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Lexicon, Wagholi organised its first Model United Nations conference along with TIIMUN on 4th & 5th February 2017

Mega Event Model United Nations- The Lexicon International School, Wagholi Bags 6 Prestigious Awards The Lexicon International School, Wagholi witnessed a grand, gargantuan and larger-than-life event within its premises as it hosted the much-coveted Model United Nations Conference on the 4th and 5th of February, 2017, an opportunity which the institution organized with pride and aplomb for the first time in its 10 years of existence . Lexicon TIIMUN as the event was addressed, saw large-scale participation from a number of elite schools across Pune along with those of the host school. Lexicon, Wagholi proudly held her head high with as many as 6 awards in laudable categories. The programme commenced with a crisp inauguration ceremony at the Auditorium of the school which welcomed the dignitaries- The Director of the Lexicon Schools, Dr. Monisha Sharma and The Additional Director of The Lexicon Schools, Mrs. Sunita Sharma along with the Principal of The Lexicon International School, Kalyani Nagar, Ms. Anju Luthra. The welcoming address was followed by a soulful rendition of the Ganesh Vandana by the Class XI students and a short address and briefing by Mr. Harsh Nangia, Chairman and Mr. Rajdip Ray, Secretary General, TIIMUN, the latter officially declaring the session of LEXICON TIIMUN, 2017 open on the 4th of February. “It was truly overwhelming and amusing to see such a colossal gathering- delegates decked up in their best formals and traditional attire echoing the cultural essence of the countries which they were representing,” said Mrs. Gursimran Kaur, Principal, The Lexicon International School, Wagholi. “The premises donned a whole new garb on the crisp, cool morning of 4th February as the delegates started pouring in.” The two committees namely the General Assembly (GA) and the Human Rights Council (HRC) the Executive Board of Chairs and student delegates representing myriad countries of the world interacted, debated and put forth their points of views on issues which are creating hullabaloo all over the globe today. While the GA discussed on Position of Countries on the Right to Internet, the HRC sought to take up the issue of Religious Beliefs and Freedom of Expression. The first day at HRC saw quite a few countries such as Cambodia, Thailand, UK, Argentina among others forming a bloc by lobbying during the unmoderated caucuses after the initial speeches by the delegates of the General Speakers List. The GA witnessed an equally intriguing and exhilarating session with manipulations and hilarious points put forth by the delegates on the Censorship of the Internet. The second day was even more mind-boggling with countries getting together to prepare the working papers, followed by Voting and Resolutions. Sagneek Sengupta of Class VIII said, “Although our committee failed due to insufficient votes, yet, the experience that I gathered here was that of a lifetime.” Swara Bhalerao and Diva Naithani, prize winners of LEXICON TIIMUN could not help expressing their excitement either. “The programme gave us the opportunity to learn a vast array of things while researching and delving deep into issues which are creating mayhem across the International platform.” Mrs. Sunita Sharma, Additional Director, The Lexicon School remarked “LEXICON TIIMUN upheld the essence of MUN being an educational simulation of United Nation to the core as the delegates smartly decked up put up an equally resourceful and diplomatic show while discussing about the global issues. Their deliberations and debates indeed mesmerized me.” After two days of debates, discussions, speeches, sessions of moderated and unmoderated caucuses, resolutions and drafts the results were finally declared during the Closing Ceremony on the 5th of February, Sunday. Sparsh Chavan of Class XI representing Thailand won the Honourable Mention HRC, while Diva Naithani of Class VIII representing Country South Africa bagged the Special Mention HRC award. The Best Delegate HRC was bestowed on Mahima Pradhan of Class X speaking for UK and Swara Bhalerao Delegate of UAE and student of Class VIII was awarded the Runner Up for the Best Fact File GA. Aryan Maiti (Kenya) and Sachi Motwani (Spain) of Classes VII and VIII beamed in their gorgeous garbs with the Best Traditional Costume HRC and GA respectively. KS Asmitha of the Lexicon International School, Kalyani Nagar also won the Runner-up award under last category. An excited Mahima Pradhan, who happens to be the school’s Budding Journalist of Times NIE remarked, “I enjoyed the atmosphere of the committee and the involvement of all the delegates for successfully drafting a resolution which was passed. It was a moment of pride for me when I was bestowed with the Best Delegate Award making it an enriching experience that I would cherish forever.” Dr. Monisha Sharma, Director of the Lexicon Schools quipped, “MUN is a formidable platform which hones, nurtures and moulds the young minds towards becoming confident and responsible future citizens of the world. The rigorous sessions which went on in both the committees and the way the students debated, refuted and presented the points indeed made the event an enlightening one.” Talking about their experience at LEXICON TIIMUN, Sec.Gen Rajdip Ray and the Chairman Harsh Nangia said, “We were simply bowled over and awed by the sassy, witty and dexterous way the delegates as young as 10 or 11 years put forth their points and researched and presented the topics in the shortest span of time with equal confidence as their older counterparts do. It was truly a memorable experience with such a mammoth batch of students at LEXICON.”