From the 13th to the 16th of August, 2015, a delegation comprising of 12 girls escorted by Ma’am Madhabi Gopalan and Ma’am Rashmi Thakur participated in the 5th Annual Session of the Harvard Model United Nations, India held at the Hyderabad International Convention Center, Hyderabad. The conference was attended by around 1200 delegates from all around the world including places like Kuwait, Pakistan and Mexico who acted as ambassadors of various nations in committees like the Historic Security Council, Rajya Sabha, Inter-American Development Bank, UNHRC 2001.
We also had the honor of interacting with few of the most inspirational people in the country including Mr. Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor, Nandita Das and Ms, Ani Choying, UNCIEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal. The conference also hosted many social events like the Director’s Pageant, India’s Got Talent and Delegate Dance.
At HMUN India which is one of the most prestigious MUNs in the country, we strived to make enormous strides over the course of human history to combat challenges such as inequality, systemic persecution, poverty, environmental degradation among others. As delegates, we were presented with the task of crafting new and innovative solutions to these global problems. The committee sessions were very fruitful as the committees were being moderated and led by Directors who are students of Harvard University itself.
Overall, the MUN was a great learning experience for us and we made friends from across the border as well. In these four days, we have learnt how to act and think diplomatically and making a mark without actually being aggressive. This experience has also inspired us to support the United Nations in their endeavors for peace, justice, human rights and sustainable development for years to come and be the change we want to see.