“There are those who look at the way things are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert F. Kennedy
The Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai hosted the first of its kind Model UN, CPS Prime MUN on 22 & 23 July, amplifying the voice of tomorrow’s leaders by placing students in the shoes of real UN diplomats. Oscar Berry, Secretary General, Harvard Model UN India was the Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony. He addressed the diplomats virtually and delivered his keynote address. For its first edition, the event witnessed 200+ student delegates from the Chennai region under the committees being UNGA, UNSC, UNHRC, UNCSW & IP.
The event conducted by the students, backed by the school, led to success under the leadership of Director General – Atheeb Hussain, PRO Head – Tanush C P, and Treasurers Muskan Sehgal & Nitin Josh. The student delegates took on the roles of diplomats from different countries, representing their nation in discussion on a particular agenda topic at the conference, they also addressed International issues and how these issues affect humanity as a whole. The young delegates passed resolutions to the problems that were in discussion, which might be a real-time solution in the near future.
For the first time in MUNs across India, the UNSC committee did not fail, creating history in CPS Prime MUN by having its members march over to the UNGA committee and passing the motion to remove veto powers.
Such events prepare students to learn about diplomacy, international relations, research techniques, public speaking, debating, compromise, and writing skills in addition to improving critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. At the end of the event, the best performing delegates from each committee were recognized with trophies and medals. This two days event was a great leadership learning experience, and the Team Prime MUN deserves a big round of applause for making this happen.
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