STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The second edition of Heritage School Jammu Model United Nations (HSJMUN) Conference 2019 concluded on a pulsating note with a glittering closing ceremony on Wednesday. The theme of the HSJMUN 2019 was ‘Unitum Paceum -United for Peace’. The three-day event which started with a phenomenal opening ceremony presided by Akash Pradhan, Principal, Heritage School, as the Chief Guest witnessed a participation of over 300 students. The participating schools included G.D Goenka, MHACS Nagbani, Jodhamal Public School, Banyan International and British International School, as well as a large number of individual participants. The sessions simulation of UNSCO, UNDP, UNHRC, JKLSM, AIIPM and Lok Sabha saw some heated and spirited debates on matters of international and national consequence. Ashutosh Bajaj, CEO, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited , J&K, was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of the HSJMUN. He shared his insights on United Nations, its functions and role in maintaining world peace. He also highlighted the importance of MUN as school activity which not only promotes communicative skills but also plays an important role in holistic development of students. He complimented the school for providing an apt platform to the students to get a feel of real world problems and brain storm for solutions, as the young of today are the leaders of tomorrow. The vibrant cultural programme which witnessed some enthralling dance and music performances added to the day’s festivity. The ceremony concluded with the prize distribution in which the outstanding delegates were felicitated. The students adjudged as Best Delegates were UNSC- Vihan Gupta, Karan Jain ( Individual Delegate), UNHRC- Mannan (GD Goenka ), UNDP-Shivang (GD Goenka), Lok Sabha-Pranav Gupta (Jodhamal Public School), AIIPM- Medhansh (Jodhamal Public School) and JKLSM-Syed Musharraf (Indivdual Delegate). Abhijot Singh (JP World) and Rashmi Nagpal (Presentation Convent ) were declared as Best Photographer and Best Reporter respectively. The Best Delegation Trophy was bagged by Jodhamal Public School. Akash Pradhan emphasised the role MUN plays in altering the lives of youth by contributing to their educational and social development as young leaders. He also appreciated the efforts of the student body who had delivered such an impressive event. The conference was declared closed by Aman Choudhry, Secretary General HSJMUN.
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