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SAPMUN 2023 concludes at St Aloysius Pre-University College

SAPMUN 2023 concludes at St Aloysius Pre-University College
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Mangaluru: The valedictory ceremony of St Aloysius Pre-University Model United Nations (SAPMUN) took place on 3 September 2023. This splendid event marked the conclusion of three days filled with engaging debates and insightful discussions. The delegates, numbering more than 350, deliberated on crucial global issues such as resolving extra-judicial killings, advocating for equitable expansion of the Security Council membership, addressing challenges faced by refugees, and the reimplementation of arms embargoes in South Sudan. These discussions took place within eight committees like the UN, UNHRC, UNSC, and Lok Sabha.

The valedictory commenced with a solemn prayer. A dance performance that beautifully encapsulates the complex interplay between war and peace, reminding us of the enduring hope for a harmonious world, welcomed the audience. Jewel Cutinha welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the chief guest, Col. Nitteguthu Sharath Bhandary, veteran, and President, the University College Mangaluru Alumni Association to the gathering.

 The Chief Guest, Col. Nitteguthu Sharath Bhandary, congratulated the college and the organizing committee for conducting an event like MUN. He expressed that the event has definitely given an opportunity to the young delegates to develop their communication and negotiation skills. He also emphasized the role of youth in nation-building.

Rev. Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, Principal of St. Aloysius PU College presided over the ceremony. Campus Minister, Rev. Fr Anthony Derrick SJ, Vice Principals, Vilma Fernandes and Muralikrishna GM, Deans, Dr Pradeep M and Kiran Shetty, Secretary General, Vinay Mayeker, President, Rochelle Dsouza also graced the occasion.

The Director General of SAPMUN 2023, Krish Chowta, addressed the audience,  highlighting the opportunity given to delegates to raise their voices on a platform like SAPMUN, where their perspectives can influence global conversations. He then officially concluded the 5th edition of SAPMUN with the striking sound of the gavel.

High Commendation- Ahmed Rilwan

Special Mention- Sai Prateeksha Kartikey

The results for each committee were announced by their respective chairpersons.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

Chairperson- Tanveer Ul Zaman

Vice Chair – Samridhi Salian

Best Delegate – Shreevatsa P

Lok Sabha

Speaker – Kunal Kherajani 

Deputy Speaker – Adora Mascarenhas

Best Delegate – Rajyavardhan Shetty

High Commendation- Alan Philip Rasquinha

Special Mention- Shayal Hasan 

United Nations General Assembly

Chairperson- Shreyada

Best Delegate – Vishnu Nandan

High Commendation- Ashel Marian 

Special Mention- Ethan Pinto

United Nations women 

Chairperson-  Benedict Thomas 

Best Delegate- Herchel Noronha 

High Commendation- Poorna Ganesh    Kollaya

Special Mention- Ayesha Fathima and  Khalid Noufal 

United Nations Security Council

Chairperson- Anirudh 

Best Delegate -Mewin Reuben D’Souza

High Commendation- Nikhil Chris Thomas 

Special Mention- Harsh Sharma

International Press

Journalism chair- Haleema Shiza

Best Journalist – Cimantha Gizzil Tauro

Best Photographer- Chirag Shriyan

Best Videographer- Disha Shetty

Wizarding World Chairperson- Vishnu

Best Delegate – Gabrielle Clementine Vegas 

High Commendation- Stuti Rao

Special Mention -Elvis Franklin Lobo

Best Delegation – Lourdes Central School 

The winners were felicitated with mementoes, certificates and cash prizes. The chairpersons and secretariat members were commended and complimented with certificates and souvenirs.

The valedictory programme was compered by Aditi Rao. The staff in-charges, Anisha Andrade, HOD, Department of Mathematics, Sheetal Neeliyara, Department of English, Jennifer Pinto, Department of Arts and Arun D’Souza, Department of Computer Science guided the student convenors in organising this mega event meticulously and making this programme highly successful and memorable.

A vote of thanks was proposed by student vice-president Shloka Rai.

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