In a tide that NEIMUN had stirred since its inception, I was swept away in its second session whirling through diplomacy, politics, dance and drama. That year, 2014, NEIMUN taught all four hundred of us, lessons which no one will ever forget, and this I can promise. It showed us our own potential, and made us realise that we could do it and speak and think, just like the next diplomat sitting in some Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. It gave us hope, a key ingredient to the recipe to personal excellence. Personally, NEIMUN showed me that I did not have to go out there, looking for people who would inspire me. One, Limabenla Jamir, despite of being the founder/director of NEIMUN was seen sweeping the floor with a mop-stick, which we had so shamelessly dirtied. And better still, she, herself a student and a founding brick of an Empire that NEIMUN is going to be, did it with dignity and a smile. It taught me the importance of group work when other members of The Secretariat came to take the mop-stick from her to do it themselves instead. It taught me the importance of those behind the front line who worked so hard, without any selfishness, so that, WE could have the time our lives: perfect rooms, perfect location, perfect food, perfect MUN kit, catering to our need, on their feet 24*7 for three continuous days. I realised that there are no boundaries to team work and only “dignity of labour” helps complete a group task. And above all, I realised that I am quite the dancer.
I became Chair in my second MUN; the committee gave me the superlative of “The Future Prime Minister of India”. And one morning, for all you know, I might wake up in 7 Race Court Road. If so, I’ll have NEIMUN 2014 and the delegates who were there, to thank to a considerable extent. And it is my sincerest hope, that the teams over the last two sessions and the upcoming third session realise the extent of impact they have had on the future leaders of this country.
Delegate and Chair, NEIMUN 2014