The Seventh Annual Conference of Jaipuria Model United Nations was convened at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow from 17th – 19th May, 2019.
The Jaipuria Model United Nations (JMUN) has come a long way since 2013. From a mere two committee conference, it now boasts of featuring nine committees; a combination of Conventional and Specialised Committees. JMUN continues its legacy of being the first school in the State of Uttar Pradesh to conduct a Model United Nations Conference. It was a Conference of 450 plus delegates not only from the city but from schools all over the country as well.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Deepak Vohra,who belongs to the 1973 batch of the Indian Foreign Service and has served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Dr. Vohra was also the Ambassador of India to Poland and is currently special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau and to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Kargil and Leh, India.
The Conference was inaugurated with the lighting of the `Lamp of Knowledge’ followed by the Gavel Distribution graced by the presence of the Vice – Principal of the Junior School Mrs. Asha Chaddha, Vice Principal Administration, Dr. Anupam Vidyarthi and the Teacher Co-ordinator JMUN, Dr. Preeti Singh and Faculty members, Department of History. The event was declared open by the Secretary General, Samarth Dwivedi
The nine engrossing Committees, each as intense and diverse as the other, commenced their proceedings with an orientation followed by their respective parliamentary committees. JMUN 19 showcased some Conventional Committees like the Lok Sabha, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Human Rights Council etc. The Conference discussed the agenda of certain Specialized Committees such as the HaMitbahon – Israeli Response Council, United Nations Climate Summit, United Nations Summit on Economic Collaboration, 2022.
If you want a happy ending you do not stop. With this deep thought the curtain of the 7th edition of JMUN 2019 drew close, enriched with memories only to return next year for JMUN 2020. The impressive Closing ceremony of Jaipuria Model United Nations – 2019 was held at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School on the 19thMay, 2019. 26 schools from the city and outside participated in the three day Conference. The participants deliberated over the fact that it became a medium of not just learning but empowering young individuals towards global issues and making them aware about matters of importance. The conference undoubtedly covered many milestones in its pursuit of achieving perfection through education and discussion, but the journey is yet not complete. Each of the participants went back endowed with reminiscence and to the Jaipurian family, it is a precious heirloom passed on to the next generation to cherish and nurture. The Guest of Honour, Vice Principal Junior School, Mrs. Asha Chaddha, Vice Principal Administration, Dr. Anupam Vidyarthi gave away the prizes and the certificates to the prize winners. The Best Delegation Trophy was won by La Martiniere College.