Chandigarh, August 5
The 13th edition of BVCMUN, hosted by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, was inaugurated by Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Banwarilal Purohit in a ceremony held at the Tagore Theater here today.
The opening ceremony of the three-day conference was attended by nearly 400 delegates from 56 Indian and foreign schools, including teams from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
The event was attended by several dignitaries, including SS Justice Sodhi (Retired), Trustee of The Tribune Trust; his wife Bonny Sodhi; RK Saboo, President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra; Jagesh Khaitan, Vice President; Madhukar Malhotra, secretary; and members of the Kendra Committee.
Addressing the student delegates, Purohit asked them to keep in mind the ideals of simple living and high thinking. He also reminded delegates to bring about lasting change through action.
Principal of the school Vineeta Arora, while greeting the young delegates in her opening speech, spoke about the growth of BVCMUN over the past decade.
Later, Chief Executive Prabhat Rajagopalan welcomed members of the esteemed executive council in his speech. The wheels of the conference were quickly put into motion when Secretary General Mehr Chabra declared the conference open by sounding the gavel.
The theme of “BVCMUN-2022” this year is “From deliberation to action”. Over the next two days, student delegates are ready to engage in debate and deliberation on some of the most pressing issues plaguing our world today, across an array of compelling committees and agendas. . A highly regarded executive council made up of members from various parts of the country will preside over the conference to judge the delegates.