"Global Village," a cherished tradition of the SAIMUN conferences, continues to enchant participants with its array of enriching experiences, including trips, service projects, and a flagship international cultural exchange program. Day 2 of SAIMUN 2023 saw the Bijoy Indoor Stadium at the school come alive with vibrant energy as the Global Village program took centre stage. The event was inaugurated by none other than the Hon'ble Chief Minister, adding an aura of prestige and excitement to the proceedings. Through this highly esteemed Global Village Exchange Program, SAIMUN has consistently nurtured a sense of harmony and cultural understanding among international delegates and participants, creating an atmosphere of collaboration and friendship that transcends borders and celebrates diversity.
Set against the mesmerizing backdrop of the school's Bijoy Indoor Stadium, the Global Village at SAIMUN 2023 acted as a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and ideas. This cherished platform facilitated profound cross-cultural interactions, enabling delegates to engage in meaningful dialogues and forge connections that extend beyond geographical boundaries. By fostering such an inclusive and enriching environment, the Global Village program has played a pivotal role in SAIMUN's mission to create responsible global citizens with a deep appreciation for diversity and a passion for positive change. Through a mix of unforgettable experiences and enlightening cultural exchanges, SAIMUN 2023's Global Village program left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all participants, making it an indispensable and treasured component of the conference.
As a part of the same Global Village Program, the international delegates also embarked on an inquisitive and insightful exploration of the Peace Pagoda situated in a silent corner of the Dhauli Hills on July 28,2023 , offering an euphoric escape into Buddhist culture, tradition and a historically-wealthy diaspora. The Peace Pagoda, namely the Dhauli Shanti Stupa offers an experience of the intersections between the deep-rooted ties of Buddhist and Odishan culture.
Amidst the serene surroundings, delegates engaged in meaningful discussions on global issues, strengthening diplomatic perspectives. This trip to Dhauli facilitated a global exchange of ideas, as delegates from different corners of the world immersed themselves in the region's history and culture. The interactions and shared experiences during the visit fostered a sense of interconnectedness, promoting cross-cultural understanding and paving the way for fruitful international collaborations throughout the SAIMUN conference.