Students To Deliberate On ‘Refugee Challenges’ At KIIT MUN
Bhubaneswar: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal inaugurated the ninth edition of KIIT International School’s Model United Nations (MUN) 2022 and shared his vision of a society that promotes an integrated education that brings the teacher, the student and the parents on the same pedestal.
The MUN offers students a simulated platform to engage and deliberate on matters of national and international importance such as climate change and world peace. The theme of the 9th edition is refugee challenges.
Addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest, the Governor said education imparted should be all-inclusive and promotes harmony. Knowledge should promote the highest values of human development and imbibe simplicity and humility. The Governor said that teachers have a big role in shaping the “inner consciousness” that encourages students to be truthful in his/her deeds and actions.
KIIT & KISS Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta said the theme of the 9th edition – refugee challenges – is vital because of the displacements happening across the globe on account of multiple issues. “Displacement is difficult, if it’s forced displacement, it is more difficult,” he said.
The MUN platform, he said, provides an opportunity to discuss and resolve contemporary issues and challenges. “Baat karoge to baat banegi,” he underlined.
Talking about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Samanta said KIIT has made immense strides in meeting the objectives. He said that KIIT has been ranked 8th best University in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 for the impressive progress made in ‘reducing inequalities’.
The MUN was started in 2013 and KIIT International School is the only institute in the state that is a partner of this prestigious UN mission.