Neerja Modi Model United Nations 2017
Debate to Deliberate
30th September,1st & 2nd October 2017
To all those who’ll be attending the MUN for the first time, welcome, and to those who’ve been with us before, welcome back.
I am Samarth Saraf and will be fulfilling the role of the Secretary General. I’m a student in the science stream with a keen interest in international news and love the company of like-minded people to discuss it with. I’ve often been called funny, good looking and insanely smart. Oh and also, a narcissist. I look forward to meeting you all very soon.
In the 9th edition of the Neerja Modi Model United Nations, we commit without reserve to bring to you scintillating debates and above all a lot of fun. I hope that when you step into your committee you have researched to the best of your ability and are ready to blow us all away with your ideas and passion. The three days that we, the secretariat, will have the pleasure of hosting you, will be equilibrium of putting our best foot forward to make the world a better place.
It is no hyperbole to say that the world we live in is plagued by conflict. Faulques—the painter/ war-photographer protagonist in Perez-Reverte’s novel The Painter of Battles—believes war and destruction and their attendant personal horrors are more ordinary, more typical of human beings than peace and civil order. According to his beliefs it we have a innate divergence towards chaos and not for peace. Science says entropy, randomness’s and chaos always increase. Yet we gather every year to prove them wrong, to make sense of this perilous world, to bring order to chaos. It is our duty as responsible citizens of this world to come together and share to unite the world and prove to those who said we’re doomed that we’re not.
To round up the secretariat this year, the deputy secretary general is Ms. Tanvi Kejriwal. An awkward humanities student, she’s a total book nerd who loves writing and is secretly proud of being a grammar Nazi.
Taking up the mantle of the Director General is Ms. Sneha Tandon. However, I can’t stress enough that she should be taken seriously at all times. With a head overflowing with knowledge and a convincing way with words, Sneha enjoys slowly dismantling your argument with a smirk on her face. As Yoda would say “Anger her you must not”, because once you light her fuse, she’s bound to bring the room down. But to all those who really know her, she is a hard worker and a better friend.
I’d like to quote Professor Dumbledore’s wise words to guide you throughout, “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak !”
The entire Secretariat and I are very eager to seeing you at the NMMUN 2017.