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Indore: IIMUN meet aims at building community of life-long learners


Indore: Inaugurating their third conference in the city, Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) founder Rishabh Shah talked about India leading the world with eastern philosophy and efforts. The 3-day conference was inaugurated by rock star Leslie Lewis at New Digamber Public School on Friday.

The conference aims at building a community of lifelong learners actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen disciplines. It is also rapidly earning more and more laurels by giving students of Indore an opportunity to explore them.

Announcing the achievement of this conference, Shah said, “With 1240 students participating in this conference, it will break its own record from last year and become country’s second largest MUN conference only behind Indian International MUN Mumbai conference which sees participation of 7500 students, being the World’s Largest MUN Conference.”

Bringing notice to other achievements of IIMUN, Shah shared that the organisation conducted 108 conferences in India and 15 other countries and became the first organisation to conduct a Model United Nations conference inside the UN Headquarters and will be doing so again next year with 1400 students.

Talking about their goals, Shah said, “We are working towards spreading knowledge and broadening horizons of Indian students by connecting them to their roots.” Under the MUN programme, schools are organising outreach programmes where students build washrooms and undertake many other social projects.

Discussing Indian ideologies, Shah said, “Indian teachings and ways can inspire the world, but for that, we need to impart those teachings to our students.”

Encouraging students, he explained that working for the society and teamwork is an important part of Indian ideologies, which can help the world in becoming a better place to live.

“IIMUN is also working towards getting India a permanent seat in the Security Council for which our 26,000 students are putting their heart and soul,” Shah said. He reinforced the strengths of unity and social work.

Talking about the increasing reach of the organisation, Shah said, “Because of student’s efforts, we have been able to get support of Amitabh Bachchan, Lt governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Mp Dr Shashi Tharoor, actors Vidya Balan and Imran Khan and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani.”

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