Senior School Round Square Bangalore Pathways World School, Gurgaon
On the 15th of August at around 4 am,12 students along with Ms.Neeru Tandon left for Bangalore in order to attend a round Square conference being held in and by Inventure Academy Campus, a school which is located approximately 2 hours from the Bengaluru International Airport.
The students stayed at Holiday Inn, a hotel which was about 20 mins away from the school where the conference was being held. They were warmly welcomed and served lunch after which an ice-breaking session was held followed by the opening ceremony and dinner. During the Opening Ceremony, the flag -bearers from all the participating schools stood on stage with their flags held high.
The second day commenced on a high note where the students were given talks on topics like 'cyber security' ' child and cyber safety' and ' Impact on conflict on the development of youth '- all of which proved to be very useful not only for the committee sessions, but also had a huge impact on the thinking process of all individuals present there.
The Committee Sessions which followed soon after, involved students from different schools being divided into various committees - UNESCO, UNGA, MLS, MRS, IPC and Civil Society. In no time, the students engaged themselves in working collaboratively on important issues in the agenda. The focus of the Youth Parliament was: Our children contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) of "Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all" by 2030.
On the last day, the participants visited the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, which is a well-known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru, India. It has a famous glass house dating from 1889 which hosts two annual flower shows.
The garden is approximately the size of 8 football felds. Besides this the participants also visited the High Court and other tourist spots. Visits to such famous historical places, provided students valuable information about their country's rich heritage.
On the last day of the conference , some students were recognized for their stellar efforts and contributions to the various committees. The various awards won were: Khushi Agnish (grade 12)- High Commendation in UNESCO. Mridul Agarwal(grade 10)-Commendable Delegate in Lok Sabha, Amog Agarwal (grade 10)-Commendable Delegate in UNGA and Vamakshi C. Yadav (grade 12)Best Problem Solver in The Civil Society.
This was indeed a unique conference which gave the students an opportunity to conceptualize solutions for our sustainable future.