FORMUN ’13 ends on high note Feb25


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FORMUN ’13 ends on high note

The event that we had all been anticipating, where the efforts of this society culminate at—FORMUN’13 was the first ever Model United Nations Conference to be held at Forman Christian College, organized by FCC MUN Society from 5 to 8 February 2013. Held during the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week, not only was the conference clad in the theme of ‘Accepting Differences, Celebrating Diversity’, we had the privilege of going International, because of which the delegates had opportunities to interact with people from around the globe.

The event took off with the turnout of intellects from various institutions, from all four provinces of Pakistan, including Lahore Grammar School, Aitchison College, SZABIST, Beaconhouse, University of Karachi and many others. A busy day at the registrations desk was followed by a breath-taking opening ceremony, where the Honorary Secretary General Charles Ramsey set the foundation for the events to follow. Soon after the formalities, the competition kicked in. Between adrenaline rushes and battle of the minds, delegates found themselves both an opportunity to grow and a chance to connect with people.


Besides the traditional conference room skirmishes, FORMUN’13 ensured that it was an event where students could broaden their horizons and polish their skills. For this reason, FORMUN’13 brought forward a plethora of opportunities to learn—starting with the Diplomatic Meet, where delegates interacted with their stars. Dr. Amina Lodhi, daughter of UK High Commissioner, spoke to the delegates about her efforts in promoting peaceful coexistence. Her message was reinforced by Allama Maulana Chishti, an eminent religious leader. Earlier that morning, students also had the chance to speak with Chris and Tiffany, two US National MUN champions who gave various tips and advices on MUNning, and responded to queries from the audience. The delegates finished the evening with a feel-good ambiance through the Social Responsibility Program, during which they spent quality time with children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Of course, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. FORMUN’13 was bursting with energy, whether the delegates were in the committee or on the dance floor. The most popular event turned out to be the Scavenger Hunt, where students explored the grapevine of FCC’s traditions, and tested their passion for fun as they performed Gangnam Style for the host team to watch. But that wasn’t all—the DJ Night with its dance-all-night mantra, the concert which shook the ground, and of course, the closing dinner which was cloaked in Phantom of the Opera and sealed with a mouth-watering dinner—the social events made sure the delegates were charged for the next day.

FORMUN’13 came to a close as a successful event, which had paid off the efforts of the diligent Host team and had put in a good word for our institution in the hearts of all the delegates. Sardar Asif Ali Ahmed was the chief guest and graced the ceremony with a thoughtful speech on the intricacies of diplomacy. The winners were also announced, and awards for all the committees were given away. Aitchison College bagged many of the awards and hence was declared the Best Delegation. With this, whether people had made it out of the fire with a gemstone, or had been patted on the back with a ‘better luck next time’, there was no second thought on the food. Everyone was last seen congratulating each other, promising to do even better next time around, and to stay in touch. And as FCC MUN Society, we promise to uphold this standard, in fact exceed it and reach yet another milestone next year.