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Gopi Birla Memorial School (GBMS) powered by Birla Edutech and Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) as the knowledge partner, had organized a city level Model United Nations on the 13th and 14th of July at GBMS. This event saw 500 students from various schools across the country participate in the third edition MUN organized by GBMS alumni and hosted by Birla Edutech.
A Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation or activity in which participants or delegates in conferences are placed in committees such as the WHO, ILO, UNSC, ECOSOC etc. These delegates are made to represent various UN signatory countries and address dire subjects that conflict our world such as Cyber War, improving working conditions of South-Asian Countries, Human Trafficking, Uniform Civil Code to name a few. Students gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN while also providing a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This motivates young students to think like world leaders which instill a sense of obligation and responsibility as a global citizen.
Expressing his views Mr. Nirvaan Birla – Head of Business Development, said, “We are now in the era of contemporary education that treats holistic development as a cornerstone of education. Platforms like GBMUN equip students with skills that bring about the most in them. The emotional and intellectual capabilities are nurtured along with understanding of the social concerns and the utilization of creative potential to formulate solutions for those issues.
Dr. Veena Shrivastava – Principal, Gopi Birla Memorial School said, “As the students role-play global leaders and debate on a wide range of agendas following ROP, the complete process helps in confidence building and strengthens public speaking ability. It is overwhelming to see the uprising talent and gives me immense pleasure to be a part of GBMUN that provides the students with the opportunity to research and develop skills required for the 21st century.”
The Chief Guest of the closing ceremony of GBMUN – Mr. Soami Saran expressed his delight by saying, “It was exciting to witness passionate, dedicated and intelligent young minds at work at GBMUN. The students here are the leaders of tomorrow and it is intriguing to see the ideas they have, to solve the problems faced by our world. The issues were thoroughly well researched and the solutions offered were innovative. It shows the strong foundation of the learning years and that they hold the potential to solve a lot of the issues of the world that they will inherit. It was an immense pleasure for me to felicitate our future leaders.”
The following are the results of this year’s national GBMUN:
Award Winners -
Overall speaker- The Somaiya School
Total no. of awards bagged by GBMS students- 32
Cash Awards -
The winners were felicitated by 14 cash prizes of ₹2,500 each.
About Birla Edutech Limited:
Birla Edutech Limited – a Yash Birla Group company started its journey in 2008 to revolutionize education in India, by becoming educational transformers for learners across all educational segments – be it Preschool, K-12 school, Sports education, technological or vocational education. With over eight years of experience in educational zone, Birla Edutech has a complex network of over 70 educational institutions extended across India. The growing network of Birla Edutech has many brands under its umbrella. It includes an extensive spectrum of Pre-Primary schools under the brand name of Globe Tot’ers and Shloka Preschools and K-12 schools under Open Minds and Shloka Schools. Some of its own well-established schools in Mumbai are Globe Tot’ers- a Birla Preschool (Nepean Sea Road) Gopi Birla Memorial School (GBMS) and Birla Open Minds International School, Walkeshwar, and Globe Tot’ers- a Birla Preschool in Nashik. Besides, Birla Edutech is also extensively involved in Teacher Training through its vertical of Birla Institute of Teacher Training. Birla Edutech also works towards Whole/ Partial School transformation projects across the country.