Chandigarh, August 5
The 13th edition of BVCMUN, hosted by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, was inaugurated today by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit in a ceremony at Tagore Theater here.
The opening ceremony of the three-day conference brought together nearly 400 delegates from 56 schools from India and abroad, including teams from the UAE, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
The event was attended by several dignitaries, including Justice SS Sodhi (retd), a trustee of The Tribune Trust; his wife Bonny Sodhi; RK Saboo, Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra; Jagesh Khaitan, Vice-Chairman; Madhukar Malhotra, Secretary; and members of the Kendra Committee.
Speaking to delegates from the students, Purohit asked them to keep in mind the ideals of simple living and high thinking. He also reminded delegates to make lasting change by taking action.
Senior school principal Vineeta Arora, as she greeted the young delegates in her opening address, spoke about how the BVCMUN had grown over the past decade.
Later, Director General Prabhat Rajagopalan welcomed members of the esteemed board of directors in his speech. The wheels of the conference were soon set in motion when Secretary-General Mehr Chabra declared the conference open by hitting the hammer.
The theme of “BVCMUN-2022” this year is “From Deliberation to Action”. Over the next two days, student delegates will participate in debates and deliberations on some of the most pressing issues plaguing our world today, through a series of engaging committees and agendas. A highly reputable board of directors with members from different parts of the country will chair the conference to judge the delegates.