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The Model United Nations (MUN)

With the purpose of giving students a highly realistic educational experience, Model United Nations Conference was organized at ASB campus in Noida on December 4, 2021. The Model United Nations (MUN) conference brought together 70 students, representing 60 nations, and 10 student reporters representing International Press, to replicate the General Assembly (GA) and the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). The conference began with addresses from Dr. Maroof Ahmed Mir, President of the Conference, and Mr. Siddhant Magon, Secretary of the Conference.

Mr. Arjun Arora, Mr. Neel Taneja (Co-Chairperson), and Ms. Arpita Johry (Substantive Director) represented the Executive Board, while Ms. Anusha Malhotra served as the conference’s Editor in Chief. ASB-MUN, as a simulation of the United Nations, allowed students to both mimic UN activity and understand the problems confronting the international community from a unique viewpoint. The students took on the role of a country’s ambassador and simulated UN deliberations. Representatives had to vocally react to situations as they arose, making impromptu comments based on their expertise and research, rather than giving a planned address.

The MUN came to an end with a valedictory ceremony, which included the awarding of certificates of appreciation to members of the Executive Board and the editor in chief. The winners were also presented awards, with Ayushi Goel (BBA 2020) representing Columbia receiving the best delegate award and Shrishti receiving the Best Reporter award (BBA 2021). Mr. Harshal Saraogi, the Deputy Secretary, gave a vote of appreciation at the end of the day, thanking all of the participants, reporters, members of the Executive Board, the Editor in Chief, the conference team, and the organising committee for their efforts.