To be honest I never even knew that something this huge even existed until I read about it on some social networking site. It didn’t take me much time to decide whether I wanted to part in such a conference because it was that good and beneficial. Most of them must be doing it for the certificate and while some for the experience I thought, but I was all in for both because to be honest it was going to be constructive for my future plans of entering the “media” field. So it all began when I entered the Lala Lajpat Rai College Auditorium for the Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) inauguration ceremony. Trust me as magnificent as the name spells IIMUN is something that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
IIMUN is a U.N backed event wherein students under the age of 21 can come under one single platform to debate, discuss and to some extent argue about current international affairs, international relations, the Indian bodies (e.g. Lok Sabha) and the U.N agenda. The most gripping fact about IIMUN is that it is the only platform that discusses such agenda’s without any political influence so basically it is a youth conference for the betterment of countries around the world.
IIMUN conducted Asia’s largest youth conference from the 12th of August 2013 to the 16th of August 2013. It was huge success and resolutions passed during conferences are to be forwarded to the General Assembly of the United Nations. The school that won IIMUN conference 2013 was Singapore International School. U.N dignitaries like Aditya Thackeray, Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, Lina Ashar, Rajeev Chandran, Kishore Biyani, Aftab Shivdasani, Vir Das and many more came to enlighten the conferences with their stories. The conferences were held at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade in Mumbai bearing more than 2000 delegates from across the globe with 30 committees. The conference wasn’t just about intellectual talks and snap judgments, there were some quirky moments of laughter, entertainment and awkward encounters that kept the mood intact. If I put the entire schedule altogether and comment about IIMUN, I would probably want to continue with it for a long time regardless of the fact that it can get pressurizing and draining at some levels; most importantly it has trained me for some very challenging situations, which I wouldn’t have achieved if it wasn’t for IIMUN.
So to put an end to my article I request my young readers to kindly join such a wonderful conference which again will be held next year, IIMUN 2014. You can either be a delegate or join the workforce as a volunteer; it’s phenomenal and tiring either ways.