Imphal, October 4, 2019 (DIPR): Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla inaugurated the first ever Model United Nations conference MMS PIMUN 2019 at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal, today. The conference is organized by Polaris International MUN (PIMUN) in collaboration with Maria Montessori Senior Secondary School, Koirengei. The conference organized under the theme ‘Coadunate Contra Conflict’ includes debates and discussions and will continue till 7th October, 2019.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said that the Model United Nations Conference is a platform for simulation and the students should participate in debates while taking up leadership roles. The conference will encourage the students in public speaking and motivate them to play the roles with the tact of diplomacy laced with political satire, she said.
Governor added that such an engagement continuously challenges the students to extensively use their thinking ability critically, while also, approaching the subject from different angles to analytically diagnose and plan to provide solutions to the crisis at hand. This kind of role-play simulations helps students understand the nitty-gritty of working on projects in a real world scenario and encourages them to think, be creative and use communication skills to collaborate, she further added.
Young students need to inculcate the idea of philosophy of tolerance from an early age to contribute in nation building as well as the State. The Governor advised the students to learn to respect others, to work with honest and disciplined mind to become a good citizen. Expressing happiness on the betterment of the overall law and order situation in the State, Governor appealed to all concerned not to disturb education under any circumstances considering the profound importance of education in the civilizational development of a Nation.
Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla further stated that the young boys and girls of the State are very talented and they excel in different fields especially in the fields of sports and cultural activities. They are blessed with hidden and innate talents and also possess a rare quality of adaptation and requisite temperament. It is due to this unique blend of character in our youth that they have been able to bring many prestigious laurels in various disciplines at the national and international sports arena. She express her hope that with the initiative and support of the Government and also with the appreciation and encouragement by the people of Manipur, our boys and girls will continue to bring further laurels for the State and the Nation in whatever field of activity they choose.
Congratulating the School Management Authorities for their accomplishment in the education sector, Governor said that organizing an activity as the United Nations Model Conference is a big inspiration to the students and adds another feather to the cap of the school. Such educational simulation will definitely help groom the participating students into citizens of the world, she added.
Ms. Nengcha Lhouvum, IFS, Former Diplomat, Mr. Ajit Irom, Chairman, School Board of Trustees, Ms. Veno Rudupra, Secretary General, PIMUN, Board Members, Teachers and Students of Maria Montessori School attended the inaugural ceremony.