketan, Bengaluru, who also chaired EcoFin.

The crisis discussed in the MUN ranged from foreign military bases in sovereign nations to communal violence and child rights.

“It’s wonderful to see children passing interesting resolutions. I have learnt so much from them, their confidence and creativity impresses me,” said Dr Meena Muthaiah, correspondent, Chettinad Vidyashram.

The delegation from the US won the maximum number of awards for their hard-hitting resolutions and debates. PSBB Nungambakkam grabbed the best school delegation award.

“I’ve been a part of MUN since the time it started. I am goin to miss it next year as I will be entering college. It helped me to read newspapers, something I had long-forgotten,” said a chirpy Shreya Shriram from CV.

The function finally ended after the secretary general declared it ‘closed’.

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