Model United Nations Conference held at Sishya School

With nearly 350 participants from 18 schools from India and abroad, the fourth annual Sishya Model United Nations (SISHMUN) conference that got under way in Chennai on Thursday only seems to be have got bigger and better.

A conference organised by the World Press and a newsletter brought out as a daily feature are the new additions this year.

The committee on ‘Disarmament and International Security’ was one of the largest delegations at the three-day conference.

“The most sought after session is the one where the resolutions are made and which requires the participants to have good knowledge of their country and world affairs,” says Arshan Soonawalla, a student from Sharjah.

Discussion on various themes, including the economic and financial situation, social and cultural issues, human rights, environment and Security Council figure in the agenda for the first two days.

According to Sailaja Thampi, MUN director, the final day is the highlight where the General Assembly will be convened.

Fouzana Feroze, who has taken the role of a World Press photographer, says her task is interesting as she does not have to sit in one place.

“I am trying to get as many candid pictures,” says the class XII student.

Chief guests K.R.A. Narasiah, writer and former consultant to the World Bank and V. Jayanth, Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu, spoke of how the country needs young, dynamic and educated leaders for achieving sustainable economic development.

Lily Thomas, trustee member, Sishya School inaugurated the MUN.

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