Bhubaneswar, Sept 22 (LocalWire): KIIT International Model United Nations, one of the best and most-anticipated MUN conferences in Asia concluded today with more than 2500 student delegates joining the mega event.
The three-day MUN was graced by Prof Claudio Ansorena Montero, Ambassador of Costa Rica to India, Fleming Raul Duarte Ramos, Ambassador of Paraguay to India, Hector Cueva Jacome, Ambassador of Ecuador to India and Barbara Wickham, Director of British Council in India along with other prominent dignitaries in its inaugural session.
During the valedictory ceremony, Akash Tiwari of PETA, India and Bharati Chandra, Odisha head, Helpage India, joined as guests.
Addressing the inaugural session, Barbara Wickham highlighted the scenario of human rights in the 21st century.
In the context of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, she said the Mahatma has significant influence in the history of India and the world. She also laid focus on exploitation of technology and global awareness.
Emphasizing on the values of democracy Prof. Claudio emphasized, ‘we have to work hand in hand to promote democratic values all over the world.’
Ambassador of Ecuador to India said the agricultural productivity here is more than 2 to 3 times that of Latin America. Moreover, in IT, education, health sectors, India is miles ahead
Ambassador of Costa Rica to India said, ‘We, as ambassadors have the task of developing bridges to maintain relationships.’
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS welcomed and introduced the distinguished guests to the audience.
Rohan Singh, secretary general, KIIT International MUN, read out the annual report.
Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, VC and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-VC, KIIT DU were present in the inaugural session, while Prof. Jnanaranjan Mohanty, registrar, deemed to be university and Dr S Behura, deputy director, students services were present at the valedictory session.