NEIIMUN sixth session underway in Dimapur
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 26: The North East India International Model United Nations (NEIIMUN) begins its three-day long annual conference 2018 at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in Dimapur on Oct. 26 with the theme ‘UNSCR: 2250 Youth, peace, and security.’
The General Secretary of NEIIMUN, Roasenla Ozukum, spoke on the importance of the conference. She said that the platform ‘intends to demonstrate the kind of strength that triumphs when young minds come together for change.’ Adding to that she said the three main agendas include 3Rs- relentless, resilient, and radiant.
Aolemla Imsong, one of the board members of NEIIMUN, strictly emphasised it is a “platform for young people.” She was of the view that young people need a platform to ‘express themselves, share what they learn, and learn what they do not know.’ Imsong encouraged the delegates to start thinking about what can be done as individuals to contribute for the better society.
Head trainer of NEIIMUN, Ibrahim El-Kazaz, said: “We need to bring out the best in ourselves.” He emphasised that solution to the problem should be the main focal point.
Speaker and trainer with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Dr. Kethoser Kevichusa, spoke on peace in general. He explained that ‘conflicts can end and do can end’ either by using positive or negative means. Some of the positive dimensions of peace included– personal, interpersonal, social, political, ecological, and theological, he said.
Kevichusa who was also one of the keynote speakers at the event pointed out what young people should do to maintain peace. He encouraged the delegates to be convinced that peace is the right thing to pursue and urged them to ‘settle the difference with civility,’ and be careful with the small thing in life. “Peace can happen and it has happened, because it was promised by God himself,” he concluded.
The deputy commissioner of Zunheboto, Shanavas C spoke on the topic, ‘the future is now: how young people help in shaping effective policies.’ The civil servant said that young people can help ‘educate elders, guide the younger ones, and join hands and volunteer for better society.’ He urged the delegates to interact with the layman and help them in every possible way.
He said, “We need to have a uniform platform” in order to achieve the status of ‘equality and equity’ in the society. When the public ‘ignorance’ takes place, the policy makers tend to exploit the citizens, he said and added that policy making is easy but implementing and taking action is difficult.
Also, the founder of AVENUES in Shillong, Mark Laitflang Stone, said that ‘peace must begin with us, relating to our own stories,’ and added that ‘reconnecting to peace is reconnecting to trust.’ He encouraged the youngsters to take actions in spite of fear.
Students’ delegates from different schools and colleges in Nagaland, northeast states, and the country will be attending the sixth session which will culminate on Oct. 29. It may be mentioned that NEIIMUN is a not-for-profit educational foundation with an aim to create a platform for future leaders.