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Two students of Arunachal Pradesh, Ajeet Pordung and Jimmy Sonam are representing India in the Asia Youth International Model United Nations-2020 (AYIMUN) scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from February 15 to 18 next.

Ajeet is a law student in Delhi University and founder and chairman of Tassar Education and Charitable Trust, an NGO which provides scholarships to Northeast students for UPSC coaching in Delhi.

Jimmy Sonam is a research scholar in (M Phil) the department of Anthropology in Rajiv Gandhi University.

Both Ajeet and Jimmy are from East Kameng district of the State.

Nearly 14,153 delegates from 165 countries including India are attending the four-day seminar this year.

In 2019, the AYIMUN was held in Putrajaya, Malayasia in which 1518 delegates attended from 85 countries.

Similarly in 2018 the event was held in Bangkok of Thailand and a total of 1066 delegates from 70 countries had participated.

The AYIMUN is organized by International Global Network aimed to provide a platform for young future diplomats to encourage themselves in understanding the global issues and its policies, debate and share perspectives among participants from different backgrounds and different ethnicity.

The ultimate goal of AYIMUN is to empower youth awareness of current international relations and issues, understand and try to form possible solutions to solve issues related to human security whilst providing an atmosphere where participants can directly represent their assigned countries as an official delegate.

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: