Sanawar, July 31, 2023 – The Lawrence School, Sanawar, India’s oldest co-educational boarding school, successfully concluded the esteemed SNAMUN ’23 Conference with great enthusiasm and a renewed commitment to fostering positive change. Over the course of three days, the conference brought together 150+ exceptional students from 11 leading schools across the nation to engage in insightful discussions and collaborative efforts aimed at building a safer, more inclusive world. The theme of the conference was: Peace, Justice and Sustainability.
The conference culminated in a celebration of exceptional talent and remarkable achievements, with prestigious awards recognizing outstanding individuals and schools for their exemplary performance. The Secretary General’s Best Delegate award was bestowed upon Himmat Singh Kular of Saint Kabir School, Chandigarh. His outstanding diplomatic skills, critical thinking, and impressive contributions to committee sessions earned him this well-deserved honor. The Best School Delegation award was clinched by Modern School, Barakhambha, New Delhi. The delegation showcased unparalleled teamwork, effective communication, and a commitment to driving positive change on a global scale.
Notably, within the committee on the United Nations Security Council, Viraj Gupta of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, demonstrated exceptional prowess in diplomacy, negotiation, and strategic thinking. As a result of his exemplary performance, he was honored with the Best Delegate Award in the respective committee, setting a shining example for his peers and future delegates.
As the curtains draw on SNAMUN ’23, The Lawrence School, Sanawar takes pride in its students’ commitment to shaping tomorrow’s leaders and driving positive change. The conference’s resounding success is a testament to the power of collaboration, vision, and dedication to building a brighter future for all.
Mr. Himmat Singh Dhillon, Headmaster of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, expressed his gratitude to all participants and mentors, highlighting the fundamental duty of educators to instill in students a profound sense of responsibility towards their communities and the world. He called upon every school, regardless of its location, to embrace the opportunity to positively impact their surroundings and inspire young minds to become change agents, transcending boundaries and fostering enlightenment for all.
Being invited to the event was a true honor. In a world often constrained by rigidity, SNAMUN’23 has paved the way for progressive social movement. Change is made one day at a time, and everyone needs to do their bit in order to slowly make a change. Fearlessness and truthfulness in our thoughts are key factors, as our thought processes need to be original – Mr. Vinod Sultanpuri, Member Legislative Assembly, Himachal Pradesh and an alumnus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar.
SNAMUN ’23 addressed crucial global issues during its engaging discussions and workshops. Notable topics included the examination of global crises, empowering women’s leadership at the grassroots level, advocating for the protection of child refugees, and a comprehensive review of Agenda 2030 with a special focus on gender equality. The conference also delved into significant historical events like the Cuban Missile Crisis, providing valuable insights into crisis management and emergency planning for the participating young minds.
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About The Lawrence School, Sanawar
Established in 1847, The Lawrence School, Sanawar, arguably the oldest co-educational boarding school in Asia, if not the world, is a prestigious institution nestled amidst the picturesque hills of Himachal Pradesh, India. The School has been Ranked No.1 in the Vintage Legacy Co-ed Boarding Schools category by the Educational World India School Rankings in 2022-23. A veritable institution in itself, Sanawar has been celebrating excellence in education for more than 175 years. The institution has made a mark in the world of education and the saga of the evolution of Sanawar as a force to be reckoned with is truly the stuff that legends are made of. The School motto “NEVER GIVE IN” encompasses the never say die spirit of Sanawar. Team Sanawar stands committed to providing a well-rounded education to young minds. The School is affiliated to the CBSE (New Delhi) and comprises Classes 5 to 12.
The Lawrence School, Sanawar, is the proud alma mater of many eminent men and women who have made their mark all over the world. Having a deep connection with service to the Nation and the armed forces, the gallantry awardees who studied at Sanawar include 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal, PVC; the youngest officer recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The alumni of the school hold prestigious ranks in all three Departments of Defense and in the Police Force. There are a large number of the alumni in the corporate world as well as in the Civil and Foreign Services, occupying highly important posts. With a focus on holistic education, the school has produced a plethora of accomplished alumni in various fields, including renowned personalities. Notable alumni include Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, Lt. General Ajai Singh, Rear Admiral Monty Khanna, Major Abhilasha Barak, Mr. Omar Abdullah, Mr. Navin Chawla, Mr. Sonny Mehta, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, Mr. Parikshit Sahni, Mr. Sanjay Dutt, Mr. Jesse Bhattal, Ambassador Taranjit S. Sandhu, Justice Rajive Bhalla, Mrs. Kiran Nadar, Mr. Punit Renjen, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, Rao Inderjit Singh and Mr. Shiva Keshvan.
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