MUMBAI, AUGUST 3, 2022 (GPN): SAI International, one of India’s leading education groups with focused education commitment in the country’s K-12 education space hosted the annual meeting ISC Model United Nations Conference on July 29e & 30e2022 in a mixed format (offline and online). The conference brought together over 720 delegates from 6 countries including Japan, UAE, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India.
SAIMUN is an attempt to educate young minds on various pressing issues that affect humanity, resources, as well as our planet. It provides a stimulating environment for finding probable solutions to many daunting real-world challenges. The Conference, also called SAIMUN 2022, had a total of 11 committees each for IX-X and XI-XII classes, with interesting and challenging global policy agendas. This year, Committees XI and XII included the Committee on Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Committee on Special Political Questions and Decolonization (SPECPOL), the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Committees for Classes IX and X included the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM). technology.
The students of Shri Harsha Memorial, a school adopted by SAI International for the deaf-mute sparked the global forum with their bright smiles. 14 OAVS schools (Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan) from Balangir, Bargarh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandmahal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabrangpur, Nuapada and Subarnapur districts participated in SAIMUN 2022.
15 round square schoolOkinawa Amicus International and Kogakuin Senior High School of Kogakuin University participated in JapanStarehe Boys Center and School of KenyaIndian High School of the United Arab Emirates and Cadet College Hasanabdal of Pakistan were part of the overseas delegation to SAIMUN 2022. Indian Round Square Schools viz. Modern School, BarakhambaNew Delhi, Doun school of Dehradun, Singapore International School of Mumbai, Global Public School of Kochi, Delhi Public School, Rohini, New Delhi, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior, DAV Modern School, Chandigarh, K. C Public School, Jammu, Sun Beam Varuna Varanasi, Sun Beam Lahartara Varanasi, LK Singhania Education Center Gotan, Rajasthan, Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Step by Step from Noida participated as RS schools from l ‘India. New AL Warood School Dubai and many other schools in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack also participated in SAIMUN 2022.
The Class XI and XII delegation discussed contemporary global issues such as “Need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba”, “Deciphering climate disasters: the global strategy to combat climate change within the framework of the 2030 agenda”, ” Human Rights Situation in Ukraine Arising from Russian Aggression “Regulating the Trade in Rare Earth Minerals”, Addressing the Global Unequal Gender Pay Gap”, “Emergency Session: Announcement of a special military operation by the Russian Federation in Ukraine”.
The Class IX and X delegation discussed contemporary global issues such as “SDG4 Education 2030: Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all”, “Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Global growth in productive employment”, “Vaccine 2030 Agenda : a global strategy to leave no one behind” and “Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners”.
The inaugural session was honored by the esteemed guest of honor Honorable Minister Shri Samir Ranjan Das, Department of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha while congratulating the delegates, he said he was happy to see delegates from around the world gather at SAI International to discuss global issues, such an event will not only keep students up to date with current situations but also instill in them leadership and problem solving. skills.
The SAI Tribune was released during the closing session by Chief Guest Shri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha. Addressing the Day 2 delegation, he said“, The Today’s world needs creative leaders who are committed to working honestly and achieving with honor. The world needs problem solvers who can deal with global issues with compassion and empathy. Today’s world needs environmental stewards who will think about a sustainable future. The world needs rational decision-makers who can lead the world impartially and rationally. He added, “From Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo’s global vision, it gives me great joy to see his legacy being supported by his students through a global event like SAIMUN. It was remarkable to know that the students presented their resolutions keeping in mind; humanity and believed that dialogue was the only way to address global issues”.
Dr. Silpi Sahoo, President, SAI International Education Group said“, SAIMUN is a carefully designed model United Nations that provides an ideal platform for students to deepen their understanding of international challenges, policies, lobbying and negotiations. At the same time, they will meet students from all over the world, gain confidence and perfect their 21st learning skills of the century. Due to the ongoing pandemic since last year and half of the event is being held virtually as “SAIMUN 2022”. Students will have wonderful exposure by being part of high-quality deliberations on contemporary global issues, which will have an everlasting impact on their learning horizon. The impetus provided by resourceful leaders will make the sessions more informative, engaging and thought-provoking, giving delegates a tremendous understanding of international business and diplomacy.”
SAI Model United Nations Conference (SAIMUN) is considered one of the largest MUNs in India.SAIMUN is a duly accredited registered event of the United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan (UNIC), under the auspices of the United Nations (UN ) and follows UN4MUN procedures. The objective of SAIMUN is to seek solutions to the various problems of the world, through discussion, negotiation and debates allowing participating students to learn to adopt points of view and attitudes other than their own and to get out of the way. confined self-interest and to develop international cooperation. and tolerance. SAIMUN is held annually to strengthen leadership skills, increase global literacy, and develop students’ critical thinking by exposing them to how the UN works. SAIMUN’s theme is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam“- One world, one family, which encourages participants to work together and come up with innovative solutions to the various challenges set out on the agenda.
About SAI International School: SAI International School is a coeducational school affiliated with CBSE, Day cum Boarding in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, which reflects the ideal abode for future global citizens. Established in 2008, the school has made significant contributions in diverse fields with its resolute commitment to focused education and has carved out a niche for itself in the field of K-12 education. Today, it is considered one of the leading schools in India and awarded with various awards and accolades. The school aims to create future-ready global citizens equipped to build a better India through creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership and social innovations.
About SAI International Education Group:
SAI International, a leading educational group in Eastern India, started a pioneering revolution in the K-12 segment of Odisha in 2008. The Founding Chairman, the late Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, was a passionate Edupreneur , who pursued his dreams of building a better India through education and transformed Odisha’s education sector. The group includes SAI International School, SAI Angan, SAI International Residential School and SAI International College of Commerce. The group strives to be one of the best centers of learning and knowledge in the country, creating world-class leaders with Indian values and global vision.