Scholar’s Model United Nations Conference organized at Scholar Fields Public School
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MUN teaches participants skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, apart from research, public speaking, debate and writing.
While Model UN is commonly used as an extracurricular activity, some schools offer it as a classroom activity as well. Model UN is meant to engage students, and allow them to develop a deeper understanding of current world issues.
Scholar Fields Public School, Patiala organized the first edition of Scholar’s Model United Nations Conference for two days that ended today. The opening ceremony was hosted by Pawandeep Kaur and Neha Joshi. At opening ceremony kicked off with the welcoming of the chief guest, Dr. Pritpal Singh, Vice-chancellor, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib. Along with a vast teaching and industry experience of more than 29 years, Dr. Singh has published around 30 research papers in various national and international journals and has co-authored 02 books also.
This was followed by the lamp lighting ceremony and ‘Welcome Song’ . Rajesh Rai, Principal of the school welcomed the guests and thanked the chief guest for his benign presence. This was followed by a mesmerizing presentation of Luddi dance by the girl students of the school. Simrandeep Kaur, Student Director General, Scholar Fields Public School explained total guidelines of this conference and said that Model UN helps to engage the students and develop a deeper understanding of current world issues. Sufiyana Qawali was presented by the students of the school, which made everyone dance. After this Shivram, a student of class I, impressed everyone with his the Bhangra performance. School Chairman Dr. Surinder Singh Chadha, and Chief Guest Pritpal Singh distributed gavel and batch to all the members of the executive board. After this, Chief Guest Dr. Pritpal Singh gave his views. Expressing that students must actively participate in these conferences and should come forward to cooperate on social issues. At the end of the opening ceremony the Secretary General of SMUN, Akshant Singla declared the Conference open. On first day of the conference there were two sessions of 6 UN organs.
On Dec 11, 2022 the third, fourth and fifth sessions were conducted. The closing ceremony began with the welcome of the chief guest, Air Marsha l (retd.) Kulwant Singh Gill. PVSM, AVSM, VSM, YSM. In a career spanning three decades and six years, he has held instructional, directional and command appointments, including Commandant of the National Defence Academy. In 2014 he was appointed AOC-in-C of Central Air Command. He also represented India as a leader of the UN Peace keeping Force in Congo on behalf of India.
Scholar’s Model United Nations Conference organized at Scholar Fields Public School. The welcome of chief guest was followed by a cultural show was put up by the students. Then there was prize distribution where in the best delegates from different committees were awarded by the Chief Guest and his wife Ranjit Gill.
The Principal of the school thanked everyone present in the conference and said, he was happy that the students of our school took the initiative to host the SMUN conference and having 400 delegates attending in its first edition.
He also thanked Akshant Singla, the Secretary General of the conference for helping the students in organizing the SMUN.
Finally Akshant Singla concluded the ceremony by decaling the conference closed.