Etihad

The Diamond jubilee of the college witnessed the formation of the Model United Nations Society: ETIHAD. The ingenious idea was proposed by Diksha Jain, KumariKhushboo and JyotiKumari of B.Com (H) IIIrd year.

The society derives its name from the Arabic word 'Ittihad' meaning united and together.

Etihad aims at training the students to take on the roles of delegates, speakers, and chairs, representing different countries and work in tandem with other students from diverse backgrounds to participate in discussions and reach a solution for the agenda they are assigned.



ACTIVITIES

1. Training Session 1.0

As the delegation dates for various MUNs drew near, the training team of Etihad decided to hold a training session exclusively for its members.

The session was conducted by the training head, SumaiyaKalim on January 13, 2020. She enlightened the members by talking about the procedures and rules of MUN in great detail. She also discussed the proceedings in the Youth Parliaments.

The session turned out to be fun and informative. It ended with a question-answer round where all the queries were clarified.



2. Training Session 2.0

The training and research teams of Etihad collaborated to organise the second training session on January 29, 2020. This session was exclusive for the society members. The session was conducted by training head SumaiyaKalim and research head Pramita who preluded committees, agendas, drafting and procedures involved in MUNs and Youth Parliaments to the members. They briefed the concepts to the members. Consequently, the members understood the proceedings well. To explain better, a video-based on MUN was projected. The heads shared their own experiences which proved to be beneficial. The session ended with a question-answer round. Overall the session was truly enriching for the members.



DELEGATIONS

1. ETIHAD members were delegated to represent JDM in SANSAD- The National Youth Parliament organised on January 18 and 19, 2020. SANSAD is a mock parliament that provides an interactive platform for youths to discuss different concerns linked with the political and social framework of our country and its motive is to find solutions towards the advancement of the country. The Youth Parliament consisted of four committees:-

1. Lok Sabha

2. All India Political Parties Meet (AIPPM)

3. Rajya Sabha

4. Sahyog


SANSAD was graced with the presence of honourable former Vice President Mr Hamid Ansari and other guests of honour.


The members of Etihad who participated in the Youth Parliament were Pramita, Maryam, Pragya, Ishika, Priyamvada and Ananya.


Pramita was awarded the Special Mention in Rajya Sabha. Also, the members were offered with internships at the Indian Youth Congress and National Herald.

The experience transpired to be ennobling for the members.


2. Members of ETIHAD Society participated in CERTATUS organised by SGND Khalsa College on November 1 and 2, 2019. The committees in Certatus consisted of:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

2. World Health Organisation (WHO)

3. United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

4. All India Political Parties Meet (AIPPM)


The members who participated in the Certatus were Pramita, Sirat, Saumya, Ankita.

Pramita and Shriya were in AIPPM Committee while Anikta, Sirat, Saumya were in UNEP Committee.

Pramita was granted the Special Mention in AIPPM.


The experience proved to be edifying for the members.


3. The members of ETIHAD gained the opportunity to participate in Kirori Mal College Model United Nations on January 31 and February 1, 2020.

The committees of KMCMUN included:

1. UNSC (United Nations Security Council)

2. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

3. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

4. All India Political Parties Meet (AIPPM)

5. Continuous Crisis Committee (CCC)

The members of Etihad who participated were Diksha, Khushboo, Jyoti, Shivani, Fathima, Srishti, Yatika, Ananya and Ishika.

Diksha, Khushboo, Shivani, Fathima, Srishti and Yatika were in the AIPPM committee while Ananya was in the UNODC. Nishika participated as a photographer in IP.

It was a first time experience for all the participants happened to be informative and illuminating.

4. Even the challenging times of pandemic didn't stall the enthusiasm and knowledge gaining spirit of Etihad members. Urvy Jain and Riya took part in the virtual edition of DIMUN 2020, which was held on June 25, 26 2020.

Urvy was a part of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) while Riya was in Lok Sabha Committee. The participants had an illuminating experience.

5. Etihad members took part in an online edition of Global Debsoc MUN Conference. The conference in collaboration with Articuleren was organised from June 19 to 21,

2020. The three-day-long session was a great learning experience for each member who participated.

The committees of Global Debsoc MUN were:

1. United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

2. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Sruti, Ananya, Vanshika and Khyati took part in UNHRC committee while Yasna and Yashwani were in the UNEP committee.

Office Bearers (2020-2021)

President- Yashkirti

Vice President- Sirat Bhalla

Training & Research Head - SumaiyaKalim

Editorial Head- BeegumFathima

Delegation Head- PramitaJasuja


Convenor: Dr Poonam Bewtra

Faculty Members: Ms Anuradha Goel, Ms.Ifrah Rehman, MrAnuj Kumar and Mrs Asma Anjum