Incepted six years ago, IITBHU MUN has evolved itself as one of the most prominent event, officially recognized by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. With an experienced Executive Board and delegates panning the nation - including school and college students – the conference has grown to become one of the best conferences in India.
IITBHU MUN is back with its 7th Edition, raising the bar higher than ever. This year, the conference will host 8 diverse committees and a newly reformed International Press Cadre. The conference will be held from 31st August - 2nd September, 2018.
The legacy of IITBHU MUN took flight back in 2012, with the desire of bringing the mystical city of Banaras onto the map of the MUN circuit of India. There has been no looking back ever since!
Being in the middle of the Cultural Capital of the country, amidst Asia's largest residential university spanning over 1300 acres, IITBHU MUN has been the ideal location for the conglomeration of passionate debaters and leaders from all around the country. It has successfully managed to achieve its aim of kindling constructive debates and deliberations on the most significant issues across the globe.
IITBHU Model United Nations is now all set to return with its 7th edition this year from the 31 st August to 2 nd September, 2018. Delegates, get ready to Rise. Speak. Resolve!
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THE CITY OF SPIRITUAL REBIRTH
It is impossible for a tourist in Varanasi to not fall in love with the unconventional lifestyle of this city. One is greeted by chaos, colour and the feeling of stepping back in time. With its history dating back to 1400B.C., Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and is dripping in history and spirituality. Mark Twain in his inimitable prose says: “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together. I find that the site of the town was the beginning-place of the Creation.
The uncanny showcase of spirituality, religion and culture with something new to offer every time, Varanasi’s essence intoxicates you in itself. A boat ride across the sacred Ganges, perfectly captures the spirit of Varanasi. Countless candlelit paper boats with flowers carrying people’s prayers, float their way across the waters. Countless pilgrims take a holy dip in the waters, others meditate in solitude and the rest bow their heads in prayer along the Ghats. As the sun goes down, the evening ritual of worship, called the Ganga Aarti, unfolds.
The Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed University established in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. With a campus, spanning across 1300 acres, and buildings as majestic as forts, it houses a few totally amazing sights you wouldn't expect to find over here, like:
- The Vishwanath Temple
- The Bharat Kala Bhawan
- An Airstrip!
- A World War II fighter plane
- A Silver Plated Rolls Royce, to name a few.
No single picture can justify the hyperactive yet serene beauty of the ghats. The dream place of every Shutterbug, two of the must-visit ghats are the Assi Ghat and the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Both serve as a wonderful place to linger and people-watch while soaking up the atmosphere. Every evening at 7pm an elaborate Ganga aarti ceremony with puja, fire and dance is staged here. With a bit of planning, this can be combined with a boat ride for an amazing experience!
There are temples at almost every turn in Varanasi, but this is the most famous of the lot. Located in the heart of Varanasi, it stands on the western bank of river Ganges. It is dedicated to Vishveswara – Shiva as lord of the universe. The current temple was built in 1776 by Ahalya Bai of Indore; the 800kg of gold plating on the tower and dome was supplied by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore 50 years later.
Approximately 10 kilometres away from Varanasi lies the oldest site museum of the Archaeological survey of India. Right across the main hall is Shakyasimha gallery. Here, you can find most special pieces in the museum sandstone Lion Capital of the Mauryan Pillar, which became the national emblem of India. The sites like the Tree where Buddha attained nirvana, the first sermon to his 5 disciples are all fascinating even to a non-Buddhist.
One of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it is said that Tulsidas, (the author of the famous Hindu epic Ramacharitamanas) founded the Sankat Mochan temple.
Established in the 1970s, the Sankat Mochan festival continues the practice of performance in temples that is today quite rare.
A leader knows the way and guides others along the right path. We, at IITBHU MUN 2018, provide you with a unique chance to call the shots, and showcase your leadership by being a part of our Campus Ambassador Programme.
All you need to do is register, help us reach out to your institute, get a delegation of your own, and be a part of the rich legacy of IITBHU MUN.
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