With roots tracing back to the beginning of the 20th century, Modern School, Barakhamba Road is perhaps the institution which has pioneered and defined secondary education in India. Established in the year 1920, the school served not only as an institution of quality education, but was an instrumental support system associated with India's freedom struggle. The pillars of the schools were established upon the values of patriotism, unity and strength. Modern is perhaps the best example of reconciling India's cultural ethos with a progressive outlook. Situated in a sprawling 26 acre campus, holistic development has been the focus of the school since its inception. With the philosophy of "self-realization cannot be achieved by the weak willed", the school prides itself on the constant and regular development of true leaders. Leaders that believe in leadership being a responsibility not a reward , those who believe in giving back to the society, and making this world a better place. It is in this context, that Modern School, Barakhamba Road hosts its annual Model United Nations conference in an endeavour to further this philosophy and truly catalyse change.
Modern School pioneered the concept of Model United Nations when the Model UN Society hosted its first conference in October 2011, which attracted over 100 students from different countries across the world. In the years since ModMUN has evolved to become not only one of the largest Model UN conferences in Asia, but also one of great prestige. Continuing in this vein, ModMUN 2016 was a phenomenal success, attracting a footfall of over 900 individuals at the conference, with spirited debate occurring in twelve different committees. This year marks the seventh edition of the conference, and we seek to uphold our proud legacy by making ModMUN 2017 bigger and better than ever before.
Parallel to the successes of the conferences, the society which hosts it has also redefined the arena of Model UN. Since its inception, the Model UN Society of Modern School, Barakhamba Road has gone on to make its presence felt in some of the most prestigious conferences in Delhi and India. The society has consistently won Outstanding Delegation or Best Delegation awards at the Cathedral Model United Nations, India’s oldest Model UN. Recently, the society won the Best Delegation award at the inaugural IPSC MUN at Daly College, Indore, which saw the participation of some of the country’s top public schools.