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South India Model United Nations Conference opens

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Coimbatore : Tirupur Commissioner of Police Sanjay Kumar today appreciated the initiative taken by the student to create global consciousness through the South India Model United Nations (SIMUN) Conference.

Inaugurating the 3-day conference at Indian Public School here, Sanjay Kumar said this was the “need of the hour”. It was important to see the world through their eyes and provide them with a platform to record their opinions.

SIMUN is a UN simulation created with a motto “to create awareness on world peace and harmony” and enable delegates to take up a challenge that enables them to find new solutions to historical and contemporary problems.

This year’s conference theme is “Uniting Minds, Creating Leaders” wherein SIMUN 2019 seeks to highlight the importance of bringing in young talents their opinions, thoughts, and experiences in such a way that they portray themselves as global citizens and aspire to be leaders to achieve sustainable development, SIMUN general secretary Sai Atulya Bhaskaran said.

Simun Committees seek to develop the world socially, economically and politically to create a better future for all of us, not just those with access to capital or political influence, she said.

These committees not only reflect the detailed replica of UN procedures, technology, intensity and ambiance, but also aim to provide a deep insight into the art of diplomacy, the values of collaboration and compromise, skills in public speaking, research, and debate.

For each and every participating delegate, SIMUN tries to instil the belief that education of the youth would empower the future, thus producing more world leaders.

SIMUN has completed two successful editions this year featuring a formal collaboration with The United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, she said.

SIMUN which is co-hosted by The Indian Public School, Coimbatore, is organized by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students and the Alumni Network of the School and more than 900 delegates from 50 plus schools aged between 12 and 18, from in and around South India are participating in this 3-day-event.

This year international delegates from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, U.A.E and Oman are particiating, Sai Atulya said..

“This year our flagship committee is the SIMUN X wherein we would like to share the MUN experience in tamil, she said.

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