I had been thinking it over and I am sharing my thoughts. First of all,during the MUN session , most of us talk about the problem and not the solution.
Secondly we all talk in vague terms and ideal situations and do not look for feasible solutions .
Thirdly most of us cannot defend against accusations against our country.
Lastly we collectively and often baselessly blame a nation.
I think that all would be well if we worked these areas.
Gladly announcing the recommencing of our MUN practices from Monday, 22/07/2013, during the lunch breaks. These will be weekly meetings. And this time , besides all old munners we have planned to include students from classes VI and VII. Our present sec-gens thought it necessary to include juniors from now on, and they already have a long list of names to choose from.
Having said that, I would like to tell you about forming a MANAGEMENT BOARD for our MUN which would include 8-10 senior members. Its main purpose will be to train the new MUNners, make all necessary arrangements such as placards,mike etc. before a MUN session to avoid any unnecessary time waste on the day of the MUN(take into consideration what happened in the last MUN).
We have already spoken to Nilanjana di and she has given us the permission to form the board. Madhumitadi has given us a valuable advice -to include the ex-MUNners of our school. I think that will help us a great deal!! The members of the board will be soon decided upon.
Now, let the Mondays be MUNdays!!!
Delegates, this time the topic of the MUN is ALL INDIA MEET OF 1944. I”LL upload the portfolios even though you know. WE are going to have this MUN in September after the 9th. The date will be confirmed to you soon by either of the Sec-Gens. Till then you have the time to prepare. The Conference Handbook will be up on the blog by Tuesday.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish luck to all those participating at the MUN at St. Thomas’ in the upcoming days. St. Thomas’ MUNs are highly competitive, so you are advised to stay on your toes, be aggressive, try to control debate by passing paperwork yourself, and most importantly, keep your placard up at all times. That increases the chance your stand will be appreciated, especially in large committees. Try not to hammer on the same points and make sure you provide actual solutions rather than talking about the problem during Moderated Caucuses. Have fun…I’m sure you will come to understand why St. Thomas’ MUNs are the gold standard to emulate, and I hope we will be able to recreate their success in coming years. Delegates, you have the floor.
The Last MUN was really a success for our MUN club.If anyone had thought that this MUN would’nt be so successful as the previous one,without Abishek da then he was proved wrong by our new sect-gens.This shows how devoted Abishek da was in his work and how much well he had trained us.Although I just said that this last MUN was a success but according to me two things would have made it even more successful.First of all the last MUN could have been much more successful if instead of 3 delegates 2 had represented each country( I know that it had been done because of lack of time).Other than this problem there’s another problem that we have been facing from beginning that is the participation of the press(audience or the students).In the MUN before the previous one only a few members of the press participated and the same thing happened even in the last MUN.Then when Abishek da prepared the blog I had thought that at least now many of the members of the press would become interested in MUN .But even then most of the members do not follow this blog (members who have access to the Internet).After some days I had asked many of my friends to follow our blog but they replied that they only like to chat with their friends via the facebook and do not have any interest in MUN.The two that I can think of to solve the problem are:1) some students have to be made interested in MUN so as to take part as members of the press and,2)Only teachers and some interested students should take part as the members of the press.I would also like other to share their opinion on this matter.To do so click on ‘leave a reply ‘and put forward your opinion.
Soumik Sarkar VIII