The Valedictory ceremony of the 8th edition of SAI Model United Nations Conference was held online on Friday, August 14, 2020. Head Girl Shivangi Vikas Mishra welcomed the revered guests and the delegates to the virtual ceremony. Dr. Sahoo congratulated all the delegates for brilliant articulation and engagement of very high order during the technical sessions of the 20 different committees.
Ms. Barbara Wickham, OBE, Director, British Council India in her address to the young delegates stressed that the problems being faced in the planet are mostly pan-international and requires International effort more than ever before now. Her key words were focused to support women and make effort towards creating a gender inclusive society.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Palaces, Buganda Kingdom, Uganda, H.E. Kyewalabye Male David appreciated SAI International School for bringing together young people to work towards making the world a better place. He fondly recalled his earlier visits to the School during SAIMUN 2016 and 2017. He also sought the support of the International community to find innovative ways to combat the pandemic in their Kingdom.
Climate Activist & UN Youth Advisor on Climate Change, Ms. Archana Soreng advised the students to develop a willingness to render their contribution for a better world. She inspired them to think innovatively and support each other to create awareness and tackle climate change. She stressed on promoting education and leading an eco friendly life.
Proposing the vote of thanks, Secretary General Anurag Patnaik said that eSAIMUN was an insightful experience where students may be physically apart but united by hearts and minds, for a common cause. The session was followed by a musical evening with Bollywood singer Ms. Lisa Mishra.
SAIMUN, focusing on the theme, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One World, One Family, has been a changing platform for all the delegates to shape talent and leadership apart from fostering global harmony and peace. SAIMUN is held every year to build leadership skills; increase global literacy and expand critical thinking in a student by exposing them to the working of the United Nations.