All good things must come to an end. The inevitability of ends is what make them so overwhelmingly consequential. At the end of a conclave such as SAIMUN, one doesn’t only take home memories and experiences. They take back a sense of achievement, wilful learning of immense vastness, a broader mindset, sharper knowledge of global affairs and most of all, a purpose.
The Closing Ceremony which also includes the valedictorian ceremony of SAIMUN 2016 took place on July 30, 2016. The pouring rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the General Assembly. They were high on energy after three days of deliberation and multicultural exchanges. The event was graced by the presence of Shri R. Balakrishnan, IAS.
A melodious musical performance by the SAIoneers set the tone for the day which highlighted the words ‘Together We Can Change The World’. Next, the gathering witnessed a highly energetic cultural performance by the students from The Kingdom Of Buganda.
The dignitaries on the dais unveiled ‘THE SAIMUN TRIBUNE 2016’ along with the International Press Chief, Photographer-In-Chief and the Editors. After motivating and encouraging all the participants to have a global outlook, the much deserved awards and certificates were bestowed upon the delegates and International Press members. The entire assemblage applauded the efforts put in by the winners and the other participants took it in good spirits, determined to work harder.
Tearful goodbyes and heartfelt congratulations were offered as SAIMUN 2016 drew to a close. Participants could be seen hustling to take those last few pictures to be added to their cluster of memories. Some could be seen rushing to their Executive Board members for last minute feedback and comments, anxious to improve. There were celebrations and deliberations that continued even after the final sessions of the committee. This edition of SAIMUN was declared close but it lit in the hearts of all its participants a fire that would remain ignited incessantly.