The second annual edition of the Indian Youth Model United Nations – Jaipur was held from 13th – 15th May at the Ramada Hotel, Jaipur and saw a participation of over 220 delegates who came from places as far as Siliguri and Dehradun.
The opening ceremony began with a spectacular performance by the dance-drama troupe of visually impaired children; Bharat Ratna Bhargava, the Chief Guest and the mentor of Natyakulam, further introduced the cause and the achievements of the troupe.
Bhargava is a renowned theatre professional having 40+ years of teaching and writing experience in multiple fields of theatre, including Literature and Broadcasting. He is an established Critic and a recognized scholar on Natyashastra and Indian theatre.
Apart from the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Human Rights Council and the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha); the secretariat envisioned a special committee – Special Commission on Combating Terrorism. A continuous crisis committee, it was open to experienced delegates and proved to be a one-of-a-kind committee.
The International Press Team also included several innovations in this edition including conducting Press Conferences in all committees and up-front interviews with delegates and guests. The International Press consisted of not only reporters and photographers, but, also some very talented cartoonists. The three days of the conference witnessed various kinds of discussions, debates, negotiations and much more. The Press Team comprehensively covered the conference in reports, photos and cartoons.
The secretariat had a surprise for all the participants at the Delegates Dance and Dinner – stand-up comedy show by Sapan Verma. Sapan Verma is one of India’s most popular and experienced English stand-up comedians has done over 700 shows not only in 30 cities across India, but also in New York, Paris, Dubai, Singapore and China. He has also written, directed and acted in a bunch of online viral videos that have over 1 billion views on YouTube.
The show turned out to be a laughter-riot as Sapan talked about issues concerning the students; from social media to films, and so much more.
Delegates and even teachers had various questions and queries for Sapan in the interaction session after the show. Later, the delegates enjoyed dance, music and food at the Dance and Dinner. It was an evening well spent.
Awards were given to the outstanding delegates of each committee in the closing ceremony which was graced by Adi Guru Das, a motivational speaker and co-founder of UDAAN, has been training and teaching students of various schools, colleges and professional institutes in Rajasthan, since 2005. He regularly provides consultancy and training in soft skill development. His words of wisdom surely enlightened the delegates on how to manage time and develop skills.
The conference was a resounding success all due to the efforts of the delegates, faculty, executive board members and the organizing committee members. We hope to bring to you a bigger and better edition of the conference, next year, in the Pink City!