Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for the first session of the Inventure Academy RS Youth Parliament 2018 from 15 to 19 August 2018 at the Inventure Academy campus in Bangalore.

This conference aims to bring together passionate high school delegates to discuss problems of international, national, as well as local importance and, more importantly, conceptualise solutions for our sustainable future. We are driven by a mission to create changemakers, while developing/honing skills of critical thinking and the art of diplomacy, negotiation and collaboration.

Through the course of the conference, we hope to inspire delegates to think critically about the world around them and take action beyond the committee room. We encourage you to dig deeper into your agendas, understand the gravity of these issues, and evaluate the practicality and impact of the solutions you propose. We also encourage you to look beyond your country’s personal aspirations and suggest reforms that are sustainable, realistic and productive, both globally and locally. We urge you to assume roles of diplomats and negotiators in order to create a platform that understands the interconnected and symbiotic relationship between the international — and our own local communities.

Whether you are a veteran at public speaking or have no prior experience, we sincerely hope that you will join us for meaningful dialogues on global as well as local affairs.

Please do reach out to us with any queries or concerns. We look forward to welcoming you in August to engage in discussions that, we hope, will challenge you, broaden your perspective and set you on your journey as a Changemaker the world so needs.

Sincerely,
Albana Arora Khanna
Secretary General
Inventure Academy RS Youth Parliament 2018

EXECUTIVE BOARD 2018

Model Secretariat

Secretary General

ALBANA ARORA KHANNA

Secretary General

Secretary General

ALBANA ARORA KHANNA

Secretary General

Albana Arora Khanna: Secretary General

Welcome Delegates to the Round Square Youth Parliament 2018,

I am Albana Arora Khanna from Inventure Academy’s Graduating Class of 2018 and I have the honour of serving as the Secretary General for the Inventure Academy’s inaugural Youth Parliament 2018.

I embarked upon my journey in the world of UN almost 4 years ago with the Inventure Academy MUN (INMUN) in 2015. Since then, I have actively engaged in every opportunity that came along with an open and adventurous mindset. I have participated and been awarded at the Harvard MUN and the Ivy League MUN for three consecutive years. I was also privileged to serve as the Deputy Chairman for the Rajya Sabha at Inventure Academy’s inaugural Model Parliament, held in December 2017. I have also had the honour to serve as Director across many schools in Bangalore, directing committees ranging from UNHRC, UNESCO, UNEP, WHO, IMF and UNECE.

I have also been actively involved with various RoundSquare programs, ranging from the student exchange programme held in Marrakesh, Morocco and the annual conference held in Louisenlund, Germany to the Model United Nations conference held by the British School in Delhi and the RoundSquare Anniversary challenge held in 2017.

This year it is indeed an honour to serve as your Secretary General and I look forward to actively engaging with each of you.

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

VISHWANATHA MALLAMPOOTY

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

VISHWANATHA MALLAMPOOTY

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly.

I am Vishwanatha Mallampooty from Inventure Academy’s Class of 2018. I have the honour of serving as the Under Secretary General & Director of the General Assembly.

My journey started almost 6 years ago with the Inventure Academy MUN (INMUN) in 2013, as a small, scared, and silent delegate in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). Over the years I grew into my dad’s suits (literally) and my confidence. I have served as a Director at my school conferences on several occasions, including most recently at INMUN 2018.

Every MUN is a unique and exhilarating learning experience and I am excited to get to know all of you, your unique dreams, idea, and perspectives.

Besides MUNning, I am also interested in Physics and Math and will be studying these at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign later this year.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Inventure for our Youth Parliament in August!

Model General Assembly

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

VIHAAN RAVISHANKAR

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

VIHAAN RAVISHANKAR

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly,

I am Vihaan of Grade 11 at Inventure and I will be serving as your Assistant Director at the General Assembly. I am 16 years old and I have been a part of this journey for the last 3 years. I specialize in the Security Council, which in my opinion is the hardest committee in existence. I’ve always had an affinity toward discussing issues of prime importance and that is essentially the reason I was instantly inclined towards the concept of Model United Nations.

Outside the world of MUN, I feel passionate about Magic and am ever ready to present my tricks to an actively engaged audience. I also enjoy studying the world of infinite possibilities through the study of science and technology.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to welcoming you, and engaging with each one of you in August!

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

VISHWANATHA MALLAMPOOTY

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

VISHWANATHA MALLAMPOOTY

Under Secretary General & Director - UNGA

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly.

I am Vishwanatha Mallampooty from Inventure Academy’s Class of 2018. I have the honour of serving as the Under Secretary General & Director of the General Assembly.

My journey started almost 6 years ago with the Inventure Academy MUN (INMUN) in 2013, as a small, scared, and silent delegate in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). Over the years I grew into my dad’s suits (literally) and my confidence. I have served as a Director at my school conferences on several occasions, including most recently at INMUN 2018.

Every MUN is a unique and exhilarating learning experience and I am excited to get to know all of you, your unique dreams, idea, and perspectives.

Besides MUNning, I am also interested in Physics and Math and will be studying these at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign later this year.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Inventure for our Youth Parliament in August!

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

ANANYA CHAUDHARY

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

ANANYA CHAUDHARY

Asst. Director - UN General Assembly

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly.

My name is Ananya Chaudhary of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Assistant Director of the United Nations General Assembly.

I have been a part of this journey for the last four years, since Grade 8. I enjoy committees that discuss issues pertaining to weapons and arms, conflict and security. I believe that in the end, it is not about whether you have won an award or not. It is about going back home with much more than you came with, such as understanding various perspectives.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to actively engaging with each of you in August!

Model UNESCO

Asst. Director - UNESCO

BHAVYA VISAL

Asst. Director - UNESCO

Asst. Director - UNESCO

BHAVYA VISAL

Asst. Director - UNESCO

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

I am Bhavya Visal of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Assistant Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

I have been an avid participant at the Model United Nations since Grade 8, and have gained and developed a diverse skill set to apply across a spectrum of committees ranging from Parliament houses to humanitarian committees. I have placed at renowned Model United Nation conferences from Bangalore to Beijing, namely HMUN India and WEMUN China. I was also privileged to serve as the Deputy Chairman for the Rajya Sabha at Inventure Academy’s inaugural Model Parliament, held in December 2017.

When not engaged academically, I pursue my interests and aim to excel in swimming, dancing, and economics. My dedication, hard work, commitment and attention to detail allows me to shine through every activity that I take up.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to engaging with you at the Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament 2018.

Director - UNESCO

YASHVARDHAN NC

Director - UNESCO

Director - UNESCO

YASHVARDHAN NC

Director - UNESCO

Welcome Delegates!
I am Yashvardhan NC, a student of the 12 Grade. I have been part of this journey since grade 7 and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far. I am an avid economics and mathematics student and plan to study Econometrical macroeconomic policy analysis in the future. Apart from Economics and Math, I also indulge in politics and due to MUNing, international relations as well. I also have a huge passion for denuclearization and the Indian Army.
‘‘Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development” As director of UNESCO, I hope the committee will be able to come up with unique and innovative solution to make this a dream in today’s world.
It is my honour to serve as your Director this year and I look forward to actively engaging with each of you in August!

Asst. Director - UNESCO

SANNAH MUDBIDRI

Asst. Director - UNESCO

Asst. Director - UNESCO

SANNAH MUDBIDRI

Asst. Director - UNESCO

Welcome Delegates to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

I am Sannah Mudbidri of Grade 9 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Assistant Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

I hope to pursue a career in law, and MUN was a natural fit for me as it gives me a platform to discuss issues from different perspectives. I am known to bring thoughtfulness to my committees where issues are not just about what is good for one country but what is beneficial for humanity as a whole. I have always been one for the bigger picture as I know that both facts and diplomacy are necessary to sway an audience. I have applied this strategy in various forums from Bangalore to Beijing to Bangladesh.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to engaging with you in August!

Model Lok Sabha

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

ISHITA GUPTA

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

ISHITA GUPTA

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Lok Sabha.

I am Ishita Gupta of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Assistant Director of the Lok Sabha.

I have been a part of this journey for 4 years now, having participated in numerous inter school and national level Model United Nation conferences. I am a strong advocate for women’s rights and took great pride in serving as the Assistant Director of the Commission on the Status of Women at INMUN 2018.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to seeing you in August!

Speaker - LOK SABHA

SAMYUKTA SHRIVATSA

Speaker - LOK SABHA

Speaker - LOK SABHA

SAMYUKTA SHRIVATSA

Speaker - LOK SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Lok Sabha,

I’m Samyukta Shrivatsa of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Chairperson of the Lok Sabha. I started my journey in the world of MUN as a delegate of Saudi Arabia in the Commission for Status of Women in ninth grade, and there was simply no looking back after the exciting learning experience. The rush of heated debate and the thrill of finding that puzzle-piece solution for a challenge at an MUN has inspired me no end. I have participated in and chaired a number of MUN’s and debates with quite a few awards to my credit.

Outside of the world MUN, I’m usually exploring my passion for dance, Carnatic music, coding and physics. I aim to pursue my interests in physics and linguistics at University.

In a world where the loudest voice often dominates the best ideas, I hope that this committee will spark some spectacular discussions and ideas to make the experience an enriching one for every delegate.

It is my honour to serve as your Director this year and I look forward to engaging and productive debate that results in an innovative outcome.

Look forward to welcoming you in August!

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

ADITYA KOLISETTI

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

ADITYA KOLISETTI

Deputy Speaker - LOK SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Lok Sabha.

My name is Aditya Kolisetti, a Grade 11 student at Inventure Academy, and I will be your Assistant Director for the Lok Sabha.

My MUNning experience began around 3 years ago. I believe the Inventure Academy RS Youth Parliament is a brilliant opportunity to learn and share experiences with other delegates and debate enthusiasts. My passion lies in Literature and the sciences, and I am always an enthusiastic participant in quality discussions.

I look forward to a great session, saturated with debate, progress and working towards positive change with you. It is my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to seeing you in August!

Model Rajya Sabha

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

AAYUSH VARGHESE

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

AAYUSH VARGHESE

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Rajya Sabha.

My name is Aayush Varghese and I am in Grade 12 at Inventure Academy. I will be serving as the Co-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

I started my MUN career in Grade 8, and have since participated in over 15 MUNs, winning various awards. This will be my fourth time as a member of the Executive Board. The Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament holds a lot of excitement for me as a platform for us to truly share our perspectives and engage in dialogue.

With an ardent student of History and Politics, I have often wondered how we got to where we are today and what we can do to improve our quality of life. Having a strong urge to continuously improve, I believe our youth we have the potential to be changemakers and make our world a better place.

It is my hope that together we will be able to create a strong foundation to bring about change.

It is indeed an honour to serve as your Co-Chairperson this year and I look forward to actively engaging with you.

Welcome to the Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament 2018!

 Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

KABIR MADAN

Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

 Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

KABIR MADAN

Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Rajya Sabha.

I am Kabir Madan from Inventure Academy’s Class of 2018 and I will be serving as your Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

I started this journey almost 2 years ago and have been a part of INMUN 2016 and 2017. I was also a part of Inventure’s Student Council for the Academic Year 2017-18. I have been accepted at Shiv Nadar University to study ____.

I love reading and Sports, and spend most of my hours either with novels or out on the field. I was a member of Inventure’s Senior Football Team, winners of multiple Football tournaments. My favorite authors include Illich, Anthony Giddens, Orhan Pamuk and Simon Scarrow.

In July 2017, my interest in the field of education was piqued when I interned as a research assistant for a study on the sociology of education in rural India.

It is my honour to serve as your Chairperson this year and I look forward to engaging in meaningful dialogue that will help us understand each other’s perspective and work on better quality of education for all.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament 2018!

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

ANOUSHKA DAS

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

ANOUSHKA DAS

Deputy Chairperson - RAJYA SABHA

Welcome Delegates to the Rajya Sabha.

I am Anoushka Das of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Asst. Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.

I have always had an interest in humanitarian issues and this was my primary reason for participating in Model United Nations. I have attended various conferences, including WEMUN China and Harvard MUN India, where I was awarded Outstanding Delegate. I love engaging in dialogue and negotiation with delegates and working with them on diplomatic solutions that work for all.

I am so looking forward to serving as your Assistant Chairperson this year and welcoming you to Inventure!

Model International Press Corps

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

DIVIJ GUPTA

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

DIVIJ GUPTA

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

Welcome Delegates to the International Press Corps.

I am Divij Gupta of Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Assistant Director of the International Press Corps. I have been a part of this journey since Grade 9, earning an award at four of the five Model United Nations that I have been privileged to attend so far, namely the TISBMUN, INMUN and HMUN India. I have also served as Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha at the Inventure Academy Model Parliament held in December 2017.

I like to keep myself occupied, learning more, adventuring further. When I am not engaged academically, I am either training for an upcoming 10k run, or preparing for a concert on my drum set along with my fellow band members.

It will be my honour to serve as your Assistant Director this year and I look forward to active, engaging and productive debate that results in an innovative outcome.

Director - International Press Corps

SHIVJEET PARTHASARATHY

Director - International Press Corps

Director - International Press Corps

SHIVJEET PARTHASARATHY

Director - International Press Corps

Welcome Delegates to the International Press Corps.

I’m Shivjeet Parthasarathy from the Inventure Academy Class of 2018. I have the honour of serving as the Director of the International Press Corps.

As an aspiring lawyer, the Model United Nations have been an ideal medium for me to further my passion for research and dialogue. Having started MUN in Grade 9, I gravitated towards the Press Corps for its challenging and exciting environment. I have attended and won awards at various MUN conferences, including INMUN, SJPUCMUN, WEMUN Expo China, and HMUN India.

Apart from MUN, I am interested in acting, and have played a leading role in Inventure’s Annual Musical Production, “Every Inch Upstream”. In my downtime, I am either writing for my blog, contributing on Reddit, or watching the NBA. Any conversation about the Los Angeles Lakers or Kanye West will always grab my attention!

I look forward to serving as your Director this year can’t wait to welcome you and learn from you at the Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament!

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

ANANYA VEPA

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

ANANYA VEPA

Asst. Director - International Press Corps

Welcome Delegates to the International Press Corps,

I’m Ananya Vepa, a 11th-grade student at Inventure Academy. I’ve participated in various MUN conferences for the past three years. My first MUN experience was probably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life; nevertheless I persisted, and ended up developing a passion for human rights, education, and environmental sustainability. I have participated in WEMUN Expo in Beijing, 2017, winning an honorable mention.

It is my honour to serve as your Assistant director of the International Press Corps this year and I look forward to actively engaging with each of you in August!

Changemaker Team

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

DARSH KADAM

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

DARSH KADAM

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

Welcome Delegates,

I am Darsh Kadam in 12A and I have been participating in MUNs for 4 years and it is an honour to be directing the Inventure Academy RSMUN 2018.

I truly believe that the most important aspect of Model UN is the exposure and experience gained when you take on the mantle of a delegate. My participation in international and domestic conferences has broadened my world-view and fueled my opinions of diplomacy. They have inspired me to work towards the betterment of society and humanity.

A crisis calls for strong international cooperation and brings new conflict into committee. This year’s crisis will force you all to think outside the box and think of innovative solutions.

Change is not brought about overnight. Change takes dedication and persistence.

As Assistant Director of Crisis, I hope to instill in some of you, the conviction and determination to change the world.

Director - Changemaker Team

ANJALI AGARWAL

Director - Changemaker Team

Director - Changemaker Team

ANJALI AGARWAL

Director - Changemaker Team

Welcome Delegates to the Crisis Team.

I am Anjali Agarwal of Grade 12 at Inventure Academy and I will be serving as your Director on the Crisis team.

I started attending MUN conferences in Grade Nine. Since then, I have attended many conferences, earning the Best Delegate awards in them. I have gained further experience by being on the Executive Board. Because of my passion for humanitarian and economic committees, I enjoy going in-depth into these agendas and voicing my opinions.

Meeting new people from around the globe, learning their points of view on various issues, practicing diplomacy, heightening my global awareness, gaining a lot of confidence and public speaking skills and most importantly, realising how much I love debating – this journey has played a huge role in my life and will definitely continue to do so.

I believe in discovering new talents that lie within yourself and learning that you are capable of much more than you may have given yourself credit for in the past.

It is my honour to serve you as the Director of the Crisis team this year and I look forward to welcoming you to the Conference!

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

SAHIL KUCHLOUS

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

SAHIL KUCHLOUS

Asst. Director - Changemaker Team

Welcome Delegates,

My name is Sahil Kuchlous, and I will be the Assistant Director of Crisis for the Inventure Avcademy RSMUN 2018. I have always looked up to my seniors and the confidence and authority they command when directing an MUN conference. Therefore, I am honored to have an opportunity to be a part of the executive board myself.

I believe that MUNs are one of the best ways of exploring mandates and bringing in the desired change though positive dialogue. In a regular MUN setting, the development of a crisis helps provoke more in-depth and meaningful discussion. They allow students to think on their feet and come up with innovative solutions. As an Assistant Director, I hope to deliver the same experience to all the delegates participating in the Inventure Academy RSMUN 2018.