Chandigarh, 5th Aug 2022: The 13th edition of the prestigious BVCMUN, organized by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor Punjab and UT Administrator in a grand ceremony held at Tagore Theatre today. This opening ceremony of the three day conference brings together close to 400 delegates from 56 schools from India and abroad, including teams from UAE, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chandigarh Kendra, Shri R.K.Saboo, Vice-Chairman Shri Jagesh Khaitan, Honorary Secretary Shri Madhukar Malhotra and members of the Kendra Committee. Senior Principal and Director (Edu) Mrs. Vineeta Arora, Principal New Chandigarh Branch Ms. Inderpreet Kaur, Vice Principal Ms. Suparna Bansal, Principal, Junior School Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhay, and teachers were also present.

Speaking to the student delegates, Shri Purohit told them to keep in mind the ideals of simple living and high thinking. He also reminded delegates to bring about lasting change by taking action. Earlier the Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Shri Rajendra K. Saboo, welcomed the Chief Guest and the delegates and congratulated the student body for bringing together young participants from around the globe on a common platform. Shri Saboo spoke of the need to imbibe an attitude of empathy and tolerance, and to learn the art of “agreeing to disagree”.

The School Senior Principal Mrs. Vineeta Arora, greeting the young delegates in her opening remarks, spoke with pride of how the BVCMUN had grown over the last decade. She acknowledged the graceful mentorship of Chairman Shri Saboo and lauded the efforts of the organizing committee in putting together the outstanding event.

Later, Director General Prabhat Rajagopalan welcomed the members of the esteemed Executive Board in his speech. The wheels of the conference were soon set in motion as Secretary-General Mehr Chabra declared the conference open by sounding the gavel.

BVCMUN2022 is themed ‘From Deliberation to Action' and student delegates, over the next two days, are set to engage in debates and deliberations over some of the most pressing issues that plague our world today through an array of compelling committees and agendas.