With a resilient team which likes to break the barriers, the young women of Jesus and Mary College hosted their 4th edition of the JMCMUN conference on 13th-14th January, 2017. The secretariat, under the able guidance of Secretary General, Ms. Alimah Rehan and Under Secretary General, Ms. Aashna Gutgutia, takes pride in having the chance to lead a legacy started by bold and enigmatic women. The Organizing Committee along with the Secretariat hosted a resounding number of 300+ delegates to produce an event that’s made it’s imprints in the memories of the delegates, the authorities and even the Executive Board members who attended it.
On the morning of January 13, 2017 began a 2-day effort towards an environment complimented by the significant ideals of awareness and agility. Gracing the occasion were the Former Chairman, Press Council of India, and former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice Markandey Katju, the Principal of Jesus and Mary College, Dr. Sr. Rosily, Senior Faculty Advisior of the JMCMUN Association Ma’am Amrita, Teacher Convenor, Sir Naveen J. Thomas, and special guests, Mr Rehman Elahi andMr Jamil Ahmed. In the opening ceremony, Justice Katju addressed the august gathering and gave an insight into his view of India as the most diverse and welcoming country to be in.
Following the opening ceremony, the committees proceeded into action and saw intense deliberation, debate, allegations, arguments and solutions to problems pertaining to the respective agendas. The committee, which were both conventional and unconventional simulations of the United Nations, namely UNGA , UNICEF, WHO, NATO and Indian Peacekeeping Cabinet discussed agendas ranging from Human Rights of the Palestinian people to the situation in Libya, allowed delegates to resolute on issues of grave importance around the world. This was accompanied by a proficient and enthusiastic Executive Board that moderated the debate with utmost diligence.
The conference was made possible with the support of varied sponsors including ECA Hub, Bisleri, Chanakya IAS Academy, Neelgagan, OYO, Worlds of Wonder, Partiko, Inkpot etc. and was in collaboration with UNIC. The JMCMUN team feels grateful to all its sponsors for enabling them to piece together a great conference.
The young women of JMCMUN do not believe that they are the leaders of tomorrow, rather they unequivocally declare that they are the leaders of today. It’s difficult to say whether it’s the inspiration they derive from their predecessors, their commitment towards their delegates that makes them deliver an awe-inspiring conference year after year.
For those who have been missing this conference, they are back with yet another edition of the JMC Model United Nations Conference, to be held on 12th-13th January, 2018 and the only cliche they can deign to conform to is “bigger and better”.