Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10:
The Third KIIT International School Model United Nations (MUN) Summit was concluded in KIIT International School in Odisha’s state capital today.
Students representatives of various schools of the country and abroad, representing the member countries of UN discussed and debated on humanitarian intervention, human rights, FIFA,drug trafficking, cyber crime and cyber warfare in Interpol, Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) and international press during the 3day event.
Prizes were given to the best performers in each of these subjects.
KIIT Society President Saswati Bal joined the closing ceremony as the chief guest and distributed prizes to the students.
Best Delegate award was given to Abinash Das Chaudhury of Indian Cabinet, Best Delegate Award in UNGA DISEC to Mugdha Mohapatra, Chahat Gupta in Interpol, Saswat Mohan Dash in CIA, Best Journalist Award to Taniya Mohanty, Best Photographer Award to Arpana James, Best Cartoonist Award to Satwik Garnaik and Best News Agency Award was given to Soham Bhattacharya, Anita Gomango, Barsha Priyadarshini Kar and Anupam Mohapatra.
Similarly Best High Commendation Award was given to Lovisha Darad and Alief Hossien, Sarthak Panda and Priyasha Sai Ukil in Interpol, Janavi Mohanty and Saurav Mishra in UNGA DISEC, Gourav Kumar Aich and Ansuman Panigrahi in Indian Cabinet, Rohan Singh and Ankit Prasad in FIFA and Akshat Praneet in CIA.
The inaugural session was graced byManickaraj Kannan, t UNDP Representative from Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS and Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson of the School.
A distinguished officer from the Indian Administrative Service, the chief guest Kannan spoke con the great importance of debate in society. He said it wasn’t enough to be a powerful orator and a confident speaker, one should have the willingness to listen to an alternative point of view and respect it as well. The success of a delegation should be determined on how well they attune themselves to voices of dissent and arrive at a consensus, in order to take the society forward, he said.
Dr. Samanta, who also addressed the delegates, highlighted the role of policy makers in creating a balanced and harmonious world order. He said heightened parental expectations, ambitious faculty and a rather critical peer group were responsible for the lack of patience and often cosmetic involvement of young people with the world issues.
Earlier, Dr. Bal welcomed the dignitaries and the delegates.