Jammu: The fifth edition of a three-day educational conference, IIMUN Jammu chapter, being hosted by Heritage School Jammu started with an impressive inaugural ceremony which took place in a festive spirit of great excitement in the school Amphitheatre, here on Friday.
Dr. Shah Faesal, an independent politician, former Indian bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir was the Chief Guest.
A medical doctor by training, Dr. Faesal is the first Kashmiri to place first in the Indian Civil Services Examination. The other special guest present was Rishi Jain, Vice President of IIMUN and Head of Substance Department.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries followed by the address of Janvi Jain, charge D’affairs, who in her speech talked about the importance and relevance of MUNs as this activity goes a long way not only to hone communicative skills but also plays a pivotal role in holistic development of students.
A spectacular cultural programme was put up by the students of Heritage School who enthralled everyone with their splendid performance and set the ball rolling for the conference, which is being attended by over 350 students from 17 different schools of Jammu region.
The Principal, Akash Pradhan wished the event a grand success.
Rishi Jain held an interactive session with the Chief Guest, who also interacted with the young and enthusiastic students and answered their questions.
Shah Faesal appreciated the efforts of IIMUN and host school in providing such an important forum to children for not only enhancing their public speaking skills but also shaping the leaders of tomorrow. He gave the students a moral boost by advising them to overcome their fears and face all the challenges that life has to offer.
Chapter Head Pratik Daware concluded the programme and declared the MUN open.