Shiv Nadar School, Noida Concludes Model United Nations Program 2017

Posted by: at 8/04/2017 12:28:00 am

•Partners with Alma College, Michigan



Noida, August 4, 2017: Strengthening their efforts in the field of K-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) education in India, Shiv Nadar School, Noida hosted a three-day long MUN (Model United Nations) program from August 2nd – 4th, 2017. The MUN was hosted in partnership with Alma College, Michigan, USA which has won top honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City for 20 consecutive years -1997–2016, the longest active winning streak of any college or university in the US.

Shiv Nadar School, Noida Concludes Model United Nations Program 2017

Shiv Nadar School, Noida Concludes Model United Nations Program 2017

The Shiv Nadar School hosted fifteen interns from Alma College who taught students pf grade 7 to 11 about Model United Nations. The opening ceremony on 2nd August, 2017 witnessed the presence of Prof. Derick Hulme, Director, Alma College MUN Team, Ms. Reetika Naik, Communications Analyst, UN Women's Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka; and Mr. Rajeev Chandran, National Information Officer, UNIC (United Nations Information Centre) as the Guest of Honors.

Speaking on the event, Prof. Derick Hulme, Director, Alma College MUN Team said, “The MUN conference challenges students to develop realistic, meaningful solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. I always tell everyone to dream big and work hard and it’s a good sign when young people are seen participating in such programs and contributing their bit towards society. It was overwhelming to see the enthusiasm amongst students present at Shiv Nadar School during the program.”


Talking about the experience, the interns from Alma College said that, “It was a life-altering experience for all of us and we thank MUN for giving us this opportunity. It was a delight to interact with the students of the Shiv Nadar School and was interesting to see different point of views on issues of global importance.”

“MUN is a great platform for students to understand how global problems can be resolved by discussion, collaboration and by respecting contrasting views. At Shiv Nadar School we hosted a three-day intensive program for our students and at the end it was interesting to witness the participating students bringing unique perspectives to help resolve issues involving their respective adopted States” said, Col.  Gopal Karunakaran, CEO, Shiv Nadar School.

The conference saw participation from 417 students and 40 teachers from Shiv Nadar School, Noida.


Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an academic activity where students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN aims at exposing students at a young age to concepts and issues of global importance. The students role-play as foreign diplomats and participate in simulated sessions of the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council and other multilateral bodies in the UN System.



About Shiv Nadar School


The Shiv Nadar School is an initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation in K12 private education to deliver educational excellence and provide education for life. With three schools in the NCR, the Shiv Nadar School provides students an environment that challenges them into discovering their talent and skills, with an aim to nurture ethical, respectful, happy and purposeful citizens of society. Over 3000 students and their parents, along with a team of 450 educators, are a part of the Shiv Nadar School family.  



About Shiv Nadar Foundation  

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL - a $7.5 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture.  The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.


The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.



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