MUNA, UNIC and SAKEC - Model United Nations Assembly 2015

Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College organized the 6th edition of SAKEC MUN in association with Maharashtra United Nations Association (MUNA) and United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan (UNIC) on the 21st and 22nd of March, 2015. With a team of acquisitive MUNners, it distinguished the areas for scope of headway in the MUNning paradigm and provided an opportunity to master and apply the true spirit of statesmanship in this interpretation of the conference. The two-day long event was hosted by Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College and simulated three committees – the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly Disarmament and International Security.

Inaugurated on the morning of 21st March, it was graced by the presence of MUNA dignitaries – Ms. Mohini Mathur (Executive Chairperson, MUNA), Mr. A. A. Syed (Secretary General, MUNA), Mr. Malhar Chaudhari (Secretary General, MUNYA)

The committees began session quite enthusiastically with over 70 participating delegates from schools and colleges all over Mumbai. The UNHRC, presided by Pinank Shah and Sagar Rajpal, discussed the state of human rights violation in and around Ukraine, with some of the youngest participants of the conference in their midst – 11-13 year old school students - who surpassed a number of their older counterparts with their debating skills and technical know-how. The SC, meanwhile, conferred over the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, under the Executive Board directed by Abhinav Anand and Megha Diddi. DISEC witnessed debate over the destabilizing effects of foreign military bases, under the dynamic leadership of Gaurav Dasgupta and Rohit Gandhi.

Over the course of two days, all three committees invested thoroughly in coming up with working papers and resolutions, and were successful inimpressing their respective EBs with their research and dedication towards the task at hand.

At the end of the conference, the most remarkable delegates, as judged by their respective chairs were deservingly awarded. As a special and heartfelt mention, the youngest participants, 5 school students were honored with letters of appreciation for having inculcated an awareness of global crisis so early in their lives. On the whole, it was a successful event that managed to creatively engage several veteran MUNners along with novices, who took a bucket load of new experiences back home.