Doon School Model United Nations 2017
The first day of the 11th prestigious was marked by the visit of the Congress Party Vice President: Rahul Gandhi. Various committees had the honour of having their proceedings observed and commented upon by the distinguished politician. After a long wait, the delegates finally had the honor of hearing the wit and wisdom filled speech, which was followed by an enriching question-answer session. The much-appreciated speech was filled with advice regarding diplomacy, challenges faced by young individuals and the hurdles that the world places for you. Mr. Gandhi used examples from his personal life, both political and personal to aptly educate the audience. Keeping in mind the nature of the conference, the most interesting remark that Mr. Gandhi made was his explanation about the nature of diplomacy. Through his rather practical approach of calling a member delegate on stage and conducting a visual experiment, Mr. Gandhi explained that diplomacy is an art of putting an idea into some else’s mind and using their strength to get your own work done. This, rather blunt and apt description of democracy won over the audience. Various issues, ranging from the GST, Gandhi-Nehru influence in the Congress, the future of Indian politics and the Chinese intrusion of Bhutan to life lessons and practical approach to democracy were discussed in the elevating question-answer session.