We are a Youth Nation and the Voices of Youth Inspire. The Youth today are not the Leaders of tomorrow but the Leaders of today. Youth Empowerment is the idea behind the Youth Conference named IIMUN- INDIAN INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS. After retaining the “Asia’s Largest Youth Conference” crown, “World’s Largest Residential Conference”, IIMUN has extended to Panchkula Chapter and Hallmark Public School found the utmost pleasure to host First Ever IIMUN Youth Conference -Panchkula Chapter. The Conference was attended by 125 students from different schools of Tricity.
Mr Kumar Vardhan Jain – Director General and Sree Raag Marar – Secretary General of IIMUN Panchkula Chapter, the Executive Board and the Committees represented by participating schools altogether formed such passionate team with the vision of empowering young students to make a difference in their community. The whole school represented a Model of UN with the Committees of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Department Of International Security Council (DISEC), World Health Organisation (WHO), Lok Sabha, International Press, Faculty Advisor and Organising Committee.
As the world is turning into one global village, this youth conference offered a large spectrum of opinions and perspectives with different political, social and economic situations to be analysed. The debates and the discussions leading to agreements and denials on regional, national and global issues inculcated the ability of ‘Voicing The Opinion’ amongst the students. Representing the allotted portfolios for different countries, students learnt to agree to share their powers with other nation representatives. A. First time participant of IIMUN shared his experience -‘It was a wonderful learning experience and an altogether different exposure apart from the bookish knowledge’.
The events organized by IIMUN have been attended or supported by noted luminaries like Hon’ble UN Secretary General Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon, Hon’ble UN Under Secretary General Mr. Peter Launsky, Former President of India Ms. Pratibha Patil, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Pritviraj Chavan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture-Shri Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar, Dance Maestro Mr. Shaimak Davar, noted filmmaker, Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, CEO of Future Group, Mr. Kishore Biyani, Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, Mr. Subhash Chandra Goel, Ms. Kiran Bedi, Ms. Vidya Balan, Mr. Ashley Lobo, Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan, Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Mrs. Anu Aga, Mrs. Jwala Gutta, Mr. Leslie Lewis etc.
The purpose of organising Model United Nations is to increase awareness amongst students about International Relations, Geo-Political scenario and teach them more about the United Nations. IIMUN embarked on a journey to spread the message of the UN to 12 cities across the country with a cumulative participation of over 15,000 students.
Hallmark Public School felt proud and privileged for hosting this thoughtful and visionary Youth Conference where three days proved to be an outreach by the Youth Community to spearhead many social and political issues along with learning of interpersonal relationship, critical thinking and peer coordination life skills.