“All human beings are members of one frame,
Since all, at first, from the same essence came.
When time afflicts a limb with pain
The other limbs at rest cannot remain.
If thou feel not for others’ misery
A human being is no name for thee.”
These were the words of a famous Persian Sufi Poet, Saadi Shirazi, on the United Nations. They have been engraved at the entrance of the headquarters of the United Nations, and Model UN aspires to ingrain in the hearts of the youth of today, the future diplomats of tomorrow. G. D Goenka Public School Model United Nations saw Seth M.R Jaipuria clinching its fifth Best Delegation trophy in a row.
The MUN had six committees and the International Press, including the United Nations Security Council that deliberated on the Egypt-Libyan conflict, the Warsaw Summit that debated upon forming a counter alliance to NATO, and the Joint Crisis Committees (National Democratic Alliance vs. Grand Coalition), among many others like the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the United Nations General Assembly. Individual prizes won were Best Reporter by Manya Srivastava, Best Delegation in the Warsaw Summit by Gouri Lavania and Aman Goyal, High Commendations in JCC: GC by Aditya Mehrotra and the Press by Anika Singh. Special Mentions in the UNSC and JCC: GC by Bhavya Dubey and Aarav Baluja respectively, and a Verbal Mention in the Press by Anushka Somvanshi.
Jaipuria is proud of its young debaters and diplomats, who have made their mark on the world, and hopes for many more such wins in the upcoming months.