DPS-MIS students shine at UN meet in New York
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DOHA TWELVE students of DPSModern Indian School (DPSMIS) took part in the 13th annual Global Classrooms International Model United Nations Conference in New York recently. They were accompanied by the school’s MUN Director Marie Luthra.
The conference brought together 2,400 high school students from around the world to discuss diverse and pressing international issues at the United Nations headquarters.
The students represented Iraq in six committees (IAEA, Earth Summit, IMF, UNESCO, GA1 and GA6) and debated issues such as the effects of atomic radiation, sustainable development, multilingualism, debt sustainability and criminal accountability of UN officials and experts on missions.
The students were Nidhi Priya and Sandeep Krishnakumar (Class 12); Atrayee Mukherjee, Saurabh Kadam, Krupa Modi, Anjas Kapur, Sonali Tiwari, Vatsal Patel, Kamalika Rai, Sabari Ram, Farah Khan and Rajvardhan Singh (Class 11).
Krupa and Anjas, and Farah and Rajvardhan received the honourable mention award in Earth Summit and IAEA committees respectively.
The students had the opportunity of being addressed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon at the opening and closing ceremonies at the United Nations headquarters.
There were also guest speakers who addressed the delegates in their committees during their sessions. The conference was a great learning experience for the students as they made new friends and were left with invaluable memories.
DPS-Modern Indian School Principal Asna Nafees said that the school, yet again, proved itself to be one of the leading schools in Model United Nations.