INVITATION

Honourable Delegates and Advisors,

It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to the 10th edition of BITS Model United Nations Conference, to be held in February 2018 hosted by the BITSMUN Society of the BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus.

We at BITSMUN feel that this country and this world at large needs to educate its youth on politics and encourage an active participation from them in the political sphere. To that effect, we try to do our part in facilitating this participation through our Conference.

BITSMUN at its creation in 2009, hosted leading delegates from across the country. Over the years the event evolved to be an event of international repute, regularly hosting delegates from all across the world. Touted as India's fastest growing international MUN, BITSMUN hosts the crème de la crème of the International MUN circuit, hosting delegates from India, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Indonesia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh as well as from African Nations such as Kenya and South Africa, bringing together up to 350+ dynamic young minds annually, to deliberate on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Personally, I have been a part of BITSMUN Society ever since joining this college, helping organize BITSMUN ‘16 and ‘17. Having seen this conference grow by leaps and bounds over the last two years instills me with the immense confidence about the coming conference.

After seeing the immense scale of BITSMUN’17, my Secretariat and I are trying to take BITSMUN ‘18 to even greater heights. We have a whole lot planned for you in terms of committees, crises, and the unforgettable BITSMUN Socials. BITSMUN ’18 will take place in the beautiful BITS Goa campus located in South Goa renowned for its beautiful untouched beaches, nightlife, and Portuguese architecture.

Our Executive Board and Delegates are the most integral part of our story and I'd like to once again thank you for choosing to be a part of our next chapter of BITSMUN Goa. I am certain that you will walk away from this conference with memories that you will cherish for a long time to come. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments between now and the conference, I encourage you to reach out to us using the contact tab on the website. On behalf of the entire Secretariat, I cannot wait to host you in Goa this February.


Divij Sinha
Secretary General
BITSMUN ‘18

Secretariat

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