Indore: Acting as delegates of United Nations General Assembly, students of Indian Institute of Technology Indore discussed ways to counter cyber-terrorism. It was part of a Model United Nations (MUN), an extra-curricular activity in which students play role of UN delegates.
“In July, when a team of Indian Institute of Technology Indore began preparations for MUN, expectations were low. The team had modest aims and goals. Three months later, with 110 delegates in three committees, it has become the most successful student-run event hosted by IIT Indore,” said IIT Indore media coordinator Rahul Sharma.
The event was held on October 27-28. It comprised three committees, the UNSC, the UNGA and the AIPPM. The UNSC, United Nations Security Council, dealt with important issue of Crimea. The delegates discussed the issue of Russia’s invasion on Crimean peninsula and its consequences in war-torn Eastern Europe and eventually the entire world.
“The delegates debated passionately about the possibility of major conflicts in future and suggested means of a recourse to prevent such situations in future,” Sharma said. The delegates identified causes of terrorism in the world. One major point that the committee discussed was defining terrorism to avoid ambiguity and an in-depth discussion of methods to counter cyberterrorism.
At the end of this event, the delegates were felicitated by faculty co-ordinators of MUN IIT Indore. “This event helped all delegates expand their horizon and was a clear view of why politics in India has a very bright future. IIT Indore looks forward to organising many such events in future,” Sharma said.