Awards given to the Delegates and Officials at the valedictory ceremony of SAIMUN 2014, the Model United Nations Conference organised by SAI International School, Bhubaneswar. Over 500 delegates, including 25 foreign nationals, participated in the 3 day conference. Awards were given in different categories to the best delegates, officials and organisers. Mr. U. N. Behera, Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
INFO: SAIMUN 2014 , the second edition of the Eastern India’s biggest International Model United Nations Conference was declared open on July 25, 2014 at the SAI International School campus, Bhubaneswar. The conference – SAIMUN 2014 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister for Industries and Department of School & Mass Education; Government of Odisha. Shri Priyadarshi Mishra, Member of Legislative Assembly, Bhubaneswar-North and Shri Vishal Dev, Commissioner cum Secretary, Industries Dept. and CMD, IDCO, Government of Odisha, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor.
The three day conference with the theme of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”- ‘One World, One Family’ is been held to debate and discuss issues of Global concern for which intervention of the future leaders is of paramount importance. While inauguration Shri Debi Prasad Mishra expressed happiness on knowing that 15 different nations and more than 450 delegates from various schools are participating in the international conference. He also congratulated and applauded SAI International School for the achievements and accolades that it has earned in a very short span of time. He wished the delegates a successful and purposeful MUN and welcomed the visiting delegates to appreciate the culturally rich city of Bhubaneswar.
Shri Priyadarshi Mishra congratulated SAI International School for organizing an International Summit in the city of Bhubaneswar. He urged the participating delegates to work towards bringing in change in the political scenario of the world. He expressed his happiness on knowing that delegates from all across the globe- Brazil to Bangladesh, USA to Singapore, China to Kenya are a part of this Conference.
“You are the future leaders of tomorrow and as the issues become more pressing, the nation will call upon you for solutions”, said Shri Vishal Dev, while addressing the gathering at the inaugural session of the SAI MUN. He also stated that SAIMUN is a phenomenal concept that brings together people of various diversities on a common platform to find out solutions of the issues concerning the world.
Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Chairman, SAI International School, said, “I take pride in hosting the summit of International stature that aims to bring a dynamic change in the thought process of the students by widening their horizon and giving them a chance to learn about global issues by the way of researching, reading, deliberating, discussing and negotiating.”
He welcomed the 25 International delegates and said “I take pleasure in inviting out international guests who will bring in a whole new dimension to this conference.” SAI International MUN is indeed bestowed with special distinction for it is a registered event of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) which has got International delegates of 12 countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh, China, Singapore, USA, UAE, Russia, Morocco and many more.
Mr. Harish Sanduja, Principal, SAI International School addressed the gathering and took them through the journey of the school over the last seven years. The SAIMUN inauguration event was also attended by the Trustee Smt. Silpi Sahoo, Sr. Vice-Principal Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi, Vice-Principal Secondary Smt. Rinku Sarangi and Vice-Principal Primary Smt. Rashmi Pandey along with other faculty and staff members of the school. The Prinicipals and Faculty members of other participating school also attended the ceremony.
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SAI International School is a premier institution with a strong International Character that is reflected in its Victorian inspired architecture. Nestled between beautiful lawns and gardens with exotic flowers adorning them, the School aims at comprehensive, 360 degree education for all.
In a short span of 5 years our School has earned a reputation for itself by creating pioneering and innovative educational opportunities, teaching & learning practices that focus on both curricular and extracurricular activities. Our professors and teachers aim to strike a balance between scholarship and application, between rigorous research and a realistic approach to problem-solving. The School environment gives impetus to the creativity and ingenuity of every individual and facilitates to enhance the inherent talent of the children.
Having an infrastructure confirming to the Global standards, SAI International is the No. 1 School of the state and has recently been ranked amongst the top 10 Schools of the Country. We have also been conferred upon the International School Award in the exemplary category by the British Council for outstanding achievements. Innovative learning opportunities through the Robotics lab, Entrepreneurship lab, Mathematics Lab, International language lab and Radio Orange are the highlights of our School.
The students of our School have brought glory not only to the state but also to the country. We have received a number of International accolades like the Paint the World challenge, International Stamp design contest, Gold Medal in the IAIS (International Assessment of Indian Schools), IIMT Oxford Innovation Challenge, Dada Saheb Phalke Award etc.
Our academic results have consistently reflected our mission of enabling, encouraging and endowing each child to initiate a lifelong pursuit of learning, laying a strong foundation for a globally acclaimed career. Through the age old tradition of Guru Shishya Parampara we instill the values of integrity and humility in children eventually making them good human beings. We adhere to the principle of holistic development of each child by Igniting the Mind, Energizing the Body and Strengthening the Soul that facilitate the students to grow not only in intellectual capacities, but also in other dimensions of their being.