Students of Lahore won big at the Harvard Model United Nations which was held last week in Beijing.
The Lahore Grammar School Defence was the only institute that managed to secure 100% ratio as all seven of its students managed to secure awards.
The team consisted of Wadee Shahid, head delegate, Nuzaina Faisal Khan, Mahima Ahsan, Mustafa Khan, Mir Hamza Mustafa, Moosa Saeed, and Tasmir Aziz. Mustafa Khan and Nuzaina Faisal received best delegate awards, Mahima Ahsan and Moosa Saeed took home the awards for outstanding diplomacy and Tasmir Aziz, Wadee Shahid and Hamza Mustafa secured honourable mentions.
Accompanied by the LGS Defence Phase V O-levels Principal Irma Ahsan, the students were just seven out of over 2,000 students that competed at the HMUN. There were participants from Singapore, India, USA, Sri Lanka and several other nations.
The students were matched with delegates of equal caliber in their respective committees and that too in abundance. Some committees had more than a 100 delegates.
Topics ranging from military intervention to privately owned companies and their role in state security to building political capacity were debated upon by the delegates.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2017.
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