The 66th United Nations Day Celebrations at DPS R.K.Puram

The 66th anniversary of the United Nations was celebrated in DPS R.K.Puram on Thursday, 3rd November 2011. The guests present at the occasion were members of the visiting Japanese delegation which included Dr. A. Mani, Vice President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Mr. Ashok K. Chawla, Professor-in-charge, India Affairs, Mr. Funaki, Counsellor, Asia Pacific University, Mr. Satoshi Hata, GM Ritsumeikan India office and Ms. Priyanka Bangia, Coordinator, Ritsumeikan India office. The Principal, Dr D.R.Saini warmly welcomed the guests and appreciated Japanese heritage and work culture. Mr. Ashok Chawla, of the Ritsumeikan trust, praised Indian culture and traditions. Further, Dr. A. Mani and Mr. Funaki acknowledged the school’s talent and invited students from India to join the Asia Pacific University at Kyoto. Through a PowerPoint presentation, Mr. Funaki shed light on the opportunities for students primarily in the fields of Commerce and Arts. The presentation described the University as a ‘bilingual and multicultural haven for 6000 students from over 90 countries.’

After the presentation, the UN celebrations commenced. After the two world wars and an era of notorious policy making when the world came to a standstill in the form of two superblocks, the leaders of the world came together to avoid a third world war and committed themselves to international peace and security to make this world a better place to live in and adopted the United Nations Charter on this day. The UN Day is celebrated to commemorate this event. The speakers appreciated the continuous efforts of the UN to establish a united global community and their endeavour to empower various ethnic groups by acting as a forum for showcasing their unique cultures.

The political science students enacted the signing of the UN charter and shared the famous words of Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit which were aimed at promoting cooperation, world peace, unity, democracy and general security.

The students of the school put up a splendid cultural extravaganza including various exotic dance forms and multicultural medley of songs.

The rendition of the song ‘We are the World’ followed, which underlines the spirit of the UN Charter. The celebrations concluded with the vote of thanks and the National Anthem. The event was an enlightening experience for all present.