Kumarans Model United Nations

Four students of Grade IX, Aditi Namdari, Alhan Shamsheer, Sangeetha Shetty and Tisha Jain attended the Kumarans Model United Nations conducted by Sri Kumarans Children Home from 6th to 8th July.

Committee stimulated : GA 1 : Disarmament and International Security(DISEC)

Countries allotted:

Aditi Namdari - Srilanka
Alhan Shamsheer - Zimbabwe
Sangeetha Shetty - Uruguay
Tisha Jain - Peruguay

Agendas:

1. Formalisation of the ceasefire agreements and eradication of ceasefire violations with a specific focus on mutual beneficence.

2. Reduction of global military spending and arms trade with a specific reference to eradication of arms races

On 6th July the inaugural function for the 7th Model United Nations at Kumarans Children Home was conducted from 10 am to 11.30 am with Ms. Deepa Sridhar, Principal of Kumarans Children Home as Chief guest.

After 11.30 am the students went to their respective committees and with the help of resolution one of the agendas was discussed and debated in detail with students participating actively and with great enthusiasm. The students had come well prepared with research about their topic and the country allotted to them and participated in the debate of their respective agendas very well either by talking whenever they got an opportunity or by passing their opinions in writing to their chair person. The debate and discussion conducted were of very high order with interesting turns and of very high intellectual quality.

The discussion was based on the scope of DISEC as a committee to regulate ceasefire agreements and curb violations.

Second day started with a discussion on ceasefire violation in Donestk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine, the Israel Gaza conflicts, ceasefire violations in the line of control between India and Pakistan and the conflict between the Syrian rebels and Bashas – al- Assad. The day ended with a social event.

Finally each committee passed resolutions on the third day taking majority into account.

Legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.
War victims should not be punished, humiliated and insulted. The voting result was 36 nations in favour of 4 with against. The voting result was 23 nations in favour of 12 against with 5 abstention.

On the third day closing ceremony was conducted with Sri Kumarans children’s Home being declared as winners PSBB children as runners. Our students were awarded participation certificates.

Overall the experience was very good and this session helped the children to introspect, reflect and explore.