Simar Singh Gabadia
Greetings Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is my honour and privilege as the Secretary-General to welcome you to the 4th edition of The Lawrence School, Sanawar Model United Nations Conference – 2021, to be held virtually in August this year.
In today’s day, humanity is going through a trial in this pandemic – a test of our patience, strength and ability to cooperate. This pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our life and disrupted conventional definitions of normalcy. The Coronavirus took a great many lives and endangered basic means of human survival including oxygen. Yet, while the current situation looks dystopian, we must not lose hope, because without the dark, we would never see the stars. Vincent Van Gogh had said, “Even in the storm, there is peace.” So, this pandemic is also an opportunity to reach new roads for mankind – roads of sustainability, awareness and consciousness towards our future of the planet, the vulnerability of the human race and the power of shared effort. SNAMUN’21 gives to each one of you, a chance to reach onto those roads.
The pandemic brought normal life to a standstill. Growth and development of humanity came to an abrupt stop and was pushed back by a multitude of years. Thus, we foster the theme, “Non Progredi est Regredi” which is Latin for ‘To not go forward is to go backward.’ At this critical time in the world, each one of us has a moral responsibility to move forward in whatever capacities we can. SNAMUN’21 will offer you a chance to not only make a difference, but also edify yourself in skills of public debate, critical thinking, diplomacy and contextual deliberation. Unfortunately, we cannot have the pleasure of hosting you tangibly at the picturesque campus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, we are certain that nothing will affect constructive debate on a virtual platform, from the safety of your homes. Extended information on our conference can be taken from the SNAMUN website and social media handles. I sincerely look forward to your participation in the SNAMUN’21.
Simar Singh Gabadia
Secretary – General