- Former Union Home Minister & former Governor of Punjab Shri Shivraj Patil , Former Chief Ministers New Delhi Smt Sheila Dikshit & Smt Rajinder Kaur Bhattal of Punjab graced the occasion
- “We should widen our vision with common voice world over to correct the wrongdoers”: Shivraj Patil
- “ Women should be accorded full equality for creating better ways globe over”: Smt Sheila Dixit
- Three-Day conference is to touch global issues for innovative solutions for a better world
Since the United Nations (UN) was founded, it has achieved significant milestones and allowed nations across globe to increase international co-operation and resolve many potential conflicts. To involve youth in this important body of the world and to let it know the significance of United Nations a model United Nations conference has been planned. The aim here is also to encourage individuals who are interested in ideating and debating on key national and global issues. To promote the same, three-day Indira Gandhi National Model United Nations Conference (IGNMUN)-Jalandhar Chapter was inaugurated today at Lovely Professional University. Patron of IGNMUN and former Chief Minister of New Delhi Smt Shiela Dikshit commenced the inaugural session of the conference.
On this inaugural ceremony, former Union Home Minister & former Governor of Punjab Shri Shivraj Patil was the Chief Guest and former Chief Minister Punjab Smt Rajinder Kaur Bhattal was the Guest of Honour. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal also shared the dais along with. Founder Chairman of IGNMUN Jalandhar Chapter Mr Gautam Seth, President Abhimanyu & Secretary General Shauryaa Shoor convened the conference.
During IGNMUN, each delegate is to take part in a simulation of the United Nations or another body and gain better insight into the subtleties of international affairs. LPU is collaborating for conduction of the conference at its different venues of the campus up to 28th December 2015. More than 1000 participants are attending the conference.
Addressing the delegates from all across the country, Shri Shiv Raj Patil and Smt Sheila Dikshit were vocal to share that the aim of the conference is to make our world a better home for all of us. Shri Patil said: “We should widen our vision with a common voice world over to correct the wrongdoers. We should do our duties well for the betterment of not only our country but the entire world, even the cosmos and the space.” He wanted that fundamental rights of all the people be protected along with the environment also. He also talked about the greatness of Indian Democracy and the parliament functioning. Speaking about equal rights of women, Smt Sheila Dikshit said: “Women have great power, tolerance, courage, and have heart full of compassion. Getting full equality they can create better and wonderful ways for a better world.” Smt. Bhattal also said about empowerment of women as more of a times they can do better than men.
During the conference, participating student-delegates, representing as top leaders of different countries, will discuss various issues for possible solutions. As such the conference is to offer opportunity to delegates to engage in special interactive sessions with eminent guest speakers to discuss key issues and formulate creative and practical solutions for the problems being faced presently.