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‘Model UN' organised at BITS campus

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Leaders to be:MinisterPonnala Lakshmaiah with the students who participated in the ‘Model United Nations' programme at BITS Pilani-Hyderabad campus on Sunday.

HYDERABAD: The BITS Pilani-Hyderabad campus organised a Model United Nations (MUN) programme on its campus on Sunday where more than 150 students from across the country participated. The Model United Nations is a simulation of the various councils and bodies of the United Nations, which gives students and young leaders all over the world a chance to explore the working of various governments and their policies.

Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for Information Technology and Communication, who was the chief guest, recalled his experience from the year 1962, when he was in the 11th standard, when he attended a mock parliament session acting as a leader of opposition, chaired by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

He termed the participants as the future leaders of the country and said it was an opportunity for him to interact with them. Mr. Lakshmaiah spoke of his experiences abroad and his motivation to join public service in the State.

He impressed upon the students of BITS that they, being the creamy layer of academics, should address the problems of the society.

In this context, he mentioned that the academic community should address the problems of environment and involve themselves in the research associated with the areas such as carbon credits by going for paperless processing and communication.

Replying to questions by students, he said he was confident that the IT sector in India would grow phenomenally and despite public perception, it was still a nascent sector with tremendous amount of untapped potential. He praised the contributions of Birla's family to the cause of Indian industry and education. The BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Director V.S. Rao was present.

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