The DRSMUN, after having hosted four successful Conferences, is back with another edition of DRSMUN 2K17 which is now officially open! The first day of the conference began with the opening ceremony which took place at DRS International School attended by 400 delegates- from different places and schools.
Among the chief guests were IPS Officer Dr. Soumya Mishra, Mr Sanjay Agarwal (Director), Ms Pinky Agarwal (Director) and CEO of MDN Edify, Ms Kavitha Jain.
The welcome speech given by Vice Principal Mr Noronha, encouraged the students to participate in the conference with his lines “You hold the promise for tomorrow and it’s your world.”Our Principal, Dr Gaurav Muradia, along with other dignitaries released the DRSMUN2K17 Delegate Hand Book . The Chief Guest, Dr. Soumya Mishra (IPS), the first ever female officer from Odisha, through her motivational speech, shared that the rosary or rudraksh mantra to success is hardwork and knowledge.
Ms Janet Fanaian briefed the students about the next three days and congratulated all the participants that are going to attend one of the most successful student conferences.
Besides a moving invocation dance, the school choir sang for “Unity & Togetherness- to save the world for a better tomorrow”. The School Band struck a chord with some great Instrumental music that set the ambience. A symbolic contemporary dance performance by our senior students conveyed the symbolic message of a world that could only be healed with understanding. The end of the ceremony saw everyone come together for a snapshot to preserve the memory of the conference and Secretary General, Manas hoisting the United Nations flag and declaring the DRSMUN Conference open!
DRSMUN is a great opportunity for students to discuss global issues, develop a culture of collaboration, prepare for their role as global citizens besides acting as a platform to develop their leadership and social skills. Although formal, thankfully, the atmosphere was very cordial as students enjoyed themselves talking to each other, meeting new people and it was evident that the delegates were not only knowledgeable and well-informed but also very keen in analysing and resolving the problems debated through discussion before the session came to ajourn. Overall, the delegates and other dignitaries enjoyed the first day at the conference.
Each of the six committees of DRSMUN, Indian Parliament- LOKSABHA, United Nations Economics & Social Council (ECOSOC), UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), UN Security Council (UNSC), United Nations General Assembly-Cyberwarfare (UNGA), Futuristic Continuous Crisis Committee (FCCC), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Union of European Associations (UEFA), has one main agenda to be discussed for the 3 days. The topic chosen for each committee is highly relevant to current global concerns and can have direct impact.