Nothing can give more satisfaction than identifying a need in society and fulfilling it. For the past 7 years consecutively RCNV has been organising the MUNA for state board schools, the only organisation in Nagpur doing so. A project which has grown consistently with the latest edition seeing 600 entries.
The morning started off with registration/breakfast at 8.00 followed by a glittering opening ceremony which had Dr. Abhijeet Chaudhuri, Commissioner of NMC, as chief guest and Smt. Jayshri Sastri,Headmistress of Saraswati Vidyalaya, as guest of honour.
The 600 students were divided into 14 committees and the sessions started in individual classrooms till 4.30 pm, interspersed with a lunch break and Hi-Tea. The grand closing ceremony saw the winners being awarded and chairs and co-chairs recognised.
The RCNV MUNA gives an opportunity to state board school students to experience the UN model of working by dividing students into committees, where they represent individual countries. This gives the student an opportunity to research the allotted topic, prepare statements and speeches and debate with fellow delegates to arrive at a consensus to solve a given issue. It brings out their confidence and helps them hone their inter-personal skills.
The salient feature of the RCNV -MUNA as compared to other MUNAs is the fact that while everyone else organises this for CBSE board students with charges ranging from 2400-2500 Rs. per student, RCNV does it for just Rs. 200 per student. This includes, breakfast, lunch, high tea, student Kit, prizes, certificates….everything in this nominal amount.
The time, effort and coordination required was all thanks to the committed team of Manish Agrawal, Ritika Singhvi, PP Sohrab Kanga, Aditiraje Bhonsle, Jigna Thakkar, Dhawal Jain, Mamta Kanga, Sonal Malkan and others who worked tirelessly to make it a success. Priyanka Gandhi is the driving force behind the RCNV MUNA, because right from conceptualising to executing the event, she is the go-to person for everything.