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June 22, 2020

Virtual MUN at East Coast campus a great success

GIIS East Coast held Model United Nations (MUN) conference virtually on 28th May 2020. With 77 student delegates participating in the virtual event, it was a huge success. The topic for MUN this year was COVID-19 and the measures taken to battle the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. 

Instituted to educate students about public speaking, debate, diplomacy, problem-solving, and teamwork, the MUN is an annual affair at GIIS. However, due to the pandemic, it was the first time that the event was held virtually.

Grade 7 and 8 students formed teams and gathered on Zoom to discuss on the topic.

There were 3 committees of World Health Assembly (WHA) formed, with the following Chairs and Co-Chairs:

Committee 1 - WHA 1: Muskaan Sadhnani and Maya Senthil

Committee 2 - WHA 2: Avaneesh Bansal & Anura Rathi

Committee 3 - Hybrid Crisis Committee: Parth Tiwari & Siddhant Subramanian

After a full day of intense debate and discussion within the committees, the following awards were presented to the delegates:

Committee

WHA 1

WHA 2

Crisis

Best position paper

Korea

Russia

Korea

Best Delegate

Pakistan

Brazil

Agricultural Minister1

Outstanding delegate

Singapore

Chile

Cultural Minister1

Honourable mention

France

USA

Communication Minister

Verbal commendations

1. USA

Korea

Defence Minister

 

2. Brazil

Spain

Minister of Health2

The participants were mentored by GIIS alumni Parth Tiwari and Muskaan Sadhnani and Grade 11 student of GIIS SMART Campus, student Abhinav Sridhar, who lent a huge helping hand in the preparations and proceedings of the MUN. Also a big round of applause for the Social Science faculty whose efforts made the virtual MUN a seamless affair. 

The virtual closing ceremony was attended by the Principal Mr CVK Sastry, who gave the vote of thanks and presented the e-certificates to the deserving students.

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