|(L-R) Rukmini Sahay, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rustom Kerawalla, Afroz Shah, Kavita Sahay, Shim Mathew at the opening ceremony of VHMUN|
VIBGYOR High Model United Nations (VHMUN) an initiative to empower students commenced its 7th edition in Mumbai starting today. VHMUN exposes students to an educational simulation in which they learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
The theme of the event this year is ‘Climate Change’ and the event is witnessing an enthusiastic participation from around 500 students from VIBGYOR and other Schools across the country. Renowned advocate Afroz Shah, the man who has been involved with the Versova beach clean-up drive and Padmashri Ajeet Bajaj, who has undertaken expeditions to North and South Pole are the key speakers at the event. The Special Guest, Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh graced the inauguration ceremony with his presence.
VHMUN is a simulation of the United Nations in which students participate as delegates of various UN Committees. The purpose of the MUN is to provide an interactive experience with a view of educating participants about world issues and promoting peace and the work of the United Nations through cooperation and diplomacy.
Overwhelmed with the response for VHMUN, Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Chairman and Managing Director of VIBGYOR Group of Schools said, “Education for us is what the child learns through his/her own experiences. It is our responsibility to provide them with the right opportunities. Over the years, VHMUN has become a distinctive forum for students to voice their opinions. Moreover, it has served as a platform for them to meet, debate, deliberate, consult and discuss issues pertaining to international relations in a diplomatic way. Activities like these help the students to tap their inherent potential and build confidence which prepares them for real life challenges.”
Some of the key topics to be discussed at the three-day event are:
- Sustainable Development Goals for Climate Change
- Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife
- Implications of Foreign Military Bases
- Human Rights Violations by Philippines in light of their Campaign against Drug Use and Abuse
- Cuban Missile Crisis
- Standards of Intervention with Special Reference to the Indo Pak border Conflict
- Humanitarian Situation in the Region of Balochistan
About VIBGYOR Group of Schools
Founded in 2004, VIBGYOR Group of Schools recently recognised as India’s Most Admired Brands in Education 2017, is a leading chain of Schools known for its quality education and academic excellence. The VIBGYOR Schools offer a unique range of world class educational services for the holistic development of students in curricular and co-curricular studies. Under the leadership of Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Founder Chairman of the institution, VIBGYOR Group is set to explore new horizons with 25 schools in seven major cities, reaching out to more than 34,000 students nationwide. VIBGYOR High caters to the students from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and VIBGYOR Kids to the pre-primary segment with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 on an average. VIBGYOR Group’s recent addition is a chain of schools offering CBSE Board curriculum- VIBGYOR Roots (pre-primary division) and VIBGYOR Rise (a Primary and Secondary School) which will address the increasing demand for educational institutions and impart quality education with a wider outreach. VIBGYOR High provides a mixed spectrum of national and international levels of education in affiliation with ICSE, CBSE and University of Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE and A-levels). A diverse experiential and integrated learning programme is the key highlight of VIBGYOR’s curriculum. The Group has been consistently nurturing young talent, guiding students towards bigger platforms. Anvita Telang, a ‘Doodle4Google’ contest National winner and Aditya Mittal, who received the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2016’ from the Hon’ble President of India are some of the recent examples of the exceptional achievements by students of VIBGYOR.